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Psychological Anxieties in English Literature - ... Lack of faith in God and religion caused man to develop confused conceptions in their own identities and an apprehensive anxieties as an integral part of their life to some extent was self-created leading them to live a purposefully incomplete life. An important characteristic of the modern novel is its diversity of themes and variety of themes were not prevalent during Marlowe’s Age. Doctor Faustus Theme- The play opens with the chorus which announces the theme of the play- being neither exploits of war, nor ‘dalliance’ of love, nor ‘proud audacious deeds’....   [tags: psychological tormented characters]
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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) - Purpose: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) works with students at the University of Arkansas to help them solve problems that arise during any given semester. CAPS help students to understand themselves and to promote personal growth. The staff at CAPS helps students to develop more satisfying relationships with their friends, families, and peers. They also assist with other mental health issues. Population: CAPS provide services for all the students attending the University of Arkansas....   [tags: Psychological Servicies, Counseling]
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Ethical and Psychological Hedonism - ... To compare, then, in general hedonism is about valuing pleasure; depending on what kind we are talking about, it may hold different meanings entirely. Ethical hedonism is one branch which states that a person ought to be entitled to act in ways so as to achieve the greatest amount of personal pleasure (and minimize the amount of personal pain). This normative statement is in sharp contrast to the descriptive—and theoretically baseless—concept of psychological hedonism which argues that a human is always motivated by a desire to achieve personal pleasures....   [tags: ethical hedonism, psychological hedonism]
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Evolution of Psychological Disorders - Psychological disorders could be better defined. It is described as mental or behavior pattern that cause a person suffering and is not seen as socially acceptable of normal. The field is growing each year and they are developing a better understanding of how to diagnose and treat the disease. After reading about the DSM-IV-TR it does seem like a more efficient resource for strictly psychological diseases does need to be produced especially, because the amount of psychological disorders has grown so much in the past 60 years and will continue to grow....   [tags: mental behavior, psychological disorders] 581 words
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The Psychological Causes of Alcoholism - A little while ago, I sat down with this woman to talk about her life. She told me that her story was a bit sad and bitter, and for a moment, I did not believe it. It was after when I realized that she actually meant it, she meant it when she said there was no happy ending. It was hard to understand, but at the same time, it was all crystal clear. Her mother was an alcoholic. She died when se was only 61 years old, and left a family full of memories and love behind (Arango). That woman is my mom, and that alcoholic, the most generous and toughest person I know, was my grandmother....   [tags: co-dependence, alcohol, psychological condition]
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Why is the Psychological Contract Important to the Organization? - Human resource management plays an important role in the organisation. It not only helps the employer evaluate employee accurately but also contribute to the firm’s development. Hence, the appearance of psychological contract is one of the most effective tools to help the organisation improve their HRM issues. However, it also has some challenges for the manager to overcome. Therefore, the main aim of this essay is to analyse the importance of the psychological contract in many aspects and support more evidences and experiences to support employers’ view in managing people....   [tags: Psychological Contract Research Paper]
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Psychological Structures that Shape a Person's Actions - Every individual has a unique personality, which is known as the psychological makeup. This is known as the relatively stable, psychological structures that shape a person’s actions in a specific environment. (Gill, 1986) Triplett (1898) shows that sport psychology began in the 1890s. The psychologist Norman Triplett who was a keen cyclist, asked the question that is, “why do cyclists sometimes rode faster when they raced in groups or pairs than when they rode alone?” (Weinberg & Gould, 2011, p....   [tags: personality,psychological makeup,responses]
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Psychological and Sociological Factors in Smoking Addiction - Psychological and Sociological Factors in Smoking Addiction Understanding the habit of smoking tobacco The essay will discuss how smoking tobacco became a habit among people; what are the factors that affect the thinking of individuals in experimenting tobacco smoking; and what makes them think of quitting smoking. It will address both psychological and sociological ideas and will attempt to apply each idea in order to understand people’s lifestyles. Introduction Tobacco is a green and leafy plant and mostly grows in a warm environment....   [tags: Smoking, psychological and social influences]
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Psychological Analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald - On November 22nd, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It was concluded by The Warren Commission that the man who assassinated President Kennedy was 24 year old, Lee Harvey Oswald. Less than 48 hours after Kennedy was shot, while Oswald was being transferred to the county jail, he was assassinated. Lee Harvey Oswald was killed before he could undergo any psychological or psychiatric analysis, so it is impossible to know for certain what his mental state was at the time of President Kennedy's assassination....   [tags: Psychological Capability of Murder]
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Personal Identity and Psychological Reductionism - Personal Identity and Psychological Reductionism When we tackle the question of 'What makes us the individual persons that we are?', one approach that we can take is to seek an answer to the question of what it is that is required for a person to continue to exist over time. If we could agree on what is required for it to be true that you continued to exist, then we would have good grounds to believe that we had discovered what makes someone the particular person they are, and by extension, what makes any person the person they are....   [tags: Psychology Psychological Papers]
