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Test Evaluation of the bipolar form of the Mood States (POMS-BI)

| September 23, 2016

Scenario A cancer which is present within families may be considered to be a stressful life event which may cause psychosocial morbidity and lead to other health risks.  Frost et.al (2000) conducted a study into the psychosocial morbidity and health concerns accompanying individuals’ perceived increased risk of cancer.  In this study, they recruited 39 patients […]

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A synopsis of Psychology and Advertising study: How are subliminal messages used by advertising agencies in Thailand?

| September 21, 2016

Abstract This research synopsis has been written to outline how subliminal messages have been developed to seek to encourage consumers to buy products.  Further to this, the research also seeks to understand how these techniques are employed by advertising agencies in Thailand today.

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The War on Drugs – Is a hard-line approach working to combat the use of harmful drugs? Discuss arguments for and against current systems of drug control.

| September 14, 2016

Abstract Internationally during this century and the last, the debate about the war on illegal drugs has been fuelled by arguments both for and against their legalisation or prohibition. Both of these approaches to managing illegal drugs have their advantages and disadvantages.

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Milgram experiment analysis

| September 14, 2016

Milgram’s Study of Obedience The name Stanley Milgram is eponymous with the study of obedience. In his controversial 1970s study of the human behaviour, Milgram (1974) discovered that when under direction from a member of authority, study participants could be instructed to inflict a 450 volt electric shock on another individual..

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Age of Acquisition

| August 31, 2016

Abstract Preferences of many people are usually shaped and determined by several factors. Studies on effect on exposure of a given item cause an increase in liking to the given item or preferences, but studies using novelty preference have shown a different set of results (Barry and Johnston 2006: 123). Repeated stimulus affect image category […]

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Discuss The Role Of Parents And Peers In Childhood And Adolescent Development And Compare The Influence Of Each

| August 25, 2016

Introduction  The degree to which our parents and our peers influence our development has long been debated in scientific literature. Brofenbrenner’s (1974, 1976) ecological systems perspective holds that in order to truly understand human development, the entire ecological system in which it grows must be taken into account. For a child, this ecological system includes […]

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Critical Evaluation of Three Journal Articles on the Effects of Imprisonment

| August 18, 2016

This review will seek to establish the extent of the pro-social attributes offenders possess, and how these can be of use to the rehabilitation process. Offenders’ strengths have received relatively little attention in the literature, but strengths-based approaches show promising signs for criminal desistance, and as such deserve investigation. The first article under consideration (Aresti, […]

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Reflection Essay

| August 13, 2016

Introduction I have recently completed a unit on facilitating collaboration in professional practice, which formed a part of my Diagnostic Radiography course. During this unit, my tutor introduced the class to the skill of reflective writing and its important role in both formal learning and personal development. In order to have an opportunity to practise […]

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Describe the ways in which play is said to promote children’s development

| January 25, 2013

Introduction Play is an integral part of child development throughout the early years of every child’s life. This is because it permits children to practice their imagination while developing their mind, agility, bodily, cognitive, and expressive strength. Play is important to on-going healthy brain development.

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Developmental psychology

| December 23, 2012

Introduction When having any sort of relationship people that are important to you, caring is the foundation of it. When individual are less able to take care of themselves and are dependent on a certain individual is given the name caregiver, as there care for people that have physical or psychological disability. The way a […]

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Discourse Analysis is generally an umbrella term for the many traditions by which discourse may be analysed.

| December 23, 2012

Introduction It is difficult to specify  discourse analysis as a method in the traditional sense, instead discourse analysis is often described as a methodology or as a theoretical perspective rather than a method (Phillips and Hardy 2002:3), a methodology that according to Billig (1985) falls into the postmodern tradition.

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Is midlife the prime of life or time of crisis? Asses these claims with reference to theory and research.

Is midlife the prime of life or time of crisis? Asses these claims with reference to theory and research.

| December 22, 2012

Introduction This essay will explore the following aims; it will determine what is meant by midlife; identify some of the issues associated with the concept of midlife, evaluating evidence for and against some of the claims associated with this concept and finally it aims to identify some of the common difficulties of midlife.

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Social psychology seems to have many origins; critically discuss the historical and philosophical roots of modern social psychology

| December 22, 2012

Introduction There are many explanations for the origins of modern social psychology. It is therefore important to consider that social psychology cannot be traced back to one single source of origin (Burr, 2003). Hence, this is the reason why there are debates of what social psychology is. Allport (1985) described social psychology as “the study […]

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The concept of religion and how it affects health in my community of practice, London Borough of Newham, based on sociological and psychological theories.

| December 22, 2012

Introduction Locality Project In this essay I will be examining the concept of religion and how it affects health in my community of practice, London Borough of Newham, based on sociological and psychological theories. I have chosen Newham as this is where I was located on placement and therefore have encountered a very diverse and […]

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Essay on human needs and motivation

| December 21, 2012

Introduction This essay will be discussing what is  human needs ,  it will explore by looking into human needs and how human needs can impact on human wellbeing  either positively or negatively, it will highlight  government effort in meeting  its people needs,  the  essay will be guided and directed by references from Gough &  Doyle,  […]

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The impact of Schizophrenia and Psychopathy to offending behaviour.

| December 19, 2012

Introduction For many years people have associated mental disorders with offending behaviour and in particular, violent offending.  According to Jones (2006 p, 383) evidence has been found that individuals who are mentally ill are at greater risk of arrest then the general population.  He argues that in an attempt to investigate the relationship between mental […]

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Time is Money: the Cost of Delayed differentiation

| December 18, 2012

Introduction  ”Procrastination is the waste of time” and ”time is money”.  Mathematically combining the above quotes we may conclude that procrastination is indeed the waste of money, but in supply chain intelligent and thoughtful procrastination in postponement can create wonders. (Hoek 2001:161) Describes delayed differentiation or postponement as a concept in supply chain wherein some […]

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Critically assess the contribution of a Wilhelm Wundt to the development of experimental psychology

| December 17, 2012

Introduction Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) was born in a village called Neckarau, situated in Baden. In 1858, Wundt became Helmholtz assistant and took an interest into creating experimental psychology (cited in: Robinson and Rieber, 2001). In 1861, Wundt conducted an experiment to test how his attention was affected during the time a pendulum swung and a […]

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The importance of the relationship between Developmental disabilities and Direct-Care

| December 17, 2012

Introduction In facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities, Direct-Care staff are a valuable resource. The standard of the service is a direct reflection of the quality of their work (Hatton, et al., 1999). Furthermore, care workers form the foundation for the social networks of the service users (Sharrard, 1992). The importance of this relationship is […]

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The Difference between British and Bangladeshi Cultures in their view of the self and thinking styles?

The Difference between British and Bangladeshi Cultures in their view of the self and thinking styles?

| December 17, 2012

Abstract There is a strong tendency for behavioural scientists to visualise the human race as homogenous, despite the striking differences which exists between the populations of the world. This study investigated transmission and cross cultural variation in the view of the self and styles of thinking between younger and older British white participants, Bangladeshi immigrants […]

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