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06 Jun 2012
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A case study of Marilyn Monroe

Case study - 15 pages - Psychology

Most people have heard of late actress and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe(1926-1962). Many are aware that she endured a tragic life; however, just as many are unaware of exactly how tragic it was. To briefly summarize, she was born as an unwanted, illegitimate child to a mentally ill...

06 Jun 2012
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Psychology research proposal

Case study - 11 pages - Psychology

The purpose of the proposed study is to determine how much of an influence being afflicted with a physical disability during childhood has on the quality of life and ability to be resilient in adulthood. Specifically, this study will focus mainly on adults who have been physically disabled since...

06 Jun 2012
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Generalized anxiety disorder

Case study - 9 pages - Psychology

Anxiety disorders are one of the most complex psychological disorders in existence and also one of the least understood, etiologically. It is extremely important to understand anxiety disorders from an etiologically genetic standpoint, because it often explains why those people who experience the...

06 Jun 2012
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Gaps in research knowledge

Case study - 9 pages - Psychology

Finkelhor, D. (2004) discovered several gaps in the research knowledge associated with the history of childhood sexual abuse. The authors affirm that the plethora of research that is currently available on adult survivors of CSA is valuable; however, they cite some weaknesses in some of those...

06 Jun 2012
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Crohn's disease and its psychosocial implications

Case study - 24 pages - Psychology

Crohn's Disease is an autoimmune disorder that falls under a category of diseases known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (sometimes referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome; Hanauer, S. B., 1996). An autoimmune disease is one in which a person's body determines its own cells and tissues to...

04 Jun 2012
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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Case study - 16 pages - Psychology

Paranoid schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that encapsulates a myriad of symptoms, including various states of psychosis and disorganized thought, speech, and behavior. Its etiology has not been ascertained, but evidence suggests a genetic role in its development. Those afflicted with...

30 May 2012
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Relational aggression

Case study - 12 pages - Psychology

Among modern children and adolescent peer relationships lies a subtle, but sinister variety of bullying that is becoming more prominent, especially among girls. It is called relational aggression and it is defined by “behaviors that inflict harm on others by manipulating their peer...

06 Dec 2011
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Are company stress management programs effective?

Case study - 16 pages - Psychology

France has very specific characteristics on stress at work,problems such as suicide are much more frequent than elsewhere. Ironically, France is a country where firms are trying to reduce stress problems. The French case is a good example to study in the current context.The question is:what firms...

03 May 2010
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Case study analysis with respect to Holland's theory

Case study - 3 pages - Psychology

Holland's vocational theory is described, and then the case study set forth as a summary of the subject's educational and career history as well as the subject's vocational family history. The case study is then analyzed using Holland's theory in regard to the subject's personality types and the...

03 May 2010
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Psychological report: A case study

Case study - 4 pages - Psychology

Sam Johnson was referred for assessment because he is applying for a position at Liberty University as a resident assistant. This is a demanding position, and Mr. Johnson was tested for personality characteristics conducive to succeeding as a resident assistant. Leadership skills, emotional...

05 Oct 2009
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Psychological profile: Andrei Chikatilo

Case study - 5 pages - Psychology

Every human is capable of committing murder; however, there are only a select few who actually chose to do so. Murders are classified by their nature, whether or not they were premeditated, and the number of victims slain and the time span of the murders. Serial killers are those...

25 Aug 2009
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The mini mental state examination

Case study - 4 pages - Psychology

The Mini Mental State Examination has been a common tool amongst psychologist and doctors for over 25 years. Marshall F. Folstein, Susan E. Folstein, and Paul R. McHugh developed the test in 1975 (Albanese). Since then doctors and researchers alike have tested its accuracy and usefulness. ...

14 Aug 2009
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The psychological keys to success

Case study - 11 pages - Psychology

Do you feel grateful for what you have? There are good reasons that you should. Research has found that being grateful for what you have has positive effects on numerous areas of health and well-being, including, “Higher reported levels of the positive states of...

13 Aug 2009
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RUN (Respect, Understand, Nourish): A program to address obesity as a psychosocial barrier to learning

Case study - 9 pages - Psychology

It will come as no surprise to most people reading this that sixteen percent of adolescents living in the United States meet the criteria for obesity. If it's not a surprise then why does the problem persist? Why isn't someone doing something? It all boils down to...

11 Aug 2009
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A room with a cue: Personality judgments based on offices and bedrooms

Case study - 3 pages - Psychology

Making a good first impression is important. One can observe a great deal of information about character and personality based on a first impression. What if the first impression involved zero-acquaintance? Zero-acquaintance is when there is no direct physical contact with an individual, just a...

