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Sexual Intimacies Between Psychologists and Their Former Clients: An Article Review - The purpose of this article “was to add qualitative data to the sparsely researched issue of psychotherapists’ sexual contact with adult patients begun after the termination of treatment” (Shavit & Bucky, 2004, p. 231). This was completed via semi-structured interviews, which helped the authors analyze the opinions of psychologists regarding this topic. This study aimed to answer the following questions in regards to sexual contact between therapists and their previous clients: 1.) was sexual involvement with former patients viewed as ethical?, 2.) did sexual involvement with former patients potentially harm the patient?, 3.) was there a professional responsibility to be upheld by the...   [tags: psychotherapy, ethics, profesionalism]
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Personality Stability and Change in Trait Theories of Allport and Eysenck - ... To construct and explain personality he used typical for the natural sciences approach that support generalization. Through statistical evaluation Eysenck established two main bipolar dimensions of personality, which he called supertraits – extraversion/introversion (E) and neuroticism/stability (N). Later, he added another dimension, psychoticism/superego functioning (P), which maintained less defined. According to Eysenck, psychological disorders are found at the extremes of personalities, where neuroticism determines predisposition to anxiety, hysteria, depression, and obsessive-compulsive tendencies....   [tags: personological approach, psychological analysis]
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Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Therapy Is the Gage that Measures All Therapies - ... Jackson’s was defensive when discussion of possible sexual abuse was introduced in the sessions. This was pointed out as the Defense Mechansims, Repression. Therapist find this useful to bring the past experiences to the present, so that the client can begin to be aware. Chosen Model There are several key reason why the psychoanalytic model was chosen. Freudian view psychodynamic model as a way to provide a conceptual framework. This framework is used for understanding an individual’s history....   [tags: anxiety, interaction, relationships] 743 words
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The Significance of Explicit Communication of Therapist’s Values in Therapy - The myth of value neutral psychotherapy has been shattered. Therapist trainees are encouraged to examine their personal assumptions and biases and to increase their own self-awareness, so that they will not impose their values on clients in psychotherapy. Nevertheless, no one is free from values, and sometimes psychologist may need to discuss their values with clients for the following reasons: First, psychotherapy theories have value-laden components and they are often hidden or taken granted; these values may not be consistent with what clients want....   [tags: psychology, psychiatry, counseling]
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The Science of Psychology: The Science of our Minds - “A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother” (Unknown) The amazing thing with a Freudian slip is how the mind inserts a detail from your subconscious that was not intended to be there however the mouth said another. The depth of the human mind is truly limitless from conception till death the mind is interpreting data and responding to the outcomes of life’s experiences. The sums of these equations make up the details in our conscious and sub conscious minds. Studying the details of our mind and how we interact with the world around us resides Psychology....   [tags: psychology] 1019 words
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Somatization is a process as well as a diagnosis - The somatoform disorders are a major diagnostic class in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition, text revision (DSM IV) which groups together conditions characterized by physical symptoms suggestive of but not fully explained by general medical or the direct effects of a substance. In this class symptoms are not intentionally produced and are not attributable to another mental disorder. The disorders included in this class are somatization disorder, conversion disorder, pain disorder, hypochondiasis, undifferentiated somatoform disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and somatoform disorder not otherwise specified (First &Allan Tasman 2010)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2200 words
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The Relationship Between Stressful Socioeconomic Conditions and Substance Abuse - I recently read a book by a famous rock star, documenting his battle with substance addiction; namely alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. According to this person, he believes that his childhood has played a major part in his addiction becoming so out of control. His father left when he was young, his mother passed him off to his grandparents when she would find a new guy to run off with, and even though his grandparents were very loving and supportive, he spend much of his childhood wondering why his mother didn't love him enough to have him with her all the time....   [tags: Drug Abuse Essays]
