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Abnormal Psychology, Global Edition by Jill M. Hooley, Susan M Mineka, Matthew K. Nock, James N.

By Jill M. Hooley, Susan M Mineka, Matthew K. Nock, James N. Butcher

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This, too, is a form of observational data; it tells us something that we want to know using a variable that is relevant to our interests. Technology has advanced, and we are now developing methods to study behaviors, moods, and cognitions that have long been considered inaccessible. For example, brain-imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are now routinely used to study the working brain. We can study blood flow to various parts of the brain during memory tasks.

Many years ago, the anthropologist Jane Murphy (1976) studied abnormal behavior in the Yoruba of Africa and the Yupik-speaking Eskimos living on an island in the Bering Sea. ” In addition, the clusters of behaviors that were considered to reflect abnormality in these cultures were behaviors that most of us would also regard as abnormal. These included hearing voices, laughing at nothing, defecating in public, drinking urine, and believing things that no one else believes. Why do you think these behaviors are universally considered to be abnormal?

Hospitalization and inpatient care are the preferred options for people who need more intensive treatment than can be provided on an outpatient basis. Various surveys indicate that admission to mental hospitals has decreased substantially during the past 45 years. The development of medications that control the symptoms of the most severe disorders is one reason for this change. Budget cuts have also forced many large state or county facilities to close. The limitations that insurance companies place on hospital admissions also contribute.

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