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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....

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...