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  • Interpersonal Relationships and Conflict Resolution

    Interpersonal Relationships and Conflict Resolution

    Dealing with interpersonal relationships is a complex subject that is often given inadequate attention by communities. Each individual in a group has a particular and unique personality style that has been shaped by the lifetime of their experience. There are driver types and quiet folk, expressives, analyticals, reserved, shy, reactive and many others. After you have been working together for awhile, an attentive person with training will recognize members personalities and styles and then use

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Jack
  • Interpersonal Skills

    Interpersonal Skills

    PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION Introduction The interpersonal and intrapersonal skills that an occupational therapist should possess are vital to the outcome of a successful therapist-client therapeutic relationship. The occupational therapist must have an excellent communication skills in order to effectively relate to the client, collect sufficient information from the client and consequently deliver high-quality healthcare. The field of Occupational Therapy is the health professional discipline I have chosen to undertake in this assignment. This essay aims to

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: regina
  • Interracial Couples in America? What’s the Deal with That?

    Interracial Couples in America? What’s the Deal with That?

    Interracial couples in America? What’s the deal with that? AS we head into the new millennium, marrying mix dating across cultural lines seem to be increasing at record rates. Almost anywhere you go these days, you will encounter mixed-race couples: at the grocery store, the mall, the theater, at a company function, at: a concert, even at church. And while for years the Black man-White woman couple was more prevalent, today many social observers

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders

    Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders

    Introduction Understanding the Narcissistic Phenomenon The so called ‘narcissistic personality disorder' is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self importance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self esteem. The grandiosity of the narcissist, however, is often so pervasive that we tend to dehumanize him or her. The narcissist conjures in us images of the mythological character

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    Submitted: January 11, 2009 By: Jon
  • Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders

    Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders

    Introduction Understanding the Narcissistic Phenomenon The so called ‘narcissistic personality disorder’ is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self importance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self esteem. The grandiosity of the narcissist, however, is often so pervasive that we tend to dehumanize him or her. The narcissist conjures in us images of the mythological character

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Interventions Used to Increase Recycling with an Existing Curbside Program

    Interventions Used to Increase Recycling with an Existing Curbside Program

    RUNNING HEAD: INTERVENTIONS USED TO INCREASE RECYCLING Interventions Used to Increase Recycling with an Existing Curbside Program Interventions Used to Improve Recycling with an Existing Curbside Program Today, policy makers and waste management companies have been trying to find new ways to reduce the amount of waste entering the landfills because we are rapidly running out of space for such use. In 2000, U.S. residents and businesses produced more than 221 million tons of

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Introduction to Learning

    Introduction to Learning

    Learning unlike most of the other concepts that are involved in this lab as well as the pre-cursing studies, can not be directly defined. Instead Learning has to be inferred from the change of behavior observed in the subject. A more or less permanent change implies the subject has “Learned” the desired response. Operant Conditioning is conditioning a specific subject to perform an Operant response to receive a reinforcer (such as food). An apparatus used

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Investigating Career Area of Professional Psychology

    Investigating Career Area of Professional Psychology

    Summary This report aims to inform the reader about a specific type of psychology commonly called forensic psychology; other names for this field include legal psychology and criminal psychology. This report includes what is expected of forensic psychologists in the workplace what is needed academically to become one. What do Forensic Psychologists do? Forensic psychologists examine methods, theories and processes within the criminal, legal and civil justice systems, and also look at and apply psychological

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Investigation into Phobias: Questionnaire on Beliefs, Attitudes and Knowledge

    Investigation into Phobias: Questionnaire on Beliefs, Attitudes and Knowledge

    Investigation into Phobias: Questionnaire on Beliefs, Attitudes and Knowledge Abstract This investigation reports the findings of a questionnaire about beliefs, attitudes and knowledge of phobias. The questionnaire asked about biological and social beliefs participants had about phobias. It was hypothesised that there will be a gender difference in relation to participantsЎ¦ views on phobias. Participants will have stronger social beliefs compared to biological beliefs of phobias .There will be a relationship between attitudes and biological

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Yan
  • Investigation of the Better-Than-Average Phenomenon

    Investigation of the Better-Than-Average Phenomenon

    Investigation of the Better-Than-Average Phenomenon No matter who we are, what we are or where we are, we are always at the centre of our own worlds and what ever we experience is always primarily filtered through our self. Some scientists contend that the usual view of oneself is at times inflated to the point where it would be considered unreal (Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2003). In most ability areas studied, more people rate their abilities

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Mike
  • Iq Test

    Iq Test

    You've got the intellectual credentials: You did pretty well in school, maybe have a college diploma or even an advanced degree. You got high scores on your SATs and GREs, or even on that holy grail of the intellect, the IQ test. You may even be in Mensa, the select high-IQ club. That's fine when it comes to intelligence of the academic variety. But how bright are you outside the classroom, when it comes to

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: July
  • Is Gender Identity the Result of Biology?

