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What is Personality Disorders

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
A class of mental disorders characterized by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture.
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Clinical Use of Video Games
Ben Tran (Alliant International University, USA)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch284
In the United, despite the extreme popularity of video games among adolescents, however, researchers in the fields of developmental and social psychology examining video game have focused mainly on the association between video game use and negative outcomes, while research on positive outcomes is more limited. Video game, and the usage of video games, in (adolescent) therapy and (adolescent) psychotherapy is any but ubiquitous. The research and clinical potential for combining video games and the communicative possibilities of the internet are immense. Hence, the purpose of this chapter is on video game and their usages in (adolescent) therapy and psychotherapy. This chapter will cover the history of video games, video games in psychotherapy, and the different types of video games and their usages in psychotherapy.
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The Impulsive Crime: Aspects of Psychopathology and Psychodiagnosis
A habitual, stable mode of inner experience (cognitive and affective) and pervasive and inflexible behavior in a variety of personal and social situations, with impaired social and workplace functioning.
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