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Question: Describe and evaluate research that highlights the factors involved in the development of dissociative experiences.

Answer: Dissociation is defined as ‘A structured separation of mental processes (eg thoughts,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2892
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3040

Question: An investigation into the effect of exercise on clinical depression.

Answer: Problems with depression are by no means limited to those who are...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 3142
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2930

Question: Critically assess the contribution of the behaviourist, psychoanalytic, family systems and cognitive models to the understanding of developmental processes (with a focus on attachment, initiative, and control) which are involved in major depression and anorexia nervosa.

Answer: Developmental psychopathology is an integrative approach combining a number of theoretical perspectives...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 2706
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2854

Question: Critically assess the relationships between mental health and substance misuse.

Answer: The relationship between mental health and substance misuse is one that is...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 1120
  • Date submitted: December 01, 2008
  • Date written: November, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2413

Question: Arguing the Extent to Which the Jonestown Tragedy Was the Product of Brainwashing Techniques

Answer: One of the most popular questions circulating the Jonestown tragedy is whether...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2059
  • Date submitted: December 27, 2010
  • Date written: March, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3580

Question: Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of talking therapies.

Answer: Talking therapies ideally give the opportunity for an individual to discuss aspects...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2375
  • Date submitted: February 25, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3410

Question: ‘Psychoanalysis is a part of the mental science of psychology’ (Freud, 1938: 282.) Discuss this assertion with respect to Freud’s views on the development of personality.

Answer: Since the first critiques of psychoanalysis, there has been widespread disagreement between...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2117
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3004

Question: What kinds of interventions are typically used to manage ‘stress’ at work? How effective are they?

Answer: In addition to defining a number of relevant terms (e.g., the notion...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 4513
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2968

Question: What role do psychological, social and biological factors play in the aetiology of schizophrenia?

Answer: The exact cause of schizophrenia is still unknown and scientists are certain...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2161
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2966

Question: The Process of Chemical Dependency - Discuss both the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of addiction, focusing on the main models that seek to explain the process of addiction. Why do some individuals experience severe drug dependency and others do not.

Answer: Peele, Brodsky, and Arnold (1991:133) cited in Dowieko (1993:11) maintain that ‘[addiction]...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 4219
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2914

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