Question Description

I’m studying for my Health & Medical class and need an explanation.


Assignment One for Psychology 567/Abnormal Psychology


1.Psychological abnormality may include deviance, distress, dysfunction and danger. First explain what these terms mean regarding psychological abnormality. Second, provide an example of a time when each aspect of abnormality would NOT be considered abnormal.( 20 points)

2.According to your text deinstitutionalization has resulted in large numbers of people with severe psychological disturbances either becoming homeless, beaten by police, ending up in jail or prison. Is this an ethical problem for the United States to continue doing? What do you think? Support your answer with specific examples. (15 points)

3.What are 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages of using drugs in psychotherapy? (10 points)

4.Describe the origins of abnormality according to any 4 of these models of abnormality: sociocultural, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic-existential, biological.

(20 points)

5.In your work setting you are asked to do a clinical assessment with one of your clients, the only tests you have available to you are the Rorschach Test, the Thematic Apperception Test and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Which 2 would you use, and why. Please be detailed in your answer. What would be the strengths and weaknesses of these two tests.

(20 points)

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