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Binge Eating in Bulimia Nervosa - In our Western society, we have several different types of eating dysfunction, all of which are unique and tragic in their own right. Despite their individuality, however, they all have several overlapping symptoms that are key to their classification and severity. For Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and Binge Eating Disorder (BED), one of the core features is binge eating, which can be defined objectively by number of calories eaten in a given time or subjectively by the feelings of the binger....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders]
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Eating Disorders And Personality Disorders - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients adopt these disorders as their way of self mutilating. We may be witnessing a convergence of two criteria: self-mutilation and an impulsive (rather, compulsive or ritualistic) behaviour....   [tags: essays research papers] 962 words
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Sigmund Freud and His Psychology - Sigmund Freud and His Psychology Sigmund Freud is one of the most famous psychologists to ever hit the study of psychology. His name alone symbolizes the importance of his theories, and the name that comes to most people's heads when saying the word psychology is Sigmund Freud. Freud was a psychodynamic psychologist and came from the conservative point of view which states that man is bad and society is good, which I do not agree with 100% because not all man's actions are necessarily bad and with bad intentions....   [tags: Sigmund Freud Psychological Essays] 3875 words
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Biological Explanation for Anorexia Nervosa - Biological Explanation for Anorexia Nervosa Evidence for a faulty gene. AIMS: to see if concordance rates for anorexia are higher in MZ twins compared to DZ twins. This would provide evidence for a faulty gene causing the disorder because if one MZ twin develops anorexia, there should be 100% concordance (agreement) with the second MZ twin also suffering from it, since they share the same genes. The rates for DZ twins should be much lower because they share only 50% same genes....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Major Theoretical Perspectives in Psychology - Major Theoretical Perspectives in Psychology INTRODUCTION In this assignment I will be describing the five major schools of psychological research. These are Behaviorism, Biological, Cognitive, Humanist and Psychoanalytical. I will then attempt to evaluate the pros, cons and practical applications of the Behaviorist and Psychodynamic approaches. BEHAVIORISM The earliest origins of behaviorism can be stemmed from the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704). He believed that the human being is born as a 'tabula rasa'....   [tags: Psychology Papers]
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Introduction to the Humanistic Approach - Introduction to the Humanistic Approach Þ Each individual is unique Þ What matters is each person's subjective view not objective reality. Þ Reality is defined by the individual's perspective, which is based on their personal unique experiences of life. Þ Each individual strives to maximise their potential (self-actualisation) and should be responsible for their lives (free will). Þ Human nature is inherently good and self-righting History of the Humanistic Approach ================================== Þ Humanistic Psychology is derived from the wider principals of humanism....   [tags: Papers] 666 words
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Description of Two Psychological Approaches - Description of Two Psychological Approaches Describe two of the following psychological approaches: the psychodynamic perspective, the cognitive perspective, the humanistic perspective, or the physiologicalperspective. Then, compare and contrast the two approaches that you have described. In what ways are they similar. In what ways do they differ. Then, choose a particular problem behavior or disorder and discuss how these perspectives would view both the cause and the treatment of the problem behavior or disorder....   [tags: Papers] 1197 words
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Investigating Crime and Relevant Issues - Investigating Crime and Relevant Issues Crime is defined as an act which is prohibited by criminal law. These criminal activities are prohibited for the protection of society as a whole, or a section of society. Each country has its own series of prohibited criminal acts. In England, if a criminal act is committed, the persons responsible are issued punishment of a fine, community service or imprisonment. Although criminal activity is seen by society to be morally wrong, and is punishable, people still continue to commit crime....   [tags: Papers] 7314 words
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Analysis of the Biological Method - Analysis of the Biological Method The first one is infection. This explanation says that an infection can cause mental illness. This can be explained by a study through which it was proven, that babies who’s mother had the flu when they were pregnant, had a much greater risk of developing schizophrenia when they grew up. In other words, contracting illness or disease could mean that you have a greater chance of developing symptoms of abnormality. Meaning perhaps that illness or disease could affect the chemical make up of the brain and therefore could cause abnormality in some way....   [tags: Papers] 1025 words
