Defining Normal and Abnormal Behavior

I would like the entire class to identify behaviors that you consider “normal” and “abnormal.”  Please post a response to this message that includes at least three “normal” and three “abnormal” behaviors and the reasoning for your classifications What is normal? Is it majority rules, is it subjective, is it relative; or is normality dictated... Continue Reading →

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Stress Disorders

Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders. Name four symptoms shared by acute and post-traumatic stress disorders.Four symptoms that both post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and acute stress disorders (ASD) have in common are re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance, reduced responsiveness; and increased arousal, anxiety, and guilt (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). Ways in which... Continue Reading →

How Does ADHD Differ From Disruptive Behavior Disorder

Post your response to the following: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a growing concern in the United States. How does ADHD differ from disruptive behavior disorder? How can these two disorders affect a classroom? Do you believe doctors over-prescribe medication for ADHD? Explain your answer. As I was reading about disruptive behavior disorder I was thinking... Continue Reading →

A Negative Self-Schema and Social Interactions

Post your response to the following: Explain how having a negative self-schema affects one’s social interactions. Well, from what I understand, self-schemas help fill in missing information and simplify incoming data. I would be particularly worried about a negative self-schema when it comes to filling in data. With a negative self-schema, someone might see something... Continue Reading →

Assignment Optimism and Health Paper

The overarching statement of the article I chose, Comparative Risk and Perceived Control: Implications for Psychological and Physical Well-being among Older Adults, is that optimism is of no use, both physically and psychologically, without a strong sense of perceived control (Ruthig, Chipperfield, Perry, Newall, & Swift, 2007). Without high levels of perceived control optimism has... Continue Reading →

Cultural Influences of Self-Concept

Post your response to the following: A person’s self-concept plays a large role in how he or she views the world; it helps a person process social information, judge feedback, and influences what he or she notices in others. Culture teaches people what values are important and can determine if they view themselves as independent,... Continue Reading →

Level of Commitment to Goals

Post your response to the following: You have made a life-changing decision of earning a degree. It may change your opportunities in life and your ability to earn and obtain the career you want, but it takes a significant commitment. What is the level of commitment to your goal? In my Bible, there is a... Continue Reading →

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