Project #159791 - psychology

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Due By (Pacific Time) 12/11/2016 04:00 am


There are two parts to this assignment. Be sure to answer both parts completely and coherently in a well-written essay. Each essay should be two to three paragraphs in length, with the total assignment containing about 250 to 350 words.

Part 1

Evaluate the four criteria of conceptualizing abnormality discussed in Instructor Commentary 12.1: Conceptualizing Abnormality (statistical deviance, social deviance, personal distress, and maladaptive behavior). What are their strengths and weaknesses? Is one criterion better than the others? Are any of them particularly poor ways of conceptualizing abnormal behavior? Justify your responses.

Part 2 

Do you think personality disorders should be labeled as "abnormal" behaviors? Why or why not? What characteristics do they have in common with other psychological disorders? In what ways are they different?

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Part 1 of this assignment grounds your discussion in Instructor Commentary 12.1, which, for those of us who haven't looked at the Instructor Commentaries all semester (and there are a few of us), is found in the Content section-> Main Course Content-> Unit 3-> Lesson 12: Psychological Disorders. You will find much of what you need in Commentary 12.1 to complete Part 1, but you will benefit from ideas in the section on Abnormal Behavior: General Concepts in Chapter 15 of the textbook titled Psychological Disorders. NOTE: This lesson aligns with the topics in Chapter 15. Not 12. You will also find this section useful for a discussion of the questions posed in Part 2.


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