Psychological Types

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  • The Five Types Of Psychological Profiling

    Psychological profiling has had a long history within the criminal justice field including the FBI. Many believe that this type of profiling has no usefulness in solving crimes, however the more that is learned about how a criminal thinks the better equipped to solve crimes sooner and prevent new crimes. Psychological profiling can be used to limit the amount of suspects for a given crime. While a psychological profile will help to solve a crime, having a solid crime scene examination is a must for building a starting place for the profile to form. Introduction The purpose of psychological profiling is to help identify and predict behavior. “The term profiling is used to describe the gathering of various kinds of information about a person or persons” (Bartol and Bartol, 2014). Psychological profiling uses two approaches when assisting in solving crimes, threat assessment and risk assessment. The use of psychological profiling does not replace investigation and it is not an exact science but it is a tool that can be used to help in eliminating the suspect pool and prevent further crimes by the suspect(s).…

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  • Later Adulthood Case Study

    Adults are experiencing many developmental characteristics during this transition into later adulthood. Some biological changes that occur are a decrease in vision, hearing and brain mass (Hutchison, 2015). A critical psychological change in later adulthood is the changes of personalities, such as ego integrity and despair. Intellectual changes, learning and memory are also changes that occur within in late adulthood. While experiencing many changes, older adults also face environmental changes…

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  • Psychological Study Of Depression

    Through numerous studies in the field of psychological-health study, as early as 1893, an association between depression and the cause of different types of cancers seem to be widely studied. Five studies based on the link between severe or chronic depression and the development of cancer are reviewed. In a study of the causation of cancer in chronic depressed elders, Chronically Depressed Mood and Cancer Risk in Older Persons, results show that there is a considerable correlation between…

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  • Positive Impact On Carl Jung's Eight Psychological Types

    Myers-Briggs test which was based on Carl Jung’s eight psychological types. The Briggs-Meyers test expanded the original 8 psychological types to 16. She looked at portraying and expanding the individual rather than just portraying the individual as Carl Jung had done. The main goal of the Briggs-Meyers test was to become ‘superior skill in one function, supplemented by a helpful but not competitive skill in the other,’ which is how it differs from Carl Jung’s theory (Myers, 2016). Jung’s…

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  • Childhood Depression In Children

    some children may suffer from severe depression or major depressive disorder and others from more chronic depression of dysthymia, which is a constant mild to moderate form of depression. But what exactly causes depression? There are a different factor that may be connected with depression; for example, a combination of genetic, biological, environmental and psychological factors, and also be caused by other problems like bipolar disorder or the exposure to certain medications or drugs (NIMH,…

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  • Depression Discrimination Research Paper

    occurs in an everyday setting and is near undetectable by an untrained eye. This is why it is so difficult to obtain sympathy from society. They can’t see physically what is going on and in turn choose to believe that their depressed peers are either creating a fake disease or seeking attention. Another common misconception is that because someone is clinically diagnosed with depression they are somehow no longer fit for everyday life and are, in return, outcast for their uncontrollable disease.…

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  • Depression And Insecurity In 'Interpreter Of Maladies'

    Depression and Insecurity in Interpreter of Maladies All relationships and marriages run into problems at one point or another. In Jhumpa Lahiri’s collection of short stories Interpreter of Maladies she wrote about the various problems that come about in different relationships. There is no denying the fact that depression and insecurity are significant personal problems portrayed through the characters Jhumpa Lahiri created. A problem in some relationships is depression. In her article…

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  • Being A Sufferer Of Depression, By Andrew Solomon

    Depression Andrew Solomon believes that depression, a major obstacle faced by many people in today’s society, can change people in a positive way. Solomon believes that people suffering from severe depression can get help from professionals, friends, and family, but only the individual can cure themselves from their depression. Solomon describes this philosophy in his essay, Depression. Being a sufferer of depression, Solomon tactfully makes his argument, as not to suggest that being depressed…

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  • Society's Obsession With Depression

    Depression has become so encrypted into our daily life. It would not be rash to suggest that almost every single person has had experience of depression whether that be personal, or illness of a loved one. Goleman (1992) makes an interesting observation that people born after 1945 are ten times more likely to suffer with depression than people born before this date. What does this mean? Well, firstly it shows that the root cause of most depression cannot be due to increasing chemical imbalances.…

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  • Peterson And Smith's Theory

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects 350 million people worldwide and it is one of the leading causes of disability (Marcus et. al, 2012). The effects of this mental health disorder extend to not only the individuals who are depressed, but also to those who are part of their interpersonal circle. For example, based on interviewer ratings, it has been reported that family members of patients suffering from MDD show higher levels of dysfunction in problem solving and affective involvement…

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