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13 Apr 2009

Partnership and collaboration in education for children with Down syndrome

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

The purpose of this study is to critically evaluate the concept of partnership and collaboration in education. The study emphasizes on assessing the educational services for children with special needs, specifically those of Down syndrome (DS). The 1970 Education Act insures all children...

13 Apr 2009

The role of the district nurse in relation to the problem of malnutrition in older people

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Following the census in 2001 it was estimated that the population of England and Wales was over 52 million. Of these 52 million some 8 per cent are between the age of 65 and 74 years and further seven and a half per cent are over 75 years (Office of National Statistics (ONS) 2003). The statistics...

13 Apr 2009

Why do individuals use complementary therapy for the maintenance of health?

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

This research project is being conducted to formulate an answer or theory to the question, ‘why do individuals use complementary therapy for the maintenance of health?' Using a single case study a member of the ‘accessible population' shall be interviewed using the semi-structured...

13 Apr 2009

How one childhood condition can affect the normal growth and development of a child and family: The possible intervention to alleviate these issues

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

This report will aim to look at diabetes, its causes, symptoms and treatment in children. Commonly thought of as a ‘mild' condition, the seriousness of diabetes is often not recognized; therefore this report shall attempt to illustrate the potential risks involved, whilst raising...

07 Apr 2009

Facing the inevitable: A psychological and social analysis of reactions to epidemics

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

In light of the growing threat of the avian flu, we thought it would be useful to investigate the psychological coping mechanisms that people employ to deal with pandemics and to try to minimize chaos by predicting these responses. Using historical accounts of epidemics, we concluded that...

07 Apr 2009

Significance of the historical narrative

Thesis - 7 pages - Psychology

In the realm of historical recounting and reporting, the narrative form has presented itself over the course of time as both a controversial and, at times, necessary means of addressing the past of nature and society. It is not that historians attempt to embellish or fictionalize the past events...

21 Mar 2009

Prevention of elderly depression: A peer-reviewed literary review

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

This literature review will be comparing two quantitative research studies conducted by Devi et al. (2007) and Schoevers et al. (2006) on depression in elderly people. The studies highlighted the variable risk factors that make elderly people more susceptible to depression, and they...

18 Mar 2009

Can we predict which infants will grow up to offend?

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

Positivist criminology's vision was to become so advanced that criminologists could differentiate a criminal before they committed crime. Positivism emerged in the late 19th century and endeavored to utilize scientific methodology to explain crime and criminals. Early positivist thinkers such as...

18 Mar 2009

How temperament has been defined and studied by developmental psychologists

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Development is a multi-faceted process concerned with the pattern of normal development as well as individual differences in development. There are various inborn qualities that distinguish infants from each other, one of which is temperament. This paper will explore temperament, its definition,...

18 Mar 2009

Does intelligence have a stronger genetic or environmental basis?

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

In light of the pioneering nature of behavioral genetics and in terms of explanatory power and predictive ability, highlighting constructive directions for future research, the aim of the current essay is to examine a wealth of evidence within the field of behavioral genetics to provide a...

18 Mar 2009

Fundamental attribution error in explaining people's behavior: Overestimating the power of personality traits and underestimating the power of social influence

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Stanley Milgram (1963) demonstrated that the majority of the subjects in his studies on obedience (65 per cent) ‘average, decent American citizens' (Milgram, 1963. p.5 ) who had volunteered for a Yale University experiment on learning would administer painful electric shocks...

18 Mar 2009

Freud and Le Bon's perspectives on the psychology of crowds

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Le Bon was of the opinion that when people joined large, relatively unstructured social groups, they sometimes engaged in spontaneous and atypical collective behavior. Le Bon suggests that crowds are ruled by a collective mind, and that contagion causes crowd members to experience similar...

18 Mar 2009

A paper concerning culture: Applying the ideas of Gerog Simmel to football supporters in the United Kingdom

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Georg Simmel became one of the first sociologists to attempt to analyze ‘street life' during the late part of the nineteenth century and early part of the twentieth century. Amongst his papers, he wrote ‘The Metropolis and Mental Life' in which he outlined and tries to explain how a...

18 Mar 2009

Exploration of the life experiences and beliefs of a married couple in their sixties: Identities and factors in their identity formation

Case study - 7 pages - Psychology

This study used a semi structured interview on a married couple in their sixties in order to elicit information on the concept of identity. The data gathered was analyzed qualitatively using thematic analysis. Themes relating to identity were highlighted and explored using Erikson's and...

18 Mar 2009

The relevance of attribution theory to educational psychology

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Attribution theory refers to the “causal explanations that individuals infer for their own behavior, and that of others, in an attempt to interpret their social world” (Burgner and Hewstone, 1993. p.125). As Eslea (1999) notes, “attributional styles have been found to be an...

