The concern with identity has its roots back in the fifth century BC, when Greek philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle discussed about the existence of a personal identity. “Who am I? What does being the person that I am, from one day to the next, necessarily consist in? Who do I want to be? What makes me similar to, or different from, another individual?” These are the questions that philosophers have tried to answer throughout history, willing to understand the origins of our existence (Korfmacher, n.d.).
Abstract The phenomenon of leadership had different theories as the building blocks of the respective leadership style and particular leadership approach. To articulate these theories, researchers over the past few decades have propel both empirical and conceptual studies in order to link the right theory with the presided leadership. This particular paper precinct the Leadership Contingency Theory. Five Contingency Theory literature reviews would demonstrate the studies conducted by worthy researchers highlighting the emergence and growth of the theory. Furthermore, an overview of criticism on this theory and synthesis will be conducted.
Barbara is a social psychologist who stands out for the study of the positive psychology and the emotions, concretely she centres on the positive emotions. She has the teacher's work of psychology at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill. In this essay, I am going to defend that our well-being and way of thinking are related to the positivity with which we live our lives. For that, I am going to discuss the roots of this study and we are going to continue with the different theories including examples of each one. In addition, we will observe the influence of certain actions done on other people and their reactions, concluding our thesis with the contribution of positive emotions in psychology.
The main aim of my junior thesis is to analyse the contemporary situation of the popularity concerning Harry Potter films and book series. The side aim of my junior thesis is to investigate the preference, attitudes and opinions of respondents regarding the life story of Harry Potter. The next partial aim is to explore the impact Harry Potter have had on people. For the sake of acknowledging my partial aims and the main aim I have decided to compromise a questionnaire for several groups of respondents. According to my preset aims of my experiment, I have chosen a combination of a cognitive, descriptive and causal research.
Personality is a major study in the topics of psychology ; this important branch in psychology Is called personality psychology , and the psychologist tries to understand the thoughts , the emotions, the psychological reactions , and at the end they try to predict the human behavior , and this could be reversed , so they can conclude the other three by studying the human behavior very well . each individual’s personality is characterized by these four elements . The study of personality has a very old history ; it goes back to the Hippocrates when they recorded the first known model of personalities discovered by Galen . this theory was depending on four humors they are: blood , mucus, black bile and yellow bile . The personality in this model was highly related to the human body until the first noted physiologist Wilhelm Wundt who cleared the theory by the clear differentiation he made between the human body and the personality in the late 19th or the early 20th century .
Write an essay on the importance of Plato’s thinking on early medieval philosophy. Philosophy (Philosophia) is simply the love of wisdom. Logic/Ethics/physics= Philosophy. Plato (428BCE-347) was born in Athens and was a student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. Plato lived in what is widely known as the classical Greek period.
The humanistic approaches to counselling draw upon the values and ideas of ‘humanistic psychology’ also known as the ‘third force’ in psychology because it emerged as a reaction against the mechanistic, reductionist and determinist theories of the two prevailing psychologies in the mid-twentieth century, behaviourism and psychoanalysis (Barker, M. 2010 pg.103) While working with Bethan I would be thoughtful and kind, hoping she would see my willingness to grow and learn with her as well as to help relieve herself of her distress. As Bethan came to me with multiple issues, her father, being mixed race and now being gay, I would encourage her to start at the point she feels is the most significant to her. Bethan makes a point of telling me that she has always felt unaccepted because she is mixed race, Rogers argues that humans have a basic need for approval (Barker, M. 2010 pg.109) Bethan feels neglected and isolated because she was denied this
In this paper we look the morals and mores of people and try to determine if we born with a moral compass or if our morals — our sense of what is good or evil — is something which develops and accumulates over time. The author will look at the question whether human beings are innately benign, nefarious, or both at the same time. The age-old question whether people are good, bad or both is something that has kept scholars and philosophers busy for centuries and it even keeps ethics students busy today. If we want to answer the question whether people have a natural born ability of being good or that this is an artistry which has been cultured by society over time, we have to start at the very beginning, with babies. Babies are humans in their purest form, almost free from any cultural or society influences, as babies have not had any schooling, have no friends and have not read any books.
Years before, I was truly inspired and motivated by a book titled “When Nietzsche wept”to explore in more depth the field of psychology as a science. Through the plot, the particular book introduced to me some basics concepts of psychology and may triggered some questions of mine. After a short period of time and some research, I enrolled in an undergraduate program of Psychology as I found it to be quite a stimulating science for me. Recently, I noticed that the writer of this book is Irving Yalom, a well-known and awarded by American Psychology Association, founder of existential psychotherapy. As a humanistic approach, existential therapeutic process and existential theory as a whole found to be quite familiar to me and may reflected
Psychoanalysis is an appealing field for theoretical inquiry, and it is commonly argued that it is instrumental to the literature production and reception as well. In the previous two chapters, we have already given a general background of theories of identity and identity crisis, mainly psychological theories, and its existences in postmodern literature. In this chapter we will focus on how the major character in McEwan’s Atonement experience identity crisis relying on the social psychologist Erik Erikson’s theory of identity crisis. We will select some pertinent passages, and attempt to diagnose the character’s psychological conflicts displayed throughout the implicit and explicit characterization. By observing Briony’s character through Erikson’s perspectives, we will come across two of his eight stages.