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Social Workers in Mental Health Facilities and Outpatient Clinics - When thinking about social work, there are different avenues that a worker can explore in this vast field. Because a social workers job is multifaceted, workers can not only integrate themselves in an already created avenue, but can also tailor a field, specifically for a need in the community. Looking at the many different fields in the area of social work, the area of Social Workers in Mental Health facilities and outpatient clinics stands out as an area of depth and interest. This field is important because it allows social workers to play an integral part in assisting patients, some of who have been kept in large inpatient facilities for vast periods of time, to become functioning and...   [tags: Career Research ]
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Analysis of Psychology and Life by Richard J. Gerrig - Application of Psychology As this semester draws to an end, I begin reflecting on what all I have learned. Prior to taking Intro to Psychology, I honestly could not tell you what psychology even meant, much less use any aspect of it in my life. Throughout the length of the course, I have learned a great deal about many different subjects in the realm of psychological studies. In the beginning of class, we defined what psychology actually was, how to use the scientific method, being a critical consumer, and many other things....   [tags: earning and behaviorism, disorders]
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The Development of a Child´s Attachment to his Mother - This paper will explore the way in which an infant develops a loving relationship with his mother from birth through middle school. While the majority of this paper is based upon Bowlby’s Attachment Theory and the work upon which his research was based, it incorporates classical theories of physical development, social development, social learning and cognitive development. The biological, learning, social cultural, cognitive, and psychodynamic influences will be explored. Biological influences All animals undergo a process of bonding with its parent that serves as a protective mechanism to ensure the continuance of the species....   [tags: Relationship, Caring, Nurturing] 1292 words
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Jenna Evans and her Fake Story on the Internet - The Internet is a place where one may pretend to be anyone or anything anyone wanted to- even if that means lying to thousands of innocent mothers who had experienced the loss of a child. Jenna Evans decided to post online about the death of her child, Bentley, who had passed away due to a brain disorder. Many mothers who had felt this same heartbreak befriended her. Evans posted later that her oldest child, Hailey, had come down with flu-like symptoms in which she was then admitted into the hospital with meningitis....   [tags: internet, virtual world, identity] 815 words
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A Study of Adolescence Anxiety, Depression and Low Self-esteem - ... Dr. Edmund Jacobson developed this technique in 1934. (McCallie, M., Blum, S., Hood, & C. M. Charlaine J., 2006) He discovered that a muscle could be relaxed by first tensing it for a few seconds and then releasing it. The idea is to do this in succession for sixteen different muscle groups of the body. Do not tense so hard that you strain. Tense muscle group for about ten seconds and then let go of the tension giving about fifteen to twenty seconds to relax. Notice the difference in how it feels when the muscles are relaxed as compared to tensed, then proceed to the next muscle group....   [tags: relaxation training, psychotherapy, CBT] 690 words
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John Milton's Representation of Early Modern Literature: Misogynistic? - In this Chapter, I will discuss John Milton’s ideas on sexuality and gender to deduct whether his representation of women in Early Modern Literature can be seen as misogynistic. I aim to identify his motives and question his portrayal of Eve in Paradise Lost. I will also contrast the ideas of Milton’s critics in order to deduct if the stigma of misogyny was an underlying factor in his ideas or just a consequence of the time. I will do this by studying and researching not only the work of Milton, but of his contemporaries including Aphra Behn, Mary Wroth, Aemilia Lanyer and Edmund Spenser....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the comprehensive guide to diagnosing psychological disorders. This manual is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and is currently in its fifth revision. Moreover, the manual is utilized by a multitude of mental health care professionals around the world in the process of identifying individuals with disorders and provides a comprehensive list of the various disorders that have been identified. The DSM serves as the essential resource for diagnosis of mental disorders based off of the various signs and symptoms displayed by individuals while also providing a basic reference point for the treatment of the d...   [tags: Cultural Issues, System of Classification]
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Persons Define Reality Based on Their Life Experiences - ... My personal values include honesty toward every by in life. I believe that, in order to strive in life, an individual must remain truthful. Honesty not only improves issue in a personal life. Approval is another value that I consider very important to have. A lot of times, life changing many things for us during your life time which is out of our control. It is very important to learn how to accept the things that we have no control over. If we do not learn accept the control on the things that we can’t control in your life....   [tags: theoretical orientation] 1323 words
