Learned Behavior Essays (Examples)


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Performance Situation

Pages: 6 (1832 words) Sources: 2 Document Type:Essay Document #:18622723

… both the “I” and the “Me” selves that Mead describes—the “I” being my personal self, my Identity self; and the “Me” being my learned behavior self, my social self. In my earlier job interview, I genuinely struggled to reconcile these two selves because I want to be authentic—i.e., ……



Becker, H. (n.d.). Becoming a marijuana user.

“Mind, Self and Society.”



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Analyzing Social Context

Pages: 6 (1806 words) Sources: 4 Document Type:Essay Document #:34168546

...Learned behavior How Emotional Experiences are Influenced by One s Sense of Self
The interviewee was a mother, age 55, employee of a mortgage servicing company. Because of COVID 19, she has been stuck working from home, which is very challenging and frustrating for her as none of the conveniences of her office are at her disposal and it makes her work more difficult and time consuming. The primary emotion she feels is anger: she is physically pained by working 12 hour days sitting in a dining room chair that is hard on her back and hands, since she had spinal surgery a year ago; she misses her comfortable office chair. Her computer and wi-fi are slower than the system at work, where she has two computer screens that she can use at once to help speed up her work. With everyone working from home, the tasks are more slowly accomplished and……


Works Cited

Goffman, Erving. “Tie Signs.”

Hochschild, Arlie. Managed Heart. University of California Press, 2012.

Katz, Jack. How Emotions Work. University of Chicago Press, 1999.


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Depression Among Adolescents

Pages: 12 (3576 words) Sources: 6 Document Type:Term Paper Document #:12294857

… factors may play a part in why some teens become depressed and others do not. Brain chemistry, hormones, inherited traits, early childhood trauma, learned patterns of negative thinking—all of these can be causes of depression for teens (Mayo Clinic, 2019). If one’s neurotransmitters are not functioning normally, … as that will be the only way people feel comfortable working—no one will want to go to a workplace.
Sunmmary: What I Have learned in Terms of Issues That Generate Social Welfare Policies and Social Work Practice
This issue of depression has taught me that there is ……



Anderson, M. & Jiang, J. (2018). Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018. Retrieved from  https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2018/05/31/teens-social-media-technology-2018/ 

Bandura, A. (2018). Toward a psychology of human agency: Pathways and reflections.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 130-136.

Chester, J., & Montgomery, K. (2008). No escape: Marketing to kids in the digital age. Multinational Monitor, 29(1), 11.

Greenberg, P. (2015). The Growing Economic Burden of Depression in the U.S. Retrieved from  https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/the-growing-economic-burden-of-depression-in-the-u-s/ 

Grover, S., Raju, V. V., Sharma, A., & Shah, R. (2019). Depression in children and adolescents: a review of Indian studies. Indian journal of psychological medicine, 41(3), 216.

Korry, E. (2015). California Moves To Stop Misuse Of Psychiatric Meds In Foster Care. Retrieved from  https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/02/436350334/california-moves-to-stop-misuse-of-psychiatric-meds-in-foster-care 

Lim, X. J., Radzol, A. M., Cheah, J., & Wong, M. W. (2017). The impact of social media influencers on purchase intention and the mediation effect of customer attitude. Asian Journal of Business Research, 7(2), 19-36.

Lohmann, R. (2019). What\\\\\\'s Driving the Rise in Teen Depression? Retrieved from https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2019-04-22/teen-depression-is-on-the-rise


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Impact Of Phobias

Pages: 14 (4238 words) Sources: 12 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:96563573

… while being within the group, when one leaves the group and expresses the same phobia, people will be judgmental and recognize the irrational behavior.
It has been shown that most phobias will develop in late childhood and they might continue through adult life. If the individual … assistance. This is the only way the individual will be able to lead a normal life. Learning to eliminate the irrational thoughts and behavior is vital if one is to lead a normal and fruitful life.
Complex phobias have the same prognosis as specific phobias. However, it … noted by Samson et al. (2011) that some complex phobias like agoraphobia have a less promising prognosis. The condition is most resistant to behavior therapy and psychotherapy. This means that a person can undergo treatment and still continue having the same phobia. While the cases are few, ……



Campos, D., Mira, A., Bretón-López, J., Castilla, D., Botella, C., Baños, R. M., & Quero, S. (2018). The acceptability of an internet-based exposure treatment for flying phobia with and without therapist guidance: patients’ expectations, satisfaction, treatment preferences, and usability. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, 14, 879.

