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Brandon Huppert Psychology 101 Chris Palmer A Beautiful Mind Plot John Nash (Russell Crowe) is an extremely talented mathematician on the brink of legendary status. While teaching at Princeton, he falls in love with a student of his, Alicia (Jennifer Connelly). At the same time he is asked to solve some complex codes of the Soviet Union’s by the government. However, this conspiracy turns out to be all fallacy as he discovers he has schizophrenia and must overcome this terrible illness from the help of his wife to eventually win the Nobel Prize. Psychology Connection Schizophrenia is a very serious mental illness where a person has disturbed mental
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Unformatted text preview: activity including distorted thinking, hallucinations, and the inability to feel or express emotion. Being that this is brain process, psychology is very much involved. Treatment If you take a behaviorist look at schizophrenia, you would say thinking drives behavior. Therefore, to treat this you would use cognitive behavior therapy to help the client deal with his situation. Being that schizophrenia deals with distorted views of the world, you would help the patient understand the difference in their views and expel the views that were interfering with their functioning in the normal world....
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2010 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Passer during the Spring '07 term at University of Washington.

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