This week was spent wrapping up Abnormal psychology. I think that we will have a bit more wrap up when we return after the break. But the important announcement is that all SL students will return to class in January! This is great news – and doubles the size of D block!
I hope that you all enjoy your winter break. I will hopefully see the Northern lights on this holiday. Fingers crossed.
This week we looked at therapies. You should know the key differences between biomedical, individual and group therapies. But there was not enough time to do all that I would like to do! Here is a great video clip on virtual therapy. It appears to be very successful for many veterans suffering from PTSD.
This week we wrapped up the etiologies of PTSD and took a look at our films.
At the end of this week you should be able to explain each of the following etiologies of PTSD and give one study for each. For each etiology, you should be able to discuss the strengths and limitations of the theories. Remember, there is a lot of cross-over between the strengths and limitations of arguments for the origin of PTSD and the origins of depression
Neurochemical arguments (norepinephrine or neuropeptide y)
Locus of control
Social Identity Theory
Next week we will be therapy. I thought that perhaps we need it at this point in the course…..