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The Differing Viewpoints on Precognitive Dreams: The Scientific and the Paranormal
A question brought up when studying dreams is whether dreams have the ability to foresee the future. In psychology, these are known as precognitive dreams. Some people argue that this phenomenon can be simply explained away as just a coincidence. Others believe that these types of dreams hold true meaning in the real world....
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The Reasons Why the Stanford Prison Experiment Was Wrong
The Stanford Prison Experiment is in some ways an experiment gone wrong. While we did learn some pretty valuable information from it, I believe there were more ethical ways to achieve the same results. While watching the video, I thought “there is no way this was at all ethical”; Mostly due to the emotional and physical str...
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The Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in Reducing the Stress of the Mother of a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Abstract In order for a child to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the child must have symptoms for 6 months, must begin showing symptoms at younger than the age of 7, be hyperactive, and the child must have a different level of development than they would without these symptoms (1). This...
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An Overview of Stanley Milgram's Experiment on Obedience
Assignment 3: Forty Studies How much will one do under the orders of an authoritative figure? Stanley Milgram wondered just this over fifty years ago while working at Yale University. In 1963 he set up an experiment that would become one of the most well-known studies in psychology and has been documented in nearly every...
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An Analysis of an Article on the Effects of Oxytocin Administration on Spirituality and Emotional Responses to Meditation
What is the title of the article? Who wrote the article? When and where was it published? The title of the article is “Effects of oxytocin administration on spirituality and emotional responses to meditation” and was written by Patty Van Cappellen, Baldwin M. Way, Suzannah F. Isgett, and Barbara L. Fredrickson. It was pu...
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The Difference between Correlational Studies and an Experiment
Question #2 When comparing correlational studies to doing an experiment, one can argue that they both have advantages and disadvantages, and can often work hand in hand. A correlational study simply involves observing two variables and seeing if any relationship appears between them. Correlational research is even often...
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A Reflection of the Experiment on the Behavior Patterns of Chimpanzees
Have you ever wondered anything about who your ancestors were and what their behavior patterns were like? Well, if you go way far back in the family tree, you will see a chimpanzee. Chimpanzees are one of the closest related animals to humans. In fact, there are only 2 differences in their DNA codes. Scientists have done la...
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A Study of the Impact of Rispedirone on the Cognitive Performance of Children
Introduction The study was conducted by Michael Aman and 16 other researchers. The tests were conducted in 5 different locations. The overall purpose of the study was to determine whether or not the use of Rispedirone can have a negative impact on cognitive performance for children. The authors explain how other studies th...
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An Analysis of the Reasons Behind the Guards' Actions in the Stanford Prison Experiment: Nature or Nurture?
The “Stanford Prison Experiment” led to a debate on whether the guards’ actions were due to nature or nurture. Nature is based on genetics and nurture is based on the environment. In “Stanford Prison Experiment” by Saul McLeod, he discusses an experiment conducted by Philip Zimbardo, a psychologist. In this experiment, peop...
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A Study of the Effects of Dog Ownership on Mental Health
Dogs Effects on Mental Health Abstract The reason for this research project was to determine if dog ownership has a strong correlation on mental health. This project was a data analysis research paper that did not collect any data independently. The collected data from multiple articles discussing animal assisted therapy...
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A Study on the Effect of Video Games on the Behavior of an Average Person
Step 1: The issue I’m planning to study is the effect of video games on the behavior of the average person (both children and adults) I chose this top because I used to play video games quite frequently and I believe that it would be interesting to see the potential effects it had on me My independent variable is the ga...
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An Essay against Competition and Happiness, an Essay by Theodore Isaac Ruben
Response essay Theodore Isaac Ruben, former president of the American Institute of Psychoanalysis, asserts in his 1980 essay “Competition and Happiness” from the book “Reconciliation: Inner Peace in an Age of Anxiety,” that competition serves as an unnecessary barrier on people’s ability to live happy and meaningful live...
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The Definition of Anamorphosis and Its Facet in Human Life
Introduction Anamorphosis is a novel psychological concept which finds its way into every corner of our lives. It’s significance is only being explored recently by such trailblazers as Youngmin Kim and Nathan Franklin. Literature Review/Theoretical Framework In Looking Awry (1991) Zizek talks about Lacan’s ideas of psych...
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Is There an Evolutionary Advantage for Pet Owners
Group D: Cooperative Exploration Written Report Our group explored pet ownership as a phenomenon. We considered whether there is an evolutionary advantage for pet owners and if so, whether the phenomenon was selected for as an adaptation or appeared as an adaptive benefit by chance. There are a variety of plausible hypothe...
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A Reframed Approach in Dealing with Stress
Over the past 2 days I have found that many things pushed my buttons. Work related activities tended to consist of most of my stress. However, other things like relationship stress and cell service genuinely frustrated me at times. When trying to talk to my girlfriend, the cell service was terrible. This frustrated me g...
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A Discussion on the Importance of Having a Growth Mindset in the Video The Power of Belief
In the video, The Power of Belief, Eduardo Briceno who was a Ted Talker was giving an encouraging presentation about the growth mindset that is an essential part of living a fulfilling life. The Genre is about the fixed mindset. The thesis/claim is that Briseno believes that if you have the power of belief, determination, a...
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The Milgram Experiment, an Experiment Conducted by Stanley Milgram to Test Humans' Obedience to Authority
The Milgram Experiment, performed in July of 1961, was a study that put a shock on the world and changed the way people think to this day. It was originally conducted at Yale University by a man named Stanley Milgram. This experiment was meant to test obedience that humans had to authority and help answer the larger quest...
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An Analysis of the Results of the Stanford Prison Experiment by Dr. Philip Zimbardo
The Stanford Prison Experiment was conducted between the 14th and 21st of August in the year 1971 by Dr. Philip Zimbardo, a psychologist and professor at Stanford University (Zimbardo, 1973). In response to traditional beliefs that prisons were cruel and violent places because of the nature of guards and inmates who lived a...
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The History of the Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford Prison Experiment How It Began On August 14th 1971, ten young men from Palo Alto, California were arrested on the charges of armed robbery and burglary as part of an interesting psychology study. Philip Zimbardo, renowned psychologist, converted the basement of Stanford University into a mock prison environme...
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A Research on Childhood Amnesia by Eacott and Crawley
From ages 1-3, the brain is in the stages of developing; this is a very important time in a child’s life but they do not get to remember it. It’s clear that it’s a common thing between children of these ages because they are too young to recall information or memories. This is what is called childhood amnesia. This observat...
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The Life and Influence of Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt in the Psychology World
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (1832-1920) is known as the "father of
experimental psychology", also the founder of the first psychology
laboratory. Wundt did not discover psychology as the distinction of a
single individual, but it contributes and belongs to the efforts of many.
Wundt is most accredite...
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