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    Developmental theories have numerous applications, in the world of Psychology and Criminology, they have specific roles to play in bettering the understanding of outcomes and to better predict given outcomes on a bases of observations and past knowledge. There are a multitude of existing theories and angles on life-course, which many professionals and psychologists study in order to better understand the questions raised on Developmental Theories. A large part of developing and furthering that understanding comes from being able to aid in explaining and predicting outcomes. In order to full analyses the case we also need to have a greater understanding the given theories, how they apply to the given case, and how the outcomes could have changed through a different course of action in regards to each applied theory. There…

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    and enrich our behaviors and world views. Throughout this paper, I will discuss important points of learning theories pulled from the Elemental and Holistic models and explain in details the significance of those concepts, and examples of teaching theories. To begin, learning theories fall into two major families, the Behaviorist and Cognitive theories. With several years and dissecting the theories, they have been conceptualized in terms of broader models; Elemental and Holistic models. The…

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    Comfort Theory, developed by Katharine Kolcaba, proclaims that providing comfort interventions a holistic approach can lead to positive outcomes, health seeking behaviors, and improved health-care delivery system. Comfort can be difficult to define and subjective to every person. However, Kolbaca used other theories to propose three types of comfort: relief, ease, and transcendence. Relief comes when a specific comfort is met, while ease is a state of calm or contentment. Transcendence occurs…

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    In today’s society, many people have good educational background however the usage of words sometimes did not match up to an individual’s knowledge. This can be seen using the word theory, especially in evolutionary theory. People usually refer to a theory as a guess and fact as the truth. However, according to the National Academy of Science, a theory is “a plausible or scientifically acceptable, well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of…

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    Scientific Theory

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    A scientific theory is a type of theory used in the scientific method. The term theory can mean something different, depending on who you ask.Most people use the word 'theory' to mean an idea or hunch that someone has, but in science the word 'theory' refers to the way that we interpret facts. Every scientific theory starts as a hypothesis. A scientific hypothesis is a suggested ending for an unexplained thing that happened. According to the Dictionary, a hypothesis is an idea that hasn't…

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    Criminological Theories

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    main assumption of social structure approaches is that social variations, such as poverty, and racism, are the main causes of crime. These three work together to show the issues in social structure. Social structure see crime as a disease, so what do we do with diseases people. As a society we try to rid ourselves of them. People from higher social classes are scared to be face these kinds of crimes, so they try to separate based on means for fear of it coming into their neighborhood. This is…

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    Theories Of Development

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    The thing that stood out to me most in this chapter was all of the different theories and theorists. Before reading this I didn’t realize how many different types of theories there are and how different theorists could view them differently. Both Freud and Erikson believed in the psychoanalytical based theories, which focuses on personality formation, which is composed of the id, ego, and superego. Piaget, Vygotsky, and Siegler all believed in the cognitive theories, which focuses on the way…

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    Theories Of Uncertainty

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    Uncertainty about the workings of the natural world has driven people for centuries into making new discoveries and theories about the way things work. Doubt from other people has driven people to challenge these discoveries and either prove them wrong and continue the search for the right answers, or ultimately, to prove them right when more experiments fail to prove the theory wrong. It seems humans in general hold an insatiable curiosity about the way things work and how things are but want…

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    Integrative Theories

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    According to (Gelso, 2006), a theory is a statement of some expectation whether factual or assumed that exists between two or more variables. Even though theories vary in levels of abstraction, the goal for researchers should be to make them explicit so that they can be empirically tested for validity. A theory should go beyond the propositional level and further explain why variables relate to one another (Gelso, 2006). Theories serve certain functions and those are descriptive function,…

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    pieces of literature and one applied piece. The two theoretical readings are “Trauma Theory” and “Cultivation Theory.” The applied reading is titled “Postcolonialism and Narrative.” There will be a comparison of the similarities and the common ideas between the three pieces, as well as an example the phenomenon, discussed in the context of everyday life. The real life example will bring all of the readings together in way that helps better explain the deeper meaning of the readings. The first…

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