Psychology53AnxietyDisordersIlanna S.MandelOctober 19,2008
IIC-2.3 Describe thesituational cues and individualcharacteristics giving rise tocuriosity and anxiety.VA-1.1 Distinguish thecommon characteristics of abnormal behavior.
a. Explaining why one person would be curious and another anxious in the same situation b. Discussing why one person responds to stereotyping withoutanxiety and another person responds with anxietya. Listing criteria that distinguish normal from disordered behavior
VA-1.2 Cite examples of abnormal behavior.VA-1.3 Relate judgments of abnormality to contexts inwhich those judgments occur.
a. Describing observable symptoms of abnormal behavior c. Describing some abnormal behaviors specific to particular contexts or circumstances
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