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Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love Term Paper

… Sternberg Triangular Theory

Although the divorce rate is staying the same and not continually increasing as in past years, the numbers remain upsetting. The divorce rate in the United States had generally been going up throughout the 20th century until reaching a high in the late 1970s. It has slowly decreased since then. Now there are about 20 divorces for every 1,000 women over age 15. This number is down from the 23 divorces per 1,000 women in 1978, but it is still much greater than the 5 per 1,000 during the 1950s. The number of single mothers who are not getting married is rising as well.

Concerned about the country's high divorce rate, clergy, educators, social scientists, politicians, and others are looking for ways…. [read more]


Affect of Love Term Paper

… Implicit Factors and Love: Change in the Intensity of Love Over Time

Every human needs and desires love (caring support), from the time they are born, until they die. It is a basic tenet of philosophy and psychology that the human psyche needs the love and supportive care of a significant person in their lives, in childhood to build up the ego and in adult life to support it. Most humans desire the companionship and close intimacy of another human with which to share life's positive and negative events, to bolster the spirit and assure one of one's worth. When an individual chooses a life partner one expects the sharing and mutual support to continue for the rest of the two lives, but there are…. [read more]


Theories of Love Male and Female Differences A2 Coursework

… ¶ … Love / Male Female Differences

Theories of Love & Male and Female Differences

Theories of Love

Sternberg proposed a Triangular Theory of Love (Sternberg, 1986), in which each point of the triangle shape represented an important element or ingredient for love. The three elements that he included were intimacy, passion and commitment. Intimacy, according to Sternberg, refers to the feelings that bring a couple to feel close to each other, concern for the welfare of one another, and a sense of happiness, shared positive regard, support and intimate communication. Passion refers to the sexual arousal one feels for the other, and the belief that one can have their sexual needs met by this person and vice versa. Commitment refers to the conscious decision…. [read more]


Causes and Consequences of Romantic Love Article Review

… Romantic Love

Causes and Consequences of Romantic Love

How do I love these -- let me count the ways. So the poet advises the lovers of the world, but the advice could just as well be given to scholars investigating the ways in which romantic love is understood and explicated. This paper examines the ways in which a number of different scholars have defined love, trying to put into words an emotion that can feel for those who are experiencing far too deep for everyday speech.

While there are important differences among the findings of these ten different studies, there are important connections among the studies, especially when other factors are taken into account, such as whether love is being defined in terms of long-term…. [read more]


Romantic Love in My First Term Paper

… The elements of immaturity that were such a disappointment to me at the end of our relationship actually surfaced much earlier, but I excused them in a form of denial.

One of the most painful disappointments for me was the hostility and defensiveness that resulted on his part virtually anytime we had a disagreement. He reacted to any criticism or request for change as though it were a personal attack and a complete rejection of him on my part, to which he either responded with hostility or complete silence and emotional withdrawal. He admitted to me that this probably was at least partly a function of the way his mother treated him, telling him that he was

"useless" or a "disgrace" for quite minor disappointments.…. [read more]


Attraction and Love the Song Essay

… " In this song he wants her touch so desperately he uses the metaphor of a "lonely river" that flows "to the open arms of the sea." The level he wants is close enough to be touched, to satisfy his hunger.

So, if a mere river (that happens to be lonely like the singer) is flowing to the sea and the sea is waiting there with open arms, he wants to know why he can't just flow to the sea of her warm loving and open arms. Cacioppo & Patrick (2008) suggest loneliness is to feel "deprived of human social connections" and he might in fact be depriving himself of any contact because he misses her so much.

Question TWO: the love described in the…. [read more]


Compare and Contrast the Major Theories of Intelligence Psychology Term Paper

… ¶ … Intelligence

Theories of intelligence have evolved through a series of paradigms. The major paradigms are psychometrics, cognitive psychology, contextualism, and biological. Below we compare and contrast Spearman-factor analysis, Thurstone-primary mental abilities, Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence, and Robert Sternberg constructed a three prong triarchic theory of intelligence

Spearman-factor analysis

The first major psychometric theorist was psychologist Charles E. Spearman, who argued that People who did well on one mental ability test also did well on the others, and people who did not do well on one of them also did not do well on the others.

In order to confirm his prediction, Spearman devised a technique for statistical analysis, which he called factor analysis. By using factor analysis, Spearman was able to…. [read more]


Personal Theory on Personality Development Term Paper

… Personal Theory of Psychological Development

The formal academic study of human psychology is not much more than a century old, with most of its fundamental concepts evolving only in the 20th century. The study of human personality is a particularly complex area of human psychology because it is a product of so many independent variables, as well as on their interrelationships.