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Distorted Body Image and Excessive Dieting: Anoerxia Nervosa - According to the DSM-5, “Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by distorted body image and excessive dieting that leads to severe weight loss with a pathological fear of becoming fat”. It is a mental condition which affect’s one’s both physical and mental health. Anorexia Nervosa is a condition that causes an individual to starve themselves even if they are already underweight because they fear they will become overweight and have a distorted body image. It is more common than woman than men, especially woman that are age of 15-35....   [tags: eating disorders] 776 words
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Impact of Cultural Barriers in Assessing Client-Therapist Relationship - The therapeutic alliance, or working alliance, may be defined as the quality of involvement between therapist and client through task teamwork, mutual goal settings and strong rapport established (Orlinsky, Ronnestad & Willutzki, 2004). Indeed, the therapist’s role is an important contributing factor to the therapeutic relationship as a positive working alliance will greatly be determined by the skills they portray (Ornstein & Ganzer, 2005). Achieving a therapeutic alliance depends largely upon the therapist’s ability to communicate emphatic understanding of the client’s feelings and belief systems....   [tags: teamwork, alliance, culture] 1811 words
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Psychotherapy: Three Principles of the Analysis of Transference - Three principles of the analysis of transference are proposed: known as a process of change, redirection or alteration, transference can be a very effective implement in psychotherapy. With the research and opinions of therapist and journalist ranging from Ryan Howes Ph.D., Mark Dombeck Ph.D., Dr. Henriette T. Glatzer and Dr. Angela Molnos, there will be in depth definitions, explanations and reasoning as to why and how transference works. There are numerous examples of transference reactions and how it takes place in group psychotherapy....   [tags: change, redirection or alteration] 1341 words
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Is Depression Caused by Nature or Nurture? - The general public believe that depression is caused by both nature and nurture factors. A majority of the public believed that nurture has a greater influence on whether the person gets depression or not. Uni-polar depression is when a person is always in a very low mood which would last at least 2 weeks to be fully diagnosed with depression. A person who has unipolar depression usually do not see the positive side of things. Bipolar depression is when a person has sudden mood swings from really low mood to sudden high mood, bipolar depression is harder to diagnosis than unipolar depression....   [tags: Depression] 695 words
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Child Observation: 3 1/2 Year Old PreSchooler - For 12 weeks I observed a young pre-schooler Child C aged 31/2 years old, through my account I would give an observer’s view of Child C, three theories peculiar to Child C and my the emotions evoked in me as an observer. My observation assisted in my understanding of the changes in Child C as the week progressed over the 12 weeks. My first few visits at the nursery Child C appeared boisterous and obnoxious. This led me to assume Child C was the class bully, I shared my finding with the class and the views were ambivalent and divided....   [tags: observations, preschoolers,]
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Organizational Development from the Social Science Perspective - Below you will find the important aspects of section 2. Learning Outcomes:- ● Analyse critically the theoretical roots of contemporary consultancy. ● Identify strengths and weaknesses in each perspective ● Consider which perspectives may inform the way in which you hope to work in your consultancy project for your assignment. An appropriate plan therefore is to read through the theoretical models of contemporary consultancy Identify their strengths and weaknesses. Relate appropriate models to your project....   [tags: Social Science ] 1280 words
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Psychological Perspectives of Human Growth and Development - Psychological Perspectives of Human Growth and Development The following will analyse the Psychodynamic theory founded by Sigmund Freud. It will focus on the components of the ‘mind’ including the Conscious, the pre-conscious proper and the Unconscious. Examining his structure of Personality with reference to The’ Id’, ‘Ego’ and ‘Super-ego’. It will discuss Freud’s proposal of stages within his ‘psychosexual development’. It will then focus on Carl Rogers Humanistic theory, explaining his concept of the ‘Actualizing tendency’ and incorporating his creations of ‘Self concept’, the ‘Organismic self’ and the ‘Ideal self’....   [tags: Psychology Freud]
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Theories, Assessment, and Treatment of Sex Offenders - INTRODUCTION Stories of sex offenders have been increasingly a focus of attention by the criminal justice system over the past years. By legal definition, a sex offender “is a person who is convicted of a sexual offense (Sex Offender Law & Legal Definition),” an act which is prohibited by the jurisdiction. What constitutes as a sex offense or normal/abnormal sexual behavior varies over time and place, meaning that it also varies by legal jurisdiction and culture. In the United States of America, for example, a person can be convicted of wide range of sexual behavior that includes prostitution, incest, sex with a minor, rape, and other sex offenses (Sex Offender Law & Legal Definition)....   [tags: criminal justice, sexual behavior, public safety]
