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  • As Good as It Gets

    As Good as It Gets

    The movie As Good As It Gets is about a grouchy novelist, named Melvin Udall, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Melvin doesn’t like anybody. He is very cold-hearted and disrespectful to everyone he comes in contact with. He carries his own silverware into restaurants, locks his apartment door five times a night, and never steps on a sidewalk crack. Melvin is completely obsessed about making everything a routine. Every morning he goes to the

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Aspects of Experiential and Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy Applied - Family Systems Theory

    Aspects of Experiential and Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy Applied - Family Systems Theory

    1 Aspects of Experiential and Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy Applied Godzilla Family Systems Theory Monster University 2 Aspects of Experiential and Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy Applied Family therapy has traversed a varied and undulating path, while being influence by a multitude of psychological models. Ally& Bacon (1998a) describe various aspects of psychodynamic and humanistic theory, other individual psychology approaches, marriage counseling, child guidance, social psychology, group dynamics, and more in-depth foci on family structures and processes. Two

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Edward
  • Aspects of Psychology

    Aspects of Psychology

    The three perspectives that I have chosen to compare and contrast are Behaviorism, Psychodynamic, and the Humanistic approach. These three approaches each seem to focus on more “tangible” types of evidence, not any physiological evidence or reasons. The first two, Behaviorism and Psychodynamic, both focus on how specific stimuli may affect or cause certain behaviors. Whereas the third, Humanistic, is more concerned with the uniqueness of the individual. The behavioral perspective was first introduced through

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Anna
  • Asperger Syndrome Vs. High-Functioning Autism

    Asperger Syndrome Vs. High-Functioning Autism

    Asperger Syndrome vs. High-functioning Autism Asperger syndrome (AS) is one of several pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which presents itself very similarly to high-functioning autism (HFA). Hans Asperger first discovered the condition in 1944, but it was only uniquely recognized in standard classification models in 1994. To this day, it is difficult to estimate how many people are affected by AS, as there are still very unclear and controversial classification and diagnostic criteria. This review will

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Bred
  • Asperger Syndrome: Traits and Outcomes

    Asperger Syndrome: Traits and Outcomes

    Asperger Syndrome, commonly abbreviated AS, is a somewhat controversial and not entirely well understood pervasive developmental disorder. This is perhaps largely because of its relatively recent discovery. Hans Asperger, for whom it is named, published his research in 1944, where he called it autistic psychopathy, though this name fell out of favor due to association of the term psychopathy with the unrelated antisocial personality disorder. (Wing, 1981) It is considered to be related to, or

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Yan
  • Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Adolescence

    Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Adolescence

    Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Adolescence Abstract Today’s youth are faced with many challenges including depression, substance use and suicide. Depressive disorders in adolescence are a major health concern. Depression often disrupts normal development due to the negative impact it has on social and educational functioning. This paper focuses on adolescent depression, as well as its assessment and treatment. Additionally, an examination of both risk and protective factors of adolescent depression, and implications these

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Assessment of Gilbert Grape

    Assessment of Gilbert Grape

    I. Identifying Information 1. Client’s Name: Arnie Grape 2. Sex: Male 3. Date of Birth: July 16, 1987 4. Age: 17 5. Address: 300 Hugh Hunter Rd., Endora, Iowa 42262 6. Phone Number: (931) 555-1212 7. Occupation: unemployed 8. Family Members: Mother Bonnie Grape 54 unemployed Father Albert Grape deceased Sister Ellen Grape 16 works at ice cream shop Sister Amy Grape 34 unemployed Sister Larry Grape 32 flight attendant Brother Gilbert Grape 24 works

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • Assumptions

    Assumptions

    Scenario Two Celeste is a wife and mother of two young children. She is in her mid-30s and has decided to go back to work. Her husband, a college professor, works an extra job, and so is tired all the time and does not spend enough time with the family. Celeste wants things to slow down for him. She will put the children in daycare. She'll have a 45-minute commute. The extra money will help

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Astral Projection, Does It Exist?

    Astral Projection, Does It Exist?

