Category Archives: Mental

Moral and Psychological Treatment Aspects of People with Mental Diseases

psihLikCovering our topic “Moral and Psychological Treatment Aspects of People with Mental Diseases” I think it would be relevant to define the “moral” notion. It is the unwritten rules of behaviour established by society.

Moral considers appropriate and inappropriate actions of the society in general or individuals. Moral is considered to be the science about evil and good. Continue reading

The Differential Relationship of Mental Health and Sense of Purpose

faithMulti-faceted relationships may exist between an individual’s sense of purpose (SOP) and their specific mental health symptoms. Generally, the notion exists that those with certain mental health symptoms experience a decreased SOP.

However, recent research has noted that certain psychopathology such as grandiose delusions, may contribute to an increased Continue reading

Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse: What We See Vs. What They See

Childhood Sexual AbuseBackground: Self-blame gives childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivors a sense of control and understanding, but also instills a feeling of powerlessness, creates deficiencies in coping skills and emotion regulation, and leads to increased risk for sexual assault (SA) in adulthood (Finkelhor, 1985).

However, we don’t know how CSA survivors perceive adult SA, or whether survivors’ Continue reading

Chronotypes, Academic Achievement and Sense of Coherence in College Students

international-studentsSense of coherence, which encompasses one’s ability to adapt and cope with stressful life events, has been identified as significantly higher in individuals identified as “morning types.” In turn, research among students regarding chronotype, a typology for morningness-eveningness, has discovered a welldocumented relationship between morningness and higher student GPA. Continue reading

Personality and Aggressive Tendencies in Mental Health

konfliktForensic psychology, at its core, is interested in elucidating how mental health issues intersect with the criminal justice system. Perhaps one of the most important, and difficult, a question within forensic psychology involves understanding why people engage in violent behaviors. Continue reading

Examining the Acceptability ofthe Stepped – Care Model of Depression Treatment

depressionA recent meta-analysis indicated that among individuals diagnosed with cancer, 14.9% meet criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, 19.2% experience minor depression, and 2.7% meet criteria for Dysthymia (Mitchell et al., 2011). The occurrence of depression in oncology may lead to increased mortality rates, higher treatment attrition, and decreased quality of life (Spiegal & Giese-Davis, 2003; Pinquart & Duberstein, 2010). Continue reading

An Examination of Residential Status and Educational Satisfaction

College StudentsEducational satisfaction is thought to be an influential factor in career success and future educational achievement (Elliott & Healy, 2001). Many studies have evaluated the differences between commuter and residential students, often citing the advantages residential students have over commuter students (Bowman & Partin, 1993). Continue reading

Avoidance and Approach Behaviors in Schizotypy and Hypomania

Schizotypy and HypomaniaThe motivation to engage in avoidance and approach behaviors appear to involve specialized brain processes (Gray,1982).

The Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) is associated with the avoidance of aversive stimulus, whereas the Behavioral Activation System (BAS) is linked to the reward system and the pursuit of positive stimuli (Carver & White, 1994). Continue reading

Lateralized Asymmetrical Processing During Visual Change Detection

see1The lateralization of visual processing between the hemispheres is a paradigm commonly applied to hierarchical visual image processing (Hellige, 1996). In fact, lesions to the temporal-parietal left hemisphere have been noted to disrupt local-level (i.e. fine detail) processing, while lesions to the temporal-parietal area of the right hemisphere have caused deficits in global- Continue reading

Racial Differences among Undergraduate Students in Psychiatric Correlates of Self-Aggression

Sri-Lanka-studentThere’s a well-established relationship between depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation and aggression, in the form of self harm. These populations have predominately been Caucasian. This study aimed to characterize selfinjurious thoughts and behaviors, and to correlate / compare these statistics between African American and Caucasian samples. Continue reading