Symptoms, Treatment, and Views of Schizophrenia Presentation

Slide 2 Notes The psychological disorder of schizophrenia represents at once the misconceptions of the past, the solutions of the present, and the promise of the future. Indeed, Nevid & Rathus (2005) admit that the expression “schizophrenia” is a broad term that can be used to describe a wide variety of human behavior and psychological... Continue Reading →

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Sexual Orientation and Identity Presentation

Slide 2 Notes There are three basic types of sexual orientation in the human population, which are heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual. Heterosexual is the term reserved for those who are attracted to the opposite sex, and homosexual refers to those who are attracted to their own sex. Bisexual is, of course, those who are sexually... Continue Reading →

Brain Studies Presentation

Slide 2 Notes The human race has come a long way in our understanding of the brain since the time of lobotomies and blood-letting.  We can now use computers to digitally capture a picture of the brain or we can experiment with animals in various ways to better understand our own brain functions. Furthermore, there... Continue Reading →

Personality Theory Presentation

Slide 1 Behaviorism and social-learning theory both seek to describe human behavior in the context of social learning and culture. These viewpoints exclude any affect genetic information plays in behavior, but rather only consider observable behavior shaped by our environment. Slide 2 In order to put things in perspective it is important to understand that... Continue Reading →

Personal Topics Presentation

Slide 2 Notes I really have learned a lot about myself and how I interact with others during this class. Some of the topics that have been covered have reinforced previously held beliefs, and some have even altered my perception. For instance, I have always held the belief that well-being should always supersede being well-off.... Continue Reading →

Pursuing Happiness Presentation

Slide 1 Notes According to current research (Bolt, 2004) a number of recommendations can be implemented in our lives in order to bring about increased happiness. Well-being vs. Well-off addresses the divide between economic gain and emotional gain. Next, Discovering Flow explains that happiness can be increased through mindful challenge rather than mindless achievement. Lastly,... Continue Reading →

Fostering Hope Presentation

Slide 1 Notes As I read the opening section to this chapter I had to admit that I sympathize most with Martin Luther when he said, “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope” (Bolt, 2004, 159). Hope is that mechanism which can bring about the future in our minds before it... Continue Reading →

Psychological Disorders Presentation

Slide 1 Psychological disorders are characterized as behaviors or mental processes that impair functionality or cause various kinds of distress. Behaviors that are expected, such as anxiety before a big interview, are not classified as psychological disorders. The only behavior that is not an acceptable response or thought process to a specific event is included... Continue Reading →

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