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Culture as a Set of Attitudes, Behaviors, and Symbols
One could define culture as a set of attitudes, behaviors, and symbols shared by a group of individuals that is usually communicated from a generation to another. Attitudes can include religious beliefs, superstitions, and stereotypes. Behaviors include a wide variety of norms, practices, as well as fashions. A symbol may t...
A Research on the Differences Between Believers and Non-Believers
There has been a widespread research concerning the differences between believers and non-believers in the paranormal. One of the lines of inquiry has been on the level of intelligence of those who believe in the paranormal vis-a-vis those who don’t. This paper seeks to understand the relationship between intelligence and p...
An Overview and the Common Misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder
The intent of this paper is to be informative regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Numerous stereotypes and negative beliefs not only harm autistics, but also the people around them. The content of this paper concerns and addresses common misconceptions about ASD and emphasizes positives, which remain unrecognized by...
An Observational Study of Student Interactions During Breakfast and Lunch at EVK Dining Hall at the University of Southern California
The setting I chose to attend for my observational study was EVK dining hall at the University of Southern California. I observed the students from a raised table from the hours of 10:30 AM until 12:15 PM to view interactions between people during breakfast and lunch. I chose this area because there is a high influx of new...
An Examination of the Psychological Ideas and Interactions Among People in Scripts People Live by Claude Steiner
In Scripts People Live, Claude Steiner presents many psychological ideas and interactions among people in order to assert that emotional and mental stress, as well as gender roles and concepts, come from within. Steiner begins with three concepts: 1) People are born O.K. When people are born, they have no presupposed emo...
An Analysis of the Factors That Influences Identity
Where do we get our Identity? Identity is very personable thing that is unique to every individual no matter what the case is. Our personal identities resemble what kind of person we truly are and how you react to all types of situations in life. Identities get molded by all different things in our life, to specifically...
The Factors to Consider in Building a Solid Behavioral Foundation for Children
Upon one’s first breath, the clock is set into motion: everything that happens from there contributes to the sum of oneself, for better or worse—the future starts here. The different stages of development that one goes through during the next two decades ultimately combine to form an adult, which is a human who has attained...
An Overview of Classical Conditioning
I have always had a keen interest in the subject of Psychology, and I have always been interested in the various ways of learning. This led me to choose Classical Conditioning as my topic for this paper. The Wikipedia article that I critiqued can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_conditioning and is title...
A Critical Response to Nicholas Carr's The Shallows: Our Attention Span Is Not Shortening
In the book, The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, Carr argues that the internet is decreasing our attention span. I think that Nicholas Carr is mistaken in the fact that our attention spans are shortening; I believe that our interests are changing. The internet is not bad for us as a society, but it does have a profound effect...
Applying Operant Conditioning Techniques on People to Influence Their Behavior
Will My Brother Ever Listen? Operant Conditioning is a major way of influencing one’s behavior. It is made of two distinct methods: reinforcement and punishment. Each of these breaks down into two further categories: positive and negative. This gives us a total of four various methods of influencing behavior. Positive rein...