MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (MCDI)

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Discussion The purpose of this study was to adapt and validate MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (MCDI) in Malayalam. For the present study, 160 parents of infants aged eight months to fifteen months were administered MCDI test-part 1 words and gestures. Say Malayalam version….The study findings are discussed under two sections. Section 1 is developmental trend in early words understanding and productionand section 2 is developmental trend ...

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Trends in Psychology

29 Nov 2017

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Psychology and current trends in psychology The study of thoughts and behaviours of mind is ideally called as psychology. The behaviours we do, feel, think and say everything is determined by the functioning of the mind and this behaviours are used as a raw data for analyzing about how the mind works and this all theoretical testing's of mind is called as psychology. Psychology is a ...

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Augmentation Therapy in Treatment-resistant Depression

27 Nov 2017

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Augmentation therapy in treatment-resistant depression – a case report Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur V*   Abstract: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a highly debilitating condition, and utilizes more healthcare costs than many other chronic debilitating disorders. Among patients with depression, MDD seems to be the most debilitating. We report a case of a 75-year-old female patient who has experienced multiple episodes of MDD. The recurrent nature ...

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Impact of HIV/AIDS on Child Mental Health

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Chapter 1 Introduction Since the advent of HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 80’s, over 75 million persons have been infected with the deadly virus. Recent statistics shows that there were about 38.8 million people living with HIV/AIDS in 2012 [1]. Over 36 million AIDS related deaths has been recorded since the start of the epidemic, with a reduction in AIDS related mortality from 2.3 million ...

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Psycho Educational Family Groups in Psychosis

23 Nov 2017

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Psycho educational family groups in Psychosis The purpose of this paper is to give a scope of illustrations of clinical work of people with families in which an individual has encountered psychosis. Working with families can be exceptionally difficult and numerous clinicians don't feel certain to offer this sort of intercession. As research shows that consumer outcomes improve if families receive information and support (Dixon ...

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Studies to Improve Self Esteem Among Adolescents

23 Nov 2017

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CHAPTER II REVIEW OF LITERATURE This chapter deals with the information were gathered related to the present study and helps to acquire comprehensive idea of it. It is an essential part of research process. It assists the researcher to understand what is already known related to the problem and what remains to be known (Kothari, S.R. 2000). Review of literature helps to plan and conduct the ...

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Cognitive Dissonance Theory

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Cognitive dissonance theory was first developed by Festinger (1957; as cited in Baron & Byrne, 2003; Hogg & Vaughan, 2005; Sabini, 1995; Taylor, Peplau & Sears, 2006) and it can be defined as "the effects of inconsistent cognitions" (Colman, 2009). This means that if one has two cognitions that conflict with one another, then these two cognitions are dissonant, causing the person psychological inconsistency (Sabini, 1995). Psychological ...

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Cognitive Dissonance Case Study

23 Mar 2015 16 Oct 2017

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Cognitive Dissonance is described as the theory that "assumes that to reduce discomfort, we justify our actions to ourselves" (Myers, 2008). Cognitive dissonance is experienced each time a person makes a decision surrounding his or her thoughts that are conflicting. Our beliefs can especially be persuaded for change when an "after-the-fact" has occurred. When there is nothing a person can do to change the scenario, and they ...

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Features of Social Psychological Theories of Attribution

23 Mar 2015 12 Oct 2017

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The social psychological theories of attribution deal with how people perceive their own and other people's behaviour and how they use this information to gain a cognitive control over their social environment. In relation to the jury decision making process for example, if the case put before the jury is complex, then the jury may rely on their perception of the defendant and his/her behaviour to make ...

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Twin Language Acquisition Critical Review

03 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017

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TWIN LANGUAGE The acquisition of language in the preschool years by multiple-birth children is often reported to be atypical. Some researchers have claimed that they use ‘twin language’, i.e. an autonomous language specific to a multiple-birth set (Barbara Dodd and Sandra McEvoy,1994). The “secret language” of children, is developed in two scenarios; twins develop crytophasia to overcome their phonological disorders and the deaf people develop a ...

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History of the Lobotomy

03 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017

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  WHAT IS A LOBOTOMY? It may be defined as: “A neurosurgical procedure wherein the connections to and from the brain’s prefrontal cortex are cut. This procedure was performed to try and neutralize the mentally ill. The man responsible for this technique was named Walter Freeman”. EARLY HISTORY OF LOBOTOMIES: The first time lobotomies were performed in 1935 by Portuguese neurologists Dr. Antonio Egas Moniz and ...

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Reflection on Personal Development and Self-Awareness

03 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017

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The Voyage Introduction The title of this essay is "The Voyage" . It's a reflective essay, and I am using the Gibbs Reflective Cycle (Gibbs, 1988) as a template for this exercise. It's a critical reflection on the importance of personal development and self-awareness, which are necessary if one is successful in becoming, and remaining a councillor. In simple terms it's a examination of one's outlook ...

