Samples "Psychology"

Psychology

The information processing model of memory in the human brain was originally developed by comparing the human brain to that of a computer; some cognitive scientists believe that the human brain is nothing more than a very complex computer, a stimulus-response machine. There are many similarities between the computer and...

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To determine whether a client needs short or long term social work intervention or a combination of both, several strategies can be applied. One of these is the time-limited dynamic, supportive-expressive psychotherapy, which is implemented in such a way that allows the clients to feel comfortable in discussing their personal...

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Dear Peter: I am writing to you because I am really concerned about the high burnout rate among my colleagues. I have lost three very capable colleagues over the last month that moved to rival consulting firms with more accommodating work culture. My discussions with both former and current colleagues...

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In his Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling, Jay E. Adams provides a stringent critique of the Freudian approach to psychological problems from the perspective of his own interpretation of what a Christian psychology would look like. Crucial to this account is the sense in which the Freudian approach...

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Kurt and colleagues (2004) compared the computer and pencil-and-paper versions of self-report instruments for depression and ability to function. Many elderly people (over 65) experience depression, but it is not often addressed in primary care settings. A computerized measure which could be completed by a patient while waiting would be...

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What is the overall purpose/direction behind personality? Comparing everyday individuals to that of scientists, Kelly believes that people strongly despite to understand the surrounding world, develop predictions about future events, and subsequently compose theories that serve to explain such events. The Personal Construct Theory was proposed and designed as an...

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All too often, individuals think that to achieve success, one must only wish and work hard towards their dream. However, in Gabriele Oettingen’s book, Rethinking Positive Thinking, Oettingen’s points to how old fashioned ways of positive thinking can actually be restrictive to one’s personal growth and success. Oettingen looks closely...

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Consideration for Termination of Clinical Relationship with ChildrenMajority of children experiencing trauma often demonstrate it through what is called PTP (Posttraumatic Play (PTP). It is a repetitive enactment of trauma situations observed in a child’s play. Often, when children go through PTP, there arises the need for the introduction of...

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Psychoanalysis is an umbrella term that refers to various methods, techniques and theories created by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), as well as other reputable contributors / practitioners. As the founder of psychoanalysis, Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud was the first to hypothesize that certain mental disorders and diseases could be treated by...

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