Research Papers on Psychology Article Reviews

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  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Articles Reviewed

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of a number of qualitative and quantitative research articles, and provides a comparative view. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Proposal for Research into Relationship Conflict

    This 3 page paper looks at articles supplied by the student concerning influences in relationship conflict and uses them to create an idea for further research looking at the impact of relationship type on the way conflict may emerge. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Dora An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud

    A 4 page critical analysis of the named work. Sigmund Freud’s (1856-1939) “Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria” (1963) is Freud’s account of the case of Ida Bauer, whose father brought to Freud seeking “cure” for her willful refusal to assist her father in securing the affections of his would-be mistress. Freud’s conclusions included diagnosis of hysteria and sexual repression; he firmly believed that Dora’s refusal to assist her father sprang from her own sexual desire for her own father. The paper discusses Freud’s lack of objectivity and his failure to take a moral view of Dora’s position. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Adolescent Suicide Journal Article Reviewed

    A 2.5 page review of a journal article examining cognitive issues/causal factors concerning adolescent suicide. A primary thematic tenet of the author's argument is that killing one's self is the result of a conscious decision. Full citation for article is provided.

  • The Effects of Violent Lyrics on Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings

    In twenty-six pages this paper presents research on the effects violent song lyrics have on aggression that examines various types of lyrics (heavy metal, rap/gangsta, and country), demographics (age, gender, geography), and subheadings including introduction, statement of the problem, aims/objectives of the study, relevance of the study, literature review, rationale of the present study, statement of hypothesis, operational definition, subject/sample population, instrument/materials, design, procedure, scoring of data, analysis, references, and appendix. Fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Literature Review of Psychosocial Treatment of Mental Illness

    This paper examines the literature and research available for psychosocial (i.e., non-medical or non-invasive) intervention in treatment of mental illness, mental retardation and learning disorders. The paper also examines how to best use the massive amounts of research that is available on this topic, both through the Internet and the library. Bilbiography lists 20 sources

  • The Social Importance of Relative Adoptions

    This is a literature review of 10 sources with focus on relative adoptions and their importance to children in the educational and social environment. 11 references. jvAdpRel.rtf

  • Williams Syndrome in Children, Problematic Behavior, and Pain Management

    A review of an article which deals with the problem behaviours consequent on hyperacusis in a child with Williams Syndrome, and the ways in which pain management methods can be applied to allow the child to modify such behaviours in a mainstream classroom environment. Bibliography lists one source

  • Article Analysis: Psychology: "Stress, Motivation and Drug Addiction"

    This 3 page paper summarizes an article about the link between stress and substance abuse. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Hospital Nurses, Employment Stress, Performance, and Social Support Among Other Nurses

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of an article entitled: Job Stress, Job Performance and Social Support Among Hospital Nurses. This article review provides a comprehensive look at this research article. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Article Analysis: Psychology: Teaching about Madness

    This 3 page paper summarizes an article about ways of teaching students about the various perceptions of madness that have persisted in our culture. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Adaptation Research and Developmental Psychology

    This is an 8 page paper discussing research on adaptation in developmental psychology. Within the field of psychology, adaptation describes “the process of change in organisms or species to accommodate to a particular environment, enabling their survival”. From a developmental, biological and sociological level, there are considered to be two main types of adaptive behavior: closed programs which basically are transmitted from generation to generation and remain relatively unchanged; and, open genetic programs which are greatly influenced from environmental factors (Gale, 2001). In addition, adaptation can be discussed in terms of individuals or in terms of how groups adapt to new environments. Often individual adaptation is studied in regards to the biological or physiological components which are carried from generation to generation and largely these factors are inflexible and remain relatively unchanged. However, there are many studies which examine how social or environmental factors can also affect adaptive behavior and increase the survival in new situations. These studies examine the cultural, family and socioeconomic relationships in groups and individuals and indicate that while initially some individuals may not be flexible or adaptive to new environments, positive adaptation factors such as strong culture bonds, strong family relationships and resilience can increase adaptability in individuals suggesting that individuals are flexible and can be highly adaptive in new environments; factors which increase their chance of survival. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Interpersonal Liking and Psychology Research

