Research Papers on Developmental Psychology

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Ddifferent Issues about Memory

    This essay discusses several issues and factors related to memory and learning, including different types of memory, the important of the novel experience, the importance of context, synapses, and more. There are ten sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Process of Learning

    In six pages this research paper discusses the acquisition of knowledge in a consideration of two learning theories with a personal analysis by the writer also provided. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 4 Andragogical Assumptions by Knowles

    In three pages this essay discusses Knowles' adult learners' 4 assumptions with the significance of each to enhancing the experience of learning considered. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Skinner Bandura Rotter Comments

    This essay discuses the learning theories of each of these theorists and how they influence interpersonal relationships. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Processes Involved in Learning and Automation

    This paper addresses the various educational aspects involved in the learning process and skill automation, or when certain skills and tasks become automatic. This six page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Theories of Memory and Learning

    This paper addresses various theories of learning and memory principles. The author discusses adaptive behaviors, Pavlovian principles, and shaping. This four page paper has three sources in the bibliography.

  • The Learning Process and the Development of the Brain

    The writer discusses the latest findings on the relationship between the learning process and the development of the brain. The writer reveals that research will have a serious impact on the methods used by early childhood educators. The paper is six pages long and there are five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Relationship Between Cognition and Learning

    This paper defines and discusses the concepts of learning and cognition. The writer comments on the role of behavior in learning. The paper identifies different types of learning and comments on the importance of meta-cognition. There are four sources cited in the biliography of this four page paper.

  • Adult Learning Theories of Freire and Mezirow

    In three pages this essay considers the adult learning theories of these scholars when compared to the writer's own personal learning experiences. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning Theories

    Social, Constructivist, Behaviorist : A 4 page paper that explains and discusses each of these learning theories, including their major principles and theorists. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Social Learning Theory of Albert Bandura

    In seven pages Bandura's theory that bridged cognitivism and behaviorism is explored in terms of establishing goals and includes in the discussion of a program based on the theory designed to reduce children's physical aggression. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Differences Between Simple Memory Retention and Learning

    In five pages this paper examines research regarding retroactive and proactive interference in order to determine their distinctions. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning Theories - Emphasis On Adult Learning Theories

    A 30 page paper. Part 1 of the paper discusses the learning/development theories of Thorndike Bandura, Rogers, Maslow and Kohlberg. The major points of each theory are presented and discussed, including the contribution of that theory to the field of education. The five theories are also compared and contrasted. The second part of the paper discusses adult learning, specifically, again, relating comments to the five theorists identified. 1 Table is included that shows the differences in focus of each theory. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Learning Styles And The Mature Learner

    A 6 page paper that begins by defining the mature learner in higher education degree course. The paper discuses the advantages and challenges for this student and reports and discusses Kolb's Learning Cycle and Honey and Mumford's learning styles. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Learning Theories And Technology

    A 4 page paper that is a 5-column Table. The columns are: learning theory, contributors, dates, strengths and weaknesses and complementary technology. Four learning theories are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Learning Transfer and Knowledge of Results

    In twelve pages this research paper examines the relationship that exists between learning transfer and knowledge of results. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Behavioral And Social Learning Approaches Personality Assessment

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses the defining factors of each personality theory and creates a brief method of operant conditioning for smoking cessation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Bandura's "Social Learning Theory" - Analysis

    3 pages in length. The writer provides a brief analysis of content and writing style. No additional sources cited.

  • 2 Articles About Homosexual Lifestyles

    In 6 pages this paper examines 2 articles that believe same sex relationships are wrong from religious and medical perspectives. There are 2 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Exploring Transsexuality and its Modern World Implications

    In six pages the argument that insurance should pay for sex change operations as a way of righting a wrong and society should be obligated to treat these individuals with respect are discussed.

