Essays Tagged: "scientific study"

WHAT ARE THE MAIN STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE RATIONAL CHOICE APPROACH TO RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR?

: Blackwell.2) L. Iannaccone, 1990, 'Religious practice: a human capital approach', Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 29: 297-314.3) S. Bruce, 'Religion and rational choice: a critique of ...

(7 pages) 163 0 4.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

This essay is titled "Is Psychology a Science?" and analyses the subject from the root to what it has become today.

as only recognised as a science in 1979 when Wilhelm Wundt established the first laboratory for the scientific study of psychology, in Leipzig, Germany.Wundt described psychology as a science by givin ... PSYCHOLOGYThere are several reasons why people have misconceptions about psychology. Ironically, a scientific psychological study could be made as to why these misconceptions exist.One reason could b ...

(8 pages) 567 2 3.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Scientific Management is sadly underestimated as an approach in modern organisational life. Provide a detailed justification of your agreement or disagreement of this statement. (i disagree with it)

To question whether scientific management is underestimated in the organisation of modern businesses is to misjudge the ... he organisation of modern businesses is to misjudge the complexity of modern-day work practices. As scientific management is simply defined as 'an approach ...emphasising the scientific study of work ... strictive, is perhaps more likely to be accepted into the modern workplace.For the effectiveness of scientific management to be analysed entirely, both the advantages and disadvantages must be examine ...

(8 pages) 517 1 3.9 May/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

What is Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. This is the most basic definition of sociology that ...

(2 pages) 192 0 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

LifeSpan Development -Psychology side. 'Discuss some of the Psychological Changes that Occur During Old Age.'

changes and view them froma positive and negative viewpoint.'Psychology is formally defined as the scientific study of the behaviour of individuals and their mental processes....'(ZIMBARDO,1992). So ...

(9 pages) 584 0 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The bio-psychological approaches to understanding mental events and behaviour result in more conclusive findings than using a social approach and/or examining environmental factors. Discuss.

iour can be enhanced using the concept of bio-psychology. Peterson defined psychology in1996 as the scientific study of behaviour and mental process. Biology psychology is therefore, an extension of p ...

(9 pages) 221 2 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Extrasensory Perception.

Extrasensory Perception Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and the mind. When most people think of a psychologist they think they ... ture. Since Ancient times, people have wondered about psychic experiments and how they seem to defy scientific explanation. Extrasensory perception is commonly divided into three kinds of pheno ...

(3 pages) 95 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

The study of Psychology.

Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior. It is made of theories and tries to prove why we beha ...

(8 pages) 164 1 2.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Paper about the occurence of date rape

in this speech. This book, (HOLD UP) I Never Called it Rape deals exclusively with the results of a scientific study done in the late 1980's. This study, The Ms. Project, was funded by The National In ... tudy, The Ms. Project, was funded by The National Institute of Mental Health; and is it the largest scientific study ever done about date rape. This book (HOLD UP) Human Sexuality in a World of Divers ...

(7 pages) 135 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

"Linguistics of the Great Gatsby". This paper describes F. Scott Fitzgerald's linguistic style as represented in his modern story, "The Great Gatsby".

GatsbyAs The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language tells us, linguistics is the scientific study of language or languages whether from a historical and comparative (diachronic) or ...

(8 pages) 171 1 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology. Explain what theoretical perspectives are. Name and explain the three major sociological theoretical perspectives and give examples.

Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. Webster's Dictionary defines a perspective as a "vie ...

(5 pages) 456 3 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Intro to Psychology

omes from two Greek words: psyche, which means "soul," and logos, "the study of." Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and the mind.Psychology investigates an enormous range of phenomena: le ... siology - the biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts.Sociology - the scientific study of human social relations or group life.Anthropology - the study of all aspects of ...

(3 pages) 502 4 3.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Psychology / the use and definition of psychology and its advantages to modern medical theory

since the beginning of mankind but was not discovered until later. Psychology can be defined as the scientific study of mental processes and behavior (World Book Encyclopedia pg. 847). However, the ex ... . However, the exact definition has three different elements. The first states that psychology is a scientific enterprise that obtains knowledge through observation and research. The second element is ...

(5 pages) 287 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Study of Archaeology

Archaeology is the scientific study of past human culture and behavior from the origins of humans to the present. Archa ... nd their environments--might have looked like, and how they might have functioned. Explanations are scientific theories about what people living in the past thought and did. It would be extremely diff ...

(3 pages) 87 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

Durkheim said 'explain one social fact by another'. Did he in his study of suicide

"Durkheim conceived of sociology as the scientific study of a reality sui generis, a clearly defined group of phenomena different from those ... Durkheim sees social facts as absolutely objective "things" that can be analyzed and evaluated in a scientific way. From this notion of objective social facts he deduced that "one social fact could be ... "one social fact could be used to explain another." This principle is commonly found amongst other scientific disciplines, for example the theory of gravity which was used to explain the solar system ...

(9 pages) 91 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Why study psychology?

Why Study Psychology?Britannica Encyclopedia defines psychology as ?Scientific discipline that studies mental processes and behavior in humans and other animals.? It is ... ed back to 1879, when ?physiologist Wilhelm Wundt established the first laboratory dedicated to the scientific study of the mind? in Leipzig, Germany (?Psychology?). Since then, many different branche ... a person or animal acts a certain way. ?As scientists, psychologists conduct research following the scientific method and use observation, experimentation, and statistical analysis to evaluate the res ...

(4 pages) 228 1 4.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Ferdinand de Saussure1857-1913

.-La parole(speech): the executive side of language.Place of Language in Human Facts:-Semiology:The scientific study of properties of signaling systems, whether natural or artificial(958).Nature of th ... .-La parole(speech): the executive side of language.Place of Language in Human Facts:-Semiology:The scientific study of properties of signaling systems, whether natural or artificial(958).Nature of th ...

(2 pages) 48 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Ecology - An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere

An Introduction to Ecology and the BiosphereThe Scope of EcologyI. Ecology (Greek)A. Scientific study of the interactions between organisms and their environmentB. Involve organisms wit ... land down to and water-bearing rocks, lakes and streams, caves, and the oceansV. Ecology provides a scientific context for evaluating environmental issuesA. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring - warned that ... the general public about decisions that affect the environmentC. It is important to communicate the scientific complexity of environmental issues, instead of just answering a question without another ...

(14 pages) 155 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Emile Durheim

EMILE DURKHEIM'S SOCIOLOGY AS THE SCIENTIFICSTUDY OF SOCIAL FACTSINTRODUCTIONAny science that is 'born' usually has difficulty maturin ... y is to understand social facts.Therefore, this paper endeavours to show Durkheims Sociology as the scientific study of social facts. We shall look at Durkheim conception of Sociology, what Durkheim m ... age as a rabbi and became more enthusiastic in academics. This inclination for academics especially scientific education leads him to pursue scientific training.His intellectual background stems from ...

(25 pages) 149 1 4.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

The Importance Of Psychology in Everyday Life

our everyday lives we must first understand what Psychology is. The definition of Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental process; however, it can be applied to many other things in ...

(2 pages) 31374 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology