Promoting mental health






Historically, psychologists have largely been focused on studying and treating abnormal
As a future psychologist, do you think it is important to focus one’s efforts on promoting wellness
and prevention in order to combat the development, and worsening, of mental and physical health
issues? Explain your answer, provide specific examples, and support your response with
information from a scholarly source.
In your opinion, and what are at least two obstacles that might hinder one’s efforts to achieve
health and wellness? Include a discussion of the psychological concept of “learned helplessness”
and at least one other obstacle.
What are two effective strategies for promoting health and wellness? Include one strategy you
use to promote your own health and wellness that isn’t mentioned in your book. What does the
research have to say about the benefits of this strategy?
Elaborate on your responses.



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