Carleton, R. N., Thibodeau, M. A., Weeks, J. W., Teale Sapach, M. J. N., McEvoy, P. M., Horswill, S. C., & Heimberg, R. G. (2014). Comparing short forms of the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale and the Social Phobia Scale. Psychological assessment, 26(4), 1116-1126. doi:10.1037/a0037063

Erceg-Hurn, D. M., & McEvoy, P. M. (2018). Bigger is better: Full-length versions of the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale and Social Phobia Scale outperform short forms at assessing treatment outcome. Psychological assessment, 30(11), 1512-1526. doi:10.1037/pas0000601

Goetter, E. M., Frumkin, M. R., Palitz, S. A., Swee, M. B., Baker, A. W., Bui, E., & Simon, N. M. (2018). Barriers to mental health treatment among individuals with social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Psychological Services, No Pagination Specified-No Pagination Specified. doi:10.1037/ser0000254

Halldorsdottir, T., & Ollendick, T. H. (2016). Long-term outcomes of brief, intensive CBT for specific phobias: The negative impact of ADHD symptoms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(5), 465-471. doi:10.1037/ccp0000088

Hirsch, J. A. (2018). Integrating Hypnosis with Other Therapies for Treating Specific Phobias: A Case Series. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 60(4), 367-377.

Leitenberg, H., Agras, W. S., Barlow, D. H., & Oliveau, D. C. (1969). Contribution of selective positive reinforcement and therapeutic instructions to systematic desensitization therapy. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 74(1), 113-118. doi:10.1037/h0027063

Probst, T., Berger, T., Meyer, B., Späth, C., Schröder, J., Hohagen, F., . . . Klein, J. P. (2019). Social phobia moderates the outcome in the EVIDENT study: A randomized controlled trial on an Internet-based psychological intervention for mild to moderate depressive symptoms [Press release]


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Fight Club And Resiliency

Pages: 9 (2826 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Essay Document #:28924089

… the world that he has served up till then collapses into a dystopian landscape. He stands ready to accept the new challenges, having learned how to be resilient under Tyler’s tutelage.
Thanks to the support that Jack receives from Tyler, the hero of Fight Club is ……



Domhardt, M., Münzer, A., Fegert, J. M., & Goldbeck, L. (2015). Resilience in survivors of child sexual abuse: A systematic review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16(4), 476-493.

Fincher, D. (1999). Fight club. Los Angeles, CA: 20th Century Fox.

Koerner, R. (2017). Authoritarians to the Right of Me, Authoritarians to the Left. Retrieved from  https://fee.org/articles/authoritarians-to-the-right-of-me-authoritarians-to-the-left/ 

Londoner. (2017). Londoner's Diary: Fight Club's Chuck Palahniuk: "I coined 'snowflake' and I stand by it". Retrieved from  https://www.standard.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/londoners-diary-chuck-palahniuk-i-coined-snowflake-and-i-stand-by-it-a3448226.html#comments 

Perkins-Gough, D. (2013). The significance of grit: A conversation with Angela Lee Duckworth. Educational Leadership, 71(1), 14-20.

Reivich, K. J., Seligman, M. E., & McBride, S. (2011). Master resilience training in the US Army. American Psychologist, 66(1), 25.

Tough, P. (2013). How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Webster, D., & Rivers, N. (2018). Resisting resilience: disrupting discourses of self- efficacy. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 1-13.


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Drug Abuse And Horse Assisted Therapy

Pages: 4 (1066 words) Sources: 8 Document Type:literature review Document #:56204955

… “work through a structured, goal-oriented curriculum with certified therapy dogs and volunteer handlers…[to] complete progressively advanced tasks in which the youths transfer skills learned about dog handling to understanding and modifying their own behavior” (Kelly & Cozzolino, 2015, p. 421). In other words, animal-assisted therapy first focuses the individual’s attention on how to care for and control … p. 421). In other words, animal-assisted therapy first focuses the individual’s attention on how to care for and control an animal—and the lessons learned are then applied to the person to help the person how to see to care for him or herself. The idea is that ……



Birtel, M. D., Wood, L., & Kempa, N. J. (2017). Stigma and social support in substance abuse: Implications for mental health and well-being. Psychiatry Research, 252, 1-8.

