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04 Sep 2008
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An examination of second language acquisition

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

Language acquisition is a complicated concept that many scientists have been trying to understand for years. It is known that humans are the only animals to develop a vocalized form of language. However chimpanzees have proved to be capable of not only learning a language but then...

21 Aug 2008
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Pornography and evolutionary psychology

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

How one judges an aspect of modern culture is really based upon their perspective. The perspective of an individual filters how the information received is understood. Pornography is an area of modern culture that is hotly debated; however, these debates can never be resolved because they are all...

04 Aug 2008
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Cultural differences in corporal punishment in children, comparing different countries with the United States

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Committing wrongdoings is tantamount to punishment, in these cases; adults tend to do corporal punishment as their way of disciplining their children. As long as children are perceived of doing something unacceptable, adults has the liberty to do corporal punishment, also known as physical...

24 Jul 2008
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Reducing prejudice through exchanges between equals

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

America prides itself on its immigrant culture and great progressive values that have been the key to political, economic, and technological superiority. Indeed, the United States is comprised of a diversity of cultures and ethnicities. Even with its progressive history and values, America is far...

22 Jul 2008
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Existential and person-centered therapy techniques

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

According to existentialism, human nature is best described as being in constant change. Humans are always evolving and recreating themselves through their projects. Through asking questions in an effort to make sense of their existence, humans develop in six dimensions: the capacity for...

21 Jul 2008
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Feminist therapy and postmodern therapy

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Feminist therapy is based on a gender-fair, flexible-multicultural, interactionist, and life-span-oriented view of human nature. The traditional androcentric, heterosexist, and deterministic theories are considered to be greatly limited, especially in relation to women and people of other...

20 Jul 2008
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Violence in media and its effects on adolescents

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

This paper will review several studies of violence in today's media of television and electronic gaming and how it significantly affects aggression levels in children. These studies have looked at the direct and indirect effects of violence in the media and how it produces more aggression in an...

17 Jul 2008
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Integrative counseling approach

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

As I have studied many theories of counseling, I have found characteristics within those theories that I agree with and would like to adopt, but there is no one established theory that I will adopt wholeheartedly. The model that would most closely describe my personal counseling style would be...

17 Jul 2008
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Cognitive behavior therapy and reality therapy

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Many types of therapy have been called cognitive behavior therapy. Albert Ellis's Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) deals with cognition and behavior, assuming that people contribute to their psychological symptoms and issues by the way they interpret events and situations. REBT...

17 Jul 2008
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Forgiveness and marital infidelity

Essay - 10 pages - Psychology

Forgiveness has become an important topic in the counseling profession in recent years, prompting research among many different populations, with many implications for further research and application in counseling settings (Hebl and Enright, 1993; Subkoviak et al., 1995). Models of...

16 Jul 2008
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Theory of differing local and national voter choice

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

This paper aims to critique Downs's Economic Theory of Political Action in Democracy with experimental research that supports and refutes the assumptions and results of his model. First, I look at if legislators' policy making decisions are ideologically fixed or susceptible to constituent...

14 Jul 2008
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Social influence on sex roles: The role of the parent

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

In developmental psychology one of the most critical topics of debate is that of nature versus nurture and the ensuing balance of the two. Both the surrounding social environment and the child's predisposition must be taken into account when examining the development of the self. As emphasized by...

09 Jul 2008
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Intelligence: Nature versus nurture

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Similar to the “egg and chicken” argument, the long-standing “nature versus nurture” argument regarding behavioral traits has puzzled scientists and educators alike. The diverse viewpoints have spawned various expectations regarding the ability to manipulate intelligence....

09 Jul 2008
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The recovered memory controversy

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Some people who experience sexual abuse during childhood cannot recall the trauma in later years. Psychologists do not all agree as to why this occurs, reasons ranging from repression to age to natural forgetting, etc. Regardless as to how such memories are “hidden,” the...

08 Jul 2008
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Is porn really biologically beneficial for human sexuality? A response to popular conception

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

I will present a critique of the conception of male sperm in contemporary popular science media; in particular my critique will address the idea that porn is somehow biologically beneficial for human sexuality. On one level, my motive in doing this is to demystify the systematic but...