  • Constructing Sexuality/The Problem with Duality

    An 8 page research paper/essay that discusses how sexuality is understood in society. The writer focuses on developmental systems theory as explained by Fausto-Sterling, and also explains essentialism and constructivism in this context. This discussion illustrates the practicality and logic of this conceptualization of sexuality, and how it holds the promise of releasing sexuality from the restrictions inherent in dualism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Intervention - Recovered Memories And Trauma

    This 6 page paper begins with an introduction to the study identifying independent and dependent variables and comments on the difficulties of validating recovered memories, which are the dependent variable. The paper identifies the target population and the two types of therapeutic approaches that would be used with victims of recovered memories of child sexual abuse. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Case Study of Tory

    In a paper of five pages, the author reflects on the case of Tory, a girl of 16 who seeks information on how to resolve some prevalent problems in her life. These include risk taking behaviors (e.g. sexual activity, substance use). The author relates the findings in terms of creating treatment. Bibliography lists five sources.

  • Child Development as Presented in Harry Potter, Pokemon and the Iron Giant

    The writer argues that many things can be learned about child development by reading the Harry Potter books, and by viewing the movies Pokemon and The Iron Giant. The writer also reveals how these media projects reflect developmental theories and why they appeal to all ages. The paper is six pages long and there are eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Psychosocial Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    In eleven pages this paper examines Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird from a psychosocial analytical perspective. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Literature Review for the Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the Treatment of Depression

    The writer examines the use of CBT in the treatment of depression. The paper starts by looking at the problems depression, and then outlining the potential use of CBT. The evidence assessing the value of CBT is researched and presented. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography this five page paper.

  • CBT

    This paper considers CBT, or cognitive behaviour therapy, in terms of the methodology and the way it is used. The writer assesses CBT as a means of helping patients to cope better with personal issues through giving them a more positive way of behaving and feeling. This seven page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Elizabeth Spelke and Jean Piaget's Child Development Theories

    In five pages these theorists are compared and contrasted regarding their child development perspectives. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Nailbiting and CBT

    This paper looks at CBT in relation to chronic nailbiting. The writer takes the approach that such behaviors which are often described as nervous or self-comforting may in fact represent more deeply-rooted anxieties on the part of the patient. The paper takes chronic cuticle biting as an example of this, and looks at cognitive behavior therapy or CBT as a means of addressing the issue. This four page paper has three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Evaluation of a CBT session

    This is a paper which offers analysis of a session of CBT. There is an evaluation of the session and commentary by the writer on the counselor's methodology and the effectiveness of the session. The patient in the case study suffers from panic disorder, although the condition is not explained in detail. This seven page paper has eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Development by Eras

    Child development theories did not really come to fore until the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In fact, the word ‘childhood’ did not exist until the 19th century. Childhood as a concept penetrated the masses in all classes in the very late 19th century and early 20th century. This essay discusses child development theories in the late 19th century, in the early 20th century, and in the late 20th century. There are eleven sources listed in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Children in Day Care and Accepted Child Development Theories

    A paper in which the author observes child development in a day care setting. The author cites the theories of Erickson, Plaget, and Freud in addition to his own observations. This five page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Parenting in the First Person

    This 12 page paper is a first-person examination of various issues involved in parenting, such as parenting styles, punishment and discipline. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Synthesist, Analyst And Idealist Thinking Styles

    Just as there are different personality styles there are also different thinking styles; synthesists, idealists, pragmatists, analytical thinker and realists. Three of these are examined, looking at their general characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. Four sources are cited in this four page paper.

  • Nature vs. Nurture

    There are many theories about intelligence and there are some debates about it. Gardner proposed multiple intelligences while Sternberg proposed three aspects. Each is briefly discussed and the writer selects one that is applicable to self. The essay also discusses the impact of nature on intelligence and provides opinions on nurture vs. nature. There are five sources used in this three page paper.

