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  • 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

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Bred
  • 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

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    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

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    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,

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Artur
  • Prejudice

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Process Lifespan

    Process Lifespan

    Throughout someone’s lifespan they go through many changes and develop cognitively, emotionally and physically. The stages people go through are prenatal, infancy, early childhood, middle/late childhood, adolescence, early, middle and late adulthood and death. I will explain the ways a child in middle childhood and an adult in early adulthood develop cognitively and physically and then look at the similarities and differences between the ways they go through these processes. I interviewed a 6 year

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Victor
  • Process of Learning

    Process of Learning

    Running Head: Process of Learning Yamicka Cassell Individual Assignment University of Phoenix The learning process and its identifiable patterns The learning process begins before birth and continues until death. It begins even in the fetal stage of development. Recent research indicates that the growing fetus is more than an unfeeling organism, but that it is actually an active learner. A fetus learns to turn away for light when shined on, changes in movement and

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    Submitted: May 16, 2010 By: Jon
  • Processing of Information in Autistic Savants

    Processing of Information in Autistic Savants

    Autistic Savants Running Head: AUTISTIC SAVANTS Processing of information in autistic savants Alexandra Gotay University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus ________________ Abstract Autism is the most common condition of the developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). It’s characterized by the impairment of social interaction and communication and causes repetitive and restrictive behavior. Despite having mental or physical disabilities, savants have spectacular talents. Half the people with savant syndrome are also part of

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    Submitted: April 10, 2016 By: lexykrishna
  • Procrastination

    Procrastination

    Discussion Procrastination is a complex psychological behavior that affects everyone to some degree or another. With some it can be a minor problem; with others it is a source of considerable stress and anxiety. Procrastination is only remotely related to time management, (procrastinators often know exactly what they should be doing, even if they cannot do it), which is why very detailed schedules usually are no help. Characteristics The procrastinator is often remarkably optimistic about

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Procrastination

    Procrastination

    Psychology 250 October 10, 2007 Senior Project Procrastination is something that most people have done or experienced throughout schooling and life. I have done it through my entire schooling career. It is not worth the pain and stress some one puts themselves through but for some reason not a lot of people learn from there mistake. Whether its because people have low self esteem, or just don’t care I don’t know, but it’s a hard

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Jack
  • Product Placement

    Product Placement

    Product Placement’s In Movies. Does It Work? Product Placement is an amazing marketing tool that marketers have utilized for quite a long time. Even though some may ague that it is still an innovative and clever way to promote a product, then there are those who also argue that product placement due to its expensive price tag associated with it is not really effective; well at least not as effective as the marketers expected due

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: regina
  • Profile of the Self

    Profile of the Self

    “You are requested to close the eyes.” This urging that Sigmund Freud experienced in a dream helped to unlock repressed feelings, and gave him insight into his personality. Fortunately, there are now tests available to help us to understand ourselves. Our behavior can be determined and understood by analyzing different aspects of ourselves. The four main aspects are: Decision Making, Self-Concept, Interpersonal Relationships, and Affect. Decision Making is very important. Making decisions is really

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • Progeria, the Premature Fatal Aging Disorder in Children, May Be Able to Be Reversed Through Farnesyltransferase Inhibitors Treatments

    Progeria, the Premature Fatal Aging Disorder in Children, May Be Able to Be Reversed Through Farnesyltransferase Inhibitors Treatments

    Progeria, the premature fatal aging disorder in children, may be able to be reversed through Farnesyltransferase inhibitors (FTI) treatments. Formally known as Hutchinson - Gilford syndrome, Progeria is a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 8 million babies born. The disorder is known for its unusual appearance of premature aging in children. Progeria was first discovered when it showed up in a child in 1886 by Dr. Hutchinson. The second case was later

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Victor
  • Prompts for Planning a Lesson

    Prompts for Planning a Lesson

    Prompts for Planning a Lesson • Better lessons will: o be well planned o have a clear start, middle and end o engage all learners in active learning throughout the lesson o have pace o challenge and stretch all learners – all learners working hard • Topic and Aims – should link clearly to scheme of work where topic is a significant chunk of curriculum eg 5 weeks and the Aims represent what can be

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: imy
  • Prospect Theory

    Prospect Theory

    Prospect theory Prospect theory was developed by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky in 1979 as a psychologically realistic alternative to expected utility theory. It allows one to describe how people make choices in situations where they have to decide between alternatives that involve risk, e.g. in financial decisions. Starting from empirical evidence, the theory describes how individuals evaluate potential losses and gains. In the original formulation the term prospect referred to a lottery. The theory

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    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Monika
  • Prostitution

