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11 Aug 2009

Forensic psychology

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

Every day ethical issues arise. Sometimes we notice them, often we don't. More frequently than not we follow a natural instinct rather than sitting down and charting out pros and cons because we subconsciously identify ethical concerns and respond based on that reaction. ...

11 Aug 2009

An examination of intelligence

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Emotional intelligence is defined as a person's self-awareness, self-confidence, self-control, commitment and integrity, and a person's ability to communicate, influence, initiate change and accept change (Partnering Intelligence Inc.). It has an enormous impact on the workplace. Empirical...

11 Aug 2009

A room with a cue: Personality judgments based on offices and bedrooms

Case study - 3 pages - Psychology

Making a good first impression is important. One can observe a great deal of information about character and personality based on a first impression. What if the first impression involved zero-acquaintance? Zero-acquaintance is when there is no direct physical contact with an individual, just a...

29 Jul 2009

The problem of other minds: Empathy in the psychological development of children

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Discerning other minds is an issue rooted in the philosophical tradition with implications for ethical morality, epistemology, phenomenology, cognitive studies, psychology, and childhood development. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it suggests the extent to which an agent's...

29 Jul 2009

Rapid reasoning: Racial bias as a result of heuristic cognitive process

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Simple and complex judgments or decision-making are often performed in conditions which are not ideally rational, and the cognitive thought-process of the brain in fact follows unstated heuristics besides logic. Current research in cognitive reasoning finds that it takes more energy for the...

28 Jul 2009

Depression in adolescents

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the often overlooked prevalence of adolescent depression. Adolescence is a time in a person's life that a beautiful amount of growth and maturity occurs, physically, emotionally and socially. It is an important point of development in...

28 Jul 2009

Achievement motivation as it applies to competitive sport

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

An important psychological need is the need to achieve: the motive to achieve success by exceeding previous levels of success set by one's self and/or others. Achievement motivation can be characterized as both the need to achieve and as the need to avoid failure. The purpose of this paper is to...

15 Jul 2009

An analysis of the problems encountered concerning the transition from childhood to adulthood

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Adolescence is the period in life just before maturity; it is the transition from childhood to adulthood. This transition is quite often very difficult one as the child adjusts, and has to come to terms with the responsibilities that they face as they progress in life. This essay will look at...

10 Jul 2009

The coherent concept of psychical distance and the danger of neutrality

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

In 1912, Edward Bullough published “‘Psychical Distance' As a Factor in Art and as an Aesthetic Principle,” a seminal article that permanently introduced “Psychical Distance” as a fundamental term for 20th Century aesthetic theory. A certain suspicion, however, has...

06 Jul 2009

Theories of family counseling/therapy

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

I was introduced to John Gottman, Ph.D. by Phil Donahue during the summer of 1995. At that time, Dr. Gottman was promoting the paperback edition of his book, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail?And How You Can Make Yours Last (Gottman, 1995) on the Donahue show. Also at that time, I had...

05 Jul 2009

Reactive attachment disorder: A developmental spectrum

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Within psychology, many different fields exist. Development, social, and abnormal psychology are considered distinct disciplines within the field, and those who specialize in one discipline rarely spend time in the study of another. Counseling is a substrate of abnormal psychology, focusing on...

03 Jul 2009

Addressing the philosophical foundations of ethical issues as they pertain to mentally disabled individuals

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

Since the beginning of technology and new advancement, doctors are now able to give expecting parents the news of the condition of their unborn child. The early stages of prenatal care and development of the unborn fetus state can now be determined with almost 95% accuracy. What hurts the...

01 Jul 2009

Fixating on the oral: Today's common obsessions

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

James Baldwin once said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” There have been great movements throughout time based on change. Recently, however, grand movements of change (such those seen throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth...

15 Jun 2009

Psychological aspects and related psychopathology to HIV infection

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

The recent introduction of therapy with protease inhibitors among persons infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has greatly improved the prognosis of the disease patterns consequent to infection. In particular, it improved the course of the disease and several other clinical aspects,...

15 Jun 2009

Aspects of psychodynamic pharmacotherapy

Thesis - 7 pages - Psychology

Considerations on the doctor-patient drug addict. As long as there are beings who suffer and until their illnesses are not cured, will I be, to help them, their doctor, their resolve and their servant. Start the practice of the bodhisattva. The ability to develop an effective doctor-patient...

15 Jun 2009

The squabbling children

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Reasonable, brother-sister squabble, Just be reconciled, is a "busy" again. You can not avoid. But, why do they quarrel? How do I cope? "No! This is mine! "Sister cried while retake toys taken brother. But younger sister did not want to lose. He was behind the snatch toys. Be they rebut squall....

