Research Papers on Psychology Theories

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  • Observational Learning and Free Will

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at observational learning and free will. Topics such as Bandura's experiments and the nature of determinism are discussed. Paper uses two sources.

  • Operant Conditiioning in Learning

    Skinner believed that we are what we do and he also believed that we can change what we do for the better. The key to his theory and practice was positive reinforcement. This has been practiced in schools, in work, in therapy, and numerous other settings. This essay discusses two topics, reinforcement learning in behavior therapy and reinforcement learning in education. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Sexuality and Freud

    This research paper/essay describes the legacy of Sigmund Freud, especially in regards to sexuality. Five pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Gender Identity Disorder

    The first known example of sexual reassignment is in the Greek Myth Metamorphosis. It became a more popular topic in the 1950s when the DSM included it under sexual disorders. This essay traces some of the history of the concept of this condition, reports research, and reports treatments usually provided. There are ten sources used in this seven page paper.

  • Overview of Melanie Klein's Child Research

    In three pages this paper discusses Melanie Klein's works regarding child development and sexual abuse in children. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Intelligence and What It Means

    In twelve pages this paper considers various meanings associated with intelligence in an examination of the Triarchic Theory of Human Intelligence by Sternberg, Emotional Intelligence by Goleman, and the Multiple Intelligences of Gardner. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Phases and Stages of Death and Dying

    In five pages Robert Marrone's Death, Mourning, and Caring is considered in an examination of the perceptions regarding dying and death with Marrone's views compared and contrasted with the stages of dying outlined by Elisabeth Kubler Ross. There are no other sources listed.

  • Gestalt And Annotated Bibliography Synthesis

    Brief discussion of the Gestalt revolt in addition to a synthesis of an eight-source annotated bibliography.

  • Freud and Hard Times

    In five pages the conduct of James Harthouse and Louisa Bounderby in the novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens is analyzed based upon the theoretical principles contained within Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud. There are no other sources cited.

  • The Concept of Conditioning

    In a paper of five pages, the author considers the topic of operant conditioning. Operant conditioning has been utilized as a component of behavioral theories regarding the use of positive and negative reinforcements to achieve desired behavioral outcomes. Skinner's views are considered. There are three sources listed.

  • 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.

  • Conditioning and Theory

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of three specific questions on classical conditioning and conditioning theories. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Using Gestalt Theory with Families

    As Gestalt theory emerged, it was expanded beyond the focus on an individual to including families. The writer explains why Gestalt is a phenomenological-existential theory and discusses the core components of Gestalt therapy. The paper includes a discussion on Gestalt family therapy and using this approach with drug and alcohol addiction. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • 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.

  • Nature of Dreams According to Sigmund Freud

    In twenty pages this paper examines the nature of dreams in terms of Sigmund Freud's theoretical interpretations of them.

  • Identifying Ethical Issues

    Psychologists must live by the APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct. They will be sanctioned if they violate these principles. This paper discusses a case study of a psychologist who was conducting research. The ethical issues are identified along with an ethical plan. The ethical decision making model used for this case is Fisher's model. There is one source listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • The Origin and Evolution of Emotions

    This paper examines various theories relating to the origin, evolution, and necessity of human emotions. This eight page paper has twelve sources listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Collective Unconscious and Family Constellations

    In eight pages Carl Jung's theory of collective unconscious is compared with the theories contained within Bert Hellinger's Love's Hidden Symmetry. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • UK Consumer Protection

    UK law is the focus of this paper on consumer protection that consists of six pages and discusses 1987's Consumer Protection Act and the Amended 1979 Sale of Goods Act. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Homosexuality in the Male From a Clinical Perspective

    Before the modern debate on homosexuality in the male, psychologists considered it primarily a clinical problem. This paper deals primarily with Irving Bieber, a psychoanalyst who studied the issue and discussed it in The View of the Clinician, 14th chapter, Clinical Aspects of Male Homosexuality. His differences with Freud's ideas are discussed and how Freud's work influenced his.This paper has five pages and two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • B.F.Skinner's 1974 Text About Behaviorism

