Psychology

animal testingrights Do we own animals...or do we simply care for them as pets and use them in our experiments and research? What distinguishes a pet from a lab/test animal..What characteristics make them any different from each other? Do the tests we do actually have significance and how far can we take them? These are the debated questions many researchers stray from answering..These tests are supposedly for the better of humanity..but what do the animals get from them? What is it that gives u
Ann Hopkins Case Analysis Ann Hopkins worked as a senior manager for the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse for four years, Hopkins became a candidate for partnership in 1984. After being denied partnership, she filed suit against Price Waterhouse charging that the firm had discriminated against her on the basis of sex by allowing gender stereotypes to heavily influence the firm\'s employment practices. During her employment with Price Waterhouse, Hopkins proved herself a hard-working, dedicate
antisocial behavior Anti-Social BehaviorA Discussion and Analysis of Group Conflicts For purposes of this research paper, it is the intent of this author to present and assess the relationship of deciding not to work within a group format, group conflicts with membership and anti-social behavior. To this extent, this author should like to address a greater understanding of anti-social behavior, group conflicts, and the pros and cons of same. It is the belief of this author that there exists an i
Are Dreams Really A Mystery Are Dreams Really a Mystery In the middle of the night, I was taking a walk through the woods. I could hear owls hooting and animals scattering under leaves. From the vague sound of water trickling over rocks, I knew my destination was coming soon. As I was walking, the heel of my foot got wedged between a stump and a rock. I started to sway and my heart stopped. Slowly I could feel my body fall towards the ground. Not knowing when I would fall, where I would land, wh
Are Small Business owners entrepreneurs To answer this challenging question, one must compare both entrepreneurs to small business managers or owners and entrepreneurial ventures to small businesses. One must also ascertain the meanings of the terms, entrepreneur and small business owner. The definition of an entrepreneur is a commonly argued point, with several definitions having been given by many different people. The dictionary gives an entrepreneur as \'A person who engages in business ente
Are Suicidal and Violent Acts by College Students Caused by Television Violence Psych. 57 Peter Sams Mon. lab. 9/24/99 Are Suicidal and Violent Acts by College Students Caused by Television Violence This is a truly important question for all college students. By answering this question we gain important insight as to where in fact violence in college campuses may come from. Research in this specific area can also help us further understand how and why suicide rates have increased for college stu
Are Suicidal and Violent Acts by College Students Caused by Television Violence1 Psych. 57 Peter Sams Mon. lab. 9/24/99 Are Suicidal and Violent Acts by College Students Caused by Television Violence This is a truly important question for all college students. By answering this question we gain important insight as to where in fact violence in college campuses may come from. Research in this specific area can also help us further understand how and why suicide rates have increased for college st
Are we paying attention Tarpley 1 Are We Paying Attention or is Ritalin Mother’s Little Helper Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are increasingly being discussed interchangeably. It has captured the attention of researchers everywhere. With this disorder there exist prevailing evaluations, and positive reinforcements, behavior modifications which impact children with special needs. Often times, behavior is associated with learning, for example,
are you a web junkie ? Net addiction is no joke, say mental health professionals. by Tom Spring, PC World January 14, 1999, 3:00 p.m. PT BELMONT, Mass. -- It started when he broke the bank while bidding at online auctions. Then it escalated as the hypnotic black hole of cyberspace sucked him in deeper. Online games, cybersex, and suicidal thoughts haunted him. Eventually he became so obsessed with the Internet that life had little meaning beyond it. Despite therapy and warnings, this anonymous I
argument1 Argument-based Homicide in America Feeling alienated by fellow classmates, two students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO who referred to themselves as the Trench Coat Mafia went on a rampant killing spree which took the lives of themselves, twelve other students and one teacher (Obmascik 1). This incident caused an immediate plea for more socially responsible communities, assuming that greater moral values would curb the likelihood of these argument-related homicides. This rel
Aristitle Aristotle Aristotle is a Greek philosopher, scientist, and educator how lived from 384 to 322 B.C.. He was considered to be one of the greatest and most influential philosophers in Western culture. He was born in northern Greece on the Macedonia coast in a small town called Stagira. Aristotle came from an upper middle class were his father, Nichomachus, was a court physician to King Amanitas II of Macedonia. This is where Aristotle became associated with the Macedonian court, which inf
Aristotle Aristotle Aristotle is a Greek philosopher, scientist, and educator how lived from 384 to 322 B.C.. He was considered to be one of the greatest and most influential philosophers in Western culture. He was born in northern Greece on the Macedonia coast in a small town called Stagira. Aristotle came from an upper middle class were his father, Nichomachus, was a court physician to King Amanitas II of Macedonia. This is where Aristotle became associated with the Macedonian court, which inf