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The Social-Emotional Aspects of Teaching and Learning - This essay aims to critically evaluate, compare, contrast and criticize, and integrate theories, strategies and skills from the Humanist, Psychodynamic and Behaviourist perspective. This essay will discuss Maslow, Rogers’, Freudian and Skinner’s approaches to understand how counselling theories may be used by teachers and other staff for supporting children and young people in terms of their social and emotional well-being within the educational context, and the factors that influence their use....   [tags: Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning]
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Promoting Resilience and Resolution in Troubled Times - Echterling, Presbury and McKee (2005) define crisis as a turning point in one’s life that is brief, but a crucial time in which, there is opportunity for dramatic growth and positive changes, as well as the danger of violence and devastation. They further state that whatever the outcome, people do not emerge from a crisis unchanged; if there is a negative resolution, the crisis can leave alienation, bitterness, devastated relationships and even death in its wake; on the other hand, if the crisis is resolved successfully a survivor can develop a deeper appreciation for life, a stronger sense of resolve, a mature perspective, greater feelings of competence, and richer relationships....   [tags: survivors coping, crisis intervention, abc model]
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Binge Drinking, Health and Osteopathy in Australia - Binge drinking is an individual and public issue that poses an increasing concern on the physical, social and economic aspects of the health of Australians. For many people alcohol can bring much pleasure, joy and societal amusement, however when people drink in excess, or binge drink, the costs to health and the community can potentially be devastating. The definition of binge drinking is not widely agreed upon, however a commonly accepted description is the consumption of 5 or more standard drinks on any single occasion, and often modified to 4 drinks or more for women (Naimi et al., 2003)....   [tags: Health, Alcoholism]
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Perspectives on Coping and Effective Coping Strategies - The concept of coping is fascinating because it analyses the way in which an individual responds to a situation, as well as whether or not it is effective. Lazarus and Folkman (1984) defined coping as the "constantly changing cognitive and behavioural efforts made by individuals to manage specific external and/or internal demands that are appraised as taxing or exceeding the resources of the person". This essay will cover the many perspectives on the subject of coping, from the cognitive viewpoint to the more comprehensive biopsychosocial theory....   [tags: stressors, personality, problem-solving] 2000 words
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Symptoms and Treatments of Major Depressive Disorder - ... 2013, p. 236). There are also studies suggesting that a biological vulnerability can be inherited, but major depressive disorder can also occur in people with no family history of depression (Butcher et al. 2013, p. 223-24). Neurochemical factors and abnormalities of hormonal regulatory and immune systems can be accompanied by mental changes, as well (Butcher et al. 2013, p. 225-26). Lack of sunlight and the changing of seasons can also play a role (Butcher et al. 2013, p. 229). Additionally, stressful life events or any change in life patterns can trigger a depressive episode....   [tags: psychological, theory, therapy] 1931 words
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What is Psychology and Who Are Psychologists? - ... all, 2010, pp.6-7). Psychology’s roots date back to ancient Greece where philosophers such as Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato started having ideas of consciousness, emotions, and madness (Zimbardo et. all, 2010, p. 9). As the ideas within psychology started to develop, so did conflicts within theories, which lead to different divisions within the field. These branches, such as structuralism, functionalism, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, and behaviorism helped develop modern psychology and its theories (Zimbardo et....   [tags: science, research, humnaistic]
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Patient With Panic Disorder and Identity Problem - Rob wants to confront his mother who never embraced him as a child. Willing to talk about his past in order to move on with his life. 5-Axis Diagnosis Rob shows a pattern of the following disorders: panic disorder: he has palpitations of the heart, sweeting and fear of losing control or going crazy. Dysthymic disorder: insomnia, overeating, low self-esteem, difficulty making decisions and feelings hopelessness. Identify Problems: Rob patterns fit the syndrome of identity problem. He is uncertain about friendship patterns, sexual orientation and behavior, moral and religious values and group loyalties....   [tags: Psychology Case Study] 776 words
