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Cult Behaviour

The fame of Indian Guru called “Sai Baba” has spread among non-Indians all over the world. Millions of devotees are making a trip to Puttaparthi (India), to get his blessings. Unification Church (The Moonies) is one of the well-known cults in the western world. Heaven’s Gate group’s mass suicide depicts the cult behaviour. What is ‘cult’? CultRead More

Investigate the behaviour of pedestrians

If we watch people walking along a street it is noticeable that they very rarely bump into one another. Furthermore, they seem to avoid each other with very little difficulty. This raises the interesting question of how collision avoidance amongst pedestrians is achieved. Several studies have been carried out toRead More

The most important explanations for youth offending behaviour

These youths come home to neighbourhoods with no after school activities or safe places to play so either go out onto the streets as part of gangs or are kept at home in crowded, tiny flats. Again the problem is values; although this time we need to improve the cohesionRead More

Mind and Behaviour

Freud also theorised that personality was made up of 3 systems – ID, EGO and SUPEREGO, each with its own function, but together they govern behaviour. ID, the most primitive of drives and, as it is present in a newborn, is first to develop. Ego and superego develop from theRead More

Behaviour or troubled family

In conclusion the evidence on the relationship between schizophrenia and dopamine levels is mostly correlational. As a result it is not known whether the changed dopamine activity occurs before or after the onset of the disorder. If it occurs after then clearly dopamine plays no part in causing schizophrenic symptoms. AnotherRead More

Explain theConcept of Atypical Behaviour

There is no single widely accepted definition of atypical behaviour. This is due to the fact that typical or ‘normal’ behaviour varies within cultures. However, there are guidelines for diagnosing atypical behaviour, the most popular of which is DSMIV (Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders), which is published byRead More

Group group behaviour and how it affects the individualand how it affects the individual

At any one time everyone belongs to more than one group, whether it is; sports group, social group, business related, etc. Within these groups behaviour must change by conforming to group norms and values. As, stated by Professor Beattie, “Big Brother provides hours of footage of social interaction” TV programmesRead More

Selfish type of behaviour

The id being the greater part of the three as the unconscious mind, the super ego being the preconscious mind ands the ego being the conscious part of the mind. The id is based on a pleasure principle and wants what it wants when it wants it. This is whyRead More

Young Children’s Symbolic Behaviour

This assignment is about Young Children’s Symbolic Behaviour: theories of representation. It consists of an observational study carried out on one particular child’s development in various areas of provision which supports mode of representation. I am however aware of the other forms of representational modes in the setting. The summarised observationsRead More

Jimmy’s behaviour

The play, ‘Look Back in Anger’ has been described as “an influential expression of the mood of its time” because of its serious, provocative and reflective portrayal of 1950s England. The central character, Jimmy porter, exhibits many of the grievances felt by members of society through his behaviour, which isRead More