Psychology A-Level AQA 7181/7182 (New) - Psychopathology Notes

These are A* grade Paper One notes for Psychopathology including A01 and A03 equipped for 16 mark essays and short answer questions. Each essay topic is covered with 4 evaluation points in P-E-E style and references.
Including: Definitions of abnormality, including deviation from social norms, failure to function adequately,
statistical infrequency and deviation from ideal mental health, The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and obsessivecompulsive disorder (OCD), The behavioural approach to explaining and treating phobias: the two-process model, including classical and operant conditioning; systematic desensitisation, including relaxation and use of hierarchy; flooding. The cognitive approach to explaining and treating depression: Beck’s negative triad and Ellis’s ABC model; cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), including challenging irrational thoughts.The biological approach to explaining and treating OCD: genetic and neural explanations; drug therapy.

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