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Incorporating Technology "Chat" in the English Classroom

- To assure a complete coherence among theories and concepts in order to carry out this research project, it is necessary to have a theoretical support on the following constructs: collaborative writing, the computer - assisted language learning (CALL) which deals with constructivism theory and collaborative work. Also, the use of chat in language teaching, and teaching English with technology to adult learners. These constructs will give a clear justification of what it is expected to demonstrate through the action research project....   [tags: education, technology]

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My Parenting Philosophy: Sources of Parenting Information

- Previously, I had gained some of my knowledge of parenting strategies and styles from family and other classes I have taken in the family and child studies department. Over the course of this semester, I have been introduced to even more parenting strategies, theories, and discipline strategies that I believe would be effective in parenting. Reading the textbook, and the in class discussions have given me a deeper insight to what the ideas and the positive outcomes are using strategies that have been backed up by research....   [tags: Conflict Resolution, Behavior Contingencies]

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Nature Nurture in Psychology: Wilson vs. Mill

- Mill vs. Wilson Someone who is struggling with alcoholism does not see his problem as a concern. This is due to denial or shame, so he tends to ignore the issue. Some may believe that nurture was at fault. The person may have grown up in an abusive environment, so consuming alcohol could have been a coping mechanism. Others may believe that human nature was at fault. The person could have inherited drinking from a family member, most likely their parents. Psychologists, scientists, and behaviorist all have different assumptions on why people are the way they are (McLeod)....   [tags: alcoholism, denial, shame]

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New Forms of Language: The Binary Code

- The question as to what role language plays in different areas of knowledge and of what importance in every case, cannot be of an easy answer. I am not certain whether language in humans is a product according to behaviorist psychology theory (B.F. Skinner) that assumes no innate capacity but the impact of experience and learning or is innate (according to Noam Chomsky), present from birth as a feature of the human brain. Language as a way of Knowing Language according to Merriam Webster can be defined as: - the system of words or signs that people use to express thoughts and feelings to each other - any one of the systems of human language that are used and understood by a particular...   [tags: native tongues, words, rheomode]

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Dependent Personality Disorder

- Axis Two: Illnesses “A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). There are several different mental illnesses that can branch off from mental disorders. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and dependent personality disorder (DPD) are only two....   [tags: psychiatry, illnesses, behavior]

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The Objectivity of Judicial Decision-Making and Interpretation

- ... American Legal Realism goes even further to say that judges’ decisions are influenced buy many factors other than the objective use of the law, such as emotions and prejudices, and other psychological factors experienced by the judge himself which shows us that the law is not the basis of what judges interpret and make their decisions and thus subjectivity is apparent to a great extent. In this sense, judges are required or permitted to act completely subjectively. American Legal Realism also looks at interpretation of facts in a behaviorist sense....   [tags: Dworkin, American Legal Realism]

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A Brief Biography of Ulric Gustav Neisser

- Ulric Gustav Neisser (1928 - 2012) was a German-born, American psychologist. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received worldwide reputation for his work in the development of cognitive science and the shift from behavioral to cognitive approach in psychology with his 1967 book Cognitive Psychology. His work also involves the study of attention, memory, and intelligence. He is 32nd of APA’s 100 eminent psychologists of the 20th century....   [tags: cognitive psychology greats]

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Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Children

- ... The "Freudian child" or the permissive parenting style developed in the "post second World War era.(Brigitte Coste, 2007)" Benjamin Spock was a 1940's psychoanalyst that encouraged mothers to sense their child and not abandon their motherly nurturing instinct(Birgette Coste, 2007). Tender love and care was seen as essential for proper development of the child. Discipline was still an aspect of this permissive parenting, but wasn't of top priority. Simply, this parenting style is mainly focused on warmth and affection in a child-parent relationship....   [tags: collection of skills, rules, tricks]

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The Theories and Treatment behind Depression

- Freud suggested/believed that children who are fixed in the oral stage of the psychosexual stages are mostly the children who develop depression; people who are often stuck in the oral stage can have not seen the necessity to move forward to the other stages due to being overly loved in the first few years of childhood. The main explanation of developing depression according to Freud (a psychodynamic psychologist) is that a loss of a loved one or something very important to them, the loss can be real or something imagined (Lowry 1984) is the main cause for developing depression....   [tags: depression, Freud, childhood, psychology,]

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Nature vs Nurture: Genetics vs Environment

- The classic debated topic of Nature versus Nurture has been and will always be a quarrelsome subject in the scientific world. Meaning, the issue of the level to which environment and heredity sway behavior and development in a person. Nature can be defined as, behaviors due to heredity. This means the behaviors is based on the inherited makeup of an individual and is an influence of the growth and development of that individuals’ all through life. On the other hand nurture is causes of behaviors that are environmental....   [tags: child development, psychology]

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Stages of the Development of Personality

