Research Papers on Psychology

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Research Papers on Psychology

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  • Psychology Questions and Answers

    This 16 page paper is similar to the paper entitled Questions and Answers in Psychology and refers only to Gerrig & Zimbardo's text Psychology and Life. Topics for this paper include social psychology, personality theories, motivation, abnormal psychology and schizophrenia, and information about Maslow's hierarchy. Terms are defined and fully explained. The paper is written in a simple Q & A format. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • A One Act Play Biff and Buffy

    This 9 page paper is a play but contains a slew of information about basic psychology. Biff is not interested in reading his psychology book, but runs into classmate Buffy--a typical Valley Girl-- in the mall. They discuss concepts in psychology as relayed only by the book How to Think Straight About Psychology by Keith E. Stanovich. Twelve concepts are discussed in the context of this light-hearted play. No additional sources cited.

  • American Psychology - Considering Three Streams

    A 6 page paper. It has been suggested there are three streams in American psychology: experimental laboratory, clinical and folk. The question is whether or not the three streams provide a useful model. To respond to the question, the writer discusses the 1948 Boulder Conference, explains First Force, Second Force and Third Force psychology, Taylor's thoughts on the shadow culture, and the emergence of behaviorism, humanistic psychology, existential, and transpersonal psychology. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Is Psychology a Science

    A 14 page paper that begins with a definition of science, then discusses whether or not psychology is a science. Other topics that are discussed are: how theories improve understanding of psychology, the APA standards for psychological research and the difference between quantitative and qualitative research, the rules for publishing research in psychology, current trends in the field, personal vision of psychology and how integration would strengthen the field. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Psychology Q and A

    This 15 page paper refers only to Gerrig & Zimbardo's text Psychology and Life in answering questions in psychology. Topics include basic goals of psychology, operant conditioning, cognitive development, socialization and much more. Terms are defined and fully explained. The paper is written in a simple Q & A format. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Road to Malpsychia by Joyce Milton

    A 10 page book review of Joyce Milton's The Road to Malpsychia. In the parlance of author Joyce Milton, "malpsychia" means "bad psychology" and this is precisely what her analysis of 1960's humanistic psychology addresses. Specifically, Milton argues that prevalent psychological theories and related ideas culminated in the counter-culture of the 1960s. Milton focuses specifically on the theories of psychologists Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers, but she also addresses the influence of LSD proponent Timothy Leary and his colleague Richard Alpert, as well as others. In short, this book offers a detailed and critical description of the evolution of humanistic psychology in the twentieth century, while also raising questions about the influence of psychology on societal mores and ideals. As this suggests, the author's purpose is to discredit the field of humanistic psychology--actually, psychology in general--where it serves to promote secular or humanistic interests. The writer disagrees with Milton's premise and argues against it. No additional sources cited.

  • Practice of Psychology

    A 3 page research paper that discusses psychology. Psychology has been defined as "the study of human behavior." However, even a brief examination of the science and practice of psychology demonstrates that this social science discipline encompasses a broad expanse of territory and that the practice of psychology is continually evolving as it changes to meet the needs of contemporary society, both now and in the future. An overview of psychology's history that this factor is particularly true in terms of psychology's purposes and goals. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Evolution of I/0

    Although industrial/organizational psychology is a relatively recent branch of psychology, it has its foundations in studies conducted in the late 1800s. This essay reports the evolution of the field in psychology. It also explains why research and statistics are important in I/O. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Industrial Organizational Psychology

    A 5 page paper that defines and discuses industrial organizational psychology and also discuses the evolution of the field. The writer briefly discusses personality psychology and developmental psychology to illustrate the interrelationship of the different fields. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Social Work and Psychology

    A 5 page paper discussing whether cognitive-behavior therapy or humanistic psychology are more effective in the context of social work. Both behaviorism and humanism have places in social psychology and in the psychological aspects of social work. When more immediate results are either desired or necessary, it is behaviorism that offers the most effective tools. Humanistic psychology can be used after that as a mechanism for “fine tuning” the results gained through effective use of behaviorism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 'Father of Psychology' Wilhelm Wundt

    A 4 page research paper that examines the life and work of Wilhelm Wundt. The history of psychology begins with this topic being studied as sub-topics under the fields of both philosophy and physiology (Oakley, 1995). It became a field in its own right primarily through the work of Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) who is frequently referred to as the "Father of Experimental Psychology" or simply as the "Founder of Modern Psychology." The writer briefly examines his life and accomplishments. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychological Contribution of Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams

    This 5 page paper looks at Freudian psychology and dream interpretation both together and independently. The history of dream interpretation is discussed as well as Freud's contributions to psychology. The paper concludes that Sigmund Freud's contribution in terms of dream psychology is significant. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of a Doctoral Program Statement of Intent

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a statement of intent to enter a doctoral program in psychology.

  • What is Psychology?

    This 6 page paper discusses psychology, the nervous system, the brain, and psychological testing. Bibliography lists

  • Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Entrance Essays and Paragraphs

    This 4 page paper is an entrance essay for clinical psychology.

  • Feminist Cinema and Psychology

    This 30 page paper begins by looking at film and its effects on society. It then delves into feminist film theory and mentions a variety of theorists as well as popular movies and artistic film. Some analysts is provided for the examples noted. Psychology, and particularly Freudian psychology, is addressed and then the paper goes on to discuss how psychology is utilized by feminist film theorists. Addressed are conflicts due to the patriarchal nature of Freudian psychology and the precepts of feminism. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Sane Positivist A Biography of Edward L. Thorndike by Geraldine Joncich

    8 pages in length. Edward Lee Thorndike applied his vast knowledge to several areas of psychology, including learning theory, applied psychology and mental measurement. His primary influence was William James; in turn, his lifetime achievements proved to influence the likes of B.F. Skinner and John B. Watson. Thorndike's accomplishments, which were fundamentally based in animal psychology, are readily chronicled in Geraldine Joncich's "The Sane Positivist: A Biography Of Edward L. Thorndike." Joncich covers every aspect of Thorndike's life and career as it relates to the field of psychology, effectively supplying the reader with the opportunity to gain a much more comprehensive perspective of this scientifically influential man. No additional sources cited.

  • Depth Psychology/Early Childhood Educational Setting

    A 6 page research paper that discusses this topic. The term "depth psychology" is rather like an umbrella term that encompasses psychological perspectives that "concern themselves with the unconscious" (Reynolds and Piirto, 2005, p. 164). The purpose of this examination of depth psychology is to discuss how a depth psychology, in this case the psychological theory of Carl Jung, can be integrated into the context of working with young children within a school setting. However, before this topic can be approached directly, it is first necessary discuss the parameters of depth psychology and the concepts that it encompasses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A New Kind of Psychology

    A 3 page paper that explains what positive psychology is, its major themes, and its underlying principles. The essay includes a research example where positive psychology was used with depressive patients. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PGpospsyc.rtf

  • Positivism, Behaviorism and Gestalt Psychology

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of two sections of questions on psychology. Part 1. What is logical positivism? How is legitimate science consistent with logical positivism? Explain your answer. What is radical behaviorism? What is cognitive psychology? How are radical behaviorism and cognitive psychology similar? How are they different? Part 2. How has the Gestalt view of mental organization in perception and thinking relate to the cognitive psychology paradigm? What is the difference between short-term and long-term memory? What did Donald Broadbent mean when he referenced attention filters, as related to encoding into short-term memory? Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Diversity and Cultural Differences in Psychology

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of cross-cultural psychology. Challenges present in cultural psychology research are explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Psychology of Architecture

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of psychology and architecture. Discussion questions highlight the role of commercial and residential design in psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 'Hard Science' and Psychology

    A 3 page essay that examines the question "Is psychology a hard science?" The writer first defines "hard science" as a term that refers to sciences in which facts and theories can be quantified, that is, measured, tested and proven. Then, the writer argues that psychology has aspects of hard science, but that this term does not describe the field as a whole. No bibliography is provided.

  • Branches of Psychology

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of branches of psychology. Social psychology, behaviorism, and psychodynamic perspective are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Use of Statistical Analysis

    This 3 page paper provides a response to the following statement and questions: Statistics in psychology are more than numbers because we must ask ourselves, why the individual chose that answer. Hidden factors such as pride, abuse, and self-esteem all affect the answer thereby affecting the scores. On that ground, are statistics in psychology credible? Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Social Psychology and the 1999 Movie The Matrix

    This 7 page report discusses the 1999 movie, “The Matrix,” from the aspect of social psychology. Interestingly, the field of social psychology almost always refers to some specific “matrix”-- the persuasion matrix, the influence matrix, the contingency matrix (and more) -- in which a person interacts with others and through which he or she defines themselves. Could it be possible that the primary purpose of the blockbuster “The Matrix” was to explore the interconnectedness that exists among all those varying types and levels of social and psychological “matrix?” No other sources listed.

  • Behaviorist Psychology v. Humanistic Psychology

    A 7 page research paper that contrasts and compares the humanistic and behavioral approaches to psychology. The writer summarizes each school of thought, relating a brief history of each perspective, and then discusses their relative merits, showing that the mechanistic approach of behavioral psychology incorporates weaknesses into this approach. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

    This 3 page paper discusses specific issues. The first part defines cognitive psychology and neuroscience and comments on how cognitive psychologists can promote positive social change. The second section reports research methods in cognitive psychology and comments on conducting a study that deals with perceptual decision making. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Medical Model and Psychology

    This 3 page paper discusses different issues beginning with the influence of evolution theory on psychology. The other major issue is the relationship between the medical model and clinical applications in psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Cognitive Psychology and Human Error

    A 7 page investigation of the reasons behind human error. Defines “error” and outlines its relationship to cognitive psychology. Contends that given the potential of errors, either positive potential or catastrophic potential, psychologists must undertake the task of determining why they occur. The factors which enter into errors range from the physiological to environmental. The role of cognitive psychology is determining the basis of errors so that they might be minimized, or even abolished. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Aspects of Cognitive Psychology

    A 5 page essay that presents an overview of various aspects of cognitive psychology. The overview includes a brief explanation of cognitive psychology and numerous studies investigating different aspects, such as memory and cognitive-behavior therapy. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Theology and Psychology Integration

    A 10 page research essay discussing the how and why psychology and theology, or religion, should be integrated. Beginning with some statements and citations about the integration of science and religion, or theology, and moving into specific examples of the integration of religion and psychology, the writer offers evidence from the literature to support the premise these two should be integrated. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Gestalt Psychology - A Confluence of Influence

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the influences in Gestalt psychology. Contributions from early thinkers are explored, as well as the role of Gestalt theory in the development of cognitive psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Ego and Self Psychology

    This 9 page paper compares and contrasts two different psychological schools of thought: self psychology and ego psychology. This paper integrates the views of Freud, Kohut and Hartmann and relates their perspectives to psychopathology, specifically the issue of narcissism.

  • Article Synopsis; L. S. Vygotsky and Contemporary Developmental Psychology

    This 3 page paper is a summary of the article by Wertsch and Tulviste (1992), “L. S. Vygotsky and Contemporary Developmental Psychology” published in Developmental Psychology. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Social Psychology and Advertising

    8 pages in length. That the advertising industry and social psychology are integrally related is indisputable. Indeed, the very foundation of advertising is to appeal to the core of one's social association by means of psychological allure. Within the framework of the advertising industry, social psychology represents the study of various components of attitude, motivation, personality and behavior as they reflect an individual's influence upon and by social groups. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Business Psychology and its Meaning

    This 10 page papers examines what is meant by the term business psychology, which also includes industrial psychology, and how its practice may enhance organisational performance. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Human Psychology and the Brain

    This 5 page paper considers the nature of the brain and the impact on human psychology. This paper relates the views of Coon, in his Introduction to Psychology, as a basis for considering the impact and function of the brain. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Comparing Psychological Theories of Gestalt and Adler

    This 10 page paper discusses, compares and contrasts the Adlerian psychology to Gestalt psychology and the therapies which grew out of these philosophies. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sociology and Psychology Integration

    5 pages in length. The integration of psychology and sociology has been brewing for some time now; indeed, contemporary society can no longer ignore the inherent connection between the two disciplines. When applied to the business community, the cohesion of psychology and sociology represents an enlightened approach to the working environment that has long been lacking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Occupational Choices in the Field of Psychology

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of career choices open to psychology majors. Degree levels, types of psychologists and salary ranges are things discussed in this paper that is chock full of specific information about careers in psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychology, Science, and Research Approaches

    A 5 page discussion of the relationship of the scientific approach in the field of psychology. This paper contends that psychological research is characterized by two separate yet integrated approaches. These approaches are that of qualitative and quantitative investigation. In the place of statistical findings revealed with quantitative research, qualitative research illuminates and provides understanding. Each approach is an important component of the field of psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Psychology: Informal Practice To Bona Fide Science

    3 pages in length. The field of psychology has not always been held in such high regard within the scientific environment, having had the task of proving its worth and validity as a legitimate discipline and not merely an ambiguous offshoot of philosophy. As the field began to expand and notable theorists established what are now standard principles, psychology ultimately earned its place within the scientific community alongside other closely controlled fields of study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Dreaming and its Purpose

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the psychology of dreaming inclusive of physiological explanations. REM sleep is discussed. Various theories inclusive of Freudian psychology is included in order to find out why humans dream, and what purpose it serves. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Advertising's Power

    This 5 page paper details the psychology behind the sucess of advertising. A brief history of American advertising is included. Early brands such as Coca-Cola, Ivory Soap, and Wrigley's are examined, as well as the psychology behind the Tommy Hillfinger brands. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Homosexuality and How It Evolved

    This 17 page paper argues against evolutionary psychology, citing a theory by Stephen Jay Gould. Gould's ideas are discussed, as are the precepts of evolutionary psychology. Homosexuality is discussed in the context of the theories provided. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Behavior and the Effects of Culture

    This 8 page essay begins with some general comments about the difficulties associated with defining culture. Using a variety of sources, the writer does define culture, subculture and ethnic group and suggest by their very nature, all three influence an individual's behavior. This paper also focuses on cultural psychology, what it is, why it is important and how it relates to mainstream psychology. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 'Writing Superheroes' by Dyson

    This 9 page paper provides a critical inquiry into this work in the realm of education and psychology and expands on some of the concepts inclusive of the importance of cognitive thoughts. The idea of the superhero is discussed but it is one part of this comprehensive book on reading, writing and child psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Life and Career of Psychologist Hugo Munsterberg

    A 10 page overview of the life and work of Hugo Munsterberg, the German born psychologists who gained prominence during his tenure at Harvard for his approaches to applied psychology. Munsterberg would essentially dominate the field of industrial and organizational psychology during the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Ancient Myth, Carl Jung, and Robert A. Johnson on Gender Psychological Differences

    This 5 page report discusses the psychological differences between men and women as interpreted in Jungian framework of thought. Robert A. Johnson’s books “She: Understanding Feminine Psychology” and “He: Understanding Masculine Psychology” serve as the primary point of departure on the issue. In them, he uses the myths of Aphrodite, Psyche, and Amor to discuss the feminine archetype and the story of Parsifal and the Holy Grail to discuss the masculine archetype. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Biology and Culture

    This 14 page paper argues against evolutionary psychology, citing a theory by Stephen Jay Gould. Gould's ideas are discussed, as are the precepts of evolutionary psychology. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Deception as Used in Psychology Research

    This 5 page paper examines deception primarily used in psychology research but also in psychology practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Consciousness

    A 3 page paper that discusses Titchener’s contributions to the field of psychology and explains his concept of consciousness as compared to Freud’s and James’. The writer also comments on how psychology became a science. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of 3 Psychological Theories

    This 4 page paper compares contrasts three psychological theories: behaviorism, cultural psychology and cognitive psychology. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Cognitive Psychology and More

    A 5 page paper that responds to specific essays. The writer comments and responds to short essays provided by the student in the areas of cognitive psychology, psychology and social change and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Contributions of Abraham Maslow

    A 5 page paper that reports and discussions some of Maslow's work. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is discussed. His influence in humanistic psychology and founding of transpersonal psychology are also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Criminal Theory and Crime's Psychological Correlates

    A 4 page overview of the contemporary views on criminal psychology. This paper distinguishes between psychology which is used in the therapeutic treatment of criminals and that used to demonstrate guilt or innocence in a court of law. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Depth Psychology And Healing

    A 5 page paper that begins by explaining what depth psychology is and some of the persons who have contributed to it. This discussion includes some of the assumptions of depth psychology. The writer then discusses the difficult subject of healing and what gets healed in psychotherapy and suggests the outcomes of psychotherapy should not be discussed in terms of healing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


    This 5-page paper discusses the use of industrial organizational psychology (occupational psychology) in the process of employee selection and training. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychology and its Historical Evolution

    This 7 page paper begins with brief comments about psychology in ancient times and events prior to 1800. The major discussion is on events since the 19th century. This essay is very much like a timeline in narrative form. The writer provides dates and persons who introduced different ideas and theories. Most of the major contributors to the field of psychology are included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History/Education & Educational Psychology

    A 5 page research paper that offers an overview of the historical foundations of education, psychology and how they combine in educational psychology. The writer gives a brief sketch of the men and concepts that makeup this history. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Heroin Addiction Treatment and the Impact of Developmental Psychology

    This 130 page paper provides an overview of a study on the effects of developmental psychology on the treatment of heroin addiction. This paper considers many different types of treatment options based in developmental psychology. Bibliography lists 50 sources.

  • Basis of Cognitive Psychology and Ecological Validity

    6 pages in length. Cognitive psychology is occasionally criticized for having a lack of ecological validity; the extent to which one might argue against this accusation is found in the fundamental basis of what cognitive psychology is all about. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Milestones in Cognitive Psychology

    A 4 page paper that begins with a definition of cognitive psychology. The paper reports and discusses important theorists in the development of this field. The writer also comments on the importance of observation in cognitive psychology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Why Psychology Is Considered A Science

    6 pages in length. The evolution of psychology emerging as a science stemmed from the concept of behaviorism and what motivated conduct in certain situations. Was humanity merely bound by determinism without the ability to choose, or did he harbor free will with which to guide his own existence? These ponderings ultimately gave way to a more concrete concept termed cognitive science from which the basis of psychology inevitably developed. Bibliography lists xox sources.

  • Freudian and Social Psychology

    This 6 page paper looks at Freud's Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego in respect to contemporary social psychology. The concepts are discussed ideologically. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Misuse of Psychology

    This 9 page paper looks at the way in which psychology can be used and abused. The paper outlines the way psychology has developed and then looks at its’ use and misuse in business, law and advertising. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Madness, Nature, and Cognitive Psychology

    This 12 page paper provides an overview of some of the basic elements of cognitive psychology, including Erikson's theories. This paper integrates a view of cognitive psychology that can be used in an understanding of nature and madness. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • The Major Perspectives of Psychology: An Overview

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of three major perspectives in psychology. Behaviorism, psychoanalysis, and cognitive psychology are covered. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Independent Discipline of Psychology and the Impact of Sociocultural Forces

    15 pages in length. The independent scientific discipline of psychology is integrally related to social change and how it ultimately influences people's perceptions. There is no denying how society and culture play integral roles in the far-reaching definition of psychology as an independent scientific discipline; to overlook this inherent aspect is to suggest that sociocultural problems are single-fold. Bibliography lists 10 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.

