Tag Archives: Personality

Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine

Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine Psychological stress has been associated with higher levels of inflammation and the risks of many physical disorders including heart diseases. For example, chronic stress responses may cause a variety of skin disorders including allergic … Continue reading

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Variations in Frontal Dysfunctions in BPD and ADHD

Impulsive behaviors are the important features of disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Impulsivity has a broad meaning covering different aspects such as personality traits and cognitive functions (Sebastian et al., 2014). The concept includes emotion … Continue reading

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Genetic Factors, Quantitative Trait Loci, and Human Personality

Both genetic and environmental factors can influence human personality. Genetic factors may affect about half of trait disparity. Their effects are highly complex with gene-gene and gene-environment interactions. To link specific genes with quantitative traits, the analysis of quantitative trait … Continue reading

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Psychopathology: A Summary of Types, Disorders, and Concepts

Psychopathology: A Summary of Types, Disorders, and Concepts   Concepts/Theories/Sources Categories Categories Components/Disorders Problems Examples/Details Types/Examples Mental disorder features (Holmes) Distress Psychological discomfort         Disability Unable to do daily activities         Deviance Abnormal mood, … Continue reading

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Personality: A Summary of Theories, Concepts, and Stages

Personality: A Summary of Theories, Concepts, and Stages   Theories Concepts/Stages Features/Stages Features/Examples The psychoanalytic view (Freud and followers) Early childhood experiences and unconscious forces can shape behaviors     The developmental “crisis” (stages with conflicts) Trait theory Essential traits … Continue reading

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