Psychology

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies Why do we choose the leaders that we do?: In the following paper, I\'m going to attempt to explain why it is that we choose the leaders in which we do. There are many various reasons why we pick certain individuals to lead us. The first one, which is in no relation to Loard of the Flies, is by being appointed. People are often predetermined leaders. One of the most obvious examples of this is royalty. For thousands of years, sons and daughters of royal famlies are given power w
Next Of Kin
Next Of Kin
Next Of Kin The next of kin a documentation of mind matter and love. This book was very inspirational it gives you a whole new outlook on the experience and the feelings of animals. Trying to relate with how much Roger Fouts has accomplished in his life is unbearable he has had so many experiences that have been recorded in this book. It was the type of book that was hard to put down from the beginning. In the next few pages I will discuss parts of the book that really moved me and left an impre
Spenser(protagonist)-Spenser, a former boxer, is a
Spenser(protagonist)-Spenser, a former boxer, is a
Spenser(protagonist)-Spenser, a former boxer, is a private detective from Boston. He is a very down to earth man, who likes to have fun in his work. He is very humorous and takes life as a fun ride. There is a point in the story where a larger man who attempts to intimidate Spenser, who responds by taking the large man down with one kick, all the while laughing at the man. Susan-Spenser’s girlfriend who has a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard. She is a clinical psychologist, who has been romantic
Students need to be able to learn how to become ef
Students need to be able to learn how to become ef
Students need to be able to learn how to become effective problem solvers. They should be able to identify problems, evaluate those problems and then decipher a way to transfer their learning to those problems in a way that will bring about a solution. If a student is able to perform in a problem solving situation a meaningful learning should then occur because he has constructed an interpretation of how things work using preexisting structured. This is the theory behind Constructivism. By creat
Tuesday, February 15, 2000
Tuesday, February 15, 2000
Tuesday, February 15, 2000 Focus on Ethics Can Curb Cheating, Colleges Find Behavior: Academic dishonesty is rampant, but students will respond to higher standards of integrity, a study shows. By KENNETH R. WEISS, Times Education Writer Copyright 2000 Los Angeles Times DAVIS, Calif.--Grappling for ways to halt the spread of plagiarism and other cheating in college, professors often get stuck on the idea that it\'s too late to change students\' behavior by the time they reach college. But a growi
The Souls of Black Folk
The Souls of Black Folk
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois Du Bois was one of those people who studied and learned a lot of things about the world, a lot of things that he found to be extremely unjust. This became his source of energy for becoming an intellectual guide for America, warning it of the 20th century color problem and suggesting sound and rational courses of action for the country to take. His contention was expressed lyrically and with passion in The Souls of Black Folk that he wrote in 1903. His
To me, since I am majoring in psychology, I would
To me, since I am majoring in psychology, I would
To me, since I am majoring in psychology, I would like to understand and analysis people*s thinking and feelings. It is a difficult knowledge to know what people and why they think since they are from different ages, races and countries. Because Ernest Hemingway, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place is dealt with the concept with a young and an old waiter, I like it when they have the conversation about the deaf man in the caf*. Two main characters, a waiter with a wife and an older waiter, have a discus
In the society today, it is very common for one to
In the society today, it is very common for one to
In the society today, it is very common for one to spend his or her time reading. In those types of readings, science fiction stories are one of the most common readings among many people. Science fiction, unlike any other literature, has very unique characteristics. The definition of science fiction is fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals having a science factor as an essential orienting component. (Webster’s Pg 1045) This means s
Williams 1
Williams 1
Williams 1 Connie Williams Professor Carroll May 26, 2000 The Beginning\'s of Literary Study - For Dummies J A Modified Version of R. L. McGuire\'s Passionate Attention: an introduction to literary study. Literature and criticism Authors basic assumption of a book- the reading and the study of literature cannot and do not take place outside the context of human values. One\'s unique personal experiences are from whence their values are formed. These values come to light as a reader reads or a wr
Irony of What is to Come
Irony of What is to Come
Irony of What is to Come In, The Story of an Hour, written by Kate Chopin, there are many hints of irony shown throughout the story which are finally revealed in the end. This short story reveals the allusion, the unexpected joy, and finally the reality of what has really happened to Mr. Mallard. Mrs. Mallard is alluded and given the information that her husband is dead. From this allusion comes the unexpected joy. This unique situation was revealed to Mrs. Mallard, and the unexpected joy of not
Appleget 1
Appleget 1