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Psychological and Ethical Egoism - Egoism is a teleological theory of ethics that sets the ultimate criterion of morality in some nonmoral value (i.e. happiness or welfare) that results from acts (Pojman 276). It is contrasted with altruism, which is the view that one's actions ought to further the interests or good of other people, ideally to the exclusion of one's own interests (Pojman 272). This essay will explain the relation between psychological egoism and ethical egoism. It will examine how someone who believes in psychological egoism explains the apparent instances of altruism....   [tags: Ethics Psychological Egoism]
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Psychological Assessment Report - Confidential Material The names used in this Psychological Assessment Report are fictitious. This is absolutely necessary to protect the privacy of the children being observed. NAME: Ryan Smith DATE OF BIRTH: 5/8/1998 CHRONOLOGICAL AGE: 16 years PARENTS: Mary Smith & Ryan Smith GRADE: completed ninth grade DATES OF ASSESSMENT: 7/17; 7/27/2014 DATE OF REPORT: 8/3/ 2014 INDENTIFYING DATA AND REASON FOR REFERRAL: Ryan is a 16 years 3 months old Caucasian adolescent, who was referred for a psychological evaluation to determine his current cognitive and emotional status....   [tags: Adolescent Psychological Assessment] 5400 words
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Journal Article Review on Using Psychological Skills Training to Develop Performance by Richard C. Thelwell - Review of Journal Article: Using Psychological Skills Training to Develop Soccer Performance Richard C. Thelwell , Iain A. Greenlees & Neil J. V. Weston (2006) Using Psychological Skills Training to Develop Soccer Performance, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology,18:3, 254-270 Improving the performances of athletes has always been of utmost importance to many stakeholders of the sporting industry, such as the athletes’ coaches, sport psychologists, sports scientists. Many factors during a competition can affect athletes physically and mentally and these can negatively affect their performance abilities....   [tags: performance, profiling, psychological] 1953 words
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The Psychological Impact of War and Peacekeeping - Comparing ‘Suspicious Minds at Risk. The Role of Meaning in Processing War, Peacekeeping Experiences’ and ‘Nationalism, Internationalism, and Perceived UN Irrelevance: Mediators of Relationships between Authoritarianism and Support for Military Aggression as Part of the War on Terror’ and How Many Casualties Are Too Many. Proportional Reasoning in the Valuation of Military and Civilian Lives War is one of the unfortunate constants of human history, fought for various reasons. One has to wonder how much human beings can dehumanize the enemy, or their own soldiers with simple propaganda....   [tags: Psychological Effects of Combat]
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Psychological Egoism - Psychological Egoism      The descriptive claim made by Psychological Egoists is that humans, by nature, are motivated only by self-interest. Any act, no matter how altruistic it may seem on the outside is actually only a disguise for a selfish desire such as recognition, avoiding guilt, reward or sense of personal ‘goodness’ or morality. For example, Mother Teresa is just using the poor for her own long-term spiritual gain. Being a universal claim, it could falter with a single counterexample....   [tags: Psychology Psychological Essays] 490 words
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Psychological Stress - Psychological stress is a result of many factors and should be dealt with very carefully. Stress can be defined as “An excess of demand made upon the adaptive capabilities of the mind and body”.(Joseph 1). Another way of putting it, is that there are some things that put certain demands on us. The effects of stress should not be limited to unpleasant emotional states. Many studies have concluded that the effects on our physical health from stress can be extremely detrimental. These adverse physical effects include heart disease and formations of cancer....   [tags: Health Impact Psychological Stress]
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Psychological Intervention Research Techniques - This assignment presents an analysis of various Intervention research techniques. Given that Randomized Control Trials are considered to be a gold standard for testing the efficiency and efficacy of interventions, the main focus of this assignment will be on the value of other types of intervention research techniques. For the sake of convenience most of the examples in this assignment will focus on interventions for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a disorder which is characterized by disturbances in the content of thought, perception, affect, sense of self, motivation, and behaviour....   [tags: Psychological Research Techniques]
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The Psychological Contract - Introduction The Psychological Contract is an increasingly relevant aspect of workplace relationships and human behavior. This essay will provide a basic definition of psychological policy, explain and analyze the role of the psychological control in managing human resources by different perspectives from people involved. Moreover, it will point out issues with the Raffles merger, address these issues and detail how it strengthens the contract in the Raffles merger by three inter-related human resource polices....   [tags: human resource management]
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Is Psychological Profiling the Solution to Terrorism? - ... The Mad Bomber investigation is one of the most well known cases that psychologists were allowed to investigate. As a result of Jack Brussel’s spot-on detailed description of the Mad Bomber, police started to consult with more psychologists and psychiatrists. Psychological Profilers have abetted in multiple well-known cases and have locked up some serious psychos, such as, Jack the Ripper and the Green River Killer. Psychological Profiling is very effective because it uses the style and nature of the crime to apprehend its offender and has a higher closing rate than cases used without it....   [tags: mad bomber, crime, police] 731 words
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The Effects of Psychological Trauma on Family - Psychological Trauma can alter, destroy and create a lot of bad impacts in a person’s life. The main definition of psychological trauma is the results of unique individual experience of an unusually event that invaded a person’s sense of security and safety, making he or she feels helpless and at risk of dangerous situation, and the ability to assimilate his or her emotional experience is overwhelmed at certain situation. (Lawrence Robinson, 2011) A much more serious psychological trauma can leads to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) in certain circumstance....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Psychological Impact of Injury on Athletes - Due to the nature of sport, athletes will always be faced with the possibility of becoming injured. Empirical research has demonstrated that injury has a psychological impact on athletes (Quinn & Fallon, 1999). Indeed, sports practitioners often witness negative psychological impacts such as depression and in extreme cases suicidal tendencies in the injured athlete (Jevon & Johnston, 2003). Injuries have a dramatic impact upon an athlete’s life (Deutsch, 1985), Crossman (1997) interviewed athletic trainers and established that 47% of respondents believed that every injured athlete suffered psychological trauma....   [tags: psychology, sports, training, trauma]