  • Nurture Wins in the Nature versus Nurture Debate

    In three pages this research essay argues that nurture triumphs over nature in the ongoing sociological debate. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Developing Children's Memory by Using Music

    This 5 page paper discusses the way in which memory is processed by the brain. The writer also points out that mnemonics is often used for memorization, and that it works particularly well in conjunction with a game-like activity. The writer also discusses some of the research on music and memory, with emphasis on the types of music found to be most effective and the age at which most infants typically begin to develop memory. There are 6 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Person vs. Environment Debate, Behavior Influences

    This paper presents the writer/tutor's opinion that neither personal nor environment factors are fully responsible for shaping human behavior. Rather the position of the writer is that human behavior results from interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Human Behavior: Conditioned Responses

    9 pages in length. The prevalence of conditioned response within the fundamental basis of human behavior illustrates how the concept of reward/punishment is integral to the way in which people act. To understand the connection between stimulus and learned behavior is to realize the strong motivational factor that draws an association between the two; that behaviorists like Pavlov and Skinner have clearly demonstrated the extent to which behavior in all species is prompted by reward/punishment outcome speaks to the straightforwardness of rescripting undesirable behaviors into desirable ones. The inherent value of such knowledge lends itself to addressing issues in criminality, education and a whole host of other areas where conduct plays an important role in a civilized society. Moreover, understanding the cues of behavior and how they are manipulated provides psychologists with the opportunity to restructure destructive thought processes. In short, Pavlov and Skinner set the precedent for proving how the components of human behavior are both simple and finite. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Environment, Genetics, and Human Behavior

    In eleven pages this paper considers the origins of human behavior in a discussion of the importance of environment and genetics. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Interactions and Relationship Analysis Through the Interpersonal Domain

    In five pages this paper assesses societal, groups, personal, intrapersonal, interpersonal domains and concludes that for the analysis of social interactions and relationships the interpersonal domain is the most insightful. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Are IQ Tests Useful

    The most controversial construct in psychology is intelligence and is complementary practice, intelligence testing. This essay provides some information about a couple of intelligence assessments, the g factor, and concludes with a warning that these tests may be valid but they need to be used with caution. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Human Brain's Recognition of Objects

    In five pages this paper discusses the human brain's recognition of objects in a consideration of structural decomposition, component recognition, Humphrey's concepts, and the theories regarding multiple view. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • ADHD and Issues in Classroom Management

    Managing the classroom can be challenging in itself, but particularly so when dealing with issues relating to ADHD. This essay describes the condition, including symptoms and behaviors involved. Procedures for dealing with these issues and programs which have proven effective in the research are touched upon, and education professionals are offered some tips as to how to cope, particularly the value of reinforcement.The paper contains 11 pages and eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • A Trio of Perspectives on Antisocial Personality Disorder

    In twelve pages interpersonal, dynamic, and cognitive behavioral approaches to antisocial personality disorder are examined in a student supplied case study with each method discussed in terms of foci and goal. There is no bibiography included.

  • The Causative Factors and Impacts of Fatigue

    This paper considers the various factors that can lead to fatigue. Pilots in particular are susceptible to fatigue. There are five sources listed in this eleven page paper.

  • Operant and Classical Behavioral Conditioning

    In five pages operant and classical conditioning are defined and discussed with several illustrative points offered. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Everyday Life Examples of Conditioning Theory

    B.F. Skinner's theories are examined in this conditioning theory discussion that consists of eight pages with everyday life examples such as parents teaching table manners to a child by example with relevant terminology such as operant, instrumental, reward, punishment, response, unconditioned versus conditioned stimuli among others also considered. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Development Age 4: Down Syndrome

    This 9 page paper discuses developmental milestones of preschool children who have Down Syndrome and those who do not. The paper discusses some of the differences in development from infancy to age 4. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Differential Association Theory and Serial Killer Ted Bundy

    In five pages this paper refers to The Only Living Witness The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy by Stephen G. Michaud in this application of the differential association theory to the mind of a serial killer. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Freedom In Childhood And Adulthood: Compare/Contrast

    3 pages in length. The stages of human development are replete with myriad lessons that serve to carry into later phases. Gaining independence is an especially important time for a child inasmuch as it is one of the most significant stepping stones from one stage to the next. However, frustration is present in abundance during this time as the child has a much more liberal concept of freedom than the parent, which often results in the child's quest for independence being temporarily thwarted. Other times, it is the child's own inability to coordinate mobility with desire that impedes his quest for freedom. Adult freedom, by contrast, may or may not be governed by another person or entity; just because an individual is over the age of eighteen does not automatically mean he or she has carte blanche freedom. No bibliography.

