Psychological Well-Being and Disorders

Review the following situation:
Imagine you are serving as a psychological consultant to a newly discovered nation of the world and you discover that most people in this nation are happy while some are distressed and suffering from psychological disorders or mental distress

Assignment: (5 pages excluding title page and reference page)

**Part 1: Happiness and Well-Being (2 pages)

Based on the situation provided and utilizing the course Learning Resources to support your thinking:

Select and describe three influences on happiness and well-being that vary across cultures for your new nation.
Explain why you think these three influences are critical to improving national well-being.

**Part 2: Psychological Distress and Disorder (2 pages)

Based on the situation provided and utilizing the course Learning Resources to support your thinking:

Select and describe three influences on psychological distress and disorders that vary across cultures for your new nation.
Explain why you think these three influences are especially significant for understanding the nation’s psychological distress.

**Part 3: Policy Recommendation (1 page)

Based on the situation provided and utilizing the course Learning Resources to support your thinking:

Make three policy recommendations to reduce psychological distress and explain why.
Make three policy recommendations for psychological well-being for this new nation and explain why.

Include at Least two of these references:
Authors: Wei-ChinHwangaHector F.MyersbJenniferAbe-KimcJulia Y.Tingd. A conceptual paradigm for understanding culture’s impact on mental health: The cultural influences on mental health (CIMH) model.

Assessment of psychopathology across and within cultures: issues and findings
Author links open overlay panelJuris G.DragunsaJunkoTanaka-Matsumib

Lewis-Fernández, R., & Kleinman, A. (1994). Culture, personality, and psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 103(1), 67–71. 

Lopez, S. R., & Guarnaccia, P. J. J. (2000). Cultural psychopathology: Uncovering the social world of mental illness. Annual Review of Psychology, 51(1), 571.

Ryder, A. G., Yang, J., & Heine, S. J. (2002). Somatization vs. Psychologization of Emotional Distress: A Paradigmatic Example for Cultural Psychopathology. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 10(2).

Lewis-Fernandez, R., et al. (2014). Culture and psychiatric evaluation: Operationalizing cultural formulation for DSM-5. Psychiatry, 77(2), 130–154.

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