Religion and Sociology

Religion and Sociology

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  • Uncertainty Reduction Theory Paper


    Uncertainty Reduction Theory

    This paper deals with uncertainty reduction theory from its origin to date. Ever since uncertainty reduction theory was first created, many researchers have examined it by comparing it with other theories. Uncertainty reduction theory had been tested across different cultures in order to confirm its generalizability. It had also been applied to real life situations to examine how individuals interact in their initial encounters with strangers. In addition, researchers suggested testing uncertainty reduction theory beyond initial encounters rather than strangers. Finally, criticisms were provided for potential future studies.

    16 Pages

  • Group Think Vs. Own decision


    Group Think Vs. Own decision

    “You’re the psychologist, so why do people go along with the group instead of making their own decisions?”
    7 Pages


  • Gender Development and Differences


    Essay on Gender Development and Differences from the Perspectives of Psychology
    Outline the views of evolutionary psychologists, social constructionists and Freudians regarding gender development and/or gender differences, and examine whether such views are complementary or competing.
    7 Pages


  • How Society Creates Differences between Girls and Boys


    Doing Gender – How Society Creates Differences between Girls and Boys

    In this essay I discuss that “doing gender means creating differences between girls and boys and women and men….” (West & Zimmerman 2002:13) I am concentrating on the female perspective, how society puts forth expectations of what is ‘natural’ or biological even though, in some cases, it can be quite demeaning and degrading. I am using some examples from the local media and also a few childhood experiences that have helped me to now strongly suspect that the quote from Simone Beauvoir (1972) “One is not born a woman, but rather becomes one” most likely has quite a bit of truth to it.

    7 Pages

  • Speed Dating


    Speed Dating–Can we really choose the one we might love in a few minutes? Discuss.
    6 pages

    Study Tips 101: Take a time out.
    Taking time to plan is one of the most important skills a student can have. Don’t just start the week with the vague goal of studying for a history exam—instead, break up that goal into smaller tasks. Pencil it in on the calendar like a regular class: For example, allot every day from 1 to 3 p.m. to review 50 years’ worth of info

  • Effect of shyness on a person’s identity development (Research Proposal)


    The studies suggest that shyness directly or indirectly affects a person’s identity development. Research in psychology, parental attachment theories suggests that shyness and identity development has been largely co relational, leaving open the question how much and in what way shyness affects identity of a person. We first review the evidence linking shyness and interpersonal communication, social experiences. Second, study the biological, psychological, and social aspects of shyness. We may present research from variety of samples (adults and children) and methods (survey) demonstrating that identity development is affected by shyness. There are many treatment strategies and options for people who identify themselves as needing help in overcoming their shyness.
    Keywords – shyness, development, improvement, impact, self-esteem, socializing, experience, anxiety, treatment, strategies, identity

  • Breakdown of romantic relationships


    Discuss research into the breakdown of romantic relationships (24 Marks)
    4 pages

    Study Tips 101: Treat yo’ self!
    A healthy holiday cookie, a walk around the block, five minutes of tweet-time: whatever floats your boat. Knowing there’s a little reward waiting for us at the end of just a few pages makes it easier to beat procrastination while slogging through a semester’s worth of notes.

  • Frustration-aggression hypothesis


    Frustration-aggression hypothesis

    Describe and evaluate the frustration-aggression hypothesis AND Berkowitz’s (1989) reformulation of it.
    5 pages


  • Evolutionary explanations for sex differences in parental investment


    Outline and evaluate evolutionary explanations for sex differences in parental investment (24marks)

    • For this question, 8 marks are on offer for the outline and 16 for the evaluation, so most time and effort should be directed at compiling the evaluation.
    • With the outline, take care not to be too general and merely describe evolutionary theory; to gain higher marks, you need to focus specifically on how evolutionary theory explains parental investment.
    • For the evaluation, an appropriate strategy would be to assess the degree of research support there is for the explanation. This task is made a little easier with this question, as the focus isn’t just on humans, so non-human animal studies are equally applicable.
    • IDA points could refer to the limitations of the explanation in not considering non-biological influences; this would also give you the opportunity to use alternative theoretical aspects as a means of comparison.

    3 Pages