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18 Dec 2008
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The state of psychology a 100 years ago

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

In this essay we will be looking into the state of psychology as a field of knowledge in the early years of the 20th century. A hundred years ago psychology had a wider geographical spread with a strong contribution not only in America but also even more so in Europe. (Switzerland, Germany,...

18 Dec 2008
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The ill ego-consciousness

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Modern western ego consciousness equates to an ego that differentiates itself from the outer object or from the outer phenomena. And also the healthy differentiating ego is also stable. Hence, logically the psychologically ill person attaches too easily to outer-objects and to outer phenomena....

09 Dec 2008
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A Post-Jungian perspective on the psychology of the pre-modern person in today's modern western culture

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

The psychology that shall be articulated in this essay can from the outset be described as relatively pre-modern and relatively psychoanalytical. It is pre-modern because we will be focusing on the pre-modern psyche without arguing that it should be vanquished in favor of a modern psychological...

05 Dec 2008
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Jungian psychoanalytical cultural psychology

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

In this essay we are presenting a potential new Post-Jungian psychology. The psychology that I will be expressing is one of Jungian Psychoanalytical Cultural Psychology (JPC). One thing that I have noticed in my psychological studies is that the Jungian, psychoanalytical, Freudian, Adlerian (etc)...

04 Dec 2008
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Integrating Christian and secular counseling theories

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

An integrated and flexible counseling approach is outlined, which calls for competency in a number of techniques in order to serve a number of clients. Personality structure, motivation, and human development are discussed, addressing biological and environmental differences that account for...

01 Dec 2008
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The Psychological meaning of the UFO phenomena: Building on the work of C. G. Jung

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

In this essay we will build upon the foundations laid down by the famous psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung concerning the value and relevance of the UFO phenomena. In part 1 we will outline Jung's basic view. Then in part 2 we will build on the theory arguing that the psychological meaning of the...

28 Nov 2008
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Beyond words and content based systems: Towards a psychologically creative social culture

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

This essay is concerned with phenomena that comes within the domain of psychology. We will emphasize areas of psychology that are healthy. Hence it will be argued that for many people words (and content orientated systems) are inadequate for expressing life - yet unfortunately - they have been...

28 Nov 2008
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Relations between biological and social psychology

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

Psychology is both a social and a biological science. The relevance of the biological approach for many fields of psychology is demonstrated by the fact that biological bases of behavior are mentioned in most of the following chapters. The field that studies biological aspects of psychology and...

28 Nov 2008
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Psychological science: Content, methodology, history and profession

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

People have always had to study each other's behavior closely, but it was only in the nineteenth century that psychology emerged as an academic and scientific discipline, and only in the twentieth century that it also became a major field of professional activity. References to the human mind and...

25 Nov 2008
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Can Psychology become a Science?

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

The project being undertaken here is one of an investigation into the possibility of a psychological science from a Jungian perspective. The project will consist of a series of 3,000 - 4,000 word essays (of which this is the first). The primary source used will be Sonu Shamdasani's Jung and the...

25 Nov 2008
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Importance of Critical Thinking, Active Reading and Effective Writing for Social Workers

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

There are important skills that every student should learn, whether they are in high school, community college, or at an affluent university. These skills include the ability to gain knowledge through critical thinking, and then applying that skill and knowledge to the processes of active reading...

25 Nov 2008
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 'Notes from Underground': The complex that forced the underground man to withdraw

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, Notes from Underground, centers on an anonymous narrator who shows signs of an inferiority complex and as a result becomes preoccupied with his own purpose and self worth. He becomes so obsessed with adding meaning to his life that fantasies often take over in...

21 Nov 2008
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The possibility of psychology as a science

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

In this essay we will continue to discuss the possibility of a science of psychology. In part 1 we will discuss William James (1842-1910) ideas on this subject. A key theme in part 1 will be the subjective factor in psychology and will ask the question of how can psychology be a science if the...

12 Nov 2008
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Jung in context

Essay - 10 pages - Psychology

In part 1 of this essay we will outline the historical context of Jung's psychology. It will be evident from the start that Jung's thought was both rational and irrational and that he used the former quality to study the latter. In part 2 I argue that the Jungian community should come together in...

11 Nov 2008
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Psychoanalytic theory of personality

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

The theory of personality development is incredibly complex and highly significant to the world as a whole, and thus it is incredibly important to be able to realize and recognize not only the purpose of the theory of personality, but also all of the main details in regards to the theory and all...

