PCHP: Personality, Clinical & Health Psychology (IBP)

PCHP: Personality, Clinical & Health Psychology (IBP)

On this page I collect all the summaries, practice exams and lecture notes for Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology!

Summary

Summary PCHP Chapter 3-4

Basics of Assessment

                Assessment: Process of gathering information about symptoms and possible causes
                                         .Also: Current symptoms, ways of stresscoping, recent events, substance abuse
                                          cognitive functioning, sociocultural background.

                Diagnosis: Label for a set of symptoms

 

  • Validity:
    - Ability of a test to measure what it is intended to measure

 

  • Reliability:
    - Indicates consistency of outcome

 

Bulletpoints

Introduction to personality, clinical and health psychology

Chapter 1. What is abnormality?
 

  • The study of abnormal psychology is the study of people who suffer from mental, emotional and often physical pain. This is often called psychopathology.
     
  • Cultural relativism states that behavior can only be abnormal according to current cultural norms and not through universal standards.
     
  • The distress-criterium states that behavior can be viewed as abnormal when a person experiences distress as a consequence of that behavior.
     

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