PSYCHOLOGY

PSYCHO-SOCIAL FACTORS INFLUENCING MARITAL INSTABILITY OF WOMEN

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1      BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY According to Gove (1986), marriage is described as the state of being united with a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife; the institution whereby men and women are joinedin a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose founding and maintaining afamily; an act of marrying or rite by …

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Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy Study

Abstract:  The primary objective of the study is to determine the prevalence of maternal depressive and panic disorders in women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. To accomplish this, we set up a quality improvement project in the clinic to have clinic staff screen women for major depression and panic disorder. The screening is conducted …

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EARLY ADVERSITY IMPACT ON HEALTH AND FUNCTIONING: FROM AT-RISK YOUTH TO ADULTHOOD

This longitudinal project examines within a gender-balanced, racially and socioeconomically diverse community sample the enduring effects of childhood adversity as well as resilience in those with varying histories of poverty, violence, and other forms of stressful adversity. The study responds to calls prioritizing contextual risk, cumulative stress burden, and neurobiology in studying childhood development and …

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FOR MOMS: CULTURALLY RELEVANT TREATMENT SERVICES FOR PERINATAL DEPRESSION

Background Depression during pregnancy has been demonstrated to be predictive of low birthweight, prematurity, and postpartum depression. These adverse outcomes potentially have lasting effects on maternal and child well-being. Socio-economically disadvantaged women are twice as likely as middle-class women to meet diagnostic criteria for antenatal major depression (MDD), but have proven difficult to engage and …

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE NATURE OF RAPE AMONG FEMALE ADOLESCENTS. A STUDY OF DIOBU LGA IN RIVERS STATE

Rape is defined from a legal standpoint as the forcible penetration by a penis or object where there is no consent. However, it is important to recognize that there are variations in the definition of rape from country to country largely around what constitutes “force” and “consent”. The essential elements of the crime were sexual …

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CHALLENGES FACED BY MARRIED UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE FEMALE STUDENTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF STUDY Women constitute more than half of this number and more than 70 per cent of  them are illiterate and poor (Haese & Kirsten, 2006). The ones who are receiving  schooling at various levels, especially at the tertiary level, are constrained or handicapped  in various ways, making successful academic performance …

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DRUG USE AND ABUSE AMONG STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTION: A CASE STUDY OF O.O.U STUDENTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study                                                                                                A drug refers to a substance that could bring about a change in the biological function through its chemical actions (Okoye,  2001).  It  is  also  considered  as  a  substance  that  modifies  perceptions, cognition,  mood,  behaviour  and  general  body  functions (Balogun,  2006).  This  could  thus  be considered  as …

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INVESTIGATION INTO OPENNESS-VALUES AND COUNTERFACTUAL THINKING

After experiencing defeat, humans think how they could produce more satisfactory outcomes and attempt to improve their future performance. This thinking is called counterfactual thinking which includes three negative dimensions (upward self-referent, no-referent and other-referent counterfactual thinking) and one positive dimension (downward counterfactual thinking). Personality is defined as distinct and stable emotions, thoughts, and behavior …

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A Study Of Proverbs 23:29-35 And The Effects Of Alcoholism In Nigerian Society: The Role Of The Church

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Alcohol has many usage and contrasting connotations. A glass of wine with a meal can symbolize Love, friendship, relaxation and enjoyment of a special occasion. It can represent romance, coming of age, success, beginnings and endings, good news and good company. At a Christian Eucharist or Jewish …

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