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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY /
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Agoraphobia / Is it All in the Mind ? : 5 comprehensive pages discussing the symptoms, causes, possible hereditary factors etc; of this particular panic disorder. Bibliography lists 5 scholarly sources. Agorpap.wps

Panic Disorder / Etiology & Treatment : A 7 page research paper investigating the symptoms, causes, and treatments for panic disorder, an illness that strikes nearly 1 in every 50 Americans. While all people suffer through the anxieties and stresses of everyday life, the victim of panic disorder feels sudden, intense fear when there is no apparent reason to be afraid. The most effective treatment for this disorder has been a combination of mediating and psychotherapy. These and other issues surrounding the illness are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Panic.wps

Analytic Treatment & Anxiety Disorders : A 7 page paper that provides an overview of the application of analytic treatment for DSM-IV designated anxiety disorders, then considers the effectiveness of this treatment option for children in comparison to cognitive and behavioral treatments. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Anatreat.wps

Amnesia / Types & Causes : A 12 page paper describing the different types of amnesia and brain conditions that cause the condition. A section describing the how the brain and memory work. Separate sections illustrating different causes are included. These sections consist of Alzheimer’s, alcoholism, brain injuries, and traumatic experiences. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Amnesia3.wps

Autism : A comprehensive 8 page overview of autism. Paper includes history, symptoms, psychosocial characteristics, theories, research, treatment, etc; A well-referenced bibliography lists more than 15 scholarly sources. Autism.wps

Autistic Children : A 10 page research paper that investigates aspects of autism, including: what it is, diagnosis, etiology and treatment. Autism is a condition that continues from infancy through adulthood. The most effective treatment programs are discussed as well as those in experimentation. Bibliography included. Autchild.wps

Autism In Children : An overview of the disorder is provided in this 5 page paper. Definition, symptoms, new research as well as the latest treatment options are provided. The controversial "hard holding" technique is discussed. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Chautism.wps

Autism / Changing Child's Behavior : A 5 page analysis of three journal articles, each focusing on a different process for changing the behavior of children with autism. Two articles are "review of the literature" types, one dealing with Cognitive Behavior Modification, the other dealing with Visuo-Spatial Cues; the third article is a case study teaching preschoolers self-monitoring techniques. All three present valuable information in this field. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Autism.doc

Autism & The Benefits Of Music Therapy : A 6 page paper that considers the symptoms of autism, the complexity of reaching children with this disorder, and then supports the use of the music therapy as an effective treatment for some of the symptoms. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Musicaut.wps

Inclusion of Autistic Children in Regular Classrooms : A 5 page research paper which argues for the inclusion of high achieving autistic children in mainstream classrooms. The writer demonstrates that the range of abilities for children with this disorder can vary widely with some even have superior cognitive skills in areas not associated with the basic impairment. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Incaut.wps

Students With Autism : This 14 page research paper investigates the developmental disorder, autism. Autism is a disorder that appears in infancy and continues throughout the victim's life. Topics include: the characteristics of the autistic child and student; etiology; diagnostic process; and treatment programs. Research studies are reported as is the federal law that mandates the right to an education. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Autstud.wps

The Autistic Savant : A 4 page paper discussing savant syndrome, that form of autistic mental retardation that remains a most intriguing field of study. The savant syndrome skews most theories of intelligence as they have been defined in that it refuses to neatly fit into any category short of the broadest one of mental retardation. These people have amazing talents in specific abilities that far exceed those that "normal" people are able to achieve, such as instantaneously and mentally calculating 20-digit numbers or delivering the day of the week of any given date from any year. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Autsav.wps

Interventions For Autism : A 15 page paper that provides an overview of possible interventions for autism, with a focus on how interventions facilitate communication and language skills. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Autism2.doc

Making Inclusion a Reality for Children With Autism : This 12 page paper discusses the issues of autism and inclusion (particularly at the preschool level). The writer explains mainstreaming autistic children, and the problems and illusions with the theories of mainstreaming. *Includes outline too! Bibliography lists 3 sources. Autismch.wps

Letter Reversal & Dyslexia : A 20 page proposal designed to demonstrate the impacts of academic and behavioral interventions on the process of letter reversal in dyslexic children. Bibliography lists 39 sources. Dyslexia.wps

Binge Eating & A.D.D. : An 8 page literature view mildly comparing Binge eating to A.D.D. Writing is fairly technical. Bibliography lists approximately 20 sources. Bingeadd.wps

Catatonic Schizophrenia : An 8 page research paper on catatonic schizophrenia . The writer details its causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Catatoni.wps

Diagnosing & Classifying Schizophrenia : A 5 page research paper on schizophrenia in which the writer discusses diagnostic criteria using the DSM scale, the problem of varying symptoms, classifications & stages of schizophrenia, etc; Discussion of current research and trends is included as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Schizo.wps

Schizophrenia / Diagnosis Based On Race ? : The effect of race on the diagnosis of this disorder is discussed in this 10 page paper. It is asserted that while there exists no biological basis for such, African-Americans are more frequently [mis]-diagnosed as being schizophrenic. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Schizophr.wps

Schizophrenia In Urban Black & Hispanic Populations : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the basic issues relative to higher rates of schizophrenic diagnosis among urban Black and Hispanic populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Schizbh.wps

Schizophrenia and Neuroleptics / Atypical vs Typical : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the treatment processes for schizophrenia and consider the differences and impacts of different types of neurolepects currently being utilized for treatment. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Schizo.wps

Schizophrenia : A 5 page research paper on the nature and treatment of schizophrenia. The writer details the symptoms, methods of diagnosis, and controversies over its causes. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Schizo.doc

Schizophrenia # 2 : A 6 page paper that provides an overview of schizophrenia. The writer provides a working definition, demonstrates the different types, causes and implications. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Schi.wps

Childhood Schizophrenia : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the issues relating to childhood schizophrenia and suggests the importance of effective treatment options. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Schizoch.wps

Einstein / Learning Disabled Or Schizophrenic ? : This 7 page paper analyzes Einstein’s youthful development in terms of Piaget’s theories of developmental stages, Lenzenweger’s theories of schizophrenia, and modern theories on learning disabilities. The paper concludes that psychologists may have some justification for believing Einstein to have had schizophrenic tendencies, and that it is these, not a learning disability, that caused his famous problems in school. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Einpia.wps

The Insanity Defense : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the insanity defense from a psychological perspective. The writer suggests that while there are considerable arguments against the veracity of the insanity defense, it remains a necessary part of the legal system in supporting the needs of the mentally ill. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Insanity.wps

Recovered Memories -- Induced By Therapists ? : An 8 page paper providing a general overview of the debate about recovered memories. The writer supports the theory that recovered memories are more often a therapist-produced phenonmenon than they are an actual occurence. Bilbiography lists 10 sources. Recovmem.wps

"The Hoax, The Hustler, The Psychopath" : This 5 page essay provides a brief look at the psychological makeup of those that live to control others. Specifically, the writer explores the psychological makeup of psychopaths. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Hustler.wps

Cognitively Disabled / Career Education : Approximately 4 pages discussing 'Career Education For the Cognitively Disabled (Slow Learning) Adolescents.' Good for those studying education, child psychology, abnormal psychology etc; Bibliography lists 12 comprehensive sources. Careerdi.wps

Psychological Theories & Therapeutic Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders :
A 30 page paper that provides a substantive overview of the major psychological theories surrounding narcissism and reflects on the focus of therapeutic interventions, the impact of the family, and other elements that lead to the development of a narcissistic personality. Bibliography lists 23 sources. Narciss.wps

Postpartum Depression / Definition & Discussion : An 8 page research paper on postpartum depression. The writer discusses its definition, types (postpartum psychosis, postpartum neurotic depression, etc;), symptoms, and more. Covered in this paper is also a brief history of some of the experimental treatments that have developed over the years, and even theories which maintain that there may be a biologically plausible explanation for postpartum psychiatric illness. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Postpart.wps

Depression: Look under Afflictions, Conditions, and Pyschotherapies (This Section)

Treatment of Retarded and Other Mentally Ill Individuals During Colonial Times : A 6 page look at how mental illness was perceived and treated during colonial times. During this period, the mentally ill were regarded as individual -- and not social problems. Western culture often assumed that retarded citizens were bewitched or bedeviled in some way. The concept of colonial institutionalization is looked at as are laws pertaining to what level of mental fitness was sufficient to allow someone to remain among the rest of society. For the most part, the colonial era is criticized for its unfair handling of the mentally ill. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Mentill2.wps

Caring for the Mentally Ill / Changing Views Since the 19th Century : Beginning with the 19th century asylum, its justification & treatment of the mentally ill, this 5 page paper offers a comprehensive examination of how views concerning the mentally ill have changed over the years. The writer presents an historic look at how various societies ranging from the post-Civil war era to the days of World War II -- began to treat their mental patients differently as we learned more about the true nature of mental illness. The growing role of government in caring for these patients is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Mentill3.wps

