Clinical Assessment Using DSM-IV Classifications

Mr. and Mrs. Lawson brought their 4-year-old adopted daughter, Clara, to see Dr. Mason, a psychiatrist. Clara was polite in greeting Dr. Mason, but did not smile and kept her gaze down as she took a seat. Mr. and Mrs. Lawson sat next to Clara and began explaining their concerns. They described Clara as a... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Personal Personality Observations

Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: How have you used the scientific process (unsystematic observation, building theories, and evaluating propositions) in your life to better understand your personality? Provide an example in your response. One of my all-time favorite books is Personality Plus by Florence Littauer. My mother had to read it... Continue Reading →

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