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  • An Action Potential in a Neuron

    An Action Potential in a Neuron

    This essay will describe the electrochemical processes that allow an Action potential to occur in a neuron. This will be achieved by firstly, defining the purpose of neurons in the body along with a description of the components within a neuron and how they enable information to be passed through the cell membrane and on to other neurons. Secondly, the resting potential of a neuron will be explored with relation to the concept of selective

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    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: July
  • An Analysis of the Cognitive Ability of Self-Regulation

    An Analysis of the Cognitive Ability of Self-Regulation

    Running head: SELF REGULATION AND REAPPRAISAL An Analysis of the Cognitive Ability of Self-Regulation Fred D.Winter & Charity N. Dugas Southwestern University Abstract Utilizing the cognitive process of self-regulation, humans can handle negative emotions through the mental process of reappraisal. New research conducted by Oschner (2001) using an fMRI scan, indicate that there is significant brain activity in the prefrontal cortex during reappraisal. Utilizing these findings as an indicator of reappraisal, this study will examine

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    Essay Length: 2,901 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Kevin
  • An Analysis of the Village

    An Analysis of the Village

    M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village is a “psychological thriller”. Classical conditioning, mental disorders, and senses are some of the categories of psychology found in the movie, everything else stems from these three categories. There are several examples of classical conditioning in The Village. The villagers exhibit fear around the color red because they have had it drilled into their heads since birth that red is “the bad color”. The color red attracts “those we do

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Edward
  • An Essay About Suicide

    An Essay About Suicide

    Suicide: Facts, Misconceptions, Causes, And Prevention. by David Holt English 10 Ms. Swicegood May 2004 Holt 1 A sixteen-year old boy sat in his fourth period class crying because he had just broken up with his girlfriend. As he sat there, he tried to think of a way to ease the pain in his heart of the whole situation. His only conclusion was to try and take his own life. This is an attempt of

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    Essay Length: 2,625 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Jon
  • An Ethical Dilemma in Counseling: Deciding Between Two Rights

    An Ethical Dilemma in Counseling: Deciding Between Two Rights

    An Ethical Dilemma in Counseling: Deciding between two rights Ethics, considered the study of moral philosophy, is a broad way of defining human duty, right and wrong; essentially, it is more expansive than simply applying a principle. Dilemmas are situations that require a choice between options appearing uniformly favorable, unfavorable or mutually exclusive. Naturally, an ethical dilemma can place a professional counselor in a precarious position, thereby compromising the effectiveness of the therapy, the trust

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    Submitted: January 11, 2009 By: Jon
  • An Ethical Dilemma in Counseling: Deciding Between Two Rights

    An Ethical Dilemma in Counseling: Deciding Between Two Rights

    An Ethical Dilemma in Counseling: Deciding between two rights Ethics, considered the study of moral philosophy, is a broad way of defining human duty, right and wrong; essentially, it is more expansive than simply applying a principle. Dilemmas are situations that require a choice between options appearing uniformly favorable, unfavorable or mutually exclusive. Naturally, an ethical dilemma can place a professional counselor in a precarious position, thereby compromising the effectiveness of the therapy, the trust

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    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Jon
  • An Evaluation of Nativism Towards Explaining Cognitive Development

    An Evaluation of Nativism Towards Explaining Cognitive Development

    An evaluation of nativism towards explaining cognitive development The idea of nativism can be traced back as far as Plato in Ancient Greece, who believed that our experiences are incomplete and not sufficiently reliable to form knowledge, and that knowledge must, therefore, exist at the point of conception (Richardson, 1998). He called this Poverty of Stimulus. His idea has developed over centuries into becoming one extreme of the on-going debate of nature versus nurture. Today,

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    Submitted: January 27, 2016 By: Tjwhitehead
  • An Examination of Athletic Performance and Self-Esteem Among Intercollegiate Athletes

    An Examination of Athletic Performance and Self-Esteem Among Intercollegiate Athletes

    Running Head: EXAMINATION OF ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE An Examination of Athletic Performance and Self-Esteem among Intercollegiate Athletes Shaquoia Ayers University of Hartford November 2005 Abstract Only until recently coaches and sports psychologists want to study factors that are included in increasing an athlete’s performance during competition. This article investigated the relationship between self-esteem and how it would predict and possibly increase the performance of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletes. Examining an athletes’ performance

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Monika
  • An Experiment to Investigate the Effects of the Centroid Bias on the Judgment of the Inclination and Separation

    An Experiment to Investigate the Effects of the Centroid Bias on the Judgment of the Inclination and Separation

    An Experiment to Investigate the Effects of the Centroid Bias on the Judgment of the Inclination and Separation. Abstract The aim of this investigation was to observe how a red dot in a cluster of blue dots would affect the way one perceived the inclination and separation of lines between the two red dots. The research hypothesis was the varying distance would affect the error judgment. The design used to test this hypothesis was experimentation.

