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  • Ageing and Its Effect on Language

    Ageing and Its Effect on Language

    The dramatic increase during the 20th century in the number of people reaching old age has helped to continue a long tradition of research into the effects of ageing on human cognition. In the past the plurality of humans departed, by current standards, early in life with sound mind. While the modern individual is no longer troubled with small pox or polio, he is however, in a race between death and mental deterioration. To live

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Jack
  • Aggression

    Aggression

    Aggression is a problem that affects all members of society. There is no doubt that aggression pays off for some. Parents who yell and threaten punishment get results. The child who hits the hardest gets the toy. The brother who is willing to be the most vicious in a fight wins. The teacher who gives the hardest test and threatens to flunk the most students usually gets the most study time from students. The spouse

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Victor
  • Aggression

    Aggression

    Many psychologists have done research in the field of anger and aggression as it is one of the most common emotions experienced by humans. If prolonged, it can lead to devastating effects such as depression, headaches and various other disorders. A lot of work is being done to help people over come anger and to learn to forgive others. Anger is a feeling which results due to unfulfilled expectations, injustice, frustration, injury or it might

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Aggression

    Aggression

    Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as we, too, are animals. The source of aggression within humans is a long summative list, but before trying to understand its source one must apply a working definition of aggression. Encyclopedia Britannica as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat defines aggressive behavior.

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Steve
  • Aggression

    Aggression

    There are different reasons why a person may act aggressively towards other human beings. The person may act this way because of his culture or the way he was brought up in society. The person does not, however, act this way based on instinct alone. Aggression is a molded, learned behavior. A human being must have both environmental and instinctual factors in order to display aggression. Some of a person’s natural instincts are to desire

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Bred
  • Aggression

    Aggression

    Chapter 11: Aggression: Its Nature, Causes, and Control Theoretical Perspectives on Aggression: In Search of the Roots of Violence • Instinct Theories and the Role of Biological Factors: Are We Programmed for Violence? • Drive Theories: The Motive to Harm Others • Modern Theories of Aggression: Taking Account of Learning, Cognitions, Mood, and Arousal Determinants of Human Aggression: Social, Personal, Situational • Cornerstones Of Social Psychology: The Buss Technique for Studying Physical Aggression: "Would You

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    Submitted: April 29, 2011 By: vaas_hr
  • Aggression: A Christian Perspective

    Aggression: A Christian Perspective

    Running Header: AGGRESSION Aggression: A Christian Perspective Literature Review Research Paper Abstract In the twenty first century, aggression is often considered a negative attribute. Most of the time it is. Jails and prisons are jammed with people who have been unable to control their anger which turned into overt physical aggression. Despite all of the negative connotations the word brings to mind, there are times, when aggression is appropriate and even the appropriate response. When

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Aggressive and Assertive Communication

    Aggressive and Assertive Communication

    This paper will be based on a real life working situation where aggressive communication was displayed. The essay will start off with the importance of handling interpersonal conflict. It will go on to discuss about aggressive and assertive communication, its advantages as well as its disadvantages. The scenario will then be explained in accordance to the relevant communication style displayed. This essay would exemplify how aggressive communication makes situations worst through the scenario. Aggressive communication

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Aggressive Driving

    Aggressive Driving

    Persuasive Speech: Aggressive Driving Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that aggressive driving should be avoided. Introduction I.Attention Getter: Speeding, tailgating, giving the finger and outright violence. Each day Americans grow more and more likely to take out their personal frustrations on other drivers. It is called aggressive driving and it is on the incline. II. Definition: Driving is a curious combination of public and private acts. A car isolates a driver from the world

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Top
  • Aging and Sexuality

    Aging and Sexuality

    Many researchers often ask the question, “Is sex more important than life itself?” In my opinion, I think it could very well be. The procreation and continuation of our species and it’ s evolution in life will play powerful roles in our development of our lifespan, health and well-being. The desire and intimacy intinct of a male and a female also contribute to the species success. The measures we take to advertise ourselves to the

