Research Papers on Social Psychology

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Children's Depression and the Impact of Divorce

    A 10 page (M.L.A. style) proposal for researching the connection between divorce and depression among children. The divorce rate continues to increase, as does teen suicide and reports of depression in children. Many of today’s children are living with or through divorce, and some researchers maintain that we are creating divorce-engendered depression in children. The paper discusses proposed methods and provides a theoretical rationale for the study. The MLA-style bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Mixed Method And Quantitative Research

    10 pages in length. Research is the lifeblood of any industry; to have the capacity to evaluate a certain aspect of a given sector in order to better approach business is paramount to standing toe-to-toe with one's competitors. In order to glean the most effective data pertaining to one's objective, however, it is critical to choose the most appropriate methodology. Ever since the concept of scientific research has existed, there has been a clear understanding that one - and only one - type of method was used for any given study; to veer off this convention track and incorporate more than one approach was to cast a shadow of doubt upon the ultimate findings and brand the researcher unfit to uphold the title. Times have changed to such an extent in the twenty-first century that not only is a mixed method approach acceptable over and above the singular use of a quantitative application, but it is fast becoming the methodology of choice by any researcher worth his or her reputation. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Workplace Injuries and Daylight Savings Time

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of workplace injuries and daylight savings times. The paper is presented as speaker notes for a Power Point presentation. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • A Presentation on an Article

    This paper provides a powerpoint presentation of three slides, along with speaker notes and a research question related to a research study. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Please notify the office to send you the PPT file MHartreppt.rtf.

  • Family Impact of Divorce

    A 10 page research paper. What effect does divorce have on the children? This question has resulted in a long and heated debate and there are studies to support almost any position someone wants to take. This paper discusses the question and reports the research in America and elsewhere. The paper takes the form of a research proposal and includes an introduction with problem statement; literature review, including data; summary and conclusions. The incidence of divorce for the U.S. and a few other countries are included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Human Populations and the Density-Pathology Hypothesis

    This is a 12 page paper that explores the density-pathology hypothesis. Studies of animal and human populations inform a research proposal to further the topic. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Wealth and Life Satisfaction

    This 8 page paper discusses the correlation between money and happiness. Researchers have studied this question for decades and have failed to reach a unified definitive conclusion. There are certainly tendencies in one direction or the other, though. Conclusions are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Research Findings on Small Groups

    A 10 page research paper and abstract that offers the framework for a hypothetical research study concerning observing group behavior at three different age levels. Background and literature review on this subject is also covered. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • A Research Proposal in Advertising Psychology

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal. This paper outlines the methodology to explore the issue of advertising psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Art Therapy And ADHD - Research Proposal

    This 15 page paper has several sections or chapters: introduction, research questions, description of three theories (Piaget, Erikson, and Rogers), ADHD, art therapy, using art therapy with ADHD children, methodology, application of method, results, discussion and conclusions. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Emotions and Moral Decision Making

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal on the impact that emotions have on moral decision-making. This paper provides an overview of the current literature, a hypothesis and a research methodology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research Proposal on CPI and the Five Factor Personality Model

    This 16 page paper is an example of a research proposal. In this case the research proposal concerns the testing of the Five Factor Model of personality testing against the 'California Psychological Inventory (CPI). The paper looks at the construct and theory behind the model and then goes on to a brief literary review before proposing a research study. The final part of the paper looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the proposal. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Understanding the Psychological Contract

    This 100 page paper examines the role of the psychological contract on the employment relationship in an international context. The paper is written as a dissertation, with a full introduction, literature review methodology and then research using a case study approach. The paper defines what is meant by a psychological contract and then considers the influences on the expectations of the employees and employers that are inherent in the psychological contract. Two cases studies are created and then analysed using international examples the employment relationship in France and Japan, these are examined to assess the theories, and assess the impact of the psychological contract on the employment relationship and how it is influenced by different cultures. The bibliography cites 89 sources.

