abnormal psych ch 3

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operant conditioning

a process of learning in which behavior that leads to satisfying consequences is likely to be repeated

observational learning / vicarious learning

a type of learning in which a person learns new information and behaviors by observing the behaviors of others.

Ivan Pavlov

studied classical conditioning using salivating dogs as subjects

classical conditioning

behaviorist; mental illness is learned through the pairing of a neutral stimulus with an unconditioned stimulus resulting in a conditioned response; treatment- exposure therapy

What disorders are best described with classical conditioning?

anxiety: sexual & phobias

psychodynamic model

Freud & Jung: based on belief that a person's behavior is determined largely by unconscious influences on behavior; belief in underlying needs, desires, impulses; belief in the psychosexual stages; catharsis

Catharsis

belief in the release of underlying tension, energy

Id

pleasure principle; instinctual needs, drives, impulses, sexual

Ego

reality principle; seeks gratification but guides us to know when we can & cannot express our wishes; ego defense mechanisms protect us from anxiety

Superego

morality principle; conscience, unconsciously adopted from out parents

psychosexual stages of development

Oral: 0 - 18 months
Anal: 18 months - 3 years
Phallic: 3 - 5 years
Latency: 5 - 12 years
Genital: 12 - adulthood

Humanistic Model

Rogers & Maslow: emerged in the 1960s; emphasis on people as friendly, cooperative, & constructive, focus on drive to self actualization; emphasizes free will; believed that people are innately good.

Extential view

emphasis on self determination, choice, and individual responsibility; focuses on authenticity

Roger's Humanistic Theory

believes in the basic human need for unconditional positive regard; believed in client centered theory; the therapist does not criticize but gives unconditional support; Very little research to support that it works

Cognitive theory

mental illness is caused by mental processes including maladaptive thoughts, perceptions, & memory; difficulty problem solving; believed that if he could change the way that the person thought then he could change the way that the person behaved

self efficacy

Bandura: the belief that one can master & perform needed behaviors whenever necessary

Behavorists

skinner, watson, bandura

self actualization

Maslow; humanists further suggest that self actualization leads naturally to a concern for the welfare of others & to behavior that is loving, courageous, spontaneous, & independent; process by which people fulfill their potential for goodness & growth

all forms of therapy have 3 essential features?

sufferer, healer, series of contacts b/t healer & sufferer

a behavioral treatment in which clients with phobias gradually learn to react calmly instead of with intense fear of objects they dread is known as:

systematic desensitization

according to aaron becks cognitive theory, one illogical thought process regularly found in depression is _________, the drawing of broad negative conclusions on the basis of a single insignificant event.

overgeneralization

according to freud, _______ is a condition in which the id, ego, and superego do not mature properly and are frozen at an early stage of development.

fixation

according to freud, the ____ is the psychological force that represents a persons conscience.

superego

according to freud, the id operates in accordance with the ______ principle.

pleasure

according to the ______ model, human beings are driven to self-actualize, or to fulfill their natural potential for goodness & growth.

humanistic

albert bandura argued that in order to feel happy & function effectively, people must develop a positive sense of:

self-efficacy

____ is the most widely used antibipolar drug

lithium

the paradigm or model adopted by people in the middle ages to explain abnormal behavior would have been

demonological

abnormal behaviors- indeed, all behaviors- are acquired through learning." which model of abnormality does this quote most closely represent

behavioral

the model of abnormality that concentrates on thinking is the

cognitive model

the basic premise of family therapy is

the entire family is viewed as the unit of treatment, even if only one of the members, receives a clinical diagnosis

the example of a young boy developing a fear of sand because there is a sandbox in the yard where a dog barks & lunges demonstrates a principle of

classical conditioning

the oldest & most famous of the modern psychological models is the ______ model.

psychodynamic

the tiny space b/t the nerve ending of one neuron & the dendrite of the other is the

synapse

the model of abnormality that focuses on the role of values & choices in behavior is the

humanistic - existential model

three types of biological treatments used today

drug therapy, psychosurgery, electroconvulsive therapy

which model of abnormality rests on the deterministic assumption that no symptom or behavior is accidental and that all behavior is determined by past experiences?

the psychodynamic model

if a person had an anxiety disorder, one would suspect a problem with which of these neurotransmitters?

gamma-aminobutyric

when we try to establish how abnormality develops, we need to consider how individuals deal with the meaning of life, and with the value they find in living. a psychologist from which background would agree most strongly with this statement?

humanistic - existntial

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