• Psychodynamic Versus Behavioral Zimbardo Page
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    In psychology there are six modern psychological perspectives. These perspectives are behavioral, psycho dynamic, humanistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and biological. Each perspective has its own unique way of explaining the human behavior. I believe to truly explain the complex mental processes and behavior, each perspective must be examined, not limited to just one. The following is my explanation and comparisons between two of these perspectives: psycho dynamic and behavioral. 'The behavior...
  • Freedom Determinism Debate Behaviour Freewill Determined
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    The controversy between freewill and determinism has been argued about for years. Freewill is defined as the belief that our behaviour is under our own control and do not act in response to any internal or external factors. Freewill has been found to have four different conditions and to have freewill at least two conditions must be obtained, these are; people have a choice on their actions, have not been coerced by anything or anyone, have full voluntary and deliberate control of what they do. ...
  • Island Ralph Piggy Golding
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    In viewing the various aspects of the island society in Golding's Lord of the Flies as a symbolic model of society, a converse perspective must also be considered. Golding's island of marooned youngsters then becomes a macrocosm, wherein the island represents the individual human and the various characters and symbols the elements of the human psyche. As such, Golding's world of children's morals and actions then becomes a survey of the human condition, both individually and collectively. Almost...
  • Thomas 1996 Social Constructionist Dynamic
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    INTRODUCTION The social constructionist perspective holds the view that the self is continuing 'shaped and reshaped through interactions with others and involvement in social and cultural activities' (Wetherell & Maybin, 1996, p 220). Social constructionist is concerned with explicating the processes by which people come to describe, explain, or otherwise account for the world (including themselves) in which they live (Gegen, 1971). Thus, the social constructionist approach implies that the self...
  • Hypochondriasis Bodily Sensation
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    Hypochondriasis is a mental illness wherein an individual is preoccupied with the fear of having or the idea of having a serious disease. It involves the misunderstanding of bodily symptoms. The sensations of most hypochondriacs are intense and disturbing, leading to incorrectly connecting the symptoms to a serious disease. It said that hypochondria is caused by a patients excessive worrying with having or developing a disease. Often these patients seek medical attention, but a doctor's reassura...
  • Theoretical Bases For Counseling
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    Five major theoretical bases for counseling in psychology are biological, learning, cognitive, psycho dynamic, and sociocultural. Each one of these perspectives searches for answers about behavior through different techniques and researching a clients childhood or adult life experiences looking for answers to different kinds of questions. Due to the different types and styles of counseling approaches, each counselor forms their own thoughts and explanations. The premise behind the biological per...
  • Dynamic Perspective Behavior Psychology Perspectives
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    The five major theoretical perspectives in psychology are biological, learning, cognitive, psycho dynamic, and sociocultural perspectives. Each one of these perspectives searches for answers about behavior through different techniques and through looking for answers to different kinds of questions. Due to the different approaches, each perspective form their own assumptions and explanations. Some perspectives are widely accepted while others struggle for acceptance. Biological perspective 'The ...
  • Narcissism Manfield 1992
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    On Narcissism: Psychological Theories and Therapeutic Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders Introduction Understanding the Narcissistic Phenomenon The so called 'narcissistic personality disorder' is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self importance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self esteem. The grandiosity of the narcissist, howeve...