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  • The Void

    The Void

    As a society we may look to religion and community for grounding. We are socialized into experiencing guilt. Many people suffer from a consciousness of sin, but are offered no explanation except that which is given by traditional religious doctrine. Freud paralleled the libidinal development of an individual with societal development. Both requiring the internalization of a superego which leads to inevitable conflict with instinctual urges. Lack is thus created when the existence of a

    Essay Length: 491 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Wake of 9/11

    The Wake of 9/11

    Wake of 9/11 1 The Wake of 9/11 Are We Where We Should Be? University of Maryland University College Wake of 9/11 2 America suffered, what was initially thought, a devastating blow on September 11th, 2001. Something that only happened in other countries, to other people, had happened right here at home. We had been attacked; innocent lives were lost. Our economy slowed; people were in shock and disbelief. However, once it was clearly understood

    Essay Length: 975 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Top
  • The War Against Addiction

    The War Against Addiction

    The War against Addiction As I write about addiction and its new concept of helping the addict. It really blows my Mind. Medicine that can help you to stop during drugs and carrying out old behavior. Even to help alcoholics. The old school of addiction is Alcoholics Anonymous. As they talk about these new drugs that have come along, Alcoholics Anonymous which stated back in 1935 with an Alcoholic name Bill Williams came up with

    Essay Length: 529 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: David
  • Theories & Defining Intelligence

    Theories & Defining Intelligence

    Today we seem to have a pretty good idea of how to define intelligence. There are basically two different theories that are focused upon today; one being the “general intelligence theory”, and the other being the “multiple intelligence theory”. Today I am going to focus on how each theory is proposed, and which one I believe fits into our society today. The General Intelligence Theory The general intelligence theory proposes that all intelligence comes from

    Essay Length: 682 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Theories in Childhood Development

    Theories in Childhood Development

    Theories in Childhood Development Freud and Erikson both believed in the psychoanalytic approach. According to Peterson (2004 pg 54), “Sigmund Freud Conceptualised development as a series of age-related conflicts between the child’s primitive, hedonistic desires and the limitations imposed on them by society for the sake of cooperative living”. Within Freud's theory he explains there are five different stages of development, the oral stage, the anal stage, the phallic stage, and the genital stage. The

    Essay Length: 914 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Jon
  • Theories in Evaluating Personality

    Theories in Evaluating Personality

    I always stumble upon one particular question over and over again- what do I think of myself? To be frank, I can never actually answer the question because I am still quite ignorant about who I really am. However, I got feedbacks from various people about what they think of me and the most repetitive characteristic is my jovial personality. May times people wonder why I am constantly smiling. They also find it amusing

    Essay Length: 2,590 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: David
  • Theories of Adult Development

    Theories of Adult Development

    To apply three theories of adult development to my own life, it’s imperative that I provide the obligatory information about myself, in order for it to even make sense. The information given is certainly personal, but as no point am I unwilling to provide it. The key to understanding one’s self is understanding one’s life, and all the good and bad parts of it. By ignoring, for example, certain events that you would rather

    Essay Length: 936 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Theories of Motivation

    Theories of Motivation

    Douglas McGregor related the different attitudes of managers to two theories, X and Y. These two theories not only determined how the managers thought and acted but also how pleasant and self-gratifying work was for their employees. The first theory, Theory X, describes managers that see people naturally disliking work and that employees would rather be engaging in more enjoyable things. In other words, if employees did not have to work, they would not. On

    Essay Length: 1,620 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Top
  • Theories of Motivation in the Workplace

    Theories of Motivation in the Workplace

    Theories of Motivation in the Workplace At one time, in the workplace, the only type of “motivation” necessary was a command from the boss for an employee to do something (Lindner, 1998). However, times have changed and so have bosses and employees. Ever since the middle of the 20th century, various business experts and academicians have developed theories of motivation to help direct employees toward better and stronger productivity. The main theories that tend to

    Essay Length: 498 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Theories of Personality Part 1

    Theories of Personality Part 1

    The psychoanalytic perspective of personality focuses on the influence of the unconsciousness of our minds and our behaviors. It is described that humans have sexual and aggressive drives. Through this theory, it is said that human behavior is determined by irrational forces, the unconscious, and as well as biological drives. It is also said that the psychoanalytic theory brings repressed fears and conflicts into the conscious mind, using techniques such as dream interpretation and free

    Essay Length: 281 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2017 By: adye03
  • Theories of Personalityand Cognitive Development

