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  • Schizophrenia - "split Mind"

    Schizophrenia - "split Mind"

    Schizophrenia – “split mind” Schizophrenia (in Greek split mind) is marked by delusions, hallucinations, illusions, distorted perceptions of reality, normal verses abnormal, and a “split” between thought and emotion. Schizophrenia troubles one percent of the world’s population, making it the most common psychosis. Approximately two million Americans suffer from this illness in one year and roughly half of all the people admitted to mental hospitals are schizophrenic. Many symptoms appear to be related to problems

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Edward
  • Schizophrenia - a Psychiatric Disorder

    Schizophrenia - a Psychiatric Disorder

    Schizophrenia, a psychiatric disorder, affects approximately two and a half million American people today. This life altering disease interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, handle emotions, make decisions, and relate to others (Psychlaws). Roughly about one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime. This brain disease sheds difficulties on a person as it can trigger hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and significant lack of motivation (Peace Health). The disease affects mainly both males

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Anna
  • Schizophrenia - Mental Illness

    Schizophrenia - Mental Illness

    Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is an extremely puzzling condition, the most chronic and disabling of the major mental illnesses. Approximately one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lives. With the sudden onset of severe psychotic symptoms, the individual is said to be experiencing acute schizophrenia. Psychotic means out of touch with reality, or unable to separate real from unreal experiences. Schizophrenia is a disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality, thought disorders, delusions, hallucination,

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: July
  • Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

    Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

    Mental Disorders Millions and millions of people have been, and are, plagued by some type of mental disorder. There are many types of disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders. The mental disorders can range from minor cases to very strong, extreme cases. Two mental disorders that deal with the shifting of a human’s personality and character are schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that is characterized

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Schizophrenia: Bleuler and Kraepelin

    Schizophrenia: Bleuler and Kraepelin

    Schizophrenia: Bleuler and Kraepelin Schizophrenia is a complex syndrome characterized by cognitive and emotional dysfunctions including delusions and hallucinations, disorganized speech and behavior, and inappropriate emotions. Since there is no cure to this disorder, clinicians rely on the DSM IV to differentiate between symptoms. The symptoms of the disorder can disrupt a person’s perception, thought, speech, and movement in almost every aspect of daily functions. Mental health clinicians distinguish between positive, negative, and disorganized symptoms.

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Schizophrenia: Disease of the Brain

    Schizophrenia: Disease of the Brain

    Schizophrenia is a complex brain disorder. Like many other illnesses, schizophrenia is believed to result from a combination of environmental and genetic factors. All the tools of modern science are being used to search for the causes of this disorder. The term schizophrenia is Greek in origin, and in the Greek meant "split mind." This is not an accurate medical term. In Western culture, some people have come to believe that schizophrenia refers to a

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Schizophrenia: Genetic or Environmental?

    Schizophrenia: Genetic or Environmental?

    Schizophrenia: Genetic or Environmental? About one percent of the American population suffers from schizophrenia. The term schizophrenia literally means the “splitting of psychic functions" (Pinel, 447). At the time of the early 20th century, this is what was used to describe what was assumed at that time to be the primary symptom: the breakdown of integration among emotion, thought, and action (Pinel, 447). Schizophrenia is a form of psychotic disorder which causes people to have

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Victor
  • School Days

    School Days

    School Days I think back to the moment where I am looking up at a big black stick and concentrating on a smaller black stick getting ready to pass up the bigger one. Tick, Tick, Tick, bllllllinnng! Lunchtime! Those Junior High days were the best, and yet they were the worst. There were many interesting things in junior high that were fun, hard, and memorable. However, the same goes for college. Even more so in

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Wendy
  • School of Psychology Homework

    School of Psychology Homework

    School Of Psychology Homework Voldemort, the “evil” guy from the infamous Harry Potter series, is an individual who came from a broken home. His goals are to have eternal life, ultimate power, and to kill Harry Potter. Neuroscience: The Neuroscience school focuses on how the body and brain enable emotions, memories, and sensory experiences. They would link Voldemort’s desire to have eternal life with the foods he chooses to eat. Or, his need for ultimate