Diagnosing and Labeling the Mentally Ill / 18th & 19th Century Views : An in-depth 12 page research paper on how poorly the mentally-ill were treated during the 18th and w19th centuries when terms such as "loony" and "insane" were common. Some of the ridiculous ideas from those years pertaining to how mental illness was caused are explored as well (i.e., partying, masturbation, criminal activity, etc;). Key historic figures involved in mental health labeling are identified and the writer presents some of the more common atrocities known to be found in the asylums of yesteryear. Excellent analysis is provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Mentillh.wps

Mental Retardation : A 10 page research paper on mental retardation. The writer details retardation's definition, causes, etc; Also discussed are some of the negative ways in which the mentally retarded and have been treated, poorly cared for, and misunderstood throughout history. Recent discoveries in motivating & teaching retarded children are discussed as are some possible implications of experimental research being conducted. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Retarded.wps

Mental Retardation / "Cloak of Competence" by Robert Edgerton : A 7 page paper the provides an overview of a study conducted by the researchers through the Pacific Hospital on the outcomes of released mentally retarded patients. Edgerton utilized case studies and interviews to present a comprehensive look at the impact of release on the patients, and their ability to adapt to life on the outside. Cloak.wps

The Mentally Retarded Person In The Community : This 9 page research paper investigates the issues involved in mentally retarded persons making a successful transition into community. Specific approaches and programs to help them make this transition are discussed as are the reasons for the movement to this way of living as opposed to institutions. Bibliography lists 12 sources. MRcomm.wps

Sybil / Her Diagnosis and Treatment : A 5 page essay exploring the diagnosis and treatment of Sybil, a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder with sixteen known identities. Through years of psychoanalysis, therapy and hypnosis, Sybil's identities were eventually integrated into one. This is the account of her horrendous experiences that led to dissociative disorder and her careful treatment by a caring psychoanalyst. Bibliography includes two references. Sybil.wps relevant : dissociative identity disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder / Scrupulosity : This 9 page research paper discusses obsessive-compulsive disorder giving a brief overview of the disorder, its symptoms and treatments. Special focus is placed on the subset OCD of scrupulosity which affects approximately 3 - 4 percent of all persons with OCD. Due to its religious nature, this particular disorder can be more difficult to diagnose and to treat. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Obscomp.wps

Obsessive-Compulsive & Its Relationship To Anxiety Disorders : A 10 page paper discussing obsessive-compulsive disorder and its relationship to various anxiety disorders. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Ocdanx.wps

DSM-IV Disorder - Sexual Dysfunctions In Men and Women : A 5 page research paper investigating specific aspects of this sexual dysfunction. Topics include: symptoms and definition according the DSM-IV, characteristics the clinicians must be concerned with before making the diagnosis, possible reasons for the condition and treatment alternatives. Orgdis.wps

Aberrant Sexual Behaviors / Sexual Crimes : This 5 page paper defines and describes eight of the many aberrant and/or sexual crimes committed daily, including: incest, pederasty, pedophilia, statutory rape, child abuse and rape. Statistics regarding child sexual abuse and rape are also included as are discussions of these two specific crimes. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Abersex.wps

Pedophilia : A 10 page overview of the sexual orientation of pedophilia and the successes and failures of the various treatments. Emphasizes that although treatments are numeous and diverse, most all are ineffective. Examines pedophiles in the correctional system environment. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Pedophil.wps

Sexual Aversion Disorder & Treatment Options : A 12 page paper that considers the problem of sexual aversion disorder, reflects on studies in the current literature, and presents possible treatment and intervention techniques that have had demonstrated results. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Sexdis.wps

The Relationship Between Animal Abuse, Human Abuse and Antisocial Behavior : A 6 page paper that considers the issue of animal abuse and relates it to childhood history of abuse and neglect and to problematic behaviors in adulthood. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Relabuse.wps

Abnormal Psychology & Religion / Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder : A 10 page research essay that discusses the relationship between obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive religious practices. Specifically, the writer promotes the evidence regarding the neurotic obsessiveness of those who join cults and supports the premise with studies. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Abpsyrel.wps

Gulf War Syndrome – What Is the U.S. Going To Do About It? : A 6 page paper examining the Persian Gulf Syndrome and how it has affected thousands of American families. An overview of the Gulf war is presented and details of the syndrome itself – symptoms, epidemiology, treatment – are discussed as is the issues surrounding a possible return to the Gulf by U.S. troops. Bibliography lists five sources. Gulfsynd.wps

Stress & Sufferers Of Gulf War Syndrome : A 9 page paper discussing the role of stress in the cause and treatment of veterans suffering with Gulf War Syndrome. Stress is as much of a disease for humans as any other pathogen. Bibliography lists seven sources. Saddhuss.wps

Telethons As A Societal Dilemma / Labeling The Handicapped : 6 pages in length. Although telethons have long been commended for their ability to raise money to help disabled persons, the writer of this paper argues that there also exists a number of reasons to criticize them as actually doing more harm than good. Labels such as "victim,"" cripple," and "wheelchair-bound" are demeaning. They invoke undue pity from telethon viewers and resentment from the disabled. Moreover, corruption and scandal are linked to these media masquerades and ultimately, a grave societal dilemma is presented by them. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Telethon.wps

Gender Identity Disorder : 5 pages in length. Paper analyzes theories concerning the disorder, its development, occurrence, patterns, and relevance to homosexuality / sexual dysfunction. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Genderid.wps

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Anorexia Nervosa : A 5 page paper on anorexia discussing occurrence, frequency, onset, the relationship between MHPG and depression in patients with anorexia, psychosocial development, and more. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Anorexia.wps

Factors Contributing To The Incidence Of Anorexia Nervosa : A 12 page paper discussing cognitive and cultural factors which affect development of anorexia nervosa . Bibliography lists 17 sources. Anxi.wps

Bulimia -- A Closer Look : A 7 page paper on the most common eating disorder. The paper defines bulimia in the context of other eating disorders, discusses who is affected, how bulimia affects its sufferers’ health and lifestyle, and looks at possible psychological and physiological reasons for it. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Bulimia.wps

Women and Eating Disorders : 11 pages in length. Discusses frequency of eating disorders in women. The writer examines causes, prevention, treatment, and compares Anorexia Nervosa with Bulimia. Statistics and case examples are provided throughout. Bibliography lists 17+ sources. Eatngdis.wps

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CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

Assessment of a 6 Year-old Child : 15 pages worth of observations relating to a 6 year old boy. The writer was studying child psychology and took notes on the child's naturalistic socialization, ability to interact & more. An interview with the boy's mother is included and the paper concludes with assessments based upon common knowledge and 4 supplemental articles cited in bibliography. It is concluded that the child has adjusted quite well from a psycho-social perspective. Justinpa.wps

Child Abuse : 5 page overview of the problem of child abuse. Discusses its legal definition, sexual abuse, memory recall, how these problems are addressed and more. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Chilabu2.wps

Child Abuse # 2 : A 5 page paper discussing some of the different forms of child abuse, and the dangers that go along with them. It also gives some startling statistics, it discusses just how a grave a situation this is, and describes some ways to improve it. Abuse2.wps

Child Abuse # 3 : In 10 pages the author discusses child abuse. Child abuse in its many forms is alive and well in the 1990s. The parents or other caregivers abuse children very frequently. Child abuse is clearly defined under state and federal statutes. Children have rights. There are specific clues to look for to know whether a child is being abused. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Childvar.wps

Child Abuse & Memory Suppression : Approximately 6 pages worth of technical (psychology) notes on memory suppression and its relevance to child abuse/molestation. Collective bibliography lists approximately 30 relevant sources. Chilabu4.wps

Child Abuse & Memory Suppression # 2 : 7 pages on the trauma of Child Abuse and the role of amnesia (suppressing the memories). 7 comprehensive sources listed in bibliography. Chilabu5.wps

Child Abuse Survivors : 7 pages on survivors of child abuse. Covers such areas as post-traumatic stress disorder, memory suppression, and so forth. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Abusesur.wps

Child Sexual Abuse / The Predator : An 8 page research paper in which the writer considers the issues of child sexual abuse. This paper explores what is abuse, who are abusers and what the effects of abuse are to the children. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Chabuse.doc

Child Sex Abuse Claims / Techniques for Assessing Validity : A 12 page paper in which the writer posits that while many child sex abuse claims are very true, some are indeed very false. Assessed are the various methodologies for determining the accuracy of statements made about such abuses by children, the existing laws concerning child testimony in court, and the psychological factors which may actually cause delusions of child abuse. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Childsex.wps

Childhood Sexual Abuse As A Predictor Of Adolescent Substance Abuse : A 20 page research proposal that suggests a correlation between childhood sexual abuse and adolescent substance abuse. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Abusex.wps

Child Discipline / Spare The Rod & Understand The Child : A 5 page research paper in which the writer cites the opinions of numerous authorities who oppose physical punishment for children. The psychological implications of inflicted violence are stressed and alternatives are presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Children.wps