  • A 2003 Steptoe et al Article 'Behavioral Counseling to Increase Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables in Low Income Adults' Revieweed

    In five pages a study in which increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables adults from lower income households consumed in order to study behavioral counseling effects is reviewed. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Impact of Violenet Video Games

    There has been a controversy and debate about the effects of video games on children for a long time. This paper provides an overview of the research, which typically finds there is a negative impact for children who play violent video games. There are also some positive effects, which are also identified. There are five sources used in this six page paper.

  • Early Childhood Development, Ages 2-5

    This 6 page paper discusses the topic using three primary stage theorists, Freud, Erikson and Piaget but reporting only the stages that incorporate these ages. The writer also discusses attachment theory. Throughout the essay, the write comments on the importance of human services professionals knowing these theories. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Methods in Group Counseling

    A discussion on group counseling is included in this paper that highlights advantages of group therapy over individual counseling. Various approaches are included. This four page paper has two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Evolution of Language

    The writer examines the way in which human language has evolved and whether or not that evolution has a basis in biology. The writer argues that human language is so unique in its aspects that its development can only be seen as part of the development of advanced human cognition and the human species' social nature. The paper is seven pages long and there are eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Public Communication Issues

    In four pages this paper discusses high and normal techniques of communication that can reduce public speaking fears and also examines source credibility and what this means. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • The Practice and Philosophy of Adult Education

    This paper consists of five pages and considers the writer's own personal philosophy as it relates to adult education that includes Knowles' andragogy comments along with an adult educator mission statement. There is a bibliography that cites eight sources and one table is also included.

  • American Psychology - Considering Three Streams

    This 6 page paper discusses the three streams in American psychology, which are usually described as clinical, folk and experimetal laboratory. The writer examines the 1948 Boulder Conference to determine if the three streams model is viable. The writer also considers First, Second and Third Force psychology as well as Taylor's thinking about shadow culture; along with existentialism, humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology and behaviorism to consider the validity of the three streams model. There are 12 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Industrial Organizational Psychology

    A 5 page paper that defines and discuses industrial organizational psychology and also discuses the evolution of the field. The writer briefly discusses personality psychology and developmental psychology to illustrate the interrelationship of the different fields. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Dementia Alzheimer's Delirium

    This essay discusses several issues related to cognition in old age. This includes diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia, life review, and comments about Erikson and Havighurst. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • A Case Study That Examines Amelia's Choices

    In a paper consisting of five pages the decision making capabilities of adolescents are examined in this case study featuring a young woman about to graduate from high school and uses primarily Jean Piaget's theories to give her a helping hand in deciding what is right for her. There are thee bibliographic sources cited.

  • Young Golfer Training and Sports Psychology

    In six pages this paper examines issues of focus, concentration, and 'the zone' in this sports psychology discussion on the competitive training of a young golfer with professional aspirations. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • How Does ADHD Affect Learning

    A 10 page paper that begins by describing what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is and its incidence among children and adults. The paper then discusses ADHD and the brain, reporting results of studies that identify the parts of the brain that do not function correctly. In the last part of the paper, the writer discusses learning and cognitive theories with comments regarding the challenges the ADHD student faces. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Simon Baron Cohen's Autism Theories

    In nine pages this paper defines autism, discusses Cohen's theories on autism particularly in terms of his contention of 'male wired brain' and then explores critics comments. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dying and the 'Execution' of Death

    In six pages this paper discusses how a person who is dying from a terminal illness like cancer is much like an imprisoned individual who is awaiting execution. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Depth Psychology And Healing

    A 5 page paper that begins by explaining what depth psychology is and some of the persons who have contributed to it. This discussion includes some of the assumptions of depth psychology. The writer then discusses the difficult subject of healing and what gets healed in psychotherapy and suggests the outcomes of psychotherapy should not be discussed in terms of healing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Family Crucible by Napier and Whitaker

    In six pages this paper discusses family relationships as considered in Napier and Whitaker's The Family Crucible. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Chosen by Chaim Potok in Terms of Family Analysis

    In nine pages family relationships of the Malters and the Saunders are considered within the context of this work. There are no other bibliographic sources listed.

