Mental And Psychological Disorders In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives. 450 million people are currently suffering from a mental disorder according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The nature vs. nurture debate within psychology is worried with the extent of particular behavior, whether or not it is caused by the way you were raised, or if it was inherited through disease. In Cold Blood, they take us on a journey of how Dick and Perry made November 15th, 1959 the Clutters last day on earth. Dick and Perry are both troubled men. Perry has had an abusive childhood with an alcoholic mother and a father who wouldn 't send him to school, and only allowed him to finish a third grade education. In the book, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, mental illnesses and psychological trauma affect Dick and Perry’s actions by influencing their thoughts and behaviors. Maslow 's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology. This theory was a 5 layer pyramid made by Maslow of the basic human needs. Maslow created this theory in 1943-1954, and during that 11 years figured out the basic human needs. The original model includes biological and physical needs at the bottom of the pyramid, right above that comes safety needs, at the third level is loving and belongingness needs, esteem needs, and at the top of the pyramid comes self-actualization needs (Jones, Michael). Psychological trauma occurs when you have had an extremely stressful or traumatic

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