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Psychology in Social Work

A 5 page paper discussing whether cognitive-behavior therapy or humanistic psychology are more effective in the context of social work. Both behaviorism and humanism have places in social psychology and in the psychological aspects of social work. When more immediate results are either desired or necessary, it is behaviorism that offers the most effective tools. Humanistic psychology can be used after that as a mechanism for “fine tuning” the results gained through effective use of behaviorism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Wilhelm Wundt/Father of Psychology

A 4 page research paper that examines the life and work of Wilhelm Wundt. The history of psychology begins with this topic being studied as sub-topics under the fields of both philosophy and physiology (Oakley, 1995). It became a field in its own right primarily through the work of Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) who is frequently referred to as the "Father of Experimental Psychology" or simply as the "Founder of Modern Psychology." The writer briefly examines his life and accomplishments. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The History of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

8 pages. The practice of organizational psychology stems from a portion of philosophy that addresses the issue of behaviorism. As it evolved into a significant discipline of its own, the field of organizational psychology ultimately came to incorporate such elements as psychotherapy, assessment and primary health care. This paper discusses the history of this special branch of psychology. The bibliography has 8 sources.

The Meaning Of Psychology

Psychology, like any endeavor of the human species, including linguistics, is in a continual state of flux. This 7 page paper purports to explore the discipline of psychology through the auspices of linguistic examination of thirty terms common to psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Industrial Organizational Psychology

A 5 page paper that defines and discuses industrial organizational psychology and also discuses the evolution of the field. The writer briefly discusses personality psychology and developmental psychology to illustrate the interrelationship of the different fields. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Freud's Dream Interpretations as a Contribution to Psychology

This 5 page paper looks at Freudian psychology and dream interpretation both together and independently. The history of dream interpretation is discussed as well as Freud's contributions to psychology. The paper concludes that Sigmund Freud's contribution in terms of dream psychology is significant. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Many Faces of Psychology: A Brief Look at Sub-disciplines Within Psychology and Their Practical Uses

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of psychology as a multifaceted discipline. It looks at three sub-disciplines (behaviorism, psychoanalysis, and cognitive psychology) and their impact in areas outside of clinical psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Architectural Design and Psychology

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of psychology and architecture. Discussion questions highlight the role of commercial and residential design in psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Clinical Psychology

A 3 page paper that responds to two issues: events in the evolution of clinical psychology and why is research needed for clinical psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Zimbardo Study

A 4 page paper. The Stanford Prison Experiment is the most famous and most controversial of psychology experiments. This paper briefly explains the experiment, how it is valuable to social psychology, the relevance to world issues, the value to humanity, the ethical concerns. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Multicultural Psychology Research

A 4 page paper. Multicultural psychology is the scientific study of all aspects of behavior as it occurs in settings where people of different backgrounds encounter and interact with each other. This essay discusses ethnocentrism research and cultural bias, ethical dilemmas in multicultural psychology research, unique consideration when conducting multicultural research. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Psychology Evolution Issues

A 3 page paper. It discusses how psychology became its own field and why it is a scientific discipline. The paper reports some of the more traditional perspectives of psychology and some of the more recent models and perspectives. The writer discusses to of the many perspectives and why they are of special interest. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Psychology of Terrorism

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the psychology of terrorism. The value of studying triggering events and group psychology is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Issues in Education

This 6 page research paper addresses 5 topics that pertain to educational issues associated with psychology. Topics include nature vs. nurture, whether to inform patients when they carry the gene for a disease, school cultures and its impact on adolescence, Freud's legacy and application of Skinner's approach to psychology within correctional institutions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Psychology and the Brain

This 6 page paper discusses psychology, the nervous system, the brain, and psychological testing. Bibliography lists

Ph.D. Entrance Essays and Paragraphs for Clinical Psychology

This 4 page paper is an entrance essay for clinical psychology.

Statement of Intent

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a statement of intent to enter a doctoral program in psychology.

The Application of Self Psychology: A Case Study

This 6 page paper provides an overview of a case study that demonstrates the application of self psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources

Evolution Of Social Psychology

A 3 page paper. This essay has to sections. The first one provides a brief explanation of some of the major theories related to social psychology. How Lewin influenced social psychology and situationism. The second section briefly explains a news event with the panelists identified. The core social motives of one participant are explained. The essay also comments on how core social motives can be applied in the field of psychology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Depth Psychology/Early Childhood Educational Setting

A 6 page research paper that discusses this topic. The term "depth psychology" is rather like an umbrella term that encompasses psychological perspectives that "concern themselves with the unconscious" (Reynolds and Piirto, 2005, p. 164). The purpose of this examination of depth psychology is to discuss how a depth psychology, in this case the psychological theory of Carl Jung, can be integrated into the context of working with young children within a school setting. However, before this topic can be approached directly, it is first necessary discuss the parameters of depth psychology and the concepts that it encompasses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Concepts in Psychology

This 3 page paper provides an overview of two sections of questions on psychology. Part 1. What is logical positivism? How is legitimate science consistent with logical positivism? Explain your answer. What is radical behaviorism? What is cognitive psychology? How are radical behaviorism and cognitive psychology similar? How are they different? Part 2. How has the Gestalt view of mental organization in perception and thinking relate to the cognitive psychology paradigm? What is the difference between short-term and long-term memory? What did Donald Broadbent mean when he referenced attention filters, as related to encoding into short-term memory? Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Relevance of Psychology to Feminist Film Theory

This 30 page paper begins by looking at film and its effects on society. It then delves into feminist film theory and mentions a variety of theorists as well as popular movies and artistic film. Some analysts is provided for the examples noted. Psychology, and particularly Freudian psychology, is addressed and then the paper goes on to discuss how psychology is utilized by feminist film theorists. Addressed are conflicts due to the patriarchal nature of Freudian psychology and the precepts of feminism. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Geraldine Joncich's "The Sane Positivist: A Biography Of Edward L. Thorndike"

8 pages in length. Edward Lee Thorndike applied his vast knowledge to several areas of psychology, including learning theory, applied psychology and mental measurement. His primary influence was William James; in turn, his lifetime achievements proved to influence the likes of B.F. Skinner and John B. Watson. Thorndike's accomplishments, which were fundamentally based in animal psychology, are readily chronicled in Geraldine Joncich's "The Sane Positivist: A Biography Of Edward L. Thorndike." Joncich covers every aspect of Thorndike's life and career as it relates to the field of psychology, effectively supplying the reader with the opportunity to gain a much more comprehensive perspective of this scientifically influential man. No additional sources cited.

Community College Prospectus

A 12 page paper, which is a dissertation prospectus. The topic is sustainability. The paper includes an introduction, problem statement significance of the study, problem statement, research questions, literature review, and method. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Mining Dissertation Literature Reviews

A 3 page paper. Mining is the act of reviewing a literature review and noting authors and topics they write about. This has been accomplished with the following two dissertations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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