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This 7-page paper examines the theories surrounding interpersonal communication, then applies them to a hypothetical real-world situation. Bibliography lisdts 6 sources.

A 12 page paper which features an original short story and then analyzes it by way of psychoanalytic commentary, discussing relevant terms to explain what details were included in the story and why. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Stroop Effect

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper provides an overview of this classic experiment evaluating variations in response time between reading color terms written in black font, color terms written with corresponding color text, and color terms written in noncorresponding color type. Bibliography lists 8 sources.


  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper examines the rise of psychiatry as a field of study based on the writing of Roy Porter and Robert Fancher. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 9 page paper. Freud introduced both concepts in the very early 1900s, first transference on the part of the patient and then, countertransference on the part of the therapist. The write discusses how the terms are used, what they mean and their value or lack thereof in the therapeutic environment. The writer also reports ...

This 8 page paper provides numerous examples delineating the concepts considered in the creation of the American form of government. Examples of how government interacts with the nature of man to determine our behavior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 8 page overview of the theories of Jean Piaget. The author delves into Piaget's theories about cognitive learning, particularly regarding the way very young infants learn. While Piaget was brilliant in many respects, subsequent work by such notables as Elizabeth Spelke proved him wrong in his beliefs that children under the age ...

This 5 page report discusses Sigmund Freud’s influence throughout the past century and how it has served to shape a great deal of the attitudes and beliefs of Western society regarding public education. Freud clearly understood that work and a person’s contribution to society and its economy were crucial developmental factors for human beings. As a result, educational systems had to ...

9 pages in length. Freud's theories have catapulted this historic thinker to such tremendous heights within the psychological community that he often occupies these lofty levels without having to share the space. Granted, this status may have been the result of his contemporaries either loving or hating his somewhat obscure human development philosophies, ...

This 6 page paper explores the question of whether or not society will ever change its views on mental health by examining the changes of the past. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page discussion of the state of mental care as it existed in the mid 1850s and how this care has evolved over time. Focusing on the Kalamazoo Asylum, this paper notes the inadequacies and the historical circumstances which created them. While facilities such as the Kalamazoo Asylum may have been considered ...

A 17 page overview of the move towards the emphasis of family in effecting client recovery. Discusses the President's New Freedom Commission's 2003 release of a report calling for the transformation of mental health services away from the fragmented service delivery and the stigma and limitations inherent in a system funded by private insurance ...

A 6 page paper discussing mental health hospitalization. Hospitalization for mental health issues does not carry the social stigma it once did, but it still is not favored by insurance providers. The vagaries of insurance can cause hospitals to turn away those who could benefit from their services, but they do not limit ...

A 10 page paper with four parts. The first part provides a overview of the history of prisons in the United States. The second part discussed when psychologists became involved in the correctional system and the differences between then and now. Next, the roles and functions of the psychologist are discussed. Finally, the writer ...

A 4 page paper. B. F. Skinner was brilliant, controversial and one of the foremost American psychologists in history. Skinner believed the environment was a major influence in a person’s behavior and he introduced operant conditioning to the world. This paper addresses two topics: reinforcement learning in education and reinforcement learning in behavior therapy. Bibliography ...

A 9 page paper. Cognitive behavior therapy is one of the most recent interventions to emerge in the field. This essay reports the genesis and a brief history of cognitive behavior therapy, the school to which it belongs, a detailed description with components, reliability and validity, and evidence-based support for the method. The essay ...

A 6 page exploration of the theories Jung presents in this book. "Modern Man in Search of a Soul" is largely composed of a series of lectures Jung delivered prior to 1935. The relevance of Jung's theories, however, is hardly relegated to the pages of history. They are, in fact, just as applicable ...

3 pages in length. Attempts to improve upon the moral demeanor of inmates has proven more than a little challenging for law enforcement officials and psychologists who realize that much of what is behind a prisoner's moral makeup is hard-wired by a combination of genetic and environmental influences. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Psychological Testing

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page research paper that includes references to the Code of Ethics as published by the American Psychological Association, comments by psychologists and examples of studies in which the ethics of the researchers were questioned. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 4 page paper that discusses the major schools of psychological thought and supports Freud's pschoanalysis as the most influential and effective. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

12 pages in length. A comprehensive overview of numerous Freudian concepts. The writer goes into a relevant explication of "Civilization and Its Discontents' throughout much of this paper. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A thorough 8 page explication of Freud's "Civilization & Its Discontents" in which the writer highlights the Purpose of Civilization, Paradox of Sexuality, Consequences of Conflict, and more. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the major elements of Freud's work, and then reflects upon Freud's evidence and argument supporting social amnesia.

A 20 page comprehensive and detailed explication of Sigmund Freud's theories and work relating to the nature of dreams.

Freud's Dream Theories

  • 7 page paper

Approximately 7 pages in length. Analytical discussion of Freud's theories on dreams, psychodynamic therapy etc;. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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