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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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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.

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
  • Art Design and Psycholoanalysis from
  • 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 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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