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  • Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development

    Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development

    Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Jean Piaget was born on August9, 1896, in the French speaking part of Switzerland. At an early age he developed an interest in biology, and by the time he had graduated from high school he had already published a number of papers. After marrying in 1923, he had three children, whom he studied from infancy. Piaget is best known for organizing cognitive development into a series of stages- the levels

    Essay Length: 1,415 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Anna
  • Planning for a Pandemic

    Planning for a Pandemic

    Planning for a Pandemic Planning for a pandemic seems unimportant and even silly at first. However, the truth is planning may be one of the most important things you can do for the people you love. There are many steps to be taken in order to be prepared for a possible pandemic outbreak; such as, being informed about influenza, having a family plan, gathering supplies, prepared for the economic impact, activities concerning entertainment and ongoing

    Essay Length: 1,157 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Steve
  • Plato Vs. Aristotle

    Plato Vs. Aristotle

    Plato vs. Aristotle Socrates developed many theories in regards with the political issues. He passes these onto Plato and from Plato to Aristotle. Each time these political issues were passed on they changed. Plato and Aristotle lived in the fourth century, BCE. They were both great thinkers in regard to philosophy and both had wonderful views. They both had different views on politics and philosophy. Plato supports the higher forms (Gods) and Aristotle supports the

    Essay Length: 1,085 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Pluralistic Ignorance and Hooking Up

    Pluralistic Ignorance and Hooking Up

    Many areas of student behavior might be influenced by pluralistic ignorance. The practice of hooking up and other uncommitted sexual relations have been influenced by pluralistic ignorance. In a 2000 study it was shown that eighty-six percent of men and eighty-eight percent of women hooked up during their college careers. This process of hooking up has become normative in recent years because students believe that their attitudes and beliefs are different from the norm. Males

    Essay Length: 266 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Police Trauma and Addictions

    Police Trauma and Addictions

    Police Trauma and Addictions Tabel of Contents Introduction………………………………………………1 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder………………………….2 Substance Use and Abuse………………………………..3 Alcohol Abuse Chart…………………………………….3 Trauma Strass Interventions……………………………..4 Conclusion……………………………………………….4 Bibliography……………………………………………..5 A study of 852 police officers found that nearly 50 percent of male and 40 percent of female officers consumed excessive amounts of alcohol. Excessive amounts of alcohol is defined as more than 8 drinks per week at least twice a month or over 28 drinks a month for males and

    Essay Length: 1,122 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Monika
  • Polygraph


    Polygraph The polygraph test is one of the most controversial criminal investigative techniques of all-time. From the initial years of the invention to today, there is not a consensus about the investigative tool. That is why there are many people for and against the administration of polygraph tests. Therefore, in order to develop a clear picture of the polygraph test the history of the test must be established. Although, there are many sources that have

    Essay Length: 2,236 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Pope Benedict

    Pope Benedict

    Pope Benedict XVI Type of Ministry: Pope Benedict XVI was born with the name Joseph Alois Ratzinger. He was born on the 16th of April 1927 and is the current head of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the 265th pope. He became pope after the death of John Paul II, and was elected on April 19, 2005. He was born into a religious family, he was baptised on the day of his birth, and

    Essay Length: 450 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Popular Culture and Print Media Paper

    Popular Culture and Print Media Paper

    Popular Culture and Print Media What people read and see in the newspapers and magazines have a big influence on what they say, how they say it, and their actions. This paper will discuss consumerism, work, social responsibility, happiness, the human body, justice, law and order of popular culture and how print media affects popular culture. Books Twenty years ago, people did a lot of book reading and newspaper reading. Books fulfilled the mind with

    Essay Length: 487 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Pornography: Perpetuator of Rape?

    Pornography: Perpetuator of Rape?

    Pornography: Perpetuator of Rape? The debate regarding whether pornography is a substantial cause of rape is and has been a leading topic in psychological research. The articles, Pornography as a Cause of Rape by Diana E.H. Russell and The Role of Pornography in the Etiology of Sexual Aggression by Seto, Marc, and Barbaree illustrate a spectrum of oppositional viewpoints that highlight and promote each author’s opinion regarding whether violent pornography is in direct correlation with

    Essay Length: 1,546 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Jack
  • Portrayal of Women in the Media

    Portrayal of Women in the Media

    Portrayal of Women in the Media Gender is the psychological characteristics and social categories that are created by human culture. Doing gender is the concept that humans express their gender when they interact with one another. Messages about how a male or female is supposed to act come from many different places. Schools, parents, and friends can influence a person. Another major factor that influences millions of impressionable females and males is television. Not only