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Ted Bundy Psychology Analysis

03 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017

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The causes of psychopathlingers a mystery. We don’t even have an acceptable answer to the question of whether psychopathy is a producer of Mother Nature or a characteristic of upbringing. These frightening Ted Bundy quotes deliberately sum up the main traits of a psychopath: A heartless, exploitive individual with dulled emotions,spontaneousinclinations and an incapability to feel guilt or remorse. One social factor in spinning a genetically ...

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Psychology of Terrorists

03 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017

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Abstract This paper serves to identify some key factors behind the psychopathology of terrorist organizations. With current research that has been conducted I have compiled an overview of what makes a terrorist. I analyze 5 questions: 1) How and why do people join terrorist organizations? 2) To what extent is psychopathology relevant for understanding or preventing terrorism? 3) To what extent is individual personality relevant for understanding ...

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Barriers to Effective Interpersonal Communication

03 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017

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Relationships require loads of hard work, and they turn out to be harder when a couple’s relationship flourishes into a marriage. It requires 2 strong people to place in the work to construct the marriage develop into superior day by the day. Consecutively to be successful in a marriage the couple has to be ready to cooperate, and effort together to continue their lives in poise. ...

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Sociological and Psychological Theories of Health

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Illness is a hard fact of life. Everyone is bound to face some sort of illness during their lifetime and everyone must naturally cope with the sickness amongst their family and friends. Both quantity and quality of the social relationships affect the health behavior including the mental health and physical health. As such, sociology and psychology are known to share numerous common interests and field of study ...

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Happiness in Love Relationships

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Introduction Happiness refers to the state of being contented, satisfied, joyful, delighted, well-being and being in good spirits (Martin 3). Considerable support has been found that people need some form of close relationship, coupled with a network of other relationships, to be happy and avoid loneliness. A close relationship allows for a certain level of self-disclosure, or willingness to share one's feelings or personal issues. Without ...

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Expressive Language Disorder

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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DSM Name: Expressive Language Disorder DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA The scores got from institutionalized independently directed measures of expressive dialect advancement are significantly underneath those got from institutionalized measures of both nonverbal intelligent limit and open dialect improvement. The unsettling influence may be show clinically by indications that incorporate having a notably restricted vocabulary, making mistakes in strained or experiencing issues reviewing words or delivering sentences with formatively ...

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Research Plan Outline Example

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Describe how you will recruit participants I will recruit participants through the longitudinal sample consists of 808 students who consented to participate in the study from the population of 1,053 9th through 12th grade students attending 18 high schools serving high-crime neighborhoods. As incentives to participate, students will be provided with pizza at the focus group and their names will also be placed in a basket to ...

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Early Childhood Development

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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CHAPTER 01: Preschool child 1.1 Preschool child Preschool age is basically identified as year three to six. In psychology this age group categorize as “early childhood”. This early childhood stage is more imperative in the child development and their learning procedure. That’s why the concept of preschool has come to play. Preschoolers are always on the move, exploring their world with excitement, curiosity, and an ...

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Impact of Ethics on Social Psychology Research

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Do strict ethics make good research in social psychology impossible? Introduction A long-term argument have lasted for a long time about the ethics in psychology. Some call it protected the human right and some call it delayed the knowledge’s grow. The ethics in psychology are widely used in order to protect the public and express clear ethical principles (The British Psychological Society, 2009). But some may ...

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Challenges in Counselling

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Define counseling. Counseling is a professional guidance for the client by using psychological skills. These skills include collecting clients history data Egan(2012), by using various methods of the personal session and testing individual interests and aptitudes. The counselor's goal is generally to guide or coach the individual toward opportunities that can be the best and concrete fulfillment of the client personal needs and interest. The counselor ...

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Analysis of Thomas Teo's Theories

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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First review The first article focuses on whether psychological codes of ethics are morally oblique, authored by Thomas Teo. The researcher hypothesizes that both American and Canadian moral code in their current form are not equipped to address challenges like epistemological violence. The second hypothesis is that the codes are not immune to ideological changes especially with regard to war on terror and lastly the researcher ...

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Research Methodologies In Psychology

23 Mar 2015 03 Oct 2017

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Quantitative research is classified as the systematic empirical investigation of properties that have quantifiable elements and or phenomena, as well as the relationships between these. In general it can be said that quantitative research is usually carried out using scientific methods, and these can include and encompass, generating models and theories, gathering empirical data, developing measurements and methods of doing so amongst other approaches. The roots of ...

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Negative Effects of Social Media

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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COMMUNITY OR ISOLATION? TOO MUCH SOCIALIZING ONLINE Abstract Internet facility nowadays has made social networking site is the most frequent visit either, indeed the use of the internet to socialize provides many benefits to the community. However, too much socializing online will lead to various cons, isolation that occurs will cause various disasters to users addicted to the use of the internet that is too long, various ...

