Tag: abnormal

An  Inquiry into Depressive Etiology

An Inquiry into Depressive Etiology

Understanding the etiology of a disorder is of massive importance because it informs the course of treatment as well as possible preventative measures. In order to better understand depressive etiology, engage in this INQUIRY INTO DEPRESSIVE ETIOLOGY DEBATE

Debunking Depression: Myth #1 — Depression looks like this

Debunking Depression: Myth #1 — Depression looks like this

Contrary to what your System 1 tells you, depression does not LOOK like any one thing. There is no phenotype of depression. To help you appreciate this fact, read the incredibly sad story of Madison Holleran HERE As you read the article on Madison’s Story, […]

Abnormal Formative Assessment

Abnormal Formative Assessment

Time to start writing! Break out all those articulation skills you kept locked up all summer !! Complete this assessment to increase your skills and knowledge in regard to concepts of abnormality.

Creating Jeopardy Questions like a boss

Creating Jeopardy Questions like a boss

  Because creating test questions is great review, and because playing jeopardy is fun, we’re going to combine the two (Pen+pineapple = pineapple-pen style) into one amazing review activity! Creating Jeopardy Questions like A BOSS

Understanding Depression: Appearances are simply that.

Understanding Depression: Appearances are simply that.

Read the tragic story of Madison Holleran in order to better understand What depression is Etiology of depression Stroy linked here: http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12833146/instagram-account-university-pennsylvania-runner-showed-only-part-story  

Treatment for Depression Understood

Treatment for Depression Understood

Treatment: As far as the IB is concerned, there are 4 main types of treatment for disorders: Biomedical, Individual, Group & Eclectic. By far, the most popular treatment practiced today is the Eclectic Approach to treatment which is a combination of 2 or more of […]

Biological Evidence of PTSD

Biological Evidence of PTSD

Interesting article below elucidating recent studies on specific opiate receptors in brain that are active/inactive in patients with PTSD and the hope that greater understanding of brain regions involved in PTSD could lead to a more specific treatment. The lead doctor writes: “Our study points […]

Rethinking Depression

Rethinking Depression

Watch the incredibly informative and insightful ted talk linked below and then complete the case study!  We’ll discuss the ideas contained within such as: Mind as different from brain Depression as a holistic disorder, not brain based Ineffectiveness of SSRI based treatments “Eclectic Approaches” to […]

What is Weird?? Introduction to Abnormality

What is Weird?? Introduction to Abnormality

For our first option in year 2 psychology, we’ll be investigating Abnormal Psychology.  A Learning outcome of the unit is, “Discuss the concepts of normality and abnormality”  This learning activity will focus your understanding around this topic and see that “abnormal” is not a concept […]