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20 Feb 2009
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A discussion and analysis concerning sexist language

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

One of the most important political and social movements of the twentieth century has been the drive towards achieving complete equality for all people regardless of race, color, class, gender identity, mental state or physical impairment. One area that has remained resistant to change is...

20 Feb 2009
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An analysis of the use of communication skills within a social practice setting

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

In this essay I will attempt to analyse the use of communication skills within a practice setting. I will briefly acknowledge the six areas of skill studied in the communication module and analyse, in more detail, two of these areas; empathy and working with difference. I will examine...

20 Feb 2009
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Why are Jungian studies rarely taught in the university and can Jungian orientated thinkers do anything to reverse the situation?

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

It is well-documented within the Jungian world that within academia, analytical psychology is frozen out. This is with regards to psychology. And it is as a psychologist that Jung made his name. Jung also failed to make a positive impression on philosophy. His legacy (so far) concerning impact on...

20 Feb 2009
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A discussion of the importance of dissociationism in Carl Jung's psychology

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Carl Jung's psychology is often regarded as having been some kind of Freudianism albeit Jung's more esoteric spin on it. The most important of Jung's theories is the archetypes hypothesis. Certainly Jung's influences can be tracked and they are numerous. But in this paper we will...

06 Feb 2009
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Children and the importance of a healthy diet

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

The aim of this essay is to create a body of knowledge for a follow-on research on the subject of the nutritional health needs of children from 3 to 5. For this purpose, information was gathered through observations as well as through study and analysis of materials presented in books, research...

05 Feb 2009
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A discussion and practice of the psychological benefit of hard thinking

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

This essay is about psychology. In part 1 we discuss detached ego conscious thinking and unconscious attached feeling. We argue that when looking into phenomena (e.g. a conflict) one should firstly focus on conscious reasoning and only look into unconscious motivations when the focus on...

05 Feb 2009
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Key problems for psychology as a field of knowledge

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

This essay will discuss the problems that constantly face psychology as a field of knowledge. Some fields of knowledge, notably the natural sciences such as physics, biology and chemistry are comfortable with their status and the demarcation between one another. There is only one physics…...

05 Feb 2009
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Educating children with special educational needs and disabilities

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

Special Educational Needs (SEN) has a legal definition: children with SEN have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to other children of the same age. The SEN...

05 Feb 2009
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The importance of developing self-esteem in childhood

Essay - 9 pages - Psychology

The aim of this essay is to create a body of knowledge for a follow-on research on the subject of the impact of self-esteem on the behaviour of primary school pupils. For this purpose, information was gathered through observations as well as through study and analysis of materials presented in...

05 Feb 2009
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The role of play in children's learning and development

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

"Learning for young children is a rewarding and enjoyable experience in which they explore, investigate, discover, create, practise, rehearse, repeat, revise and consolidate their developing knowledge, skills, understandings and attitudes. During the foundation stage, many of these aspects of...

05 Feb 2009
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Emotional and behavioural disorders in children

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

Most early years practitioners, child carers and parents report have some behaviour related problems with children at some time or another. However, the "behaviour disorder" label may only be warranted if those behaviours are persistent and impinge on the basic rights of others, if major...

05 Feb 2009
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David Hume's philosophy in relation to evidence based medicine

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Like other areas of medicine, treatment and management within psychiatry has increasingly been influenced by the growth of evidence-based medicine. A recent review article in the British Journal of Psychiatry starts with this observation: “Clinical effectiveness, evidence-based medicine...

05 Feb 2009
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Schizophrenia: An outline of its symptoms

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

In this essay we discuss the symptoms of schizophrenia. The general discussion of schizophrenia as a mental disease takes up most of this essay. However, in the conclusion to the essay we argue that Carl Jung's psychology can describe schizophrenic symptoms by using its own terminology but that...

27 Jan 2009
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An essay outlining the autistic condition and discussing what it can teach us about consciousness

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Many philosophers (e.g. Chalmers, Dennett, Crick, Blackmore, Penrose) have entered onto the psychological field and become interested in consciousness. Hence thinkers like Chalmers et al are happy to be called philosophers of the mind. Thinkers such as these tend to focus on questions such as...

27 Jan 2009
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Freud, Jung and Arnheim: Artist as visionary

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Great artists are celebrated for their ability to create work that appeals to others on a grand scale, but what it is exactly that allows for this effect has been the subject of much debate among theoretical psychologists. To fully account for the unifying power of highly lauded art is to...

22 Jan 2009
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Alcohol dependence (Alcoholism)

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

The DSM IV refer to the terms "addiction", "dependence" and "alcoholism" interchangeably to mean individuals who have impaired control or dependence over drug use, and continue to behave in a manner which may previously have caused problems for the individual. The relationship with the drug is...

