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  • Attention Seekers

    Attention Seekers

    Injuring yourself on purpose by making scratches or cuts on your body with sharp objects is called cutting. Cutting is a type of self-injury. People may cut themselves on their wrists, arms, legs, or bellies. Some people self-injure by burning their skin with the ends of cigarettes or a lighted match. People who injure themselves usually hide the cuts and marks and sometimes no one else knows. The urge to cut might be triggered by

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Mike
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    ADHD Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological brain disorder that manifests as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity. ADHD is broken down into three subtypes: predominantly inattentive ADHD, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, and combined type ADHD. ADHD begins in childhood, and has only recently been understood, can persist into adulthood as well. While some children outgrow ADHD, about 50% to 60% continue to have symptoms into adulthood. Children who have ADHD are often easily distracted

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Top
  • Attentional Capture - the Relationship Between Feature Salience and Change Detection

    Attentional Capture - the Relationship Between Feature Salience and Change Detection

    Attentional Capture – the relationship between feature salience and change detection Previous work has demonstrated that change detection is a central determinant of directional attention (Jonides & Yantis 1988), but has failed to clarify the importance of feature salience on the visual search process. In the present study 392 first year undergraduate psychology students were marked on their success at identifying specified alpha numerals on 54 sudden-onset displays, randomly drawn from two set pools (set

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Attitude

    Attitude

    “ATTITUDE” Is attitude defined by our surroundings, for example the people we communicate with, or are very close to? To my knowledge we as people do not realize the impact that individuals who are close to us, have on our lives. The results of many recent studies suggest that given time, roommates and couples often develop similar emotional reactions to situations. Therefore it seems to make relationships stronger and last longer. “I think this process

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Attitudes Predicting Bahiour

    Attitudes Predicting Bahiour

    Attitudes can often predict a person’s behaviour but how can we explain the fact that sometimes they do not? Discuss with reference to relevant psychological evidence When one behaves in a particular fashion towards an object, it is generally assumed that this is due to the attitude held towards it, whereas in fact this is not always the case. Psychologists such as Petty and Cacioppo (1996) suggest that attitudes are based upon our feelings about

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Attraction

    Attraction

    There will be a certain time where one will develope feelings. This essay will discuss feelings on attraction. Attraction is defined as the feeling of liking someone, and has also been considered a force which attracts bodies or individuals together. There are numerous theories based on attraction. This essay will only focus on three particular theories of attraction, which are proximity, physical attractiveness, and similarity. The first theory of attraction is proximity- which is defined

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Max
  • Attribution Theory of Fritz Heider

    Attribution Theory of Fritz Heider

    ATTRIBUTION THEORY OF FRITZ HEIDER Introduction This article starts off by a man having his wife serve on a jury in a federal case involving conspiracy, racketeering, drug dealing, armed robbery, and extortion. There were seven defendants and one that escaped from police custody. The key government witness was an ex-gang member named Larry who was called “the Canary” by the defendants because he turned informer. For two months Jean, the wife, listened to Larry’s

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Bred
  • Augustine

    Augustine

    Human beings are depicted as imperfect beings whose only virtue is in having faith in god, not trying to seek god. It is once the god who gives hope and clears the path for human. However, questioning the existence of god most definitely attracts me. Like the three primary Manichee criticisms of Catholic belief, concerns in existence of god increases as I see events occurring throughout the world modern days. Natural disasters, poverty, war, and

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    Submitted: May 14, 2011 By: Cha
  • Autism

    Autism

    The disorder of Autism was first discovered by a Swiss psychiatrist by the name of Eugen Bleuler in the year nineteen eleven. Later Autism was described to a full extent by Dr. Leo Kanner who studied and observed over eleven children from the years nineteen thirty-eight to nineteen forty-three. From the nineteen forties to the nineteen sixties the medical community felt that individuals with autism were schizophrenic. This led to an over-whelming lack of understanding

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Autism

    Autism

    A newly understood disease is attacking humankind in devastating numbers in our present time. In the past, not much was known about it and it was only researched, examined and diagnosed until recent decades. This is not classified as a disease, but rather a mental disorder. This mental disorder is known as Autism and is growing rapidly throughout societies around the world. It is a disorder that leaves parents flustered and confused as to what