Appleget 1 Joseph Appleget Mr. Helle/ IB English 12 10/18/00 The Way We Live Our Lives In our individual routines, each and every one of us strives to be the best that we are capable of being. How peculiar this is; we aim for similar goals, yet the methods we enact are unique. Just as no two people have the same fingerprint, no two have identical theories on how to live life. While some follow religious outlines to aspire to a level of oral excellence, others pursue different approaches. Toward
IT IS A CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT ON NATURE OR NURTURE
IT IS A CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT ON NATURE OR NURTURE
IT IS A CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT ON NATURE OR NURTURE HAS A MORE PROFOUND AFFECT ON A HUMAN BEING. NATURE IS WHAT A PERSON IS TAUGHT THROUGH FAMILY AND SOCIETY. NURTURE IS THE GENETIC MAKE UP OF A PERSON. MANY THINGS AFFECT HOW A PERSON BEHAVES. THE WAY A PERSON BEHAVES SHOWS THE TYPE OF PERSONALITY A PERSON HAS. LEARNING IS A HUGE PART OF HOW A PERSON BEHAVES. YOU LEARN CERTAIN THING FROM THE ENVIRONMENT YOU ARE RAISED IN. BOTH NATURE AND NURTURE ARE IMPORTANT, AND THEY BOTH CAN DETERMINE A PERSON
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World As man has progressed through the ages, there has been, essentially, one purpose. That purpose is to arrive at a utopian society, where everyone is happy, disease is nonexistent, and strife, anger, or sadness are unheard of. Only happiness exists. But when confronted with Aldous Huxley\'s Brave New World, we come to realize that this is not, in fact, what the human soul really craves. In fact, Utopian societies are much worse than those of today. In a utopian society, the individ
Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale: A Study of Rebellion
Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale: A Study of Rebellion
Atwood\'s The Handmaid\'s Tale: A Study of Rebellion Rebels defy the rules of society, risking everything to retain their humanity. If the world Atwood depicts is chilling, if \'God is losing,\' the only hope for optimism is a vision that includes the inevitability of human struggle against the prevailing order. -Joyce Johnson- Margaret Atwood\'s The Handmaid\'s Tale analyzes human nature by presenting an internal conflict in Offred: acceptance of current social trends (victim mentality) -vs- re
AIDS and STD Education
AIDS and STD Education
AIDS and STD Education Adults (over the age of 18) from the _________ company and other peope who I know were randomly assigned to receive the survey. The group includes married males and females as well as single male and females. There are 19 female and 31 male subjects. A survey consisting of twenty statements concerning sexually transmitted disease and HIV infection. The survey was designed by myself . The purpose of the survey is to measure participants awareness of AIDS and sexually transm
Bibliography: This is my first Biology paper. My m
Bibliography: This is my first Biology paper. My m
Bibliography: This is my first Biology paper. My major is Psychology. I attend an university in Maryland part-time. I am a college Sophomore. I work in Communications. UNDERSTANDING THE AIDS VIRUS Will I live to see tomorrow? Is there a hope for the future? These are probably the most commonly asked questions among AIDS patients today. This paper delves into the heart of the AIDS topic by giving a detailed definition of the virus, risk factors associated with transmission, and the best treatment
Breast Implants
Breast Implants
Breast Implants I. Should breast implants be concidered dangerous or are they safe for women to use? Small-breasted women in America say that they feel inferior or unfeminine in a culture where breast size is a major issue. Popular fashion models today are usually thin,but large-breasted,especially those who model lingerie,evening wear and swimsuits. With American culture seeming to equate cleavage with sexiness,it is no wonder that some smaller-breasted women doubt their attractiveness and reci
There were many people involved in the Scientific
There were many people involved in the Scientific
There were many people involved in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. Most of these people were fine scholars. It all started out with Copernicus and his book called On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres. This book marked the beginning of modern astrology. The current dispute at times echoes the tensions that existed in the sixteenth century between believers in the Copernican theory of the universe and the Ptolemaic established order, which preached that the earth was the cen
Sailboat Racing
Sailboat Racing
Sailboat Racing I was recently reading an article in a sailing magazine that had asked its readers to write in with the number one reason they go sailboat racing. The results, supplied by a few hundred people, were not surprising to me. The overwhelming reason people named was the stimulating mental challenge racing provides. Other reasons - the physical challenge, the team-sport experience, the social value and the chance to get away - were all rated about equally, and a clear second to the men
Quotas for American businesses Create Racial Discr
Quotas for American businesses Create Racial Discr
Quotas for American businesses Create Racial Discrimination Politics is assuming command of the American economy in the form of pervasive equal opportunity enforcement. In today\'s society, everyone is supposed to be equal and have equal rights, but in employment, there is more discrimination than ever. American citizens need to do away with affirmative action so that America\'s job opportunities can once again be based on merit, not skin color or ethnicity. Laws have been passed, quotas have be
