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Plato6
Plato6
Plato6 Charles Darwin and his Darwinism\'s Darwin is considered by other people as the creator of Evolution. Darwin was not the only man to arrive at the theory of evolution. Darwin came to his theory of evolution at the same time as an another man who goes by the name of Alfred Russell Wallace came to the same conclusion. Wallace being relatively unknown was not respected for having the same conclusion because the fact that people were so apt to listen to the theory’s of Charles Darwin. After
Platos Forms
Platos Forms
Platos Forms I. Introduction Purpose I intend to show the validity of Plato\'s arguments about his theory of Forms. Aristotle, along with others, cross-examines Plato\'s proposals. Yet, I happen to see the potential of his point of view and would like to take a deeper look into his theory. The purpose of this paper is to critically analyze the theory of Plato\'s Forms from his perspective and that of several others, including Aristotle. Topics The topics in which I will mainly focus on will be
Richard Swinburnes Teleological Argument
Richard Swinburnes Teleological Argument
Richard Swinburnes Teleological Argument Although explicated on many occasions and by many different authors, the teleological argument for the existence of God provides the best springboard from which to launch contemporary convictions of faith. In the revised edition of his earlier The Existence of God, Richard Swinburne constructs a solid outline that reveals the exact structure of the teleological argument. He presents both forms of the teleological argument , holds each under the light of
Socrates and His Escape
Socrates and His Escape
Socrates and His Escape Each one of us has been accused of some kind of act at some point in our lives. Yet those accusations have been terribly mistaken and sometimes there is so little that a person can do to fix that. In this case we are talking about the wonderful philosophist Socrates, a person of many beliefs and ideas. He was a man who dearly believed in justice and doing justice to others. We will examine Socrates\' way of thinking and his rationality towards a healthy and logical mind.
Sort History
Sort History
Sort History Three main groups in the philosophy of science 1st questions about science generally 2nd questions about group and the relation 3rd questions about main terms of science I group questions about science 1st group Epistemological questions 1st Is scientific method the only rational way of research? 2nd Is scientific method rational at all? 3rd Is any better method? 4th What could be basis of theory if direct sensual experience couldnt be basis? 5th How much can we presuppose the cer
The Genders
The Genders
The Genders Through out history, men and women have struggled to understand each other. Society has struggled to meld their complex differences while embracing the wonder of individuality. Biologist attempt to explain why men and women are different yet comes from the very similar genetic make-up. Psychologists have made grand strides in understanding how the mind works in the dynamics of relationships between men and women. And in a society that is governed by economics, the realm of social st
THE PROOF OF GOD8217S EXISTENCE
THE PROOF OF GOD8217S EXISTENCE
THE PROOF OF GOD8217S EXISTENCE By The Middle Ages, one understands a relatively long historical period extending from the end of the Roman Empire to the 1500s. The conquest of The Roman Empire by Germanic tribes, and synthesis of Germanic and Roman ways of life formed the civilization which we call medieval (medieval-from Latin words; medium (middle) and aevum (age)). Medieval civilization was greatly influenced by the Muslims in Spain and The Middle East, and by Byzantine Empire and Christia
A Century of Physics
A Century of Physics
A Century of Physics A Century of Physics By the end of the nineteenth century after more than two thousand years of intellectual struggle that began with the Greek philosophers, physical scientists had reason to believe that they were beginning to understand the universe. Their theories of matter and energy, of electricity and magnetism, of heat and sound and light were confirmed in laboratories throughout the world with increasing precision. Experimentation was the method and mathematics the
A simple understanding of physics
A simple understanding of physics
A simple understanding of physics A Simple Understanding of Physics Science is divided into many disciplines. One such division is physics. “The study of relations among observations we can make of the universe constitutes the body of science, and relations among observations of the physical universe constitutes the subject matter of physics.” (Adair, 25) It is plain to see from this description that physics does encompass a wide array of studies. The majority of physical phenomena investigated
Animal experimentation
Animal experimentation
animal experimentation ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION Holly Anderson was a strong supporter for animal rights. When she was a little girl, she saw a cat get run over by a car. As she watched it die slowly, some young boys were poking it with a stick. She screamed, “Why don’t you leave that poor cat alone!” One boy replied, “We wanted to see if maggots will come out of its nose! Hey Jimmy!” the boy yelled at his friend, “Go get your firecrackers!” Holly started crying and ran away. From then on, she vie