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Psychological Disorders in a Terroristic Event - Psychological disorders present in individuals in the wake of a terroristic event will vary based on several things. For example, young children will have different psychological disorders compared to school-aged children or adolescents. Although the ages are fairly close, the disorders and symptoms that will be present will have great differences. Also, the psychological disorders of the direct victims, such as the individuals present at the event, will differ from the emergency workers, the indirect victims, such as family friends and coworkers of the direct victims, or the first responders, which include the media, fire department and police....   [tags: Disorders, Symptoms, Emergencies, Age]
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The Chemical and Psychological Effects of Chocolate - In 2013, about 7.4 million tons of chocolate is expected to be consumed globally, totaling to nearly $110 billion (Pardomuan, Nicholson). I can honestly say that I will be one of the many people who contribute immensely to those massive quantities. Chocolate has always been one of my guilty pleasures, leading me to consider myself a “chocoholic.” After 20 years of eating chocolate, I learned there is more to chocolate than meets the eye. Many chemicals compose each delicious piece creating multiple psychological effects on the mind....   [tags: Flavor Intensity, Anandamide]
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A Psychological Analysis of "Of Mice and Men" - The psychological approach views literature through the lens of psychology. There are multiple approaches to the psychological aspect of literature but the two most recognized are the Freudian and Jungian approach. The best approach to use when critically analyzing the novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is the Jungian approach. Because the novel’s main theme is a struggle with the idea of “self”, using this approach allows the reader to understand the main character, its influences, and ultimately his actions....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Need to Psychological Egoism in Life - ... A person is able to hold a sociable role that supports the general public by taking care of his or her own well-being and self-interest first. The relationship between psychological egoism and ethical egoism is very clear. Since ethical egoism states that the best way to promote the welfare of others is by promoting your own self-interest, they kind of go hand in hand. But they are different since psychological egoism focus only on self-fulfillment and self-interest. The term ego means self....   [tags: motives, ethical, guilt] 668 words
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The Psychological Connection to Oedipus the King - Poet and Scholar Robert Graves wrote in 1995, “Myth has two main functions. The first is to answer the sort of awkward questions that children ask, such as ‘Who made the world. How will it end. Who was the first man. Where do souls go after death?’…The second function of myth is to justify an existing social system and account for traditional rites and customs.” Oedipus the King written by Sophocles in 430 B.C. focuses around the second function that Graves noted. The play has been around for centuries, has evoked psychological theories, and will remain a classic....   [tags: Greek, Thebes]
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The Psychological World of Shirley Jackson - The Psychological World of Shirley Jackson Although Shirley Jackson had many psychological problems, she contributed greatly to society through her works. Shirley Jackson was a profound and ambivalent writer. She did not write to please the world but she wrote to convey how she felt about societies in the world. Her psychological problems did have an affect on her writing and it greatly connects with her life. Shirley Jackson was a very unwelcomed writer in her time and that is because many readers did not want to believe that what she wrote was true....   [tags: Bipolar Disorder, Violent Writing Style]
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Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders and Treatment - Introduction In this paper we shall discuss two (2) fictional clients and their symptoms, and attempt to diagnose the clients using the DSM-IV TR. We then shall discuss specific treatment strategies that are based on the four (4) approaches discussed during the Introduction to Psychology course and briefly discuss ethical obligations in regard to the client during their treatment. Disorders Amanda is a 25 year old Caucasian female whom has a history of sexual abuse as a child and is in therapy to deal with emotional issues in regards to the abuse....   [tags: Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD)]
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The Benefits of a Psychological Contract - ... For example, the writer will follow work schedule that have been fixed by company and will not take extra time or extend during break time even 5 minutes for socializing with another co-workers or personal callers. The writer know people that have that kind of the behaviors are taking the company’s money to sit around while the company is paying them to work. Therefore, the writer will stay on task. Another example, the writer also will not use company phone for personal problem whether in short or long distance, because the company pay the bills and it also like a taking company’s money even though we cannot see it....   [tags: human resource management and strategies]
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The Psychological Contract by Denise Rousseau - ... For example a change in working hours may lead to increased flexibility. Resistance to change With every major and minor change, resistance typically occurs. This leads to two thirds of organization change failures. Some are due to lack of top management commitment, multiple change occurrences, lack of incentives and not enough training. To be success in organization change you must find way for employees to accept the change. Within this context, the work of Kubler-Ross (1973), who say that all humans go through 5 stages of ‘grief’ (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) when faced with a loss or change, has been seen as relevant and has been applied to the management o...   [tags: human resource managament] 1163 words
