Schizophrenia: Features, Diagnosis and Treatment

Introduction The schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders is the general categorization for the disorder that I have chosen which is schizophrenia. Some key features that define the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders category are delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking (speech), grossly disorganized or abnormal motor behavior (including catatonia), and other negative symptoms (negative symptoms…

Life Span Development of Adolescents, Early and Middle Adulthood

FIVE IMPORTANT FEATURES OF DEVELOPMENT Boys LH/ISIH and FSH stimulate the somniferous tables and testosterone secretion. Testicular enlargement Testes have two primary Functions to produce hormones and to produce sperms Voice change under the influence of androgens, the larynx (voice box) grows in both gender, but is far more prominent in boys causing the male…

Essay: Social and Psychological Impacts of Cults

Along the arrival of a new generation, there was an increase of cultic movements and activities within them (Walsh, 2001). Common characteristics of harmful and destructive cults include a charismatic leader, an excluded group that opposes mainstream and traditional ideas, isolation from non-cult members, and ritual abuse (MacHovec, 1992). Cults make unqualified claims about their leader’s…

Essay: Herodotus and Aristotle’s Insight on Human Happiness

Everyone strives toward a place in their life in which they feel satisfied with what they are accomplishing.  Whether people are striving for excellence in academics, finances, morality, etc., they desire to reach a level of success that pleases them.  Most would say that this success defines their happiness in their lives. Throughout the course…

Globalization and Abuse of human rights

The notion of world integration has been much appraised as advancing the human rights situation worldwide considering the fact that globalization has resulted in the formation of international human rights bodies such as the united nation and international criminal court, whereas UNICEF watches the human rights of children, international cooperation has resulted in the formulation…

Psychological testing: Construction, Administration, Validity

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: Psychological testing is the branch of psychology in which we use standardized tests, construct them in order to understand the individual differences. Psychological testing is a term that refers to the use of psychological tests. It refers to all the possible uses, applications, and underlying concepts of psychological tests. TEST: Test is defined…