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    Lesson 4 abnormal psychology Hoarding: Jenny is being seen by a therapist because her husband has left her and relocated to another town with her children. Jenny would be categorized under the DSM-5 obsessive-compulsive-related disorder which includes hoarding. Jenny is suffering from several symptoms that would put her into this category specially suffering from a hoarding syndrome. Jenny meet all the 4’s of diagnosis; Deviance: it is abnormal to have a house overflowing with “stuff”. Distress:

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    Beck's (1976) traditional model proposes unidirectional effects from cognitive constructs on depressive symptoms (Pössel, 2011). He identified three mechanisms (Beck and Alford, 2009) that he deemed responsible for depression. The cognitive triad has three forms of negative thinking: negative thoughts about the self, the world and the future (Hodgson, 2000). The interaction between these components interfere with usual cognitive processing. This results in the individual becoming consumed with negative

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    Introduction Over the course of time, humankind has developed many methods to better themselves. One such method is the scientific method. The scientific method serves as a great tool for abnormal psychologists for a variety of reasons—probably one of the most important reasons to use the scientific method in abnormal psychology is to discuss, test, and verify findings. This gives the individual administering the treatment the ability to observe the methods of treatment. A good administer always views the

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    In the 1970s, a shocking serial killer came to the public’s attention; Ted Bundy seemed like an average man, but this seemingly charming man became the epitome of evil- a psychopathic killer. Bundy became the world’s primary vision of a psychopath and a nightmare come true (Bell). Generally, psychopaths are known to be heartless murderers and, therefore, a subject of great fascination because they go against multiple social norms (Cohen). However, psychopathy is not defined solely by violence. Numerous

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    1. What were your expectations before you started this organization (physical characteristics, neighborhood, personnel, individuals you served, ect.?) My expectations before starting are high, I’m going to get job training in administration which is going to help me with future jobs. The neighborhood s in a very nice place. There’s a park right next door, which brings a lot of parents who want to know more about the organization. The people who have helped me so far are nice and respectful, I feel

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    Arthritis Is Not What You Think There are a lot of misconceptions behind arthritis. When you hear the word “arthritis,” you may have a variety of images that appear in the back of your mind. An old man with his cane, crouched over in pain, or a little old lady who is not able to lift her hands high enough up so that she can brush her hair, so she hobbles into the salon to get her hair styled may be at the forefront of what you are seeing. The truth is a lot nastier than that. Let me paint a picture

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    There are several ways that people can react to conflicts. There are many people that react to conflict by being seemingly paralyzed by their current situation, but there are also many who face their conflicts by acting hopeful and search for successful solutions to the conflicts that they face. By facing a problem with optimism, people can often find ways to solve their problems. There are several people who act nervous during difficult situations and often do not find ways to clearly think of

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    The Reality of Hollywood as the Californian Dream When presented with the notions of a utopia, one should take a closer examination; chances are reality is far from expectations. This aphorism is most aptly captured in Fitzgerald’s novel The Love of the Last Tycoon, where Fitzgerald paints a picture of Hollywood that is ultimately incompatible with the notion that Hollywood is the embodiment of the California Dream. Early Hollywood portrayed itself as a land of leisure and luxury, a utopia where

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    I take the position that Zoos should be banned Introduction Torture. Abuse. Death. That is what zoo animals suffer while being imprisoned in zoos. Zoos ignore their animals natural needs, such as the need to hunt, run, and be free. They claim that they help animals, but here are some reasons of how they don't. My first reason of why zoos should be banned is abuse. My second reason of why zoos should be banned is because they give their animals small habitats or cages to live in. My third reason

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    Truth lies within the trite phrase that ignorance is bliss. When one is unaware of a bad circumstance, she cannot fixate on the event and let it get in her way. Yet, this human longing for bliss and perfection has caused society to increase its unconsciousness in a way that is so artificial that the shortcomings of modern society were able to be accurately predicted by an intelligent man, Aldous Huxley, in 1932. While the society he described strived for bliss, it descended into ignorance, and

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    Keeping Wild-Caught Animals is Inhumane Many wild animals are taken into people’s homes every day. Wild animals are causing harm to people in their homes. Some people argue that animal attacks are caused by the owners rather than the animal itself. Wild caught animals need to be taken out of people’s homes, and put in places fit for the animal. Keeping wild caught animals is unsafe. According to the article, “Keeping Wild Caught Animals - Unsafe, Illegal, Inhumane”, it is very dangerous to own

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    POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER- Post traumatic Stress disorder is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress, It is a mental health condition that is caused by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. In order to be diagnosed with PTSD, a person must have three different types of symptoms. Those symptoms are re-experiencing symptoms, avoidance and numbing symptoms, and arousal symptoms. An interesting

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    The author’s puspose in “The Black Cat” is to demonstrate the relationship and the signification between the character and the cat. The character has had many pets throughout his life but his black cat was his most favorite pet. He used to love the black cat when he was younger but as time passed by, he began to detest the cat. As he was getting older he became an alcoholic and started to become more aggressive towards his loved ones especially the cat. He burned down his house, murdered his wife

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    Should children play video games? Playing video games have become a general hobby for folks of all ages. All the modern games started when Atari comes up. Atari was a very simple game of tennis. Now days, you will see many of boys and girls spend more than one hour to play video games. Not only young children also youths often spend their time playing these games. Many parents do not like these games because they only think about the potential dangers, but these games are very safety for kids. Video

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    Even though an estimated 26% of adult Americans suffer from some form of psychological disorder, psychological disorders often remain ignored among the general public and the media, save for the occasional joke about “insanity” or the misconception of psychiatric patients as being frightening elements of horror. The popular television show, The Walking Dead, offers nearly textbook examples of well-known mental disorders, such as major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, and it does

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    Abraham Maslow suggested that there are different levels regarding a person’s needs. According to him, these needs only become important when they are not being met. Maslow said that people could move up a level once their needs were being met to a satisfactory standard. He presented, what was called, the hierarchy of needs in the shape of a pyramid. In Sarah’s case, she has difficulty doing most of her daily activities on her own and struggles to prepare food for her children. As a result of this

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    Imagine you are taken from your home, mother, and environment to a small cage where everybody is looking at you, taking pictures, and having fun. Your owners sell you to a bad zoo where all animals only get food sometimes and the bare cages are cold because your getting too expensive to feed an deven take care of. This is why I take the position that zoos should be banned because they can cause Animal cruelty, Too expensive, and finding new homes. Do you want to do this? Probably not. One reason

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    If one is honest, they are to be free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere. The quality of being honest is honesty. Although characters in The Great Gatsby are quite sincere, they fall short in the possession of honesty. The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which depicts how American life was during the Roaring Twenties. The narrator of the novel is Nick Carraway, a former soldier whom is now selling bonds in New York. This novel has become significant because it has given

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    Blanche DuBois is the protagonist of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, a tragic story of a woman that wanted to feel desire and love once more, even if short lived. She uses the excuse that Stanley is worse than her and that he is a brute and no better than her. Blanche is ambitious, anxious, fearful, inconsiderate, secretive, self-doubting, kind, quiet, visionary, careless, biased, underhanded. Blanche, who is in her late thirties struggles to find a man that will be with her for

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    Counseling has evolved into a broader scope since 2000. It now encompasses a systematic helping process based on the principle of psychology used by the professional counselor to help clients in handling their development and challenges in modern living. Counseling includes crisis intervention, marriage and family counseling, relationship counseling, career counseling, rehabilitation counseling, mental health counseling, sexual trauma counseling, AIDS counseling, philosophical counseling, grief and

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