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The links between domestic violence and homelessness and the extent to which help is available by victims

| December 10, 2016

Introduction This paper explores the relationship between homelessness and domestic violence. Additionally, the paper examines the available means of assistance which can be accessed by victims of domestic violence. While domestic violence against men, children, the elderly and homosexuals has been well documented, the most common sort of domestic violence is the abuse of women […]

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Comparative Academic Review

| November 26, 2016

Introduction The aspects of psychiatric treatment of patients have been widely discussed in the academic literature on the subject in the last several decades. In two separate studies, Christina Katsakou et el. (2010) and Jelena Jankovic et. al (2011) trace the practical implications of treatment satisfaction and caregivers’ experiences respectively. Both studies cover specific aspects […]

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Working Memory

| November 25, 2016

Write-Up The field of memory provides excellent opportunity for research, drawing theoretical models and implementing them to check their validity. Working memory, in psychology, is a memory system that holds information to perform various verbal and non-verbal (even physical) tasks.

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How do the brain and eyes jointly process information?

| November 25, 2016

Introduction The intricacies of the human eye enable us to interpret light and distinguish colour to produce vision. It is, however, the complexity of the processing in the visual pathway from eye to brain along which this information is interpreted and manifested that allows us to create a representation of the surrounding world, otherwise known […]

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What are the different forms of social influence? How have they been studied by psychologists?

| November 21, 2016

Introduction Social influence refers to the process where an individual adapts their behaviour, emotions, or opinions as a result of interaction with others (Raven 1965; Abrams & Hogg, 2011). From choosing which brand of washing powder to buy, to forming an opinion on political ideologies, we are susceptible and influenced by the individuals around us.

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Do individuals hold ‘romantic’ views of teamwork?

| November 18, 2016

Abstract Teamwork is now common practise among organisations. Advocates suggest that working in a team boosts performance, as each member of the team brings their own individual knowledge and skill set to the table. However, a paradox exists within the teamwork literature; whilst the belief in the effectiveness of teamwork is high among managers and […]

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What does the study of brain injury and disease tell us about normal brain functioning?

| November 18, 2016

Abstract Although the study of injured and damaged brains dates back to the 19th century, the field of cognitive neuropsychology emerged in the 1960’s, and sought to explain the make up and architecture of normal and intact brains by exploring how the brain breaks down after illness or injury.

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Discuss the main issues in defining and measuring intelligence.

| November 18, 2016

Abstract The study of intelligence began in the late 1800’s, and despite rigorous investigation, the scientific community remain divided over its exact definition and appropriate measurement (Weinberg, 1989). In its most popular sense, intelligence has been defined as the ability to learn new information, and apply such information to manipulate one’s environment.

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Priming Of Social Attitudes

| November 11, 2016

Abstract Previous research has indicated that social behaviour can be automatically activated when primed by traits (Higgins, Rholes & Jones, 1977). The present study investigated whether participants are more like to interrupt an experimenter and unseen confederate when primed by words semantically associated with rudeness, compared with positive and neutral words.

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Essay on Developmental and Social psychology

| October 31, 2016

Patch 1 Development Psychology This essay will explain how the cognitive development theory and psychoanalytic theory explain personality. There are a variety of different research methods that are used when conducting psychological research, yet it remains arguable which method has proven the best. Still, the two main types that are frequently being used are cross-sectional […]

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Current research into the health-related impact of bullying at work.

| October 29, 2016

Abstract This paper addresses the current state of research concerning the psychological and physical effects that bullying within the work place can have on the victim, both its immediate impact and in the long term.

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Stress level among nurses that work in ER department in Nigeria and their work life balance.

| October 24, 2016

Abstract It is undeniable that stress within the nursing profession has become increasingly concerning over the years, which is why is it is imperative to understand the effects this can have upon nurses. Accordingly, stress not only affects nurses mentally but it can also have an effect upon their performance and the care they provide […]

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Why and how might shift work impact on the health of employees? What could be done to minimize it?

| October 24, 2016

Introduction Shift work is common in a variety of professions such as health, defence and transport, involving both day and night shift on a rotational basis. As such, individuals working shifts could experience physical effects such as cognitive deficits or sleep deprivation.

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Do the text messages show that the robber had an accomplice among the cinema staff?

| October 20, 2016

Introduction The evidence will need to be reconstructed and then translated in order to answer the question and decide which texts were sent by the robber and which texts were sent by the other person. 

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Negotiating Intimacy With a Partner as a Person Living With Limb Deficiency

| October 18, 2016

Introduction: Thematic analysis is ‘a method for identifying, analyzing, and reporting patterns (themes) within data’ (Braun & Clarke, 2006,).  It is a way of organizing your data in streams of themes or topics to create a rich data set that cannot only be used as reference, but also as a means of interpreting the research […]

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Local Education Authority (LEA)

| October 17, 2016

Recommendation of Report It is recommended that the “Jolly Phonics” system is not purchased by the Local Education Authority because there is a plethora of similar, free resources available to teachers. Summary of Supporting Evidence Phonics work is an integral part of all primary teaching and development of a strong foundation in reading at the […]

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The Psychology of Thinking and Communication

| October 17, 2016

  Recommendations: Considering the costs involved in implementing Jolly Phonics as a learning tool for children in schools, and the advantages of this tool in helping children to learn reading and writing skills quickly, a three year investment in this project is proposed for the LEA.

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An Investigation Of How Mood Affects Theory-Of-Mind Use In Pre-School Children

| October 11, 2016

Background “Theory of mind” (ToM) is the ability to reason other people’s beliefs, intentions and desires (Baron-Cohen et al., 1985). Over the last two decades, there has been considerable developmental research into ToM using the “false-belief task” (e.g. Baron-Cohen et al., 1985, Wellman et al., 2001).

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Critical evaluation of a research article

| October 8, 2016

Introduction This work presents a critical evaluation of the research article entitled, ‘How traumatic is breast cancer? Post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and risk factors for severe PTSS at 3 and 15 months after surgery in a nationwide cohort of Danish women treated for primary breast cancer’, written by O’Connor et al. and published in 2011 […]

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Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the relationship between stressors and ill health. Critically evaluate these mechanisms as valid explanations for stress-link illness.

| September 26, 2016

Abstract This essay has been written to seek to undertake analyse and critically evaluate the relationship between the stress and causal mechanisms which have been proved to cause physical illnesses. 

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