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28 Jun 2011

Our Unconscious Biases: The Implications of the IAT and Other Implicit Measures

Thesis - 3 pages - Psychology

“If you are unprepared to encounter interpretations [of your results] that you might find objectionable, please do not continue” (Project Implicit ® - Take a Test). Every visitor to Project Implicit, a self-described “hands-on science museum exhibit” involving...

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...

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...

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

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

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...