abnormal psychology assignments 4


Learning Activity #3: Psychoactive Substances Paper

Write a two to three page paper describing the major psychoactive substances, which are categorized as stimulants, depressants, narcotics, hallucinogens, cannabis. Present two supporting scholarly sources, apply APA formatting, and follow the Paper Writing rubric.

To achieve maximum points for content and analysis, the following elements need thoroughly addressed:

  • Summarize at least two of the categorized members listed above with their effects and potency.
  • Address alcohol use disorders and their personal and social impact.
  • Discuss the major causes of substance use disorders.
  • Describe a biblical integration on how to respond to individuals with addictive disorders.
  • Provide at least two scholarly sources. Citations to the dictionary should be provided on top of the required two sources. The Bible does not have to be listed in the References page, but does have to be cited in-text.
  • Use the Paper Writing rubric provided in the syllabus to ensure you have met all the criteria.

Learning Activity #4: Addition & Illness Journal

Download and read the article titled Why do drug addiction and mental illness often coexist?

This is the third and last week you will be providing a weekly one-page journal entry. Your journal entries will help you gain insight into your own experiences and perspectives as to the issues addressed.

Write a one-page journal addressing the following:

  • Your hypothesis for shared neurobiological basis for both afflictions.
  • Evidence supporting this hypothesis.
  • Your thoughts as to why they co-exist, including examples of people you know or know of (friends, family, celebrities, etc.).
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