Psychology

Depressive Disorder during Adolescence For many years the issue of depressive disorder has concerned many psychologists who have been searching the main reasons why young adult suffer from major depressive disorder. Epidemiological studies argued that the stage of adolescence has more probabilities to acquire major depression disorder (MDD) and approach adult levels. Psychologists have been concerned in the consequences of depressive adolescences after they become adults. Through many studies ps
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world? The media may portray the psychopath as a crazed serial killer - the stuff of nightmares and horror films - but the reality is chillingly different. Not all psychopaths are violent criminals and fewer still have a desire to eat you for dinner. Many are highly successful businessmen and women, lawyers, academics, politicians, doctors and teachers. Psychopaths wear suits too... The Mental Health Act 1983 (HMSO 1983) described psychop
Is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Effective? 11/24/03 Before, writing this paper I knew very little about the DSM. I know I learned about the DSM in the psychology 101 class I had but, all I could remember was a vague definition about it being a “diagnostic tool”. The only one thing I could truly remember about the DSM was a telephone conversation that I had with my mother a year earlier. At that time I had just changed my major from computer science (a field that my p
********************************************************************* Echo Personality Disorder The term Echo Personality Disorder was coined by British Psychosynthesis practitioner Patrick Hurst, as a replacement term for \'Inverted Narcissism\' and \'Covert Narcissism\' which later terms place unwarranted emphasis on narcissistic qualities of the personality, which in many of these individuals may not be a feature at all. EPD is a highly differentiated form of Dependent Personality Disorder,
Erik erikson Psychology March 15, 2003 ERIK ERIKSON Introduction: I. Biography A. Reasons for entering the psychology world 1. Sigmund and Anna Freud 2. His own development of identity B. Examples of life-altering changed caused by Erikson 1. Study of child psychology 2. Study of behavior II. Theories A. Steps in ones life 1. 8 stages 2. Morals vs. values are reached B. Values and virtues are gained 1. Going through each stage reaches a new height and challenge in ones life 2. Finally reach self
Freud He is peeping through a small hole, from which a light comes out and shows his expression. Is it an expression of pleasure? No, it looks like pain he feels. But his eyes are looking so lusty in desire, he is masturbating. I have never seen an expression like this, he is both taking sexual pleasure and feeling a deep pain, plus he seems to be afraid of a mother who might catch him masturbating; he is in such a hurry. But that’s ridiculous, he is a grown up, why would a man be afraid of his
Language and thought BBI3215 Introduction to psycholinguistics Assignment topic: Language and thought 1. Introduction Language and thought, these are the two distinct abilities possessed by human . These two unique abilities had enabled man to be more superior than any other living things in this world. What actually are language and thought? Are they closely related? Language does not exist in a vacuum. We use it for a variety of purpose and it is therefore molded by many factors. As it is used
Mechanism Lesson 4 Short Answer 4. Define defense mechanism. Identify two common defense mechanisms and provide your own examples of each. Defense mechanism is the mental strategies used by the ego to defend itself against conflicts experienced in the normal course of life. Fantasy and isolation are two common defense mechanisms. Daydreaming is one of the examples of fantasy – when a person is very poor, for example, he/she may imagine what he/she will eat, what he/she will dress, where he/she w
Abnormal Behavior Lesson 8 Short Answer 1. Define abnormal behavior. Use your own words and avoid psychological jargon when possible. Abnormal behaviors are one of the fields of abnormal psychology, the area of psychological investigation concerned with understanding the nature of individual pathologies of mind, mood, and behavior. There are 7 kinds of abnormal behaviors: distress or disability – an individual experiences personal distress or disabled functioning, producing a risk of physical or
Training of Psychiatric Social Workers Lesson 9 Short Answer 1. Compare and contrast the training of psychiatric social workers, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists. Psychiatric social worker is a mental health professional whose specialized training prepares him/her to consider the social context of people’s problem. He/she is trained to consider the social contexts of people problems, so these practitioners may involve family members in the therapy or at least become acquainted with clie
Nature v.s. Nurture Psychology 2/22/04 Psychologists have been going on for years arguing about how children are developed based on nature or nurture. Psychologists still argue nature v.s. nurture and there is still good arguments for each side. For many reason I think that nature is how a child is developed in his early stages and nurture is just an excuse in how the child is developed. Some people talk about how a murderer is one from birth which is true for various reasons. Say if the parents
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Children’s choices are heavily shaped by the context in which they live. All children are oppositional from time to time. The challenge is to distinguish between what is considered normal childhood behaviors and those that fall under the category of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Oppositional Defiant Disorder is categorized as a disruptive behavior disorder by the American Psychiatric Association as documented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition
