Each article will need to be 1000+ words.
This offering is for 11 articles on the following topics. Basically, I am looking for new ideas and perspectives on these topics, so feel free to approach each article as you see fit. My expectation is for clear and compelling writing that is researched and referenced.
1. First Impressions: Why are they important and why do they last?
Much work on this topic focus around interpersonal relationships. I am, however interested in what is special about the first impression, causing it to last? Is it a special kind &acirc;€œseed&acirc;€ that influences future experiences?
2. Stages of Change: Why is this concept useful for understanding human development?
Here, I am NOT interested in Prochasaka and DiClemete&acirc;€™s Stages of Change Model, although the work of Piaget might be interesting to look at. Rather, I am more interested in the utility of stage theory. Regardless of whether or not life develops along discrete stages, I am interested in why this concept is useful as a way to approach understanding human development.
3. Living without full awareness: Are we totally aware of our own actions and all that is happening around us?
This is an unusual topic. Sometimes we get into a car, drive for a while, and arrive at our destination without recalling the route taken to get there. How does that happen? Sometimes we suddenly realize we gained weight, how is that we do not notice small increments of weight gain? Another example would be aging. We are always aging but are not really aware of our aging day to day. This is the general idea I am interested it. Write what comes to mind.
4. What's the difference between possible and probable?
Write what comes to mind.
5. Describe how single decisions we make can have monumental effects on our future.
The background for this is the &acirc;€œButterfly Effect&acirc;€, which is part of Chaos Theory.
6. Write an introduction to cognitive therapy.
This will need research. Remember, the question is not about CBT. Here I am interested in &acirc;€œcontent, process, and method&acirc;€. Each disorder is characterized by specific cognitive content. For example the cognitive content in depression is different from eating disorders. Process mainly refers to the therapeutic relationship and method refers to techniques such as Guided Discovery.
7. Identify difficulties applying cognitive therapy.
This will also need research. Here I think the main difficulties relate to belief change.
8. What exactly does it mean to say that someone has an addiction?
We sometimes use words without a clear understanding. I think we use the word addiction without clear understanding. We seem to be able to label individuals as having an addiction, but the connotation of the word is a bit fuzzy.
9. Provide an introduction to the Philosophy of Language.
10. Explain what Wittgenstein meant when he said &acirc;€œAn 'inner process' stands in need of outward criteria.&acirc;€.
11. Explain what Wittgenstein mean when he said "philosophical problems arise when language goes on holiday.&acirc;€
Articles will need to include appropriate references.
The articles must be 100% original. Everything will be checked with CopyScape. Articles that do not pass CopyScape will be rejected.