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  • The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie

    In earlier days sports psychology was mostly concerned with developing assessment methods that would identify those people with the potential to become serious superior athletes. Today the focus is on psychological training, exercises that strengthen the mental skills that will help athletic performances on the path to excellence. These skills include mental imagery and focus training. If an athlete is serious about becoming the best he or she can possibly be, the most essential ingredient

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Good Enough Family

    The Good Enough Family

    The Good Enough Family The families of the not too distant past were oriented along four axes. These axes were not mutually exclusive. Some overlapped, all of them enhanced each other. People got married because of social pressure and social norms (the Social Dyad), to form a more efficient or synergetic economic unit (the Economic Dyad), in pursuit of psychosexual fulfilment (the Psychosexual Dyad), to secure a long term companionship (the Companionship Dyad). Thus, we

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Max
  • The Great Feat of Managing Stress

    The Great Feat of Managing Stress

    The Great Feat of Managing Stress Stress is a commonplace in every human’s life. It is inevitable that people encounter stress; the question lies in how they will cope with it. This paper offers information and self-help strategies concerning the stress response. The Great Feat of Managing Stress What Is Stress? Stress. For some, just reading the word makes their muscles tense. What exactly is it that makes brains tell bodies to react this way?

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The Grotesque

    The Grotesque

    In order to critically discuss the representations of the grotesque in art and popular culture genres and to understand what these representations tell us about the social and cultural ideas concerning the body and its boundaries; I will firstly attempt to explain the term grotesque and identify its context within today’s society. In order to do this I will revert back to the earlier notions of the grotesque within the carnivalesque era as a way

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    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Hippocampal Complex Is Essential for the Retrieval of Episodic Memories.Вђќ Critically Evaluate This Statement, Focusing on Evidence from Neuropsychological Studies

    The Hippocampal Complex Is Essential for the Retrieval of Episodic Memories.Вђќ Critically Evaluate This Statement, Focusing on Evidence from Neuropsychological Studies

    Introduction As suggested by Deawyler (1984), it is widely accepted that hippocampus plays an important role in storing and retrieving memory in human brain. Various studies showed that hippocampal lesions disrupted the retrieval of episodic, semantic and spatial memories to a certain extent. (Addis, Moscovitch,Crawley & McAndrews,2004; Bayley, Gold, Hopkins & Squire,2005; Cipolotti, Shallice, Chan, Fox, Scahill, Harrison, Stevens & Rudge, 2001; Hirano, Noguchi, Hosokawa & Takayama,2002; Maguire & Frith,2003; Moscovitch, Nadal, Winocur, Gilboa &

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    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Human Significance of Skin

    The Human Significance of Skin

    THE HUMAN SIGNIFICANCE OF SKIN Skin is often over looked and under appreciated by all of us. We live our lives habitually without realizing what an amazing and important role skin plays in our every day routine. Our skin protects us from many things, keeps us informed of our surroundings and makes us aware of many dangers present. The sense of touch is our most developed feeling and the predecessor of all of our other

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Iceberg Metaphor: The Conscious and Unconscious Mind

    The Iceberg Metaphor: The Conscious and Unconscious Mind

    Who are we? What determines what we do? Why do we do it? Are we consciously thinking to perform a task? Perhaps our unconscious controls all our actions and leaves the conscious to just think a person is in control of their own life. Not much is known about the unconscious, but it is far more powerful then its active conscious counterpart. Understanding these two elements of the mind is key to gaining the knowledge

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Impact of Active Listening in Group Dynamics

    The Impact of Active Listening in Group Dynamics

    INTRODUCTION OF THE RELATIONAL/ INTERPERSONAL CHALLENGE: Leaders are often faced with relational or interpersonal challenge in their professional lives. The main aim of the paper revolves around the study and analysis of active listening as a tool to bring an impact on the interpersonal and communication interactions between the different social groups. it has been observed that active listening is among other concepts centered to psychology or other fields of studies and society. Majority of

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    Submitted: April 24, 2013 By: uzmamubashir1
  • The Impact of September 9/11

    The Impact of September 9/11

    The events of September 11th and the impact of emotion and heartbreak that it brought upon the Americans was truly something I will never forget. I was in my history class taking notes on the morning of the 11th when one of the teachers walked into the classroom and whispered something to my teacher. With just a brief nod from my teacher and a quick thank you, the lesson continued. It wasn’t until the end

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Monika
  • The Importance of Child Bond to His Mother

