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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.”(www.obgyn.net.) In the clinical setting

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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. (aboutourkids.com) The time after childbirth is an especially vulnerable time for

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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
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