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  • The Effects of Marijuana on Cognition

    The Effects of Marijuana on Cognition

    A discussion is taking place across the globe as to whether or not marijuana use has a negative effect on the mind and body of its users. This discussion has many participants with varying views on the issue. Some think marijuana use, while very harmful to your lungs, has no negative effect on the mind. Others see it as harmful to both the mind and the body. Still a select few see marijuana as a

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

    The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

    The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain Chapter Two was very interesting, learning the brain functions, managing thought and the memory process. These chapters made me think about the effects drugs would have on your brain, especially Marijuana. Marijuana has been illegal for years because of the thought that it was a drug similar to cocaine, or heroin. Drugs such as cocaine and heroin affect the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter associated with extremely

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Effects of Psychoactive Substances, Caffeine and Alcohol on Brain Functioning

    The Effects of Psychoactive Substances, Caffeine and Alcohol on Brain Functioning

    The effects of psychoactive substances, caffeine and alcohol on brain functioning Introduction: There currently prevails considerable speculation in regard to the controversial topic of whether stimulant drugs like that of coffea (caffeine), and depressive drugs such as alcohol, affect the consumers brain functioning. The topic is deemed controversial primarily due to the fact that these two prominent household beverages are perceived as acceptable to consume. Their consumption is heavily ingrained within society and culture, where

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    Submitted: July 4, 2016 By: Kelseywalker99
  • The Effects of Schizophrenia on the Family

    The Effects of Schizophrenia on the Family

    The Effects of Schizophrenia on the Family First off I would like to tell you what exactly schizophrenia is. Schizophrenia is a brain disease, with concrete and specific symptoms due to physical and biochemical changes in the brain. This illness strikes young people in their prime age usually between 16 and 25. Schizophrenia is almost always treatable with medication. Contrary to what most think schizophrenia is not a "split personality", or caused by childhood trauma,

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Effects of Temperature - Temperature and Attentiveness

    The Effects of Temperature - Temperature and Attentiveness

    Running Head: THE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE The Effects of Temperature and Gender on Concentration Annie Rice Albertson College of Idaho Abstract The function of this study was to identify a potential correlation between gender and temperature that cause a direct affect on concentration. Participants assigned into hot (H), warm (W), and cold (C) condition groups observed a video clip in preset temperatures and completed surveys to measure their comprehension. The test results were not significant;

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    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Effects of Violent Song on Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings

    The Effects of Violent Song on Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings

    Abstract The aim of this present study was to investigate the effects of violent song on aggressive thoughts and feelings. The present study also hoped to answer whether males or females will show higher level of state hostility when they were assigned to listened to song with violent lyrics. In this research, 11 male and 30 female students from Help University College were recruited. The participants were assigned to listen to a song with violent

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Effects of Violent Video Games on Aggressive Behavior

    The Effects of Violent Video Games on Aggressive Behavior

    In recent years, technological advances have introduced many new forms of entertainment, one of the most popular being video games. Since their introduction, professionals and parents have become concerned with the addictive power that video games can have on people, particularly children and adolescents. Today, concern has shifted from the addictive effects of video game playing to the possible effects that they have on players’ aggression levels. As defining aggression as any thoughts or behaviors

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    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Emergence of Declarative Memory

    The Emergence of Declarative Memory

    The Emergence of Declarative Memory Markas Brunson The Emergence of Declarative Memory The following is a summary and evaluation on the research article, The Development of Declarative Memory in Human Infants: Age-Related Changes in Deferred Imitation. The article is based on experiments performed to resolve the issue of the approximate time when declarative memory begins to form and the effect of age has on declarative memory; this experiment was lead by Harlene Hayne, Joanne Boniface,

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Emotional Brain, Fear, and the Amygdala

    The Emotional Brain, Fear, and the Amygdala

    The Emotional Brain, Fear, and the Amygdala SUMMARY 1. Considerable progress has beenmadeover the past 20 years in relating specific circuits of the brain to emotional functions. Much of this work has involved studies of Pavlovian or classical fear conditioning, a behavioral procedure that is used to couple meaningless environmental stimuli to emotional (defense) response networks. 2. The major conclusion from studies of fear conditioning is that the amygdala plays critical role in linking external

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: David
  • The Empty Nest by Lillian Rubin

    The Empty Nest by Lillian Rubin

    In the article, The Empty Nest by Lillian Rubin discusses how middle aged women look at the idea and notion of their children leaving the home. The Empty Nest syndrome occurs during a transition phrase when a mother’s child is coming of age and about to leave the dwelling. Studies now show that this “depression” was once thought to have the same wide spread negative effect, but recently has been viewed as the direct opposite.