    JOURANAL CRITICAL THINKIG: DEVELOP A RESEARCH DESIGN My question I am interested in knowing is, are out of body experiences, some call it astral projection, real or hoax? What is astral projection? Astral projection is the ability to separate one’s physical body from their spiritual one. Astral projection sounds fun- but is it real? I would like to think so. From what I have read, the idea of out of body experiences has been around

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    Submitted: November 1, 2017 By: Marjie Sumner
  • Athc 4060 - Athletic Psychology

    Athc 4060 - Athletic Psychology

    DeSean Keys Major Project ATHC 4060 Major Project Within every sport there are issues that rise amongst people and as time progresses and people gain a since of pride in their skills and abilities. When this happens there comes bickering, arguments and strife that need to be handled with direct approaches. As a coach we must seek to enhance our teams, while working to promote teamwork and cohesiveness. The best way to achieve this goal

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    Submitted: August 10, 2017 By: dajkeys
  • Athletics and Teens

    Athletics and Teens

    Athletics are large part of the lives of many adolescents, and they can be a very beneficial and important part of instilling leadership qualities in many adolescents. Along with the leadership comes increase in self-esteem, and a positive activity to partake in on a regular basis. In the article written by Dobosz and Beaty, leadership is defined as “the capacity to guide others in achievement of a common goal. Decisiveness, determination, interpersonal and organizational aptitude,

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    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Anna
  • Attachment as Precursor for Exploration

    Attachment as Precursor for Exploration

    Attachment as Precursor for Exploration From attachment research, we have the classifications of secure, avoidant, and ambivalent/resistant organized attachment in children and corresponding classifications of secure, dismissing, and preoccupied attachment in adults. Avoidant status is associated with rejection (dismissing behavior) by the caregiver. Ambivalent/resistant status is associated with insensitive and unpredictable (preoccupied) responses by the caregiver. The status reflects the defensive strategy that the infant has developed for maintaining proximity and/or self-organization in response to

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Jon
  • Attachment Behaviour Characterises Human Beings from the Cradle to the Grave

    Attachment Behaviour Characterises Human Beings from the Cradle to the Grave

    It is popular belief that the childhood years prepare us for adulthood. What children learn from early relationships has a powerful bearing on how they interact with others in adulthood. For the purpose of this essay we will expand on this belief system focusing on how attachment behaviours learnt as an infant influence our adult romantic relationships. Attachment and related concepts will be discussed in terms of their social and emotional implications for adult romantic

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    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Victor
  • Attachment in the School Setting

    Attachment in the School Setting

    Attachment in the School Setting Difficult behaviour in the school setting affects both teachers and students. In this paper I draw on attachment theory to construct an alternative explanation for such behaviour. I review attachment theory and link attachment patterns and behaviour in school age children, then outline the implications for educators. I have focused on the primary school setting and although this perspective is relevant to older children, application of attachment theory to adolescents

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Attachment Theory

    Attachment Theory

    Theory Analysis ЎV Attachment Theory Background Origin 1. Founder: John Bowlby (1969) 2. Theoretical Background: Attachment theory is originated from psycho-analytical, combined the wisdom of ethology, biology and developmental psychology. The central theme of the theory is the essence of an infantЎ¦s tie to his/her primary caregiver which is vital to current and later psychological functioning. It is an individualistic theory as it describes the interaction between an infant and one person (e.g. mother) or

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Artur
  • Attacks on the Insanity Defense

    Attacks on the Insanity Defense

    The insanity defense refers to that branch of the concept of insanity which defines the extent to which men accused of crimes may be relieved of criminal responsibility by virtue of mental disease. The terms of such a defense are to be found in the instructions presented by the trial judge to the jury at the close of a case. These instructions can be drawn from any of several rules used in the determination of

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    Submitted: January 11, 2009 By: Jon
  • Attacks on the Insanity Defense

    Attacks on the Insanity Defense

    The insanity defense refers to that branch of the concept of insanity which defines the extent to which men accused of crimes may be relieved of criminal responsibility by virtue of mental disease. The terms of such a defense are to be found in the instructions presented by the trial judge to the jury at the close of a case. These instructions can be drawn from any of several rules used in the determination of

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Victor
  • Attention Defficit Hyperactivity Dissorder

    Attention Defficit Hyperactivity Dissorder

    Running Head : ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Devin Skiera PSYC 336 University of Montana Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder PSYC 336 By: Devin Skiera Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood psychiatric disorders and has been estimated to affect 3-5% of school age children, which is equal to one child per every classroom. The following research will highlight the associated characteristics, comorbidtiy and a variety of treatments and interventions

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Bred
  • Attention Deficit - Hyperactive Disorder in Children

