Psychology : Humanistic And Psychodynamic Approach On The Dsm, And Going A Bit Into Homosexuality

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For this writing assignment, I did research in the areas of approaches such as humanistic and psychodynamic along with reading the DSM, and going a bit into homosexuality. In my findings I put together a bit of information regarding the question, to the best of my knowledge. I mention why I prefer the humanistic approach. Also I was able to local a copy of the DSM and describe about the disorder I found interesting. Last, I talked about homosexuality since there a lot of controversy regarding this topic, I stayed with what I felt was important to answer.

1. Compare and contrast Psychodynamic Approaches, Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to personality. Which approach to personality do
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This works hand in hand with the id and balances them. Additionally this is the reality principle which makes decisions, actions, and problem-solving. Finally there is the superego consists of the right and wrong doings of the individual. If the id tends to get out of control the superego helps control it. It’s basically the conscience. All this is what interests me on what Freud’s theory contains as it does make a valid point.

2. Locate a copy of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR®): a system, devised by the American Psychiatric Association, used by most professionals to diagnose and classify abnormal behavior. Pick an abnormal behavior and explain the behavior in terms of the (DSM-IV-TR).

I was able to locate a copy of the DSM-IV-TR online by a previous school I went to. There are a handful of disorders that are covered in this manual and it was a hard choice to pick from them. I ended up choosing mood disorders since I know people with this certain disorder and I would like to know more about it. Mood disorders starts on page 345 and it is separated into three parts. The breakdowns of mood disorders are as follows:
Major depressive disorder – is two weeks of depressed mood or loss of interest with atleast four additional symptoms of depression.
• Dysthymic Disorder – is two years of a depressed mood for more days than not.
• Bipolar I Disorder – one or more manic or mixed

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