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Social Psychology Theories and Theorists

Compare and contrast - Humanistic, Physiological and Evolutionary Theory

Specifically compare and contrast Humanistic, Physiological and Evolutionary theories of early psychology. Also make sure you discuss the similarities and differences of the theories themselves, each one to the other two. Look at what each theory studied specifically, what they included, what they left out or ignored, the modes

Theories of emotion and thinking, intelligence, and creativity

1. 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? 300-400 words. Please include references. 2. Describe thinki

Similarity of theories

Describe the following theories in early childhood development. psychoanalytic theory, contextual theory, and the cognitive theory. What are three aspects of these theories? Are they similar or different, and if so, then explain the difference?

Worse theories, and other counseling problems.

1. Name at least 2 theories that you found to be the LEAST useful in helping people overcome their problems? What is it about those theories that you believe makes them ineffective? Choose at least two from: Psychoanalytic Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Behavior thera

Compare major theories

Select two of the major theories (Freud's psychoanalysis, Carl Jung's analytical psychology, Alfred Adler's individual's psychology, Karen Horney's interpersonal psychoanalytic theory) and compare and contrast them to each other. On what issues would they be in agreement? Over what ideas would they likely disagree? Wha

Human motivation theories

Describe at least two historical theories of emotion and arousal as they relate to human motivation.

Theories of behavior.

This posting contrasts evolutionary theory, drive reductionism, with humanistic theory. Examples are given in order to explain each theory more fully.

Behavioral and Humanistic Personality Theory

1.What are the major differences between how a behaviorist and how a humanist would motivate someone? 2.How would the behavioral or social behavioral or social learning perspective explain interpersonal interactions? 3.How can the theories learned so far help you in your work?

Analysis of individual personality characteristics along

1. Analyze individual personality characteristics using various trait/dispositional personality theories. 2. Analyze the strengths and limitations of dispositional personality theories. 3. Explain interpersonal relations using humanistic/ existential personality theories.

Cognitive-behavioral Theories

1. The Classic Theorists. Identify one of the classic theorists, (Freud, Adler or Jung) that most appeals to you and outline the basic concepts of their theory and how it applies to mental health. Why does this theory appeal to you most? 2. Mental Health Theories. Identify one of the experiential theories or one of the c

Modern School of Thought

This posting selects a modern school of thought that has current psychological research that addresses efficacy of the treatment model. It examines the various issues, important to the 21st century workplace, illuminated by the findings of this psychology.

Foundations of Behavior

Early behavioral psychologists demonstrated it is easier to modify behavior when the expected behavior is rewarded. For example, you compliment your child for doing well in school, or you get coupons for your next purchase because you spent so much at the grocery store. Explain the benefits of using this type of behavior modific

Theories of Personality

Please list any and all references or sources you use. Please lable the Answers to the appropriate question, so I do not get confused. 1. Compare and contrast the psychodynamic theories of Freud and of Adler. a. What are the main differences and similarities? b. Which ideas have he most meaning for you, Freud's

Aspects of psychology are compared.

This job compares and contrasts three of the ten different perspectives (specific theories) of early psychology. These theories include: Structuralism, Functionalism, Behaviorism, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Evolutionary, Physiological, Cognitive, and Culture and Diversity.

Gardner's and Sterberg's Intelligence Theories

Research Spearman's Model of Intelligence and Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. Based on your findings, compare and contrast the two models. Provide several comparisons and several contrasts. Which of the two models do you feel is more in line with psychology today? Support your answer with appropriate external sources.