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Abnormal Psychology & Religion / Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A 10 page research essay that discusses the relationship between obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive religious practices. Specifically, the writer promotes the evidence regarding the neurotic obsessiveness of those who join cults and supports the premise with studies. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Studying Abnormal Psychology

A 5 page paper discussing the benefits that this study brings to law enforcement. Both crimes and criminals are becoming more sophisticated each year. The study of abnormal psychology cannot be a be-all and end-all measure for law enforcement, but it can help even the playing field between criminals and law enforcement. It can assist in avoiding wasted investigative time, and it can be instrumental in making local law enforcement more productive in their investigations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Copycat & Abnormal Psychology

A 5 page research paper that uses the film Copycat (1995) as a springboard to a discussion of abnormal psychology. In this movie, actress Sigourney Weaver plays criminologist Helen Hudson, an expert on serial killers. This examination of Hudson in this film analyzes her behavior in the narrative as an example of abnormal behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Abnormal Psychology: Amnesia

A 6 page research paper that, first of all, summarizes an obituary for H.M., a man who suffered from permanent amnesia due to an operation on his hippocampus in 1953. The article explains H.M.'s significance to science and the writer speculates on how his problems relate to the student's abnormal psychology course information. The second part describes parts of the textbook that relate to H.M. and the third section offers the writer's personal reflection on what she thought was most interesting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Abnormal Psychology Pedophilia

6 pages in length. Pedophilia, the compulsion to have sexual relations with children, is a subgroup of sexual disorders associated with abnormal psychology. Identified as a problem of sexual aim, those who struggle with and ultimately succumb to their urges to sexually violate children are considered so socially abhorrent that even hardcore criminals doing life for dismembering another person cannot tolerate the idea of innocent kids being inflicted with such abuse and often make prison life a living hell for convicted pedophiles. Clearly, there is a hierarchy of offence within the criminal community whereby other felons condemn pedophiles for heathenish behavior with such a taboo as vulnerable children. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Legal And Ethical Issues Pertaining To Licensed And Unlicensed Professionals In Abnormal Psychology

3 pages in length. Legal and ethical concerns are equally important in the delivery of services from professionals in the field of abnormal psychology, inasmuch as there are myriad issues pertaining to competency and confidentiality that are too easily breached within the stringent boundaries of therapy. While both licensed and unlicensed practitioners must abide by the industry's legal and ethical guidelines, a greater onus falls upon the unlicensed practitioner whose patient interaction must be supervised by a licensed practitioner. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Abnormal Psychology

A 25 page paper that begins with definitions or abnormal and trends in treatment approaches. The writer comments on and discusses numerous issues including: clinical interview questions, clinical assessment of a child, anxiety disorders, fears and phobias, depression, eating disorders, theoretical viewpoints in abnormal psychology, criminal insanity using an article, A Matter over Mind, schizophrenia, anxiety in children, ADHD, and a case study plus other topics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Abnormal Psychology Expanded

A 34 page paper that is an expansion of PGabnrmp.rtf. This paper provides a definition of abnormal, clinical assessment of anxiety, fears, phobias, depression, and eating disorders. Theoretical perspectives of abnormal psychology are discussed. The article, A Matter over Mind is discussed. This paper expands on the diagnosis of a woman, providing symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment interventions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Diversity of Abnormal Psychology

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology as a discipline. Three different theoretical perspectives are examined: psychosocial, biological, and socio-cultural. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Abnormal Psychology: An Overview

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology. The origins of the discipline are explored as well as diverse viewpoints. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Abnormal Psychology: John Hinckley

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology. The case study of John Hinckley is used as an instructive example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Abnormal Psychology Professionals

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology. The roles of various professionals are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The History Of Abnormal Psychology

A 4 page paper that traces the origins and history of abnormal psychology since the earliest times B.C. Only the highlights can be reported. The paper also discusses four theoretical models: sociocultural, biological/medical, and psychosocial. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Diagnosis Guidelines in Abnormal Psychology

This 3 page paper provides an overview of a case study of a woman reporting substance abuse. This paper considers the implications of her reports and the need for additional assessments. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Evolution Of Abnormal Psychology Since Ancient Times

A 4 page paper that traces the history of abnormal psychology. Examples are given from Biblical times and Ancient Greeks and the first lab and clinic in modern times. The essay comments on the three models: biological/medical, socio-cultural, and psychosocial. Bibliography lists 3 sources. PG701058.doc

Abnormal Psychology in “House of Sand and Fog”

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of the film "House of Sand and Fog". Principles of abnormal psychology are explored via the film. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

More Questions and Answers in Psychology

This 16 page paper is similar to the paper entitled Questions and Answers in Psychology and refers only to Gerrig & Zimbardo's text Psychology and Life. Topics for this paper include social psychology, personality theories, motivation, abnormal psychology and schizophrenia, and information about Maslow's hierarchy. Terms are defined and fully explained. The paper is written in a simple Q & A format. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Career Education & The Disabled

Approximately 4 pages discussing 'Career Education For the Cognitively Disabled (Slow Learning) Adolescents.' Good for those studying education, child psychology, abnormal psychology etc; Bibliography lists 12 comprehensive sources.

Three Psychology Journals / Comparison

A 5 page paper analyzing three psychological journals for content and slant. The journals are: The Journal of Abnormal Psychology; The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; and The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. While the first two concern themselves more with research, the last is more concerned with what Freud would say. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Three Questions on the DSM and Conditions

This 5 page paper is broken down into three sections, which relate to the nature of paraphilias, the importance of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the relationship to abnormal psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Theories In Psychology Jeopardy Game

A 5 page paper that offers five questions with their responses. The points are in increments of 10 points. Questions include theories in psychology, psychology in life, psychology in marketing, health psychology, and vocational psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Mental Illness In The 18th and 19th Centuries

This 3 page paper begins with a report of how abnormal behavior and mental illness was perceived in earlier centuries. The writer comments on the influence of philosophy on psychology and on how the relationship between mind and body were perceived. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Reading & Behavior Problems

A 6 page paper that provides an assessment of Smart, et al's 1996 article in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology on this very topic. Full ciration included.

Abnormal Behavior

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal behavior. The relevancy of cultural norms to abnormal behavior is explored. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Homosexuality: Normal or Abnormal

A 9 page paper which discusses the various medical and psychological knowledge associated with homosexuality. Both sides of the argument are provided, that being homosexuality is normal and abnormal. The paper concludes that homosexuality is an abnormal medical condition that is genetically inherited, much like alcoholism. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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