  • Cognitive View of Psychology

    A 3 page research paper that looks briefly at the history of cognitive psychology and the factors that differentiate it form other braches of psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • I/O Psychology

    A 4 page paper that reports the beginning of this subfield in psychology. Major players are mentioned. The writer comments on how this subfield is different than other area of psychology. The writer also explains the importance of research and statistics in this field. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology

    4 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses jealousy and evolutionary psychology, the value of cultural psychology and applied behavior as a method for communicating with autistic children. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Psychopharmacology and Other Topics

    A 6 page paper that responds to specific short essays provided by the student. Topics include cognitive psychology, psychology and social change and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • How Social Psychology Differs

    A 4 page paper. The first part defines social psychology and discusses how it is different than other disciplines. The paper discusses the role of research by reporting some of the important research studies. Two personal experiences related to social psychology are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Viktor Frankl, William James, Carl Jung, and Sigmund Freud on Psychology and Religion

    This 5 page paper discusses the issue of religion and psychology. Religion and psychology itself is a relatively new discipline having been first mentioned by Freud. This essay discusses the beliefs of four theorists towards religion and religious experiences – Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, William James and Viktor Frankl. Each approached the subject in a different way, for example, Freud thought religious experiences were illusions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Dental Hygiene and General Psychology Applications

    A 4 page discussion of the potential value general psychology has to the dental hygienist. The author emphasizes that there are hundreds of situations and circumstances where a knowledge of general psychology could prove helpful to the dental hygienist. These include allowing the dental hygienists the capability of being able to distinguish between normal anxiety and serious problems such as panic disorder and even prove helpful in allowing the dental hygienist insight as to what is an appropriate client/therapist relationship and what is an inappropriate one. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Disaster Preparedness and Environmental Psychology

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of environmental psychology. The use of environmental psychology in studying personality is explored in the context of disaster preparedness within communities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychology as a Career

    An 8 page report detailing the writer's personal aspiration towards a career in psychology. Various job opportunities, salaries, and so forth, - are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 relevant sources including a one-on-one interview with a professional in the field on psychology.

  • Social Psychology

    This four-page paper discusses what social psychology is and how it falls within sociology and psychology. Three references included.

  • The Use of Psychology in the Development and Use of Brands

    This 15 page paper looks at the brands and the way in which they are used and developed in order to support sales and revenue creation with the understanding and leveraging of consumer psychology. The paper looks at the way branding takes place and the way in which consumers relate and identify with brands and then examines a case study that demonstrates the use of psychology in branding. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Group Process/Nursing

    A 4 page research paper that discusses group psychology in relation to nursing management. The tasks and objectives associated with nursing and nursing management can be understood in terms of the broader context of group roles and group process as outlined by what is known concerning leadership and group psychology. When a task is delegated to a group and that group functions as a team, with each member responsible for a specific role, with each team member having the skills to execute that role, this strategy becomes "the manager's best bet, even though groups rarely function perfecting," to accomplishing specific tasks and goals (La Monica 23). As this suggests, group psychology plays an integral role in nursing management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History, Human Nature, and Psychology

    This is a 5 page paper discussing psychology and human nature over history. The development of psychology and the study of human nature evolved over two thousand years of philosophical theory. During the period of enlightenment scientific thought was beginning to be examined toward the field of the human mind in what was later termed the field of psychology. David Hume in the 1700s and his studies into human nature as a combination of sentimentalism and intellectualism were later revisited and refined by James and Wendt in the 1800s and discussed in relation to human will and conscious thought over actions by Dewey in the 1900s. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Different Topics in Psychology

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of responses to a range of questions in the field of psychology. This paper is in two parts and answers the following:1. What are the advantages of classifying mental disorders into types and maintaining such taxonomy for clinical reference? Explain your answer. What are the disadvantages of classifying mental disorders into types and maintaining such taxonomy for clinical reference? Explain your answer. What is mesmerism and hypnosis? How would you evaluate mesmerism and hypnosis as techniques for use in treating mental disorders? Explain your answer. 2.What is evolution theory? How did the formulation of evolution theory impact the development of psychology as a formal discipline? What is the scientific method? How was the scientific method used in the early years of formal psychology? Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychology and Personality Theory

    6 pages in length. Establishing a personality theory that challenges those already in existence by such famous industry names as Freud, Ellis, Beck and Rodgers must incorporate a significant understanding of just how the field of psychology effectively encourages more than merely one approach. The practice of psychology, which stems from a portion of philosophy that addresses the issue of behaviorism, evolved into a significant discipline of its own. The writer discusses that through experiential introspection, psychology eventually came to represent the very essence of mental performance and, therefore, personality theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Integral Psychology by Ken Wilber

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the major concepts in Ken Wilber’s Integral Psychology. Ken Wilber’s “Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy” (2000) includes a combination of various developmental psychological theories, -- “West and East, ancient and modern” to try and understand the “full spectrum” of the range of human consciousness. Through inclusion or integration of the various theories, Wilber develops a “brain-mind” theory that “does justice to both sides of the equation – the brain and the mind – because what follows can reasonably be expected to cover much of the ‘mind’ aspects that should be included, along with the ‘brain’ aspects derived from neuroscience, in order to arrive at any sort of sturdy and comprehensive model of consciousness”. Wilber’s work involves the discussion of holons, or hierarchical levels, or waves, which progress through three realms (prepersonal, personal and transpersonal) of development. The holons build on and yet are an interactive part of the other levels in development as well as including an integral relationship within the four-quadrant model representing phenomenon as relationships between the intentional, behavioral, cultural and social perspectives. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Humanistic And Psychodynamic Psychology: Comparative Analysis

    11 pages in length. The fundamental composition of psychology encompasses such a vast array of components to address a specific situation that it is sometimes necessary to borrow from more than one application in order to realize holistic healing. At the same time, however, there are systems that already incorporate holism as a way in which to delve deeply within the human mind and fully achieve the desired objective, with humanistic and psychodynamic therapies occupying the top of the list. While Freud and Jung are directly related to the concept of psychodynamic psychology, Rogerian and Gestalt therapies represent two of the approaches most associated with humanistic psychology. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • The Importance of Forensic Psychology

    5 pages in length. The field of psychology is comprised of many subcategories in order to address various and distinct aspects in a more appropriate way. Forensic psychology is somewhat different from other sectors of the field by virtue of its intrinsic connection to the criminal justice system, an alliance that provides for better understanding of "the vast psychological perspectives" (Diviny et al, 2000) inherent to the law. More than that, however, is the fact that forensic psychology deals in myriad aspects of the legal component, not the least of which include helping to set policy and create laws, determining offender competency, establishing a defendant's mental condition at the time when the crime was committed, criminal profiling, attorney consultation for jury selection, treating mentally unstable offenders, acting as expert witness in court and "analyzing a criminal's mind and intent" (Diviny et al, 2000). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History Of Educational Psychology - Emergence Of Cognitive Psychology

    A 3 page outline of a future paper that provides a brief introduction and then, continues as an outline with headings and subheadings and sometimes includes full sentences and that leads up to the emergency of cognitive pyshcology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Careers Of Industrial-Organization Psychology And Physiological Psychology

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly defines each principle and discusses various specialties within each one. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Importance Of Studying Psychology

    7 pages in length. To understand man's behavior and mental processes is to realize the capacity, quirks and composition of the human mind; as a result, studying psychology provides a greater awareness of how each individual harbors altogether different stimuli that creates said behavior and mental processes. It is imperative for these aspects to be clearly understood within the context of interaction with others and with oneself in order to better appreciate the diversity that exists between and among people. Moreover, the study of psychology provides the medical community with adequate tools to help those whose behaviors and mental processes are askew and need realignment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Psychology of Love v. Hate

    A 3 page research paper that discusses love and hate. The words “love” and “hate” are used rather carelessly in popular culture and each has a broad meaning. Within the lexicon of psychology, love is “experienced as a perception of reality” and it is intrinsically tied to motivation, and “encourages healthy growth” (Clough, 2006, p. 23). Hate, conversely, appears to have its origin in factors that inhibit positive emotional, cognitive and physical growth (Gilligan, 2003). An examination of the psychology of love and hate shows that these two factors are inextricably linked in that an absence of love seems to inevitably lead to the poisoned personality constructs of people who hate. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Community College and Psychology Teaching

    A 3 page essay supporting the choice to teach psychology at the community college level. The psychology instructor at a university enjoys full access to subscription-based literature databases as well as employer-paid conference attendance opportunities. Psychologists in private practice gain the satisfaction of being involved in improving the lives of individuals, and some achieve significant financial rewards. The community college can expect none of these financial supports or rewards. The rewards possible are significant and can be immense, however. As is the case when comparing community college education with university education, the end result is only different, certainly not inferior. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Psychology and the Effects of Dreams According to Sigmund Freud

    A 18 page research paper that examines the impact of the career of Sigmund Freud and his The Interpretation of Dreams on culture and psychology. There are certain events in history that can be perceived as pivotal, that is, after this event occurred, everything pertaining to a certain field changed as existing paradigms and concepts were irrevocably altered. Such an event occurred with the publication of Sigmund Freud's seminal work, The Interpretation of Dreams (first published in 1900). It is through this work that Freud's concepts began to infiltrate the intellectual climate of the dawning twentieth century. Examination of the impact of this work, as well as Freud's ideas in general, demonstrates that the publication of The Interpretation of Dreams constitutes a pivotal point in the history of psychology, after which everything changed to accommodate Freud's revolutionary concepts (Messer and McWilliams, 2003). Bibliography lists 15 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.

  • Major Psychological Theories

    4 pages in length. The manner by which a human being's mind operates, why people behave in certain ways, how their thoughts and perceptions are generated, and what situations trigger changes in mental clarity or capacity is the core focus of psychology. The challenge of whether or not this branch of science is actually scientific at all has been a long-standing debate with those who contend there is too much interpretation applied for psychology to truly be considered empirical. However, some of the field's major theories have formed the foundation of man gaining a greater understanding of his mind, its power and vulnerabilities. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Culture and Principles of Psychology

    An 11 page paper that begins by discussing the difficulties of defining the concept of culture. The writer then discusses cultural psychologists and some authors' opinion that the approach to studying culture is unsystematic. Two unsystematic approaches are explained and three typical orientations to studying culture in psychology are also explained. Three examples are provided to illustrate the need for cultural competence, two in business and one in education. The write concludes with further comments about cultural psychology and the need for more research before psychologists will know how psychological principles can be applied in different cultures. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Psychology as a Science?

    This is a 6 page paper that evaluates the claim that psychology is not a science. It examines the 'duality theory' and the 'machine' theory in respect to their impact on this argument. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Quitting the Cigarette Habit and The Role of Health Psychologists

    This is a 5 page paper on the role of health psychologists in smoking cessation. The Website of the Health Psychology Associates ( addresses issues related to the research, treatments and role of health psychologists in the health care setting. One area of particular concern for health psychology is smoking. Essentially, health psychologists are concerned with the psychological and biomedical reasons for why people are addicted to smoking and have difficulty stopping and what treatment programs can be initiated to help people stop smoking. Research has found that people begin and continue smoking from a combination of social, psychological, and biological factors. In smoking cessation therapies health psychologists have found that a combination of psychological, social and biological factors are also the most effective in that patients are instructed on the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in addition to the more important aspects of personal and social counseling, coping strategies, skill management and stress reduction throughout the stages of contemplation of smoking cessation through until well after action and maintenance of smoking cessation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Adolescents and Cognitive Behavior Theory

    20 pages in length. Psychology as a discipline has come to be an essential element in the overall aspect of human life. Without its influential element, myriad individuals would not be able to properly function within their world. The practice of psychology has proven to be more than merely a treatment for the affluent or the crazy; rather, it has been embraced by mainstream society as a means by which people are able to work out various psychological situations. No longer is such treatment considered taboo in a world where mental imbalance is quite prevalent. An example of such mainstream approaches is that of cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescents, illustrating how powerful one's thought process truly is with regard to one's overall mental and physical health. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Franz Kafka's The Judgment and The Stoker and the Son's Role

    Kafka is attributed with saying that psychology does not matter and that the world takes on the form it is supposed to eventually, despite analysis. Yet, all of Kafka’s work delivers undertones of psychology in Freudian analyses of the human spirit within life’s circumstances. Freed (1996) attributes Kafka’s neurotic and psychotic characters to the fact that Kafka had an unwavering respect for the dream state and that the rich reservoir of the subconscious is why Kafka’s stories reflect both Freudian and existentialist elements. At the same time, Freed does not dismiss the truth that Kafka viewed his father as tyrannical.... 8 references. jvKafPsy.rtf

  • Meditation and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    6 pages in length. Psychology as a discipline has come to be an essential element in the overall aspect of human life. Without its influential element, myriad individuals would not be able to properly function within their world. The practice of psychology has proven to be more than merely a treatment for the affluent or the crazy; rather, it has been embraced by mainstream society as a means by which people are able to work out various psychological situations. The writer discusses meditation as it relates to cognitive behavior therapy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Klein, Adler, Jung

    This 10 page paper explains and discusses several neo-analysis theories and responds to questions about them. The EP neo-analytic theory of child development from birth to age 2; how Melanie Klein’s theory differed; self-psychology; Jungian typologies and writer’s type; preferred theory (Jung) and why; what ‘acting as if’ is; why Adlerians use early recollections; social interest according to Adler; Adler’s birth order; Individual psychology and diversity. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Biopsychology

    4 pages in length. Biopsychology - also known as physiological psychology, behavioral neuroscience and psychobiology - is a branch that studies the relationship between brain and behavior. Considered the union of conventional psychology and neuroscience (Garrett, 2009), biopsychology examines how and why behavioral patterns occur due to activity in the brain. A pioneer in field who brought to light the connection through his 1949 book The Organization of Behavior, Canadian psychologist Donald O. Hebb established the first comprehensive theory the brain's capacity for instigating various and complex psychological behavior. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Issue in Social Psychology

    A 32 page paper that discusses numerous issues within this discipline. Topics include Cialdini's social influence work; effects of conformity and obedience and positive social change; Methods and Discussion sections of term paper on childhood obesity; dangers of groupthink; group roles and norms; individualism versus collectivism; cultural influences; how social psychology affects positive social changes; and how social psychology is linked to therapy. Bibliography lists 33 sources.

  • Cognitive Psychology as a Neurological Framework

    A 5 page research paper that considers this topic. Cognitive neuropsychology is a branch of cognitive psychology. The goal of cognitive psychological research is to ascertain more information about the "architecture of cognition," and this generally involves formulating and testing "information –processing models," which are intended to explain how people go about accomplishing specific cognitive tasks (Coltheart, 2008). This goal is often pursued by research psychologists by examining the behavior of people are who are skilled in the performance of the focused task; however, the real of cognitive neuroscience generally pursues research goals by examining the cognitive functioning of people who have experienced some sort of brain damage (Coltheart, 2008). In other words, in cognitive neuropsychological investigation, cognitive psychology's goals are examined using a neurological framework as its guiding assumption. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Psychology College Student Language Observations

    A 7 page demonstration that linguistic subcultures can be found in even the most common of places. The author demonstrates that even psychology students utilize language which sets them apart from other students and, in effect, allows them to be classified as a subculture. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Developmental Psychology - Observations

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of developmental psychology. Observations from a Sunday school class are given. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

  • Film What Dreams May Come and the Psychology of Sigmund Freud

    5 pages in length. A majority of the themes and issues found in contemporary psychology treatments have their fundamental basis in Sigmund Freud's discoveries. The writer discusses how Freud's theories apply to the movie What Dreams May Come. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Multicultural Psychology

    This 4 page paper examines this branch of psychology. Its history is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Forensic Psychology Introduction

    This 5 page paper discusses aspects of forensic psychology including key concepts, theorists, and major categories of work in the field. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A New course on Global, Multicultural Aspects of Psychology

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue of multiculturalism in education, with a focus on creating a new course in global, multicultural aspects of psychology in order to address the changing client base. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Introduction to I/O Psychology

    A 4 page paper that offers the definition and explanation of what industrial organizational psychology is, the evolution of the field, and the role of research in the field. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Milestones in Cognitiivism

    4 page paper that traces eh history and reports the milestones in this school of psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Insights about Teaching and Educational Psychology

    This 3 page paper reflects on the perspectives on educational psychology related through a course. This paper defines specific insights following coursework in this topic area. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Mind and Body Dualist Philosophy and Rene Descartes' Psychology

    A 9 page paper which explores the significance for psychology in René Descartes’ mind-body philosophy, most notably the issues involved in dualism and the problems it presents. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Robert Johnson's We The Psychology of Romantic Love

    This 4 page paper gives an overview, synopsis, and detailed discussion of Robert Johnson's book, We: The Psychology of Romantic Love. Quotes included. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Answers to Some Questions on Psychology

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of three questions in psychology, including quesitons on motivation, arousal and the impacts of stress. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Answers To Therapy Questions

    This 5 page paper provides four essays on specific questions related to psychology. This paper relates answers to questions about various therapy and personality development approaches, as well as research on obedience. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Abnormal Psychology Study and Law Enforcement

    A 5 page paper discussing the benefits that this study brings to law enforcement. Both crimes and criminals are becoming more sophisticated each year. The study of abnormal psychology cannot be a be-all and end-all measure for law enforcement, but it can help even the playing field between criminals and law enforcement. It can assist in avoiding wasted investigative time, and it can be instrumental in making local law enforcement more productive in their investigations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Factors Affecting Human Behavior

    A 7 page paper that responds to different issues in the field of psychology. Most of the paper discusses factors that influence human behavior, including biological, learned behavior, disorders, personality theories, motivation, memory, culture and sociological factors. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Behavioral and Cognitive Schools of Psychology

    A 9 page paper that explains and discusses the cognitive and behavioral schools of psychology. Major theorists from each perspective are identified. The writer discusses how these two perspectives are similar and how they differ. The writer explains tenets from each theory can be found in the other. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Psychology: Help or Hindrance?

    This 3 page paper explores the four goals of psychology and argues that they can both help and harm humanity. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Communication and Psychology

    This 8 page paper considers the argument that there is too little emphasis on communication in the study of psychology. Looking at this from different aspects the paper argues for and against this statement suing a range of evidence from different studies before reaching a conclusion.

