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  • Behaviorism Tutorial

    Behaviorism is generally characterized as the viewpoint holding that the appropriate subject matter for psychology is behavior and the appropriate methods for psychology are those of the natural sciences. The objective of this tutorial is to promote an understanding of the differences between two of these forms of behaviorism - methodological behaviorism and radical behaviorism.

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  • The Almost Perfect Definition

    Psychologists and counselors have generally treated perfectionism as a problem: Perfectionists, they say, are highly self-critical, and that leads to depression. Is there another dimension to perfectionism? Does a positive side exist?

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  • Grief and Loss

    At many points after a loss, the grieving person can benefit from the support of others. Individual grief reactions can vary widely, not only from person to person, but also within the same person over time. Accordingly, friends need to be ready to accept and support the griever through a wide range of emotions.

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  • Dissertation Success Strategies

    The dissertation is a rigorous task and many doctoral students will encounter a variety of difficulties during the course of the project. Many doctoral students report that the dissertation is unlike any project they have previously attempted and that it requires skills, abilities and work habits which are unfamiliar to them.

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  • Overcoming Procrastination

    In order to understand and solve your procrastination problems, you must carefully analyze those situations where your work is not being completed.

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  • Test Anxiety

    The first step is to distinguish between two types of anxiety. If your anxiety is a direct result of lack of preparation, consider it a normal, rational reaction. However, if you are adequately prepared but still panic and/or overreact, your reaction is NOT rational.

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  • Existential Theory of Carl Rogers

    Rogers claimed that congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding are necessary and sufficient conditions for interpersonal growth.

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  • Social Learning Theory of Albert Bandura

    Social learning theory is a general theory of human behavior, but Bandura and people concerned with mass communication have used it specifically to explain media effects. Bandura warned that children and adults acquire attitudes, emotional responses, and new styles of conduct through filmed and televised modeling."37 George Gerbner (see Chapter 28) was concerned that television violence would create a false climate of fear. Albert Bandura cautioned that TV might create a violent reality that was worth fearing.

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  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

    The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine has as its central focus patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric illness and the interaction between them. This focus entails clinical work, research, and teaching as well as leadership in the provision of medical-surgical psychiatry services.

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  • Psychosomatics

    Psychosomatics focuses on a variety of isues in psychiatry and medicine. It offers peer-reviewed articles and research reports on everything from the latest advances in drug therapy, to psychosocial treatments for medical disorders, to the social and legal implications of managed care.

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  • Society of Behavioral Medicine

    Behavioral Medicine is the interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical science knowledge and techniques relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

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  • Psychosomatic Medicine

    Psychosomatic Medicine, founded in 1939, is the official organ of the American Psychosomatic Society. It publishes experimental and clinical studies dealing with various aspects of the relationships among social, psychological, and behavioral factors and bodily processes in humans and animals.

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