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A statistics textbook geared for medical researchers. Lots of examples.
Issues to consider when relying on eyewitness testimony and tips for minimizing false positives on line-ups.
In the 1960 's, a group of researchers observed a phenomenon they called learned helplessness. In a controlled study, they used electric shocks when dogs tried to leave their cage. Later the dogs were provided a way out, but they made no effort to escape. Apparently, they had learned that they were helpless. The fact that learning disabled children may become learned helpless in academic settings has been supported by numerous studies.
The Expert Consensus Guidelines for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are based on surveys of 52 experts on the psychotherapy treatment and 57 experts on the medication treatment of PTSD.
Guidlines on the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. Covers possible complication situations and possible responses.
In the United States, 1 in 50 adults currently has OCD, and twice that many have had it at some point in their lives. Fortunately, very effective treatments for OCD are now available to help you regain a more satisfying life. Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about OCD.
Guidelines for the treatment of patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Road rage is ubiquitous in America today. Evidently the average commute in our cities, towns villages and on our highways across the country is filled with anxiety, stress, antagonism, discontent, and fear that encourages such incidents. Most of the victims recognize a dramatic increase in road rage.
Paraphilias are sometimes referred to as sexual deviations or perversions. Paraphilias include fantasies, behaviors, or sexual urges focusing on unusual objects, activities, or situations.
Incest resolution therapies have developed to counter treatment traditions predisposed to false negative diagnoses when confronted with client histories of sexual abuse. Nevertheless, attempts at systematically reducing the frequency of false negative errors in any diagnostic endeavor correspondingly increase the frequency of false positive errors. This paper contends that the theoretical premises of incest resolution therapy alarmingly increase the probability of false positive conclusions when diagnosing a formative history of incest.
Harry F. Harlow was an American Psychologist who provided a new understanding of human behavior and development through studies of social behavior of monkeys. His research contributions (in the areas of learning, motivation, and affection) have major relevance for general and child psychology.
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