- In creating a family genome for a class, I found mine is filled, from all angles, with addicts, criminals of sorts, pedophiles, many had psychological deficits and a few committed suicide. Each had an intricate story of their own that contributed to how mine began. One could say I was doomed from the time the sperm hit the egg. I’d have even agreed when only looking from a psychoanalytical or a biological point of view. As I grew from child to young adult, my perspective changed to that of a cognitive behaviorist....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Foundation of an Effective Education

- I went to primary school in the early 1980’s; I had a very typical education for the time, Maths, English, Science, with hefty doses of fear, in the form of the threat of corporal punishment. We sat in rows, no talking, no sharing of ideas just copying from the black board into our books; these days it would be termed a behaviorist model of teaching. My classmates, those who didn’t fit the norm, had a very lonely, isolated experience; in some cases I know the experience frightened them off learning forever....   [tags: education, teaching style, effective teaching]

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Julian Rotter & Walter Mischel's Theories

- Julian Rotter and Walter Mischel both theorized that cognitive aspects, more so than direct reinforcements, establish human reactions to environmental influences. Both psychologists propose that human expectations of impending events are the foremost factors in determining human performance. Recognized for his cognitive social learning model of personality, Mischel’s theory centered on the particular cognitive variables that intervene with the way new experiences influence a person (Feist & Feist, 2009)....   [tags: Cognitive Social Therapy]

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Principles of Teaching in Technical Education

- I. MODULE 1 & 2: Importantly, we discover in this module many reasons as a teacher we need to focus on the purpose for technical education's federal legislation prior to 1960. These reasons are deeply unveiled in comparing the purposes of the historical and present federal legislation regarding society, economics, and technological innovations. Accordingly, federal Workforce Legislation such as the Smith-Hughes Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Perkins Act are just a few that have impacted our society and its workforce....   [tags: reflection instructions]

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Debating the Topics Monism and Vedanta

- ... All that we do and experience, feel, think, is accounted for in physical terms. For an argument of robots and humans, a Monist would say, Robots are silicon based life and humans are carbon-oxide based life. That’s the only difference they monist would see compare to what a spiritual person would see. If humans and robots both act alike and speak of “feelings” “thoughts” “emotions” then humans will realize that the mind is just another name for the physical brain. Robots can be made to speak of feelings....   [tags: philosophy, spirit, brain]

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Connections Between Various Curriculum Philosophies

- Abstract The purpose of this analysis was to make a valid connection between the various curriculum philosophies, theories and psychologies that were are studied and are related to the curriculum offered at the school I currently teach at; Thomas Stone Elementary in Mt. Rainier, MD. Introduction Throughout the nation, curriculum and curriculum frameworks differ from state to state and from county to county. I have worked in two different counties within the state of Maryland and neither curriculum adds up to the next....   [tags: education, Curriculum Philosophies, ]

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Failure of the Education System

- Our education system today is in a state of flagrant disrepair. Educators rely on outdated modes of instruction to teach children. Instead of examining these methods administrators spend time and effort developing more intensive assessments in hopes of fueling more intense learning. In order to successfully impact learning teachers must begin teaching in ways that guarantee to impart new knowledge. Brain-based learning is a newer concept in education that addresses the specific needs of a learner’s brain in order to maximize learning....   [tags: Teaching, Education ]

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The Developmental Nature of Cognition

- According to constructivist and cognitive theorists, cognition is defined as the processes of acquiring knowledge and understanding through perception, reasoning, judgment, thought, and experiences (Mora, 2007). The developmental stages of cognition have many implications in the educational setting. It is important for educators to understand the stages of development to facilitate the learning process of students from preschool to graduate studies. This paper will explore the developmental nature of cognition from the viewpoint of stage and social learning theories....   [tags: Child Development ]

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Acquisition of Language in Children

- Possessing a language is a quintessentially human trait, yet the acquisition of language in children is not perfectly understood. Most explanations involve the observation that children mimic what they hear and the assumption that human beings have a natural ability to understand grammar. Behaviorist B.F. Skinner originally proposed that language must be learned and cannot be a module. The mind consisted of sensorimotor abilities as well as laws of learning that govern gradual changes in an organism’s behavior (Skinner, B.F., 1957)....   [tags: Chomsky, Language Acquisition]

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Journal of Teacher Education Critique

- Introduction The Journal of Teacher Education has been in existence since March of 1950. According to the journals website (http://jte.sagepub.com/) it has an impact factor of 1.891 and is ranked 18 out of 184 in Education & Educational Research. The purpose of this paper is to critique issue 64 volume 3 of 2011. This paper is organized so that description of information is presented about the authors, institutions and topics of each paper, then a synthesis of the teacher education articles, and finally implications for the field of teacher education. Description This journal issue included seven total articles; four were research articles, two were literature reviews and one was an edito...   [tags: Education, teaching]

