By Jeffrey S. Nevid, Spence A. Rathus, Beverly S. Green
Irregular Psychology in a altering international, 9/e makes use of first-person narratives from humans being affected by mental problems as a pedagogical framework. up to date to mirror the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical guide (DSM-5), the authors exercise to carry study advancements and developments in irregular psychology to scholars. via illustrative case examples drawn from the authors' personal reviews, they realize there's a human size to the learn of irregular psychology.
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Scientific models of abnormal behavior also began to emerge, including models representing biological, psychological, sociocultural, and biopsychosocial perspectives. We briefly discuss each of these models here, particularly in terms of their historical background, which will lead to a fuller discussion in Chapter 2. Introduction and Methods of Research CHAPTER 1 15 The Biological Perspective Charcot’s teaching clinic. Parisian neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot presents a female patient who exhibits the highly dramatic behavior associated with hysteria, such as falling faint at a moment’s notice.
They have even observed the eating habits of slender and overweight people in fast-food restaurants, searching for clues to obesity. Scientists try to ensure that their naturalistic observations are unobtrusive, so as to minimize interference with the behavior they observe. Nevertheless, the presence of the observer may distort the behavior that is observed, and this must be taken into consideration. Naturalistic observation provides information on how people behave, but it does not reveal why they do so.
But even in professional circles, debate continues about whether some behaviors should be classified as forms of abnormal behavior or mental disorders. One of the longest of these debates concerns homosexuality. Until 1973, the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental disorder. In that year, the organization voted to drop homosexuality from its listing of classified mental disorders in its diagnostic manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM (discussed in Chapter 3).
Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World (9th Edition) by Jeffrey S. Nevid, Spence A. Rathus, Beverly S. Green