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  • Differential Recall of Sex-Typed Material

    Differential Recall of Sex-Typed Material

    A number of various studies have been done relating to recall and preference of gender-typed materials in young children. Many of the studies done have found that subjects significantly recalled more of the same-sex objects then of the opposite-sex objects. In 1974 Nadelman (1974) that subjects were much more likely to recall same-sex items then opposite-sex items. She also found that boys were much more likely to follow this pattern then girls were. Soon

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Anna
  • Dimensions for a Concept of Humanity

    Dimensions for a Concept of Humanity

    “Dimensions for a Concept of Humanity” Domnick Trani Psychology 33: Theories of Personality Tuesday/Thursday 10:55-12:40 Professor: Dr. Travis Gibbs November 29, 2005 Personality is the permanent pattern of traits, dispositions, or characteristics that create a degree of consistency to people’s behavior. Personality influences everything that people do in their lives; giving people the idea of what is right and wrong. There are six dimensions in the personality of individuals. The dimensions that will be

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Disabilities

    Disabilities

    Disabilities. Many people don’t realize how lucky they are. They feel like they are hard done by and complain about all sorts of things, when they don’t realize the agonies that some people have to go through just to make it through the day. I will be comparing two different instances of disabilities. One from a book called The Miracle Worker, where a girl named Helen has had a disease that left her blind and

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Anna
  • Disassociative Identity Disorder

    Disassociative Identity Disorder

    Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), more commonly referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), is a very controversial topic in the realm of psychology. The confirmation of this disease holds many implications. To establish or discredit the idea of a person being capable of having separate personalities coexisting within one body ultimately affects how that person will be treated by their community, therapists, and the judiciary system. Research suggests that this is a real disorder that

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    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Mike
  • Disasters and Their Psychological Affects

    Disasters and Their Psychological Affects

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder (ASD) are two stress disorders that occur after a traumatizing experience. PTSD is defined as a disorder that follows a distressing event outside the range of normal human experience and that is characterized by features such as intense fear, avoidance of stimuli associated with the event, and reliving the event. Acute stress disorder is defined as a disorder that is characterized by feelings of anxiety and helplessness

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Discrimination

    Discrimination

    Discrimination and Prejudice has been a serious problem in our society since the start of our nation. It still is a problem and will remain until we find a solution. The only problem is that there aren’t many solutions that can be used. The only one that I have found is education. We could educate everyone about other races, nations, religions, and sexual orientations. It would be a tough job, but if everyone was willing

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Jack
  • Discrimination

    Discrimination

    Discrimination The topic of discrimination can be a very sensitive one to discuss. The world has always, and probably will always be faced with this problem. In all countries there is most likely at least one type of blatant discrimination that affects different groups of people. There are several different definitions for discrimination. The definition given in class is: the denial of opportunity, and/or equal rights towards a certain group of people. I believe that

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    Submitted: May 25, 2010 By: July
  • Discrimination in the Military

    Discrimination in the Military

    Discrimination In The Military Discrimination in the Military Yes, the military does have sexual harassment and discrimination against women in the nineties. Firestone and co-researcher Richard J. Hurns analyzed a 1988 DOD Survey of men and women in the military and found that 51.8 % of men and 74.6% of women reported either experiencing or knowing of sexual harassment. Amoung the women surveyed, 70.1% had experienced sexual talk or behavior at the work place [that]

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Max
  • Discuss Accountability V/s Responsibility

    Discuss Accountability V/s Responsibility

    Vidita Gandhi * Discuss Accountability v/s Responsibility These two words are RESPONSIBILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY. These two words are often used interchangeably, however, they are NOT interchangeable. Let me explain:  Responsibility can be, and often is, shared. Many people are responsible to you in nursing like your supervisor, the rest of nurses, the people in your organization like nurse assistant, housekeeping, cooks, as it begins to develop, and, of course, your company, just to name

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Discuss How Cognitive Biases Affect Our Daily Life

    Discuss How Cognitive Biases Affect Our Daily Life

    A cognitive bias refers to a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion (Haselton et al, (2005), p724-46). Some examples of common cognitive biases are conformation bias, risk aversion bias and just world hypothesis. We humans like to think of ourselves as highly efficient, complex and intelligent creatures but unfortunately we are default to many making many errors

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    Submitted: February 4, 2017 By: Binoy Gajanayake
  • Discuss How You Would Go About Shaping a Response That an Animal Does Not Ordinarily Make. Identify the Animal and the Behaviour Clearly and Explain How You Will Go About Eliciting the Desired Response from the Animal.

