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Psychology
A brief overview of psychology theory and bipolar disorder.
# 118135 | 750 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 07, 2010 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Theory)


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Description:

The paper outlines the four important perspectives on psychology which affect theories of development; psychoanalysis, trait theory, humanistic and social-cognitive theory. The paper briefly discusses how Maslow was a humanistic theorist who suggested that personality develops by moving through a series of needs and wants. The paper then looks at bipolar disorder and specifically at bipolar II's symptoms and treatments.

Outline:
Theories of Development
Bipolar Disorder as Psychological Disorder

From the Paper:

"Personality Development Theory has become a multi-faceted department, with many theories of how personality is created in youth and adolescence. There are four important perspectives upon psychology which affects theories of development: Psychoanalysis, which suggests that children are subjects to unconscious processes in infancy which fixes their personality; trait theory, which argues for biological disposition, which some have argued is too inflexible and "Tends to reinforce stereotypical beliefs [sic] about people" (Meinholdt, 2001, Lecture); Humanistic, which argues that personality is a social construct; and Social-cognitive which states that personality develops through interaction between humans and external factors."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AllPsych Online King of the Mountain from http://allpsych.com/personallitysynopsis/maslow.html
  • Art Design and Psycholoanalysis from http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~kbroom/handouts/maslow.htm
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (1994) American Psychiatric Association, Washington.
  • Heylighenl, F A Cognitive-systemic Reconstruction of Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualisation from http://cogprints.org/602/00/Maslow2_27_27_27.text_A4 July 1991
  • Manning, J Sloan, Connor, Pamela D, and Sahai, Anjali The Bipolar Spectrum: A review of current concepts and implications for the management of depression in primary care in Archives of Family Medicine (1998), 7.

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