PSY homework help

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  1. Select a common psychological disorder. Discuss 3 factors that complicate the diagnosis of this specific condition and psychological disorders in general. (4 points)
  2. Some psychological disorders appear to be a product of nature (connected to genetics), while others are clearly linked to nurture (environmental experiences). Identify a psychological disorder that is generally linked to nurture. Explain the role of nurture with respect to this disorder and discuss the evidence that nature also plays a role in this condition. (3 points)
  3. With respect to the symptoms of schizophrenia, what do "positive" and "negative" mean? (1 point)
  4. Are personality disorders "real" disorders? Why or why not? (2 points)
  1. What approach to the treatment of mental illness do you think is most appropriate? Please explain your selection. (2 points)
  2. If you were diagnosed with depression and were offered psychotherapy as treatment, what form of psychotherapy would you choose and why? Please be specific. (2 points)
  3. What type of drugs are used to treat ADHD? How do these drugs work? (2 points)
  4. Under what circumstances, if any, would you recommend the use of ECT? Be sure to explain your answer completely. (2 points)
  5. Discuss three different factors that complicate determining the effectiveness of treatments for psychological disorders. (2 points)
  1. What is cognitive dissonance? Provide an example of cognitive dissonance that you personally have experienced. Be sure your answer demonstrates your understanding of the concept. (4 points)
  2. Explain and provide a unique example of groupthink. (3 points)
  3. Consider the impact that others have on our behavior. Do social pressures most commonly lead us to engage in good or bad behavior? Citing research in your Required Reading, explain your selection. (3 points)

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