1) Read Chapter 12: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS from your textbook (General Psychology with Connect, Hostos Custom 13th Edition) and watch the supplemental material
2) Write a short essay (3-5 pages) about the main concepts of Chapter 12.
3) Make sure that you focus on the following concepts:
a) How can we distinguish normal from abnormal behavior?
b) What are the major perspectives on psychological disorders used by mental health professionals?
c) What are the major categories of psychological disorders?
d) Describe the anxiety disorders and their causes. Describe the somatoform disorders and their causes. Describe the dissociative disorders and their causes. Describe the mood disorders and their causes. Describe the types of schizophrenia, its main symptoms, and the theories that account for its causes. Describe the personality disorders and their causes.