Communism in the American Education System
Communism in the American Education System
Communism in the American Education System Communism in the American Education System At the height of the Cold War, a new cartoon emerged. Little blue people called Smurfs sang and skipped into the hearts of the American populace. The good, clean antics of the Smurfs were the model of American values, or were they? One should look closely at the Smurfs, their values, their cultures. Surprise! The Smurfs were not capitalistic at all. They were Communists! Communist practices and doctrine have n
Do Political Parties Assist or Interfere with the
Do Political Parties Assist or Interfere with the
Do Political Parties Assist or Interfere with the Process Used in America to Gain Power Systems of classification, are, ideally, an aid to make items easily identifiable. There are systems of classification in biology, systems of classification in the library...it seems wherever we turn, we want our information in an organized, concise manner. Such an idea works well with books, for example, and the Dewey Decimal System. However, classification can also be a harmfully limiting process. Such is
Switzerland
Switzerland
switzerland The Alps Average altitude 1700 m (5576 ft.). The Alps determine the climate and vegetation, providing a continental watershed. While the Alps contribute enormously to the Swiss identity, economic activity is concentrated in the Plateau. The Platue Depopulated mountain regions Two thirds of the country is covered by mountains, ice, rocks, forests and alpine meadows. 11 per cent of the population live in the mountain regions. Urbanized landscape If you travel across the Plateau, from
Adolescent suicide
Adolescent suicide
adolescent suicide The idea of youth committing suicide mystifies our societal logic. We do not understand the reasons why youth -normally associated with energy, determination and possibilities- turn to such a final act as a solution. Suicide eventually enters all of our lives, either directly or indirectly. However, the situation becomes more cruel and unfair when a youth commits suicide. We can not help but think of the opportunities and potential lost so swiftly for one so young. Although a
Aggression Biological Theory vs Behaviorist Theory
Aggression Biological Theory vs Behaviorist Theory
Aggression Biological Theory vs Behaviorist Theory Aggression - Biological Theory vs Behaviorist Theory Aggression is a problem that affects all members of society. There is no doubt that aggression pays off for some. Parents who yell and threaten punishment get results. The child who hits the hardest gets the toy. The brother who is willing to be the most vicious in a fight wins. The teacher who gives the hardest test and threatens to flunk the most students usually gets the most study time fr
Aggression1
Aggression1
Aggression1 Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as we, too, are animals. The source of aggression within humans is a long summative list, but before trying to understand its source one must apply a working definition of aggression. Encyclopedia Britannica as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat defines aggressive behavior. (7) David G. Myers states that aggression
Aggression2
Aggression2
Aggression2 Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as well. The source of aggression within humans forms a long list, but before trying to understand its source one must understand a working definition of aggression. Encyclopedia Britannica defines it as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat. David G. Myers states that aggression is any physical or verbal behavior inte
Agression
Agression
agression Aggression: Dealing with the Aspects that we are faced with Day in and Day Out Abstract We live in a society where aggressive acts happen every day, but do we really know what causes it? How can we help ourselves and others to understand what aggression is? First off, we need to define aggression, tell it’s causes and effects and determine the best way to deal with it. For example, aggression can be positive or negative, accidental or intended and physical or mental. Aggression is a c
ANIMAL TESTING
ANIMAL TESTING
ANIMAL TESTING Animal testing is not a problem in today’s society because it is beneficial to humans. It seems unethical to put animals through such pain and torture, but if we stopped it completely there would be a large amount of human lives lost. How could this be? The further advancements in medical and technological science is inevitable. Therefore, if the testing must be done to learn more about the brain and body, which species (animals or man) seems expendable for such testing. The real
Autism5
Autism5
Autism5 A little girl named Sally, quietly sits alone in a corner, rocking back and forth, humming to herself. Her classmates roam about in a chaotic manner, casually conversing, and inadvertently ignoring the little girl. Sally’s parents begin to wonder; is it just a phase or something more. Her parents soon learn that it is something more. With little more to go on than that of what the parents have observed, Sally’s pediatrician has decided that she should be tested for autism. There is no b
Beauty
Beauty