  • Conflict Management Styles - Case Study

    This 5 page paper begins with a brief description of the five major conflict management styles. The rest of the paper analyzes a scenario provided by the student in which a teenager arrives home very late on a Saturday night and in which the mother and her fiancé disagree on how to discipline the boy. Conflict management styles used by each party are discussed and recommendations made. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Motivation Case Study

    A 6 page paper. Each of four persons is motivated by different things to gain a promotion. Three broad categories of theories are discussed: biological, psychosocial, and interactionist. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Narrative Therapy With Case Study

    An 8 page paper that begins by explaining what narrative therapy is, what premises it is founded on, what certain terminology means, like deconstruction, and how it works. The paper then incorporates a student-provided scenario of a family where there are many problems, so many the family and even members of the family are problem-saturated. Ideas about how the therapist will work with the family are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION: A CASE STUDY OF JOHN AND MARY

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

  • Case Study Ethnographic Phenomenology

    A 3 page paper that describes this approach to research. The paper explains the process and purposes. Case Study and Ethnographic research designs are also explained. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Changing Society, Sexual Instinct, and Sexual Harassment Issues

    A 6 page exploration of the psychoanalytical issues involved in the growing number of incidences of agression as they relate to gender. Agression can take a number of manifestations, one of the most distrubing of which is sexual harassment. The manner in which we explain incidences of sexual harassment has changed over time just as has the ages in whcih we have observed the behavior. The recent outbreak of sexual harassment among very young children is of particular concern. While Freud would have explained this manifestation as a reflection of sexual instinct, instinct which he contended existed even in infants, contemporary research would indicate that it was more a reflection of the many societal changes we have experienced in regard to what we find socially acceptable and what we consider a female’s proper place in society. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Comparing Alcohol Abuse in Heterosexuals and Lesbians

    This paper explores the increased risk to lesbians of alcohol abuse and associates risks, including suicide, battery, cancer, and lack of pyschological treatment. Bibliography lists 7 sources. JVlesalc.rtf

  • Psychoanalytical Approach to Sexual Harassment

    A 5 page exploration of the psychoanalytical issues involved the growing number of incidences of aggression as they relate to gender. Aggression can take a number of manifestations, one of the most disturbing of which is sexual harassment. The manner in which we explain incidences of sexual harassment has changed over time just as has the ages in which we have observed the behavior. The recent outbreak of sexual harassment among very young children is of particular concern. While Freud would have explained this manifestation as a reflection of sexual instinct, instinct which he contended existed even in infants, contemporary research would indicate that it was more a reflection of a child’s environment and what society condones as appropriate behavior. More specifically, however, such forms of aggression can be attributed to specific psychological problems such as conduct disorder for which there are discernible differences in propensities between males and females. Bibliography lists 7 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.

  • Sex Offender Profiling and Multiphasic Sex Inventory II

    5 pages in length. Profiling sexual offenders by way of the Multiphasic Sex Inventory II provides a basis upon which law enforcement and the psychological community can better understand what drives certain individuals to behave in such an antisocial manner. This approach, exclusively meant to measure those who have allegedly committed or admitted to committing sexual offenses, determine specific personality traits and deviant characteristics of a sexual nature that assist in getting the individuals appropriate treatment and assessing follow up progress. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Issues in Addiction and Maladaptive Behavior

    A 3 page research paper that addresses moderation management in regards to alcohol consumption; definitions of use, abuse and dependence; societal promotion of maladaptive behavior; and sexual dysfunction. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Interpersonal and Sexual Relationship Commitment

    This 20 page paper explores the topics of commitment in interpersonal and commitment in sexual relationships beginning with an introduction to the concept of commitment – what is it, what does it mean in today's world, and the conclusions of two studies looking into commitment between dating couples. The writer then discuses the ethics of commitment and sexual ethics, a very hot topic in today's world, most of which focuses on the relationship of homosexual couples; next, is a discussion of the theology of commitment. The writer asserts that God wants us to make commitments, first to Him and then to others in our lives but where does commitment fit in this disposable world. The last section addresses pastoral care and counseling, premarital, marital, and divorce. Here, the different types of families are identified along with the ways in which some pastors face the challenge of these diverse families, including the lesbian or gay couple. An approach that has been remarkably successful in reducing the number of divorces is explained in this section. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • ADHD: Legitimate Medical Diagnosis or Socially Constructed Disorder? - Ethical Concerns

    A 24 page discussion of the bioethics surrounding the controversial diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper explores the question of whether this condition has been created by overzealous parents, teachers, doctors, and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Suicide and Motivational Factors

    A 5 page literature review of articles that provide a hint of what motivating factors underlie suicide attempts. The author reviews five specific works and ties the findings of each into the total. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Suicide, Stress, and Coping

