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  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder Willa Cather's title "Paul's Case" (1905) invites us to ponder the question, "What exactly is Paul's Case?" Cather immediately informs us that Paul's case is mysterious. His own father is "perplexed" about his son's behavior, and the school faculty, who meet with Paul to discuss his recent suspension, speak of Paul with such "rancor" and "aggrieved ness" that it is obvious that Paul's is "not a usual case" (Cather, 1991, p.

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep. Narcolepsy in the only known neurological disorder that affects the brain in such a dramatic way where symptoms can include; sleep paralysis (cataplexy) and hallucinations. According to Jerome Siegel, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA symptoms such as cataplexy can be brought on by “laughter, embarrassment, social interactions with strangers, sudden anger, athletic exertion or sexual intercourse may

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy An article in the Scientific American, by Jerome M. Siegel, focused on a dangerous sleeping disorder called Narcolepsy. A Narcoleptic has Symptoms such as cataplexy, which is the loss of skeletal muscle tone, and always feeling sleepy during daytime hours. The people suffering from this disorder tend to feel as if they hadn't gone to sleep for 48 hours. In addition, they sleep poorly at night. Laughter, embarrassment, sudden anger, social interactions with

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Mike
  • Narcolepsy

    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
  • Narcotics Anonymous

    Narcotics Anonymous

    The NA Way I chose to do my paper on a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. I am quite familiar with this program; I have been clean and sober for nearly eighteen months and attend meetings weekly. Without the support and encouragement from my sponsors I guarantee I would still be where I was nearly two years ago. I prefer to attend closed meetings, because they are generally smaller; and I am able to open up to

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Victor
  • Narrative Theory

    Narrative Theory

    The person never is the problem. The person has a problem. A problem is something you have, not something you are. You don’t have to change your nature. You have to fight the influence of the problem on your life. All of us need to select from the huge amount of information the world throws at us all the time. We need to organise what we see, hear, feel and remember into a meaningful ‘story’

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Narrative Therapy

    Narrative Therapy

    Thus, Tomm shows us his path of rethinking Narrative Therapy for himself. To my mind this is the paralogical growth of Tomm's perspective. It is, I believe, only in the marketing of any theory that it stands still in the consumer's mind. Consider how drastically Freud's theory changed over the forty years he wrote. How could any intelligent writer continue in the same unchanged, unimproved theory of things? Living theories are continuously under revision, even

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Naturalisitic Observation

    Naturalisitic Observation

    Naturalistic observation takes place as scientists perform observations in a naturally occurring situation, without becoming actively involved. In performing naturalistic observations, a scientist does not make an effort to manipulate or change what is occurring. The purpose of this kind of experimentation is to create a detailed record of the events that happen and of perceptible associations between events, without having any control on the results. Apparently the objective in performing naturalistic observation is to

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Jack
  • Naturalistic Observation

    Naturalistic Observation

    "A child's future relationships are almost entirely determined by the quality of attachment to the mother." Discuss, referring to relevant empirical evidence. The primal importance of a child's bond to its mother has always been recognised, and is a topic that has fascinated people for thousands of years. Playwrights from Sophocles to the modern day have explored this, and in more recent times psychologists have devoted much research and conjecture to understanding it. Among psychologists,

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Nature Accounts for Behavioral Differences Between Males and Females

    Nature Accounts for Behavioral Differences Between Males and Females

    Men and women behave in completely different ways. Men are often scrutinized for being too aggressive, violent and only wanting sex. Women, on the other hand, are often criticized for being too bossy, fussy and only wanting commitment in a relationship. The differences in the way males and females behave can be accounted for through both nature and nurture aspects. In regard to behavior, men and women are expected to play standard roles in life.

