Essays Tagged: "Human Behaviour"


L CHOICE APPROACH TO RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR?'BIBLIOGRAPHY1) G. Becker, 1986, 'The economic approach to human behaviour', pp. 108-22 in J. Elster (ed.), Rational Choice. Oxford: Blackwell.2) L. Iannaccone ... J. Elster (ed.), Rational Choice. Oxford: Blackwell.2) L. Iannaccone, 1990, 'Religious practice: a human capital approach', Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 29: 297-314.3) S. Bruce, 'Rel ...

(7 pages) 163 0 4.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Alcohol, how behaviour changes when alcohol is introduced

How alcohol may affect human behaviour4. A young man started behaving in an aggressive and abusive manner after he had a nu ... te concerned when shown a video of his behaviour the previous night. Explain how alcohol may affect human behaviour.Some Facts(1)Australian industry loses more than one billion dollars a year because ... people killed in road accidents are killed because somebody has drunk to much.Effects of alcohol on human behaviourFrom the above facts it is clear that alcohol has a major impact on the lives of Aust ...

(4 pages) 262 0 4.1 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Bentham - philosoper

Human NatureFor Bentham, morals and legislation can be described scientifically, but such a descript ... rals and legislation can be described scientifically, but such a description requires an account of human nature. Just as nature is explained through reference to the laws of physics, so human behavio ... e theory of psychological hedonism.There is, Bentham admits, no direct proof of such an analysis of human motivation--though he holds that it is clear that, in acting, all people implicitly refer to i ...

(12 pages) 124 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Describe and Evaluate Using Psychological Research the Contribution of Behaviourist Approaches to an Understanding of Human Behaviour.

n many different approaches and varying different opinions on research done in trying to understand human behaviour. Behaviourists believe in the significance of environmental stimuli and its effect o ... this means that behaviourists focus on learning and the how peoples experiences effect our actions. Human behaviour can only be studied in ways that are considered ethical which causes a lot of the re ...

(5 pages) 113 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"A Martian Sends A Postcard Home" by Craig Raine.

eing the most prominent. Raine also utilises alienation to enable the audience to observe Earth and human behaviour from a Martian's "alien" point of view. Marxist theories aid in the interpretation o ... reinforcing Marxist theories throughout the poem is the fact that the poem is stereotypical of all human houses not mentioning poverty or excessive wealth. For example stanza ten;"In homes a haunted ...

(6 pages) 55 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Five Factor Model.

dberg. Both of these models although derived from different methodologies are an attempt to explain human behaviour using traits. There has been much debate as to whether these conceptual models do in ... f behaviour. The Five Factor Model is a conceptual model which may form the basis of explanation of human behaviour.BibliographyMonte, C. F. (1999). Beneath the Mask: An Introduction to Theories of Pe ...

(7 pages) 410 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Jane Austen's use of humour in her novel "Pride and Prejudice".

e said to drive the text, Jane Austen's clever and subtle wit reflects her own eye for the folly of human behaviour. Chiefly, she exaggerates the personalities of her characters, such as those of Mr C ...

(7 pages) 120 3 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Discuss some of the ethical problems faced by psychologists when involved in psychological investigations.

nson and Osherow (1980) classroom experiment.Ethics distinguish between the 'good' and the 'bad' in human conduct. Or "that which is deemed acceptable in human behaviour in pursuit of certain aims or ... ave a code of conduct for psychologists to guide them in their research. The idea being 'to enhance human dignity'. The council of the society have a series of principles which supplement this code of ...

(6 pages) 231 1 3.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


Anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists and biologists all see the reasoning for different human behaviour to be caused by different factors. Sexuality is just one of the many of these human ... l constructionist's view and from an essentialist view.The essentialist explanation of sexuality in humans is based on the view that our sexual behaviour is exclusively due to our biological make-up, ...

