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Chapter 14 Outline Notes Psychology Weiten 7th Edition

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Grant Clay Period 3 11/22/08 AP Psychology Outline Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders Red ? Definition Blue ? Important Points Green ? Important People & Contributions Medical Model ? Proposes to Think of Abnormal Behavior as a Disease. Thomas Szasz = Medical Model Critic, ?Minds can be ?sick? only in the sense that jokes are ?sick? or Economies are ?sick?.? Diagnosis ? Distinguishing 1 Illness from another. Etiology ? Apparent Causation and Developmental History of an Illness. Prognosis ? A Forecast about the Probable Course of an Illness. Criteria of Abnormal Behavior = Deviance, Maladaptive Behavior, & Personal Distress. Decisions upon if a Person is ?Normal? or ?Abnormal? is based off Social Norms of the Time.

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