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An Overview of the Symptoms and Treatments of Schizophrenia
Facets of Schizophrenia A severe or psychotic, chronic brain disorder in which the affected person has difficulty in interpreting reality. Emil Kraepelin discovered the disorder in 1896 and named it dementia praecox as it was a progressive and independent disease (Larson, Reiten, & Voorhees). It was later named Schizophren...
The Effects of Violent Video Games on Children's Behavior
Effects of Violent Video Games As a young child, I spent many of my childhood days at my local library reading all the books I found interesting, which was every book I laid my hands on. While I was busy exploring the many different worlds in books, many of my peers were busy playing video games. I was not a video game fan...
A Study of Conditional Stimulus Using a Reward
The purpose of the case study was to determine if the subject could be conditioned to associate a stimulus with a reward. The subject used in this case study was one norwegicus male rat from the Sprague-Dawley strain. The subject was placed in a Skinner box and given a pellet. After the food was consumed and the subject loo...
An Overview of the Study of Abnormal Behavior Through Psychology
Abnormal Psychology: the application of psychological science to the study of mental disorders. Psychopathology: pathology (illness) of the psyche (mind); the study of abnormal behavior or mental illness; the symptoms and signs of mental disorders. Scientist-Practitioner-Model: integrative training model (clinical psychol...
Culture as a Set of Attitudes, Behaviors, and Symbols
One could define culture as a set of attitudes, behaviors, and symbols shared by a group of individuals that is usually communicated from a generation to another. Attitudes can include religious beliefs, superstitions, and stereotypes. Behaviors include a wide variety of norms, practices, as well as fashions. A symbol may t...
A Research on the Differences Between Believers and Non-Believers
There has been a widespread research concerning the differences between believers and non-believers in the paranormal. One of the lines of inquiry has been on the level of intelligence of those who believe in the paranormal vis-a-vis those who don’t. This paper seeks to understand the relationship between intelligence and p...
An Overview and the Common Misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder
The intent of this paper is to be informative regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Numerous stereotypes and negative beliefs not only harm autistics, but also the people around them. The content of this paper concerns and addresses common misconceptions about ASD and emphasizes positives, which remain unrecognized by...
An Observational Study of Student Interactions During Breakfast and Lunch at EVK Dining Hall at the University of Southern California
The setting I chose to attend for my observational study was EVK dining hall at the University of Southern California. I observed the students from a raised table from the hours of 10:30 AM until 12:15 PM to view interactions between people during breakfast and lunch. I chose this area because there is a high influx of new...
An Examination of the Psychological Ideas and Interactions Among People in Scripts People Live by Claude Steiner
In Scripts People Live, Claude Steiner presents many psychological ideas and interactions among people in order to assert that emotional and mental stress, as well as gender roles and concepts, come from within. Steiner begins with three concepts: 1) People are born O.K. When people are born, they have no presupposed emo...
An Analysis of the Factors That Influences Identity
Where do we get our Identity? Identity is very personable thing that is unique to every individual no matter what the case is. Our personal identities resemble what kind of person we truly are and how you react to all types of situations in life. Identities get molded by all different things in our life, to specifically...