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26 Feb 2009

The effects of disturbing distractions on short-term human memory

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Psychology

The present study examines the effects of short-term memory forgetting under the delay of a distracting task. Eleven subjects were asked to remember three consonants while counting backwards by 3's for varying amounts of time (3-, 9-, 18-sec). An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was...

26 Feb 2009

Nursing/Health care: A critical incident report

Case study - 6 pages - Psychology

The aim of this report is look at a critical incident that occurred in practice and relate this to the theory and knowledge regarding communication and interpersonal skills, that is to say, what skills were and were not used at the time of the incident. Carl Roger's necessary conditions for...

26 Feb 2009

A discussion concerning the neurosis of poor communication skills

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

It all starts at a young age when you get associated with the quiet kids. Often you are the shy one in the class, but no one really thinks much of it. Then you move on to middle school and have a handful of friends, still though, you are not the popular one. After middle school you preparing for...

26 Feb 2009

A discussion concerning 'bullying' in everyday life

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

When one hears the term “bully”, one may begin to think of television characters like “Butch” from The Little Rascals, “Mad Dog” or “Sweet Daddy” from Good Times, or Mafia gangsters like “Scarface”. The aforementioned characters are very...

26 Feb 2009

The impact of violence on the mental health of South African Children

Case study - 6 pages - Psychology

Violence as a national problem in South Africa needs little introduction. South African citizens are exposed to daily, sensationalised reports of violence in the media, emphasising this problem's national and international pervasiveness. However, little emphasis is laid on the negative...

26 Feb 2009

Exploring the principles of constructivism and applying them to Technological Education

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Psychology

The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium states: “career studies should be taught in manners that are consistent with a constructivist view of learning” (NASDCTEC, 1999, p. 7). While this may sound good in theory, one...

20 Feb 2009

An investigation into positive behavior management strategies in the classroom

Essay - 10 pages - Psychology

Behavior management strategies have been always seen by both theorists and practitioners as an essential part of educational process since they aim to establish pupils' self-discipline and promoting their achievement and positive behavior. This suggests that teacher efficiency, academic...

20 Feb 2009

Social work essay: Observation and assessment of a child

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

I will offer a written assessment and evaluation of my observations of a six year old female child. Firstly, I will outline what observation is, why it is important to social work and how it is used. I will discuss how this child was chosen, who chose the child and how permission to observe the...

20 Feb 2009

An analysis of two theories: Solution-focused therapy and ecological systems theory

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

In this assignment I will demonstrate my knowledge of two selected theories, discussing how they contrast, how they may overlap and possibly even work well together. I will begin by looking at what a theory is and the nature of the relationship between theory and practice. I have chosen to use...

20 Feb 2009

Does television advertising have a negative effect on children?

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

Advertising is a collective term for public announcements designed to promote the sale of specific commodities or services. Advertising is a form of mass selling, employed when the use of direct, person-to-person selling is impractical, impossible, or simply inefficient. ‘It is to be...

20 Feb 2009

A Discussion and analysis of three possible causes of Alzheimer's Disease

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

Read a newspaper, ANY newspaper, and you will come across medical technologies such as reduction in infant mortality, development of vaccines and antibodies, and advances in the treatment of heart disease and stroke that have contributed to the recent increase in life expectancy. In 1900 the...

20 Feb 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

27 Jan 2009

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

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

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

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

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...