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION A NECESSARY POLICY TO PREVENT DISCRIMINATION AND INEQUITIES OR A DISCRIMINATIVE AND INEQUITABLE POLCY INTRODUCTION Historically, there have been arguments about what Affirmative Action (AA) really is. The basis of the argument for the most part, debates the goal(s) of AA. Is the goal of AA to erase past inequities for the disabled, minorities and/or women without protest? Or is Affirmative Action a culture or spirit that rewards diversity and differences? Basically there are t
Perfect Pitch
Perfect Pitch
Perfect Pitch Perfect Pitch is the ability to identify any musical note without comparison to a reference note, and is a talent displayed in a small amount of people. What causes it is a question which has attracted a lot of attention lately. Scientists are asking them selves if it is a learned ability or are we given this unique talent through our genes. MRI scans in test have shown an enlarged portion of the brain present in individuals gifted the ability of perfect pitch. Scientists have been
Criminology
Criminology
Criminology criminology, the study of crime, society\'s response to it, and its prevention, including examination of the environmental, hereditary, or psychological causes of crime, modes of criminal investigation and conviction, and the efficacy of punishment or correction as compared with forms of treatment or rehabilitation. Although it is generally considered a subdivision of criminology also draws on the findings of psychology, economics, and other disciplines that investigate humans and th
When someone says that psychology is a process of
When someone says that psychology is a process of
When someone says that psychology is a process of using simply common sense, this is far fetched. Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. (Myers,1998) Psychology is filled with hundreds of different theories and has been using studies to observe peoples behavior for years. Some parts of psychology are common sense, but every thing in life has some part of common sense in it. There are six major perspectives that the psychologists use when trying to figure out what is wrong wi
Fantasy's integral role in the creation of a monst
Fantasy's integral role in the creation of a monst
Fantasy\'s integral role in the creation of a monster In the past decade, the elusive creature known as the serial killer has captured the attention of American culture. With the popular press churning out dozens of books and movies centered around the serial killer each year, the term has almost become a catch-phrase, replacing earlier terms such as \'homicidal maniac.\' Fiction writers and the movie industry use \'serial killer\' in a much more casual manner than can be allowed in a systematic
A person would be considered to be acting deviantl
A person would be considered to be acting deviantl
A person would be considered to be acting deviantly in society if they are violating what the significant social norm in that particular culture is. What causes humans to act certain ways is a disputed topic among researchers for some time now. There are three types of researchers that have tried to answer this question. There is the psychological answer, biological answer, and the sociological answer. With all of the studies that have been performed, no one group has come up with an exact reaso
Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elder
Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elder
Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly Mental disorders are becoming more prevalent in today’s society as people add stress and pressure to their daily lives. The elderly population is not eliminated as a candidate for a disorder just because they may be retired. In fact, mental disorders affect 1 in 5 elderly people. One would think that with disorders being rather prevalent in this age group that there would be an abundance of treatment programs, but this is not the case. Because
Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Dise
Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Dise
Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease Psychology Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, dep
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis
:Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud was the first to developed the idea of psychoanalysis. Many physicians at that time turned down Freud’s idea, that one could have mental and physical problems which dwelled from deep with in a person. However, Freud continued his studies, and has contributed a lot to the world of psychology. Freud has shown the world that the mind is a powerful tool, and he also proved that physical illness could be a link to mental thoughts. (Hacker) Since Freud’s success in psycho
Freud really did make some major contributions to
Freud really did make some major contributions to
Freud really did make some major contributions to the field of psychology. He was the first one to suggest that psychological problems might have their roots in how children were treated. Freud believed that most of our personality is formed by early childhood, much of it so early that we don’t even have conscious memories. For example, people who were toilet-trained strictly and at an early age grow up to be intolerant of mess, disorder and anything that doesn’t go by the rules of how things ar
Running head: DURATION OF ICON
Running head: DURATION OF ICON