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Kevin
  • An Interesting Career in Psychology:

    An Interesting Career in Psychology:

    Long-established ambitions can lead to great satisfaction. Mine began in elementary school with a fascination with crime solving. My twin and several neighborhood friends formed the typical “no girls allowed” tree house club we called the “Junior Detectives of America.” We thought everything about police work was cool, spending the summer between the fifth and sixth grades looking for lost pets and trying to solve other local mysteries. When of age, we joined the Police

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • An Intresting Conversation

    An Intresting Conversation

    A GREAT DISCUSSION:--Dont miss even a single word One of the best Arguments ever.... Don't miss even a single word... Every second is worth reading this mail... Too good. An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and..... Prof: So you believe in God? Student: Absolutely, sir. Prof : Is God good? Student: Sure. Prof: Is

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • An Investigation into Families’ Experience of Helping (and Enabling) Strategies Utilized by Family Services

    An Investigation into Families’ Experience of Helping (and Enabling) Strategies Utilized by Family Services

    Title of Project: An investigation into families’ experience of helping (and enabling) strategies utilised by family services. Outline of Project: The investigation will attempt to explore carers’ perceptions of family support workers’ helping strategies. Additionally it is intended to consider how emerging themes can be used to inform and shape vocational programmes. Research Questions What are carers (of children with special educational needs) perceptions of family support workers’ helping strategies? How do parents understand to

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Fonta
  • An Outline of Analytical Psychology

    An Outline of Analytical Psychology

    Analytical Psychology is the school of depth psychology based on the discoveries and concepts of Carl Gustav Jung. Jung gave the broadest and most comprehensive view of the human psyche yet available. His writings include a fully-developed theory of the structure and dynamics of the psyche in both its conscious and unconscious aspects, a detailed theory of personality types and, most important, a full description of the universal, primordial images deriving from the deepest layers

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Wendy
  • An Overview of Children's Sports Psychology

    An Overview of Children's Sports Psychology

    An Overview of Children’s Sports Psychology According to the authors of The Handbook of Sport Psychology the problems in sports are on the rise, but the number of athletes is diminishing (Siner, 2001). Are these problems the barrier and reason to why parents do not send their children in sports? Or are the children choosing not to play based on lack interest or since they too see the problems? Despite the “dark sides” of sports,

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Tasha
  • An Overview of the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and a Definition of the Three Theories of Emotion. Motivation Is a Key Component to Individual Goals and Is Different for Everyone.

    An Overview of the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and a Definition of the Three Theories of Emotion. Motivation Is a Key Component to Individual Goals and Is Different for Everyone.

    Abstract An overview of the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and a definition of the three theories of emotion. Motivation is a key component to individual goals and is different for everyone. MOTIVATIONAL PAPER In psychology, motivation is the driving force or desire behind all actions of living organisms. Motivation is a key element in all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Textbooks define emotion as an internal state or condition that activates behavior and

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Max
  • Analysis of Dead Poets Society

    Analysis of Dead Poets Society

    "Carpe diem boys, seize the day!" Robin Williams' character exclaims in the film "Dead Poets Society". Williams portrays passionate English professor John Keating, whose lessons go far beyond the classroom. Keating teaches his students to follow their own hearts and minds instead of the conformist ideals taught at their strict boarding school. Several of Keating's students take his lessons to heart and resurrect the Dead Poets Society, a secret club that meets late at night

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Analysis of Employee Motivation in Ilanco Inc.

    Analysis of Employee Motivation in Ilanco Inc.

    Table of contents 1- Introduction …………………………………………………………………….. (1) 2- Description of manufacturing industry - Description of Ilanco Inc…………………………………………………………(2) 3- Description and analysis of the problems and theory application ……………….(3) 4- Recommendations……………………………………………………………….. (9) 5- Conclusion…………………………………………………………………….…..(13) 6- Bibliography / Works Cited ………………………………………………………(14) Introduction The purpose of this report is to analyse the problems of employee motivation at Ilanco Inc., a relatively small manufacturing company located in Montreal. For many years, this company operates in sweater production, and belongs

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    Essay Length: 848 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Jack
  • Analysis of Sarah

    Analysis of Sarah

    Analysis and Assessment I feel that I could go on and on about the elements of thinking involved in this project, but there were three main things that I believe I learned the most from. Going into this project I carried many assumptions. First off, I assumed that the impact that I would have on Sarah’s life would be minimal, short lived, and very little for myself. I was immediately proved wrong. The assumption I

