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...
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...
By: Bob Trowbridge
For my money, psychological projection is one of Sigmund Freud’s best ideas. It was refined and expanded by Carl Jung. I think it is so significant because projection is so ubiquitous in human beings. It is safe to say that we all do it...
Strangest phobias ever
By: Yelena Gertsenova
Humans have a lot to be afraid of. Even though we are more capable at protecting ourselves than perhaps any other species on the planet, we are also aware of more dangers. Add to that our extremely complex and capable mind, and we are bound...
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
By whose standards do people fail in life? By society's standards? By group or class standards? By individual standards? We can take a look at three kinds of people with three different ways of looking at failure in life. To some people who desire all...

 

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