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

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