Contemporary psychology has become highly diversified. Many perspectives have been adopted for the study
of psychology. Each of these perspectives sees behavior and experience in a unique way that frequently
contradicts other highly regarded perspectives.
Review the text to discover more about the seven perspectives of psychology
(neuroscience, evolutionary, behavior genetics, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and social-cultural).
This is based on your interpretation of the academic material. Rely on your own words and your interpretation
of the material for this assignment. Although direct quotes may be used, use them sparingly. Your instructor will
want to know how you define the terms, perspectives, and ideas. Keep in mind that you still give credit to your
source when paraphrasing the main ideas.
Describe each of these perspectives. Include a minimum of one peer-reviewed article or text reference for each
Select any two perspectives and identify similarities and conflicting viewpoints. How do these perspectives
differ from the others? What are some common viewpoints in the perspectives?
Select one of the following psychological disorders: substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), major depressive, or generalized anxiety. Identify which
perspective would be most beneficial in understanding and treating the disorder. Provide supporting evidence
using critical thinking from the course content, readings, and academic peer-reviewed sources.
What is a detailed outline?
A detailed outline is an effective tool to help you organize your thoughts and main ideas and to include facts
and references in one comprehensive document. The outline helps your instructor understand your purpose
and provide feedback to help you with the final document.