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  • 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) •

    Essay Length: 642 Words / 3 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 905 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 981 Words / 4 Pages
    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,

    Essay Length: 2,666 Words / 11 Pages
    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.

    Essay Length: 2,275 Words / 10 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,340 Words / 6 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 651 Words / 3 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 2,093 Words / 9 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 932 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,554 Words / 7 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 3,028 Words / 13 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,569 Words / 7 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 401 Words / 2 Pages
    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.

    Essay Length: 773 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,669 Words / 7 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 326 Words / 2 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 748 Words / 3 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,394 Words / 6 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 317 Words / 2 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 2,588 Words / 11 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 283 Words / 2 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 728 Words / 3 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,404 Words / 6 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,952 Words / 8 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 772 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 357 Words / 2 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 2,858 Words / 12 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 482 Words / 2 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,394 Words / 6 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 284 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: October 1, 2014 By: Eileen Ang
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