Behavioural sciences

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  • Nature Vs Nurture In Human Development

    In an attempt to understand human development process many psychologists for centuries have come up with different development theories and one of them is nature vs nurture. It is the most debated and complex theory in the study of human development. Those who are strong supporters of the nature believe that gene and heredity factors play a predominant role in determining who we are—from our physical appearance to behavioral traits. They emphasize the influence of heredity, universal maturational processes guided by the genes, biologically based or innate predisposition produced by evolution, and biological influence such as hormones and neurotransmitter(cite) to understand the process of human development(cite). On the other hand, those who strongly believe in nurture emphasize environment—influence outside the person and learning—the process through which experience bring about relatively permanent changes in thoughts, feelings or behavior (cite). They argue that human personality is exclusively the result of childhood experience, how they were raised, their social relationship and surrounding culture. However, now many researchers have come up with the idea that it’s not either nature (heredity) or nurture (environment) that plays dominant role in the human behavior but it’s actually the interaction between both of them which shapes human personality. I also agree that it’s not nature or nurture but nature and nurture which make us what we are. I and my sister, who is…

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  • Nature Vs Nurture In Children

    The debate of nature versus nurture has been ongoing for quite some time. Which one influences us more? Is it nature? This provides our genotype, or our genetic code. Or is it nurture? This is our environmental influences in the origins of behavior and mental processes (Rathus 56). Both of these contribute to who we are, but which one impacts us the most? This is what psychologists have been trying to determine for years. Sure, nature plays the role of determining what we look like physically,…

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  • ABA Theory

    A behavioural approach assumes that behaviour should be viewed as a science based on prediction, control and observation of external events should be used as measurement. During the 1920s John Watson’s methodological views on behaviour departed from the philosophical perspective of consciousness and introspection (Owen, 2002). He held that its “goal is the prediction and control of behaviour” (Watson, 1913, 158). Watson began to develop a conditioned reflex which involved “the attachment and…

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  • Monkey Effect Research Paper

    “100th Monkey Syndrome” is also well known as an amusing anecdote in Japan. But for assignment 3, I’ve started some research for this phenomenon because there are many information show strong objection or repugnance other than "Lifetide" and “Hundredth Monkey” which tells different facts to a certain extent in Japan. “Lifetide” by Lyall Watson (behavioural science), he advocated that 100th monkey syndrome is paranormal phenomena. “Hundredth Monkey” by Ken Keyes Jr. (American personal growth…

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  • Contributions In The Social Identity Model Of Collective Action

    Can you name critical points in your life that have changed it dramatically? What about critical points in the world’s history? The concept of a critical point is something that can be seen in various sciences. Critical point is a moment when something radically changes its state or direction. For example, in physics, there are critical points when water changes its state – once it falls below 0 Celsius, it becomes an ice, and once it rises above 100 Celsius, it becomes a gas. An example of the…

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  • The Great Influenza Rhetorical Analysis

    In this passage from The Great Influenza, by John M. Barry, the use of figurative language, imagery, anaphora and parallelism, symbolism and exclusionary tone words to characterize scientific research as a dynamic, tedious, and calculated field of study that requires a variety of personality traits including curiosity, patience, and creativity. Moreover, uncertainty is identified as a central theme and elaborated on as being a necessary part to the process of scientific experimentation.…

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  • Humankind: Good Or Inherently Evil

    Throughout history, the human race has struggled with whether it is essentially good or inherently evil. Even the greatest minds have had difficulty finding a definitive answer to this perplexing conundrum. Saint Augustine of Hippo, Hobbes, and Nietzsche all pondered this and were unable to come up with a simple answer. Fortunately, the debate that has lasted for millennia is coming to a halt. However, in order to successfully analyze the ways of humankind, a clear framework must be established.…

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  • The Benefits Of Digital Technology And Technology In College Students

    For these days, it is not that surprised to see everyone carries or uses a digital devices on the street. Cellphones, laptops, tablets, these massive types of devices have provided countless helps to our live. As the group of people that receive the most assistance from digital technology, students, especially college students (including me), are highly dependent on the technology. Technology has taken an important role on students’ college career, but as the return, students have gained huge…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Scientific Investigation

    mandated manner in which these procedures must be conducted. It is more of a generalized guidelines that can be used to help point the study and scientist in the proper direction. The reason there is not a uniform scientific method procedure that must be followed is because every investigation is different, it has different variables and topics that may require a different order of those procedures to be followed. Despite the copious different ways that can be used, all scientist must be able to…

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  • Technology: Pros And Cons: The Evolution Of Technology

    In addition to applied science that aims to apply the knowledge. The technology has a number of pros and cons as well, and aims to solve many problems. The technology of contemporary concepts that occupy much of the world, and entered in a lot of industries and educational revolution, and in the Greek language means learning a skill where the split of two words (Techno) intended to endure, and the word (Logos) means knowledge or study. It can be defined in more detail, as the use of advanced…

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