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Impact of Yoga on Psychophysiological Changes

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Research project proposal Cognitive Evolution by Psychophysiological Methods in Practice of Yoga and Meditation: Computational Approach Introduction: This study suggests about Psychophysiological changes generated in human body due to the effect of yoga and meditation. Yoga is a commonly known generic term for physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines which originated in ancient India. Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind and/or induces ...

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Brain Imaging Techniques

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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A modern approach in studying the human brain is neuroimaging which allows scientists to look at the structural or functional aspects of the nervous system. There are two dimensions to be considered when using functional measures that are available for neuroscience research - spatial resolution which is how specific the source of signal can be localised and temporal resolution which is the time scale of the ...

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Factors of Body Image

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Body Image The title slide of the topic of body image carries a wonderful message. This message was undoubtedly my reaction after watching the complete video. The message was as clear as the day. “Don’t let “Ideal” get in the way of real health”. With the hip and happening trend of staying in shape gaining popularity in the last two decades, the importance of body image ...

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Psychoanalytic, Humanistic-Existential, and Behavioural Case

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Assignment 1. Develop 3 cases example of Psychoanalytic, Humanistic-Existential, and Behavioural theories respectively. Each cases should include goals, reasons for referral, nature of treatment (counseling/psychotherapy) and outcomes. Critically analyze the underlying assumptions of the human nature among the three theories. Summarize all of the above in report format. A. Psychoanalytic Theories. Client Background Information: Anne, 21-year-old female, first year college student, she lived with her mother, ...

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Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy for Self Conception

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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The effect of mindfulness based on cognitive therapy on body self-concept and unlogical beliefs in people who seek cosmetic surgery centers Abstract The aim of the research was to investigate mindfulness based on cognitive therapy on body self-concept and unlogical beliefs in people who seek cosmetic surgery centers. Research sample include 50 people who selected randomly. (25pcontrol group, 20 people experimental group). They answered to research ...

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Workplace Stress Management

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Stress Management  While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with our productivity and impact our physical and emotional health. And your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure. You can’t control everything in your work environment, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless—even when you’re stuck in a difficult situation. Finding ways to manage workplace stress isn’t about ...

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Tuskegee Syphilis Study Ethics

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Abstract The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was a forty year-long study in which researchers observed the natural progression of syphilis in 399 African-American men. Despite medical advancements and the discovery of successful penicillin treatments for syphilis, researchers involved in the Tukegee Syphilis Study took extreme measures to ensure participants remained unaware of life-saving intervention (Jones, 1993). The deceptive and manipulative nature of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study resulted ...

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Psychology Reflective Essay

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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The psychology is called the "science of behavior" which means the study of human nature and activities. It is significant as it is involved with the research of actions and psychological procedures and simultaneously, it is also used in many different places of individual lifestyle. The most common approaches in psychology are behavioral, psychoanalytic, cognitive, social/cultural, and physiological. Everything we do is very much related to ...

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Psychology of Consciousness

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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INTRODUCTION Psychology of consciousness is the subsection of psychology. Psychologists may not agree on a definition of "consciousness" or of "the psychology of consciousness," but they can, to a large degree, agree on which topics and problems are included within the domain of the psychology of consciousness (Natsoulas 1981). It is very hard to get definition of consciousness precisely, it is difficult to understand or describe ...

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Erikson’s Epigenetic Theories in Adolescence

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Psychology into adulthood Taq1 – look at cross cultural studies of life stages are these reliable and valid? Taq1 – also consider case studies to support his theories? Erikson believed that childhood is the most important years during a child’s personality development. Erikson’s accepted many of Freud’s theories which includes the id, ego, and the superego and the theory of Freud of the infantile sexuality. ...

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Teaching Loco-motor Skills in Childhood

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Target population This proposal is aimed at children between the ages of 4-6 years (in the pre-operational period). Early childhood is the time when children begin learning fundamental motor skills, comprising of loco-motor skills and object control skills (Stodden et.al, 2008). The former set of skills involve moving the body through space: skills such as running, hopping, jumping and skipping (Haywood & Getchell, 2005, cited by ...

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Perspectives of Positive Psychology

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Positive Psychology The 10 Strategies Strategy #1: The Cognitive Perspective Cognitive perspective examines one’s internal mental process. It varies in creativity, memory, perception, language, and problem solving. For example, a school student makes a small effort to get good grades in school. Cognitive explanation occurs for this low achievement motivation that this student has low-self efficacy. The student may think and believe that he or she ...

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Personality Development: Nature vs. Nurture

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Keywords: nature vs nurture personality development Personality Development: Nature vs. Nurture Many researchers have tried to unravel the mystery of how personality is developed. It cannot be narrowed down to one specific cause. Multiple aspects come together to create a personality. “Personality is the unique and relatively enduring set of behaviors, feelings, thoughts, and motives that characterize an individual (Feist & Rosenburg, 2012).” Important aspects of ...

