How would a psychologist determine a person ‘s behavior to be normal or abnormal?

How would a psychologist determine a person ‘s behavior to be normal or abnormal?

PSY 1012 General Psychology

Module 5 Assignment

Depression

Read the articles listed below and then write a 1-2 page paper in APA format, using proper spelling/grammar, address the following:

Imagine your 19 year old cousin has recently gone through many changes in his life and you suspect he is suffering from major depression.

What would you tell your cousin about this disease?

How would you help him find the best treatment possible?

What type(s) of therapy would you recommend?

How would a psychologist determine his or her behavior to be normal or abnormal?

Feel free to refer to additional sources besides those mentioned below. Please list your references at the end of your paper in APA format.

The Pill Paradox

The Binds that Tie – and Heal: How Families Cope with Mental Illness

Depression: Beyond Serotonin

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


 

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