PSYC110 Psychological Disorders Discussions

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PSYC110 Psychological Disorders Discussions
Despite the best efforts of psychologists, psychiatrists, and medical researchers…

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PSYC110 Psychological Disorders Discussions

PSYC110 Psychological Disorders Discussions

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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…