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07 Dec 2007

Sex, Verbal Task and Hand Placement Interactions Influence Balance Times

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

A person's motor ability may be influenced by one's sex and verbal tasks. We hypothesized that a difficult verbal task would interfere with motor skills on the right hand more for men than women due to lateralization of the brain. The balancing times of a dowel were compared between males and...

07 Dec 2007

No Differences Found Between FR and FI Reinforcement Schedules

Case study - 2 pages - Psychology

To have understood which schedules of reinforcement produce a desired behavior, we examined whether a Fixed Ratio (FR) scale was more effective than a Fixed Interval (FI) scale. Subjects participated in an interview and were unaware that they were being reinforced on an FR, or FI schedule. Other...

03 Dec 2007

Kindergarten Lesson Plan: Fun With Patterns!!

Course material - 3 pages - Educational studies

Objectives: The students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of patterns by creating and finishing patterns that involve colors, shapes, objects and numbers. Content: *Patterns can be made from colors, shapes, objects, numbers, etc. ...

03 Dec 2007

Classroom Management Plan

Course material - 8 pages - Educational studies

In my classroom I expect to be an effective teacher. For this to occur I need to have effective classroom management. I will create an environment that feels safe for the students so that they can focus on learning. For me, classroom management does not go hand in hand with...

03 Dec 2007

Kindergarten lesson plan title: Apple sentences

Course material - 3 pages - Educational studies

The students will be able to write out original sentences that describe apples. The students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of phonics by using the sounds in a letter/word to write out the words they want to use. The students will be able to demonstrate their ability to write...

03 Dec 2007

Kindergarten Lesson Plan Title: Counting and Sorting Turkeys!

Course material - 2 pages - Educational studies

The students will be able to demonstrate their ability to count objects and to sort those objects by how many feathers the turkeys have. The students will be able to identify same and different by the attributes of color, shape, size, and kind and sort those turkeys by their differences. The...

03 Dec 2007

Kindergarten Lesson Plan Title: Investigating Pumpkins

Course material - 3 pages - Educational studies

The students will be able to generate questions based on their observations of pumpkins. The students will be able to investigate those questions and find answers to their questions. The students will be able to use measurement devices to find their answers. The students...

27 Nov 2007

Running Head: The Relationship between Depression and Age

Case study - 3 pages - Psychology

Depression may be influenced by age differences. Other studies showed no relationship between age and depression so one should expect no relationship between the two in further studies. Data was obtained from 41 college students in order to determine relationships between the profile of Mood...

27 Nov 2007

James Lett and Paranormal Belief

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Paranormal belief is a controversial topic within society and many of its advocates and opponents are both victim to biases in their advocating for or against it. Paranormal belief implies a belief in phenomena that currently cannot be explained by science. These ideas can range from precognition...

26 Nov 2007

GABA Receptors

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

GABAA Receptor The GABAA receptor is a member of the superfamily of ligand-activated ion channels in the cell membrane. GABA type A (GABAA) receptors are most closely related to strychnine-sensitive glycine receptors, more distantly related to acetylcholine nicotonic receptors and serotonin...

26 Nov 2007

Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Receptors

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Psychology

Glutamate Receptors Glutamate receptors are found throughout the brain and are expressed on both neurons and glia, although not all glutamate receptor subtypes are found on both cell types. Glutamate receptors, sometimes referred to as excitatory amino acid receptors, were initially classified...

20 Nov 2007

Developmental Sport & Exercise Psychology

Course material - 2 pages - Sports

Motivational processes vary across the lifespan. Children are motivated by different factors than older adults. In class we discussed the importance of motivating people to lead physically active lives beginning in childhood and continuing throughout older adulthood to maintain good health and...

20 Nov 2007

Kinesiology Exam

Course material - 4 pages - Sports

A developmental perspective in research involves describing an individual's psychological, social, and behavioral changes across a span of time. It also assesses the similarities and differences in changes observed over time between individuals. The study may cover a lifespan, which constitutes...

20 Nov 2007

Ethics Paper: Performance Enhancement Substances

Essay - 3 pages - Sports

Athletes voluntarily agree to partake in sporting competitions. These contests require opponents to promise to play the game, at the same time, and under the same conditions.7 Performance enhancement substance use is a core ethical issue in sports today. Some athletes feel the use of steroids and...

13 Nov 2007

Monoamine Sythesis, Storage and Degradation

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

In addition to similarities in neuronal organization, monoaminergic systems are similar with regard to their synthesis, storage, and degradation. Monoamines are synthesized within neurons from common amino acid precursors and taken up into synaptic vesicles via a vesicular monoamine transporter....