Undoubtedly, there are biological components to the makeup of personality; there are also myriad environmental factors, some of which even alter physiological development and function. Early experiences, especially those within the nuclear family unit, can have profound influence on the personality of the individual; even birth order plays a role in various aspects of personality; they are also linked directly to specific physiological processes…. [read more]


Learning Theories Research Proposal

… Learning Theories

Abstract, Learned Phenomena

Unlearned Phenomena

Methods of Assessing Learning

Transfer of Knowledge, Skills, Strategies

Vygotsky Views

B.F. Skinner

Albert Bandura

Cognition and Learning

Prominent Theories of Learning

Contextual Influences

Strategies and Metacognition

Self-Regulation in Learning

Motivation

Having knowledge of learning theories and is an imperative in today's teaching environment. This paper introduces, critiques and reviews a number of learning theories and strategies from some well-known and some not-so-well-known scholars and educators. But the key to the issue of learning theories is for a teacher (and a student that is truly motivated) to implement any one or a blend of several to meet the appropriate classroom challenge.

Instances of Learned Phenomena:

In music, when a person achieves an "absolute pitch" that is a learned…. [read more]


Dct Dual Coding Theory (Dct) Research Paper

… Students will look at pictures with matching text to associate images with corresponding words from "Mouse Soup"

The students will listen and respond to the story, "Mouse Soup."

The students will echo read the story, "Mouse Soup."

The students will use the strategies of linking images to words to focus on their vocabulary words.

The students will predict, retell, summarize, and discuss key details of the literary text with prompting and support.

1. Standards CSO's or SOLs (Dual Coding Content Standards and Objectives)

DCT does not have formalized content standards or standards of leaning. Reading comprised of decoding, comprehension, and response. Decoding of words is facilitated by using both imagery (visual) paths and verbal (auditory, written language) paths in the brain so that the entire…. [read more]


Love the Myth of Narcissus Book Report

… the study conducted by Helen Fisher whereby she stuck a bunch of madly in love people in fMRI scanners shows that romantic love is located in the ventral segmental area of the brain this is the part of the dopaminergic system which take part in reward, want and craving. The brain areas involved in love seem to suggest that rather than being an emotion perce, it is a goal-oriented state.

WE ALL NEED HAPPINESS

Happiness is what every individual aspire. Most people try to change their happiness by changing their circumstances; as a result of changing their life situation to one they are happier with- money, better house, and different gender they end up being happier because they like the new situation more. The happiness…. [read more]


Positive Psychology / Positive Relationships Essay

… In the first place a happy marriage means a that positive self-image has been created for both partners; secondly, the right balance between intimacy, passion, and making decisions based on commitment should in many cases help the marriage and lead the partners to a satisfied life. By first understanding how attachment theories apply to children and adults -- and having the goal of making one's marriage flourish -- the person engaged to be married has a head start towards satisfaction and well being.

Works Cited

Cherry, K. (2010). Attachment Styles. About.com. Retrieved August 24, 2013, from http://psychology.about.com.

Cohen, O., Geron, Y., and Farchi, A. (2009). Marital Quality and Global Well-Being Among

Older Adult Israeli Couples in Enduring Marriages. The American Journal of Family

Therapy, Vol.…. [read more]


Comparison of Atonement and Romeo and Juliet Term Paper

… ¶ … Atonement and Romeo & Juliet

The Meaning of Love: the Role of External Factors in Atonement and Romeo and Juliet

External Influences on Romantic Relationships

Identifying Relevance in Literature

Love for Personal Gain

The complexities of love and romantic relationships have long been literature mainstays. Fundamental themes of love have emerged in plays, novels, songs, poems and prose for millennia. Concepts of love are used in literature to explore how love impacts human relationships, the role of love within the lifespan, how love influences decision making, and how individuals choose to measure their lives in love. One common question that literary outlets repeatedly try to answer is: how do people fall in love? Novels and plays often aim to describe the innate quality…. [read more]


Nature of Leadership by John Antonakis Anna T. Cianciolo and Robert J. Sternberg Term Paper

… ¶ … Nature of Leadership written by John Antonakis, Anna T. Cianciolo, and Robert J. Sternberg. Specifically it will contain a book review that addresses the major themes, concepts, and critiques (positive or negative) as they pertain to public administration, policy, and/or decision-making. "The Nature of Leadership" defines and enhances the roles of leaders in society, and gives some excellent examples of key leadership development. This is not a light reading "self-help" volume; it is a serious look at leadership and its place in the modern workplace.