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Children: Psychological and Social Development - Question Two: It is essential for children to have healthy psychological development, and this can be affected by many situations. At home, children are affected by their family dynamics, various parenting styles, and sibling relationships. Their peer relationships, friendships, popularity, and even social networks also impact their psychological development. In order for them to have a strong psychological development they often need to have created healthy relationships with both members of their family and their peers (Siegler, DeLoache, & Eisenberg, 2011)....   [tags: siblings, school, family, relationship]
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Use of Cannibalism as Psychological Warfare - War demands innovation. The constant political corruption and tension between the Congolese Government and its people have forced both sides to resort to drastic measures. The threat of cannibalism is one of the ingenious war tactics that the people of the Congo have used during times of need. While killing someone with a gun, public executions, or torturing have not gotten the desired results, the Congolese viewed cannibalism as the new method for winning the war. During the Congo-Arab War, the Second Congo War, and the violence that still lives on today in the Congo, cannibalism has been a constant presence, but is used in war rather than in terms of survival or desire of human flesh....   [tags: War, Innovation, Congolese Government]
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Physical and Psychological Effects of Marijuana - Marijuana while illegal on a federal level has been legalized in 18 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and also for personal use for anyone over 21 in Washington and Colorado. 48% of Americans admit to using marijuana according to a 2013 survey conducted by Scientific America. With the change in public opinion concerning marijuana the need to understand the effect and consequences associated with its use are vitally important. What are the effects on the brain and the rest of the body....   [tags: legal issues, drugs]
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Validation of Psychological Tests and Treatments - “Tell me what you see,” the psychiatrist says to my 6 year old brother, as she pulls out a small white card with marks of black printed on its front. This is the classic beginning of the Rorschach test, a psychological experiment conducted to analyze how a person acts and responds to external stimuli; “then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning” [as it was done to my brother] in order to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are unable to describe their thinking processes clearly and openly....   [tags: the Rorschach test]
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The Psychological Consequences of Hooking Up - ... Garcia brought up numerous studies throughout the article, especially on gender disparities. Although many studies that Garcia presents an obvious divide between young men and young women, he concludes that the “findings that a majority of both men and women are motivated to engage in hookups, but often desire a more romantic relationship, are consistent with a nuanced perspective that takes into account changing social scripts,” (Garcia). Earlier in the article he presents a convincing study and by including the details of the study, such as mentioning that 507 undergraduate students were studied, supports his previous claim and helps the reader see his point....   [tags: sexual, physical health, culture, ]
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The Psychological Effects of Unemployment - ... What the unemployed regretted in the absence of work was largely the extrinsic factors (O’Brien 188). Of these extrinsic factors, the loss of income and social status were regretted the most (O’Brien 196). “Unemployment is expected to lower current and future wages and lower reputation” (Carroll 289). One of the major ways in which mental illness is caused is through economic loss. Those who lose their job suffer from economic stress which precipitates or induces mental illness. The financial worries that follow a period of joblessness are one major factor....   [tags: decreased life satisfaction, stress]
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Psychological and Emotional Effects of Words - Gitte Falkenburg once said, “ Stick and Stones can break your bones, but words can hurt your soul”. This quote is accurate because pain is only temporary, but words can also affect one’s psychological and emotional states in long term. So, how easy it is to hurt someone through electronic communication. People only need to send one or two text messages to launch an attack of insults and rumors, and within few minutes, everyone will know about it. This is an alarming issue that should be address because there are recent cases of suicide from cyberbullying....   [tags: social communication, amanda todd, cyberbullying]
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The Psychological State of Peacekeeping Soldiers - ... Caseness is a term that refers to possible psychological problems and indicates that the respondent needs further evaluation. A high level of PTSD (16%) was found in a study on British soldiers serving in the early stages of the conflict in former Yugoslavia (Baggaley, Piper, Cumming, & Murphy, 1999). A precursor in that study was that most of the soldiers had previously served in Northern Ireland. In a follow-up study of former Norwegian peacekeepers, 5% suffered from PTSD more than 6 years after service (Mehlum & Weisaeth, 2002)....   [tags: demands, stressors, responsibilities]
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Flamethrowers: Their Psychological Effects in Warfare - ... When ignited, the burning mixture is spewed out from the barrel of the weapon toward the target. They first saw use in 1915 when the Germans caught the British off-guard at night. Lieutenant Carey wrote what he saw during that battle. As written in Lyn Macdonald’s 1915: The Death of Innocence, Carey wrote, “There was a sudden hissing sound, and a bright crimson glare over the crater turned the whole scene red. As I looked I saw three or four distinct jets of flame, like a line of powerful fire hoses spraying firing instead of water, shoot across my trench....   [tags: PTSD, warfare and weapons]
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The Psychological Effects of Child Abuse - ... Nonfatal consequences of abusive head trauma include varying degrees of visual impairment (e.g., blindness), motor impairment (e.g., cerebral palsy) and cognitive impairments • Children who experience maltreatment are also at increased risk for adverse health effects and certain chronic diseases as adults, including heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, liver disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high levels of C-reactive protein (Child Maltreatment: Consequences, 2013) This graph shows that physical abuse has the second highest number of victims in the year 2011....   [tags: physical abuse, defense, indicators] 725 words
