1. Disorganized Behaviors

Category 1 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Information Processing Theory

Associated Category/Categories: Mis-Identification Behaviors


  • Appearing vacant / blank in expressions.
  • Disorganized thinking, unintelligible / garbled speech.
  • Rapid shifts or incongruent emotional states.
  • Inappropriate mixing of food, layering clothes.
  • Playing with things in air, responding to internal stimuli.

Purpose of the Behavior

  • Demonstrates a change in physiological status from baseline.
  • Demonstrates alterations in sensorium (arousal + attention processes)
  • Demonstrates an inhibited input pathway.
  • Demonstrates compromised information encoding.
  • Demonstrates dysfunctional output mechanism.
  • Demonstrates breakdown of Information Processing Module (IPM).


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