WEEK 7 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT chapter 13 and 14 (900-1000 words)

I don’t know how to handle this Psychology question and need guidance.

Annenburg Media Discovering Psychology

Watch this videos. No written assignment.

Closed captioning and transcripts are available on the videos.

15. The Self
Psychologists systsmatically study the origins of self-identity and self-esteem, the social determinants of self-conceptions, and the emotional and motivational consequences of beliefs about oneself. This program explores their methods of discovery. With Dr. Hazel Markus of Stanford University and Dr. Teresa Amabile of Harvard University.

16. Testing and Intelligence
This program peers into the field of psychological assessment — the efforts of psychologists and other professionals to assign values to different abilities, behaviors, and personalities. With Dr. Claude Steele of Stanford University and Dr. Robert Sternberg of Yale University.

21. Psychopathology
The major types of mental illness are presented. Schizophrenia, phobias, and affective disorders are described, along with the major factors that affect them — both biological and psychological. With Dr. Irving Gottesman of the University of Virginia and Dr. E. Fuller Torrey of the National Institute of Mental Health.


Week 7 Written Assignment

Lots of people nowadays seem to have something going on “mentally” with them. It’s fashionable in some places (e.g., Hollywood?) to see a therapist on a regular basis. Kids are eating Ritalin like they were M&M’s. And so on…

How would you account for the apparent increase in number of psychological disorders over the past 50 or so years? (900-1000 words)