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20 Feb 2024

Transmitting Aggression through the Imitation of Aggressive Models - Albert Bandura (1961)

Book review - 3 pages - Psychology

Aggression in its multiple dimensions is a significant behavioural problem in the world currently. In the history of psychology, aggression stands out as a widely researched topic, particularly by social psychologists whose primary goal is to define it and study its causes. While there is a long...

29 Jul 2015

Children of divorce : annotated bibiliography

Book review - 3 pages - Psychology

When divorce hits a family, it creates existential anxiety that influences the Children's ability to adjust and cope with the world. Divorce is a difficult phase in a child's life that produces long-term implications of adjustment, well-being and relationships with others and with God. The risk...

29 Sep 2010

Civilization and its Discontents, Freud: the "death instinct" (chapter VI)

Book review - 1 pages - Psychology

To understand Freud's discussion of the death wish or « death instinct » in chapter VI of Civilization and its Discontents, suffice it to start with a paradox. The work of culture is placed under the authority of Eros, of a life force that aims at combining individuals into greater units and...

05 Feb 2009

Understanding the 'Different Voice': Toward a theoretical framework of moral reasoning in women

Book review - 11 pages - Psychology

Professor Carol Gilligan originally published her book, In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development, in 1982. The popularity of the book caused the book to go through numerous printings and its reissuing in 1993 by Harvard University Press. Known as the “little book...