It is a doctrine in the philosophy of mind according to which mental states are defined by their causes and effects. There are many kinds of functionalism but all functionalists agree that their general theory of mind is composed of three kinds of clauses. The first clause is composed of input clauses, output clauses, and internal role clauses. Input clauses say what sorts of events cause mental states in people. Output clauses say what sorts of behaviour are caused by mental states.
Date 8th May 2011 Unit 1 – Essay - Reflectively analyse and compare the three main theoretical approaches and how they affect the outcome of the counselling process. This essay will reflectively evaluate and compare the three main theoretical approaches of counselling, The Person-Centred Approach, Psychodynamic Therapy and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It will show the differences and the similarities between these Models and how these techniques are used in a client environment to develop and move the therapeutic process forward. In counselling and therapy theories are used to provide a model for understanding human thoughts, emotions and behaviours. A counselling and therapy theory has two key components: (1) it must describe behaviour and (2) make predictions about future behaviours.
Personality Analysis Paper Name December 13, 2010 PSY/ 405 Bernard Wakley Personality Analysis Paper Personality is a highly debated and highly researched subject. There are many theories as well as theorists who have looked into personalities in people and what makes up a person’s personality. Theorists have been interested in why people develop personality, what makes a person’s personality unique, and how personality should be analyzed. This paper will take a closer look at the dispositional approach to personality as well as the humanistic and existential approach to personality. The paper will describe the role of personality in affecting situational behavior by comparing and contrasting both approaches.
Psychodynamic theory includes all theories in the field of psychology that focuses on “functioning based upon the interaction of drives and forces within the person, particularly unconscious between the different structures of the personality” (McLeod, 2007). The assumptions to psychodynamic approach is; unconscious motive, childhood experiences, and causes of behaviors. In the psychodynamic assumption of unconscious motives the belief is that behavior and thinking
We all have a public self or personality that we present to others around us, expressing ourselves in such a way to create a positive influence or impression to others. I also believe that it is nurtured by an environment with positive and negative enforcement. What are some key personality features that define you? Some key personality features that define me are my kindness and friendliness. I like to interact with people and get to know them.
According to most psychological personality theorists, personality refers to the psychological qualities attributed to individual thinking, feeling and behaviour. There are many theoretical perspectives that endeavour to explain the underlying structures and processes that contribute to an understanding of personality For example, trait, psychoanalytic, social cognitive and humanistic approaches. However, in order to address the question this essay will focus on humanistic and social cognitive approaches to personality. Thus the humanist theory of Carl Rogers will be briefly introduced. In addition the social cognitive perspective of George Kelly.
ndi Sensory Adaptation & Perception Unit 2 Individual Project Aspects of Psychology: SSCI206-1204B-16 Kandyce Livingston American Intercontinental University Abstract The following essay will discuss sensory adaptation. An explanation of the concepts of sensory adaptation will be provided along with its definition. The essay will also describe the processes and results of three selected experiments or tests as well as provide an explanation as to how sensory adaptation is evident in each of the experiment’s results. Next, the essay will provide a comprehensive look at the sensory systems. This discussion will show how the sensory systems are involved in each of the three experiments performed as well as a discussion of what happens from the receptors to the brain.
Personality Analysis Paper PSY 405 Tammy Poe September 28, 2011 Jerry Mote A large number of psychologist and philosophers have examined, tested, researched, and analyzed theories associated with behavior and personality. Theories of personalities provide the significant factors, influences affiliated with personality development as well as the ideas of traits; one’s culture, religion, beliefs, and factors such as disabilities, drugs, alcohol, and influences such as a parent, teacher, object needs or wants, and other affects related to personality. In this paper the subject to explain is the theoretical approaches of humanistic and existential theory, and the dispositional approach theory. The paper includes theoretical approaches, and the role of personality and behaviors. Including personality characteristics that contribute to these theories, along with the interpersonal relationship’s associated with the humanistic, existential, and dispositional theories.
The Self Concept Self can be explained through race, religious beliefs, social status, and etc. One can also explain self through using adjective words such as thoughtful and understanding. There are three core social motives that explain the self in its cognitive, affective, and behavioral manifestations. The motive to understand self underlies the cognitive self concept; self-enhances explains feelings about the self; and the motive to belong accounts for the interplay between self and behavior (Fiske, 2010). This paper will discuss the concept of self and how an individual develops self.