Discussing Mental Illness & Different Major Approaches to Understanding It(Biological, Emotional,Etc.)

Discussing Mental Illness & Different Major Approaches to Understanding It(Biological, Emotional,Etc.)

To prepare for this Assignment, review the following videos in addition to these chapters in the digital textbook that you’ll find after logging into my student account in the class Abnormal Psychology: Chapter 1: “Abnormal Behavior in Historical Context” page 23 Chapter 2: “An Integrative Approach to Psychopathology” including pages 53–56 Chapter 6: “Mood Disorders and Suicide” pages 220-223 : Duran, V. M. (2013). Supernatural views- Historic. Retrieved from http://www.cengage.com/custom/ems/psych/shared/video/player.html?video=suprnatral_vws_hstrc_16360. Duran, V. M. (2013). Hippocrates. Retrieved from http://www.cengage.com/custom/ems/psych/shared/video/player.html?video=hippocrates_16362. Duran, V. M. (2013). Concept Check: Integrative Approach. Retrieved from http://www.cengage.com/custom/ems/psych/shared/video/player.html?video=cncpt_chck_intgratve_apprch_16363. In the past, a one-cause approach was more accepted to understanding psychopathological behavior. Today, it is more accepted that there are multiple causes that can explain the development of mental illness. For this Assignment, you will compare and contrast the early ways of thinking about psychological disorders to today’s current view and explain the multi-dimensional model and the major approaches (theorized causes) of mental illness. Explain what early thoughts and beliefs existed about what caused mental illness. Describe one of the psychological traditions and how it furthered the beliefs about what causes mental illness from that of the early beliefs by the Greeks and from Religions. Select from: Freud’s theory of the unconscious, humanism, or behaviorism. Explain the idea of a multi-dimensional approach and how it differs from a single approach to understanding the major causes of mental illness. Last, referring directly to the textbook, provide an overview of the major approaches of a multi-dimensional integrated model listed in the textbook. For each major approach, include its central tenant(s) as it relates to the explanation (or cause) of mental illness. The major approaches that provide an explanation or cause for the development of mental illness are biological approach (genetics and neurological factors), psychological approach (cognitive and behavioral factors, including the unconscious), emotions approach, social and cultural approach, and the developmental approach. For example, from the biological approach, an imbalance of neurochemicals is believed to influence (or cause) behavioral changes as well as heritability. Submitting Your Learning Activity Using the digital textbook, complete the Unit 3 Assignment Template. No more than 10% of the work should be direct quotations Complete the document in 2–3 pages, using APA writing style. Grading Criteria Points Possible Points Earned Content Discusses the early thoughts and beliefs about the causes of mental illness. 0-15 Describes one of the Psychoanalytic Traditions and how it furthered the beliefs about what causes mental illness. 0-5 Discusses the idea of the multi-dimensional approach and how it is different than a single approach to understand the major causes of mental illness. 0-10 Discusses the major approaches: psychological approach (cognitive and behavioral and the unconscious), biological approach (genetics and neurological influences), emotional approach, social and cultural approach, and the developmental approach. 0-40 Writing Structure: Paper includes in-text citations and reference page using APA style. Paper is appropriate in length (body of the paper should be 2 to 3 pages not including the reference page. Paper includes direct reference to the textbook. 0-15 Mechanics: Paper uses Standard American English including correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and complete sentences and paragraphs. Paper is free of typographical errors. Paper includes a highly developed viewpoint and purpose. Paper demonstrates superior organization; communication is highly ordered, logical and unified). 0-15 Total 100