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Psychotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa - Psychotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa What is anorexia. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that consists of self-regulated food restriction in which the person strives for thinness and also involves distortion of the way the person sees his or her own body. An anorexic person weighs less than 85% of their ideal body weight. The prevalence of eating disorders is between .5-1% of women aged 15-40 and about 1/20 of this number occurs in men. Anorexia affects all aspects of an affected person's life including emotional health, physical health, and relationships with others (Shekter-Wolfson et al 5-6)....   [tags: Health Disorders Weight Loss Medical Essays]
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Gender: Feminism and Masculinity - In a recent meta-analysis by Kite and Whitley in 1996, it was confirmed that men hold more negative attitudes toward homosexuality than do women. They also determined that men's attitudes toward homosexuality are particularly negative when the person being rated is a gay man rather than a lesbian. Their review of the literature also highlighted the complex nature of attitudes toward homosexuality noted by others. In order to understand the constructive attitudes of homosexuality, there are several factors that include beliefs that gay people are threatening or dangerous, etc....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Nature of Psychology - The Nature of Psychology Psychology is the scientific study and practical application of observable behavior and mental processes of organisms. Psychology differs from other social sciences such as: Sociology, History, or Economics, because psychology specifically deals with the study of an individual. The other social sciences will study groups, or history. Psychology is less a science of reported findings, it attempts asks and answers questions using observable behavior and what can be determined as mental processes of the subject....   [tags: essays research papers] 1481 words
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Investigatin Attraction Between People - Investigatin Attraction Between People a) Similarity. For example similar backgrounds, ages, attitudes, beliefs and interests. The more they have in common the more likely a couple are to stay together. b) Familiarity. The more a couple meet up the more attractive they become to each another. In a 1968 study, Zajonc showed his participants a large number of photographs. He found that there was a positive correlation between the number of times a photograph was shown and the attraction....   [tags: Papers] 1950 words
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Introduction to Psychology Readings - Introduction to Psychology Readings In Introduction to Psychology taught by Dr. Mary Kay Streit, we were leaning information form our book Introduction to Psychology Eighth Edition. The class study forms chapters 1 to 20 slipping a few in the middle. The class had a fast past and was full of useful information. At first I had a very hard time keeping up. The first two tests I barely passed. The teacher was always willing to help with what she could. Me myself had other problems going in to the class....   [tags: Papers] 1428 words
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Psychological Theories of Attachment - Psychological Theories of Attachment Ethological theory (The study of animal behaviour) probably the most important theory, as the ethological approach is concerned with the adaptive or survival aspect of behaviour and started with the work of Charles Darwin. Darwin himself did not come up with the idea of evolution, however what Darwin did was to explain evolution and publish it in his books Natural Selection (1858) and The Origin of Species (1859). The ideas in these books inspired Konrad Lorenz in his studies and it was Lorenz’s ideas that laid the foundations for an evolutionary approach to attachment....   [tags: Papers] 1158 words
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Workplace Motivation - Nowadays the most of works need to motivation because this works want to get high quality .However, there are some problems which face so many people during the motivation . So there are a lot of theories appeared to help people to get the best motivation. What is the motivation .To reply this question that means you can understand the motivation also you can know how do you deal with problem motivation. There are a lot of definitions for motivation some people make briefly definition for motivation ,that is the motivation that pushes person to do some things ....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Psychology Q&A - Question 1 Psychology is defined as the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of individuals. Before psychology, people did not know why we feel the things we feel or think the things we think. So psychology began with some goals in mind. The first goal is to observe behavior and describe what is happening. This allows for the next goal which is to explain what is happening. It is important to be able to explain how and why behavior happens. It is necessary to find motives or triggers that will cause outcomes....   [tags: Psychology ] 1806 words
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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, now a household term, 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: Criminology]
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Depression Paper - Assignment: Depression Paper Stress and situational depression are seen as just a part of life. As people grow and experience life they encounter events that trigger stress and signs of depression. These events can include changes in the professional world, death, and academics. Changes in mood such as these are temporary, and are pretty common. Aside from these normal occurrences actual depression, or clinical depression, is seen in 1 in 10 Americans. Clinical depression is a mental illness that that can prohibit normal daily functioning....   [tags: Psychology]