  • Developmental Psychology Overview

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the history of developmental psychology with attention to Piaget, Freud and Erikson. Each of the theorists' basic views is discussed as it concerns development. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Cognitive Psychology

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of cognitive psychology and determines the link to early behaviorism. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • Questions on Social Psychology Answered

    This 3-page paper answers several questions pertaining to social psychology including topics such as Kelley's Covariation Model, heuristics (as they pertain to fear of flying) and actor/observer bias. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Issues in Social Psychology

    A 23 page paper that discusses specific issues in social psychology, including factors involved in attraction, consistency and inconsistency, examples of friendships, altruism and helping, modern prejudice and microaggressions, media and violence, bullying in schools and programs to reduce bullying. The paper also includes the Introduction section for a research paper on childhood obesity. Statistics are included. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

  • Object Relations and Self Psychology

    This 4 page paper responds to questions about "Ms. X" and self psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Licensed And Unlicensed Abnormal Psychologists Ethical And Legal Concerns

    3 pages in length. Legal and ethical concerns are equally important in the delivery of services from professionals in the field of abnormal psychology, inasmuch as there are myriad issues pertaining to competency and confidentiality that are too easily breached within the stringent boundaries of therapy. While both licensed and unlicensed practitioners must abide by the industry's legal and ethical guidelines, a greater onus falls upon the unlicensed practitioner whose patient interaction must be supervised by a licensed practitioner. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Essays on Psychology

    22 pages. A series of essays on Darwin, behaviorism, psychoanalytic theory, cognitive psychology and biological behavior. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Stand By Me as a Model of Male Friendship

    This 4 page paper explores the psychology of male friendships and how they are formed using the film “Stand by Me” as an example of such relationships. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychology Course Candidate

    An account of why an individual would be particularly suitable for a doctorate course in psychology, with reference to her personal and professional experience and her cultural background.

  • Issues in Psychology

    A 50 page research paper that answers 50 questions pertaining to the field of psychology with an emphasis on the role that emotions play in human development. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Connections Between Nature, Madness, and Cognitive Psychology

    This 5 page paper relates the connection between views of cognitive psychology and assessment of nature and madness. This paper integrates a view of CBT, cognitive/behavioral therapy, as it can be applied to this subject. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Psychology Students and College Campus Linguistic Subcultures

    A 5 page contention that one does not have to travel to far away and exotic places to encounter linguistic subcultures. The author demonstrates that even psychology students utilize language which sets them apart from other students and, in effect, allows them to be classified as a subculture. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychology Experiment Paper

    This 4-page paper is an example of how a student can set up his/her own psychology experiment, and obtain the necessary results, through manipulation of variables. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • What Is Positive Psychology?

    3 pages in length. With virtually all other psychotherapy focusing upon fixing an emotional problem by dwelling upon the cause, positive psychology spotlights what makes a person happy, more content hopeful about life. Indeed, there will always be a place for the type of therapy that purges psychological troubles by making patients face the problem, however, this new and upcoming approach of drawing benefit from the upbeat aspects of constructive and empowering optimism is a mental health trend whose time has definitely arrived. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Influences In The Discipline Of Cognitive Psychology

    4 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses Bruner, Piaget, Sperry and cognitive restructuring as they relate to cognitive psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychology and Multiculturalism

    A 5 page paper that investigates the multicultural perspective in psychology. What is it and why is it needed? These are the issues discussed in the paper in general and in terms of assessment and counseling. The rationale for the multicultural perspective is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychology's Role in Managing Overall Health

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the role of psychology in diagnosis and disease management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • How Structuralism, Functionalism, Evolution And Applied Behavior Analysis Relate To Psychology

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses how the aforementioned concepts are associated with the study of psychology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Jung's Archetypes

    This 11 page paper provides an overview of the Jungian archetypes and considers the role that that they play in personality psychology. This paper considers the implications of those archetypes and the creation of type-based personality assessments. There are 6 sources cited.

  • Biopsychosocial Model and Health Psychology

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the field, its evolution and its importance to society. The biopsychosocial model is discussed in the context of health psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Jean Piagot’s Contribution to Adolescent Psychology

    A 3 page paper which examines Jean Piagot’s contribution to adolescent psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Social Psychology As A Discipline

    4 pages in length. Social psychology - which studies various components of attitude, motivation, personality and behavior as they reflect an individual's influence upon and by social groups – encompasses such aspects as social cognition, attitudes, violence/aggression, prosocial behavior, prejudice/discrimination, self/social identity and group behavior. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Mainstream Psychology and the Explanation of Gender Differences by Feminism

    19 pages in length. The writer discusses feminism as it relates to gender differences in mainstream psychology by addressing the workplace, popular culture, gender language and pornography. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Psychology and Biology

    A five page paper which looks at the relationship between biology and psychology, and the way that behavioural and cognitive patterns interact with physiology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Twenty First Century Critical Clinical Psychology Issues

    This 5-page paper is a review of critical issues facing clinical psychology in the 21st century. Some of these issues include information addiction, a better acceptance of the mind-body connection when it comes to physical health and an overall change in the specialties of the profession. Bibilograpy lists 1 source.

  • Psychology Professionals and Ecological Awareness

    A 4 page essay/research paper that addresses questions that illustrate the usefulness of psychology as an environmental science. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Clinical Psychology and Scientific Practice

    This 9 page paper discusses the history of clinical psychology, its origins and the reciprocal relationship between science and clinical practice. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • A Feminist Perspective for a Psychology Practitioner

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of the application of feminist psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Psychology Doctorate Degree Admission Essay

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admission essay for a doctorate degree in psychology. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Jung's Analytical Psychology Journal Article Critiqued

    4 pages in length. Petteri Pietikainen's article from the October 2000 issue of the Journal of Contemporary History entitled "The 'Volk' and its Unconscious: Jung, Hauer and the 'German Revolution" discusses Jung's (1936) analytical psychology by delving into the concepts of human perception and the unconscious. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethical Evaluations in the Field of Psychology

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of an evaluation of personal ethical style, and then considers the impacts for the field of psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Paraphilias, Learning Theory and the DSM

    This 5 page paper is broken down into three sections, which relate to the nature of paraphilias, the importance of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the relationship to abnormal psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Family Therapy Problem and Solution Focuses

    A 4 page research paper that contrasts and compares solution- and problem-focused therapy for at-risk families. The writer discusses these therapies within the overall context of the history of psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Maximizing Employee Value Through Job Analysis

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of job analyses. The role of analyses and organizational psychology in employee selection is examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Levels of Language and Psychology

    A 5 page paper that begins with definitions of language and lexicon. The paper then discusses the key features of language, the four levels of language structure, and the role of language processing in cognitive psychology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Being a Man in the 1999 Film Boys Don’t Cry

    In five pages this paper discusses how this film’s theme of how masculine identity is defined can be applied to courses in public health and psychology. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Psychological Dependence and Drug Abuse

    This 3 page paper provides information on the subject of drug dependence in the context of psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Aborigines of Australia and Social Darwinism

    A 5 page contention that racism has been one of the primary shapers of contemporary Australian society. In the nineteenth century in particular the concept of racial inferiority was purported by a number of disciplines. Anthropology, medicine, psychology, and sociology all became vehicles of racism as they proposed and supported theories which perpetuated disenfranchisement and segregation of the aborigines from mainstream Australian society. The premises of social Darwinism held that the fittest would survive while the weaker and inferior aborigines would perish. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Theories of Carl Rogers

    This 22 page paper provides an overview of the views of Carl Rogers, especially in regards to his humanistic psychology and his person-centered and client-centered approaches. There are 30 sources cited.

  • Organization and Individual Study Similarities

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of how organizations and individuals are studied. Studies and theories from psychology and sociology are discussed in light of business research. Similarities regarding individuals and organizations include goal oriented strategies and attention to the aging process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • B.F. Skinner's Contributions

    A 6 page overview of the contributions of B.F. Skinner to the field of psychology. Emphasizes the importance of such theories as operant conditioning and naturalistic ethics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Personality Development - The Major Theories

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of developmental psychology. Theories are explored through a hypothetical case study and interview. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • A Mock-Autobiography of Carl Jung

    This 7 page paper supposes that the writer is Carl Jung, and from this perspective writes about the major contributions of this psychologist/philosopher. Furthermore, this paper expounds on why he made the contributions that he did, and how he affected psychology in the process. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Parent and Child According to the Attachment Theory

    Attachment theory, although relatively new within the field of psychology, has become the basis for understanding the relationship between an infant and those around him or her, especially in terms of the primary caregiver, generally considered to be the mother. This 5 page paper explores the parent, child attachment according to attachment theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Humanity Contributions of Sigmund Freud

    This 5 page report discusses Sigmund Freud as if he were talking about himself. It is a brief reflection on Freud's greatest contributions to the field of psychology. The understanding of the separation between the human consciousness and unconsciousness is presented, along with the idea that individual's sacrifice their own happiness in order to fit into the social norm. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Poor Communication and Negative Reciprocity in Domestic Violence Situations

    This 3 page paper critically analyzes a peer reviewed psychology article on the correlation between poor communication skills and domestic violence. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Memory Suppression and Child Abuse

    Approximately 6 pages worth of technical (psychology) notes on memory suppression and its relevance to child abuse/molestation. Collective bibliography lists approximately 30 relevant sources.

  • Cross-Cultural Studies and the Influence of Media

    A 3 page research paper that has 2 parts. The first part concerns the influence of media on global society and cross-cultural studies. The second half of the paper concerns what the student has learned from participating in a class on Cross-Cultural Psychology and her plans for the future. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • What Is A Scholar Practitioner?

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses how scholar-practitioner applies to the student's current courses in attaining a psychology degree. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Cognitive Psychology

    A 5 page paper. That responds to short essays provided by the student. Subject areas include cognitive psychology, psychologists and social change and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • IO Psych Doctorate Programs

    A 4 page research paper that compares two doctoral programs in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The programs examined at Alliant International University and Auburn University. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 'Cage' of Maya Angelou

    This 8 page paper looks at Maya Angelou's life and distinguishes just who kept her in her own cage. The book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is discussed. A great deal of biographical information is included. The paper suggests that her absent father is the one who kept her in a cage and information in the field of psychology backs up the detriments of not having a father in the home. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Concept of Human Relations

    8 pages in length. Human Relations practice is based upon an eclectic mixture of theories from different academic disciplines such as psychology, sociology and political science; while each discipline indicates divergent methods to the overall approach of human relations, they all share a common denominator of empowerment and reassurance. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Consequences of Morality in The Republic by Plato

    5 pages. This discourse on Plato's republic focuses on the main theme of morality and its consequences, both for individual psychology and the political community. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Laa Laa Teletubby's Developmental Assistance

    A 4 page paper discussing the value of the cognitive training that a small, soft toy provides for infants. Parents always can carry to extreme the number of toys they furnish their children. Many believe that very young infants need no toys, but that position denies the ability of the infant to distinguish between items and to learn about them. The purpose here is to assess a stuffed toy’s applicability to the developmental psychology of the infant. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Personality Characteristics

    A 5 page essay that provides an example paper that is designed to aid a psychology student in this task by providing a guide that discusses the development of three of the student’s personality traits. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • How Can the Persuasiveness of Marketing Communication Be Optimised?

    This 9 page paper considers the practices persuasive communication in marketing from a social psychology perspective. The paper examines the way in which marketers may seek to use communication to persuade consumers to purchase the goods. Different tactics, best practice and theoretical approaches which contribute to the idea of persuasive communicational discussed, including the use of examples to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • 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.

  • Schizophrenia and the Cultural Symptoms Developed by Marvin K. Opler

    The study of psychology revolves around the concept of the individual as an integral component of society. This 5 page paper investigates a 1959 study by Marvin K, Opler to determine how the variables of prediction for schizophrenia are derived. No additional sources are listed.

  • Comparison of Gestalt and Behaviorism

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts these two schools of thought in psychology. Ideas of B.F. Skinner and Max Wertheimer are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Three Theories of Human Psychology

    This 5 page report discusses three leading perspectives that have had a profound influence in the understanding of human psychology and the ways in which human beings struggle with their own consciousness, personal insight, and awarenesses. The theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Rogers, and Albert Ellis are briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Social Work Case Study Analysis

    7 pages. This series of three case studies is a case-by-case analysis of the best therapy to be used for each case. There is a thorough explanation of why the particular therapy was chosen and what specific actions need to be taken in order to address the problems at hand. An excellent source paper for any sociology or psychology course as it considers many different therapies including cognitive behavior, behavioral and many more. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Brook and Tseng's Research on the Correlation Between Negativity and Anger in Toddlers and Drug Use by Parents

    A 3 page overview of this 1996 study published in “Genetic, Social & General Psychology Monographs”. This paper reviews the researchers’ hypotheses, methods and conclusion. The researchers find that the mediational model hypothesis that one parental factor is capable of mediating the impact of another parental factor in terms of child behavior is supported.

  • Informal and Formal Group Dispute Resolution

    6 pages in length. The concept of conflict resolution takes into consideration the history of cross-cultural psychology in that it assesses culture as an indispensable component in the understanding of human behavior. Because there exist myriad contrarieties in the manner in which people behave from culture to culture, such perspectives as relativism and absolutism are integral in their own application. The writer discusses formal and informal conflict resolution as it relates to Australian Aboriginals and European settlers. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Andy Kaufman

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the life of Andy Kaufman, including a view of the application of Erisonian psychology in evaluating Kaufman's actions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sigmund Freud v. Erik Erikson

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares the theories of personality development formulated by Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson, pioneers in psychology. The writer summarizes their theories and then focuses on how each man regarded the nature versus nurture debate and moral development. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Illness and Culture in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez

    A 7 page research paper that addresses the problems that can be encountered for a health care practitioner in dealing with Hispanic clients. The writer draws on Julia Alvarez's novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent in applying social psychology concepts pertaining to culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Statement of Intent : Health Care Worker to High School Counselor

    This 3 page statement of intent focusses on a master's program in psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family counseling. This student's goal is to transition form being a health care professional in dentistry to a high school counselor. No bibliography.

  • Graham Greene's The Destructors and D.H. Lawrence's 'The Rocking Horse Winner'

    A paper which compares and constrasts these two stories, with particular reference to the psychology of the main characters, the dynamics of the relationships which they establish with others, and the underlying tragic themes of the two narratives. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Shell Game

    This 3 page paper discusses the narrator, and the psychology of Chekhov’s short story “The Man in a Shell.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Infrared Light Exploration

    An 8 page discussion of infrared as it relates to the color spectrum, astronomical phenomena, gemstone coloration, and even psychology. This paper defines infrared light and describes its importance to mankind and the workings of our universe in general. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Article Critique/Prospective Memory

    A 4 page paper that offers a synopsis and critical analysis of a study article by Khan, Sharma and Dixit (2008) entitled "Cognitive load and task condition in event- and time-based prospective memory: An experimental investigation" (Journal of Psychology, September 2008 edition). The authors investigate the parameters of how differences in individuals' estimations of time affect prospective memory and also the differences between the event-based and time-based prospective. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Aftermath of September 11th in Respect to Hatred

    This 5 page paper looks at two articles--one from Psychology Today and one from Time--to explore hate both psychologically and from a media perspective. The hatred to emanate after September 11th is explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Psychology Today Article Review

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a Psychology Today Article entitled The Idea That Wouldn’t Die. This paper relates the importance of the article in relation to Psychodynamic Theory. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Leisure Theory and the Absence of Jungian Psychology

    This 12 page paper provides an overview of views on the reason why Jungian psychology is absent from leisure theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Controversial Psychology Pioneer Sigmund Freud

    3 pages in length. Sigmund Freud was as controversial as he was precedence setting; not only were his theories criticized by skeptics, but he was all too often labeled a quack by his contemporaries for even proposing such concepts. However, in spite of his rather dubious reputation, there is no question how Freud helped pave the way for myriad principles and applications used in contemporary psychology. No bibliography.

  • Psychological Analysis of Sophie in the Film Sophie's Choice

    (5 pp) Based on an examination of the title character in the movie "Sophie's Choice," and an incorporation of Essential Papers on the Psychology of Women (1990) edited by Claudia Zanardi. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sociology

    A 3 page review of what makes the academic discipline of sociology distinct. This paper compares sociology to psychology and anthropology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


    This 3-page paper discusses whether Randy Pausch's Last Lecture should be part of psychology teaching curriculum. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Constructing Ego and Confidence in Children Who Are At Risk

    6 pages in length. Myriad theories and approaches are applied on a daily basis to encourage the development of ego and self-confidence in at-risk children, defined as those who suffer from deep-rooted emotional issues that typically stem from a poor upbringing. Medical technology notwithstanding, going back to the basics of psychology illustrates how sometimes the simplest of applications are the ones that work best, with particular emphasis upon the intrinsic value of exercise and animals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Psychology and Carl Rogers', B.F. Skinner's, and Sigmund Freud's Therapeutic Approaches

    An 8 page research paper that briefly summarizes the therapeutic approaches in psychology pioneered by Sigmund Freud (the psychoanalytic school), B.F. Skinner, (the behaviorist school) and Carl Rogers (the humanistic school). The writer focuses on differences between the client/therapist relationship, particularly in regards to contrasting the psychoanalytic and behaviorist approaches. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Interpretation of a Passage in William Shakespeare's Othello

    2 pages in length. The writer analyzes a passage from Othello in relation to diction, metaphor, tone and psychology. No additional sources cited.

  • The 'Science' of Human Behavior According to B.F. Skinner

    A 5 page analysis of the principles of behavioral psychology as discussed by B.F. Skinner, a pioneer in this field. The writer gives a summation of Skinner's theories relative to the dynamics of operant conditioning and operant behavior. No additional sources cited.

  • Creativity and its Demise

    This 3 page paper argues that creativity, particularly in art, has been truncated by society. In part, this is attributable to psychology and its attempt to make everyone the same. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sociology An Overview

    This 4 page paper defines sociology, contrasts it to anthropology and psychology, and describes some its historical figures and their contributions to the discipline. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Humanism and Existentialism

    : An 8 page paper. Alfred Adler is referred to as the grandfather of humanistic psychology. Many of his terms, such as inferiority complex have become part of everyday language. Both Rollo May and Victor Frankl were existentialists. These three theorists are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Philip Zimbardo's Peer Pressure Theories

    One of Philip Zimbardo's theories is discussed in this 5 page paper that focuses on peer pressure. The theory that social situations make a difference and can powerfully influence human behavior is examined in the context of everyday life. One example focuses on peer pressure as it influences adolescents to use drugs and alcohol. Personality features are examined along with this theory in social psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychologically Analyzing Sigmund Freud, the Father of Psychoanalysis

    This 10 page paper uses Freud himself as a subject, but promotes the idea of client-centered therapy. What are the differences between Freudian psychology and Rogers' client-centered therapy and how might they provoke different outcomes in terms of an analysis on Sigmund Freud's personality? A look at both types of counseling are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Issues in Psychology

    A 6 page paper. The writer responds to different short essays written by other students. Major categories are cognitive psychology, social change, and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Holding Onto Youth: Going from Boys to Men Takes a ‘Whole Lotta Love’

    In thirteen pages this psychology paper discusses the difficult male transition from adolescence to adulthood and the desire to hold onto youth for as long as possible, drawing parallels between this transition and ‘adult’ bands that seem to forever cling to adolescence such as Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Approaches to Psychology

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses Gesell's Maturational Theory, Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory and Erikson's Eight Stages of Life as they relate to behavioral, cognitive and social approaches to psychology. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Concept of the Human Imagination

    This 15 page paper examines the concept of imagination. The paper delves into both the disciplines of psychology and philosophy. The concept of imagination is defined and explored historically. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Early Perceptions of Mental Illness

    This 3 page paper begins with a report of how abnormal behavior and mental illness was perceived in earlier centuries. The writer comments on the influence of philosophy on psychology and on how the relationship between mind and body were perceived. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Terry Kay's To Dance with the White Dog

    This paper discusses the book by Southern writer, Terry Kay. Issues of psychology, death, dying, process of aging, as well as parallels between aging as an adult and aging as a child are drawn. Synopsis included, as well as theme analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sigmund Freud's Contributions

    A 9 page paper which examines the life and contributions of Sigmund Freud to the field of psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Early Cognitive Theorists

    A 3 page paper that briefly describes the theories of these three cognitive psychology theorists. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Advertising and Its Relation to Psychology, Sociology, and Mass Communications

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of academic disciplines related to advertising. Psychology, sociology, and mass communication are explored in this context. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Freudian Psychology in D.C. Thomas' The White Hotel and William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

    An 8 page research paper that discusses the aspects of Freudian psychology in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream and D.C. Thomas' The White Hotel. The writer argues that Freud's theories play a major role in both works. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Admission Essay to Graduate School

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of an admission essay to graduate school for psychology. No sources cited.