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the topic and relates it to the findings in the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Impact Of Suicide On The Survivor

    5 pages in length. The idea of prevention and the guilt inherent to not having done enough to avert suicide is the most apparent difference between how survivors experience the loss as compared with death by other means. Coping with death under any circumstances is a tremendous challenge often exacerbated by social expectations; when suicide is the cause of death, the element of the unknown swirls inside the minds of the survivors, often leaving a sense of defeat and self-blame in its wake. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Elderly: Depression And Suicide

    8 pages in length. The trend in elderly suicide has fluctuated over the past three decades to reveal a distinct correlation between depression and the desire to take one's life (McKeown et al). No fewer than two million of the more than thirty-five million elderly in America have some form of diagnosed depression; another five million exhibit symptoms too slight to warrant an official diagnosis or go undiagnosed altogether. The mid fifties marks the recognition of depression and the beginning thoughts of suicide particularly in men (Kaplan). As of the year 2000, eighteen percent of suicide deaths reflected those age sixty-five and older; to define this statistic even further, Caucasian men at least eighty-five years old represented the majority of the deaths (Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts). Broken down by age groups, 2004 statistics reveal the following number of suicides: 45-54: 16.6%; 55-64: 13.8%; 65-74: 12.9%; 75-84: 16.9%; 85 and over: 16.4% (Health, United States, 2006). Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Family Nursing - Teen Suicide

    This 4 page paper begins with the effects of the suicide of a teenager and statistical data regarding its incidence. Three of the objectives in Health People 2010 that relate to this issue are reported. Both Freire's learning theory and Mezirow's transformative learning theory are explained as possible approaches for the family nurse to use at this time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Suicide

    A 10 page exploration of the many factors that enter into suicide. This paper emphasizes the roll depression takes for the suicidal individual. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Intimidation

    A 3 page paper. Bullying has reached epidemic proportions. Children and teens are bullied in school, students are bullied in college and workers are bullied on their jobs. This paper provides statistical data for children and teens and discusses the latest genre, cyber-bullying. The writer comments on anti-bullying programs and their ineffectiveness and makes recommendations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Children, Adolescents, and Divorce Effects

    A 10 page paper that explores the research addressing the effects of divorce on American children and adolescents. Data included regarding rates of divorce and number of children affected. Research is contradictory regarding the effects of divorce on children but most researchers conclude there are any number of negative effects on children ranging from higher suicide rates and higher high school drop-out rates to more health problems and poorer performance in school. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Pastoral Counseling

    A 12 page outline of some of the situations that can be encountered in pastoral counseling. This paper addresses three scenarios, one of a young man contemplating suicide, one involving child abuse, and the third involving the grieving process. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Social History and Collective Memory

    A paper which considers the psychological concept of collective memory with particular reference to its importance in the study of social history. Bibliography lists 5 sources

  • Literature, Film, Identity, and Travel

    An 8 page research paper that examines the connection between travel and identity construction. The writer looks specifically at Shakespeare's The Tempest, Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Literature Review on Coping with Social Prejudice

    This 5 page paper is a literature that considers relevant literature in how racism forms in society and how it may be reduced. Included are ideas such as cultural identity, Sherif's Robbers Cave study, social contact theory and many others. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Literature and Dangerous Male Cultural Socialization

    This 3 page paper discusses the ways in which society has harmed the male identity by refusing to acknowledge a man's need for emotional depth and expression. A short story and a poem are analyzed for these factors, based on William Pollack's work. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

  • Literature Review on Body Image

    This 6 page paper outlines a review of literature on the issue of body image. This paper considers the impact that body image has on the development of eating disorders. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Literature and Human Evil

    A 6 page paper which examines whether man is inherently evil or becomes evil. The paper uses Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” Hitler’s “My Struggle,” and Moliere’s “Tartuffe” for the examination. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ekman et al's Smiles When Lying

    This 5-page paper offers a literature review to support contentions made in the paper "Smiles when Lying," by Ekman et al. The paper discusses results of similar studies and theories. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Motivational Factors: Literature Review