  • Thinking Errors, Research Abilities, and Critical Thinking

    In four pages the benefits of critical thinking are examined in terms of life and in a work setting that requires research abilities. The Chicken Little Syndrome is also discussed. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Creative Intelligence And Decision Making

    A 5 page paper that begins by explaining and discussing the four styles of creative intelligence. The writer then discusses mental models or mind sets and how they are related to creative intelligence. Porter's Five Force model is discussed in terms of creative intelligence. The paper ends with the writer discussing their own mental models and creative intelligence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Human Intelligence versus Computer Intelligence

    In an essay consisting of three pages an article that discusses human and computer intelligence distinctions is analyzed with the consensus being that human intelligence can never be completely reproduced by computer intelligences. There is no bibliography included.

  • Borderline Personality Disorder and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment

    In five pages the text Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha Linehan is discussed in an informational overview and the impacts of cognitive behavioral therapy in treating borderline personality disorder. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cognitive Therapy : Addiction & Trauma

    A 10 page paper. The essay begins by explaining cognitive therapy, its foundations and major premises. The writer comments on the relationship between cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. The focus turns to using both approaches with substance abuse. The writer then discusses the use of cognitive therapy with trauma victims. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Brief Psychological Therapy

    In six pages brief therapy methods are examined and include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and strategic solution focused therapy approaches. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Counseling and Behavioral Therapy

    In eight pages this paper examines cognitive behavioral therapy in this consideration of behavioral approaches in counseling settings. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Stress Theory And Coping With Stress

    A 10 page paper that reports and describes Hans Selye's, the father or modern stress theory, ideas and explanations of stress, including physical and psychological responses to stressors. The writer includes the evolution of PTSD from its origins in the Civil War as Soldier's Heart and traumatic neurosis. Physiological and psychological responses to stress are discussed. The paper also offers suggestions for preventing stress and coping with stress. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Color of Words and the Stroop Effect

    In five pages this paper examines the Stroop effect in a sample experiment that assesses the presumption that naming word colors in different colors is a slower process than color bar naming. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Issues in Psychology

    This essay offers five questions with answers. Topics include using behavior modification to change one's own behavior, developmental theories, career psychology, psychology in marketing, and health psychology. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Homeless Shelter Oral Hygiene Teaching and Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory

    In five pages this paper discusses how the social learning theory of Albert Bandura can be applied to teaching residents of a homeless shelter about dental hygiene importance. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mathematics Test Anxiety

    A 9 page paper that begins with a speech about the topic. The paper explains anxiety and it prevalence, test anxiety, mathematics anxiety and mathematics test anxiety. The writer comments on the increase in anxiety with high stakes testing. Research about the topics is discussed. The paper ends with ideas teachers can use to reduce this type of anxiety. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Classrooms and Developmental Psychology Applications

    In four pages this paper examines how theories by Freud, Piaget, and Erikson among others can be applied to the classroom in an overview of developmental psychology with developmental staging among the topics explored. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Developmental Psychology: Theories

    8 pages in length. Theories and concepts in developmental psychology assist in understanding the challenges individuals face at different stages of their life. The contributions of such prominent theorists as Bandura, Watson, Skinner, Maslow, Kohlberg, Erikson, Fowler and Piaget have served to assemble a collection of developmental philosophies that provide a significantly better understanding of why people develop the way they do. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Article Synopsis; L. S. Vygotsky and Contemporary Developmental Psychology

    This 3 page paper is a summary of the article by Wertsch and Tulviste (1992), “L. S. Vygotsky and Contemporary Developmental Psychology” published in Developmental Psychology. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Is Psychology a Science

    This fourteen page paper discusses a number of topics beginning with the definition of science. The paper asserts psychology is a science and why. Other topics include the importance of theories to understanding, standards for research, qualitative and quantitative research, the APA code for publishing, new trends in the field, and the writers vision of psychology.

