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ASSIGNMENT 2 PSYCHOLOGY (PPS1814)MOHD SHAHRIN YUDIN (1131300038)Question 1Choose a current event or topic of public interest and briefly describe it. (Example: violence against women, school-bullying, corruption and bribery, road-rage). Discuss how the major perspectives in contemporary psychology might shed light on the topic. In your discussion, you are to include the following five (5) perspectives: neuroscientific, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic.Neuroscientific perspectivesWith no answers yet in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370; investigators have said they're considering many options: hijacking, sabotage, terrorism or catastrophic equipment failure. Nobody knows if the pilots are heroes who tried to save a crippled airliner or if one collaborated with hijackers or was on a suicide mission.Whatever the outcome, the mystery has raised concerns about whether airlines and governments do enough to make sure that pilots are mentally fit to fly.Malaysia Airlines said this week that its pilots take psychological tests during the hiring process.One of test taken are Brain scan, this test can Show damage to brain tissue, the skull, or blood vessels in the brain. Be used with other medical tests to help doctors find the right diagnosis for mood and behavioral problems and Help researchers study healthy brain development, effects of mental illnesses or effects of mental health treatments on the brain.However Brain scan cannot do diagnose mental illness when used by themselves and Predict risk of getting a mental illness.Psychodynamic perspectiveAs we all know passenger aboard on missing flight MH370 total individuals with 239 unique backgrounds, idiosyncrasies and lives. This is how the environment which is grown up shaped each persons and thinking or feeling a certain way.Perhaps any passenger in MH370 have a phobia about flying in airplanes, they might have a fear of plunging from a great height when the plane crashes. if they understand that thought, They could survive from plane crash but it is exceedingly unlikely, since they would most likely die quickly or fall unconscious - and in any case, it might be a risk worth taking, once you balance the enormous benefits of air travel against the very small risks of a crash.They could learn to formulate counter-messages to address frightening thoughts, perhaps something like "I've chosen to take a tiny risk because I want to see the world. I'm okay with that small risk, and can relax now and accept that I cannot control everything, and there is risk involved in all aspects of life - risk that need not lock me up in fear."Behavioral perspectiveBased on Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar He was said that the investigation looking into four areas is hijacking, Sabotage, Psychological problems of the passengers and crew and personal problems among the passengers and crew. Malaysian police chief also said Maybe somebody on the flight has bought a huge sum...


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