Aristotle Aristotle Aristotle is a Greek philosopher, scientist, and educator how lived from 384 to 322 B.C.. He was considered to be one of the greatest and most influential philosophers in Western culture. He was born in northern Greece on the Macedonia coast in a small town called Stagira. Aristotle came from an upper middle class were his father, Nichomachus, was a court physician to King Amanitas II of Macedonia. This is where Aristotle became associated with the Macedonian court, which inf
Article Review1 Con flict (kon’flikt’) n.—1. Prolonged fighting 2. Psychology: A struggle, often unconscious between mutually exclusive impulses or desires. v. --Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Dictionary ‘99 There is an uncanny similarity between the struggles that minorities have had to deal with since setting foot on “the land of the free.” They share the common dynamics that accompany the experience of reaching for the American dream: internalizing the façade of freedom taught in Western educ
asd Introduction Description A depressive disorder is a whole-body illness, involving your body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way you eat and sleep, the way you feel about yourself, and the way you think about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last
Asian Two years after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, it became apparent to many of China\'s leaders that economic reform was necessary. During his tenure as China\'s premier, Mao had encouraged social movements such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution which had had as their bases ideologies such as serving the people and maintaining the class struggle. By 1978 "Chinese leaders were searching for a solution to serious economic problems produced by Hua Guofeng, the man who had
athletic training Athletic Training Definition of an Athletic Trainer An Athletic trainer can work for high schools, colleges, universities, and also for professional sports teams. Athletic Trainers prevent, examine, and treat injuries of athletes. Before and after games and practices they also treat minor injuries such as wrapping bandages around sprang ankles or wrists or spray an antiseptic on an knee that has an abrasion. Trainers do not work alone, they work with the team coaches, physician
Autism In general, autism is the developmental disability that prevents individuals from properly understanding what they see, hear, or otherwise sense. Approximately 3 to 5 out of every 10,000 school aged children have some for of autism, and males with the disorder outnumber females with it by nearly 5 to 1. It is estimated that 1 in every 500 display some autistic characteristics (Williams, xiv). Autism is called a spectrum disorder because there is no one characteristic and it is different i
Autism In general, autism is the developmental disability that prevents individuals from properly understanding what they see, hear, or otherwise sense. Approximately 3 to 5 out of every 10,000 school aged children have some for of autism, and males with the disorder outnumber females with it by nearly 5 to 1. It is estimated that 1 in every 500 display some autistic characteristics (Williams, xiv). Autism is called a spectrum disorder because there is no one characteristic and it is different i
Bad Study Habits In many cases, students of today\'s society are often provided with poor study skills, preventing them of all chance for a satisfying grade. Studying is a major concept of education, and if the problem continues, more and more students will be rejected from opportunities they wished they\'d had. Opportunities include future education at a college, a chance to gain important knowledge, or even an opportunity to receive a high-paying job. As years go by, many lives have been chang
Banning Prayer in Schools Banning Prayer in Schools When schools first opened hundreds of years ago prayer was always enforced, and the Bible was the only book most schools had to read. Our first constitutional right states that we have the right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and as our right the government can not tell us when it is appropriate to pray. The government is only taking away yet another right making us weaker and themselves stronger. The bible being the first book i
basic Psycology Bibliography & Reading List Alajouanine, T. :* Aphasia and artistic realization. Brain. 1948 71:229-241. Alvin, J. :* Music Therapy. London: John Baker 1966 Amato, I. : Muscle melodies and brain refrains: Turning bioelectric signals into music. Sciences News. April 1989 135:202-203. Arnheim, R. :* New essays on the psychology of art. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 1986 Baer, T., Gore, J. C., Gracco, L.C., & Nye, P. W. (1991). Analysis of vocal tract sha
Battered Women in Society In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women\'s syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted Mass. Gen. L. ch. 233 § 23E (1993), which permits the introduction of evidence of abuse in criminal
Bipolar Disorder Cause of Great Madness or Great Genius Essay written by Is bipolar disorder the cause of great madness or great genius? The symptoms of this mental illness may also be considered as the driving forces behind some of the most gifted and talented people to grace our society. Although individuals with this illness may have some obstacles to overcome, it can be accomplished. With all of the treatment programs that are widely available, people have many options and methods to turn to
bipolar disorders Bipolar Disorder By: Amanda Bipolar disorder can best be compared to a mountain range. With high peaks of euphoria and deep valleys of depression, this disorder has periods of “high”, or manic stages, and periods of low, or depressed stages, with some periods of normal in between. For many people this disorder begins in the adolescent stage of life and continues throughout the person’s adult life. Often people suffer needlessly for years or even decades without even recognizing