Early in this leadership text, the authors define leadership and its history. They write, "The study of leadership rivals in age the emergence of civilization, which shaped its leaders as much as it was shaped by them" (Antonakis,…. [read more]


Dissect Your Thought Processes Essay

… This was a groupwork situation where the facilitator needs to give time equally to each participant. Focusing too long on one or on each in turn transmogrifies the situation into one of case work. Rather, the facilitator needs to pay respect and attention to each, using the counseling skills to do so, but simultaneously utilizing the talents and capacities of each member to benefit the group as a whole. In other words, the focus should be on each, but just as long, and to the extent that, the group as a whole benefits. In fact, *(Manifest vs. latent) says as much noting that the worker's greatest challenge is to uncover the strengths and agenda of each individual (to identify them) whilst, at the same time,…. [read more]


Relational Discourse in a Film Research Paper

… Meta communication

Based on DeVito, metacommunication has been "communication which describes many other communications" (2001, p. 136). Quite simply, metacommunication has been making reference to communication. For instance, if two couples sit back to speak about a disagreement they just experienced, they have been metacommunicating due to the fact they have been referring to the conversation that occurred within the disagreement. Metacommunication may be conversation regarding both verbal as well as nonverbal interaction. In case a girlfriend has been speaking with her boyfriend and then she gripes that her partner doesn't appear to be paying attention to her judging through his insufficient eye contact (nonverbal communication), then this girlfriend has been metacommunicating simply because she has been referring to her partner's nonverbal interaction (Mann, 2003).…. [read more]


Theories of Learning and Educational Psychology Term Paper

… ¶ … Learning

Educational Psychology

Multiple Choice: select the best answer

The ultimate goal of teaching is knowledge lifelong expert learning motivation volition

Which one of the following factors does NOT influence a person's skill and will to learn?

Common sense

Knowledge

Motivation

Self-discipline

Another term for self-discipline that is characteristics of self-regulated learners is common sense context motivation volition

When studies are based only on observations, the results should be expressed as cause-and-effect relationships descriptions principles theories

In what specific type of research would a researcher be likely to serve as a participant-observer?

Correlational

Descriptive

Ethnographic

Experimental

The most likely correlation between height and shoe size of adults is anywhere between +0.00 and +0.50 close to zero negative positive

Which of the following one…. [read more]


Emotion Development in Early Adulthood Term Paper

… In order to further understand the roles that intimacy and love play in the emotional development of young adults, it is important to examine behaviors among this age group that contribute to the development of relationships. The perceptions and values that individuals have of intimacy, and their intimate partners, are important for the comprehension of the relationship between intimacy and development.

Research has indicated that ideologies of femininity and romantic love are influential in women's romantic relationships and their leisure time (Herridge et al., 2003). Women tend to emphasize leisure time spent with their partners, which results in satisfying couple leisure for women, but also leads to conflicts in leisure with friends and family. Moreover, leisure has the ability to promote meaningful intimate relationships, but…. [read more]


Physical Attraction in the Internet Essay

… The self profile is obviously going to present an individual in the best possible light. Few individuals would include negative features of their personality in their profile and most would tend to embellish their positive qualities to some degree. This is simple human nature. The person viewing the profile is relying entirely upon what is being presented and has no way of independently analyzing the information (Gibbs).

The subject of internet dating, its effects, advantages, disadvantages, and potential future has been studied extensively. For whatever reason, society is heavily engaged in an attempt to understand the nature of human relationships and the study of internet dating provides another area for social scientists to study in this attempt. Unfortunately, at this juncture there are as many…. [read more]


Life Case Study

… Life Span Case Study Project: An Analysis of How Computers Have Affected the Lives of Three Different Age Groups

This life span case study project interviewed three individuals from the following age ranges, representing a mother, father and child in the same family who all live together:

Interviewee No. 1: "Mary," age range middle and late childhood (age 12 years);

Interviewee No. 2: "Anne," age range early adulthood (age 35 years); and,

Interviewee No. 3: "Bill," age range middle adulthood (age 54 years).

All three interviewees were located by word-of-mouth requests to family members, neighbors and friends for suitable subjects until three individuals of appropriate age ranges were identified who agreed to participate in the study. The family containing an appropriate mix of ages was…. [read more]


Developmental History of Positive Psychology Research Paper

… Positive Psychology

The History and Development of Positive Psychology: An Overview of Perspectives and Theories

As the medical and even the human sciences go, psychology is still a relative newcomer to the real of academic scholarship and real-world practice. Surgeries and other investigations into the workings of the human body -- methods of determining the sources of illnesses and attempts at treating these illnesses, as well as simply understanding the functioning of a body and its organs in a state of health -- are older than civilization itself, and were in many ways quite refined before the concept of psychology had solidified. Other somewhat subjective "soft" or human sciences developed quite rapidly in the eighteenth and especially the nineteenth centuries, with sociology, economics, and political…. [read more]


