Assignment 1 300 words
For this discussion, you will enter into a dialogue regarding a classic and ongoing controversy within abnormal psychology. Specifically, what is the definition of abnormal psychology?
As you enter into the conversation, provide your definition of abnormal psychology. Relate historical events that influenced your thought process as you created your definition. Identify a major theoretical perspective that closely matches your definition. What diagnoses come to mind when defining abnormal psychology?
The challenge this week is attempting to come up with a definition of what is Abnormal is that possible without having an understanding of normal? Can one define normal and if so what would be the requirements? Who defines normal and abnormal? Please view this video of a friend of mine Dr. John Breeding before addressing and discussing. Make sure you follow the directions that Dr. Breeding gives while administering the normal test. https://youtu.be/Cb5F58OFTis
Assignment 2 300-500words
For this journal, you have two tasks:
Task 1: Indicate which character or historical figure you will investigate for your Week Two assignment, Week Three assignment, and your Final Paper. The character must be the same for each assignment, and you may not alter your choice after the conclusion of Week Two.
Review this list of movies or this list of historical case studies that are approved for use for this assignment. You must choose from the provided lists.
Task 2: This week’s discussion forum and readings may have triggered some personal thoughts and feelings regarding abnormal psychology. One of the most important aspects of developing competence in abnormal psychology is to be honestly and completely aware of your personal attitudes toward people who have mental health conditions.
This 300- to 500-word journal entry is an opportunity for you to honestly reflect on your thoughts regarding abnormal psychology. For instance, what insights on bias or prejudice does this topic raise? What potential perception issues or conflicts between belief systems and knowledge sets might arise? Consider any other questions that came up for you over the course of this week’s assignments. You may share as much or as little as you wish, as long as it is evident in your journal that you have taken the time to reflect.
This journal does not require you to share personal information about your mental health or the mental health of people you know.