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Week 2 Discussions: APA format for sources, use the readings provided
Abnormal Psychology
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the reference source mental health professionals and physicians use to diagnose mental disorders.  The most recent edition, the DSM-5, was released in 2013. Since its inception, the DSM has been growing in size.  According to Week 1’s Learning Resource, History of Mental Illness, the number of diagnosable disorders has tripled since the first publication in 1952 (Fa
eras, XXXXXXXXXXThe DSM-5 added approximately 10 percent new diagnostic categories from the DSM-IV. 
 Contemplate these points:
· the diagnosis of hording was added to the DSM-5, elevating it from a subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder. 
· caffeine use disorder and Internet gaming disorder were added to the DSM-5, placed in a special section reserved for disorders in need of further study
· mental health diagnostic awareness is growing: across social media, prescription drug advertising, and TV programming (Dexter – Antisocial Personality Disorder with como
idity in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Homeland – Bipolar)
Your Task
1.  Main Entry:  Provide your response to the following questions.  Support your response through the synthesis of concepts from the week’s readings and learning resources. 
 a.  What does the ever-expanding list of diagnostic categories within the DSM mean to you, to me, your neighbor, to the fellow in the next town?  Is the expansion of what is considered diagnostically “mentally disordered” within the DSM something we should be tracking?  Why or why not?
. Are practitioners’ practical approaches/perspectives on psychological disorders influencing their acceptance or rejection of diagnostic labels within the DSM-5?
c. What is the relevance / need for diagnostic labels?  Is it naïve to reject the use of diagnostic labels?
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Discussion 2: Understanding Movies
After watching all the films in Week Two’s content (with the exception of The Birth of a Nation) discuss at least 5 storytelling/na
ative/plot devices or editing choices that you have seen in recent films or TV shows. How did these devices or choices help drive the story? Then link those na
ative techniques to the films you watched.
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The Birth of a Nation (1915) is still seen as a monumental film due to its innovation of filming techniques that are still used today. For example, one of D. W. Griffith's key contributions was his pioneering use of “cross-cutting” to follow parallel lines of action. An early audience might have been confused by a film that showed first one group of characters, then another, then the first again, But Griffith successfully uses such a technique in a chase scene that is rarely not use in an action movie today. Besides “cross-cutting,” There are at less 16 other ways in which Griffith was an innovator, ranging from his night photography to his use of the iris shot and color tinting. Due to Griffith’s efforts, this is a film of great visual beauty and na
ative power.
However, the movie is racist and unapologetic about its attitudes, which are those of a white Southerner, raised in the 19th century, unable to see African-Americans as fellow beings of worth and rights.
With that in mind, answer the following questions:
· Is it possible to separate the content from the filmcraft? If art should serve beauty and truth, can great art be in the thrall of hateful ideologies? Can we still find beauty in such an ugly past? Is it reasonably “okay” to enjoy viewing such art with such a message?
· Are there more recent films, TV shows, music, pieces of art that press against the same types of issues? If so, how do we/should we respond to them?
· Identify at least three specific moments in the film in which film craft is used to either deify the white "heroes" or demonize African American characters.
Use specific vocabulary and concepts we learned to describe what you're seeing and intended effect on the viewer.
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Sunabh answered on May 30 2021
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Running Head: WEEK 2 DISCUSSIONS        1
Table of Contents
Discussion 1: Abnormal Psychology    3
Discussion 2: Understanding Movies    3
PART 1    3
PART 2    4
Reference    5
Discussion 1: Abnormal Psychology
a. DSM revision or expansion of the list is occu
ing majorly because of the creation or identification of new mental disorders. Likewise, continuous research in the physiology and morphology of the diseases presents new data, which has to be added in the manual (Boysen & Ebersole, 2014).
. Practitioners or clinicians primarily use DSM in order to diagnose a mental disease because DSM contains symptoms, description as well as other criteria to diagnose mental disorder.
c. Yes, it is naïve to reject the use of diagnostic labels because these labels help to define a problem based upon a specific condition or symptom, which could then be matched with the disease in order to acquire more knowledge, seek help and prepare action plan.
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