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The Body of the Machine

- Our idea of the body as a machine can be traced to the point of historical systems of classical thinkers. It was natural for humanity to be curious about its surrounding and try to formulate ways on how to explain everyday phenomenon. For example, the Greeks attempted to unlock the secrets of nature and schools of philosophy which began to form a systematic way of finding answers. The first of these was Anaximandu's theory of change which relied heavily on mythology as a means to explain the natural world but soon the tides changed and a greater emphasis was sought in the area of systematic explanations....   [tags: Classical Thinkers, Philosophy, Humanity]

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Psychological Perspective on Antwone Fisher

- Antwone Fisher was an individual that endured so many things. He faced a lot of challenges that may have seemed impossible to recover from. This story was an example of the many things that some children may experience. Antwone was not raised in an upper crust home. He did not grow up in a home in which his mother and father was present. Instead of having positive role models, he had to live with individuals that were abusive to him. When observing Antwone’s personality, one may refer to two different theorists such as Bandura and Rogers....   [tags: biography, behavior]

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Mental States and The Brain

- In this paper, I will argue that ‘It is more reasonable to think that the patient has mental states’ and will attempt to tackle the points made by each of the doctors to reach a more suitable and apt conclusion on how the mental states relate and associate with the presence/absence of the patients brain. My aim for this paper is to explain how a patient with an inorganic brain i.e. a digital computer in place for the original brain, who behaves normally actually has mental states. Further, I will also tackle the points raised by Doctor 1 and Doctor 3 to make my case stronger and the conclusion more apt....   [tags: brain functions, inorganic barin, soul]

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The Behavioral Definition of Punishment

- This paper will provide the behavioral definition of punishment and give examples of both positive and negative punishment in different types of settings. The guidelines for the effective use of punishment, as well as legal and ethical issues that should be considered by the Behavior Analyst while designing a behavior intervention plan are identified. The term punishment as used in operant conditioning refers to any change that occurs after a behavior happens that reduces the likelihood that the behavior will follow again in the future....   [tags: effective use, legal/ethical issues]

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Effects of Daycare on Children

- In the earlier years of a child’s life it’s crucial that the child gets the care and attention they need. For children to receive the best care and attention it’s best they stay home with their parents because it’s more influential on their development. However, in order to make a living parents need to re-enter the work force which then leaves them with the decision of which care would be best. This being said, most parents are left with the only option of sending their child to daycare. Being that the parents are left with such option the most important factor they need to take into consideration is the quality of the daycare not price or convenience....   [tags: quality, price, convenience, daycare]

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Teaching Theories of Language Acquisition

- Understanding the meaning of a word is a key part of communicative ability and is extremely important for both the construction and conception of a foreign language. To learn a word, one needs to know about its general usage and situational limitations, know its original form and the forms that can be derived from it, the networks it can form with other words and, all the meanings of this particular word(Richards 1976 cited in Ghazal, no date). In relation to the importance of vocabulary learning, Pikulski and Templeton suggested that students learning new words will lead to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing vocabularies....   [tags: vocabulary, applications, phones]

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Freud and Behaviourist's Theories

- Freud and Behaviourist's Theories In the late 19th and early 20th Century, there were many important theories developed explaining, or trying to explain, human behaviour and personality development. In this essay, I aim to compare and contrast the Freudian Theory and the Theories of the Behaviourists. These were some of the main theories constructed with aims at looking at the way our behaviour is, or isn't, controlled by our personality. The way I have decided to structure this essay is to firstly describe each theory separately....   [tags: Papers]

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Psychological Theories of Attachment

- Psychological Theories of Attachment Ethological theory (The study of animal behaviour) probably the most important theory, as the ethological approach is concerned with the adaptive or survival aspect of behaviour and started with the work of Charles Darwin. Darwin himself did not come up with the idea of evolution, however what Darwin did was to explain evolution and publish it in his books Natural Selection (1858) and The Origin of Species (1859). The ideas in these books inspired Konrad Lorenz in his studies and it was Lorenz’s ideas that laid the foundations for an evolutionary approach to attachment....   [tags: Papers]

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Sleep Deprivation

- Abstract Sleep is one of our basic needs to survive, however in the modern days sleep deprivation in increasing more and more each day, causing accidents and medical problems for the people and the community. This essay will look at the meaning of sleep and sleep deprivation and the basic perspectives on what motivates sleep and sleep deprivation with the five perspectives; evolutionary, psychodynamic, behaviourist, cognitive and the hierarchy of needs. This essay will also evaluate the best perspective to eliminate sleep deprivation with the cases studies discussing the general hypothesis of sleep and sleep deprivation....   [tags: Health ]

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Identity Theory

- In my opinion, mental states are not behavioural dispositions, as originally described by behaviourists. Behaviourism was primarily devised to address the flaws of Substance Dualism and present a solution to the mind-body problem. Since then, many other philosophical ideas have provided alternative solutions to the mind-body problem, as well as exposing weaknesses in behaviourism. Behaviourism states that behavioural dispositions are tendencies to react with a certain kind of stimuli. For example, if a person is confronted by a tiger, that person would be disposed to; run away, shout for help and assert ‘there is a tiger.’ This is what is known as a mental state, a stimulus and the relevant...   [tags: Psychology]

