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Essays for Science: Psychology

  1. 16 Pf Personality Test
    PSYC 100 Paper 2 <br /> Wednesdays 9 AM <br /> <br /> Resolving the conflict of Reliability vs. Accuracy in the 16 PF test <br /> Introduction: <br /> For psychologists, one of the more popular theories espoused is the trait approach to...
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  2. Adhd
    When Mrs. Fallon first described this project to us, I was a little bit skeptical <br /> about it. I kept thinking that I had no problems in my life and that I didn’t <br /> need any type of conditioning. But then I thought...
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  3. Age and Life
    Aging is a natural process that occurs during all stages of life. The majority of Americans would rather stay young than age to late adulthood. Americans have a belief that youth equals health and energy. There is no way to becoming young again...
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  4. Alexithymia and the Defense of Primal Repression
    Primal Repression “may well account for the psychic structural defect and many of the clinical features associated with the alexithymia construct.” [James D. A. Parker and Graeme J. Taylor in ‘Disorders of Affect Regulation’ p.89] <br...
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  5. Alice Was a Goth
    In Victorian England, society expected children to make the transition into adulthood as soon as possible. This expectation caused acute mental and emotional stress upon many of the children of this age, as Lewis Carroll shows in the character of...
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  6. Anselm’S Philosophy
    Anselm=s definition of AGod@ starts by saying that God is the greatest being we <br /> can possibly think of. When Anselm states this, it essentially means that it is not possible <br /> to think of a being greater than God. Anselm also states...
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  7. Bandura & Rotter, Molly Ringwald Character from Breakfast Club
    The reinforcement for Clair’s behavior was mainly dependent on the approval she received from her popular peer group. She has a notion that she needs to be “popular” or approved in order to be seen as better in her school. Reinforcement would...
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  8. Behavior
    One of the problems with strict behavioral theory is that it very much ignores <br /> the ‘human variable’. When we reduce things strictly to stimulus and <br /> response, we can easily forget that there are human feelings...
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  9. Cattell's Big Five Factors
    Cattell’s Big Five Factors of Personality, Behavioral Genetics, and Evolutionary Personality Theory. <br /> <br /> Current Research <br /> <br /> Raymond Cattell (1905-present) designed the “Big five Factors of Personality”, in which five...
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  10. Dickens, Thurber, Andersen, London and Perseus
    As far back as I can remember, my mind has always thought and learned by association. My brain fancifully connects things like computer terminals and bus terminals, Indian reservations with plane ticket confirmations, and carpetbaggers with rug...
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  11. Dreams
    A dream is a hope, a wish, and an aspiration. People have dreams about what they want to be when they grow up and what they want their children’s future to be (like???). Not all of these dreams come true, though. Even if you work really...
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  12. Echo Personality Disorder
    The term Echo Personality Disorder was coined by British Psychosynthesis practitioner Patrick Hurst, as a replacement term for \'Inverted Narcissism\' and \'Covert Narcissism\' which later terms place unwarranted emphasis on narcissistic qualities...
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  13. Electroshock Therapy
    Electroshock therapy what is it? How does it work? What is it used for and what <br /> <br /> comes from it? This paper will answer all of these questions and will also try to prove that <br /> <br /> electroshock therapy is useful and not as...
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  14. Empirical Research
    Empirical research is defined by the context of two separate types of study. Both methods are of value to the researcher in his/her quest for better understanding of the test subjects. However, correlational and experimental studies each has its...
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  15. Free Will
    The debate between free will and determinism stems from the apparent <br /> conflict between the universal rule of causality found in nature and the <br /> apparent ability of men to choose between multiple courses of action in <br /> order to...
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  16. Gestures
    When people are born, they all have the ability to express their emotions through gestures and expressions. Everyone contains facial emotions that are known universally. By deciphering these facial expressions, people can react to certain...
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  17. Grief Patterns in Children
    A simple child <br /> That lightly draws its breath <br /> And feels its life in every limb <br /> What should it know of death. <br /> --Henry Wordsworth <br /> <br /> This question has been posed by many philosophers, religious...
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  18. Home / Identity
    The word ‘home’ is something that is often misunderstood. Home makes up your identity and not many people know that. Therefore you ask me, ‘what is home?’ <br /> Home is not just in your house. Home is a place that surrounds...
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  19. Introspective Knowledge and Displaced Perception
    "Dretske remarks that there are ‘two important differences between introspective knowledge and other forms of displaced perception’ (p. 60). What are these differences? Are they enough to call into question his view of introspective...
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  20. Is There a Real Difference Between a Neurosis and a Psychosis
    A major part of clinical psychology is the diagnoses and treatment of mental disorders. This can often be difficult and controversial due to the fact that many of the disorders can be confused with others; there aren’t always clear guidelines...
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  21. Looks in America
    People believe that they should look a certain way because the TV shows a super model wearing a specific jacket or some other clothing. But in today’s society any appearance is acceptable. Yes, some may be looked down upon but it is still...
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  22. Mind and Body
    Much of the intellectual history of psychology has <br /> involved the attempt to come to grips with the problem <br /> of mind and body and how they interact. <br /> <br /> <br /> While the philosophical distinction between mind and <br /> body...
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  23. National Crisis: Attention Needed
    At birth, our preprogrammed beliefs and behavior patterns are in the contents of our DNA, formally defined as instinct. Usually organized around a value, beliefs are generalizations about our ability to act in the world. Additional belief systems...
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  24. Of Love and Others' Histories
    Florentino Ariza, the protagonist in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera, finds himself smitten in his youth with another adolescent, Fermina Daza. She returns his affections and the two begin a secret love affair. They...
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  25. Operant Conditioning in Psychology
    Psyc 100 <br /> Wednesday 9-10 <br /> 9-27-01 <br /> <br /> An Example of Operant Conditioning <br /> As a student at USC, one can assume that I’ve always taken schoolwork seriously and may even infer that I partake a considerable...
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