10 May 2009
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Autistic disorder

Case study - 6 pages - Psychology

Thomas McKean was a 15-year-old boy attending junior high school when he was diagnosed with pervasive development disorder and placed in a psychological care facility. Since he was a young boy, Thomas and his family struggled with his condition and they were all unaware of the cause behind all of...

18 Mar 2009
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Exploration of the life experiences and beliefs of a married couple in their sixties: Identities and factors in their identity formation

Case study - 7 pages - Psychology

This study used a semi structured interview on a married couple in their sixties in order to elicit information on the concept of identity. The data gathered was analyzed qualitatively using thematic analysis. Themes relating to identity were highlighted and explored using Erikson's and...

18 Mar 2009
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Aggressiveness and violence in humans and its relation to the upbringing

Case study - 12 pages - Psychology

Aggression is a common behavior in humans. It is not necessary to regard aggressiveness in a person as a bad quality for it has been found to be necessary in animals and is a part of nature. The more aggressive animal in a species is generally more successful, powerful and gains control over...

05 Mar 2009
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The study on factors influencing people in purchasing prepaid cards

Case study - 33 pages - Psychology

Hutchison Telecom, one of the world's leading cellular service Providers, brings hutch to you. They are known for their innovative approach and world-class technology. Their goal is to provide you superior products and services, anytime and anywhere. Hutch values are stated simply. To be fair and...

26 Feb 2009
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Nursing/Health care: A critical incident report

Case study - 6 pages - Psychology

The aim of this report is look at a critical incident that occurred in practice and relate this to the theory and knowledge regarding communication and interpersonal skills, that is to say, what skills were and were not used at the time of the incident. Carl Roger's necessary conditions for...

26 Feb 2009
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The impact of violence on the mental health of South African Children

Case study - 6 pages - Psychology

Violence as a national problem in South Africa needs little introduction. South African citizens are exposed to daily, sensationalised reports of violence in the media, emphasising this problem's national and international pervasiveness. However, little emphasis is laid on the negative...

02 Jun 2008
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Personhood: Social psychology

Case study - 5 pages - Psychology

Social psychology is an interdisciplinary area of study on how social conditions affect human beings. The focus from the psychological perspective is explaining the influence of interaction (whether actual, imagined or implied) with others on an individual's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It...

24 Apr 2008
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Combating an American Epidemic: A Look At Autism

Case study - 4 pages - Psychology

Today, our country is in the midst of a major epidemic. Our children are being overtaken by a debilitating disorder that leaves them and their families devastated. The Center for Disease Control estimates that one in one hundred fifty children are born with this affliction. In fact, more children...

21 Apr 2008
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An Exploration of Diversity and Self Monitoring

Case study - 4 pages - Psychology

Today we live in a world that undeniably diverse, especially in the United States of America. We strive to have a peaceful coexistence of diverse ethnic groups, as we embrace our similarities yet still hold our differences close. Historically, the United States has had to deal with many issues of...

21 Apr 2008
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"La Femme Provocateur": The impact of the sexualized female image on adolescent females

Case study - 10 pages - Psychology

Learning what it is to be a woman in today's society could be the largest mountain any female has to cross. Adolescent females are suffocated with an uncountable number of media images that tell them how to look, what to eat, how to develop relationships with men, and more. These images are often...

21 Apr 2008
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Adopted Children's Personalities in Relation to Biological and Adopted Parents

Case study - 5 pages - Psychology

Adoption is a word that is thrown around all too much today in the English language. In 2004, we adopt a greyhound, adopt a soldier overseas, and adopt a tree. Needless to say, all of these uses for “adopt” has led the masses to be distracted as to what adoption truly is. The true...

07 Dec 2007
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No Differences Found Between FR and FI Reinforcement Schedules

Case study - 2 pages - Psychology

To have understood which schedules of reinforcement produce a desired behavior, we examined whether a Fixed Ratio (FR) scale was more effective than a Fixed Interval (FI) scale. Subjects participated in an interview and were unaware that they were being reinforced on an FR, or FI schedule. Other...

27 Nov 2007
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Running Head: The Relationship between Depression and Age

Case study - 3 pages - Psychology

Depression may be influenced by age differences. Other studies showed no relationship between age and depression so one should expect no relationship between the two in further studies. Data was obtained from 41 college students in order to determine relationships between the profile of Mood...

03 Oct 2007
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Effect of Congruency on Reaction Time and Error Rate

Case study - 2 pages - Psychology

This experiment was conducted as a way to look at top-down, versus bottom-up processing. Subjects read the names of colors off Stroop boards, written first in a congruent color of ink, and next in an incongruent color. This allowed an opportunity to analyze the data and examine the differences...