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Classical Conditioning

- Classical conditioning developed from the findings of Ivan Pavlov laying the foundations for behaviourism which was the dominant approach in psychology from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Behaviourism studied the nature of relationships between the environment and the fact of observable behaviour. This essay will describe the important features of classical conditioning, consider their use in explaining pathological behaviour and will be answered using a variety of empirical evidence from academic texts, journal papers focussing on the following topics: the findings of Ivan Pavlov and the conditional reflex, the components of classical conditioning, acquisition, extinction, spontaneous r...   [tags: Psychology ]

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Language Acquisition

- Language is perceived as the way humans communicate through the use of spoken words, it involves particular system and styles in which we interact with one another (Oxford 2009). Possessing this ability to communicate through the use of language is thought to be a quintessential human trait (Pinker 2000). Learning a language, know as language acquisition, is something that every child does successfully within a few years. Language acquisition is in itself the development by which humans acquire the ability to perceive, produce and use words to understand and communicate....   [tags: Language Acquisition]

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B. F. Skinner

- B. F. Skinner Burris Frederic Skinner was born on March 20th, 1904 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. His mother, Grace M. Burrhus, was a stenographer and a secretary, in a law office and later in a railroad chief executive's office. His father, William A. Skinner, was an attorney, who studied law with another local attorney at a New York Law School. Skinner's parents were both good students. His father had bought several sets of books, so there was a lot of reading material their children. Skinner said that his parents never used physical punishment, except for the time they washed his mouth out with soap for bad language....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Change in American Psychology

- Abstract This paper examines the change American psychology and the focus on the function and of mind and behavior. The problem that many philosophers’ theory was there was any tangle fact or scientists research data. Each philosopher’s work has been very instrumental, however, their theory has been the center of debates and criticized. Functionalism and Pragmatism Introduction As a society, it is important to learn and understand the world and ourselves. The extent of progress from great philosophers truly is not fully acknowledge and recognized by the general population....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Methodology of Psychology

- According to Merriam-Webster, psychology is defined as “the science of mind and behavior”. This basic definition already implies that the study of psychology cannot be supported by just introspectionism, behaviorism, or neuroscience. In order for psychology to have a strong foundation, it should not depend solely on any one of these bases; instead it should merge these three pillars to make a comprehensive base. When any one of these concepts is used independently to form the basis of psychological inquiry, it is open to numerous faults or cannot comprehensively explain the actions of the mind, brain, and/or behavior....   [tags: psychological inquiry]

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Fundamentals of Organizational Communication

- Motivation, according to the textbook (Fundamentals of Organizational Communication), is a term to describe interpersonal experiences that influence behavior. Motivation can also be described as unseen internal reactions with which have influenced behavior. This means that we don’t see the actual motivation; it is the behavior that we see. With high motivation, individuals are more likely to complete certain tasks with a positive outcome. It is the driving force that we rely on to help us achieve goals....   [tags: Social Science, Psychology]

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Animal Intelligence and Emotions

- It's morning and I just rolled out of bed but that doesn't change the fact that each day begins with a race. Milo, my cat, awaits at the top of the stairs for me so we can have a foot race to the bottom. I do give it my all and try to win; however, Milo is very fast and is so determined to remain undefeated. He also cheats by cutting me off at the bottom of the stairs. After the race I follow him into the kitchen watching his tail standing straight up in the air flicking with pride due to his dominance in the stairs race....   [tags: physical, aminals, emotions]

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History of Psychology

- History of Psychology In this essay I am looking at where Psychology as a discipline has come from and what affects these early ideas have had on psychology today, Psychology as a whole has stemmed from a number of different areas of study from Physics to Biology, But the first Psychological foundations are rooted in philosophy, which to this day propels psychological inquiry in areas such as language acquisition, consciousness, and even vision among many others. While the great philosophical distinction between mind and body in western thought can be traced to the Greeks, it is to the influential work of René Descartes, French mathematician, philosopher, and physiologist, that we owe the...   [tags: Historical Social Sciences Psychology Essays]

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Bowlby's Attachment Theory

- Bowlby's Attachment Theory Findings form animal studies were a powerful influence on Bowlby's thoughts. He suggested too that there was a critical period for the development of attachments between infant and care giver. According to Bowlby infants display an innate tendency to become attached to one particular individual. He called this monotropy. He suggested this tendency was qualitatively different from any subsequent attachment a child might form. However, he did not suggest monotropy was absolute but that the child has a hierarchy of attachments....   [tags: Papers]

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Curriculum Plan Analysis

- Posner (2004, p. 36) discusses the importance of understanding the situational factors that lead to the development of a particular curriculum. This curriculum has been created as a response to the problem of technology skills and resources being typically isolated as a separate curriculum, rather than being integrated into the broader curricular areas. This leads to curricula that are often devoid of 21st century skills needed by students to ensure future success (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2004)....   [tags: Education ]

