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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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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