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  • Section 3.5: Roger’s Case Study

    Section 3.5: Roger’s Case Study

    Perhaps one of the biggest problems in this case study is that Roger keeps making the assumption that his managers need more training whenever issues with their handling of situations come up. Roger does not consider other possibilities: maybe the managers are happy with one or more working conditions or even each others. It seems Roger hasn’t asked his managers why they aren’t doing their jobs to the best of their abilities. Also, it

    Essay Length: 431 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Max
  • Seduction


    Seduction An applied psychological approach to the old problem of seduction. Or, in lay terms (sic) "how to chat up that bit you fancy". In this essay I shall attempt to convey my observations, and research into the art of seduction. Seduction is a game which is played everyday in every country by millions of people. It's simply a natural form of human courtship. Nothing to be ashamed about, unless like me you're married, in

    Essay Length: 1,374 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Yan
  • Self


    Self is your consciousness of your own identity. The self is an important key in several schools of psychology. Usages differ between theorists and fields of study, but in general the self refers to the conscious, reflective personality of an individual. The study of the self involves significant methodological problems, especially concerning consciousness. Some of these are taken up in philosophy of mind and metapyhsics. In philosophy, the self is the idea of a unified

    Essay Length: 299 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Steve
  • Self Analysis Speech Comparison

    Self Analysis Speech Comparison

    Self Analysis Speech Comparison Comparing my self-introduction speech (my first speech), to my persuasive speech (my last speech) was interesting. They were completely different topics but with a slight growth in speaking ability. Such as eye contact and nervous body language, speech preparation and structure, and delivery of speech. First I am going to talk about the difference in eye contact and nervous body language between the first speech and the last speech. In my

    Essay Length: 413 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Steve
  • Self Directed Work Groups

    Self Directed Work Groups

    The greatest resource of any organization is its employees. Helping employees develop towards and attain the required skills, values and behaviours that are key to their jobs can contribute greatly to their performance on the job. Ensuring that recruiting efforts focus on the necessary skills, values and competencies is also a critical piece of building a high performing organization. This manual is part of a "tool kit" being made available to agencies. It is designed

    Essay Length: 774 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 10, 2011 By: adhiraj
  • Self Esteem

    Self Esteem

    Self Esteem The Importance of Self-Esteem "I broke up with my girlfriend last week. She kept saying that she loved me. I thought there must be something wrong with her. How could anyone love somebody like me?" "Everybody thinks that I'm happy-go-lucky. I put on a false front. I pretend that I haven't got a care in the world. But inside, I feel empty." "I can't stand success. I get a job. Things are going

    Essay Length: 1,676 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Self Esteem Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

    Self Esteem Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

    Running head: SELF-ESTEEM; WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT? Self-Esteem; Whose Responsibility is it? Jenni Looper Self esteem plays a strong role throughout a person’s life, effecting relationships, career choices, and emotional wellbeing. Every person who comes into a child’s life can have an effect on their self-esteem. Although many people are interested in self esteem, what exactly does that mean and whose responsibility is it to nurture a child’s self esteem? Since by age five most

    Essay Length: 1,086 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Self Handicapping

    Self Handicapping

    Over the years much research has been done on the topic of self-handicapping. There have been many studies done on the relationship between the effects of self-handicapping on physical performance of athletes and physical education students. How much of an effect, and whether it is positive or negative to physical performance was a matter of controversy however. The studies agreed that self-handicapping had an impact on physical performance but each went into deeper variables that

    Essay Length: 852 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Self Paper

    Self Paper

    Self-Paper All through my life I have been taught different things some I understood and some I did not. The older I got the more I understood some of them that is just part of growing up. But, in this Psychology class that I am taking at ECPI as helped more understand a lot of topics that I have heard about and wondered for a while. Plus has helped me understand some of my

    Essay Length: 907 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Mike
  • Self-Concept of Father-Absent Children in Middle Childhood

    Self-Concept of Father-Absent Children in Middle Childhood

    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Man’s individuality embodies numerous traits and self-concept holds the predominant of these traits according to Rogers. It helps the person understand personality and social development, for it is through the developing self-concept that man form increasingly stable picture of their selves, partly, reflected by others in their surroundings (Craig;1996,p.367). As the person interacts with his environment, such as peer groups, school, community and most especially the family, these concepts are constructed. Many

    Essay Length: 500 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: regina
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Concept Position Paper

    Self-Esteem and Self-Concept Position Paper

    In today’s age and the growing trend in American society of “what’s hot and what’s not”, is having a huge impact on young children’s self-concept and self-esteem. Self-concept “refers to the beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, and ideas people have about themselves,” whereas self-esteem is “a personal judgment of worthiness that indicates the extent to which the individual believes himself to be capable, significant, successful, and worthy (392).” My interest on this subject was peaked after spending