(6 pages) 247 1 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Free will & Determinism - The debate.

s of years.There are various definitions of free will, this has led to difficulty in applying it to human behaviour. Philosophers such as Plato, Kant and Descartes have all acknowledge the existence o ... actual point of action that the final outcome will be determined.However, this does not imply that human behaviour is uncaused or random, this would not be considered as free will in a true sense.It ...

(7 pages) 358 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Nursing reflection.

)Polit and Hungler (1999) defined a critical incident as:'... an observable and integral episode of human behaviour. The word 'critical' means that the incident must have a discernable impact on some ... ene. Young (1991) states: 'Cleanliness is not a luxury in a high-developed country it is... a basic human right.' Several authors cited by Whiting (1999) suggests the benefits for patients and nurses ...

(51 pages) 1737 0 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Why can't one approach to psychology describe all human behaviour?

Why can't one approach in psychology explain all human behaviour?The aim of this essay is to define why one approach to psychology cannot explain the ... m of this essay is to define why one approach to psychology cannot explain the whole concept of all human behaviour. Five theorists have been chosen, each one has a differing view to psychology. This ... ew to psychology. This is to give a varied insight into the different approaches used to define all human behaviour. There are many different approaches within psychology, and all use individual metho ...

(10 pages) 392 1 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


ed in organisational contexts.-Motivation is the set of processes that stimulate, guide and sustain human behaviour towards accomplishing some goals. (M. Morley et al: 1998:56)-Motivation is "what" sp ...

(3 pages) 292 1 2.9 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Leadership and motivation

ed in organisational contexts.-Motivation is the set of processes that stimulate, guide and sustain human behaviour towards accomplishing some goals. (M. Morley et al: 1998:56)-Motivation is what spur ...

(5 pages) 499 1 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Cost of Stability in Brave New World - Freedom (with works cited)

rough a 2136 metre assembly line. Pre-natal conditioning of embryos is an effective way of limiting human behaviour. Chemical additives can be used to control the population not only in Huxley's futur ... ltered to accept the moral education of the government. Two processes the new world uses to control human judgement are the Neo-Pavlovian process and hypnopaedia. The Neo-Pavlovian process is named af ...

(16 pages) 118 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Describe the main features of qualitative research and compare the advantages and disadvantages with experimental research.

ative and experimental research, reflecting their different epistemology's (what can be known about human behaviour), via issues of validity, reliability and generalisability.In accordance with a logi ...

(6 pages) 669 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Describe the way in which personality and identity develop and explain the role of Nature and nurture in the process.

erception of the world and their behaviour. We evaluate every experience in terms of self, and most human behaviour can be understood as an attempt to maintain consistency between our self-image and o ...

(4 pages) 222 1 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


ur of peoplewithin an organizational involves the understanding, prediction and control ofhuman behaviour and the factors which influence the performance of people asmembers of an organisati ... rtant resource of a company.So what is the key to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanresources?Let's get back to our key word and try to know what it is all about, let's use thissi ...

(12 pages) 494 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

How Human Behaviour May Influence Health And Disease

HOW HUMAN BEHAVIOUR MAY INFLUENCE HEALTH AND DISEASE!The state of our health is very important to us, we ... A pathogen is an organism which invades the body causing disease. Infectious diseases are spread by humans (carriers) or by vectors e.g. insects, fly's. In other words, it must be possible to pass the ... ases. All the diseases that fit under one of the above titles can be reduced or even eradicated, if humans change their attitudes and behaviours towards them.Below is a list of some of the diseases th ...

(8 pages) 177 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Perspectives on fear and Aggression

Perspectives on Fear and AggressionIn the study of Psychology, particularly human behaviour, both aggression and fear are hotly debated topics among theorists. Aggression and f ... ain both fear and aggression, can differ tremendously in their attempt to rationalize this facet of human behaviour. The two topics I will discuss in this essay are, as I mentioned, still disputed tod ... sted in our unwarranted fears and so wrote in depth about, what he considered a fascinating side to human fear: Neurotic Anxiety.Neurotic anxiety is a term coined by Freud to describe the anxiety that ...

(5 pages) 135 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology