So When Does Adolescence Begin?
Just like the developmental milestones of childhood, progression through the stages
of adolescence varies by individual. Adolescence has been described in three stages:
Early adolescence (ages 1114)
05.01 History of Psychological Disorders
What Is Normal?
Attempts to "cure" abnormality often included drastic action. Even in prehistoric times, human
remains show evidence of an early surgery, trepanning. Trepanning means to make a hole in
04.02 Language and Thought
The Mental and the Physical
Producing and interpreting language requires both mental and physical processes.
Distinguishing your friends words from the other sounds in the environment is an incredible
feat. Your brain must proce
05.04 Personality, Dissociative, and
Your personality is who you are. A description of your personality might include patterns of
thinking, feeling, and behaving. When an individuals thoughts and behaviors rou
02.07 Review and Project Milestone
This concept explains development of humans. It explains factors that influence
development. Also, how nature vs. nurture plays in an important role in
development. This concept can be applied to lea
03.01 Classical Conditioning
The Case of Pavlovs Dog
Have you tried to teach a dog a new trick? Lets think for a moment about the strategies you
might use. Teaching a dog to sit may require the use of rewards. When the owner says, "Sit,"
the dog will sit
Adult Development According to Erikson
Many developmental psychologists focus on child and adolescent development. The
significance of these early stages is undeniable. Some, though, understand life to be a process
of continual growth from bir
Stress is a psychophysiological reaction to life events, meaning its impact is felt by both the
mind and body. When we encounter a stressful situation, were programmed to react in a way
that will protect us from whatever is caus
Psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, and social workers are all called
"psychotherapists" or therapists. Each therapist has a therapeutic approach they use with
clients. Many therapists use an eclectic a
05.06 Psychotherapy Assessment
Biopsychosocial Assessment: Client A
Client A family history consist of depression. Client A current financial and family status is
suffering. Client A is suffering from major depressive episodes and isolation. Client A need
02.03 Early Childhood Development
Mommy, I am not that hungry today so please cut my hot dog into four pieces instead of six.
Six pieces are just too many!
Teddys mom gave him three dimes and Lisa, his sister, a quarter and a nickel. Lisa cried
01.02 Psychology Applied
How Is Psychology Applied?
Health psychology focuses on how biological, social, and psychological factors influence health and
Health psychologists seek to understand the effects behaviors have on health and how a
01.01 Roots of Psychology
What Is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of an individuals behavior and mental processes.
Mental processes are internal experiences such as thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. These
processes are shaped by our experien
01.04 Humanistic Perspectives
Your Whole Self
Imagine a stranger approaches you and asks, Who are you? Would you simply reply with your
name? Or would you begin to offer a more detailed description of your characteristics, experiences,
and attitudes? The
01.05 Trait and Social-Cognitive Perspectives
Traits are the distinguishing characteristics of people
The social-cognitive theory attempts to explain how a person may change in response to life events
The Big Five
The Big Five framework includes the follo
01.03 Psychodynamic Perspectives
Personality The characteristics or qualities of an individual
Sigmund Freud created the first and most famous theory of personality
Hypnosis conditions where the subject susceptibly respond to su
In at least two paragraphs, answer the following reflection questions thoroughly. Be sure to
include a concluding statement that summarizes your findings and supports your explanations.
What were the most significant findings in eac
02.04 Social Development in Childhood
Social development includes the ability to identify emotions in yourself and others
and regulate emotional responses. In addition, children develop the ability to have meaningful
relationships with o
04.06 Stress Action Plan
Stressor My stressor is school. Even though school can benefit your future, its process
has a plethora of stress factors. Some stress factors are homework, exams, projects, etc.