Discussion- Inside the teen brain

Discussions are fundamental to shared learning, so please be sure to participate early and often! After you have completed the Reading, and without reviewing your classmate’s responses, post your initial response to the following Discussion. Your post should be at least 300-350 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources. After you have submitted your initial post, review some of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least 2 of your classmates. Your responses to others should be at least 100 words in length and substantive. Refer to your Discussion Board Rubric in Course Resources for specific grading explanation.

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Inside the Teenage Brain

This discussion is based on your Web Field Trip to Inside the Teenage Brain (see the link below); please take the time to watch all of the videos, including the introduction. This will not only benefit your initial post but also your responses to others. Choose at least two aspects of the videos that you consider pertinent to the study of clinical psychology and discuss those specific aspects. Why did you choose those aspects of the videos? Can you relate either your current career or your future career plans to those aspects of the videos? Please explain.

Citing videos is a bit more complex. To cite this video as a scholarly source, I looked under “credits” and found the necessary information:

In text citation-(Spinks, 2002).


Spinks, S. (2002). Frontline: Inside the teenage brain, Videorecording. Boston, MA, USA: WGBH Boston. Retrieved from:


Pomerantz, A. (2014). Clinical Psychology, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Chapter 6: “Conducting Research in Clinical Psychology”

Chapter 11: “General Issues in Psychotherapy”

Chapter 6 covers the issues related to clinical psychology research. You will read about approaches to clinical psychology research. Various types of experiments in psychology will be covered including as quasi-experimental designs, analogue and correlational methods, and case studies. You will also look at some of the ethical and cultural issues in research.

Chapter 11 explores general issues in psychology. Does therapy work? What is the difference between efficacy and effectiveness in psychotherapy research? Is one type of psychotherapy better than another? These and other questions will be discussed. You will read about the types of psychotherapy that psychologists and counselors actually practice and take a look in to the future evolution of the field.