Research Papers on Psychology

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Research Papers on 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.

  • Cross-Cultural Psychology

    There is a direct relationship between cultural and cross-cultural psychology. It is cultural psychology that provides the basis for cross-cultural comparative research studies. Cross-cultural psychology continues to grow and it continues to gain more importance as the world shrinks and diversity expands. This essay explains cultural psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and the need for critical thinking. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • 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.

  • Practice of Psychology

    A 3 page research paper that discusses psychology. Psychology has been defined as "the study of human behavior." However, even a brief examination of the science and practice of psychology demonstrates that this social science discipline encompasses a broad expanse of territory and that the practice of psychology is continually evolving as it changes to meet the needs of contemporary society, both now and in the future. An overview of psychology's history that this factor is particularly true in terms of psychology's purposes and goals. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 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.

  • Psychology's Sub-Disciplines and Their Practical Import in Brief

    In a paper of four pages, the writer looks at psychology as a whole and its many different sub-disciplines. The paper examines behaviorism, psychoanalysis, and cognitive psychology with a view towards their applicability outside of psychology itself. Paper uses two sources.

  • 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.

  • Positive Psychology Burnout

    This essay discusses different issues in psychology. It explains what positive psychology is and its strategies; it explains what burnout is and strategies to prevent or treat it; and it discuses why some psychology grad students go into therapy and others do not. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Clinical Psychology Paragraphs and Ph.D. Entrance Essays

    In three pages this paper presents a clinical psychology Ph.D. program entrance essay overview.

  • Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Entrance Essays and Paragraphs

    In four pages this paper presents a clinical psychology Ph.D. entrance essay overview.

  • Behavior Therapy Article Reviews

    In sixteen pages psychology articles related to the issue of behavior therapy are reviewed.

  • George A. Reker's Counseling Families

    This clinical psychology text is examined in ten pages with the family counseling concepts of Dr. George A. Rekers the primary focus.

  • 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.

  • Psychology from a Christian Perspective

    The focus of this paper consisting of 20 pages is Meier et al's Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Application, with supplementary sources that studying psychology from a Christian perspective is superior because of the direction provided through scripture and Christian principles. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Cogntive and Developmental Psychology

    This paper has several sections beginning with an explanation two subfields-cognitive psychology and developmental psychology. The essay provides examples of concepts and how they can be applied to other disciplines or venues, and also comments on their relationship to the behavior perspective. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Insights about Teaching and Educational Psychology

    In a paper of three pages, the author explores the benefits to teaching and learning of studying elements of educational psychology. Specifically, the author relates views of classroom and learning behaviors and the way educational psychology informs instruction. There is one source cited.

  • Policymaking Security

    This essay demonstrates that psychologists are learning how to interview potential terrorists more effectively. It also explains the important role of psychology in security. it explains the public’s perception of risk is based on qualitative characteristics that have more to do with psychological while experts based their opinions on statistical data. The essay discusses psychology and homeland security.There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • 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 Transformation of the Family Culture Changing Family Concepts

    5 pages and 8 sources. This paper relates the changing views of the family in modern culture, including the redefining of the family. This paper outlines the psychology of the family and the significance that family relationships play in the future of the family culture.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Job Coaching

    A 7 page paper that discusses the challenges persons with traumatic brain injury face in returning to the society in general but to the work environment, in particular. The paper discuses why a job coach may be essential in this process. A case study is reported. The writer also discusses the importance of self-efficacy and comments on positive psychology and brain injury. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Use of Psychology in the Development and Use of Brands

    The writer looks at how and why it is important for marketers to understand consumer psychology when they choose why and how to brand products or services. The paper includes a definition of brands and branding, and consideration of the way tht consumers may relate to products and/or brands. The paper ends with a case study of psychological branding. Eighteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this fifteen page paper.