    The Importance of Child Bond to His Mother

    The primal importance of a child's bond to his mother has always been recognized as a topic that has fascinated people for hundreds of years. Among psychologists and sociologists, there is much debate about exactly how important this attachment is and why. At the turn of the century, the treatment of new-born babies was regarded as having little significance for later life, because babies were thought to be immune to influence. Such idea was attacked

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Importance of Genes in Understanding Criminal Behaviour

    The Importance of Genes in Understanding Criminal Behaviour

    There are many schools of thought as to what causes a criminal to exhibit criminal behavior, but for the benefit of this essay the focus is going to be limited to the effects of genes on the understanding of criminal behaviour. However, it is important to bare in mind that not any one discipline can explain fully the causality of criminality and a multidisciplinary approach would offer more of an insight. Early biological research into

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Influence of Alcohol Consumption on Human Behavior - How Alcohol Affect Critical Thinking

    The Influence of Alcohol Consumption on Human Behavior - How Alcohol Affect Critical Thinking

    Running Head: ALCOHOL VERSUS CRITICAL THINKING The Influence of Alcohol Consumption on Human Behavior: How Alcohol Affect Critical Thinking The Influence of Alcohol Consumption on Critical Thinking: How Alcohol Affect Human’s Perception Introduction Critical thinking is our ability to apply the law of logic on our everyday decision making processes based on the information and evidences that we have (Furedy & Furedy, 1985). Previous studies showed the strong relationship between alcohol and negative behaviors such

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Andrew
  • The Influence of Piaget’s 4 Stage Theory

    The Influence of Piaget’s 4 Stage Theory

    The Influence of Piaget’s 4 Stage Theory Jean Piaget was an influential psychologist who created the Four Stages of Cognitive Development. He believed when humans are in their infancy, childhood, and adolescence they try to understand the world through experiments. During cognitive development children are little scientists that create theories, experiment, and conclusions on how to adapt to the world. By the time children become adults they will be able to put into affect

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Influence of Technology on Adolecent Culture

    The Influence of Technology on Adolecent Culture

    Running head: THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY ON ADOLECENT CULTURE The Influence of Modern Technology among adolescents Within the United States of America Abstract Over the past decade, modern day society has implemented the growing use of technology as an every day occurrence. We have replaced books with computers, land lines with cell phones and handwritten notes with emails. Although this process has been gradually changing over time, it appears that within the last couple

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Influence of the Media on Teenage Anorexia

    The Influence of the Media on Teenage Anorexia

    The Influence of the Media on Teenage Anorexia Acknowledgements Firstly I would like to thank the Lord my God for His love and guidance in everything that I do including writing this dissertation. I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me through the last three years of hard work. I want to thank my Dad who has always drummed it into my head since I was a little girl, that

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    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The Integration of the Spirit

    The Integration of the Spirit

    The Integration of the Spirit "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them" (Genesis 1:27 New International Version). When God created man and woman, he created them in totality with a mind or spirit so that they could know God, a heart or emotions so that they could love God, and He provided a will with freedom of choice so they could

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    Submitted: June 21, 2013 By: Grace
  • The Integumentary System

    The Integumentary System

    The Integumentary System The Integumentary System, consisting of the skin, hair and nails, act as a barrier to protect the body from the outside world. It also has several other functions in the body. The word INTEGUMENT comes from a Latin word that means to cover. The most important function of the integumentary system is protection. This system 1) serves as a barrier against infection and injury, 2) helps to regulate and maintain body temperature,

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    Submitted: March 31, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Island of Kauai

    The Island of Kauai

    On the Hawaiian island of Kauai, Emmy Werner and researchers conducted a longitudal study, which consists of two chief objectives. They first sought to “evaluate the long-term consequences of prenatal and perinatal stress, and second, to document the effects of adverse early rearing conditions on children’s physical, cognitive and psychosocial development.” This study will help researchers to understand how our “early environment” plays a role on our developmental outcome in life. Researchers also sought

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Knight in Rusty Armor

    The Knight in Rusty Armor

    The Knight in Rusty Armor The Knight in rusty armor depicts our mental processes, or cognition that plays a complex and dramatic role in my life. I have learned that our cognition makes us human. I can cope only by first sensing and understanding my environment, just like the knight. sometimes I misperceive and wrongly interpret certain situations, causing problems for myself. My expectations and response partly determine how I see the world. My

