Research Papers on Social Psychology

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  • Practicing Interviewing Techniques

    As the general population continues to age, we have many more people living into their late 80s and 90s. We can all learn a lot from this population. This essay reports and interview the writer conducted with a woman who is 90. The interview questions and responses are included, verbatim. The writer comments on the woman and on the process identifying what she learned through this assignment. There is one source listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Human Learning

    In seven pages this paper considers learning in a discussion of how people learn and how it shapes the human developmental process. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Learning and Albert Bandura's Determinants Concepts

    In a research paper consisting of five pages Bandura's concepts in terms of antecedent, consequent and reciprocal determinants are explored with examples provided. There is no bibliography included.

  • Examining the Truth of a Proverb - Children Learn Prejudice, It Is Not Inborn

    This 6 page paper examines the proverb that children are not born with prejudice but learn it. There are 6 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Success

    This paper examines the concept of emotional intelligence as it relates to personal and occupational success. The author delves into the origins of the term and how emotional intelligence is perceived. This five page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • American Society and Body Image

    In three pages this essay examines American society and its emphasis upon body image and discusses how this affects self esteem with other issues such as the media portrayal of women also included. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Human Mate Selection

    10 pages in length. The process of human mate selection is as vast and diverse as the global communities from which people hail. Physical attributes, sexual stimuli, life objectives, personality traits, cultural mandates and biological components are just some of the criteria that comprise the foundation of how humans choose their mates. Arranged marriages are typically devoid of the same love that inhabits the union of two people who believe they are each other's soul mate, while marriage for financial security is at the other end of the spectrum from matrimony between two people who are merely seeking amicable companionship. Moreover, what compels a person to select a certain mate at age twenty-five can - and often is - completely different than what stimulates that choice at age fifty. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • 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.

  • Diffuse Responsibility and Group Behavior

    In five pages a Carol Tavris article is referred to in a consideration of group behavior as establishing the ways in which individuals behave in an argument that this pattern is distinctive. There are no other sources listed.

  • Image Enhancement and Eating Disorders

    This paper contends photoshopping, the generic terms for the so called enhancement of images of the human form used in advertising, is likely linked to eating disorders. There are four sources in this six page paper.

  • Behavior and Mood Influences

    In ten pages this paper discusses mood and behavioral influences including perceptions of others, climate, and color.

  • Herbert Blumer and Symbolic Interaction

    In seven pages this paper supports Herbert Blumer's 'symbolic interaction' claim with regard to human interaction with arguments presented by Harvey and Katovich, Sadalla and Krull, D.L., Rosenhan, and George Herbert Mead. Four 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.

  • Anthropological Studies of Monica Moore and Jane Goodall

    In five pages this paper examines the importance of observation in ethnography in a comparison of Monica Moore's Nonverbal Courtship Patterns in Women and a first observations' essay by Jane Goodall. There are no other sources listed.

  • Juvenile Delinquency and A Child's Emotional Needs

    In a report of 18 pages the thesis that the lack of meeting a child's emotional needs at an early age is directly linked to juvenile delinquency. The problems of juvenile delinquency are addressed as are associated issues such as challenges to the child, the court systems, law enforcement, educators, and parents. There are 22 bibliographic sources cited.

  • Abusive Childhoods and Adult Survivors

    This paper examines the survivor impact of abusive childhoods on adults in seven pages. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Kolb and Managing Anger

    In a paper consisting of eight pages Kolb's experimental learning model is first explained and then after discussing anger and its coping strategies the four elements of Kolb's model are incorporated into the discussion in hopes of achieving greater understanding of anger management through communication and strategies. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Anger Management

    In five pages various coping strategies are discussed within the context of anger management with supporting evidence provided by theorists and authors. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Alan E. Kazdin's Cognitive and Behavioral Approach to Conduct Disorder

    In ten pages DSM IV criteria is employed to define conduct disorder in a paper that distinguishes it from antisocial and border personality disorders as well as schizophrenia. Kazdin's work in the field is evaluated in terms of strengths and weaknesses with his community and parent intervention method also examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Flight of Apollo 13. The Psychological Impacts of the Events on Members of the Flight and Ground Crews.

    7 pages. 8 sources cited. This paper relates a psychological assessment to the flight and ground crew members of the Apollo 13 flight, as it is related in Ron Howard's film Apollo 13. This paper considers factors like the stress that the flight placed on members of the crew and ground teams, as well as the roles that different people took in this stressful situation. This paper applies psychological theories to an analysis of the film's characters.

