“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

What Causes Racism

Today, racism is alive and is perpetuated through both explicit and hidden means alike. Delgado asserts that “racism can be defined as a classification of a specific group of people based on uncontrollable factors such as ethnicity, religion and physical features.” It is thus sad to know the reality that highly developed countries such as … Read more

Materialization for Habit Formation

One of the serious barriers that hold a person from changing a habit or breaking a cycle of addictive behaviors is one bad habit. Bad habits don’t allow us to progress and achieve our goals. We tend to continue the habit sacrificing our overall health. Most of the people waste their money, time and other … Read more

Disney’s Princesses as Illusions and Harmful Role Models for Girls

Little girls have grown up worshipping these perfectly illustrated young women on their TV screen. As much as there are great lessons behind Disney movies; the Disney Princesses were not great role models for young girls. They generated an illusion—a fantasy world for girls that wished to be like them. Unrealistic expectations, beliefs and physicality … Read more

LAW ENFORCEMENT ETHICS AND MISCONDUCT

Ethic plays an important role in conduct a person’s actions or behavior of activity. This moral principle is extremely important because it is typical of fair and honest actions. There are many people that have a different view on ethics and how they enforce their ethical rules. The principle has its own rules and ethical … Read more

The Portrayal of Relationship in Ransom

The love of a father for a son is the strongest human bond in Ransom. Do you agree? In Ransom, David Malouf explores the nature of relationships, suggesting that it is the bond between humans that underpins quintessential events and transformations in the text. It is the paternal instincts of Somax which prompts Priam into … Read more

The Behaviors I Want To Change

Behavior change is not an easy task. Changing a behavior is even more daunting because many of the habits are learned from an early age. The behavior I have decided to change is what I will refer to as instances of insufficient time management, which result in stress, psychological reactions and a variety of emotions. … Read more

The Potter Box

The Potter Box is a model for settling on moral choices, created by Ralph B. Potter. It is ordinarily utilized by correspondence morals researchers. As indicated by this model, moral reasoning ought to be an efficient procedure and how we come to choices. The Potter Box is a moral structure used to settle on choices … 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

People with GAD

Imagine you are about to give a speech in front of all the peers you see every day. You are nervous and you have quite a bit of stress leading up to presentation. After the presentation is over you feel the stress start to fade away. For three percent of population this stress doesn’t go … Read more

The Peculiarities of Narration and Narrative in Ransom

Malouf’s Ransom explores man’s quest for meaning, underscoring the importance of hearing and telling stories as they influence basic human understanding and interactions. Priam’s anecdotes illustrate the ability to cement our identity and reinforces that stories enable people to understand and empathize with one another. Moreover, Priam’s transition from a ‘child’ into a man throughout … Read more

The Differences between the Explicit and Implicit Characteristics of Culture

The differences between the explicit and implicit characteristics of culture are; explicit implies the state of being aware of rules as well as customs together with regulations in the culture and learning consciously. Implicit characteristics of culture are frequently unrecognized by people but they tend to give direction to the behavior. Explicit characters are clearly … 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

Who is an ideal person?

An ideal person is one who is ideal in respect of physical and emotional balance, behavior and attitude, moral values, personality. In practical life, the combination of all these fine characteristics is very rarely found in any person in practical life. Hence, it is tough to find such an ideal person. This essay emphasizes on … Read more

Personality Types

Whether we realize it or not, we tend to justify someone’s personality based on their birth ranks. This stereotyping of personalities on birth order was first proposed and developed by Alfred Adler on 1964. Some would say that these sterotypes of personalities are purely coincidental, but there are solid psychological reasons why many people fit … Read more

Ethics Reflection Paper: Miss Evers’ Boys

Ethics is defined as a moral principle that deals with right verses wrong and ultimately governs an individual’s behavior. As members of the healthcare community, we have an obligation to protect the rights of every patient we take care of. However, there were times in the past, as seen in the movie Miss Evers’ Boys, … Read more

History Misleading – The Result Of Bias

Of course, that is oversimplified do people believe in that the past is real, arguments can inform whether the history existed but will leave that unparalleled. The thing is that there is not any record, anywhere, including the specific and exact fact of any moment of time, let alone any of them. Many edits, people, … Read more

Justification of Ethics

Ethics are moral principles that administrate a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity. Justification is the act of presenting something to be right or reasonable. Some may say that ethics are the only reasonable justification for anything. Alternatively, one can argue anything may be justified ethically. It all depends on what morals you … Read more

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