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Child Developmental Theories

- Child Developmental Theories When an infant arrives in the world they are helpless tiny humans who depend on adults for every need from love, to feeding them. It is amazing how these tiny babies grow into adults able to make decisions and become self-dependent. There are many theories about how children develop and what roles the environment plays, what people affect their lives and how events can shape their personalities. Some of these children have and easy life and some have a harder time making that journey to adulthood....   [tags: Child Development ]

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John B. Watson

- John Broadus Watson was a famous American psychologist who lived between 1878 and 1958. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina to Pickens and Emma Watson and was the fourth of six children. The family was not well off financially and John did not have an easy childhood. In spite of the poverty that engulfed the family, John’s father turned into an alcoholic who cared less for his family. However, Emma, John’s mother was a devoted religious woman who struggled to take care of her children with less support from her husband....   [tags: Psychology, Behaviorism]

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

- Definition and Background At some point in life, everyone questions exactly who they are as a person. People wonder what is important to them, what they want to be and how they want to be seen by others. This is a completely normal confusion that most people experience when discovering themselves. However, some people have a much different struggle with identity; they find themselves lost in several personalities. This condition is called Dissociative Identity Disorder and leaves sufferers with what appears to be many different characters all contained in one individual (notes), similar to a matryoshka doll....   [tags: Personality Switches, Traumatic Events]

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Treatments for Autism

- Autism Treatments Autism is a disorder that develops in the first three years of life. If affects the brain's development and impairs communication and social skills. The severity of the disorder is characterized on a very large spectrum that depends on the individual. Autism causes abnormalities in the brain and the cause of these abnormalities are unknown. This makes it difficult to treat or find a cure. There are many different types of treatments mostly including a wide variety of therapy and different tools and methods to be used in that therapy....   [tags: mental disorder, social skills impaired]

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B.f. Skinner

- B.F. Skinner Psychologist, born in Susquhanna, Pa. He studied at Harvard, teaching there (1931-6, 1947-74). A leading behaviorist, he is a proponent of operant conditioning, and the inventor of the Skinner box for facilitating experimental observations. B. F. Skinner’s entire system is based on operant conditioning. The organism is in the process of “operating” on the environment, which in ordinary terms means it is bouncing around the world, doing what it does. During this “operating,” the organism encounters a special kind of stimulus, called a reinforcing stimulus, or simply a reinforcer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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B.F. Skinner

- B.F. Skinner Skinner believed in Behavioristic theories. When studying behaviorist theories you investigate the role of learning in the development of personality. The psychologist study conditions and situations that affect the learning of behavior. Skinner defines personality in terms of behavior. B.F. Skinner was born March 20, 1904, in the small Pennsylvania town of Susquehanna. His father was a lawyer, and his mother a strong and intelligent housewife. His childhood was old-fashioned and hard-working....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Contribution of Psychology and Social Psychology to the Study of Health and Welfare Issues

- Contribution of Psychology and Social Psychology to the Study of Health and Welfare Issues In this assignment I will be comparing and contrasting two psychological approaches demonstrating their relevance to understanding a health issue. The issue that I will be applying the two psychological approaches to is Smoking. The psycho dynamic approach denotes the active forces within the personality that motivate behaviour, and the inner causes of behaviour, in particular the unconscious conflict between the different structures that compose the whole personality....   [tags: Papers]

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Intent as a dichotomic agent between folk psychology and identity theory

- The framework of choice for the contemporary philosophers of mind is physicalism, a position that integrates the study of mind within the &#8216;scientific&#8217; human knowledge regulated by the laws of matter and energy. In this paper, I will provide arguments that support the incompatibility between two different theories of mind, namely mind-brain identity theory (IT) and folk psychology (FP) on logical grounds. The first part of the essay will familiarize the reader with the basic concepts, definitions and some of the key arguments employed by IT and FP....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Theories of Symbolic Interactionism Exchange Theory and Rational Choice Theory

- Theories of Symbolic Interactionism Exchange Theory and Rational Choice Theory This essay will address actions of individuals and the contribution individual actions make to the social structure, how society flows to the actor via the “Me” and is constructed or reconstructed by the “I,” giving the “I” a place in creating society. I will further analyze the theories and explore the impact of norms and values on the decisions by the actors. This analysis will include the concepts and theories of symbolic interactionism, exchange theory and rational choice theory, through the works of Mead, Blau, Homans, and Ritzer....   [tags: Papers]

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David Berkowitz and His Impact on the Criminal Justice System

- David Berkowitz and His Impact on the Criminal Justice System David Berkowitz is not a household name, however his media given title "Son of Sam" will ensure his memory as one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. David Berkowitz was born on June 1, 1953 to a single unwed mother and immediately into adoption. He was adopted by Nat and Pearl Berkowitz, a loving Jewish couple unable to have children. Throughout his childhood, David was repeatedly informed that his birth mother had died during childbirth and these were his new parents (Essene, 2000)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Need for Nadsat in A Clockwork Orange