    6 pages in length. Effective motivational techniques a constantly sought-after commodity in virtually every venue; whether trying to encourage children to clean their rooms or influencing staff to perform at their peak, motivational tactics can incorporate quite a varied approach in order to achieve the desired objective. Determining the factors that best inspire ten cross-country athletes to complete the greatest number of pull-ups is established by the results from using a variety of live audiences as they perform the exercise. The extent to which personal incentive and gender accountability reflect a considerable portion of the outcome speaks to the type of social pressures forced upon the athletes to do their best. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Literature Review on Pregnant Teens, Counseling Theories, and Treatment Approaches

    An 8 page paper which first presents a brief literature review discussing teen pregnancy and what professionals have found to be pertinent counseling issues, then a brief literature review that discusses the effectiveness of the person-centered theory and cognitive-behavioral interventions, then concludes by developing a theory-based treatment that best addresses the issues and effective interventions, and includes treatment goals, the role of the counselor, along with techniques and strategies that must be used to achieve treatment goals. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Crime and Substance Abuse

    A 4 page discussion of the root causes of substance abuse and the unfortunate correlation of crime. The author discusses major theories from the literature. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Programs of Managing Stress

    This 5 page paper looks at models of stress management with particular focus on Broffenbrenner's ecological paradigm. The importance of stress relief in society is explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • CRIME AND SPORTS - THE CAUSES

    This 4-page paper discusses athletes involved with crime, and some of the reasons for their behavior. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • "Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect" - Overview And Message

    3 pages in length. The game of golf is fraught with more opportunities to fail than virtually any other sport. Coupled with the fact it is considered an independent activity despite being played with others makes golf a particularly valuable vehicle for improving one's character, patience and positive outlook. Through the eyes, ears and thoughts of some of history's most celebrated golfers, Rotella (1994) illustrates how every single shot made - or missed - evokes myriad emotions that ultimately help them better their respective games, a reality one can readily equate with the learning curve inherent to life and the ongoing quest for personal development. No additional sources cited.

  • Healing after the Vietnam Experience

    This 4 page essay compares how nurses viewed their experience and healing after the war to how Caputo wrote about it in "A Rumor of War." Bibliography lists two 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Contemporary Appalachia, Transportation Challenges, and Mental Health

    This 7 page paper looks at the accessibility of mental health services for the people of Appalachia. Much of the paper focuses on the lack of adequate transportation to access services. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Does Aggression Help or Hinder Performance in Sports

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of three articles in the current literature regarding the issue of aggression in sports and considers the methodological, statistical and analytical components of these articles. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Nurses and Violence in the Workplace

    This 18 page report is a literature review of works pertaining to the incidence of workplace violence and its impact on nurses and what measures can be taken into consideration regarding including an educational component in the nursing curriculum to assist nurses in dealing with the problem. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Social Psychology

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PSYCHOLOGY AND STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

    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.

  • Albert Bandura's Theories and Nursing

    Bandura's concepts are compared with other theorists' such as Lawler and Piaget in this 11 page analysis. Bandura's premise that self-efficacy expectations are the most important influences on motivation is highlighted. All theories are discussed as related to the nursing profession and the key elements of individualism, environment, society and health are discussed in relationship to nursing and Bandura's theories. Bibliography lists 10 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Multicultural Psychology

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PAUSCH, LAST LECTURE AND TEACHING REQUIREMENTS

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Consumer Choices and Music

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses how music influences consumer choices. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Effects of Music and Alcohol on Female Behavior in Nightclubs

    A 10 page investigation into nightclub behavior. Focusing on fourteen women this researcher finds a definite correlation between live music, alcohol consumption, and increased/more focused eye contact with a partner. Numerous questions present themselves in these findings, however, when the ultimate outcome is compared to the women's stated intent in visiting a nightclub. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Music Interpreted Visually

    7 pages in length. So many areas of life where personal interpretation is key to fully appreciating an experience actually evoke an artificial response from people who - by virtue of the tendency to manipulate reaction without benefit of true sensation - are force-fed their perception. Music, like all other artistic renderings, requires an intrinsic interpretational response in order for listeners to gain the greatest level of appreciation; if that elucidation is fabricated by the wholly restrictive nature of music videos, people - most apparently youth - lose the ability to interpret through the imagery it creates. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Human Learning

