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Re-Examining the ‘Step-and-Slide’: Sex Differences in Pedestrian Collision Avoidance

| February 8, 2017

Abstract Previous literature has reported sex differences in collision avoidance behaviour by pedestrians. The current study sough to establish whether these sex differences are still valid now by observing an opportunity sample of male and female pedestrians in a busy location.

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Critical Review of a Paper Investigating the Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

| February 7, 2017

Introduction The paper to be reviewed is an investigation by Duncan, Forbes-McKay and Henderson (2012) into the application of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB, Ajzen, 1988, 1991) and its effectiveness in predicting intention to carry out health related behaviours.

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What are the key similarities and differences between Freud and Jung’s theories of dreams?

| February 7, 2017

Introduction Historically, dreams have often been given cultural significance all over the world, and various speculations abound on the origin and function of this intriguing phenomenon. However, it was the pioneering work of Freud in the late 19th Century which truly revolutionised the way dreams are discussed in much contemporary discourse.

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Describe the cognitive processes required when preparing for examinations

| February 7, 2017

Introduction The aim of the present paper was to investigate and discuss the cognitive processes involved in the preparation for exams.

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Patriarchal (sexist) society oppresses women: Women sexuality is marginalized

| February 2, 2017

Abstract The Oedipus complex is a name coined from the notorious Kind Oedipus, a Greek legend, who kills his father so that he can marry his mother.

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What is hysteria? Discuss how hysteria was important in the origins of psychoanalysis.

| February 1, 2017

Introduction Throughout the history of psychology, the term Hysteria was used to describe symptoms of illness that were atypical to already established diseases (Feinstein, 2011).

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False memories in bilinguals: The influence of different languages on veridical and false recalls.

| February 1, 2017

Introduction The question of how two different languages can affect the memory of bilingual individuals has consistently been present throughout the literature in psychology (Altarriba, 2003; Marmolejo, Dilberto-Macaluso and Altarriba, 2009; Schrauf, 2000).

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Is Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Working?

| January 21, 2017

Introduction Mental health now represents approximately 25% of the ill health burden and is also the single largest cause of disability in the United Kingdom (Hersen & Sturmey, 2012).

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Comparing Person-based Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

| January 21, 2017

Abstract This paper presents a comparison of two therapeutic concepts, person-centred approach and cognitive behavioural therapy in terms of the role of counsellor and client.

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The Changing Trend in Counselling Psychology: Internet Counselling as a Psychotherapy Practice

| January 21, 2017

Introduction The emergence of counselling psychology as a distinct profession in the United Kingdom two decades ago was a significant pointer that the field’s practitioners, represented by the British Psychological Society, had finally recognised that the field is unique in terms of identity and practicing philosophy.

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What can neuropsychologists learn by studying individuals with damaged brains?

| January 20, 2017

Introduction One of the best ways to learn about the normal functioning of the brain is to study how it functions when it is damaged (Rosvold, Mirsky, Sarason, Bransome et al., 1956).

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Legalising Prostitution: Debate, communication model and evaluation

| January 19, 2017

Section 1: Group Discussion This section contains what was discussed during group discussion session. The general area of prejudice chosen for discussion was prostitution. Dubbed the oldest profession, there was unanimous observation among group members that prostitution is still loathed in the society, and commercial sex workers, mostly women, are still treated with contempt within […]

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Importance of Initial Consultation and Ethical Issues Facing the Therapist

| January 17, 2017

Introduction This paper discusses why the initial consultation is so important and what factors an ethical therapist will cover in this aspect of the therapy process. It also tackles the ethical issues besetting a therapist in the conduct of his profession dealing with psychotherapeutic counseling and hypnotherapy and counseling skills.

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Learning outcomes for the 1st year of the diploma in Humanistic Counselling

| January 16, 2017

1. To demonstrate knowledge of counselling skills and understand their relationship to communicating ‘the necessary and sufficient conditions’ for promoting change in a therapeutic relationship ‘The necessary and sufficient conditions’ for promoting change in therapy in the context of Humanistic Counselling refer to the aspects of the therapeutic situation, background, and the people involved which […]

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Application of Forensic Psychology within a trial: R vs. Golds

| January 16, 2017

Introduction Before delving into the applications and relevant theories in Forensic Psychology in this case, it is first necessary to summarise the particulars of this case. This will allow for the evidence to be objectively assessed, and then broken down as the empirical evidence provided by the field of Forensic Psychology pertains to specific points.

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Considering a Social Dilemma in Practice: Using a Code of Ethics to Inform Decision Making

| January 13, 2017

Abstract Social dilemmas have the potential to define an entire population, leading to the need to assess and understand the implications associated with trends.

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The use of relaxation techniques to increase self-confidence and reduce performance anxiety in squash players

| January 10, 2017

Abstract The effect of transcendental meditation on self-confidence is reported; one-way ANOVA revealed that self-confidence increases over time but only after 2 weeks of the start of the intervention. Qualitative data on the mechanisms of this effect reveal that it could be due to increased time for reflective practice and enhancing executive control.

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Discuss individual differences in musical functioning with regard to social and biological influences.

| January 7, 2017

Introduction Deutsch (2012) describes music as an art that entails thinking with sounds. Music is played all over the world in churches, homes, funerals and many other places. It is part of humanity introduced at birth with lullabies and continues throughout the course of life up to death with the funeral march (Hallam, Cross &  […]

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Effectiveness of EL interventions for facilitating children’s social and emotional development

Effectiveness of EL interventions for facilitating children’s social and emotional development

| January 7, 2017

1.Introduction The aim of this paper is to present a critical evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions focused on emotional literacy to facilitate children’s social and emotional development.

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What types of memory are typically impaired in amnesia?

| December 10, 2016

Abstract Amnesia is a condition that impacts many people worldwide. This essay illustrates the basic overview of the condition alongside the primary components that make up the condition. 

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