Abnormal Psychology

Discipline: Psychology

Type of Paper: Coursework

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 5 Words: 1375


This week you need to read Chapters 8,6,13, 9, 10,11,15 and 16 (please note there is no audio lecture for chapter 16). These are chapters and each question should be answered separetely in a paragraph form please. I will upload the lectures with each chapter and also these are based on a book Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2013). Abnormal Psychology (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 9780078035388 so please include that as well. I could post pictures of the Chapters of this book.
Chapter 8 - Schizophrenia Options Menu: Forum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk06PUZpgqg&feature=youtu.be


9. The Schizophrenias
In emotionally moving interviews, this program visits people who suffer from the hallucinations, paranoia, and psychological disarray of these disabling illnesses. In addition to examining symptoms and treatments, the program helps debunk some of the myths associated with the disorder and shows its human side and the strength of those who fight to overcome it.
Many individuals with persistent mental illness become involved with the criminal justice system – what can we do to prevent this?
Chapter 6 - DID Options Menu: Forum
Video on Dissociative Identity Disorder
Watch the following video on dissociative disorder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUc7PcGErDU
Do you think that people with dissociative identity disorder really have “alters” or multiple personality or as stated by the sociocognitive model (see textbook)– or that the patient adopts different roles that they are playing in order to cope with their problems.
Chapter 13 - Gender Identity Disorder Options Menu: Forum
Video on Gender Dysphoria
There has been a controversy in the last decade about allowing children who are transgender (i.e. girl believes that she is really a boy and vice versa) to live as the opposite sex and in some cases begin sex reassignment treatment. What may be some of the advantages and disadvantages of doing this in childhood?

Watch this video/read the article of one family's story: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/18/living/feat-transgender-child-raising-ryland/index.html
Chapter 9 - Personality Disorders Options Menu: Forum

Personality Disorders
One in ten Americans has a personality disorder. Some are mildly annoying; others are exceedingly dangerous. Viewers will meet individuals with narcissistic, anti-social, borderline, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders, including a murderer and a group of women who mutilate themselves, and will learn about the challenges involved in both diagnosis and treatment.
Chapter 9 - Personality Disorders
More women get diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (chapter 9) and more men get diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (see Chapter 11 for description). Is this gender bias or an artifact of the disorders?
Chapter 10 - Autism Options Menu: Forum
Video - Organic mental Disorders


Organic Mental Disorders
A teenager must relearn all the basic skills following a head injury. After years of alcohol abuse, a man loses his short-term memory. A woman sees her husband struggle against the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. Science and technology's role in treating these debilitating disorders is also examined in this program.
Chapter 10 - Autism
See the table below – in an 8 year period the rate of autism spectrum disorders has essentially doubled. Why do you think this is the case?

Chapter 11 - Behavioral Disturbances in Childhood Options Menu: Forum
Video - Behavior Disorders of Childhood

Almost all parents worry whether or not their child's behavior is normal. This program visits families of youngsters with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and autism. In addition, experts in child development and psychology discuss how to differentiate abnormal behavior from developmental stages.

Research suggests that conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder are more prevalent among children in lower socioeconomic classes and in urban areas. If these types of disorders put children at risk for future criminal behavior what can we do to intervene beforehand?
Chapter 15 - Sleep Options Menu: Forum
Health and Emotions Video


Psychological Factors and Physical Illness
This program examines the relationship between emotions and health to explore how psychological treatment can improve well-being. It focuses on a teenager with migraine headaches, a dentist trying to decrease his risk for developing heart disease, and a woman with breast cancer, along with those who are treating them.
As a society we are getting less sleep and poorer quality sleep. This has been tied to many negative psychological and physical health consequences which makes it a public health concern. What can we do to improve this situation?
Chapter 16 - Insanity Defense Options Menu: Forum
Generally in order to be successful with the insanity defense the defense has to show that the individual did not know right from wrong. However in many cases someone with a persistent mental illness may know right from wrong – but their disease impedes from thinking clearly, or they are experiencing hallucinations or delusions that lead them to commit a crime. What do you think this means for the criminal justice system?