The study of abnormal behaviour has a long and tragic history. People who have a mental disorder were seen as possessed by evil spirits that needed to be driven out by whatever means. A more humane approach developed in the 18th and 19th centuries and mental illness...
In your first year of IB Psychology at Pamoja Education, you will study Approaches to Research and Approaches to Understanding Behaviour before you complete the IA. SL students also study Abnormal Psychology. HL students study Abnormal Psychology and the Psychology of...
Cognitive-behavioural therapy is the most common psychological treatment for MDD. It emerged from Beck’s theory as to the causes of depression. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a term that encompasses numerous specific treatment approaches. As the name suggests,...
Psychologists taking a sociocultural approach focus on the role played by social and cultural factors in the development of depression. One line of investigation is the role played by social isolation as a cause of depression. This article argues that depression is a...
A recently published book by Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, raises some provocative ideas about the subject. The major ideas of her argument are outlined here. Do you see her argument as credible? Sign up to...
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