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Normality/Abnormality Mental Health Criteria Learning Outcome: Examine the concepts of normality and abnormality. Discuss validity and reliability in diagnosis. Success Criteria: Use of DSM and other avenues to define normality and identify mental disorders. Abnormal Psychology. Normality

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Abnormal psychology

Normality/Abnormality

Mental Health Criteria

Learning Outcome: Examine the concepts of normality and abnormality. Discuss validity and reliability in diagnosis.

Success Criteria: Use of DSM and other avenues to define normality and identify mental disorders.

Abnormal Psychology


Review

  • Normality

    • Many ways to define normal

  • Research in normality/abnormality

    • Rosenhan & Seligman (1984)

      • Seven criteria used to decide whether a person or behaviour is normal or not

      • Suffering (individual living)

      • Maladaptiveness (individual living)

      • Irrationality (individual living)

      • Unpredictability (individual living)

      • Vividness & Unconventionality (social judgment)

      • Observer discomfort (social norms)

      • Violation of moral or ideal standards (social norms)

Review


Evaluation

Write down a few ideas of potential issues with the 7 criteria to define normality

Write your answers below this line:

Evaluation


Mental health criteria

  • Jahoda criteria to define normality (1958)

    • Established abnormal by defining characteristics of normal behaviour

      • Efficient self perception

      • Realistic self esteem & acceptance

      • Voluntary control of behaviour

      • True perception of the world

      • Sustaining relationships & giving affection

      • Self-direction & productivity

        What do these mean?

Mental Health Criteria


Evaluation of mental health criteria

Evaluation of Mental Health Criteria


Look at the biological medical model

Look at the Biological (Medical) Model


Lets look at the ib handout

Abnormal Psychology behaviour?

Lets look at the ib handout


Dsm iv soon to be v

DSM-IV (soon to be V)


Using page 139

  • Write down what each of the following believe: behaviour?

    • Tomasz Szasz (1962)

    • Frude (1998)

  • Read the blue box on p. 140 on shy children.

    • Answer the questions at the bottom of the page in a small group.

      • We will discuss this as a larger group.

Using page 139


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