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Unformatted text preview: i. Unemployment, death, stress in everyday life 1. Internal vs. external stressors The extremes are easiest to identify 4. Differentiate between different theories of causation of mental illness 1 st Force (Behavioral) i. Mental illness is a result of maladaptive or faulty learning ii. People learn undesirable behaviors that can be unlearned in therapy 2 nd Force (Psychodynamic) i. Mental illness is caused by an inadequate or incomplete resolution of past developmental experiences ii. Developmental 1. Sigmund Freud: psychoanalytical/psycho sexual development (unconscious, conscious) 2. Harry Stack Sullivan: neoanalytic/interpersonal development 3. Erik Erikson: neoanalytic/psychosocial development a. Stages (trust vs. mistrust, etc) b. Believes it is never too late to fix a problem 3 rd Force Theories (Humanistic/Existential) i....
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- Spring '11