  • Drug Abuse Sociological and Psychological Causative Factors

    A 4 page examination of the question of whether an individual's inclination to abuse drugs is affected more by social factors or psychological factors. The author contends that while psychology can play a role even it is affected by social circumstance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Views of Tolman Compared to Watson and Skinner

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the theoretical perspectives of Watson, Skinner and Tolman as they relate to the field of psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Can a Society without Prejudice be Created?

    In three pages an answer to this question is provided with references that include Philip Hallie’s Lest Innocent Blood be Shed and Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman’s Social Psychology and Human Nature. There sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Salvador Minuchin's 'Dance' Structural Family Therapy Model

    A 10 page paper that examines the techniques used in the structural family therapy model developed by Salvador Minuchin and explores how these techniques are being applied in the field of psychology. Included are the successes these techniques have achieved as well as a look at the therapy's weaknesses and limitations. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Speech and Language: Working with At-Risk Patients

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the application of some aspects of social psychology regarding the specifics of speech and language development. Bibiography lists 5 sources.

  • Child Development and the Theories of Jean Piaget and Sigmund Freud

    This 6 page report discusses the theories of Sigmund Freud and Jean Piaget in terms of their beliefs about children and child development and psychology. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • Socialization and its Importance

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of this topic in psychology. Many concepts and theorists are discussed including Freud, Piaget and Gilligan. Feral children are also discussed in the context of development. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Behaviorist Theory Contributions of B.F. Skinner

    3 pages in length. Myriad members of the psychology field have contributed to the greater understanding of human behavior through the behaviorist theory, however, none can take quite the same position as the man who brought together the concepts of learning and performance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Decision Making, Cognition, and Emotions

    3 pages in length. Emotions are crucial for effective decision making, the ability to reason and influencing memory. Being that cognition refers to the process of knowing, which applies to a combination of judgment and awareness, it becomes clear how emotions play such an integral role in cognitive psychology. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Microsoft Word and Gestalt Perception

    5 pages in length. Gestalt theory, which was introduced by German psychologists Kurt Koffka, Wolfgang Köhler and Max Wertheimer, is a faction of psychology that contends human thought and behavior should be studied as a whole, as opposed to breaking it into isolated segments of stimulus and response. The manner by which the theory of perception applies to a word-processing package such as Microsoft Word resides in how the operator psychologically perceives the program. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Admission Essay

    This 3 page paper is an example of an admissions essay for a student wishing to enroll in an MA clinical psychology course. The essay outlines the motivation for wanting to become a clinical psychologist, the reasons for applying to the collage and general background to support the application.

  • Freudian Analysis of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

    This 7 page report presents a Freudian analysis of Tennessee Williams’ 1958 prize-wining play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Issues of sibling rivalry, father-son conflict, grief and denial, as well as overtones of sexuality throughout, duplicity of appearances versus reality, as well as the possibility of latent and thus, unresolved homosexuality, willful illusion and self-deception -- all combine to make a family case study that psychology experts would be able to analyze for years. No secondary sources.

  • Learning Prejudice

    This 3 page paper discusses racial discrimination, argues that it is learned and explains how it is learned, and what theory of social psychology best accounts for it. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Children and Computer Introduction

    4 pages in length. Had this question been asked a mere two decades ago, the consensus would have likely been that a child's introduction to computers was not warranted until well after elementary school when their perceived readiness for such technological integration was well established. However, experts in academia and child psychology alike have come to realize the cognitive, dexterous and overall developmental value of a child's early introduction to computers. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Biological Psychology and Cognition

    This 3 page paper provides a response to the following statement: Thinking critically, how might the biological psychology make-up of man be connected/correlated to the cognitive development of the mind? Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Child Development and Sigmund Freud

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of Freud's maternal attachment theory and underscores its importance for understanding child psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hunters in the Snow by Tobias Wolff and Characterization

    This 6 page paper discusses the characterizations of Tobias Wolff in his short story: Hunters in the Snow. Characters analyzed for symbolism, psychology, and function. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

    This 2 page paper provides an overview of the process of pursuing a MBA degree for a person in a psychology practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Religion and its Origins According to Various Theorists

    This 8 page paper focuses on the book called Religion by James Thrower and looks at how religion came about, with the assumption that God does not exist. From this point of view, there are three areas of focus which are primitive belief systems, psychology and sociology. The theorists included with this paper are Malinowski, Jung and Marx. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Freud, Rogers, and Counseling from a Client Centered Perspective

    This 9 page paper looks at Rogers' paradigm in depth and also explores Freudian psychology as a comparison. The client centered model is discussed as a viable counseling alternative. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Article Summary on Health and Psychology Topics

    This 5 page paper summarizes six articles on various health/psychology and related subjects. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Advertising's Subliminal Messages

    This 4 page paper discusses the use of psychology in the world of advertising. Specific examples given. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Knowledge, What We Know and How We Know It

    This 4 page paper considers how we know what we know, looking at this using philosophy and psychology the approaches of feminism and critical enquiry are utilized in which to determine how and when we can say we know what we know. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Behaviorist School of Psychology and John Watson

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the basic contribution that John Watson made to the behaviorist school of psychology. This paper includes references to Pavlov, Hull, Tolman and the Albert experiment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Roberto Rossellini's Film Europa, Europa and Its Psychological Impact

    5 pages. The impact of the film Europa Europa was based on the psychology of survival. When we are cornered and face imminent death, the human psyche will respond in ways heretofore unknown to us; we will do whatever it takes to survive because an inner psychological need takes over. The survival instinct, as evidenced by this film, can cause us to do things we never would have believed we would do. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Cognition and Solving Problems

    The ability to assess a problem and formulate solutions has been a subject within such varied disciplines as mathematics, psychology, linguistics, neurobiology and computer science. The fact remains that problem-solving is a complicated procedure that merits study. This 10 page paper explores information processing and memory in terms of problem solving. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ethical Issues in Therapy

    A 16 page paper that discusses different ethical issues in psychology. The paper begins by applying the ethical code to two vignettes. Other topics including relationships, including intimacy and multiple relationships, deception, and other issues. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Education and Humanism

    A 3 page paper that presents a basic overview of humanistic education, a philosophy found in humanistic psychology. The writer reports how humanistic educators typically describe this approach. The basic components found in humanistic education classrooms is explained. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Kurt Lewin: Understanding How To Lead Change

    9 pages in length. Heralded as having a "profound an impact on the theory and practice of social and organizational psychology" (Schein, 2006), Kurt Lewin instilled a fresh and effective perspective on organizational change that was long overdue. Schein's (2006) article provides a significantly better understanding of Lewin's (1999) contribution, how it was unprecedented for its time and why it still stands strong even now in the twenty-first century, especially with the way today's organizational presence is under a great deal of pressure to escape a shaky economy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Demonic Human Behavior

    This is an 8 page paper based on psychology. It takes an example and explains how the human behavior can be. There is no bibliography

  • Jung & Maslow On Religion

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares Carl Jung and Abraham Maslow, two of the most prominent psychologists of the twentieth century, in regards to religion and its relationship to psychology. Examining their writing shows that these preeminent psychologists agreed with each other in many ways, but also differ in the focus of their approaches to religion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Article on Subliminal Perception Critiqued

    A 3 page article critique that examines a study performed by Benoit and Thomas (1992) on the relationship between the belief that a subliminal message can affect behavior and the outcome of such perception. This study did not explore the validity of subliminal messaging, but rather how the belief in subliminal messaging could effect perception. The writer summarizes the research, discusses its importance to psychology and offers personal observations. No other sources cited.

  • B.F. Skinner and Operant Conditioning

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses B.F. Skinner, child psychology and the workplace as they relate to operant condition. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn and Human Motivation

    A 5 page research paper which focuses on Alfie Kohn's book Punished by Rewards. The writer analyzes Kohn's stance regarding the fallacies in behaviorist psychology as it applies to both education and the workplace, concluding that while Kohn is right in many instances, not all aspects of his philosophy are applicable to the work environment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analyzing Domestic and International Terrorism from a U.S. Perspective

    This 8 page paper analyzes both domestic and international terrorism and the United State's philosophy, goals, operations, and effectiveness in combating terrorism. Also examined are the origins of terrorism and the psychology behind its use. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Analysis of an Article About Mental Illness and Attitudes of Teens

    A 15 page article critique/analysis that answers specific questions that pertain to a research study conducted by Norman and Malla (1983). This critique also refers to the textbook Writing for Psychology by R.P. O'Shea (2002). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Beauty, the Sublime, Immanuel Kant, and Edmund Burke

    This 14 page paper discusses the ideas of philosophers Edmund Burke and Immanuel Kant in relation to their ideas about the sublime and about beauty. Furthermore, this paper underlines how their theories on this subject influenced the fields of psychology and philosophy. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Ethics for Therapists

    A 15 page paper that is divided into several parts. The first two parts respond to scenarios and the ethical actions for the therapist. Other issues discussed include HIPAA, fraud, informed consent in court hearings, forensic psychology, and comments about the course. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

  • Six Year Old Child Assessed

    15 pages worth of observations relating to a 6 year old boy. The writer was studying child psychology and took notes on the child's naturalistic socialization, ability to interact & more. An interview with the boy's mother is included and the paper concludes with assessments based upon common knowledge and 4 supplemental articles cited in bibliography. It is concluded that the child has adjusted quite well from a psycho-social perspective.

  • Harriet Goldhor Lerner's 'he Dance of Anger'

    A 5 page paper which examines Harriet Goldhor Lerner's book, "The Dance of Anger," and illustrates how its contents are applicable to life and psychology. No additional sources cited.

  • Alcohol on the College Campus

    A 10 page paper discussing the psychology, motivation, and results of alcohol abuse in college students. Reasons such as anxiety, peer pressure, and family history of alcohol abuse figure most prominently in the factors motivating college-age drinking. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Overview of Paranoid Personality Disorder

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of paranoid personality disorder (PPD), and the introduction of a group-centered perspective on this disorder for one child. This paper considers the progression of PPD through the application of Eriksonian psychology, and focuses on a treatment plan that integrates this psychological viewpoint along with a group-centered treatment approach. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Literary Analysis of William Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily'

    This 4 page paper discusses the various aspects of Faulkner's short story, A Rose for Emily. Symbolism, character psychology, setting, and quotes included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch

    A 3 page analysis of Iris Murdoch's novel, A Severed Head. In this work, the main character, Martin Lynch-Gibbon, experiences a progression of revelations that compel him to an new awareness of the realities that make up his life. Throughout the book, Murdoch combines the elements of her narration with Freudian psychology, which aids her in portraying Martin's movement from the unconscious to an awareness of reality. No additional sources cited.

  • Approaches to Cognitive Rehabilitation, Both Past and Present

    7 pages in length. The student discusses past and present theoretical approaches as they relate to cognitive psychology and rehabilitation. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Aspects of language and cognition

    This 9 page paper defines and/or describes numerous topics/concepts including: representation of knowledge, imagery and cognitive psychology, language cognition and neurology, language and words, cognitive development, concept formation, logic, decision making, problem solving creativity, human intelligence and artificial intelligence. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Sigmund Freud: The Originator of Psychoanalysis

    A 3 page overview of some of Freud’s most interesting theories on psychoanalysis. This paper points out that although we have progressed considerably in our understanding of human psychology, Freud is still remembered as the father of the psychoanalytical process. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Healing for Damaged Emotions by David Seamands and Gary Collins

    This 5 page paper contemplates the book Healing for Damaged Emotions, written by David A. Seamands and Gary R. Collins. How the authors manage to blend religion with psychology is at the crux of this analytical paper. No additional sources cited.

  • Therapeutic Benefits of Recreational Therapy

    It is known that exercise is good for both physical and mental health, that play reduces stress and provides an outlet for negative emotional response. Play therapy is an accepted therapeutic tool in the field of psychology and, yet, recreational therapists are often considered to be 'camp counselors' or, at best, diversionary experts. This 10 page paper explores the therapeutic usefulness of recreational therapy in a number of settings. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Job Coaching

    A 7 page paper that discusses the challenges persons with traumatic brain injury face in returning to the society in general but to the work environment, in particular. The paper discuses why a job coach may be essential in this process. A case study is reported. The writer also discusses the importance of self-efficacy and comments on positive psychology and brain injury. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Psychological and Sociological Perspectives on Smoking

    A 3 page consideration of this perplexing question. The author points out that, of all the social sciences, the disciplines of sociology and psychology are best suited to answer this question. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Addiction and Kohlberg and Adler

    A 5 page paper that discusses the major concepts of Adler's Individual Psychology and what Adler attributes addiction to in terms of his theories. The paper also outlines Kohlberg's stages of moral development and discusses what Kohlberg would say about addiction. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Forensics

    A 9 page overview of forensics. The author defines forensics and illustrates its history. Examples from criminal investigations are emphasized along with forensic psychology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Development, Growth, and the Impact of Stress

    8 pages. Stress has been shown to have an impact on human growth and development. This paper considers stress in the different stages of life including childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Both positive and negative effects of stress are included as they pertain to developmental psychology research, theories and perspectives. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Multicultural Counseling Guidelines

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of multiculturalism in psychology. The guidelines of the APA and AMCD are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Reality of Ligeia

    This 7 page paper analyzes the theme of premature burial in Poe’s short story Ligeia, as well as discussing how it relates to real-world psychology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Connection Between Social Work and Sociology

    A 5 page paper. It could be said that social work is the practical application of sociological theories and perspectives but it is more than that. This essay first defines and explains what sociology is and what social work is. From there, the writer discusses the integration of other disciplines, such as psychology, in the practice of social work. Two examples are discussed – the research regarding alcoholics and the practice of collaboration in social work. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Racial Inferiority Concept

    A 5 page overview of racism as it has existed since the nineteenth century when anthropology, medicine, psychology, and sociology all became vehicles of racism as they proposed and supported theories which perpetuated disenfranchisement and segregation. Even the concept of evolution itself indirectly supported the predominant feeling that there was a hierarchical relationship between the races from the primitive to the advanced. The author of this paper presents the contention that our everyday classroom activities and even our standardized educational tests perpetuate the age-old institution of racism. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Spiritual and Psychological Influence on Human Identity

    This 10 page paper delves into the topic of spirituality and psychology and how it relates to identity. Aspects of development in human beings are explored. Van Kaam's ideas are discussed. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Sociology Q and A

    This 5 page paper answers three questions posed by a student. Topics covered include the application of Freudian psychology to social science, functionalism, conflict theory and interactionism and the application of feminism to social theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Kahneman's Contribution to the Field of Economics

    This 5 page paper examines this man who has contributed much to both psychology and economics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • John B. Watson's Theory on Human Development

    A 4 page research paper that presents the environmentalist theory of John B. Watson, the creator of the behaviorist school of psychology. The writer outlines the nature vs. nurture debate concerning human development and then discussing the details of Watson's environmentalist (nurture) approach to human development. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Eva Stachniak's Necessary Lies

    This 5 page paper analyzes the work Necessary LIes by Eva Stachniak in light of the psychology of affairs and infidelity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Conent in Psychology

    This 11 page paper discusses several issues related to informed consent in the field of psychology. Headings include: definitions, goals and purposes, criteria, children and mentally disabled, ethical codes, standards, and the paper concludes with a summary and recommendations. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Hermann Ebbinghaus Life and Contributions

    This 3 paper paper discusses the life and contributions of Hermann Ebbinghaus, who was a pioneer in the field of the study of memory as well as experimental psychology. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Adolescent Counseling and William Glasser's Theories

    A paper which consider how the theories of William Glasser are used in counseling adolescents, how these theories were developed, and the various influences both inside and outside psychology which impacted on Glasser’s work. A brief overview of the history of the relevant psychoanalytical models is included, in order to provide a background to Glasser’s own model. Bibliography lists 17 sources

  • Personality Profiling Codes of John L. Holland

    A five page paper which considers the application of John L Holland's personality profiling codes to career development and various aspects of social psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sensual Inquiry of Philosopher Rene Descartes

    This 5 page paper looks at this well known theorist's second meditation and how he views the senses. How this theory is applied to modern psychology is also noted. The time in which Descartes lived is discussed in terms of his contributions to society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Debate Continues: Nature Vs. Nurture

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of the nature vs nurture controversy in modern psychology. Two studies are examined for their implications. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A Topic in Biological and Cognitive Psychology

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the topic of the epigenetic effects on mental illness. This paper relates this to the fiels of biological and cognitive psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Criminality Theoretical Development

    6 pages in length. Understanding the fundamental reasons behind criminal behavior is based upon more than just a single theory; rather, criminal psychology recognizes myriad theories that help to define the various elements inherent to why certain people commit crimes while others do not. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • Marketing and the Hierarchy of Needs of Abraham Maslow

    This 3 page paper uses two examples from real life to demonstrate how advertisers get people to purchase things. Psychology is employed in the analysis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Importance of Trust

    This 7 page paper examines trust in society and uses Erikson's stages in addition to the bible to discuss the matter. Trust is discussed in the context of developmental psychology and spirituality. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Article on ADD Critiqued

    4 pages in length. The writer discusses "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An Evolutionary Perspective" by Shelley-Tremblay et al from the Journal of Genetic Psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Madame Butterfly and Cultural Context

    This 7 page paper considers the issues of gender, colonization and human psychology from the play of David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly. This paper parallels the Pucinni opera, but changes the outcome to reflect changed perceptions of East/West politics. Examples from the text and cited. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Personal Ethics and Their Importance in Psychology

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of ethics in psychology. Experimental design and personal obligations are examined. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Issues of Stereotypes and Prejudice

    A 5 page paper which examines various issues concerning prejudice and stereotypes as perceived through "Beyond Silenced Voices : Class, Race, and Gender in United States Schools" by Lois Weis, "A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America" by David Shipler, "Beyond the Masks : Race, Gender and Subjectivity" by Amina Mama, "Social Psychology of Prejudice" by Melinda Jones, and "It's the Little Things : The Everyday Interactions That Get Under the Skin of Blacks and Whites" by Lena Williams. No additional sources cited.

  • Classical Conditioning

    This 5.5 page paper delves into behaviorism and the development of Ivan Pavlov's classical conditioning. It also discuss its impact on psychology today. There are 2 sources cited.

