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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...

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...

26 Feb 2009

A discussion concerning the neurosis of poor communication skills

Thesis - 5 pages - Psychology

It all starts at a young age when you get associated with the quiet kids. Often you are the shy one in the class, but no one really thinks much of it. Then you move on to middle school and have a handful of friends, still though, you are not the popular one. After middle school you preparing for...

26 Feb 2009

A discussion concerning 'bullying' in everyday life

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

When one hears the term “bully”, one may begin to think of television characters like “Butch” from The Little Rascals, “Mad Dog” or “Sweet Daddy” from Good Times, or Mafia gangsters like “Scarface”. The aforementioned characters are very...

20 Feb 2009

Does television advertising have a negative effect on children?

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

Advertising is a collective term for public announcements designed to promote the sale of specific commodities or services. Advertising is a form of mass selling, employed when the use of direct, person-to-person selling is impractical, impossible, or simply inefficient. ‘It is to be...

20 Feb 2009

A Discussion and analysis of three possible causes of Alzheimer's Disease

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

Read a newspaper, ANY newspaper, and you will come across medical technologies such as reduction in infant mortality, development of vaccines and antibodies, and advances in the treatment of heart disease and stroke that have contributed to the recent increase in life expectancy. In 1900 the...

13 Jan 2009

What is queer theory and how does it help explain the production of knowledge about sexuality?

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

The term “queer” is slang for homosexual. It is also a synonymous of odd, curious or suspect. It is also the most recent in a series of words that have constituted the semantic field of homosexuality. But “queer” is not simply the latest example in a series of words that...

09 Jan 2009

The distinction between internalism and externalism about moral motivation. Does Smith's argument against externalism work?

Thesis - 4 pages - Psychology

Moral motivation and the way it functions have raised many theories, still debated today. There are two main theories under discussion; internalism and externalism about ethical motivation, both of them being central in the explanation of the mechanism that lies between moral judgements of an...

09 Jan 2009

Synchronicity: Carl Jung's attempt to establish 'meaning' scientifically

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

When in his seventies, the Swiss psychologist extended his theory of the collective unconscious by throwing in synchronicity into the mix. This he did following a quarter of a century correspondence with the Nobel Prize winning physicist, Wolfgang Pauli. No longer was phenomena such as religion,...

09 Jan 2009

A beautiful mind: Study of Schizophrenia

Thesis - 6 pages - Psychology

“Imagine if you suddenly learned that the people, the places, the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse, had never been. What kind of hell would that be?” (Grazer & Howard, 2001). The hell described in the previous quote is the hell of...

11 Dec 2007

Effective Media Strategies

Thesis - 18 pages - Psychology

In determining the five most critical aspects of a media strategy, our group immediately noticed that there was correlation between the question asked and a portion of our class notes. In class on October 15, 2007, Dr. Parrish-Sprowl identified what he believed to be the most important aspects of...

11 Dec 2007

Advanced Communication Theory Midterm

Thesis - 8 pages - Psychology

Communication is an omnipresent concept that traverses all aspects of an individual's life. However, when asked exactly what communication encompasses or how to define it, even communication scholars are left perplexed or overwhelmed at the varying degrees of answers that will...

20 Apr 2007

Warped Eroticism: A Case Study on a Sado-Masochism

Thesis - 7 pages - Psychology

The film “La Pianiste” is not only a stunning work of art; it also brilliantly portrays the psychopathology of Erika Kohut, a repudiated piano professor at the Consevatoire de Vienne. By leading us into her private life and exploring her "abnormal" fantasies the film creates a...

05 May 2002

Feminism and criminology

Thesis - 10 pages - Psychology

The application of feminism to the field of criminology can be quite uncommon; indeed, in criminology it is men who supply the essential “standard case”. Until recently, criminology has been primarily focused on men and crime with little reference to women. Feminist criminology...

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