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This 5 page report discusses and compares the ideas of B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) and William Morris (1834-1896). Both of them saw certain overriding influence in the life of human beings and the development of the social creature that is a modern human. However, Skinner attributed the great deal of his theories and belief to the framework of conditioning involving ...

(5pp) Major theories of personality developed by both of these historic psychologists are examined. A case study is used to propose how each clinician would have looked at the patient/client. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the Jungian terms of soul, psyche, archaic mind and collective unconscious. Jung's theories were outrageous when he first presented them, but they appear to be far less so today. His description of a collective unconscious and the psyche as its home allows humankind to progress yet still retain instinctual aspects of existence. ...

8 pages in length. Panpsychism has long been the object of fierce debate with regard to its validity. Thomas Nagel was the driving force behind the principles of panpsychism; as such, it is his reasoning at which this paper looks to challenge the theory. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 12 page paper provides an outline of each theorist's work and compares and contrasts their ideas. Issues related to behavior are discussed. Other topics addressed include ethics and the measurement of intelligence. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

(5 pp) according to Freud (1930) human nature is "the struggle between Eros and Death, between the instinct of life and the instinct of destruction, as it works itself out in the human species. This struggle is what all life essentially consists of, and the evolution of civilization may therefore be described ...

(15 pp) The hero archetype is a necessary element of our society, demanding acknowledgment and validation. Heroes traditionally appear in "myths" or hero stories as the central characters. "Myths" satisfy our "hunger for community." The hero embodies the values of a community. The myth of the homeland is symbolized by ...

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Robinson's work as it relates to depression. This psychologist's focus on minority youth is emphasized. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page paper explores the book, Dibs: In Search Of Self by Virginia Axline in terms of Rogerian and Gestalt theory. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

6 pages in length. From environmental to social and cultural to chemical, divergent factors categorize depression as having separate indicators and consequences. The writer discusses how chemical imbalance, compulsive behavior and perpetual poverty might influence depression. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 5 page paper explores the meaning of the phrase, He who has a 'why' to live can bear almost any 'how'" from the perspective of Victor Frankl's book, Man's Search For Meaning. No additional sources are listed.

A 5 page paper which looks at the costs of civilization according to Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents. Topics include Eros and the Death Instinct, id, ego and superego, and the phenomenon of oceanic feeling. Bibliography cites 3 sources.

This 6 page paper looks at the way in which Freud believed the relationship of a mother with their child, male or female, could influence their psychosexual development and attitudes towards to opposite sex. The paper includes discussion on identification, the causes of homosexuality and heterosexuality as well as the case of Dora. The bibliography ...

Freud and Marcuse

  • 5 page paper

A five page paper which looks at the theories propounded in Sigmund Freud’s Civilisation and its Discontents and the way in which Marcuse criticised and elaborated on Freud’s arguments in Eros and Civilisation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Freud's The Uncanny

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper presents an overview of Freud's conceptual framework of what constitutes the uncanny in terms of the sublime, death and doubling as well as a brief look at the thoughts of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida on the subject. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page overview of the beliefs of Samuel R. Wells (a prominent psychologist of the nineteenth century) as purported in "The Temperaments" an article first published in 1873. Outlines Wells belief that a person's character and personality are shaped by certain biological factors and that these characteristics are reflected in a person's facial ...

5 pages in length. Science has long been based upon the fundamentals of fact; without appropriate evidence, a claim cannot be considered as scientifically proven. While theory is, indeed, a significant component of science, the substantiation factor must be based upon something much more concrete. This particular point has become the ...

This 5 page report discusses Freud’s “Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis” presented at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, in September of 1909 and the 1910 publication of those lectures. In the lectures, Freud discussed his various discoveries regarding psychoanalysis. This report pays special attention to the fifth lecture and discusses whether or not his statement -- “A certain portion of the repressed libidinal ...

This 5 page paper explores the idea that race is incorporated into Freudian thought. Freud's theories are explored in detail. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A five page paper which looks the way in which new models of psychotherapy have evolved out of earlier theories of Freudian psychoanalysis and behaviourism, and concentrated instead on stressing the importance of a more holistic approach, in terms of the interaction between individuals and society. Bibliography lists 9 sources

A five page paper which looks at Paul Griffiths’ reconstruction of the definition and analysis of emotion, with specific reference to his theory of socially constructed emotions and their relationship to the other types of emotional reaction which he posits. Bibliography lists 1 source.

” A ten page paper which looks at Skinner’s Science and Human Behaviour (1953) in terms of its historical context, the basic theories underlying operant conditioning, the way in which behaviourism can be applied to the self and to social agencies and how Skinner dealt with such issues as emotions and self-control. Bibliography lists 1 source

A ten page paper which looks at BF Skinner’s 1974 work, About Behaviourism, in terms of his theories regarding the position of behaviourism in relation to science, his correlation of biological evolution with the development of behavioural processes, and his perspective on the structure and function of ethical systems. Bibliography lists 1 source

This 6 page report discusses the idea that a child is fascinated, obsessed even, with the parent of the opposite sex has served as a literary and psychological debate since, literally, ancient times. Freud saw this as a universal part of childhood development, which in most children is resolved during late childhood. For Freud, the beginnings of the Oedipus complex are the ...

Freud's Basic Theories

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page research paper that presents the basic concepts of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytical theory. The writer discusses the differences between the id, ego and superego, as well as outlining the basic stages of personality development. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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