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What are a few pejorative terms in which People with mental illnesses have been described?
- -demon possessed
What is abnormal psychology?
The scientific study of troublesome feelings (emotions), thoughts (cognition), behaviors associated with mental disorders.
What are some characteristics of people who may be abnormal?
- -deviance from the norm
- -experience of personal distress
What is a psychological disorder?
- -deviations from the average
- -violations of social norms
What three dimensions are sought upon when examining mental disorders over a continuum?
- 1) emotions (feelings)
- 2) thoughts (cognition)
- 3) behavior
Your current state results from factors beyond your control.
-no responsibility for your problem
What is empowerment?
Everything is under your control.
Define primary intervention.
Targets large groups of people who have not developed a mental disorder to decrease overall rates of a given problem.
Define secondary prevention.
Addresses problems while they are still managaeble and before they become resistant to intervention.
Define tertiary prevention.
Reduces duration and negative effects of a mental disorder after it it occurs in an individual.
A characterization of others of disgrace or reproach (disapproval) based on an individual characteristic.
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