Organizational Behavior Organizations have been described as groups of people who work interdependently toward some purpose . This definition clearly indicates that organizations are not buildings or pieces of machinery. Organizations are, indeed, people who interact to accomplish shared objectives. The study of organizational behavior (OB) and its affiliated subjects helps us understand what people think, feel and do in organizational settings. For managers and, realistically, all employees, th
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Projective test at it\'s best Running head: TAT PROJECTIVE TEST Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Projective test at it\'s best Abstract This research paper describes the use of TAT and the purposes for its administration. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Projective test at it\'s best The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) is a projective personality test that was designed at Harvard in the 1930s by Christiana D. Morgan and Henry A. Murray. Along with the MMPI and t
Pattern Recognition Explain with reference to the relevant experimental evidence the main models of pattern recognition. Adaptation of Sperling’s model of Information processing explores the third process after Sensory Input, Pattern Recognition. Pattern recognition is the process by which we identify the various stimuli which have been encoded by our sensory systems. Evidence of the processes of how individuals assess stimuli is determined by establishing the main theoretical models and determi
Prejudice Discrimination Introduction I aim to talk about discrimination and prejudices and how they affect our day to day lives. I also aim to supply a definition for prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and racism. Within the body of this assignment I will be talking about the different types of discrimination along with my personal thoughts on the subject. I will also be looking at ways to eradicate it from our daily lives as much as humanly possible. The civil and criminal justice system
Presidential Election Psychology September 8, 2004 Period 4 Psychology Psychology Essay Over the various amounts of presidential elections that have occurred, many parties have used negative campaigning to decrease the amount of votes for the opposing runner. Although these campaigns are somewhat brutal, they sometimes have a reverse effect and cause a drop in votes for the party that ran the negative ad. However, most of the campaigning affects the party that uses it in a positive way. In today
Computer—Its Effect on Children’s Learning and Development Psychology 2 Dec 1st, 2001 The role of computers’ effect on childhood education has been a widely controversial topic for decades, and both parents and educators have concerns about the potential benefits or harms to young children. Critics argue that introducing technologies in schools will only waste time, money and childhood development itself by speeding up the pace and cutting down on essential learning experiences that children mus
An Investigation into the Primacy - Recency (Serial Position) Effects on Memory Abstract The general topic area is memory. The research is based on the primacy recency effect, by Murdock, (1962) and Glanzer and Cunitz, (1966). Aim: To investigate whether there is a relationship between the serial position effect, the position of words in a list and the amount of words freely recalled from that list. Alternative hypothesis: There will be a significant relationship between the serial position effe
50 years from now Psychology Paper one day I was really thinking what I am going to be when I hit 65 or 67, and I drew a picture of me in my head and that picture looks like that I will have a long white hair and my body will be full of muscles, my chest muscle will be so big and I will play a lot of sports and go to the gym everyday morning to run and weight lift and am be grandfather for 4 kids and a father for 2 men, and I will have a very big house with huge backyard with a pool and basket b
The Self: Unitary or Multiple? The self, as a concept is one of the oldest and most persistently researched parts of social psychology. At the beginning of the twentieth century William James put down the framework for many of today’s principal issues. With expert research into the fundamentals of what goes into creating ‘the self’ James argued that it was through our “emotional identification” with them that made them part of “me” (as cited in Franzoi 1996). Many other psychologists have studie
Movie Analysis of The Silence of the Lambs Psychology 101 Ticket # 8729 6/5/04 The Silence of the Lambs has a story of a young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a profile of a serial killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter have the answers to their questions to help locate the killer. Clarice must first try a
Why do people develop fears and phobias? There are many factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of phobias. Firstly we must discuss what is known about the origins of natural fear before considering clinical evidence on the genesis of abnormal phobias. Fear is a very ancient and universal emotion in man. It can be defined as the sensation felt when you are in danger, a feeling that something bad is about to happen. When it is not justified by the presence of real danger or thr
Schizophrenia Biology 5-11-04 Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and economic levels. It causes personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality (Sinclair). It is the most common psychosis and it is estimated that one percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it over the course of their lives (Torrey 2). Recognition of this disease dates back to the 1800\'s when Emil Kraepelin concluded after a comprehensive study o
