Essays and Research Papers on Developmental Psychology

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Biology and Language

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page report discusses human biology and human language and the ways in which language has evolved in human beings and the biological foundations of such evolution. The argument being presented is that human language is unique in virtually all characteristics and must be seen as part of the advanced development of human cognition ...

Personality

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper discussing Sigmund Freud's and B.F. Skinner's theories of personality. The question is raised as to whether or not biology, or heredity, plays a part in the development of personalities. The theorists defined are of the opinion that all, or nearly all, of the individual's personality is formed and created by outside ...

A 5 page discussion of the factors which influence human behavior. The author compares the contentions of theorists like Hans Eysenck, Carl Rogers, and Abraham Maslow to conclude that both biology and factors like environment and individual experience are important in shaping an individual’s behavior and, indeed, their chances of succeeding in life. ...

5 pages in length. Psychologists like Jean Piaget have come to understand how the human mental condition is part of a complex connection between the environment and biology, pointing to a direct link between brain chemistry and structure that ultimately dictates behavior and the function of developmental stages. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 9 page overview of the life and work of one of the most influential psychoanalysts of the twentieth century. This paper traces Erikson’s life from birth to death, noting his major contributions in the theory of human development. Specific attention is paid to Erikson’s eight stages of human development. Bibliography ...

A 6 page paper. The writer describes this disorder, diagnostic criteria, factors that may lead to suffering from BPD, incidence and treatment. The essay then turns to biographies of Princess Diana that conclude she suffered from BPD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper that begins with a brief biography of Bandura. The paper explains Bandura’s theories about personality, including the steps in observation and modeling. Self-efficacy is also discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page examination of how biology can affect behavior. This paper reviews genetic correlations for such behaviors as alcoholism, homosexuality, and criminal deviancy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 11 page paper discussing human behavior and their origins. Some believe that human behavior is merely due to biological make-up where others firmly believe it is environmental conditioning. There is much evidence that points to both biology and environment playing a role in thedevelopment of human behavior. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

(5 pp)This article proposes that emotional intelligence, the ability to understand and manage moods and emotions in the self and others, contributes to effective leadership in organizations. Four major aspects of emotional intelligence: 1) the appraisal and expression of emotion, 2) the use of emotion to enhance cognitive processes and decision-making, 3) knowledge about ...

(5 pp) In myth and imagination, in history and reality, the staircase has always been a symbol of uncertainty and expectation. Architects have defined staircases to suggest levels of power, to suggest control and to heighten a sense of symbolic passage on a physical level. To demonstrate this idea three distinct ...

A 5 page essay disucssing Maslow's major points in this 1964 publicatoin. Maslow makes a strong case for the interdependence of science and relgion and explains how the two have been polarized. No additional sources cited.

This is a 5 page paper discussing the adoption of religion in children and their unconscious awareness of its adoption and association with identity. Religious identity and thought have been studied by many disciplines within the social sciences, sciences and arts. In all aspects it is believed that religion is one of the few elements ...

because of their history and family patterns, their desire to shape their personal beliefs around structured religion, or negative personal components, like loneliness, confusion or a lack of a sense of belonging. This 5 page paper reflects on the nature of the relationship between the spiritual and metaphysical and personal characteristics and behaviors. ...

A 4 page paper that discusses two ethical issues and two legal issues about psychological testing. The paper also identified a court case that had a significant impact on psychological testing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This is a 9 page paper discussing the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and legal, ethical and cultural considerations in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, currently affects over 2 million people in the United States. The disorder consists of a combination of mania, hypomania, and depression. The current edition of ...

A 4 page paper. Adolescence as a concept did not emerge until 1904. In ancient times, there were three categories, childhood, youth, and old age. Nobody looked on the teen years as a separate stage in life until G. Stanley Hall defined it and explained it in 1904. This essay discusses two main topics: ...

This 10 page essay offers a detailed analysis of the history and familial relationships of a hypothetical adult. This personal history includes an eco map and genogram. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

An 18 page paper. B.F. Skinner has often been called the most influential behaviorist in history and definitely the most influential in the field of learning theory. His operant behaviorism laid the foundation for learning theories that have been used in our classrooms for the last forty years both in terms of managing classrooms ...

A 5 page research paper that gives a comprehensive overview of this frequently diagnosed personality disorder. Since it first appeared as an officially recognized personality disorder in DSM-III, 20% of all psychiatric patients have received this diagnosis. The writer demonstrates that there is a strong correlation between a history of childhood abuse and BPD. Bibliography ...

A 5 page paper that considers New Kephart's perspectives on perceptual motor development and its impact on issues ranging from non-achiever problems to developmental evaluations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper that examines the psychological and sociological treatments of group therapy and psychodrama and explains the benefits this type of treatment offers individuals who suffer from problems stemming from inner childhood issues or trauma. Included is a brief history of the group therapy treatment process as it was developed and defined ...

An 8 page paper that discusses EEG neurofeedback in terms of cognition. The EEG spectrum provides the information needed for a person to train the brain to learn something new. This essay explains and discusses: the EEG spectrum, the history of EEG neurofeedback, research that has shown significant improvement in cognitive functioning, and the process ...

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts Freud, Jung and Adler in respect to their theories regarding behavior. Some history on the relationship between the men is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 3 page paper considers the issue of a directive for departmental reorganization and opposition and changing attitudes towards this directive based on Festinger's cognitive dissonance theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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