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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