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  • Abnormal Psychology And Culture-Bound Syndromes

    Abnormal Psychology and Culture-Bound Syndromes As many of us know, there are unlimited differences in cultures around the world from religion to the way we communicate with one another. What many of us may not know, however, is that there are actually specific psychological disorders found only in certain areas of the world. There are several well known culture-bound disorders as well as variances in disorders and on theoretical reasons behind the disorders themselves that

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Janna
  • Abnormal Psychology

    A summary of the susanna kaysen's experience of the mental illness, using his/her actual words or actual incidents depicted in the movie. Dr. Crumble : Susanna, four days ago, you chased a bottle of aspirin with a bottle of vodka. Susanna Kaysen : I had a headache. The dialogue above between Dr. Crumble and Susanna Kaysen showed Susanna is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). She tend to act on impulse by bites open the

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    Submitted: December 12, 2008 By: Steve
  • What Is Abnormal Psychology? What Is Normal Psychology?

    What is Psychology? In my research of Psychology and its meaning I have come up with many definitions. To sum all of the definitions into one it’s the study ones feelings, thoughts, and their way of thinking and using all of there senses rather its cognitive, physical, or mental. Some other questions that came to mind during my research are what is normal psychology and what is abnormal psychology? What is normal psychology? Most

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Abnormal Psychology

    Abnormal Psychology Reaction to Dateline The video was very shocking and disturbing to me. I watched it when it was on television the first time, but didn’t watch all of it. So, now I got a chance to see more of it. I can’t believe that the government isn’t doing more to control the internet. The internet is a very open market for anyone. As the video shows us, there are many sexual predators out

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Anna
  • Abnormal Psychology

    “The O.C.” is an American teen drama television series that portrays fictional lives of a group of teenagers and their families residing in California. The excerpts of the chosen episode depict a family where the parents (Julie and Jimmy Cooper) are going through a separation and divorce. The separation was kept secret from the daughter (Marissa) until the father had moved out and she found out by a telephone call. The daughter subsequently took a

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Jon
  • Abnormal Psychology

    “Coping can be defined as the cognitive and behavioral activities used to manage stressful events and the emotions generated by them,”(Ammerman, Lynch, Donovan, Martin, & Maisto, 2001). It is possible that substance abuse, drugs and alcohol, could be caused by the user’s inability to cope with the world around them and the problems within it. This first article discusses adolescents with substance abuse problems and whether or not their lack of coping skills is the

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Abnormal Psychology: Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder Mental illness has plagued human kind for as long as we have been on this earth. The science of psychology has made great strides in past century. The stigma of being mentally ill has begun to fall away and people are finally starting to get the help that they need to recover. Bipolar disorder is one illness that we have come to more fully understand. Through assistance from a psychiatrist, family and

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Abnormal /Clinical Psychology

    Abnormal /clinical Psychology The case study of Susan, a 32 year old women seeking psychological help, is one in which a therapist can apply various theoretical approaches and techniques to help solve Susan’s problems. These approaches can be used to diagnosis various psychological disorders. In Susan’s case I have applied the approaches of Cognitive behavioral therapy, and have diagnosed Susan with having a form of phobia known as Agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: David
  • Psychological Effects of Color

    Color affects every moment of our lives although our color choices are mostly unconscious. Color has a great emotional impact on a person that comes out via the clothes we chose to wear, decorations to fill our homes, personality, foods we choose to eat and many more ways. It is possible to introduce colors to different areas of daily life to give off more energy, soothing affects, stimulate appetites and sexual motivation or even give

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Victor
  • Turner Syndrome

    There are many possible reasons why a child may grow slowly, including: hereditary factors (short parents), diseases affecting the kidneys; heart, lungs or intestines; hormone imbalances; severe stress or emotional deprivation; infections in the womb before birth; bone diseases; and genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. The Turner Syndrome (known as Ullrich-Turner Syndrome in Germany) is a congenital disease. A German doctor named Ullrich published his article in 1930. American doctor Henry Turner recognized a pattern of

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    Submitted: December 6, 2008 By: Jack
  • Applying Psychological Thinking To Sports

    "Sports is by far one of the fastest growing pass times in the United States" (Rainer 1987). Even if people don't take it to the professional level, sporting events are happening in our backyards, and at all of our local schools around the country. With the growing popularity and the increasing competitiveness of the sports, it will take more than just a physical advantage to compete at the highest level. This is where the psychology

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    Submitted: January 12, 2009 By: Jon
  • Psychology

    Which psychologist's theory best describes your own personality? Personality can best be described as "personal qualities of an individual". No two people have the same personality, but yet all the different personalities in the world can be characterized into 4 main theories. The four psychologists that thought up the four theories are Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, and Abraham Maslow. (pg.64) Each man based his theory on a different part of a person's personality

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Apert Syndrome

    Apert Syndrome (AKA Alport syndrome) is a genetic defect which can be inherited from a parent who has Apert or a fresh mutation. It falls under the broad classification of craniofacial/limb anomalies. Approximately 1 per 160,000 to 200,000 live births inherit it. Some symptoms that Apert sufferers have are various heart defects, ear infections, severe acne, increased incidence of eye injuries, and many more. The skull is prematurely fused and unable to grow normally, and

