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  • Alcoholism: Genetics or Environment

    Alcoholism: Genetics or Environment

    Alcoholism: Genetics or Environment Alcoholism, by definition, is a chronic disorder characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages, the development of withdrawal symptoms on reducing or ceasing intake, morbidity that may include cirrhosis of the liver, and decreased ability to function socially and vocationally. Alcoholism. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved December 16, 2007, Although alcoholics seem to be nasty, disturbing, and evil people, they are no more than a regular,

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Yan
  • Aldo Leopold's - Land Ethic

    Aldo Leopold's - Land Ethic

    Aldo Leopold's philosophies on land ethic seem to go hand in hand with natural resource management. Natural resource management simply means the way in which our resources are obtained, and then dispersed in a highly efficient manner. Leopold's land ethic refers to how the environment should be appreciated and respected in regards to its use. Leopold emphasizes strongly the importance of land ethic because he believes the desire for it is just not there. For

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • Alfred Adler

    Alfred Adler

    Alfred Adler Alfred Adler was an Austrian psychologist and psychiatrist, born in Vienna, and educated at Vienna University. After leaving the university he studied and was associated with Sigmund Freud. In 1911 Adler left the orthodox psychoanalytic school to find a neo-Freudian school of psychoanalysis. After 1926 he was a visiting professor at Columbia University, and in 1935 he and his family moved to the United States. In his analysis of individual development, Adler stressed

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Alfred Adler: An Analysis

    Alfred Adler: An Analysis

    BIOGRAPHY Alfred Adler was born outside of Vienna, Austria on February 7, 1870. He was the third child (second son) of what would eventually be seven total children. As a child, Alfred developed rickets, which kept him from walking until he was four years old. At five, he nearly died of pneumonia. At one point, Adler heard the doctor tell his father that “Alfred is lost”. It was around this time that Adler decided to

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Janna
  • Alfred Alder

    Alfred Alder

    Adler, Alfred Adler, Alfred (1870-1937), Austrian psychologist and psychiatrist, born in Vienna, and educated at Vienna University. After leaving the university he studied and was associated with Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. In 1911 Adler left the orthodox psychoanalytic school to found a neo-Freudian school of psychoanalysis. After 1926 he was a visiting professor at Columbia University, and in 1935 he and his family moved to the United States. In his analysis of

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    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: regina
  • Alheimers

    Alheimers

    The typical visible symptom is progresive and chronic memory loss, and the average duration is ten years. The previous definition just described Alzhiemers disease. A disease that is considered to be a major public health challenge since the average age of the industilized world is increasing. ALheimers disease is destroying the brains and lives of our mations older adults, and robbing the of their memory, the ablity to reason and affecting their emotions and behavior.

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Allegory of the Cave by Plato

    Allegory of the Cave by Plato

    In the Allegory of the Cave Plato represents man's condition as being "chained in a cave," with only a fire behind him. He perceives the world by watching the shadows on the wall. He sits in darkness with the false light of the fire and does not realize that this existence is wrong or lacking. Much like the matrix, it merely is his existence — he knows no other nor offers any complaint. In the

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • Allergies and Mental Illness

    Allergies and Mental Illness

    According the 1966 Finnish birth cohort Published in Molecular Psychiatry 2003 8 , several lines of evidence suggest that there exists an association between depression and atopic allergies (ie, asthma, atopic eczema and allergic rhinitis).1–4 An excess of IgE-mediated allergies has been found in patients with depression, and conversely, increased amounts of depressive symptoms have been reported in patients suffering from atopic disorders (P. 738). A 2002 Canadian Community Health Study published in the Int'l.

