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Question: Examining the Potential of Resolving Social Dilemmas by Communicating Altruism and Conveying Authority

Answer: Life is full of with social dilemmas, making their study an important area of research in the realm of social psychology. A...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2198
  • Date submitted: December 27, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3581

Question: 'Linguistic theory is ... an innate property of the human mind' (Chomsky, 1975). Does the evidence favour Chomsky's view?

Answer: The way linguistics is understood today is very much reliable on the work of linguistic Noam Chomsky. According to Chomsky, the language...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2412
  • Date submitted: December 04, 2012
  • Date written: April, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4366

Question: Describe and compare the Social Comparison and Evolutionary Perspectives of the Functionality of Gossip.

Answer: Gossiping occurs across the world in every culture, some people just see it as pointless but there are psychologists that believe it...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1934
  • Date submitted: October 15, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4314

Question: Signed or Spoken: Which is the Easier Language to Learn?

Answer: Carlson and Buskist (1997) state that communication is probably the most important of all human social behaviours, with the possible exception of...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2597
  • Date submitted: December 27, 2010
  • Date written: March, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3585

Question: Does language determine the way we think?

Answer: Many studies have been done to find out the thinking process in infants before they learn language and the research supports the...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2192
  • Date submitted: July 30, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3329

Question: The History of Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Answer: Psychology as a profession was not formally established until 1879, and I/O Psychology was not established for several years after that. However,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1460
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2958

Question: Briefly describe three models of human development. How well does each account for the development of language?

Answer: So much of human development involves interaction with others therefore the medium of language whether spoken, written or gestured, plays a central...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2125
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2941

Question: “All of the other Ways of Knowing are controlled by language.” What does this statement mean and do you think it is a fair representation of the relationship between perception, emotion, reason, and language?

Answer: There are four ways of knowing: emotion, reason, language and perception, all from which derive from the “knower”. These ways of knowing...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1627
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2918

Question: Discuss the development of nonverbal communication in humans.

Answer: Many academics argue that nonverbal communication is present at birth, however some argue that, like many other behaviours, it is learnt during...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1570
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2881

Question: Discuss the role non-verbal communication (NVC) plays in the operation and effectiveness of verbal communication.

Answer: Everyday interaction depends on a subtle relationship between what we express in words and what we convey through numerous forms of non-verbal...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1318
  • Date submitted: December 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2880

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