The Connection Between Child Sexual Abuse & Dissociative Identity Disorder :
A 6 page dissertation proposal for a paper outlining the history and causative factors related to dissociative identity disorder (DID) with a focus on childhood sexual trauma. This proposal also focuses on the treatment of sexual adjustment as an outcome of the research provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Dissidis.wps

Connection Between Child Sexual Abuse & Dissociative Identity Disorder :
A 65 page dissertation that outlines the history and causative factors related to dissociative identity disorder (DID) with a focus on childhood sexual trauma. This research study focuses on the treatment of sexual adjustment as an outcome of the research provided. Bibliography lists 43 sources. Dissid.wps

Corporal Punishment / Pros and Cons : An 11 page paper that presents the arguments regarding the use of corporal punishment. This paper focuses on the negative psychological impacts and suggests a number of options to this kind of action. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Childcor.wps

Do Abused Children Grow Up To Abuse Their Own Kids ? / The Cycle Of Abuse : A 10 page study designed to determine if there is a correlation between children who are abused and their becoming abusers in adulthood. The literature supporting this study demonstrates a cycle of abuse, and there is significant evidence to link the behaviors of abusers to the modeled behaviors of abused children. This study contains information relative to the development of the problems, a review of pertinent literature, and a proposed plan for data collection. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Child.wps

Do Victims Of Child Abuse Become Abusers ? : This 15 page research paper explores the incidence, definitions, and the causes of abuse. Several theories regarding what makes a person become an abuser are discussed. Statistics include incidences of abuse committed by victims of abuse and the percentage of incarcerated sex offenders who were abused as children. Bibliography includes 18 references. Abuchil.wps

Parental Alcoholism & Children : A 10 page paper in which the writer discusses how parental alcoholism is rampant within the American family, and its effects on children are particularly devastating. The writer explains how the various life stages are individually affected by alcoholic parents, as well as addresses their long term consequences. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Paralch.wps

Impact of Domestic Violence on Children : This 8 page research paper examines the long-term effects of domestic violence on children. Specifically discussed include signs and symptoms of behavior exhibited by children who have witnessed acts of domestic violence and what can be done to help them. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Childvio.wps

When Children Must Testify / Philosophy Of The Shield Laws : A 20 page paper that takes an in-depth look at some of the problems associated with cases in which children must testify in court, and the possible effects of shield laws that are beginning to be commonplace. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Shield.wps

Some of the Effects of Child Abuse on Self Esteem : A 10 page research paper. Statistics reported by the Menninger Perspective in 1995 point to the belief (true numbers cannot be absolutely known) "that one child in ten is the object of violent abuse by a parent or caregiver; and one out of every three women report sexual abuse as children" (Helm, 1997; p. 551). There were over one million reported cases of child abuse and neglect during the year of 1993 alone, 20% of which typically will lead to serious psychologic disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Abuselfe.wps

Self-Esteem and the Elementary School Student : A 10 page research paper exploring aspects of self-esteem including: how self-esteem is defined by different theorists, what are the components in self-esteem, and how does the teacher help to improve a student's self esteem. Several programs are described and discussed with a final caution to select activities carefully so the efforts do not backfire. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Selfest2.wps

Self-Esteem In Toddlers Analyzed : This 8 page research paper examines the importance of self-esteem in toddlers. Specifically discussed are why a child's self-esteem would be high or low and the ways in which self-esteem can be raised. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Esteem2.wps

Attitudes & Behavior / The Influences Of Parental Interaction And Gender : A 6 page examination of attitudes and behavior, how they relate to identity formation and are influenced by factors such as parental influence and gender. Stresses how a child’s persona, their identity, attitudes, and behavior are shaped during early childhood by parental and societal interaction and indeed by their own gender. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Attbeha.wps

*For Child Abuse & Memory paper, see also Incest.wps in sub category above.

Children Who Run Away From Home : 3 pages worth of information on runaways including some of the socio-psychological reasons why kids leave home, the legal definition of what constitutes a "missing child," and more. Bibliography lists over 20 suggested sources. Runaway.wps

Maturation & Aging / Childhood vs. Adolescence : A 10 page research paper investigating the similarities and differences of the aging and maturation development process between childhood and adolescence. Specific topics include: physical growth and cognitive and psycho-social maturation. Theorists included are Piaget, Erikson, as well as new theories of pathways related to adolescent development. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Child/Adol.wps

Developmental Delays : This 10 page research paper offers a general overview of developmental delays. Topics include: incidence, etiology, identification, assessment, intervention and the laws mandating services for infants, toddlers and preschool children. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Devdelay.wps

The Growing Role Of Fathers In Today's Family : The changing role of the father is examined in this 10 page paper, inclusive of historical references. Numerous studies reveal that a father's role significantly impacts the development of the child, which is separate and distinct from maternal influences. Also noted are differences in black and gay communities and how the male role model is viewed by each. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Father.wps

The Impact of Absent Fathers on Children : A 4 page paper that documents the impact of absent fathers on the social, psychological and cognitive development of children. Literature supports the theory that children who are raised by single mothers often exhibit a number of problems relative to their development, including lower test score reflecting cognigitive problems. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Fatherle.wps

The Effects Of Parents Not Being Home : This 5 page research paper discuses the controversy regarding the effects of having children in day care as opposed to having the child being cared for by a parent. Some researchers believe there is a negative effect, some do not think there is a negative effect. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Workpare.wps

Parenting Effectiveness & Style : A 9 page paper exploring the role of parenting in the successes and failures of a child. Bibliography lists six sources. Pting.wps

Parental Interaction / Effects On The Development Of Children’s Gender Roles :
A 16 page examination of gender roles and how these roles are shaped during early childhood by parental and societal interaction. Includes an extensive bibliography with dozens of sources cited. Parint.wps

Raising Children With Special Needs : A 6 page research paper investigating the stress parents experience raising a child who has exceptional needs. Topics include types of stress, family functioning, social support, implications for parents and counselors. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Stressp.wps

How Children Respond To The Word "No" : A 24 page research paper emphasizing different disciplinary techniques. Emphasis is on how children respond to being told "no." The predominant reaction if rebellion and resentment. Other techniques for saying "no" were explored including Positive Discipline and Induction. Extensive bibliography is included. Toldno.wps

Effects of Divorce on "At Risk" Children : A 6 page research paper which examines the effects of divorce on children who have emotional or behavioral disorders. While divorce is difficult on any child, research shows that it is particular difficult to children with these disorders and can exacerbate their problems. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Atrisk.wps

Attachment Theory, Divorce And The School Counselor : A 6 page research paper that explores the topics of attachment theory and the effects of dis-attachment. Divorce is offered as a significant event in a child's life that results in disattachment from one parent. The writer posits that the school counselor must have a firm understanding of attachment theory and its effects in order to help children. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Attacht.wps

Attachment Theory, Divorce & School Counseling : A 60 page paper that provides an overview of the current literature, and attempts to demonstrate the link between attachment theory and divorce. This paper then uses the current literature to discuss the implications for counseling. Bibliography lists 42 sources. Atchtheo.wps

Managing the Behavior of Aggressive Children : A 3 page research essay that investigates how to reduce aggressive behavior in young children. The writer reports on two research studies, one in the home and one in the classroom. Each uses a similar behavior management strategy and both are successful. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Agrkid.wps

Adaptive Behavior Inventory (A.B.I.) / A Review : A 5 page paper that reviews the Adaptive Behavior Inventory (1986) designed to measure five different functional behavior categories. A general overview of the measurement is offered, followed by reliability and validity coefficients derived for the measurement. Cautions of using the scales are also offered. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Adaptive.wps

Children With HIV/AIDS : An 8 page paper on Children with AIDS. The writer discusses the pscyho-social impact the disease has on them and offers suggestions for helping to cope. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Aidschil.wps

Should Kids With AIDS Be Allowed To Attend Public Schools? : 6 pages in length. In 1985, people in parts of the country were approaching hysteria at the thought of children with AIDS attending the same public schools with their own children. Today, we know better than to think that the disease can spread through casual contact. Many school systems have put into place AIDS awareness and prevention programs to which the AIDS-infected student can be a valuable asset, and the affected children themselves need the security and acceptance of routine and friendship. The paper concludes that kids with AIDS certainly should be allowed in the public schools, that their presence can benefit all. Bibliography lists 17 sources. AIDS-kid.RTF

Pediatric AIDS : A 17 page paper on the diagnosis, treatment and other factors surrounding pediatric AIDS. Bibliography lists 25 sources. Pedaids2.wps

The Sudden Death of a Child / Siblings Coping With The Fact : A 9 page paper discussing the death of a young child in a sudden and often violent manner. The siblings and the fact that they have been neglected in terms of research and counseling are the main focus. Children can be simple and not understand what has happened like adults do and it is important to approach them correctly according to their cognitive abilities. Bibliography lists10 sources. Sudeath.wps

