Abnormal Behavior in Psychology

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What are the four general criteria used to identify abnormal behavior?

Violation of social norms, statistical rarity, personal distress, and maladaptive behavior

What is the main idea behind the Biopsychosocial Model?

To systematically consider biological, psychological, and social factors and their interactions

What is the purpose of the DSM-5?

To diagnose mental disorders and advise on treatment options

What is the diathesis-stress model explaining?

How a genetic vulnerability can result in mental illness when combined with stress

What is a potential criticism of the DSM-5?

It may overly medicalize conditions, implying that normal behavior requires treatment

What is an example of a social factor in the Biopsychosocial Model?

Family circumstances

What is the primary influence of culture on mental health?

The willingness to seek help and the types of help sought

What is the definition of positive symptoms of schizophrenia?

Additional unusual experiences or behaviors, such as delusions and hallucinations

What is the most common mental health disorder?

Anxiety disorders

What is the prevalence of mental health disorders in the general population?

1 in every 4 people

What is the relationship between gender and mental health disorders?

Women are more likely to develop mental health disorders

What is the definition of hallucinations?

False sensory experiences in the absence of any genuine external input

Test your understanding of abnormal behavior, including the criteria psychologists use to identify it, and the Biopsychosocial Model that considers biological, psychological, and social factors. Learn about violation of social norms, statistical rarity, personal distress, and maladaptive behavior. Explore how psychologists approach abnormal behavior in individuals and societies.

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