Running head: DURATION OF ICON How Much Information Will an Individual Store in His or Her Iconic Memory? Evelyn Delgado Queens College/ CUNY How much information will an individual store in his or her iconic memory? In a given time, individuals are able to perceive more information than they can verbally encode. This is the process by which a visual stimulus is transformed to neurons to enable the brain to store information in the immediate memory. The rate of transfer is how fast an individual
Many children’s television programs involve a subs
Many children’s television programs involve a subs
Many children’s television programs involve a substantial amount of violence in one form or another. What impact if any, might these programs what impact, if any might these programs have on the development of aggression? Since the advent of television there has been growing concern about the apparent effects of violence on the attitudes, values and behaviours of children. Much of the research has focused on the effects of violence on television and aggression expressed by children. Some researc
Psychology Why IQ tests don't test intelligence Th
Psychology Why IQ tests don't test intelligence Th
Psychology Why IQ tests don\'t test intelligence The task of trying to quantify a person’s intelligence has been a goal of psychologists since before the beginning of this century. The Binet-Simon scales were first proposed in 1905 in Paris, France and various sorts of tests have been evolving ever since. One of the important questions that always comes up regarding these tools is what are the tests really measuring? Are they measuring a person’s intelligence? Their ability to perform well on st
Relating Alcohol to Aggressive Behavior
Relating Alcohol to Aggressive Behavior
Relating Alcohol to Aggressive Behavior From the beginning of recorded history, alcohol has been a part of human culture. However, it appears that the correlation between alcohol and violent aggression is a trait solely to the American culture. So the question that must be answered is \'Is it the alcohol, or is it the individual\'s expectancies while under the influence of alcohol?\'. There has been piles of research done in an effort to answer this question and still the relationship between al
Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal Psychology In a world full of fears, perhaps the worst one a human being should haveis that to be afraid of his fellow man. The human that should be mostfeared is the one that has Anti-Social Personality Disorder or in laymen’sterms the psychopath. The psychopath is probably the most deviant mindthat exists and treatment is not very successful because there is not a cureor drug to control it. The solution in my mind to control the problem ofsociopaths is to let them live in colonies wit
A Comparison of Piaget, Freud, and Erikson
A Comparison of Piaget, Freud, and Erikson
A Comparison of Piaget, Freud, and Erikson by Randy Hartenstine Psychology 1513-51 Extra Credit Paper April 8, 1999 Hartenstine 1 The field of psychology has grown to be respected as a science. Objectivity and the scientific method are both part of the psychologist\'s mode of operation. However, even the greatest of psychologists can only theorize about what makes human beings act the way they do. Absolutes are not part of psychology. Everything is relative and open to speculation. Theorists giv
A DISCUSSION AS TO HOW CARL JUNG CAME TO THE CONCL
A DISCUSSION AS TO HOW CARL JUNG CAME TO THE CONCL
A DISCUSSION AS TO HOW CARL JUNG CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE EXISTED A COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS, AS WELL AS HIS INFLUENCES 4 pages FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY Sigmund Freud was Carl Jungs greatest influence. Although he came to part company with Freud in later years, Freud had a distinct and profound influence on Carl Jung. Carl Jung is said to have been a magnetic individual who drew many others into his circle. Within the scope of analytic psychology, there exists two essential tenets. The fir
Running head: B.F. Skinner and His Influence in Ps
Running head: B.F. Skinner and His Influence in Ps
Running head: B.F. Skinner and His Influence in PsychologyB.F. Skinner and His Influence in PsychologyAbstractB.F. Skinner was one of the most influential theorists in modern psychology. His work was very important and has been studied by many for years. Skinner was a very straightforward man and a very educated man. His theories have helped mankind in many ways. He has studied the behavior patterns of many living organisms. Skinner was a well-published writer. His work has been published in man
‘Intelligence’ is most commonly though of as quick
‘Intelligence’ is most commonly though of as quick
‘Intelligence’ is most commonly though of as quickness of understanding or mental power and ability. The testing of these capabilities can be limited according to the race and culture of the individual under assessment, consequently controversy regarding the viability of IQ tests has raged incessantly. Do culture fair tests exist? Or are they merely speculative? Culture fair tests were first developed prior to the First World War in order to assess ability levels of immigrants and other individu
PSYC250
PSYC250
PSYC250 Case Study One 1. In Janet’s final project, one of her ideas utilizes a correlational design. In a correlational design, there is research involved. These researches usually involve using observational, archival, or survey methods to test a hypothesis. There is at least two variables being looked at in a correlational design, and these variables are rarely manipulated. Instead, the variables are determined if there is a relationship between them. In saying a relationship, we are trying t
Perception Paradigm
Perception Paradigm