black liberation The African American Representation in the Media and the Impression it leaves on Black Children Young children are highly impressionable. Children look at their role models such as their parents/guardians to guide them into being responsible, hard working, law-abiding citizens. Children usually view their parents/guardians as their primary representation of their culture. Little boys admire their fathers as a strong and influential presence, which they want, emulates. According
Breaking the Chains of Violence Breaking the Chains of Violence To return violence for violence does nothing but intensify the existence of violence and evil in the universe. Someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chains of violence and hate. -Martin Luther King, Jr. We live in a society that has seen a tremendous rise in juvenile violence over the past ten years. Juvenile homicides are twice as common today as they were in the mid-1980\'s (Begley 35). Forcible rapes b
Buddhaism "Whether we like it or not, we have all been born on this earth as part of one great human family … ultimately each of us is just a human being like everyone else: we all desire happiness and do not want suffering." -Tenzin Gyaso XIV Dalai Lama History/Origin The birth of the first Buddha started out with a dream. Queen Maha-Maya of the Sakya warrior caste had a dream when the moon was full during the midsummer festival. Four guardian angels lifted her up and took her to the Himalaya M
case for legalization Case for Legalizing Marijuana What Is Marijuana? Marijuana, a drug obtained from dried and crumpled parts of the ubiquitous hemp plant Cannabis sativa (or Cannabis indica). Smoked by rolling in tobacco paper or placing in a pipe. It is also otherwise consumed worldwide by an estimated 200,000,000 persons for pleasure, an escape from reality, or relaxation. Marijuana is known by a variety of names such as if (Morocco), dagga (South Africa), and bhang (India). Common in the U
Child Development1 Physical, Mental, Emotional and Social Development in Children By Kaitlyn Saunders ENG 101 11.27.00 Infants grow at a very rapid rate during the first one and a half years of life. Development is not only physical, but mental, emotional, and social. This development provides a strong background for further development in life. Physical development refers to a baby’s increasing skill at utilizing various body parts. During development, there are three basic developmental rules:
Child Development2 Infants grow at a very rapid rate during the first one and a half years of life. Developing not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, and socially as well, this development has been evident in providing a strong background for further development in life. Physical development refers to a babyís increasing skill at utilizing various body parts. During development, there are three basic developmental rules: ěRule one states, that babyís develop in the head region first, fo
Children Of Alcoholics Topic Description The topic I chose for the research assignment is children of alcoholics. I chose to focus more on the children that are involved in families of alcoholics rather than on the family as a whole, because I felt there would be too much information. Because I grew up in a stable, relatively normal family, I chose to research a topic in which I did not have experience with. The participants that I chose for the interview are people that I know to have problems
Choosing a career in psychology Choosing A Career in Psychology Society is crowded with many different kinds of people, which create problems of how to live and work together and live with oneself. It is in these situations which psychology serves its purpose by creating answers to these questions. Psychology helps create an awareness of these problems and this awareness increases the likelihood of treatment. A student who is deciding to enter the field of psychology has a choice to make from an
Christianity3 Since the beginning of human history and in recent history there have been many explanations for events that seem out of human control. In recent civilized history, religious and scientific views have often bumped with one another. Religious ideas are usually presented first and then enough scientific evidence accumulates to challenge religious beliefs. These findings of science are met with amazement and most are considered a heresy. Since the middle ages until the 18th century, r
clasical conditioning Classical Conditioning We can see learning taking place all the time, but there is no simple explanation of the process. Psychologists have examined four types of learning; one of these is classical conditioning or response learning. Classical conditioning is the easiest kind of learning. Classical conditioning is based on experiments that took place in the 1900’s by the Russian physiologist Ivan P. Pavlov. He trained dogs to salivate at signals such as lights, tones, or bu
Classical learning vs Operant Learning There are many different fields of study in psychology. One field of study is the cognitive process of learning. Learning is any relatively permanent change in behavior (or behavior potential) resulting from experience (Baron G-7). The learning process helps us, all organisms, adapt to changing conditions in our environment and the world around us. Although the effects of learning are very diverse, many psychologists believe that learning occurs in several
Classical learning vs Operant Learning1 There are many different fields of study in psychology. One field of study is the cognitive process of learning. Learning is any relatively permanent change in behavior (or behavior potential) resulting from experience (Baron G-7). The learning process helps us, all organisms, adapt to changing conditions in our environment and the world around us. Although the effects of learning are very diverse, many psychologists believe that learning occurs in several
