Essays and Research Papers on History Of Psychology

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This 5 page paper provides a review of an article b y Uri Lowental entitled Defense and Resistance in the Psychoanalytic Process. The article is summarized and evaluated. Bibliography list 3 sources.

A 15 page paper discussing this psychological testing tool, its relevance and uses. Based on the philosophies of Carl Jung and in use now for more than 50 years, the MBTI remains in great demand. The bottom line on the MBTI is that it remains the most reliable inventory of personality type that ...

This 5 page paper outlines the direct and constructivist theories or perception, considering the similarities and differences and which, if any, may be seen as the superior hypothesis. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

5 pages in length. The student evaluating Hans Eysenck's claim that personality is based on biological factors will find that while there is merit to this conjecture, it does not reflect the only manner by which human personality is patterned. Indeed, the genetic aspect of personality is both strong and significant with regard ...

10 pages in length. Hans Eysenck's personality theory, founded upon the principle that one's biological composition is the sole deciding factor in one's personality makeup, has been met with great consternation by his fellow social and psychological theorists. The writer continues an evaluation of Eysenck's personality theory. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Sigmund Freud

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which examines the life and historical contributions of “the father of psychoanalysis.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper considers this seminal work, published two years after the death of its' author. The writer clearly explains the theories and ideas put forward in the book, and uses analogies to bring them into an easily understood context. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

This six page report discusses the work and models created by Hans Eysenck (1916-1997) and Raymond Cattell (1905-1998). Each developed specific theories regarding human personality. Eysenck’s is best expressed in the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI) while Cattell’s 16PF or Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire serves as the best representation of his work on personality. Bibliography ...


  • 7 page paper

This paper examines the psychological theories of Abraham Maslow, and discusses his hierarchy of needs and how they apply to what drives humanity. The paper also discusses how Maslow's theories are successfully used in business marketing and management. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

A 6 page paper which examines the essay "Psychological Egoism" by Joel Feinberg. Bibliography lists 1 source.

'Patch Adams'

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. Hunter 'Patch' Adams saw beyond society's brusque and compassionless approach to medicine in a mighty attempt to change the system. After spending self-imposed time in a mental institution, he came to realize why people were not getting better and were, in fact, oftentimes getting worse. The lack of ...

Freud and Jung

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts Freud's "Civilization and its Discontents" and Jung's "The Undiscovered Self." No additional sources cited.

5 pages in length. In "Interpretation of Dreams," Sigmund Freud suggests many revolutionary theories that later become the cornerstone of his fundamental principles. Of all the issues addressed in his book, one of the most significant comes in the form of inquiries: What is mind? Do we have completely control of our ...


  • 20 page paper

This 20 page paper provides an overview of perception. While the paper focuses on psychological aspects--definitions of perception and purposes it serves--it also addresses the long standing philosophical questions on the subject. Several philosophers are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.


  • 5 page paper

This paper examines Freud's theories on life spans, and how they pertain to development of the child into a human being. Freud postulated the theory that intervention with any of the life spans could mean problems as an adult. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page paper that provides a general overview of Erikson's stages of personality development from birth to old age. Erikson was the only personality theorist who discussed the importance of the transitions in later life to maintaining an integrated personality. Also discussed: the basis for Erikson calling this a "psychosocial" theory and the ...

A 10 page discussion of the evolution psychological therapy has undergone over its history. The author observes that while sometimes a therapist is able to achieve trememdously positive results in regard to the mental well-being of their patient, other times the therapeutic environment can not only be characterized by failure but can even be ...

A 5 page overview of the techniques and applications of hypnotic therapy as developed by the “father of American hypnosis”. Dependent on suggestions delivered during a trance-like state, the technique can be either self-employed or guided by a therapist. In the latter instance, however, the success of the technique is dependent on a ...

A 5 page overview of John Colapinto’s “As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl.” No additional sources cited.

A 7 page overview of the phenomena of dreaming. This paper explores the views of Freud, Skinner, Jung and Yalom to contend that dreams can how dreams can be used to evaluate the inner turmoil of a patient in the therapeutic environment. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 5 page report discusses two primary characters who are well-known in terms of literary, social, and historical commentary and considers their development as would be applied in Sigmund Freud’s understanding of human personality. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This is a 7 page paper discussing Ernest Becker’s text “The Denial of Death”. Ernest Becker’s 1973 text “The Denial of Death” puts forth the premise that man’s preoccupation with his own mortality forces him to repress this possibility and in doing so adopts a belief system in order to be accepted into an “immortality ...

This is a 7 page paper discussing Freud’s psychoanalytical theories of human behavior in comparison with the behavioral theories. When Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) first developed his psychoanalytical theory as treatment for those people who had mental dysfunctions, he was one of the first analysts to attempt to tackle patients head on by developing a series ...

This is an 8 page paper discussing leadership traits and whether or not the traits can be learned, are innate or both. Tutorial suggestions are inserted throughout the paper in square brackets. Theories of leadership whether historical or modern day all seem to include certain elements some of which appear to be learned and can ...

This 6 page paper discusses hypnotherapy and the views of Freud, Jung and Adler on this topic. The theories of each of these prominent psychologists is presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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