All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


Question: What is Meditation?

Answer: Meditation has been attracting the interests of many professionals and individuals in our society for over thirty years. The following essay starts...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1879
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2867

Question: Give a brief account of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. What criticisms could be levelled at this idea? What would you see as a major practical relevance of Maslow’s thinking?

Answer: Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) carried out his investigations into human behaviour between 1939 and 1943. Maslow suggested that there are goals that may...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Developmental and Evolutionary Psy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1434
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2866

Question: Evaluate the ways in which intelligence can be measured.

Answer: Intelligence has always been a major and controversial issue for psychologists. Intelligence has three major areas of debate: its definition, its measurement,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1437
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2863

Question: Discuss whether the main structures and systems of the human brain are clearly defined in terms of whether they are responsible for “higher-order” (complex) and “lower-order” (simple) psychological capacities and functions.

Answer: A brief introduction into the human brain would be that it is made up of an intricate network of neurons, these are...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1501
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2862

Question: What are heuristics? How do they help us make decisions or solve problems? How do they hinder decision making and problem solving? What does the study of heuristics tell us about how our mind works?

Answer: The nature of heuristics and the role that they play in the interpretation and explanation of human behaviour can not be overlooked...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1451
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2007
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2861

Question: Imagine that you are a behaviour geneticist interested in the heritability of personality attributes. Describe how you would go about studying the genetic basis of personality. What would your basic procedure be? What measurement issues would you face? How much would you draw on psychological theories of personality? Which theories?

Answer: Behavior geneticists assess the question of inheriting personality. Are our genes responsible for our creativity, aggressiveness or confidence? Examining personality traits through...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1881
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2008
  • Date written: January, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2860

Question: THE HIDDEN PERSONALITY: ACCORDING TO FREUD AND ROGERS.

Answer: Both Sigmund Freud and Carl Rogers believed in the idea of a hidden personality but viewed this concept in very different ways....


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1501
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2859

Question: Freud’s theory of the unconscious is unfalsifiable. Should we therefore dismiss it as mere pseudo-science?

Answer: Pseudo-science is defined in The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology as “the improper use of scientific method, a fake or false science. Most...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1717
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2857

Question: Critically consider the role of emotional factors in forgetting.

Answer: Emotion is thought to have two main effects on memory – it either improves it or has a damaging effect on it...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1954
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2856

Question: Describe and discuss the contribution of two different models of mental health in explaining depression.

Answer: Mental ill health has not always been identified in our society; it is only in the 20th century that illness’ like schizophrenia...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1912
  • Date submitted: March 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2852

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