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Running Head: DISEASE MODEL VERSUS POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHEET
Disease Model versus Positive Psychology Worksheet
DISEASE MODEL VERSUS POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHEET
Discuss William’s situation from the perspective of traditional psychology. What
information would be most important? What conclusions and recommendations might be
made by a psychologist working from the disease model?
William is experiencing negative emotions as a result of traumatic experiences and
depression in his life. He is continuously less social and unhappy. However, William can reverse
this situation and live a happier life because the condition can be treated. Rather than building on
strengths, the Disease Model is dominant in psychology because it will focus on illn...
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