    Essay Length: 370 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Max
  • Position Paper

    Position Paper

    When it comes to the world today, I find that there are more similarities than differences between males and females. The majority is not by much, however when it comes to the way males and females communicated within their groups, there seems to be more similarities between the two. According to the average effect size found, approximately 85% of men and women overlap in their scores across the various psychological variables (pg. 10). The text

    Essay Length: 2,018 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Max
  • Positive Quotes

    Positive Quotes

    June 12, 2004 You can have anything you want ..if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. - Abraham Lincoln Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. - St. Teresa of Avila No one is in control of

    Essay Length: 6,524 Words / 27 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Edward
  • Post Migrational Stress

    Post Migrational Stress

    Immigration is a life-change, generally made in order to improve the immigrants' overall well-being. And yet, there is a paradox: In the short term, at least, immigration may have profound stress-precipitating consequences (Palinkas 1982). (Bensira) In 1980, the U.S. Census Bureau counted 14 million foreign-born persons living in the United States, of whom 1.7 million, or 11.9 percent, were living in New York City. New York had more immigrants than any other city in the

    Essay Length: 3,090 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Anna
  • Post Partum Depression

    Post Partum Depression

    Postpartum depression is a serious illness that affects many women. PPD is divided into three levels. The first and least severe of these levels is commonly called “baby blues” and occurs in anywhere from 40-85% of postpartum women. “These symptoms peak between postpartum days 3 and 5, and typically resolve spontaneously within 24 to 72 hours. The primary treatment is supportive care and reassurance about the transient nature of the condition.”( In the clinical setting

    Essay Length: 1,359 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Today society is riddled with events that are out of ones control. Events, whether they be natural or man made, can be extremely traumatic and in many instances can trigger the onset of a common anxiety disorder known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Upon further research into this disorder a direct correlation can be made between traumatic events and symptoms that occur as a result. Many people who are involved in traumatic events

    Essay Length: 974 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Mike
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd)

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd)

    PTSD The basic theory of this research study is to examine how the length of time served in active duty is related to the likelihood that a soldier will develop PTSD. The likelihood spoken of here is as found after the treatment given by the military. The reasoning for this is because almost every soldier that is engaged in active duty develop some form of this disorder, thus those who have the more horrendous traumatic

    Essay Length: 1,235 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

    Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

    The stories are familiar, “I was serving in the 1st-3rd Marine Battalion in Baghdad, constantly facing danger in the guise of Saddam’s National guard and then suicide bombers and insurgents,” or “I was a first responder at the World Trade Center on September 11th, and I was there when the tower collapsed, which not only hurt me but caused the deaths of many fellow firefighters and friends, including members of my own fire company and

    Essay Length: 1,583 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: Victor
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Prevalence 3.6-8.0% of U.S. adults May occur at any age; triggered by trauma Women more likely affected Minority groups have much higher rates of PTSD than do non-Hispanic white persons 30% of the men and women who have spent time in the war zones Pathophysiology Reduced hippocampal volume among those exposed to combat trauma, sexual assault, or MVA’s Increased regional cerebral blood flow to limbic and paralimbic areas

    Essay Length: 980 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 4, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Postpartum Depression: A Woman’s Cry

    Postpartum Depression: A Woman’s Cry

    Postpartum depression affects over ten to twenty percent of women causing then to doubt their natural abilities to raise their children. According to Evelyn S. Miller-Jacoby, “ postpartum depression is any psychiatric disorder in which childbirth is one of the interacting casual agents, a necessary but not sufficient cause.”. Depression affects twice as many men and is more common in women during childbirth age. ( The time after childbirth is an especially vulnerable time for

    Essay Length: 713 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Bred
  • Poverty and Sociology

    Poverty and Sociology

    Poverty and Sociology Poverty: a problem that affects us all, affecting more worldwide than Aids, lowering education, health, and housing standards. All of this is can be seen a few blocks down from our own houses. It is even seen in touristy vacation destinations such as Santa Cruz, having 27,000+ residents living below the federal poverty. While this may seem unusual, poverty is a huge social problem that sociologists seek to study and explain through

    Essay Length: 788 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Mike
  • Poverty Vs. Low Birth Weights

    Poverty Vs. Low Birth Weights

    Abstract There exist some evidence that poverty can result in low birth weight in newborn infants. On Prince Edward Island, low birth weights are currently the lowest as compared to the national average according to Statistics Canada. However, the link that exist between poverty and low birth weights leaves unanswered questions as to what can be done to reduce these low birth weights in newborn infants. The effect of Poverty on Low Birth Weight in