    7 pages in length. Learning is not merely an objective restricted to academic endeavors; rather, from the moment one is born, the very process of human development is a critical learning experience. Each new understanding one grasps - even something as seemingly insignificant as knowing that grass is green and the sky is blue – is part of the grander scheme of human development occurring during virtually every waking moment of one's life. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Examining the Truth of a Proverb - Children Learn Prejudice, It Is Not Inborn

    A 6 page paper which examines the truthfulness of the saying that children are not born with prejudices, but that they learn them. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Human Mate Selection

    10 pages in length. The process of human mate selection is as vast and diverse as the global communities from which people hail. Physical attributes, sexual stimuli, life objectives, personality traits, cultural mandates and biological components are just some of the criteria that comprise the foundation of how humans choose their mates. Arranged marriages are typically devoid of the same love that inhabits the union of two people who believe they are each other's soul mate, while marriage for financial security is at the other end of the spectrum from matrimony between two people who are merely seeking amicable companionship. Moreover, what compels a person to select a certain mate at age twenty-five can - and often is - completely different than what stimulates that choice at age fifty. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Success

    A 5 page review of emotional intelligence, a critical component of personal and occupational success. This paper discusses the origin of the term emotional intelligence and outlines how it is perceived in various organizational environments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • American Society and Body Image

    This 3 page essay explores body image in American society and how it is important in respect to self-esteem. Several issues are broached, inclusive of how media views women. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Juvenile Delinquency and A Child's Emotional Needs

    This 18 page report discusses the fact that juvenile delinquency is directly related to a child not having his or her emotional needs met at a very early age. Issues associated with juvenile delinquency are always multi-faceted and present numerous challenges to parents, educators social service agencies, law enforcement, the court systems and, of course, to the actual child. Whether a child is abused, raised in poverty, has physical and/or mental problems, or any number of other difficulties, it is always the child who suffers and the child who should be kept at the forefront of society’s collective consciousness in addressing the problems of juvenile delinquency. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Abusive Childhoods and Adult Survivors

    A paper which looks at some of the issues surrounding childhood abuse and the different way in which it affects adult survivors, including the types of trauma and emotional damage which may be suffered, the importance of therapy, the use of hypnosis in accessing repressed memories of abuse and the way in which survivors learn to cope with their early experiences. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Kolb and Managing Anger

    An 8 page paper that begins with a brief explanation of Kolb's experiential learning model. The writer then discusses anger, what causes anger, predisposition to anger, coping strategies and effective communication techniques. Throughout the discussion, the writer parenthetically indicates which of Kolb's four elements are addressed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Flight of Apollo 13. The Psychological Impacts of the Events on Members of the Flight and Ground Crews.

    This 7 page paper evaluates the scenario from the point of view of Ron Howard. The Apollo 13 film is used in order to look at the leadership ability of the most significant positions as well as the stress that the crew had to endure. Leadership and group theories are utilized in the analysis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • People Between the Ages of Twenty Five and Thirty Five and Divorce

    An 11 page (10 pp. + 1 pg. outline) paper which examines why people of this age group divorce, with the emphasis primarily on the couples, not the children (although the effects on the children are discussed). Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Aggressive Drivers: Safely Avoiding Their Hostility

    3 pages in length. Aggressive drivers behave as if their presence on the road and ability to reach their destination are the only things that hold any importance; as such, they drive erratically, follow too close, honk, swerve in and out of traffic, travel well beyond the posted speed limit, flash their brights into the rearview mirror of the driver ahead of them, make unkind gestures and generally hold little respect for those who share the road with them. The object of dealing with aggressive drivers is NOT to challenge their self-given power but instead defer to their unsafe antics and get as far from them as immediately possible. Since they disregard road rules, they also ignore the potential for being the cause of an accident. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Dangerous Habits Of Today's Drivers

    3 pages in length. Contemporary society is in such a hurry and has so much to accomplish that getting certain tasks done in a timely fashion has created some dangerous habits for today's drivers. Added to the long-standing list of distractions people have when driving - unruly kids, being late, impatience - drivers routinely eat, apply makeup, read, talk/text on the cell phone, take impairing medications and - believe it or not - consume alcohol while maneuvering a two-thousand-pound vehicle made of piercing metal and glass as well as flammable gasoline. The false sense of security people have when getting behind the wheel is both grand and far-reaching; that it takes but the blink of an eye for an accident to happen speaks to the casual attitude today's drivers have with regard to operational safety. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Public Communication Issues