  • Beginnings of Behaviorism

    A 3 page paper that begins with a brief explanation of what the term zeitgeist means. The paper discusses how behaviorism became the zeitgeist of psychology in the early 1900s. Examples of behaviorists and their theories are included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Cogntiive Psychology

    This 5 page paper provides short responses to six essays. The areas of discussion are cognitive psychology, social change and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • John Hinckley: Abnormal Psychology

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology. The case study of John Hinckley is used as an instructive example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Overview of Health Psychology

    A 5 page paper. Health psychology is a vast field and is, in fact, the umbrella classification for all psychologists who work in the area of health. This essay addresses why this is an important field in today's world by discussing some of the knowledge and insight gained through research. The link between stress, individual behaviors and illness is discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Theoretical Perspectives on Psychology

    A paper which considers several different theoretical perspectives on psychology, including humanism, psychoanalytic, and behaviourist. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Social Psychology - An Overview

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of social psychology. Various famous experiments such as Milgram and Zimbardo are examined in depth. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychology and Friedrich Nietzsche

    This 7 page paper considers the development of Nietzsche's premise that psychology is the queen of sciences. This paper considers Nietzsche's premise, and seeks support for this argument through distinctions made by other psychologists. This paper underscores the justification of Nietzsche's claims. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Social Psychology's Beneficial Aspects

    This 10 page paper examines the discipline of social psychology. How it has positively influenced society is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Statistics in Psychology: Descriptive and Inferential

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Applications in psychology are emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • ECE and Psychology

    This 4 page paper examines the use of psychology, with focused attention on Erikson's stages of development, in early childhood classrooms. Information about the stages are provided. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Autism: How Developmental Psychology Can Inform Practice

    6 pages in length. Developmental psychology has long served to bridge the gap between knowledge and application when certain aspects of both are missing from a strictly medical perspective. Better understanding how to attain the right fit between autistic children and their individual abilities to learn, communicate and develop interpersonal skills has been magnified through such psychological concepts as theory of mind, executive dysfunction, central coherence and early transactions. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Two Questions in Psychology

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of two questions in psychology, one regarding Milgram's obedience experiments and the other relating to the "foot-in-the-door" phenomenon used by cults in recruiting members. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Social Psychology and Cults

    A 7 page paper which examines the relationship between social psychology and cults, specifically considering the effects on social behavior or how society targets cults as a minority as well as its impact and influence on cult member behavior. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Rene Descartes, Philosophy and Psychology

    This 5 page paper discusses Rene Descartes’ influence on philosophy but especially on psychology. Bibliography lists 7 sourcs.

  • Psychological Case Diagnoses

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a case using psychology diagnoses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Myers/Exploring Psychology/Chaps. 1-9

    A 10 page research paper that summarizes the first 9 chapters of David G. Myers' Exploring Psychology, 6th Edition. The writer also offers a personal reaction to each chapter. No additional sources cited.

  • History of Educational Psychology

    This 12 page paper provides an overview of the history of educational psychology, with an assessment of the major points in history and a reflection on major contributors, including Piaget, Vygotsky and Gardner. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Overview of Developmental Psychology

    A 5 page research paper that offers a brief history of developmental psychology, an overview of the areas of emphasis today, including infancy development and development of adolescence, and a new and different approach to studying development. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Romantic Love Psychology and William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

    This 3 page paper discusses the psychology of love using the classic tale Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Psychology and its Meaning

    This examines what the meaning of psychology is, and four different psychological approaches; psychoanalytical, behavioral, humanistic and cognitive. The paper also uses examples of each approach. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Humanistic Psychology

    This 3 page paper considers the history of humanistic psychology with respects to the influences on it, its founders, its nature and concepts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ideas From Two Books on Terrorism

    A 3 page paper that reports some of the ideas from two books: The Psychology of Terrorism and Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Questions on Psychology Answered

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses minorities in psychology; James Mill and JS Mill; Titchener; and Helmholtz. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Questions on 'Ms. X' and Self Psychology

    This 4 page paper responds to questions about "Ms. X" and self psychology. This answers an additional set of questions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Research Paper Outline And Social Psychology

    7 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses behaviorism, psychoanalysis and social psychology as well as creates opening paragraphs for the student's outline. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Counseling and Psychology Questions

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of some central questions about psychology and counseling. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Response to Statements on Cognitive Psychology

    This 3 page paper provides responses to two statements about cognitive psychology, which specifically look at issues related to the social context of learning. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Structure Design, Architecture, and Environmental Psychology

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of environmental psychology. The impact of structure design and environment on human behavior is explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Counseling, Psychology And Cultural Concerns

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses the positive psychology movement, what counseling means and marginalization of African-Americans. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Complaints and Nursing

    This 7.5 page paper outlines the common complaints that nurses have with patients and also details the complaints that patients have about nurses. Possible solutions are offered to the problem of verbal and physical abuse. Basic patient psychology and underlying factors presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Psychology and the Ongoing Debate Between Quantitative and Qualitative Research Approaches

    This 8 page paper examines the quantity/quality debate. The concept of social science is discussed but the paper focuses primarily on psychology. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Myers/Exploring Psychology, Chapters 10-15

    A 6 page research paper that offers summations and personal reactions to the final six chapters of David G. Myers' Exploring Psychology, Sixth Edition. No additional sources cited.

  • Psychology and a View of Artificiality

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the concept of artificiality and considers how it is understood and applied within the discipline of psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Origins of Mental Illnesses

    A 4 page paper that traces the origins and history of abnormal psychology since the earliest times B.C. Only the highlights can be reported. The paper also discusses four theoretical models: sociocultural, biological/medical, and psychosocial. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Importance of Psychology Study

    A 3 page paper which discusses how the study of psychology can help improve out lives in many ways. bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

    This 4 page paper considers how concepts of industrial psychology can be used to explain the events that lead to the collapse of Enron. The concepts used are those of decision making and collective responsibility and the aspect of executive earnings and self interest. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Helping Children Adjust to Divorce, Positive Psychology

    A 5 page research paper that discusses how to aid the children of divorce to achieve positive developmental outcomes using a positive psychology approach. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Psychological Contributions of Mary Whiton Calkins

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of Mary Whiton Calkins. Her contributions to psychology and philosophy are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • United Kingdom Education and the Effects of Psychology Development

    Over time education has changed a great deal in the UK. This 5 page paper considers how the changes have been influenced by the development of knowledge and understanding of the human psyche and the study of psychology. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Topics in Social Psychology

    This 20 page paper discusses specific topics within Social Psychology: Events that influenced the field; Milgram study ethics; cognition errors; attribution theory; attitudes and public service announcements and changing attitudes. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Psychology and Identity Approaches

    This 5 page paper examines two different key approaches in psychology in examining issues of identity. Erickson's life stage model is outlined. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • An Examination of the Developmental Psychology of Piaget

    This 7 page paper focuses on Piaget but also looks at other schools of thought in psychology. The stages provided by this well known theorist are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Professionals in Abnormal Psychology

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology. The roles of various professionals are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Defining Physiological Psychology

    5 pages in length. The brain's role in human behavior is so interwoven that an entire scientific discipline is dedicated to its relationship. Physiological psychology - also known as biopsychology, behavioral neuroscience and psychobiology - studies the influential components brain activity has upon they way people act. This coupling of neuroscience and analyzes the reasons why and how patterns of behavior happen in direct association with brain function and neurotransmitters. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Issue of Space in Environmental Psychology

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of environmental psychology. Issues such as personal space, noise, and urban crowded are examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychology as an Independent Scientific Discipline

    This 5 page paper explores the evolution of psychology to its current status as an independent scientific discipline. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychology and Philosophy

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the value of learning history to psychology. Plato's advocation of reason is also explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Paranormal and Transpersonal Psychology Relationship

    A 6 page essay discussing the relationship between transpersonal psychology and the paranormal. Specific examples are given with discussion relating the effects of induced hypnosis and ESP which is then related to the precepts of the transpersonal movement. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Robert Cialdini's Influence The Psychology of Persuasion

    A 4 page report on Robert Cialdini’s book “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. No additional sources cited. (A German Translation is available under the file name RAcialdg.rtf).

  • World History, Religions, Psychology

    This 5 page paper responds to three disparate issues. The first discusses some of the issues that should be included in a new World Civilizations textbook, the second reports the origins of five major world religions and the last, comments on whether psychology is the only way to truly understand ourselves. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Abnormal Psychology and the Film Copycat

    A 5 page research paper that uses the film Copycat (1995) as a springboard to a discussion of abnormal psychology. In this movie, actress Sigourney Weaver plays criminologist Helen Hudson, an expert on serial killers. This examination of Hudson in this film analyzes her behavior in the narrative as an example of abnormal behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Athletic Performance and Ritualistic Behavior

    An 8 page assessment of the effectiveness of ritualistic behavior in improving athletic performance. The author emphasizes that in the modern world of sports psychology ritualistic behavior is not longer limited to superstition like carrying a lucky charm to improve athletic performance. Sports psychologist now encourage the use of such rituals as visualization to accomplish this goal. While there are obvious limitations of ritualistic behavior in effecting an improved athletic performance, there are numerous studies demonstrating its usefulness. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Role of Goal Setting in Sports

    This 5 page sports psychology paper considers the role of goal setting in sports, and the way that goals should support and create motivation. The writer looks at the role of competitive goals and mastery goals and considers the common pitfalls which may be seen when goal setting is undertaken. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Sports Psychology in “Rocky”

    This 4 page paper summarizes the movie “Rocky” and the sports psychology that it shows. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Abnormal Psychology: Amnesia

    A 6 page research paper that, first of all, summarizes an obituary for H.M., a man who suffered from permanent amnesia due to an operation on his hippocampus in 1953. The article explains H.M.'s significance to science and the writer speculates on how his problems relate to the student's abnormal psychology course information. The second part describes parts of the textbook that relate to H.M. and the third section offers the writer's personal reflection on what she thought was most interesting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Cultural Basis of Education, Pedagogy and Educational Psychology

    This 5 page paper considers the cultural basis for education, pedagogy and educational psychology in the U.S., England and elsewhere. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Profession of Psychological Counseling

    This 8 page paper contains four parts as requested by a student. It involves life experiences, personal skills and one's impact on society. Racial issues are addressed in the context of this look at the counseling psychology profession. Personal experiences and skills are related to one's desire to become a counseling psychologist. Issues in the profession are discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Psychology and Criminal Justice Processes

    This 3 page paper discuses some of the processes found in criminal justice and psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Daily Living Through Zen Buddhism

    10 pages in length. The writer provides a detailed description of Zen Buddhism, as well as discusses how meditation represents a significant component of this spiritual philosophy and of the practical psychology of daily living. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sibling Rivalry Literature Review

    This is a 7 page review of the literature on the issue of sibling rivalry which has uncovered several trends and several areas which obviously need more study. Several disciplines research sibling rivalry most especially psychology, sociology, communications and pediatrics. While some studies indicate that the older brother/younger sister remains the most negative of the dyads, other researchers believe that it is the closeness of age and gender which results in children trying to differentiate themselves from one another. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Literature Review on Christian and Psychological Theories of Personality

    An 8 page research paper that offers a literature review and analysis, which looks at psychological theories of personality development, their efficacy and application, but also at new Christian perspectives that are evolving in the field of psychology. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Significant Management Component of Organizational Behavior

    This 5 page paper explores organizational behavior as an important component of business administration, which combines psychology, sociology, and management and attempts to explain behavior within organizational settings. As a manager, it is fundamental to understand how individual personality attributes, group dynamics, and organizational structure interface to create corporate cultures and affect behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sales Management and Sales

    A 7 page paper assessing several points in sales. Sales trainer Thom Hopkins has said that sales is the easiest low-paying job or the hardest high-paying one anyone could ever have. The purpose here is to assess how the sales manager, sales psychology and formal sales training can positively affect outcomes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Literature Review on Social Behavior

    5 pages in length. The foundations upon which these studies are presented illustrate the broadly associated relationship between "family functioning and adolescent well-being" (Shek, 1997, p. 467), which ultimately dictates the presence of antisocial behavior in the youths. Utilizing British urban populations, Asian family questionnaires and Midwestern psychology students, the researchers sought to gain a significantly better understanding of how and why certain populations engage in greater incidence of antisocial behavior than others do. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Health, Environment, and Law

    This 3-page paper answers the following questions: the social psychological role of prevention in the Canadian health care system; how social psychology is used to solve social dilemmas and problems associated with eyewitness testimony and how they can be addressed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Various Psychology Assignments

    A 3 page research paper that addresses various topics in psychology. Issues covered include the existence of ESP, the legalization of marijuana and the education of gifted children. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Male Health and Understanding Through Biomedical, Psychological, and Sociological Disciplines

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses how sociology, psychology and biomedicine play a role in understanding the impact of coronary heart disease (CHD) and suicide upon the male gender. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology

    This 5 page paper explains what evidence-based practice in psychology is along with its criticisms. The second part of the paper discusses case conceptualization and why it is important. A case study is discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


    This 16-page paper explores the role of culture, upbringing and psychology in contributing to sexual dysfunction. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Client Goals Assessment and Attainment

    5 pages. In this social psychology case study, a young man is despondent over the breakup of he and his girlfriend. He has considered suicide and is also compelled to use alcohol and drugs. Based on client assessment and goal attainment, this case study will focus on the target problems and possible solutions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Issues in Psychology

    A 25 page paper that begins with definitions or abnormal and trends in treatment approaches. The writer comments on and discusses numerous issues including: clinical interview questions, clinical assessment of a child, anxiety disorders, fears and phobias, depression, eating disorders, theoretical viewpoints in abnormal psychology, criminal insanity using an article, A Matter over Mind, schizophrenia, anxiety in children, ADHD, and a case study plus other topics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychoanalysis Spoofed by Jay Haley

    4 pages in length. Jay Haley's The Art of Psychoanalysis seeks to define the duality of in-depth psychology by capturing its all-important contribution to a mentally balanced society along with its somewhat manipulative tendencies. That Freud's famed couch approach represents an obvious attempt to maneuver the patient/doctor relationship speaks to the underlying -- and often undetectable -- controlling aspects of psychoanalysis to which Haley pokes fun. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Feminism and Alexander Pope's Poem 'The Rape of the Lock'

    This 5 page paper takes a look at this classic work and while embracing a feminist perspective in terms of the analysis. How the poem relates to female psychology is the focus of this paper. No additional sources cited.

  • Overview of Jungian Psychology

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of Jungian psychology. This paper outlines the impacts and views of Jung's perspective on dreams. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychology of Characters in The Iliad

    A 7 page paper which examines the psychology of the characters in Homer’s The Iliad. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Home, Workplace, and the Psychological Effects of Color

    This is a 12 page paper on the psychology of color and its effects based on laboratory, educational, home and work based perspectives. The perception of color and emotions varies greatly between cultures, age groups and individual experiences which form the connections and preferences between emotions and colors. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Reasoning, Intelligence, Culture

    An 8 page paper that discusses specific issues within cognitive psychology. These are: the impact of errors in reasoning; deductive and inductive reasoning; intelligence and wisdom; impact of culture on intelligence; and insights gained from the class. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Exploring Environmental Psychology

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of environmental psychology. The relationship between environment and personality development is explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Socrates, Rationalism, Behaviorism and Psychology

    A 7 page research paper that examines the history of psychology, with special focus on Socrates, rationalism and behaviorism. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Clinical Psychology Paragraphs and Ph.D. Entrance Essays

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of an entrance essay for a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology, with the addition of three paragraphs for different types of programs.

  • Psychology And The Workplace

    3 pages in length. The role psychology plays within the work environment is such that it explains and resolves various behaviors inherent to the workplace. Examining its influence it has within the field of customer service helps to realize the value of human contribution as well as the importance of keeping conflicts from turning the workplace into a hostile environment. No bibliography.

  • Ethics, Professional Affiliations And Making Connections As A Clinical Psychologist

    5 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses making connections, ethics and professional associations as they relate to the process of earning an advanced clinical psychology degree. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Psychology and the Importance of Facts

    This 4 page paper argues that there are no real facts in social science. The field of psychology is utilized as the most prominent example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • General Psychology Questions

    21 pages in length. The writer briefly answers 20 general questions about psychology, its history, popular theorists and how they are pertinent to contemporary practice. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Developmental Psychology: Theories

    8 pages in length. Theories and concepts in developmental psychology assist in understanding the challenges individuals face at different stages of their life. The contributions of such prominent theorists as Bandura, Watson, Skinner, Maslow, Kohlberg, Erikson, Fowler and Piaget have served to assemble a collection of developmental philosophies that provide a significantly better understanding of why people develop the way they do. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Psychological Hypothesis Testing

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of hypothesis testing in psychology. An example research question provides the context for each step in the process. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Biopsychology

    This 3 page paper defines the subject of biological psychology is also known as biopsychology and psychobiology, looks at the historical development of the subject and the areas that are included within the modern definition. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Selection and Training in Organizational Psychology

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of organizational psychology. The use of the discipline in various contexts is explored using Google, Wegman's, and DreamWorks as examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Experimental Social Psychology

    6 pages in length. Social psychology - which represents the study of various components of attitude, motivation, personality and behavior as they reflect an individual's influence upon and by social groups - derives its myriad findings through the function of experimentation, a value explained as being critical to "discovering universal laws…[and] eradicating social evils" (Sharma et al, 2007). Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Issues in Abnormal Pscyhology

    A 34 page paper that is an expansion of PGabnrmp.rtf. This paper provides a definition of abnormal, clinical assessment of anxiety, fears, phobias, depression, and eating disorders. Theoretical perspectives of abnormal psychology are discussed. The article, A Matter over Mind is discussed. This paper expands on the diagnosis of a woman, providing symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment interventions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Professional Positions in Psychology

    This 5 page paper examines assorted psychology professional positions and determines what qualities are needed by these professionals. This paper furthermore describes the typcial background and achievements of such professionals. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • An Overview of Abnormal Psychology

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology. The origins of the discipline are explored as well as diverse viewpoints. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Elements of Professional Psychology

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the legal issues that can impact the profession of psychology. This paper relates the importance of considering these ethical issues as they impact care. There are 4 sources cited.

  • Psychology as Science According to Wilhelm Wundt

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the life and works of Wilhelm Wundt as they defined the progression of psychology as a science. This paper integrates a view of Wundt's works, the viewpoints of psychologists and historians and the assessment of change that occurred during Wundt's greatest period of development as a psychologist in the later part of the 19th century. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Abnormal Psychology: The Diverse Perspectives

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology as a discipline. Three different theoretical perspectives are examined: psychosocial, biological, and socio-cultural. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Psychology Issues

    This 5 page paper answers three questions in social psychology which include an examination of the concepts of bystander intervention, bullying and social learning theory. Each of these concepts are fully explained . Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Classrooms and Developmental Psychology Applications

    This 4 page paper touches on the idea of how psychology may be applied in education. Much of the paper outlines theories from Erickson, Piaget, Freud and others. Developmental staging is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Sample Psychology Experiment

    This 5 page paper presents an overview on how to do a proper experiment. Various concepts such as statistical significance, the use of control and experimental groups, and which are the independent and dependent variables are discussed. A sample hypothesis submitted by a student is used to demonstrate how an experiment may be conducted. Sample results and an analysis of results are provided. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Premarital Counseling Effects Upon Marriage Length

    An 8 page paper describing a quantitative study assessing whether pre-marital counseling positively affects length of marriage. Despite all of the attention that the problem of divorce receives, divorce rates continue to increase. Most couples do not undergo pre-marital counseling, which anecdotally is viewed as being beneficial in strengthening and preserving marriages. The hypothesis tested here is that couples who undergo pre-marital counseling remain married longer than those who do not; results of the empirical study support the hypothesis. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Jigsaw Classroom

    A 3 page paper that reviews an article on the Jigsaw technique and discusses how it relates to conflict management. Another article about reducing violence through cooperative learning is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sibling Language and Psychology

    This 6 page paper discusses the interaction bewten siblings and the significance of the sibling relationship, especially experienced through language. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Parenting and Psychology

    This 3 page paper examines the psychological theories of Binet, Piaget and Vygotsky. Various issues are discussed inclusive of the use of intelligence testing. The practical application of theory by parents is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Freudian Psychology and Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen

    A 3 page paper which examines the parallels that exist between Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts” and Freudian concepts. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Forensic Psychology and Juvenile Justice

    This 14 page paper explores the roles forensic psychologists play in juvenile justice. Their role in determining competency to stand trial and whether or not a juvenile should be trialed as an adult is of particular focus. This paper includes an annotated bibliography which lists 15 sources.

