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  • Self Esteem Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

    Self Esteem Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

    Running head: SELF-ESTEEM; WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT? Self-Esteem; Whose Responsibility is it? Jenni Looper Self esteem plays a strong role throughout a person’s life, effecting relationships, career choices, and emotional wellbeing. Every person who comes into a child’s life can have an effect on their self-esteem. Although many people are interested in self esteem, what exactly does that mean and whose responsibility is it to nurture a child’s self esteem? Since by age five most

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Self Handicapping

    Self Handicapping

    Over the years much research has been done on the topic of self-handicapping. There have been many studies done on the relationship between the effects of self-handicapping on physical performance of athletes and physical education students. How much of an effect, and whether it is positive or negative to physical performance was a matter of controversy however. The studies agreed that self-handicapping had an impact on physical performance but each went into deeper variables that

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Self Paper

    Self Paper

    Self-Paper All through my life I have been taught different things some I understood and some I did not. The older I got the more I understood some of them that is just part of growing up. But, in this Psychology class that I am taking at ECPI as helped more understand a lot of topics that I have heard about and wondered for a while. Plus has helped me understand some of my

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Mike
  • Self-Concept of Father-Absent Children in Middle Childhood

    Self-Concept of Father-Absent Children in Middle Childhood

    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Man’s individuality embodies numerous traits and self-concept holds the predominant of these traits according to Rogers. It helps the person understand personality and social development, for it is through the developing self-concept that man form increasingly stable picture of their selves, partly, reflected by others in their surroundings (Craig;1996,p.367). As the person interacts with his environment, such as peer groups, school, community and most especially the family, these concepts are constructed. Many

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: regina
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Concept Position Paper

    Self-Esteem and Self-Concept Position Paper

    In today’s age and the growing trend in American society of “what’s hot and what’s not”, is having a huge impact on young children’s self-concept and self-esteem. Self-concept “refers to the beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, and ideas people have about themselves,” whereas self-esteem is “a personal judgment of worthiness that indicates the extent to which the individual believes himself to be capable, significant, successful, and worthy (392).” My interest on this subject was peaked after spending

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: regina
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy This experiment is all about prejudices, stereotyping and self-fulfilling prophecy. Jane Elliot was trying to demonstrate to a class of 3rd graders how it felt to be discriminated against, judged and made fun of. This all took place the day after Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in a small Iowa town. The children felt inferior while in the oppressed group because they were told they were lazy, dirty, not smart, can’t remember

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Self-Image: Anerexia Nervosa

    Self-Image: Anerexia Nervosa

    Self-Image: Anerexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a lack of self-esteem, an intense fear of becoming obese, and self-induced starvation due to a distorted body image (Durham, 1991). Anorexia can occur later in life, but it is most common in girls between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. According to the Center for Change, recent estimates suggest that 1% of Americans within this age range will, to some

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Max
  • Self-Mutilation

    Self-Mutilation

    There are many different definitions for self-mutilations, also known as self-injury, self-harm, or self-inflicted violence. One definition of self-mutilation is that is any self-directed, repetitive behavior that causes physical injury. Another definition is that self-mutilation is self-inflicted physical harm severe enough to cause tissue damage done without suicidal intent. This is just one example of the blurriness of the boundaries of self-mutilation. It is very hard to pin point exactly who or why people self-mutilate,

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Self-Mutilation: Causes and Help

    Self-Mutilation: Causes and Help

    INTRODUCTION Self-mutilation carries many similar definitions, referring to the destruction of one’s body tissue without suicidal intentions. It is important to understand the serious effects of this maladaptive behavior on individuals, specifically adolescents, as research suggests a stark increase in incidents of self-mutilation among this group (Roth and Heath, 2002). Self-mutilative behavior, according to several studies, occurs at a rate of 4% of the general adult population. Adolescent community samples reported rates as high as

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Top
  • Selling Concepts

    Selling Concepts

    Subject: Effective Writing (EL1010) Topic: “Interpersonal Communication”. Grade Awarded: Distinction Lecturer’s Comments: Where you have not used the primary source you should indicate this e.g. Phillips in Francis 1992. AREA CRITERIA COMMENTS INTRODUCTION (10) • Subject matter and direction clearly shown and defined. • Clear link to question Clear focus CONTENT - BASIC (10) • Evidence of basic reading/data/understandings appropriate to topic. Base reading well understood. Clear definitions consistently used. CONTENT - REACTION (10) •

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Sensation Seeking and Illusion of Control in Gambling Behaviour

    Sensation Seeking and Illusion of Control in Gambling Behaviour

    Problem gambling is a behavioural disorder that affects adults and young adults alike. Researchers are interested in finding out what causes this disorder and identifying risk and preventive factors, as there are growing concerns about the increase of pathological gamblers in the general population. The purpose of the present study is to substantiate evidence of past studies and provide support by showing that illusion of control is directly related to the personality characteristic of sensation

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: David
  • Sense of Community

    Sense of Community

    SENSE OF COMMUNITY Sense of Community Rhonda F. Vinson College of Coastal Georgia ________________ Sense of Community Sarason defines community as “… readily available, mutually supportive network of relationships on which one could depend” (as citied in Kloos et al., 2012, p.176). He attached the word community to families, friends, neighbors, localities, and professional organizations (Kloos et al., 2012). Community can be used for multiple levels of the ecological system from microsystems to macrosystems. McMillan

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    Submitted: November 29, 2015 By: Rhonda Vinson
  • Separation Anxiety in Children

    Separation Anxiety in Children

    Many parents are all too familiar with the cries of their child that seem to be impossible to calm and the child that clings to their leg when they are about to leave. The terrible twos are not the only dreaded stage of child development; this is what is commonly known as separation anxiety. “Separation anxiety is a developmental stage during which the child experiences anxiety when separated from the primary care giver…” (McPherson,

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Top
  • Serial Killer

    Serial Killer

    Serial Killers Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 21, 1960. His family moved to Iowa while his father, Lionel, worked on his Ph.D. in chemistry. When Jeffrey was six years old, his family moved again to Bath, Ohio. It was at this time his parents noticed a change in Dahmer’s behavior. He became withdrawn and lost his outspoken personality. He also had developed a strange fear of others and unknown situations.

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Mike
  • Serial Killers

    Serial Killers

    People are murdered everyday. Husbands murder wives, wives murder husbands. Neighbors kill neighbors. Disturbed teenagers open fire on a rampage through their school killing classmates. At times it seems like murder is so common it almost seems routine. However, no matter how immune we are to the reports of murder it does not stop the feeling of fear and disgust when we hear the term “serial killer”. Although the horrific crimes of a serial

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Top
  • 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
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