Contalbrigo, L., De Santis, M., Toson, M., Montanaro, M., Farina, L., Costa, A., & Nava,F. (2017). The efficacy of dog assisted therapy in detained drug users: A pilot study in an Italian attenuated custody institute. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14(7), 683.

Hauge, H., Kvalem, I. L., Berget, B., Enders-Slegers, M. J., & Braastad, B. O. (2014). Equine-assisted activities and the impact on perceived social support, self-esteem and self-efficacy among adolescents–an intervention study. International journal of adolescence and youth, 19(1), 1-21.

Kelly, M. A., & Cozzolino, C. A. (2015). Helping at-risk youth overcome trauma and substance abuse through animal-assisted therapy. Contemporary Justice Review, 18(4), 421-434.

Kern-Godal, A., Arnevik, E. A., Walderhaug, E., & Ravndal, E. (2015). Substance use disorder treatment retention and completion: a prospective study of horse-assisted therapy (HAT) for young adults. Addiction science & clinical practice, 10(1), 21.

Klemetsen, M. G., & Lindstrom, T. C. (2017). Animal-assisted therapy in the treatment of substance use disorders: A systematic mixed methods review. Human-Animal Interaction Bull, 5, 90-117.

Masini, A., PhD. (2010). Equine-assisted psychotherapy in clinical practice. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, 48(10), 30-34. doi: http://fir.tesu.edu:2074/10.3928/02793695-20100831-08 

Muela, A., Balluerka, N., Amiano, N., Caldentey, M. A., & Aliri, J. (2017). Animal-assisted psychotherapy for young people with behavioural problems in residential care. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24(6), O1485-O1494. doi: http://fir.tesu.edu:2074/10.1002/cpp.2112


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Assessment Of Clinical Practice

Pages: 9 (2570 words) Sources: 10 Document Type:Essay Document #:36257557

… one going through puberty at the same time, the effects of emotional devastation and loss can be confusing and even traumatic. Therefore, Jim’s behavior, his shift in social scene, and his differential identity during this time do need to be viewed in context. Perspective can help Jim’s … Likewise, Jim’s personality changes—such as being more withdrawn and not participating in class—are possible warning signs of ineffective coping. Whether or not Jim’s behavior are due to suppressed emotions connected with the trauma of losing his sister, or whether those behavior would have manifested regardless, is irrelevant in this case. In fact, Jim’s father has used silence and suppression of emotion as the means … In fact, Jim’s father has used silence and suppression of emotion as the means by which he deals with stress and trauma. Jim’s behavior could be a result of modeling his father. What matters most is……



American Psychological Association (2007). Record keeping guidelines. American Psychologist 62(9): 993-1004.

Fadus, M.C., Squeglia, L.M., Valadez, E.A., et al. (2019). Adolescent substance use disorder treatment. Current Psychiatry Reports 21(96).

Godley, M.D., Passetti, L.L. (2019). Behavioral interventions for substance use and relapse prevention. Treating Adolescent Substance Use.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01893-1_6 

Hogue, A., Bobek, M., MacLean, A., et al. (2020). Core elements of CBT for adolescent conduct and substance use problems. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice(2020):  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2019.12.002 

King, G. (2016). The Role of the Therapist in Therapeutic Change: How Knowledge From Mental Health Can Inform Pediatric Rehabilitation. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 37(2), 121–138. doi:10.1080/01942638.2016.1185508 

Oud, M., de Winter, L., Verimeulen-Smit, E., et al. (2019). Effectiveness of CBT for children and adolescents with depression: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis. European Psychiatry 57(2019): 33-45.