  • Conflict Management Styles - Case Study

    This 5 page paper begins with a brief description of the five major conflict management styles. The rest of the paper analyzes a scenario provided by the student in which a teenager arrives home very late on a Saturday night and in which the mother and her fiancé disagree on how to discipline the boy. Conflict management styles used by each party are discussed and recommendations made. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Teens and Addiction to the Internet

    In six pages this paper examines the Internet addiction social problems among teens. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Behaviorism

    10 pages in length. To fully understand the nature of behaviorism is to realize that while there is a fundamental basis upon which all human beings act and react, there are still factors outside the traditional concept of conditioned response that play a role - albeit more limitedly - in how people behave and respond to various stimuli. That twins separated at birth and raised in entirely different family structures displayed a combination of shared and diverse behavioral traits illustrates the dual impact environmental and hereditary factors have upon demeanor. Annotated bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Behaviorism's History and Development

    In five pages various questions are answered regarding behaviorism including the theories of Watson, the research of Pavlov, emotion, and theoretical perspective differences are also explored. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cognitive Development: Bygotski vs. Piaget

    A 5 page overview of the theories of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotski. This paper explores the role of adults in a child’s cognitive development. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Importance of Direct Learning in the Childhood Development Theories of Jean Piaget

    In a paper of seven pages, the writer briefly examines Jean Piaget's theories of human development. A variety of contexts including social, cognitive, and moral/emotional development are considered. Paper uses four sources.

  • Lucid Dreams, an Overview

    This paper summarizes recent research studies that have investigated the topic of lucid dreaming. Six pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Carol S. Pearson's 'Innocent' Archetype Characteristics' Example

    In four pages this paper provides an example of a person who exhbits the dominant characteristics that are consistent with the 'innocent' archetype of Carol S. Pearson. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and Applicatioins of Erik Erikson and Lawrence Kohlberg's Theories

    In seven pages this paper examines the character of Rachel in Barbara Kingsolver's novel through application of Kohlberg's theories and Erikson's stages of development. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Explaining the Stroop Effect Phenomenon

    In eight pages this paper provides an explanation of the phenomenon known as the Stroop Effect with a review of relevant literature included. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Early Language Acquisition

    Cognitive development is about information processing, reasoning, intelligence, memory, and language development. It is about the construction of thought processes, including remembering, decision-making, and problem solving. During the first three years of life, infants' cognitive development is almost at turbo-speed. This paper identifies the areas of development, selects one, language acquisition, explains why it is so remarkable, and offers several tips for enhancing this type of development. There are three sources used in this three page paper.

  • Levels of Language and Psychology

    This paper describes the main features of language and the levels of language processing, such as phonemes. The paper also defines lexicon and language and discusses the role of language in cognitive psychology. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Gendered Interpretations and Development of Language Relating to Childhood Cognitive Development

    In eleven pages childhood development is considered in terms of cognition and language development with the issue of gendered interpretations applied to language development comprehension. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analysis of Long Term Motor Memory

    In twelve pages this research paper examines long term memory in a cognitive psychological analysis that includes a literature review and future research considerations. Eighteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Long-Term Memory

    4 pages in length. The transitional process between stimuli to long-term memory involves three distinct components: encoding, storage and retrieval. At the moment sensory perception occurs (encoding), the memory sets to work keeping that information in its bank (storage) for later use (retrieval). The relative simplicity of this undertaking fails to emphasize the conscious aspects that must be happening simultaneously in order for this sensory information to leave the short-term memory and become embedded in the long-term. Four elements of control determine if and how much stimuli make that transfer: attention, rehearsal, encoding and retrieval. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Ambiguous Meanings Long-Term Memory

    This essay discusses several issues that have to do with cognition and memory. Attention and Memory are two of the issues, texting while driving is another, ambiguous meanings, and eyewitnesses. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Forgetting in short and long term memory systems

    In this three page paper the writer considers some aspects of memory storage and retrieval, and ways in which forgetting can be reduced. There are two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Love and Lust

    A 4 page paper which compares and contrasts love and lust. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Marriage Counseling - Case Study

    An 8 page paper that begins with an overview of family counseling. The writer then discusses a case scenario supplied by the student. The essay discusses how the therapist prepares for the third session, some of the questions and hypothetical responses from the couple, what family therapy approaches would be used, other questions that will need to be asked and finally comments on whether or not the couple will remain together. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Media Violence Influences Teen Violence