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Tina's Story - Major depressive disorder causes people to think irrational because their mind is always sad or thinking about how they could do things differently. Depression is caused by something that happened or stressing over something and the depression is there long after the event or stressor has left. Suicide often happens to those that are depressed because the people have feelings of how they would be better off not living and they no longer want to suffer and feel the pain of being a disappointment by letting their loved ones down....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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The Grinch - According to an online article that I read regarding psychoanalysis therapy, it is said to be very helpful in dealing with those who have personality disorders and neurosis. “Psychoanalysis therapy basically aims to find associations between the unconscious constitutents of patients’ mental process, by tracing out associations between the mind and mental process, all so in a systematic way” http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/psychoanalytic-therapy-9740.html. While watching the video regarding the Grinch there are a few different things that come to my mind as I watch this....   [tags: Psychoanalysis Therapy, Video] 1439 words
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Temple Grandin - The Case of Temple Grandin The Case of Temple Grandin paints a picture of a young woman’s determination and hard work while struggling with autism during a time when the disorder was unknown. This case discusses Grandin’s challenges, early diagnosis, growth and development in school, and support from her mother. Temple Grandin could not speak like the other children at the age of two, so because doctors could not find any physical issues she had been subsequently labeled as brain-damaged. To communicate with others, she would throw tantrums and scream....   [tags: Biography] 1136 words
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Jeffery Dahmer - Jeffery Dahmer is arguably the most notorious serial killer -cannibal in history. Targeting men and boys, Dahmer‘s life of crime began with drinking and sex offending. His murders were exceptionally gruesome, often involving rape, torture, necrophilia, dismemberment, and cannibalism. The media often commented on how “normal” Dahmer appeared. Jeffrey Dahmer made everyone question how one develops into such a monster. By the time of his apprehension, Dahmer had sodomized, murdered, and cannibalized at least seventeen men, mostly black, Hispanic or Asian, in the Milwaukee area between the years of 1978 until his arrest in 1991 (Williams pg.1)....   [tags: Serial Killer - Cannibal] 1471 words
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Social Order - Society is a broken hierarchy of social order awaiting its impeding destruction. The system in which man has placed itself is nothing more than a waiting game of when the bottom peasants will rise up against the wealthy few and take control of the state. Society is separated into groups such as the mass, the bourgeois, the proletariats, the middle class, and the wealthy upper class. These groups are nothing more than the natural psychodynamic order that man creates within itself. Society is a relentless cycle of class order and revolutions....   [tags: Social Studies, Marx]
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Clinical Psychology - Clinical Psychology Psychology is an extraordinarily diverse field with hundreds of career paths. Some specialties, like treating the mentally ill, are familiar to most. Others, like helping with the design of advanced computer systems or studying memory, are less well-known. What psychologists have in common is a shared interest in mind and behavior. In their work they draw on an ever-expanding body of scientific knowledge about how humans think, act, and feel, and apply the information to their special areas of expertise....   [tags: School Psychology]
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Narrative Therapy - Narrative therapy is a family counseling approach that continues to evolve and gain popularity in the field of therapy (Chang & Nylund, 2013). Given the continued strides of narrative therapy this is a family counseling approach worthy of research. This paper will detail the beginnings of narrative therapy and those responsible for its development. Although White and Epston are the leading figures of narrative therapy many individuals with varying backgrounds and beliefs influenced their thinking (Biggs & Hinton-Bayre, 2008)....   [tags: counseling, faith, research, White, Epston]
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Self Harm -   Table of Contents 1 Introduction 3 2 Types of Self Injury 3 3 Risk Factors 3 3.1 Childhood Risk Factors 3 3.2 Adult Risk Factors 3 3.3 Co-existing Medical Conditions 3 4 Complications 4 4.1 Medical Complications 4 4.2 Emotional Complications 4 4.3 Practical Complications 4 5 Presentation and Diagnosis 4 6 Prevention and Management 5 6.1 Medical Management 5 6.2 Therapeutical Management 5 6.3 Psychiatric Management 5 7 Conclusion 5 8 References 6 9 Help and Support 6 1. Introduction Self-injury is a term which describes a variety of behaviours in which there are two critical elements: the damage is acute and the damage is intentional....   [tags: acute and intentional damage, behavior]
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Pedophilic Disorder - 1. Define pedophilic disorder, being sure to describe the “typical” individual with this disorder. Second, describe a form of therapy that has been used with pedophiles. (233) Pedophilic disorders are where the individual experiences consisted and frequent sexual urges, fantasies, or behavior that involve touching and rubbing a non-consenting individual. It is also said that men with this disorder usually have other psychological disorders. Individuals, usually develop this disorder in adolescence and have been abused, neglected, punished, or deprived a close relationship during their childhood....   [tags: sex with a child, psychological disorders]