-         A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess, develops a fictional account of a violent futuristic society, while integrating commentary on  current political and social issues.              Not only does A Clockwork Orange present Burgess' view on behavior science, but it also contains an invented language mixed in with English. Being well educated and having a background in languages such as Russian, German, and French, Burgess created a language known as Nadsat.  Nadsat is influenced by Russian, German, English, Cockney Slang, and it also contains invented slang....   [tags: A Clockwork Orange Essays]

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Phobias: Things that Go Bump in the Mind

- Phobias: Things that Go Bump in the Mind My heart began to quicken and my palms started to sweat as I watched the ground get further and further away as I rode up the escalator into the main streets of Washington, D.C. I had this sudden feeling of vertigo and had to close my eyes to preserve my balance. I was certain that the if I let go of my tight grip on the railing, I would fall to my death. My only option was to turn away and run as fast as I could towards the safety of sunlight and solid ground....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Various Theories of Being an Only Child

- The Various Theories of Being an Only Child This paper is going to show two of the various theories of being an only child. These theories come from a famous psychologist known as Burrhus Frederic Skinner and a psychology major at Northwestern University known as Alissa D. Eischens. But first it will mention the stereotypes given to the “only child” from an outsider’s point of view, then two cases that describe different childhood experiences that they had as an “only child” and how they dealt with it....   [tags: Burrhus Frederic Skinner Psychology Essays]

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I Have Chosen to Become a Teacher

- Why I Have Chosen to Become a Teacher People choose careers for many different reasons. Many choose a career because it pays well or because there is a large job market for it. Neither of these reasons was a factor in my decision to pursue a career in education, though. I decided to become a teacher because I want to have an impact on and help others. Two people have served as examples of how teaching will allow me to do this: my mother (a first grade teacher), and one of her former students....   [tags: Educating Education Teaching Essays]

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Behaviorism and the Never-Ending Need for Discipline

- Behaviorism and the Never-Ending Need for Discipline Webster’s dictionary defines education as “the act or process of training by a prescribed or customary course or study of discipline.” I, however, see it as much more. Education, in my perspective, is the greatest gift a human can receive. I want to be one of the many caring individuals that can give this priceless gift- I want to be a teacher. There are many current trends and philosophies when dealing with education. Behaviorism, the philosophy of education in which I regard, will be incorporated into my classroom in some form or fashion....   [tags: Education Classroom Teaching Essays]

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Becoming a Teacher: My Philosophy on Education

- Becoming a Teacher: My Philosophy on Education When did education start. Do we still need education to function as a society. How long will public education remain a kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum. The answers to these questions will vary from person to person, but they will all have one common theme: education will and must go on. Education is the key to a progressing society. Education is the only way that knowledge is passed from generation to generation. In this paper I will explain why I wish to teach, my educational goals, and the philosophy that I will use during my teaching career....   [tags: Teaching Education]

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PSY 301, Introductory Psychology, 1998, Exam 1

- Psychology 301 – Fall, 1998 Test 1 – Pennebaker On your Scantron form, be sure and enter your name and Social Security number, including bubbling the corresponding letters and digits. Also, enter the Form Letter in the appropriate location on your answer sheet. Anna is trying to get directions to a party across town. Who should she ask for directions, and what would those directions be like if she asked that person. a. Darla; using lots of landmarks b. Josh; using lots of landmarks c. Fred; using distances and directions d....   [tags: UTEXAS Texas Psychology]

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Diagnosing Lionel Tate Using Different Psychological Theories

- Diagnosing Lionel Tate Using Different Psychological Theories On January 26, 2001, 13-year-old Lionel Tate was convicted in the first-degree murder of Tiffany Eunick. The incident occurred in July of 1999 in Pembroke Park, Florida. Tate, then twelve, claimed he was imitating pro wrestlers when he killed six-year-old Eunick. He claimed to have picked the girl up and accidentally thrown her into a stair handrail and wall while trying to throw her onto a sofa. Experts all agreed that Eunick was beaten for a period of time....   [tags: Papers]

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Carl Jung and The Great Gatsby

- Carl Jung and The Great Gatsby   The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic story about the shallow aristocracy of the 1920's American society, is the topic of much interpretation. This paper presents the proposition that the "Roaring Twenties" were years dominated by an SP (part of Carl Jung's archetypal psychology that will later be explained in more depth) society and the characters in The Great Gatsby reflect and were deeply affected by this fact. Daisy will be analyzed herein, as well as the effect that an SP society had on her actions and development....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Gilbert Ryle’s The Concept of Mind