Beauty Charles Darwin wrote in 1872 in his book The Descent of Man: It is certainly not true that there is in the mind of man any universal standard of beauty with respect to the human body. Although we are all legally equal, everyone knows that people are often treated differently according to their physical appearance. Even when we apply for jobs, appearance may dominate qualification. We even believe that attractive people are better - what is beautiful is good is a common standard in
Complusive Gambling
Complusive Gambling
Complusive Gambling Compulsive gambling is a very addictive disease that can cost you more than its worth. So why do people become compulsive gamblers? In America 2-3% of adults are afflicted by this addiction. Four out of Five compulsive gamblers are men. Over 90% of compulsive gamblers have gambled since their mid-teens. There are many reasons why people become compulsive gamblers. Throughout my paper I will go over many types of research that have been done on this disorder and show you a va
Discussion on Classical Conditioning as an explana
Discussion on Classical Conditioning as an explana
Discussion on Classical Conditioning as an explanation of learning We use the term classical conditioning to describe one type of associative learning in which there is no contingency between response and reinforcer. This situation resembles most closely the experiment from Pavlov in the 1920s, where he trained his dogs to associate a bell ring with a food-reward. In such experiments, the subject initially shows weak or no response to a conditioned stimulus (CS, e.g. the bell), but a measurab
Aggression is a critical part of animal existence,
Aggression is a critical part of animal existence,
Egg Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as we, too, are animals. The source of aggression within humans is a long summative list, but before trying to understand its source one must apply a working definition of aggression. Aggressive behavior is defined by Encyclopedia Britannica as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat. (7) David G. Myers states that aggression is
Erik Erikson
Erik Erikson
Erik Erikson Erik Homberger Erikson was born in 1902 near Frankfort, Germany to Danish parents. Erik studied art and a variety of languages during his school years, rather than science courses such as biology and chemistry. He did not prefer the atmosphere that formal schooling produced so instead of going to college he traveled around Europe, keeping a diary of his experiences. After a year of doing this, he returned to Germany and enrolled in art school. After several years, Erickson began to
Feeding Behavior in Feral and Domestic Cats
Feeding Behavior in Feral and Domestic Cats
Feeding Behavior in Feral and Domestic Cats Feeding Behavior in Feral and Domestic Cats During the course of evolution, a species may change drastically. Adaptations in behavior and in physical characteristics are both important to survival. Some behaviors of a species may be learned, while others may be genetically determined. It is likely that most behavior are a combination of genetic makeup and learning. Learned behaviors are essential to survival because they can change to meet the demands
Francis Crick
Francis Crick
Francis Crick In 1953, Dr. Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the structure of the DNA molecule. This is the molecule which we now know stores the genetic information for all life. Many scientists have claimed the discovery to be the single most important development in biology during the 20th century. Watson and Crick\'s investigation into the nature of the genetic code and the passing of information from generation to generation has redefined the study of genetics. Also, it has basical
Freud
Freud
Freud The theories of Sigmund Freud were advanced and are very influential to modern society. This Austrian physician and neurologist is commonly considered as having one of the greatest creative minds of recent times.1 Throughout his entire childhood Freud had been planning a career in law. Not long before he entered the University of Vienna in 1873 Freud decided to become a medical student. In school he met a boy that was much older than him. Looking up to him and respecting his thoughts, Fre
Freud
Freud
Freud The theories of Sigmund Freud were advanced and are very influential to modern society. This Austrian physician and neurologist is commonly considered as having one of the greatest creative minds of recent times.1 Throughout his entire childhood Freud had been planning a career in law. Not long before he entered the University of Vienna in 1873 Freud decided to become a medical student. In school he met a boy that was much older than him. Looking up to him and respecting his thoughts, Fre
Gender issues
Gender issues
gender issues After reading through my gender log, during the past few weeks, I observed that many people are trained to determine their gender by their biological sex. Some of the people that I have observed and written about would probably never have doubted their sexual orientation. Others have definitely examined their sexuality. Whether this sexuality is male or female is entirely up to them. This is their true sexual identity. Still others that I noticed have actually convinced themselv
Gender Role Development
Gender Role Development