18 Mar 2009

Aggressiveness and violence in humans and its relation to the upbringing

Case study - 12 pages - Psychology

Aggression is a common behavior in humans. It is not necessary to regard aggressiveness in a person as a bad quality for it has been found to be necessary in animals and is a part of nature. The more aggressive animal in a species is generally more successful, powerful and gains control over...

18 Mar 2009

How behaviorist concepts of learning processes can be used to explain how children learn to talk and think

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

This essay will explore the behaviorist approaches to both language and cognitive development, at the same time critically evaluating it in terms of the main alternative approaches of nativism and constructivism (which also includes the social interaction approach to language). To do this it will...

18 Mar 2009

The advantages and disadvantages of the behaviorist approach to mental disorders

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

The behavioral approach to psychology emphasizes the effects that environmental stimuli can have on a person. Because of the importance of the environment, behavioral psychologists concentrate on the process of learning and any lasting change that occurs as a result of any experience. The origins...

05 Mar 2009

The study on factors influencing people in purchasing prepaid cards

Case study - 33 pages - Psychology

Hutchison Telecom, one of the world's leading cellular service Providers, brings hutch to you. They are known for their innovative approach and world-class technology. Their goal is to provide you superior products and services, anytime and anywhere. Hutch values are stated simply. To be fair and...

05 Mar 2009

Stereotypes are always inaccurate

Thesis - 7 pages - Psychology

Does a person's view of the qualities that members of particular groups have, reflect the reality of life, or are errors being made when groups and behaviours are observed? A definition of stereotypes with the fewest constraining assumptions is that they are qualities seen to be associated...

05 Mar 2009

Can Gilligan's claim that women have a distinctive moral voice be justified?

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Women have traditionally been viewed as carers and nurturers. Is this fair today? Is the reality slightly different to that? Do women have a distinctive moral perspective at all? Is o, what does it amount too? Questions such as these will be answered in this essay. The concept of morality...

05 Mar 2009

Is perception based on unconscious inferences?

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Perception and awareness of our surroundings are things we continually take for granted and without these abilities it would be impossible to navigate our way safely round our environment. Roth (1986) described perception as, "The means by which information acquired `via the sense organs is...

05 Mar 2009

To what extent is competition between social groups a necessary condition for inter-group discrimination?

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

Discrimination is a highly contentious issue in our contemporary society, and is still not a thoroughly understood phenomenon, despite extensive and illuminating psychological research. The question acknowledges that there is a place for competition in the creation of inter-group discrimination,...

05 Mar 2009

A qualitative study examining children's development of scientific thinking

Thesis - 7 pages - Psychology

This study compares Piaget's (in Oates et al, 2005) and Vygotsky's (ibid.) respective theories on processes involved in children's cognitive development. Specifically, scientific thinking is examined using children's explanations for why things float or sink obtained via adaptation of...

05 Mar 2009

Exploring the effect of introducing olfactory triggers on recall ability in relation to levels of processing in memory

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

Experiments by Craik and Tulving (1975) suggest recall is enhanced using deeper levels of processing by giving meaning to words, semantic processing, combined with requiring more attention resources at encoding. Based on this an experiment was designed to test if non-matching olfactory triggers...

05 Mar 2009

Can psychological stress cause physical illness?

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Stress is a fundamental human coping mechanism for dealing with threats and adjusting to new (often sudden) changes in the demands of the environment. Fundamentally it can be described as an individual's perception of the balance between the demands placed on them and their ability to cope with...

05 Mar 2009

Psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral approach to the understanding and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is not yet fully understood, and thus is presently the subject of a number of possible theories regarding its origin and treatment. Despite this controversy however, a number of basic facts regarding the symptoms and diagnosis of the disorder remain consistent among...

05 Mar 2009

Psychoanalytic and biogenic perspectives of psychopathy with respect to phobia etiology and treatment

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Psychopathy or abnormal psychology is the term used for the study of ‘illnesses related to the mind', and so includes the etiology and treatment of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorders and phobias etc. In general it can be seen to encompass any mentally or behaviorally disordered...

27 Feb 2009

A counseling case study adopting a client-centered approach

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

The following intervention analysis will utilize a planned verbal interaction, which occurred as part of ongoing care, during a 15-week placement on a Psychiatric Acute ward catering for people aged 18-65. The client's informed consent was gained verbally, to use this conversation within my...

26 Feb 2009

An outline of the feminist and post-modernist critique of criminology

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

In this assignment we will discuss liberal and radical feminism in particular and we will outline the concerns of feminist criminology and how it has criticized male stream criminology. I will then outline the main features of post modernism and its critique of the attempt to be scientific about...