American Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2020

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Alternative Paradigm

    Michael James Scott

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2020
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 6 January 2020
    Accepted: 20 January 2020
    Published: 3 February 2020
    Abstract: Trauma focussed treatments for PTSD, have limited efficacy and utility. The purpose of this paper is to review a) the theoretical base of TFT’s, in particular the evidence that a flawed traumatic memory lies at the heart of the development of PTSD b) the evidence that a focus on the traumatic memory is a necessary part of the evidence based treatme... Show More
  • Hope and Despair in First-Year Medical Students

    Norma Yepez, Ileana Petra, Beatriz Zamora, Mariana Fouilloux, Maria Martina Jurado

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2020
    Pages: 7-13
    Received: 14 January 2020
    Accepted: 27 January 2020
    Published: 11 February 2020
    Abstract: The transition of high school to university, as well as accustoming to new peers and teachers, requires a more exceptional ability for students to adapt. Besides, as academic demands and stress increase, some students become more overwhelmed with exams or other requirements, causing despair to appear or accentuate. In some cases, this situation is ... Show More
  • Correlation of Clinical Depression, Anxiety and Academic Performance of Adolescents in Selected Secondary Schools in Kenya

    Moureen Adhiambo Nyayieka, Stella Kemuma Nyagwencha, Solomon Nzyuko

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2020
    Pages: 14-21
    Received: 18 February 2020
    Accepted: 28 February 2020
    Published: 6 March 2020
    Abstract: Depression and anxiety are associated with lower academic performance among adolescents. In Kenya, up to 26.4% of school going adolescents have been reported to present with symptoms of depression and anxiety. This study aimed at testing the correlation between academic performance, clinical depression and anxiety among adolescents in selected seco... Show More
  • The Role of Parenting Style in Instilling Adolescents Pro-social Behavior: The Case of Adolescent Students in Arba-minch, Konso, and Jinka, Southern Ethiopia

    Zebene Temtmie, Demssie Tefera

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2020
    Pages: 22-33
    Received: 4 January 2020
    Accepted: 24 February 2020
    Published: 17 March 2020
    Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the role of parenting styles in instilling adolescents’ pro-social behavior among secondary and preparatory school students. Two adapted instruments, i.e. the Pro-social Tendencies Measure (Eisenberg et al., 1995, Rushton et al., 1981) and Parental Authority Questionnaire (Buri, 1988) were used. The researche... Show More