Why celebrities are bad role models 

These days, there are many people who look up to celebrities and worship them like gods, this causes many of those celebrities to feel the need to act more and wackier in order for them to stay relevant. The actions of celebrities are especially concerning because there are many people who look up to them, … Read more

The Impact of Using Prizes to Enhance Staff Motivation at Work

Chapter Two A Review of the Literature There is a large amount ofinvestigation on reward systems’ effects on motivation in the workplace ranging from the earliest of times.Companies fail to miss a low-cost, high return component in their business and that is establishing a reward plan that makes an employee and establishmentflourish. Bento and White … Read more

The Bem Sex-Role Inventory

“ Throughout the UK the number of women in the teaching profession outnumber the amount of men considerably. It is important to tackle this gender imbalance as it can be discouraging for young men in education and it can also negatively impact students as male teachers present certain characteristics and assets which are needed in … Read more

Describe and critically evaluate Watson and Rayner’s (1920) study with little Albert.

Introduction Watson and Rayner (1920) investigated classical conditioning, a behaviorist theory of learning. The researchers conditioned fear into little Albert and showed that fear can be learned. This research was ground-breaking as it demonstrated how phobias can be acquired at a young age. Although Albert was psychologically harmed Jones (1924) found fear could be unconditioned … Read more

Describe and critically evaluate Watson and Rayner’s (1920) study with little Albert.

Introduction Watson and Rayner (1920) investigated classical conditioning, a behaviorist theory of learning. The researchers conditioned fear into little Albert and showed that fear can be learned. This research was ground-breaking as it demonstrated how phobias can be acquired at a young age. Although Albert was psychologically harmed Jones (1924) found fear could be unconditioned … Read more

Types of Aggression in Children

Physical aggression: A physically aggressive person uses weapons or bare hands to harm another person physically. This person may punch another person in the face or cut someone with a knife. Verbal aggression: A verbally aggressive person humiliates other people verbally. Examples: yelling at other people using foul language, name calling, etc.Passive aggression behaviour is … Read more

Cognitive Bias

A cognitive bias disrupts a normal cognitive process like reasoning, evaluating, and recalling memories. This perception mainly results from the tendency for individuals to put their own beliefs, mood, and preferences above any outside fact or opinion. Cognitive bias is a distortion in our perception of reality. It’s a systematic pattern of deviation from normal … Read more

The Four Types Of Perceptual Distortion

Perceptual distortion happens when the stated view differs from an “ordinary reaction”. This is a component of individual contrasts, for instance in perceptual style and is theoretically not the same as mental trips and optical dreams. As recognition relies upon the perceiver’s present perspective, part and conception, there could simply be mistakes in the explanation … Read more

Cognitive Bias

A cognitive bias disrupts a normal cognitive process like reasoning, evaluating, and recalling memories. This perception mainly results from the tendency for individuals to put their own beliefs, mood, and preferences above any outside fact or opinion. Cognitive bias is a distortion in our perception of reality. It’s a systematic pattern of deviation from normal … Read more

Behavioral Interview Questions

I find that these particular questions are important to ask because there are many things to take in to consideration when hiring a new employee. I feel that finding out how a candidate will be a right “fit into your company is just as important as a candidate’s past work experience, technical skills and education. … Read more

Infidelity in marriages from Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn and Shakespeare’s Othello

Infidelity is a leading cause to marital breakdowns. To be successful in a marriage, it requires two people to make it work. There are factors of things that can make a marriage fall apart but infidelity in marriages is the most major one, as it can impact the individuals themselves. Infidelity in marriages from Gone … Read more

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Civilization leads humans to an unhealthy form of self-love which centred on vanity, jealousy and pride. Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed that this unhealthy self-love emerged when humans went to live in cities, as they lived in ‘bad habits’, vices and in comparison. As a result, he believed that a natural education helps in a child’s development … Read more

Classical Conditioning Theory Of Learning By Ivan Pavlov

Understanding human’s behavior have been always an attractive field that driven scientists to make uncounted researches throughout the history. John B. Watson the Father of American Behaviorist (1878-1958) was one of those scientists who studied this field. So he worked on “Learning theory” which interprets the individuals’ behavior through several sub-theories’ perspectives; was founded by, … Read more

Moral Permissibility of Voluntary and Non-Voluntary Active Euthanasia

This paper will focus on discussing the moral arguments that are popular in the field of discussion on voluntary and non-voluntary euthanasia. I believe that argument that voluntary active euthanasia and non-voluntary euthanasia is not morally permissible is weak in its defense. This paper has been arranged into the following ways.I will first define the … Read more

Assessment of four Interpersonal attraction methods

This paper compares and critically evaluates four theories of interpersonal attraction. The four theories of interpersonal attraction are: the Social Exchange Theory, Equity Theory, Evolutionary Theory, and the Attachment Theory. At the end of the paper a conclusion is made based on the comparison and the critical evaluation of the four theories of interpersonal attraction. … Read more

Predictions for human behavior

Although predictions based on past events can be an oversimplification. Scientists who study human behavior, for example, agree that past behavior is useful for predicting future behavior, but only under specific conditions. For example, the person must remain essentially unchanged and the anticipated situation must be closely similar to the past situation that activated the … Read more