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Psychological and Emotional Effects of Technology - A young girl wakes up early in the morning to get ready for school. Before she gets out of bed, she checks her Facebook with her phone that sits in its’ place on her night stand. In class, she checks if she has any text messages from her friends under the table, making sure her teacher does not catch her. When she gets home from school, she sits on her couch, surfing the internet for a few hours before finally starting her homework. When she is about to go to bed, she checks her Facebook once more....   [tags: Facebook, Internet Applications, Technology]
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Psychological Analysis of the Matrix Reloaded - The Matrix Reloaded is the second film in The Matrix trilogy. The 2003 film was written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski. The sequel went on to win 4 awards of 23 total nominations. The film follows the Academy Award winning The Matrix whereby hacker “Neo” contacts a man named Morpheus only to learn that he has been living in a computer simulation known as The Matrix ever since his birth. The Matrix was generated after humans lost a war against intelligent machines that programmed The Matrix in order to harness electricity from the humans....   [tags: electricitiy, humans, girlfriend, sleep] 2274 words
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Sleep Apnea: The Psychological Effects - ... Age is also considered a factor directly linked to sleep apnea, as many middle-aged individuals are diagnosed with this medical condition. These factors associated with the psychological effects of sleep apnea can be controlled to a certain degree and improve the outcome people have while living with this condition. One cannot discount the physical factors of sleep apnea related to the psychological effects. As stated earlier, the body needs sleep and the brain needs oxygen to function properly and without this physical need being met the consequence can result in psychological effects....   [tags: sleep disorders, losing breath while sleeping]
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Cultural Issues and the Psychological Framework - ... This index explains why certain cultures may have issues with communication. Those countries which have a very high power distance, such as Malaysia, would have a culture where lower level employees would not question instructions given by management. An expatriate working in Malaysia would need to understand this concept in order to communicate properly with both upper and lower level employees. Additionally, language barriers could present issues when it comes to power distance. An expatriate employee would need to understand the language fully so not to misuse language that might create larger problems when it comes to power distance....   [tags: power distance, individualism, collectivism]
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Psychological Study of Life is Beautiful - In psychology we have learned many different theories that explain human thought processes. In this paper I am using a film called “Life is Beautiful” to illustrate five of them. These theories are attachment, assimilation, accommodation, moral development, and the authoritative parent. I will explain why these are important and show you examples of each from the film. One point of social development that impacts our adult life is love. To get to the point of love we get to know a person, flirt with them, and finally commit to them....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Psychological Impact of Social Networking - Technology has had a great impact on the way the world communicates. Access to technology has become an integral part of education, socialization and industry related requirements, and accordingly Internet usage is evolving and growing rapidly. MySpace, Twitter, Skype, and Facebook are some of the online connections people use today to stay in contact with friends, coworkers, and family. Communicating in today’s society has become a lot easier with social networking sites allowing us to communicate with people with a simple click of the mouse....   [tags: Online, Facebook, Internet]
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The Psychological Damage of Sexual Trauma - Approximately 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today (Bull,2001). This figure continues to grow daily as perpetrators of this crime continue in this destructive path. To get a better understanding of what sexual trauma can do to a child the website all about counseling asked us to imagine “ a 6 year old being abused by a family member, say Uncle Joe. Uncle Joe has been very nice to the child up until the other day. He then steps across sexual boundaries, or even becomes physically hurtful to the child....   [tags: Psychology, argumentative, persuasive]
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A Social Psychological Analysis of Faceboook - Over the last year and a half, anonymous confession pages have been popping up all over the social media hub Facebook.com. Although it is unsure where the first confessions page came from, there is no doubt that these pages can be both entertaining and harmful. The way that sites such as these work is through two sites. First, a “page” is created on Facebook by the organization, group of people, towns, etc. who want to sponsor the page. There is then a third-party site that allows for people to submit their anonymous confessions....   [tags: confessions, social media, school, anonymity]
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Psychological Overview of the Japanese Culture - Since my cultural experience was on the Japanese culture, I decided I would continue on with that interest and write my paper about the Japanese culture therefor giving me a chance to do more research about the culture. The Japanese culture is really rich and diverse, there is a particular hierarchy or structure to the Japanese culture, Denison (2002) stated that “Japanese culture is structured around black and white norms for acceptable group behavior. People who do not function by there norms are viewed as outsiders who lack legitimate status....   [tags: gender roles, behavioral skills]
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The Psychological Detriment of Single Parenting - Fifty years ago, the typical American family included a mother, father and their children. However today, “One in every four children in the United States are being raised by a single parent. Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high US figure including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single parent rearing.”(Armario). As these numbers continue to rise due to modern day ideas and the increasing divorce rate, the children of single parents struggle. “Today 41% of all births were to unmarried women.”(Hymowitz)....   [tags: atypical families]
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Family Therapy as a Psychological Intervention - When an individual or family results to therapy, there is often specific tensions and concerns that have to some degree remained unresolved (O'Gorman, 2012). Family Therapy serves as a psychological intervention to assist in resolving problems, addressing roles in the family, dealing with marital discord, separation and divorce, delinquency and any other family-related issues. Family therapy was first discovered about a decade after World War II, when psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, marriage counselors, pastoral counselors not only wanted to just provide individual treatment but look into family relationships (Goldenberg & Goldenberg, 2013)....   [tags: interaction, types, approaches] 1986 words