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Aging in America

    Aging in America

    Headline Watch released a report in August titled, “Aging in America.” There is an increasing number or people ages 65 and older in the United States. According to a new government report, most of these people are very healthy and also are living a lot longer. This article demonstrates many statistics about aging and its findings. Although most people 65 and older are healthy, as many as one in four older Americans in some

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    Submitted: May 27, 2010 By: Janna
  • Agnew's Strain Theory

    Agnew's Strain Theory

    The general strain theory, created by Robert Agnew, was an explanation of why individuals respond to stress and strain with crime. Also the general strain theory also states that strain leads to delinquency. Strain is a result of failure to succeed at the goals set by society. Success is based upon fame and wealth, when individuals failed to achieve certain goals they experienced strain, which can lead to frustration and depression. People often compare themselves

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • Agonizing Pain

    Agonizing Pain

    Rain tapping on the glass roof I can hardly get to sleep Rolling around on the bed pores sweating like I'm out in the field Shirt covered in sweat, the smell is highly disturbing Noises from the hallway, all I hear is heavy throbbing As I arise from my bed I plant my feet in a deadly weapon Needles and thumbtacks when I get my brother I am going to deck him Agonizing pain I

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • Aileen ’lee’ Wuornos

    Aileen ’lee’ Wuornos

    Florida -- October 2002 -- If Aileen 'Lee' Wuornos isn't strapped to a gurney next Wednesday morning in Starke prison, Florida, a lethal cocktail of heartstopping chemicals flowing into her veins, she will be disappointed. Lawyers have long fought to save her from execution, yet Lee, the hitchhiking prostitute with six death sentences who confessed to killing seven men, has battled equally hard to speed things up and go to meet her maker. Last summer,

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Albert Bandura’s Behaviorism

    Albert Bandura’s Behaviorism

    Albert Bandura, often called a “‘father’ of the cognitivist movement” who is known mostly for his work on behaviorism, was born in Canada on December 4, 1925. He attended the University of British Columbia and received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1949. He then attended the University of Iowa in 1952 where he got his PhD in Psychology. While teaching at Stanford University in 1959, he worked with a graduate student on his first

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Alberto Jiladrno

    Alberto Jiladrno

    ablerto was a greta man ,dude he was the best;_) like totallyCustom Essays Term Papers Free Stuff Frat Files Search Over 90,000 Term Papers Go Directly to FratFiles.com "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi - honeybiscuit Join There are ABSOLUTELY no membership fees at OPPapers.com. We simply request that you donate one paper to the site. Please fill out the form below to join the site. Your

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Mike
  • Alberto Jiladrno

    Alberto Jiladrno

    ablerto was a greta man ,dude he was the best;_) like totallyCustom Essays Term Papers Free Stuff Frat Files Search Over 90,000 Term Papers Go Directly to FratFiles.com "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi - honeybiscuit Join There are ABSOLUTELY no membership fees at OPPapers.com. We simply request that you donate one paper to the site. Please fill out the form below to join the site. Your

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Alcholism

    Alcholism

    Abstract One out of very thirteen adults is considered to be an alcoholic or they suffer from a drinking problem. Today, fourteen million Americans suffer from this disease which is caused by a combination of physiological, psychological, social, and genetic factors. Alcoholism is a developmental disease that progresses slowly over a period if time and is based solely on both the physical and emotional dependency of alcohol. In many cases it leads to brain and

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • Alcohol Abuse - Alcoholism

    Alcohol Abuse - Alcoholism

    Alcohol Abuse Alcoholism is the addiction or craving for alcohol. There is a difference in alcoholism and alcohol abuse. NIAAA has provided much information to the subject of alcoholism because they want to make America aware of the growing problem in America of alcohol addition and abuse. The worst thing about alcohol addition and abuse is the person who is addicted or who abuses it doesn’t recognize that they have a problem. According to

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    Submitted: April 9, 2010 By: Top
  • Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly Population

    Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly Population

    Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly Population Alcohol abuse among the elderly is a widespread problem through the United States. It is hard to discover by physicians and medical providers, because many of these people have been abusing alcohol secretly for years. The population is extremely unlikely to admit that they have problems with alcohol, especially during a routine health care visit. As many as 15% of the population over 65 may be heavy drinkers, although