    THis 4-page paper focuses on certain issues in public communication including communication apprehension (both normal and high); techniques a presenter can do to lower fear of public speaking and what source credibility its. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Sex Offender Profiling and Multiphasic Sex Inventory II

    5 pages in length. Profiling sexual offenders by way of the Multiphasic Sex Inventory II provides a basis upon which law enforcement and the psychological community can better understand what drives certain individuals to behave in such an antisocial manner. This approach, exclusively meant to measure those who have allegedly committed or admitted to committing sexual offenses, determine specific personality traits and deviant characteristics of a sexual nature that assist in getting the individuals appropriate treatment and assessing follow up progress. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Amelia Case Study on Career Decision Making

    This 3 page paper discusses the case of a bright, 17-year-old girl who is confused about what college to attend an what career path to pursue. The conflict is driven by perceived family responsibilities. The writer cites Mitchell and Krumboltz theory of career decision making. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Art Therapy And ADHD - Research Proposal

    This 15 page paper has several sections or chapters: introduction, research questions, description of three theories (Piaget, Erikson, and Rogers), ADHD, art therapy, using art therapy with ADHD children, methodology, application of method, results, discussion and conclusions. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Perspectives On Aggression And Bullying Behaviors In Schools

    This 5 page paper begins by reporting the incidence of bullying and defining what a bully is and describing the types of aggressive behaviors they exhibit. The paper considers the cognitive, social and developmental perspectives of bullying, explaining how they interact. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Bullying

    A 10 page paper which examines bullying in school by boys. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Connection Between Self Efficacy and Bullying

    This 5 page paper examines the correlation between the phenomenon of bullying and self-efficacy. Various types of bullying are examined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Programs of Managing Stress

    This 5 page paper looks at models of stress management with particular focus on Broffenbrenner's ecological paradigm. The importance of stress relief in society is explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • What It Takes to be a Burglar

    This 3 page paper answers questions about burglary, based on interviews with three burglars.

  • Structured Family Theory of Minuchin and Family Dysfunction

    A 6 page overview of a family as an interrelated series of components. Presenting a fictional case study, this paper provides a genogram of the major relationships and an analysis of the family unit under Minuchin’s theory of the structured family. Bibliography lists 5 sources

  • Interventional and Coping Methodologies Factors Affecting Coping and Interventional Methodologies

    A 12 page discussion of the various factors influencing coping. The literature is reviewed and a model case is presented. A discussion of contrary cases, related cases, borderline cases and invented cases is included as well. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Creative Intelligence And Decision Making

    A 5 page paper that begins by explaining and discussing the four styles of creative intelligence. The writer then discusses mental models or mind sets and how they are related to creative intelligence. Porter's Five Force model is discussed in terms of creative intelligence. The paper ends with the writer discussing their own mental models and creative intelligence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cognitive Therapy : Addiction & Trauma

    A 10 page paper. The essay begins by explaining cognitive therapy, its foundations and major premises. The writer comments on the relationship between cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. The focus turns to using both approaches with substance abuse. The writer then discusses the use of cognitive therapy with trauma victims. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Stress Theory And Coping With Stress

    A 10 page paper that reports and describes Hans Selye's, the father or modern stress theory, ideas and explanations of stress, including physical and psychological responses to stressors. The writer includes the evolution of PTSD from its origins in the Civil War as Soldier's Heart and traumatic neurosis. Physiological and psychological responses to stress are discussed. The paper also offers suggestions for preventing stress and coping with stress. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Effective Communication Between the Sexes and the Cultures

    This 6 page paper details the impacts gender and culture can have on effective communication. Workplace communication can be affected by each. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Human Populations and the Density-Pathology Hypothesis

    This is a 12 page paper that explores the density-pathology hypothesis. Studies of animal and human populations inform a research proposal to further the topic. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Conflict Management Styles - Case Study

    This 5 page paper begins with a brief description of the five major conflict management styles. The rest of the paper analyzes a scenario provided by the student in which a teenager arrives home very late on a Saturday night and in which the mother and her fiancé disagree on how to discipline the boy. Conflict management styles used by each party are discussed and recommendations made. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Teens and Addiction to the Internet

    This 6 page paper discusses the emerging social problem of internet addiction amongst teens and young college students. The APA as well as other expert sources are quoted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Phenomenon of Road Rage

