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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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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?

In short, the movement away from long-stay inpatient hospitalization (which is referred to as deinstitutionalization) has had many unintended consequences, especially for the most disadvantaged members of our society. Deinstitutionalization is discussed further in Chapter 2. Mental Health Professionals When patients receive inpatient treatment, several different mental health professionals often work as a team to provide the necessary care. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications and monitor the patient for side effects.

He began to be preoccupied with the idea of nondirected organ donations, in which an altruistic person gives an organ to a total stranger. When he learned that he could live quite normally with only one kidney, Kravinsky decided that the personal costs of giving away one of his kidneys were minimal compared to the benefits received by the kidney recipient. His wife, however, did not share his view. Although she had consented to bequeathing substantial sums of money to worthwhile charities, when it came to her husband offering his kidney, she could not support him.

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