Adult Education Lesson Cognition vs. Metacognition Essay

… Adult Education

Lesson

Cognition vs. Metacognition

There are significant differences between learning and learning how to learn. Learning is a cognitive strategy, whereas learning how to learn is metacognitive. According to the cognitive approach, learning involves interaction and experience, and learning is scaffolded upon previously learned information (Wirth & Perkins, 2008). The cognitive viewpoint suggests that learning can be defined as not only knowing information, but knowing how to use it. This is different, however, from learning how to learn, which is metacognitive. Metacognition is a term which essentially means 'thinking about thinking.' Metacognition involves the use of higher order thinking skills to regulate one's learning. Sternberg suggests that "the ability to appropriately allocate cognitive resources, such as deciding how and when a given task…. [read more]


Giftedness: Literature Review Term Paper

… Giftedness: Literature Review

Giftedness

The issue of giftedness and the problematics of identifying and dealing with the gifted child in the educational environment is one that has raised concern and even contention in academic circles. The question of giftedness is also strongly related to the ongoing debate and research about human Intelligence. Some critics state that in contemporary research "... giftedness and gifted education have somehow managed to escape comparable critical analysis" (Margolin, 1994, p. xiii). One of the reasons given for this lack of focus is the dominance of studies on deviance and social problems in education, which has led to the relegation of the question of giftedness to the periphery of modern educational and sociological discourse. This has resulted in a situation where"...…. [read more]


Benjamin Banneker Term Paper

… Banneker

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

For many generations, the intelligence quota, or IQ test, has been the basis for comparing the intelligence of one person to another. That is, an individual's intelligence is based on the ability to solve problems, utilize logic, and think critically. These usual traits of intelligence are sometimes grouped together under the heading of "raw intelligence." Howard Gardner Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Project Zero approaches this measurement in another way: He asks scholars and educators to consider that each individual has "multiple" intelligences and may be stronger in one area than another: musical, bodily-kinesthetic, logical-mathematical, linguistic, spatial, interpersonal and intrapersonal.

Gardner in his book Frames of Mind. The theory of multiple intelligences: describes the difference between his approach and others…. [read more]


Intelligence When Most People Think Term Paper

… Further, it is possible to interpret many intelligence questions in multiple ways (especially in the case of extremely intelligent test takers). Consider, for example, the following experience of one young man faced with an ambiguous question:

Indeed an intelligence test I was once forced to do required me to put certain cards in the 'proper' sequence to show a sunrise/sunset. Of course the test monitor wouldn't tell me if it was a sunrise or sunset which I was meant to show, despite the fact that the cards would naturally have to be put in reverse order to show a sunrise rather than a sunset. Thus to my mind intelligence tests seem to test for rigid thought and thus deny the very creativity which in children…. [read more]


Wisdom of Bell Hooks Research Proposal

… Bell Hooks Wisdom

Bell Hooks, Born Gloria Watkins on September 25th 1952, is a prolific black activist, writer and scholar. Her works have sent shockwaves through the feminist and black activism arenas. She demonstrates a keen awareness of the contradictions of life and discrimination. Probably, her most famous written work is Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism (1981), where she equates racial discrimination to sexism, challenges the feminist camps to begin to include black women in the fight for women's rights and most importantly challenges black women to fight as adamantly for feminism as they have for racial civil rights. As an interesting anecdote, Gloria Watkins is still Hooks' legal name but she chose a writing persona early on in her career and…. [read more]


Definition of Intelligence Term Paper

… ¶ … Intelligence

The idea of "intelligence" is a commonly held understanding that, for many years, was unbound by the definitions, practical examinations, and ultimate applications of in the scientific field. From Sternberg to Spearman, psychologists over the last hundred years have attempted to shed light on the popular idea of intelligence and turn its nebulous concept into one of concrete measured understanding. Some psychologists stress the importance of the interaction between heredity and the environment that lead to one's development of intelligence; Binet, Weschler, and Piaget focused particularly on this complex concept in structuring their own views of intelligence. Still others attempted to examine the disparity between scientist's view of intelligence and that of the general population or the multi-faceted manners in which it…. [read more]


Controlling Our Emotions? Emotional Literacy Research Paper

… g., Ekman & Friesen, 1975; Nowicki & Mitchell, 1998; Scherer, Banse, & Wallbott, 2001). When focused on the self, this dimension is related to greater emotional awareness (Lane, Quinlan, Schwartz, Walker, & Zeitlin, 1990), lower alexithymia (Apfel & Sifneos, 1979), and less ambivalence about emotional expressivity (King, 1998; King & Emmons, 1990). When focused on other people, this dimension encompasses what is meant by affect sensitivity (Campbell, Kagan, & Krathwohl, 1971), affect-receiving ability (Buck, 1976) and nonverbal sensitivity (Rosenthal, Hall, DiMatteo, Rogers, & Archer, 1979).

Use of emotion to facilitate thought

The second branch of El concerns the ability to use emotions to focus attention and to think more rationally, logically, and creatively. Using emotions may require the ability to harness feelings that assist in…. [read more]

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