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

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

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

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

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

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

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