    In 10 pages this paper discusses the science of behaviorism as presented by B.F.Skinner in About Behaviorism. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Human Sexuality as Conceived by Alfred Kinsey and Sigmund Freud

    In three pages this paper discusses the conceptions of human sexuality according to Freud's theoretical and Kinsey's statistical approaches. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

    In five pages Freud's landmark text regarding the symbolism that exists in dreams and what they mean is discussed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Phi Apparent Motion and the Stroop Experiment

    In three pages this paper presents a Stroop experiment description an an overview of its effect with apparent movement's phi phenomenon also addressed. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Macro, Molecular, and Micro Levels of Depression Analysis

    In six pages depression and the influences of poverty, compulsions, and chemical imbalance are examined along with various cultural, social, and environmental factors. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

    In fourteen pages and 4 parts this paper examines PTSD and Albert Ellis' REBT in a study recommendations for the combination of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment and Rational Emotive Behavioral cognitive therapies. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Solving Problems with the 4 Styles of Carl Jung

    In eight pages this paper discusses problem solving from a psychological perspective in a consideration of the 4 Problem Solving Styles of Carl Jung. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Eysenck And Bandura: Comparison Of Personality Theories

    9 pages in length. The battle between biological versus environmental and nature versus nurture have sparked myriad theories that strive to one-up each other with the best concept of what influences personality development. The very notion of human personality is what distinguishes one from another, a foundation upon which the quest for individuality is a primary focal point (Brody, 1988). The extent to which two schools of thought revolve around the either/or principles of genetic or situational influences is both grand and far-reaching; to single out one as holding more power over personality development than - and even to the exclusion of - the other is to inaccurately surmise how the myriad traits that characterize human personality are rigid and finite. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Personality Theories

    This 8 page paper examines one person's personality using three different personality theories: the Five Factor Model, Erikson's Stages of Development and Rogers' theories of actualization. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Psychodynamic Theories in Workplace

    We know personality theories are used but psychodynamic theories have also been adopted in one way or another in organizations of all kinds. The paper reports the highlights of Jung's theories and demonstrates how they are used in organizations. Other topics include functional cultural identity and how a leader can foster communication. There are five sources used in this three page paper.

  • Personality Change Concept and Personality Theories

    In four pages this paper discusses personality change in a tutorial overview of personality theories by Maslow, Rogers, Freud, Bandura, Cattell, Allport, and Eysenck, among others. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • The Self-Awareness Trap

    This 20 page paper provides an overview of self-awareness theory and considers why self-awareness does not necessarily correspond with self-esteem. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • 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.

  • Religion, Illusion, and the Theories of Sigmund Freud

    In five pages this paper discusses Sigmund Freud's theories on the id, ego, and superego in terms of how each interacts with each other and also the psychoanalyst's views on religion being an illusion. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Freudian Theory and The Scold's Bridle by Minette Walters

    In five pages this report examines the applicability of Sigmund Freud's theories to the 1994 text by Minette Walters. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Psychoanalysis Theories of Sigmund Freud

    In eight pages this paper discusses the primary principles that are associated with Sigmund Freud's theories of psychoanalysis. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Movie About Freud and Jung

    This movie is based on a play, which was based on a book entitled, A Most Dangerous Method. The method is talking therapy. At the time Freud and Jung promoted it, others believed it would be dangerous to patients. The movie depicts the relationships between and among Freud, Jung, and Sabina Spielrein. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Van Gogh and the Theories of Jung Adler and Freud

    This paper is a psychoanalysis of Vincent Van Gogh. Using the theories of prominent psychoanalyst, the author attempts to provide inside into Van Gogh's psychological torment. There are five sources listed in this six page paper.


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