This essay discusses some of the problems encountered by urban planners, including clashes with citizens. It uses various writings in support of its ideas about urban planning. I Introduction Urban planning is the difficult and often frustrating business of trying to design cities that are livable and safe. When city neighborhoods decay, civic leaders often turn to urban planners with the hope that they can turn the situation around. However, all too often it seems that in making their...
The Effects of Divorce on Children The statistics for divorce in the 1990's suggest that nearly sixty percent of marriages end in divorce. Given this startling figure, the presumption can be made that many children will experience some effects caused by the life-changing event called divorce. What is it exactly about divorce that causes negative consequences for these children? In what ways will these children be effected? Will these effects show outwardly? The unsettling fact is: young...
Research Paper on Psychological Egoism Psychological Egoism is a descriptive theory about human motivation that we actually only ever look out for our own interests (Baillie). Therefore, human are selfish in every act they do; and there is no such thing as altruism, concern for others (Rachels 70). For example, an egoist will say that Mother Theresa is helping the poor because she wants to get the worlds attention or such. However is that what she really wants? Many people appreciate this...
A thesis-driven analysis on “Identical Twins Reared Apart” In the essay, “Identical Twins Reared Apart”, Constance Holden states of how the identical twins reared apart showed more similarities than the differences. She exemplifies many cases and people’s work to show the similarities and some differences of the twins reared apart. She also argues that many experiments show the genetic affects more on the similarity of the twins than the heredity does. ...
Conflict in Romantic Relationships As long as people have gotten romantically involved with one another, there has been conflict within those relationships. Some people argue that conflict is bad for the relationship and will ultimately lead to the demise of that relationship. Others argue that the conflict is good for the relationship and will help it to flourish. Conflict can be both positive and negative for a relationship. It can both help and hinder the relationship. No matter what...
The Impact of NAFTA on American Business Interests The North American Free Trade Agreement (NFTA) is an import/export agreement between the governments of the United States of America, the United Mexican States and Canada designed to “remove most barriers to trade and investment” among nation [http://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/policy/nafta/nafte.html, July, 2001]. The agreement was implemented on January 1, 1994 effectively eliminating all non-tariff barriers to agricultural trade...
Analysis of "Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman Daniel Goleman's book Emotional Intelligence is phenomenal. Rich with insight and valuable information, it provides answers to some questions that have perplexed professionals and lay persons alike for some time: Why do some people achieve far beyond what we might expect of them based on their circumstances and innate abilities, and why do some children thrive in a modem environment that seems intent on preventing them from even surviving?...
Psychological effects of Zimbardo Prison Experiment Description of the study The prison experiment carried out was a simulation study of the psychological imprisonment conducted at Stanford University. In the summer of 1971 Dr Zimbardo set out to find the answers to the following posed questions. “What happens when you put good people in an evil place?” “Does humanity win over evil or does evil triumph?” The planned two week experiment, hand to be brought to a halt in...
Peer pressure affects many people worldwide. When faced with it, it’s easy to give in. However, there is one question: How much pressure can one take, and what scenarios hold the most pressure? It’s an uncommon subject, but it greatly affects the way we live. Of all the pressure in the world, some situations hold the most, and are more common. “Peer Pressure: n. social pressure by members of one’s peer group to take a certain action, adopts certain values, or otherwise...
Various Psychology Disorders and Related Theories Anxiety Disorder Psychoanalysts believe that anxiety disorders are caused by internal mental conflicts often involving sexual impulses. These impulses cause an overuse of the ego's defense system that fails over time. This shows that the unacceptable impulses the ego has blocked are the generalized anxiety disorders. These blocked impulses cause an unconscious state of apprehension for which the person does not know the cause of. Phobias,...