Debate in the Animal World Man alone has Culture
By: Paul Brodie
Non-human animals rely on instinct to teach them how to thrive and survive. Human animals use symbology, such as language, to teach their offspring how to do the same thing. Instinct is genetically transferred; it doesn’t use a common language. Instinct is passed on...
By: Alan Tran
Let's face it, when it comes to smartphones arguably the top two leading brands amongst today's youngsters are RIM's Blackberry and Apple's iPhone. Just walking through my neighborhood every other handset I see is a Blackberry, and for those of you who uses one, can...
By: Jacob Woods
For severe mental conditions that are effecting yourself and your loved ones it is always suggested to go seek professional help. With that said, there are also some mild situations in which psychological help is not necessary. This is especially true for mild forms of...
Is it better to cry when hurt or hold back all feelings?
By: Christyl Rivers
If you are a baby you should cry when you need something. Crying is your language until you learn other words, gestures, and sounds. If you are a small child, you should cry when you hurt, because crying still conveys more information about the degree...
Factors that influence social development
By: Adele Gregory
We are social creatures and much of what we think of as human development depends on interacting with other people. Children and young animals raised in isolation provide poignant examples of the crucial role of contact for health, growth and wellbeing. But the link goes...
Exploring the fear factor in human psychology
By: Christyl Rivers
Fear keeps us alive. Unfortunately for the human species, our fear has a way of becoming amplified, even when not based on reality. This is a side effect of our larger brains, and capacity to store information. We are especially gifted at storing trauma, as...
Understanding and evaluating the changing face of psychology
By: Adele Gregory
Someone observed a while ago that trends and models in psychology tend to reflect the technology of the day. Freud grew up in the age of steam and viewed human emotional experiences in terms of raw, powerful forces. A few decades later, behaviorists would describe...
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
Is identity of oneself linked to the culture of the specific person? This is a question that has risen on numerous occasions and it has never been truly solved, since everyone has different opinions on this subject and how our way of thinking can be...
Understanding the cognitive view of modern psychology
By: Adele Gregory
Cognitive, which translates roughly as “thinking”, has two connotations in modern psychology. One is “cognitive psychology” which studies mental functions such as sensation, perception and memory. The other is “cognitive therapy” or “cognitive-behaviour therapy”, a form of psychotherapy that looks at...
Why ink blots should not be used in psychology
By: Samantha Overmyer
Inkblots should not be used in psychology. There are many reasons that I believe this, however I will only cover a few. What we see is what we see: It's as simple as that. Lets say a person is having an outdoor party and they...

 

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