- Gilbert Ryle’s The Concept of Mind Gilbert Ryle’s The Concept of Mind (1949) is a critique of the notion that the mind is distinct from the body, and is a rejection of the philosophical theory that mental states are distinct from physical states. Ryle argues that the traditional approach to the relation of mind and body (i.e., the approach which is taken by the philosophy of Descartes) assumes that there is a basic distinction between Mind and Matter. According to Ryle, this assumption is a basic 'category-mistake,' because it attempts to analyze the relation betwen 'mind' and 'body' as if they were terms of the same logical category....   [tags: Ryle Concept Mind Philosophy Essays]

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Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy

- Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy Henry Ford, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Abraham Lincoln. What do these four men have in common. First they are considered geniuses. Second they were all considered poor learners in school. This is why I want to teach. I want to help the kids who have obvious potential, but may be struggling in the classroom. By ignoring kids who are falling behind, we may be losing the next revolutionary thinker of our time. To achieve this goal, I will have to undergo a series of training steps....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education]

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I Want to be a Teacher

- I Want to be a Teacher When I was in high school, I worked as an aide in an elementary school during one period of the day. When I first began working there, I had second thoughts about choosing education as a career, but then I worked with Michael. One of my tasks was to listen to Michael read everyday and monitor his progress. Michael was a problem child who people tended to turn away from, but I was drawn to him. Michael became something of a project for me. I found that Michael would work very hard on his reading just because he sensed that I was interested in him, and, as a result, his reading began to improve....   [tags: College Admissions Teaching Philosophy]

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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement

- My Educational Goals and Philosophy I decided to choose teaching as my profession because I want to help the students who have distinct potential, but may be struggling in the classroom. By ignoring a student who is a slow learner, we may be losing the next genius of our generation. I have worked with children in several different aspects. In high school, I worked with the Strong Mountaineer Program. This program allowed me to go into an elementary class and work with the students who needed extra help....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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Heredity vs. Environment in Human Development

- Heredity vs. Environment in Human Development Nature- inborn traits and characteristics inherited from parents Nurture- environmental influences, both before and after birth ACTIVE (organism) VS PASSIVE (mechanistic) Organismic- People are active growing organisms that set their own development in motion ACT not react to environmental influences *cannot predict behavior by simple responses to environmental stimulus Emphasize qualitative change, see development occurring in STAGES each s stage builds on previous stage....   [tags: Papers]

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Psychological Explanations of One Anxiety Disorder

- Psychological Explanations of One Anxiety Disorder Phobias are an example of an anxiety disorder and the psychological explanations of these are cognitive, psychodynamic, behavioral and social factors. The Behavioral, Psychodynamic and social factors of the psychological explanation will be discussed in greater detail. Behavioral explanations say that all behaviour is learnt whether it is normal or abnormal and this approach has been applied to humans and animals. There are three theories that make up the behaviorist approach, which are classical and operant conditioning, Social Learning and information transmission....   [tags: Papers]

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Robert Gagné's Instructional Design Approach

- Robert Gagné's Instructional Design Approach Introduction When Robert Gagné initially published his influential book, The Conditions of Learning (Gagné, 1965), his instructional design theories were heavily rooted in the behaviorist psychology paradigm. However, in later editions of The Conditions of Learning (Gagné, 1970, 1977, 1985), Gagné's theories evolved to incorporate cognitivist psychology theories, specifically the information-processing model of cognition. According to Gagné, "This model posits a number of internal processes that are subject to the influence of a variety of external events....   [tags: Psychology Psychological Papers]

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Essentialism is Essential in Education

- Essentialism is Essential in Education All six of the major educational philosophies Perennialism, Progressivism, Essentialism, Existentialism, Social Reconstruction, and Behaviorism are in my opinion feasible in the classroom. However, I have chosen Essentialism as the primary philosophy I would like to employ in my classroom for several reasons. Although I think all six would result in learning, which is the primary purpose of education, I think that Essentialism is superior to the other five for my classroom....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching Essays]

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My Experiences as a Learner

- My Experiences as a Learner I was in first grade and her name was Sister Carol Anne. She even spelled Anne the same way I spelled my middle name Anne which made her better. She was amazing she had this way of always making everyone in the class feel equal. We never knew who received the high grades and who received the low grades. We all were working "as hard as we could" she would say and that was all that mattered. Sister Carol also had ways of showing us how to help each other out. If a few students didn't get it then the students who did understand would teach the other students....   [tags: Personal Narrative Learning Education Papers]

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The Fraud of Modern Psychiatry

- The Fraud of Modern Psychiatry The word "psychology" is the combination of two terms - study (ology) and soul (psyche), or mind. The derivation of the word from Latin gives it this clear and obvious meaning: The study of the soul or mind. This meaning has been altered over the years until today, this is not what the word means at all. The subject of psychology, as studied in colleges and universities, currently has very little to do with the mind, and absolutely nothing to do with the soul or spirit....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Animal Cruelty And Family Violence

