I character I chose to do was Piglet. Piglet is a character from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books and is featured in many Disney productions. He is a baby pig who is the best friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. John Fiedler provided the voice for Piglet from 1968 until his death. Travis Oates has provided Piglet's voice since Fielder's death. He lives in a large home in a beech tree. The home once belonged to his grandfather. Piglet's main characteristic is his timidity and his fearfulness. In particular, Piglet dislikes dark woods and strong winds. Although Piglet is extremely cowardly, he joins Pooh and friends on their many adventures, and tries his best to conquer his fears. In many situations Piglet is the only one that can save the day; he may hesitate at first but will eventually come through. I chose to do him because he is always in fear of everything. The disorder that he has is panophobia which is a mental condition where you fear everything. Piglet gets overly-nervous about everything which is anxiety. Disney's interpretation of Piglet has pink skin and jumper. His fears and nervousness are played up more, as he runs and hides when unnecessary and often stutters when nervous. He has a lot of hidden courage and often faces danger to help others, even when afraid. Stories about him tend to revolve around these traits as well as his small size. Some examples of how Piglet has the disorder is how he always worrying about everything has to keep thing clean and tidy. Always worrying if someone mad or likes him or not.
...Running head: PSYCHOLOGICALDISORDERSPsychologicalDisorders
(Extra Credit Assignment)
Professor: Angelique Andrews
June 1, 2010
The term psychologicaldisorder or mental disorder is a term that many individuals misuse. Mentally ill people are often labeled and stigmatized by others. Many people refer to someone with a mental orpsychologicaldisorder by using incorrect words, labels and [slang] terms. Labeling and using expressions such as basket case, mental case, crazy as a loon, loony, retarded or [he, she] is mental or out of their mind are unacceptable; they not only further damages an already ill person, but also deter these individuals from seeking help because they do not want anyone to find out about their particular disorder(s).
The definition of a psychologicaldisorder as defined by Cherry (2010), is “A pattern of behavioral or psychological symptoms that impact multiple life areas and/or create distress for the person experiencing these symptoms”. Essentially, a mental disorder impedes a person’s ability to think, feel and relate to others. The DSM-IV TR, a book containing a classification of psychologicaldisorders, estimates that there are approximately 250 different...
...Chapter 8- PsychologicalDisorders
Neurosis: term used to describe disorders causing personal distress and impairment in functioning, but did not cause a person to lose contact with reality
Psychosis: a serious disturbance that can cause people to lose touch with reality and to suffer from delusions and hallucinations
5 Perspectives on PsychologicalDisorders
Causes: a PD is a symptom of an underlying physical disorder cause by abnormalities in the brain by genetics, heredity or infection
Treatment: diagnose and treat like any other physical disorder. Drugs, electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery
Causes: PD stem from childhood experiences, unresolved unconscious sexual or aggressive conflicts
Treatment: psychoanalysis. Bring repressed material to consciousness
Causes: abnormal thoughts, feelings and behaviours are learned or there is a failure to learn appropriate behaviour
Treatment: use classical and operant conditions and modeling to extinguish abnormal behaviours and increase the creation of new ones
Causes: faulty and negative thinking can cause psychologicaldisorders
Treatment: change faulty, irrational and or negative thinking. Beck’s cognitive therapy or ration-emotive therapy
Causes: PD result from blocking of the normal tendency...
...Major PsychologicalDisordersPsychologicaldisorders affect a person’s everyday life, as well as the lives of the people around them. “Psychologist typically define abnormal behavior broadly, considering it to be behavior that causes people to experience distress and prevent them from functioning in their daily lives” (Feldman, 2009, p.518). In order to diagnose psychologicaldisorders we need to be able to judge what normal and abnormal behavior is. In this essay I will address the topic of psychologicaldisorders by reflecting on; perspectives on abnormality, major psychologicaldisorders, and different approaches to treatment of psychologicaldisorders.
In Understanding Psychology, Feldman reflects on a few definitions for abnormality; Abnormality as deviation from the average, abnormality as deviation from the ideal, and abnormality as a sense of personal discomfort, to name a few. (2009). Abnormality as deviation from average is when we will observe the behavior of others and acknowledge their behavior as a reflection on that culture or society. We observe abnormality when those behaviors are rare in that society. Abnormality as deviation from the ideal is when we consider abnormality as behavior which does not reach universal standards and codes of conduct. Last, abnormality as a sense of...
...Among many psychologicaldisorders, anxiety disorders are the most predominant in the United States. According to Antony (2011), anxiety disorders affect nearly 28.8 percent of the population. An extreme and unrealistic anxiety is the most common symptom that characterizes all the psychological conditions within the category of anxiety disorders. The category includes specific phobia, agoraphobia, social phobia, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. This paper examines obsessive-compulsive disorder discussing the major etymological explanations of anxiety disorders in general, specifically describing the condition, and discussing actual treatments for the disorder.
Anxiety played an important role in the psychoanalytic theory, and, as a result, psychoanalytic interpretation is important to understand anxiety disorders. In the psychoanalytic interpretation, anxiety is defined an intense sensation of endangerment and an unconscious mechanism produced by unconscious conflicts. According to Wolman and Stricker (1994), it can be understood as a symptom that is the cause and effect of itself and a product of past experience, psychological mechanisms, and psychic contents like persecutory anxiety...
This paper will examine the psychologicaldisorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the relationship it has between human development and socialization as well as how human development and socialization affect people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be described as, “ an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).” Essentially, the obsessions are the spontaneous and tedious contemplations, while the compulsions are the actions that result from the disorder. Even though OCD is exhibited as recurrent and persistent thoughts and impulses, would it be just to consider every type of compulsive behavior or obsessive thought as OCD? (Shiraev &Levy, 2010) According to Shiraev & Levy, “ Specific repetitive behavior – praying, for example –– should be judged in accordance with the norms of the individual’s culture and should clearly interfere with social role functioning to be diagnosed as OCD (DSM-IV, P. 420) “ (2010, p. 231). With this in mind a more concrete explanation of the relationship between OCD and human development and socialization.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder...
Etiology: Sociocultural level of analysis
Lee et al. suggest that a social fat phobia may underlie anorexia, and this phobia is starting to thrive in other parts of the world
Places where anorexia has increased a lot it is due to media influence and large amounts of info about dieting and eating disorders
Girls who become anorexic are more likely to accept the messages about beauty and thinness in the media. It isn’t clear whether this acceptance lead to the anorexia or if anorexia caused the acceptance of the media
Lee et al also hypothesized that the increase in anorexia in other countries could be a result of increased use of Western diagnostic systems that increase behaviors.
Body weight is NOT indicative of psychiatric problems --- 16% of healthy but slim Chinese women would meet Western diagnostic criteria for anorectic weight
Strahan et al. believe that media is not so much a cause of women believing that they are the wrong shape, but encourages them to think that everyone else accepts thin models and actresses as normal and attractive
They then conform to the perceived expectations of others which lead to excessive dieting
This influence could affect both males and females in their development from a very young age
The interaction between biology, cognition, and the sociocultural context of a person’s life is needed in order to completely understand how anorexia develops.
Treatments for anorexia nervosa...
“Psychologicaldisorders are behaviors or mental processes that are connected with various kinds of distress or impaired functioning (Nevid & Rathus, 2005).” Many people battle different kinds of disorders ranging from anxiety, dissociative, somatoform, moodiness, schizophrenia, personality, and many other disorders (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). Some are so mild that people do not recognize when they have it, and some are so severe that they become a nuisance to the community. A disorder is simply an abnormal way of acting toward something. Psychologists have a reference guide called the DSM IV, which is the updated version of the DSM (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). A detailed guide that helps the psychologist examines the overall stability of the patient rather that only focusing on the diagnosis (Nevid & Rathus, 2005).
First, anxiety is among the most common disorders that many people face on a day-to-day basis. Anxiety is a trait in which someone experiences the inability to calm down, continuous worrying, and fear that something bad will happen (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). Physical traits consist of perspiring, shaking, rapid breathing, and the feeling of faintness (Nevid & Rathus, 2005).
“Types of anxiety include phobias like claustrophobia, the fear of being in a confined space, or acrophobia, the...
... discuss the symptoms of four types of psychologicaldisorders (1.1)
identify and evaluate key research in the study of these psychologicaldisorders (2.1)
Atypical Disorders - PsychologicalDisorders
Within this essay i will be looking into four different types of psychologicaldisorders and i will be looking into the credible research around each, exploring the different views that esteemed psychologists have expressed towards phobic disorder within anxiety disorders, mood disorders and obssessive compulsive disorders; aswell as fringing upon personality disorders.
It is interesting to note the view of what is essentially atypical behaiour, and what classes as a psychologicaldisorder, and how it has evolved through the ages.
In the times of our ancient cultures, such as that of the ancient greeks, egyptians and the hebrews; it was believed that when someone expressed a behavour that was not deemed the normal, that they were possessed, or it was the workings of angry gods or evil spirits.
It has to be appreciated these were in times where people believed that everything revolved around deities and in some cultures it was believed that many things were the results of magic, alchemy or religious damnation; as time has gone on however, and study of...