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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...

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...

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

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

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

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...

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