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Letter People

    The Letter People

    I vividly remember an educational television show back in kindergarten (I am 19, this was back in 1992) an entire series my teacher, Ms. Kelly, showed the class throughout the year that still stays in my memory to this very day. This show was called The Letter People and was created in 1972 by a group in Waterbury, Connecticut called New Dimensions in Education. The principles were simple: This was an educational show that

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Life and Theories of Sigmund Freud

    The Life and Theories of Sigmund Freud

    The Life and Theories of Sigmund Freud Introduction Sigmund Freud, and his psychoanalytic theory of mental illness, was clearly one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. He changed the way people look at themselves and at each other, as well as the way that medical science looks at mental illness. Formation of the Man Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiburg, Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic). His

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Linwood Method and the Bio-Medical Approach: Two of the Competing Theories

    The Linwood Method and the Bio-Medical Approach: Two of the Competing Theories

    RUNNING HEAD: Competing Theories for Treatments of Autism The Linwood Method and the Bio-Medical Approach: Two of the Competing Theories For the Treatment of Patients with Autism Abstract The author of this paper gives and explanation of what autism is. He also tells you a b it about Jeanne Simons and why she created the Linwood Method and what it is. Then, in addition, you are given a description of who Dr. Jacquelyn McCandless

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Loe Moo

    The Loe Moo

    atertown, CT 06795 for a copy of their publication. House-sitting is much more more attractive to the average person. The only drawback is that most opportunities are for short terms, 3 months to a year. However, if you only want to locate to an area for a short period of time, this is the way to do it and live rent-free. Many people would rather have someone occupy their home during their absence than have

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    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Lord of the Flies

    The Lord of the Flies

    The director borrows much symbolism from William Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies, to help readers gain a greater understanding of his message. He uses symbolism in three important areas: objects that have symbolic value as references to ideas, characters that symbolize important historical and religious people, and the setting which frames the conflicts on the island in comparison to the whole world. Objects are the first part of the story that are

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: David
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a 1985 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing the case histories of some of Dr. Sacks's patients. The title of the book comes from the case study of a man with visual agnosia. The other essays in this book include: •"The Lost Mariner", about Jimmie G., who has lost the ability to form new memories due to Korsakoff's syndrome. He can remember nothing of his

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: By Oliver Sacks

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: By Oliver Sacks

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: By Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks wrote a collection of narratives titled, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, we see the suffering of those with neurological diseases, their attempts to cope with these diseases and the conclusions that Sacks makes on their conditions. Sacks is the physician in these narrative stories that tell about his studies of the person behind neurological deficits. Sacks’ interests

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Marijuana Controversy

    The Marijuana Controversy

    The Marijuana Controversy The General perspective that society throws on marijuana is that equal to any drug; negative. However, many researchers have found that the effects of marijuana for medicinal purposes can be beneficial to the right patients, as well as the United States government. The negative effects from marijuana use in a medicinal environment are far less than that of most over the counter drugs, while the benefits remain the same. There are instances

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: July
  • The Meanings of a Word

    The Meanings of a Word

    Jared Sutton English 1101-02 Mr. Jones, M.A. October 13, 2010 ‘The Meanings of a Word' The subject of my paper is on a word that most everyone has heard at one time or another or may have used it. The word "Redneck" in my opinion can be used just as negatively as the word that is the subject in Gloria Naylor's essay "The Meanings of a Word." But in today's society the word Redneck which

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    Submitted: April 21, 2011 By: jsutton23
  • The Media and the Self-Image of Women

    The Media and the Self-Image of Women

    The Media and the Self-Image of Women Distorted and unattainable sexist mass images are the inevitable consequences of a social system in which those who are thin and big breasted benefit most. We as a society have created an environment so image obsessed that those with power give approval for being thin and disapproval for being fat, creating a generation of women so self conscious about their body image, that it is affecting their health.

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Memory Combination: An Essay from Collabrative Works of Daniel L. Shacter, Scott Russell Sanders, and Loren Eiseley

    The Memory Combination: An Essay from Collabrative Works of Daniel L. Shacter, Scott Russell Sanders, and Loren Eiseley

    The Memory Combination I find a lot of truth in the crazy Marcel Proust’s theories on memories that Daniel L. Schacter, the author of Building Memories: Encoding and Retrieving the Present and the Past had included in his essay. Proust was considered crazy because of his obsession with memory and his decision to restrict himself from society for 15 years in order to write about personal recollections and the nature of memory (Schacter 173). I

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    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Monika
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