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Sunday, September 30

  1. page S2 Nicholas Wilsey edited It is difficult and ineffective to consider Freud's ideas as scientific theory. Freud's methods of…
    It is difficult and ineffective to consider Freud's ideas as scientific theory. Freud's methods of studying people's personalities were subjective, and are known as psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis' main objective is to penetrate the uncononscious, where supposedly there lies reserves of suppressed childhood sexual urges, and anxiety from other unpermitted desires of the id. To penetrate the unconscious, Freud employed free association, intensive therapy sessions, and Projective tests, such as the Roschach inkblot test. Free association depends highly on the therapist's interpretations of what the patient says. For this reason, free association is neither reliable nor valid. Most of Freud's documented progresses were made in his office, where he personally analyzed his clients via thorough investigative questioning. It is impossible to exactly replicate the personality of Freud in another therapist, and for that reason, his therapy sessions were also neither reliable nor valid. Also, it is universally agreed that although Roschach ink blot tests can sometimes elicit revealing information about the goings on inside a person's mind, it is not conclusive about a person's neuroses or lack thereof, and should not be regarded scientifically. {http://www.inkblottestwallpaper.com/inkblottest03.jpg}
    Although Freud's ideas are, for the most part, scientifically negligable, they have had significant bearing on the current pyschological perspepective.
    Self-analysis:
    I give myself a four out of five, for succinctly identifying the vital concepts of Freud's theories, and explaining how, although they are valuable, they are scientifically worthless.

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Tuesday, March 6

  1. page S4 Ali Smead edited ... and soon left his circle to develop his own theory. This is not the place to go into details, …
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    and soon left his circle to develop his own theory. This is not the place to go into details, but one aspect of the theory concerned traits that Jung felt were inborn. These inborn, genetically determined traits are usually called temperaments.
    Later, two students of Jung's theory named Myers and Briggs - mother and daughter - developed a personality test based on Jung's temperaments called the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, or MBTI. It has gone on the become the most famous personality test of all time.
    For my self-assessment I would give myself a 5 out of 5. I feel I have worked to my fullest potential and have made a large contribution to the overall project. My job was editor and in addition to gathering my own information for the project, I took research from everyone's pages and formed a layout on the main S4 page. I organized and put together everyone's efforts and combined them to finalize the finishing product. I worked on the project at home in addition to in school and I also did my own research and cited many pages that other people got their information from. I worked very hard to make the project a success and feel I dserve a 5.
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Tuesday, March 23

  1. page NIK AND CORINNES PAGE ON OUR DISORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! edited Corinne and Nik People from all over the world are suffering from various types of disorders and s…
    Corinne and Nik
    People from all over the world are suffering from various types of disorders and syndromes. Disorders such as Autism and Asperger syndrome are common among people. Defined by the Autism Society of America, Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Similar to Autism, Asperger syndrome is an autistic disorder most notable for the often great discrepancy between the intellectual and social abilities of those who have it. Although Aspergers is a mild form of Autism, people with this disorder do suffer with communication and social skills.
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    The average age of a child getting diagnosed with Aspergers is at eight years old. There are no two children with Aspergers that are alike. Symptoms of this disorder can vary from being mild, to being very severe. Symptoms also vary depending on age. During childhood, social awkwardness is especially common. The child seems to lack empathy. Children with this disorder strongly dislike change in their routines and schedules. They tend to avoid eye contact and display unusual facial expressions or postures. Many children with Aspergers have a fascination with one particular subject, in which they have a vast amount of knowledge on. These children often are overly sensitive to loud noises and/or bright lights. Unlike Autism, a child with Aspergers normally is better with language.
    Teens have very similar symptoms of Aspergers as of children with Aspergers. While communication skills are still lacking, teenagers begin to acquire more knowledge of social skills. Although teens get to the stage where they just want to “fit in” with their peers, it is still difficult because they feel so “different” than the others. Teens with Aspergers often get made fun of which leads to bullying. Severe bullying leads to one feeling depressed not only to “normal” teens, but teens who suffer from Aspergers. On a good note, many teens excel academically in the classroom, as well as citizens.
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    Symptoms in adulthood are hard to observe, but are largely the same in all cases. Social awkwardness can be observed as a symptom of Aspergers syndrome. For example, a quirky attitude present within such famous leaders such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, Woody Allen, and even Albert Einstein has shown to be a symptom of this syndrome. Furthermore, those suffering with the symptom often were bullied when younger, something many without this disorder also endured. Social abilities to understand facial expression, body language, and eye contact inhibit the emotional bonds formed in relations with peers, lacking friendship and other relations in life. Adults especially with this disorder show high levels of logic and intelligence with the only indication of impairment in the social skills department.
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    Treatments for Asperger’s syndrome vary along with the patient, meaning that no everyone with the syndrome is given the same treatment. For adolescents, treatment varies by IQ. Those with higher IQ’s work to improve social functions. Those with lower IQ’s are treated as if they have autism. No medicine is available for the treatment of Asperger’s Syndrome, but for those who experience the symptoms similar to those of autism, medication is available. For example, medication for ADHD and other symptoms is available to ease the signs of the disorder. Other treatments include cognitive behavior therapy to reduce the stress of those with Asperger’s Syndrome. Though these seem like effective tools to treat this syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome has no cure.
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Wednesday, March 17