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Psychological Disorders - There are multiple criteria that come into play when determining a psychological disorder. One reason is because, it is hard to know for sure if an action is abnormal or not. Something could be abnormal in our country, but a custom in another. According to Psychology in Action, “[r]ather than being fixed categories, both “abnormal” and “normal” behaviors exist along a continuum, and no single criterion is adequate for [i]dentifying all forms of abnormal behavior” (Huffman). There are four criteria used to determine whether behavior is abnormal....   [tags: Psychology, Behavior]
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Mental Illness - Mental Illness is a term used for a group of disorders causing severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. They result in substantially diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. (Mental Illness Defined) There are some different perspectives on the causes of mental illness. The perspectives include the biological, psychodynamic, humanistic and existential, behavioral, cognitive, and sociocultural. Advances in brain imaging techniques have helped scientists study the role of brain structure in mental illness....   [tags: essays research papers] 587 words
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Unknown - The definition for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder given by the Webster’s New World College Dictionary is, “a condition characterized by recurring and, often, disabling symptoms of anxiety, depression, etc., that later affects some persons who have experienced a traumatic event or situation, especially combat.” PTSD was first named Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome after the war because symptoms did not seem to appear for years, even decades (Arpey). After the symptoms actually did start showing up and making an impact on society, the government started to be concerned....   [tags: essays research papers] 1013 words
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Personality Theories - Personality Theories  Table of Contents Freud Jung Adler Rogers Maslow Humanistic strengths and weakness Psychodynamic strengths and weakness Some similarities of both Web Resources Freud Biography Biography Sigmund Freud was born May 6, 1856, in a small town -- Freiberg -- in Moravia. His father was a wool merchant with a keen mind and a good sense of humor. His mother was a lively woman, her husband's second wife and 20 years younger. She was 21 years old when she gave birth to her first son, her darling, Sigmund....   [tags: essays research papers Freud Psychology] 3169 words
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Psych. Essays - ESSAY QUESTIONS 1. If I were to design a study to examine the effects of taking an online course, I would do a case study. I would find a subject and record their behavioral patterns during attendance at a university. I would observe course load, study habits, length of study time, quality of assignments and overall grades. I would then do the same with an online course, studying the same patterns and behaviors. 2. Life is good. I am doing one of the activities that I most enjoy. I am taking a nice long walk in the woods....   [tags: essays research papers] 791 words
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Sociological Theories - Event 1- Martha Stewart Stock Conviction Martha Stewart was recently convicted for the illegal selling of stock. Officially convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and making two false counts to investigators she is looking at a lengthy sentence. We can analyze her situation through five different theoretical perspectives. Focusing on the sociological, but also with attention to the psychological and biological we can look at her situation in numerous ways. First, from the biological perspective we can treat it as an evolutionary theory....   [tags: Sociology] 1292 words
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Human Nature - Is there or is there not human nature. For Charles Darwin the answer is no. Darwin was the first to introduce the concept of evolution. He believed that humans evolved from the ape and not in the image of God. Darwin contradicted Aristotle's view that man has a purpose in life -to reason. For Darwin, man has no purpose. According to Darwin, man began as one of a few species on this planet, fighting for survival. Man was better equipped with certain traits that allowed him to pass through the filters of natural selection....   [tags: Papers] 1088 words
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Explaining Depression - Explaining Depression Among the many mental diseases, bipolar disorder has recently exploded onto our society and still seems to challenge our medical professions. Bipolar disorder has manipulated over 2 million Americans at one point in time or another in their lives (2). It is quickly becoming a recognized disease and is treated very seriously in today’s society. There are two types of the bipolar disorder. In the type 1 of the bipolar disorder, which is also the most severe, individuals may experience the incidents of acute depression (2)....   [tags: Papers] 610 words
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Personality - Personality just like a lot of things in life is kind of solid and may be hard to specify now and again. The most common definition is the comparatively constant features that are lasting and classifiable which implies it distinguishes people from the crowd. Psychologists that analyze personalities attempt to dissect why people behave differently to contrasting situations so much because how one individual behaves shy when they first encounter a stranger or when a few people are simply natural and funny and be themselves....   [tags: Psychology] 1096 words
