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PSY 225 UP Disease Model versus Positive Psychology Worksheet

PSY 225

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Complete the Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology Worksheet.

Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology Worksheet

Read the scenario and answer the questions in no less than 200 words each. Support your responses with detail from this week’s assigned video and reading. Include APA-formatted citations and references.

William is a 44-year old project manager for a large commercial construction firm. He started out as a gifted carpenter who greatly enjoyed designing and building custom furniture. However, after several promotions, he focuses on bringing in new business. He spends many work hours at his computer or on the telephone. He is divorced and rarely sees his two daughters. In recent years, he has gained weight and is displeased with his appearance, but has no interest in or energy for exercise. He does not sleep well because he worries about business problems at night. He was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Although he is financially secure, he rarely takes vacations or socializes outside of the office. He has begun to feel that his life is pointless.

  1. 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?
  2. Discuss William’s situation from the perspective of positive psychology. What information would be most important? What conclusions and recommendations might be made by a psychologist working from the positive psychology model?

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Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology Worksheet PSY/225 Version 2 University of Phoenix Material Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology Worksheet Read the scenario and answer the questions in no less than 200 words each. Support your responses with detail from this week’s assigned video and reading. Include APA-formatted citations and references. William is a 44-year old project manager for a large commercial construction firm. He started out as a gifted carpenter who greatly enjoyed designing and building custom furniture. However, after several promotions, he focuses on bringing in new business. He spends many work hours at his computer or on the telephone. He is divorced and rarely sees his two daughters. In recent years, he has gained weight and is displeased with his appearance, but has no interest in or energy for exercise. He does not sleep well because he worries about business problems at night. He was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Although he is financially secure, he rarely takes vacations or socializes outside of the office. He has begun to feel that his life is pointless. 1. 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? 2. Discuss William’s situation from the perspective of positive psychology. What information would be most important? What conclusions and recommendations might be made by a psychologist working from the positive psychology model? Copyright © 2018 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. 1 ...
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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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