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • Nature of Logic

    Nature of Logic

    Before my daughter was born my perception of my marriage was that I had a strong one. My husband was a fiberobtic driller and he would travel to the east coast and work weeks at a time. When I would call his cell phone he would answer and talk so I did not think anything was wrong. But the reality was he had another life on the east coast with another woman. He was in

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Nature of Logic and Perception

    Nature of Logic and Perception

    I have three children that attend school, one is in Middle school and the other two attend Elementary school. This essay is in reference to my son Anthony, who is in fifth grade. Throughout the school year, students are given several assignments and work to help them accelerate in the learning process as well as prepare for the CRCT test (Criterion-Referenced Competency Test). The CRCT test is given in third grade for reading, fifth

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Bred
  • Nature Versus Nurture

    Nature Versus Nurture

    We all live in different worlds. Nobody can claim that their life has been the same as yours. You might be wealthy or poor, a megastar, or an anonymous face in a city of millions. You may have an older brother, be an only child, have mixed race parents, live on the sunny side of the street…or in an igloo. Your genes make you unique, but so does your life. It is different from every

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Anna
  • Nature Versus Nurture: Which Determines Personality?

    Nature Versus Nurture: Which Determines Personality?

    Since the beginning of time the same question has been pondered over and over. Why are we the way we are? Is personality determined by heredity (or nature) or by the environment in which a person was raised (or nurtured)? The answer is both. Psychologists have struggled for years attempting to prove one side or the other; however, simply put, both matter. A person’s genetic framework is important and a person’s day-to-day culture is important.

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Top
  • Nature Vs Nurture

    Nature Vs Nurture

    Introduction o The terms nature and nurture as a convenient catchphrase for the roles of heredity and environment in human development can be traced back to 13th Century France o So was the way we behave engrained in us before we were born? Or has it developed over time response to our experiences? Many scientists think that people behave as they do according to genetic dispositions or even “animal instincts”; this is known as the

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Nature Vs Nurture

    Nature Vs Nurture

    Nature vs. Nurture The Nature versus Nurture debate concerns the relative importance of an individual’s innate qualities versus personal experiences in determining or causing differences in physical and behavioral traits. (Ridley, Matt. “What Makes You Who You Are.” Time Magazine. 25 May 2003). Almost everyone in any related field has an opinion as to which is truly more important, nature or nurture. The director of a group called the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart,

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Bred
  • Nature Vs Nurture

    Nature Vs Nurture

    As an adolescent, there were countless times that I disagreed with my parents. Ninety-Nine percent of the time I argued with my parents, just for the sake of an argument. I know that after almost every argument I can remember muttering to myself, that I will never treat my kids as my parents did. To fulfill this teenage fantasy I will need to overcome two giant hurdles. First, my nature or genetic makeup comes from

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Max
  • Nature Vs Nurture

    Nature Vs Nurture

    Nature vs. Nurture Throughout the history of human existence, there have always been questions that have plagued man for centuries. Some of these questions are “what is the meaning of life” and “which came first, the chicken or the egg”. Within the past 400 years a new question has surfaced which takes our minds to much further levels. The question asked is whether nature or nurture has more of an impact on the growing development

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    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Artur
  • Nature Vs Nurture

    Nature Vs Nurture

    Nature vs. Nurture Through time, psychologists have argued over whether only our genes control our behaviors in life or if the environment and the people surrounding us have any effect in our lives. This is called nature versus nurture. We do not know what dictates our behavior, or if it is a combination of both. One question is, if genes control our behavior, are we really responsible for our actions? I think that if we

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Nature Vs. Nature Debate

    Nature Vs. Nature Debate

    Nature Vs. Nature Debate It is true that your physical appearance can sometime be identical to the appearance of one or both of your parents. You can have hair color like your father and eye color like your mother. You can have your mother’s nose and your father’s height. If your father is bald you can also become bald on the other hand if your father still has all his hair in his eighties you

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    Submitted: December 3, 2016 By: Itsaesyd
  • Nature Vs. Nurture

    Nature Vs. Nurture

    A psychological process that is nature, is a certain trait that people are born with. There are many traits that could fall into the nature category, and I think a person’s intelligence is a example of nature. Intelligence is something that I think most people are born with. I think intelligence is based on genetics, which is nature. Some people are born extremely smart and can study for one hour and memorize five chapters

