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A 5 page paper examining the compatibility of Orem's self-care framework and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. These two concepts absolutely are compatible in their natures. Assessing results according to Maslow's theories can inform nursing evaluation of the patient's progress in self care, and be used to encourage the patient to take on ...


  • 5 page paper

A five page paper which looks at Temple Grandin's autobiographical work Emergence, which deals with her experiences with autism and the ways in which she learned to cope with the condition and integrate into mainstream society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page report briefly discusses both Erik Erikson and Jean Piaget’s theories of child development and looks at Erving Goffman’s concept of “total institutions” such as prisons, mental hospitals, and other closed environments. The information is then applied to what a person would need in order to survive his or her time in a prison camp ...

This 5 page paper looks at psychophysics with particular attention to determining the absolute threshold. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

10 pages. In relating the character of Dr. Josef Breuer in Irving D. Yalom's well-known fictionalized work When Nietzsche Wept, we can do so by referring to the four ultimate concerns of existential psychotherapy, which are death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness. These are the elements that were the basis for the experimental talking therapy that ...

This 10 page paper examines the issue of couseling Hispanic Americans and the obstacles which are typically faced. This paper explores the cultural and racial specifics of Hispanics and how these lead to counseling obstacles. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 14 page paper examines the work of Carl Jung in terms of his theories on the Collective Unconscious. Furthermore, this paper discusses Jung's use of archetypes, dream analysis and symbols. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses how Sigmund Freud believed that the assault upon liberal society through various movements represented a struggle between the need for rational social order and the instinctual demands of the individuals. This perception is examined as it is presented in his work “Civilization and it Discontents.” No additional sources cited.

Emotional Intelligence

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper which considers the concept of Emotional Intelligence, with reference to the original research on the topic by Mayer and Salovey and the way in which the idea was popularised, especially in terms of education and the working environment, by Daniel Goleman. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 9 page paper that discusses the many differences between these two approaches and the few commonalties. Each approach is defined and explained, psychodynamic beginning with Freud's theories and tracing behaviorist approaches from Pavlov to Watson and Skinner. The emphases, foci and major premises of the approaches are presented with comments regarding their differences. A ...

This 8 page paper provides an annotated bibliography of 6 of Sigmund Freud's works and one of Anna Freud's. Various theories are explored within the context of these volumes. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 8 page report discusses one person and looks at her personality under the ideas presented by three separate personality theories -- Erik Erikson’s stage of development, Car Rogers’ theories of actualization, and the Five Factor Model of personality. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of dreams and dreaming content. Several journal articles are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Treatment for Anorexia

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper comparing and contrasting Salvador Minuchin’s structural approach to treatment of anorexia to the more common strategic approach that seeks to treat only the anorexic. The paper contains no introduction and no conclusion, only comparison of these two approaches. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 15 page paper discussing compensation and job analysis in terms of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The paper provides a thorough discussion of each of Maslow’s five hierarchical levels to conclude that the organization that can remain cognizant of Maslow's hierarchy of needs when designing or altering its compensation schedules can expect to be ...

This 14 page report discusses some of the ways in which Sigmund Freud addressed the “shadows of dreams” and the ways in which he reached some of his conclusions and the ways in which he defended them. Freud’s well-known Interpretation of Dreams is only referred to in passing and is not part of the overall discussion. Two ...

A 4 page paper which examines the movie “Affliction” and discusses psychological therapy using Adlerian theories. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

This is a 5 page paper discussing major psychological approaches in relation to the result of oppression and neglect on the African American community. Currently, the African American population within the United States has been found to have high levels of stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and high levels of self-destructive behavior. Psychologists and sociologists argue ...

A 5 page paper which examines relationships between Sigmund Freud’s essay on femininity and Evelyn Fox Keller’s “Gender and Science.” No additional sources cited.

An 8 page investigation of the Stroop phenomena, that phenomena involving certain peculiarities in serial verbal reactions. The author explores the original literature investigating this phenomena and provides contemporary evidence as to why it occurs. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A 10 page paper which examines various theorists and briefly discusses whether their theories involve nature, nurture, or both. The theorists discussed are Thomas Kuhn, Locke, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Arnold Gesell, Charles Darwin, Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, Petrovich Pavlov, John B. Watson, B.F. Skinner, Albert Bandura, Sigmund Freud, Erik H. Erikson, Mary D. Ainsworth, and John Bowlby. Bibliography lists 12 ...

Sigmund Freud

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper which examines the psychoanalyst’s life and works. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 4 page research paper that answers the question: "Why according to Freud, is civilization permanently at risk?" The writer draws on Freud's text Civilization and Its Discontents to show that Freud felt that civilization would always be at risk from the primitive urges that lurk just below the surface of our civilized veneer. ...

This is a 3 page paper discussing environmental (nurture) influences on cognitive development in middle childhood. Middle childhood, which extends from 6 to 13 years of age, is a highly transitional and productive learning period in regards to cognitive development. Children are cognitively leaving the preoperational stage which is primarily based on the relationships between ...

This 20 page paper examines the concept and manifestation of the psychological contract in the employment relationship. The paper begins with defining the psychosocial contract, what it is and different aspects of this ‘implied’ contract. The paper then considers how it was recognised that there were unseen aspects to the employment relationship and that these ...

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