HUMAN MENTAL ABILITIES Lecture 1 A/Prof Irina Harris [email protected] PSYC1002 Reading – Intelligence, Chapter 11 (pp. 425-459) in: Gleitmen, H., Gross, J., & Reisberg, D. (2011). Psychology (8th Edition). New York: W. W. Norton & Company. – Available from your PSYC1002 unit of study readings in Canvas. Mental abilities: the capacity to perform the higher
HUMAN MENTAL ABILITIES Lecture 2 A/Prof Irina Harris [email protected] PSYC1002 A short history of intelligence testing – Alfred Binet – H.H Goddard – Lewis Terman Measuring IQ – Mental age – Ratio IQ – Deviation IQ Explain how Binet’s scale worked and describe his goals and stipulations Describe the contributions of H.H Goddard and L.
Correlations between mental abilities
HUMAN MENTAL ABILITIES Lecture 3 A/Prof Irina Harris [email protected] PSYC1002 What an IQ test looks like – Administration – Tests Theory development – Structure of intelligence – Correlations between mental abilities – Factor analysis approach Gain exposure to some common tests and understand the principles of psychological assessment Understand how to differentiate between a single
HUMAN MENTAL ABILITIES Lecture 4 A/Prof Irina Harris [email protected] PSYC1002 Theory development – Single factor vs primary mental abilities – Gf-Gc Theory Test Evaluation – Classical Test Theory – Reliability – Validity Describe the difference between fluid and crystallized intelligence Describe evidence that these are different types of intelligence Describe how to separate true score
Heritability of intellectual abilities
HUMAN MENTAL ABILITIES Lecture 5 A/Prof Irina Harris [email protected] PSYC1002 Heritability of intellectual abilities – Francis Galton Paradigms – Family resemblance studies – Adoption studies – Twin studies The Heritability (H) Index Describe the evidence that IQ is substantially heritable. Explain why researchers may use monozygotic (identical) twins to determine the heritability of mental abilities.
HUMAN MENTAL ABILITIES
HUMAN MENTAL ABILITIES Lecture 6 A/Prof Irina Harris [email protected] PSYC1002 Group Differences in IQ • Gender Differences • Race Differences • Reasons for these differences? The Flynn Effect • Changes in IQ over time Describe group differences in IQ Outline the propositions put forward in The Bell Curve and evaluate these premises Describe stereotype threat
Introduction to Mental Health
PSYC1002: Mental Health Conditions Lesson 1 Introduction to Mental Health Conditions and Professionals Dr Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell Week 1 1. Introduction to Mental Health Conditions and Professionals 2. Theoretical Models of Mental Illness & Classification/Diagnosis 3. Anxiety and related disorders I Workshop 1: Review of lessons 1-3 Week 2 4. Anxiety and related disorders II 5.
Models of Mental Illness
PSYC1002: Mental Health Conditions Lesson 2 Models of Mental Illness Classification & Diagnosis Dr Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell Today’s Lesson Biological/Medical Model Psychological Models Psychoanalytic Humanistic Behavioural Cognitive-Behavioural Classification and Diagnosis The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Biological / Medical Models Biological / Medical Model • History: see the textbook chapter • Dominant model
Introduction to Anxiety Disorders
PSYC1002: Mental Health Conditions Lesson 3 Introduction to Anxiety Disorders Dr Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell Today’s Lesson • What is anxiety? • Normal anxiety / Abnormal anxiety • Introduction to Anxiety & Related Disorders Panic Attack Panic Disorder Remember Diagnosis Free Zone – We will start looking at DSM-5 criteria, applying it, noticing patterns BUT actual diagnosis
PSYC1002: Mental Health Conditions Lesson 4 Anxiety Disorders II Dr Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell Today’s Lesson • Specific Phobia • Generalised Anxiety Disorder • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • Treatment of anxiety disorders Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Acute Stress Disorder Adjustment Disorders Reactive Attachment Disorder Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Hoarding Disorder Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder) Excoriation