1.1.5 Journal: Can Science Answer It?
Points possible: 30
Answer the questions below. When you are finished, turn in your assignment for grading. Use complete sentences and answer each part of the assignment.
1. Think of a time in your life when someone you know was having difficulty. Using that example, choose the statement from the list below that seems most true. Then, for the statement you choose, write which perspective or branch from psychology (humanistic, positive, biopsychology, cognitive-behavioral, developmental, or social psychology) is most related. Then write a one-sentence statement that describes this perspective. (5 points) They have difficulty appreciating the good things in their lives There was a person that used to be a good friend of mine, but is currently not. She was basically born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her parents were good role models in every way possible but she took them for granted and hated the way they would discipline her. Because of this she eventually made really bad mistakes that cost her college scholarship and other things that she worked hard for. Humanistic: The perspective of psychology that emphasizes human potential and personal growth. Example: Helping people set and achieve.
They have a medical condition.
There was a friend that my mom had. My mom said that she had bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness (a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks). She wound also take a lot of pills to help cope with her medical condition. So there was one time that I went to her house to play with her daughter. I remember clearly how she change from happy to angry when I spilled my lemonade on the kitchen sink. Biopsychology: The application of principles of biology toward the study of psychology. Also known as biological...
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