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Case Study 1 Running head: PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION A Case Study: Psychology in Action Travis H Matheny PS210-03AU History of Psychology Kaplan University Professor, sally Gill November, 17, 2009 A Case Study: Psychology in Action
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Case Study 2 The overall goal of this paper will be to introduce a case study on a hypothetical client by explaining the psychological issues that the client faces. This paper will address these issues from several different psychological perspectives. As well as specific treatment methods that can be applied to this case study. The main focus will be to explain the diagnosis and treatments used in contemporary psychology. In doing so, it will be necessary to discuss how the concepts from systems of psychology such as, structuralism, functionalism, and cultural psychology relate to the case study. It will also be necessary to discuss several of psychologies schools of thought, from which these treatment methods derived. The hypothetical client mentioned previously is Max and until recently he would have been considered by society’s standards to be quite normal. Since graduating high school Max has been working at a local supermarket, and according to his supervisor he had been a model employee. Unfortunately, after max had been working for six months he began hearing voices; these voices told him that he was evil. Max also truly believed that his supervisor had installed miniature cameras all over the store in order to catch him making mistakes. Max started becoming more and more agitated when at work, especially when the store was extremely busy. So much so that he actually started cursing at customers. In fact, he accused one customer of being an FBI agent; he said that they were only following him
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Case Study 3 around to find out what he knew. His symptoms increasingly got worse and after working for another six months Max finally “cracked”. He started shouting at his supervisor that he could no longer take the abuse of being watched by all the televisions in the store, he quit and walked out, needless to say he would have probably been fired anyways. Max also believed he was being watched by the TV’s in his own home as well, Max lived with his parents and after they noticed him becoming increasingly more and more agitated and confused, they brought him to the hospital and he was admitted. There was a time when society would have believed that Max was either possessed by evil spirits or had angered the Gods and was being punished, he would have likely been stoned to death or at the very least considered an outcast and shunned from society. Fortunately for Max he was not around in 600 A.D and since then some of the greatest minds in history discovered that there was actually a psychological cause for mental illness (Tredennick, 1995). Functionalism was one of the first schools of thought in psychology which actually derived from philosophy. The goal of functionalism was to study people and how their able
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course PSYCH 370 taught by Professor Lang during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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