Having a Background in Psychology

Post your response to the following: Psychology has many applications in our lives, both professionally and personally. How can having a background in psychology help you in your professional life? How can it help you in your personal life? My goal in acquiring a degree in psychology is so that I can become certified to... Continue Reading →

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How Does ADHD Differ From Disruptive Behavior Disorder

Post your response to the following: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a growing concern in the United States. How does ADHD differ from disruptive behavior disorder? How can these two disorders affect a classroom? Do you believe doctors over-prescribe medication for ADHD? Explain your answer. As I was reading about disruptive behavior disorder I was thinking... Continue Reading →

Anorexia Nervosa vs. Bulimia Nervosa

What are some differences between these two disorders? How do these disorders affect people who suffer from them? What leads a person to become either anorexic or bulimic? Are the causes internal, external, or both? Explain your answers. Well, anorexia nervosa involves the gradual caloric reduction of food until the body loses enough weight that... Continue Reading →

How Do Phobias Differ From Fears

Post your response to the following questions: How do phobias differ from fears? What types of phobias affect a person’s ability to function normally in society? How is his or her ability to function in society affected? What can cause a person to develop a phobia? The differences between phobias and normal fears center on... Continue Reading →

How Are Anxiety Disorders Viewed by Various Perspectives

Post your response to the following: Surveys suggest that up to 4% of the U.S. population suffers from generalized anxiety disorder. How are anxiety disorders viewed by various psychological perspectives such as psychodynamic, biological, cognitive, and humanistic? With which perspective do you most agree? With which do you least agree? Explain your answers. The psychodynamic... Continue Reading →

Trends of Insurance Coverage

Choose one of these current trends listed above and address the following questions: What are the positive outcomes of this trend? What are the negative outcomes of this trend? How can these negative outcomes be minimized? The single biggest positive effect of the growing influence of insurance coverage specifically managed care programs, is that costs... Continue Reading →

The Four “Ds” of Abnormal Psychology

Post your response to the following: No single definition of psychological abnormality has been completely accepted by the psychological community. Many of the definitions include common features, known as "the four Ds." What are the four Ds? Briefly describe each one. How can culture determine what is considered abnormal? Cite specific examples. The four D’s... Continue Reading →

Four Possible Treatments for Sex Offenders

Post your response to the following: Identify four possible treatments for sex offenders. Answer the Critical Thinking question on p. 631. Treatment for sex offenders seems to vary from the minimally invasive to the extreme. I guess some of the lease invasive treatments would be therapy. The text stated that group therapy is most common... Continue Reading →

Theoretical Perspective on Paraphilias

Post your response to the following: Summarize the theoretical perspective on paraphilias assigned by your instructor. How would this theoretical perspective approach possible treatment of paraphilias? It appears that the psychoanalytic perspective of paraphilias centers around the castration anxiety associated with the Oedipus complex. During the phallic phase of Freud’s theory of psychosexual development, roughly... Continue Reading →

Healthy vs. Unhealthy: Being Single or Cohabitating

Post your response to the following: Choose two of the following three questions about lifestyles to answer. Reference trends related to the lifestyles in your answers. What are healthy versus unhealthy reasons to marry? What are healthy versus unhealthy reasons to cohabitate? What are healthy versus unhealthy reasons to stay single? Single The one statistic... Continue Reading →

Emotions Before and After an Abortion

Post your response to the following: Imagine you are talking to a friend who is having a hard time considering the abortion of an unwanted pregnancy. What are the various emotions your friend may experience before and after an abortion? If she is in the statistical majority she finds abortion for the sake of the... Continue Reading →

Three Components of Attractiveness

Post your response to the following: What are three components of attractiveness? Which of the three is most important to you? Why did you choose this factor? Three components of attractiveness are physical attractiveness, gender-role expectations, and earning potential. I do agree with the text that physical attractiveness is used by people more as a... Continue Reading →

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