    A 9 page research paper which examines the increasing phenomenon of drivers becoming so enraged at often minor traffic incidents that it results in violence and even death. While discussing specific incidents, the writer gives an overview of what the experts think, the scope of the problem, and solutions which have been proposed thus far. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture" - Experience And Failure

    3 pages in length. When Randy Pausch said "experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted" in The Last Lecture speech he gave shortly before his death, his intention was to get people thinking about the benefit of failure. It is not that the late professor wanted others to make a habit out of not being successful but rather he valued failure as a key learning tool in the lessons of life. His message in short was that from failure comes enlightenment. Most people are taught to avoid defeat and disappointment because it somehow equates to less than a winning character. Pausch wanted to make an obvious point about how absolutely off the mark that type of indoctrination is to the quest for achievement, so he incorporated the aspect of failure into his class curriculum by awarding one student team a stuffed penguin who took the greatest risk and experienced the greatest failure. Symbolic of Pausch's penchant for empowering others, the penguin stood for the need to try and fail in order to succeed in life. No additional sources cited.

  • MIDLIFE CRISIS IS NOT A FALLACY

    3 pages in length. Fear of aging, loss of independence and being looked at as old and doddering all preys upon the mind and can instigate the need to reverse - if only in one's mind - the aging process, making midlife crisis a harsh fact many people have a difficult time accepting. Midlife crises have long been considered a man's problem, since women have historically suppressed the unsettledness and overexertion they experienced in order to preserve and protect the family. However, the twenty-first century has ushered in a closer and more careful look at how midlife can be just as disconcerting for the female gender as much as it is for her male counterpart, because women are also feeling the pressure of doing too much but not feeling satisfied. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Does Interaction Between Racial/Ethnic Groups Reduce Prejudice? Yes!

    In seven pages this paper considers the hypothesis that racial and ethnic group interaction reduces prejudice by examining relevant research and considering how to encourage such interaction. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Television and Its Negative Effects on Children

    This 4 page paper examines research on this compelling topic and argues that television is bad for children. Aggression and television violence is the primary topic discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Personality Theories

    This 8 page report discusses one person and looks at her personality under the ideas presented by three separate personality theories -- Erik Erikson’s stage of development, Car Rogers’ theories of actualization, and the Five Factor Model of personality. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Developing Respect and Empathy for Different Cultures

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a concept map that identifies the major constructs of concepts like empathy and respect for diversity. This paper considers the implications. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Self-Regulation Outside Psychology

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of self-regulation. The role of self-regulation in learning, addiction, and business is examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • September 11th Attacks and Reactions

    A 3 page paper which presents various reactions and thoughts concerning the attacks of 9-11. No sources cited.

  • Homicide Survivors Support Groups

    A 15 page exploration of the increasing violence and other societal factors which have led to the increased loss of loved ones and acquaintances to homicide. Details the impacts of such violence on child survivors in particular. Suggests that bereavement groups provide a much needed outlet for the survivors of these horrendous crimes and suggests that the effective design of such groups is imperative to the emotional healing of these victims. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Teenage Girls' Lack of Self Esteem After Losing Their Mothers

    This 6 page paper discusses the bond between mother and daughter and reviews the literature concerning the self esteem of teens who lose their mothers. Bibliographpy lists 5 sources.

  • Contemporary Appalachia, Transportation Challenges, and Mental Health

    This 7 page paper looks at the accessibility of mental health services for the people of Appalachia. Much of the paper focuses on the lack of adequate transportation to access services. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Two Variants in Caribbean Race Relations by H. Hoetink

    A 5 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of Hoetink's book and relates the context of the book to Hoetink's obvious knowledge and understanding of sociological issues in the Caribbean. Issues concerning the region and the specific sociological implications of these issues within the context modern history are examined. No additional sources listed.

  • Racism and WASPs

    A 3 page paper analyzing racism in relation to WASPs. The writer examines the issues of reverse discrimination, what can be done to change prejudice, and what WASPs can do to bring about this change in how they are perceived. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Self Esteem and Body Image

    The relationship between body image and self-esteem is explored in this 6 page paper. Age, sex and culture are considered. Bibliography lists 9 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.