  • A Synthesis of Psychological and Economic Behavior Models

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of economic and psychological models of behavior. Theories which unify psychological motivators with expected utility theory are examined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Advanced Clinical Psychology Degree POS, PDP And PSLP

    11 pages in length. Altruism lives deep in my heart; as such, guiding those who require special assistance has long been a prominent goal for my life's work. Intermingling this objective within both my personal and professional lives has allowed me greater freedom to pursue this objective inasmuch as the passion to achieve carries over from one back to the other; never is there a rift between them whereby I am restricted to cultivate a greater understanding through education and application because I am compelled to "leave it at the door" in a personal sense. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Young Golfer Training and Sports Psychology

    This 6 page report discusses the advice and training that a sports psychologist would address in helping a young golfer compete in the professional golfing world. The primary issues addressed are concentration, "the zone," and focus. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 3 Views on Psychology of Foreign Policy

    A 6 page research paper/essay that summarizes, analyzes and contrasts three essays by experts in the field of foreign policy decision making. Ole R. Holsti, Jerel A. Rosati and Jack L. Snyder, in their writing, are in consensus that the realist approach leaves out certain cognitive factors that can play a pivotal, often crucial, role in crisis decision-making. No additional sources cited.

  • Integrating Theology and Psychology

    A 6 page paper that comments on the historical controversy of integrating these two disciplines. Models of integration are discussed. The foundational belief of integrators is reported. The paper argues that they can be integrated. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Criminal Psychology and Amnesia

    A 10 page paper discussing claims of amnesia in criminal cases. Though there have been several cases of complete and total amnesia documented over the years, those cases are exceedingly rare. In considering amnesia in the light of criminal activity, it is the victim, rather than the criminal, who is far more likely to experience loss of memory surrounding a criminal event. Amnesia has been used as a defense in criminal prosecutions, but there is question of whether the accused have truly forgotten or otherwise repressed memory surrounding the event of which they have been charged. Research is pointing a clearer path to true assessment of the validity of many of the claims. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Piaget, Bandura & Erikson: Adolescent Psychology

    10 pages in length. Adolescence is a period of struggle through the painful steps of self-discovery. Hormonal changes, social mores and parental discord all spell a very challenging time for teenagers on the path toward learning about life and themselves. Theorists like Piaget, Bandura and Erikson have contributed significant understanding about how this development phase is fraught with trial-and-error learning as youth become adamant about the freedom to conduct their lives as they see fit. Of course, such quest for independence coupled with vulnerability, immaturity and naïveté does not always make for the most responsible choices, all of which serves as the real life learning curve virtually all adolescents experience on their way to adulthood. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Hypothetical Cross-Cultural Psychology Course

    3 pages in length. This hypothetical course will help students better understand why cultural identity plays and integral role within the therapeutic process by illustrating how people react in diverse ways when placed in this particular setting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Questions on 10th Century Psychology

    7 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses successes and failures in twentieth-century psychological schools of thought; introspection; unconscious; and a number of psychological theorists. No bibliography.

  • Psychology And OCD

    4 pages in length. Behavior has been proven to be a combination of nature and nurture; while some components of what people do and why they do it are derived from environment and upbringing, others are hard-wired through biological influence. No matter the orientation, however, behavior as a whole can be linked to psychological explanation. Considered one of the most troubling of behaviors, obsessive-compulsive disorder makes a person hostage to irrational urges that can eventually interfere with the ability to lead a normal life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Humanism and Educational Philosophy

    This 10 page paper gives an overview of the educational philosophy of humanism and its application in the classroom. Positive attributes of this application in the classroom as well as examples as applied to divergent learners and over all affect on the students' abilities to internalize concepts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychological Experimentation Knowledge V Ethics

    This 7 page paper explores the relative contributions each of these men made to the field. The author of this paper asserts that each researcher’s own personality shaped and, in some cases, limited these contributions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Various Age Groups and Developmental Psychology

    5 pages. An individual who is suffering from any one of many forms of mental illness can display many socially unaccepted behaviors; within this mindset the pathological personality has been found to be a prevalent occurrence. It can be argued, however, that a significant number of people engage in some form of pathological personality at some time during their formative youth without the added burden of being mentally ill. In this case, motivation for such behavior is often placed upon an unstable home life or other social factors. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Role of Research in Psychology

    A 3 page paper that discusses certain issues in research. First, research is defined as is the scientific method of research. The paper explains primary and secondary sources and whey statistics are important in research. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Prejudice and Social Psychology

    A 6 page paper which examines why prejudice still persists in modern societies, and considers whether educational, scientific and legal progress will put an end to this continuing problem. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pharmacology and Psychology of Marijuana

    This 6 page paper discusses the psychological and pharmacological reactions to marijuana use. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Educational Psychology - Case Study

    This 4 page paper presents the case study of a six-year-old boy who was observed by the student. The essay discusses the boy's behaviors, learning theories (Piaget, Vygotsky and Erikson) and how the teacher could have helped the boy in the classroom. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ethics and Organizational Psychology

    This 6 page paper provides an example of an ethical dilemma an organizational psychologist might face. Within the context of the problem, sexual harassment is discussed. APA guidelines concerning ethics, particularly in respect to confidentiality, are used in finding a solution to the problem. Issues concerning downsizing are also broached. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Pedophiles and Abnormal Psychology:

    6 pages in length. Pedophilia, the compulsion to have sexual relations with children, is a subgroup of sexual disorders associated with abnormal psychology. Identified as a problem of sexual aim, those who struggle with and ultimately succumb to their urges to sexually violate children are considered so socially abhorrent that even hardcore criminals doing life for dismembering another person cannot tolerate the idea of innocent kids being inflicted with such abuse and often make prison life a living hell for convicted pedophiles. Clearly, there is a hierarchy of offence within the criminal community whereby other felons condemn pedophiles for heathenish behavior with such a taboo as vulnerable children. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Case Study Diagnosis

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a case study of a woman reporting substance abuse. This paper considers the implications of her reports and the need for additional assessments. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Law and Psychology

    This 8 page paper details the problems when the media run out of control and cause pre-trial damage to the defendant. The case of Sam Sheppard is profiled as well as several other lower profiled cases. Reasons for media bias are given. Conflict of First and Sixth amendments discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Social Psychology and Application of Aggression Theories

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the issue of aggression in youth populations and the psychological and social indicators. In school-aged populations, the issue of aggression and the presence of behavior disorders presents considerable problems for educators and parents, who struggle with the displays of physical aggression and the behavioral developments that extend from manifestations of aggression. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Health Psychology Matrix and Stress

    A 3 page paper listing 4 personal/work stressors in a table listing the stressor, type and general mitigation strategies. The remainder of the paper addresses each stressor and steps the writer can take to change conditions and so lessen the effects of each stressor. No sources listed.

  • 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.

  • Personality Theories in Humanistic and Existential Psychology

    This is a 3 page paper that explores personality theory. The views of Maslow, Rogers, and May are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Gifted Classroom Underachiever Manipulation and Psychology

    An 8 page paper discussing positive ways of dealing with the talented and gifted underachiever in the classroom. These students often need special education as much as do the learning disabled but often do not receive it. Some can challenge themselves, but challenging the student still is the job of the teacher. The paper discusses using real-world lessons, peer tutoring and following the child’s lead as strategies for avoiding boredom with the average class. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Psychological Indeterminism and Determinism

    6 pages in length. Is one's life and liberty truly determined or is it primarily the result of mankind’s free will? The writer discusses this issue by addressing humanistic and cognitive theories, as well as Roger Wolcott Sperry, Thomas More's "Utopia," Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" and B.F. Skinner's "Walden 2." Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Category Formation, Causal Theories, and Cognitive Psychology

    This is an 8 page paper comparing and contrasting the prototype and causal-based theories of category formation. In cognitive psychology, category formation is considered one of the most fundamental aspects of understanding mental representation. Within the area of category formation however, there are several theories which appear to conflict in some aspects. Two of these theories are the prototype theory of category formation and the causal theory of category formation. In the most basic sense, the prototype theory argues that individuals categorize items based on the typicality level of the objects in comparison with the “prototype” concept or image that an individual has. When new objects are encountered by an individual, a comparison of features based on prototypes takes place until that object is categorized. From a causal model theory perspective however, the categorization process also takes into account prior knowledge and theories of how the world works in addition to the causal relationships between features. Causal theorists find that the prototype theories base categorization from an independent and “probabilistic” viewpoint whereas individuals in fact use their causal knowledge in order to categorize and build relationships conceptually. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Eating Pace and Style from a Psychological Perspective

    This 5 page paper looks at fast and slow eaters and tries to find reasons for differences in pace and style. Gender, age and culture are each discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Soccer and Sports Psychological Motivation

    This is a 7 page paper discussing motivation in sport with examples from soccer. Motivation in sport is unique in regards to the study of motivation in psychology as many factors which seem to motivate athletes to increase perceived competence and performance are not the same as those recorded in other studies outside of the sport environment. Researchers A.V. Carron and R.H. Cox have compiled collections of motivational models which can be applied within the sport setting. While much of the research can be applied to athletes who compete on an individual level, much of it has also been applied to the team environment. Several research studies in the area of junior soccer have revealed that expectations of others and perceived self-control are high motivators in relation to perceived competence and performance. While many factors such as intrinsic self-confidence are required for high anxiety level components of the game, such as penalty shots, several other components related to expectations of others such as audience support are more consistent indicators of motivation in the sport of soccer. Bibliography list 6 sources.

  • Attention Control Theory

    This 3 page paper examines attention control theory. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Nurture and Nature Psychological Intelligence Debates

    A 9 page discussion of the question of just what it is that determined our intelligence. The author compares the various theories which have been purported over time, noting the controversy associated with the theory that genetics play a role in our intelligence. The conclusion is presented that it is likely that both genetics and environment which shape this critical aspect of our being. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Everyday Living and Zen Buddhism

    This 12 page paper considers the background development of Zen Buddhism, its spread in the modern world, and the key concepts as they relate to daily living. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Questions and Answers in Developmental Psychology

    This 5 page paper explores theories of Freud, Erikson, Piaget and Kohlberg. Stages of these theories are included in answers to three questions submitted by a student. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychology and Alternative Medicines

    This 17 page paper discusses alternative and complimentary medicines as they may be applied to the area of mainstream and conventional medicine. Alternative medicines explored include yoga, acupuncture, and naturopathy and how they may be integrated into the treatment of the terminally ill, those suffering from chronic pain, anxiety disorders and others. Congressional testimonies included as well as quotes from experts in the field. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Anatomy and Psychology

    A 9 page paper which examines various perspectives, psychological and otherwise, concerning the body. The paper uses "Shelter, Blues, Sanity, and Selfhood Among the Homeless" by Robert Desjarlais, "Travesti, Sex, Gender and Culture Among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes" by Don Kulick, "Beyond Anorexia: Narrative, Spirituality, and Recovery" by Catherine Garrett, "Metalogue: Why a Swan" by Bateson, and the "Writings of Edward Sapir" by Edward Sapir in discussing and addressing the various perspectives. No additional sources cited.

  • 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.

  • Brain-Body

    A 3 page paper that discusses what this field is about, the contributions of Lashley and Hebb, methods used in early research and technology used today. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Considering the Soul and Psychology

    This 7 page paper discusses the idea of the soul, selfhood and identity, as well as how a person’s identity can be fashioned for him, rather than coming from within. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Educational Psychology: Tracking

    6 pages in length. The educational experience is meant to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to the objective of learning; when students are divided by and taught within stringent criteria, the capacity for expansive knowledge is significantly stunted. The extent to which tracking serves to detach students from new experiences and each other by placing them within the confines of regimented, uniform study is both grand and far-reaching; that such division not only cultivates but also perpetuates such social ills as class and racial status speaks to the impact administrators very obviously do not take into account with such a divisive program. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Consumer Behavior

    A 4 page paper that discusses the issues marketers need to consider when designing campaigns. The paper discusses how the market has changed giving consumers more power than ever before. Bibliography lists 4 sources.


    This 4-page paper covers the concept of states of consciousness, with a specific focus on altered states gained through meditation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 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.

  • Business Psychology; Team Work For Effective Organizations

    This 5 page paper looks at theories concerning the way that individuals will interact and develop into teams, including the influences on their behavior and perceptions with a team environment. The paper looks at theories including those of Jung, Belbin, Le Bon and systems theory. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Educational Psychology

    This 9 page paper responds to 12 specific and varied questions. Some of topics include Piaget vs. neo-Piagetian, Baumrind's styles, how concepts of intelligence have changed, improving relations between cultures, acceleration vs. enrichment programs for gifted, classical and operant conditioning, Maslow's hierarchy, standardized tests and more. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Psychology As A Career

    A 7 page paper that begins with information from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook about psychologists, positions and education needed with the writer selecting one field to pursue. The next section discusses the adult learner. Using self-assessments provided by the student, the paper reports results from the Multiple Pathways to Learning and the Personality Spectrum as related to the writer's scores with explanations about how this information can help the student. The writer also comments on time and stress management for the adult learner.

  • Psychology and Adolf Hitler

    An 8 page consideration of the psychological factors that went into making Adolf Hitler. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Fried Green Tomatoes and Relationship Psychology

    A 6 page paper which examines how the characters relate to each other in terms of connections, relational functioning, mutuality, interpersonal dynamics, and motivation. No additional sources are used.

  • Psychiatry v. Psychology

    This 4 page paper explains the differences between a psychiatrist and psychologist. Examples given. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Child Developmental Psychology and Roots The Book and Miniseries

    A 5 page paper which compares Alex Haley's book, Roots (Chapters 1-42), with the 1977 miniseries to determine the major differences in terms of how each addressed child development, the difference in the socialization process between Kunta Kinte's tribe and that of Anglo-American children in the U.S., the classification of Kunta Kinte's society from an American cultural orientation, and the development of a child in Kinte's culture with the same aged Anglo child, from a specie perspective. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Articles on Memory, Consciousness, Pattern Recognition, Attention, Perception, and Cognitive Psychology Summarized

    5 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses each of these points. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Europe, Asia, and Advertising Psychology

    A 29 page paper discussing the effects of cultural differences between regions of the world and the need for advertisers to heed those differences. The differences of the psychology of advertising between Southeast Asia and Europe are more matters of cultural and economic differences than of any real differences among people. Europe is further divided into West and East, which in itself presents cultural and economic differences great enough to affect advertising efforts in each region. The bottom line is that advertisers still must adhere to the basics: identify and learn market targets; know the culture; work within both simultaneously. One caveat to remember is to ensure that at least one native speaker of each foreign language being attempted is involved in developing any new advertising campaign, thereby avoiding some of the advertising faux pas that the paper describes. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Mental Prototypes, Language and More

    An 8 page paper. Topics discusses include: mental prototypes, declarative and procedural knowledge, language acquisition, problem solving creativity and more. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Psychology and Research

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of qualitative and quantitative research approaches and the reasons that individuals use hypotheses in psychological research. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Gestalt And Annotated Bibliography Synthesis

    4 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses the Gestalt revolt as well as synthesizes the information from 8 sources of an annotated bibliography. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • APA Ethics Code

    A 9 page paper. The sections in this paper include: discussion of confidentiality, privileged communication and privacy with the exceptions identified for the state of Hawaii; informed consent; dual relationships; personnel testing; and how rules regarding test data reporting have changed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Psychology and Love

    A 12 page analysis of the concept of "love" from a socio-psychological perspective. The writer looks at the historical theories of Freud, Rogers, Roche & Ramsbey, and others. Behavior patterns during "intimate" love relationships are examined and a discussion is provided of several documented studies in the field. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Business Psychology

    This 6 page paper responds to certain questions and issues related to opening a new business. The paper discusses the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, what effective communication and three leadership theories, transactional, transformational and situational. The paper also comments on keeping balance in one's life as an entrepreneur. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Designing Community-Based Prevention

    A 3 page paper that discusses how a community psychologist would go about designing a drug abuse prevention program in a community. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Jealousy As Defined By Evolutionary Psychology

    3 pages in length. True to form, the extent to which jealousy is displayed and internalized depends upon which gender is experiencing the emotion. Jealousy, defined as a suspicion or distrust of another who holds strong ties as in an intimate relationship, evokes a combination of fear, hurt and anger from the person on its receiving end; whether it is based within a sexual or emotional foundation depends upon if the sufferer is a man or a woman. Practitioners of evolutionary psychology theorize that presence and format of human jealousy is fundamental to the species' proliferation, however, the gender response to relationship indiscretion -– either real or perceived -– illustrates the insecurities that exist within the roles each gender plays from a developmental standpoint. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Psychological Conditions

    A 10 page analysis of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" as it relates to psychological conditions. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.

