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    (Original post by Amyjonesx)
    Hi i was wondering if anyone could give me the correct definitions of abnormality?? For example if it said "outline FFA/DSN/DIMH" my teacher has gave me really confusing definitions that dont seem to match what the internet says !
    Deviation from social norms
    This is when an individual's behaviour breaks either implicit or explicit rules established within society. Implicit rules refer to unwritten rules of conduct that society has laid down, such as not sitting next to someone on the bus when there are plenty of seats available. Explicit rules are those of the law like murder or fraud and breaking the law is considered criminal. When either of these are broken, an individual is considered abnormal under this definition.

    Deviation from ideal mental health
    This is an alternative to the other definitions, and looks at what is considered to be ideal mental health and if an individual deviates from this, they are considered to be abnormal. Jahoda's set of criteria of what ideal mental health is includes features such as personal autonomy, environmental mastery and self actualisation of one's potential. For example, personal autonomy refers to the individual being self-sufficient and independent, and not relying on others during hard times.

    Failure to function adequately
    When an individual is unable to cope with everyday activities and life's daily demands, they are considered to be abnormal. This includes an inability to hold a job, unhealthy social relationships as well as no progression through careers.


    Here, stole this from someones previous post
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    (Original post by millseat)
    Can someone explain whats in the sympathomedullary system please i don't get it. Is it made up of ANS, SNS, PNS and SAM? Or is it just SNS and SAM?
    Sympathomedullary pathway (SAM)

    -stress percieved by hypothalamus which activates the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The SNS triggers the adrenal medulla which is part of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The adrenal medulla releases adrenaline and noradrenaline into the bloodstream, which causes a fight or flight response.

    Adrenaline causes changes in the body like increased heart rate,blood pressure, decrease in digestion.

    Once the stress is over, the parasympathetic branch takes over and brings the body into a balanced state.
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    Anyone else planning to do all of unit 2 this weekend? XD


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    (Original post by studentwiz)
    Sympathomedullary pathway (SAM)

    -stress percieved by hypothalamus which activates the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The SNS triggers the adrenal medulla which is part of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The adrenal medulla releases adrenaline and noradrenaline into the bloodstream, which causes a fight or flight response.

    Adrenaline causes changes in the body like increased heart rate,blood pressure, decrease in digestion.

    Once the stress is over, the parasympathetic branch takes over and brings the body into a balanced state.
    I thought the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system was responsible for the fight or flight response, because of the glucose thing?? Or have I been told wrong?
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    (Original post by jnenp)
    I thought the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system was responsible for the fight or flight response, because of the glucose thing?? Or have I been told wrong?
    no, fight or flight only happens during acute stress and this happens in SAM.

    For HPA (chronic stress)
    - the stress is perceived by the hypothalamus which releases (CRF). This triggers the pituitary gland which secretes (ACTH). ACTH stimulates the adrenal cortex which releases stress hormones called cortisol and corticosteroids into the bloodstream. Cortisol enables the body to maintain a steady supply of glucose.

    Adequate sugar levels help a person cope with prolonged stressor and helps the body return to normal state.
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    Does anyone have notes? quote me if you do!
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    (Original post by Shamzy25)
    Anyone else planning to do all of unit 2 this weekend? XD

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    me! I'll be thinking 'at least im not the only one' as i struggle through
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    (Original post by sabfloretina)
    me! I'll be thinking 'at least im not the only one' as i struggle through
    Staring tomorrow morning lol
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    Quick question: for behavioural approach to abnormality ... Do we only mention classical conditioning, operant conditioning and social learning theory? Do I not need to include any studies....?


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    Do I have to remember all Johada's 6 criteria for abnormality? I was thinking to remember 3 of them
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    (Original post by Shamzy25)
    Quick question: for behavioural approach to abnormality ... Do we only mention classical conditioning, operant conditioning and social learning theory? Do I not need to include any studies....?


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    You can include the study by Little Albert to support classical and there is Mineka et Al to support the SLT
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    (Original post by Nicobella12)
    You can include the study by Little Albert to support classical and there is Mineka et Al to support the SLT
    If you're not confident with your explanations then I'd say to include a case study to ensure the marks, but personally I'm not as I haven't learnt any studies
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    for psychological therapies do I need to learn each specific for each approach in details who do I learn it in general
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    could someone please outline what i need to know for social influence e.g. topic headings, key studies etc? my teacher's absolutely crap and we only finished the unit last friday and I'm incredibly confused, all my notes are totally useless! majorly stressing (ay lmao) thanks
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    Does anybody know where it is relevant to mention the snowball effect and social cryptoamnesia? I know its to do with social change but not sure as to which 12 markers!
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    Hi can you guys please give me some AO2 point for explanations to "conformity" please?
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    (Original post by Amyjonesx)
    Does anybody know where it is relevant to mention the snowball effect and social cryptoamnesia? I know its to do with social change but not sure as to which 12 markers!

    The Question would most likely say "Discuss how social influence research helps us to understand social change" or "Discuss the role of minority influence in social change"
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    Hi can you guys please give me some AO2 point for explanations to "conformity" please?

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    (Original post by Whilerisleeps)
    could someone please outline what i need to know for social influence e.g. topic headings, key studies etc? my teacher's absolutely crap and we only finished the unit last friday and I'm incredibly confused, all my notes are totally useless! majorly stressing (ay lmao) thanks

    For social influence in everyday you need to know:

    The reasons why people may resist obedience which are dependent on:
    The huminisation of the person
    The status of the authority
    Social support
    The distance of the authority figure


    And you need to know why people may resist conformity which are dependent on:
    The group size
    Morals
    Resistance of other peers
    Simplicity of the task.
    Private or public answer.


    I can extend these points into more detail if you need it. There are other things you need to know too, like the locus of control and how minority influence is created
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    I only know stress(not even properly)
    And social psych
    I need to do all the approaches


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