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • School Psychologist

    School Psychologist

    The purpose of this informative interview was to develop a better understating of certain aspects of the School Psychologist that are of interest to me. My interviewee for the Psy 600 interview assignment was Elsie, a school psychologist intern for the Board of Education. I have conducted this interview over the phone. In preparation for the interview, I picked the questions from professor’s guidelines, that I felt important for helping to persuade myself to go

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: regina
  • School Reformation

    School Reformation

    One can learn from a simple observation that apathy, pessimism, and helplessness are side effects of school. Although these common emotions are not the bath water of every student, research has shown that with simple actions in different situations, one can oppose their struggles with these negative feelings. First, by increasing action and productivity in the classroom, students can leave class feeling more fulfilled and determined to face the next day. Second, offering equal opportunity

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    Submitted: May 27, 2010 By: Jack
  • School Violence Awareness

    School Violence Awareness

    Shaw Couevas English 1002-105 November 27, 2001 Final Draft School Violence Awareness One out of every twelve students would stay home rather than attend school for fear someone would hurt them or hassle them (Kreiner). What can we do to be safe in school? It is becoming more apparent violence is a problem in most schools. But once we are aware that it exists, we can figure out ways to make it less of a

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: David
  • School Voilence

    School Voilence

    School violence is in the headlines again, 6 years after Columbine, the tragic Colorado school shooting in which many students died. Now, sadly, 2 school officials and 6 students have been killed in a shooting at Red Lake High School in Minnesota. As horrible and frightening as incidents like these are, they are rare. Although it may not seem that way, the rate of crime involving physical harm has been declining at U.S. schools since

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Science of Cognitive Psychology and Analytical Psychology

    Science of Cognitive Psychology and Analytical Psychology

    Science of Cognitive Psychology and Analytical Psychology Analytical psychology Analytical psychology is part of the Jungian psychology movement started by Carl Jung (1875-1961) and his followers. It is founded by Carl Jung and derived from Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis. It is a Psychoanalysis that has the concept of libido or life energy as the dominant force. Its aim is to seek the personal experience of the inner most forces and motivations underlying human behavior. It is

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Scientific Method

    Scientific Method

    The scientific method is a process in which you form a hypothesis from a question that needs to be attempted to solve. To answer the question you make predictions, followed by testing your predictions and interpreting your results. One question I would like to test is if using tanning beds in your teens, two to three times a week will cause skin cancer. In this case the hypothesis would be that “I believe that using

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Seafood and Depression

    Seafood and Depression

    Seafood and Depression There have been studies that conclude that there is some relationship between food intake and mental health. The stress you endure, and how you deal with it differs in many ways. There is evidence that the more seafood college students eat the lower level of depression they experience. Researchers have two different inventories for depression. The Beck Depression Inventory is a leading depression inventory, and the new inventory is the Wilsonson's Depression

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Monika
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer

    Searching for Bobby Fischer

    Searching for Bobby Fischer While watching the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, I was able to analyze the young chess prodigy, Josh, very easily. Through his actions and mindset, his social and cognitive abilities were revealed. The interactions between Josh and his father, Josh and his chess teacher, and his mother and father also played a major role on his development. According to Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development, Josh would be placed in the Formal

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Monika
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal Affective Disorder: Lighting the Way Pamela Johnson "Whoever wishes to pursue the science of medicine in a direct manner must first investigate the seasons of the year and what occurs in them." Hippocrates (6) Introduction As the shortest day of the year approaches, more and more multi-colored lights and bright, festive decorations are splashed across houses and yards everywhere. Long ago, in more earthy times, people celebrated the solstice because it was the rebirth

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    The syndrome of winter depression, is called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is specifically related to the changes in the length of daylight from the seasons. It begins to lift as spring approaches with daylight hours becoming longer. SAD is rare in the tropics, but is measurably present at latitude of 30 degrees N (or S) and higher. People who live in the Arctic region are especially susceptible due to the effects of polar night. Prolonged

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: regina
  • Section 3.5: Roger’s Case Study

    Section 3.5: Roger’s Case Study

    Perhaps one of the biggest problems in this case study is that Roger keeps making the assumption that his managers need more training whenever issues with their handling of situations come up. Roger does not consider other possibilities: maybe the managers are happy with one or more working conditions or even each others. It seems Roger hasn’t asked his managers why they aren’t doing their jobs to the best of their abilities. Also, it

