The legacy of Sigmund Freud
By: Cathleene Filmore
Although modern psychology, and scientific fact has diminished many of Sigmund Freud's key points, the fact remains that he was considered by many to be the father of Psychology and his research and ideas laid an important foundation for the field. The subfields of Cognition...
By: Kimberly Wells
How People Become Criminals:A person becomes a criminal when he makes the choice to commit a crime, break the law so to speak.Every day people (most people) live their lives with hopes and dreams, values and morals, and the desire to live in a...
Human evolution: A timeline
By: Jeff Charlebois - 428163
In 1859, Charles Darwin published a controversial paper on evolution called The Origin of Species. By evolution, Darwin meant that all plants and animals are by their very nature, mutable, able to undergo small changes in their makeup; and that all existing plants and animals...
Has modern psychology failed its students?
By: Hugo Reed
Does Psychology Work? Everyone always wonders or tells tall tales about the effects of seeing a "therapist", but what good are such visits actually doing the common man? Psychology, or the study of the human mind in the attempt to understand thoughts and behavior, is...
By: Cathleene Filmore
Erik Erikson was a prominent psychoanalyst of the 1960's. Erikson believed that our personality unfolds throughout our lifespan. He was considered a Freudian Psychologist and was trained by Freud's daughter Anna. Unlike Freud, his approach seems to be well rooted in dependable research and a...
The US prison system: How it fails
By: Roma Lightsey
The US prison system was purportedly designed to rehabilitate and reform criminals, allowing them to pay their debt to society, serve their time, and then return to society as a productive member. Unfortunately, the recidivism rate (the rate at which criminals repeat their previous actions)...
What are irrational beliefs?
By: Adele Gregory
The term "irrational beliefs" was introduced by Albert Ellis (1913-2007) as part of his Rational-Emotive Therapy treatment approach. They describe unrealistic expectations we can have about ourselves or the world which leave us feeling worse than we need to because they will invariably be disappointed...
If and why we fear death
By: Volecia Plafcan
Some years ago, I was afraid of night. Death never entered my mind. It was the cause of the death that I feared most. Actually, the fear was that death was supposed to come at night; therefore, someone, a stranger, was going to murder me...
Is Culture or Language the Definition of Humanity
By: Vania Thompson
Debating which came first, language or culture, is much like debating whether the chicken or the egg came first. You can neither have the chicken without the egg, nor can you have the egg without the chicken, they are dependent on one another for existence...
How people become criminals
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
People become criminals either out of necessity, laziness or greed, by breaking a legal edict, moral or religious law, or someone else's leg. There are, of course, the exceptions to the case, which involve people who are wrongfully convicted of a crime that they did...

 

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