  • Police Psychology And Application

    5 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses assessment elements of pre-employment screening, confidentiality, fitness-for-duty evaluations and homosexuality as they relate to law enforcement psychologists. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ethics In Counseling Psychology

    7 pages in length. Maintaining ethical fortitude in counseling psychology serves as the foundation of any reputable therapist; without a fundamental basis of ethics, the pledge one takes to help those in crisis holds no credibility. Ethical codes, principles and standards exist to guide counselors throughout their careers so they can readily maintain both a sound and reliable reputation within the industry. The absence of such moral directives would leave far too much decision-making to the interpretive options of each individual. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Drug Abuse and the Influences of Psychology and Sociology

    3 pages in length. The writer discusses how drugs have affixed themselves to the very foundation of urban blight's contemporary framework, a reality that has been a thorn in society's side for decades upon decades. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Tourism and Psychology

    A 6 page paper discussing using psychological knowledge in marketing and providing services. The tourism industry formerly was able to operate on the “if you build it, they will come” philosophy, but it no longer has that luxury. Tourism has been forced in recent years to join the ranks of all other types of businesses, particularly in actively marketing to the target group it most wants to attract. Assessing marketing and service needs from the perspective of personality and psychology can assist organizations within the travel industry in achieving and maintaining greater success. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • "Pretty Woman" - Social Psychology Principles

    7 pages in length. The film Pretty Woman utilizes a number of social psychological principles befitting the diverse nature of the two leading characters. Looking for a break from his otherwise structured and restricted life, the wealthy business man crosses social boundaries by spending time with a prostitute; inasmuch as he views the entire situation as wholly innocent, he acts out behaviors clearly based upon well worn stereotypes. However, the most pertinent scene where this bias gives way to an attitude change is when he meets her in the hotel lounge for their business dinner date. Failing to notice her as she sits at the bar in 'appropriate' attire, he does a double take when he finally realizes the streetwalker from earlier in the day had been transformed into a well-groomed, attractive woman. Their walk through the lobby draws many admiring glances from guests and staff alike, confirming how presentation of self is a powerful determiner of stereotypical treatment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Developmental Psychology and a Premier Virtual Computer Generated Symposium

    This 20 page paper addresses the problems of ADHD treatment, treatment of juvenile offenders as adults, and the treatment of many psychiatric or psychological problems with drugs. While a symposium including Freud, Erikson and Gilligan would be impossible, with the magic of virtual reality and imagination, such a symposium comes to life. How might these theorists feel about these twenty-first century topics? Background information is also provided on each particular topic. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • APA Code of Conduct

    A 9 page paper that discusses several issues regarding ethics according to the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. The writer comments on the lack of ethical conduct on the part of graduate students, ethical decision making process, reactions to ethical principles and standards, licensing, discussion of one aspirational principle and an ethical issue concerning a child with autism. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Female Psychology in the Plays of Tirso de Molina

    A 14 page research paper that focuses on female characterization in the plays of Tirso de Molina (1572-1648), a playwright during the Golden Age of Spanish theatre. Examination of a variety of Tirso's plays demonstrates that--in regards to his portrayal of female characters--he was limited by the cultural standards in which he lived. In other words, women in Tirso's plays are largely relegated to subsidiary roles, which substantiate the prominence and importance of men as the pivotal focus around which everything in Spanish society revolved. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Humor and Psychology

    An 8 page research paper that investigates the nature of humor and laughter. The writer looks at the sociological functions that humor performs in human society by reviewing the literature on this topic, looking at both past and present studies and theories regarding how humor is integrated into society at the family, work and social level. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Communnication, Technology, and Social Changes

    This 4 page paper discusses three issues: how mass communication media is used for social change, how technology is used for social change, and a reflection on this course. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Gifted Child Education

    An 8 page paper that examines the issue of adequately educating the gifted child and the educational systems and models that have been developed in this capacity. Discussed are the Structure of Intellect System, or SOI, the Enrichment Matrix Model, and the Cognitive-Affective Interaction Model. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Littering and Environmental Psychology

    An 8 page discussion of the problems associated with littering. The author categorizes the different types of litterers and proposes solutions that might be applied to all. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Theories in Psychology: Freud and Erikson

    A 4 page overview of the theories of these two influential psychologists. Personality development is highlighted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychology and the Place of Sigmund Freud

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of Sigmund Freud's ideas and if he were alive today, where he would be in the discipline. Many other schools of thought are compared to this great theorist's work. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Study of Learning

    A 5 page paper that addresses four issue related to the study of learning. Headings are: the dawn of the modern era, the definition of learning, methodological aspects, and the use of nonhuman animals in research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Research and Statistics in Psychology

    This 4 page paper defines research and the scientific method, explores the differences between primary and secondary data, and explains the role of statistics in psychological work. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Criminal Profiling and Other Issues

    A 19 page paper that discusses numerous issues related to the topic. Some of those issues are: antisocial personality, criminal and non-criminal psychopathy, compulsive behavior, addictions, history of forensic evaluation, methods of criminal profiling, types of forensic evaluations, characteristics of serial predators and more. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

  • Group Counseling Techniques and Adolescent Psychology

    This 7 page paper provides an overview in respect to group counseling techniques. The adolescent is the focus of this investigation that looks at techniques from REBT, TA and behavioral camps. Various methods are touched on and REBT is explored in depth. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Major Pedagogical and Educational Psychology Theories

    This 4 page paper discusses some of the teaching and educational psychological theories in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychology and Self Esteem in Child Development

    10 pages in length. The psychological twists and turns that children face in their maturation years can be both thrilling and traumatic at the same time. In her book entitled "The Magic Years : Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood," Selma Fraiberg's approach to first recognizing and then addressing these stressful yet magical years is quite refreshing from a reader's perspective. The forty years that have worn wear upon this title do not negatively reflect upon current psychological issues that exist in child development; rather, they have helped to preserve Fraiberg's unique, entertaining and informational book much like a fine wine. The writer discusses childhood development in psychology with emphasis upon self-esteem. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Psychological Theory and Wundt's Role

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the role of Wundt in the creation of psychological theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychology Interview

    A 7 page research paper that offers a transcription of an interview in which the writer asked an acquaintance questions concerning his attitudes and personality development. Where it is applicable, the writer draws on outside sources. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Western Tradition of Psychology

    This 4 page paper traces the western tradition of this discipline. The contributions of notable philosophers like Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz are discussed alongside those of Freud. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Comparison of Psychology Articles

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of two different articles refering to the same research study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Developmental Psychology and Adolescence

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of concepts to come from various theorists. Erickson, Maslow, Bandura and Piaget are each discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Early Management Theoretical Pioneers

    A 15 page paper comprised of two major topics: management theory and ethical corporate culture. The longer section explains and discusses the contributions of five specific early management theorists: Robert Owen who worked to reform factories and schooling in the early 1800s based on treating the employee fairly; Henry R. Towne, who is recently being given credit to his contributions to scientific management theory prior to Taylor's work and who established the first professional organization for engineers; Sun Tzu whose principles outlined in The Art of War have been correlated with management and organizational theory; Henry L. Gantt who made four major contributions including the Gantt Chart; and Hugo Munsterberg, who is called the father of industrial psychology. The second section discusses the importance of developing an ethical corporate culture. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Personality Development/Albert Einstein

    A 5 page research paper that examines Einstein's life and genius. Albert Einstein is "the icon of scientific genius," one of the "most recognizable faces in the history of mankind," and certainly the most influential scientists of the twentieth century (Khoon, 2007, p. 9). This examination of Einstein's life discusses his biography in terms of developmental psychology and the possible influences that may have shaped his genius for math and creative insight. The two personality development theories utilized for this purpose are those of Erik Erikson and Karen Horney. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literary Analysis of Existentialism

    A 12 page overview of the literary classification of existentialism. Parallels the major components of this style with the existentialism approach in psychology, an approach which delves into our innermost characteristics to bring us to a comfortable relationship both internally and with those around us. Analyzes “The Innocents Abroad” by Mark Twain, “Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage” by Alfred Lansing, and “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier to identify existentialist components and provides a further comparison of the style to the Greek tragedy “The Odyssey” as a reiteration of the common elements which have been at play throughout history, not just in the nineteenth century. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Branding of a New Range of Refrigeration Products

    This 10 page paper considers the way in which a new product may be considered in terms of branding strategy. The example of a new range of refrigeration units for the home, car and caravan are considered. The paper outlines the way in which a branding strategy may be considered, including the name and design of the logo, as well as the psychology behind the brand and the way that it may be utilized in Internet marketing. The last of the paper considers the way in which the brand may be managed in an international environment. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Behavior Origins and the Development of Personality

    A 5 page paper discussing some of the ongoing points of debate in psychology. The concepts of genetic versus environmental influences; conscious versus unconscious behavior; and free will versus determinism are matters that have been debated for decades. Consensus thinking about each has been different in the past than it is now, and it likely is possible that it could revert to previous beliefs. Each concept has its proponents and detractors, individuals arguing an all-or-nothing position on one side or the other. If the absolute truth could be known about each of these concepts, however, likely it would be found to lie somewhere between the extremes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Operant Conditioning, B.F. Skinner, and Criminal Behavior

    A 5 page review of Skinner's theories and their application to criminology. This work has applications in many arenas. These include such diverse facets of our lives as learning and distinguishing right from wrong. Although Skinner has had many critics over the years, much of this criticism revolved a misunderstanding of the man and his theories. His work is, in fact, supported by many that both preceded and followed him in history and has many applications in criminal psychology in particular. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • An Analysis of The Creature in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the themes and impact of the Monster's story in the larger novel Frankenstein. In the center of Mary Shelley's novel, the Monster provides an insightful narrative that tells of his experiences after being created by Victor Frankenstein, a narrative that relates his process of learning about his surroundings, language and human emotion. This narrative provides a significant view of the psychology of human development, underscores the problems of creating life using technology, and substantiates the view of the internal conflicts and misperceptions of the Monster pertinent to the defense of his actions. No additional sources cited.

  • Bereavement, Death, and Senior Citizens

    15 pages in length. When one considers the impact that death and bereavement have upon the elderly within a community psychology framework, there are two primary elements that comprise both their individual and collective perspective: the physical and emotional implications of getting old. The extent to which these two aspects greatly influence quality of life at this delicate stage is both grand and far-reaching; that many elderly become beset with fear of and anticipation for their own demise, as well as mourning the passing of other friends and family, speaks volumes regarding the impact death and bereavement have upon the elderly. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • "A Beautiful Mind" - Six Concepts

    6 pages in length. John Nash's struggle with and ultimate championing of paranoid schizophrenia is the basis of the film A Beautiful Mind, a story that pits one man against his own cognitive descent and his success at overcoming what had nearly cost him everything he held dear. This movie was chosen for its expansive vision of Nash's psychological disorder, the extent to which it was portrayed in an accurate light, as well as the full circle he made in regaining his cognitive stability to such a degree that he achieved one of the most prestigious honors indicative of this remarkable turnaround. The six concepts include psychological disorder, anger, happiness, social psychology, personality and intelligence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Soap Operas And Language

    10 pages in length. Most people watch a television program without any knowledge of how their visual/auditory senses are being manipulated by myriad signs and symbols; in other words, viewers are led down a pathway that instructs how, when and to what extent they will react depending upon the stimulus. Soap operas present some of the most appropriate examples of this type of communicative process whereby language blends with other visual and auditory cues to create an interactive premise that establishes the extent of viewers' role and involvement. This inherent connection between semiotic language and social psychology in relation to media study helps to facilitate an understanding of corresponding developments that have come about over the past several decades in response to soap opera connotation. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 'Born to be Good?' by Celia Kitzinger Summarized and Discussed

    This is a 4 page paper discussing Celia Kitzinger’s article “Born to be Good?”. British psychologist Celia Kitzinger discusses human motivation in relation to the psychology of morality of the “good, bad or indifferent” treatment of others in her essay “Born to be Good?” (1997). Kitzinger’s article tells readers some of the more popular social, biological and psychological theories in regards to moral development and some of the controversies with these theories. In addition to theories of moral development and beliefs, perhaps more importantly Kitzinger tackles the differences which exist between moral beliefs and action. In many situations people who may have high moral beliefs act in horrible ways because of social pressures. Overall, the essay presents a well informed look at moral beliefs, motivation and actions and opens the discussion for future discussions on what can be done to overcome social pressures which cause people to act counter to their moral beliefs and upbringing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Codependency, Obsessive Love, and Aggression

    A 12 page research paper on obsessive love and codependency. Obsessive love is defined as a social psychology issue and the role of aggression is explored in great detail. The "Fatal Attraction Syndrome" is essentially what this paper attempts to clarify for the reader. The importance of frustration and its relationship to rejection is of importance as well -- The writer concludes that it is only when we begin to realize that we are creating the very problems we hope to be preventing will the whole problem of codependency, and obsessive love disappear. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Criminal Behavior and Criminology Theory

    An 8 page overview of the relationship of environment, genetics, and psychology in predicting the propensity of criminal behavior. Some theories contend that it is an individual’s genetic makeup which translates into crime, others that it is the presence of a psychological illness. Researchers agree, however, that criminal behavior most often results from a conflict between societal and individual values. While some of the root causes of these conflicts are indeed genetic or psychological, others can be culturally based, some may differ even between families. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Anxiety Attacks and the Analysis of Sigmund Freud

    This is a 4 page paper discussing how Freud would analyze anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks, panic attacks and anxiety disorders in general have been studied in medicine and psychology for over a century. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) considered the father of psychoanalysis believed that “anxiety neurosis” and anxiety attacks experienced by individuals resulted from individuals no longer being able to repress impulses which were in conflict or not satisfied during the childhood psychosexual developmental stages. Freud found that anxiety and panic attacks resembled greatly people’s reactions when they were confronted with danger except there would seem to be no danger present. Therefore, Freud would conclude, the danger must be internal and resulting from “failure of repression” in which an individual would be overwhelmed with panic or a phobia. Through psychoanalysis, Freud would attempt with the patient to discover the area of conflict from their past in which their needs were not nurtured or gratified or which had instilled a fear which they had repressed; a repression which could no longer be contained and resulting in anxiety attacks. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Stress Resistance and a Conflict in a Women's Work and Family

    3 pages in length. "Contributor to Stress Resistance: Testing a Model of Women's Work-Family Conflict" by Karyn H. Bernas and Debra A. Major in the June, 2000 issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly seeks to illustrate how the inextricable relationship between work and family responsibilities is exacerbated by the factor of stress. When stress is present in a given situation where the woman simultaneously holds down a job outside the home as well as raises a family, the conflict between the two incompatible responsibilities is significantly greater; however, when stress is reduced, the work-family conflict is also abated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Counseling According to Scripture

    A 7 page paper. This essay uses Dr. Neil T. Anderson’s book, Discipleship Counseling as the source. The essay discusses some of the themes found in Anderson’s book. These include integration of psychology and theology; the definition of mental health; barriers to overcome before a person’s relationship with God can be restored; and the seven steps to freedom in Christ. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Analysis and Observation of Sales Training

    An 8 page paper in which the writer reviews the training techniques, procedures, and overall style of a sales manager observed while teaching a new class of sales reps the 'ins and outs' of cold canvassing. Issues concerning sales pitching, handling common objections & rebuttals from customers, territory selection, and more are covered. The writer is particularly concerned with the way the sales manager appeals to the psychology of his team while offering colorful anecdotes and metaphors to maintain their interest throughout the entire class. The writer also accompanies this group on their first day in 'the field' and outlines their progress and productivity in selling-- under the manager's guidance. No bibliography.

  • Psychology of Lying

    A 16 page research paper that explores the psychology of lying. In recent years, social scientists have begun to explore this topic, why people lie and to whom. This research suggests that lying is not only a common occurrence, but an integral part of social relations. Without everyday lies, the little lies, the "fibs" that people say to be polite, the social wheels of personal interaction would undoubtedly grind to a halt. However, in today's ever-increasingly complicated world, it becomes more and more imperative to be able to tell who is lying and to understand why. Therefore, a considerable body of research has also been devoted to developing guidelines for lie detection. This research examines what is known about lying -- who lies, who they lie to, why they lie and how to detect the liar. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Language Acquisition and the Case of Genie

    An 11 page paper. This essay reports the historical background of Genie and what happened to her when she was taken to the local hospital. The paper is divided into four sections: Who was Genie; How Genie contributed to our understanding of the psychology of language acquisition; What we could learn from Genie; and What would happen if another Genie were discovered today. The writer is very pessimistic and believes the same things that happened to Genie in the 1970s would happen again. Experts would converge, each promoting their own ideas and opinions. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Ethical and Cultural Guidelines for the Release of Psychological Testing Data

    6 pages in length. Ethics represent the cornerstone of a profession in psychology; without adherence to the solid ethical guidelines formulated by the American Psychological Association (APA), a psychologist falls far short of providing his or her clients with the comprehensive assistance inherent to this industry. In direct correlation to such ethical standards, the recent code changes pertaining to the release of test data illustrate how the patient's wishes now supercede those of an industry that has successfully forbidden raw test data to be released to anyone but those qualified to have it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • John Gottman's Successful Marriage Components and Marital Failure or Success

    This is a 10 page paper discussing theories involved for successful marriage. John Gottman, a professor of psychology and director of the Gottman Institute is one of the more popular researchers on success in marriages today. Gottman and his colleagues address situations which are prevalent in today’s couples such as lack of time for one another and defensive and critical strategies during communication. While Gottman realizes that different components of communication such as effective listening, listening non-defensively and editing while speaking are important, other more ‘emotionally intelligent’ components are also important such as respect, admiration, influence, acceptance, and accepting and coping with conflict are equally important. Theories of marital therapy include many of Gottman’s components while at the same time, some researchers have added other useful strategies such as exploring new interests together and maintaining a sense of humor and realistic scope among others. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Carl Jung's Unconscious Archetypes and the Tarot

    A 22 page research essay that explores the similarities between the symbolisms found in the Tarot and in Jung's Collective Unconscious Archetypes. The essay is divided into three major sections: an explanation of Jung's Archetypes; a description and explanation of the Tarot cards; and the relationships between the two. Synchronicity is discussed both in terms of Jung's psychology and the use of the Tarot cards. An example illustrating the archetypes found in the Tarot cards is given, interpreting two of the cards. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Psychologists, Gender and Ethics

    5 pages in length. While the entire field of psychology is governed by a code of ethics that mandates specific behavior among its members, there are times when what is deemed ethical by one is interpreted wholly different by another. This perspective is apparent in a variety of degrees and disciplines within the overall field, however, one might readily surmise how it has been particularly noticeable where issues concerning gender are – and have been – concerned. Two of the most glaring illustrations of this unethical behavior are found when religious psychologists attempt to counsel battered women and mainstream psychologists seduce their vulnerable patients. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Blue Sky Dream by David Beers

    A 5 page analysis of the book Blue Sky Dream by David Beers. In this book, Beers offers his readers an unusual combination of personal memoir and commentary on the psychology behind the Cold War. This unusual perspective is half autobiography, half political commentary. Beers pictures his family as part of the 'Blue Sky Tribe.' This is the term that Beers uses to describe the specific lifestyle of his own family as part of the aerospace industry, and also the optimistic perspective of American culture in the decades following World War II. No additional sources cited.

