Donnie Darko/ Abnormal Psycology

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Candace Resendez-Singh Psychology 101/ Extra Credit April 28th, 2012 Donnie Darko/Abnormal Psychology Donnie Darko is a movie about a young teen that experienced many abnormal things in his life that are said to be associated with a psychological disorder. Basically the movie is about an imaginary friend, Frank, (a demonic bunny with a scary voice) that only Donnie Darko can see and hear. Frank convinces Donnie into committing several acts of violence. He…show more content…
I personally believe that all of these theories could be true depending on to what extent the abnormal behavior actually is and when their behavior first occurred. Hypnosis was used as a treatment method to try to help Donnie Darko. It helps increase the understanding of the human mind and body. It gives the hypnotist an evaluation of that persons state of mind and can be used to recall events that may have otherwise been forgotten, go into past life, future life, ect. As a person responds to the methods used in hypnosis, the persons state of attention changes. A person can experience different stages of awareness, consciousness, imagination, memory, and reasoning and may become more responsive to suggestions; this is why it is used in abnormal behavior to see where ones state of mind is. The studies of Abnormal Psychology are not only important but very helpful; one example is the researches that have been done on many life threatening disorders in order to find good medication for the people with these disorders. However, even though it is used as a form of treatment

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