  1. page NIK AND CORINNES PAGE ON OUR DISORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! edited Corinne Corinne and Nik People from all over the world are suffering from various types of dis…
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    People from all over the world are suffering from various types of disorders and syndromes. Disorders such as Autism and Asperger syndrome are common among people. Defined by the Autism Society of America, Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Similar to Autism, Asperger syndrome is an autistic disorder most notable for the often great discrepancy between the intellectual and social abilities of those who have it. Although Aspergers is a mild form of Autism, people with this disorder do suffer with communication and social skills.
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    The average age of a child getting diagnosed with Aspergers is at eight years old. There are no two children with Aspergers that are alike. Symptoms of this disorder can vary from being mild, to being very severe. Symptoms also vary depending on age. During childhood, social awkwardness is especially common. The child seems to lack empathy. Children with this disorder strongly dislike change in their routines and schedules. They tend to avoid eye contact and display unusual facial expressions or postures. Many children with Aspergers have a fascination with one particular subject, in which they have a vast amount of knowledge on. These children often are overly sensitive to loud noises and/or bright lights. Unlike Autism, a child with Aspergers normally is better with language.
    Teens have very similar symptoms of Aspergers as of children with Aspergers. While communication skills are still lacking, teenagers begin to acquire more knowledge of social skills. Although teens get to the stage where they just want to “fit in” with their peers, it is still difficult because they feel so “different” than the others. Teens with Aspergers often get made fun of which leads to bullying. Severe bullying leads to one feeling depressed not only to “normal” teens, but teens who suffer from Aspergers. On a good note, many teens excel academically in the classroom, as well as citizens.
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    Treatments for Asperger’s syndrome vary along with the patient, meaning that no everyone with the syndrome is given the same treatment. For adolescents, treatment varies by IQ. Those with higher IQ’s work to improve social functions. Those with lower IQ’s are treated as if they have autism. No medicine is available for the treatment of Asperger’s Syndrome, but for those who experience the symptoms similar to those of autism, medication is available. For example, medication for ADHD and other symptoms is available to ease the signs of the disorder. Other treatments include cognitive behavior therapy to reduce the stress of those with Asperger’s Syndrome. Though these seem like effective tools to treat this syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome has no cure.