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Max
  • Autism

    Autism

    Autism Name College Teacher/Class Autism Every twenty minutes, a new case of autism is diagnosed. Every year, in the United States, there are 24,000 new cases of autism. In the United States today, there are 1.77 million cases of autism. Autism is a physical disorder of the brain that causes a lifelong developmental disability. The more current term for autism today is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There is a broad range of severity for

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: July
  • Autism

    Autism

    These kids are blessed with terrific good looks--tall and straight, with big dark eyes, glossy hair and a movie staffs smile-but this wasn't what was turning heads. Some of these kids were not actually walking towards the line at McDonalds; some were running and somehow skipping at the same time. And the kids were looking and smiling directly at everyone they passed with their fingers in their ears, their elbows flared out on either side.

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Autism

    Autism

    The article that I chose to write about has to deal with Autism. “Autism is a disorder characterized by severe difficulties in social interaction and communication, and with unusual behaviors”(Autism 1). This article gives you a better understanding of what an autistic person is like. There are definitions written in this paper so people can become more knowledgeable of this disorder. Autism is a disorder that has no known cause or cure. Autism is a

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: regina
  • Autism

    Autism

    Autism In 1990, one child in every 5,000 was diagnosed as having autism (World Book Encyclopedia). Recently, the Asbury Park Press reported that one in every 150 children have some form of autistic disorder. Affecting a half million people in the United States alone, this spectrum disease has become the third most common developmental disability. Some researchers attribute the dramatic increase in its prevalence rate to improved public awareness and better diagnostic tools (Picard, J.).

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Autism

    Autism

    Autism Autism is a disorder that impairs the development of a person's capacity to interact with, communicate with, and also maintain regular "normal" bonds with the outside world. This disorder was described in 1943 by Leo Kanner, an American psychologist. Autism is considered one of the more common developmental disabilities, and appears before the age of three. It is known to be four or five times more common in males than in females. It most

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Autism

    Autism

    AUTISM Autism is a rare developmental disorder that affects approximately four in every ten thousand children (Baron-Cohen, Leslie & Frith, 1985). Employing a clinical perspective, Kanner (1943) (as cited in Sachs, 1995) was the first to provide a description on the disorder of autism. However, in the 1970s, Wing (1970) (as cited in Sachs, 1995) applied a cognitive perspective in describing the mental structure of autism. This essay will therefore argue that autism is characterised

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: Janna
  • Autism

    Autism

    HELP AUTISM KIDS! They are special, they're human, like us. Autism has many different stages. Some are more severe however others are more mild. It could lead to death as it may be accompanied with many other health problems. They need our help, don't despite them dont look at the oddly. Respect them for who they are, they deserve the right to live! AUSTISM ALL THE WAY! AUSTISM ALL THE WAY! AUSTISM ALL THE WAY!

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    Submitted: May 24, 2010 By: Lauren
  • Autism

    Autism

    Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. This is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. Autism is four more times prevalent in boys than girls. Autism shows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries. Family income, lifestyle and educational levels do not affect the chance of autism’s occurrence. Autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Autism - Theory of Mind

    Autism - Theory of Mind

    AUTISM Autism is a rare developmental disorder that affects approximately four in every ten thousand children (Baron-Cohen, Leslie & Frith, 1985). Employing a clinical perspective, Kanner (1943) (as cited in Sachs, 1995) was the first to provide a description on the disorder of autism. However, in the 1970s, Wing (1970) (as cited in Sachs, 1995) applied a cognitive perspective in describing the mental structure of autism. This essay will therefore argue that autism is characterised

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Artur
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome

    Autism and Asperger Syndrome

    Autism is a developmental disability whose symptoms are manifested very early in life. The severity and symptoms of the disorder vary and are dependant on the type of autism. However, all autistic individuals experience similar symptoms such as; difficulties in areas of social relatedness, varied levels of communication skills, ability to determine socially acceptable/ unacceptable behaviors, and interests. To fully understand the abilities of children with autism, much research is needed. However, in the last

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Autism Characteristics

    Autism Characteristics

    Autism is a brain development disorder that impairs social interaction and communication, and causes restricted and repetitive behavior, all starting before a child is three years old. This set of signs distinguishes autism from milder autism spectrum disorders (ASD) such as Asperger syndrome.[1] Autism is highly heritable, although the genetics of autism are complex and it is generally unclear which genes are responsible.[2] In rare cases, autism is strongly associated with agents that cause birth