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Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy to Treat Somotoform Disorders - This paper addresses the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (“CBT”) to treat somatoform disorders and analyzes CBT both in general and how it compares to other treatments for the same disorder. Given the somewhat limited analysis of this treatment area by medical and mental health professionals, and as a result of the relatively recent nature of the analysis that does exist, various recommendations are discussed with respect to improvement of the existing treatment methodology. Somatoform Disorders The Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V), describes somatoform disorders as a group of related mental health symptoms that are characterized by a patient’...   [tags: diagnosis, antidepressant medication] 2393 words
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The Lust for Murder: The Milwake Canibal - The Lust for Murder Emotions get the best of everyone in stressful situations, but what about those without any emotions to spare. The media glamorizes murders and serial killers by making them the spotlight of movies, shows and novels. What readers and viewers often forget is that these people are real and have resided on the same street that their kids ride bikes on. The people that commit these horrendous crimes are often known as sociopaths. Not all sociopaths become serial killers, but the combination of abusive childhood, environment and genetic influences pushes them to repeatedly kill and take innocent lives....   [tags: sociopats, serial killer] 786 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Related Disorders: Body Dysmorphic Disorder - ... The term dysmorphia is defined as the subjective feeling of ugliness or of a physical defect, despite a normal appearance, combined with shame (Schmidt & Sobanski, 2000). Since this disorder was not recognized by the DSM-IV until 1987, many theorists back then did not have real evidence of what caused this disorder. Most of the researchers had their own theories as to what caused this disorder. Koblenzer (2005) explains that distorted image in which sufferers see is formed from the sensory input that bombards the infant during early life....   [tags: slight defect, face, hair, skin] 1123 words
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Domestic Violence in the United States - “Domestic violence is an emotional, physical, psychological, or sexual abuse perpetrated against a person by a person's spouse, former spouse, partner, former partner or by the other parent of a minor child” (McCue 2). While it is these things, the violence is also considered a pattern of demeanor used to establish power and control over another person with whom an intimate relationship is or has been shared through fear and intimidation (“Domestic Violence Sourcebook” 9). It has many names, including spouse abuse, domestic abuse, domestic assault, battering, partner abuse, marital strife, marital dispute, wife-beating, marital discord, woman abuse, dysfunctional relationship, intimate figh...   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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The Application of Erik Erikson's Theories - Erik Erikson was a researcher of the Psychodynamic perspective who lived through the years 1902 to 1994. He developed a theory that dealt with the stages of human development and was referred to as a Neo-Freudian. A Neo-Freudian are those “who have revised Sigmund Freud’s theory” (Massey, 1986). His theory argued that “both society and culture challenge and shape us” (Feldman, 2011). Erik Erikson’s theory of psychological development does not specify specific ages, so the age categories can only be guessed upon....   [tags: Psychology]
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Advantages of Employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Advantages of Employing CBT Fundamentally, CBT is a collaborative project between patient and therapist. In CBT, both patient and therapist are as active as each other. Patients are helped by the therapist to attain knowledge of their problem, in terms of the real experience of the problem and also the ways by which it interacts with and affects their lives. Therapist and patient both collaborate to find the best explanation for the situation and solution to the problem (Haaga & Beck, 1992). CBT therapists are actively engaged with their patients....   [tags: Psychology, Anxiety] 866 words
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Art Therapy: Children and its Effectiveness - What is art. Art is the self-expression of someone of something that shows the hidden or underlying emotions that are found within the unconscious mind. Art has been around for centuries (“Merriam-Webster”). Normally, art would tell stories of past events which were significant to that culture. This could include things such as hunts and sacrifices to please the gods. As people and humanity started to evolve and become more civilized, art started to transform and take on a new appearance as well....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Relation of Personality in Politics - While searching for information regarding social phobia, I stumbled across some interesting information. Information regarding the psychology of politics, I was negligent to such a concept until this point in time, and immediately I began searching for this information, rather than my previous interest. This paper will give a general viewpoint on politics from a psychological standpoint. Initially it will discuss political philosophers, and how their beliefs could have shaped the political system today....   [tags: Political Psychology]