    Is Gender Identity the Result of Biology?

    Human beings are born sexual. They develop a strong sense of being male and female, the human behaviour of being a man or a woman is called gender identity. The characteristics of being a man or a woman involve biological, psychological, and sociological factors. People from all cultures have acted in relationships in different ways that are influenced by their cultural traditions and laws about sex. Human sexuality and how males and females act within

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    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: regina
  • Is Personality Determined by Nature or Nurture?

    Is Personality Determined by Nature or Nurture?

    Crime and Punishment Essay Societal Rehabilitation Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s work in Crime and Punishment can be cited as largely autobiographical. Although the author never committed anything like the atrocious murders depicted in the novel, the nihilistic traits of his protagonist, Raskolnikov, closely resemble his own ideals as a youth. In 1947, Dostoyevsky joined the revolutionary Petrashevist cause. The author and this group of radical socialists narrowly escaped death after being arrested by police. They received a

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Max
  • Is Psychoanalysis Really Effective?

    Is Psychoanalysis Really Effective?

    Psychoanalysis had begun with the discovery that a person in complete physical health could experience an illness with physical symptoms that caused by things trapped in the subconscious known as hysteria. Charcot, a French neurologist tried to liberate the mind through hypnosis. A Viennese physician, Josef Breuer, carried this purging further with a process based on his patient, Anna O., revealing her thoughts and feelings to him. Sigmund Freud took Breuer’s method and made generalizations

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Is Sexuality a Necessary Part of Love

    Is Sexuality a Necessary Part of Love

    Is sexuality a necessary part of love? What is Love? Love has been the cause of more pain, war, and death and on the flipside, of more joy, happiness, and excitement then anything else in this world, yet it is something that nobody can truly define. What we can define though is some of the elements that are present when we see passionate love. One of these elements is sexuality. Sexuality can be seen in

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Is Social Networking Becoming Addicting For The Right Or Wrong Reasons?

    Is Social Networking Becoming Addicting For The Right Or Wrong Reasons?

    II. Executive Summary Social Networking affects the mind because it releases endorphins and dopamine into ones brain, it can be addicting, and it can increase one's lifespan. Endorphin and Dopamine Release - An endorphin is any of a group of peptides occurring in the brain and other tissues of vertebrates, and resembling opiates, that react with the brain's opiate receptors to raise the pain threshold - Endorphins and dopamine is released into the brain when

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    Submitted: May 10, 2011 By: jbrammer12
  • Is Spanking Harmfull

    Is Spanking Harmfull

    Spanking is a very controversial topic in today’s society. Some people believe that it is absolutely wrong to hit your child while the others think that it is the best form of discipline. I agree with the people who are against spanking. First off, spanking does not teach the correct behavior at all; it just punishes the bad behavior. Also, it teaches behavior which may not be what you want the kid to learn. What

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Monika
  • Is Taking Selfies a Positive or a Negative Activity?

    Is Taking Selfies a Positive or a Negative Activity?

    Is Taking Selfies Positive or a Negative Activity? Arpita Agarwal O.P.Jindal Global University The oxford dictionary has defined Selfies as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a Smartphone or webcam and shared via social media”. However, in these recent years, this word has taken an integral part in the world and been linked to a human being’s personality. Apparently, in 2013 it was even titled ‘Word of the Year’

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    Submitted: September 11, 2016 By: arpita29
  • Is the Purpose of Advertising to Create Cognitive Dissonance?

    Is the Purpose of Advertising to Create Cognitive Dissonance?

    Introduction Advertising deals with people’s feelings and emotions. It includes understanding of the psychology of the buyer, his motives, attitudes, as well as the influences on him such as his family and reference groups, social class and culture. In order to increase the advertisements persuasiveness, advertisers use many types of extensions of behavioral sciences to marketing and buying behavior. One such extension is the theory of cognitive dissonance. The purpose of advertising can be to

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Islamic Contributions and Their Impacts on the World

    Islamic Contributions and Their Impacts on the World

    Essay Islamic Contributions and their Impacts on the World The Islamic civilization had many great achievements and accomplishments that have contributed to world culture. Islamic achievements have helped other cultures adopt new ideas and make great advancements in an immense variety of fields. These fields include medicine, art and literature, architecture, astronomy, philosophy, and mathematics. Islamic achievements also assisted in making daily life for the Muslim people a great deal easier. Of all the Islamic

