PSYC 500 Final, Part 2

  1. an enduring pattern of inner experience & behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture
    personality disorder
  2. A personality d/o must be manifested in at least 2 of the following areas:
    cognition, affectivity, interpersonal functioning, impulse control
  3. A common thread running through all the characteristics associated w/ borderline is ____
    inconsistency (in interpersonal relationships, emotions, behavior, & self-image)
  4. Those w/ BPD evidence:
    unstable sense of self, impulsivity, self-destructiveness (self-mutilation), fear of abandonment, idealization & devaluation of other ppl, intense & unregulated emotions
  5. BPD is estimated to be present in about ___ of the general population
  6. About __% of BPD cases are female
  7. 5 features common in children w/ BPD:
    rapid shifts in levels of functioning, chronic presence of anxiety, fluidity b/t reality & fantasy, excessive need for support, lack of control over impulses
  8. increased awareness of separateness from mother; fear of abandonment
  9. the 4 subphases of separation-individuation (BPD)
    differentiation & development of body image; practicing; rapproachement; consolidation of individuality
  10. Four key phenomenological characteristics of BPD:
    insecure & disorganized attachments; cognitive processing dysfunction; emotional dysregulation; behavioral dysregulation
  11. Ppl w/ ___ generally aren't recognizable at the superficial level
  12. Ppl w/ BPD are ___
    alexithymic: unable to read own emotions, or to differentiate & articulate them
  13. Those w/ BPD self-mutilate more b/c of the ____, not the risk or consequences
  14. factors contributing to self-mutilation
    gain power over one's life; est. an identity; reflief from tension; introjected aggression; self-punitive; self-healing; relief from depersonalization; inability to communicate verbally
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PSYC 500 Final, Part 2
Part 2 (Borderline & Eating)