Hey I do cie psychology (abnormality/organizations) and recently we've been weird getting questions from the abnormality section.
It asks us to evaluate characteristics, measures definitions and case studies of a certain chapter.
I can understand how to evaluate case studies and measures but have no idea how to evaluate a definition?
It is fairly new and examiner reports haven't been released yet for that kind of question nor have there been any example candidate responses for it ever
Can anyone help me understand how to evaluate definitions/characteristics of a certain disorder (issues and debates include reductionism/holism, determinism/free will, validity, reliability, application to everyday life)
I tried evaluating a definition and it looks something like this
- the characteristics of X disorder are holistic because they consider a wide range of symptoms that are included in the disorder, moreover these symptoms are seen in every person having the disorder which additionally increases their validity. Although there might be some differences in the emergence of the symptoms with some having only some of the symptoms, the DSM definition still takes it into account and only formally person diagnoses the disorder if "x" and "x" symptoms are there. The DSM also categorizes it into a different type of disorder (a subset) if Y symptoms do not persist, making this a more generalizable method of diagnosis.
Is this fine? or there a better way to do it?
I'm quite baffled by the type of question that's started to show up and want to be well prepared so please help!!