Essay - Psychology...


1 2
Copyright Notice

Psychological Testing.

Teachers must test. It is one method of evaluating progress and determining individual student needs. More than two hundred and fifty million standardized tests are administered each year to forty four million students who attend American elementary and secondary schools (Ysseldyke et al 1992). Testing is only part of the broader conception of assessment. Testing . . . .

Why do people commit acts of terrorism?

At one level, this question is unanswerable in the same way child abuse and rape are incomprehensible. For people who do not believe that violence is ever acceptable except to defend oneself or other innocent people, it is impossible to fathom what would motivate people to harm innocent bystanders, an element in so much of terrorism. But, clearly . . . .

Why do people commit acts of terrorism?

On one level, this question is unanswerable in the same way child abuse and rape are incomprehensible. For people who do not believe that violence is ever acceptable except to defend oneself or other innocent people, it is impossible to fathom what would motivate people to harm innocent bystanders, an element in so much of terrorism. But, clearly . . . .

Whether or not we are aware of it, psychological concepts and principles shape and determine our behavior. They influence how we interact with other people and how we perform in social situations. Psychological factors also play an important part in the workplace.

An actor practices maintenance rehearsal in order to memorize lines. Maintenance rehearsal is great for rote repetition of . . . .

how divorce affects children and teenagers

This paper presents a discussion about how divorce affects children and teenagers. The writer takes a sociological path in exploring the long-term affects on the individuals and then how that related to society. There were five sources used to complete this paper.

During the last four decades the divorce rate began to climb not only in . . . .

Richard Wright's Novel Black Boy

This paper addresses some important questions in connection with Richard Wright's novel 'Black Boy', which was published in 1945. Black boy focuses on the life of the author in South where he witnessed devastating racial segregation and discrimination and realized that virtual slavery was still prevalent even after the Civil war. The paper also examines . . . .

Dear Lovelorn,

Breaking up is never easy whether you are the person who is breaking up or you are on the receiving end. Humans, by nature, are creatures of habit and tend to avoid change, even if the situation we are in makes us unhappy. The fear of breaking up is a fear of the unknown. Even though a relationship is not fulfilling, or perhaps has problems such as abuse or other issues, . . . .

Most of us know someone who is in therapy or who was in therapy or thinks that they should be in therapy. Having to seek professional help to come to terms with the psychological damage that has been inflicted on us by our natal families is assumed to be a hazard of modern life.

But in the days before therapy was considered to be almost a requisite for living a well-examined life, . . . .

William James was a prominent psychologist and philosopher in the early 20th century. Presently, James' work is outdated, but only in the sense that Galileo's or Darwin's work is outdated. Both Darwin and Galileo were originators in their respective fields. Their work served as a basis for many incredible discoveries and innovations in the modern world. The work of James, too, serves as a . . . .

While on the surface, our society has accepted the presence of gays and lesbians, still beneath that facade, lies intense prejudice and discrimination. Society has refused to grant them even some most basic rights such as adoption and foster-parenting. Florida and two other states have imposed strict ban on adoption by same-sex parents, assuming that, children in unconventional family settings . . . .

Sports Betting & Gambling

This essay addresses sports betting. Discussed are the problems with the betting, players getting gifts from betting agents, and effect of sports betting on the economy. Seven sources are used.

Sports and Betting

More Americans play more sports than in any other country in the world. Moreover, we watch more sports than anyone else on earth. . . . .

ARISTOTLE: VIRTUE

Aristotle is considered to be the philosopher of philosophers, he virtually wrote about everything, he pioneered most of the disciplines like psychology, biology, meteorology and political science. For almost a thousand years Aristotle's theories were unchallenged such was the impact of his philosophy and thought. The medieval philosophy of Scholastics and early . . . .

The Oedipal Loop: Substance Abusers vs. 'Royalty'

The psychologies of substance abuse and of royalty may seem on one level to be worlds apart. One is, after all, literally on top of things by law, decree, and birth—the other only gets "to the top" in an illusory world created by reliance on the drug of choice. But upon closer examination, especially in the play Oedipus the King, the . . . .

Gossip

Abstract

Dirt, mudslinging, hearsay and tittle-tattle are words synonymous with gossip. Encarta defines gossip as conversation about personal or intimate rumors or facts, especially when malicious; informal and chatty conversation or writing about recent and often personal events. Rumors are closely related to gossip in that rumors are usually gossip that is spread and . . . .

