Psychology 2014-2015

2014-2015

Hugo Mnsterberg: the Rise, the Fall, the Legacy

Hugo Mnsterberg was a pioneer who revolutionized and strengthened psychology in the United States. Mnsterberg left a legacy from his work as a scientist, philosopher, and psychologist. His influence on the fields of applied, forensic, and industrial psychology have shaped and have expanded the future of the American psychological movement and its influence over several different fields.

The Origin of Husserlian Phenomenological Psychology and its Contemporary Promulgations

The author attributes the origins of phenomenological psychology to the philosophies of Husserl and Heidegger. Next, the author summarizes the metamorphoses of psychology in the wake of the so-called Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century and how these metamorphoses prepared for phenomenologys emergence in a milieu of phenomenal inquiry in complement to a predominantly quantitative methodology. Then, the author considers the reception of phenomenology by the Munich School (where Lipps psychologism was followed) and explores the disagreement between psychologism considered more broadly and phenomenology about the basis of logic. This leads to a discussion of the distinction between psychological and philosophical phenomenology on the basis of the method of reduction or bracketing employed.

Schizophrenia: The Mind Is in the Works

In this paper, I will explore the changing nature of schizophrenia throughout history, drawing from previous historical psychological articles ones that reveal the way in which schizophrenia was understood in the first 45 years that the term was coined, as well as articles that explore the same psychological construct today. In addition to looking at the historical construction of the term, I will use two different approaches to guide my research.

Self-Efficacy and Academic Performance

In this paper, I will discuss the current reviewed literature on the relationship between self-efficacy and academic performance among college students in light of possible third variables that may affect this relationship. I will then state my hypotheses and my method in conducting this study. I will present my results and then discuss them, returning to the reviewed literature.

An Investigation of Attitudes Towards People with Mental Disabilities

Does what you study impact your attitude towards people with mental disabilities? Previous research has examined the association between experience and attitudes towards people with mental disabilities (Crowson, 2010) and has found a strong positive correlation between the two variables. Researchers have also found a mild correlation between career pursued and attitudes towards people with mental disabilities (Hampton & Xiao, 2009).

Self-Referent Constructs for the Socially Anxious

This paper will first address the reviewed literature on self-esteem, self-efficacy, social self-efficacy and social anxiety as well as the relationships between these constructs. Next, the hypotheses and method for the present study will be explained. The statistical results will then be presented, followed by a discussion of these results in light of the literature reviewed. References and appendices will follow, the latter containing the administered survey and visual representations of the results.

A Phenomenological Investigation of Being Jealous

Our participant and his girlfriend set a time to meet. The girlfriend is late and the participant begins to worry about where she is, or what may have happened to her. When she finally arrives, he is irritated with her for being twenty minutes late. He blames his actions on biological and evolutionary urges within himself that he has little control over.

What is Phenomenology?

Phenomenology is a type of qualitative research in that its focus is in answering the 'what is it' question rather than questions of frequency or magnitude such as 'how much' and 'how many.' While quantitative research answers these questions of frequency and magnitude and therefore explains why the phenomenon of interest occurs, qualitative research, including phenomenology, works to describe the phenomenon (Giorgi, 2009). Phenomenology as a qualitative method therefore does not oppose the quantitative method but simply asks a different question in order to further explicate the meaning of the phenomenon.

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