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Adolescent Self-Esteem and Coping Strategies

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This chapter presents the background and the objective of the study, problem statement, research question as well as hypotheses. Other than that, significance of the study and definition of terms are also further discussed in this chapter. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Adolescents are a group of people between the age of 10 to 19 and they have contributed ...

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Ivan Pavlov Theory and Biography

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Abstract This paper explores the life of Ivan P. Pavlov, a Russian physiologist known for his research in classical conditioning. Five outside sources are referenced Tibbetts, Stephen G., Criminological Theory: The Essentials, 1st Edition, SAGE, (2011), including internet sources. Contents of the paper include early and social life, and career objectives. Many arguments have been made as Ivan Pavlov was known for as classical conditioning, but really ...

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Impact of Bullying and Cyber Bullying on Adolescents

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Introduction It has been long believed that bulling is a part of growing up and since they are only children, they do not know that they are possibly causing harm. This is not the case, bullies act with the sole intent to inflict mental and or physical harm to their chosen victim for their own personal gratification. Bulling and Cyber Bulling are becoming major issues in ...

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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard: Synopsis

03 Oct 2016 03 Oct 2017

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Subject and Thesis Statement Without motivation change is very hard and difficult to ensure. This book is about collection of techniques to assist people create change in their lives as painlessly as possible. The central idea or thesis seems to be that managing change is not a matter of emotion or reason but the environment, not inner functioning which are quiet hard to influence but the ...

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Experiments Investigating Cognition Related to Colours

06 Jul 2017 26 Sep 2017

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Experiment 1: The Effect of Interfering Color Stimuli Upon Reading Names of Colours Methods Two tests would be taken to demonstrate the interference by color stimuli in reading names of color. In both tests, subject would respond to a color name by pressing its corresponding key on the keyboard. (i.e. pressing Z for “red”, X for “green”, C for “blue”, V for “brown”, and B for ...

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Information on The Denver Developmental Screening Test

06 Jul 2017 26 Sep 2017

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DENVER DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING TEST The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) is a screening test for cognitive and behavioral problems in children from birth until the age of 6. It was developed by William K. Frankenburg at the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, USA. It was first introduced by him and Josiah.B. Dobbs in 1967. The test is currently marketed by Denver Developmental Materials, Inc., in ...

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Gibson's Contribution to Milgram's Obedience Research

06 Jul 2017 26 Sep 2017

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Critically evaluate Gibson's contribution to the interpretation of Milgram's research findings on obedience.What can this tell us about the importance of context for studying social influence? Social psychology aims to understand how the social world influences the thoughts, emotions and behaviours of others. Obedience, a determinant of behaviour, is concerned with the power of social processes and contextual pressures upon individual behaviour, versus the individual's agency ...

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Evaluation of Three Common Mental Disorders

20 Jul 2017 26 Sep 2017

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Evaluation of three common mental disorders: Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia and OCD Introduction This essay will look to explain and evaluate three of the most common metal disorders which are:- - Eating Disorders- Schizophrenia- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) The essay will look at a range of different types of psychological explanations and evaluating whether each explanation holds any strengths and or weaknesses. The essay will be concluding ...

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Literature Review of Psychological Impact of SNSs

21 Jul 2017 26 Sep 2017

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LITERATURE REVIEW Introduction Connection technologies such as e-mail, text messages, social networking sites (SNSs) including Facebook and microblogs such as Twitter are widely embraced, and the accumulative impact of these social media on the lives of their users continues to mount exponentially (LaRose, Connolly, Lee, Li, & Hales, 2014; Punjazon-Zazik & Park, 2010; Ahn, 2011). However, growing attention is being placed on impacts associated with a ...

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A Case for an Integrated Life-Span Approach

19 Sep 2017

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Nature or Nurture: Yes. A Case for an Integrated Life-Span Approach There has been a debate raging, sometimes quietly, sometimes not, in regards to why individuals are the way they are. Most now realize that there is a tremendous interaction between the expression of the genes that we are given and the environment that forms the context for growth and development. Consider identical twins, separated at ...

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Field Experiments versus Laboratory Experiments

19 Sep 2017

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Field Experiments versus Laboratory Experiments: A Question of Purpose Rather than Preference This paper aims to explore two worlds, without explicitly choosing one over the other. We realize of course that making that choice would make our task easier as we would become advocates for one side. However, as we shall see, this would not be the prudent course of action. In science, both field and ...

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Critical Health Psychology View of Stress

18 Sep 2017

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Stress is a natural subject for critical health psychology. Critical health psychology is not so much an intersection of two fields, health psychology and critical psychology, as it is a union of the two in expanding beyond the traditional limits of medicine and clinical psychology. Here is S. Taylor’s definition of health psychology, quoted by Isaac and Ora Prilleltensky: “Health psychology is the field within psychology ...

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Impact of Money on Happiness

18 Sep 2017

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The love of money, as they say, is the root of all evil. Yet money remains an essential commodity in everyday living. It is a universal need that is pursued one way or the other world over. There are several amenities in life that can mostly only be purchased by money; hence the lack of it can speedily reduce an individual, any individual into distress and ...

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Crowd Psychology and Deindividuation Theory

18 Sep 2017

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Hilter, Hooligans and Fire Drills A Review of Crowd Psychology and Deindividuation Theory Introduction One could say that Hitler was a first-rank “Hooligan” but that wouldn’t quite hit the mark to either of them. “Hooligans” are not a new fascist regime but the young, typically undereducated and likely marginalized males who seem to cause a disproportionate degree of mayhem during football matches. Fire drills are done ...

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Evaluation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Effectiveness

18 Sep 2017

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Introduction The following discussion will critically evaluate the research evidence which is available regarding the efficacy and effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It will particularly focus upon its application to the treatment of Schizophrenia Initially, a brief explanation of what is meant by CBT will be given along with an outline of the model which underpins it. A consideration of the use of ...

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Psychology Case Study on Fictional Character

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Taneka Gibson  Case Conceptualization Cruella De Vil Introducing the Character Cruella is the head of the London fashion house called House of De Vil. Cruella has two passions cigarettes and fur.  Anita Dearly is one of Cruella's employees and hinted to be her best fashion designer. Cruella first took interest in the Dalmatian puppies when Anita drew spots on one of the designs. Anita, inspired ...

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Psychological Theories of Advertising

16 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017

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Kirstin Sprague Culver-Stockton College Dr. Stiles Advertising gives us a message in many forms whether it be attracting, informing, reminding, suggesting or impelling us numerous times throughout the day. Advertising is the process of making things known to us. Psychology is the word of the mind and to be successful to get people to buy things you must combine both psychology and advertising. Gill, L. ...

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Effects of Bigotry on Children

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Rozenn Moundounga Michelle Romero Throughout history, conflicts and fights have been observed in population because of difference between people. People experience discrimination all over the world. This intolerance towards others can be seen as prejudice or bigotry. Bigotry is known as any prejudice someone may have towards others. They are different types of bigotry such as racism, homophobia, or sexism. Bigotry cannot be ignored because ...

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Role of Transactive Memory in ICU team Resuscitaton

15 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017

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CHELSEA KRAMER The Role of Transactive Memory in ICU Team Resuscitation The intensive care unit (ICU) is branded as a complex environment. Evolving situations, rapid changes to patient condition and frequent interruptions challenge multidisciplinary teams' ability to work effectively. The interdependent, often ad-hoc nature of ICU teams makes them vulnerable to teamwork skill deficiencies. Particularly, issues in non-technical skills such as communication and teamwork during ...

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Panic Disorder: Causes and Treatment

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 Tylir Fowler  People that are diagnosed with panic disorder are those that experience spontaneous panic attacks and are fearful of a recurring attack (Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia ). A panic attack is a relatively short timeframe of high fear or discomfort, which is characterized by shortness of breath, dizziness, rapid heart rate, shaking, sweating, choking, and other concerning symptoms physically; these can last from minutes ...

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Moderate Ethylic Alcohol Consumption Memory Impact

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Research on Whether Moderate Ethylic Alcohol Consumption Impairs the Formation and Retrieval of Long-Term Memories Subject: Psychology Abstract The aim of this research was to investigate if there could be any potential beneficial effects of consuming a moderate amount of ethylic alcohol on the cognitive process of memory formation and retrieval in the long-term. Thus, the research question explored was 'Research on whether ...

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Teacher Discipline Styles and Children's Social Behavior

15 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017

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Patty S. Stewart Educators spend a large amount of their time attempting to deal with their class and teaching uncontrollable kids. The strategies they utilize can produce either positive or negative effects on kids' social conduct. The nature of the connections that kids frame with their educators is an imperative supporter to the youngsters' social and scholastic achievement. Kids whose association with the educator is ...

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Stigma of Labeling Adolescent Students

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Jordin Stewart Imagine a fourth grader sitting next to her best friend in her favorite class. Math class is going as usual, playing with the fun tens blocks, joking around with her best friend, and not having a worry in the world. Some boys next to her notice the cuts on her wrist. They are all too young to even begin to understand what self-harm ...

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Literature Review on Consultancy Methodologies

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Faye Wood Purpose of the literature review As part of my role at the X unit Personality Disorder Treatment Service, I have been asked to complete a piece of consultancy work related to the recruitment of new discipline staff to the unit. Specifically, I have been asked to evaluate the existing interview and selection process and suggest ways in which this process could be improved. ...

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Analyzing the Psychological Effects of Epilepsy

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 Julie LaMon Epilepsy is a chronic seizure disorder. The hallmark of Epilepsy is recurrent, unprovoked seizures. In the United States alone, there are around 100,000 new cases of Epilepsy every year (Sirven and Shafer). Epilepsy affects more individuals than cerebral palsy, cancer, tuberculosis, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis combined (Fletcher). Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes (Rathus). Epilepsy is related to ...

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Major Depressive Disorder: Causes and Treatments

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Cameron Ross  Introduction Often referred to as the common cold of psychopathology, depression, or major depression disorder, is a state of sadness characterized by feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, despair, and withdrawal from others that has a constant interference on the lives of those suffering. Depression is usually accompanied by low energy, loss of interest, pain, and low self-esteem. Behind lower back pain, depression is the ...

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Concepts of Gender and Sexual Identity

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Da'Myah Buckner Sexuality Sexuality is quite multidimensional (Masters, Johnson, and Kolodny 3). Sexuality encompasses many different elements. These elements include: sex, gender identity, gender role, body image, sexual orientation, sexual thoughts, sexual fantasies, and the way a person experiences intimacy ("A Definition of Sexuality"). Broadly put, a person's sexuality defines the way they express themselves as a sexual being. Each component of sexuality contributes something ...

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Effect of Parental Sexual Orientation on Children

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Meriam Khalifa Psych 1 Anne Milner In Does Parental Sexual Orientation Matter? A Longitudinal Follow-Up of Adoptive Families with School-Age Children, the researcher Rachel Farr studied the relationship between couples' sexual orientation and their children's behavior. She questioned whether their sexual orientation would impact children's well-being based on the debates of 'father and mother need to present' vs. the increases today in same-sex couples. Farr ...

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Environmental Risk Perception Article Paper

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Bill Hasler   Environmental risk is an issue perceived in dissimilar ways by individuals across the globe. In fact, it is impossible to assess full accuracy of environmental risk research. This is due to several environmental aspects which require thorough investigation. In the recent past, global warming has been the major topic under consideration. This paper seeks to analyze two articles related; one analyzes issues of ...

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Synesthesia: A Unique Perspective on Life

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Hope Wamae  Colored hearing, shapes one can taste, letters and numbers with personalities, and sounds that produce physical sensations. To most people this experience sounds like something out of a movie, but for some individuals this is a reality. Until recently scientists deemed this phenomenon a result of an overactive imagination, but after closer review these occurrences were revealed to be a real condition and ...

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Effects of Early Home Language Environment on Speech

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Effects of early home language environment on perception and production of speech Lily Tao and Marcus Taft Presented by: Danielle Macedo INTRODUCTION (200-400 words) The main question of this study is what are the consequences of parents who have migrated to a new country and speaking to their children mostly in their native tongue rather than mostly the accented-new language/majority language of the new country? ...

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Nervous System Influence in Shaping Behaviour

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Dr. Kathryn Westbeld  Shaping Behavior The brain is a sophisticated organ whose function and design makes it the main hub for the nervous and sensory systems and cognitive functions, all of which are vital in forming behavior. They function separately, yet in conjunction to construct movements and behaviors. This paper will discuss how these systems and cognitive functions shape behaviors. The brain develops as at ...

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Gender in Simultaneous and Successive Bilingual Acquisition

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Afaaf Ebrahim The development of gender in simultaneous and Successive bilingual acquisition of French - Evidence  Introduction The main topic of the study is to look into whether the age of onset acquisition, the quality and quantity of the concept of gender within the French language, depending on if French was learned simultaneously with another language growing up, or if French was considered the L2 language ...

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Marital and Family Therapy

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Kevin Smith One of the many different reasons that a person sees a therapist would be because of family and relationship problems. When dealing with a one on one session the dynamics are clear as that there is only one patient. But when those dynamics are changed with the introduction of a second variable such as that of the spouse, partner, or possibly other family ...

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How Do Adolescents Talk about Self-harm? Qualitative Study

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A qualitative study of disclosure in an ethnically diverse urban population in England Introduction This study deployed qualitative method to conduct study on "How do adolescents talk about self-harm". The researchers evaluated the causes of self-harm among young adults by looking at the factors that makes young people drift into self-harming themselves and the reasons why they do not seek help from health providers, charity ...

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Theories of Why Humans Sleep

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Siegel (2005) simply stated that "the functions of mammalian sleep are unclear". One could simply answer; "because we're tired" or "to relieve tiredness", but that of course does not answer the inherent question no more than explaining why do we get hungry or thirsty by saying we eat because we're hungry or drink because we're thirsty. Organisms do their best to regulate eating, drinking, breathing ...

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Theories of Motivation

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Intrinsic motivation This is motivation from within.  A desire to perform well and succeed.  The following will be true: Desire to overcome the problem or task Development of skills and habits to overcome that problem Rehearsal of successful habits until they are perfect A feeling of pride and enjoyment in performing the skill Repeated goal setting in order to progress and maintain motivation ...

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Impact of Mental Illness Misconceptions

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Mental disorder or illness have impacted millions of lives around the world, when no treatment is applied it creates disability, suffering and enormous economic loss. In a survey released by National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing in 2007, it was found that in 16 million Australians aged 16-85 years almost half (45%) have experienced mental illness in their life. Almost half (45%) of all ...

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Conflict Resolution in Sentence Processing by Bilinguals

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Conflict resolution in sentence processing by bilinguals Sylvain Moreno, Ellen Bialystok, Zofia Wodniecka & Claude Alain Presented by: Kathrine Crowley INTRODUCTION (200-400 words) The primary topic of the study was to test the theory that bilingualism provided an advantage in measures of executive control. This theory had been supported in studies of bilingual children, but the researchers wanted to determine if bilingual adults exhibited ...

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Clinician Decision Making on Juvenile Transfer

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 Discussion The literature on clinicians' decision-making and assessment of treatment amenability related to juvenile transfer is extremely limited. This is so despite the magnitude of such evaluations on the fate of youthful offenders. The findings of the current study have implications for both the legal and psychological communities. As previously noted, considerable changes within the juvenile justice system over the past few decades have led ...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Lucid Dreaming Therapy

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has seen a steep incline in recent years, affecting over 1 adult in every 12 (National Comorbidity Survey Replication [NCS-R], 2001-2003). Per the American Psychiatric Association, it is defined as a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other ...

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Literature Review of Race and Racism

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Yahaya, A., Ing, T. C., Lee, G. M., Yahaya, N., Boon, Y., Hashim, S., & Taat, S. (2012). The impact of workplace bullying on work. Archives Des Sciences, 65(4), 18-28. In this investigation, a quantitative approach examined the problem of workplace bullying from a theoretical viewpoint. This study reviewed the relationship between workplace intimidation and employees' work performance. The Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ) consisted of ...

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Developmental Issues in Identity Formation and Self Esteem

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Critically discuss the significance of understanding the developmental issues of identity formation and self-esteem as a guidance counsellor with reference to the work of at least 3 theorists covered on the module. Early adolescence is a period of obvious human development and growth which occurs between childhood and adolescence. Adolescence is the transition from childhood to adulthood, it's when the form of attachment with their ...

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Relationship Between GCSE Grades and Socioeconomic Variables

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Introduction The data set resulted from measuring variables mostly focused on various GSCE grades, type of schools attended and family education levels and it is comprised of 1450 responses. Out of the 1450 participants, 57.2 percent were females (830 females) and 42.8 percent males (620 males) 16-year-old students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Furthermore, the objective of the analysis is to explore possible correlations ...

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Critical Incident Reflection: Group Task

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This critical incident reflection is related to a recent group assignment I had to do with a friend who suffered from a serious medical condition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. For confidential purposes, this person will be referred to as J throughout this reflection. One of the primary symptoms of J's condition was that obsessive thoughts distracted him from his work and, hence, his normal work ...

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Personal Reflection on Becoming a Innovative Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurial skills are not necessarily genetic and can be achieved by any driven individual (Jones, Macpherson and Jayawarna, 2014). In addition to class lectures and independent study, effective entrepreneurship learning involves developing crucial self-reflection, innovative and cognitive awareness skills; and possessing generic competencies which can be further enhanced by social elements (Jones, Macpherson and Jayawarna, 2014). Nevertheless, it is important to note that entrepreneurship is ...

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Neural Differences in Native Language Comprehension

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Title of journal: Neural differences between monolinguals and early bilinguals in their native language during comprehension Author: Román, P., González, J., Ventura-Campos, N., Rodríguez-Pujadas, A., Sanjuán, A., & Ávila, C. ed Introduction: This journal wants to test for the existence of neural signature of bilingualism mainly trying to extend beyond the results on semantic processing (Kovelman, Shalinsky, Berens, & Petitto, 2008; Kovelman, Baker, et al., ...

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Mother' Perspectives of Infant Day Care - Research

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Introduction The qualitative semi-structured interviews analysed are from a study of new mothers' perspectives on using day care for their infants. The qualitative interviews have been thematically analysed using template analysis. The reason why this type of analysis was chosen is because it was identified as the most fitting due to it offering the possibility to conduct a rich and in depth analysis of the ...

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Treatment Strategies for OCD: A Case Study

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Service context: The service context involves a secondary care community mental health team in a deprived area of South Wales. In this service context an audit completed by the Psychologists revealed a high level of reported abuse, including emotional and psychological, in the client population. Thus, services are configured within a trauma informed approach, and much of the work revolves around trauma. Within the Psychological ...