    A 5 page paper analyzing the report of a psychological study. Nesler, Storr and Tedeschi (1993) conducted a study of female college students using the Interpersonal Judgment Scale (IJS) as the instrument by which the researchers rated a "liking" scale. The bottom-line conclusion of the researchers in "The interpersonal judgment scale: a measure of liking or respect?" is that the IJS may be limited in its ability to measure attraction. The purpose here is to review the article, but also to comment on general research methods. Design and validity are two primary points of focus. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Comparison of Three Psychological Journals

    A 5 page paper analyzing three psychological journals for content and slant. The journals are: The Journal of Abnormal Psychology; The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; and The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. While the first two concern themselves more with research, the last is more concerned with what Freud would say. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Article Analysis Related to Environmental Psychology

    A 4 page paper that summarizes and analyses an environmental event and how environmental psychology is reflected in the article. The article is “The Flood” by David Goodman. It is about the flood in Vermont in 2011. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Trio of Journal Articles Compared

    A 5 page comparison of psychological journal articles addressing extroversion and introversion. Three articles were selected, two from The Journal of Psychology and one from The Journal of Genetic Psychology. The first discussed is an investigation of the reliability of models of determining general personality traits. The second attempts to establish a link between introversion and depression; the third investigates the possibility of a statistical basis for personality traits as indicated by the signs of the zodiac. All of the studies seem to be designed as well as they could be in their areas of investigation, but all seem to conclude that apart from neurosis of either introversion or extroversion, the existence and the description within the individual remains subjective and its definition elusive.

  • Family Assessment 1 and Daniel T.L. Shek's 'Family Environment and Psychological Well Being, School Adjustment, and Problem Behavior'

    In 4 pages, the writer summarizes "Family Environment and Psychological Well Being, School Adjustment, and Problem Behavior" by Daniel T. L. Shek, in the Journal of Genetic Psychology. The article is primarily concerned with the impact of parental & family involvement on adolescent development. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Critique of "Computers in Clinical Assessment: Historical Developments, Present Status, and Future Challenges"

    A 3 page paper critique of a paper appearing in the Journal of Clinical Psychology discussing various types of assessment that have used the Internet as the medium. The authors suggest that the single most inhibiting factor preventing more widespread use of Internet-based testing is that of copyright and other intellectual property restrictions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Visual Neuroscience: Summary Of Two Articles About Perception

    4 pages in length. The writer offers a brief summary on Boeree's "Gestalt Psychology" and Singh et al's "Part-based Representations of Visual Shape and Implications for Visual Cognition." Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Article Review on Amnesia

    This 7 page paper reviews an article by Narinder Kapur and uses a Cognitive Psychology text book to discuss insights into amnesia. The importance of memory in society is emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Article Review of Massage Benefits

    This 5 page article review in the field of psychology focuses on an article entitled "The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy Intervention on Reducing Anxiety in the Workplace." The study is discussed in depth. The hypothesis is duly noted, along with an analysis of different variables. A critique of this study is provided. No additional sources cited.

  • Critiquing the Research Approach of Measuring Children's Anger

    A 13 page critique of the research conducted by A.J. Finch Jr. and Edward S. Eastman and published in the Journal of Psychology in 1983. Using a sample base of thirty-eight children (twenty-eight boys and ten girls) at the point of admission as patients at the Virginia Treatment Center (a short-term psychiatric hospital for children), the researchers delineate a significant relationship between the child’s own perception of their anger (as obtained through self reports) and reports of their behavior provided by peers at the time of admission. This paper concludes that there are many inadequacies in this research. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Literature Review of Depression and Sexual Abuse

    This essay offers a literature review about recent studies conducted that tie together sexual abuse and depression. Journals from 1999 and 2000 were studied in this paper. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Reviewing Depression Causes

    2 pages in length. This is a very interesting review of an article about depression. The article is based on the arguable viewpoint that explores the possibility depression is also caused by a physical abnormality as well as a chemical one.

