Reaction to Stressors Exercise

The following table describes five situations in which a person reacts to stress in an unhealthy manner. For each: identify the stressor(s).briefly explain why the person's reaction is an unhealthy choice.briefly describe one healthy alternative way of reacting and why you consider this approach a healthy choice.identify two possible moderators of stress for this situation.... Continue Reading →

Skills Assessment Activity

Throughout your textbook, you will find an assortment of interesting “tests” that sample a broad range of skills, abilities, and traits. Although these exercises allow a glimpse at aspects of personality, the results must be interpreted with caution. For this assignment, complete the self-assessment, “Will You Be a Hit or a Miss? The Expectancy for... Continue Reading →

Psychology Research Methods

Complete the following chart. The first column shows the name of a research method used in psychology. In the second column, write a brief description of that research method. In the third column, provide a situation when this method could be applied. Scientific Method Description: A method of testing observations through scientific experimentation. There are... Continue Reading →

Approaches to Psychotherapy

Biomedical and psychotherapy are two basic approaches to treating psychological disorders. A number of approaches fall under the category of psychotherapy, but they all include the following four essential characteristics: Systematic interaction between a client and a therapistBased on psychological theory and researchInfluences a client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviorUsed in treating disorders, adjustment problems, and... Continue Reading →

Effects of Stress

You are currently an associate at an advertising agency where you have worked for two years. You are pursuing a promotion to the position of advertising executive. While you have expected to put in extra hours and some added responsibility as part of earning the promotion, your boss has increased your workload significantly, including some... Continue Reading →

Changes from Adolescence through Adulthood

For each of three developmental domains: physical, cognitive, and social/personality, identify two major changes or challenges associated with that developmental stage (adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood). Adolescent Development Physical Development: 1) Puberty is the appearance of secondary sex characteristics such as body hair, deepening of the voice in males, and rounding of... Continue Reading →

Psychological Disorders Presentation

Slide 1 Psychological disorders are characterized as behaviors or mental processes that impair functionality or cause various kinds of distress. Behaviors that are expected, such as anxiety before a big interview, are not classified as psychological disorders. The only behavior that is not an acceptable response or thought process to a specific event is included... Continue Reading →

Compare and Contrast Psychodynamics and Learning Theory

Personalities Theory Activity As I read about different psychological theories this past week I was fascinated with the depth of understanding in human behavior that they collectively represented. At odds with many of the theorist mentioned in the text, I did not find that any one theory sufficiently explained a large spectrum of human behavior;... Continue Reading →

Summary of the Multi-factorial Model and How it Relates to the Diagnosis of Illnesses

For centuries there has been an unstoppable move in the scientific community towards a unified theory of everything. From Edison’s theory of gravity, which explains both the falling of an apple and the moon’s orbit, to Oersted’s theory of electromagnetism, science is being propelled towards more inclusive explanations for natural phenomena (Lindner, 2007). The multifactorial... Continue Reading →

Will You Be a Hit or a Miss? The Expectancy for Success Scale

What steps of the general adaptation syndrome will I experience? The answer really depends on how long it takes for me to either receive the promotion or be denied the promotion. The alarm reaction stage of GAS would probably be positive because it would mobilize the body to handle the situation. However, after continued stress,... Continue Reading →

Psychological Explanation of Behavior

What are some of the ways that Psychologists attempt to explain human behavior? One of the major debates within the field of Psychology is the degree to which nature versus nurture shapes human behaviors and traits. What comprises our nature? How would you define nurture? How would you describe the interaction between genetic potential, environmental... Continue Reading →

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