• Personality


    Personality is defined as a person’s differences that are influenced by the development of an individual. Personality also refers to a combination of qualities that forms a character in an individual. These characteristics include values, behavior, skills, habits, as well as thoughts. The notion of personality has been used to justify what makes people behave in various ways. Individuality comes from the link between ecological and biological factors. Various trait theorists stress on different facets of character and its growth. These methods include psychoanalytic approach, trait theory, and social cognitive approach. Sigmund Freud founded the psychoanalytic approach to personality. According to Freud, the psychoanalytic model of character states that human…

  • Examination Stress and Working Memory

    Examination Stress and Working Memory

    The purpose of a study by Ferrer was to determine the efficacy of music therapy in the alleviation of stress responses among college students and to determine how different forms of music influence stress levels among the students. The hypothesis for this study is that music, self-selected by a participant reduce stress levels. The study outcomes reveal that music therapy indicated a statistically significant decrease in the stress levels. At a 95% confidence interval, there were serial decrements in stress levels from 2009 to 2012, demonstrating a statistical decrease in stress responses, following self-selection of the songs by the participants. A similar decrement was observed for instructor-selected songs, although the…