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 2, 3 4, 5,7,12 & 14 from Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2013). Abnormal Psychology (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 9780078035388 . I could post the pictures of the Chapters just please let me know. I uploaded some of the Chapter Lectures. It is not all of them but I will send it over as an email because they are too big to be send out. Please answer each one of these questions in a paragraph form separely!! Not together please since each chapter is different.
Chapter 2 - Psychological Approaches Options Menu: Forum
After reading the text (Chapter 2 on psychological approaches) and watching the on-line movie - which therapeutic modality makes the most sense to you and why?
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This program allows viewers to "sit-in" on five distinctly different kinds of psychotherapy: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, couples, and group. Theory and practice are intertwined as these patients progress through therapy, sometimes trying alternative models for the same problem.
Chapter 3 - DSM-5 Options Menu: Forum
In May 2013 the Diagnostic andStatistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) unveiled its 5th edition (DSM5). The DSM is the Bible of Psychological/Psychiatric Diagnoses. The changes have been incorporated into your textbook (assuming you bought the 6th edition).There is a great deal of controversy surrounding this version of the DSM. Please read the following article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57585129/controversial-update-to-psychiatry-manual-dsm-5-arrives/ and a description of the changes and controversies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-5. What do you think this means for the future ofpsychological diagnoses?
Chapter 4 - Correlation Options Menu: Forum
1) Think of some things in your life that are correlated (for example time studying for an exam and GPA are positively correlated).

1. Give an example from your own life of two things that are correlated.

2. Is it a positive or negative correlation (for example - if one increases - does the other increase (positive correlation) - or decrease (negative correlation).

3. Are there other factors that may impact this relationship? (for example in my example intelligence may impact this relationship).
Chapter 5 - Anxiety Options Menu: Forum
We all have some level of anxiety in our lives. Some even say that we perform optimally with some mild level of anxiety. At what point does anxiety become debilitating? What can we do to treat it?
Anxiety Disorders
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The Anxiety Disorders
Even in the best of times, we all experience some anxiety. But millions of Americans suffer from major anxiety disorders. This program examines two of the most common, panic with agoraphobia and generalized anxiety disorder, and shows how psychologists are making headway in treating them.
Chapter 7 - Depression and Suicide Options Menu: Forum
What are some of the signs that a person is experiencing suicidal ideation? What are some of the risk factors for suicidal behavior and what can we do to prevent it?
Video - Mood Disorders

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Mood Disorders
Depression is one of the most common psychological problems. In this program, psychologists and biologists look at the causes and treatment of both depression and bipolar disorder and show the progress that has been made in helping people return to productive and satisfying lives.
Chapter 14 - Disease Model Options Menu: Forum
Do you think that substance abuse is a disease? Discuss how your view would impact treatment.
Substance Abuse Disorders Video
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Substance Abuse Disorders
Millions of Americans abuse alcohol, cigarettes, and cocaine. Health professionals know a great deal about these dangerous and costly disorders, including how to treat them. This program examines how the concept of treatment matching is used to help individuals overcome a variety of addictions.
Chapter 12 - Eating Disorders Options Menu: Forum
Discuss the role of culture in the development of eating disorders.
Video - Dying to be Thin
This is an excellent NOVA program entitled "Dying to be Thin"
Source - the book that it is mentioned above. Use the lectures of the Chapters as well. Also whatever I added additionally.