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Psychological Issues on Professional Sports - ... There are various reasons that can lead to the mental imbalance of the athlete which requires the attention of professional in sports psychology (Orlick, 201). These issues cause increased stress levels and emotional challenges. An athlete can easily become anxious and lose concentration and focus during a competition. For instance an athlete may have difficulties in communicating with his or her fellow teammates. The athlete might also have difficulty in controlling his or her tempers. Some lose the ability to motivate themselves to do exercise, while some can even choke during important moments of a match (Hogg, 96)....   [tags: Emotions, Stability, Mental Health]
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Psychological Positions on Gender Identity - In this paper I will be examining two different psychological positions on gender identity. These positions are; binary gender identity and diverse gender identity. After I have explained both positions I will analyze the two and put forth my argument that diverse gender identity captures a more accurate depiction of gender. This psychologically charged debate over gender identity and its presence in society has taken the form of intuitions over social necessity. In where one side is arguing that traditional binary gender norms are no longer relevant in today’s world, and that binary gender norms are damaging to the cultivation of a happy and healthy society....   [tags: binary gender identity, diverse gender identity]
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Psychological Dynamics of Juvenile Crime - The United States Supreme Court ruled on May 17, 2010, that it was cruel and unusual punishment (US const. amend. VIII) to sentence a juvenile to life without parole for non-homicide crimes. The case set before the Justices, Graham versus Florida, was supported by research based on neuropsychology in addition to multiple psychological disciplines. This unprecedented ruling acknowledges that the perpetrators of crime, who are still children in the eyes of the law, have a higher degree for successful rehabilitation in contrast to their adult counterparts....   [tags: Criminology ]
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The Psychological Toll of Slavery - In the novel Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, Butler tells a story of an African- American woman named Dana who travels from 1976 in California to the 1800’s in Maryland. Dana goes back in time to save Rufus, her ancestor, every time he is faced with life threatening situations. Throughout her journey in Maryland she gets life experience of what being a slave was like in the past. In the novel we learn of two slaves, Sarah and Alice, who live on the Weylin plantation. Sarah, an older slave, is the cook on the plantation who seems to make herself adjust to life as a slave....   [tags: American History, Slave Owners] 1627 words
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Ethical dilemmas in Psychological Practice - This first portion of this paper will discuss what the author considers ethically, legally, and personally pertinent in addressing the issue of a client wanting to pursue a social relationship after therapy has terminated. It discusses how the author will proceed and things that would affect her decision about responsible professional practice. Given the scenario that the authors’ client has revealed that he or she is sexually attracted to me, the second portion of this paper will discuss how the author’s actions would differ if she were sexually attracted to her client in return....   [tags: Ethics] 1030 words
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Two Psychological Theories of Development - In this essay I intend to discuss two psychological theories of development; The psychodynamic approach and the behavioural approach. In order to do this, I will outline each theory and explain how it accounts for psychological development, health and behaviour of the individual. In addition to this, I will explain how an understanding of these theories relates to care and would help a care professional to support an individual in a care setting. The psychodynamic approach lends itself to being a controversial yet highly influential theory in the history of psychology....   [tags: psychodynamic and behavioral appreach] 1002 words
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Psychological Warfare and Human Behaviors - Throughout history, war has been used to settle disputes between nations and groups with different beliefs. As a result of the tension and fighting, many have been left dead and disputes, whether settled or unsettled, have been left alone and not discussed of any further after a winner has risen. As long as there is a winner, regardless of ideological change, war is a great strategy to further the winner’s agenda. Though using physical force to settle a dispute seems like the best alternative, a better way to take advantage of a population and have them think a certain way without their own knowledge exists....   [tags: public opinion, ideological change] 1097 words
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Psychological Elements in “The Machinist” - Popular films are replete with characters that possess symptoms indicating severe psychological disorders. In the film “The Machinist”, the main character displays many symptoms, indicating more than one disorder. This essay will discuss the character’s background, symptoms, and actions in order to attempt to provide an appropriate psychological diagnosis. It is important to remember that filmmakers do not strictly follow the criteria found within the DSM, but any diagnosis found within this essay will be as accurate as possible....   [tags: Psychology]
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Different Kinds of Psychological Perspectives - There are many different kinds of psychological perspectives such has the Socio-cultural and Psychoanalytic approach. Looking at these topics within Psychology, it is understood that Psychology is about human behaviour and the environmental factors that influence this behaviour. To understand the case study of Tumi, the perspectives mentioned above will be applied with the aid of psychological knowledge to explain her unfounded experiences. The interpretation of human behaviour varies and so came about different perspectives or aspects of Psychology, one of them being the Psychoanalytic approach discovered by Sigmund Freud in 1917 (Santrock, 2003)....   [tags: anxiety, psychoanalysis, human behaviour]
