Psychology Essay Topics

Contributions to Misunderstanding Psychology

Rose (1992) has accused psychology of “Engineering the Human Soul” (p. 351). This is a very odd statement for a sociologist to make because science, whether hard or social, by definition, requires conclusions to be based on use of the scientific method. Alas, the hypothesis that there is a human soul is one that that… View Article

Psychology and clinical psychology

Abnormal psychology and clinical psychology deals with the disorders of mental health. Anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders, depressive disorders, communication disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders and personality disorders. All these disorders are abnormal which are reflections of a very serious and concerned situation. Q. 1. What happened to one’s mind when one is woken-up by… View Article

The Catcher in the Rye – Holden Character Paper

A common question asked since J.D Salinger wrote and published the book The Catcher in the Rye is, is Holden Caulfield an sympathetic or unsympathetic character is he a protagonist or an antagonist? I believe Holden is a sympathetic character that just has a weird way of expressing his feelings and may have emotional and… View Article

Alfred Adler’s “The Neurotic Constitution”

Introduction             One of the most common negative attributes an individual possess is insecurity.  Common among adolescents, insecurity can be exhibited through either inferiority complex or superiority complex.  This paper would present Alfred Adler’s theory of personality which concentrated on the reason as to why an individual develops feelings of insecurity and why this remains… View Article

Eating Breakfast in Relation to Classroom Behavior

Abstract Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day because it is how your body cope with the eight hours of fast during your sleep it also boost our energy to do your task the entire day and a good meal in the morning can also help to regulate your blood… View Article

Organizational Behavior Unit 2 Discussion

Attitudes and Behavior interrelates with each other. Important attitudes such as “self-interest” (Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A.2007) or that identifies with a group that is valued shows a strong relationship to behavior. Job involvement, job satisfaction and organizational commitment are moderating factors that can improve the statistical relationship between employee behavior and attitudes…. View Article

Personality Development

-Psychology-scientific study of human and animal behavior and human mental processes. -Logos-logic : Ancient greek philosophers. Introduce logos. Explain natural world. -Natural Philosophers-naturalistic/physicalistic explanations. Mythos: story or legend. -Empiricism-knowledge based on observable events. Instantly applied to understanding of natural world. -Personality Psychology-scientific study of unique, characteristic patterns of thinking. Feeling, acting(cognition, emotion, behavior) –Various Theories… View Article

The Role of Consolidation and its Use in Psychology

Psychologists specializing in memory monitor the progressive stabilization of the memory trace after it has already been encoded (Roediger, Yudai and Fitzpatrick, 2007, p. 165). There were theories that describe the facilitation of access of information and creation of computational spaces wherein the new information is to be retained. Consolidation theory mentions that the process… View Article

The Validity of the Developmental Theories

Introduction             Human nature and its varying and complex behaviors fascinate almost everyone. Although not all are inclined to be able to understand and explicate the details of individual personalities those who do find themselves in confusion many times why some people do things that are at times difficult to comprehend. However, the science of… View Article

Theoretical Framework

Self- efficacy and perceived self-proficiency Bandura’s (1986) social cognitive theory is based on the concept that individuals possess a self-system that enables them to exercise a measure of control over their thoughts, feelings, and actions.  He defines this self-system as housing the individuals’ cognitive and affective structures which includes the abilities to symbolize, learn from… View Article

Understanding Psychology

I chose Karen Salmansohn and Don Zindell’s How to be Happy, Dammit (2001) primarily because of the title’s first impression upon me—it did not appear to be a conventional self help book that took itself seriously. A lot of people seem to resent the idea of reading self-help books and this book seem to be… View Article

Cultural Behavior

Cultural behavior is behavior exhibited by humans (and, some would argue, by other species as well, though to a much lesser degree) that is extra-somatic or extra-genetic, in other words, learned. For a behavior to be considered cultural it must be shared extra-genetically; that is, it must be taught. Language is an important element in… View Article

Adaptive Memory

The aim of this particular study was to research adaptive memory and attempt how best to explain how this “adaptive memory” works. In this experiment 252 first year students were the participants. According to which tutorial group they were in, the participants were given a scenario, with the scenarios being: * Ancestral Hunter * Modern… View Article

Phineas Gage

Perhaps one of the most well known cases in cognitive psychology is that of Phineas Gage. A man who suffered from an injury to his prefrontal lobes thirty years before the field of Psychology even began (Moulin, 2006). However, psychologists’ continue to study his brain and the effects of his injury and its role in… View Article