11 Nov 2008
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Gender and sexual orientation's effect on lateralization and phonological language

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

The subject of Gender influence on brain lateralization is a topic that has been explored in the scientific community. The consensus to this point is that gender does have an effect on lateralization and language. In proving this, it is important that the connection between gender...

11 Nov 2008
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Shadows of the self: personhood in recent ethnographies of imprisonment

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

The human individual holds the ultimate position of importance to ethnographic research. Undeniably, no aspect of anthropological study escapes the contact of a person, whether as a subject forming a data point in the research, as an informant providing wider arrays of information and...

11 Nov 2008
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Paraphilias

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

It is considered normal to have sexual fantasies and participate in sexual behavior, but when the fantasies and behaviors include inanimate objects, inflicting pain, or children, then others start to wonder if something is wrong with that person. One might be able to concur that a person...

06 Nov 2008
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Homosexuality and the psychological field

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

Throughout the history of the psychological field, homosexuality has been viewed in a variety of different, and often contradictory ways. In the very beginning of the profession homosexuality was not viewed as within its realm of interest. Homosexual acts were considered, first as sins,...

05 Nov 2008
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Bipolar disorder treatment and Vincent Van Gogh's creativity

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

The term bipolar disorder is used to describe patterns of manic or hypomanic behavior (which is "just under manic" in the way that a hypodermic needle slips just under the skin, for example - and it is also coupled with elevated, expansive or irritable moods) that may or may not alternate with...

05 Nov 2008
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Treating adolescent drug addiction

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Drug addiction and its treatment are complex issues for medical, psychological, and even legal and moral reasons. Addicts are vilified as objects of ridicule, but children are using intoxicating substances for the first time every day and substance abuse has occurred in almost every society in...

07 Oct 2008
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"If only we knew": Repetition compulsion in Chekhov

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

Although the examination of Chekhovian repetition can undoubtedly be explored through a method of means, no lens is more appropriate than that of Freud, not only the father of modern psychology but also the originator of the concept “repetition compulsion,” still a major component of...

26 Sep 2008
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What can we do to resist beauty ideals?

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Our bodies, and our ideas about the size and shape of our bodies, are shaped by both ourselves and our culture. How we view our bodies and what personal worth we ascribe to ourselves because of our bodies and the standard of perfection society sets for us is called the beauty ideal. This bar for...

26 Sep 2008
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A modest proposal for saving the students of St. Louis

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

Education is important to students on many varying levels. Education not only predicts the quality and longevity of one's life, but also indicates an individual's potential socioeconomic attainment, the quality of personal and romantic relationships, and one's involvement in society....

26 Sep 2008
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The effects of visual cues on Change Blindness

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

Change blindness is a relatively new field of study in psychology, referring to the propensity of individuals to ignore changes in the environment if they are not being actively attended to during one's interaction. In this study, the question of how cues in the form of descriptive words would...

26 Sep 2008
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The effects of marital discord and dissolution on adult offspring's romantic relationships

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Current psychological research suggests divorce is transmitted from generation to generation, although causation of this transmission has yet to be proven. This paper applies existing research on the intergenerational transmission of divorce and its effect on adolescent and adult romantic...

26 Sep 2008
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Validity of the Beck Depression Inventory

Essay - 16 pages - Psychology

The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is a widely used instrument in the measuring of depression and its severity. BDI is a simple instrument: there are twenty-one multiple-choice items; the respondent answers according to his or her feelings as remembered over the past two weeks. The BDI was...

25 Sep 2008
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Reflections and remediation of the past: A survey of literary and philosophical Greece, and its similarities to the electronic age

Essay - 12 pages - Psychology

The topic that I plan to explore in this essay involves looking at the past and present in order to have a better understanding of the future. There are essentially three parts to my research. First, I want to explore what happens to the brain biologically when it must learn something new. In...

09 Sep 2008
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Constructivism vs. Direct instruction

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Childhood education is an issue of overwhelming importance, so it is no surprise that schools, governments, parents, and teachers have closely examined child psychology, social psychology, and even neurology in order to determine how school curricula should be best developed. ...

04 Sep 2008
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Identity development of the African American adolescent

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

One definition of identity is who you are, what you do, and how you respond to the world around you. One develops this sense of self, an identity, during adolescence. Many contributing factors and variables affect this process to mold how an individual views him or herself....