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Psychology

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Rogers and Personality Formation

According to the psychotherapist Carl Rogers, all human beings are motivated by what he termed as a “self-actualizing tendency,” or an innate drive to fulfill our highest human drives, such as creativity, achievement, and love, throughout one’s lifetime. However, this self-actualizing tendency is not immediately apparent in the earliest stages...

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A Recipe for Success

Being both ambitious and curious, people are always looking for a universal recipe for success. Nowadays, the idea of the direct relationship between one’s education and work has already reached its highest point and started to decline. Of course, a good education can help individuals to develop their identity and...

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Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy is based on the principles of conditioning and learned behaviors. Classical conditioning, or the stimulus-response paradigm, is illustrated famously by Pavlov’s dogs, who learned to salivate when they heard a bell. Operant conditioning, promulgated by Skinner, postulated that positive or negative reinforcement of a behavior would determine whether...

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Humanities: Looking for Signs

Not everybody believes in God, the divine, or the supernatural. Some people believe that this physical existence is all there is; when a person dies, that’s it – there is nothing more. However, some people do believe in the divine and the supernatural; they believe that there is more to...

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Are You Limiting Your Potential

Are your days routine, orderly, or predictable? Have you questioned your authenticity, competence, or likeability, or avoided situations that might challenge them before? If so, you fit the demographic of nearly every working person, from CEO to goat farmer, and may just be limiting yourself, and your capacity for new...

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Theorist Comparison: Piaget and Bandura

During the 20th century, many new theories were developed to explain how individuals learn and develop. Theoretical perspectives are crucial to the process of occupational therapy, since they inform the therapist what, when, and how the individual should be guided and scaffolded to achieve. For example, Jean Piaget was a...

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Patience: Gardening

Gardening is a meditative process and a perfect study in patience. As we spend so much of our lives “plugged into” digital world, it can be incredibly rewarding to unplug and take time out at the end of a long day and tend to a garden. With my increasingly hectic...

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Why I Want to Be a School Psychologist

From the time that I have been a young teenager, I have been interested in how the mind works, especially in young people. School has always been an area where I have excelled. Yet, for many students, this is not always that case. I discovered this in my middle school...

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Does Playing Sports Build Character?

Sports are a very important part of the lives of many students. In particular, many students rely on sports to provide such students with many healthy aspects of life. For example, for many students sports provide the primary means to make friends and social connections. Also, sports may the only...

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Why We Cheat

The article “Why We Cheat” by Ferric C. Fang discusses the different situations where people cheat and give some statistics on acts of cheating. The article talks about cheating in many different areas, such as at work or in school. This paper will discuss the article’s main findings, interesting cheating...

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Maternal Mentality

An article that was written by Craig Howard Kinsley and Elizabeth Meyer ‘Maternal Mentality’ concludes the implications of pregnancy and childbirth on women’s health. The content of the article is particularly appealing as it contains the elements of a personal story. Based on the story of a neuroscientist who was...

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Social Psychology of the Family

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of the sudden and violent death (particularly through firearms) of a father on the rest of his family, namely his children and spouse. It examines different features of the impact that sudden and violent death can have on children, spouses,...

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Overview of Psychology of Gender

The psychology of gender falls within the broader field of gender studies and is a specific scientific approach to gender, conditioned by the methodology and conceptual framework of psychology. (Brannon, 2007, p. xv) Gender itself, as an area of study, has a relationship to biological sex, but has, at once,...

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Personal Interests in Fields of Psychology

Within the discipline of psychology, there are many fields. Each field specializes in a specific branch of psychology such as cognitive, developmental, sports, forensic, abnormal, and social psychology, to name a few. After exploring the differences between branches as outlined in Dr. Kuther’s work, which describes 13 fields of psychology,...

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Abnormal Psychology and Therapy

Several school of thoughts in psychology are affiliated with specific therapies used to treat mental disorders. Psychoanalysis, its founder Sigmund Freud, established what is known as psychodynamic therapy. In this type of therapy, the therapist is in control. Historically, the patient was asked to lay down on a couch. The...

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Gender Psychology Assignment

First and foremost, while reading the description of the “assault,” the feelings of the individual who was indecisive were very clear and an immediate empathy was developed for this individual. Many decisions in life that may appear to be second nature to some may come as a serious and life...

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Annual Editions in Psychology Reflection

This paper is a reflection on chapter 27 of ANNUAL EDITIONS: Psychology 13/14, Forty-Fourth Edition. “Keep Your Fingers Crossed! How Superstition Improves Performance” is the final chapter of Unit 5: Cognitive Processes and was co-authored by Lysann Damisch, Barbara Stoberock and Thomas Mussweiler. This chapter was chosen because I think...

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Abnormal Psychology Week 8

There are many differences and similarities between Alzheimer's type dementia and vascular dementia. They are expressed in a similar way, with symptoms such as disorientation, memory problems and difficulty with cognitive functions. What is different about each is the cause. Vascular dementia is a lack of blood flow to the...

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The Grit Scale

My score in the Grit Scale is 3.00, and it is said that my result is higher than about 20% of Americans adults have. a) As for me, grit means an ability to manage long-term goals. Grit is the way a person can organize own life and possessions around the...

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Psychology of Color

Psychology of ColorPsychology of color is a key element that guides the consumer behavior. More than 85% of the customers consider color as the main reason for purchasing particular products (In Elliot, In Fairchild & In Franklin, 2015). The aspect of color infographic is therefore deemed essential especially when an...

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