How useful is psychoanalytical approach to understanding a person?

Much controversy surrounds the psychoanalytical approach to personality. The psychoanalytical approach is primarily based of on Sigmund Freud’s (1856-1939) theory of personality. Freud was, and still is, a great figure in personality psychology; he was one of the first to state a personality theory. He suggested that unconscious regions of the mind exist and aid […]

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Evaluating Piaget and Vygotsky

The two main theories of cognitive development were put forward Jean Piaget and Vygotsky. Piaget stated that all babies are born with similar biological equipment such as the brain, senses and reflexes. This is the more natural rather than nurture approach. Babies develop schemas, which represents everything that a child knows and builds up reflexes. […]

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Who was Carl Jung?

Carl Jung was born in Kesswil, Switzerland, in 1875. He was the son of a Lutheran pastor and because of his father’s detached attitude, Jung felt isolated by his own spiritual interests. His ideas as a grown up were strongly influenced by his experiences as a child. Jung graduated from the University of Basel in […]

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GCSE Psychology – What is right and what is wrong?

Throughout our lives, we face situations that require a decision at which point our subconciousness kicks in to tell us what is right and what is wrong. Sometimes we make the right choice, but sometimes we do not and there are certain factors that we take into account when making that judgment. As humans, we […]

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Is Beauty the Key to a Better Life?

1. What am I being asked to believe or accept? Attractiveness plays an important role in whether or not an individual will be successful- both at home and in the workplace. Some individuals argue that attractiveness can hinder a persons chance for a successful relationship and can belittle their talents and intelligence. Others argue that […]

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