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    Submitted: May 16, 2011 By: jozon
  • Allport’s Early Years

    Allport’s Early Years

    ALLPORT’S EARLY YEARS Gordon Allport was born in Montezuma, Indiana, in 1897, the youngest of four brothers. As a shy boy, he was teased and lived an isolated childhood. (Oloson/Sihed p191) His father was a country doctor, and this meant that his father’s patients were always in the house. Everyone in his house worked hard. His early life seemed to be pleasant and uneventful. What is known about his life is Allport received his

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Anna
  • Alternative Cancer Therapies, a Review

    Alternative Cancer Therapies, a Review

    Alternative cancer therapies are an emotive subject. In this Summative assessment the main events in a hypothetical case history are recounted from a naturopathic point of view and an effective management plan for the final part of the nutritional treatment is described. To support the given treatment strategy an attempt is made to subjectively consider a critique of nutritional therapies in general and the Gerson cancer therapy in particular, written by Saul Green PhD,

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Jon
  • Alternative Families: A Look at the Same-Sex Nest

    Alternative Families: A Look at the Same-Sex Nest

    Abstract This paper will introduce the "neonuclear" family, homosexual couples with children and attempt to present a brief overview of the unit. First the nature/nurture theories will be presented to explain the origins of sexuality; then discussing the formation of gay and lesbian families including the reasoning for legalization of marriage and the introduction of children to these lifestyles; including scaffolding and barriers to achieving stability within the family. This paper will then discredit some

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Alternative Medicine

    Alternative Medicine

    Alternative Medicine Throughout recorded history, people of various cultures have relied on what Western medical practitioners today call alternative medicine. The term alternative medicine covers a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies. It generally describes those treatments and health care practices that are outside mainstream Western health care. People use these treatments and therapies in a variety of ways. Alternative therapies used alone are often referred to as alternative; when used in combination

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Alternatives to Self Injury

    Alternatives to Self Injury

    So what do I do instead? Many people try substitute activities as described above and report that sometimes they work, sometimes not. One way to increase the chances of a distraction/substitution helping calm the urge to harm is to match what you do to how you are feeling at the moment. First, take a few moments and look behind the urge. What are you feeling? Are you angry? Frustrated? Restless? Sad? Craving the feeling of

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    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: David
  • Altruism

    Altruism

    One day while visiting my grandfather at Fatima Hospital, I was confronted with a heart breaking scene. There was an older man sitting alone in his hospital room, looking out of the window. He looked so lonely and sad; you could see it in his eyes. I noticed him every time I went to visit my grandfather. What occurred to me was that I never saw anyone in his room or visiting him and he

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    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Altruistic Behavior

    Altruistic Behavior

    Psychology is the study of human behavior and human interaction between others and the environment; this paper is going to examine and understand why and how people become the victims of sympathy and caring. What is the basis of the understanding of altruistic behavior? Altruism is a selfless concern for the welfare of others; altruism has a focus on motivation to help others and want to be good to others without receiving a reward. Many

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's Disease What is Alzheimer's Disease? The most common form of dementing illness, Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain, causing impaired memory, thinking and behavior. The person with AD may experience confusion, personality and behavior changes, impaired judgment, and difficulty finding words, finishing thoughts or following directions. It eventually leaves its victims incapable of caring for themselves. What happens to the brain in Alzheimer's Disease? In AD The nerve

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • Alzheimers

    Alzheimers

    Did you know about 4 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s is ‘’ a progressive degenerative disorder that affects the brain.’‘ ( www.mamashealth.com) Have you ever wondered how people get Alzheimer’s? Or maybe the effects of it? By the end of this paper most of your questions about Alzheimer’s will be answered. Alzheimer’s was first discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906. When he was examining a deceased women’s brain

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease The last time you visited your elderly mother, she seemed confused and disoriented. She kept asking the same question over and over again and couldn’t remember that you’d already given her an answer a dozen times. She laughed uproariously over something you said that wasn’t meant to be funny and spend a good deal of your visit staring into space with a blank expression in her eyes. When you got ready to leave

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer's Disease AlzheimerЎ¦s disease is a slow, progressive, and degenerative disease of the brain. This disease is marked by a gradual loss of memory and other cognitive functions. "Alzheimer's Disease is also known as the most common cause of dementia--a general term referring to the loss of memory and the ability to think, reason, function, and behave properly" (Medina,1999). It primarily affects adults in their 60's or older and eventually destroys a person's ability to

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Top
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease

    What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease, often referred to as dementia, is a slowly progressive brain disorder that seriously affects an individual’s ability to carry out simple daily activities. Alzheimer’s disease affects the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. The National Institute of Health states that scientist believe that as many as 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and the risk continues to increase with age.(http://www.nia.nih.gov.) While Alzheimer’s disease is

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease

    ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Alzheimer’s disease is relentlessly destroying the brains and lives of our nation’s older adults, robbing them of memory, the ability to reason, and affecting their emotions and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the brain. The longer we live the greater the risk: one out of every two Americans aged 85 and older and one out of every 10 aged 65 and older are afflicted with the disease. It affects two

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: regina
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease Introduction: Imagine waking up and not being able to remember where you put your keys. This is a likely scenario for anyone of us. People forget things; that’s just the way life is. Now imagine waking up one morning and not knowing who is next to you. Memory loss is the first main symptom for a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Though this situation may seem a bit drastic, this is the degree

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Monika
  • Alzheimer’s Research Paper

    Alzheimer’s Research Paper

    Abstract The current research revealed a correlation between the presence of the Apo E4 gene and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (2004), found that Apo E4 produced by neurons in parts of the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer’s are susceptible to fragmentation. These fragments then lead to abnormal attachments of phosphate groups to brain cells which contort the shape. This finding suggested there may be something in these neurons that when

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    Submitted: June 7, 2010 By: Anna
  • Alzhimer's Disease

    Alzhimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder of the brain that leads to the irreversible loss of neurons, dementia, personality changes, memory loss, intellectual slowing, and many other Alzheimer's symptoms. Alzheimer's Disease accounts for about two thirds of cases of dementia. Dementia is a global impairment of intellect, memory, and personality. A case study from a 2006 Science Journal shows that by age 80, 35% of people had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • Am I a Alcoholic

    Am I a Alcoholic

    The authoritative American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV, separates alcohol abuse from alcohol dependence, based partly on the problems the drinking causes. The holidays are over. Resolutions are wearing thin. It’s a time of the year when many people wonder if they have a drinking problem. More than 30% of Americans engage in risky drinking at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Top
  • American Dream

    American Dream

    THE AMERICAN DREAM So what is this dream all about? One would probably describe it as being rich and famous, some would probably say that it is to have a lot of power; however, our personal definition of an American dream is the ability to have freedom, being able to get the highest level of education, being successful in finding a good job, having a healthy and happy family, and eventually letting that grow

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Mikki
  • American Families and the Nostalgia Trap

    American Families and the Nostalgia Trap

    American Families and the Nostalgia Trap" (1993) The period from the late 1970s until the early 1990s was one of sharp economic setbacks in a series of regions and industries, followed by economic and cultural "recoveries" that excluded many Americans and left even the "winners' feeling anxious and dissatisfied. Per capita income rose; new jobs were created; women and minorities moved into new careers; political rivals abroad turned to America for leadership; the gross national

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • American Justice Dept Upheld Indian Yoga and Meditation

    American Justice Dept Upheld Indian Yoga and Meditation

    In the storm of life we struggle through myriads of stimuli of pressure, stress, and muti-problems that seek for a solution and answer. We are so suppressed by the routine of this every life style that most of us seem helpless. However, if we look closely to ancient techniques we shall discover the magnificent way to understand and realize the ones around us and mostly ourselves. If only we could stop for a moment and

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • American Rock Culture

    American Rock Culture

    “Sex, drugs, and rock and roll” was the rallying cry for a movement that changed American culture forever. Rock and roll first startled the American scene in the mid-1950’s, but no one then could have predicted the remarkable vitality and staying power of this new music. The early tradition of rock has gone through many transitions. Provocative and outlandish stage attire and behavior have been an important resource since the birth of rock and roll.

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Amnesia and Fugue

    Amnesia and Fugue

    http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Dissociative_Disorders.htm The National Alliance for Mental Illness site discussed all four of the Dissociative Disorders. The two types of disorders that I choose to research about were Dissociative Amnesia and Dissociative Fugue. From this article I learned that Dissociative Amnesia is different from basic Amnesia because it is not cause from a physical injury (like a blow to the head). It is caused from overwhelming levels of stress that a person is unable to cope

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    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Victor

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