(The) Intellectual Development of Children : 8 pages discussing the intellectual development of children. 9 references cited. Excellent for those studying child psychology, child development, theories of learning etc; Paper makes many references to the works of Piaget and cites a number of sources. Childdev.wps

Childhood / Theories of Moral Development / Literature Review : A 12 page comprehensive review of journal articles related to theories of moral development in children. The writer reviews different works from experts in the field of child development. Bibliography lists 25 sources. Devmoral.wps

Childhood / Theories Of Moral Development / Literature Review # 2 : A 12 page review of current literature that supports Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan and Piaget's theories relative to moral development. The writer divides the information into categories that have an impact on development, from gender specificity to socio-economic influences. Current journal articles are used to support the writer's theory that there are many influences on moral development and that this development takes place within a culture, a society, and a family structure that influences development. Bibliography lists approximately 25 sources. Devmora2.wps

Understanding Child Development : A 7 page research paper exploring the efficacy of needing theoretical frameworks to understand child development. Two specific cases were explored: child abuse victims and sibling and peer interactions. Lacking the theories we would not be able to understand why children do some of their behaviors. An extensive bilbiography is included. Efficacy.wps

Einstein / Learning Disabled Or Schizophrenic ? : This 7 page paper analyzes Einstein’s youthful development in terms of Piaget’s theories of developmental stages, Lenzenweger’s theories of schizophrenia, and modern theories on learning disabilities. The paper concludes that psychologists may have some justification for believing Einstein to have had schizophrenic tendencies, and that it is these, not a learning disability, that caused his famous problems in school. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Einpia.wps

Childhood Prejudice / An Aspect of Socio-Moral Development : A 12 page research paper on the development of childhood prejudice. The writer looks at the formation of racial preferences, stereotyping, and supports all ideas with existing research studies from journal articles. The point is made that classroom settings are of particular importance to this area of research and consequently, appropriate educational suggestions are made for reducing the development and continuation of the destructive "hate cycle." Bibliography lists approximately 20 sources. Prejchil.wps

Children Who Stutter / Assessing & Controlling The Problem : A 15 page, comprehensive research paper on the psychological and physical implications for children who stutter. Speech patterns, behavior patterns, avoidance of speaking situations, etc.;-- are all discussed. The writer also analyzes their own observations from a one-on-one interview session with a young girl who stutters. Presenting an extensive literature review, the argument is made that stuttering is not something that can be "cured" per se.. Rather, it is a learned behavior that can be controlled through such promising techniques as Dr. Schwartz's "Airflow." Bibliography lists 10+ sources. Stutchil.wps

The Prevalence Of Stuttering : A 20 page paper on stuttering research over the years and the ever-changing views that pathologists have held on the subject. The causes, effects, and most importantly, the prevalence of stuttering are examined in considerable detail. The studies of many widely-acclaimed researchers are discussed. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Stutteri.wps

Children With Epilepsy / Impact in School : A 6 page research paper discussing the different seizures associated with epilepsy and their effect on the victim and peers in the school setting. Cautions to teachers regarding the student's medication are included. One of the questions schools must face is whether or not to tell peers that a student has epilepsy. If the decision is made to tell them, one process that will be extremely helpful in developing sensitivity is a portfolio. How to use a structured portfolio is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Epilepsy.wps

Effective Parenting / Model Essay Answers : 4 pages worth of free response essays to questions from case stories (actual cases are no longer available) concerning parenting techniques and methods. Discussed are the impossible goals of "perfect parenting," permissive vs. authoritative styles, Freud's views on parental love & control, and more. No Bibliography. Parntpft.wps

The Cons of Youth Sports : A 7 page paper the explores the negative aspects of youth sports, and includes consideration of the impacts of competativeness, parental expectations, and outside pressures on the children participating. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Youthspo.wps

Lawrence Kohlberg's Theories of Morality & Development : An 11 page discussion of Kohlberg's three levels of morality as they relate to child development. Assessed is how Kohlberg elaborated the ideas of Jean Piaget and concentrated primarily upon the socio-cognitive domain. Kohlberg's constructs are applied to situations and evaluatively assessed. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Kohlberg.wps

Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development : This 5 page essay identifies and describes the major components of Kohlberg's theory. Examples of how one might behave at each stage are offered. Speculation as to whether or not an individual can be taught to reason or behave in a moral manner is also covered. Bibliography included. Kohlmor.wps

Margaret Mahler's Theories of Attachment : A 12 page research paper on Margaret Mahler's theories of early childhood identity development. The writer details the theory, its uses and its critics. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mahler.wps

Piaget's Theories of Development : A 12 page research paper on the theories of Dr. Jean Piaget and his work in perceptual, cognitive, and intellectual development. Piaget's formulas for explaining the various stages of development are explained and illustrative examples are provided. The work of subsequent researchers who built upon his ideas is studied in an attempt to evaluate several Piaget-born concepts such as his proposed model of IQ testing.... Bibliography lists 20+ sources. Piaget.wps

Moral Development / Piaget : This 5 page essay is an analysis of Piaget's ideas about the moral development of children as expressed in his book, Moral Judgment of the Child. Piaget's theory breaks moral development into two stages which cross over his cognitive stages. This essay explains the theory in terms of the two stages. No bibliography. Piagetmd.wps

Piaget & Vygotsky : This 20 page research paper compares and contrasts the theories of these two great thinkers. The main points of each theory is provided with a discussion to compare and contrast their ideas. The writer suggests that their ideas may have been more in synch than disparate, after one considers the theories carefully and also after reviewing specific statements made by each man. The points on which they definitely did not agree are cited. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Piagvygo.wps

Moral Development / Kohlberg vs. Piaget : An 8 page research paper that compares and contrasts the moral development theories of Kohlberg and Piaget. Specific emphasis is given to the role of the family in each theory. Two tables reflect the stages included in each theorist's model. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Kohlpiag.wps

Einstein / Learning Disabled Or Schizophrenic ? : This 7 page paper analyzes Einstein’s youthful development in terms of Piaget’s theories of developmental stages, Lenzenweger’s theories of schizophrenia, and modern theories on learning disabilities. The paper concludes that psychologists may have some justification for believing Einstein to have had schizophrenic tendencies, and that it is these, not a learning disability, that caused his famous problems in school. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Einpia.wps

Application Of Sociological Theory : A 4 page report using social theory to explain the behavior patterns of a young pre-adolescent girl who prefers male sports and various other non-traditional activities. Psychoanalytic tools are described and Social Learning Theory is applied. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Socitheo.wps

Piper's "The Little Engine that Could" : An insightful 3 page essay in which the writer examines what meaning Watty Piper's classic story "The Little Engine that Could" holds for a child and in retrospect, the story's psycho-motivational value for an adult as well. For the most part, the writer is concerned with similarities and dissimilarities between the ways that an adult perceives the story vs. how a child does the same. No Bibliography. Littleen.wps

TV Violence / Sociological & Psychological Impact On Children : An 8 page research proposal for studying the topic question: does violence on television have an impact on children. Controversy and debate have raged for at least three decades on this question. Meanwhile, the level of violent acts committed on television shows during prime-time, including the family hour, has increased steadily. A brief search of the literature suggests that TV violence does have an impact on children's behaviors and level of sensitivity. Tv.wps

The Working, Single Mother & Primary Care vs. Secondary Care : A 6 page examination of sociological issues and transformations concerning the move from primary care to secondary care. Examined is the impact that the changing role of the mother has had -- While they once stayed home with their children, they no go off to work-- often leaving children in the hands of secondary care. Highlighted are the different relationships that evolve between mother and child and the possibility of increased social risk for the child. Bibliography lists 17 sources. Primacar.wps

Working Mothers & The Mother-Child Relationship : A 7 page research paper describing how the modern family has changed now that so many women are working full-time and not spending entire days with their children. The writer analyzes the effect that this social phenomenon has had on relationships between mothers and children-- arguing that mothers who work all day are not as apt to understand all needs communicated by their children and are consequently, unavoidably neglectful in some areas. Children do, however, often regard their maternal working parent much in the same light that they once did their father -- as a strict disciplinarian. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Workinmo.wps

Proposal -- Working Mothers vs. Non-Working Mothers / Impact Upon Children : This 7 page paper discusses a proposal for a research study to investigate the psychological impact on children of working mothers and non-working mothers. The hypotheses are that the impact is minimal and, in fact, children from homes where the mother works may even have some advantages. Bibliography includes 2 references. Promo.wps

Effects of Racism on Children : An 8 page research paper which examines how racism impacts children. The writer discusses how black parents have to transmit to their children information concerning racism and the dangers of world without having the children internalize the dominant culture’s negative messages concerning African-Americans. Other topics addressed include the importance of multiculturalism in school curriculums, conflict resolution, and the traditional approach to teaching history. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Childrac.wps

Kids Killing Kids : 5 pages in length. The late 1990’s rash of children opening fire upon their classmates and teachers on school grounds has triggered a closer look at the makeup of the juvenile psyche. Experts say the inclination to kill comes from a combination of inadequate upbringing, overexposure to violence and the all-too-easy access to guns, as well as an inherent propensity for abnormal behavior. The writer gives an overview of the various reasons children act with violence, as well as ways to deter such behavior. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Kidskill.wps

