Define “mental disorder” and be able to give/recognize examples.
What does “DSM-5” stand for? How & why is the DSM-5 used?
In the DSM-5, how are disorders classified?
What are the three components of the biopsychosocial model of psychological disorders? Be able to state/recognize examples of each component.
What is meant by anxiety disorders? What is a phobia? Be able to recognize/discuss the symptoms of phobias.
How do learning theorists explain the cause of phobias? (Hint: Think of classical conditioning.)
How do neurobiologists explain the cause of anxiety disorders?
What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? Be able to recognize/discuss the symptoms of OCD. How does hoarding relate to OCD?
How would a learning psychologist explain the cause of OCD? (Hint: Think of operant conditioning.)
What is PTSD? Be able to recognize/discuss the symptoms of PTSD. Which category of disorders does it belong to, in the DSM-5?
What is depression? Be able to recognize/discuss the symptoms of depression.
What are the potential neurological, cognitive, and socio-cultural causes of depression? What is “rumination”?
Be able to recognize/discuss the findings on suicide in the U.S. What are the relationships among gender, age, suicide attempts, and suicide?
What is schizophrenia?
Define and give examples of “positive symptoms” and “negative symptoms.”
Define and be able to give/recognize examples of delusion, hallucination, paranoia, catatonia, and flat affect.
How common is schizophrenia? Be able to describe possible causes of schizophrenia, including dopamine over-activity, abnormal brain activity, genetics, and prenatal environmental risks.
What a personality disorder? What is antisocial personality disorder?
What is the correct term to use for a person who has “split personality”? (Note: You better not say “schizophrenia”!!)