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Unformatted text preview: certain behaviors Obsession • Recurring images or thoughts that a person cannot prevent – Cause anxiety and extreme discomfort – Enter into consciousness against the person’s will – Most common: • Being dirty, wondering if you performed an action (turned off the stove), or violence (hit by a car) Compulsion • Irrational acts that person feels compelled to repeat against his/her will – Help to control anxiety created by obsessions – Checkers and cleaners...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.
- Spring '10