08 Jul 2008
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Instinct vs Experience : Are there two separate hemispheres in the human brain ( With data and graphs )

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

Scientists have long acknowledged the presence of two separate hemispheres in the human brain as well as the severe difference between the two. The significance of these differences however was not until recently properly understood. The scientific community formerly considered the right...

07 Jul 2008
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Psychological assessment

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Psychological assessment is the process of integrating information gathered from different sources. You can obtain valuable information from psychological testing. Interview with medical practitioners could also yield important information about the medical records of the individual. Another...

03 Jul 2008
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An analysis of the history, effects, and implications of the most common psychostimulants

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) generally denotes a kind of deficit to selectively attend and (thereby) selectively inhibit certain stimuli. Evidently, the psychological community has much else to say about the disorder, frequently positing other cognitive and...

03 Jul 2008
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Category - Specific semantic deficits

Essay - 11 pages - Psychology

The task of explaining the organization of conceptual knowledge is both promising and difficult. It is promising because if conceptual knowledge is organized, then in principle it should be possible to form theories which would account for the nature of conceptual organization in normal...

03 Jul 2008
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Psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and consciousness

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

The state of consciousness defies definition, but it may involve an awareness of self, dreams, emotions, moods, perceptions, sensations, and thoughts, although not essentially all of these. The issue surrounding the definition consciousness, and in what sense and to what extent this state exists,...

23 Jun 2008
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The benefits of existentialist psychology

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

JD is a 26-year-old Hispanic male with quadriplegia who has been refereed to treatment by his primary care physician. Anxiety and depression appear to be the most prominent issues facing the client at the present time; however, the client both denies suicidal and homicidal ideation and is...

17 Jun 2008
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Gardens: Revealing the State of Our Minds

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

A garden is a simple place, a small escape from the home, where one can roam at leisure. But there is more, something about its sensuousness gives rise to deeper feelings. In the Decameron and in Augustine's Confessions gardens become representative of the consequences of beauty....

06 Jun 2008
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The Killing of Pain: How We See Ourselves?

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

Thinking about the self is obviously quite different from thinking about something else because there is a degree of control and understanding that doesn't extend to other objects. Suppose the sun had a conscious, it might more easily perceive that objects orbit around it than would a person...

04 Jun 2008
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John Dollard and his work

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

Freud's introduction of psychotherapy in the early twentieth century spawned significant interest in the study of psychology and the practice of counseling. Over the course of the last century, notable progress has been made toward understanding the human psyche, the process of human development,...

04 Jun 2008
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The Impact of poverty on child development

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

The impact of poverty on the development of the child has been well examined by scholars. Although poverty's impact on the child's development has been well examined, what is often not understood by the layman is the specific areas in which poverty impacts the child's development. In an effort to...

02 Jun 2008
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Neural Representation of Semantic Knowledge

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

The human ability to look at and label objects, though taken for granted even in very young children, has long puzzled and fascinated scientists investigating the organization of knowledge systems in the brain. A central question in this investigation is the way knowledge of objects are...

16 May 2008
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Rap Enlightenment

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

For a large part of my life, I despised rap. I hated it in all its different forms. While my friends were all listening to Biggie Smalls and Tupac, I was listening to Metallica and Korn. I categorized hip-hop, R & B, and rap all into the rap genre. I never enjoyed...

15 May 2008
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Abraham Lincoln Personality Analysis

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

Abraham Lincoln is often regarded as one of the country's greatest presidents. In passing, he is commonly thought of as intelligent, diligent, and a groundbreaking leader. However, many people do not know that Abraham Lincoln suffered from chronic depression throughout his life. Despite living...

12 May 2008
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Paradise Hermit Crab

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Everybody has their own idea of what paradise consists of. Freedom from the confines of the labor force, a tropical vacation with endless beaches and relaxing afternoon naps, a spending spree with no bill in sight, and streaming chocolate with an edible rowboat have all been described to me as...

08 May 2008
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Fighting Nostalgia and Facing the Present: The Power of Coming Home

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

Home is where the heart is, especially in the case of Odysseus. Separated from home for twenty years, the military man yearns to set foot on the sand of Ithaka to reclaim his place as leader, husband, and father. However, unlike the portrayal of most tough guys, Odysseus does not hesitate to weep...