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28 Jun 2010

A psychologist's view of the glass castle

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

In the book The Glass Castle, there are many subjects that can be looked at with a psychological view. The book deals with people whom the reader definitely comes to know well by reading the book and learning of all of the family's experiences good or bad; it feels like you actually get to know...

28 Jun 2010

It takes one

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

“There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” (1) These words spoken by Franklin D. Roosevelt have become famous for enlightening the United States to not be afraid. For years the people of the United States have spoken these words making them concrete. Yet the people of the...

24 Jun 2010

The perception of morality

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

“There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it.” (J.K. Rowling, 2001). What is good, though? Aristotle believes that anything we pursue or aim at is good. These things could be activities for instance such as bowling or fishing. “What is good for the goose is...

03 May 2010

Social construction therapy models

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

All forms of psychotherapy, including marriage and family therapy, have traditionally followed a medical model where the therapist is the expert, who can diagnose and then treat whatever psychological dysfunction is occurring within a family. The treatment of this dysfunction was the area of...

03 May 2010

Case study analysis with respect to Holland's theory

Case study - 3 pages - Psychology

Holland's vocational theory is described, and then the case study set forth as a summary of the subject's educational and career history as well as the subject's vocational family history. The case study is then analyzed using Holland's theory in regard to the subject's personality types and the...

03 May 2010

Psychological report: A case study

Case study - 4 pages - Psychology

Sam Johnson was referred for assessment because he is applying for a position at Liberty University as a resident assistant. This is a demanding position, and Mr. Johnson was tested for personality characteristics conducive to succeeding as a resident assistant. Leadership skills, emotional...

03 May 2010

Self-esteem inventories: A comparison

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

As multi-cultural counseling becomes more commonplace, the need for assessments that can be used across cultures is increasing. While some test authors have attempted to write assessments that are culturally non-specific, or “culture-free,” it has been proven to be nearly impossible to...

03 May 2010

The Beck depression inventory

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

The most current version of the test is called the Beck Depression Inventory - II (BDI-II). The original version was authored by Aaron T. Beck, Robert A. Steer, and Gregory K. Brown in 1961, and published by the Psychological Corporation. A complete kit, which includes a manual and twenty-five...

11 Mar 2010

Performativity and identity

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

Performativity as a concept is fraught with innuendo and subject to both discussion and debate. By use of this term are we denigrating that to which we apply it to mere acting? Or, conversely does the term Performativity lead us to open doors into broader definitions and ways of knowing the...

11 Mar 2010

The basics of irrationality

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

With the advent of the internet, there is an even wider exchange of ideas and beliefs between people. Unfortunately, this also means that any idea, no matter how ignorant of reality they might be or how fraught they are with pseudoscience or superstition, is also quickly spread across the world....

28 Feb 2010

A sample psychology experiment

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

In order to accurately perform a study, one can't simply rely on the standard experiment. Other types of study can be implemented to acquire more accurate results and conclusions. This paper will distinguish between these methods and contrast them with the standard experiment. The general...

28 Feb 2010

Conscious understanding

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

Any interest in human personality and culture must approach the concept of consciousness. Various disciplines have produced explanations of the foundation and context of human consciousness, yet their lack of assimilation perpetuates the ambiguity of conscious. Theorists diverge...

24 Feb 2010

Chronological and subjective age in emerging adulthood: The crossover effect

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

The focus of this analysis is to analyze the research paper “Chronological and subjective age in emerging adulthood: The crossover effect” by Nancy Galambos, Pamela Turner and Lauree Tilton-Weaver (2005). Firstly, I shall provide an overview of the study and its claims and evaluate the...

24 Feb 2010

Suicide and Durkhein

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

Psychologists consider cases of suicide on a case by case basis, and examine the individual's “temperament, character, [and] biographical events” so as to understand the root causes of their suicide. In other words, psychologists emphasize the role of the individual's feelings,...

05 Jan 2010

A personal experience on attention deficit disorder (ADD)

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

Someone once said, “Be careful what you wish for, for it might just come true.” I thought writing a paper from the personal perspective of an adult living with attention deficit disorder (ADD) , would be a comparatively easy task. I have written about the many unrelenting...

05 Oct 2009

Psychological profile: Andrei Chikatilo

Case study - 5 pages - Psychology

Every human is capable of committing murder; however, there are only a select few who actually chose to do so. Murders are classified by their nature, whether or not they were premeditated, and the number of victims slain and the time span of the murders. Serial killers are those...