Gender Role Development Gender-Role Development I am a man, or maybe Im a male, no wait I am a guy, although my parents still call me a boy, unless you ask an old person then I am a young man. Frankly, I dont know, understand, or care what I am because most importantly Im me. My generation has numerous problems and some of the most pressing issues involve sex and gender. It appears we have some confusion on whos what and why, and I can see why this confusion exists we have some males wearin
How to improve memory
How to improve memory
how to improve memory Mr. Douglas Enclosed in the following are five techniques that you may want to consider using to help you improve your memory. · Finding a reason to remember · Be selective in about what you learn · Organize your information · Mnemonics · Rehearse information through recitation First, finding a reason to remember is very important. If you have a reason to remember information you just learned, then you have a better chance of holding on to it. For example, let’s say a pers
Human development
Human development
human development Case Presentation Anne is a 22-year-old Caucasian female currently enrolled in college. She is enrolled as a full time student majoring in Criminal Justice. She lives in a single room on campus and is three hours away from her family. She is currently in the Later Adolescence stage of development and is dealing with several different life issues. During the previous life stage, Early Adolescence, several developmental tasks had to be dealt with by the subject. While physical m
Human development
Human development
human development Case Presentation Anne is a 22-year-old Caucasian female currently enrolled in college. She is enrolled as a full time student majoring in Criminal Justice. She lives in a single room on campus and is three hours away from her family. She is currently in the Later Adolescence stage of development and is dealing with several different life issues. During the previous life stage, Early Adolescence, several developmental tasks had to be dealt with by the subject. While physical m
Intelligence Genetic and Environmental Factors
Intelligence Genetic and Environmental Factors
Intelligence Genetic and Environmental Factors Intelligence: Genetic and Environmental Factors One of the most interesting and controversial areas in behavioral genetics, human intelligence is currently assumed to be subject to both genetic and environmental influences. While this assumption is accepted by a majority of geneticists and behavioral scientists, there is great disagreement on the degree of influence each contributes. Arguments for environmental influences are compelling; at the sam
Introduction to psychology
Introduction to psychology
introduction to psychology Definition of psychology The concern about life is a main human characteristic. No matter if his concern is concentrated in himself or in persons or things that surround him and constitute his environment, everybody wants to know why people, himself included, behave the way they behave. Everybody, also, wants to improve his behavior, so as to live in harmony with himself and the society. The Greek word Psychology, is a word consisted of the words ÈÅÇ®-soul and »Ì³¿Â-u
IQ testing
IQ testing
IQ testing Edu psy 115 Individual differences There have been many studies of IQ measurement. Some believe in testing and then looking at biology or heritage of the child. These people also like to use statistics to try to put some sort of explanation on IQ levels. Then there are other groups that use cultural ecology. They study IQ by what effect the environment has on a child, and feel testing it is unfair to the child. The problem is that these two groups rarely come together to help each ot
Jean Piaget
Jean Piaget
Jean Piaget Jean Piaget Throughout history, many people have made amazing contributions to the school of psychology. One of these was Jean Piaget and his theories on the cognitive development stages. Jean Piaget was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Here he studied at the university and received a doctorate in biology at the age of 22. Following his schooling he became increasingly interested in psychology and began much research and studying of the subject. From this research Piaget created a br
Jungian theories
Jungian theories
Jungian theories Jungian Theories History: Carl Jung was a Swedish psychiatrist and a psychologist. And during his 86 years of life, from1875 to 1961 developed the analytical psychology. He based his theories on the works of his close friend and mentor Sigmund Freud: the psychoanalytical theories. Early on in his career Jung followed Freud and supported his theories, but as Jung found aspects of Freud\'s theories that he found disagreements with, Jung parted and formulated his own (Anthony). In
Lucid Dreams and PTSD
Lucid Dreams and PTSD
Lucid Dreams and PTSD The Stigma Surrounding Lucid Dream Therapy In PTSD In our society, dreams are often thought of as meaningless biology (LaBerge [1]). The stigma that has accompanied dreams into our century can be thought of as quite unfortunate. This stigma accompanies all types of dreams, including lucid dreams, the conscious awareness in a dream. In the small body of research that indicates the possible therapeutic uses of lucid dreaming, one can see how hard it would be for society to
Memory1
Memory1
