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An Academic Analysis of Father Engagement and Its Impact on the Cognitive Development and Social Maturity of a Child
Introduction Father engagement entails a father-child relationship that allows for the father to be involved in the activities of the child both socially and academically. For this paper, father engagement will be analyzed in the academic realm and the impact it has on the child’s cognitive development and social maturity...
An Examination of the Cognitive Approach in Psychology and the Use of Schema
Outline and evaluate the cognitive approach [12 marks] The Cognitive Approach in psychology is a fairly modern approach to human behaviour that has been developed from the behavioural approach. It focuses on how we think, with the belief that our thought processes affect the way in which we behave from past experiences a...
The Concepts of Psychology and the Fundamental Thinking Skills
This article has been composed to analyse psychology in both a clerical and in-depth manner in a manner that will help its reader comprehensively understand what critical thinking, and psychology in general, entails. It is purposed to enlighten an individual on the component skills it takes for one to think critically as i...
An Analysis of the Psychological Topics I Learn About
Positive Psychology Analysis Some topics we study in psychology I will understand better than others. This unit taught me about life span development, gender and human sexuality, and motivation and emotion. The gender and human sexuality chapter was easiest to relate positively to but the other chapters can also be used fo...
An Examination of Metacognitive Awareness Among Adolescents and Adults
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to examine metacognitive awareness among adolescents and adults. There are two different hypotheses that the researcher has concluded, the first being that uncertainty about academic performance is negatively related to the overall MAI score, while the second is that the MAI factor kno...
Sensory Stimuli and Its Importance in Stimulating Young Children's Senses
Sensory Stimuli Sensory stimuli include any activity that stimulates young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Children and adults l...
The Concept of Need for Cognition
In the “Need for Cognition,” Petty et al. illustrate the concept of need for cognition (NC) and its relationship not only to classic topics of psychology, but also to some of more recent phenomena. NC is a “stable individual difference in the tendency to engage in and enjoy cognitively effortful activities across a wide ran...
A Comparison between the Concepts of Emotional and Academic Intelligence and the Role of Genetics in Them
Academic intelligence and emotional intelligence are two different types of intelligences that people display. Academic intelligence is the traditional concept of cognitive intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions; the ability to display empathy and develop str...
The Use of Winnie the Pooh Block Sorter, a Developmental Toy, in Daycare Classroom, and Its Relation to Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Block Sorter: A Developmental Toy In my daycare classroom, we have a small purple Winnie the Pooh block sorter. It is shaped like a bee hive, with honey dripping down the side and small bees attached all over the sides of the hive. The top of the hive features a lid that opens and closes for the retrieval of blocks from in...
A Study on the Relationship Between Cognitive Abilities and Video Games Play
Abstract Cognitive abilities and video game play have become a very recognizable duo. There is much debate on whether or not this is a reasonable relationship to be correlated. Many studies have discovered cognitive benefits of playing video games, more specifically focusing on action video games and puzzle video games....
The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders with Cognitive Therapy
Abstract Anxiety disorders can be treated in many different ways. Although some methods appear to be more effective than others, is that to say that the other methods are wrong and will not give people the help that they are seeking? Should different methods be combined to create results even greater? The more commonly...
The Different Personalities Who Contributed in the Research of Classical Conditioning
Many pioneering researchers have devoted their careers to understanding how we learn. One researcher, Ivan Pavlov, researched Classical Conditioning. He conducted an experiment nicknamed, “Pavlov’s Dogs”, it consisted of feeding dogs and ringing a bell at the same time. The dog would naturally salivate when they saw the foo...
Davis's Theory of Caveman Logic: A Summary and Direct Examples of the Caveman Logic
Davis’ s theory of caveman logic refers to the deeply rooted mindset within humans to find an explanation for the unexplainable. This is commonly associated with the idea of a higher intelligence, supported by the popularity of religion and superstition. Davis labels this as the caveman theory, due to the illogical rational...
A Study of the Factors Affecting Sleep Quality
Abstract This is a report containing a sleep monitoring assignment for a health class. Myself, the writer had to follow a sleep monitoring chart for a week and had to describe and see how many hours of sleep they were getting each night. Sleep makes itself important in this report, it proves to have many benefits and expla...
A Study on the Associations Between Everyday Functioning and Cognitive Domains in Older Adults
Cognitive Predictors of Everyday Functioning in Older Adults: Results From The ACTIVE Cognitive Intervention Trial Gross, A. L., Rebok, G. W., Unverzagt, F. W., Willis, S. L., Brandt, J. (2011). Cognitive Predictors of Everyday Functioning in Older Adults: Results From The ACTIVE Cognitive Intervention Trial. The Journal...
Critical Thinking and the Harmful Effects of Cultural Conditioning
Mental Slavery: The Negative Effects of Cultural Conditioning Communism and socialism are evil. Rich people aren’t happy. Women make better nurses than men do. It is okay, even normal, for males to be sexually promiscuous, but not females (“Blocks to Critical Thinking”). How many of these common cultural assumptions are fa...
A Study of Memory Reaction in Relation to Age
Introduction The idea that the time between stimulus and response is occupied by chains of biological changes-some being mental operations which are arranged in a way that one operation does not begin until the preceding process ends, is one of the oldest ideas in experimental psychology. This implies that the reaction tim...
An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology by Hermann Ebbinghaus
Psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus was the pioneer of Cognitive Psychology, which has a long past with a very short history. The part of human thinking has always been an elemental focus of interest. An Even ancient philosopher such as Aristotle was interested in understanding the mechanics of how our minds work. Psychology ca...
The Different Stages of the Cognitive Development of Children
Children attach themselves to others very easily during childhood. They normally form their initial primary relationship with their mother and second, with their father. Infants depend solely on their parents for care and food. Without someone to take care of the child, it would not survive very long. Erikson noted during t...
Physical and Cognitive Changes during Different Stages of Development in Cognitive Psychology
Children are unable to dispassionately review their list of physical and psychological characteristics. They are able to see themselves as being good or bad. The development of self-esteem in middle childhood is a crucial growth factor. Now, children automatically compare themselves to the standards society has set for them...
Critical Thinking as an Important Aspect of Problem Solving
Thinking is the process by which we are able to process things, basic things, in certain ways. Critical thinking is the process of taking basic ideas and doing something complex with them, or vice versa. The changes that happen between your adolescent and adulthood years would most likely be huge (or so I would imagine). M...
The Importance of Older Adults Maintaining Their Cognitive Function
As life expectancy of humans continues to rise and people are living longer, focus has been put on older adults to maintain cognitive function. The following empirical studies compare groups of healthy older adults (50-60 years of age) that perform physical exercise, groups that perform cognitive exercises, groups that per...
The Effects of Sleep on Cognition
The Effects of Sleep on Cognition Sleep is a vital necessity of life and normal functioning. We need sleep to re-energize from our day-to-day lives and essentially to survive, but what role does sleep specifically have on our cognitive processes? Research in sleep indicates that sleep is an important and beneficial state...
The Functions of the Information Processing Model
Part I The Information processing model serves to show the brain and body working together to process and initiate a motor program. It is composed of two control models: the Closed-loop control and the Open-loop control. The Open loop control is for fast ballistic movements whereas Closed loop is for slow continuous movem...
The Five Stages That Can Influence Cognitive Development
Task One: Remembering Cognitive development can best be stated as an element of thinking. Thinking is the basic building block of cognitive development. It is the mental process of knowing. Cognition is a process that is always going. You never stop doing it. We can’t turn it off and on like a light switch. Cognitive devel...