CBT as a Treatment for Psychological Disorders
1. CBT as a Treatment for Psychological Disorders: What is cognitive-behavioural therapy
(CBT)? What techniques are used in CBT? For what psychological disorders is CBT
effective on average? For what (if any) psychological disorders is CBT not effective?
2. Cognitive Factors in Psychological Disorders: Over the course of the term, we discussed
the role of cognitive factors in psychological disorders. Provide three examples of such
cognitive factors (from the text, lecture, or both) and explain how they may contribute to
certain psychological disorders.
3. Biological Factors in Psychological Disorders: Over the course of the term, we discussed
the role of biological factors in psychological disorders. Provide three examples of such
biological factors (from the text, lecture, or both) and explain how they may contribute to
certain psychological disorders.
4. Integrative Approaches to Psychopathology: Explain the diathesis-stress (aka vulnerabilitystress)
model of psychopathology. In your response, make sure to identify and define all the
possible diatheses/vulnerabilities that can contribute to psychopathology (in general). Then,
pick one psychological disorder and describe the diathesis-stress model for that disorder.
FAQ for PSY 325 Assignment
1. What do I need to do in this assignment?
? Decide which one (of the four) questions listed above you wish to pursue. Respond to only
one question. If you respond to more than one question, only the first response will be read.
? Write 4 double-spaced pages for your response. Do not exceed the page or word limit.
? Work independently; you are not to work in pairs or in groups.
? Appropriately cite all references used in your answer. Include a reference page.
? You must have at least 4 external references (scholarly articles, scientific papers, or book
chapters). Note Wikipedia and other web sites are not acceptable sources of
information. You are to retrieve articles and book chapters from the Ryerson library or
through the PsycInfo index. It must be evident to me from your response to the assignment
question that you have read the sources in full. Textbooks do not count as sources.
2. How do I put my assignment together?
? Your response to the assignment question should be about 1,000 words (6 pages
maximum, including title page and reference list).
PSY 325 Assignment Winter 2014 (Koerner)
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What format should I use?
? Double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with at least 1-inch margins all
around. Shifting margins and manipulating the font size is immediately evident to the
reader. Please stay within the word count requirements.
? Use APA format within the paper and for referencing. This is a psychology course, and
thus you are expected to use the conventions for editorial style as specified by the
American Psychological Association (APA) for this writing assignment. This means:
? Number your pages in the upper right-hand corner
? Include a title page (with your name, course code and section, Professor’s name, and
? Include a reference page. In APA style, the title on the reference page is “References”,
NOT “works cited” or “bibliography”.
? Use proper within-text citations
? Go to this website for more information regarding APA style:
3. Can I use quotes?
? Using a few quotes to show support for your ideas is acceptable, but using too many
quotes in combination with too few of your own thoughts does not make for a wellbalanced,
intelligent paper. Excessive or inappropriate use of quotes is not acceptable –
you should show me that you clearly understand the information presented in the
articles you’ve chosen.
? You MUST acknowledge all sources in the paper using correct referencing. If you do
not know what this means or if you have any questions about how to write this paper,
please come see me or your TA during office hours before the due date.
4. How do I submit my assignment?
? Assignments should be submitted to me via Turn-it-in before Tuesday April 1, 9am. The
submission portal can be found on Blackboard. Please note that due to the large
numbers of students enrolled in Arts courses, we are unable to accept assignments
submitted by email or by fax.
5. Additional Information
? There are numerous resources for writing help at Ryerson University, including the
Ryerson Writing Centre, which offers free one-on-one tutorials on all aspects of written
work (e.g., grammar basics, “writer’s block,” and academic referencing systems). More
information about the Writing Centre is available on its website:
http://www.ryerson.ca/writingcentre/ The Writing Centre can be contacted at: 416 979
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