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…

Literary Modernism, Existentialism, Intellectualism

Modernism as a literary movement emerged in France during the last quarter of the 19th century and remained an influential force right up until the Second World War throughout whole Europe and lasted approximately up to 1950. Modernism is also used as an umbrella term applied to the wide range of experimental and avant-garde trends…

Essay: Drug Trafficking and its International Impact

International Drug Trafficking is rated in the top five of the most common crimes and top three for the serious impact it has on people and the economy positively and negatively. The sources that have used have been peer-reviewed and each of them explains the different kind of impact International Drug Trafficking offers not only…

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…

How Stereotypes may Arise and Affect Human Behavior

The term “stereotype” holds many definitions. While Aronson et al. state that “stereotypes are widely held evaluative generalizations about a group of people”, the definition from Augoustinos et al. is that “a stereotype is a schema, with all the properties of schemas”. As one can tell from these definitions, a stereotype can be seen as…

Quote Analysis: The unexamined life is not worth living

Socrates believed that living a life where you live under the rules of others, in a continuous routine without examining what you actually want out of it is not worth living. This illustration of a lifestyle is what Socrates would describe an unexamined life. Hence Socrates’ renowned statement “The unexamined life is not worth living”.…