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Psychotherapy - My preferred theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The main assumption of CBT is that events and situations in life do not cause emotional problems (e.g., guilt or depression); rather problems are a by-product irrational beliefs and perceptions about the situations (Corey, 2009). The goals of CBT focus on correcting the client’s automatic and self-defeating thoughts, which should ultimately help them to develop a more adaptive philosophy of life (Corey, 2009). CBT focuses on putting insight into action, so by creating insight and changing thoughts the client should be able to understand and modify their behaviors and emotions....   [tags: Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy] 1037 words
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Psychotherapy - My preferred theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The main assumption of CBT is that events and situations in life do not cause emotional problems (e.g., guilt or depression); rather problems are due to irrational beliefs and perceptions about the situations (Corey, 2009). The goals of CBT focus on correcting the client’s automatic and self-defeating thoughts, which should ultimately help them to develop a more adaptive philosophy of life (Corey, 2009). I like that this approach focuses on challenging and changing the client’s cognitive distortions, core beliefs, automatic thoughts, and schemas....   [tags: Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy] 941 words
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psychology - As described, there are 10 different perspectives of early psychology. These perspectives are: Structuralism, functionalism, Gestalt psychology, Behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, physiological, evolutionary, cognitive, and cultural and diversity. I will only be looking at three of these perspectives still in common use today here is a summary of each. The behavioral perspective "focuses on the observable behaviors; thus it does not speculate about mental processes such as thinking." (Davis and Palladino, 2005).Unlike the other approaches, the behavioral perspective accentuates how it is important to learn and understand and doesn't focus on coconscious....   [tags: essays research papers] 1088 words
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Self-mutilation - There are many different definitions for self-mutilations, also known as self-injury, self-harm, or self-inflicted violence. One definition of self-mutilation is that is any self-directed, repetitive behavior that causes physical injury. Another definition is that self-mutilation is self-inflicted physical harm severe enough to cause tissue damage done without suicidal intent. This is just one example of the blurriness of the boundaries of self-mutilation. It is very hard to pin point exactly who or why people self-mutilate, however there are known risk factors....   [tags: essays research papers] 922 words
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Theories - Theories in Criminal Justice If one were to look up the definition of the word theory, they might find a meaning that pertains to words such as philosophy or a hypothesis. Theories exist in all aspects of life in order to give us explanations of why a certain phenomenon exists. This is extremely evident in the area of criminal justice. One phenomenon I am interested in is the human element during the juvenile years. Throughout I will examine why at an early age some juveniles choose one option that leads to a life of no crime and others choose an option that leads to criminal activity at an early age and then eventually as an adult....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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MDMA - MDMA Introduction 1. Brief History A. Originally created in 1912 as MDA (methylenedioxyamphetamine) B. In 1970's interest in MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) for the Aid of Psychotherapy. -Key Effects a. empathetic understanding for others b. large, uncontrolled release of emotions C. When used Clinically, intended result was to have an affect on the Psychodynamic equilibrium ( helped to bring repressed material into "the walking consciousness") D. Through the mid 1980's up to late 1990's recreational use became widespread....   [tags: Papers] 691 words
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Features of the Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Perspectives - Features of the Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Perspectives Outline the key features of the psychoanalytic and humanistic perspectives, and briefly compare and contrast their views on conscious experience, a person as an integrated whole, and the role of therapists in arriving at changes. Answer In explaining and predicting animal behaviour, different schools of psychology are of different perspectives; e.g. cognitive approach focuses on the mental processes, behaviourism is based on external stimuli and reinforcement, biological approach is concerned with the relationship between the mind and body and the influence of heredity....   [tags: Papers] 1551 words
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Mind and Body - Mind and Body Much of the intellectual history of psychology has involved the attempt to come to grips with the problem of mind and body and how they interact. While the philosophical distinction between mind and body can be traced back to the Greeks, it is due to the influential work of René Descartes, (written around the 1630’s) that we owe the first systematic account of the mind/body relationship. When Descartes' friend and frequent correspondent, Marin Mersenne, wrote to him of Galileo's fate at the hands of the Inquisition, Descartes immediately suppressed his own treatise....   [tags: science] 2614 words