    Essay Length: 758 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: regina
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy This experiment is all about prejudices, stereotyping and self-fulfilling prophecy. Jane Elliot was trying to demonstrate to a class of 3rd graders how it felt to be discriminated against, judged and made fun of. This all took place the day after Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in a small Iowa town. The children felt inferior while in the oppressed group because they were told they were lazy, dirty, not smart, can’t remember

    Essay Length: 574 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Self-Image: Anerexia Nervosa

    Self-Image: Anerexia Nervosa

    Self-Image: Anerexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a lack of self-esteem, an intense fear of becoming obese, and self-induced starvation due to a distorted body image (Durham, 1991). Anorexia can occur later in life, but it is most common in girls between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. According to the Center for Change, recent estimates suggest that 1% of Americans within this age range will, to some

    Essay Length: 1,056 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Max
  • Self-Mutilation


    There are many different definitions for self-mutilations, also known as self-injury, self-harm, or self-inflicted violence. One definition of self-mutilation is that is any self-directed, repetitive behavior that causes physical injury. Another definition is that self-mutilation is self-inflicted physical harm severe enough to cause tissue damage done without suicidal intent. This is just one example of the blurriness of the boundaries of self-mutilation. It is very hard to pin point exactly who or why people self-mutilate,

    Essay Length: 976 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Self-Mutilation: Causes and Help

    Self-Mutilation: Causes and Help

    INTRODUCTION Self-mutilation carries many similar definitions, referring to the destruction of one’s body tissue without suicidal intentions. It is important to understand the serious effects of this maladaptive behavior on individuals, specifically adolescents, as research suggests a stark increase in incidents of self-mutilation among this group (Roth and Heath, 2002). Self-mutilative behavior, according to several studies, occurs at a rate of 4% of the general adult population. Adolescent community samples reported rates as high as

    Essay Length: 1,807 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Top
  • Selling Concepts

    Selling Concepts

    Subject: Effective Writing (EL1010) Topic: “Interpersonal Communication”. Grade Awarded: Distinction Lecturer’s Comments: Where you have not used the primary source you should indicate this e.g. Phillips in Francis 1992. AREA CRITERIA COMMENTS INTRODUCTION (10) • Subject matter and direction clearly shown and defined. • Clear link to question Clear focus CONTENT - BASIC (10) • Evidence of basic reading/data/understandings appropriate to topic. Base reading well understood. Clear definitions consistently used. CONTENT - REACTION (10) •

    Essay Length: 642 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Sensation Seeking and Illusion of Control in Gambling Behaviour

    Sensation Seeking and Illusion of Control in Gambling Behaviour

    Problem gambling is a behavioural disorder that affects adults and young adults alike. Researchers are interested in finding out what causes this disorder and identifying risk and preventive factors, as there are growing concerns about the increase of pathological gamblers in the general population. The purpose of the present study is to substantiate evidence of past studies and provide support by showing that illusion of control is directly related to the personality characteristic of sensation

    Essay Length: 905 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: David
  • Sense of Community

    Sense of Community

    SENSE OF COMMUNITY Sense of Community Rhonda F. Vinson College of Coastal Georgia ________________ Sense of Community Sarason defines community as “… readily available, mutually supportive network of relationships on which one could depend” (as citied in Kloos et al., 2012, p.176). He attached the word community to families, friends, neighbors, localities, and professional organizations (Kloos et al., 2012). Community can be used for multiple levels of the ecological system from microsystems to macrosystems. McMillan

    Essay Length: 981 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2015 By: Rhonda Vinson
  • Separation Anxiety in Children

    Separation Anxiety in Children

    Many parents are all too familiar with the cries of their child that seem to be impossible to calm and the child that clings to their leg when they are about to leave. The terrible twos are not the only dreaded stage of child development; this is what is commonly known as separation anxiety. “Separation anxiety is a developmental stage during which the child experiences anxiety when separated from the primary care giver…” (McPherson,

    Essay Length: 2,666 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Top
  • Serial Killer

    Serial Killer

    Serial Killers Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 21, 1960. His family moved to Iowa while his father, Lionel, worked on his Ph.D. in chemistry. When Jeffrey was six years old, his family moved again to Bath, Ohio. It was at this time his parents noticed a change in Dahmer’s behavior. He became withdrawn and lost his outspoken personality. He also had developed a strange fear of others and unknown situations.

