Abnormal Psychology. Depression

Module 3 DQ

Reading the sections on the cognitive explanations for depression, such as learned helplessness, depressive attributions, and the cognitive triad, I notice that they all seem to involve a kind of extreme or rigid pessimism. Bring us some research on cognitive views of depression to see what other views there may be, and then tell us what you think: can you see a common theme (such as pessimism or something else) underlying the various explanations for depression?

Module 3 Case Study

In this video, a woman describes some common symptoms of depression.

Module 3 AS

Which of the common symptoms of depression in the textbook (pp. 172-175) do you recognize in the Module 3 Case Study? Identify at least three symptoms from the book, and explain how the case study subject is manifesting them.