  • The Holistic Dynamic Personality Theory of Abraham Maslow

    This is a 9 page paper including abstract that discusses Maslow’s holistic-dynamic theory of personality. Personality has been studied in regards to various psychological approaches including psychoanalytical theories, learning theories, dispositional theories and humanistic psychology theories among others. Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) developed theories of personality from a humanistic psychological standpoint. His holistic-dynamic theory of personality advocates that individuals require the fulfillment of certain fundamental needs in order to develop their personality and use their intelligence efficiently, acquire higher functioning and problem solving proficiently. Basic needs consisted of safety, love and respect. A more complex hierarchy of needs addressed the more comprehensive concepts of belongingness, esteem, self-esteem and self-actualization among others. Without the gratification of having these fundamental needs met, individuals will suffer frustration and eventually psychological “sickness”. Within the work environment, individuals experience boredom, lack of energy, low self-esteem and personal and professional problems seems insurmountable. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Group Work and Alderian Therapy

    A 6 page paper discussing Adler’s Individual Psychology, group counseling theory and cultural characteristics of Hispanic Americans. Adler’s motivational theory is directly applicable to Hispanic Americans. The group approach can be useful with Hispanic Americans because it is a natural, comfortable approach for them culturally. If the group counselor can successfully facilitate substitution of groups, then the group approach should be quite successful with Hispanic Americans. It allows individuals to enjoy a comfortable and known setting while navigating previously-uncharted territories, allowing them to place more direct attention on the issues at hand. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Applying Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs In Business

    A 5 page paper discussing application of Abraham Maslow's humanistic psychology to the needs of business. Maslow's theories may be overstated in the belief that people are intrinsically good and intrinsically motivated to improve themselves and their stations, but they have been found to be overwhelmingly useful in organizational management and employee motivation enhancement. Successful application in business depends on moving from one level to the next, however. As Maslow states, the qualities of any level cease to be motivational once the individual achieves and sustains that level. Includes one chart. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Erik Erikson: Biography and Theory

    20 pages in length. Erik Homberger Erikson, born near Frankfort, Germany in 1902, was the son of Danish parents whose collective aspirations amounted to a tremendous impact upon better understanding human behavior. The foundation of Erikson's prolific influence upon mankind's developmental activities began in an unconventional manner by virtue of art and language courses when one might readily expect him to be immersed within the bounty of science studies more indicative of his ultimate contributions. His distaste for conventional education compelled him to glean a more worldly instruction as only life experiences can provide; as such, he eschewed formal schooling and went to Europe. Erikson's intersection with psychology arrived when he began as an art instructor for American children whose parents traveled to obtain Freud's enlightenment in Vienna. From there he attended the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute, which led the way for his entrance into America and ultimate status as the first child analyst of Boston; a position at Harvard Medical School soon followed with others at Berkeley, Yale and the Menninger Foundation. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Human Behavior Experimental Analysis and Applied Behavioral Analytical Techniques

    5 pages in length. When the student examines whether or not techniques in applied behavior analysis should be influenced by findings of experimental analysis of human behavior, s/he will want to keep in mind the ever-changing scope of psychology and how its perpetual modification helps to employ better assessment and treatment practices. At first, it was not a popularly acceptable custom of infiltrating one approach with what appeared to be the quite divergent direction of another; however, ongoing psychological application has found that over time, some heretofore unrivaled methods have given way to the combination of two or more approaches as a means by which to gain a significantly better outcome to the situation at hand. One of the areas where techniques in applied behavior analysis should be influenced by finding of experimental analysis of human behavior is that of Attention Deficit Disorder and the aspect of academic tutorial assistance. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Behavior Modification & Stopping Procrastination

    A 10 page research paper on behavior modification. This examination of behavior modification examines the history of this branch of psychology, describing the ideas that are intrinsic to understanding the principles that form the foundation of this body of psychological knowledge. This discussion of sources also describes the work of B.F. Skinner, including his text Walden Two, as Skinner is the psychologist who was instrumental in popularizing the field of behaviorism. Finally, the writer looks at how behavior modification can be used in overcome a personal behavioral problem, such as procrastination. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Behaviorism And Preschool

    10 pages in length. Preschool is a time of many challenges for both student and teacher, inasmuch as this particular age group is just learning the tenets of social behavior outside the otherwise insulated aspect of family life. Utilizing the concept of behaviorism within the preschool setting provides the teacher - and parent - with the capacity to identify various behaviors and modify them in order to attain a better academic outcome. The extent to which behaviorism asserts that observable conduct represents the only true aspect of the science of psychology is both grand and far-reaching; that autistic preschoolers represent one population where behaviorism is particularly beneficial speaks to how this approach is both widespread and effective. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Criminology Foundations

    This is a 3 page paper discussing the foundations of criminology in relation to contemporary developments. The study of criminology is important in contemporary society because crime affects everyone within society either directly or indirectly. Criminology uses expertise from a variety of disciplines such as law, sociology, psychology, anthropology and economics among others to try and understand the societal processes of the making of collective laws, the breaking of these laws, and society’s reaction to the breaking of the laws. While a crime is basically considered as the breaking of the criminal code, there are many other dimensions to crime which must be considered in order to understand its effect on society. The breaking of the criminal code is only the legal aspect of crime while normative, deviant, social, and basic right perspectives must also be included. Without these intensive studies in criminology, societal laws will not reflect the needs of society or the causes of ongoing criminal behavior. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Definition and Discussion of Executive Coaching

    A 15 page paper defining executive coaching and discussing its immense rise in popularity over the past decade. Executive coaching is expanding rapidly, continuing to find greater numbers of areas in which it can be useful. As much as business has changed over the past several years, the executive coach can be a valuable asset to the executive hoping to advance or retain a current position, and taking part in leading his company to greater profitability. A blend of management and psychology, executive coaching is growing at a rate of 40 percent annually. The globalization of business is a fact of life that will not change, and the face of US business may be in the process of reinventing itself again. Not only is executive coaching growing rapidly in the present, it is likely to continue to do so for years to come. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • The Nature Of Visual Perception

    11 pages in length. People may have eyes with which to see, however, the manner by which they actually visualize is comprised of significantly more than merely gazing at an image. Human visual perception encompasses myriad components that, when working synergistically, create visual awareness. Some of these aspects are strictly physiological in composition (black/white, color, object/motion/depth/multimodal perception, achromatopsia, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, color blindness) while others are theoretical in nature (unconscious inference, Gestalt theory, ecological psychology), all of which allows man to visually perceive his world from a diverse perspective. The extent to which visual perception reflects even the most subtle nuances of many disciplines is both grand and far-reaching; that 'seeing' something equates with embracing its imagery through so many variations speaks to the greater complexities of visual perception than most people realize. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 2 Versions of 'To Build a Fire' by Jack London

    A 12 page essay that discusses both versions of London's most famous short story. The earliest version, published in 1902, appeared in Youth's Companion and was written for a juvenile audience. London produced a second version of the story in 1908 and it was published in The Century Magazine. The second version of the story is famous as London's best work and is clearly for an adult audience. While the stories are different in both style and content, due to their intended audiences, both delve heavily into the psychological makeup of their protagonists and, in each, London describes the protagonist's perception in relating each man's fate. In so doing, London offers clear and perceptive insight into the psychology of risk-taking behavior for a young and older man, showing both the similarities and the differences in their perception of a dire situation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • A Review of Max Weber's Construction of Social Theory

    Martin Albrow, in his book Max Weber’s Construction of Social Theory, argues that Max Weber provides a long-neglected foundation for sociology, and that the arguments of Weber can be utilized in understanding the sociological premises of a number of other theorists, including Kant and Nietzche. Further, Albrow relates the arguments of Weber to the assertion of the value of sociology as a science, and also defines the link between the premises of social theory and the development of social philosophy, social psychology and the logical correlation between the two. This 4 page paper reflects the essential arguments in Albrow’s work and considers the implications for evaluating sociological, philosophical and psychological underpinnings. No additional sources cited.

  • Higher Education For Police Officers

    6 pages in length. The psychology of crime requires significantly more than law enforcement officers brandishing loaded weapons at and physically apprehending offenders. Indeed, the extent to which contemporary police forces must also incorporate some level of psychological interface with the perpetrator is both grand and far-reaching; that obtaining a degree of higher education in order to better understand the criminal mind while in the field speaks to a much greater scope of law enforcement than many people realize exists in today's criminal justice system. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser and the Opinions of Freire and Thoman

    7 pages in length. Critically analyzing Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" based upon the opinions of Thoman and Freire enables one to better understand the extent to which Schlosser's concept is adopted – sometimes subtly, other times more obviously – throughout the vastness of academic psychology. Clearly, the fundamental purpose of Schlosser's book is to illustrate how homogenized society has become in direct relation to the fast food mentality; as such, contemporary education has been unwittingly drawn into the downward spiral of this existence, serving to deny students the ability to apply self-determination rather than coercion, intentionality rather than reaction, creativity rather than homogeneity and rationality rather than chance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Fundamentals And Evolution Of Psychoanalysis

    15 pages in length. The 1940s and 1950s ushered in medical options for treating psychological disorders, many of which proved to abate symptoms but not cure the problem. Still, these pharmaceutical offerings proved a saving grace for those whose ability to function within society was greatly augmented by popping an antipsychotic pill. This time frame - a mere decade after Freud's death - illustrates how psychoanalysis often took a back seat to the easier, quicker fix of drug therapy. As the discipline of psychology gained momentum in its own right, however, so too did the distinction of psychoanalysis as not only a viable but ultimately core element by treating people through therapy. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Cordery's "Another Case Of The Emperor's New Clothes"

    5 pages in length. Is organizational teamwork as beneficial to production and the overall bottom line as theorists declare them to be? John Cordery responds to this inquiry with a mixture of personal and realistic contention in his article entitled "Another Case of the Emperors New Clothes" published by a 2004 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. While the author does indeed hit upon a few issues that leave management theorists hard-pressed to support the holistic value of teamwork within the organizational venue, Cordery (2004) also offers up some interesting perspectives whereby readers ponder which, if any, past organizational theories have ever embraced the fundamental principles necessary for empowering and motivating workers to perform at their most efficient level. No additional sources cited.

  • Overview of the Theories of Austrian Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl

    A 5 page paper discussing the Austrian's view that involvement with others and work contribute to creating a meaning for life, without which individuals cannot live full lives or face problems that appear to be insurmountable. Frankl assigned love a primary role in supplying the meaning of life that is all-important for the outlook that individuals maintain. Six survivors of the Holocaust assessed Frankl's theories, and found that 'love was important but so were other factors' (p. 1075). Psychology routinely attempts to downplay the powerful effects of love, but Viktor Frankl took the opposing view. He was certain that we need it for our own well being. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Aviation Inspection, Maintenance, and Human Factors

    A 10 page contention that aviation maintenance and inspection, like any activity which involves humans, is subject to the limitations of human performance, performance which often as not is replete with errors. Errors, in fact, occur on an everyday basis in aviation. Some errors are minor but others can have disastrous consequences. Errors may be either direct or indirect but they can be minimized by the same analyses as that which is applicable to other human factor-sensitive fields as well. We often look to psychology, rather than solely to aviation, to help us identify the means to improvement in human error. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Mood Disorders and the MMPI Diagnostic Tool The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the Diagnosis of Mood Disorders

    A 10 page overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), a psychological testing mechanism first created in 1942 but revised extensively over the years. The test is designed to distinguish the so-called “normal” personality from deviations from the norm. The MMPI is, in fact, one of the most extensively used tests in psychological assessment. This test has been the subject of considerable criticism in regard to its usefulness in cross-cultural scenarios. Never-the-less, most psychologists continue to consider the MMPI as a complimentary addition to the many other types of diagnostic approaches which are utilized in the field of psychology. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Partner Violence

    5 pages in length. The compulsion to physically or verbally abuse one's partner has been under scrutiny for decades; to understand the mind of someone who can inflict such mental and/or physical pain upon a person one allegedly loves has been the focus of myriad articles on the psychology of relationships. The extent to which partner violence is more prevalent than most people realize is both grand and far-reaching; that women are the greater recipients of such abuse speaks to the way in which partner violence is grounded at least to some degree in the patriarchal composition of global society. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 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.

  • The Use of Color in the Addams Family Values Film

    5 pages. The extreme use of color in the movie Addams Family Values is a study in the psychology behind the use of color to emit emotions and stimulate the senses. There are strong connotations in the use of color whether it be for public spaces such as restaurants, airports, or department stores and color can also be used to help set the mood on film as well. This paper analyzes the movie and why color is used in the way that it is in the film. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Tulving/Episodic Memory

    A 3 page article review that summarizes the main points of “Episodic Memory: from mind to brain” by Endel Tulving (2002), published in the Annual Review of Psychology, which presents a thorough discussion of this neurocognitive system that includes the history of this concept; what is known today; criticism of the concept; its biological reality and the current state functional neuroimaging in regards to memory. In so doing, Tulving proves his hypothesis, which is that “episodic memory is a true, even if as yet generally unappreciated, marvel of nature” (Tulving, 2002, p. 1). No additional sources cited.

  • Bobby Joe Long

    3 pages in length. Bobby Joe Long may well have faded away into the chasm of undiscovered serial killers were it not for the blazing trail of evidence he inadvertently left behind the many scenes of his brutal crimes. Yet, there is some agreement among those in the psychology field that serial killers may knowingly be careless when it comes to the path of clues they allow law enforcement officials to find, inasmuch as part of their antisocial behavior is linked with the desire to be caught. For Long, it was a long and intricate road that finally led the law to his door, a culmination that occurred only after ten women were viciously raped and murdered, and two hundred more lived to remember their ordeal. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Body Image: Journal Articles Overview

    4 pages in length. Both research articles - [1] Davidson et al's (2006) "Adolescent Body Image and Psychosocial Functioning" and [2] McCabe et al's (2003) "Sociocultural Influences on Body Image and Body Changes Among Adolescent Boys and Girls" from The Journal of Social Psychology focus their respective studies upon how body image impacts the manner by which teens perceive themselves and how they believe they are perceived by their others in their age group. Each article submitted questionnaires to a random sampling of the target adolescent group in order to generate response to the following hypotheses: [1] To what extent poor body image influences peer interaction with adolescent boys and girls, and [2] the extent to which sociocultural influences forecast how/why adolescent boys and girls alter their bodies (i.e. lose weight) in order to be accepted. No additional sources cited.

  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology; The Case of an Elderly Bereaved Patient

    This 4 page paper looks at the case of an elderly patient who has suffered the loss of his wife and does not approve or feel that they fit in with modern society. The issues the patient faces and ways of helping him are identified using the lifespan developmental model of Erickson and Ainsworth's theory of attachment. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Adolescent Psychology and Family Dysfunction

    This 12 page paper considers the factors that influence self-esteem and individual self-perception in families where parental success translates into expectations about a child's performance. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • 1990s' Consumer Influence of Fashion Magazines

    This is a 27 page paper discussing the influence of fashion magazines throughout history on consumer society, culture and their status in the 1990s. The history of the fashion industry in relation to cultural influences, consumerism and the projected images of women and men in today’s society has led to a great deal of research in the fields of sociology, psychology and economics. While fashion magazines have changed their format a great deal in the past century as today their pages contain over one third in advertisements, their content has also changed a great deal. Initially the focus of fashion magazines was women’s clothing and the models were portrayed as older elite women who replaced the dolls previously used. Although women models replaced the dolls, there was no emphasis on the body of the woman. Men did not appear in advertisements and no close-ups were taken of the models. The influence of the fashion magazine on the female consumer at the beginning of the 20th century reflected the expectations of society in regards to conservative or opulent looks depending on the decade. Today, fashion magazines tend to reflect the standards, or lack of standards, as now seen in the music and media industries. Models within fashions magazines, both men and women, are seen as the disturbingly images that continuously reflect not necessarily the expectations of society but the unreal and artificial world of the media. Studies in focus groups have found that most women and men feel that they can discern from the images presented in fashion magazines those images which are more “realistic” than others. In addition, it appears that in regards to consumer choice, fashion magazines are considered one of the less reliable sources available to consumers who prefer peer, family and local store recommendations over that of fashion magazines which appear as unreliable and unrealistic in regards to most situations and events. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Consumer Culture and British Fashion Magazine Influence

    This is a 27 page paper discussing the influence of British fashion magazines on the British consumer society and their influences throughout history up and including the 1990s. The history of the fashion industry in relation to cultural influences, consumerism and the projected images of women and men in today’s society has led to a great deal of research in the fields of sociology, psychology and economics. While fashion magazines have changed their format a great deal in the past century as today their pages contain over one third in advertisements, their content has also changed a great deal. While researching the development of British fashion magazines within the last century, magazines such as Vogue, Elle and InStyle, initially showed that the focus of fashion magazines was women’s clothing and the models were portrayed as older elite women who replaced the dolls previously used. The influence of the fashion magazine on the female consumer at the beginning of the 20th century reflected the expectations of society in regards to conservative or opulent looks depending on the decade. Today, British fashion magazines tend to reflect the standards, or lack of standards, as now seen in the music and media industries. A recent study of focus groups’ opinions of images found in Vogue magazine found that most women and men feel that they can discern from the images presented in fashion magazines those images which are more “realistic” than others. In addition, it appears that in regards to consumer choice, fashion magazines are considered one of the less reliable sources available to consumers who prefer peer, family and local store recommendations over that of fashion magazines which appear as unreliable and unrealistic in regards to most situations and events. Nevertheless, the continued popularity of fashion magazines and their continued focus on the Western and/or American entertainment industries as a source for fashion is considered as a reflection of societal cues and consumer behavior. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • An Overview of Child Development Issues

    In 15 pages, the author discusses child development. Children are not just small people. They are developmentally different from adults. This is a major concept that all parents must learn. An infant will develop at his/her own rate within a certain time span. They create their own sense of identity. In fact, it is important for a child to have a sense of identity. Children need to be supplied with the tools for learning and proper development. Child growth and development is the result of human biology, anthropology, medicine, sociology, and psychology. It is not only one area of science or social science. The topic is broad and can be overwhelming if one does not keep in mind the simple concept of nurture verses nature. A child must be nurtured. He/she should not be abused or thrown away. A child is a human being after all, and as such has not only the right to develop but also the right to develop in a manner that is acceptable, normal, healthy, and good for the child. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Language Acquisition and Children

    This is a 7 page paper discussing language acquisition in children. Research in developmental psychology and linguistics has shown that children, regardless of culture, acquire language in certain stages. The initial stage of babbling in the first year shows the infant physically testing his own speech sounds and shows early interaction with the world around him. Before the child reaches one year old and for about the next year, he begins to utter single words strings which describe aspects of his daily life. At eighteen months, children begin to form two word strings and accelerate their rate of language acquisition at an alarming rate. By the time the child reaches the age of 2 ½ to 3 years of age, the structure of his language has expanded to not only include 3 word strings but from 3 to 4 years old also includes complex and embedded strings. Interaction is a key element for the acquisition of language in children and adults are encouraged to interact with their children from the onset. Many adults use “motherese” when speaking with children and speak in a slower more precise manner in order to help the child learn. One of the most important learning processes for children is one-to-one reading with an adult preferably a parent or guardian. Children’s language acquisition increases dramatically when one-to-one interactive reading is a daily routine in normal children and those with language learning difficulties. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Theory of 'Indeterminancy of Translation' by Willard V. Quine

    This is a 15 page paper discussing Quine’s theory of indeterminacy of translation. Willard V. Quine was a mathematician and philosopher who lived from 1908-2000. During the last half of the 20th century, Quine developed several theories, one of which was the theory of indeterminacy of translation, which challenged some of the former assumptions used in the fields of psychology, linguists and anthropology. Quine asserted that accurate translations between languages could not be made for a number of reasons. Firstly, linguists could not get basic terms of references, or starting elements, because from a holistic perspective, sentences are the basic form of meaning and all sentences are semantically linked by the native speaker. Secondly, “meaning” could not be considered as an absolute element. In addition to some of these basic changes in the construct of translations, Quine also discussed the idea that not only were correct translations into English not possible but also two translation manuals given the same observational stimuli could also not be interchangeable because of the assumptions and the linguist’s imposition of his own beliefs and patterns onto the native language. Obviously, Quine’s theories were criticized as linguists made the case that several translations were considered successful because smooth negotiation and conversation could take place between native speakers and foreign speakers. However Quine’s dissection of the linguist’s process into one of a mathematical and scientific process is considered one of the most significant within the last fifty years in linguistic philosophy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


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