Secrets A Jewish publication ran an advertisement dominated by a drawing of a very stern-looking, bearded rabbi of the nineteenth century, the Chofetz Chaim, who wrote a book about gossip called Guard Your Tongue. At the bottom of the page was a “hot-line” number to call anonymously if you have information about someone’s potential marriage, business dealings, or whatever. A rabbi at the other end will tell you whether your gossip is important enough to pass along. If not, you are counseled to g
Erik Erikson’s Eight Psychosocial Stages of Development Psychosocial Stages 1 Running head: ERIK ERIKSON’S PYSCHOSOCIAL STAGES Erik Erikson’s Eight Psychosocial Stages of Development Psychosocial Stages 2 Abstract Erik Erikson developed the “Psychosocial Development”, which covers eight stages across the life span. These stages permanently shape personality and experiences throughout childhood to adulthood, each stage involves a “crises” in personality, a major development issue that is particul
Psychology Essay In dealing with eating habits many factors play a large part. Some of them are natural and some of them occur from nurture, as do most of the occurrences in our lives. Brain chemistry, brain structure and genetics all naturally influence eating habits. Nurture produces habits based on reinforcement, modeling and culture and these are very important to eating habits also. Scientists have found that even without stomachs’ animals and humans still get hungry. This is because hunger
:The Intelligence Quotient: The Contribution of Psychology to Standardized Social Darwinism “It is safe to predict that in the near future intelligence tests will bring tens of thousands of these high-grade defective under the surveillance and protection of society. This will ultimately result in curtailing the reproduction of feeble-mindedness and in the elimination of an enormous amount of crime, pauperism, and industrial inefficiency. It is hardly necessary to emphasize that the high-grade cas
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder o Introduction o Method of Research o What is PMDD? o Symptoms of PMDD o How is PMDD Diagnosed? o How is PMDD Treated? o The Experiment o Discussion of Results o Conclusion o Bibliography o Appendices Introduction The following project aims to discuss the debilitating illness Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), whilst comparing and contrasting the symptoms and severity of PMDD to Premenstrual tension (PMT). The last fifty years has finally shown recognition to
Lord of the Flies Meets Sigmund Freud Have you ever been watching a television show and the character on screen is trying to make a decision when a small angel and a small devil pop up on his shoulders. The angel says what should be done and the devil says what it wanted to be done. This can be connected to Freud’s theory of personality. Freud suggested that each personality has a large unconscious component. He believed that many of our pleasurable and painful experiences are forgotten or burie
The Connection between the Dynamic of Freud and Jung’s Friendship and Contemporary Interpersonal Relationships. The right connection between two individual people can spark something so great that can eventually encompass them and lead to their personal devastation. Many of the most intense emotions arise during the formation, the maintenance, the disruption and the renewal of attachment relationships. The formation of a bond is described as falling in love, maintaining a bond as loving someone
Psychology Essay 5-29-03 I interviewed two kids of similar age, when we were assigned to ask kids certain questions. I asked my 6 year old brother George, and one of the kids who came to class on kids day. His name was T.J. and he was five years old. I found out a lot of similarities between the two boys, just through the answers of the questions that I asked. I thought that it was interesting that both boys thought that a fork in the road meant that the car’s tire was going to pop. Both boys al
Problems in Living Reformed Episcopal Seminary Problems in Living 9/13/2004 Class Scripture Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. When you working with someone who is wounded, the heart has been damaged. So, when you work with this person, you must know how to love them and not break them. You find a way to structure them and contain them and not break them. 1. Psychiatry means medical – therefore you us
The Sixth Commandment and its Unwritten Rules: Should the Church Compromise to the Modern World? Roman Catholics all over the world refer to the Holy Bible as their guide to how they live. Written in there are parables, chronicles, and “natural” laws that could lead its faithful devotees their way to the promised “eternal life with God”. The Holy Bible’s Ten Commandments is similar to the U.S. Constitution. Like how the Ten Commandments lead the lives of faithful Roman Catholics, the U.S. Consti
Islam Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idol worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, “Proclaim.” When Muhammad asked what should I proclaim the voice responded with proclaim in the name of God. Muhammad was a young
Teaching Background and Setting My teaching practice is being carried out in Blackrock College. This is a large, fee paying all boys secondary school with roughly 1000 pupils from second to sixth year, with first years attending the feeder school Willow Park. My assignment relates to my experiences with second year classes. There are eight streamed classes, roughly 24 pupils per class, ranging highest to lowest from 2.8 to 2.2. The junior syllabus has been divided up, with a different teacher re
Experts debate what forces create a cannibal CANNIBALS That Nathaniel Bar-Jonah may have fed human flesh to unsuspecting friends and neighbors could make this the most ghastly crime in Great Falls\' history. What drives a person to cannibalism? Experts contacted by the Tribune gave theories ranging from early childhood trauma to simple evilness. Dr. Clancy McKenzie, professor of psychology at Capital University in Washington, D.C., worked with cannibal Gary Heidnik, a Pennsylvania man who kidnap
