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The British Empire & the Victorian Era

The British Empire A former collective term for the territories under the leadership or control of the British crown, including those in the Commonwealth of Nations and their colonies, protectorates, dependencies, and trusteeships (including the Dominion of Canada, Australia, India, & much of Africa) “Why does the sun never set on the British Empire?” “Because…

Mental Disorders: Types and Causes

What is “abnormal”? Mental disorders are characterized by abnormal behaviour, thoughts and feelings “abnormal” – any departure from the norm (different) Examples?? Pejorative connotation – characteristics we dislike or fear Behaviour is maladaptive Causes distress or discomfort, often interfere with people’s ability to lead useful, productive lives, make it impossible for people to hold jobs,…

Wilhelm Wundt: Biography and Contributions

Introduction: Real name: Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt Was a German medical doctor, psychologist, physiologist, and professor. Widely known as the father of experimental psychology Studied at many universities in Germany especially in medicine the first one in history to be called a ‘psychologist’ Best Known for: Voluntarism Introspection (observation or examination of one’s own mental and…

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Definition Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by an ongoing pattern in which the affected person distances him- or herself from social and interpersonal relationships. A person with Schizotypal personality disorder has odd behaviors and thoughts that would typically be viewed by others as eccentric, erratic, and bizarre. Incidence in the Population Prevalence of Schitzotypal disorder…

Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD)

Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD) is a condition characterized by extreme shyness, feelings of inadequacy, and sensitivity to rejection. Causes: Avoidant Personality disorder usually appears in early childhood with signs of excessive shyness when the child is faced with new situations and new people. This disorder may also be influenced by a combination of social, genetic,…

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)

What Is Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)? a personality disorder/psychological mental illness that involves disregard for the rights or others, as well as impulsive, irresponsible and aggressive behaviour. Incidence in the population 3% in males and 1% in females. It is seen in 3% to 30% of psychiatric outpatients. even higher in prisons (80-85%). higher among…