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23 Mar 2011

Sources of Motivation

Essay - 2 pages - Psychology

Motivation is a concept that all individuals are aware of in some way or form. Motivation is the root of many discussions and the cause of many behaviors in humans and animals. Society wonders what motivates individuals to commit criminal acts despite the obvious consequences and the educational...

23 Mar 2011

Motivation and the Brain

Essay - 2 pages - Psychology

Smoking is a destructive and largely popular vice. Smoking is linked to medical problems such as heart disease, major and minor cardiac problems, lung cancer, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis (eHealthMD, 2010) . Quit Smoking Support states “ Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000...

22 Mar 2011

Karen Horney and her psychological thoughts

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Karen Horney occupys an important place in psychology and psychological thought. She was dedicated to psychology and the admirable thirst for knowledge. She followed the psychoanalyst school of thought and was instrumental in the creation of the psychological field as it stands today. As one of...

22 Mar 2011

Perspectives of John B. Watson, B.F. Skinner and Edward C. Tolman

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

John B. Watson, B. F. Skinner and Edward C. Tolman were psychologists responsible for a large amount of innovative thought known as Behaviorism. Watson, Skinner and Tolman were important names in the psychology field and each of these men were forward thinkers with ideas that ultimately...

22 Mar 2011

History of Psychology

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind and the working of the mind. It is a relatively new science when compared to the other sciences. Psychology was born from Philosophy and to understand the history of psychology one must also wish to seek and understand the history of philosophy. Goodwin...

04 Feb 2011

Examining Brain Myths and Folk Psychology in Flowers for Algernon

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

In today's world, an individual's IQ (intelligence quotient) is a common measure of their cognitive ability. This cognitive ability can make them successful in education and in the workplace. In the United States, individuals in prestigious positions have a generally higher IQ (Sternberg, 1996)....

25 Jan 2011

Confidence is Art

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

If you do not feel confident, do not let that get your spirits down for you can be confident. If you're already feeling confident, then you can become even more confident. Confidence is dynamic, it can go up or down, constantly change and evolve. What you need to do is keep it at optimal and...

20 Oct 2010

Psychological profile of John Adams

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

John Adams' life and political career were mostly and profoundly shaped by his egrarian roots, the period in which he lived, and his founding father cohorts. His father's assertion that John must be a man of liberal education in the law, as well as a farming man of New England made him...

29 Sep 2010

Civilization and its Discontents, Freud: the "death instinct" (chapter VI)

Book review - 1 pages - Psychology

To understand Freud's discussion of the death wish or « death instinct » in chapter VI of Civilization and its Discontents, suffice it to start with a paradox. The work of culture is placed under the authority of Eros, of a life force that aims at combining individuals into greater...

29 Sep 2010

Evolution of Investment Strategies, and Case-Based Decision Theory

Essay - 2 pages - Psychology

Gilboa and Schmeidler's work demonstrates an important distinction between behavior as predicted by Expected Utility Theory and as predicted by Case Based Decision Theory: in the event of a posed similar, familiar decision, people will revert to their memories of past situations to determine...

29 Sep 2010

Museums and heritage

Essay - 9 pages - Psychology

The interest of tourists in death, disaster and atrocity is undeniable (Lennon and Foley, 2000). Dark sites are fashionable: tourists rush to visit Père Lachaise, San Vicente, or Highgate cemeteries (The Guardian, 2005), in-flight magazines talk of the "joy of prison museums" (Strange and Kempa,...

29 Sep 2010

Emotional Intelligence

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

The study of intelligence within the scientific community is not a new development. Symbolically, the study of intelligence is related to research in the cognitive domain. The cognitive domain refers to the knowing domain. That is why when knowledge is imparted, the objective is...

25 Aug 2010

Fears and phobias

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Fears and phobias are prevalent in human minds. Fears, phobias and anxieties are generally found hidden deep in our minds and constitute an essential part of our existence. A phobia is an excessive anxiety to face the reality of danger. A fear is an anxiety and becomes a phobia when it becomes...

25 Aug 2010

Values in social psychology

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

Every culture is organized around values, that is to say, it is governed by organizing principles of behavior and perceptions. They are defined in the form of ideals, shared by the members of a community and determine a way of lifestyle. Different people may move to different focal objects of...