"Prisoners of Childhood" / Key Concepts : A 4 page analysis of Alice Miller’s Prisoners of Childhood which demonstrates how the dynamics behind the relationship of a gifted child with a narcissistically-deprived parent can hamper or prevent that child from developing as an independent, emotionally-healthy adult. No additional sources cited. Childpri.wps

Comparison of Research Approaches / Family Psychology : A 5 page paper discussing the method in which four researchers have approached the issue of family cohesiveness and its effect on the children of the family. Most of the studies reviewed revolve in some way around previously established models, and one was little more than a basic literature review of previously published work. Because the focus of each of the others was that of attitudes and feelings, the researchers were unable to employ definite measures of specific qualities. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Famre.wps

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Psychological Development In Adolescence : A 10 page paper discussing adolescence in general. By far, the teen years are not all doom and gloom unless people around the teen attempt to make them that way, but by the same token, adults have no reason to tell teens that life never improves. Finishing up with the hormone wash and gaining the life experience that enables the individual to truly know who he is are freeing in the end, but both processes alone can be devastating to the teen who has only limited adult support and the safety net of a loving and accepting family. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Adolesde.wps

Development During Adolescence : A 17 page paper discussing influences on the development of identity and self-concept during adolescence. Numerous theorists and related studies are cited. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Adoldev.wps

Adolescent Homosexuality : 5 page research paper on adolescent homosexuality. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Adolhomo.wps

Counseling Perspectives For Adolescent Homosexuality : A 5 page paper that deals with the issues facing counseling psychologists who counsel adolescent homosexuals. The paper discusses the issues facing the adolescents and gives the psychologist background research on a few of these issues. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Youngay.wps

Adolescent Depression / A Predictive Variable Of Suicidal Behavior : A 5 page look at adolescent depression and its links with adolescent suicide. Concludes that although depression sometimes leads to suicide, it seldom does so in the absence of some psychopathological factor which makes the individual exhibit suicidal tendencies. Suggests the problem is a complex one and not one for self-styled preventions and cures but instead one which should involve professional medical personnel. Bibliography lists six sources. Adep.wps

Children, Adolescents, & Suicide : An in-depth 6 page analysis of child & adolescent suicide based upon research. Using journal references, the paper cites various theories, statistics, and so forth to detail the causal motivational factors behind childhood suicide. 11 items referenced in bibliography. Childsui.wps

Suicide and Depression Among Young Adults : This 6 page research paper reports on the correlation between depression and suicide rates of young adults, primarily between the ages of 15 and 24. Suicide is on the rise across the world; the question is why are so many young people taking their own lives. The causes as identified in the literature are discussed; one of which is depression. A very definite correlation between the two exists. How different researchers and authors perceive the relationship is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Depsui.wps

Statistical Research Design Relating To Adolescent Suicide : A 9 page paper discussing appropriate research design for application to adolescent suicide prevention programs. Report includes review of professional literature and research design hypothesis related to the subject. Bibliography lists more than two dozen sources. Adolesc2.doc

Native American Teen Suicide : A 15 page exploration of the issues surrounding Native American teen suicide both on the reservation and off. Emphasizes the diversity of Native American cultures and provides an overview of the cultural obstacles which face many Native Americans on their moving from the reservations into the dominant white culture and how these obstacles influence true integration into that culture and thus personal satisfaction with life in general. Stresses that counseling must incorporate specific understanding of the many factors which adversely affect Native Americans both on and off the reservation. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Natsuic.wps

Childhood Sexual Abuse As A Predictor Of Adolescent Substance Abuse : A 20 page research proposal that suggests a correlation between childhood sexual abuse and adolescent substance abuse. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Abusex.wps

Children & Divorce : A 5 page research report examining the detrimental effects that divorce often has on children and adolescents. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Childiv.wps

Divorce and Its Effects on Children : A 5 page paper discussing divorce and its effects on children. Specifically contrasts the differences between its effect on younger children and on adolescents. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Divochil.wps

Divorce & Its Impact Upon The Success Of Children : The hypothesis that children of divorce are less successful in later life is proven by an original study described in this 8 page paper. Recent literature and other studies related to this issue are also discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Divorce.wps

Divorce and Its Effects on Relationships with Parents : 7 pages examining relationships with parents after divorce. Paper is based on arguments made in two pertinent journal articles- each of which are cited in bibliography. Divochi2.wps

Educational Environment of 7th, 8th & 9th Grade Students / Impacts of Puberty : A 5 page paper that considers the impacts of the changes that occur during puberty and the implications for educators. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Impacpub.wps

At-Risk / Gifted Drop-Outs : A 6 page paper that supports the contention that at-risk, gifted students are more likely to drop out of school than their non-gifted peers. This paper supports this belief by representing the many extenuating educational and personal issues that are experienced by gifted students, and also suggests that the same educational structures that have been developed to support students may also trigger significant behavioral problems for many gifted children. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Giftdrop.wps

School Dropout Prevention Programs : A well-written 24 page paper detailing the philosophies and methods of school dropout prevention programs. The writer reveiws several successful programs, and then analyzes the most important approach -- fostering self-esteem. Bibliography cites 26 scholarly sources. Dropout.wps

Juvenile Delinquency In Schools : An 8 page paper discussing juvenile delinquency in schools, those students most affected, and possible cures for the problem. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Juvq.wps

The Crisis of Self-Esteem in Adolescent Girls : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to self-esteem, with a focus on such determinants as maternal relationships and sociological factors, and the negative repercussions of low self-esteem. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Crisisg.wps

Society's Role Models & Adolescent Girls : A 10 page paper discussing the effect media depictions of role models have on adolescent girls. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Models.doc

Effect Of Fashion Industry On Self-Esteem & Body Image : A 10 page research paper investigating the how the fashion industry portrays the ideal woman and the effect of this stereotypical image on girls and women. Research indicates the result is lower self-esteem and worse, eating disorders, when girls cannot achieve the image that is put forth as the ideal successful woman. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Fashione.wps

Gender and Self-Esteem : A 5 page paper on the topic of gender roles and self-esteem. The writer describes how society's expectations has influenced adolescents' perception of themselves. Genderes.wps

Sexual Abstinence & The Adolescent : 12 pages offering methodologies for helping adolescents to achieve sexual abstinence. Using various documented studies, the writer offers a balance approach, a realist approach, and so forth. Also included is a realistic socio-psychological perspective on love and sex for adolescents. Bibliography lists 10 comprehensive sources. Abstinen.wps

The Importance Of Peer Groups : 5 pages in length. For an adolescent just beginning to develop a sense of himself and his social significance, peer groups provide that measure of acceptance that every youth aspires to achieve. These formations of like-minded and similarly aged teens represent the onset of adulthood in that they help to establish a pattern self-esteem and self-perception that will be carried on into adult years. The writer discusses the importance of peer groups, along with the effects positive and negative peer associations have currently and later in life. Bibliography lists 2 sources. PeerGrp.wps

Emancipation Of Children : A 25 page paper discussing the liberation of children from their parents’ control. The emancipation of children from the control of their parents has been an issue in this country for years. Twenty years ago, adults were nearly at a loss for any sense of control over the actions of their teenage children. Though many of the more radical measures have since been neutralized, parents are still at risk if they impose any measure of forced control over their dependent children who are approaching the age of majority. There are also those who believe that the age of majority should be lowered from 18 to 16, along with applicable child labor laws so that those between the ages of 16 and 18 can be employed in a manner in which they can support themselves and so be fully independent of their parents should they choose to do so. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Emanchi.wps

Peer Pressure : One of Philip Zimbardo's theories is discussed in this 5 page paper that focuses on peer pressure. The theory that social situations make a difference and can powerfully influence human behavior is examined in the context of everyday life. One example focuses on peer pressure as it influences adolescents to use drugs and alcohol. Personality features are examined along with this theory in social psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Zimbardo.wps

Developmental Psychology : A 5 page research paper that offers a brief history of developmental psychology, an overview of the areas of emphasis today, including infancy development and development of adolescence, and a new and different approach to studying development. Bibliography lists 5 sources. DevPsy.wps

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Sex / Physical, Psychological, Social : A 5 page research paper that discusses the topic subject especially in terms of the teenager and adolescent. The writer offers statistics that are alarming, to say the least, regarding the rise of HIV/AIDS among our adolescent population. Effects of alcohol on sexual performance as well as the effects of chronic use of alcohol are also discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Alcsex.wps

Adopting Older Children : This 5 page research paper explores the challenges and joys of adopting the older child. More challenges exist because these children have more memories to overcome. The writer explains the kinds of situations that become obstacles to the child and of which the adoptive parents need to be aware. Adopting infants is certainly easier but the writer contends there are joys as well as challenges in either case. Adopt.wps