  • Motivation Behind Cult Membership

    Recent stories of mass suicides of cult members has led to an interest in the people who join cults and their rationale. Tis paper examines some of the recent cults and what motivates people to join them.This paper has five pages and five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • People Between the Ages of Twenty Five and Thirty Five and Divorce

    In eleven pages which includes an outline of one pages divorce among individuals of this age group is discussed in terms of reasons and effects with the couples being the central focus although impact of divorce on the children is also considered. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Communication Between Doctors and Patients

    In eight pages this paper considers a research proposal regarding patient and doctor communications and whether or not this particular communication level is effective. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Australia and Domestic Abuse

    In ten pages domestic abuse is examined within the context of Australia in a description of family violence causes and how women in this country are subjected to both cultural as well as social insubordination that often results in incidences of domestic abuse. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Art Therapy And ADHD - Research Proposal

    This 15 page paper has several sections or chapters: introduction, research questions, description of three theories (Piaget, Erikson, and Rogers), ADHD, art therapy, using art therapy with ADHD children, methodology, application of method, results, discussion and conclusions. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Aggressive Drivers: Safely Avoiding Their Hostility

    3 pages in length. Aggressive drivers behave as if their presence on the road and ability to reach their destination are the only things that hold any importance; as such, they drive erratically, follow too close, honk, swerve in and out of traffic, travel well beyond the posted speed limit, flash their brights into the rearview mirror of the driver ahead of them, make unkind gestures and generally hold little respect for those who share the road with them. The object of dealing with aggressive drivers is NOT to challenge their self-given power but instead defer to their unsafe antics and get as far from them as immediately possible. Since they disregard road rules, they also ignore the potential for being the cause of an accident. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Dangerous Habits Of Today's Drivers

    3 pages in length. Contemporary society is in such a hurry and has so much to accomplish that getting certain tasks done in a timely fashion has created some dangerous habits for today's drivers. Added to the long-standing list of distractions people have when driving - unruly kids, being late, impatience - drivers routinely eat, apply makeup, read, talk/text on the cell phone, take impairing medications and - believe it or not - consume alcohol while maneuvering a two-thousand-pound vehicle made of piercing metal and glass as well as flammable gasoline. The false sense of security people have when getting behind the wheel is both grand and far-reaching; that it takes but the blink of an eye for an accident to happen speaks to the casual attitude today's drivers have with regard to operational safety. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Jean M. Twenge, Generation Me

    This book review pertains to Jean M. Twenge's text Generation Me, which is a study of the differences between the attitudes and sense of self that characterizes different generations. The author asserts that Generation Me developed an inflated sense of self-importance due to the emphasis placed on self-esteem development in public schools. The write evaluates the value of this text. Four pages in length, two sources are cited.

  • 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.

  • Sex Offender Profiling and Multiphasic Sex Inventory II

    In five pages this paper examines this law enforcement approach to sex offender profiling that identify characteristics that need to be treated and provide for progress monitoring. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Amelia Case Study on Career Decision Making

    In three pages the ways in which a seventeen year old girl's confusion can be lifted regarding college and career choices are considered with the inclusion of family responsibilities she perceives to have with the career decision making theory of Mitchell and Krumboltz included in the discussion. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Drunk Driving - The Psychological Roots

    In a paper of eight pages, the writer looks at drunk driving. The relationship between drunk driving and aggressive personalities is explored. Paper uses five sources.

  • Perspectives On Aggression And Bullying Behaviors In Schools

    This 5 page paper begins by reporting the incidence of bullying and defining what a bully is and describing the types of aggressive behaviors they exhibit. The paper considers the cognitive, social and developmental perspectives of bullying, explaining how they interact. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Bullying

    10 pages that examine bullying. There are 4 sources.

  • Connection Between Self Efficacy and Bullying

    In five pages this paper discusses bullying in terms of its various forms and considers the association between self efficacy and bullying. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Strategies to Cope with Managing Workplace Stress

    In nine pages this paper discusses stress management in a consideration of 8 companies and 4 strategies that can be applied to the management of stress. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Programs of Managing Stress

    In five pages the ecological paradigm of Broffenbrenner is the emphasis of this stress management program consideration with the social importance of managing stress among the topics discussed. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • What It Takes to be a Burglar

    The writer answers questions about what burglary is really like, using interview with three burglars as source material.

  • Research Issues

    The paper discusses a number of topic related to research. These include information about surveys, interviews, sampling, sample size and survey results. There is one source used in this three page paper.

  • 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.

  • Structured Family Theory of Minuchin and Family Dysfunction

    In six pages this paper applies the structured family theory of Minuchin to a fictional case study on dysfunctional family relationships. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Interventional and Coping Methodologies Factors Affecting Coping and Interventional Methodologies

    In twelve pages a case model and review of relevant literature are applied to a discussion of various coping and interventional methodologies and the various factors that affect them with such cases as invented, borderline, related, and contrary examined. Nine sources are 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.

  • Theories Regarding Smoking

    This paper points out the health effects of smoking and why people have trouble quitting. Some of the recent research that links smoking to anxiety is reported and discussed. There are seven sources used in this seven page paper

  • Impact on Those Who Play Computer Games

    There has been a debate about the impact of action and violent video and computer games on those who play them. This especially pertains to youth. Some argue these games will lead the user to commit criminal acts, other argue they will not. Finally, there are empirical research studies that demonstrate there are numerous positive cognitive and perceptual effects for those who play the games. There are three sources used in this four page paper.a

  • Animal and Human Bonding - An Analysis

    In a paper of eleven pages, the writer looks at human and animal bonds. The impact of these bonds on psychological bond is examined. Paper uses thirty sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Effective Communication Between the Sexes and the Cultures

    This paper relates how effective communication in the workplace and elsewhere can be affected by these factors. There are seven sources listed in this six page paper.

