Introduction to operant conditioning
By: Mary Tyrer
According to the American Heritage Dictionary (2003), operant means to produce an effect that will cause a spontaneous reaction and recognized in Psychology as a reinforcing or inhibiting effect. The law of effect first suggest by Thorndike, in 1911 can explain the operant conditioning or...
Analysis of Jean Piaget's Construction of Reality in the Child
By: John Louie Ramos
Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist and philosopher who greatly shaped and shook the foundations of modern psychology. Piaget was famous for the psychological treaties he developed such as his studies in epistemological view known as genetic epistemology and his pedagogical studies on the strategies...
Psychological perspectives on free will vs. determinism and nature v. nurture
By: Kelsey Henry
Portrait of a Killer: Nature vs. Nurture and its Relation to Homicide Offenders On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on Columbine High School. The pair murdered twelve students and one teacher before killing themselves (Brooks). This tragic incident of mass...
The importance of community
By: John Louie Ramos
A community is a group of people that forms a distinct segment of the society. Along with the family, communities are one of the basic societal environments that can shape and influence a person's beliefs, goals, ambitions, ideals, knowledge and deeper understanding of things. Communities...
The role of stratigraphy in archaeology
By: Poppy Sunderland
Stratigraphy is the study of the order and position of layers of archaeological remains. These layers are laid down in a sequence and this can provide important clues about the succession of events as they occurred at the site. This is why stratigraphy is a...
What are Emile Durkheim's four types of suicide?
By: Daniel Khalil
According to Emile Durkheim there are four types of suicides. In this article we will go into depth about each of the four: Egoistic, Altruistic, Anomic, and Fatalistic. Durkheim, born on April 15, 1858 and living until November 15, 1917, was a French sociologist who...
Why human reason is limited
By: Angela Baze
Every single human on the planet is different. The term we were taught in first grade is "unique." People have the tendency to act the same or similar to others at times, but they are still different. We all have different ideas, views and...
Understanding human emotional defense mechanisms
By: Angela Baze
Defense mechanisms are simply ways of coping with a given circumstance in your life. Different people react differently, of course, but it's always for the same basic cause. Defense of self. When you fear for yourself, mentally and emotionally, physically, whichever it may be, you...
Exploring links between paranormal activity and mental illness
By: Menjia_Rose
Exploring Links Between Paranormal Activity and Mental Illness Let's first start with the definitions of both Paranormal Activity and Mental Illness. Mental illness is a chemical imbalance that leads one to hallucinate, thinking they are hearing and seeing people that isn't there, ( The conscious...
By: Paul Schingle
I worked in mental health for a good percentage of my career. I've worked as a mental health technician (grunt worker) and in the social services department (assisting with placement). I've known a lot of psychiatrists over the years. It's very important for the layman/reader...

 

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