Television’s Effects Upon Sexual Behavior : A 7 page research paper exploring the effects of television on sexual behavior. The writer focuses upon the changes in adolescent sexual activity. Specific documented examples of youngsters mimicking acts they had seen on television or in the movies are given. The thesis of the paper is essentially that, "Yes, television does, in fact, impact the degree of sexual activity among adolescents." Bibliography is included. Tvsex.wps

Influence of Film on Adolescent Sex : This 7 page paper discusses the impact of contemporary movies on sexual activity in adolescents. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Teensex.wps

Jerome Kagen : A 5 page paper that presents the arguments surrounding Kagen's statement that adolescence "begins in biology and ends in culture." Kagen's comment appears to be in response to the division among theorists in regards to the primary causative factor in adolescent behavior--some, including Gesell, believe that it is biology, while Karen Horney supported the belief in the cultural influences. Kagen's statement supports a progression that allows for the effects of both. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Kagen.wps

The Problem Of Teenage Pregnancy : A 3 page essay on problems associated with teen pregnancy including emotional, financial, and social considerations. The writer focuses upon some of the reasons teen pregnancies occur so frequently with mention of which measures may or may not be effective in curtailing the problem. Teenpreg.wps

The Problem Of Teenage Pregnancy # 2 : A 5 page paper on the problem of teen pregnancy, its prevalence, relevant demographics, etc; The writer is particularly concerned with socioeconomic reasons why the problem occurs so frequently in the African-American community. Implications of the problem for children, parents, schools, etc; are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Teenpre2.wps

The Problem Of Teen Pregnancy # 3 : The implications of teen pregnancy are explored in this 5 page report. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Teen.wps

The Problem Of Teen Pregnancy # 4 : An 8 page paper about teen pregnancy in the U.S. It discusses the various causes of teen pregnancy; how it effects parents, children, and society in general; and offers statistics and possible solutions on how to bring about change. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Teenpr.wps

The Problem Of Teen Pregnancy # 5 : The problem of teen pregnancy and its solutions are explored in this 7 page paper. The existing programs do not work so new abstinence based programs should be implemented; additionally, based on a study, volunteerism apparently lowers incidence of teen pregnancy. Thus, sex education and community based programs should be combined to reduce adolescent conceptions. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Teenp.wps

Teen Pregnancies in Hispanics : A 5 page paper on the rising incidence of pregnancy among Hispanic adolescents. The writer examines the possible reasons behind this growth and gives a suggested solution. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Hisppreg.wps

Teen Pregnancy / A Possible Intervention Model : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the essential elements that can be related in a sample intervention model for the problem of teen pregnancy. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Teenp2.wps

Teen Pregnancy and Prevention Programs : A 6 page paper that provides an overview of the social and educational programs proposed as prevention models for teen pregnancy and then evaluates them in terms of outcomes. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Teenprev.wps

Margaret Sanger : In 5 pages, the writer discusses Margaret Sanger. She had an important role in establishing "Planned Parenthood", which has had an impact on today's society. She felt that women, particularly poor, lower class women, should be able to use birth control methods and be taught about sexual reproduction and contraception in general. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Sanger.wps

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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Japanese Vs. American Development of Self-Concept : A 15 page paper on the factors that make up self-concept in each country. The writer describes how the mythology, religion, social setting, child-rearing and concepts of success define who people are in each culture. Bibliography lists 7 sources.Japanv.wps

Mass Media and the Self / Negative Influences : A 9 page paper that presents the impact of the mass media on the individual through the perspectives of a number of significant theorists, including Lasch and Freud. This paper demonstrates the negative impacts of the mass media on individual self-identification, while also demonstrating the societal impacts as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mass.wps

Joining A Fraternity & Social Psychology : 6 page general psychological analysis of a college student's reasons for joining a fraternity. Uses textbook theories relevant to social psychology. No Bibliography. Fratpsyc.wps

Bisexuality / The Social and Psychological Aspects : A 9 page paper outlining bisexuality. Provides a definition of bisexuality and both a historical and contemporary overview of the phenomena. Discusses studies which point to homosexulity and bisexuality as being a normal and acceptable part of human behavior from a biological and historic standpoint. Bibliography lists seven sources. Bisex.wps

The Impact of Self-Concept : A 6 page paper discussing the theories of self-concept and psychosocial development. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Selfcon.wps

Self-Esteem and Body Image : This 8 page paper delves into the subject of self-esteem and body image, inclusive of a study that shows differences primarily by age and sex. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Selfest.wps

Body Image and Self-esteem : The relationship between body image and self-esteem is explored in this 6 page paper. Age, sex and culture are considered. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Bodyimag.wps

Effect Of Fashion Industry On Self-Esteem & Body Image : A 10 page research paper investigating the how the fashion industry portrays the ideal woman and the effect of this stereotypical image on girls and women. Research indicates the result is lower self-esteem and worse, eating disorders, when girls cannot achieve the image that is put forth as the ideal successful woman. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Fashione.wps

Beauty / Vision Or Image : A 5 page paper that considers the statement "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and argues that this statement is essentially true. No bibliography. Beauty.rtf

Prevalence Of Psycho-Social Determinants In Sexual Motivation & Behavior :
A 15 page paper that considers the topic of human sexual motivation and uses relevant research to support the fact that gender-based perceptions of the prevalence of biological determinants for sexual motivation for men have been exaggerated in the past. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Sexmot.wps

Inhibition & Emotional Disclosure / The Studies Of James Pennebaker :
A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the social stage model of emotional response to trauma outlined by James Pennebaker, and then supports the use of a verbal model for expressivity represented in studies by Pennebaker and colleagues. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Penneb.wps

Long Distance Relationships : An 8 page literature review of research on long distance relationships. Different types of relationships are examined such as prisoners and their wives or girlfriends.College students and commuters and their experiences are discussed. Children are discussed as well as the implications a long distance relationship between their parents may have. Techniques that make for successful and fulfilling relationships are described which may be helpful for individuals involved in a marriage or romance that spans a considerable distance. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Distanrt.wps

Antisocial Behavior : A 6 page research paper examining different aspects of antisocial behavior. Discussion includes a description of antisocial acts, personality traits, interventions and the dangers of technology creating an antisocial society. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Antibeh.wps

Comic Books / Modern Mythology or Escapism ? : This 6 page paper examines the comic book genre to determine if contemporary comic books are representative of modern mythology or are merely pure escapism. Bibliography included. Comicb.wps

Divorce Psychology : Psychological theories are explored with application to divorce in this 8 page paper. The institution of marriage is looked at in respect to man’s nature. Factors such as personal identity and the importance of interpersonal relationships are the focus of the analysis. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Divor.wps

Group Dynamics : A 5 page paper that explores the components and the development of groups. A discussion of traditional social psychology theory that is the underpinning for group dynamics theory is presented. Also discussed are the role functions members typically take in the group. Bibliography lists 5 sources. GrpDyn.wps

Life Span Humor : A 4 page essay on the development of "applied" humor over the course of an individual’s life. Very young children make forays into attempts at humor that make perfect sense to them, but very often is completely missed by their caretaking adults. Studies of groups of college students show that students of either sex who view themselves as humorous and instigators of humor grew up with same-sex parents who were likely to joke and clown with them—the same behavior by the opposite-sex parent apparently had little effect. Children’s humorous attempts need to be reinforced in order to help them to develop a humorous outlook that can serve them well during the "unfunny" times of their later, adult lives. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Humor4.wps

"The Internet, Cybersex, and Their Effects on Society" : A 5-page paper on the effects of Internet usage on society today. The paper focuses on Internet romances, cybersex, and problems that it can cause in the "real world". Five sources cited. Interpa.wps

Aggression, Obsessive Love, & Codependency : A 12 page research paper on obsessive love and codependency. Obsessive love is defined as a social psychology issue and the role of aggression is explored in great detail. The "Fatal Attraction Syndrome" is essentially what this paper attempts to clarify for the reader. The importance of frustration and its relationship to rejection is of importance as well -- The writer concludes that it is only when we begin to realize that we are creating the very problems we hope to be preventing will the whole problem of codependency, and obsessive love disappear. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Obseslov.wps

Men and Women in Relationships / Coping : An 8 page paper on how men and women handle both the relationship and the loss of a relationship. Research and several real-life scenarios are used to portray these differences. An APA Bibliography is included which lists 7 sources. Menwomn.wps

Asian Women & Non-Asian Males / Attraction of Culture : A 10 page paper that outlines the appeal of Asian women to non-Asian males, considering issues of history, culture and the changing role of women. This paper argues that cultural factors, including the sense of subservience of women perceived in the Asian culture, and not physical characteristics, that underscores systematic and sociologically linked attraction and the prevalence of mail-order bride operations. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Asiawomn.wps

Divorce and Its Effects on Relationships with Parents : 7 pages examining relationships with parents after divorce. Paper is based on arguments made in two pertinent journal articles- each of which are cited in bibliography. Divochi2.wps