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Janna
  • Autism Reseach

    Autism Reseach

    The topic of research for this assignment will be autism. There is an abundance of information available on autism, but there is also a large quantity of unknown. First it is important to understand what autism is. Next, we can investigate the countless aspects of this particular pervasive developmental disorder, particularly characteristics (general, cognitive and social), signs, causes and myths, prevalence, and diagnosis and treatment. Autism usually appears before age 3, and is a developmental

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Autism Research Paper

    Autism Research Paper

    Autism Research Paper Autism is a neurological disorder that was identified by Dr. Leo Kanner 50 years ago. Autism can affect someone very mildly or severally and it can effect language, communication, and/or gross motor skills. It is the most devastating disorder a child could have and it also is devastating for the family. There is no medicine and no cure for autism but there are glutton free diets that help. People with autism can

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Autism: A Secret World

    Autism: A Secret World

    Autism is defined as “a neurological disorder that impedes language and derails social and emotional development.” (Cowley 46) Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, it has often been misdiagnosed in the past, or not diagnosed at all. However, due to new research, more cases are being found and treated. According to Cowley, “Experts now suspect that one person in 160 lives with some degree of autism. That's three to four times the rate

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Bred
  • Autobiography in Psychology

    Autobiography in Psychology

    Many times in people’s lives, they are asked to define their personality and they do not know how to respond. What is the actual definition of personality and how can we define our own? Personality is a unique consistent pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting. In other words, personality is a combination of characteristics or qualities that form the person in you. Like a painting, there are many different color schemes that combine in

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Autoethnographic Essay Draft

    Autoethnographic Essay Draft

    Sarah Blythe Gutierrez SOC 001 13 October 2015 Autoethnographic Essay Draft I decided to come to Davis because I wanted to be as far away from home as possible. Davis wasn’t my first choice, but it was the best school within my financial means that was geographically located at a reasonable distance from where I grew up. The social location of my community plays a major role in my decision making. The demographics can be

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    Submitted: November 17, 2016 By: take2smiles
  • Autonomy and Job Satisfaction

    Autonomy and Job Satisfaction

    Porter(1963) slightly adapted Maslows(1954) hierarchy of needs and placed autnomy as the second most important. Furthermore it has been found that the degree of autonomy is part of the construct of job satisfaction. (Blanter,1964), (Armstrong,1977). As prescribed in Karaseks demand model, the characteristics of of the job design can determine strain levels. The industry and design of the job can affect the perception of autonomy.(Kreis,2001). Previous studies assumed that the term of employment,that being temporary

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    Submitted: May 19, 2010 By: Bred
  • Aviation Industry - Air Traffic Control

    Aviation Industry - Air Traffic Control

    Abstract The aviation industry continues to grow day by day at an unprecedented rate throughout most parts of the world where advancements in technology expand with the demands influencing its development. Air traffic controllers (ATC’s) are primarily responsible for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flight of aircraft, while continuously being vulnerable to unforeseeable and/or extenuating circumstances and influences beyond his/her control and all past, present, and future predictions point towards evidence suggesting that there will

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    Submitted: April 17, 2016 By: bulldogpr
  • Awakenings

    Awakenings

    “Awakenings” The definition of awaken is to rouse, excite, or become aware. In the movie “Awakenings,” Dr. Sayer and Leonard both experience awakenings in their own ways. The concepts of nature vs. nature, neurobiological and learning perspectives, and neurotransmitters explain and make connections between them both. The concept of nature vs. nature explains both Dr. Sayer and Leonard. Nature is simply the way someone is due to biological reasons. Leonard is best described by nature.

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Mike
  • Ayn Rand's Book: The Virtue of Selfishness

    Ayn Rand's Book: The Virtue of Selfishness

    Rand’s argument for the definition of ‘selfishness’ is that it does not include a moral evaluation; it does not tell us whether concern with one’s own interest is good or evil. She states that ‘selfishness’ has become a synonym to the word ‘evil’. Which brings the minds of people to images of a murderous brute, therefore it does not constitute man’s actual interests. Altruism, which means unselfishness; self-sacrifice; selflessness, is declared by Rand that it

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Mike
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