05 Oct 2009

How can we define 'abnormal behavior'? Discuss and evaluate how views on abnormal behavior have changed over time

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Throughout the history of man, there have always been individuals behaving against the current by acting or believing in so-called strange and outlandish ways. Some may view this as eccentricity or down right bizarre. Others may perceive this as signs of illness or distress and...

25 Sep 2009

A study on the deviance in a person

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

According to sociologist Travis Hirschi in his article Control Theory of Delinquency, the act of deviating from the norms in a given society is caused mainly, not by the social structure, but by the deviant himself and the strength of his connection to that society. In this paper I will try to...

23 Sep 2009

Psychological anthropology

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Quoting Williams, Ahearn defines “structures of feeling” as “'meanings and values as they are actively lived and felt' by real individuals [Ahearn, p. 53].”'. The structures in this phrase are not static, but are always growing and changing in discernible patterns. Both Lutz...

14 Sep 2009

Understanding the human consciousness

Thesis - 10 pages - Psychology

Human consciousness can be apprehended only from within as a concrete experience constantly present in all of us, it is not yet possible to give an objective definition. This is not something outside us that we can identify and analyze in neutrality, it necessarily refers us to a subjective...

14 Sep 2009

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): Diagnosis and interventions

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is defined by the DSM-VI as an anxiety disorder that affects roughly 3 million Americans aged between 18 and 54 years of age. Diagnosis is reached by identifying certain characteristics of behavior, both compulsive and obsessive, and care needs to be...

14 Sep 2009

Understanding addictions through case study approach

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

Carol has had a history of “at risk” behaviors including promiscuity, drug and alcohol use, petty theft and relationships with inappropriate individuals. At twenty-four years of age she often uses drugs and alcohol to suppress feelings of depression, inadequacy and isolation and she has...

04 Sep 2009

Psychology and altruism

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

“When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity.” One of the most important aspects of the psychology of happiness is meaning. This is when you have figured out your strengths and are using them to develop yourself as well as others...

25 Aug 2009

The treatment of social phobia using cognitive behavior therapy

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Social-phobia has affected how many people live their lives. Social phobia is a serious mental disease, but it is not difficult to diagnose or treat. Many theories and therapies have been used to treat social phobia. But one of the most affective and commonly used therapies is...

25 Aug 2009

The mini mental state examination

Case study - 4 pages - Psychology

The Mini Mental State Examination has been a common tool amongst psychologist and doctors for over 25 years. Marshall F. Folstein, Susan E. Folstein, and Paul R. McHugh developed the test in 1975 (Albanese). Since then doctors and researchers alike have tested its accuracy and usefulness. ...

14 Aug 2009

The psychological keys to success

Case study - 11 pages - Psychology

Do you feel grateful for what you have? There are good reasons that you should. Research has found that being grateful for what you have has positive effects on numerous areas of health and well-being, including, “Higher reported levels of the positive states of...

13 Aug 2009

An examination of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) from a developmental perspective

Thesis - 11 pages - Psychology

Etiology is defined as “the study of causes or origins.” The definition specifically refers to causes and origins, plural. Determining the etiology of a disorder is not simplistic or easy. Examining the etiology of a disorder, specifically from a developmental...

13 Aug 2009

The gender difference in the prevalence of adolescent depression: An examination of the ABC model of depression as an explanation

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

“Boys have a penis. Girls have a vagina.” That pure wisdom is a quote from the movie Kindergarten Cop. The little boy summarized the differences between boys and girls quite well but unfortunately nothing in life remains just that simple. Recently the more complex differences between...

13 Aug 2009

A comprehensive examination of psycho educational multifamily group therapy

Tutorials/exercises - 18 pages - Psychology

While the field of psychology has come a long way from locking the door and throwing away the key on people who carry a mental illness diagnosis, there is still a long way to go. Regardless of the research that has been done attempting to normalize these problems as medical diseases many people...

13 Aug 2009

RUN (Respect, Understand, Nourish): A program to address obesity as a psychosocial barrier to learning

Case study - 9 pages - Psychology

It will come as no surprise to most people reading this that sixteen percent of adolescents living in the United States meet the criteria for obesity. If it's not a surprise then why does the problem persist? Why isn't someone doing something? It all boils down to...