  • Overview of Developmental Psychology

    In five pages this research paper considers developmental psychology in terms of history, today's infant and adolescent developmental issues, and development study approaches. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Early Perceptions of Mental Illness

    This paper discusses the perceptions of abnormal behavior and mental illness in the 18th and 19th centuries. The paper discusses the influence of early philosophy on psychology and the perceptions about the relationship between body and mental illness. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • The Manchurian Candidate Conspiracy

    The Manchurian Candidate in film and book form is a masterful examination of the conspiracy and conspiracy theory in America. This paper explores the John Frankenheimer movie and Richard Condon book, relating both to McCarthyism and comparing and contrasting the two in terms of politics and psychology. Includes a bio of Condon.This paper has five pages and four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Self-Concept Maintenance

    Self-esteem and self-concept have always been controversial in the fields of psychology and sociology but the self became an accepted concept in the 1960s and has grown greatly since then. This paper discusses narcissism versus positive self-esteem, self-concept maintenance theories, and it applies these theories to a case study. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • The Role of Goal Setting in Sports

    This 5 page sports psychology paper considers the role of goal setting in sports, and the way that goals should support and create motivation. The writer looks at the role of competitive goals and mastery goals and considers the common pitfalls which may be seen when goal setting is undertaken. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • 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.

  • Sports Psychology in “Rocky”

    This 4 page paper summarizes the movie “Rocky” and the sports psychology that it shows. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Sports Psychology

    In eight pages this paper discusses sports psychology in a consideration of various issues and techniques including athletic performance and the significance of self concept and mind, effective setting of objectives, arousal training, and visualization. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Motivation, Interactionism, and Sports Psychology

    In five pages interactionism is defined and then considered as a motivation approach in sports psychology. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Topics on Music

    In four term papers of three pages each musical topics such as music and brain function; anthropology and music; memory, learning and music; and performance psychology are examined. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • APA Code of Conduct

    This paper uses the APA's Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for psychologists as its base. Several issues are discussed including reactions to the code, the failure of psychology graduate students implementing the code in scenarios, a problem solving process for ethical issues, a discussion of General Principal A in the Code and an example using a child with autism. There are twelve sources listed in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • Concept of the Human Imagination

    In fifteen pages this paper examines the philosophy and psychology associated with the human imagination concept. Seven 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.

  • Brook and Tseng's Research on the Correlation Between Negativity and Anger in Toddlers and Drug Use by Parents

    In three pages this 1996 research study conducted by Brook and Tseng entitled 'Genetic, Social & General Psychology Monographs' is analyzed from the perspective of parental drug use and toddler behavior.

  • The Evolution of Forensic Psychology

    This paper addresses the origins and advances in the field of forensic psychology. The author focuses on how forensic psychologists aid both law enforcement and criminal litigation. This ten page paper has nine sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Importance of Trust

    This 7 page paper examines trust in society and uses Erikson's stages in addition to the bible to discuss the matter. Trust is discussed in the context of developmental psychology and spirituality. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

    This 4 page paper considers how concepts of industrial psychology can be used to explain the events that lead to the collapse of Enron. The concepts used are those of decision making and collective responsibility and the aspect of executive earnings and self interest. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • HIstory of Psychology as a Field

    This essay presents the history and evolution of psychology, including when it became its own scientific field and a description of older perspectives and new perspectives/models. There are six sources used in this three page paper.

  • Developmental Psychology and a Premier Virtual Computer Generated Symposium

    In twenty pages this paper considers how 21st century developmental psychology topics such as treatment of ADHD and prosecuting juveniles as adult offenders would be interpreted by Gilligan, Erikson, and Freud are considered in this virtual computer generated topical symposium. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Psychology Scenarios

    In a paper of three pages, the author provides a view of two different sets of quesitons on psychology topics, including how frequently depression is misdiagnosed and how anti-depressants are utilized. There are three sources integrated into this paper.

