Presentation on theme: "Evaluating approaches to depression. If you were to give a balanced argument about the ability of a psychological approach to explain depression what."— Presentation transcript:
If you were to give a balanced argument about the ability of a psychological approach to explain depression what would you need to include?
Research evidence Grounding of the evidence Grounded commentary on the evidence General evaluation e.g. causation, usefulness Strengths/limitations with the approach itself Is it missing anything? Deterministic? Other issues and debates- ethics, nature/nurture.
Evaluation of the cognitive explanation for depression Print out the worksheet with all the information from the website. Begin with the research evidence – three pieces are relevant and two are not. Cut, stick and ground the evidence (make sure you are clear whether it supports or contradicts the approach) Add one relevant AO3 comment and ground it to the theory Cut and stick the general evaluation of the theory You should be left with 3 IDA boxes Select two from the three remaining IDA points and write a paragraph merging them together, remembering the So What? and to keep relevance to the cognitive approach to depression, rather than just the cognitive approach or depression