21 Jan 2009
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House M.D

Essay - 14 pages - Psychology

He's a brilliant doctor. He saves lives. But Gregory House is also selfish, manipulative, exploitative, controlling... and guess what... he regards all the rest of us as selfish, manipulative, exploitative, and controlling. Chapter 1 of this paper selects the dialogues from season 1...

21 Jan 2009
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Three romantic philosophers who influenced Jungian psychology: Goethe, Shopenhauer and Nietzsche

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

In scientific materialism the human being's significance is reduced to atoms. Psychology (to some extent) comes to the rescue here in its emphasis on the psychic realities of thoughts and feelings. And the Romantics were also in opposition to the materialists. For them, the scientific...

16 Jan 2009
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What drives people to contribute online?

Essay - 14 pages - Psychology

The question of “why do people contribute online” is a particularly relevant topic in this new era of internet, called “web 2.0”. First of all, this phenomenon in interesting per se insofar as such a will to give, and to work without asking any compensation is somehow amazing....

15 Jan 2009
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Marie louise von franz : Jung collaborator and contribution to the Jungian worldview

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Marie Louise Von Franz (1915-1998) was a classical (or purist) Jungian. She was Carl Jung's main collaborator. She first met Jung at age 18. As Thomas Kirsch writes “When she was eighteen (1933) and was on a lass trip from school, she met Jung. She wanted to go into analysis with him, but...

15 Jan 2009
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Explain and discuss critically the role that Hegel attributes to 'work' in the development of self-consciousness in his account of the servant-master relationship

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

In the section entitled "Relations of Master and Servant" from The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807), Hegel explains one stage of the development of consciousness. He begins by pointing out that only by acknowledging an "other" is self-consciousness possible: for example a teacher only recognizes...

13 Jan 2009
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In every mind, women have more chances to suffer from mental illness. Hence, discuss the notion of normativity within the issue of mental health care

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

In all societies, women have always been perceived as, physically but also mentally weaker than men. For a very long period, and even today in some parts of the world, women have not been considered as rational as men, but were rather seen as a “permanently subversive force within...

12 Jan 2009
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Is heterosexuality "natural"?

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

The most common definition of heterosexuality is that of a sexual identity of somebody who is sexually attracted to the opposite sex. According to Richardson, “[Heterosexuality] is constructed as a coherent, natural, fixed and stable category; as universal and monolithic.” But what does...

09 Jan 2009
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Outlining why it is important to possess a differentiated ego consciousness

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

This essay is influenced by (but in opposition to) Jungian psychology. Jung's psychology does not equate to culture and psyche running side by side with one another. Rather Jungian psychology splits culture and psyche by establishing compensation as a key principle. Hence, the psyche compensates...

09 Jan 2009
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Wolfgang Pauli's contribution to the Jungian worldview

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Prior to Carl Jung's work on synchronicity his psychology consisted in ideas based solely on the inner world of the psyche. This was so regardless of whether Jung was thinking about personal psychological phenomena such as complexes or collective psychological phenomena such as archetypes. But...

09 Jan 2009
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Disruptive and violent delinquent girls: Behavioral causes and treatment options

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Delinquency among females is on the rise, with cases among adolescent females increasing by eighty-three percent between 1988 and 1997 (Leve and Chamberlain, 2004). While it is often found that girls are brought into custody for more minor offenses than boys, the proportion of females committing...

18 Dec 2008
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Thinking through Jung

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

This essay is radically ‘Post'-Jungian. As with other essays that I have written it can only exist due to the immersion within Jungian psychology. But in effect I am working through Jungian psychology. Hence one is indebted to Jung but nevertheless, most definitely post-Jungian. Carl Jung...

18 Dec 2008
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Contemporary key Post-Jungian thinkers

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) had a rational and irrational side. The rational side of Jung was scientifically orientated. It was an empirical side that studied psychic contents as psychological facts. Meanwhile the irrational side of Jung lapped up and experienced esoteric and numinous...

18 Dec 2008
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Creative psychology

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

In this essay we discuss some selective creative areas of psychology; of interest to Depth Psychology. Part 1 discusses the influence of romanticism on the famous 20th century psychologist, Carl Jung. Part 2 discusses Jung's psychological perspective on the UFO phenomenon. Finally in part 3 we...

18 Dec 2008
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The evolution of Jungian depth psychology from Jung to Hillman and Giegerich

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

When Carl Jung wrote Symbols of Transformation1 in 1912 it not only signaled his split from Sigmund Freud. It also equated to the beginning of what is now nearly 100 years of Jungian Analytical Psychology. Sixty three years later, in 1975, James Hillman wrote Re-visioning Psychology.2 Whilst...