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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...

05 Feb 2009
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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
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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 of House...

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 the...

13 Jan 2009
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What is queer theory and how does it help explain the production of knowledge about sexuality?

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

The term “queer” is slang for homosexual. It is also a synonymous of odd, curious or suspect. It is also the most recent in a series of words that have constituted the semantic field of homosexuality. But “queer” is not simply the latest example in a series of words that...

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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The distinction between internalism and externalism about moral motivation. Does Smith's argument against externalism work?

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Moral motivation and the way it functions have raised many theories, still debated today. There are two main theories under discussion; internalism and externalism about ethical motivation, both of them being central in the explanation of the mechanism that lies between moral judgements of an...

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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Synchronicity: Carl Jung's attempt to establish 'meaning' scientifically

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

When in his seventies, the Swiss psychologist extended his theory of the collective unconscious by throwing in synchronicity into the mix. This he did following a quarter of a century correspondence with the Nobel Prize winning physicist, Wolfgang Pauli. No longer was phenomena such as religion,...

09 Jan 2009
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A beautiful mind: Study of Schizophrenia

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

“Imagine if you suddenly learned that the people, the places, the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse, had never been. What kind of hell would that be?” (Grazer & Howard, 2001). The hell described in the previous quote is the hell of schizophrenia; of...

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...

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...