A Clockwork Orange- critique of agustin gomez

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A Clockwork Orange (1971) An Antisocial personality disorder, aversion therapy, violence. (A.) Does Alex meet the DSM-IV-TR criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder? Specify the  pertinent signs and symptoms. He does show signs of this disorder. In the beginning of  the film he beats up someone in the streets without feeling any remorse. Later he proceeds to  violently rape a woman while singing which shows a lack of empathy for others. One other sign  individuals with this disorder possess are recurring difficulties with the law. In the movie he is  seen by a probation officer, which in turn, shows a history of deviant behavior. Alex is also very  promiscuous throughout the beginning of the film. His lack of respect towards others' rights and  his disregard for safety makes him a textbook case of antisocial personality disorder.  (B). What aspects of the Ludovico Technique of aversion therapy are improbable and unrealistic? The technique of strapping down an individual and forcing them to watch  horrifying images to help prevent further violence is impossible to duplicate. While it is possible  to directly affect a person's outlook on different issues with conditional therapy, it is impossible, in 
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course PSYCH 4383 taught by Professor Colten during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M.

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