PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 7

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PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 7
Despite the best efforts of psychologists, psychiatrists, and medical researchers, psychological…

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PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 7

PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 7

All Students Posts – 104 Pages 

Psychological Disorders – 56 Pages 

Despite the best efforts of psychologists, psychiatrists, and medical researchers, psychological disorders appear to be as prevalent today as they ever were—if not more so. What might be the cause of this phenomenon? Inadequate genetic makeup? Inadequate parenting? Inadequate social structures? What is different in our culture today than in previous generations? Please provide support for your opinion.

This week in our first graded threaded discussion area we will have many knowledge enhancing conversations on the topic of “Psychological Disorders”

(Given a need to understand, explain, and interpret someone’s behavior, examine the development, structure, and functioning of personality and compare and contrast the major theories including the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each approach).

(Given a situation pertaining to a person exhibiting abnormal or maladaptive thoughts/behaviors, analyze the possible biological and social causes of such behaviors, how they are diagnosed by mental health professionals, what type of treatment may be needed, and how society responds to people living with mental disorders).

In the sociocultural perspective of abnormality, abnormal thinking or behavior (as well as normal) is seen as the product of behavioral shaping within the context of family influences, the social group to which one belongs, and the culture within which the family and social group exist.  Living in a western culture things are always changing and progressing.  Family dynamics over the years have changed and so have social influences…

Theories and Therapy – 48 Pages 

At some point in your life you may think you need therapy. At some point in your life, you may think a coworker or a family member needs therapy. Should you find yourself in that situation, which type of therapy would you recommend for another person or yourself: psychoanalysis, cognitive, humanistic, group, behavioral, or biomedical (medication or surgery)? Why? (If you would recommend no treatment for yourself or a coworker, please explain your rationale for this.)

This week in our second graded threaded discussion area we will have many discussion enhancing conversations on the topic of “Therapy”

(Given a need to understand, explain, and interpret someone’s behavior, examine the development, structure, and functioning of personality and compare and contrast the major theories including the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each approach).

(Given a situation pertaining to a person exhibiting abnormal or maladaptive thoughts/behaviors, analyze the possible biological and social causes of such behaviors, how they are diagnosed by mental health professionals, what type of treatment may be needed, and how society responds to people living with mental disorders).

Psychotherapy refers to all the diverse approaches used in the treatment of mental disorder and psychological problems. Additionally, there are three ways to conceptualize psychotherapy: (1) “Insight Therapy” involves pursuing increased insight regarding the nature of the client’s difficulty and sorting through possible solutions; (2) “Behavior Therapy” (a.k.a. “action therapy”) is based on the principles of learning, with behavior therapists working to alter maladaptive habits and change overt behaviors; and (3) “Biomedical Therapies” involve interventions to alter a person’s biological functioning…