Please choose an article in the weekly readings (required or additional) that you find interesting. Read the article and write an analysis that includes the following sections:
- Categorize the article’s audience: Your weekly assigned article(s) may be written for the lay public, newspaper article, literature review, research article, etc.
- Topic: Explain the main subject of the article. Clarify within the subject the main ideas brought about by the article.
- Thesis/Main Hypothesis: Elucidate the main concept/hypothesis/construct that the article tests or defends.
- Results: Explain the main results of the study. If your article is a popularized psychology article or a per reviewed literature review explain the central assumptions of this article.
- Critical Thinking: In this section, please try to respond to the questions that apply to your case.
- Is the information presented in this article reliable? Explain why.
- Is the methodology well-chosen to explore its main topic? Explain why.
- Are the research question and/or methodology somehow biased? Explain why.
- Did you find any issue with the validity/reliability of the sample? Explain why.
- Are the results of this article scientifically reliable? Explain why.
- Is this topic interesting to advance scientific research? Explain why.
- Is this article useful for you as a student to improve or deepen your understanding of the subject that you are studying? Explain why.
- Has this article brought about a piece of information that you could apply to your own life? Explain why.
Compose your analysis in APA format, including the introduction and conclusion, and in-text citations for all sources used. In addition to your 2-3 page essay, you must include an APA-style title page and reference page. Click the assignment link to compare your work to the rubric before submitting it. Click the same link to submit your assignment.
Articles: Please choose ONE to do the Analysis paper.
- Article #1 – Comorbidity of Substance Use Disorders and Other Psychiatric Disorders Among Adolescents: Evidence from an Epidemiologic Survey
- Article #2 – Recovery From Schizophrenia: With Views of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Others Diagnosed With This Disorder
- Article #3 – Substance Use Disorders and Borderline Personality
From Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders to Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders are among the most common mental disorders in the world. Substance Use Disorder combines the old categories of “substance abuse” and “substance dependence” into a single disorder. The Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders are measured on a diagnostic continuum from mild to severe. The use of and dependence on licit and illicit drugs are both approached in this chapter. Alcohol Use Disorder, Caffeine, Nicotine, Marijuana, Cocaine and the disorders that their use or abuse convey are studied. Other Withdrawal-Related disorders are also presented in Chapter 10 of your textbook.
The second part of this week is dedicated to the study of Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders. Schizophrenia, Postpartum Mood Disorder, Brief Psychotic Disorder and Delusional are described from etiological and symptomatologic perspectives.
Goals for this week and their relationship to our course objectives
This week our learning materials, activities and assignments will help you achieve these goals:
- acquire a working knowledge of psychopathology, its assessment and proposed treatments;
- understand the various DSM-V categories of behavior including, but not limited to: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating and sleeping disorders, personality disorders,sexual disorders, psychotic disorders, substance-related disorders, etc.;
- identify and differentiate between the major symptoms of various psychological disorders; and
- examine and understand the legal and ethical issues related to mental health care.
which will assist you in achieving these course objectives
- describe abnormal behavior from the biological, psychological, and sociocultural perspective;
- identify clinical assessment, diagnosis, and research methods related to the understanding of abnormal behavior; and
- describe the historical evolution in the treatment of abnormal behavior.
Textbook: Chapter 10 and Chapter 11:
Beidel, D. C., Bulik, C. M., Stanley, M. A. (2017). Abnormal psychology: A scientist-practitioner approach (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
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