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08 Jul 2008
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Is porn really biologically beneficial for human sexuality? A response to popular conception

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

I will present a critique of the conception of male sperm in contemporary popular science media; in particular my critique will address the idea that porn is somehow biologically beneficial for human sexuality. On one level, my motive in doing this is to demystify the systematic but...

08 Jul 2008
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Instinct vs Experience : Are there two separate hemispheres in the human brain ( With data and graphs )

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

Scientists have long acknowledged the presence of two separate hemispheres in the human brain as well as the severe difference between the two. The significance of these differences however was not until recently properly understood. The scientific community formerly considered the right...

07 Jul 2008
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Psychological assessment

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Psychological assessment is the process of integrating information gathered from different sources. You can obtain valuable information from psychological testing. Interview with medical practitioners could also yield important information about the medical records of the individual. Another...

03 Jul 2008
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An analysis of the history, effects, and implications of the most common psychostimulants

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) generally denotes a kind of deficit to selectively attend and (thereby) selectively inhibit certain stimuli. Evidently, the psychological community has much else to say about the disorder, frequently positing other cognitive and...

03 Jul 2008
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Category - Specific semantic deficits

Essay - 11 pages - Psychology

The task of explaining the organization of conceptual knowledge is both promising and difficult. It is promising because if conceptual knowledge is organized, then in principle it should be possible to form theories which would account for the nature of conceptual organization in normal...

03 Jul 2008
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Psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and consciousness

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

The state of consciousness defies definition, but it may involve an awareness of self, dreams, emotions, moods, perceptions, sensations, and thoughts, although not essentially all of these. The issue surrounding the definition consciousness, and in what sense and to what extent this state exists,...

23 Jun 2008
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The benefits of existentialist psychology

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

JD is a 26-year-old Hispanic male with quadriplegia who has been refereed to treatment by his primary care physician. Anxiety and depression appear to be the most prominent issues facing the client at the present time; however, the client both denies suicidal and homicidal ideation and is...

17 Jun 2008
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Gardens: Revealing the State of Our Minds

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

A garden is a simple place, a small escape from the home, where one can roam at leisure. But there is more, something about its sensuousness gives rise to deeper feelings. In the Decameron and in Augustine's Confessions gardens become representative of the consequences of beauty....

06 Jun 2008
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The Killing of Pain: How We See Ourselves?

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

Thinking about the self is obviously quite different from thinking about something else because there is a degree of control and understanding that doesn't extend to other objects. Suppose the sun had a conscious, it might more easily perceive that objects orbit around it than would a person...

04 Jun 2008
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John Dollard and his work

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

Freud's introduction of psychotherapy in the early twentieth century spawned significant interest in the study of psychology and the practice of counseling. Over the course of the last century, notable progress has been made toward understanding the human psyche, the process of human development,...

04 Jun 2008
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The Impact of poverty on child development

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

The impact of poverty on the development of the child has been well examined by scholars. Although poverty's impact on the child's development has been well examined, what is often not understood by the layman is the specific areas in which poverty impacts the child's development. In an effort to...

03 Jun 2008
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How conflict theory provides an insight to sociologist in to the process of criminal activity and behavior

Tutorials/exercises - 9 pages - Psychology

Conflict theory has developed throughout the course of the twentieth century as a principle theory for better understanding the development of criminal behavior. Although conflict theory directly links criminal behavior to the development of larger social inequities, research on this paradigm...

02 Jun 2008
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Personhood: Social psychology

Case study - 5 pages - Psychology

Social psychology is an interdisciplinary area of study on how social conditions affect human beings. The focus from the psychological perspective is explaining the influence of interaction (whether actual, imagined or implied) with others on an individual's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It...

02 Jun 2008
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Neural Representation of Semantic Knowledge

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

The human ability to look at and label objects, though taken for granted even in very young children, has long puzzled and fascinated scientists investigating the organization of knowledge systems in the brain. A central question in this investigation is the way knowledge of objects are...

16 May 2008
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Rap Enlightenment

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

For a large part of my life, I despised rap. I hated it in all its different forms. While my friends were all listening to Biggie Smalls and Tupac, I was listening to Metallica and Korn. I categorized hip-hop, R & B, and rap all into the rap genre. I never enjoyed...

16 May 2008
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Beyond Sissies and Tomboys: Atypical Gender Deviance

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Psychology

Gender roles shape how a person interacts with other members of their society. Young children learn gender roles from many sources, and are strongly influenced by their parents and family, peers, media presentations and daily interaction with other individuals. Gender becomes a critical component...

