Psychology assignment- Answer 4 questions
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Please pick four (4) of the following questions to answer. Please ensure that you use correct grammar and punctuation. You will need to support your answers with information from lecture as well as the book.
1. Read over the symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder in your book. I have had many students over the years state that they did not believe this could really happen. Why do you think people could be skeptical about the existence of this disorder? Make sure your answer shows that you read the symptoms of the disorder.
2. Review the video of the two girls that are diagnosed with schizophrenia. [url removed, login to view] . Read over the symptoms of schizophrenia in your book. Provide four examples of where these children show symptoms of schizophrenia in the video. Discuss your thoughts of schizophrenia as an illness, and the impact that mental illness has on family members.
[url removed, login to view] a heated argument with his father, 15-year-old Jason developed a paralysis of his right arm. Medical examinations can find no physical cause for the paralysis. Use the psychoanalytic perspective to explain how the paralysis may be Jason's attempt to deal with an unconscious conflict between his id and superego.
[url removed, login to view] to a number of distinguished psychologists, a major purpose of the defense mechanisms described by Freud is the protection of self-esteem. Give an example of how repression, reaction formation, projection, rationalization, displacement, and denial could each be used to protect or even enhance a positive self-image.
[url removed, login to view] demonstrates personality traits at parties with her friends that are very different from those she exhibits when she participates in class activities. Using your knowledge of both the person-situation controversy and reciprocal determinism, explain why the variability of Tonya's behavior in different situations is not surprising.
[url removed, login to view], a high school sophomore, lacks self-discipline, fails to plan ahead, and is excessively anxious. He is quickly frustrated by challenging tasks and frequently becomes overly critical of others. Use the psychoanalytic, humanistic, and social-cognitive perspectives to give three contrasting explanations of Andy's behavior.
7.A newspaper editorialist argues that the use of DSM-IV-TR diagnostic labels is destructively antidemocratic, because it enables an elite corps of mental health professionals to subtly control the values and life-styles of the rest of society. First give reasons supporting this argument, then defend the continued use of diagnostic labels.
[url removed, login to view] between dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia. Compare the usefulness of a medical perspective and a biopsychosocial approach for each of these two disorders.
[url removed, login to view]'s history teacher asked him why so many German people complied with Hitler's orders to systematically slaughter millions of innocent Jews. David suggested that the atrocities were committed because the Germans had become unusually cruel, sadistic people with abnormal and twisted personalities. Use your knowledge of the fundamental attribution error and Milgram's research on obedience to highlight the weaknesses of David's explanation.
10.Nineteen-year-old Latitia reported: “Although I was not at all sure that I really loved my boyfriend, he coaxed me into sleeping with him. After that, I convinced myself that I really did love him.” Use your understanding of cognitive dissonance theory to explain why Latitia developed such positive feelings for her boyfriend. What could Latitia do in the future to ensure that her sexual behaviors are guided by her own true attitudes and desires?
[url removed, login to view] walking through a busy city park, Mr. Cruz experiences sharp chest pains that indicate to him the onset of a heart attack. Describe several things Mr. Cruz should do to increase the chances that someone will come to his
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