Scientists disbelief to the view of human nature and decision making

Most people would like to believe that humans are free-spirited and have full control of their conscience and every move. However, scientists have expressed different beliefs when it comes to human nature and decision making. Susan Blackmore supports Richard Dawkin’s idea of humans imitating each other through memes in her passage “Strange Creatures”. Blackmore’s excerpt … Read more

Overconfidence

There are three main sources of overconfidence: the confirmation bias, the hindsight bias, and the inside perspective. When people are presented with a question they need to find an answer to, they often seek out evidence that supports their own proposition rather than information that would contradict the proposition. (Textbook pg.124) This tendency is most … Read more

Empathy

Empathy. What is empathy? Scientists say that we are born with the capacity for empathetic behaviour, but what do they mean? What does empathy mean? According to the Oxford Dictionary, empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy is what makes us understand what people are going through, it makes … Read more

Ray Bradbury on the Dichotomy of Humanity

Ray Bradbury on the Dichotomy of Humanity Ray Bradbury’s creative endeavors over the past fifty years have landed him a spot among “Science Fiction’s Greatest Living Writers”; however, Bradbury himself has been hesitant to embrace the title for decades. Indeed, Bradbury’s literary career has not come without a plethora of misunderstandings; although hailed by readers … Read more

Social Anxiety Investigation

Social anxiety is condition that has been described since the days of Hippocrates. Hippocrates described an individual who would avoid social outings due to being timid, bashful, and fear of being misused, disgraced, make a fool of himself, or being sick and believes he is constantly being watched. Will the man who suffers from social … Read more

Relevance of Attachment Theory for Understanding the Self

Attachment Theory (AT) is fundamental in understanding the self. This essay will explore the relevance between the relationship of a multi-faceted AT and the self; discussing how different attachment styles (AS’s) influence different self-views and self-concepts which effect different attachments into adult relationships. Bowlby, (1969) stated individuals inherently form connections to other individuals to survive. … Read more

2005 London bombings

Abstract The 2005 London bombings are one of the most notable disasters of recent times. However, disasters occur all too often in the current world, and therefore it is undeniably interesting to consider how we, as humans, react – likely socially – to having the misfortune of being a victim in such an event. The … Read more

Formal types of personality test

People walk around every day assessing the personalities of other people, deciding whether their personality compatible with others or not. This is relevant in situations such as new relationships, employers screening applicants for grad schemes or open positions and schools trying to find out a child’s optimum way of learning in order to achieve the … Read more

Levels of processing in memory

The model put forward by Craik and Lockhart (1972) which showed the levels of processing in memory focuses on the processes involved in memory. They focused on two types of processing; shallow processing and deep processing. Both argued that memory is a processing continuum. They also proposed that different types of rehearsal lead to different … Read more

Classical conditioning

Classical conditioning can be defined as ‘a form of learning in which one stimulus is paired with another so that the organism learns a relationship between the stimuli’. This form of learning supplies an organism with ideas about the relationships between the variety of events in the world eg how one thing effects another. In … Read more

Intimate partner violence (IPV)

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a problem in society, but even with the abundance of research conducted in the field to better understand the behaviors and consequences involved in these types of relationships, inconsistency is a reoccurring issue. According to Hamby (2014), these issues will remain unresolved without systematic and technological advancements in the way … Read more

Social adjustment

Social Adjustment Social adjustment is an effort made by an individual to cope with standards, values and needs of a society in order to be accepted. It can be defined as a psychological process. It involves coping with new standard and value. In the technical language of psychology “getting along with the members of society … Read more

Fear and therapy

1A. Because both the therapist and the parents have different conclusions about whether Jerome’s fears dissipated, it is difficult to determine who is correct. There are many factors that go into it, but I primarily believe that the parents are correct. Jerome may be acting differently in therapy because it is not his own room … Read more

Parenting styles

Parenting style: The term “parenting style” focuses on how the parent acts and reacts to their child. This includes expectations, beliefs and values surrounding how parents support and punish their children. These run the range from unsupportive and controlling parents to warm, democratic mothers and fathers who let their children lead the way. Parents may … Read more

Sensory metaphors

The abovementioned examples of sensory metaphors show that even subtle, incidental physical experiences can unconsciously affect thoughts about metaphorically related targets. The majority of the conducted sensory metaphor experiments are related to social psychology, a branch of psychology that deals with social interactions, including their origins and their effects on the individual (person to person). … Read more

The Concept of Masculinity

The area of literary masculinity studies in general – and Victorian masculinity studies in particular – has come into its own zenith in the past twenty to thirty years. While it would not be accurate to say that masculinity studies have gained equal footing in studies on gender issues, the inclusion of examinations of masculinity … Read more