Agnosia, meaning literally 'without knowledge', is a perceptual disorder, often caused as a result of stroke, dementia, or other neurological disorders which result in the inability to recognize people or objects, even when basic sensory modalities, such as vision, are intact. This includes being unable to recognize an object by sight (visual agnosia), by sound (auditory agnosia) or touch ( . . . .

a. Sketch out the procedure used by Helmholtz in measuring the speed of neural conduction in the motor nerve of a frog's leg.

Helmholtz stimulated a frog's nerve externally, first near the frog's actual leg muscle and then farther away on the organism. He noted that when the stimulus applied to the frog's body was farther from the frog's leg muscle, the frog's leg contracted slightly, . . . .

Wilhelm Wundt was one of the great, founding fathers of modern psychology. His definition of the three main goals of psychology and understanding of the specific elements of thought were some of his major contributions. Further, Wundt helped define the terms perception, apperception and creative synthesis. His early work on the psychology of elements and his later work in the Volkerpsychologie . . . .

Political thinkers throughout the ages have considered the meaning of citizenship and the relationship that does and/or should exist between the citizen and the state. The meaning of citizenship has been addressed in different ways by various schools of thought, beginning with the Greeks. Citizenship means the state of belonging to a collective, a state, and an important element that emerges . . . .

Edgar Allan Poe and Hannibal

Edgar Allan Poe was more than a horror storywriter. He was a person that delved into the human psyche and created a psychological thriller that haunted the reader's mind well after the conclusion was made.

Poe has delved into the human spirit at a time when the idea of the unconscious mind had probably either not evolved, or had just been described . . . .

book report on Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks

Abstract

Objective:

Write a three-page book report on Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks.

Methodology:

Read the book and discuss the book in terms of the title.

Conclusion:

Fanon's book is an analysis of identity and racism issues about blacks in a culturally white world.

In order . . . .

Emotional Expression and Gender Influence

Introduction

There has been increasing amount of research devoted to discerning the role of gender and its influence in the emotional response to a particular situation. These researches have added weight to the presumption that the structural differences of the cerebral cortex has a substantial influence in triggering emotional responses . . . .

The teenage years can be wrought with psychological trauma; a combination of peer and parental pressures weigh on the developing young person. I was no exception and experienced the difficulties of adolescence as early as ten years old, when my parents first showed signs of separation. I remember talking to my best friend in the mall one afternoon. She told me her parents were getting divorced . . . .

After graduating from [college] last may with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, I immediately desired to extend my education for a post-graduate institution. However, circumstances led to my taking a year off, during which I have done quite a bit of soul-searching. On my year off, I realized that I wanted to pursue a lifetime dream: to become a teacher. Working in any other sector . . . .

Literature Review

Taylorism' / 'Scientific management.'

Introduction to the Evolvement of Management Theory during the 19th and 20th Century

With the coming of the Industrial age at the turn of the Century, and a new era, came the need for more efficient management techniques. Several Classical Theories evolved during the early years of this discipline. Fordism arose from . . . .

Internet Addiction

Abstract

This research paper carefully and thoroughly examines the recent phenomenon of Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). This paper is designed to carefully analyze the impact of IAD on today's society, and attempt to outline how an individual with IAD can help overcome the limitations of the disorder.

First, IAD is defined, and its impact on society, . . . .

How Schizophrenia Affects the Brain, Person, & Family

This paper looks at the how schizophrenia affects the brain, the person, & the family, also looking at the history of the subject and its role within society. Bibliography cites four sources

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of a range of mental conditions that is widely misunderstood. May see it as a . . . .

Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tales

Outline

Hawthorne's writings serve as a social commentary on the inherent dangers in blind acceptance of religious teachings.

There is ample scope to interpret all three stories of "Young Goodman Brown," "The Birthmark," and "Ethan Brand," as Hawthorne's commentary on the consequences of allowing religion to mar true recognition of goodness and . . . .

Sexual Child Abuse

Child sexual abuse involves a broad range of sexual behaviors that take place between a child and an older person. These sexual behaviors are planned to erotically stir the older person, commonly without concern for the consequences, choices, or outcome of the behavior upon the child. Definite conducts that are sexually offensive frequently involve bodily contact, . . . .

Success in Academia and Life Through Literacy and Reading Comprehension

Introduction

Literacy and reading comprehension are subjects that have been explored for decades. Through these explorations we have discovered that comprehension is an essential component in the ability of a person to succeed in academia and in life.

Comprehension is defined as "the act or action of . . . .

For more than a century, the United States judicial system has honored the policy that children and adults do not have the same psychological and emotional capacities and should therefore be treated differently when tried for a crime. With the exception of extremely malicious acts performed by juveniles, the court system has separated juveniles from adults in trials.

Recently, . . . .

Other topics that might interest you:

© 2001–2016   |   Essay about Psychology   |   Book Report Examples