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    Submitted: December 8, 2015 By: sainikhil prathipati
  • Issues and Ethics in Counselling Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals

    Issues and Ethics in Counselling Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals

    Issues and Ethics in Counselling Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals A considerable number of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people will turn to helping professionals when they need assistance with problems. Lesbians, gay and bisexual individuals experience similar problems to heterosexual clients, such as anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, alcoholism, violence, relationship problems, and anger. There are unique issues faced by LGB persons, however. This paper will summarize the major issues for which LGB individuals seek

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Issues in Community Couseling

    Issues in Community Couseling

    Running head: ISSUES IN COMMUNITY COUNSELING Issues in Community Crisis Counseling Oluwakemi Amola North Carolina Central University Abstract Crisis counseling is a time-limited program designed to assist persons affected by trauma, return to their pre-trauma level of functioning. Crisis counselors utilize several techniques to perform these services. This paper offers a clearer understanding of the crisis counseling field and the counselors who conduct it. In the past twenty years, crisis counseling has evolved into relatively

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    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Anna
  • It’s All in Your Head

    It’s All in Your Head

    “It’s All in Your Head” What is mental health? Mental health is a part of well being that deals with the mind, the chemistry of the brain, and how one views situations that he/she may encounter. In other words, it affects anything that has to do with “thinking” about anything that one needs to do, and any emotion that is felt. In this essay, the background of mental health, different mental illnesses, and current treatments

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: David
  • Ivan Pavlov And Classical Conditioning

    Ivan Pavlov And Classical Conditioning

    Ivan Pavlov and Classical Conditioning How much has a dog’s saliva contributed to psychology? Most would think not at all, but it actually has as Ivan Pavlov accidentally discovered that he could alter the unconscious response of an animal through a process known as classical conditioning. Ivan Pavlov contributed much to psychology through his discovery of classical conditioning. Classical conditioning was discovered by Ivan Pavlov, a Russian physiologist who loved to work with dogs and

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    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Max
  • James V. Lorenz

    James V. Lorenz

    William James and Konrad Lorenz are at a cafй in the middle of Piccadilly Circus having coffee, smoking cigars, deep in conversation. J: What say you about this Konrad, I have a Scotch terrier that used to live in the barn, and I recently moved him into my home. In the barn, he had this nasty little habit of burying things into the ground, and upon being moved into the house continued with the same

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Japanese Spirit, Western Thinks

    Japanese Spirit, Western Thinks

    Article Review: Japanese Spirit, Western Thinks After that fateful day when we were bombed at Pearl Harbor and had massive losses of good men and women, we knew that we must go to Japan with a plan of attack and basically show them who was boss. Commodore Matthew Perry was sent over in his ships. Eventually after bombing them Japan finally admitted defeat and the country was then finally opened to trade. This was very

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    Submitted: December 17, 2008 By: Jack
  • Jean Piaget

    Jean Piaget

    Now known as one of the trailblazers of developmental psychology, Jean Piaget initially worked in a wide range of fields. Early in his career Piaget studied the human biological processes. These processes intrigued Piaget so much that he began to study the realm of human knowledge. From this study he was determined to uncover the secrets of cognitive growth in humans. Jean Piaget's research on the growth of the human mind eventually lead to the

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Mike
  • Jean Piaget

    Jean Piaget

    Introduction: Jean Piaget's legacy is one that has affected a wide disparity of disciplines. Commonly acknowledged as one of the foremost psychologists of the 20th century, certainly the premiere child developmental psychologist, Piaget preferred to be referred to as a genetic epistemologist. This is because he identified child psychology as being limited to merely the study of the child, whereas his main focus was the study of the origins, characteristics, and limitations of knowledge, usually

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Max
  • Jean Piaget - the Swiss Psychologist

    Jean Piaget - the Swiss Psychologist

    As stated by David Elkind in the book Children and Adolescents, “Jean Piaget, the Swiss psychologist, has been studying the development of children’s thinking for more than fifty years. Only in the last decade, however, has American psychology and education come to recognize that Piaget is in fact one of the giants of developing psychology.” This idea, as well as others throughout my readings, has given me a better understanding of the way children develop

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Top
  • Jelousy

    Jelousy

    Jealousy is a natural, human emotion that holds most of man kind captive. It drives the human mind to act upon envious impulses that lead to distress and sometimes disaster. Though most of humankind has a sense of self-control to recognize and overcome this, there are those that do not. This is just the case in Ernest Hemingway's The Garden of Eden. As Catherine Bourne struggles to cope with her confused sexual identity, she becomes

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Mike
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