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Do Not Judge a Book by Its Cover

We as teenagers are often defined as shallow, naive, and sometimes uncompassionate youngsters. Most of this recognition comes from our common failure to take...

Psychodynamic Versus Behavioral

In psychology there are six modern psychological perspectives. These perspectives are behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and biological. Each perspective has its own unique...

Psychology and Personality

Psychology covers a vast field, and one interesting aspect of it is personality. Personality by itself involves various issues. Some of which basic aspects...

Mother Love In Infancy Is As Important For Mental Health As Are Vitamins And...

During the 1930s and 1940s John Bowlby, considered one of the most influential child psychiatrics, worked at a clinic for mentally disturbed adolescents. It...

Attentional Interference in relation to the Stroop Effect

Interference and facilitation are two important aspects of automatic processes. Interference refers to the range to which one process encumbers performance of another, whereas...

The Contribution of Psychology to Standardized Social Darwinism

The commercialization of intelligence may be one of the most controversial issues American education has faced in the twentieth century. Lewis M. Terman introduced...

Meditation Report Essay

Meditation is defined as a mind-body technique, which practices awareness, and induces tranquility in order to connect the mind and the body. It is...

Subliminal Messages Essay

Have you ever seen or heard a commercial and then suddenly had an urge for something? Your urge may have been the result of...

Psychoanalysis, a system of psychology

Psychoanalysis is a system of psychology originated by the Viennese physician Sigmund Freud in the 1890's and then further developed by himself, his students,...

A Look Into Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis had its beginning with the discovery that a person in complete physical health could experience an illness with physical symptoms that stemmed from...

What is stress

Stress is a part of day to day living. As a college student I experience stress meeting academic demands, adjusting to a different schedule...

Human Perception: An Intimate Look Into The Most Intriguing Aspect of Modern Psychology

Perception. As hard as it is to define it, it is impossible to correctly conceive a "correct" or "right" way to use it. Perception...

The Longest River: Denial

A hallmark of someone who is engaging in this addiction pattern, but who has not accepted that their behavior is out of their control,...

Conceptual and Theoretical Matters

Classical Chinese theory of mind is similar to Western "folk psychology" in that both mirror their respective background view of language. They differ in...

On Narcissism: Psychological Theories and Therapeutic Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders

Understanding the Narcissistic Phenomenon The so called narcissistic personality disorder is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality...

The Case For The Polygraph

Homo Sapiens have yearned for a reliable and consistently correct way of finding out if one is telling the truth since ancient times. Early...

Identifying Problematic Stress With In Service Oriented Businesses

Work can cause stress and also be affected by it. Stress causes many problems for American businesses today. One of the major sources of...

The One Truth of Reality

The one single truth of reality is not measured or distinguished -- it is the ultimate paradox. The journey by which one achieves this...

Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is a system of psychology originated by the Viennese physician Sigmund Freud in the 1890's and then further developed by himself, his students,...

History Of Nature And Nurture

Nature vs. nurture has been discussed by philosophers in the past and by scientists most recently. Philosophers such as Plato argued that all knowledge...

What Is Inborn And What Is Learned

The discussion as to whether nature or nurture were the driving force shaping our cognitive abilities, was for a long time considered interminable. In...

Differences Between Counseling and Psychotherapy

This paper will attempt to prove that there are several differences between counseling and psychotherapy. While counseling and psychotherapy have several different elements in...

Human Nature vs. Mother Nature

Are you unhappy with your looks? If you are, then you should feel at home as a member of human kind. You can dye...

Freud Meets World

Sigmund Freud, physiologist, medical doctor, psychologist, and father of psychoanalysis, is recognized as one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Freud...

Mental Rotation Of Images

The idea of mental imagery has always been a controversial subject in the field of psychology. Many psychologists have argued that such a concept...

The problem of Procrastination

Procrastination is a universal everyday phenomenon that can seem little more than clich, a small-talk joke or boast or complaint; we all do it,...

Is Psychology a Science?

In order to answer this question it is important to understand the definitions of both psychology and science. The word 'psychology' comes from the...

In Defense of the Individualist

Throughout history it has been the individualists, like Henry Ford and Rosa Parks, who have led nations, formed common groups, and made the greatest...

Passive Aggressive Disorder

Passive-aggressive behavior is universal and is a common way of registering opposing attitudes, especially when they are unequal. A person whose behavior is dominated...

Is Psychology a Science?

In order to answer this question it is important to understand the definitions of both psychology and science. The word 'psychology' comes from the...

Human Perception: An Intimate Look Into The Most Intriguing Aspect of Modern Psychology

It determines what we see, what we do, what we feel. It controls our emotions, our thoughts, and our conscience. What is this remarkable...

Bertrand Russells Platonic Universals

The consideration of Platonic universals consequently rouses controversy among philosophers. Thinkers like Bertrand Russell and Thomas Hobbes contribute reflective explanations for the undeniable usage...

Death, Life and the Question of Identity

A classical point of departure in defining Death, seems to be Life itself. Death is perceived either as a cessation of Life - or...

If We Must Die

Clearly provocative and even chilling, If We Must Die by Claude McKay stirs deep and powerful emotions in any who reads it. A poem...

Existentialism

Existentialism is a concept that became popular during the second World War in France, and just after it. French playrights have often used the...

Sam Vaknin’s Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites

"The ability to imagine oneself in anther's place and understand the other's feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. It is a term coined in the...

People v. The State of Illusion

"Our egos take the path of least resistance", according to one of the interviewees in the documentary People v. The State of Illusion. This...

What is groupthink?

What is groupthink? There is a simple definition for it, but is it truly that simple? The term groupthink refers to the inclination of...

How Do Psychologists Attempt To Explain The Origins Of Prejudice?

Ethnocentrism is the tendency to assume that one’s culture or way of life is superior to all others. Prejudice is a negative attitude toward...

After life

The afterlife, in many cases, sounds more magnificent than life as we know it. Beliefs about an afterlife are, in fact, beliefs and not...

The Effects of Abuse

There are several different types of abuse and each type affects people differently. There is child abuse and spousal abuse, but there is also...

Identity Crisis (Joy Luck Club)

Every person comes to a point in their life when they begin to search for themselves and their identity. Usually it is a long...

In the Beginning…

"Where did man come from? Where did time begin? Who, or what, created all things? " These are questions that mankind has sought to...

The Problem with Holden

Holden is a complex person with many conflicting characteristics. He has many ambitions and desires for his life but he is faced with the...

Affirmative Action

The state shall not discriminate, or grant preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national...

Harold Bornstein on gender

Although Bornstein argues that gender is entirely socially constructed I find it hard to believe that he is completely correct. I do agree that...

Teenage Suicide

Thesis: I intend to inform those who read my report about the subject teenage suicide. What really is the definition of suicide? Suicide is...