Theory Essay Examples

Persuasion Theory

One of the most deeply-debated, and researched, models of persuasion is the ELM (Elaboration Likelihood Model). Developed by Petty and Cacioppo (1981 to 1986). Based on cognitive processes, it “portrays receivers as active participants in the persuasion process. Receivers produce cognitions (thoughts, elaborations) in response to the stimulus of persuasive discourse” (Stephenson; Benoit; Tschida; 2001)…. View Article

How useful is Personality Theory?

What motivates human behaviour? Why is the past present and future important to the development of personality? How constant is human behaviour? These questions along with many others determine the need for a theory that will answer some of the questions. Personality Theories aim to provide a viable description for people’s individual differences, it attempts… View Article

Piaget’s theory

Donaldson also found that children pay great attention to the social context of a task. As they are in the process of developing a vocabulary, they rely on contextual clues to enhance their understanding of verbal communications. Piaget devised a task to study children’s understanding of the conservation of liquid. He asked whether the amount… View Article

Firstly, what does auteur theory mean?

Firstly, what does auteur theory mean? It compares the film director to the author of a book, it attributes artistic control to the director and proposes that the film is the artistic project of the director primarily. His or her vision, creativity, and design determine the end result, the finished film. Basically, it means that… View Article

The Sublime and Architectural Theory

As Michael K. Hayes comments in Architecture Theory since 1968, a typology to emerge in the mid eighteenth century was a return of architecture to its natural origins, an example of the primitive shelter. This return and respect of nature was interestingly enough occurring across art, literature and landscape design simultaneously and internationally. It was… View Article

Science Meets Real Life

Introduction This paper has the purpose of investigating a mysterious pattern of student absences at certain local middle schools by looking to find out what are the classes in which the absences occur. The paper will explain whether or not there is a common reason for these absences and define hypotheses about what is behind… View Article

A Theorist in Management: Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg can be described as a guru of management and business studies including managerial and national culture, organization and structure, strategy and planning. He was born in 1939 and since 1968 has been teaching in McGill University in Montréal. Henry Mintzberg is the author of thirteen books including “The Nature of Managerial Work” (1973),… View Article

Hypothetical and Scientific Reasoning vs Superstition

In a large measure, science and superstition are polar opposites. Science is based on evidentiary support, objectivity and integrity, whereas superstition has very few of these. This is despite the fact that science originally evolved from superstition and theology, for example astronomy evolved from faith, chemistry from alchemy, etc. These were thought to be superstitions… View Article

The organizational theory of concept

“The organizational theory of concept involves the dynamic interplay amoung individuals in organizations, teams and leadership behaviors, and the organization itself.”(Hellriegel & Slocum, 2004 PG. 29) The authors define a participative style of leadership as one the requires the leader to maintian two-way communication and to support followers in the use of their competencies. Ms…. View Article

The Theory of the Business

“The Theory of the Business” implies several studies conducted by in the defined area of business environment. Actually, the article is devoted to managerial problems and thus provides overview of the following topics: how to integrate the work and ensure its renewal, leadership functions and skills, new dimension of product design, how to extend profits… View Article

The Theory of Consumer Choice/Behavior

Introduction to Consumer Choice Since consumers’ wants are unlimited, and the resources available to satisfy them are limited, consumers constantly make choice between alternative wants. The society has to make a choice about the uses to which to commit the limited resources at its disposal, since the scarce means cannot satisfy all wants at the… View Article

Attribution Theory

No creature in this planet can exercise the faculty of reason as much as we human persons do. As rational beings, we normally engage in an array of activities which require critical thinking or thoughtful consideration. At least for those who are fortunate to be gifted with normal bodily functions, it is axiomatic to suppose… View Article

On Theory Integration

On Control Theory There are two founding tenets of control theory (Gottfredson and Hirschi,1990): all behavior, criminal or not, arises from the hedonistic tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain; and the behavior may be criminal – or criminally analogous – when the actor is ‘insufficiently restrained’ from resorting to force or fraud in the… View Article

Theory And Implementation Of Remote Procedure Call

Introduction Definition Remote Procedure Call can be simply defined as a protocol or any programming interface which allows one program on a system to send the request and the required information to another program in some other system in a network. The second computer then executes the data and sends a reply back to the… View Article