Grandpa Became Emotionally Affected Psy 101 Princ

Grandpa Became Emotionally Affected Psy 101 Princ

Grandpa Became Emotionally Affected Psy 101 Princ

Final assessment.
Khalid just turned 22 years. He was born in Riyadh but his parents relocated with him to suburban area of
Jeddah in the last 10 years. Khalid has been enjoying the area, especially the sea and its port, the sight of
gigantic and tiny ships, and the multicultural environment aspect of the city. In his early teenage years,
Khalid would walk up and down the streets of Jeddah, happily singing, playing, and greeting even
unfamiliar pedestrians who would lovely glance back at him over their shoulders. He had many friends
both in his neighborhood and in the schools he had attended. He was believed to be more mature than the
children about his age. For example, he used to interrogate his parents and teachers on subject topics they
deemed too complicated for themselves to comprehend, let alone a child. His dad was yet very proud of
him as a potential successor. So were his mom and his grandma who lived with them.
By the age of 18 Khalid was still very friendly, handsome and tall in his late adolescence. He was easy
going, sociable, humble and affectionate. As a child he learned to clean and organize his bedroom and his
belongings. Grandma usually tease Khalid by saying that he inherited his carefulness and well-known
good manners and discipline from her. As she admired him she wondered whether Aisha (the girl whose
mother grandma has been talking to on behalf of Khalid) would do better than her grandson when it
comes to house chores. Grandma expected to meet her great grand-children as she grows old. She
particularly expect to have healthy grand and great grand-children. She knows the history of the family
better than anyone else. It had not been easy on her. As a happy spouse in her forties, her husband
(Khalid’s Grandpa) was diagnosed with a condition which caused him to take his own life right in front of
her. Grandpa had gradually displayed disillusions, disorganized speech, and inappropriate emotional
expressions among other symptoms. Grandma could not forget that. It all started when Grandpa found
and read a letter destined to her. Grandpa became emotionally affected suddenly and a few months later,
he committed suicide after several unsuccessful attempts. Ever since Grandma has been affected and has
started to observe her own folks in case she would diagnose some characteristics of the disorder.
There were no signs however that Khalid had some mental problems. Grandma couldn’t be happier. Her
worries grew one day when Khalid who just graduated from College had an argument with his dad. He
locked himself up in his bedroom for two days and did not talk to anyone, not even to her. Khalid never
refused his adorable grandmother anything. This time she believed that something was wrong with him

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You are required to do the following Exercises
1. Three characters in the text are Khalid, his grandmother and his grandfather. Identify their
personalities by naming and describing them in details. 20pts
2. For each of the three characters, show the possible psychological disorders that affect them and
justify your diagnoses. 20pts
3. Show the appropriate psychotherapies that you consider to be most effective for every disorder
that you have reported. 15pts
4. Explain the symptoms and the possible problems associated with Khalid’s psychological disorder
that got his grandma to be so worried. 20pts
5. Why do you think that grandma is concerned about her grand and great grand- children’s mental
health? 15pts
6. Explain how a place in which someone lives can affect the emotions, thinking patterns, and
behaviors. 10pts