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Pre-operational Stage of Piaget's Cognitive Development

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In this essay, I will be describing the pre-operational stage of cognitive development brought to prominence by Swiss clinical psychologist Jean Piaget. "A central component of Piaget's developmental theory of learning and thinking is that both involve the participation of the learner. Knowledge is not merely transmitted verbally but must be constructed and reconstructed by the learner." (Ginn, 1995: 3). Firstly, I will give a ...

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The Science of Selfhood

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Ian A. M. Nicholson wrote the book Inventing Personality to cover and illustrate the work of Gordon Allport and the intensive research he pursued to learn more about personality or otherwise coined "Science of Selfhood". Gordon Allport was known by others as the "Patron Saint" of personality. It was said he did more than others to make personality psychology a well -known and established practice. ...

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Sentence Processing in Chinese-Amercan Bilinguals

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Aaronson D. and Ferres S. Presented by: Charmaine de Castro INTRODUCTION The main topic of the study is how bilinguals process sentences in terms of structure and function. The main question in the article was to figure out how Chinese-American bilinguals would compare to monolingual English speakers when they read sentences and diagnose how they process them differently. This article tested the theory that ...

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Benefits of Pretend Play for Child Development

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In what ways might engaging in pretend play in early childhood be beneficial for a child's development? Use evidence from psychological research to support your answer. Pretend play is often discussed, yet rarely understood. A child can engage in fantastic play since early childhood with the purpose of developing certain skills and abilities (e.g. : cognitive skills, language and literacy abilities, creativity abilities, emotional benefits ...

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Introduction to Schizophrenia Research

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Schizophrenia does not appear too much in popular culture, any instance that can be named in some recent movies and television programs does not paint the mental illness in any type of positive light, as these situations are only made public in the case that something happened. Any time a person with schizophrenia is brought into the public light, the history of that person's mental ...

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Topics in Intergroup Relations

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Introduction Different groups have different goals, interests, beliefs and principles. At times, one group's interests or goals may clash or contradict with another group's interests or goals and in such a situation, a conflict is likely to arise. The term 'conflict' has been defined differently by various researchers. It has been described as the experience of incompatible activities (goals, claims, beliefs, values, wishes, actions, feelings, ...

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Presenting Problem of Severe Anxiety

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A Presenting Problem of Severe Anxiety - Stage 2 Essay: Group 2; Essay Number 3 For the sake of conserving space I am going to assume that the examiner has access to the background information provided for this essay and so, although I will refer to the information provided, I do not propose to repeat the essay brief here (there is not a title as ...

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Social Identity Theory and Conformity

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Apply Social Identity Theory to ONE contemporary topic in Social Psychology. "Self Identity is inextricably bound up with the identity of the surroundings" Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom. There has been significant impacts within the field of Social Psychology from conformity, because it has brought vast understanding of group pressure. The term 'Conformity' is often defined as: An action that is the succumbing of a ...

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Assessing Moral Values

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Are the truths of moral judgements only relative to a specific viewpoint, or are some certainties absolute, or even contextual? An examination of the moral relativist viewpoint reveals elements that are pertinent to more than one perspective; some attitudes held as certainties, or absolutes, or relative per context. Is it possible to be morally relativistic while holding logically inconsistent positions? The outlook that respecting people ...

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Middle Childhood: Evaluation of Development and Milestones

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These dimensions are not separate, they overlap consistently, for instance, can strongly influence another. Writing words, for an example, requires physical development (sub-category: fine motor skills) but it also requires language which falls under a part of the cognitive development. This essay discusses the developmental period of middle childhood (usually defined as ages 6 to about 12), addresses the milestones faced for this age group. ...

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Minimal-pair Word Learning by Bilingual Toddlers

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Minimal-pair word learning by bilingual toddlers: the Catalan /e/-/É›/ contrast revisited   Introduction This study concentrated on whether or not infants would be able to detect small differences in sounds of different languages. Previous research has shown that by a year old, infants will tune their ears to be able to only detect their native language (Byers-Heinlein& Fennell, 2014). Research also can tell us ...

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Theories of Sexology |Development of Sexology

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Per Weiner, L., and Avery-Clark, C. 2014, Masters and Johnson are remembered for detecting scientific data on the human sexual response. Masters and Johnson also came up with a short-term treatment program for sexual dysfunctions. Even though coming up with a treatment is important, their most important work to the field of sex therapy is the development of sensate focus or sexual exercises for couples ...

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Overview of Freud's Psychosexual Theory

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Sexuality- Research Paper Sexuality is a person's sexual curiosity and desire for other people; their ability to have sexually stimulating occurrences and responses (Defining Sex, Gender, and Sexuality). In this paper, we will explore the different theories that have tried to explain the concept of sexuality. Those theories are the psychoanalytic theory, the learning theory, the social exchange theory, and the cognitive theory. Sexual dysfunctions ...

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