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  • 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
  • What Is Psychology? an Examination of Psychology and Psychologists

    What Is Psychology? an Examination of Psychology and Psychologists

    What is psychology? An Examination of Psychology and Psychologists In my opinion, Psychology is about the logistical process of behavior. It includes answering questions reminiscent to why or how a certain reaction to a certain happening occurred. This study of behavior can be related to both humans and animals. A psychologist is someone who studies psychology in a numerous expanse of differing fields. Psychologists conduct their research through various studies and experiments, all of which

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • What Is Sg Cowen's Hiring Strategy?

    What Is Sg Cowen's Hiring Strategy?

    1. What is SG Cowen's hiring strategy? Hire the top students from next 15 schools in the top 25. To recruits good candidates that evaluate the firm just like the firm does to them. Evaluate and build relationship approach both from formal and informal way. Steps of the hiring as follow: a. Conduct on-campus program, company presentation program -. Who are we? -. What do we do? -. What distinguished us from competitors? -. What

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Fonta
  • What Is Social Phobia

    What Is Social Phobia

    Does this scenario sound familiar? Jasmine is a 38 year-old woman with two children. She is worried continuously about whether her house is neat and clean enough. She frequently stays up until three in the morning scrubbing and straightening things up. In addition, Jasmine is painfully shy and has few friends. She worries about what people think about her and is terribly afraid of rejection. Some of her neighbors get together, once a week with

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    Submitted: May 11, 2011 By: ettire2001
  • What Is the Best Way to Educate Our Children?

    What Is the Best Way to Educate Our Children?

    What Is The Best Way to Educate Our Children? Western Governors University Collegiate Level Reasoning and Problem Solving Janie Davis What Is The Best Way to Educate Our Children? Education has been in a crisis for a long time in America, but few can agree on a solution to this open-ended problem which debated by both experts and lay persons. Federal and state policies need creation and enactment for targeted assistance to schools needing improvements,

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Is the Difference Between Psychoactive Druggs and Nonpsychoactive Drugs?

    What Is the Difference Between Psychoactive Druggs and Nonpsychoactive Drugs?

    What is the difference between psychoactive druggs and nonpsychoactive drugs? A Psychoactive drug is a substance that affects brain functions, mood, and behavior and are subdivided primarily on the basis of physiological and pychological effects. Nonpsychoactive drugs are substances that in normal doses do not affect the brain. Some examples of nonpsychoactive drugs include vitamins, anitbiotics, and topical skin preparations (Fields, 79). What are the classifactions of psychoactive drugs? Psychoactive drugs can be classified into

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Wendy
  • What Is the Impact on Family Members After the Death of a Child?

    What Is the Impact on Family Members After the Death of a Child?

    What is the Impact on Family Members After the Death of a Child? Introduction “Three and one-half million children under the age of nineteen, die each year in this country” (Koocher, 1994, p. 377). This paper is a literature review of many aspects of bereavement and the grieving process. The definition of bereavement will be discussed (Kanel, 1999). This paper will include the phases of bereavement (Burnett et al. 1994). Involved in the bereavement process

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    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • What Is the Language of Thought Hypothesis?

    What Is the Language of Thought Hypothesis?

    What is the Language of Thought Hypothesis? LOTH is an empirical thesis about the nature of thought and thinking. According to LOTH, thought and thinking are done in a mental language, i.e. in a symbolic system physically realized in the brain of the relevant organisms. In formulating LOTH, philosophers have in mind primarily the variety of thoughts known as ‘propositional attitudes’. Propositional attitudes are the thoughts described by such sentence forms as ‘S believes

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    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Edward
  • What Makes a Good School

    What Makes a Good School

    What makes a good school? The school I have attended for the second placement, is a improving school, it has been put in the list of the top 100 most improved schools of the country. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6250633.stm I believe when looking at national averages, it is important to remember that there are a lot of factors that can influence results for pupils. That is why I have decided to look more closely into comparison to schools

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Anna
  • What Makes Some People Help and Others Stand By?

    What Makes Some People Help and Others Stand By?

    What makes some people help and others stand by? A lot of social psychological research focuses on anti-social behaviour. This essay will look at the other side of the coin and focus on pro-social behaviour, specifically helping behaviour and altruism. It will look at what causes people to help or not help and the phenomenon of altruism, the act of helping other for no discernable reward. The two psychologists who have researched this area most

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Victor
  • What Makes Us Happy?

    What Makes Us Happy?

    Evidence from the article What Makes Us Happy? To support the hypothesis that people's level of life expectations has a direct correlation to their fulfillment and happiness is lacking to say the least. The article states that the Danish have been at the top of international happiness studies for 30 years (Shenk, 2009). Shenk states in the article that Danes have low expectations, which may in fact have some correlation to happiness however the article

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    Submitted: April 18, 2011 By: jacmac
  • What Roles Do Representations Play in Learning?

    What Roles Do Representations Play in Learning?

