The scenario which was presented is described: A woman suffering with depression on an acute hospital ward. She doesn’t seem to be communicating or interacting with the staff and other patients. A consultant Psychiatrist makes the decision to lock her out of her room for two ours after meal time. Though she continues to annoy […]
Aim of the study and strategies employed The aim of this study is to systematically review available literature on stressful effects of organizational changes resulting from perceived lack of control. Ogranisational change is inevitable. Although Schabracq and Cooper (2000) view that individuals tend to indulge in repetitive jobs as it provides skills and expertise. Skills […]
How can you convince someone that morality has genetic/evolutionary components who thought that it was entirely learned?
‘Nature’, according to the poet, Tennyson (1903), is ‘red in tooth and claw’ – a memorable phrase that encapsulates the prevailing view of Darwinian selection, that is to a say, a pitiless struggle among living things for personal survival. And merciless conflict is indeed ever-present in nature, as the geneticist J.B.S Haldane (1968) vividly describes: […]
Many approaches to psychology explain behaviour in terms of individual characteristics such as personality
The very essence of the definition of psychology as ‘the science of behaviour’ means that there are inevitably a number of different approaches to explaining behaviour. For example, behaviour can be seen to be determined mainly by an individual’s personality or even biology, or as the result of social pressure e.g. from family, culture, peer […]
“Caring and science were traditionally taught as distinct aspects of nursing practice. While caring, often regarded as the art of nursing, science was look upon as having the rational basis. New understandings of ‘caring science’, re-ignites connections between science, art, values, and ethics” (Watson, 2005). Health professionals need to understand and change their attitudes and […]
The article is an in-depth psychological analysis of the alliance shared between athletic identities and athletic retirement, using a longitudinal prospective design. The researcher cum author, Patricia Lally a sports consultant, has been involved with sports psychology at college level for over six years. She decided to dissect the subject in order to comprehend better, […]
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has become the treatment of choice for anxiety and depression – Discuss.
Introduction Anxiety and depression are both mental illnesses widely prevalent in the UK today, with depression affecting 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men; and women twice more likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder than men (The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity Report, 2001). Anxiety is described by the Diagnostic Statistical […]
“The relationship is the therapy” (Kahn). Discuss in relation to humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive/behavioural approaches.
Many people seek therapy every day for a wide variety of different reasons. Some of these are suffering from clinically diagnosed disorders such as schizophrenia, depression or anxiety. Others may simply be experiencing more minor difficulties in their life that are causing them to feel unhappy and are therefore seeking some kind of independent guidance. […]