10 Jun 2009

Youth discomfort, existential and discomfort of civilization

Thesis - 12 pages - Psychology

In search of authentic human values in the perspective of transpersonal psychology. The Italian news in recent months has brought some disturbing news about the world of childhood and adolescence. Was the focus of the media, the young killers of their parents, for reasons of inheritance, "baby...

09 Jun 2009

Examining the security motivation model of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Thesis - 10 pages - Psychology

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is condition marked by persistent and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and the repetition of relatively stereotyped behaviors despite the recognition that they are irrational (compulsions) (Szechtman & Woody, 2004). Individuals with OCD experience a high...

17 May 2009

How (if at all) do you know that you are not dreaming?

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

One big philosophical question is to know whether we know anything or not. Knowing in a sense is quite different from its everyday use. As a matter of fact everyone claims to know various things all the time, but the conditions that are required to say that we know in everyday life are quite...

10 May 2009

Autistic disorder

Case study - 6 pages - Psychology

Thomas McKean was a 15-year-old boy attending junior high school when he was diagnosed with pervasive development disorder and placed in a psychological care facility. Since he was a young boy, Thomas and his family struggled with his condition and they were all unaware of the cause behind all of...

08 May 2009

Examining Anti-social personality disorder

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

The human body is a remarkable entity which possesses a seemingly unlimited amount of potential. Everyday people set out to climb mountains, swim oceans, and accomplish wide arrays of tasks previously thought impossible. If one examines the human body closely they immediately notice the...

07 May 2009

What is depression and how is it looked after?

Thesis - 2 pages - Psychology

There are several types of depression, but we will only discuss the major depressions. We will try to understand this disease, by analyzing its symptoms, causes and possible treatments. The clinical depression is more than a feeling of bad day's blues. It is an intense state...

26 Apr 2009

The uncanny: Freud's article used to analyze the film the devil's backbone

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

In his essay “the Uncanny” Freud writes of the rarity of a psychoanalyst being asked to contribute material to an understanding of the field of aesthetics. His discussion of the meaning of ‘horror' makes sense however, psychologically, because things that frighten us often have...

26 Apr 2009

Exploring the relationship between happiness and well being

Thesis - 7 pages - Psychology

We live in a culture where we are told every day in the media, from TV shows to advertising in magazines, that in order to be really happy we must have a lot of things: cars, homes, appliances, stereo equipment, fancy computers, and money to go on tropical cruises and so on. The happiest people...

25 Apr 2009

A critique of a paper titled 'Service users experience of violence within a mental health system: A study using grounded theory approach'

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

This assignment will look at a piece of research relevant to a recent practice placement, on an elderly functional mental health unit. It will critique the article and will use a structured framework based on Benton and Cormack (2001). Following the Framework of this model has been proven to show...

24 Apr 2009

Psychopathy: Antisocial personality disorder and Dyssocial personality disorder

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

Psychopathy is one of the oldest forms of personality disorder, but it remains to be one of the least understood by both researchers and clinicians. The aim of this paper is to review the published literature on psychopathy as defined both in antisocial personality disorder and dyssocial...

15 Apr 2009

A health care practices and clinical skills paper concerning a patient suffering from anxiety and depression

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

The aim of this essay is to discuss health and maximizing the health and well being of a client with mental health problems. Factors, which can enhance the health and social well being of the client, such as anxiety management and relaxation therapy, will be identified; the role of the nurse in...

15 Apr 2009

A paper concerning an ethical dilemma in the field of mental health

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Being subject to Section three of the Mental Health Act 1983 removes some rights taken for granted by members of today's society. Patients subject to this Mental Health Act may find it difficult to exercise the right of autonomy, and furthermore face many ethical dilemmas whilst under a...

13 Apr 2009

Do mentally ill patients have autonomy?

Thesis - 7 pages - Psychology

The aim of this assignment is to consider whether mental health patients have autonomy or do staff and the healthcare environment merely allow them a measurable quantity of autonomy based on legal, ethical and moral restrictions, if this is the case, is this autonomy at all? Placement experiences...

13 Apr 2009

The role psychological, social and biological factors play in the etiology of schizophrenia

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

The exact cause of schizophrenia is still unknown and scientists are certain that schizophrenia has more than one cause. Many factors have been studied to find out the exact cause of schizophrenia, it has not yet been proven beyond doubt that schizophrenia is a disease entity which has just one...

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