Foundations of Psychology Paper

Psychology has taken many turns over time, from its beginnings in philosophy to the current study of biopsychology. Psychology has been, at its worst, an investigation of the murky waters of mysticism and, at its best, the study of how the physical brain interacts with the metaphysical mind. As currently defined, psychology is, “…the scientific... Continue Reading →

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Perspectives of Substance Abuse

With which viewpoint or viewpoints do you agree most? Why? Provide specific examples of causal factors and treatments outlined by the respective theoretical viewpoints. I have always been a fan of the behaviorist perspective on psychological disorders, and substance-related disorders are no different. I do agree with Nevid and Rathus (2005) when they say that... Continue Reading →

How Are Anxiety Disorders Viewed by Various Perspectives

Post your response to the following: Surveys suggest that up to 4% of the U.S. population suffers from generalized anxiety disorder. How are anxiety disorders viewed by various psychological perspectives such as psychodynamic, biological, cognitive, and humanistic? With which perspective do you most agree? With which do you least agree? Explain your answers. The psychodynamic... Continue Reading →

Personal Constructs and Social Perspectives

Explain the concept of personal constructs. What is a personal construct? I would compare a personal construct to a ruler. What are we really doing when we measure something with a ruler really? We are comparing the distance between the notches on the ruler with the distance of the object. In the same way, personal... Continue Reading →

Changing Perspective Paper

Is the glass half full or half empty? Why did the chicken cross the road? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, did it really fall? An English professor wrote the words, “A woman without her man is nothing” on the blackboard... Continue Reading →

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