25 Aug 2010

Psychologist's role in abortion

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

The objective of this document is to summarize the research information related to the professional practice of psychology. For this, we decided to work on the role of the psychologist in a hospital. As this is an area that interests us, we wanted to know the role of the psychologist during the...

17 Aug 2010

Sigmund Freud's The psychopathology of everyday life

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

In this book, Freud tells us that the acts of daily life that we consider irrelevant (forgetting a name, an appointment, ring the bell to enter) actually have a meaning and are manifestations of the unconscious. For Freud, forgetting is a spontaneous phenomenon. It may be a word or a sequence of...

16 Aug 2010

The role of the brain in cognitive functions

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

The human brain is an extremely multifaceted organ. It not only holds the mysterious entity referred to as the human consciousness, it additionally arbitrates particular behaviors. The configuration of the brain and its advanced cognitive operations are the creation of many centuries of evolution...

16 Aug 2010

The sexuality of disabled people and related issues

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

I did my internship in a hostel, where there were twenty-one adults with intellectual disabilities and psychotic disorders, in the age group between twenty four and fifty nine. These adults were supported by an educational team consisting of three monitors or counselors, two educators, a...

16 Aug 2010

Dreams and Sigmund Freud

Thesis - 7 pages - Psychology

Dreams are images, sounds or emotions experienced by the mind while in sleep. The specific purpose of dreams has not been understood completely, though there has been quite an interest in this field. The scientific study of dreams is called Oneirology. Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist, who...

12 Aug 2010

The effect of religion on perceived sense of happiness

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

The idea of religion has been one that has existed since the invention of writing around 3,000 BC. The religious groups in the world with the most adherents in order are: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, and Confucianism. Only 11% of the worlds population consider...

10 Aug 2010

The theory of psychology

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

In the quote, “The purpose of psychology is to give us an entirely fresh viewpoint about things we know best,” Paul Valery is basically saying that psychology gives people the ability to analyze themselves and the people and things closest to them from another perspective. For example,...

10 Aug 2010

Neuro-physiological and evolutionary theories

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

The brain is the most important part of the body. With the use of the brain all other limbs and bodily functions receive information about what should be taking place. With all that the brain is responsible for there is still another task that people maintain almost seamlessly. That task...

09 Aug 2010

Truth and falsity within the human being

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

A person's will and intellect produces the ability to observe knowledge and have the innate ability to judge. Truth and falsity in relation to the perception of a person's will and intellect from God is the basis of Rene Descartes' fourth meditation. God, the all-mighty power, had created people...

06 Aug 2010

Parenting

Dissertation - 38 pages - Psychology

It is believed that the subject of offering advice, guidance and in general, counselling on being a parent in modern times has not really been addressed. With this in mind, this book is written in a simple language. Although in plain enough English, the content will still be of importance to the...

05 Aug 2010

Human nature

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

The first definition that should be considered is “human nature” itself. My general understanding of the term is that it is all of the common, inherent traits that human beings possess. This encompasses the very things that make us human. However, I think the term's problem comes with...

05 Aug 2010

The detrimental effects of choice and the economy

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

Currently, the entire world is experiencing an economic crisis of frightening proportions. A crisis of this magnitude has not existed since the Great Depression in the 1930s. The U.S. was struggling economically leading up to the crisis. High oil prices, rapidly foreclosing homes, a rising...

05 Aug 2010

Ability to become emotionally attached to pets test

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

I believe that the simplest and most accurate way to determine a person's ability to become emotionally attached to pets is to gather and analyze 1) reactions to hypothetical situations involving animals and 2) current and past relationships with other humans. Logically, emotional reactions to...

05 Aug 2010

Aphrodisiacs and human sexual response

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

Human sexual response is not as simple as just being “turned on” or “horny”. Underneath those definitions lies a complex interweaving of biological and psychological processes. There are many factors, far too many to name, that go into how pleasurable the sexual response cycle...

12 Jul 2010

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

Autism is a neurobehavioral disorder that can be both frightening and heart breaking for parents and children. Children with autism often have trouble dealing with the world and often have trouble communicating and understanding the world around them. Autism, sometimes known as Autism Spectrum...

28 Jun 2010

Psychology: Child development

Essay - 1 pages - Psychology

Before reading this article, I had no idea what the majority of the U.S. population did in terms of co sleeping. After reading it, I learned that the majority of Americans look as co sleeping as a last resort for their newborn/infant because we, the Americans, believe that letting a child sleep...