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: regina
  • Nature Vs. Nurture

    Nature Vs. Nurture

    The Nature Vs. Nurture debate is one that has been at the heart of psychology for quite some time. It has recently been discovered that humans have only 30,000 genes. That is around the amount the flatworm has. It is still enough genes for there to be variation between all humans, It has been said that about 50% of personality is hereditary, while the other 50% is influenced by environment. The Time article, says that

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Bred
  • Nature Vs. Nurture

    Nature Vs. Nurture

    Nature vs. Nurture Are behaviors inbred, written permanently in our genes as absolute biological imperatives, or is the environment more important in shaping our thoughts and actions? Such questions cycle through society repeatedly, forming the infamous “nature vs. nurture controversy.” It is very apparent that nature is responsible for numerous physical behaviors, including homosexuality, aggression, impulsivity, and nurturing. The theory that nature is accountable for behavior is demonstrated through the reproduction of certain behaviors in

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    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Nature Vs. Nurture

    Nature Vs. Nurture

    Nature Vs. Nurture When we first started learning about the age old question of nature vs. nurture, I agreed with the concept of nature. I hated the idea of nurture, that no one is truly unique. I was against that. I liked to think that everyone is individual. But then as I thought more about it, I started to not like the idea of Nature. That we dont have a choice in who we are,

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Max
  • Nature Vs. Nuture

    Nature Vs. Nuture

    Megan Creel Nature vs. Nurture Nature and nurture both play very important roles in a child’s development. In earlier days develop mentalists used more of an either or approach. That is where nature-nurture controversy stems from. The nature-nurture controversy is defined as, “the debate about the relative contributions of biological process and experimental factors to development (p.7).” Now a day develop mentalists look at both outside influences and inborn characteristics. I believe this is the

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Near Death Experiences

    Near Death Experiences

    It seems like lately every time you turn on your television you hear about someone having a near death experience. So what exactly is a near death experience? A near death experience can be defined as “an experience that is reported by people who clinically die, or come close to actual death and are revived. These events often include encounters with spirit guides, seeing dead relatives or friends, life review, out-of-body Experiences (OBE), or a

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Near Death Experiences

    Near Death Experiences

    The fear of death has given rise to a host of speculations about afterlife. Religions, philosophies and cults have multiplied over the millennia, all trying to answer our need for comfort about this seemingly absurd fate that awaits each of us. And now science has turned its gaze toward the matter of death. (1) More specifically, near death experiences, (NDE). These experiences represent all races of people. All ages. All nationalities. All religions. No religion.

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • Need for Psychological Science

    Need for Psychological Science

    The Need For Psychological Science: The Limits of Intuition & Common Sense: Some people scorn a scientific approach because of their faith in human intuition. Intuition can lead you astray. We presume that we could have foreseen what we know happened. Finding out something has happened makes it seem inevitable. Psychologists call this 20/20 hindsight vision the hindsight bias (the tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have foreseen it) also know

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Negative Effects of Alcohol

    Negative Effects of Alcohol

    Negative Effects of Alcohol Team Two University of Phoenix Negative Effects of Alcohol Many alcohol consumers only think about the positive effects of consuming alcohol, the pleasurable time they will have with their friends. Little do they know, about the negative effects alcohol carries with it. This research will discus the negative effects alcohol has regarding: addiction, genetics, health, family, and advertisement. “Alcohol addiction is a physiological dependence on alcohol” (National Institute of Health, 2000).

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Jon
  • Negative Influences on the Developing Fetus

    Negative Influences on the Developing Fetus

    Negative Influences on the Developing Fetus The purpose of this posting is to discuss the maternal / paternal, environmental, and teratogenic factors that have a negative influence on the developing fetus. This information will be related to how it concerns the practice of mental health counseling. Maternal and paternal factors both affect the developing fetus. According to the reading in Broderick and Blewitt 23 of the 46 chromosomes were contributed by the father so his

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Mike
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