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Social status and the neurobiology of stress: Clincally understanding the development of suffering

| December 17, 2012

Introduction Popularity, high social status and subordinate status can affect  person’s sense of well being in lots of different ways. Interpersonal experiences between human relationships can determine how the human brain shapes our personal experiences whether they are positive or negative.  Within the Mental Health field, subordinate status can be reduced with strategies put into […]

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What is the link between attachment experiences in early life and psychopathology?

| December 15, 2012

Introduction Attachment theorists argue that early relationships with caregivers are critical, allowing models to be formed for later relationships and serving to facilitate future psychological adaptation (Brown & Wright, 2003). When the quality of early attachment is poor, for example, successful psychological adjustment throughout life may be hindered, potentially leading to the development of psychopathological […]

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What are the Key Features of Teaching Approaches associated with Socio-cultural / Social-constructivist Pedagogy?

| December 11, 2012

Introduction and Background Social-constructivist pedagogy emphasises the importance of language and culture in the cognitive development of children. Psychologists such as Vygotsky and Bruner state that learning is a collaborative process in which knowledge is constructed as a result of social interactions. They have suggested that in order for children to develop cognitively they must […]

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The somatic-marker hypothesis: how decision are made in the face of an uncertain outcome

| December 10, 2012

Introduction Swift decisions are made by an individual when they are in a situation  where they face the uncertainty about whether their  decisions will lead to benefit or harm.  The somatic marker hypothesis attempts to explain how decisions are made in the face of an uncertain outcome, this hypothesis’ central theological affirmation is that decisions […]

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Explore the effects of a needs orientated approach to care using a nursing model alongside a nursing process in order to create a framework

| December 7, 2012

  Introduction The aims of this assignment are to provide a needs orientated approach to care using a nursing model alongside a nursing process in order to create a framework. The nursing model for the purpose of the assignment will be Roper, Logan and Tierney (RLT). A nursing model is used to determine what is […]

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Discuss the argument whether Freud’s theory of psycho-analysis is falsifiable or not

| December 7, 2012

Introduction This essay will discuss the argument whether Freud’s theory of psycho-analysis is falsifiable or not. The ways in which Freud himself tried to view his theory as errorless are going to be explained and Karl Popper’s approach to the pseudo-science is going to be discussed. Contradict opinions to Popper’s theory are going to be […]

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Analyse the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion

| December 6, 2012

Introduction The aim of this assignment is to critically analyse the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion and discuss how social exclusion has occurred in the chosen scenario of Feodor. Feodor’s needs will be identified in the care plan (refer to the appendix 1) and one need will be chosen and interventions to address or […]

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The Body’s Response To Stress And How Do We Deal With It

| December 1, 2012

Introduction Stress is a psychological and physical response of the body that occurs whenever we must adapt to changing conditions. And a stressor is the stimulus that brings about the stress response. For example, if you are scared of flying, airports may be a stressor for you.

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Application of demand and control theory to measure the well-being of care workers

Application of demand and control theory to measure the well-being of care workers

| November 30, 2012

Abstract Aims & Objectives: The purpose of this study was to understand the impacts of psychosocial factors on the psychological wellbeing of care workers in a care home setting. Design: The study employed a quantitative descriptive research methodology. Methods: The validated instruments used were Cope Questionnaire, the General Self Efficacy scale, Short form Social Support […]

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Experimental research and computational research on working memory and visual attention.

| November 29, 2012

Introduction Psychology is the scientific study of our behaviour and experience (Hayes, 1999, p.1). Through research psychologists can determine the way human beings behave and the experiences they share around them. The scientific methods used in the study of human behaviour and mind have been undertaken through neuropsychological case studies, experimental research and computational modelling, […]

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Is the link between bipolar disorder and creativity one of coincidence, or are the two actually related?

Is the link between bipolar disorder and creativity one of coincidence, or are the two actually related?

| November 27, 2012

Introduction Society will always welcome the eccentric and the almost romanticised notion of the ‘mad genius’, with incomprehensible ramblings, fiery thoughts and feelings, who bears a startling capacity for novel thought. The heralded about notion of the ‘mad genius’ has become so typecast that the author of one review wrote ‘Creativity is not a kind […]

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Behavioural – Avoidance of Colleague.

Behavioural – Avoidance of Colleague.

| November 21, 2012

Introduction Although this model can be criticised for being too simplistic and failing to take social factors into account that can affect all its component parts, it does illustrate how SP can be disabling for the client as it reveals that the emotional distress and avoidant behaviour (C) is a consequence of the negative inferences […]

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The application of specific psychological disorders

The application of specific psychological disorders

| November 21, 2012

  Abstract: In accordance with previous research, Aydin (1996) found that negative thinking is associated with the application of specific psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety; additionally Stroud (2010) supports this analysis. The current study was undertaken to measure the influence of negativity on a student population, as previous research has specifically focused on […]

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Discuss how a range of psychological and sociological theories could help a social worker to understand the issues contained

| November 21, 2012

Introduction Within this Essay I am going to discuss a range of psychological and sociological theories that could help a social worker to understand issues in case study Four.  This discussion is going to focus on Winston who is 75 years old and experiencing hard time due to the death of his wife Doreen after […]

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Psychological Interventions for children and adolescents who have experienced war-related trauma: An argument for Narrative Exposure Therapy

| November 20, 2012

Abstract Introduction Children and adolescents who have experienced severe losses and multiple traumatic events over long periods of time, as a result of war and organised violence, may experience many mental health difficulties, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety.  Increasingly clinicians are being asked to provide interventions for young refugees; however, evidence-based guidance […]

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Hypno-psychotherapy techniques can be extremely useful not only in the context of psychological treatment but also for medical, surgical and dental treatment.

| November 20, 2012

1-Introduction   Hypno-psychotherapy techniques can be extremely useful not only in the context of psychological treatment but also for medical, surgical and dental treatment.  Techniques can be used to control acute and chronic pain which can help patients during for example, childbirth, minor and major operations, dental treatments, or simply to help with pain associated […]

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Experiential Learning Theory

Experiential Learning Theory

| November 20, 2012

Introduction   It is difficult to define learning but I understand from my teachers that it is the acquisition of knowledge and skills from instructions or studies. The teachers have an inclination and desire to help our learners acquire, maintain or develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need in the context of their […]

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The Effect of Gender on Consumer Behaviour

| November 19, 2012

  Introduction Consumer behaviour patterns are influenced by the culture, the psychology, the social and financial status of the person making a shopping excursion.  The success or failure of the venture is affected by when, where, how and why people make the decision to go shopping.

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How useful is psychoanalysis in understanding the cinematic representation of women?

| November 17, 2012

  Introduction   ‘It is widely felt that female characters in film have been restricted to the easy categories that classical narratives and familiar genres demand of them (the typical complaint is that women in films are either ‘virgins, mothers or whores’).’ (Cardwell)In this essay I will be discussing how useful psychoanalysis is in understanding […]

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Analysis on Teenage Pregnancy in the UK

Analysis on Teenage Pregnancy in the UK

| November 13, 2012

  Introduction Teenage pregnancy is a major concern in the UK, and for the last 20 years it has the highest rates in the European Union; other countries with similar rates are New Zealand and Australia (Maticka, 2001 p. 15).

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