ESCRIBE SOME OF THE HISTORICAL INFLUENCES AND EARLY SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT THAT SHAPED HOW MENTAL HEALTH HAS BEEN CONCEPTUALIZED
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For this assignment, you will choose one psychological disorder to research. Utilizing academic articles, your textbook, and Curtis & Kelley’s (2018) Foundations of Abnormality: Myths, Misconceptions, and Movies, discuss the mental health diagnosis that you are researching in detail. Your paper should contain the following elements: 1) Describe some of the historical influences and early schools of thought that shaped how mental health has been conceptualized. How might we apply the ‘four D’s’ (see the PowerPoint for Week 12) OR the ‘four F’s’ (see Curtis & Kelley) for this particular disorder? 2) Describe some of the prominent perspectives and approaches used in the study and treatment of mental health. 3) Identify research methods used in the study of mental disorders, and some specific findings of these research methods related to the disorder you are researching. 4) Describe the psychological assessment and evaluation of this mental health problem. 5) Identify some of the physiological and psychological processes involved in the behaviors related to this mental health problem. 6) Discuss individual and social responsibilities in regard to individuals with mental health problems.
Within the context of social responsibility, you may discuss familial responsibilities related to individuals with mental health problems. This assignment is a formal research paper. You should write in 3rd person focusing on what academic sources have reported in their research (e.g., “Blashfield et al. (2014) conducted a review…”). Your paper should be 3 to 4 pages in length, typed & double-spaced, using a 12-point font. Please include a cover page and reference page in APA format. (Cover page and reference page DO NOT count toward the 3-4 page requirement.) Please do not include an abstract for this assignment. Directly after your cover page, begin writing your paper. APA formatting should be used for this paper; please see the OWL Purdue APA website for a good resource on how to use APA formatting. At least three reliable, academic sources should be used to support your writing. These should be listed on your reference page AND cited within the body of your text.