Category: Psychology Essay Examples

See our collection of psychology essay examples. These examples are to help you understanding how to write a psychology essay. The realm of pop psychology certainly overlaps the science of psychology, but there are large areas of the two that rarely meet. But many topics in popular psychology may offer students a great opportunity for an essay. Be sure to check our list of psychology essay topics.

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Acupuncture Essay

 Acupuncture is one of several treatment approaches widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Like much of TCM, it is based on the idea that a vital energy, or life force, flows throughout the body along channels called meridians. Illness, both physical and psychological, is attributed to imbalances …

Addiction Essay

When a pattern of substance abuse results not just in a craving for the substance but also in an actual physiological need for the substance, the person is said to have an addiction. Substance abuse simply refers to a pattern of use that causes serious social, legal, or …

Alien Abduction Essay

In one of the most unusual developments to ever come to the attention of psychologists, tens of thousands of Americans currently believe they have been kidnapped by alien creatures from outer space. Furthermore, most report similar experiences. Common features of the experience include capture by the aliens, usually …

Alzheimer’s Disease Essay

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of senile dementia, accounting for about 70 percent of all cases. Although the symptoms of dementia have been widely (and inaccurately) viewed by the public as a standard part of the aging process for a very long time, Alzheimer’s only gained …

American Psychological Association (APA) Essay

The American Psychological Association (APA) held its first organizational meeting in 1892, at which G. Stanley Hall was elected president. Annual dues were set at three dollars, and the first annual meeting, the first major psychological conference in the world, was held in December of the same year. …

Amnesia Essay

Amnesia is simply the standard term for a loss of memory, whether partial or complete. The condition is usually temporary, and it usually affects only a small part of a person’s experience, such as memory of the immediate past. Amnesia can be produced by a range of causes, …

Aphasia Essay

 Aphasia is a disruption of language functions caused by brain damage. There are many different forms of aphasia, with specific symptoms largely dependent on the particular location of the brain damage. The study of aphasia has led to the discovery of the specific functions of many brain areas …

Aromatherapy Essay

Aromatherapy is a scientifically unproven alternative medicine practice involving the use of aromatic oils from plants to affect mood or to promote health. The oils are administered in small quantities through inhalation, massage, topical application, bathing in water to which the oils have been added, and/or ingesting them. …

Asperger’s Disorder Essay

Asperger’s disorder, also known as Asperger’s Syndrome, is a developmental disorder first described by Hans Asperger, a Viennese psychiatrist, in 1944. The disorder did not enter the general psychiatric lexicon for another fifty years; the DSM-IV (1994) is the first edition to include it. Until recently most people …

Astrology Essay

Of the many systems of personality description and prediction that predate modern psychology, the most popular by far is astrology. The basic hypothesis underlying astrology is quite straightforward: it is based on the notion that the positions and movements of celestial bodies, including sun and moon as well …