Psych term paper ideas

  • They had a positive temperament, a good outlook on life
  • They had talents and skills in non-academic areas and used them and enjoyed them
  • They had stable homes and effective parents who helped them grow and mature like their peers
  • They had a mentor, someone other than the parents, who encouraged them to assume that they could be successful and pushed them to be their best.
Previous research has shown children with LD were more likely to report depression. Stevenson and Romney (1984) found that 14% of LD children age 8 to 13 showed signs of clinical depression. Wright-Strawderman and Watson (1992) obtained a higher estimate of % of LD children age 8 to 11. The research has been confused in that some LD children do poorly in school, and thus are LD and underachieving , while others do well in school, and thus are only LD and not underachieving . The poor achievement may be the key factor in depression. More modern research shows that LD children who have a strength or skill in a non-academic area develop “non-academic self-esteem.” they feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, and receive the respect of their peers. These children do not show self-esteem and social problems even if they are LD.

On the main page is a very good site by the National Institute of Mental Health, called Anxiety Disorders , which is basically on on-line brochure explaining in basic terms some of the more common anxiety disorders, including " Generalized Anxiety Disorder ", a technical term very close to agoraphobia.

I also just put up a page on "School Phobia" , which is written by a colleague of mine and it is the only thing like it that I've seen on the Internet, a 2-page discussion of this very specific, rare and interesting form of anxiety disorder. The reason this is related, is because some psychologists (including myself) have seen instances of "school phobia" where a child is just so anxious about "everything", that they may qualify as agoraphobic (unless they're extremely anxious in their own home and "safety zone"). Then again, there are adult agoraphobics who may have a unique kind of "traumatic stress disorder" which blossoms into "agoraphobia", as opposed to an ongoing "generalized anxiety disorder" which overwhelms 99% of ability to function in a non-hospital setting. Agoraphobia is a very interesting topic, and much has been written about it.

The School Phobia page, if you're interested is at:


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OK, you've got me writing another paper of my own here, and I'm online long distance! So, do some research of your own now, and feel free to quote me if you'd like... I wish you well with your research paper.


Psych term paper ideas

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