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Jean Piaget was the first theorist to conceptualize human development through a series of stages. His theory, cognitive development, dealt with more than just the development of intelligence. His focus was on how people react to knowledge and how, over the course of a lifetime , they interact with and...

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The intent of Hung, Chou, Chen & Own (2010) was to investigate student readiness for leaning online for purposes of developing and validating a multidimensional instrument for similar investigations. The researchers developed four research questions for exploration which relate to: whether an online learning readiness scale (OLSR) could be developed...

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A psychiatric interview as a clinical practice has undergone a marked change during the last 50 years. It began by the use of question-answer type to the use questions in the modern psychiatric interview which lays emphasis on a free-flowing exchange between the two parties. It is worth mentioning that...

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There are four roles of the psychologist in the criminal justice system: the applied scientist, basic scientist, policy evaluator, and advocate. There is a clear distinction between each role and a clear venue for each persona to come through for the psychologist. Similarly, each role of the psychologist corresponds to...

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Personality development has been widely studied as the mind is a deep and complex space which is still largely misunderstood. Freud, Piaget, and Mead each hold leading theories surrounding the development of the self and human personality. Freud’s theory of personality begins with the idea of the mind, which he...

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In the 19th century, there were numerous suppositions about what exactly caused mental illness, and psychologists attributed it to a myriad of causes, ranging from physical illness to demons. Freud employed a different approach, where he likened our minds to an iceberg. We are only consciously of the tip, while...

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Richard Carlson's You Can Be Happy No Matter What: Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective is, first and foremost, what may be called a highly accessible text on enhancing the individual's potential to experience contentment, no matter their life circumstances. This is a book to be recommended to patients...

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In the post-war era, barbarities such as the Soviet Gulags fascinated scientists. With the Nuremberg claim that the SS was “just following orders,” the entire question of authority and obedience naturally suggested itself. The US, for better or worse, was in a battle against totalitarian systems. Whether it be Hitler's...

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I would let Dr. Binet know that I am referring Mr. Jones to him for a neuropsychological evaluation and then I would explain the reason for the referral. I had my initial intake interview with Mr. Jones two weeks ago and today I saw him for a second follow-up visit....

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Psychological and assessment tools are very crucial in the evaluation of victims with mental and psychological disorders. The tools are applied in testing a broad range of aspects and abilities in the victims. Some of the aspects that are tested by the tools include intellectual functioning, language skills, solving of...

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Environmental problems are the result of human activity and excessive hunger for money. Industrialization, urban sprawl, pollution, poaching, deforestation are the facets of destructive activity. People must be aware of the factors that daily affect our planet and inevitably lead to a greater disaster when humanity will result in extinction....

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The law enforcement profession presupposes exposure to incidences that are traumatic. The trauma comes in different forms; escape by luck, shooting incidence, or near death experience. Apart from leaving a physical scar in some cases, the police shooting experiences can result in a long-lasting psychological problem. The police officers are...

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The NPR story, "How Psychology Solved a World War II Shipwreck," told the story of the tremendous interest in Australia about the whereabouts of two ships that had been sailing the seas during the war, one from Germany and one from Australia. The German ship, the HSK Kormoran was a...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may set in after an individual experiences traumatic situations like sexual abuse, hostility, and battering, or war in the case of veterans. Some of the ways through which PTSD affects relationships and marriages include violence, aggression, sexual and emotional problems, as well as mistrust. For this...

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The boundary violation that I chose from the Blackburn, Fowler, Mullings, and Marquart (2011) article was of inmates receiving confidential or romantic letters from staff members. This practice violates the American Psychological Association’s (2016) Ethics Code in multiple areas. Specifically, it violates Standard 3.02 Sexual Harassment, 3.04 Avoiding Harm, and...

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Interpersonal trauma, as (Bryant-Davis 2005b) finds, is very crucial in the interpersonal growth and development of an individual, in that it cuts across the physical, cognitive, behavioral, social and spiritual aspects that make a person. Trauma in most cultures and religions has been spiritualized through the endorsement of beliefs and...

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While the writing process typically follows the same pattern, the behaviors observed will vary from person to person. According to Weaver et al., the writing process comprises five elements or topics: prewriting, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing (2). Here, the following topics are important: brainstorming, freewriting, creating an outline, writing...

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Adults enter into matrimony knowing and understanding that they are pledging to be together, for better or worse, until death do they part. What happens, however, when they are unable to maintain that pledge and elect to divorce? Moreover, what if they have already started a family and have to...

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Based on Barber’s theory, I classify the character of former US President Barack Obama under the active/positive group. During his term in office, Obama performed his political roles actively and enjoyed them. These presidents tend to have huge national plans and ambitions and they are optimistic, self-confident, joyful, and flexible...

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In the state of California, the McNaghten Rule is used in cases where the defendant wants to plead insanity. If the defendant is found to be legally insane at the time of the commission of the crime, he or she cannot be found guilty of that crime. There are two...

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Introduction Chapters 11 and 12 of Psychology (2017) discuss various aspects of behavioral and personality development and the ways in which people express both positive and negative aspects of their developmental levels and personalities. In this paper, five examples of theories or behavior examined in the text will be examined...

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The office of President of the United States, regardless of party diversification, public opinion, global events, or even personal judgment, is an honor granted to the one elected via constitutional parlay to serve the American citizens. It is also a complex, comprehensive, an exhausting life for the four or at...

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When individuals are in their early twenties, their personality is malleable. We are growing up, learning, and experiencing new things. These experiences shape who we become, and because a personality is still evolving at this age, it can be difficult for students to nail down a future career choice. What...

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The Kiersey Temperament Sort Test (KTST) revealed my personality to be that of the ‘guardian’. As I read the detailed description of the guardian personality type, I felt most of the points did apply to me but there were also points that do not define me. The KTST report implies...

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Altruism has been manifested in my group and team engagements in the daily activities. This is the principle that is associated with the act of being selfless. One of the essential constructs of the principles is that it is associated with a lot of concern in the welfare and interests...

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