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CRASH COURSE

PSYCHOLOGY

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THE PLAYLIST.

Over the next two days, you will be watching several Crash Course
videos related to disorders and answering a series of questions about
them. Because much of the disorders information in your book is
outdated, these videos - not your book - will serve as your primary
resource for basic information about the disorders. Therefore, it’s
imperative that you watch these and answer all the questions.
Don’t split up the work with someone.
Don’t copy the answers.
Just watch them.
All of them.
You can watch in small groups or alone.
Psychological Disorders #28

1. Describe Rosenhan’s experiment.

2. What was the importance of his findings?

3. What was Rosenhan’s first criticism of the system?

4. How does the system view mental illness?

5. What questions did his study raise?

6. Define mental disorders.

7. Define deviant in terms of mental illness and our culture?

8. Define distress.

9. Define dysfunction.

10. What is the medical model of treating psychological disorders?

11. What is the biopsychological approach?

12. What are the biological causes (influences) of psychological disorders?

13. What are the psychological causes (influences) of psychological disorders?


14. What are socio-cultural influences of psychological disorders?

15. What is the purpose of the DSM-5?

16. Why is the DSM criticized?

17. Give examples of how the DSM is always evolving.


OCD and Anxiety Disorders #29

1. What is anxiety commonly equated with?

2. What are anxiety disorders characterized by in clinical terms?

3. How many people will experience a diagnosable anxiety disorder in their life?

4. How is OCD different from someone who is neat and orderly?

5. What is the broadest anxiety disorder? How long must they experience anxiety to be classified?

6. How are Panic Attacks different from general anxiety?

7. What is a common trigger for a panic attack?

8. How do you differentiate a fear from a serious phobia?

9. How do the learning, cognitive, evolutionary and biological perspective explain anxiety and phobias?
Depressive and Bipolar Disorders #30

1. What are the two opposing ends of bipolar?

2. What are depressive disorders typified by?

3. What is depression commonly referred to?

4. How many symptoms of depression must be present to be diagnosed? For how long?

5. How is depression physiological and psychological?

6. Do all bipolar patients experience mania regularly? What are the effects of mania?

7. How does depression manifest itself different in men and women?

8. Describe the role of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain with mood disorders.

9. How does the social cognitive perspective explain mood disorders?


Trauma and Addiction #31

1. When does trauma become post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

2. Does the trauma have to be experienced in order to be PTSD?

3. What are the 4 major clusters of PTSD?

4. What is the emotional flatness experienced by PTSD patients?

5. How is PTSD tied to addiction?

6. What does PTSD stem from?

7. Why are some people more vulnerable to PTSD?

8. What do traumatic memories do to the brain?


Schizophrenia and Dissociative Disorders #32

1. What % of the population does schizophrenia affect?

2. How is the meaning of the word schizophrenia inaccurate?

3. When does schizophrenia surface in men and women?

4. What characterizes Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders?

5. What are common symptoms of psychosis?

6. What is the difference between delusions and hallucinations?

7. What is the most common form of hallucination?

8. Describe positive symptoms of schizophrenia.

9. Describe negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

10. Describe disorganized symptoms of schizophrenia.

11. How is dopamine tied to schizophrenia?

12. What is the diathesis stress model?

13. What is Multiple Personality Disorder currently known as?


14. Dissociations of identity may be in response to what?

15. Why are dissociative disorders controversial?


Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders #33

1. What are the three main categories of eating disorders?

2. What are two sub types of anorexia nervosa?

3. What are some of the physiological effects?

4. Which eating disorder is estimated to have the highest mortality rate any of any psychiatric disorder?

5. Why might bulimia be harder to detect?

6. What are the physiological effects of binging and purging?

7. What is the newest category of eating disorder?

8. What are some predictive indicators of eating disorders?

9. Who is most likely to be affected by anorexia?

10. What group has seen rising rates of eating disorders?

11. Why is the Western world more likely to encourage eating disorders?

12. What is Body dysmorphic disorder? What disorder does it share some traits with?

13. What neurotransmitters have been tied to eating disorders?


14. What influence does one’s environment have on developing an eating disorder?
Personality Disorders #34

1. Why are personality disorders “ego-syntonic”?

2. What are the three clusters of personality disorders?

3. What is the most commonly diagnosed personality disorder?

4. What are common symptoms for Borderline Personality Disorder?

5. Why is Antisocial Personality Disorder considered the most troubling?

6. What are common traits for those with Antisocial Personality Disorder? Who is more likely to be diagnosed

with it?

7. How do psychopathic personalities react to violent images compared to the normal population?

8. What area of the brain in convicted killers is less active?

9. How is dopamine linked to antisocial personality disorder?

10. What is the diagnostic precursor to Antisocial Personality Disorder?

11. How can it be prevented?