Briefly discuss how the EP theory and research define and help us to better understand the problem of depression.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 4:19 am ad1c9bdddf
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PAUL, G. (2006). Evolution and depression: issues and implications. Psychological Medicine, 36(3), 287-297.
Paul argues that depression is innately linked "rooted in the down-regulation of positive affect systems" (287). Using evolutionary theories of depression, the author reveals the view that "loss of control over aversive events and/or major resources/rewards exert downward pressure on positive affect" (287). Basically, two evolutionary theories, the attachment-loss and the defeat-loss theories, are presented. It's quite theoretical, but the article adds that "It is suggested that phenotypes for toning down positive affect, in the face of loss of control, may ...
This guide briefly emphasizes how the EP theory and research applies to the problem of depression.
Abnormal Psychology - Depression and Theories of Abnormality
Abnormal psychology text presents three main theories of abnormality: biological, psychological, and sociocultural. How can these perspectives be integrated to explain symptoms of depression?
- What is the perspective of a theorist from each of the three models of abnormality (biological, psychological, and sociocultural perspective)? Please give supportive answers for each perspective (apa).
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Susie is an 8-year-old Asian American girl; the youngest child in a family of four older siblings. Her parents are both high school teachers. When Susie was 5 years old, she was hospitalized for three weeks for a serious illness. Since that time, she has been in good health.
Susie is extremely shy and avoids situations in which she needs to interact with new people or large groups. She worries about making mistakes in her schoolwork and becomes extremely anxious when taking tests. Sometimes she becomes so nervous that her heart races; she begins to tremble and has difficulty breathing. Susie is also afraid of the dark and does not want to be alone in her room at night. She often requires the presence of one of her parents or older sisters until she falls asleep.View Full Posting Details