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Disorders and Application of Cross-Cultural Psychology - Freshman Essays

Disorders and Application of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology: Immigration Policies and Practice

Main discussion:

Post an explanation on these two questions in which you do the following:

Analyze how cross-cultural psychology can positively influence policies and practices regarding immigration. Provide specific examples from the Week 6 Learning Resources and any additional resources you researched. Respond to this quote from
Working With Immigrant-Original Clients: An Update for Mental Health Professionals (APA, 2013, p. 4):… “The negative consequences of living with prejudice should be an issue of grave concern for psychologists.” Explain
at least two of those consequences and, based on the Learning Resources, what psychologists can do in support of immigrants.

Assignment 1: Culture-Bound Syndromes

To prepare:

  • Review Chapter 9 in your course text, with particular attention to the sections on cultural syndromes and DSM-V.
  • Review Table 9.1, “Specific Cultural Syndromes,” in the course text “Shiraev, E. B., & Levy, D. A. (2017). Cross-cultural psychology: Critical thinking and contemporary applications (6th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis” (pp. 259–261). There are 21 cultural disorders identified.
  • They are:
  • 1. Amok 9. Koro 17. Sore neck syndrome
  • 2. Ataque de nervios 10. Latah 18. Spell
  • 3. Bilis, colera, or muina 11. Locura 19. Susto
  • 4. Brain fag 12. Mal de ojo (“evil eye”) 20. Taijin kyofusho
  • 5. Dhat 13. Pibloktoq 21. Zar
  • 6. Falling out 14. Qi-gong
  • 7. Frigophobia 15. Rootwork
  • 8. Ghost sickness 16. Sin-byung
  • Select seven cultural syndromes as the focus of your Assignment.
  • Review the DMS-V chapter on Cultural Formation and the Appendix, “Glossary of Cultural Concepts of Distress,” in the Week 6 Learning Resources. Note that multiple potential diagnoses are listed for some syndromes, but you will need to select and defend one diagnosis.
  • Explore the entire DSM-V, also provided in your Week 6 Learning Resources. Consider how the cultural syndromes you selected may be diagnosed when applying the DSM-V criteria.
  • Access the Handout Worksheet in the Learning Resources. You will use it to complete your Assignment.

PSYC 2001: Cross-Cultural Psychology

Week 6 Application Assignment: Culture-Bound Syndromes and the DSM-V

Analyze perspectives on psychological disorders across cultures. What are the similarities and differences between how culture-bound syndromes and the DSM-V look at psychological behavior? Support your diagnosis and analysis with specific references to the DSM-V, the Learning Resources, and any additional research you used.

Culture-Bound Syndrome

Culture-Bound Syndrome Behaviors

Possible DSM Diagnosis

DSM Behaviors (Criteria)

Rationale for DSM diagnoss

Submit a completed worksheet with information on seven cultural syndromes of your choice.

In the designated rows of the worksheet, provide the following for each of your selected cultural syndromes:

  • Identify the name of the cultural syndrome.
  • Describe the main symptoms and behaviors of the cultural syndrome.
  • Identify the DSM-V disorder that you believe is a possible diagnosis of the cultural syndrome.
  • List key symptoms and behaviors related to the chosen DSM-V diagnosis that also relate to the cultural syndrome.
  • Provide a brief explanation of your choice of the DSM-V disorder and how you see it connecting to the cultural syndrome.