PSY 490 Week 4 DQ 1

PSY 490 Week 4 DQ 1

PSY 490 Week 4 DQ 1

This topic is a hot topic in the field of psychology today. In my on campus classes I show a DVD called “The Medicated Child” (PBS Home Video: WGBH Educational Foundation).  It goes into the excellent detail of the diagnosis of bipolar in children. It is a very controversial area, especially in the area of medication. May I ask your opinion…and if you would , feel free to debate the topic (debate meaning, back up and cite your opinion with reference support materials).  Do you think psychologists should (or can) accurately diagnose Bipolar in children (under the age of eighteen)??  I challenge you to watch this video before you pass an opinion.  You can access the full video in segments (online viewing ) for free at


Complete the Ethics Awareness Inventory

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word summary of your findings from the Ethics Awareness Inventory.

Discuss the role and importance of personal ethics in psychology, principles, and the Code of Conduct.

Discuss how ethics can affect how you will apply psychological principles to personal, spiritual, social, and organizational issues.

Assess how ethics affect psychological knowledge and principles related to personal growth, health, and development.

Analyze advantages of psychology as a degree choice. How do ethics play a role in your decision to pursue a degree in psychology?

Write a 700- to 1,050-word action plan that addresses the issue presented in the scenario. The scenario is one that you create that will be able to be used to apply your psychological theory.

Explain how you will solve the psychological issue presented according to the theory you selected.

Apply behavioral, cognitive, and socialization strategies to help your clients cope with family relationships, peer interactions, aggression, social skills and academic difficulties. Use creative, critical, and probabilistic reasoning to solve the issue related to behavior and mental processes.