    Q: What roles do representations play in learning? The philosophical theories regarding the nature of learning process revolved around the idea that the process associated stimulus traces that connected the internal representations of stimuli that repeatedly occur together in time and space. The term representation refers to something that symbolizes or presents likeness of something to the mind or senses. According to the author, the term is used in its mathematical sense. He says that

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Fonta
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting: The Adoption Process

    What to Expect When You're Expecting: The Adoption Process

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Adoption Process From the time I was little, I have always thought that I would like to, not only have a child or children of my own, but to also adopt children. I used to envision marrying a man of the same race, but adopting a child from a third-world country. My younger brother and I had a very happy childhood, but we knew there were children in

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • What Twists a Man So Far as Murder? (serial Killers)

    What Twists a Man So Far as Murder? (serial Killers)

    D.Jay Schaibly Eng 102 May 2, 2005 What twists a man so far as murder? Many things today confuse, yet enthrall the masses. War, murder, medical science, incredible rescues, all things you would see on The History Channel. There is another topic that is also made into documentaries however, serial killers. Dark twisted people that commit multiple murders are of interest to the population, but what caused them to be this way. What horrible tragic

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Fonta
  • What's Happening to Marriage?

    What's Happening to Marriage?

    Americans haven’t given up on marriage as a cherished ideal. Indeed, most Americans continue to prize and value marriage as an important life goal, and the vast majority of us will marry at least once in a lifetime. By the mid-thirties, a majority of Americans have married at least once. Most couples enter marriage with a strong desire and determination for a lifelong, loving partnership. Moreover, this desire may be increasing among the young. Since

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    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Victor
  • Whats Eating Gilbert Grape?

    Whats Eating Gilbert Grape?

    Whats Eating Gilbert Grape ? In the movie, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Endora, Iowa is home to the Grape family: mother Bonnie hasn't left her home in seven years, since the suicide of her husband; she has become morbidly obese and spends most of her time on the living room couch in front of the television; sister Ellen ; sister Amy; and mentally retarted Arnie Grape who, as the film opens, is preparing to celebrate

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Artur
  • When Curiosity and High Class Meet: A Psychological Critical Analysis of A Rose for Emily

    When Curiosity and High Class Meet: A Psychological Critical Analysis of A Rose for Emily

    Eidt 1 English 113, D3 29 November 2007 When Curiosity and High Class Meet: A Psychological Critical Analysis of “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” is an interesting tale about a small town spinster who leads a somewhat secret life. The narrator in the story is not a single person but the voice of the community itself. The whole story is told in parts of her life about strange things that happened and

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Which Are the Effects of Cellphone Messaging on Teenagers? Slavery or Freedom?

    Which Are the Effects of Cellphone Messaging on Teenagers? Slavery or Freedom?

    Which are the effects of cellphone messaging on teenagers? Slavery or freedom? We hear a lot these days about instant messaging, - the ability to get/send a text message from/to anyone, anywhere, via wireless networks and some kind of portable device, which might be a fancy pager, a digital cellphone or a palmtop computer. The technology is here, though it doesn't work everywhere yet. We could argue about how affordable or reliable instant messaging is,

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Vika
  • Which Psychology and Why

    Which Psychology and Why

    Which Psychology and Why Psychology, the science of behavior and mental processes, has many different areas of specialty. I am interested in the branch of Clinical Psychology because of the opportunities to treat patients through the use of prescriptive medication as well as through the use of therapy. Clinical Psychology studies the causes, treatment, and prevention of different types of psychological disorders, such as anxiety or depression, eating disorders, and chronic substance abuse problems. Clinical

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Artur
  • While I Am Not Afraid

    While I Am Not Afraid

    While I Am Not Afraid The book, While I Am Not Afraid, Secrets of a Man’s Heart, is a journey that the author took on his path to self -discovery. The path or the “Calling” to this epiphany is something that manifest itself in different ways, points, places and spaces in ones life, some come quickly, some come slowly, but it is destined to materialize if we work for it. I was able to identify

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Who Am I

    Who Am I

    Who I am? A brown haired, brown eyed, athletic, confident young man is what people see when they look at me. There is much more to someone then just what you see on the outside. I think it is hard to answer the question “Who am I?” without giving some background information on myself. I am from a small rich historic town east of Syracuse, New York called Cazenovia. I believe that the person I

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Top
  • Who Am I?

    Who Am I?

    Who Am I? The amount of research that has been conducted about adoptees and their problems with identity development is enormous. Many of the researchers agree on some of the causes of identity formation problems in adolescent adoptees, while other researchers conclude that there is no significant difference in identity formation in adoptees as birth children. This paper will discuss some of the research which has been conducted and will attempt to answer the following

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    Submitted: January 11, 2009 By: Jon
  • Who Am I?

    Who Am I?

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Who Is at Risk for Developing Anorexia Nervosa?

    Who Is at Risk for Developing Anorexia Nervosa?

    Who is at risk for developing anorexia nervosa? People who become anorexic often were good children -- eager to please, conscientious, hard working, and good students. Typically they are people pleasers who seek approval and avoid conflict. They may take care of other people and strive for perfection, but underneath they feel defective and inadequate. They want to be special, to stand out from the mediocre masses. They try to achieve that goal by losing

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Monika
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