Jealousy & Gender : An 11 page research paper describing jealousy and gender differences. General comments based on observation are offered, the concept of jealousy, research on relationships and infidelity are discussed. Finally, a proposal for a study and the survey questions that would be used are offered. Bibliography is included. Genderdi.wps

Jealousy / Gender Differences : This 10 page research paper explore the powerful emotion of jealousy. Specifically, the writer looks at gender differences and studies that have related to the types of differences that exist. Additionally, length of relationship is investigated revealing there is a correlation between this factor and the feeling and expression of jealousy. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Jealousy.wps

Homophobia in Society Analyzed : This 8 page research paper examines the continued (and socially-acceptable) practice of homophobia. Specifically considered are lack of homosexual tolerance exhibited by the religious community, in the military in the workplace, in the classroom, in the entertainment industry, and in professional sports, and attempts to draw conclusions why blatant homophobia continues to be accepted. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Homosoc.wps

Individualism & Parental Separation : A 5 page essay which shows how role differentiation in the upbringing of girls and boys creates a disadvantage for women in the psychological area of individualism. Focusing on both a funneled view of separation events and a global perspective, the writer argues that role differentiation has created a problematic world for women in regards to individualization. No additional sources cited. Parsep.wps

Fear / Its Impact on Societal Behavior : A 6 page research paper on fear. The writer postulates, in agreement with theorist Mark Edmunson, that America is in the grip of a gothic period shaped through fear and dealt with through collectivism, gossip and sensationalism, and religious conversion. Two psychological studies are cited, expressing the collectivism and religious conversion experiences. The Oklahoma City bombing case is provided for the "gossip"-resolution argument among others. Bibliography lists 1 source. Fear.wps

Hate / Is It A Learned Response ? : A 3 page essay discussing the emotion of hate: is it a learned response? Using Bill Moyers' series Beyond Hate as a base, the writer suggests that hate is indeed a learned emotion. No additional sources cited. Hate.wps

Peer Pressure : One of Philip Zimbardo's theories is discussed in this 5 page paper that focuses on peer pressure. The theory that social situations make a difference and can powerfully influence human behavior is examined in the context of everyday life. One example focuses on peer pressure as it influences adolescents to use drugs and alcohol. Personality features are examined along with this theory in social psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Zimbardo.wps

Road Rage : A 9 page research paper which examines the increasing phenomenon of drivers becoming so enraged at often minor traffic incidents that it results in violence and even death. While discussing specific incidents, the writer gives an overview of what the experts think, the scope of the problem, and solutions which have been proposed thus far. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Roadrage.wps

Advertising Dictates Our Perception of Masculinity and Femininity : A 6 page paper on how advertising tells us what is masculine and what is feminine, and the costs to society and individuals of that representation in relationship to Jean Kilbourne's "Still Killing Us Softly" and Naomi Wolf's "The Beauty Myth." Bibliography lists 7 sources. Killsoft.wps

Feminism & Exotic Dancers / Freedom Of Choice vs. The Identity of Womanhood : A 14 page paper that provides an overview of both sides of the issue of conflicts between feminism and exotic dancing. This paper looks at the social and psychological arguments surrounding the responses to exotic dancing, unionization of strippers, and the impact on society. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Stripper.doc

Book Review / Psychology & Love : A 9 page analytical review of a book entitled "Dreams of Love & Fateful Encounters" by Ethel S. Person which describes the evolution of our own emotions and their transitions throughout the typical lifespan. Concepts such as first love, growth, affectionate bonding, and more are covered. Theories are applied to practical situations as well. No Additional Sources are Cited. Lovebook.wps

The Concept of Love as Explained by Psychology : A 12 page analysis of the concept of "love" from a socio-psychological perspective. The writer looks at the historical theories of Freud, Rogers, Roche & Ramsbey, and others. Behavior patterns during "intimate" love relationships are examined and a discussion is provided of several documented studies in the field. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Lovepsyc.wps

Cohabitation / Problems : A 5 page paper discussing the problems that can arise from living together without marriage. Living together has caused far more controversy than just the value of maintaining laws that are no longer enforced. The focus here is its effects on traditional marriage and social issues. Though the most common opinion is that there is nothing "wrong" with living together either instead of, or before marriage, there is increasing evidence that there is indeed something "wrong" with it, to the extent that it is listed as a risk factor against the success of subsequent marriage between the same partners. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Cohab.wps

Cohabitation & Marriage : The effects of cohabitation on an impending marriage are discussed in this 5 page paper. Also examined, more briefly, is the current trend for couples to marry but live apart. The paper concludes that it is more beneficial for relationships if the couple lives together than if they live apart, whether or not they are married. Religious aspects are explored as well but the paper takes a sociological point of view. The effects of cohabitation on children are also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Cohabit.wps

Staying Single In Contemporary Society : In this 7 page research paper, the writer argues that staying single is actually more economically feasible than getting married in modern American society. First citing a number of statistics which demonstrate that fewer people are even marrying at all, the writer moves on to show materialistic reasons why men in particular are better off unmarried. Economic issues concerning child-rearing, the likelihood of divorce, etc.;- -are all factored into the discussion. Although not necessarily any easier, the trend towards "living together" is briefly analyzed as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Staysing.wps

Love / A Personal Growth Paper : A 5 page "personal growth" paper entitled "Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder" in which the writer (a female) discuses how her attitude towards love has improved dramatically during the transition from an adolescent girl to a mature young woman in her twenties. The writing is extremely creative and insightful-- bring forth all of the most common and identifiable emotions of anyone who has ever thought they were in love.. but were not sure.. Bibliography lists several recommended sources. Love.wps

"Young Love in the Nineties" : A 5 page, personal growth paper quite similar to the one listed above (love.wps),-- only in this writing a more concise attempt is made to "grasp" the concept of love and to help the speaker to better understand through a discussion of her own feelings,-- why it seems to hurt so much when someone we care for leaves. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Lovever2.wps

Romantic Relationships : This 5 page paper examines romantic love, taking the stance that consummate love is not its greatest form. Analysis is based primarily on Robert Sternberg’s "Triangle of Love." Examples of the different types of romantic love are shown referencing both film and literature. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Romrel.wps

What Effect Can A Woman Have On A Man’s Behavior? : 10 pages in length. John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, has perennially been resident on the best-seller list since the debut of his original Mars-Venus theme book in 1992. Though the literature investigating the differences in which men and women view relationships is nearly ubiquitous, there is very little research into the sort of premise held by Gray. This paper proposes conducting such a research, and examines the work of several investigators whose research has gone almost, but not quite, far enough to empirically test the validity of Gray’s statements. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Venus.wps

Cross-Cultural Variations in Gender Relationships : A 5 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of gender rolls and the differences in a number of cultures based on division of labor in subsistence activities, property inheritance and marriage and kinship patterns. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Gencult.wps

Smiling & Contemporary Society / Issues In Non-Verbal Communication : In this thoughtful 7 page essay, the writer discusses the meaning of smiling in modern American society and it how it functions differently for different people as an example of non-verbal communication. Of particular interest, is the difference between genders : men are often ridiculed if they smile "too much" whereas women are expected to smile constantly. Some cross-cultural comparisons are also made between perceptions of situational smiling in the United States and Europe. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Smiling.wps

Psychology And History Of Licensing : This 10 page research paper explores the requirement for licenses and what psychological pressures underlie licensing requirements. The writer discusses licensing in general and then reports on the AMA, ABA, and APA. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Licenses.wps

Licensing And Monitoring Psychologists : This 8 page research paper investigates the licensing requirements for psychologists and then discusses the process for monitoring the conduct of psychologists. Specific examples are given regarding licensing and actual disciplinary actions that were taken against psychologists for unethical conduct are reported. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Licpsy.wps

Stress & Stress Management : A 10 page look at stress, cumulative stress, and how to prevent them from harming us. Examples of how to manage stress effectively are presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Stresstc.wps

The Hypothalmic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis & Alternatives To Stress Management :
A 12 page paper discussing physical reactions to stress and alternative therapies available to decrease the physical disorders it causes. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Pituit.doc

The Stages Of Stress / A Narrative : A 2 page narrative detailing the stressful events of someone's life and pinpointing the various clinical stages of stress as that person went through each of them (i.e., alarm stage reaction, the resistance stage, and exhaustion). No Bibliography. Strstory.wps

Psychological Warfare : An 8 page research paper that investigates the meaning of psychological warfare and offers numerous examples of how this tactic is used in different settings. Steps towards implementing psychological warfare are reported from a CIA document. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Psywar.wps

Procrastination : A 4 page research essay on the benefits of doing things as they come, rather than procrastinating projects’ completion. Psychologists have long said that the worst procrastinators are also perfectionists, and that they put off projects until the last minute because when time is the limiting factor, then perfectionism is not. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Proca.wps

Psychology & Religious Conversion : A 25 page paper that postulates that not only are religions practicing conversions, but that the psychology profession must take a look at how that affects their business. Two case studies are provided which talk directly to the hypothesis, and an additional discussion makes the subject "real." Bibliography lists 19 sources. Conversio.wps

