Category : Psychology

Did Piaget underestimate the preoperational child?

Piaget describes the two- to seven-year-old preoperational child as being able to perform representational thinking, in that the child is able to produce mental images of objects and use other symbols and signs to represent objects and experiences. For example, playing “pretend” is a favorite pastime of this age group. At my church’s children ministry, my young charges often like to pretend that a particular squeaky toy that happens to have a handle is “mommy’s suitcase,” thereby using one object […]

Premarital Counseling

Here’s the scenario: “You are a counselor who specializes in premarital counseling for couples. A couple, who are planning to get married, comes to see you. Both partners are in their late 20s. Neither of them has been married before, and they have been together for five years. He has a house that he has been paying on for 6 years. They will live in this house when they are married. He also owns his own car and a truck. […]

Personality Differences and their effect on behavior patterns

Plato once said “No two persons are born exactly alike; but each differs from the other in natural endowments, one being suited for one occupation and the other for another”. Individual difference psychology strives to examine the way in which humans vary by looking at how people are similar and how they differ in their thinking, feeling and behavior. These individual differences can be used to explain and predict people’s attitudes and behaviors across different situations. The research surrounding individual […]

Alcohol Used For the Wrong Reasons

Alcohol, specifically Bacardi Rum, is the drug that will be talked about all through my paper. It is frequently used for the wrong purposes and like the commercial that I am writing about is used to have a good time, especially at a party. This drug often is used to “help” depression, and is highly looked negatively upon by doctors. My commercial that I found on YouTube is based around what it looks like a classier party. A man in […]


“15% of people with major depressive disorder die by suicide” (Major). Major depressive disorder or the common term depression is a medical illness that involves the mind and body. Major depressive disorder and clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. mental disorder Depression is usually characterized by low mood, accompanied with low self-esteem and by the loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities. First, to […]

Empiricism Blip Concerning Knowledge

In hindsight, Empiricism contributed an overwhelming amount of logic that discredits the Rationalists’ notions of innate ideas. Empiricists such as John Locke suggest that the brain comes literally as a blank slate: an individual must experience by sensation and undergo reflection to learn. This seems to be very similar to the existentialists’ view: an individual’s existence precedes their essence.  These separate philosophies hold common values that reinforce each other. This is very observable in the nature of humans as well […]