  • Three Psychology Topics

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of three posts on psychology studies. This paper identifies three studies that include experiments that are based on topics that include: conformity, aggression, and attitudes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Article Summary on Health and Psychology Topics

    In five pages 6 articles pertaining to health and psychology types of topics are summarized. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sales Management and Sales

    In seven pages this paper evaluates how outcomes can be positively influenced through sales training, sales psychology, and sales management. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Consumer Behavior

    This paper discusses the psychology of marketing and consumer behavior. Consumers have access to more information which changes their decisions. The economic recession has also changed their motivation when making purchases. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Personality Characteristics

    A 5 page essay that provides an example paper that is designed to aid a psychology student in this task by providing a guide that discusses the development of three of the student’s personality traits. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • What Is Positive Psychology?

    Three pages. The writer briefly describes positive psychology and discusses how it is different from other forms of therapy. Two sources cited.

  • A New Kind of Psychology

    This paper discusses the emergence of positive psychology, its principles and major themes. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Helping Children Adjust to Divorce, Positive Psychology

    This research paper uses a positive psychology approach in discussing how to facilitate developmental goals for the children of divorce. Five pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • Questions Pertaining to Psychology

    This research paper explores three issues pertaining to psychological practice. These issues are burnout and its significance to the health care professions, social responsibility and positive psychology. Four pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • What is the Effect of Training

    Companies spend millions of dollars on training manages and employees every year but there have been very few methods offered that can assess the effects of the training. This paper presents a research proposal in cognitive psychology. All parts of a proposal are included. Study participants will be trained and investigators will observe the type of decision making process they use. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Overview of Personality Psychology

    This research paper offers an overview of how personality is defined, several theoretical approaches to studying personality and analysis of factor that influence personality development. Five pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Self-Regulation Outside Psychology

    In a paper of six pages, the writer looks at self-regulation. The role that environment plays in self-regulation is explored in the context of business, addiction, and learning. Paper uses six sources.

  • Psychology Perspectives

    In thirteen pages psychological perspectives are analyzed as they are contained within 365 TAO by Deng Ming Dao, Too Scared to Cry by Lenore Terr, and Between Therapist and Client by Michael Kahn. Therre are no other sources listed.

  • Ethics In Counseling Psychology

    7 pages in length. Maintaining ethical fortitude in counseling psychology serves as the foundation of any reputable therapist; without a fundamental basis of ethics, the pledge one takes to help those in crisis holds no credibility. Ethical codes, principles and standards exist to guide counselors throughout their careers so they can readily maintain both a sound and reliable reputation within the industry. The absence of such moral directives would leave far too much decision-making to the interpretive options of each individual. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Terrible Psychology of Adolf Hitler

    A portrait of Adolf Hitler emerges within this paper of seven pages as painted by the texts 'The Psychopathic God' by Robert G.L. Waite and Walter C. Langer's 'The Mind Of Adolph Hitler.'

  • Behaviorism And Preschool

    10 pages in length. Preschool is a time of many challenges for both student and teacher, inasmuch as this particular age group is just learning the tenets of social behavior outside the otherwise insulated aspect of family life. Utilizing the concept of behaviorism within the preschool setting provides the teacher - and parent - with the capacity to identify various behaviors and modify them in order to attain a better academic outcome. The extent to which behaviorism asserts that observable conduct represents the only true aspect of the science of psychology is both grand and far-reaching; that autistic preschoolers represent one population where behaviorism is particularly beneficial speaks to how this approach is both widespread and effective. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Body Image: Journal Articles Overview

    4 pages in length. Both research articles - [1] Davidson et al's (2006) "Adolescent Body Image and Psychosocial Functioning" and [2] McCabe et al's (2003) "Sociocultural Influences on Body Image and Body Changes Among Adolescent Boys and Girls" from The Journal of Social Psychology focus their respective studies upon how body image impacts the manner by which teens perceive themselves and how they believe they are perceived by their others in their age group. Each article submitted questionnaires to a random sampling of the target adolescent group in order to generate response to the following hypotheses: [1] To what extent poor body image influences peer interaction with adolescent boys and girls, and [2] the extent to which sociocultural influences forecast how/why adolescent boys and girls alter their bodies (i.e. lose weight) in order to be accepted. No additional sources cited.


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