Psychology

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  • Brain Plasticity Theory

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    The theory of ‘brain plasticity’ has first been proposed in 1890 by William James, in his seminal work The Principles of Psychology. There he noted that: “Organic matter, especially nervous tissue, seems endowed with a very extraordinary degree of plasticity.” However, this theory was almost neglected until the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most neurologically focused scientists started to view the brain as “plastic”, which means it can be modified physically by learned experiences

  • Abraham Maslow Theory

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    This Hierarchy of Needs has often been represented in a hierarchical pyramid with five levels as stated above. The four levels (lower-order needs) are considered physiological needs. These tend to be satisfied for most people, but they become predominant when unmet. The first four levels are considered deficiency or deprivation needs (“D-needs”) in that their lack of satisfaction causes a deficiency that motivates people to meet these needs. The top level of the pyramid is considered growth needs

  • The Standford Prison Experiment: Zimbardo's Experiment

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    Naomi Withiam Prof. Mehrinfar English 1310-061 16 October 2017 Zimbardo's Experiment In 1971, Zimbardo conducted an experiment which is known as The Standford Prison Experiment. It took place in the basement of a psychology department, which was constructed to feel like an actual prison, and the participants were paid to either choose the role as a prisoner or guard in attempt to gaining a better understanding of human interaction and its effect on human behavior. Zimbardo predicted that from

  • Mock Prison Experiment Summary

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    dispositional hypothesis into focus, no specific hypothesis was actually chosen for testing aside from the general idea that the behaviour and attitudes of the two groups would differ psychologically. Another purpose aside from increasing the knowledge of psychology, was that the Office of Naval Research and the Marine Corps, wanted to “develop effective training designs to eliminate conditions which elicit counter- productive conflict.” (Haney, Banks,& Zimbardo, 1973, p.1). Zimbardo (1973) believed that their

  • Short Speech On Happiness

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    first thing that breaks down barriers between people. Smiling lets us to get help from others easily. They are more really to work and solve the problems together with us. In the article entitled ‘Be Happy in your Work: The Role of Positive Psychology in Working with Change and Performance’ which was published in Journal of Change Management in 2016, M. S. Allen & P. J. McCarthy stated that a positive work relationship is important to create a comfortable environment to work and this increases

  • Taboo Language Attitudes

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    hypothetical constructs which are formed from threefold components : Affective, behavioural and cognitive. This tripartite model is one of the most cited models of attitudes. These components are usually connected, but recent research in social psychology suggests that not all of them will necessarily be represented in any given attitude and that they can not always be distinguished from one another ( Bohner & Wanke, 2002 ). The structure of attitudes is clearly described in the following figure

  • What Are The Importance Of Speaking Essay

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    Speaking is an important competency which is used to communicate with others through speech. It involves communicative performance, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, etc. Speaking is the process of expressing ideas, feeling or opinion to others in oral. Speaking is an interactive process of constructing meaning that involves producing, receiving and processing information, and the presence of speaker and listener [1]. Harmer states that there are three main reasons for getting the students to speak

  • Personality Influence Personality

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    4 Birth Order and Factors Affecting Personality and Behavior In which birth order you fall in i.e oldest child, youngest child, middle child, or only child? When, he or she tends to adapt the personality according to his/her birth order. Even after getting birth from same parents siblings who might share both nature and nurture, to some extent are so different and each birth order position has its own unique set of personality traits. For instance the firstborn child are expect to be hard

  • Carl Rogers Person-Centred Helper Model

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    For the purpose of this essay I shall be outlining Carl Rogers Person-Centred approach and Gerard Egan’s Skilled Helper Model in relation to my experience partaking in group sessions as both a helper and a client during the course of the practical assignment task. The objective of this essay is to identify my growing edge and to demonstrate how I can develop as an effective and ethical skilled helper from my experience partaking in group sessions. It was quite difficult playing the part as both

  • Stress Management Assignment

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    EVERYDAY STRESS MANAGEMENT1 EVERYDAY STRESS MANAGEMENT STUDENT’S NAME UNIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE EVERYDAY STRESS MANAGEMENT2 ABSTRACT One health behavior that is common amongst so many people is how to manage levels of stress. Stress is a factor that affects everyone at one point in their lives. Some people, no matter what the age, gender, job affiliation, etc., are affected and oftentimes allow themselves, to be affected more strongly than others