    Essay Length: 2,275 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Mike
  • Serial Killers

    Serial Killers

    People are murdered everyday. Husbands murder wives, wives murder husbands. Neighbors kill neighbors. Disturbed teenagers open fire on a rampage through their school killing classmates. At times it seems like murder is so common it almost seems routine. However, no matter how immune we are to the reports of murder it does not stop the feeling of fear and disgust when we hear the term “serial killer”. Although the horrific crimes of a serial

    Essay Length: 1,340 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Top
  • Serial Killers:nature Vs. Nurture

    Serial Killers:nature Vs. Nurture

    The question of whether or not man is predetermined at birth to lead a life of crime is a question that has been debated for decades. Are serial killers born with the lust for murder, or are their desires developed through years of abuse and torment? Many believe it is impossible for an innocent child to be born with the capability to commit a horrible act such as murder. But at the same time, how

    Essay Length: 651 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Mike
  • Sex and Violence in Media

    Sex and Violence in Media

    Sex and Violence in Media In today’s society, sex and violence is practically in every movie you see. Most box office hits are filled with a variety of violence, like the Matrix or a variety of sexual content, like American Pie. The violence and sex content in these movies make it appealing to viewers, especially young audiences. But, the effects of watching these movies could be damaging, especially if the child is not being supervised

    Essay Length: 2,093 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: July
  • Sex, Personality, Eating, and Substance Abuse Disorders

    Sex, Personality, Eating, and Substance Abuse Disorders

    Sex, Personality, Eating, and Substance Abuse Disorders There are disorders for eating, sex, substance and personality. Each disorder has different traits and categories that belong within each disorder. The paper will describe the different disorders and the causes for those disorders. Eating Eating disorders are severe disturbances in eating behavior characterized by preoccupation with weight concerns and unhealthy efforts to control weight. There are two main categories for this disorder; they are anorexia nervosa and

    Essay Length: 932 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Anna
  • Sex: Unknown

    Sex: Unknown

    Are you a man or a woman? I’m assuming you can easily answer this simple question with one of two answers, but imagine not being able to do that. Imagine not knowing exactly which gender to classify yourself as. Nowadays, science plus technology along with people dedicated to defining every occurrence on Earth, creates a society eager to distinguish and label all physical, biological and medical possibilities. However, there seems to be a lack of

    Essay Length: 1,554 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Sexual and Romantic Development in Youth

    Sexual and Romantic Development in Youth

    Sexual and Romantic Development in Youth This paper explores the effects of one’s context and biology on sexual and romantic development in youth and young adults. I find it perplexing that children mature very differently in terms of their sexuality. This brings to question whether nature or nurture controls one’s sexuality and romantic relationships. Many authors debate over the importance of hormones and biological factors versus environmental factors in relation to sexual development. Despite Freud’s

    Essay Length: 3,028 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Sexual Assault: Short-Term and Long-Term Psychological Effects

    Sexual Assault: Short-Term and Long-Term Psychological Effects

    Sexual Assault: Short-Term and Long-Term Psychological Effects Sexual assault is a term that is used interchangeably with the word rape. The decision on whether or not to use the term rape or sexual assault is made by a state’s jurisdiction. Sexual assault is more readily used in an attempt to be more gender neutral (National Victim Center). Sexual assault can be most easily described as forced or unconsentual sexual intercourse. The individual that is performing

    Essay Length: 1,569 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Artur
  • Sexual Behavior

    Sexual Behavior

    In the American sexual behavior AIDS has become a deadly and infectious disease mostly transmitted through the bloodstream with tainted blood products, sexual intercourse and sharing of needles during illegal drug use. With the precautions taken in recent history the transmission of this infectious disease mostly through unprotected sexual intercourse or sharing of needles with someone who is HIV positive. The best way to prevent transmission of this disease is to protect ourselves properly. At

    Essay Length: 401 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Sexual Discrimination

    Sexual Discrimination

    Understanding and developing methods of containing sexual discrimination in the workplace is a difficult issue to tackle, and won’t be dealt with correctly until both sexes have a general understanding of each other first. Mary looks down as all her papers she just organized abruptly and violently fall to the floor as she clumsily drops them. Dave, a fellow employee decides to help Mary pick her papers up being the gentleman that he is.

    Essay Length: 773 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Sexual Dysfunctions

    Sexual Dysfunctions

    Sexual dysfunctions are disorders related to a particular phase of the sexual response cycle. Sexual problems are often the result of simple learned behaviors and associations we make over years of conditioning. One common, yet embarrassing sexual dysfunction seen in both males and females is male/female orgasmic disorder. The definition is vague, and can be applied to dysfunctions experienced by either sex. Orgasmic disorder is defined as the persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence

    Essay Length: 1,669 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mikki
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