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Parenting in Crisis: What is the Best Way to Raise a Child?
Parenting in Crisis: What is the Best Way to Raise a Child? Throughout time, parents have been criticised for different reasons: they have been labelled as extremely lenient, highly authoritarian or even irresponsible. In modern times, parenting seems to be an enormous challenge that not everyone dares to take up. I...
The Use of Habituation Technique in Infants to Evaluate Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Using the Habituation Technique to Evaluate a Piagetian Hypothesis The purpose of this paper is to use the habituation technique in young infants to evaluate one hypothesis derived from Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. I will compare 5-months olds in a task that involves possible and impossible outcomes. Piaget...
The Cognitive Changes That Occur in the Middle and Late Adulthood Stage of Life According to Erik Erikson
Psychoanalyst Erik Erikson suggested that middle adulthood encompasses a period he characterizes as the generativity-versus-stagnation stage. Middle adulthood is spent in either generativity, making contributions to family and society as a whole, or stagnation. Generative people strive to be involved with others as well as...
The Interaction of Nature and Nurture to Produce My Trait of Physical Athleticism
Biological/Cognitive Both nature and nurture interact with each other to shape who we are as individuals. While nature refers to characteristics that are inherited, nurture refers to the influences that our environment and experiences have had on us. Nature decides the range of our humanistic potentials. Nurture, on the o...
The Question of Whether People are Born With Good and Bad Genes in Psychology and Art
Good versus evil in humans has been continuously studied by scientists. This is a concern in society because it is a controversy for people. We are interested to know the reason why humans act in an evil or a good way. There are some people who believe that babies are born as a good person and that their surroundings affect...
An Analysis of the Extent of Genetic Influences on Behavior and the Importance of Studying Them
When it comes to genetic influences on behaviour, it can be said that there are two polarised schools of thought. On one end of the spectrum we have the idea of genetic determinism; Gould (1978) writes; “If we are programmed to be what we are, then these traits are ineluctable. We may, at best, channel them, but we cannot c...
Personal Process of Mental Knowledge Through Thought, Experience and the Senses in Five Kinds of Self Knowledge by Ulric Neisser
Ulric Neisser analyzed a personal process of mental knowledge through thought, experience, and the senses. The process of the self requires a timeline of experiences to fully engulf the variety of aspects embedded in each human life. In Neisser's "Five Kinds of Self Knowledge," he builds an outline of the human process, sta...
A Discussion on Gender Dysphoria: Definition, Issues, Symptoms, and Treatment
This paper discusses the definition, symptoms, treatment, and other issues surrounding gender dysphoria. The author examines different perspectives behind gender dysphoria. The paper covers popular perspectives in liberal media but also investigates the validity of claims by conservative resources. Gender dysphoria is becom...
An Argument in Favor of the Benefits of Playing Video Games for the Development of Children and Teens
It was March 3, 2002 the day of my sixth birthday. I remember this day so vividly and clear as the day that I was first introduced to video games. My father had purchased an Xbox for me, With an M-rated game for me to play. This was the first time I had ever been introduced to a video game, let alone one filled with gore an...
Lev Vygotsky's Discoveries in Child Psychology and Developmental Psychology
Lev Vygotsky was a developmental psychologist born in Russia in 1896 in Byelorussia and passed away in 1934 due to Tuberculosis. Throughout his lifetime Vygotsky went from Medical school to law school, from law school to literature, and from literature to psychology. Although he was in the five percent of Jews admitted to s...