Psychology Question

Read the following Psychology Today article, What is Neurodiversity?

  1. Consider the behaviors in the bulleted listed below:
  • Jenny will only eat white foods.
  • Brenda follows a very specific routine in the morning. If her schedule is disrupted in any way she struggles to get through the rest of her day.
  • Lucy did not speak until she was 3 and tends to repeat the same 3 words over and over again.
  • Thomas has difficulty expressing his emotions and is unable to interpret the emotional cues of others.
  • Jason avoids physical contact with others.
  • Nancy wears headphones all of the time.
  • Matt does not look a person in the eye when he speaks to them.
  • Mary cannot focus unless her socks are pulled up to her knees. She says it hurts her when they fall down.
  • Ryan enjoys watching NASCAR. He knows all of the drivers’ stats and shares this information with his friends, family, and acquaintances.
  • Tammy prefers to work alone and does not do well in group settings.
  • Sarah can follow directions and clearly understands spoken language but she does not communicate vocally.
  • Steven refuses to wear clothing that needs to be pulled over his head. He prefers one specific shirt but will wear another shirt if it has buttons or a zipper.
  1.  PICK onebehavior from the list above that you think is neurotypicaland respond to the five items below. Include a heading to indicate which behavior you are addressing (Example: Jenny will only eat white foods) and then list your lettered responses in full, grammatically correct sentences.
  1. Explain why the behavior is neurotypical.
  2. Indicate whether the behavior should be addressed through treatment and explain why or why not?
  3. Indicate whether this behavior might present a challenge for an individual in dealing with others and explain why or why not.
  4. Indicate something that could be done in a school or workplace setting to accommodate the behavior.
  5. Indicate whether you think the behavior could provide an advantage. If yes, describe how; if no describe why not.
  1.  PICK onebehavior from the list above that you think is neuroatypicaland respond to the five items below. Include a heading to indicate which behavior you are addressing (Example: Jenny will only eat white foods) and then list your lettered responses in full, grammatically correct sentences.
  1. Explain why the behavior is neuroatypical.
  2. Indicate whether the behavior should be addressed through treatment and explain why or why not?
  3. Indicate whether this behavior might present a challenge for an individual in dealing with others and explain why or why not.
  4. Indicate something that could be done in a school or workplace setting to accommodate the behavior.
  5. Indicate whether you think the behavior could provide an advantage. If yes, describe how; if no describe why not.

 

Your paper should be a Word document (.doc or .docx)at least 250 words, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, with 12-point Times New Roman font. Name your file Neurodiversity_iii.docx (where iii are your initials). Unless you have explicit permission otherwise, you must complete this assignment individually; working with someone else, providing information to someone else, or asking for assistance from anyone but the course instructor is prohibited. Be sure that you REFER to concepts included in the Lesson 3 assigned reading in your discussion postings to support your ideas, opinions, and thoughts. A good way to do this by explicitly referring to the text, paraphrasing the relevant information and including a citation, such as:

  • Psychologists who are interested in… (Lumen Learning, 2020, Psychology, Gene-Environment Interactions section, para. 2-3).
  • According to Lumen Learning (2020), psychologists who… (Biopsychology, the Neuroplasticity section, para. 2).

Then provide a reference for the text at the end of your work, as follows:

Lumen Learning (2020). Introduction to Psychology. Retrieved from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/waymaker-psychology/.

     Be sure to paraphrase the relevant information; NO QUOTES allowed. Make sure your writing is clear and well-organized and be sure to include a proper APA-style reference for all citations at the bottom of your post.  See the in-text citations in APA style website and the APA-style Reference(s) list website for additional information. Citations and references do not count toward the word count.

 

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