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Subject: Psychology    / General Psychology     Question
Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology
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PSY/225 Version 1 University of Phoenix Material
Disease Model Versus Positive Psychology Worksheet
Read the scenario and answer the questions in no less than 200 words each. Support your responses
with detail from this week’s assigned video and reading. Include APA-formatted citations and references.
William is a 44-year old project manager for a large commercial construction firm. He started out as a
gifted carpenter who greatly enjoyed designing and building custom furniture. However, after several
promotions, he focuses on bringing in new business. He spends many work hours at his computer or on
the telephone. He is divorced and rarely sees his two daughters. In recent years, he has gained weight
and is displeased with his appearance, but has no interest in or energy for exercise. He does not sleep
well because he worries about business problems at night. He was recently diagnosed with high blood
pressure. Although he is financially secure, he rarely takes vacations or socializes outside of the office.
He has begun to feel that his life is pointless.
1. Discuss William’s situation from the perspective of traditional psychology. What information would
be most important? What conclusions and recommendations might be made by a psychologist
working from the disease model?
2. Discuss William’s situation from the perspective of positive psychology. What information would
be most important? What conclusions and recommendations might be made by a psychologist
working from the positive psychology model?

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