- Animal Cruelty And Family Violence For the past few years, I have been interested in learning about the problems society can face or do face; when it comes to animal cruelty and family violence. Even for a good amount of American families the family pet is loved and cared for. For others, it is a terrible thing to think about; but it happens. For many years, there has been a lot of issues families face when they witness animal cruelty. It is worse in children; whom witnessed the most animal cruelty and violence against one another in their homes....   [tags: Animals Abuse Research Papes]

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Comparing the Unconscious and Consciousness

- Comparing the Unconscious and Consciousness Consciousness and unconscious are two psychological terms that are commonly used in this field of study. Their importances mainly appear when psychologists deal with their patients because they will surely think about these two terms. To understand these two terms we must know their definitions. This step can enable us to recognize the difference between them. Consciousness is a psychological condition defined by the English philosopher John Locke as "the perception of what passes in a man's own mind." While unconscious in psychology is the aspect of mental life that is separated from immediate consciousness and is not subject to recall at wi...   [tags: Papers]

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First Relationships

- First Relationships Hobson 1993 argued that babies come into the world with an eagerness to relate to others. Relationships with significant others are important to our psychological life. Relationships between children and their caregivers are also important for not only their physical but emotional needs as well. The relationships that build between infant and caregiver is vital for the development of the infant in their future as adults. In the weeks after they are born babies have limited abilities to interact with adults who look after them but as they get older they become more and more equal partners in creating and upholdin...   [tags: Papers]

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Kripkenstein: Rule and Indeterminacy

- Kripkenstein: Rule and Indeterminacy ABSTRACT: Indeterminacy theories, such as Wittgenstein's and Kripke's indeterminacy principle on rules and language and Quine's indeterminacy of radical translation, raise some fundamental questions on our knowledge and understanding. In this paper we try to outline and interpret Wittgenstein's and Kripke's indeterminacy, and then compare it to some other related theories on indeterminacy of human thinking, such as raised by Hume, Quine, and Goodman. Quine's indeterminacy differs from Wittgenstein's in several aspects....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education If I had to pick one view that is most compatible with my own view and learning and teaching it would have to be Constructivism. If I got to choose another one I would go with Cognitive. Constructivism is a view that focuses on the active role of the learner and a Cognitive view sees learning as an active mental process of receiving, remembering, and using knowledge. Both of these views see the role of students as an active role; an involved role. I believe that we learn knowledge and change our behavior based upon this knowledge; instead of the other way around....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement]

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Philosophy of Teaching Statement

- In My Classroom Every teacher has a different method of teaching. The teachers that I have had in my school career have been no exception. In this way, each teacher has set an example for me, as a future teacher, to follow or not to follow as I see fit. With the examples from my teachers and in continuing my education, I am developing my own method of teaching. I plan to use a combination of teaching methods in my own classroom. My method will be an eclectic approach because I will be using components of more than one philosophy....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education]

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My Philosophy of Teaching

- Philosophy of Education Deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life is a very important and hard decision. But for me, this decision was not hard at all because ever since I was a young child, I have always wanted to become a teacher. Many people find it amusing when I tell them of my aspirations of becoming a teacher, and they respond by saying that the only reason why I want to be a teacher is because my parents are both teachers. I respond to them by describing what teaching means to me and tell them what I could bring to the teaching professional to enhance it....   [tags: Philosophy of Education]

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Educational Goals and Philosophy

- Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy My desire to become a teacher began while I was in junior high school however; my family, friends, and coaches basically turned me against it. They said it was a jobless market with no future. At that age, those people were very impressionable on my decisions, and because of this I became disillusioned about my career, and at that point I just knew I wanted to attend college. Once in college, I found my niche in the social sciences. I love reading and learning about history, psychology, religion, politics, government, social issues, and diverse cultures....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays]

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Educational Goals and Philosophy

- Educational Goals and Philosophy As I prepare for my life long goal to be an educator, I continuously realize the complexity and great responsibility of this career. Instead of becoming overwhelmed and intimidated by these realizations, I try to concentrate my efforts on organizing my beliefs and goals. In this philosophy statement, I will display my beliefs and goals by discussing the nature of students, the nature of knowledge, the purpose of public education, methods, and curriculum. This is a beginning basis of my philosophy of education....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education The field of teaching is one of undoubted complexity that has questioned the nature of students, knowledge, and education since the beginning of time. Due to the dynamic and controversial quality of this area, it is necessary for a prospective teacher to develop his or her personal philosophy of education, whether it is a hodge-podge of several standard examples or one clear viewpoint. My own philosophy derives from a little bit of each of the five basic philosophies with essentialism marginally coming on top and existentialism representing the least of my teaching attitudes....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement]

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My Philosophy On Education

- My Philosophy On Education Deciding on a career may be a hard decision for some people, but for me, it was easy. I have always known that I was going to be a teacher. There have been a variety of methods for teaching and learning introduced to me and I have developed my philosophy on education from them. Even though there have been many procedures presented to me related to education, only a few have facilitated me in choosing the way I plan to teach. My family is very education-oriented and education has always been an important asset in my life as well....   [tags: Educational Teaching Teachers Essays]

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