PSY 275 WEEK 1 History and Perspectives Worksheet Paper
History and Perspectives Worksheet Paper
Timeline of Events
Complete a timeline of the historical events that show the progression of the treatment of mental illness, based on the historical perspectives discussed in Chapter 1 of Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World. You should have between 5-8 events.
- Event 1
- Event 2
- Event 3
- Event 4
- Event 5
- Event 6
- Event 7
- Event 8
Review the contemporary perspectives of abnormal behavior listed in Ch. 2 of Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World.
Match the contemporary perspective on the right with the main tenet (idea/proposition) on the left by typing the corresponding letter of the matched perspective in the middle column. Each perspective may be used more than once.
|Main Tenet (Idea/Proposition)||Answer||Contemporary Perspective of Abnormal Psychology|
|1. Unconscious conflicts manifest in symptoms of mental illness.||A. Biological Perspective|
|2. Psychotropic medications seek to treat mental illness by acting on neurotransmitters that may be malfunctioning.||B. Psychological Perspective – Psychodynamic Models|
|3. Manipulation of information may cause cognitive distortions. These errors in thinking produce maladaptive behaviors based on a distorted belief that was produced by an activating event.||C. Psychological Perspective – Learning Models|
|4. Mental illness is a product of learned behavior that is maladaptive.||D. Psychological Perspectives – Humanistic Models|
|5. The interactions of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors contribute to abnormal behavior.||E. Psychological Perspectives – Cognitive Models|
|6. Genetic factors, defects in neurotransmitter functioning, and underlying brain abnormalities, contribute to mental illness.||F. Sociocultural Perspective|
|7. Our childhood experiences contribute to the development of mental illness.||G. Biopsychosocial Perspective|
|8. Abnormal behavior is caused by societal failures, and is a description of behavior that deviates from social norms.|
|9. A malfunction in the physiology of the body produces symptoms of mental illness.|
|10. Abnormal behavior manifests from a distorted concept of the self.|
Respond to the following questions in 50 to 75 words each.
- How do assessment, diagnosis, and treatment work together in the field of abnormal psychology? What is the role of each process?
- How do you know when a behavior is deemed a mental illness?