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Grey's Anatomy and Notions of Truth - The notion of truth is explored in everyday life as well as constructed through theoretical situations such as television dramas. Through the exploration of the representation of certain topics concerned with psychology the notion of truth can be explored ultimately answering the question “How is the notion of truth portrayed?”. Although “Grey’s Anatomy” is known for its scandals, and medical plot, there is also a fair amount of psychology involved in the characterization, and in the cases in which the doctors are involved....   [tags: philosophy, ontology, TV drama]
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How to Overcome Management Power Issues - As leadership teams works together and become cohesive, there is a chance that they may fall victim to groupthink. Groupthink can create issues due to a lack of criticism and questioning. There are many example within history of well know groups falling victim to groupthink such as the Vietnam War and the Bay of Pigs. These disasters could have been avoided if the groupthink mentality was avoided Another issues leadership members may have are narcissistic tendencies. Within an organization leadership has power to change the dynamics and culture of the organization....   [tags: feedback model, narcissism, groupthink]
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My Philosophies on Leadership and Management - Introduction Examples of sound leadership can be found in many places. I very much admire individuals in my life who exhibited extraordinary aptitude in creating influence. From our small-town pastor to my favorite elementary teacher, I have striven to catalyze the same type of positive change I found in these models with others around me looking for a source of leadership. Until the completion of this course, however, I did not have the theoretical knowledge to work proven leadership methods into my projects....   [tags: Leadership and Management Essays]
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History of Modern Psychology: Anna Freud - Male visionaries dominated in the philosophical contributions to the psychology as a formal discipline; however, many prominent women pioneered major roles in psychology history between 1850 and 1950 (Goodwin, 2005). Freud Sigmund was not only among the Freudian to build credibility in psychology field, this is because Anna Freud-her youngest daughter took career in psychology and made important contributions in the history of psychology. The paper will discuss the background of Anna, her theoretical perspective, and the contributions she made to the field of psychology....   [tags: psychoanalitic congress, freudian views]
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Learning and Cognitive Perspectives in Psychology - Many historians wondered great questions that would today be called psychological. Many wondered how a person processes information through their senses and transform this information to solve problems, and become motivated to act in significant ways. They wondered about the nature and whether or not it controls us or is it something we control ourselves. Like today’s psychologist historians wanted to describe, predict, understand, and modify behavior to increase the human knowledge and happiness....   [tags: behavior, conditioning, development]
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Sex Offenders Should Never Be Released - Criminal & Forensic Psychology Assessment. Using evidence, critically evaluate the following statement: “sex offenders should never be released” There is much debate as to whether a sex offender should be released into the public, this debate stems from the idea that a sex offender cannot be treated and that they are a danger to the public as they are ‘purely evil’ (Burke, 2005), however there is much evidence that sex offenders can be treated and re-introduced into society as a productive member....   [tags: criminal and forensic psychology assessment]
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An Incarcerated Father and His Children - At the age of fifty-four Joey was arrested for online solicitation of a minor. Joey has two children, Alex (age 23) and Amberlynn (age 18). Up until the day of Joey’s arrest, he had been actively involved in his children’s lives. Alex was a master’s student at the University of Oklahoma at the time of his father’s arrest and Amberlynn was a senior at China Spring High School at the time of the arrest. Joey spent a week in the McLennan County Jail before being released on bond for five days. After those five days, Joey was re-arrested with twenty-two counts of online solicitation of a minor and five accounts of child pornography....   [tags: Social Work Theories, Family Systems, Pornography]
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Criminal Profiling: Does it Really Work? - ... Criminal profiling is seen as a pseudoscientific technique at least until there are studies done that deliver sound evidence about the validity and reliability of criminal profilers then their “expertise” on cases could be detrimental in the investigation process (Snook, Eastwood, Gendreau, Goggin, & Cullen, 2007). Many investigators do not use the term profiling when describing their technique in capturing a criminal (Cook & Hinman, 1999). “Profiling can be useful in the investigation, management, and the prevention of violent crimes in many ways” (Cook & Hinman, 1999, p....   [tags: criminology, psychopathology]
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies - ... This is proved by his role in the brutal murders of Simon and Piggy, and finally in his burning of the entire island, even at the cost of his owns life. In much the same way, Piggy's demeanor and very character links him to the superego, the conscience factor in Freud's model of the psyche. Golding marks Piggy with the distinction of being more intellectually mature than the others, branding him with a connection to a higher authority: At the very beginning of the story Piggy remarks to Ralph " aren't there any adults at all?" this shows his nervousness being in a situation without anyone to supervise or watch over the actions of the ' children.' the outside world....   [tags: symbolic significance, in-depth look] 1499 words
