Psychology Related Books By Jennifer Traig Essay

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While researching psychology-related books, I found one author in particular, Jennifer Traig, who published Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood. Jennifer also contributes to the Forward and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and has co-authored many books published by the Chronicles. Jennifer Traig style of writing involves real life situations and examples of her own scrupulosity, a hyper- religious form of obsessive compulsive disorder, that she describes in details as a disease that constantly overpowers her own thoughts and actions. This book is about Triag battling her scruples OCD to gain control over her life. The goal of this paper is to bring the topic of scrupulously OCD into discussion by connecting the rituals, religious beliefs, and the effects it has on Jennifer Traig. Due to Traig suffering from scrupulosity, also called scruples, OCD, at a young age, it caused her to perform rituals reluctantly. If she did not perform these rituals the right way, Traig would start all over. As Traig performed her rituals it provided her with the feelings of being cleansed spiritually, and emotionally. Since scrupulosity is a hyper-religious form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (Traig 4), Traig would perform daily rituals rigorously like: reciting passages from the Torah, meditating in prayer multiple times a day, providing burnt offerings for purity, and eating foods that only contain Kosher, as the Torah commands. Even though Traig performed these rituals,…

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