ASSIGNMENT 3: GROUP ASSIGNMENT - STORYBOARD Abnormal Psychology PSYC2002 Group Members and Percentage of Contribution Ornella Seepersad-Sieunarine 100% Erla Bacchus 100% Rahana Mohammed 100% Urania Haywood 100% Delceine Gravesande 100%
Good day Class! I hope you all completed my homework of reading the article reading the article “Personality Disorder in Convicted Jamaican Murderers,” by (Hickling & Walcott, 2013) and the Unit notes. Everyone should be prepared to talk about the aforementioned, right?
DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association) (1994, 689) defined personality disorder as, “An enduring pattern of experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of an individual’s culture.” Personality disorder is typically a mental disorder that affect an individual’s life which is expressed in a wide range of emotions and behaviours. People who share a close relationship with these individuals will eventually withdraw themselves from associating or interacting with them. Personality disorder has both short term and long term effects on an individual such as mood swings, depression, suicidal attempts or thoughts, withdrawal from socialization, and a decline in physical health. It is basically a mixture of genetic such as family’s history of disorders and environmental factors.
Personality disorder is an internal condition which entails a set of characters and traits, however it makes an individual who they are. Therefore, it is the way they feel, behave, think, or act in specific situation. So how about you all share how a personality disorder can manifest itself and give me examples of the various personality disorders found in the men who committed murders according to the article.
Personality disorders is associated with frequent unacceptable behaviours, which leads in criminal acts such as murder or vandalism. Based on the article provided by Hickling and Walcott, individuals who suffer from these relevant personality disorders have some form of manifestations. These manifestations occurred through genetics and environmental factors due to rejection from especially fathers who had no interest in their child’s life. It was also created by lack of education due to dropping out of school, and poverty. Individuals with personality disorders have become delinquent causing them to indulge themselves in criminal acts towards others. Thus, they are convicted to murder for criminal records.
Some of the men suffered from Antisocial personality disorder. Antisocial personality disorder is defined by a pervasive and persistent disregard for morals, social norms, and the rights and feelings of others. (Maya Clinic Staff 02nd April 2016). Individuals with this type of disorder frequently manipulates other people, which involves intimidation and violent acts in order to gain pleasure. It causes them to be arrogant toward others with a lack of remorse to the individuals who they have harmed. Due to their persistent behavior it is considered a part of conduct disorder whereby they are always aggressive and engaged in petty crime. Individuals who suffer antisocial personality disorder is created from environmental and genetics factors.
Disorders 2 & 3
Inadequate personality disorder! The Jamaican men also suffered from inadequate personality disorder has a weak response to emotional, social or physical aspect. Therefore, individuals with this disorder have problems and issues with adapting, poor judgment and a lack of socialization. These relevant individuals cannot cope or deal with any form of stress or strain. Some also had Paranoid personality disorder. It is a form of hallucination, as individuals always assume suspicions that people around them will deceive or harm them. They typically do not trust anybody. Individuals with paranoid personality disorder cannot function in society as well as upkeep professional and personal relationship.