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  • What Are Emotions?

    What Are Emotions?

    Running head: What are emotions? What are Emotions? University of Phoenix Jessika Morgan Emotions are defined as “an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness (Dictionary.com). Emotions are part of our existence as human beings. They are part of what separates us from others. Emotions can be considered to be universal, but everyone’s are different. Imagine a world

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Are Some of the Social Experiences of Young People Who Live with a Parent Who Has a Mental Illness?

    What Are Some of the Social Experiences of Young People Who Live with a Parent Who Has a Mental Illness?

    "Families in which a parent has a mental illness are at increased risk of experiencing poverty, housing problems, family disruption and disorganization, marital conflict, reduction of social and leisure activities, disruption of children's schooling and isolation as a result of the parental illness (AICAFMHA 2001)". The first onset of mental illness often occurs in adolescence. Young people with a parent with a mental illness are at a significantly increased risk of developing mental health problems,

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Top
  • What Are Stem Cell?

    What Are Stem Cell?

    STEM CELL WHAT ARE STEM CELL? All of us start from a single cell formed at conception, when a sperm cell joins with an egg. This cell then starts dividing and forms a ball of cells. About four days after conception, this ball of cells is smaller than a pinpoint. This process, called differentiation, allows some cells to become liver cells and other cells to become nerve cells or skin cells and so on. This

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Max
  • What Are Tumors and How Can They Affect the Brain?

    What Are Tumors and How Can They Affect the Brain?

    What are Tumors and How Can They Affect the Brain? I would like to start this essay by saying, I have an interest in covering this topic because I know of a couple people that are very close to me that have been affected by this condition. A doctor found a benign, tumor within my friend’s brain at the age of thirteen, but he is now twenty-four years old and as healthy as ever.

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Bred
  • What Do Best Teachers Do?

    What Do Best Teachers Do?

    Page 1 “What Do Best Teachers Do?” Introduction Teaching Philosophy Student learning objectives are the most important part of all lectures and class discussions. Rather than attending class to learn facts, critical thinking and reasoning abilities should be the major objectives. Utilizing a constructivist philosophy, it is our belief that learners construct their own meaning and knowledge and it is the educator’s task to offer proactive coursework designed to encourage active participation and discussion in

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    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: Bred
  • What Do Preschool Children Know About Number?

    What Do Preschool Children Know About Number?

    Over the last few decades, developmental researchers have attempted to study mathematical cognition as they seek to understand cognitive changes from infancy to aging since mathematics poses a very interesting set of questions in terms of the fact that mathematical knowledge takes on several forms and its concepts tend to be abstract, complex and sophisticated. Studies of counting, conservation, quantitative comparison, arithmetic, and other aspects of mathematical thinking now provide a rich insight on cognitive

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    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Janna
  • What Doth a Leader Make?

    What Doth a Leader Make?

    What Doth a Leader Make? How come a leader becomes a leader? In this article, we are not interested in the historical process but in the answer to the twin questions: what qualifies one to be a leader and why do people elect someone specific to be a leader. The immediately evident response would be that the leader addresses or is judged by his voters to be capable of addressing their needs. These could be

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Jessica
  • What I Have Used from Psychology

    What I Have Used from Psychology

    What I Have Used From Psychology I’ve always been interested and curious about Psychology. In Chapter 5, Learning and Cognition (or more so the Classical and Operant Conditioning) interested me the most. Who we are now is the direct result of how and what we learned as children. Learning is any relatively permanent change in behavior brought about through experience. Through our experiences in life, it teaches us new behaviors, attitudes, and skills. We also

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Tommy
  • What If I Were African American

    What If I Were African American

    WHAT IF I WERE AFRICAN AMERICAN I thought that it might be best if I went with African American. My Life as it is white male is some what good but has its disadvantages too. But I think my life would be basically the same, although I would have continued to play football all through school and well it is easier to get grants, loans, and scholarships if you are a minority. Another reason I

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: regina
  • What Influences a Person’s Identity?

    What Influences a Person’s Identity?

