PSY 270 Week 5 CheckPoint Substance Abuse

PSY 270 Week 5 CheckPoint Substance Abuse

PSY 270 Week 5 CheckPoint Substance Abuse

Review the various responses from the clusters in Discussion Question 2. 

Respond to the following: In Discussion Question 2, you examined the various viewpoints on causes and treatments for substance abuse. With which viewpoint or viewpoints do you agree most? Why? 

Provide specific examples of causal factors and treatments outlined by the respective theoretical viewpoints. How does your assigned theoretical viewpoint explain the causes of substance abuse, and what treatments does it recommend? What are some of the strengths or weaknesses of your assigned viewpoint?”Anorexia and bulimia are serious problems with devastating effects. Both are eating disorders, but each has distinct characteristics. What are some differences between these two disorders? How do these disorders affect the people who suffer from them? What leads a person to become either anorexic or bulimic? Are the causes internal, external, or both? Explain your answers

Resource: A Matter Over Mind article



Review the Electronic Reserve Readings for Week Five, located on the student website. In your reading, A Matter Over Mind, the author presents the case of a young man who shoots and kills a police officer. The case argues a defendant’s constitutional right to use the insanity defense and the amount of leeway provided to prosecutors.


·         What is the difference between mental illness and insanity? (Hint: What is the important second prong of the McNaughten rule?)

·         The McNaughten rule cannot be used to defend the actions of a person who drinks alcohol and then murders someone. Why not?

·         Identify each of the following:

o    Rational and guilty

o    Guilty but insane

o    Not guilty by reason of insanity

If you were deciding this case, how would you rule? Briefly explain your decision.

Resource: Appendix F

Answer the questions in Appendix F.Children, like adults, experience depression and anxiety. How do the experiences of children who feel anxiety or depression compare to those of adults who feel anxiety or depression?