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Attaining My Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - I was in a remote village in the Peruvian Andes conducting art therapy with prisoners when I realized this was the most meaningful experience of my life, and it should not be. The study and practice of psychology are the place where my humanitarian and intellectual interests align. I am applying to the clinical psychology program to fulfil the training I need to continue to make meaningful contributions to society and also contribute to the field of psychology through research. A family illness that is now happily behind me delayed me from doing so sooner....   [tags: statement of purpose] 868 words
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Historical Development of Self Concept Theory - Historical Development of Self Concept Theory The development of idea of self or self-concept can be traced back into the times of classical philosophy, as traced by Hattie (1992). A sense of self was related to Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle to identity, individuality and the knowledge of self (). Further, Renaissance philosophers promoted a sense of “self” and “knowing self” as the basis of existence through their debates. Hume (1711-1776) brought about a diversion from the intellectual mainstream and rejected the idea of a distinct stable self-concept, and instead emphasized upon the fluidity of “knowing self” and primacy of experience as a well-spring for a constantly cha...   [tags: identity, self, environment] 1564 words
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Competency Based Assessment and Interviewing - Introduction Many assessment tools and interviewing skills are available to the clinical social worker within a mental health setting. This paper will examine one such assessment tool, the competency based assessment, and its applicability in a mental health setting. A comparison will be made between this advanced assessment method and a generalist social work assessment. Interviewing people who have mental health concerns can offer challenges for clinical social workers. Several interviewing techniques that can help with some of these challenges will be outlined....   [tags: social workers, mental health settings]
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When Therapists Cry in Therapy - Introduction Crying has always been recognized as a significant and frequent part of the therapeutic process (Blume-Marcovici, Stolberg, & Khademi, 2013; Nelson, 2012). During the therapy process, tears are often shed by both the client and the therapist. Because therapy tends to be focused on uncovering repressed emotions, working through traumatic experiences, processing grief, or adjusting to life’s circumstances, tears are often associated with the work that is done during therapy. Because mental health therapy tends to be emotion-focused, it is surprising to discover that little research has emphasized the importance of therapists’ crying during session....   [tags: therapeutic sessions, tears, client]
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Different Types of Bulimia Nervosa - 1. Describe the behaviors that a purging-type bulimic and a bingeing-type bulimic would display. When answering this question we first need to understand what the terms mean. Purging-type bulimic is an individual who engages in repeated episodes of uncontrollably over eating or binges. The individual binges over a limited period like two hours in which they eat way to much food than most would consume in that time span. After the binge the individual forces their self to vomit, misuse laxatives, diuretics or enemas, fasting or exercising excessively (Comer, 2013, pp....   [tags: Binge Eating, Bulimia, Eating Disorders]
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Issues In Psychological Profiling - Issues In Psychological Profiling Historically, crime and criminals have always caught the attention of law-abiding citizens. Whenever there is mention of serial killers or unsolved murders or abductions, psychological profiling, floats to the top of the list of concerns (Egger, 1999). Psychological profiling is an attempt to provide investigators with more information about an offender who has not yet been identified (Egger, 1999). Its purpose is to develop a behavioral composite that combines both sociological and psychological assessment of the would-be offender....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Treatment of Phobias - Everyone in life has fears, it’s a natural way our brains process certain objects or situations that may be dangerous. Common fears may be heights or spiders; some would rationally go out of their way to avoid these, but this is quite different from having a phobia. A phobia is an irrational distress with a particular object or concept/idea. Although fears are well known now, they do not have to disrupt the lives of those who are living them. Throughout the essay there will be three different treatments with three different phobias in ways to cure a phobia; the first is a trauma-focused treatment approach for travel phobia, assessment and treatment for childhood phobias, and hypnosis in faci...   [tags: phobia, fear, hypnosis, travel phobia]
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