Classical operant and observational conditioning Classical, operant, and observational are all types of conditioning and learning. Conditioning, in psychology, is causing an organism to exhibit a specific response to a stimulus. A stimulus is anything that heightens excitement or action. Classical conditioning is a form of learning, in which a reflexive or automatic response transfers from one stimulus to another. For instance, a person who has had painful experiences at the dentist’s office may
CMAs Health Occupations Health Career Research Paper: Certified Medical Assistant There are many exciting careers in the medical field. One of them is the position of a medical assistant. There are many things that one is able to do as a medical assistant. Their main duty is to assist, as the title implies, their coworkers, usually doctors and nurses. Their duties can range from medical paperwork to some forms of clinical tasks such as taking vital signs. The job responsibilities of a medical as
Cobb Ty research paper Introduction Ty Cobb was the greatest baseball player that has ever lived, he also was the most influential on other baseball players. Who was Ty Cobb and what was his impact throughout the 20’s? I propose to show his importance to baseball by giving examples of his determination to get to where he got to as a baseball player. Through the lessons and morals of hard work that his father had taught Ty as a boy, he was able to become a great hard-working baseball player. Alth
COLLECTIVE MEMORY Collective memory is a dynamic topic that can be discussed through a number of disciplines. In my paper I will attempt to dissect this subject of collective memory as clear and consisely as possible through the exploration of narratives, novels, music, poetry and history. Collective memory is defined as the breadth of procedural knowledge the community acquires through experience when interacting with each other and the world. Research in collective memory is a relatively new a
college a waste of time In her article “College Is a Waste of Time and Money”, Caroline Bird attempts to pursued her readers that colleges are overflowing with students who don’t belong there. Her article first appeared in Psychology Today (May 1975). Since this material is outdated, I find it hard to believe that most of the responses by students and parents quoted in the article still hold true. The author has set out to pursue the readers that college is a bad and unnecessary choice for today
College Interpersonal Attraction College Interpersonal Attraction and Maintenance Research Topic Area Being attractive or liked is an important characteristic to many college students. The lives of many students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison involve a lot of socializing and partying. Many students go out to the bars or party every weekend and some students are looking to meet someone. The intentions vary among students in regards to relationships due to the busy schedules students have.
commerce Religious Studies (Essay) Should the study of religion be left to religious people? Write an essay of not more than 1200 words. Assuming that “religion” here has the same meaning as one of the definitions referred to in O U Block 4 Unit 14 (and in particular is an activity caught by Ninian Smart’s The Nature of Religion, A5 Resource Book 3) we still need to know what is meant by “religious people” before we can properly answer the question posed for this essay. By “religious people”, pr
communicating In a world where there are books that show the proper way to pitch a baseball, on how to build better relationships, on self improvement, studies on any number of topics, why wouldn’t there be any for something so essential and important to our lives? For this reason, it would be a good idea to observe, study and write about groups. We must look into our lives to get a better perspective on how important this issue is and the impact of those studying this topic. We live in a time w
Comparison of Ordinary People to Errands by Guest Outline I. Biography of Judith Guest A. Life B. Literary accomplishments II. Ordinary People A. Summary B. Theme Quotes (2) C. Character Quotes (2) III. Errands A. Summary B. Theme Quotes (2) C. Character Quotes (2) IV. Works I. Biography A native of Detroit, Michigan, Judith Guest graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in education. After teaching school for a few years, she worked briefly for a newspaper. Although she never had
Computer Security Internet, its effects in our lives and the future of the Internet: The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in peopleˇ¦s homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 19
condoms Bibliography “Condoms in Schools: They Don’t Affect Teen Sex Rates.” Star Tribune, 30 September 1997:A8(col. 3). “Our Growing Population.” Time 13 April 1998: 45-46. Guttmacher,S. “Condom Availability in New York Public High Schools: Relationships to Condom Use and Sexual Behavior.” American Journal of Public Health. 4 (1999): 93-98 Kirby, Douglas. (1996). “Condom Availability Programs in U.S. Schools.” Digests of Family Planning Perspectives. (Vol. 28,No.5, September/October 1996). San
conflict1 Conflict Conflict is often necessary for reaching deeper levels of dialogue and for bringing to the surface important issues that effect the team and/or school district. The mindset needs to be "resolving conflict" by working through conflict instead of avoiding it, and the term conflict is not necessarily synonymous with the term problem. Many methods for dealing with conflict include avoiding, accommodating, competing, compromising, and collaborating. Considerations of when to apply
correlates of delinquency CORRELATES OF DELINQUENCY Matelina M. Aulava Chaminade University 3140 Waialae Ave. Honolulu HI 96816 Abstract Studies have been conducted on what factors lead to delinquency. Proposed factors of delinquency have been studied in three major fields, biological, psychological, and sociological. This study is guided by psychological and sociological theories. The question of whether or not relationships among attachment, aggression, and delinquency exist was investigated t