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  • The Four Phases of the Human Sexual Response Cycle

    The Four Phases of the Human Sexual Response Cycle

    Ousmane Ag Health 100 10-4-2004 Prof. Trowers THE FOUR PHASES OF THE HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE CYCLE. One aspect of human sexuality that sometimes goes unknown or misunderstood is the sexual response cycle of men and women. You may be wondering what exactly is a sexual response cycle. In very general terms, the sexual response cycle is the sequence of events that happens physiologically when we become sexually aroused and participate in sexually stimulating activities, including

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: July
  • The Four Primary Modern Dream Theories

    The Four Primary Modern Dream Theories

    THE FOUR PRIMARY MODERN DREAM THEORIES Freud, Sigmund: DREAMS AS WISH FULFILLMENT. The most famous dream theory in psychology is that proposed by Freud in 1900. According to Freud, dreams are disguised wishes originating in the unconscious mind and reflecting id drives, usually sexual, that the superego censors. Hence, the ego, in order to satisfy the needs of the id, presents an image (manifest content) that appears to be innocent but actually symbolizes the

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Friedmans

    The Friedmans

    Memory is a subject to be dealt with delicately, especially when dealing with children. They are fragile and can be manipulated very easily. In the case of Arnold and Jesse Friedman the fragility of children’s memories is the only thing to prove innocence or guilt. Arnold Friedman was arrested for receiving child pornography. On a raid of his house, among the dozens of other magazines and pictures in his office, the police found a roster

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Furture of Early Childhood Education

    The Furture of Early Childhood Education

    The Future of Early Childhood Education If you ask someone to list for you the most important jobs of our society, teachers always make the list sometimes beating out careers like doctor or lawyer. Ironically, for a career we value so much, teaching has never been a well paying profession. But times are about to change. Due to an increasing demand and a fixed supply, salaries for early education teachers are expected to increase within

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: David
  • The Future of Consciousness Studies

    The Future of Consciousness Studies

    Journal of Consciousness Studies, 4, No. 5-6, 1997, pp. 385-8 The Editors The working group for the first Tucson conference and the first Oxford JCS editorial meeting took place around the same time (Spring 1993), and in both groups there was the same Davy Crockett pioneer feeling. However things have moved on a bit since then: Tucson II attracted over 1000 registrants along with worldwide media coverage and Andy Clark referred to ‘the highly successful

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: regina
  • The Garcia Effect

    The Garcia Effect

    Explain the theoretical significance of the phenomenon known as the Garcia effect. Does this phenomenon have any practical significance for animal or human behavior? The Garcia effect or conditioned taste aversion is an example of classical conditioning of an animal’s thought to link a taste with a symptom brought on by toxic substance causing nausea. It has had great significance in the understanding of human and animal learning. It shows that learning has a biological

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Gender Roles of Different Generations

    The Gender Roles of Different Generations

    There are both many physical and social differences between the male and female gender. In society, both men and women have different roles, which help classify and distinguish each gender. The role that each gender plays has a huge effect on their status or rank in society. Also, physical appearance of the genders plays an important role in distinguishing the importance in society. For example, an attractive woman with a good education is more vulnerable

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Steve
  • 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
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