Legislatative Actions & The Social Psychology Behind Them : A 10 page research paper on the social and psychological workings behind legislative action. The writer focuses on paternalism, eudaimonism, and special interest lobbying as the basis for shifting paradigms in U.S. governmental attitudes. Also included in the paper is a description of how shifting attitudes have resulted in the beginning of change. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Legislat.wps

Marijuana Use & Psychology : An 8 page paper that argues against the legalization of marijuana from a sociological and psychological perspective. The writer suggests that while there is considerable data about the usefulness of this drug from a medical standpoint, the general legalization would have considerable social and psychological implications. Bibliography lists16 sources. Marpsych.wps

Diary of Anne Frank / Psychological Development : A 5 page essay analyzing Anne Frank's development as an adolescent in relation to Erickson's psychosocial stages. We can see, despite her circumstances, Anne travels through three stages of development. She experiences the same conflicts as most people her age and reaches the same conclusions. Bibliography included. Annefran.wps

Violence In The Workplace : A 10 page research paper on work-related violence and some of its possible causes. The writer discusses the prevalence of this problem, how conflicts arise, and what can be done to lesson the impact of tensions created by poor communication, lack of empathy in the workplace, etc.; Social, psychological, and stress-related theories are applied to the discussion. Bibliography lists approximately 20 sources. Workviol.wps

Symbolic Interactionism : An 11 page paper focusing on this theory in social psychology. The writer discusses the contributions of George Mead and Herbert Blumer in the development of this theory as well as several others. Illustrative examples of symbolic interactionism are provided and the writer concludes with a brief look at alternative theories as well. Bibliography cites 7 sources. Interacti.wps

Symbolic Interaction : A 7 page paper that studies Herbert Blumer's claim that all human interaction is based on symbolic interaction. Based on supportive evidence by George Herbert Mead, D.L. Rosenhan, Sadalla and Krull, and Harvey and Katovich, Blumer's premise is supported. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Symbact.wps

Individualism v. Collectivism / Americans Value The Individual : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the debate between individualism and collectivism, supporting the position that American society values individualism. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Indicoll.wps

Postindustrialism & Postfordism : Both concepts are compared and contrasted in this 7 page paper. Application around the world is noted, with a particular emphasis on Australia. Also included is a discussion on psychological and sociological implications of both ideas. Bibliography cites 8 sources. Fordind.wps

Winning in Sports -- Where’s the "Zone?": An 8 page essay on the state of sports psychology as it is currently journal-reported, regardless of what its actual practice might be. All of the journal literature reviewed reported statistical manipulations of standard psychological tests. Only one article provided any deviation from the pattern, and that was one that originated in Australia and drew distinctions between "elite" and "non-elite" without actually managing to define the terms. The paper discusses the disadvantages of current research methods (there are plenty) and proposes other approaches. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Zone.wps sports psychology

Sports Psychology / Making a Comeback From an Injury : A 10 page paper discussing the issues of sports psychology involved when an athlete makes a comeback from an injury. What is the motivation, the personal issues, and the problems associated with recovery? Also discussed are the various psychological and emotional obstacles faced during the healing process. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Sportinj.wps

Pop Culture's Influence On The Use Of Diet Drugs : This 12 page paper looks at the effects of pop culture on body image. The negative influence of the media enhances a booming diet drug industry. Many subjects are addressed including the recent Fen-phen controversy and differences in body image by race and sex. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Dietdrug.wps

The Obesity Problem in America : A 9 page research paper on the overweight & obesity problem in America. Examined are the causes of the excess weight problem, dieting trends, and the "sensible approach" to understanding and being overweight (explaining the hereditary factor, etc;). Acceptance of one's weight, willingness to exercise, and commitment to low-fat foods are stressed as the key elements in being healthy-- both psychologically and physically. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Overweig.wps

The Challenge Of Losing Weight : A 7 page essay exploring the challenge of losing weight. The writer’s own steps in losing weight are recounted as is research regarding weight loss techniques. Things "to do" and things "not to do" are discussed in detail. The writer concludes with a new plan to change eating habits rather than ‘diet.’ Bibliography includes 5 references. Losewate.wps

Aging in America / Sociological & Psychological Aspects : A 5 page paper discussing several aspects of the aging process, especially as it applies to Americans. Demographics, trends, and projections for the future are briefly outlined. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Amerage.wps

Political Psychology / The Need For Continued Evolution : In this insightful 4 page essay, the writer describes the American political system as being modeled after the fundamental theme of man's own nature. Under this ideology, it is argued that such a political system can not remain stagnant. Rather, it must always move..change.. evolve into something new to better "fit" the times. This is man's nature-- political psychology in the U.S. dictates that our own system is not perfect..nor will it ever be so. It must always remain transient. No Bibliography-- based on textbook reading. Polipsyc.wps

There is NO Relationship Between Music & Suicide : This 5 page paper attempts to prove a thesis that there is no relationship between rock music and suicide. The difficult sociological task is accomplished through the use of suicide statistics through the years as well as a look at music. Other research is utilized inclusive of the Stack & Gundlach study linking country music with suicide. Durkheim’s influence is of course noted. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Sociosu.wps

Psychology of Racism : A 20 page research paper which examines the root causes of racial prejudice. The writer argues that sociobiologists are correct in believing that racism stems from an inherent reaction within all human beings to anyone who is not a member of their own particular group. This explanation is thoroughly examined both from a sociobiological and psychoanalytic standpoint. Bibliography lists 22 sources. Racpsych.wps

WASPs: Privileged or Prejudged? : A 3-page paper analyzing racism in relation to WASPs. The writer examines the issues of reverse discrimination, what can be done to change prejudice, and what WASPs can do to bring about this change in how they are perceived. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Wasps.wps

Surveys and their Reliability : A 9 page paper examining the reliability of surveys. The writer describes different types of popular surveys, gives examples, and attempts to determine how accurate they may or may not be. Bibliography cites 7 sources. Surveys.wps

Bandura's Concepts of Determinants in Social Learning : A 5 page research paper on Bandara's ideas. The writer details antecedent, consequent, and reciprocal determinants and gives examples. No bibliography. Bandura.wps

Theories Of Albert Bandura : Bandura’s concepts are compared with other theorists’ such as Lawler and Piaget in this 11 page analysis. Bandura's premise that self-efficacy expectations are the most important influences on motivation is highlighted. All theories are discussed as related to the nursing profession and the key elements of individualism, environment, society and health are discussed in relationship to nursing and Bandura's theories. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Bandura3.Rtf

Bandura & Piaget / Two Perspectives on Learning : A 5 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the essential points of Bandura’s social-learning theory and Piaget’s developmental learning theory. This paper compares and contrasts these two perspectives and their implications for understanding psychology and cognition. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Bandpia.wps

Social Cognition in Problemed Behaviors : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of social cognition and then relates the impact of this on problemed behaviors, including childhood agression and gang interactions. Bibliography lists several sources.. Socialcog.wps

Maintaining Family Values In The Creation Of A Sustainable Society : This 30 page paper creates a new model which can be used to achieve a sustainable society. The model includes a return to family values, not necessarily those thought of as traditional but a new paradigm involving partnerships rather than old patriarchal structures. Also addressed are environmental concerns and the fulfillment of human needs as introduced by Maslow's hierarchy, all of which must be considered in the design of a sustainable society. Bibliography lists 18 sources. Sustsoci.wps

Male Suicide & The Impacts on the Family : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to male suicide and the impacts on their family members, from both a psychological and social perspective. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Malesuic.wps

Integration Of Psychology And Theology : A 10 page research essay discussing the how and why psychology and theology, or religion, should be integrated. Beginning with some statements and citations about the integration of science and religion, or theology, and moving into specific examples of the integration of religion and psychology, the writer offers evidence from the literature to support the premise these two should be integrated. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Psytheo.wps

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. Compsych.wps

Dealing With Anger : A 5 page paper examining why anger occurs and the various methodologies for coping. The works of numerous authors and theorists are discussed to support points made. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Angerdea.wps

The Concept Of Hope : An 8 page paper examining the definition of hope and the affect it can have on our lives. Life is to be led joyfully, and hope is the undergirding quality that allows us to find purpose in everything in which we will look for it. Hope contributes to the determination to keep striving and not give up when it seems life has nothing good to offer us, and hope blesses us with a peace that regardless of how bad things seem (or are) at the time, conditions will improve. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hopedef.wps

"Methods of Combating Scapegoating"/ Article Review : A 3 page essay discussing the causes and "cures" of scapegoating. It is essentially posited that those individuals who create a scapegoat to serve as the focus of their aggression, guilt, or fear are acting on the basis of needing to assign blame and vindicate themselves from any implication of wrong-doing or responsibility. Such ultimately self-defeating behavior is fundamentally a primitive reaction and reflects a certain level of blindly selfish avoidance of simple reality. No additional sources cited. Scape.wps

Why Some People Keep Diaries : In 3 pages, the writer discusses the different reasons why one might keep a diary or a journal. Diary.wps

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