Social Influences on Behavior

Social cognition is the process through which we categorize and understand the world around us and the social interactions that link us to that world. There exists within the psychological understanding of social cognition three models for understanding social interaction: networks of association, schemas, and concepts (Kowalski & Westen, 2005). The manner that human behavior... Continue Reading →

The Historical Development of Religious Philosophy

Post your response to the following question: Considering the historical development of religious philosophy, whose philosophies do you think most advanced Western religious thought? Explain your answer. I would have to say that I believe St. Thomas Aquinas advanced western religious thought the most. He had some very interesting proofs of the existence of God.... Continue Reading →

Sexuality and Value Systems

Answer the following: Which value system or systems discussed in the text do you most relate to? Explain your answer. I ascribe exclusively to the legalism value system discussed in the chapter. I was brought up in a Southern Baptist church and attended faithfully. As I have entered early adulthood I have sought a more... Continue Reading →

Psychological Explanation of Behavior

What are some of the ways that Psychologists attempt to explain human behavior? One of the major debates within the field of Psychology is the degree to which nature versus nurture shapes human behaviors and traits. What comprises our nature? How would you define nurture? How would you describe the interaction between genetic potential, environmental... Continue Reading →

Attractiveness as a Learned or Intrinsic Attribute

Everyone differs slightly in what they consider attractive or beautiful. Do you believe certain attributes are universally attractive? What are these attributes? I thought about this question for most of the day. Every time I thought about a certain attribute I was able to envision someone who might find that attribute attractive. For instance, my... Continue Reading →

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