Culture, Gender and Age

Culture, gender, and age can have a profound impact on the human organism’s ability to sustain memory and attention. The functions of the mind are not exclusive to one internal set of growth processes, but are the product of environmental, familial, organic, biochemical, and psychophysiological reactions to various cultural phenomena. Culture Culture highlights and emphasizes […]

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Psychology, Behaviorism, Functionalism, Positivism, and Mechanism

Psychology, Behaviorism, Functionalism, Positivism, and Mechanism

The latter half of the twentieth century saw an even further growth away from the teachings of Wundtian psychology and all ideas associated with introspection and structuralism. Behavior psychology was the key and it was informed and supported by several notions and individuals. Functionalism was growing in popularity and direction. Only observable and measurable acts […]

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Diagnosis: A Beginning Look at the Phenomenon of Abnormal Behavior

Diagnosis: A Beginning Look at the Phenomenon of Abnormal Behavior

    Dr. John Marszalek declares that he views the process of understanding abnormality in a person as a “mystery”(Laureate Education, 2007). Heretofore, the difference in what is normal behavior and what is abnormal has been explained to me as any kind of psychological process, emotional expression, or psychic distress that causes the individual significant […]

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Three Key Influences On the History of Psychological Testing

Vocational Psychology From the 1800’s

      Vocational psychology from the 1800s brought gradual changes in the economic and sociopolitical scene as western culture began its growth away from an agrarian paradigm to one of industrialism and demographic multiculturalism. Immigrants and minorities found there way to the shores of America. Children toiled away in terrible environments and soldiers coming […]

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Three Key Influences On the History of Psychological Testing

Three Key Influences On the History of Psychological Testing

    There are 71 historically significant milestones in the history of psychological testing,but there are also three key influences on the history of psychological testing(Gregory, 2007). Choosing only three to discuss is tantamount to asking a child to pick only one piece of candy from the selection available. Taken on their individual merit, each […]

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Counselor Qualities for Crisis Events

Counselor Qualities for Crisis Events

Counselor Resiliency Another characteristic of meaningful and impacting crisis interventionists is the depth of resiliency the person can bring to the very challenging and trying crisis environment. Resiliency is directly related to the counselor’s ability to take care of themselves during emotionally draining circumstances. To the extent the counselor is able to restore his/her own […]

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Neuropsychological, Interest and Intelligence Tests

Neuropsychological, Interest and Intelligence Tests

Neuropsychological, interest and intelligence tests will be available to assess those individuals diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It seems to me that their will be a need for several different kinds of tests for this population, but the three I have chosen are neuropsychological, interest, and intelligence tests. Neuropsychological tests will be needed to assess any brain […]

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The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) is the most widely used testing instrument for the assessment of human psychopathology. This test can be used in several different clinical, employment, and counseling settings. The MMPI-2 is appropriate for marriage and family counseling, public safety employment decisions, medical inquiries, legal testimony, college and career counseling, correctional institutions, […]

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Individuals, Couples, and Families

Individuals, Couples, and Families

    Suicide and intimate partner violence are two traumatic experiences that impact individuals, couples and families. Suicide may be an immediate and sudden trauma as its occurrence can be unpredictable. Intimate partner violence may occur over time.  The competent counselor will have tools available and resources from which to draw that can address these […]

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