  • Death and Dying as a Literary Theme

    This paper examines Mitch Albom's book, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Kenneth Kramer's work, The Sacred Art of Dying. The author explores the recurring theme of death and dying in each work. This five page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Human Populations and the Density-Pathology Hypothesis

    In a paper of twelve pages, the writer looks at the density-pathology hypothesis. A review of literature is conducted to support a research proposal. Paper uses eight sources.

  • 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.

  • Qualitative Research Methodology, Probability Sampling, and Schedule Construction

    In five pages this paper examines qualitative research's 4 designs in an assessment of reliability and validity of probability sampling and schedule construction. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Connecting With One Outside the Group

    The emphasis of this report is how one small group included someone outside the group, in other words, making a connection between this group and one outside all groups. A brief background of the setting is provided. The paper discusses social capital and cultural capital in terms of this case study. There is one source used in this three page paper.

  • Phenomenon of Road Rage

    This research paper discusses the recent increasing sociological phenomenon of road rage, that is, instances where drivers become incensed over minor traffic mishaps, which can result in outbreaks of violence. The writer offers an overview of expert opinion, as well as a discussion of the breadth of this problem and possible proposed solutions. This nine page paper has six sources in the bibliography.

  • Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture" - Experience And Failure

    3 pages in length. When Randy Pausch said "experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted" in The Last Lecture speech he gave shortly before his death, his intention was to get people thinking about the benefit of failure. It is not that the late professor wanted others to make a habit out of not being successful but rather he valued failure as a key learning tool in the lessons of life. His message in short was that from failure comes enlightenment. Most people are taught to avoid defeat and disappointment because it somehow equates to less than a winning character. Pausch wanted to make an obvious point about how absolutely off the mark that type of indoctrination is to the quest for achievement, so he incorporated the aspect of failure into his class curriculum by awarding one student team a stuffed penguin who took the greatest risk and experienced the greatest failure. Symbolic of Pausch's penchant for empowering others, the penguin stood for the need to try and fail in order to succeed in life. No additional sources cited.

  • Ethel S. Person Dreams of Love and Fateful Encounters

    The writer analyzes the Ethel Person book Dreams of Love and Fateful Encounters, and describes such ideas as first love and bonding. The paper is seven pages long and the book itself is the only source listed.

  • Conflict and Relationships in relation to Self Esteem

    Low self-esteem can be a result of a number of factors, including close relationships and conflict. This paper suggests that a certain degree of insecurity is inherent in most relationships, but when this grows to an unacceptable level, it can interfere with one's life functioning. A literature review of cases in the research is included and evaluated. This paper has ten pages and eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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 writer explains why midlife crisis is a very real and difficult period for many people. Five sources are cited in this three-page paper.

  • Does Interaction Between Racial/Ethnic Groups Reduce Prejudice? Yes!

    In seven pages this paper considers the hypothesis that racial and ethnic group interaction reduces prejudice by examining relevant research and considering how to encourage such interaction. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Television and Its Negative Effects on Children

    This 4 page paper examines research on this compelling topic and argues that television is bad for children. Aggression and television violence is the primary topic discussed. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • Active vs Passive Procrastination

    This essay discusses a research study that proposed there is a difference between active procrastination and passive procrastination and that the outcomes of active procrastination were similar to no procrastination. There is one source listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Disadvantages of Procrastination

    In four pages this research essay discusses the disadvantages associated with procrastination. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Developing Respect and Empathy for Different Cultures

    In a paper of three pages, the author considers the way in which different methods to measure respect and empathy can be applied. There are three sources listed in the biliography.

  • 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.

  • September 11th Attacks and Reactions

    In three pages this paper discusses the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in terms of the various thoughts and reactions to them. There are no sources listed.

  • Mental Health Hospital Quitting Smoking

    There are hundreds of smoking cessation programs in the country. Most focus on a specific population. This essay is part of a proposal to implement a smoking cessation program for the mentally ill in a hospital. There are 10 sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Stop Smoking in Psychiatric Ward

    Numerous articles conclude that people who have mental health disorders are more likely to smoke than people who do not have such disorders. This essay provides a research proposal for a smoking cessation program in psychiatric wards in two hospitals. The proposal includes all the required subheadings including problem statement, design and methods section, and justification for the design, literature review.

  • Homicide Survivors Support Groups

    The writer explores some of the reasons for the increase in homicide rates, as well as the impact of homicide on the survivors, children in particular. The writer describes support groups for homicide survivors and that the groups must be properly designed if they are to help the survivors cope with their trauma. The paper is fifteen pages long and has twenty sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Teenage Girls' Lack of Self Esteem After Losing Their Mothers

    In six pages this literature review considers mother and daughter relationships and examines how after a maternal loss teenage girls tend to lack self esteem. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Contemporary Appalachia, Transportation Challenges, and Mental Health

    In seven pages this paper discuses how transportation issues prevent mental health services' access for Appalachia inhabitants. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.


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