Psychology: Critical Analyses
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This paper critically reviews two articles. The first one looks at human consciousness and whether older conceptions of voluntariness need to be reasessed by the law courts. The second one looks at the psychological features which appear to characterize people who gravitate towards conservatism. In the end, the paper answers several questions about each and suggests areas of concern about how the second of the two articles is put together by the authors - from a methodological stand-point.
From the Paper:"The extent to which an individual's state of mind should impact his or her responsibility for criminal activities is a matter of great controversy. D.W. Denno (2003) notes that Canadian and American law holds (for the most part) that most human behavior is voluntary and that individuals are thus conscious of their actions; consequently, if someone is "unconscious" (in a state of automatism or "sleep-walking") he or she cannot be aware of what they are doing because he or she is not voluntarily choosing to commit a wrong. Denno (2003), for her part, writes that "all-or-nothing"..."
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Psychology: Critical Analyses (2007, December 01) Retrieved October 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/psychology-critical-analyses-133846/
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