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Max
  • Seduction

    Seduction

    Seduction An applied psychological approach to the old problem of seduction. Or, in lay terms (sic) "how to chat up that bit you fancy". In this essay I shall attempt to convey my observations, and research into the art of seduction. Seduction is a game which is played everyday in every country by millions of people. It's simply a natural form of human courtship. Nothing to be ashamed about, unless like me you're married, in

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Yan
  • Self

    Self

    Self is your consciousness of your own identity. The self is an important key in several schools of psychology. Usages differ between theorists and fields of study, but in general the self refers to the conscious, reflective personality of an individual. The study of the self involves significant methodological problems, especially concerning consciousness. Some of these are taken up in philosophy of mind and metapyhsics. In philosophy, the self is the idea of a unified

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Steve
  • Self Analysis Speech Comparison

    Self Analysis Speech Comparison

    Self Analysis Speech Comparison Comparing my self-introduction speech (my first speech), to my persuasive speech (my last speech) was interesting. They were completely different topics but with a slight growth in speaking ability. Such as eye contact and nervous body language, speech preparation and structure, and delivery of speech. First I am going to talk about the difference in eye contact and nervous body language between the first speech and the last speech. In my

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Steve
  • Self Directed Work Groups

    Self Directed Work Groups

    The greatest resource of any organization is its employees. Helping employees develop towards and attain the required skills, values and behaviours that are key to their jobs can contribute greatly to their performance on the job. Ensuring that recruiting efforts focus on the necessary skills, values and competencies is also a critical piece of building a high performing organization. This manual is part of a "tool kit" being made available to agencies. It is designed

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    Submitted: May 10, 2011 By: adhiraj
  • Self Esteem

    Self Esteem

    Self Esteem The Importance of Self-Esteem "I broke up with my girlfriend last week. She kept saying that she loved me. I thought there must be something wrong with her. How could anyone love somebody like me?" "Everybody thinks that I'm happy-go-lucky. I put on a false front. I pretend that I haven't got a care in the world. But inside, I feel empty." "I can't stand success. I get a job. Things are going

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Self Esteem Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

    Self Esteem Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

    Running head: SELF-ESTEEM; WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT? Self-Esteem; Whose Responsibility is it? Jenni Looper Self esteem plays a strong role throughout a person’s life, effecting relationships, career choices, and emotional wellbeing. Every person who comes into a child’s life can have an effect on their self-esteem. Although many people are interested in self esteem, what exactly does that mean and whose responsibility is it to nurture a child’s self esteem? Since by age five most

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Self Handicapping

    Self Handicapping

    Over the years much research has been done on the topic of self-handicapping. There have been many studies done on the relationship between the effects of self-handicapping on physical performance of athletes and physical education students. How much of an effect, and whether it is positive or negative to physical performance was a matter of controversy however. The studies agreed that self-handicapping had an impact on physical performance but each went into deeper variables that

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Self Paper

    Self Paper

    Self-Paper All through my life I have been taught different things some I understood and some I did not. The older I got the more I understood some of them that is just part of growing up. But, in this Psychology class that I am taking at ECPI as helped more understand a lot of topics that I have heard about and wondered for a while. Plus has helped me understand some of my

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Mike
  • Self-Concept of Father-Absent Children in Middle Childhood

    Self-Concept of Father-Absent Children in Middle Childhood

    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Man’s individuality embodies numerous traits and self-concept holds the predominant of these traits according to Rogers. It helps the person understand personality and social development, for it is through the developing self-concept that man form increasingly stable picture of their selves, partly, reflected by others in their surroundings (Craig;1996,p.367). As the person interacts with his environment, such as peer groups, school, community and most especially the family, these concepts are constructed. Many

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: regina
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Concept Position Paper

    Self-Esteem and Self-Concept Position Paper

    In today’s age and the growing trend in American society of “what’s hot and what’s not”, is having a huge impact on young children’s self-concept and self-esteem. Self-concept “refers to the beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, and ideas people have about themselves,” whereas self-esteem is “a personal judgment of worthiness that indicates the extent to which the individual believes himself to be capable, significant, successful, and worthy (392).” My interest on this subject was peaked after spending

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: regina
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