13 Nov 2007

Anatomy of Monoamie Systems

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Psychology

The anatomical organization of monoaminergic systems shares a number of common features. Monoaminergic systems are strikingly divergent: monoaminergic cell bodies are generally found in aggregates located in a few restricted subcortical brain regions. Individual monoaminergic neurons typically...

13 Nov 2007

Receptors

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Psychology

Ultimately the effects of monoamines on CNS function and behavior depend upon their interactions with receptor molecules. The binding of monoamines to these plasma membrane proteins initiates a series of intracellular events that modulate neuronal excitability. Unlike the transporters, multiple...

13 Nov 2007

Exercise Physiology Lab

Case study - 6 pages - Sports

Exercise causes numerous physiological changes in the body. Body temperature increases during exercise because heat is generated in proportion to our need to produce energy. Sweat is a by product of the body heat generated and is sent to the surface of the skin to evaporate and serves as a...

13 Nov 2007

Principles of Brain Organization

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Psychology

The human brain contains approximately 1011 nerve cells or neurons. In general, neurons are composed of four morphologically identified regions: (1) the cell body or soma, which contains the nucleus and can be considered the metabolic center of the neuron; (2) the dendrites, processes that arise...

13 Nov 2007

Neuronal Plasticity

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Psychology

Synaptic plasticity is a property of adult as well as developing or young cortex, and reflects how synaptic strength changes with experience. Its relevance to psychiatry is seen in the course of the illnesses psychiatrists treat. Clinical research supports the notion that psychiatric illnesses...

13 Nov 2007

Neural Prenatal Development

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Psychology

The wonder of development is that a structure as complex as the human brain originates from a flat sheet of embryologic ectoderm. The final, formed brain shows remarkable order in its predictable cortical layering, its diversity of cortical areas, and the numerous networks linking specific...

13 Nov 2007

Early Neural Postnatal Development

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Psychology

The early postnatal years are marked by a rapid maturation of cognitive, social, and behavioral abilities as infants progress from helplessness to autonomy, and children and adolescents develop more sophisticated ways of thinking. The information and abilities acquired by infants, children, and...

13 Nov 2007

Consciouness

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Psychology

The vast majority of mental processes are outside of conscious awareness. These processes can impact thinking, feeling, and behavior despite the lack of conscious awareness. Consciousness can be thought to include two elements: awareness and sentience, the quality of the experience. Each form of...

13 Nov 2007

Cognitive Science

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Psychology

The fields relevant to this overview are a part of the interdisciplinary studies of cognitive science, which includes anthropology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, artificial intelligence and computational science, and neuroscience. Each of these disciplines...

09 Nov 2007

The Perfect Mile

Essay - 3 pages - Sports

Neal Bascomb's The Perfect Mile is a great book about three runners who all have the desire to accomplish the unthinkable; a mile in under four minutes. Wes Santee, John Landy, and Roger Bannister were all after this difficult task, each representing a different country. Bascomb follows the...

09 Nov 2007

How to Increase Visibility and Marketability of Normally Non-Revenue Sports

Essay - 4 pages - Sports

While only a few sports manage to accede above and beyond expectations, so many sports struggle to become great a sporting event. This report will go over ways in which sports that struggle with revenue can increase their visibility and marketability in the sports world. There are many untapped...

09 Nov 2007

Sexual Discrimination among Individual Athletes

Essay - 2 pages - Sports

Sexual discrimination is problem that many athletes deal with regardless of their sex. Women more often deal with sexual discrimination, but even guys deal with this problem. Although sexual discrimination is still a problem today, it is not the same issue it used to be thanks to Title IX. Women...

09 Nov 2007

PRE by Tom Jordan

Essay - 2 pages - Sports

In the late 60's and early 70's, there was a great distance runner by the name of Steve Prefontaine. Steve, also called “Pre” for short, had an illustrious running career, which has inspired runners to this day to work hard and have the desire to win. Pre's running career began when he...

09 Nov 2007

Bowerman and the Men of Oregon

Essay - 5 pages - Sports

A coach by the name of Bill Bowerman sets out to change the lives of many young college students through their abilities in track and field. Bowerman, a famous coach from the University of Oregon not only coaches Olympians but prepares them for the real world after college. He is also the...

28 Oct 2007

Circulation assistant cover letter

Sample letter - 1 pages - Educational studies

From Emerson College's human resources website, I learned of numerous openings within the university. I am very interested in the position of circulation assistant, for I am seeking employment in an academic environment and believe that my education and experience will be very beneficial to the...

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