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  • Serial Killers:nature Vs. Nurture

    Serial Killers:nature Vs. Nurture

    The question of whether or not man is predetermined at birth to lead a life of crime is a question that has been debated for decades. Are serial killers born with the lust for murder, or are their desires developed through years of abuse and torment? Many believe it is impossible for an innocent child to be born with the capability to commit a horrible act such as murder. But at the same time, how

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Mike
  • Sex and Violence in Media

    Sex and Violence in Media

    Sex and Violence in Media In today’s society, sex and violence is practically in every movie you see. Most box office hits are filled with a variety of violence, like the Matrix or a variety of sexual content, like American Pie. The violence and sex content in these movies make it appealing to viewers, especially young audiences. But, the effects of watching these movies could be damaging, especially if the child is not being supervised

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: July
  • Sex, Personality, Eating, and Substance Abuse Disorders

    Sex, Personality, Eating, and Substance Abuse Disorders

    Sex, Personality, Eating, and Substance Abuse Disorders There are disorders for eating, sex, substance and personality. Each disorder has different traits and categories that belong within each disorder. The paper will describe the different disorders and the causes for those disorders. Eating Eating disorders are severe disturbances in eating behavior characterized by preoccupation with weight concerns and unhealthy efforts to control weight. There are two main categories for this disorder; they are anorexia nervosa and

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Anna
  • Sex: Unknown

    Sex: Unknown

    Are you a man or a woman? I’m assuming you can easily answer this simple question with one of two answers, but imagine not being able to do that. Imagine not knowing exactly which gender to classify yourself as. Nowadays, science plus technology along with people dedicated to defining every occurrence on Earth, creates a society eager to distinguish and label all physical, biological and medical possibilities. However, there seems to be a lack of

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Sexual and Romantic Development in Youth

    Sexual and Romantic Development in Youth

    Sexual and Romantic Development in Youth This paper explores the effects of one’s context and biology on sexual and romantic development in youth and young adults. I find it perplexing that children mature very differently in terms of their sexuality. This brings to question whether nature or nurture controls one’s sexuality and romantic relationships. Many authors debate over the importance of hormones and biological factors versus environmental factors in relation to sexual development. Despite Freud’s

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Sexual Assault: Short-Term and Long-Term Psychological Effects

    Sexual Assault: Short-Term and Long-Term Psychological Effects

    Sexual Assault: Short-Term and Long-Term Psychological Effects Sexual assault is a term that is used interchangeably with the word rape. The decision on whether or not to use the term rape or sexual assault is made by a state’s jurisdiction. Sexual assault is more readily used in an attempt to be more gender neutral (National Victim Center). Sexual assault can be most easily described as forced or unconsentual sexual intercourse. The individual that is performing

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Artur
  • Sexual Behavior

    Sexual Behavior

    In the American sexual behavior AIDS has become a deadly and infectious disease mostly transmitted through the bloodstream with tainted blood products, sexual intercourse and sharing of needles during illegal drug use. With the precautions taken in recent history the transmission of this infectious disease mostly through unprotected sexual intercourse or sharing of needles with someone who is HIV positive. The best way to prevent transmission of this disease is to protect ourselves properly. At

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Sexual Discrimination

    Sexual Discrimination

    Understanding and developing methods of containing sexual discrimination in the workplace is a difficult issue to tackle, and won’t be dealt with correctly until both sexes have a general understanding of each other first. Mary looks down as all her papers she just organized abruptly and violently fall to the floor as she clumsily drops them. Dave, a fellow employee decides to help Mary pick her papers up being the gentleman that he is.

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Sexual Dysfunctions

    Sexual Dysfunctions

    Sexual dysfunctions are disorders related to a particular phase of the sexual response cycle. Sexual problems are often the result of simple learned behaviors and associations we make over years of conditioning. One common, yet embarrassing sexual dysfunction seen in both males and females is male/female orgasmic disorder. The definition is vague, and can be applied to dysfunctions experienced by either sex. Orgasmic disorder is defined as the persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Sexual Health

    Sexual Health

    Health and Human Development Sac 3 Sexual and Reproductive Health Defined Sexual Health - refers to the many factors that impact sexual function and reproduction. These include a variety of physical, mental and emotional factors. Disorders that effect any of these factors can impact a person's physical and emotional, as well as his or her relationship and self image. FACTS ON SEXUAL HEALTH AROUNF THE WORLD 1. Every year three million teens- about 1 in

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Sexual Response Cycle

    Sexual Response Cycle

    Men and women have a sexual response style when they have sex. In some ways men and women go threw the same type of responses and some times they do not. The “sexual response cycle to describe the changes that occur in the body as men and women become sexually aroused” (Rathus & Nevid, 2004, p. 245) There are four stages of the sexual response cycle excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. The swelling of the

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Mike
  • Sexual Response Model - Master’s and Johnson’s Four-Phase Model

    Sexual Response Model - Master’s and Johnson’s Four-Phase Model

    SEXUAL RESPONSE MODELS SEXUAL RESPONSE MODELS Jade M Chester Psychology 215 Sexual Response Model Master’s and Johnson’s Four-Phase Model Before the sixties, sex was a topic that was considered taboo to talk about, and with little discussion about sex there was no information on sexual responses for either sexes during this time. That was until Williams Masters and Virginia Johnson decided it was time for the world to understand how our bodies work sexually. According

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    Submitted: October 28, 2016 By: chester.jade
  • Sexual Scripts

    Sexual Scripts

    In any given society, at any given moment in history, people become sexual in the same way they become everything else…without much reflection. They pick up directions from their social environment. They acquire and assemble meanings, skills and values from the people around them. Their critical choices are often made by going along and drifting. People learn when they are quite young and few of the things they are expected to be, and continue slowly

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Sexuality - Shaped by Biology and Society

    Sexuality - Shaped by Biology and Society

    Amanda Gardner 1/10 154:130 SCA Queer Global Sexualities 9 May 2005 Sexuality: Shaped by Biology and Society The term sexuality, is described by The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology (Abercrombie et al. 2000:313) as ‘the mode by which sexual interests and sexual preferences are expressed’. Sexuality is described by biologist David Buss, (Myers 2001) as the instinctive and innate behavioral tendencies that increase the likelihood of sending ones genes into future offspring. Sexuality is not one’s

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: regina
  • Sheep, Dog and Wolf in Schools?

    Sheep, Dog and Wolf in Schools?

    Generally when you look at a school you can see many different types of students. In this paper I have outlined my basic understanding of how some students can make schools a living hell for others. Wolves: These students are typically known as bullies. They bully people by teasing them, calling them names, spreading rumors and sometimes even resort to physical violence. The reason wolves bull can normally be linked to Jealousy, Lack of friends

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Shipping Sales Executive

    Shipping Sales Executive

    Bipolar disorder is a recurrent illness that involves long-term, drastic changes in mood. A person with bipolar disorder experiences alternating highs (mania) and lows (depression). A manic period can be brief, lasting from three to 14 days, or longer, lasting up to several weeks. The depressive periods may also last from days to weeks or even six to nine months. The periods of mania and depression range from person to person many people may only

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Victor
  • Short Time Recall as a Function of Type of Stimulus and Length of Delay Interval

    Short Time Recall as a Function of Type of Stimulus and Length of Delay Interval

    Abstract We were interested in examining patterns of short-term information recall. We used the Brown-Peterson distractor technique to investigate the effects of stimuli type and delay interval on recall for 17 Ss. Each S was tested under 4 conditions, combined of word triads or nonsense syllables triads, with a short (10-sec) or long (45-Sec) delay interval. S read aloud the visually presented stimulus items, and aurally recalled them after the delay interval, in which S

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Should Children with Adhd Be Medicated?

    Should Children with Adhd Be Medicated?

    Should children with ADHD be medicated? Although many parents, doctors, and teachers would say yes I believe there are far too many risks for children with ADHD to be medicated. [You left out a comma in the previous sentence.] Diagnosing ADHD is purely a matter of a doctor’s opinion. Parents often use medication as the first option for their children instead of trying alternative methods of medication. Medication needs to be the last option. Children

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: regina
  • Should Elderly Drivers Be Allowed to Drive?

    Should Elderly Drivers Be Allowed to Drive?

    Should elderly drivers be allowed to drive? I have often wondered what the future holds for elderly drivers. It’s difficult to voice my opinion(s) too strongly because it would seem as if I’m stabbing myself in the back. If we all keep living we’re all going to get old, so each and every one of us will have to face the scrutinizing pressures of society on whether or not elderly citizens should be allowed to

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Should Electroconvulsive Therapy Ever Be Used to Treat

    Should Electroconvulsive Therapy Ever Be Used to Treat

    SHOULD ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY EVER BE USED TO TREAT MENTAL DISORDERS? A. Thesis Statement Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for severe mental illness in which the brain is stimulated with a strong electrical current which induces a seizure. The seizure rearranges the brain's neurochemistry and results in an elevation of mood. This essay asks: Is ECT any safer and more effective in treating mood disorders than drug therapies? This treatment has a controversial history ever

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Should People Be Labeled with a Psychiatric Diagnosis?