15 May 2008
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Abraham Lincoln Personality Analysis

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

Abraham Lincoln is often regarded as one of the country's greatest presidents. In passing, he is commonly thought of as intelligent, diligent, and a groundbreaking leader. However, many people do not know that Abraham Lincoln suffered from chronic depression throughout his life. Despite living...

12 May 2008
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Paradise Hermit Crab

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Everybody has their own idea of what paradise consists of. Freedom from the confines of the labor force, a tropical vacation with endless beaches and relaxing afternoon naps, a spending spree with no bill in sight, and streaming chocolate with an edible rowboat have all been described to me as...

08 May 2008
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Fighting Nostalgia and Facing the Present: The Power of Coming Home

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

Home is where the heart is, especially in the case of Odysseus. Separated from home for twenty years, the military man yearns to set foot on the sand of Ithaka to reclaim his place as leader, husband, and father. However, unlike the portrayal of most tough guys, Odysseus does not hesitate to weep...

08 May 2008
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Roses are Red, Emily is Blue, Her Father Died and She Went Cuckoo: A Novel Project on William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

Essay - 2 pages - Psychology

Over the years, society has come to accept that in most cases, people are the products of their environments. For example, if one is brought up in an irresponsible environment, it is likely they will be irresponsible when they are older. However, when people are brought up in extreme...

06 May 2008
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Death Becomes Me: The Development of a Personal Eschatology

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

Though the exact methods by which one might “die twice” are unclear, the sage wisdom of modern-day philosopher Chris Rock is undeniable: regardless of whom one may be, one will certainly die. Concordantly, according to philosopher Martin Heidegger death is not only an inevitable end,...

06 May 2008
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Diving into "Water on the Brain" Hydrocephalus: An Exploration

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

The popular board game Operation entails the treatment of, amongst many other ersatz medical conditions, “water on the knee,” cleverly rendered as a bucket to be withdrawn from the knee of the plastic “patient” using tweezers. However, to the dismay of many seven-year old...

24 Apr 2008
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Gender Schema Theory

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

In “Gender Schema Theory and Its Implications for Child Development: Raising Gender-aschematic Children in a Gender-schematic Society”, Sandra Lipsitz Bem introduces a cognitive model for the process of sex-typing as it occurs in child development. She then provides a step-by-step...

24 Apr 2008
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Combating an American Epidemic: A Look At Autism

Case study - 4 pages - Psychology

Today, our country is in the midst of a major epidemic. Our children are being overtaken by a debilitating disorder that leaves them and their families devastated. The Center for Disease Control estimates that one in one hundred fifty children are born with this affliction. In fact, more children...

21 Apr 2008
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An Exploration of Diversity and Self Monitoring

Case study - 4 pages - Psychology

Today we live in a world that undeniably diverse, especially in the United States of America. We strive to have a peaceful coexistence of diverse ethnic groups, as we embrace our similarities yet still hold our differences close. Historically, the United States has had to deal with many issues of...

21 Apr 2008
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"La Femme Provocateur": The impact of the sexualized female image on adolescent females

Case study - 10 pages - Psychology

Learning what it is to be a woman in today's society could be the largest mountain any female has to cross. Adolescent females are suffocated with an uncountable number of media images that tell them how to look, what to eat, how to develop relationships with men, and more. These images are often...

21 Apr 2008
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Adopted Children's Personalities in Relation to Biological and Adopted Parents

Case study - 5 pages - Psychology

Adoption is a word that is thrown around all too much today in the English language. In 2004, we adopt a greyhound, adopt a soldier overseas, and adopt a tree. Needless to say, all of these uses for “adopt” has led the masses to be distracted as to what adoption truly is. The true...

19 Apr 2008
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The Female Gender Role in the Media An Analysis of Three Studies

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

In the United States of America, the media plays a gigantic role in the life of every man, woman, and child. No one can escape the media, for our life has become based around it. Televisions are being built into cars, the internet is full of advertisements, the radio is constantly blaring - there...

15 Apr 2008
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WHAT'S IN A FACE?

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Humans inherently focus on the face to understand other people's emotional states. Facial expressions are used to communicate worldwide, making them innate and universal. This essay addresses the various ways in which the brain processes facial information. Specific evidence is given for the...

26 Dec 2007
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The Theory of Emerging Adulthood

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

In his book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties, Dr. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett details research he has conducted shedding light on emerging adulthood. Arnett can be considered at the forefront of research of this kind. According to his biographical...