memory1 Memory is defined as the faculty by which sense impressions and information are retained in the mind and subsequently recalled. A persons capacity to remember and the total store of mentally retained impressions and knowledge also formulate memory. (Webster, 1992) We all possess inside our heads a system for declassifying, storing and retrieving information that exceeds the best computer capacity, flexibility, and speed. Yet the same system is so limited and unreliable that it cannot
Memory1
Memory1
memory1 Memory is defined as the faculty by which sense impressions and information are retained in the mind and subsequently recalled. A persons capacity to remember and the total store of mentally retained impressions and knowledge also formulate memory. (Webster, 1992) We all possess inside our heads a system for declassifying, storing and retrieving information that exceeds the best computer capacity, flexibility, and speed. Yet the same system is so limited and unreliable that it cannot
Nature vs Nurture
Nature vs Nurture
Nature vs Nurture The controversy over what determines who we are, whether it is Nature (heredity, our biological make up) or Nurture (our environment) is taking a new shape. Through the past decades, psychologists have developed different theories to explain the characteristics of human-beings; how we feel, think and behave. Usually, these theories were one directional in the nature / nurture question. Today, a new approach to deal with this question is emerging. This new approach finds a midd
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None Provided20
None Provided20 Biological Bases of Behavior This article links different situations together, to create an overarching theme that the brain is an important part of the brain and understanding how it operates is crucial to understanding how humans operate. The first situation is about a girl named Nancy whose father was an alcoholic and her mother was very passive about the issue. As Nancy was growing up she vowed to never be like her parents. Although she wished not to be like her parents, she
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None Provided8
None Provided8 Attacks on the Insanity DefenceThe insanity defense refers to that branch of the concept of insanity which defines the extent to which men accused of crimes may be relieved of criminal responsibility by virtue of mental disease. The terms of such a defense are to be found in the instructions presented by the trial judge to the jury at the close of a case. These instructions can be drawn from any of several rules used in the determination of mental illness. The final determination
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None Provided9
None Provided9 Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as we, too, are animals. The source of aggression within humans is a long summative list, but before trying to understand its source one must apply a working definition of aggression. Encyclopedia Britannica as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat defines aggressive behavior. (7) David G. Myers states that aggressi
I have always been fascinated with behavioral diso
I have always been fascinated with behavioral diso
OCD 1 I have always been fascinated with behavioral disorders, especially OCD. I learned about OCD a few years ago when I was reading a medical journal. At first, it seemed like something very odd. The idea that otherwise normal people can do such strange things, and not be able to control themselves was fascinating. I wanted to know more about this topic, which is why I chose to write my paper on it. I thought that by knowing more about the subject, I will be able to better understand how thes
I have always been fascinated with behavioral diso
I have always been fascinated with behavioral diso
OCD 1 I have always been fascinated with behavioral disorders, especially OCD. I learned about OCD a few years ago when I was reading a medical journal. At first, it seemed like something very odd. The idea that otherwise normal people can do such strange things, and not be able to control themselves was fascinating. I wanted to know more about this topic, which is why I chose to write my paper on it. I thought that by knowing more about the subject, I will be able to better understand how thes
Psych notes
Psych notes
psych notes (The study of mind and behavior) The science that studies and attempts to explain observable behavior and its relationship to the un-seen mental process that goes on inside the organism and to external events and the environment The AIM of psychologists is to examine and explain how humans and animals remember, percive, solve problems, and interact with one another. The MAIN GOAL is to describe, understand, predict and control, or modify behavior and mental process. Psychologys Rel
Psychologhy
Psychologhy
psychologhy In Introduction to Psychology taught by Dr. Mary Kay Streit, we were leaning information form our book Introduction to Psychology Eighth Edition? The class study forms chapters 1 to 20 slipping a few in the middle. The class had a fast past and was full of useful information. At first I had a very hard time keeping up. The first two tests I barely passed. The teacher was always willing to help with what she could. Me myself had other problems going in to the class. I am a learning d