Discuss the etiology of the disorders from a diathesis-stress model perspective.

Compare and contrast the Learning Theory Approach (nurture) and Chomsky’s NativistApproach (nature) to language development.  Discuss the “pros and cons” of each approach.   Include in your discussion whether or not you believe basic language is universal and genetic, or socially learned.  Would you suggest one of these is the best explanation of language development, or would you choose an “Interactionist” (combined) approach?  Explain your answer.

If you were creating Frankenstein’s monster and you found that there were no “whole” brains that could be used, only parts of various brains, what 5 “parts” of the brain would you include? Be sure to give your explanation of “why” you chose these parts rather than others.

Important guidelines to follow:

Write at least a 300-word, well-developed and well-written response.  Use APA Formatting Guide to create accurate citations and documentation to give credit for any resource material used in your response.

Most psychologists today agree that it is important to look at the biological, psychological, and social factors that are involved with the etiology and treatment of mental disorders. The Diathesis-Stress model proposes that genetic and/or psychological vulnerabilities, combined with individual or environmental stressors, leads to distress and/or dysfunction and the possible development of psychological disorders.

For this assignment, you will select two of the disorders we have discussed in Lessons 2, 3, and 4 (e.g. generalized anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, etc.) and discuss the following.

  1. Symptomology – Give a thorough description of the specific characteristics of two (2) disorders.
  2. Etiology – Discuss the etiology of the disorders from a diathesis-stress model perspective.  Include biological, psychological, and environmental factors that contribute to the development of the disorder.
  3. Treatment – Describe two (2) treatment approaches for each disorder.
 

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