Perception Paradigm Many theories and much research has been conducted on contraception in general, and more recently on condoms in particular, as a result of the AIDS epidemic (Lear, 1995). Condom usage and AIDS education are essential tools for reducing the impact of the disease, yet fewer than one third of sexually active college students report consistent condom use (Seal & Palmer-Seal, 1996). It seems that sexually active individuals rarely discuss safer sex or ask about their partner’s sex
Psychology Theories
Psychology Theories
Psychology Theories Sigmund Freud is one of the most famous psychologists to ever hit the study of psychology. His name alone symbolizes the importance of his theories, and the name that comes to most people\'s heads when saying the word psychology is Sigmund Freud. Freud was a psychodynamic psychologist and came from the conservative point of view which states that man is bad and society is good, which I do not agree with 100% because not all man\'s actions are necessarily bad and with bad inte
#___________ COURSE#_______ SECTION/TIME______
#___________ COURSE#_______ SECTION/TIME______
#___________ COURSE#_______ SECTION/TIME______ SUMMARY/CRITIQUE FORM REFERENCE: Darley, J. M., & Latane’, B. (1968). Bystander intervention in emergencies: Diffusion of responsibility in R. Hock (Ed.), Forty Studies That Changed Psychology (295-303). Upper Saddle, N. J.: Prentice Hall. SUMMARY: Society dictates that we take action to help others in emergency situations, but often, we do not. In the famous case of Genovese, where 38 bystanders watched a woman get brutally murdered, only one perso
Levels of Processing and Memory 1
Levels of Processing and Memory 1
Levels of Processing and Memory 1 Abstract: Craik and Lockhart (1972) developed a theory in which they discussed the levels of processing. The theory states, the more a word is processed, due to its meaning, the better the word is retained. In our experiment we presented subjects with a yes or no question pertaining to the meaning of a word or the appearance of a word and then measured their reaction time. Subjects were then asked to recall as many words that they could remember, results showed
Controversy has been revolving around cannabis for
Controversy has been revolving around cannabis for
Controversy has been revolving around cannabis for decades, but the plant itself has been in existence for centuries. The plant as a whole has many different uses from medicinal, to recreational, to industrial. Cannabis’ uses stretch from treating glaucoma patients all the way to making durable clothing. Marijuana, as it is also known, has been in use as far back as ancient times for it’s psychoactive effects as well as for it’s great healing properties, and continues to be used to the present d
The Most Effective Treatment For Anxiety Disorders
The Most Effective Treatment For Anxiety Disorders
The Most Effective Treatment For Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are becoming a widespread epidemic in America. Each year we spend more than $46 billion dollars, nearly one third of our total mental health bill, treating the almost 20 million Americans affected by anxiety disorders. With these staggering numbers, it is no surprise that researchers and experts are examining many different forms of treatment in order to find more and better ways to diagnose and treat these debilitating disorde
Judging the Veracity of CSA Memories 1.
Judging the Veracity of CSA Memories 1.
Judging the Veracity of CSA Memories 1. In October of 1996 a group of Psychologist at Stanford University began conducting a study funded by an award from the Institute on Women and Gender located also at Stanford University. This study centered on examining factors associated with therapist’s judgements and treatment decisions regarding patients with memories of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and how these personal judgements affected treatment strategies. The researchers implemented a detailed q
The prevailing opinion in the media is that listen
The prevailing opinion in the media is that listen
The prevailing opinion in the media is that listening to violent lyrics tends to lead to violence. This idea permeates nearly all media, news and entertainment. According to the conservative organization Empower America, the issue at heart is such music leading us on a slide toward decivilization (Bennet and Tucker, 1995). The idea being that by glorifying subjects like rape, murder, suicide and homophobia [the fear of homosexuals and their lifestyle], these lyrics erode the judgement and thou
Essay on Lahey’ Introductory Notes
Essay on Lahey’ Introductory Notes
Essay on Lahey’ Introductory Notes After reading the introductory notes, I believe that the most important point that was presented in the notes was the definition of psychology. In order to understand the different causes and effects of psychology, you must first be able to know and understand the definition of it. Lahey defines psychology as the sciences of behavior and mental processes, and then he elaborates the meaning to make sure that we fully understand the definition of psychology. Unli
Television, which was only in nine percent of Amer
Television, which was only in nine percent of Amer
Television, which was only in nine percent of American households in 1950, is now in ninety-eight percent of them. America is the world leader in real crime and violence, which some scientists attribute to the imaginary violence we see on TV. All Americans, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, or social economic group, have been bound together by the shared cultural experience of television, but how does mass media influence people? In particular, does television violence cause aggression?