    Discuss How You Would Go About Shaping a Response That an Animal Does Not Ordinarily Make. Identify the Animal and the Behaviour Clearly and Explain How You Will Go About Eliciting the Desired Response from the Animal.

    Learning Theory attempts to explain how an individual or organism learns. Learning can be achieved through observation, social facilitation, formal teaching, memory, mimicry, classical conditioning and/or operant conditioning. Among these different theories of learning, classical and operant conditioning gives the most interest to animal trainers http://www.wagntrain.com/OC/. Ivan Pavlov was known for his experiments with dogs and his classical conditioning. Pavlov had this observation that when a hungry dog who sees a bowl of food salivates.

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: July
  • Discuss How You Would Go About Shaping a Response That an Animal Does Not Ordinarily Make. Identify the Animal and the Behaviour Clearly and Explain How You Will Go About Eliciting the Desired Response from the Animal.

    Discuss How You Would Go About Shaping a Response That an Animal Does Not Ordinarily Make. Identify the Animal and the Behaviour Clearly and Explain How You Will Go About Eliciting the Desired Response from the Animal.

    Learning Theory attempts to explain how an individual or organism learns. Learning can be achieved through observation, social facilitation, formal teaching, memory, mimicry, classical conditioning and/or operant conditioning. Among these different theories of learning, classical and operant conditioning gives the most interest to animal trainers http://www.wagntrain.com/OC/. Ivan Pavlov was known for his experiments with dogs and his classical conditioning. Pavlov had this observation that when a hungry dog who sees a bowl of food salivates.

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    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • Discuss the Associations Between Temperament and Child Adjustment

    Discuss the Associations Between Temperament and Child Adjustment

    Modern theories of child development are the result of centuries of change. At the time of the 17th century enlightenment, new philosophies and important conceptions of childhood emerged. Most prominent was John LockeЎ¦s ЎҐtabula rasaЎ¦ idea (Berk, 2003) of the child as a ЎҐblank slateЎ¦ on entering the world and whose character was shaped by subsequent experiences. Today it is appreciated that social development reflects more than just environmental influences and furthermore, that children are

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • Discuss the Contribution of Physiological Approaches to Personality by Comparing This Approach with at Least Two Other Approaches to Personality.

    Discuss the Contribution of Physiological Approaches to Personality by Comparing This Approach with at Least Two Other Approaches to Personality.

    Discuss the contribution of physiological approaches to personality by comparing this approach with at least TWO other approaches to personality. Personality can be defined as, “...the set of psychological traits and mechanisms within the individual that are organised and relatively enduring and that influence his or her interactions with, and adaptations to, the intrapsychic, physical, and social environments.” (Larson & Buss, 2007, p.6). “Personality is the organized, developing system within the individual that represents the

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Edward
  • Discuss the Evidence That Attachment Relationships in Early Childhood Can Have Positive and Negative Consequences.

    Discuss the Evidence That Attachment Relationships in Early Childhood Can Have Positive and Negative Consequences.

    Discuss the evidence that attachment relationships in early childhood can have positive and negative consequences. Attachment is described as an “affectionate reciprocal relationship between an individual and another individual.” Much psychological research has been carried out into the types of attachments that infants form with their caregivers, and the results gained from these studies show how early attachments can affect children whether positively or negatively. Some psychologists claim that the ability to attach to the

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Mike
  • Discuss the Role Non Verbal Communication Plays in the Facilitation of Social Interaction and the Consequences of Its Absence on Social Relationships

    Discuss the Role Non Verbal Communication Plays in the Facilitation of Social Interaction and the Consequences of Its Absence on Social Relationships

    The ability to communicate with one another is of paramount importance to the success of the human race (Hartley, 1999). Communication is a dynamic process with the interacting components of sending and receiving information. Nonverbal cues may provide clarity or contradiction for a message being sent (Dunn, 1998). This is not to say that nonverbal forms of communication merely provide a modem of clarity for verbal communication, they can, and do, stand alone (Krauss et

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    Submitted: May 29, 2010 By: Anna
  • Discuss the Variables Involved in Aggression. Which Variables Are Most Important?

    Discuss the Variables Involved in Aggression. Which Variables Are Most Important?

