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Culture Affects Behavior

This 8 page essay begins with some general comments about the difficulties associated with defining culture. Using a variety of sources, the writer does define culture, subculture and ethnic group and suggest by their very nature, all three influence an individual's behavior. This paper also focuses on cultural psychology, what it is, why it is important and how it relates to mainstream psychology. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Religion & Psychology: Freud, Jung, James, Frankl

This 5 page paper discusses the issue of religion and psychology. Religion and psychology itself is a relatively new discipline having been first mentioned by Freud. This essay discusses the beliefs of four theorists towards religion and religious experiences – Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, William James and Viktor Frankl. Each approached the subject in a different way, for example, Freud thought religious experiences were illusions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Can Culture Be Explained By Biology?

This 14 page paper argues against evolutionary psychology, citing a theory by Stephen Jay Gould. Gould's ideas are discussed, as are the precepts of evolutionary psychology. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Evolution of Homosexuality

This 17 page paper argues against evolutionary psychology, citing a theory by Stephen Jay Gould. Gould's ideas are discussed, as are the precepts of evolutionary psychology. Homosexuality is discussed in the context of the theories provided. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Psychological Correlates of Crime: The Future of Criminal Theory

A 4 page overview of the contemporary views on criminal psychology. This paper distinguishes between psychology which is used in the therapeutic treatment of criminals and that used to demonstrate guilt or innocence in a court of law. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Psychological Theories

This 4 page paper compares contrasts three psychological theories: behaviorism, cultural psychology and cognitive psychology. Bibliography lists sources.

The Integration Of Psychology And Sociology

5 pages in length. The integration of psychology and sociology has been brewing for some time now; indeed, contemporary society can no longer ignore the inherent connection between the two disciplines. When applied to the business community, the cohesion of psychology and sociology represents an enlightened approach to the working environment that has long been lacking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

History/Education & Educational Psychology

A 5 page research paper that offers an overview of the historical foundations of education, psychology and how they combine in educational psychology. The writer gives a brief sketch of the men and concepts that makeup this history. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A Christian Perspective on Psychology

A 20 page research paper which focuses on the textbook Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications by Meier, et. al. Supplementing this text with other sources as needed, the writer argues that a Christian perspective on the study of psychology provides superior counseling because the Christian counselor has the framework of Christian principles as provided by scripture to give direction to therapy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Integration Of Psychology And Theology

A 10 page research essay discussing the how and why psychology and theology, or religion, should be integrated. Beginning with some statements and citations about the integration of science and religion, or theology, and moving into specific examples of the integration of religion and psychology, the writer offers evidence from the literature to support the premise these two should be integrated. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Hugo Munsterberg

A 10 page overview of the life and work of Hugo Munsterberg, the German born psychologists who gained prominence during his tenure at Harvard for his approaches to applied psychology. Munsterberg would essentially dominate the field of industrial and organizational psychology during the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Article Synopsis; L. S. Vygotsky and Contemporary Developmental Psychology

This 3 page paper is a summary of the article by Wertsch and Tulviste (1992), “L. S. Vygotsky and Contemporary Developmental Psychology” published in Developmental Psychology. The bibliography cites 1 source.

Psychoanalytic v. Behavioral Psychology

A 7 page research paper that explores the differences two schools of psychology: the psychoanalytic approach, founded by Sigmund Freud, and the behaviorist approach, founded by John Watson and B.F. Skinner. This examination of the psychoanalytic and the behaviorist approaches to research and the use of the scientific method underscores the differences in orientation between the two schools. This examination will show that, in many ways, the psychoanalytic approach to psychology and research is diametrically opposed to the behaviorist orientation. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Schools of Thought in Modern Psychology

This 1 page paper presents an overview of modern psychology and the various categories contained within the field. Newer specializations such as forensic psychology are listed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A COMPARISON OF ADLERIAN AND GESTALT THEORIES OF PSYCHOLOGY

This 10 page paper discusses, compares and contrasts the Adlerian psychology to Gestalt psychology and the therapies which grew out of these philosophies. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Self Psychology and Ego Psychology: Comparing and Contrasting the Two Theories

This 9 page paper compares and contrasts two different psychological schools of thought: self psychology and ego psychology. This paper integrates the views of Freud, Kohut and Hartmann and relates their perspectives to psychopathology, specifically the issue of narcissism.

Cognitive View of Psychology

A 3 page research paper that looks briefly at the history of cognitive psychology and the factors that differentiate it form other braches of psychology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

General Psychology and its Applications to Dental Hygiene

A 4 page discussion of the potential value general psychology has to the dental hygienist. The author emphasizes that there are hundreds of situations and circumstances where a knowledge of general psychology could prove helpful to the dental hygienist. These include allowing the dental hygienists the capability of being able to distinguish between normal anxiety and serious problems such as panic disorder and even prove helpful in allowing the dental hygienist insight as to what is an appropriate client/therapist relationship and what is an inappropriate one. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Is Psychology a Hard Science?

A 3 page essay that examines the question "Is psychology a hard science?" The writer first defines "hard science" as a term that refers to sciences in which facts and theories can be quantified, that is, measured, tested and proven. Then, the writer argues that psychology has aspects of hard science, but that this term does not describe the field as a whole. No bibliography is provided.

The Brain and Human Psychology

This 5 page paper considers the nature of the brain and the impact on human psychology. This paper relates the views of Coon, in his Introduction to Psychology, as a basis for considering the impact and function of the brain. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Career Opportunities in Psychology

This 5 page paper provides an overview of career choices open to psychology majors. Degree levels, types of psychologists and salary ranges are things discussed in this paper that is chock full of specific information about careers in psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Sociocultural Forces That Have Helped Facilitate The Emergence Of Psychology As An Independent Scientific Discipline

15 pages in length. The independent scientific discipline of psychology is integrally related to social change and how it ultimately influences people's perceptions. There is no denying how society and culture play integral roles in the far-reaching definition of psychology as an independent scientific discipline; to overlook this inherent aspect is to suggest that sociocultural problems are single-fold. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A Critical Look at Dyson's Writing Superheroes

This 9 page paper provides a critical inquiry into this work in the realm of education and psychology and expands on some of the concepts inclusive of the importance of cognitive thoughts. The idea of the superhero is discussed but it is one part of this comprehensive book on reading, writing and child psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Cognitive Psychology and Views of Nature and Madness

This 12 page paper provides an overview of some of the basic elements of cognitive psychology, including Erikson's theories. This paper integrates a view of cognitive psychology that can be used in an understanding of nature and madness. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

The Misuse of Psychology

This 9 page paper looks at the way in which psychology can be used and abused. The paper outlines the way psychology has developed and then looks at its’ use and misuse in business, law and advertising. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

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