  • A 2003 Steptoe et al Article 'Behavioral Counseling to Increase Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables in Low Income Adults' Revieweed

    This is a 5 page paper reviewing Steptoe et al (2003) trial “Behavioral Counseling to Increase Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables in Low Income Adults”. Investigators Steptoe et al (2003) conducted a randomized trial to study the effect behavioral counseling had in regards to increasing the consumption of fruit and vegetables in low income adults. The investigators were successful in outlining their assumptions for the study, participants, methods, assessment and measurements, results and conclusion in addition to including the limitations of their study. Using 271 participants aged 18-70 years old from a deprived ethnically mixed inner city area, the investigators conducted brief individual behavioral counseling sessions with groups based on the stage of change model as opposed to time matched nutrition education counseling. Assessment of self reported number of portions of fruit and vegetables as well as plasma carotene, tocopherol, ascorbic acid concentrations and urinary potassium excretion levels were taken at baseline, eight weeks and 12 months after the counseling sessions. Overall, it was found that consumption of fruit and vegetables increased in the behavioral (by 1.5 portions) and nutrition (by 0.9 portions) groups as well as an increase in the plasma carotene and tocopherol concentrations but the carotene levels were has a significantly higher increase in the behavioral group. The percentage of persons eating five or more portions per day increased by 42% in the behavioral group and 27% in the nutrition group. The investigators were able to surmise from these results that “brief individual counseling in primary care can elicit sustained increases in consumption of fruit and vegetables in low income adults in the general population” (Steptoe et al, 2003, p. 855). Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • World Wide Web and Its Validity Regarding Depression

    A 5 page review of two web sites which present information on depression. The author emphasizes there is indeed vast volumes of valuable information on the World Wide Web but cautions that you must be careful of your source. Even web sites sponsored by advisory boards of true experts in a particular subject can provide biased information. A Review of DrKoop.com and Zoloft.com is provided to demonstrate those points. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Articles on Body Language

    This 8 page paper examines a popular article on the subject in light of two more sophisticated articles. The question at issue pertains to whether or not the popular work holds up under academic scrutiny. Specific aspects of body language are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Depression And Diabetes: Article Reviews

    10 pages in length. The relationship between diabetes and depression is an unmistakable - and perhaps unavoidable - occurrence of comorbidity. Each of these articles illustrates the importance of patient self-care and appropriate life choices as a means by which to offset the prevalence toward the comorbidity of depression and diabetes. While one study seeks to determine the most provoking factors that draw out the tendency toward both major and minor depression, another finds no more correlation between depression and diabetes than there is with those who do not have diabetes. Similarly, a third study sought to determine if those with either major depression or diabetes were more or less functionally disabled than those with diabetes and comorbid major depression. Another study examines how different locale and ethic composition impacts comorbidity, while the final article provides a broad overview of how depression and diabetes are often misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Online Research Review

    A 5 page paper. The writer was asked to participate in several Online research projects and critique them. The paper begins with an introduction to research conducted on the Web, the typical formats, and the risks. The writer presents several studies with brief comments about them, regarding purpose, reliability, validity and format. No Bibliography.

  • Burka and Yuen Procrastination

    This is a 6 page book review of Burka and Yuen’s 1983 text “Procrastination: Why you do it, What to do about it” which provides an excellent overall review and practical knowledge of the understanding of procrastination and what can be done to overcome it. Many aspects of procrastination are a result of self-esteem and fear of failure, success, separation and attachment among other elements. The authors outline each fear and provide adequate examples from real life and professions useful to the readers who may see themselves in similar situations. Finally, the authors provide some techniques on how to overcome the procrastination cycles which include taking an inventory of consequences, setting and achieving goals, time and organizational management and enlisting support. The text also provides useful schedules and additional resources. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Analysis: Two Articles on Aging

    This 3 page paper discusses two articles about aging; one that suggests creativity is vital to successful aging, the other suggesting that the elderly should be venerated. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

 

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