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Wilhelm Wundt/Father of Psychology

A 4 page research paper that examines the life and work of Wilhelm Wundt. The history of psychology begins with this topic being studied as sub-topics under the fields of both philosophy and physiology (Oakley, 1995). It became a field in its own right primarily through the work of Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) who is frequently referred to as the "Father of Experimental Psychology" or simply as the "Founder of Modern Psychology." The writer briefly examines his life and accomplishments. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Industrial Organizational Psychology

A 5 page paper that defines and discuses industrial organizational psychology and also discuses the evolution of the field. The writer briefly discusses personality psychology and developmental psychology to illustrate the interrelationship of the different fields. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Psychology As A Science

A 14 page paper that begins with a definition of science, then discusses whether or not psychology is a science. Other topics that are discussed are: how theories improve understanding of psychology, the APA standards for psychological research and the difference between quantitative and qualitative research, the rules for publishing research in psychology, current trends in the field, personal vision of psychology and how integration would strengthen the field. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

More Questions and Answers in Psychology

This 16 page paper is similar to the paper entitled Questions and Answers in Psychology and refers only to Gerrig & Zimbardo's text Psychology and Life. Topics for this paper include social psychology, personality theories, motivation, abnormal psychology and schizophrenia, and information about Maslow's hierarchy. Terms are defined and fully explained. The paper is written in a simple Q & A format. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Industrial Organizational Psychology

Although industrial/organizational psychology is a relatively recent branch of psychology, it has its foundations in studies conducted in the late 1800s. This essay reports the evolution of the field in psychology. It also explains why research and statistics are important in I/O. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Issues in Education

This 6 page research paper addresses 5 topics that pertain to educational issues associated with psychology. Topics include nature vs. nurture, whether to inform patients when they carry the gene for a disease, school cultures and its impact on adolescence, Freud's legacy and application of Skinner's approach to psychology within correctional institutions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EMPLOYEE SELECTION AND TRAINING

This 5-page paper discusses the use of industrial organizational psychology (occupational psychology) in the process of employee selection and training. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Role and Value of Business Psychology

This 10 page papers examines what is meant by the term business psychology, which also includes industrial psychology, and how its practice may enhance organisational performance. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

Hugo Munsterberg

A 10 page overview of the life and work of Hugo Munsterberg, the German born psychologists who gained prominence during his tenure at Harvard for his approaches to applied psychology. Munsterberg would essentially dominate the field of industrial and organizational psychology during the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Questions and Answers in Psychology

This 15 page paper refers only to Gerrig & Zimbardo's text Psychology and Life in answering questions in psychology. Topics include basic goals of psychology, operant conditioning, cognitive development, socialization and much more. Terms are defined and fully explained. The paper is written in a simple Q & A format. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Global Warming Research Proposal

A 3 page paper. The essay introduces the topic of global warming and notes that this issue remains a topic of controversy, which the writer explains. Following this narrative about the topic, the writer reports the purpose for writing the paper, the reason for selecting this topic, the intended audience, the writer's position on the topic and the thesis statement. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Depth Psychology/Early Childhood Educational Setting

A 6 page research paper that discusses this topic. The term "depth psychology" is rather like an umbrella term that encompasses psychological perspectives that "concern themselves with the unconscious" (Reynolds and Piirto, 2005, p. 164). The purpose of this examination of depth psychology is to discuss how a depth psychology, in this case the psychological theory of Carl Jung, can be integrated into the context of working with young children within a school setting. However, before this topic can be approached directly, it is first necessary discuss the parameters of depth psychology and the concepts that it encompasses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Music Topics

4 separate 3 page research papers on various musical topics, which all address research on various musical topics. These topics are psychology of performance; learning, memory and music; anthropological views of music and brain function and music. Bibliographies list 12 sources in total.

Youth In Adult Court

A 5 page paper. Should youth who commit violent crimes be tried in adult court rather than in juvenile court? This is a hotly debated topic but the tide is turning against this practice. Thesis: While there are many mitigating factors when considering trying youth in adult court, in general, the answer is no. This thesis is based on the neurological developmental stage of adolescents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Long-Term Motor Memory Analyzed

This 12 page research paper examines the cognitive psychology topic known as long-term motor memory. Specifically provided is an explanation of the concept, its importance in the understanding of cognitive psychology, and procedures as considered by research journals in relation to long-term motor memory so that conclusions may be drawn as well as implications for future research. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

Cognitive Psychology And Social Change

A 6 page paper that responds to specific short essays provided by the student. Topics include cognitive psychology, psychology and social change and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Temporary Workers and Mid-sized Corporations

A 40 page paper / model thesis that outlines the topic of the use and misuse of temporary workers is mid-sized corporations, and supports the thesis that temporary worker exploitation is not cost effective. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

Community Psychology

An 8 page paper that investigates what Community Psychology is and how it is used. Community psychology as a discipline began in the mid-1960s, or at least that is when concerted efforts seem to have begun to document achievements and definitions used in the field. Theoretically, it is grounded in ecological psychology and is a specialization that is a combination of social psychology and applied developmental psychology with some undertones of theory from political science. Examples of community projects are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

What Is Industrial Organizational Psychology

A 4 page paper that offers the definition and explanation of what industrial organizational psychology is, the evolution of the field, and the role of research in the field. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

IO Psych Doctorate Programs

A 4 page research paper that compares two doctoral programs in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The programs examined at Alliant International University and Auburn University. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

This 4 page paper considers how concepts of industrial psychology can be used to explain the events that lead to the collapse of Enron. The concepts used are those of decision making and collective responsibility and the aspect of executive earnings and self interest. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

GOLDIN, SOKOLOFF AND EARLY INDUSTRIALIZATION

This 2.5-page paper compares the theory of Goldin and Sokoloff about the role of female and child labor during the early industrial period of the U.S., with The Habakkuk Thesis. The paper discusses why these two theories are different, and if there are any links between the two. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Three Streams In American Psychology

A 6 page paper. It has been suggested there are three streams in American psychology: experimental laboratory, clinical and folk. The question is whether or not the three streams provide a useful model. To respond to the question, the writer discusses the 1948 Boulder Conference, explains First Force, Second Force and Third Force psychology, Taylor's thoughts on the shadow culture, and the emergence of behaviorism, humanistic psychology, existential, and transpersonal psychology. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Biff and Buffy : A One Act Play

This 9 page paper is a play but contains a slew of information about basic psychology. Biff is not interested in reading his psychology book, but runs into classmate Buffy--a typical Valley Girl-- in the mall. They discuss concepts in psychology as relayed only by the book How to Think Straight About Psychology by Keith E. Stanovich. Twelve concepts are discussed in the context of this light-hearted play. No additional sources cited.

Issues Industrial Psychology

Industrial/organizational psychology is a huge subfield that began in the late 1880s. This essay reports the evolution of the subfield, including some of the major theorists. It also discusses why I/O should be considered a science and the influence it has had with an example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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