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  2. page NIK AND CORINNES PAGE ON OUR DISORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! edited Corinne and Nik People from all over the world are suffering from various types of disorders and…
    Corinne and Nik
    People from all over the world are suffering from various types of disorders and syndromes. Disorders such as Autism and Asperger syndrome are common among people. Defined by the Autism Society of America, Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Similar to Autism, Asperger syndrome is an autistic disorder most notable for the often great discrepancy between the intellectual and social abilities of those who have it. Although Aspergers is a mild form of Autism, people with this disorder do suffer with communication and social skills.
    Aspergers has been around for a very long time. An Austrian pediatrician named Hans Aspergers originally described Aspergers and discovered a pattern of behavior and abilities in four boys in which he called ‘autistic psychopathy.” This pattern consisted of little ability to form friendships, lack of empathy, and clumsy movements. It was thought that Hans himself had Aspergers syndrome because he lacked friends and was a lonely child growing up. It seems to be that the diagnosis of Aspergers is often given at a later date then most Autistic disorder. During World War II, Hans was a medical officer in Croatia. Towards the end of the war, Hans opened a school for children who had the pattern of behavior and abilities he noticed in the four boys earlier on. A tragedy occurred when a bomb had destroyed the school, resulting in Hans work to be lost.
    The average age of a child getting diagnosed with Aspergers is at eight years old. There are no two children with Aspergers that are alike. Symptoms of this disorder can vary from being mild, to being very severe. Symptoms also vary depending on age. During childhood, social awkwardness is especially common. The child seems to lack empathy. Children with this disorder strongly dislike change in their routines and schedules. They tend to avoid eye contact and display unusual facial expressions or postures. Many children with Aspergers have a fascination with one particular subject, in which they have a vast amount of knowledge on. These children often are overly sensitive to loud noises and/or bright lights. Unlike Autism, a child with Aspergers normally is better with language.
    Teens have very similar symptoms of Aspergers as of children with Aspergers. While communication skills are still lacking, teenagers begin to acquire more knowledge of social skills. Although teens get to the stage where they just want to “fit in” with their peers, it is still difficult because they feel so “different” than the others. Teens with Aspergers often get made fun of which leads to bullying. Severe bullying leads to one feeling depressed not only to “normal” teens, but teens who suffer from Aspergers. On a good note, many teens excel academically in the classroom, as well as citizens.
    Unfortunately, Aspergers doesn’t just go away. It is a lifelong disorder. Although it steadies out as one gets older, adults still experience the symptoms of Aspergers. As time goes by, adults have better understandings of their own strengths and weaknesses. They are more familiar with social skills. Even though they suffer with this disorder all their life, many adults get married and have children.
    Symptoms in adulthood are hard to observe, but are largely the same in all cases. Social awkwardness can be observed as a symptom of Aspergers syndrome. For example, a quirky attitude present within such famous leaders such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, Woody Allen, and even Albert Einstein has shown to be a symptom of this syndrome. Furthermore, those suffering with the symptom often were bullied when younger, something many without this disorder also endured. Social abilities to understand facial expression, body language, and eye contact inhibit the emotional bonds formed in relations with peers, lacking friendship and other relations in life. Adults especially with this disorder show high levels of logic and intelligence with the only indication of impairment in the social skills department.
    The causes of Asperger’s Syndrome are numerous, yet have no scientific backing or evidence. At one point, the myth around the cause of this syndrome was that a cold when still a baby produced a reduction in the mental capability in the mind of the child and therefore created Asperger’s Syndrome. Obviously, through years of research, science has proven that is not the case, though still not produced a cause. Other prospective causes genetic factors and abnormal changes in the amniotic cells. With Asperger’s Syndrome being much like a mild form of autism, a definite cause is unknown yet scientists are attempting to break the code persistently.

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Monday, March 8

  1. msg Self-Assessment message posted Self-Assessment Katelyn, Having gone through your self-assessment, your page, and the final page I would have g…
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    Katelyn,
    Having gone through your self-assessment, your page, and the final page I would have given you a 3 on your self-assessment. I couldn't find where any information was added while you were absent from school. As with any group project, being there and contributing to the group is so important. We will split the difference at 3.5
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    Comments: - Overall, an excellent product!! Interactive elements could have been more plentiful, but the ones that were included were high quality. Be sure that in cases like this, the color scheme serves a purpose other than to make it more attractive. See Section 3 for a good use of purposeful color.
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    Comments: - Excellent layout! Well-planned and easy to follow.
    - The mnemonic is a wonderful addition to the page!
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    Comments: - Excellent layout. It was very easy to discern where you located all of your information.
    - Missing a stronger element of interactivity to engage the viewers of this wiki.
    - If the purpose of the graphics used was not immediately evident to a non-psych student, they would have to be explained. A quick caption at the bottom would have met that need.
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    Comments: Overall, you guys did an excellent job. There are just a few things that warrant comment. On the top of your page, it would have been nice to see some sort of intro about what your section was going to be about. The links could have been placed elsewhere on the page. There were a few minor spelling/grammatical errors. Upon visiting all of the links associated with your project, they seemed to be very surface in nature and not bring any real depth of understanding to your topic. Remember the old adage, quality, not quantity. Also, be sure to site all of your information. I was not as concerned with the pictures, but it was hard to find any citations for the information either including information from the textbook. The PDF was a wonderful addition to the page. The information is all included in a concise, visual, and understandable manner.
    *See engrade for your final grade which includes your self-assessment.
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