What is Classical Conditioning

Another form of conditioning is called operant conditioning. This type of study refers to a method of learning that occurs using rewards and punishments to adjust behaviors. Basically, through operant conditioning, an association is made between a behavior and a consequence for that behavior. In 1938, B. F. Skinner led a study to address operant … Read more

The Subjectivity of Perception

Title Name of Lecturer Rev. Prof. Saviour Chircop Assignment Title Some contend that perception is purely subjective. Everyone is entitled to their own way of perceiving and describing the world. Do you agree? What role does perception play in the communication process? Number of Words – I confirm that all material presented in this assignment … Read more

An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Aggression

Young-adults and children are constantly bombarded via all media portals with violence, violent acts and differing types of assaults against mankind. It is inevitable that our children will see a considerable amount of violent imaging knowing that all that violent content, images, and scenes that are on television, film, and online and they will see … Read more

Stereotyping, halo effects, selective perception, and projection

A spectacular completed pass during the 1982 National Football Conference championship game helped propel Joe Montana, former San Francisco 49er quarterback, into the legendary status he enjoys today. The reverse effect apparently occurred for Danny White, Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback. He fumbled in the final minute of the same game and never obtained the status of … Read more

My Moral And Ethical Stance

My own moral and ethical stance is based upon Levinas’ theory of ethics that ethical actions come from interactions with the “Other”. It also strongly surrounds the biblical passage “Thou shalt not kill”. I believe that one should understand what other people are going through and have compassion for them. This stance applies to my … Read more

The theories on human development

In the history of psychology, there have been many different fields of interest. Human development, especially, has been one of the interesting fields of study for many psychologists. Freud, Erikson, and Piaget are all great theorists with similar, but different, ideas of human development. Their theories on human development had human beings passing through different … Read more

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen’s play, entitled “An Enemy of The People”, deeply stresses out the essence of having characters in a play, which is notably considered as the second most important element of tragedy. A character is said to be a genuine one if it has four certain qualities, which the characters of the play certainly possess, … Read more

Review on the behaviorist theory

The basis of the behaviorist theory is that learning is a passive process where learning is defined as “what people do in response to external stimuli” (Elliot, 2007, pg. 46). Learning is, therefore, the procurement of new behaviors. According to Skinner, knowledge is not used to guide human actions; it is the action itself (Skinner … Read more

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Civilization leads humans to an unhealthy form of self-love which centred on vanity, jealousy and pride. Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed that this unhealthy self-love emerged when humans went to live in cities, as they lived in ‘bad habits’, vices and in comparison. As a result, he believed that a natural education helps in a child’s development … Read more

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and its Importance in the Effective Treatment of Cognitive and Behavioral Problems

There are many people who continue to suffer depression, fear, anger and aggression but are unaware of the simple remedy in Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to the seemingly complicated problems. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has proved to be very useful in psychotherapy and is today considered as one of the highly effective methods in the … Read more

What Can We Learn From Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov’s play “The Cherry Orchard” is labeled a comedy, however, it has a handful of meaningful lessons that can be learned from the characters featured in the play. These character’s debacles and actions act almost as a social commentary for the industrial era in which the play was written. One of the characters that … Read more

Executive Pay and Compensation, Golden Parachutes and Incentives

Abstract This research paper explores executive’s pay and compensation and the impact of golden parachutes and incentives within the workplace. Specifically, this paper homes in on the various types of compensation and how each organization determines pay rates and salaries. This paper also details persons in U.S history who have received significant amounts of golden … Read more

Assessment of four Interpersonal attraction methods

This paper compares and critically evaluates four theories of interpersonal attraction. The four theories of interpersonal attraction are: the Social Exchange Theory, Equity Theory, Evolutionary Theory, and the Attachment Theory. At the end of the paper a conclusion is made based on the comparison and the critical evaluation of the four theories of interpersonal attraction. … Read more

“Jacob’s syndrome” – XYY Genotype

Although the XXY karyotype has been associated with some forms of crime (Stockholm et al., 2012) most studies have focused instead on individuals who have the XYY or “supermale” mutation, in which males have an extra Y chromosome. In turn males will possess 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46, this can be because of … Read more

What is Classical Conditioning

Another form of conditioning is called operant conditioning. This type of study refers to a method of learning that occurs using rewards and punishments to adjust behaviors. Basically, through operant conditioning, an association is made between a behavior and a consequence for that behavior. In 1938, B. F. Skinner led a study to address operant … Read more

The Significance Of Personality Theories In Understanding Human Behavior

Introduction Theories of personality play a crucial role in providing an understanding on the existing human behavior and interactions. Psychological understanding plays a vital role in influencing how an individual has a given behavior. Understanding human behavior as reflected upon within the psychology perspective, personality theories plays a very critical environment where it is much … Read more

Role Models in Parental Figures

Eighteenth-century American humorist and lecturer Henry Wheeler Shaw once said, “To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.” This wise, candid statement highlights the fact that parents play a significant role in a child’s formation because of the examples they set with their actions. … Read more

My Role Model Example

Everyone has a role model in their life to admire and inspire them in making decision. Whether it can be a parent, super hero, or just someone they admire. For me, my role model is my father who inspired me. He is the one I always admire in my life. When I have children, I … Read more