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  • Help For The Children And Parents
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    Parenting effectiveness and influence have been studied by developmental psychologists who have been interested in the role of parenting and how it may affect the success or failure of children. An important aspect to this area of research is parenting styles. There have been four styles noted and each may have differing outcomes for the children in later life: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and unengaged / uninvolved. Positive discipline and corporal punishment are ways parents may c...
  • Youth With Early Onset Behavior Problems
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    Tragic events like the shootings at Columbine High School capture public attention and concern, but are not typical of youth violence. Most adolescent homicides are committed in inner cities and outside of school. They most frequently involve an interpersonal dispute and a single victim. On average, six or seven youths are murdered in this country each day. Most of these are inner-city minority youths. Such acts of violence are tragic and contribute to a climate of fear in schools and communitie...
  • Question About Their Child's Behavior
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    Parents today face the dilemma of having a child with emotional or behavioral disorder. For small children, to have it is one thing, but to detect it is another. Since they are still growing up and going through stages such as the "terrible two's" and adolescence, you'd think that some of their behavior is normal and it's all a part of child development. It all depends on how one may look at it. If a small child were to have a severe tantrum and rip their toys apart, one parent may see it as a s...
  • Human Behavior
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    1. Evolutionary Psychology assumes that human behavior, just like human anatomy and physiology has been shaped by the evolutionary process. A. Can you justify that assumption? Yes, because it is saying that the mental mechanisms that underlie human behavior are held in common among people all over the world. These mental organs constrain and shape people's thoughts, perceptions and behaviors. Also, evolved mechanisms in the brain channel the evolution of human societies and human culture that ma...
  • Impact On Behavior
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    Diversity Impact on Individual Behavior Behavior refers to the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment. Behavior can be conscious or unconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary. Behavior is controlled by the nervous system; the complexity of the behavior is related to the complexity of the nervous system. Generally, organisms with complex nervous systems have a greater capacity to learn new responses and thus adjust their behavior. Hum...
  • Differential Reinforcement Of Other Behavior
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    Differential Reinforcement is defined to occur when behavior is reinforced by being either rewarded or punished while interacting with others (Siegel, 2003). With this said, the theory was developed as a way of labeling both positive, as well as negative aspects of individual action. This idea of reinforcement is a branch of the infamous Differential Association theory presented by Edwin H. Sutherland in 1939. Another commonly used term for this theory of reinforcement is called differential con...
  • Bouchard And Other Twin Researchers
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    The classic debated topic of nurture versus nature has been, and always will be an argumentative subject in the scientific world. Some psychologists and scientists share the view that our behavioral aspects originate only from the environmental factors of our upbringing. While other opposing specialists argue the outlook in science that agrees with the naturalist idea. This concept of naturalistic ideas supports the hereditary genetic framework, inherited from our parents, is the sole determinin...
  • Factor To The Narrator's Sexual Behavior
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    In the short story Lust, the narrator talks in detail about her sexual promiscuity and the various boys she has slept with while away at boarding school. Throughout the story, there are several motivating factors that contributed to the narrator's sexual behavior. At first, her behavior began because she was away from her parents and it was new and rebellious. The second motivating factor was the environment she was in while she was at boarding school. Her friends, both guys and girls, contribut...
  • Type Of Reward System For Favorable Behaviors
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    Answer the following questions about the type of discipline and rewards you were given by your caretakers in your growing up years: a. Would you describe your parents as strict? Yes / NoI would consider them to be fair... but if I had to chose I would have to say strict. What was the most common method of discipline used? They would discipline by explaining my wrong-doings and probably make my go to my room and I was not able to use anything in my room. I would have to sit there until I felt I w...
  • Healthy Children As A Single Parent
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    Single Parenting and Raising Healthy Children Single parents and their children constitute a rapidly increasing population. In the past single parenting was seen as a broken system, these units today provide a viable alternative to nuclear families (Kleist, 1999, p. 1). In looking at the characteristics of single parents raising healthy children, I will describe some of the challenges unique to single parenting, and review positive parenting techniques shown to be effective. Social Development h...