    Identity What influences a person’s identity? Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has the same, is there a point in everyone ’s life when they get one? A person’s identity is his own, nobody put it there and nobody

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Artur
  • What Influences Have Made Me the Person I Am Today

    What Influences Have Made Me the Person I Am Today

    What influences have made me the person I am? It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was just getting to my psychology class and as usual I was chit chatting with my neighbors in class, Cpl Christie and Fausnight about the things that each of us did this weekend. Just when I had finished talking to Kara (Fausnight) about her weekend our psychology teacher Dr. Douglas walks in. As she is walking in I in

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Mike
  • What Is a Child

    What Is a Child

    What is a Child? Discuss how a scientific, a social constructionist and an applied approach attempt to answer this question. This essay will attempt to discuss how sociologists have attempted to answer the question. Childhood is viewed differently, depending on the country being considered, the period of time being studied or a personal viewpoint. According to the UN convention, a child is anybody under the age of eighteen. Several studies have been undertaken by sociologists

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    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Fonta
  • What Is Abnormal Psychology? What Is Normal Psychology?

    What Is Abnormal Psychology? What Is Normal Psychology?

    What is Psychology? In my research of Psychology and its meaning I have come up with many definitions. To sum all of the definitions into one it’s the study ones feelings, thoughts, and their way of thinking and using all of there senses rather its cognitive, physical, or mental. Some other questions that came to mind during my research are what is normal psychology and what is abnormal psychology? What is normal psychology? Most

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • What Is Adhd?

    What Is Adhd?

    What is ADHD? Melissa Harris Ottawa University What is ADHD? ADHD was first described by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman in 1845 in a poem for children. It described a “fidgety” child and his adventures. However, it was not until 1902 that Sir George Still prepared a lecture for physicians in London on this subject. It included information on a group of children displaying hyperactive traits that could not be attributed to child rearing. Currently ADHD can

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Monika
  • What Is Altruistic Behaviour

    What Is Altruistic Behaviour

    Prosocial behaviour covers the broad range of actions intended to benefit one or more people other than oneself, conduct such as; helping, comforting, sharing, and cooperation. Altruism can be described as a subset of these behaviours, for example self-sacrificial helping or helping in the absence of obvious, external rewards. It is also a motivational concept, motivation to increase another person’s welfare; in contrast to egoism, the motivation of a person to increase their own welfare.

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Kevin
  • What Is an Expert?

    What Is an Expert?

    Currently the most prevalent is that an expert is a person who has some skill or knowledge in some domain that is matched by only a few other people. These people are thus extraordinary in some way. Anders Ericsson, probably the best known of the researchers on expertise defines expertise as Relatively stable outstanding performance.Experts are often labeled as such. People called exceptional, superior, gifted, talented, specialist, expert, etc. tend to belong to the set

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    Submitted: June 12, 2010 By: July
  • What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder?

    What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder?

    ( What is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder? You have probably heard and may even have used the term hyperactivity. The notion is a modern one: there were no hyperactive children 50 to 60 years ago. Today, if anything, the term is applied too often and too widely. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) estimates that all teachers have in their classrooms at least one child with ADHD (Simmons, RG. 1993). Actually,

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: regina
  • What Is Black Psychology

    What Is Black Psychology

    Black psychology, in my opinion, is the study of behavior and mental processes of African Americans as it pertains to our identity as African Americans, identity as Americans, struggle with oppression, and being able to deal with white supremacy. Black psychology wants to know how we as African Americans deal with these former issues and continue to survive. According to John S. Mbiti, “African people behave and are motivated by what they believe, and what

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    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: Artur
  • What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

    What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

    Borderline Personality Disorder What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness characterized by a repetitive pattern of disorganization and irresolution in self-conception, interpersonal relationships, mood, and demeanor. The instability associated with this disorder is often disruptive to the individual’s personal and professional life, long term goals, and self identity. Webster’s New World Medical Dictionary states, “Distortions in cognition and sense of self can lead to frequent changes in long-term goals, career

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: regina
  • What Is Cognitive Science?

    What Is Cognitive Science?

    What is cognitive science? A scientific explanation would be “the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology.” (1) But what does that mean, cognitive science has been quitely growing since ancient Greece when philosphers debated and struggled to uderstand the questions what is the mind, and what is knowing. Philosepher are still debating that question even today, however in the mid 1950’s while the psychological world was

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Edward
  • What Is Critical Thinking?

