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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
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_______ is related to _______ because...
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Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
The most common of sleep disorders - involving insufficient sleep, the inability to fall asleep quickly, frequent arousal, or early awakenings. It is usually what the doctor diagnoses when people don't think their getting enough sleep. It is found in 1/3 of adults and seems to be the most common sleep disorder.
In Your Own Words
When you cannot sleep much during the night.
You are not able to fall sleep quickly.
You wake up a lot when you are sleeping.
You wake up earlier then you are used to.
Dissatisfaction with amount of sleep your getting.
Not being able to fall sleep when you want to/planned to.
Difficulty falling and staying asleep.
Taking daytime naps can cause this
Bad dreams and other urgent wakings.
Adults under a lot of pressure and stress for their job so they don't get enough rest and can't perform to the fullest.
A condition suffered by the main character in the movie Fight Club.
Can be treated with over-the-counter "sleeping pills", but "sleeping pills" disrupt your
Awake and can't sleep or trouble staying asleep.
Excessive use of alcohol or drugs may cause insomnia.
In this book, based on decades of study on the frontiers of sleep science, the author explains what happens when we sleep, when we don't, and how we can reclaim the most powerful and underrated health miracle of all. He offers a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, including: self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need; the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids; the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system; how to combat insomnia, snoring, and jet lag; and information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, web sites, and more.
Dement, W. C., & Vaughan, C. (1999). The promise of sleep: A pioneer in sleep medicine explores the vital connection between health, happiness, and a good night's sleep. Dell Publishing Co.
In the UK, Germany, Italy, and Portugal, 14,915 people from the ages of 15-100 years old were intervied by phone using the Sleep-EVAL system. The people were asked questions which assessed current psychiatric disorders according to the DSM-IV. After the expirement was completed they found out that insomnia accompanied with impaired daytime functionion was 19.1% and this amount increased drastically with age. More than 90% of Ss had chronic isomnia while about 28% of Ss with insomnia had a mental disorder while another 25% had a psychiatric history. When anxiety disorders were involved, insomnia appeared mostly at the same time or after the anxiety disorder. Results show that psychiatric history is closely related to the severity and chronicity of current insomnia. Moreover, chronic insomnia can be a residual symptom of a previous mental disorder
Ohayon, M. M., & Roth, T. (2003). Place of chronic insomnia in the course of depressive and anxiety disorders. Journal of Psychiatric Research.
In this research adults with mental retardation were being studied about their prevalence of sleep and sleep patterns while living in the community settings. There were 237 individuals and 67 staff members helped gather the information. They gathered the demographics, sleep problems that was encountered in one month, and sleep patterns of each person with a mental illness. The adults with greater amount of mental retardation and taking more medication would encounter more sleep problems.The researchers found out that sleep is a critical health support for people with mental retardation.
Harvey, M. T., Baker, D. J., Horner, R. H., & Blackford, J. U. (2003). A brief report on the prevalence of sleep problems in individuals with mental retardation living in the community. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5(4), 195-200.
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