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Phineas Gage problem

This assignment involves the story of Phineas Gage, whose name appears in virtually every general psychology textbook. After a heavy metal rod was blown through his temporal lobe, Phineas experienced dramatic mental change. The study of the trauma and its physiological effects provided the first documented evidence of how brai

Marriage and Family Therapy - Troubled Family

Please provide an internet article regarding Marriage and Family Therapy (focusing on Troubled Families) as a new and growing treatment modality. Please summarize the article and site the source.

Gender Identity

Explain the interaction between hormones and behavior and how this interaction affects the determination of gender identity. Also evaluate biological psychology and environmental influences on sexual differentiation and gender identity. Based on your evaluation, determine which has the greater influence. I need help getting s

Finding and Keeping a Good Fit- 0PD 327 Personnel Psychology

Within your place of work as well as utilizing outside research, what are some effective techniques of appraising performance? Do you think your workplace employs good performance appraisal techniques? If yes please describe them and if not please critique these appraisal techniques.

Drive Reduction Theory

To what extent do you agree with drive reduction theory as an explanation of motivation for human behavior? Provide examples of the parts of your daily routine that fit with this theory. Please remember to support your points with APA approved reference sources (text, articles, etc.)!

Research methods to study brain functions

Discuss ONE of the research methods used to study brain functions. Choose either Experimental Ablation, Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity, Neurochemical Methods, or Genetic Methods. Describe the research technique. Discuss the scientific and theological implications of the research. from a Christian perspective I

Case study analysis needed.

In early April, Carl Robins, the new campus recruiter for ABC, Inc., successfully recruited several new hires in spite of having been at his new job for only six months; this was his first recruitment effort. He hired 15 new trainees to work for Monica Carrolls, the Operations Supervisor. He scheduled a new hire orientation t

Freud: Reasons Why We Dream

The reasons why we dream have continually been a bit of a mystery. Do you agree with Freud's explanation of dreaming? Why or why not?

Questions about substance use, abuse and psychiatric diagnosis.

As part of your responsibilities with the Department of Community Health and Corrections, you spend some time each week seeing outpatient clients at a community health clinic. You have already met with Gary R. on a couple of occasions. Gary has exhibited psychotic symptoms, as he appears to hear voices and has said things abou

Stressful Careers and Burnout

It is common for individuals in stressful careers to burnout. What are some occupations that typically fall into this category? What are some stress management strategies that can help reduce the prevalence of burnout among employees in those careers?

What other areas could psychologists work in besides therapy?

Psychologists use critical thinking and scientific evidence to meet the goals of psychology. Knowing this, what other areas could psychologists work in besides therapy? What skills do psychologists possess to support those other areas? Consider searching the American Psychological Association's Web site at for a comprehensive li

Mental Health Treatment Methods

1. The history of Buffalo State Hospital Asylums and what treatment practices and what type of client they served. How many years of operations were they in? 2. The history of Danvers State Insane Asylum Hospital Asylums and what treatment practices and what type of client they served. How many years of operations were the

Nature versus Nurture

The theory or concept of Nature vs. Nurture always seems to fascinate me or peek my interest. I find it amazing just how much psychology has evolved in such a short period of time. Psychologists are interested in the gene factor of behavior because it has been proven to be relevant to why people behave the way they do. Some psy

Women in psychology are examined.

I selected four women in psychology. For each woman selected develop a paragraph describing the individual's contributions to the history of psychology. Women in Psychology select five individuals from this list (1) Margaret Floy Washburn (2) Anna Freud (3) Karen Horney (4) Mary Calkins

Contributors to neurology

For this discussion I need to review various individuals who made significant contributions to the field of neurology. Select one of the individuals from the grid below. Research the individual's contributions to the field of neurology. Then create a post exploring the individual's biography and contributions to the field. I

Evaluating lobotomies, and exploring neurological psychology.

How would you answer these questions? 1. Why were lobotomies considered a major method of treatment? Discuss ideas about the advantages or disadvantages of lobotomies 2.Define neurological psychology and explore your course goals and personal learning objectives.

Theories of Emotion & Thinking, Intelligence and Creativity

Part I: Theories of Emotion Summarize the four major theories of emotion. Identify which theory of emotion you think is the most valid. What makes this theory more valid to you than the others? Identify which theory of emotion you think is least valid. What makes this theory less valid? Part II: Thinking, Intelligence,

Motivation Profiles and Promotion

Four people are each striving toward the same end, but are motivated by different means. Ella, Marcelo, and Masoko all want to obtain a promotion at their place of employment. Assume the following: Ella's motivation can be accounted for by a biological theory of motivation. Marcelo's motivation can be accounted for by a ps

Teen Magazine Assignment Help

Select an assortment of teen magazines. Use your insights to describe the types of magazines selected, the various content within each, common threads, language, and how these magazines / articles may affect adolescent development. Be sure to apply any learning theories, such as Social Learning Theory, where applicable.

Learning Experience Paper

Reflect on a challenging learning experience that you have encountered in either a professional or personal environment. Select one of the experiences and, in 1050-1400 word paper, address the following items: Describe attitudes and suppositions that the learner brought into the selected experience. If initial fear, anxiety,

Origins of Psychology and Research Methods Worksheet

Please see the attachment. Part I: Origins of Psychology Within the discipline of psychology, there are several perspectives used to describe, predict, and explain human behavior. The seven major perspectives in modern psychology are psychoanalytic, behaviorist, humanist, cognitive, neuroscientific/biopsychological, evolut