  • Problems of Cohabitation

    A 5 page paper discussing the problems that can arise from living together without marriage. Living together has caused far more controversy than just the value of maintaining laws that are no longer enforced. The focus here is its effects on traditional marriage and social issues. Though the most common opinion is that there is nothing 'wrong' with living together either instead of, or before marriage, there is increasing evidence that there is indeed something 'wrong' with it, to the extent that it is listed as a risk factor against the success of subsequent marriage between the same partners. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Marriage and Cohabitation

    The effects of cohabitation on an impending marriage are discussed in this 5 page paper. Also examined, more briefly, is the current trend for couples to marry but live apart. The paper concludes that it is more beneficial for relationships if the couple lives together than if they live apart, whether or not they are married. Religious aspects are explored as well but the paper takes a sociological point of view. The effects of cohabitation on children are also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Law Enforcement Work Stress and a Psychological Outlook

    In 12 pages, the author discusses the psychological outlook of stress that police officers have on the job. Free Sample Roman Numeral Sentence Outline is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Self as Perceived from the Male Perspective

    This 11 page paper highlights the concept of sense of self and applies it to gender. The male is the focus of this paper that delves into societal notions of maleness as well as dominant culture perceptions versus the uniqueness of the individual. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Memory Parallels Between Animals and Humans or 'Monkey See, Monkey Do'

    A 5 page paper that explores the similarities and relations between the human processes of memory and those of the animal species, primarily the Chimpanzee. Arguments defending both the similarities and the differences in the behavioral habits of the Chimpanzee as compared to those of the human species are presented, as well as recent research findings. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Boys, Girls, and Gender Differences

    A 6 page paper that explores the differences between genders. Despite two or more decades of people saying they do not want their children to behave and think in stereotypical ways, research consistently concludes that parents treat their children differently based on the child's gender. Since initial gender roles are assumed during infancy and young childhood, this paper looks at the research involving play and toy selection and how these are developed in the child. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Purpose Served by Humor

    This 5 page paper explores humor, and the purposes it serves. Various theorists are discussed and the purpose of ethnic humor is a primary focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • American Humor

    This 5 page paper takes a look at humor in America as it exists today and historically as well. Types of humor present in American society are detailed and compared with humor from other cultures. Many examples are provided. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Wealth and Poverty and Issues of Social Identity

    This 6 page paper explores the realities and experiences of the socialization process between wealthy children and poor children. The differences between rich children and poor children is not something a child is born knowing. He or she is simply a child among other children regardless of how much money mommy and daddy make. It is the values imposed upon children by adults and, sadly, other children (who themselves have been overly influenced by adult values) that determine how a child views herself and others.

  • TV and America's Children

    A 6 page paper that examines the negative influence that television appears to be having on today's American children and young adults and explores some possible solutions to bridging the cultural gap between parents and children that has resulted. Included is a discussion on the noted elevated intelligence of today's children and the problem this has presented in parent-child relationships. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Determinate Proposal on Death Penalty Propensity and a Juror's Gender

    A 10 page paper that argues the thesis that women jurors are less likely to vote for capital punishment than are male jurors and presents a basic determinate proposal projecting results that will substantiate this claim. Discussed are the maximalist and minimalist approaches that have been taken in the study of gender differences in criminal sentencing, with emphasis being placed on the effectiveness of the minimalist approach. The proposed research involves the study of a sampling of first and second level university students and outlines the steps necessary to carry out this survey. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Blaming Mothers in Society and 'Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Less Than Perfect'

    An 8-page paper that examines the conventional tendency of society to blame mothers for the dysfunction of their children and of society itself. Discussed is the development of this theory in the 1950s, its progress throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, and the overall change in attitude and views toward this theory that is currently occurring in modern society. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Racism's Rhetoric

    This 5 page paper delves into the issue of racism with a focus on verbiage. Both psychological and sociological positions are presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Divorce and Children of School Age

    A 6 page discussion of the impacts of divorce on school-age children. Observes that the impacts of divorce on school-age children are negative overall. The degree of this impact, however, is largely dependent on a number of factors such as the degree of conflict which exists prior to and after the divorce, the custody arrangements, the degree to which the estranged parent stays involved with the children, and the age a child is when divorce occurs. Concludes, however, that children are tremendously flexible in regard to their ability to adjust. With proper awareness from educators and parents children of divorce can recover and even learn to excel in their academic and personal pursuits.

 

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