Category: Psychoanalysis

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) is much more prevalent in today’s society compared to previous generations. More and more people are being diagnosed at an alarming rate. To our surprise, I learned this disorder does not only affect children. There are many adults who suffer from it also. ADHD characteristics are neuro-biologically based, and they often change as the individual gets older. One does not out-grow ADHD…

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Self help is a process in which an individual improves or helps without seeking assistance from others. It is based upon support groups, self reliance or available public information. The potential benefits of self help groups are that professionals may not be able to provide include friendship, emotional support, experiential knowledge, identity, meaningful roles, and a sense of belonging (‘Self Help”). Assertiveness is a useful…

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Born “no name Maddox” in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 12, 1934, Manson was the illegitimate son of Kathleen Maddox, a 16-year-old prostitute. His surname was derived from one of Kathleen’s many lovers, whom she briefly married, but it signified no blood connection. During 1936, Kathleen filed a paternity suit against one “Colonel Scott,” of Ashland, Kentucky, winning the grand monthly sum of five dollars for…

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It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is…

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Showgirls is a definite backlash to the typical woman’s role in society. It is very interesting to me that a movie with this message is set in a normally deviant setting, when it is trying to portray the strength of a woman. I feel this is the reason that many woman did not see the film. They are offended, disgusted, and maybe even a little…

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A “dance” between nature and nurture. What could this possibly mean? For years, many psychologists, researchers, etc., have debated this question and asked what exactly does it mean? How does it influence children in their development into adults? Nature is involved with genetics, what a child is born with, for example, their IQ. Nurture is the environment that surrounds them, the environment they live in,…

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I chose the topic of Mood Disorders to research for many reasons. I’m always hearing phrases such as “They’re manic depressant” and many more which interest me to research about these disorders. Mood disorders are broken down into two general categories, depression and bipolar disorder. When researching mood disorders, I’ve realized the meaning of all these phrases I’ve heard. Depression is the most common of…

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Psychology is the very important perspective for human nature. It is very much important for the individual environment. “Psychology is very much a product of the Western tradition. Whereas a new psychology of the year 2000 contains both the eastern as well as the Western tradition”(Frey,04/06). Psychologists call a person’s self concepts it includes what a person perceives from the person’s self-concept attitudes. It’s related…

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Sigmund Frued, Austrian physician, neurologist, and founder of psychoanalysis. Freud was born in Freiberg (now PrÃÂ-bor, Czech Republic), on May 6, 1856, and educated at the University of Vienna. When he was three years old his family, fleeing from the anti-Semitic riots then raging in Freiberg, moved to Leipzig. Shortly thereafter, the family settled in Vienna, where Freud remained for most of his life. Although…

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Over the years, people have wondered what goes on in a person’s mind that guides them to meet their needs. Sigmund Freud developed a system of personality that boldly attempts to explain the course of personality and what was it origins. Freud theory assumes that one’s personality is shaped and some powerful inner forces motivate one’s behavior. According to Freud, personality differences commence from the…

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