On the main page is a very good site by the National Institute of
Mental Health, called Anxiety Disorders , which is basically on on-line
brochure explaining in basic terms some of the more common anxiety
disorders, including " Generalized Anxiety Disorder ", a technical term
very close to agoraphobia.
I also just put up a page on "School Phobia" , which is written by a colleague of mine and it is the only thing like it that I've seen on the Internet, a 2-page discussion of this very specific, rare and interesting form of anxiety disorder. The reason this is related, is because some psychologists (including myself) have seen instances of "school phobia" where a child is just so anxious about "everything", that they may qualify as agoraphobic (unless they're extremely anxious in their own home and "safety zone"). Then again, there are adult agoraphobics who may have a unique kind of "traumatic stress disorder" which blossoms into "agoraphobia", as opposed to an ongoing "generalized anxiety disorder" which overwhelms 99% of ability to function in a non-hospital setting. Agoraphobia is a very interesting topic, and much has been written about it.
The School Phobia page, if you're interested is at:
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One potentially interesting idea is to write a psychology case study of a particular individual or group of people. In this type of paper, you will provide an in depth analysis of your subject, including a thorough biography. Generally, you will also assess the person, often using a major psychological theory such as Piaget's stages of cognitive development or Erikson's eight-stage theory of human development . It is also important to note that your paper doesn't necessarily have to be about someone you know personally. In fact, many professors encourage students to write case studies on historical figures or fictional characters from books, television programs, or films.