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Psychological Causes of Immune Dysfunction - Why stress makes us sick: psychological causes of immune dysfunction Most of us are familiar with this scenario: during or after experiencing a stressful event, we start feeling sick and come down with a cold or a digestive problem. It appears that our negative emotions play a big role in influencing our physical health. We may recover fast enough after trivial everyday stressors: work deadlines, academic examinations, medical tests and job interviews. Sometimes, however, stressful situations can be severe, like an auto accident, or long-lasting, like being a caregiver for an ailing relative....   [tags: why stress makes us sick]
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The Help of Social Psychological - ... For the purpose of this essay, I will discuss social psychological approach in psychology drawing upon some of the types of questions social psychologist seek to answer. For generations the field of psychology has debated whether an individual behaviour is a result of their personality or their social context (i.e. nature vs. nurture) and in attempting to answer these kind of questions, social psychologist has focus their studies in understanding the many factors and conditions that shaped human behaviour in social context, factors such as; how humans develop a concept of the self, attitudes, social influences, aggression, group processes, gender, prejudice and many more topics all of wh...   [tags: behavior, internal, external, social] 946 words
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The Psychological Theory of Bullying - ... The effects of bullying on the perpetrators include alcohol abuse and other drugs, drop out of school, and engage in early sexual activity and amongst others. Bullying is a serious issue and if it is not stopped and treated then it reduces the chances of becoming a different and healthier person, which will further affect their behaviors that will continue into adulthood, thereby affecting the type of life they live. Chronic victims of bullying tend to be passive when an active behavior is expected, usually when they are bullied; they give in, cry or assume defensive position (Berk 2010, p.343)....   [tags: defense, behaviorism, aggression] 1454 words
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Psychological Dispositions: Pedophilia and Paraphilia - ... Researchers from CWYA say in their report pro-pedophilia groups are pressuring the American Psychological Association to normalize pedophilia the same way pro-homosexual groups did in the 1970’s. They also report while these groups complain of being stigmatized they use language to manipulate and desensitize people into believing pedophilia is not harmful. Instead of the term pedophiles CWYA says pro-pedophilia groups use milder terms such as “minor-attracted persons”. Yet another tactic is to label the opposition referring to them as bigots Who in Their Right Mind Would Normalize Pedophilia....   [tags: sexual molester of children, freak] 1384 words
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Psychological Science and Gender Bias - ... Attentional bias is a type of cognitive bias in which a person focusses more of his attention on a particular stimulus and generally tends to overlook the others which may often result in poor judgement or poor decision making since a bias towards a particular preference may cause his decision to be based on that preference. In other words attentional bias is similar to beta bias since both of these bias aim to minimise or ignore differences and focus their attention to get the desired preference or the desired outcome, however attentional bias can be compared with alpha bias in terms of negative and positive stimulus....   [tags: theories, culture, diversity] 1342 words
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Psychological Experiment to Improve Memory - The experiment is a psychological study designed to help people improve their memory. However, the experimenter wants study a new method that will improve learning and memory by forcing people to learn. Researchers should know that positive reinforcement for correct responses is a way to develop animal and human memory. However, they want to figure out if pushing someone for incorrect responses will show similar effects. The teacher will give the student a set of pairing words to memorize within a certain time period....   [tags: learn, reinforcement, responses, voltage] 582 words
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Psychological Effects of Child Abuse - Due to the rise of domestic violence in many families, psychologists are helping affected children cope and confront their emotional imprisonment by using various methods. Over the years, there has been a drastic increase in domestic violence cases. In many instances, the children are most affected in the involvement of the violent disputes. Psychologists study the behaviors of affected children and develop a plan of treatment that aim towards the child’s overall health. Psychologists provide the best treatment by immersing themselves inside the child’s situation and connecting with what the child sees....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Treatment, Therapy]
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Ethics in Social Psychological Research - Research which involves human participants who undergo uncomfortable circumstances can raise moral, social, and political concerns (Schwartz, 2001). This ensues a whole new field of research known simply as research ethics. Research ethics is generally interested in the analysis of ethical matters that arise when people are used as subjects in such studies. Research ethics requires the application of necessary ethical convention to a variety of topics involving any scientific study. There are quite a number of experiments brought to what is known as the Internal Review Board....   [tags: Research Ethics ]
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The Psychological Effects of Adoption - “James and Martha Brown went to Mrs. White’s office the next day and found waiting for them a bouncing baby girl with soft brown eyes and a happy smile. Right away they said, ‘We love this baby already’” (Wasson). As is stated in the classic children’s book, The Chosen Baby, this story serves as a common introductory tool that some adoptive families use to explain to their children the way their family was created. The Chosen Baby shares the absolute joy that parents experience when adopting a child and effectively helps children better understand their family dynamics....   [tags: Legal Issues, Social Issues, Adoptions] 2432 words
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Psychological Elements of the Crowd - ... Reflections on the 2011 London Riots showed many theorizing that the rioting, while initially seeming to be baseless violence and looting, was in fact a collective catharsis of accumulated dissent. Young persons may have been looting as a means of “taking back what was theirs”- or taking luxury items they could not otherwise afford. Commercialism could have had a factor in it: impoverished youth could see on television and bill boards and even in popular music all the amenities their economic status denied, and thus felt justified when given the opportunity in taking it....   [tags: riots, crowd psychology, chaos]
