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The Random Walk Theory

The Random Walk Theory suggests that stock market prices do not have any patterns and that historical pricing cannot be used to predict future prices. Believers of the theory think people are wasting their time trying to analyze data to determine the direction of stock prices. Experiments have shown thatRead More

The transition theory and transnationalism

The transition theory provides a modernity view on movement of rural-urban demographic transition in which there is a noticeable transition from high fertility to low fertility and mortality, there is also a shift of economic based activities from agriculture to industrial based, and was seen as a development transition. AnotherRead More

Chemistry – Transition Assignment

Postulations regarding the fundamental nature of matter have been undertaken for millennia, but it was around 400 BC that Greek philosopher Democritus laid down the first atomic theory – and for a philosopher more than 2000 years ago, he was surprisingly close. Democritus wrote that all things are composed ofRead More

Theory of knowledge

This is indeed a very interesting question, because in Theory of knowledge you have many ways of knowing, but all different from each other, and they all represent a different way of knowing and all have different accuracies at finding the truth. There are for example; emotion, reason, language, andRead More

Skinner’s theory

Skinner’s theory is especially useful for classroom management. Steiner (1999) uses the example of Michael, a troublemaker, to illustrate how operant conditioning can be used to modify his behaviour. When Michael disrupts the class, the teacher immediately scolds him. However, instead of being seen as a punishment, Michael sees thatRead More

Kelley’s theory

Furthermore Kelley’s theory did not include any evidence of Actor Observer Differences, which are a tendency for actors to attribute their behaviour to the situation and for observers to attribute the observed behaviours to the individual. An example of this is seen in Jones and Nisbett’s (1972) study where theyRead More

Bowlby’s theory

There are some criticisms of the ‘strange situation’ largely concerning its low ecological validity: Lamb suggests that the main problems with the experiment are that it is extremely artificial and fails to take the mother’s behaviour into account. Main et al (1985) suggested a fourth classification (Type D – insecure/disorganisedRead More

Personality Theory and Research

Few people would object to helping someone gain a better insight into their own personality in a guidance or counselling context, if this would help them to develop as individuals or help them to work better with other people. It, is also easy to understand why large firms need toRead More

Social learning theory

Social learning theory suggests that aggression is a learned behaviour; it can be reinforced and rewarded by others. Relative deprivation theory suggests that aggression stems from the feeling of being deprived. In Banduras experiment with the bobo doll, aggression was limited. Would the children have behaved aggressively towards a realRead More

Personality theory

Personality of people is something that we describe and assess almost every day and it concerns the most important parts of an individual’s psychological life. While there are many different types of personality theories have been proposed over the years. To start studying the theories, we first have to clearlyRead More