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Analysis of Stess

    Analysis of Stess

    Analysis of Stess This report is on stress, what causes it, how and why, and how it can be cured. It will tell you all about stress, why it's important for people to understand, and what it can do to you and other people. Stress affects everyone and everything, that's why it's important that we all be properly educated on it. First, we need to understand what stress is. Stress is basically the body's nonspecific

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Bred
  • Analysis of the Kids Are All Right by Susan Faludi

    Analysis of the Kids Are All Right by Susan Faludi

    Analysis of The Kids Are All Right by Susan Faludi Kids are crawling around in the dirt, screaming, and have not yet had their diapers changed because the day care provider seems to be in a trance watching the latest episode of the Montel Williams show. One of the workers strikes a child because she won’t stop crying about how hungry she is. The other worker just sits in her chair drinking Jack Daniels with

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • Analytical Evaluation of Freud

    Analytical Evaluation of Freud

    Based on the past information and the information I acquired during the duration of this course I chose to do my evaluation on Erik Erikson using the classical psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud and Carl Rogers using the non-Freudian / interpersonal approach from Adler and Jung. Since there is no way to tell if either theory is right or wrong it is imperative that we discover our own theory among the popular ones and derive our

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Analytical Examination of Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization

    Analytical Examination of Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization

    An Analytical Examination of Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization Flavia Spiroiu CPHL 406: Contemporary Moral Issues 2 Professor: Paul Los April 6, 2006 In “The Crime of Punishment”, psychiatrist Karl Menninger resolutely affirms that crime is preventable through psychiatric treatment, whereas punishment is a brutal and inefficient remnant of the past. His conviction is that the social sciences have proven that individuals are not responsible for their conduct, and that human actions are determined by circumstances,

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Anatomy and Functions of the Middle Ear

    Anatomy and Functions of the Middle Ear

    Anatomy and Functions of the Middle Ear The middle ear contains many important parts that necessary for hearing sounds. The middle ear consists of the structures enclosed in a space right behind the eardrum. They are the tympanic membrane or eardrum. The tympanic membrane is a thin membrane shaped like a drum that separates the outer ear from the middle ear. Next is a chain of three ossicles, or very small bones. The chain begins

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Janna
  • Anatomy of a False Confession

    Anatomy of a False Confession

    Anatomy of a False Confession Depending on what study is read, the incidence of false confession is less than 35 per year, up to 600 per year. That is a significant variance in range, but no matter how it is evaluated or what numbers are calculated, the fact remains that false confessions are a reality. Why would an innocent person confess to a crime that she did not commit? Are personal factors, such as age,

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    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Ana’s Nature

    Ana’s Nature

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Vika
  • And Thats What Destiny Is

    And Thats What Destiny Is

    English Robert Zhang Period 4 9/13/08 And that's what Destiny is Fate is karma. Do something good, and it will reward you. Do something bad, and it will bite you. Although this sometimes occurs, fate is not always something you can have control over. For instance, when we drive a car, we may be as safe as possible, but you never know if someone else who is drunk will hit your car. There are many

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    Submitted: July 28, 2010 By: Dina
  • Anger

    Anger

    The first article I read concerns anger. It emphasizes the fact that it is easy to connect anger, pain, and depression. However, the article goes on to clarify that anger is an emotion that can sometimes feel good and also inspire an individual to take action. Unfortunately, this feeling of pleasure can often be short-lived and actions derived from anger sometimes carry negative effects. The author claims that people often fail to distinguish anger from

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Anger

    Anger

    Everyone has felt anger or aggression many times in there life. It happens all of the time. We all face the same challenge of trying to control our temper. It may be easier for some people than it is for others. Many studies show that it is healthy for a person to let out their anger once in a while. They believe that it will help in your relationship with others and that it will

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Artur
  • Anger and Aggression

    Anger and Aggression

    Anger and Aggression Everyone has felt anger or aggression many times in there life. It happens all of the time. We all face the same challenge of trying to control our temper. It may be easier for some people than it is for others. Many studies show that it is healthy for a person to let out their anger once in a while. They believe that it will help in your relationship with others and

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • Anger and Dealing with It

    Anger and Dealing with It

    Anger and How to Deal With It Penny Cloutte, renowned psychologist and founder of the website www.mind.org, defines anger as “A natural response to feeling attacked, injured or violated. It’s part of being human” (Cloutte). It is by far the deadliest and ugliest emotion we as human beings are capable of displaying. Everyone gets angry, some more often than others. In fact, according to Charles Spielberger, Ph.D., a psychologist who specializes in the study of

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    Essay Length: 1,547 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Mike

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