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The Psychological Aspects of Bullying - In the past few years, bullying has gotten so bad that people decided to take their own lives to escape the pain. Bullies use violent behaviors to harm their victims verbally and physically. Usually, the victim is too frightened to fight back and too embarrassed to inform adults. People choose to bully others for a broad range of reasons (media or the want for power), but not getting love and attention from dysfunctional families is the main reason ("Why do people bully?" n.d.). In the end, however, everyone experiences consequences....   [tags: power, media, bullies, behavior]
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Examples of Psychological Contradictory Cognitions - ... Sarah pays higher importance to the cognition received from her friends to attend the party. Sarah wants to feel like part of a group and accepted by her friends. Sarah has to decide between rejections from her friends over punishment from the parent. Sarah confirmed to her peers of being a smart, sociable girl. Sarah agreed to go to the party with her friends to hang out and enjoy the night with her friends. Two reasons way Sarah allowed herself to join her friends in the going to the party....   [tags: conflict, behavior, rules] 628 words
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Psychological Analysis of Skipping School - ... Skipping school is a real problem that requires immediate attention, by using the following theories and action plan can be created to help resolve this issue. B.F. Skinner is largely known as the father of operant conditioning. Operant conditioning means to change behavior by the use of reinforcement which is given after the desired response. Skinner devised an experiment in which he used a box that has a bar or pedal on one wall. When the bar is pressed it caused a mechanism to release a food pellet in the box....   [tags: Education, Schools, students, teachers] 1043 words
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Psychological Testing of Sexual Preference - I was most taken by chapter five on psychological testing of sexuality preference. I was always curious how it is possible to take this intangible and abstract feeling of sexual attraction and turn it into concrete data. It is natural for a psychologist to attempt to turn abstract data into concrete data where they can diagnose and treat symptoms of a disorder. Now, on their own, the diagnostics tests can gleam valuable information about a person’s inner psychology. However their terrible power lies in the interpretation and application of the results....   [tags: Symptoms, Diagnostic Tests]
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The Psychological Effects of Sterotyping - Over the semester, we have delved in the topic of stereotypes. We discussed the root of what a stereotype is, how it can influence infiltrating all aspects of human communication and comprehension and transform into a social norm. This topic was extremely interesting because it opened one’s eyes to the inequalities that we don’t inherently see unless we experience it. The part of stereotyping that caught the most attention was the psychology or influence of stereotypes. It seems that we move around the world not comprehensively thinking about the things we say or do but whatever suits the occasion for ourselves....   [tags: categorizing, cultural, ethical] 529 words
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Psychological Aspect of Health Care - Critically evaluating the extent to which patient’s beliefs influence their experience and response to health care. Our personal beliefs influence our health behavior either positively or negatively. Health beliefs have been linked to uptake and have been measured using a number of models. For example, Bish et al. (2000) used the health belief model (HBM) and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to predict uptake of a routine cervical smear test. Personal models refer to patients’ representations of their illness, and include knowledge, beliefs, experiences and emotions concerning their health condition (Petrie & Weinman, 1997; Skelton & Croyle, 1991)....   [tags: Health Care]
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Psychological Effects of Returning Home - Most civilians do not realize the amount of stress troops face when returning home. Despite their gratitude for being back, it is difficult to cope with the events they faced. I had little knowledge of the serious impact in which battle rendered upon soldiers. My curiosity led me to constantly search information pertaining to the subject. Reasoning towards my fascination is due to my family’s loyalty in serving the United States. For generations my uncles, grandparents, father, and brother have each served in different branches of the military....   [tags: US MIlitary, Troops, PTSD]
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Motivation and Its Psychological Properties - Zig Ziglar once said, “ People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing…that’s why we recommend it daily.” Everyday our emotions, motives, or instincts provide the fuel for motivation. Motivations can be found in the basic innate needs of survival, to thrill seeking and reward gratification; nevertheless, these daily things reinforce motivation on a day-to-day basis. Motivation and its psychological properties are very profound in my life. My knowledge of psychology is seen with my intrinsic, extrinsic, and achievement motivation, which is ongoing in my life, in pursuit of my career goals....   [tags: my love for the medical field] 898 words
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Psychological Profile of Theodore Rooseve - ... He organized the first U.S Cavalry Regiment “The Rough Riders” and saw action at San Juan Hill. Returning from Cuba a hero, Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York in 1899 and resumed his work for reform. He tightened control of sweatshops and pushed for government supervision of utilities and insurance companies. In the 1900 election, Roosevelt became the running mate of President McKinley; TR’s popularity increased McKinley’s margin of victory. On September 6, 1901, President McKinley was killed by an assassin and then a week later Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States....   [tags: politics, president, naturalist] 993 words
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Psychological Assessment v. Testing - Psychological assessment is an important part of the counselling process. Quite often psychological assessment is confused with psychological testing, even though they are different. According to Cohen & Swerdlik (2009), psychological testing is: “the process of measuring psychology-related variables by means of devices or procedures designed to obtain a sample of behavior” (p. 14). Cohen & Swerdlik (2009) also define psychological assessment as: “the gathering and integration of psychology-related data for the purpose of making a psychological evaluation that is accomplished through the use of tools such as tests, interviews, case studies, behavioral observation, and specially designed appa...   [tags: Psychology]
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