Week One Psychopathy

Theories of Maladaptive Behavior

Locate at least two peer-reviewed scholarly articles in the Keiser online library that demonstrate how the biological theory explains etiology in two different mental illnesses. Answer the following questions about each different mental illness:

a)    What are the specific biological mechanisms associated with each diagnosis?

b)    How would each diagnosis be explained by a major psychological theory other than biological theory (e.g., cognitive-behavioral)?

c)    Could each disorder be better understood by the combination of both biological theory and another perspective? If not, why not? If so, which other perspective is best? Why?

Reading

 

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Overview, History, and Psychological Theories

Readings

Butcher, J.N., Mineka, S., & Hooley, J.M. (2017).  Abnormal psychology (17th ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Chapter 1:  Abnormal Psychology: An Overview

Chapter 2:  Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 3:  Causal Factors and Viewpoints

American Psychiatric Association. (2013).  Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).  Washington, DC:  Author.

Introduction  (pp. 5-17)

Use of the Manual (pp. 19-24)

Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5 (pp. 809 – 816)

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