    Should People Be Labeled with a Psychiatric Diagnosis?

    Should People Be Labeled With a Psychiatric Diagnosis? II. Thesis Statement Throughout this paper, issues will be discussed regarding the question of whether labels should be placed on the people who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness. I believe that the current methods of classifying and identifying these individuals does not have the patients bests interests in mind, partly due to the negative stigmas that come hand in hand with the label. I find

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: July
  • Should Schools Make Comdoms Available to Students

    Should Schools Make Comdoms Available to Students

    Do you like the thought of telling your parents that you are pregnant or have contracted HIV? I didn’t think so, but did you know that condoms are a way of preventing those issues if you are sexually active? In a society, that promotes sex, through the use of music videos, internet, television shows, news, etc it is highly likely that teenagers are sexually active. If a parent in America believes that their teenager is

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Should Spanking Be Used in the Home?

    Should Spanking Be Used in the Home?

    Should spanking be used in the home? As parents we want what is best for our children. We are expected to teach a vulnerable, curious child to be an intelligent and self-sufficient adult. Teaching through punishment is a necessary and unavoidable technique; which is why the method of spanking has been scrutinized and studied by numerous scholars. What is spanking? To some this means to discipline your child with physical force, using a variety of

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Edward
  • Sia Leadership

    Sia Leadership

    1.0 SIA Background Information Singapore Airlines (SIA) had come a long way since its separation from Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA) in 1972 to become a globally branded airline in the world (Singapore Airlines - Our History, 2014). SIA’s outstanding performance had piloted the organization to numerous global awards, and is also listed as one of the world's most admired companies in Fortune's list (Fortune, 2014). SIA now owns over 20 subsidiaries; two of its main subsidiaries

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    Submitted: October 1, 2014 By: Eileen Ang
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud, physiologist, medical doctor, psychologist and to some known as the father of psychoanalysis, was born May 6, 1856, in a small town called Freiberg in Moravia, today a part of Czechoslovakia. Freud was the firstborn in a Viennese family of three boys and five girls. His father was known to have a good sense of humor and work as a wool merchant and his mother a lively and none to say good looking

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud was born may 6, 1856. He was the first of six children he also had two older half brothers from his fathers previous marriage. This was his father’s second marriage and in this one he was much older than his wife was about twenty years older than he was. When Sigmund was just 4 years old his family moved to Vienna, it was a tough childhood for Sigmund growing up in a large

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Julissa Tarrillo October 24, 2002 Psychology 101 Dr. J. K. Dawotola Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg (now Pribor, Czech Republic). Freud was educated at Vienna University. Then him and his family moved to Leipzig from the anti-Semitic riots. His ambition in his childhood had been a career in law but then he decided to be medical student before he entered to Vienna University in 1873. After this

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud

    SIGMUND FREUD 1856 - 1939 Freud's story, like most people's stories, begins with others. In his case those others were his mentor and friend, Dr. Joseph Breuer, and Breuer's patient, called Anna O. Anna O. was Joseph Breuer's patient from 1880 through 1882. Twenty one years old, Anna spent most of her time nursing her ailing father. She developed a bad cough that proved to have no physical basis. She developed some speech difficulties, then

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Yan
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud was in Austria when the Nazi’s attacked. He was a very sick and elderly Jewish man who was stricken with cancer as he became much older. (“Sigmund” DISCovering 4) Even though he was very ill, he still managed to make an impact on society and he was a true revolutionary. A revolutionary is one who impacts others enough to change the thoughts and perspectives of society. Sigmund Freud was a world renowned

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud The psychology of personality begins with the assumption that differences in behavior are the results of underlying differences in personality (Mischel, Shoda, & Smith, 2004). Although many different theories of personality exist, perhaps the most comprehensive was developed by Sigmund Freud, founder of the psychoanalytic theory. His theories stirred up the world of psychology by suggesting that human nature was not a rational state of mind. The theories of Freud have been both

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    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Fatih
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