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • Alcohol and the Stroop Effect

    Alcohol and the Stroop Effect

    Introduction The cognitive difference between people who regularly abuse alcohol and those who drink socially has been explored using a range of investigatory paradigms. One of the approaches used was the emotional Stroop paradigm (Williams et al., 1996). When the word meaning and ink color are different the color naming is found to be slower than when the semantic content of a word is neutral. This slowing is known as the Stroop effect, from which

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    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Alcohol in College

    Alcohol in College

    Alcohol is a huge problem on most college campus's. Twenty one may be the legal drinking age, but some how minors find a way to get a hold of alcohol. People as young as fifteen are able to get their hands on an alcoholic beverage. Alcohol is said to be the chosen drug among college students. College students have a tendency to drink more then the general population. It is said that college students

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    Submitted: May 24, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism

    People who are addicted to any kind of alcohols are called alcoholics. Alcohol is the number one abusive drug-like in the world. There are thousands of different types of alcohol. Almost one hundred percent of the alcohols are liquids. Each type of alcohol contains its own degree of concentration. Drinkers are always increasing their alcohol strength after awhile. There is no correct reason why people like to drink so much. Some survey says that people

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Bred
  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism

    Alcoholism Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions. In common and historic usage, alcoholism refers to any condition that results in the continued consumption of alcoholic beverages despite the health problems and negative social consequences it causes. Medical definitions describe alcoholism as a disease which results in a persistent use of alcohol despite negative consequences. Alcoholism may also refer to a preoccupation with or compulsion toward the consumption of alcohol and/or an

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Jack
  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism

    Alcoholism Thousands of years ago people began to make alcohol for practical reasons. Wine making began with the early Egyptians who found that grape juise spoiled quickly, but that fermented juise or wine would keep without spoiling. They also had problems with impure water, and the Egyptians noticed that people did not sick ower wine, but they often became ill when they drank inpure water. In later years, wine became inportant to the Roman Catholic

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    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Victor
  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism

    Teen alcoholism is a problem that has been plaguing the United States for many decades now. The legal age for alcohol consumption is twenty-one years old in every state of the United States, but this law is commonly broken. The fact that it has not been strictly enforced caused an outbreak of alcohol consumption between minors all over, and because of this, we have been accepting teenage drinking more than ever. The problem lies

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Mike
  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism

    Introduction to Psychology II 12 December, 2001 Alcoholism Thousands of years ago people began to make alcohol for practical reasons. Wine making began with the early Egyptians who found that grape juise spoiled quickly, but that fermented juise or wine would keep without spoiling. They also had problems with impure water, and the Egyptians noticed that people did not sick ower wine, but they often became ill when they drank inpure water. In later years,

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Alcoholism - Nature or Nuture?

    Alcoholism - Nature or Nuture?

    INTRODUCTION: Alcoholism can affect anyone. It has enormous costs as it pertains to societies, families, and individuals. It is not prejudicial towards any race, color, sex, religion, or economic level. Although we do have ideas as to what alcoholism is, what we do not know is the exact cause(s) of this problem. Researchers are continually seeking answers to the long-standing nature versus nurture debate. Different views are split between a biological paradigm and a physchological

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Jack
  • Alcoholism and Suicide

    Alcoholism and Suicide

    The movie When a Man Loves A Woman starring Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia clearly represents some psychological concepts discussed in class (cause, effects, denial, recognition and rehabilitation). I had seen the movie before and enjoyed it, but now, since taking this class, I understand so much more about the movie and the characters. This movie is one that clearly depicts the many and varied effects of alcoholism on a family. Emotional, psychological, and even

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    Submitted: May 27, 2010 By: Janna
  • Alcoholism at Home

    Alcoholism at Home

    Children who grow up In families In which parents abuse alcohol live in fear, suffer and “learn” behavior that inhibit their future lives. Many parents are worried of what is happening with children, who face the fact of excessive drinking of alcohol. Parents from alcoholic families, but those who don’t drink are afraid that their children will inherit the addiction. Some parents are fearful of the destructive possibility and braking up of the family; others

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Fonta

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