    Theories of Personalityand Cognitive Development

    The moral development of Zack Mayo in the review of movie, “An Officer and a Gentleman” INTRODUCTION: This is my attempt to analyse the personality and personality development of the principal character in the movie, Zack Mayo, played by Richard Gere. I have explored the personality and personality development of the hero in this movie by looking at certain aspects such as: • Character traits and typology • • Cultural and environmental influences • Movie

    Essay Length: 1,181 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 15, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Theories of Play

    Theories of Play

    Theories of Play There is a reason why we do things for leisure, and the reason we do those things can be explained with different theories. The Catharsis Theory, Recreational Theory and Surplus-Energy Theory are only a few of the theories that researchers have come up with over the years to explain the reasons and ideology behind the activities we do and how those activities help us relieve energy, stress, and even help us express

    Essay Length: 939 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2018 By: kathv2
  • Theories, Models, and Decision Making

    Theories, Models, and Decision Making

    Theories, Models, and Decision Making There are many theories, models, and principles in describing the ways that people make decisions. The expected utility theory is based on a normative theory of behavior. It describes how people would behave if they followed certain requirement of rational decision making (Plous, 1993, p. 80). Further studies showed that paradoxes such as framing effects violated the principles of expected utility theory which made researches turn to alternative models of

    Essay Length: 843 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Top
  • Theorise on Child Abuse

    Theorise on Child Abuse

    READ EACH SENTENCE SLOWLY AND THINK ABOUT IT. Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear. Don't cry over anyone who won't cry over you. Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. Don't let the past hold you back, you're missing the good stuff. BEST FRIENDS are the siblings God forgot to give us. When it hurts to look back, and you're

    Essay Length: 1,087 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Theorist Carl Jung

    Theorist Carl Jung

    Carl Jung Carl Jung was a Swiss-German psychoanalyst. Serving with S. Freud was instrumental in bringing psychology into the twentieth century by developing several theories of the unconscious. Born Carl Gustav Jung on July 26, 1875 in a small village of Kessewil. A well-educated family surrounded Jung, including clergymen and some eccentrics. Jung began Latin at the age of six with an interest of ancient literature. Jung could read several languages including Sanskrit; which is

    Essay Length: 1,348 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Jack
  • Theorist Summary

    Theorist Summary

    u03d2 Theorist Summary • Why do you feel most aligned with this theorist or theory of psychology? I have chosen Carl Rogers as the theorist whom U feel most aligned with. Rogers theory, often referred to as Rogerian therapy, seeks to respond to clients in their immediate realm of being or their “immediate conscious experience”. (Rogers1977) described his therapy approach as one that would remove barriers or limitations so “normal” growth and development can take

    Essay Length: 321 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Top
  • Theory Analysis - Attachment Theory

    Theory Analysis - Attachment Theory

    Theory Analysis – Attachment Theory Background Origin 1. Founder: John Bowlby (1969) 2. Theoretical Background: Attachment theory is originated from psycho-analytical, combined the wisdom of ethology, biology and developmental psychology. The central theme of the theory is the essence of an infant’s tie to his/her primary caregiver which is vital to current and later psychological functioning. It is an individualistic theory as it describes the interaction between an infant and one person (e.g. mother) or

    Essay Length: 1,995 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Bred
  • Theory at Work

    Theory at Work

    Theory at Work Introduction Group development and interaction are nothing uncommon in today’s business working environment. The employees may belong to certain groups in the organization. At times, they may be members of more than one group in the organization. In this paper, we will discuss the group theory and its application in the workplace. Groups What is a group? A group can be defined as a small group of people with complementary skills and

    Essay Length: 1,281 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • Theory at Work Paper

    Theory at Work Paper

    Running head: THEORY AT WORK PAPER Theory At Work Paper Theory At Work Paper Groups and Teams can become a high-performance team by utilizing certain techniques to help communicate well with the team. I will be taking a look at how cultural diversity can impact group behavior. I will also be discussing how gender, age, and ethic backgrounds as well as how cultural diversity impacts a group. Having good and open communication with everyone will

    Essay Length: 1,739 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Theory of Cognitive Development

    Theory of Cognitive Development

    Theory of Cognitive Development BY Jean Piaget No theory of cognitive development has had more impact than that of Jean Piaget's stages of cognitive thinking. Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologists identified four stages in which children develop cognitively. How we as human beings develop cognitively has been thoroughly researched. Theorists have suggested that children are incapable of understanding the world until they reach a particular stage of cognitive development. Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development is the

