Tag: psychology

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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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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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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Astrology is to exact astronomy, what psychology is to exact physiology: an investigation into Astrology?

| December 14, 2012

Introduction In the words of Joseph Crane , “Astrology’s purpose is to use the positions of the planets and stars in the sky to gather information on humanity. Astrology is a system that enables us to understand the past, present and the future within a universe”. The word astrology has been derived from the Greek […]

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What are the underlying pathophysiology, management and psychosocial aspects a patient faces when diagnosed with pre-eclampsia?

| December 12, 2012

Introduction Section A: Case History JB is a 38-year-old, gravida 4, para 0, Caucasian female who presented in hospital at 36 weeks plus 5 days gestation with sudden development of oedema in the face and upper and lower extremities along with a severe headache. On examination her blood pressure (BP) was elevated at 171/107 mmHg. […]

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What role does the family play in the development, maintenance and treatment of eating disorders?

| December 11, 2012

Abstract This essay aims to clarify the role that the family plays in the development and maintenance of eating disorders among adolescents. It argues for a conceptual shift in treating the family as a dynamic system which can be restructured for successfully treatment of adolescent eating disorders. Supportive family participation should be an integral part […]

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How can Mental health recovery be used to inform practice and improve outcomes for patients?

| December 6, 2012

Introduction The Rethink.org website states, “Recovery can be defined as a personal process of tackling the adverse impact of experiencing mental health problems, despite their continuing or long-term presence. Used in this sense, recovery does not mean “cure”. Recovery is about people seeing themselves as capable of recovery rather than as passive recipients of professional […]

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Critically discuss a classic experiment from the history of psychology. What, if any, relevance does it have to the present day?

Critically discuss a classic experiment from the history of psychology. What, if any, relevance does it have to the present day?

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

ABSTRACT The Stanford Prison Experiment is a famous experiment which placed two groups of volunteers in a prison-like situation, some playing the role of guards and the others playing the role of prisoners. The volunteers became so involved with their roles that the experiment was terminated prematurely. These startling results bring to light certain interesting […]

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Critical discussion of the Stanford prison experiment

Critical discussion of the Stanford prison experiment

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The Stanford prison experiment (1971) continues to be relevant in psychology for various reasons. Zimbardo attempted to study the development of norms and effects of social roles and expectations on healthy average men by simulating a prison. It resulted in mental breakdowns, abusive and sadistic behaviour among prison guards and was terminated well ahead […]

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Getting to know the NUS

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The NUS calls itself the “national voice of students,” helping stand up for your rights and provide a platform for your views.

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How to use references in your dissertation

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

It is essential to read this thoroughly and continually refer to it when doing your work.

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Dissertation Topics in Tourism & Hospitality

| October 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

    1. Introduction to Hospitality / Tourism Dissertations This guide gives you some ideas for dissertation titles. Hospitality and Tourism covers many areas, so there should be plenty to whet your appetite here.   Hospitality and Tourism dissertations typically take one of two forms, focusing either upon collecting and analyzing primary data or upon appraising […]

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Dissertation Topics in Psychology

Dissertation Topics in Psychology

| October 25, 2011 | 6 Comments

  1. Introduction to Psychology Dissertations This guide gives you some ideas for dissertation titles. Psychology covers many areas, so there should be plenty to whet your appetite here.   Psychology dissertations typically take one of two forms, focusing either upon collecting and analyzing primary data or upon appraising secondary data only. Either type can be […]

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Dissertation Topics in Politics

Dissertation Topics in Politics

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

  1. Introduction to Politics Dissertations This guide is designed to provide ideas about possible topics related to the study of contemporary politics and government. In general, dissertation for politics can combine a variety of research methods, and the format may vary according to the research aims of your paper. A combination of primary and […]

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How to Structure a Dissertation: Chapters & Sub Chapters

| October 25, 2011 | 21 Comments

The following post includes a concise and in-depth overview of the chapters and subchapters normally contained within a dissertation. These would be very useful when deciding what should go where, and what you should write next. We use this template at WritePass when assisting students with their dissertations. We hope you benefit strongly from it […]

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How to Structure a Dissertation: Chapters Explained

| October 25, 2011 | 13 Comments

The following gives a structure which can be used for nursing dissertations which include primary research:

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Sample Research Proposal: VAT Compliance in the UK

Sample Research Proposal: VAT Compliance in the UK

| October 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

1.0  Introduction 1.1       Introduction Income tax, National Insurance contributions, and Value Added Tax (VAT) contribute approximately two-thirds to total tax revenue in the Uk (Adam and Browne, 2009). VAT, which is a proportional tax paid on all sales, has become an important source of revenue in Britain, particularly as the government is under great pressures […]

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Free Research Proposal: Islamic Banks and Capital Structure

Free Research Proposal: Islamic Banks and Capital Structure

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Islamic banks are banking institutions that have been set up based on Islamic Sharia law. Since the establishment of theDubaiIslamic Bank in 1975, over 277 Islamic banks have been established in 70 countries the world over. As opposed to conventional banking institutions that operate based on interest income, Islamic banks operate based on profit […]

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Free Technology Essay: Knowledge Management

Free Technology Essay: Knowledge Management

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Why do some knowledge-based organizations perform well in terms of innovation but less well in terms of efficiency? To what extent can information systems help to redress this balance? ABSTRACT In this paper, focus will be given on analysing how an innovative organisation can be in-efficient. The key role of information systems in addressing this […]

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