Working Conditions April 4, 2004 Chapter 10 The environment of the workplace is as important to an employee’s efficiency and satisfaction as the work they are completing. This environment is comprised of several conditions such as location of work facility, the internal temperature, light and color schemes used within the workplace, elevators, and any other extra facilities such as day care or cafeterias. The division of psychology that studies the effects of these conditions upon workers is cal
BLACK VS. BLACK Psychology of Racism Racism If you\'re White you\'re alright, if you\'re brown, stick around, if you\'re Black, stay back. You may not have ever heard that old saying, but many believe the feeling behind it is still as popular as the rhyme was generations ago; positive character traits are associated with light skin, while negative attributes and problems are connected to darker skin color. Many people believe that African Americans receive a great amount of discrimination from C
Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage Homosexual 1 Running head: Homosexual Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage Soc 1 - Introduction to Sociology December 8, 2003 Homosexual 2 Abstract My DRP Paper is about Gay Marriages. Why and why they should not legalize gay marriage. The importance in children’s roles in gay marriages. The most important questioned asked of all, how would the children react to this, or how would they be brought up. I discuss my opinion on what I think about the gay marriages. I also
Police Brutality and Community Relations Management of Law Enforcement AL318 Police brutality and poor community relations continues to plague racial and sociological groups throughout United States, which proves that law enforcement management needs to implement better community relations policies and procedures. The Watts Riots of 1965 was the peak of police brutality at its worst that was documented by video. At the time, California had adopted Proposition 14. This proposition moved to block
Violence in Video Games and Its Affects on Teens Ever since their conception, video games have contained violence; violence being to cause pain or death onto other beings. From early video games to the most advanced, violence plays an important role. Early games like Wonder Boy and Space Invaders contain violence. Space Invaders involves shooting and killing as many alien as possible. Wonder Boy has our hero killing monsters that vanish upon death. The hero is also subjected to violence as enemi
“Women” and RIGHTS The international organizations and communities made strong commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of women at United Nations conferences during the past decades. Many organizations have come ahead with their endeavor to equalize gender inequality. Results have been very little, not because of any lapses by them but the major obstacle to equal opportunity is the social structure that discourages women’s economic growth. Can be achieved only by joint efforts of pare
Comic Books Positively Influence Psychological Development in Children The arguments in regards to the effects of media on the psychology of children are endless. In the midst of this the stand of what effect comic books have on child development is questioned. Comic books positively influences a child’s psychological development due to their ability to communicate important social issues, stimulate creativity, and depict a truthful sense of reality. It has been expressed by many that comic book
Depression Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in this age group is greatly underdiagnosed an
Computer Games and Violence: A Child\'s Friend or Foe? There can be no doubt that the world is advancing at a rapid pace, especially when it concerns technology. There are many aspects of computerization and since everyday routines revolve alot around computers, it is important to study the effects they may have on people. In order to target a focal point, this essay will refer to the research that has been done on children and/or adolescents. The subject of this essay will deal with the effects
Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet April 2002 Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet Abstract Consumer-to-consumer communication about products and services, often known as “word of mouth” (WOM), is an important source of marketplace information. The Internet is becoming an increasingly active medium for this type of communication. We describe the ways in which word-of-mouth information is communicated
How Has The Advent Of Computer Based Techniques Changed The Character Of Social Research? Research and general observation gives us the notion that, in current times, technology shapes society. This would be a strong point to make and therefore there needs to be some determination behind this point. To the point, technology does not just involve computers, but by a general outlook on society, technology is usually interpreted by computers. Has technology always shaped society? Is technology some
Is cloning ethical and should it be pursued? Is cloning ethical and should it be pursued? Cloning is the method of producing a baby that has the identical genes to one person. In February 1997, embryologist Ian Wilmut and his colleagues at Roslin Institute in Scotland announced, that they cloned a sheep named Dolly from the udder cells of a ewe. (1),. The announcement of Dolly\'s birth attracted enormous press interest, perhaps because Dolly drew attention to the theoretical possibility of cloni
Cell Phone Usage Within the past two decades the fields of science and technology have grown immensely and have generated a strong need among the public to acquire the latest in technological devices. As more and more products are released to the people many benefits and consequences arise. But in some cases, the consequences of some products are not as widely known and could potentially pose a threat to the environment and the public’s health. As men’s knowledge of science and technology increa