Consider what you’ve been learning about in this course: If someone is well-skilled and practices positive psychology and problem-focused, emotion-focused, and appraisal-focused coping, in what ways might these skills help him or her deal with having a psychological disorder? How might it even prevent him or her from suffering from a psychological disorder? On the other hand, how might having poor coping skills and/or failing to practice them be associated with or contribute to having or even worsening a psychological disorder? What differences might there be between children and adults on these issues?
There is not a right or wrong answer to these questions so be certain to make reference to concepts you learned in this module, such as the medical model, the biological perspective, the Diathesis-Stress Model, as well as opposing views such as those of Szasz and Glasser to support your view.
Post your initial response to the discussion question no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. You will not be able to see any of your classmates’ posts until you have posted your initial response.
Respond to at least two of your classmates no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.