    A 5 page essay/research paper that presents the argument that media violence is a direct cause of teen violence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Long Term Memory, Motor Learning, and Modeling

    In twelve pages this paper discusses how modeling affects long term motor memory maintenance and motor learning development. There are more than twelve sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Memory Development

    This paper discusses cognitive development and its effect on memory development

  • Memory Research and its Value

    In five pages the importance of memory research is examined from a psychological perspective in a discussion of memory, brain, and the types of memory identified by the Atkinson Shriffin model. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Short Term Memory Loss Research

    An overview of research on the topic of short term memory loss. This is an important area of study since so many factors impact memory loss, both psychological and physical. Closely linked to short term memory loss are conditions such as Alzheimer's, alcohol abuse and aging, and these too are examined in this analysis. This paper has thirteen pages and fourteen sources in the bibliography.

  • Describing Human Memory

    In seventeen pages various descriptions of human memory are examined in a consideration of childhood memories recollection, B.F. Skinner's theories, cognitive development concepts of Jean Piaget, and ADD and other memory problems. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Memory Types

    There are three types of memory; sensory, short term and long term. The writer defines and describes each type of memory and looks at the way in which memory processes operate. Five sources are cited in the bibliography this seven page paper.

  • 'Working' Memory Model of Alan Baddeley

    In twelve pages this report discusses the working model memory of Alan Baddeley and it's trio of components and what he demonstrated through them that reinforced the human importance of memory. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Olfactory Memory

    In ten pages this paper discusses the encoding methods of the Modal Model of Memory in an olfactory memory informational overview. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Organization Process, Retrieval, and Psychological Inhibitors

    In eight pages this current research analysis focuses upon inhibitors in a consideration of relevant literature and long term memory retrieval studies. There are over 12 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Americans and Mental Retardation

    In five pages this paper discusses mental retardation in terms of definition, etiology, and incidence as it affects the American population with prevention options among the topics considered. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Environment and Genetics - The Development of Personality

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at behavior and personality development. Numerous recent studies examine the impact of both environment and genetics. Paper uses three sources.

  • Intelligences and Intelligence

    In three pages this paper contrasts and compares general intelligence as defined by Charles Spearman with Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Oprah Winfrey's Personality Characteristics

    In four pages this paper discusses media icon and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey in an examination of her personality characteristics and style. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Peer Rejection

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  • Birth Order's Effect on Sibling Rivalry

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  • Behavioral and Psychoanalytical Theories of Sigmund Freud

    In seven pages this paper examines human behavior in a comparative analysis of Sigmund Freud's theories on psychoanalysis and behavior. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    Brief discussion and profile of a young adult woman who has not developed a positive sense of self as she enters Erikson's sixth development stage. Two sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

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    This paper examines the significance of birth order in child personality and cognitive development in 5 pages. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Child Development and Semantics

    5 pages and 6 sources. This paper provides an overview of the process through which children acquire language. This paper relates to stage development view of child development to processes involved in learning and acquiring language skills. This paper outlines the basics presented in a study of one month old children to determine how early language skills are acquired.

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    This research paper discusses various features of the Myers-Briggs and the Rorschach, thus providing a means for evaluating these personality assessment instruments. Six pages in length, eight sources are cited.

  • Death, Attachment and Development Theories

    In eight pages the effects of death particularly sudden death on humans are examined within a crosscultural context. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    9 pages in length. The manner by which human beings perceive what they see is comprised of a multidimensional approach of part-based and surface-based visualization that serves to segment the object and then reconstruct it in the mind's eye so as to finally see it as a whole. A chair, for example, is looked at two ways: 1) as a holistic entity and 2) as an assemblage of four legs, a seat and a back support; walking around that chair confirms there is yet another side that cannot be viewed from the front but serves to complete the structural identification of this chair. A 2-D photograph of a chair, by virtue of this understanding, would thereby make holistic perception more of a challenge due to self-occlusion; only because we know chairs have a backside do we automatically presume the one in the photo does, as well. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Flavor Perception and Blind Taste Tests

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  • The Value of Crucible Experiences

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at how crucible experiences shape values. The case example of a parent's divorce is used. Paper uses no sources.

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