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PSY 225 Week 1 Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology Worksheet

Complete  the University of Phoenix Material: Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology Worksheet. Make sure to use your own language and to cite when using other’s ideas including the textbook. Quotes should not be needed here, but if you do use another’s language you must cite and use quotation marks

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SupportingMaterial:University of Phoenix Material: Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology Worksheet

Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology Worksheet

Read the scenario and answer the questions in no less than 200 words each. Support your responses with detail from this week’s assigned video and reading. Include APA-formatted citations and references.

William is a 44-year old project manager for a large commercial construction firm. He started out as a gifted carpenter who greatly enjoyed designing and building custom furniture. However, after several promotions, he focuses on bringing in new business. He spends many work hours at his computer or on the telephone. He is divorced and rarely sees his two daughters. In recent years, he has gained weight and is displeased with his appearance, but has no interest in or energy for exercise. He does not sleep well because he worries about business problems at night. He was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Although he is financially secure, he rarely takes vacations or socializes outside of the office. He has begun to feel that his life is pointless.


  1. Discuss William’s situation from the perspective of traditional psychology. What information would be most important? What conclusions and recommendations might be made by a psychologist working from the disease model?
  2. Discuss William’s situation from the perspective of positive psychology. What information would be most important? What conclusions and recommendations might be made by a psychologist working from the positive psychology model?


PSY 225 Week 2 Tracking Positive and Negative Emotions

Track your experience of positive and negative emotions over 4 days this week and complete the worksheet.  Make sure to complete and include all questions on the worksheet plus the chart described in the UoP Materials (also includes an example, which should be helpful)..

Tracking Example


Track your experience of positive and negative emotions over 4 days this week. One way to remind yourself is to set your phone alarm to go off at different times of the day. Check in at least three times each day. When the alarm goes off, write the emotion you are experiencing or experienced in the last hour and rate it using a 0–4 scale in which 0 = neutral and 4 = extremely positive or negative emotions.


Example 1: As you come out of a store, you observe a remarkable sunset.

Example 2: You may have been fearful that you missed a deadline at work, school, or home.


List the emotion, the reason, and the rating; see the examples below.


 Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
Positive emotionsHappiness at the sight of the sunset: 4/4   
Negative emotionsFear of missing a deadline at work: 3/4   


PSY 225 Week 2 Resilience Presentation


Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® (guideline; use the number of slides needed) presentation that illustrates how people create growth and find meaning out of trauma and suffering.

Create a mock case study of a client who is a survivor of a traumatic event and who has overcome the experience, and is now demonstrating resilience and overall wellbeing.

Include and discuss the following concepts:

  • Introduce the concept of resilience (what is it, why is it important, how does it apply to positive psychology?).

    • Describe the event the client experienced.

    • Discuss how the client interpreted and overcame the event by use of meaning-making, sense-making and benefit-finding

    • Discuss the post-traumatic growth the client experienced.

    • Explain the role of resilience in protecting wellbeing.

    • Define terms within the main body of the presention and explain how

    they apply (resilience, meaning-making, sense-making, benefit-finding,

    and post-traumatic growth). You will need citations for your definitions

    and any other theoretical material.

    • Definitions can come from the textbook or other references, but

    make sure to use psychology sources.  Don’t just quote; show that you understand what the terms mean in your own words.

Guidelines for Presentations:

• Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.  If you quote, make sure to cite.

• You must add Speaker Notes to each slide. If you were speaking to

a group, what would you say?

• Include the following: Slides for title, introduction, each main topic,

conclusion, and reference slide.

• Case study can be included as a separate word document instead of

speaker notes (150 -350 words), but then make sure to still include the

slide including a summary in the power point with a “See Word

Document” note under Speaker’s Notes.

I am looking for a well organized presentation.  I suggest that you first make an outline of topics and main ideas for each, then review what you have and adjust as needed.  If you were in the audience, would you be able to follow the presentation?  Would you find it to be interesting?

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PSY 225 Week 3 Happiness

Watch the “Positive Psychology” video located in this week’s Electronic Reserve readings.

Answer the following questions in approximately 75 to 175 words each describing your reaction to the video with respect to the Bhutanese views on happiness.  Make sure that you are writing in well constructed paragraphs that clearly express your ideas as related to the video.

Include the following:

  • Explain the Bhutanese views on happiness.
  • Provide specific examples from the video that you found interesting or meaningful. Explain how these examples impacted you?  Why are they important?
  • Contrast the “good life” as reflected in Bhutanese and American culture.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines as needed (citations).

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PSY 225 Week 3 Polling Exercise on Subjective Well-being

 This assignment has several steps.  Make sure to read the whole assignment before you begin and that you complete all sections.

In this class we have learned that happiness is an important concept in positive psychology.  To research this common life experience, the term subjective well-being has been employed.  “Survey researchers followed the hedonic model of subjective well-being by defining happiness in terms of life satisfaction” (Baumgardner & Crothers, 2009, Ch. 5, p. 2) as related to demographic information.

For this assignment you will conduct your own mini-research study as follows:

1)      Poll at least 6 people including yourself by asking each to respond to the questions found in the chart (see worksheet) and then fill in the responses.  You may want to take notes on responses and then fill into the chart.  DO NOT rely on your memory.  It is important that you accurately record subject responses.  DO let the person know what these questions are for and ask for their assistance.  DO let them know that their responses will remain anonymous.

2)      Once the chart is complete, look for any similar responses or patterns.  Consider if those patterns support what you have read in the textbook.

3)      Complete the summary discussion questions at the end of this assignment (see worksheet). These questions focus on your understanding of the results.  This is an important step in completing research.

4)      Submit the worksheet as a Word document with completed chart of all subject responses and your discussion and summary responses.


PSY 225 Week 4 Changing a Behavior Worksheet

Complete the worksheet taking into account my suggestions below:

Specificity is needed. Make sure to narrowly define the behavior which is to be changed. For example, if you want to begin an exercise program, start small with one activity. Deciding on 4 hours a day will usually fail (too much).  A goal of “get healthy” would also be a problem.  What specific actions will you take to increase health?

  • Pick a behavior that you are ready to change

    • How will your plan include positive reinforcement for you to continue and be successful? Even adults need regular support because it is hard to change patterns.

    • Think about adding something positive rather than taking away what you enjoy.

The plan itself might be explained in outline or bullet point format.

Correct mechanics including grammar and spelling are required.

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SupportingMaterial:University of Phoenix Material: Changing a Behavior


Individual Due day 7 8

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PSY 225 Week 5 Death Scenario Paper

Read the scenario on p, 283 of Positive Psychology (Chapter 12, section titled Focus on Research: Getting to Life’s Bottom Line).

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper including the following:

  • Describe in detail the thoughts and emotions you felt while imagining the scenario.

    • If you did experience this event, how do you think you would handle the final moments?

    • If you did experience this event, how would you describe your life up to this point.

    • In what ways can traumatic events be opportunities for growth?

    • From the material on research and Post-traumatic Growth, explain the importance of this exercise.

Bullets one through three are experiential and do not need outside references unless you refer to the exercise as discussed in the book.  For bullets four and five you  need to make connection to the academic material/concepts in the textbook and outside references (one outside plus the textbook).  Make sure to cite and reference.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Follow APA guidelines from previous assignments (in-text citations as needed).

Inlude a title page, introduction, body of paper, conclusion and reference page. Since this paper is somewhat longer, you will be expected to use topic headings from APA format to help organize your work.

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