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Entp Lestat

    The Entp Lestat

    It was about time there was to be something written about the ENTP this Earth revolves around. In this world, of course he is the most important person that exists. Who am I talking about? The Vampire Lestat of course. *Cool-ass rock music* Written… at night *corny, cheap, spooky music that reminds me of black&white films* I like to cut to the chase. The following is a (probable) explanation of this ENTP, placed in the

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Epigenetic Theory

    The Epigenetic Theory

    Erik Erikson was a psychologist who came up with the theory that everyone goes through eight stages of psychosocial development in their lifetime. This theory is called the “epigenetic principle.” How we go through each stage is determined by the situations, or development “tasks,” in our lives. Each stage has a task that is referred to with a two-word phrase, such as ‘trust-mistrust’ in the infant’s stage. Also, each stage has what is called

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Essence of Education

    The Essence of Education

    1. Write an essay on “The Essence of Education”. (1000-2000 words) I cannot write this essay without reference to study of my own experienced and my daughter’s- placed in the harsh environment of the government schooling system and its observations of the stark belief systems of “the child to fit the system” and not “the system to fit the child” with reference to the what education should be about. This means different things to different

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Ethics of Abortion Case

    The Ethics of Abortion Case

    Surname Name Instructor Course Date The Ethics of Abortion The 1973 landmark court ruling on the case dubbed Roe vs. Wade defined the direction of debates over abortion to this day. However, the debate on the ethics and morality of abortion has by far remained inconclusive. The main reason behind this quagmire is the multi-faceted nature of the ethics of abortion that spans from religion, law, and medicine to the society and cultures. Whereas the

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    Submitted: May 7, 2015 By: Davis
  • The Etiology of Adhd

    The Etiology of Adhd

    “The Pythagorean theorem is A squared plus B squared,” “The sky is really blue today, was that Mrs. Scanlon that just drove by? Mrs. Scanlon makes the best cookies I have ever had in my life!” “C squared, this only work with triangles that have a ninety degree angle in them. Also know as a right triangle.” “I wonder what is in the cafeteria today. I sure hope its not fish. Grandpa Martin has

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Exceptionality of Autism

    The Exceptionality of Autism

    The rate of Autism in our society is rapidly growing with time. More and more children are being diagnosed with this exceptionality. Autism is classified as a developmental disability that results from a disorder in the central nervous system. It causes impairments to social interaction, communication, imagination, interests, and activities. Most of the issues based around Autism are controversial because it is still not known what the cause of Autism is! Researchers strive every day

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Fakest Paper Ever

    The Fakest Paper Ever

    System administrators agree that classical communication are an interesting new topic in the field of operating systems, and system administrators concur. The notion that information theorists interfere with scalable modalities is never well-received. Given the current status of cooperative archetypes, analysts daringly desire the study of e-business. Clearly, IPv4 and stable configurations do not necessarily obviate the need for the visualization of Smalltalk. Nevertheless, this approach is fraught with difficulty, largely due to the structured

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Fall of the House of Usher

    The Fall of the House of Usher

    Freudian Concepts According to Freud, everyone has three zones of mind; the id, the ego, and the superego. Each character in the story, “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe, represents one of the zones of mind. The first character, Roderick, represents Freud’s id; he is imaginative and is often able to draw conclusions even before the events happen. For example, he expected his own death with horror and that’s exactly

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    Submitted: September 21, 2017 By: cloclodapr
  • The Famous B. F. Skinner

    The Famous B. F. Skinner

    B.F. SKINNER MAY 10,2006 JOHN WORTHY PSYCHOLOGY 2ND BLOCK The Famous B. F. Skinner Mr. B. F. Skinner was born on March 20, 1904 in Susquehanna, a small railroad town in the hills of Pennsylvania just below Binghamton, New York. With one younger brother, he grew up in a home environment he described as “warm and stable”. His father was a rising lawyer and his mother was a common hard-working housewife. Much of his boyhood

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Field of Psychology

    The Field of Psychology

    Psychology Psychology is defined as the study of the way people think and behave. The field has a number of sub-disciplines devoted to studying different levels and contexts of human thought and behavior. Social psychology, for example, deals with human thought and action in a social context. Physiological psychology is concerned with thought and behavior at the level of neurology. Another division of psychology is comparative psychology which compares the thought and behavior of humans

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: regina
  • 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
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