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Sports Psychology: Team Psychology: The Body

    Team Psychology and Its Effects and Causes Introduction Sports psychology is a field of psychology which emphasizes on “performance enhancement through the use of psychological skills training”, “Issues that are specific to the psychological well-being of athletes”, “working with the organizations and systems that are present in sport settings”, and “social and developmental factors that influence sport participation.” Sport psychology is recognized as a field of study within the kinesiology and physical education departments. Sports

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Male Menopause Syndrome

    Thesis: Our physical ability peaks in early adulthood however, like the declining daylight after the summer solstice, our muscular strength and reaction time begin to wither. In later life, the stairs are no longer an option if the elevators around. The newsprint gets smaller and people begin to mumble. So begins the era in one’s life scientifically known as the “mid-life crisis”. For men, “male menopause (also known as andropause or viropause) begins with hormonal,

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Wendy
  • When Curiosity and High Class Meet: A Psychological Critical Analysis of Вђњa Rose for Emilyвђќ

    Eidt 1 English 113, D3 29 November 2007 When Curiosity and High Class Meet: A Psychological Critical Analysis of “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” is an interesting tale about a small town spinster who leads a somewhat secret life. The narrator in the story is not a single person but the voice of the community itself. The whole story is told in parts of her life about strange things that happened and

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Jessica
  • What Is Psychology?

    What is psychology? An Examination of Psychology and Psychologists In my opinion, Psychology is about the logistical process of behavior. It includes answering questions reminiscent to why or how a certain reaction to a certain happening occurred. This study of behavior can be related to both humans and animals. A psychologist is someone who studies psychology in a numerous expanse of differing fields. Psychologists conduct their research through various studies and experiments, all of which

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Psychology

    Carmen G.11 Psychology term paper Chapter 1: Mind, behavior and science. In this chapter, we were introduced to Psychology including its definitions, goals and tasks. Psychology is the science that deals with mental processes and behavior. I chose and took this subject with great interest of analyzing the humans’ behavior and mind which requires the use of the scientific method to analyze and solve the problems with an open mind. For me, the scientific method

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Psychology - As The Behavourist Views It?

    The psychological nature of our daily life is associated with the everyday ideas and choices that compel and propel us. It can be related to what makes us ‘tick inside and act outside’ and the nature of psychology is the academic study of the processes of the mind, brain and behaviour, and its application to the external and internal environment. There are also many schools of psychology but the main concern of this essay is

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Jon
  • Psychological Benefits Of Exercise

    Intro: Physical activity, in its many forms, has been shown to have many positive affects on the body and mind. The many benefits include: 1) helping to stimulate the mind, 2) increasing feelings of well being, 3) reducing cholesterol, 4) helping to regulate blood pressure, 5) reducing feelings of anxiety, 6) improving quality of life, 7) reducing symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and 8) reducing levels of visceral fat which lowers the risk of

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Fragile X Syndrome

    In my quest to find a rare genetic disease in the wonderful land of www-dot-coms, a rather annoying popup protruded my view of the Google search. At first, what I thought I saw was a furniture advertisement. At second glance, it appeared to be some type of "Wanna see my web cam". But, just as I clicked on the small, conveniently placed "X" in the corner of the window, I saw them. The words "rare

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Yan
  • Battered Woman Syndrome

    Abstract This paper will discuss the issue of battered woman syndrome. It will discuss the pro side, presented by Attorney Douglas A. Orr and the con side, presented by Professor Joe W. Dixon. With one side arguing that battered woman syndrome is a valid defense for woman and the other side trying to prove that it is unjustifiable and that battered woman syndrome does not exist. Battered Woman Syndrome Battered women who claim that killing

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Mike
  • African American Psychology

    Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery: Liberation from Mental Slavery The author of this article, Dr. Na’im Akbar, begins by explaining human nature and tries to communicate what makes human beings a special species and concludes that self-consciousness is the one characteristic that sets us apart from all other forms of animal life on this planet. The fact that we have a feeling of who we are and as a group of people; we

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Psychological Disorders

    Introduction Psychological disorders have been prevalent throughout time and have been recorded since the time of the ancient Greeks. Once thought to be the expression of the devil on earth, psychologists have discovered that there are many causes to why people may develop psychological disorders. While there are biological, psychoanalytic, cognitive, and behavioral methods to explain these disorders, it is more likely that a combination of many leads to psychological disorders. Mood Disorders Mood disorders

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Psychology Era - Animal Welfare Experiment And Prac Report.

    Psychology ERA - Animal Welfare Experiment and Prac Report. ERA - Animal Welfare Experiment and Prac Report. By *&^% ^%$#@ Aim: The aim of this survey experiment is to establish whether an individuals beliefs about an issue are demonstrated consistantly through their responses to the five questions asked about a particular issue, or whether cognitive dissonance is present. In addition to that, the results of each exclusive group can be compared to eachother, to see

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: regina

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