Rodriguez, M., Walters, S. T., Houck, J. M., Ortiz, J. A., & Taxman, F. S. (2017). The language of change among criminal justice clients: Counselor language, client language, and client substance use outcomes. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74(4), 626–636. doi:10.1002/jclp.22534 

Shulman, L. (2011). Dynamics and skills of group counseling. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.


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Intake Information For Mental Health

Pages: 9 (2605 words) Sources: 13 Document Type: Document #:76744601

… ever in deep thoughts and worries, and she felt as if everyone was looking at her. She denied having any suicidal thoughts or behavior. She stated that running away from her issues would be great, but she knew that that she could not take her life.
She … of actor-observer bias in social science. This bias refers to the propensity to stress internal causes (traits) when describing or explaining an individual’s behavior but at the same time regarding one’s own behavior to be a result of situational or external factors e.g. stress. Studies have shown that cognitive beliefs among observers could be their motivation … of the criteria are largely anchored on ideas of social conformity. In places where clinicians are only utilizing social conventions plus some previously learned knowledge, for example, DSM categories, in making their judgments about clients, they are less likely to look for new information,……



American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. BMC Med, 17, 133-137.

Buntrock, C., Ebert, D. D., Lehr, D., Smit, F., Riper, H., Berking, M., & Cuijpers, P. (2016). Effect of a web-based guided self-help intervention for prevention of major depression in adults with subthreshold depression: a randomized clinical trial. Jama, 315(17), 1854-1863.

Davaasambuu, S., Aira, T., Hamid, P., Wainberg, M., & Witte, S. (2017). Risk and resilience factors for depression and suicidal ideation in Mongolian college students. Mental health & prevention, 5, 33.

Gilbert, P. (2016). Depression: The evolution of powerlessness. Routledge.

Hammen, C. (2018). Risk factors for depression: An autobiographical review. Annual review of clinical psychology, 14, 1-28.

Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow. Macmillan.

Khoury, B., Langer, E. J., & Pagnini, F. (2014). The DSM: mindful science or mindless power? A critical review. Frontiers in psychology, 5, 602.

MacGill, M. (2017). What is depression and what can I do about it? Medical News Today. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/kc/depression-causes-symptoms-treatments-8933.


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Psychology Counseling And Reflecting On The Process Of Group Dynamics

Pages: 1 (345 words) Sources: 1 Document Type:Essay Document #:33926547

… a member of a group is both challenging and also rewarding. The challenges are mainly those related to conflict resolution and communication. I learned how I react to various stressors such as feeling threatened, feeling ignored, or having to build the courage to speak up about something … various approaches to specific dynamics and processes in group counseling such as systems theory (Brown, Janousek & Ashley, 2016).
From these challenges, I learned to become more self-aware and critical of my own responses to potentially adverse situations. Journaling about my experiences helped me to recognize the ……



Brown, K.S., Janousek, T. & Ashley, J.L. (2016). Family counseling. Encyclopedia of family studies. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119085621.wbefs408


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Experiential Family Therapy

Pages: 7 (1974 words) Sources: 13 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:26144504

… is often recognized for its value and theoretical foundation, experiential family therapy is often criticized for its failures (Watson, 2011).
Conclusion: What I learned
What I learned from this research is that experiential family therapy is not going to be for every counselor. Some counselor’s prefer a method that is ……



About Kempler Institute. (2019). Retrieved from https://kempler.dk/om-kempler-instituttet/

Brown, K., & Taghehchian, R. (2016). Bottled up: An experiential intervention for emotional suppression. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 27(4), 302-307. doi:10.1080/08975353.2016.1235435

Cag, P., & Voltan Acar, N. (2015). A View of the Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy of Carl Whitaker through Movie Analysis. Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 15(3), 575-586.

Carson, D. K. (1999). The importance of creativity in family therapy: A preliminary consideration. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 7(4), 326-224. doi:10.1177/1066480799074002

Epstein, N. B., & Baucom, D. H. (2002). Enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy for couples: A contextual approach. American Psychological Association.

Napier, A. Y., & Whitaker, C. A. (2011). The family crucible. Harper Collins.

Neil, J. & Kniskern, D. (1982). From psyche to system: The evolving therapy of Carl Whitaker. New York: Guilford Press.

Kempler, W. (1965). Experiential family therapy. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 15(1), 57.

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