    Essay Length: 997 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Bred
  • Power Posing” by Amy Cuddy and “how to Speak So That People Want to Listen” by Julian Treasure

    Power Posing” by Amy Cuddy and “how to Speak So That People Want to Listen” by Julian Treasure

    Essay on “Power posing” by Amy Cuddy and “How to speak so that people want to listen” by Julian Treasure By Adriana Ilieva – F84363 What is power posing? Does it help us and how? Is it a type of body language or a mindset? Do people know that they are doing it? Should they? What about speaking to people? Why don’t they listen? How do we capture their attention? Are power poses related to

    Essay Length: 4,786 Words / 20 Pages
    Submitted: June 10, 2017 By: Stoqn Iliev
  • Pre-Pregnancy Drinking: How Drink Size Affects Risk Assessment

    Pre-Pregnancy Drinking: How Drink Size Affects Risk Assessment

    Pre-pregnancy drinking: How drink size affects risk assessment One of the leading causes of mental retardation in the United States is fetal alcohol syndrome or FAS. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance by pregnant women because it's legal and socially acceptable. A greater majority of young women are not aware of the complications that are involved with pregnancy. They see pregnancy as a way of bringing a life into the world but do not

    Essay Length: 909 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Predictors of Sex-Role Stereotypes

    Predictors of Sex-Role Stereotypes

    A construct is a person’s “unique way of looking at life”, constant hypothesis’ of what will happen in the future because of personal history’s consequences. From this, stems an individual’s locus of control. Whether it is internal or external shows a person’s beliefs and attitudes towards life. A particular opinion one forms is their view of what men and women “should do.” Harrison (1981) believed personality characteristics form sex-role attitudes. Men’s sex role stereotypes tend

    Essay Length: 927 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Pregnancy and Infertility Treatment After 35

    Pregnancy and Infertility Treatment After 35

    Human Sexuality Course Project: Human Sexuality — Different Facets Submitted by: Date: Delayed Pregnancy and Infertility Treatment Although Marsha and Liam’s marriage is able to weather the conflict arising from Marsha’s diagnosis of HPV. Marsha is treated as successfully as possible, and the virus seems to be in remission. The couple decides to postpone starting a family until they both have more time to develop their respective careers. Although they discuss starting a family periodically,

    Essay Length: 767 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Artur
  • Prejudice


    Prejudice is the attitude or prejudging, usually in a negative way. This word has commonly been used in certain restricted contexts, particularly in the expression 'racial prejudice’. Usually it is referred to as making a judgment about a person based on their race, before receiving information about the particular issue that the person is being judged for. This word is also used to refer to any hostile attitude towards people based on their race. Consequently

    Essay Length: 714 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Presenting the Past

    Presenting the Past

    Presenting the Past The external world and the internal world have been one of the crucial topics in the psychological field. The past experience can affect the perception, point of view and the influence towards the present situation. No doubt, every people will precise a thing differently. If you haven’t experienced a traumatic event in your life, it’s hard for you to predict a big disaster is coming for you in the future. Or if

    Essay Length: 1,689 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Vika
  • Pro-Anorexia : Promoting Psychological Disorder

    Pro-Anorexia : Promoting Psychological Disorder

    As described in the DSM IV, the essential features of Anorexia Nervosa are the refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight - meaning below 85% of what is considered normal for one's age and height - an intense fear of gaining weight which often increases as actual weight decreases, and distortion in the perception of the shape or size of one's body. Individuals with Anorexia develop a total pre-occupation with food and often devise

    Essay Length: 1,324 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making

    Problem Solving and Decision Making

    Improving individuals' and groups' abilities to solve problems and make decisions is recognized as an important issue in education, industry, and government. Recent research has identified a prescriptive model of problem solving, although there is less agreement as to appropriate techniques. Separate research on personality and cognitive styles has identified important individual differences in how people approach and solve problems and make decisions. This paper relates a model of the problem-solving process to Jung's theory

    Essay Length: 469 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Problematic Assumptions About Children

    Problematic Assumptions About Children

    Problematic Assumptions about Children There have been many assumptions made about children and childhood by older generations throughout the years. The stereotypes I am covering in this paper could theoretically be proven to be true when applied to certain cases. However, we need to be careful when relating these labels to all children because they can prove to be problematic in their development and the development of the nation. One of the nation’s assumptions of

    Essay Length: 950 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Venidikt
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