    Prostitution

    I’ve often wondered what drives women into prostitution? Is it always by choice or are they forced into it? The whole idea of paying for sex seems so undignified. Something so intimate, in my opinion, should not be up for sale. It is thought that those who are prostitutes are driven to do so because of their childhoods. Recent research does support this idea. Dr. Melissa Farley and Dr. Howard Barkin reported that out

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Protecting Children Fro Mass Media

    Protecting Children Fro Mass Media

    Protecting children from mass media influence. The invention of the internet has brought significant changes to today’s world. Thousands of computers have become a part of this worldwide network that provides us with an easy access to the information. As a matter of fact, internet was invented for military purposes and eventually expanded to communication purposes. (Revolution of the Internet) Industries, corporations, government, households; everyone takes an advantage of the internet. Moreover, the number of

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Provide a Workable Definition of Personality

    Provide a Workable Definition of Personality

    1. Provide a workable definition of Personality. Personality can be described as a set of characteristics, behaviors and manners in which a person acts or expresses. They are a volume of guidelines that dictate how one lives their life; their thought patterns, their goals and achievements, their determination and resilience are all defined by their personality. Personalities are distinct and unique to the individual; they make up the core of each sentient being. Public expressions

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Providing Good Service

    Providing Good Service

    Service: The intangible product Service is intangible product like travel, freight forwarding, insurance, repair, consulting, brokerage, education, health care, which can seldom be tried out, inspected, or tested in advance. Tangible products differ in that they can usually, or to some degree, be directly experienced—seen, touched, smelled, or tasted, as well as tested. Often this can be done in advance of buying. You can test-drive a car, smell the perfume, work the numerical controls of

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    Submitted: January 26, 2013 By: JAMES
  • Prozac

    Prozac

    Prozac Classification Fluoxetine is a legal prescribed medication (Fluoxetine, 2000). The brand name of this drug is Prozac (Fluoxetine, 2000). Fluoxetine belongs in a category of drugs called selective serotonin prescription (PDR, 2000). This is a synthetic drug (Fluoxetine, 2000).reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (PDR, 2000). Prozac is not a controlled substance but needs a Usage Prozac is used as an antidepressant, antiobsessional and antibulimic medication (Fluoxetine, 2000). Prozac is presumed to inhibit the reuptake of serotonin

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Pschic Approval

    Pschic Approval

    Warning Containing highly controversial techniques of psychic seduction, this book merely serves as a tool to promulgate hidden knowledge as a form of entertainment. In no way does the author endorse the use of these techniques to bend the will of others. You the reader, are advised to exercise necessary discretion and to consult your personal code of ethics. Ponder this well. At the end of this manual, you will have mastered arcane wisdom

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Anna
  • Pschology Terms

    Pschology Terms

    Maslow's Theory Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs theory is the most widely discussed theory of motivation. The theory can be summarized as thus: · Human beings have wants and desires which influence their behaviour, only unsatisfied needs can influence behaviour, satisfied needs cannot. · Since needs are many, they are arranged in order of importance, from the basic to the complex. · The person advances to the next level of needs only after the

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Pshycological Damages of Abortion

    Pshycological Damages of Abortion

    Abortion. (2006). Random House Unabridged Dictionary. Retrieved on October 24th, 2007. Dictionary.com. Messengers2. (2002). Retrieved March 13th, 2008, from http://www.messengers2.com Many women in the U.S. today opt to have an abortion. Abortion can be described as the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end pregnancy (Abortion, 2006). Although abortion may seem like an easy way out, many women do not think about the after math of the procedure. The

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • Psy

    Psy

    There are basically two camps on the theory of intelligence, how exactly to define intelligence is still debated. There are, however, two major schools of thought on its nature and properties. This paper examines and evaluates the two opposing theories on the nature of intelligence. The two opposing theories of intelligence are the one general intelligence school of thought and the multiple intelligences school of thought. The general intelligence proponents believe that there is one

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    Submitted: June 10, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Psy 11b

    Psy 11b

    I decided to do my report on the Prevention of Heavy Drinking and Associated Negative Consequences Among Mandated and Voluntary College Students by Kim Fromme and William Corbin. The author’s of the study wanted to find out which is the best way to control the amount of college drinking. He tried to find out different ways to inform students on the affects of alcohol. He felt that college drinking in Texas was getting out of

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Janna
  • Psy 2012 - Thought Paper

    Psy 2012 - Thought Paper

    Anthony Aguilera 9/8/15 PSY2012 Thought Paper 1 I would most definitely undergo testing; a 50/50 chance is something I would not gamble with even if the disorder develops in 20 years. One reason I’d say yes is that the results are guaranteed to be true, compared to developing cancer (as it shows no symptoms when it begins to develop), an opportunity to know for sure is something I would not pass up. A great example

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    Submitted: November 17, 2016 By: starsixsix
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