    Although aggression is a difficult term to correctly identify, it can be described as a type of behaviour that is characterised by physical or verbal violence. It can be directed to others, where physical harm or verbal insults take place, or it can be directed to oneself, where self-destructive actions take place. There are many factors that provoke aggression. It can be caused by overwhelming emotions of frustration, genetic inheritance, triggering of certain environments and

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Discussion on the Film "six Degrees of Separation"

    Discussion on the Film "six Degrees of Separation"

    Extra Credit on the Film Six Degrees of Separation The reality that Paul is attempting to construct is one that is totally opposite than the one that is his own. Paul is constantly talking about how he knows the Kittredge’s daughter and son. He regularly talks about his days at Harvard and how he is so wealthy. He builds up this extravagant scene of being prosperous, yet, he is a mere destitute. You only figure

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    Submitted: June 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • Disease Depression

    Disease Depression

    The Under Acknowledged Disease Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: regina
  • Disjunctive Reaction Time as It Relates to Complexity Level

    Disjunctive Reaction Time as It Relates to Complexity Level

    Abstract The reaction time for subject with increase complexity is the focus of this study. The ten respondents were randomly selected on the campus of University Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Ten subjects reaction time was evaluated with a computer simulation program using one, two, or four choice trails, which lasted forty to sixty minutes. The data were analyzed using t test and ANOVA. The t test showed no significance as far as practice effects were concerned,

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: July
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

    My topic of choice for this research paper is Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID. This appellation is rather new; therefore, most are more familiar with the disorder's older, less technical name: Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD. When first presented with the task of selecting a topic on which to center this paper, I immediately dismissed Dissociative Identity Disorder (which for the sake of brevity will be referred to as DID for the remainder of this

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Steve
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Gina Gerdik 12/16/06 Psychology Paper Period 9 Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder is a severe psychological disorder characterized by at least two or more distinct personalities or different identities. The different personality states are said to occur spontaneously and involuntarily and function more or less independently of each other. The person suffering from the disorder also experiences memory loss that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. Many people who experience this

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Mike
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder (or DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, is where an individual displays two or more specific identities/personalities that have their own unique ways of interaction. There are several factors that appear to be the cause of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Overwhelming stress; inability to separate one's memories, perceptions, or identity from conscious awareness; abnormal psychological development, and insufficient protection and nurture during childhood (Merck). Trauma and abuse are also

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Bred
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

    In Multiple Personalities Disorder, recently named Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), up to 13 personalities alternate in a person. The person with DID may feel the presence of other identities talking or living inside their head. Each personality is unique and has its own name, personal history, and sets of memories, ideas, thoughts, ways of thinking and purposes. One identity may be the protector while another can be a child. This mental disorder appears to be

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Dissociative Identity Dissorder

    Dissociative Identity Dissorder

    Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Preliminary Examination & Dealing with the Disorder as an Adult Peter Limmer 10002355 Box 1460 Dr. Beth Veale Human Development II: PSYC 2123A 28 February 2005 Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, is defined as: “The result of a marvelously creative defense mechanism that a young child uses to cope with extremely overwhelming trauma” (Hawkins, 2003, p. 3). Ross describes DID in this way: “In its childhood onset

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    Submitted: April 11, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Divergent

    Divergent

    Each faction holds its own characteristics which is why every person is tested and placed in the faction that best fits them. If this was our society today, I believe the factions that represented me the best from least to greatest would be divergent, erudite, dauntless, abnegation, candor, amity. I believe I am mostly amity because my personality is really friendly and peaceful. Second would be candor because I mainly tell the truth. I’m never

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    Submitted: June 10, 2015 By: lannicove
  • Diversity and Demographics on Organizational Behavior

    Diversity and Demographics on Organizational Behavior

    Succeeding in College Attending college in this time and day is one of the most expensive investments a family would spend for their child or children. Earning a college degree is also daunting for anyone because students will encounter many challenges never before faced in high school and elementary days. Many books have been written by various experts on learning and personality traits needed to succeed in college. Langan (McGraw Hill/Townsend press, 2001), in his

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Jack
  • Diversity in the Classroom

    Diversity in the Classroom

    Culture evolves over time in response to adaptive challenges. One result of this evolutionary process is beliefs and practices that help us adapt to persistent as well as changing circumstances. These beliefs and practices are organized as models or schema about how things work, what is ideal, and which practices are proper and help individuals or groups survive and prosper. Cultural models are so familiar that their functions and effects are often unseen, invisible, unnoticed.

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Diversity in the Workplace

    Diversity in the Workplace

    Diversity in the workplace is a topic that many industries and organizations spend an abundant amount of time and training on in order to ensure its presence. Today’s workplace is more diverse than it has ever been in history. While the workforce has made strides in the direction of equality, it is still far from attaining total equality in the workplace. A company must value diversity. The main objectives of valuing diversity include awareness, education,

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Max
  • Diversity Paper

    Diversity Paper

    Diversity Paper James Poteet II How do people behave? What makes us act the way we do? There are as many different answers as there are people. Each person is a unique makeup of individual characteristics which blend together to form the personality, the behavior of the person. We can identify certain broad characteristics of groups of people and apply them to individuals to get an idea of how they will behave in a given

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mike
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