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  • Essay On Safe Space

    events in life that can be unpleasant to a person, and, when faced with similar situations, emotional consequences could come into place creating distress or anxiety within the individual. These situations are often known as “triggers”. Young adults are typically the most affected by this as they are in the process of changing and discovering new things in life. Colleges have taken this into account, and, in an attempt to protect students from distress, some are advocating for “trigger warnings.” Such warnings would require that students be informed when material that can be offensive or distressing will be presented. In addition, some are also calling for the creation of “safe spaces” which would offer students an escape from discomfort. Although trigger warnings can be beneficial for students, since they’ll have the opportunity to decide if they are ready to see material that could be distressing, safe spaces…

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  • Distressing Bad News

    Giving distressing news is a common occurrence in medical settings. Patients and families are often faced with worrying medical diagnoses and treatment possibilities, and it is typically the health care provider’s duty to provide individuals with this information. An example of distressing news would be a prenatal or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome to new or expecting parents. While physicians often feel adequately equipped to make this diagnosis and provide management options, they…

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  • Generalized Anxiety Distressing Topics

    Anxiety Disorders remain a major factor in diagnoses of individuals in the mental health field today. Anxiety can serve as the main diagnosis, but is often seen as a comorbidity to other disorders as well. The movie “As Good as it Gets” along with the article “Perceived Functions of Worry Among Generalized Anxiety Disorder Subjects: Distraction from More Emotionally Distressing Topics?” introduce implications to the understanding of anxiety disorders. The article brings up one rather important…

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  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy Paper

    avoidance (Juarascio, Shaw, Forman, Timko, Herbert, Butryn, & Lowe, 2013). Eating disordered behaviors are seen as coping mechanisms that have established to act as the function that helps clients avoid distressing thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Experiential avoidance occurs both around body and food-specific internal experiences, as well as around broader distressing thoughts and feelings. This client probably had many negative thoughts and feelings about herself before she participated in…

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  • Definition Of Fear In Measure For Measure By Shakespeare

    Traditionally, people define fear as a distressing emotion caused by a threat, but the real definition of fear is a hindrance of the mind that causes weakness. I started with the dictionary definition which stated that it was a distressing emotion and the synonym of fear that I found in the thesaurus: faint hearted. I concluded that fear was a distressing emotion caused by a perceived threat, and it was considered cowardly. From reading Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, I added that fear and…

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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Paper

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) consists of a synthesis of elaborate thoughts and actions that cause distress on an individual (Abramowitz & Jacoby, 2014). OCD, per the DSM-5, consists of obsessions and compulsions that take up over one hour per day or significantly distressing to the individual. (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). OCD has the capacity to impact 1- 3% of the total population (Boeding et al.; National Institute of Mental Health, n.d.). What constitutes an obsession…

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  • Tone Of The Poem Africa By Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou's "Africa" recounts Africa being ravaged and pillaged by Europeans who took children of Africa and made them into slaves. Rhythm, diction, and personification intensify the imagery and tone of Angelou’s poem. The countries of Africa are personified to create striking images, and the rhythmical patterns aid to the changing tone, ranging from very emotional to unpleasing and contemplative. In the first stanza, Maya Angelou personifies Africa to create powerful imagery and give readers…

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  • Denim Trends Essay

    American Music Awards. Exactly fifteen years ago these two stepped out in their bold, blue jeans. Denim trends have been altered and portrayed differently for years, yet the popularity and attraction of denim seems to always reappear. Whether celebrities or street style was the source of influence, denim continuously occurs in new and innovative ways. The most common denim trends for fall of 2016 are distressing and patchwork. This self-inflicted damage to denim has become trendy through its…

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  • Attachment Orientation Theory

    system shapes their thoughts and behavior when distressed. The researchers hypothesized that individuals with avoidant attachment orientations would recall being less supportive and more emotionally distant than they were, when asked how they acted in a previous conflicting event. Furthermore, they hypothesized that individuals with anxiety attachment would recall being more supportive and less emotionally distant when asked about a past incident. Namely, individuals would have altered memories…

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  • The Lens Of Mani The Altman Self-Rating Mania

    Using the lens of mania, Gruber examined how increased positive emotionality shapes one’s emotional experience and perception of others during a conversation between couples about a distressing topic. Her research revealed that heightened positive emotionality leads individuals to have a more positive emotional experience and perception of other people, inducing a positively biased “rose-colored glasses” perception of the world. In the study, 68 romantic couples were first asked to fill out…

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