    Attention Deficit - Hyperactive Disorder in Children

    October 19, 2004 Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder in children Sam was your average 4-year-old boy. He had many friends and was well liked by everyone. All in all he seemed be well adjusted. However, when he started kindergarten, his teacher started sending notes home to his mother telling her that Sam was causing trouble and not following the rules. His mother was concerned, and would constantly try to get him to behave. But no matter how

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Attention Deficit Disorder

    Attention Deficit Disorder

    Approximately 3-5% of all American children have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD is a leading cause of school failure and under-achievement. ADD characteristics often arise in early childhood. As many as 50% of children with ADD are never diagnosed. Boys significantly outnumber girls, though girls are more likely to be undiagnosed with ADD. ADD is not an attention disorder, but a disorder of impulse control (Pfiffrer 184). Characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorder can include: Fidgeting

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Attention Deficit Disorder

    Attention Deficit Disorder

    In 1917 and 1918 there was a worldwide outbreak of encephalitis. Many children showed ADD like symptoms afterwards, leading doctors to further speculate that the disorder was the result of brain damage, resulting in perhaps the first names for ADD, Post-Encephalitic Disorder and Minimal Brain Damage. When it was later learned that these children were not brain damaged after all, the name changed to Minimal Brain Dysfunction. In 1937 doctors first reported evidence that stimulant

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Attention Deficit Disorder

    Attention Deficit Disorder

    Attention Deficit Disorder, widely known as ADD, is a brain disorder which many people suffer from daily. The symptoms described by three authors all go hand in hand, but ADD varies greatly from person to person and some may have completely different symptoms than others. The diagnosis of ADD varies in each author with their own technique. ADD treatment is a long debated and very rough subject, as the authors have different views. The authors

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: regina
  • Attention Deficit Disorder

    Attention Deficit Disorder

    Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is commonly known as a childhood syndrome characterized by impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and a short attention span. These often lead to learning disabilities and various behavioral problems. ADD is defined as an inability to control behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli. Most of the diagnosis is at childhood. Experts say that over 2 million children have ADD. About 50% of these 2 million children who have ADD

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    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Mike
  • Attention Deficit Disorder in Alolescents

    Attention Deficit Disorder in Alolescents

    Page 1 Attention Deficit Disorder in Adolescents Imagine being easily sidetracked and losing your train of thought in mid-conversation. Imagine being unable to focus and having inconsistent school work and career performance. Imagine losing your keys or forgetting what you were going to do next on a daily basis. Today, more so than ever before, there are children, adolescents, and adults who are being diagnosed with either ADD or ADHD. “Estimates on how many

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Max
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

    Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

    When Mrs. Fallon first described this project to us, I was a little bit skeptical about it. I kept thinking that I had no problems in my life and that I didn’t need any type of conditioning. But then I thought, I’m definitely not perfect and I knew I was definitely overlooking something. Recently I was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and I felt like I was cheated out of so many years

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Steve
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, is one of the most common mental disorders among children. (Elia, Ambrosini, Rapoport, 1999) It affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, with approximately 60% to 80% of these children experiencing persistence of symptoms into adolescence and adulthood, causing a lifetime of frustrated dreams and emotional pain. There are two types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an inattentive

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Vika
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    In this day and age, drugs are being prescribed without hesitation. In fact, many of these drugs are being prescribed for children with various disorders. One of these disorders is called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). An estimated five to ten percent of children are diagnosed with this syndrome. One of the methods to treat this disorder is to use stimulants, specifically Ritalin. This method is controversial because it has many side effects and its

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (adhd)

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (adhd)

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD, it is a disorder that is found in children and can continue into adulthood. The child has the symptoms of inattention and a combination of hyperactive impulsive behavior. Some children don’t develop these symptoms till late childhood or early adolescence. This disorder occurs more with boys than girls. They say it possible that boys have more of a chance genetically in getting this disorder. There are a

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Its Treatment in Adults

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Its Treatment in Adults

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder often characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. While it is more publicly noted as a childhood problem that is outgrown with age, many researchers have found it persists into post-pubescent stages and is a common psychiatric disorder in adults (Wender, 1995). ADHD is a chronic condition for which there is no cure, but there are ways to manage the condition. Treatment generally involves three tracks:

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Vika
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Overview

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Overview

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is often referred to as childhood hyperactivity, is a severe and chronic disorder for children. It is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders, and affects 3% to 5% of the school-age population. Boys outnumber girls three or more to one. Children with ADHD can experience many behavioral difficulties that often manifest in the form of inattention, being easily distracted, being impulsive, and hyperactivity. As

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Bred
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