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Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis - Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis The aim of this essay is to clarify the basic principles of Freud’s theories and to raise the main issues. It is important to be clear about the meanings of certain terms that you may come across and throughout the handout you will find footnotes clarifying certain terms. Firstly though, a word about the terms psychoanalysis and psychodynamics. Psychoanalysis refers to both Freud’s original attempt at providing a comprehensive theory of the mind and also to the associated treatment....   [tags: Psychology Handout Essays] 2351 words
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Ethics and Moral Development According to John Rawls and Victor Frankl - American philosopher, John Rawls, and European philosopher, Viktor Frankl, are highly regarded for their philosophical intellect. While Rawls work focused on the theory of justice, Frankl’s work were in the direction of finding meaning in life. Although, their works took to varying directions, a distinct correlation can be found in their work as it pertains to ethics and moral development. Rawls, in his works speaks of the four roles of political philosophy, which include: 1) Practical – The discovery of basis for reasoned argument....   [tags: theory of justice, political philosophy]
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The Case of Joe and His Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - After he had relaxed from the prior frustration. I asked how he had ended up in the program. He revealed he went to program after program, which eventually led him to Bellevue. It took some time for him to explain his maze of treatment to get to the original reason. He finally disclosed he could not stop his obsessional thoughts about women and flashing. He realized he needed help and drank a bottle of vodka and committed himself to the inpatient MICA (Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted) program at Bellevue....   [tags: case study, treatment and therapy for OCD]
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The Three Elements of Personality by Sigmund Freud - ... As stated by Freud, the ego progresses from Id and confirms the desires of the id, articulated in an acceptable manner in real life. The main function of ego is to handle conscious, preconscious and unconscious mind. It helps to satisfy needs of id in a socially suitable way. Besides, it supports to release tension with assistance of a process where an object found in reality is created by id’s primary process. Lastly, there is the superego. The main aspect of this module is to embrace each of person’s adopted moral standards as well as the ideals that one attains from society or parents....   [tags: modern psychology, id, ego, superego] 783 words
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How Do Psychologist Examine Behavior and Mental Processes? - ... These are said to be unconscious and act as a guide to decision making and behaviour, examples include heart rate, respiration and increase in sweating. Beer et al. (2006) further state that people actually avoid making social blunders because particular physiological sensations actually guide them toward adaptive behaviour and away from maladaptive behaviour. This is the first variable that is said to be associated with orbitofrontal damage to be tested. The second variable according to Beer et al....   [tags: neuroscience, brain activity] 1441 words
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How Does Neuroscience Look at Behaviour? - ... People receive sensory information from any environment however the way in which a person receives the sensory information will differ. Psychologists have to take into account a person’s physical or biological functioning in order to understand that individual’s behaviour (Grieve et al., 2005). A study that was done Present theories propose that there are two types of variables that contribute to social deficits that are associated with orbitofrontal cortex damage, what happens is that a person is lacking in emotional systems or there is a lack of online behavioural monitoring (Beer, John, Scabini, & Knight, 2006)....   [tags: psychoanalytic approach, conscious] 1562 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - There are many mental illnesses and disorders that affect millions of people lives. One such disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), typically manifests in men during the late teen years and in women during the early twenties. In the past, OCD has been difficult to diagnose, with a range of symptoms making a diagnosis more difficult. In addition, there are a variety of different therapies and treatments that can be adopted in order to alleviate the symptoms and help a patient return to a somewhat normal life....   [tags: Essays on Anxiety Disorders]
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Client Centered Theory - Client Centered Theory Client centered theory was originated by Carl Rogers and is considered to be a humanistic theory of process or evolution (Coady & Lehman, 2008). Rogers developed 19 basic premises of personality in which an individual was held to grow through the processes of a reduction in defensive mechanisms and the self-directed development of internal cognizance (Corsini & Wedding, 2008/2011). The processes would occur when the theoretical constructs of congruence, acceptance and empathy were provided to an individual through interpersonal relationships (Coady & Lehman, 2008; Corsini & Wedding, 2008/2011)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Like Marries Like - Marriage is fundamental to our nature as human beings in society. God himself instituted marriage by creating and bringing the first man and woman together at the dawn of human creation. It is imperative at this time that the Christian churches clarify, teach, and faithfully uphold what the Bible says about marriage. The Church must also speak biblically to the issue of divorce and remarriage, which occur all too often as one, or both, marital partners abandon their Christian ethical commitments and responsibilities....   [tags: Marriage, Society] 983 words
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