    Essay Length: 947 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Yan
  • Therapy and Treatment

    Therapy and Treatment

    1a. From a psychodynamic perspective, George could be depressed because he had neurotic parents who were inconsistent (both overindulgent and demanding), lacking in warmth, inconsiderate, angry, or driven by their own selfish needs creating an unpredictable, hostile world for him. As a result, he feels alone, confused, helpless and ultimately, angry. But he knows that his parents are his means of survival so he represses any anger he has towards them and ultimately this anger

    Essay Length: 432 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2016 By: redheadgirl
  • Theripist Self-Disclosure in Group Therapy

    Theripist Self-Disclosure in Group Therapy

    Therapist Self-Disclosure 1 Running head: THERIPIST SELF-DISCLOSURE IN GROUP THERAPY Therapist Self-Disclosure 2 Abstract The effects that counselor self-disclosure can have on group members and the appropriateness of when to use self disclosure will be explained in this paper. The author will discuss the ethical dilemmas that may arise when counselors divulge too much information, as well as a discussion of what the client’s perceptions may be of such disclosure and the positive and negative

    Essay Length: 1,902 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Thesis: Plato's World of Forms

    Thesis: Plato's World of Forms

    Thesis: Plato’s World of Forms is part of his philosophy that helps one to understand the way that things exist in this material world; through this World of Forms, one is compelled to realize that objects are not always the way they appear to be in the material world, but in the World of Forms they are in their essential forms. Introduction: To most people, objects do seem to exist in their very essence. However,

    Essay Length: 804 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Thinking


    Collection of Fallacies Collection of Fallacies Irrelevant thinking is arguing a point with issues that will distract or move away from the issue at hand. This way of thinking is used in court cases to swap the option of the jury. In the political field they use the tactic help quell any problems that might have occurred during their time in office. And even at in personal life it’s used to redirect arguments back

    Essay Length: 1,161 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Steve
  • Though


    Have you ever wondered how the first spoken language began? How could one man explain a language to another man if there's no spoken language to explain it with? Perhaps the source came from another source besides man. Perhaps there's much credited to humans that came from a much higher power. Think about this for a second: When any of your senses are stimulated, your nerve cells relay this information to your brain, which then

    Essay Length: 1,458 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Edward
  • Thoughts Without Language

    Thoughts Without Language

    Thoughts without language Language is define as a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meaning. Language is also defined as communication by word of mouth and it helps the brain function. Language plays a major role in critical thinking. For instance, in order to complete this assignment I had to make use of language. My thoughts of how I was going to

    Essay Length: 752 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Jon
  • Three Faces of Eve

    Three Faces of Eve

    The Three Faces of Eve The Three Faces of Eve starring Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, and Lee J. Cobb is a screenplay produced and directed by Nunnally Johnson and based on the book by Corbett H. Thigpen, M.D. and Hervey M. Cleckley, M.D. The narrator, Alistair Cooke, introduces the plot as a true story about a young, Georgia housewife who is diagnosed by Drs. Thigpen and Cleckley as having multiple personalities. Their account of this

    Essay Length: 988 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Three Prespectives of Early Psychology

    Three Prespectives of Early Psychology

    Running Head: THREE PRESPECTIVES OF EARLY PSYCHOLOGY Unit One Individual Assignment Abstract Three different perspectives used by early psychologists were the psychodynamic, humanistic, and evolutionary perspectives. These approaches are used by psychologists in their studies of the basic foundation of human behavior. The perspectives were developed and used by psychologists, who were the pioneers of early psychology. Now among the many different methods used, these three perspectives are still in use by current psychologists and

    Essay Length: 560 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Anna
  • Three Theories of Psychology

    Three Theories of Psychology

    The three types of theories I chose are Behaviorism, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic. I chose these three because they intrigue me the most. Psychodynamic psychology was one of the first types of theories created. The first studies were published by Sigmund Freud in 1895. The next one out of these three created was Behaviorism. In 1913 John Watson presents behavioristic views. Last was Humanistic psychology created in 1943 when Abraham Maslow publishes “A Theory of Human

    Essay Length: 741 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Mike
  • Time


    I believe Essay I believe in change. I believe that what you have done in the past will always be cherished but as time comes by we need to be able to move on and acknowledge change. Even though change may come for the good or the bad you need to take it as a come and challenge your fear. Change scared me at first, but I decided that time has come to over take

    Essay Length: 635 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Mike
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