    What Is Critical Thinking?

    What is Critical Thinking? No one always acts purely objectively and rationally. We connive for selfish interests. We gossip, boast, exaggerate, and equivocate. It is "only human" to wish to validate our prior knowledge, to vindicate our prior decisions, or to sustain our earlier beliefs. In the process of satisfying our ego, however, we can often deny ourselves intellectual growth and opportunity. We may not always want to apply critical thinking skills, but we should

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Jon
  • What Is Depression

    What Is Depression

    What are the symptoms? As with many mental health problems, there are a number of symptoms of depression and it's very rare for all of them to occur in one person. They include feeling generally miserable, as well as: Variation of mood during the day. It's often worse in the morning, improving as the day goes on - but the pattern can be the other way around. Disturbed sleep, usually waking early and being unable

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    Submitted: May 15, 2010 By: Wendy
  • What Is Depression?

    What Is Depression?

    What is depression? Being clinically depressed is very different from the down type of feeling that all people experience from time to time. Occasional feelings of sadness are a normal part of life, and it is unfortunate that such feelings are often colloquially referred to as "depression." In clinical depression, such feelings are out of proportion to any external causes. There are things in everyone's life that are possible causes of sadness, but people who

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Is Hypnosis?

    What Is Hypnosis?

    What Is Hypnosis? Hypnosis is a psychological condition or an altered state of mind during which the subconscious of a person is activated in a way to accept suggestions in order to change behavior or thinking. Hypnotized people can be described as people who are aware of their surrounding while lost in thought. Usually during hypnosis there are two parties, the hypnotist who is the operator of the process, and the subject. The hypnotist's job

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Janna
  • What Is Language?

    What Is Language?

    What is language? Language is a complex communication system that involves the use of abstract symbols to convey unlimited messages. In other words, it is combination of gestured, spoken, and/or written words to communicate meaning. The on going dispute between the ways language is learned is ever-lasting. On the one hand you have the idea that language is innate and the humans have language inborn; stated by Chomsky, and on the other you have the

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Janna
  • What Is Listening?

    What Is Listening?

    What is listening? Do people actually listen to you when you are speaking? The direct definition of listen is “to make an effort to hear; give ear.” The role of a listener is to help empty the large reservoirs of emotion, anger, stress, frustrations and other negative feelings until the individual can see more clearly. Not until then, can an individual consider the needs of the other. “What We Achieve by Listening. Active listening

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Andrew
  • What Is Lucid Dreaming, and How Can I Control My Dreams?

    What Is Lucid Dreaming, and How Can I Control My Dreams?

    What is Lucid Dreaming, and How Can I Control My Dreams? Info from totse.com The term "lucid dreaming" refers to dreaming while knowing that you are actually dreaming. The "lucid" part refers to the clarity of consciousness rather than the vividness of the dream. It generally happens when you realize during the course of a dream that you are dreaming, perhaps because something weird occurs. Most people who remember their dreams have experienced this

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • What Is Narcolepsy?

    What Is Narcolepsy?

    What is Narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. At various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience fleeting urges to sleep. If the urge becomes overwhelming, individuals will fall asleep for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. In rare cases, some people may remain asleep for an hour or longer. In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), three other major

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    Submitted: May 20, 2010 By: Anna
  • What Is Postpartum Depression?

    What Is Postpartum Depression?

    Introduction What is Postpartum Depression Having a baby should be one of the happiest and most important events in a woman’s life. However, although life with a new baby can be both thrilling and rewarding, it can also be a difficult and quite stressful task. Most women make the transition without great difficulty, yet some women experience considerable complexity that may manifest itself as a postpartum psychiatric disorder (O’hara, Hoffman, Philips, & Wright, 1992). Many

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Jon
  • What Is Psychology

    What Is Psychology

    Psychology is the study of human behavior, how we think, feel and act. Psychologists study both normal and abnormal behavior to understand it. Psychologists also try to use what we learn from that study to help people change aspects of their behavior that they want to change. Areas of psychology are clinical, industrial, and developmental. Careers in Psychology offer varied opportunities. Employment opportunities for capable psychologists are expected to be slightly better than average over

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    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Mike
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