By: Rachel Alessi
Sigmund Freud was an early 20th century Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychiatry. He pioneered the theory of psycho-sexual development, one of the best known personality theories, which is a series of stages that children go through. Each stage is primarily concerned...
Social stratification: Difference between upper middle class and middle class
By: Amin Zouch
I-General introduction : Class is the kind of secondary group that is of special interest to social scientists. Indeed, it is at the root of much academic and political controversy and argument. While the existence of strata in every society is an observable and acknowledged...
Understanding culture and how it applies to psychology
By: Brian Mcgehee
I have often found myself curious about the world and how we work as a whole. So, when I heard about Social Contract theory, it caught my attention. Social Contract Theory is the belief that in order to maintain peace, each civilization must establish a...
By: Bridget Webber
Many studies have taken place in order to discover the relationship between birth order and relationship dynamics within the family. Such studies can also show information which is predictive of how an individual will fair when it comes to career prospects , the ability to earn...
How to achieve a higher level of self confidence
By: Christyl Rivers
What is self confidence? If it is high, you are not self-conscious. If it is low, you are very self-absorbed, and in danger of putting others off in ways that further decrease self confidence. To answer just what it is that seems so paradoxical, and...
Book reviews: Switch, How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip and Dan Heath
By: Derek Oxley
Are you hampered by guilt, held hostage by shame, delayed by pain? What? Those words came to me last week as I returned from the bathroom and I wasn’t in the mood for a discussion. A velvety voice whispered; "don’t bother writing it...
By: Samantha Burns
Citizen science is a growing trend in the United States, and generally refers to research partnerships between scientists and volunteers, expanding opportunities for scientific data collection. By recruiting the public, citizen science projects allow scientists to collect data more feasibly than would otherwise be possible...
Aaron Beck's cognitive therapy approach to the treatment of depression
By: Carlton Scott
After more than thirty years, researchers still do not agree whether Cognitive Therapy (CT) is an efficacious treatment for severe depression (Cuijpers, van Straten, Andersson & Oppen, 2008). The discussion and the research is still relevant as the Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program (TDCRP)...
What is evolution?
By: Jarule Onyxstone
The best way to define evolution - "a fairy tale for adults." The best evidence that evolutionists use to support their claims is the fragmented skulls that were eventually collected and pieced together, comparing its design with that of the bone structure in the...
By: Ann E. Smith
Many of a child’s experiences before the age of two will shape the rest of his or her life, as these very early months are critical in cognitive and emotional development. While no child chooses a parent, all children are affected by their early...

 

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