Monday, November 26, 2012

Anorexia Blog

Today in class we watched a movie about Emily, a young woman suffering from anorexia. In the documentary we watched Emily's daily life and the struggles that she has been fighting for the past 8 years. Using the information that you learned today in class about drive reduction theory explain how Emily reduces the drive of feeling overweight and restores her body back to homeostasis in her mind. Use specific examples in your answer and make sure you explain drive reduction theory. Also explain how a drug addict and Emily's battle with anorexia are similar and different. Also, tell me what Emily's drug is. 
Please answer all the questions to receive full credit.DUE Friday 11:59pm

Monday, November 19, 2012

Compare and Contrast Addiction

You need to pick a behavioral addiction. The possibilities are limitless. You need to DO SOME RESEARCH!!!! FIND AN ARTICLE AND LINK IT IN THE POST AND INCLUDE INFORMATION FROM THE ARTICLE IN YOUR RESPONSE.You article needs to help you do not just give my notes to me again. Then you need to compare the behavioral addiction you picked to substance addiction and also point out some differences. This should take you some time if done correctly.Due Wed. BY 12:00AM!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Intervention Application

Over the past few classes we have been watching numerous addicts battle their addictions. As we have watched we have learned that the addict is almost always triggered by something to start their usage and usually it was out of their control. Tell me some of the most frequent triggers seen and how seeing them and the havoc they caused affected you. Do some research about the trigger you have chosen and does research support your assumption of triggering substance abuse or dependency. What are you going to do to make sure you don't make the same mistakes in your future family or even now in your own life. Give me at least 2 and your action steps.