  • Precursor To Delinquent Behavior And Families
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    Juvenile delinquents, or youth that have been convicted of a crime, seem to be the norm these days. Citizens, families, and policy makers want new programs and policies within the juvenile justice system. Researchers have found that the family structure can be a precursor to delinquent behavior, and families do not have the control or balance that they once did. As such, mew measures need to be implemented to help these families in crisis. Rehabilitation of the family unit is the answer, say man...
  • Development Of Disruptive And Delinquent Behavior
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    Assessment of Inappropriate Behavioral Development It is far easier to measure a child's physical growth and maturation than to assess the complexities of individual differences in children's disruptive and antisocial development. Pediatricians can clearly record increases in a child's weight and height on growth charts and even provide percentile estimates indicating how a child compares to others at the same age. Measuring and interpreting acceptable versus unacceptable and normal versus abnor...
  • Abuse And Deviant Parents
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    A person would be considered to be acting deviantly in society if they are violating what the significant social norm in that particular culture is. What causes humans to act certain ways is a disputed topic among researchers for some time now. There are three types of researchers that have tried to answer this question. There is the psychological answer, biological answer, and the sociological answer. With all of the studies that have been performed, no one group has come up with an exact reaso...
  • Alcoholic Parents Part Of The Book
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    My report is on the book Toxic Parents by Dr. Susan Forward. I found this book very intrusting and scary in the same breath. I could not understand some of the hurt and pain parents inflict on their children. I do come from a home that was destroyed by divorce, alcohol and drug use. I can relate to some of the stories and it brought up my own struggles and made me question my own parents. I dont know what normal parents are but this book made it clear what is not healthy for children and even ad...
  • Child's Behavior
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    Aggressive Behavior and Classroom Management Many people wonder what the "normal" behavior for child is before anyone else is to think that the child has a behavior problem or I should say is a "problem child". But what many people don't understand is that every child is unique, and the process of growing up and their behavior all depends on how well the parent or caregiver provides the love, attention, knowledge and guidance for them. All the rest that do fit outside that category have their si...
  • Sexual Behavior
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    Since the Columbine shooting and several other massacres, when teens imitate others, I've often thought about the reason why teens behave like that. Is it media, society or does it come from the parents as role models? What leads them to such a behavior? I believe that media influences teenage behavior in a bad way by introducing them to different aggressive behaviors. As a victim of violence, I would appreciate to find out why the person decided to harm others or me. I also think that it is rea...
  • Negative Responses From Their Parents
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    In my opinion the best part of Eating, Sleeping, And Getting Up was how it related to everyday battles in the home. The author really gets to the root cause of these battles. We need to change our reactions and responses to our children and their behavior. Subsequently they will take on more of the responsibility that is theirs to begin with; and our homes will become much happier places. In the book, Eating, Sleeping, And Getting Up there is an emphasis on the parents revising their behavior to...
  • Old Lionel Tate
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    On January 26, 2001, 13-year-old Lionel Tate was convicted in the first-degree murder of Tiffany Eunick. The incident occurred in July of 1999 in Pembroke Park, Florida. Tate, then twelve, claimed he was imitating pro wrestlers when he killed six-year-old Eunick. He claimed to have picked the girl up and accidentally thrown her into a stair handrail and wall while trying to throw her onto a sofa. Experts all agreed that Eunick was beaten for a period of time. The autopsy report showed that the g...
  • Youth's Antisocial Personality And Possible Delinquent Behavior
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    Crime is a serious issue that affects everyone in society. It affects the victims, perpetrators and their families. Crime has increased drastically within the last decade. More prisons are being built around the world because there is not enough room to hold inmates. The government has made an attempt to reduce crime by funding programs such as prevention and intervention for youth at risk, as well as rehabilitation for prisoners that will be released. Some argue that criminal behavior is due to...

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