jueves, 3 de febrero de 2011

Body Languague

1.cross arms on chest: this means person puts and unconscious barrier between themselves and others.

Consistent eye contact: indicates that the listner is thinking positively of what person is saying

Head tilting: means boredom in some cases


lunes, 24 de enero de 2011

MS 13

Gangs are a click that always cause fear on the population. The crimes they commit make the people be fearful and scared of going out of there house. Gangs are heartless they kill without remorse, they do crimes that are against the law. They feel no pitty for no one. But inside of that outside layer of agressiveness, and toughness lie a human being with low self esteem and fear. some of the gang members join MS 13 because they fear of being damaged by that same gang, some others join to have the warmness of a family. They feel that with the gang they have people they could rely on, but the truth is that they dont care about each other. All the crimes they do, they do them to always have the prottection of the gang members, this gangs members also give them food, weapons, money and this is the primary objective for people who dont have the resources they want. Gang members are people who have low self esteem and have to rely on those types of gangs to leave a peaceful life, with a guilty conscience but a life were they have the prottection of fellow gang members.
In the video we saw on the class, we watched how gang members gave there testimony. they actually told what they did, and how they had to get beat up thirteen seconds by all the gang members so they could join. We also saw some of the crimes some of them commited, they commited crimes at early ages. One killed his first enemy at the age of 9. In conclusion gangmembers are people who are really scared in the inside, they fear teh envioronment

martes, 7 de diciembre de 2010


Violence is something that happens around the world, and it is really hard to stop. Violence has 3 factors situational, biological ,and socialization. In my opinion the most controversial and the one that impacts the most in society is, the situational factors. First, this factor includes the traumatic events in the early childhood, this traumatic events can cause damage in the amygdola and the amygdola is the part of the brain that controls the level of violence of the people. Another situational factor is that peer pressure, because if someone is bothering you they tell you that you shouldnt be a little girl and you should fight so peer pressure is a big influence, another big influence is wars, the wars cause that people fight and kill themselves. In conclusion violence is something situational and is mostly done because humanity wants to be powerful and have control over the other people. In every single part of the world violence is present, kids use violence when they want a toy that another kid has, Presidents use violence when they are verbally asaulted by another 's country president. Everyone uses violence in any kind of way, verbally, or physically and both are harsh ways.

lunes, 1 de noviembre de 2010


1. Explain the biological causes of depression.
Biological causes can be considered genes, from another depressed parent, or mental ilness

2. Explain the environmental causes of depression.
Envioromental causes of depression consist in things that occur in every day, stress is an important factor, breaking up with a loved one can be another, lonliness, lack of social support marital or relationship problems, financial strain, early childhood trauma or abuse, alchol or drug abuse, health problems.

3. Explain the cognitive causes of depression.
negative thoughts, generated by dysfunctional beliefs are typically the primary cause of depressive symptoms
4. Explain the "cognitive triad" as it relates to depression
type of negative thougt


martes, 19 de octubre de 2010


1. Explain the general symptoms of paranoid-type schizophrenia.
Persons are very suspicious of others and have grand schemes of persecution (hallucinations and delussions are more common)

2. Explain the general symptoms of disorganized-type schizophrenia.

verbally incoherent moods and emotions not appropiate to the situation (hallucinations are not usually present)

3. Explain the general symptoms of catatonic-type schizophrenia.

Extremely withdrawn, isolated and has disturbed psychomotor

4. Identify three positive symptoms of schizophrenia.
Hallucinations, Delusions, Disogarnized speech

5. Identify three negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
Aflective flattening, Alogia, Avolition

6. What is the differnece between a halucination and a delusion?
Hallucinations are distorsions or exagerations of perception in any senses and Delusions are firmly held erronous beliefs do to distortions or exaggerations

7. Identify three cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia.
Disorganized thinking, slow thinking, difficulty understanding, poor concentration

8. Describe the symptom of avolition.

is the reduction, difficulty, or inability to initiate and persist in a goal directed behavior

9. Describe the symptom of catatonia.
Rigid body, motionless body, repetative behavior and movement, unusual posture

10. Define and give an example of a delusion og grandeur.
a delution in which one believes oneself possesed of great importance, power, wealth or ability
example. thinking you are a famous soccer player or rock star.
11.Define and give an example of a delusion of reference.
when things in the environment seem to be directly related to you even though they are not.
example. it may seem as if people are talking about you or special personal messages are being communicated to you through the TV or radio.
12. Define and give an example of a somatic delusion.
are false beliefs about your body
example. that a physical illness exist


lunes, 30 de agosto de 2010

Personality disorders

- Borderline: is a personality disorder described as a prolonged disturbance of personality function. characterized by a black and white mood thinking

- Schizotypal: personality disorder that is characterized by a need for social isolation, odd baheavior and thinking, and often unconventional beliefs

- Paranoid: diagnosis characterized by paranoia and a persasive, long standing suspiciousness and generalized mistrustof others.

- Narcissistic: is the personality trait of egotism, vanity, conceit, or simple selfishness, applied to a social group.

- Histrionic: a personality disorder characterized by a pettern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, incluiding an excessive need for approval and inappropiate seductiveness.

- Antisocial: "a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood"

- Obsessive Compulsive: Characterized by obession for perfection feeling that you cant stop youself, overwhelming feeling of having to do something even if you know that you dont have to

- Avoidant : Characterized by social inhibition, extremely sensitive to negative evaluation and avoidance of social interaction

jueves, 26 de agosto de 2010

My personallity

Guardians are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament given to serving and preserving our most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services--from supervision to maintenance and supply -- and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses.

Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there's a job to be done, they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel. Guardians also believe in law and order, and sometimes worry that respect for authority, even a fundamental sense of right and wrong, is being lost. Perhaps this is why Guardians honor customs and traditions so strongly -- they are familiar patterns that help bring stability to our modern, fast-paced world.

Practical and down-to-earth, Guardians believe in following the rules and cooperating with others. They are not very comfortable winging it or blazing new trails; working steadily within the system is the Guardian way, for in the long run loyalty, discipline, and teamwork get the job done right. Guardians are meticulous about schedules and have a sharp eye for proper procedures. They are cautious about change, even though they know that change can be healthy for an institution. Better to go slowly, they say, and look before you leap.

Guardians make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the population, and a good thing, because they usually end up doing all the indispensable but thankless jobs everyone else takes for granted.

Guardians at Work
As a Guardian, you enjoy working as a valued member of a team, whether you are leading it or following a credible leader. You like to work with people who carry their weight. You appreciate having clear-cut responsibilities and being recognized for your dedication and achievements. Your natural traits are those that employers have traditionally valued - and that successful companies still respect. You are responsible and loyal to an organization once you've signed on.

In any environment, including your work place, you are usually focused on making people happy and facilitating harmonious relationships. You often lend "aid and comfort" by drawing on a combination of tradition, past experience, and the direction of established authority. In your ideal job, people would give of themselves and work toward the good of the group.