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Preventing Aboriginal Suicide
Preventing Aboriginal Suicide
Preventing Aboriginal Suicide PREVENTING ABORIGINAL SUICIDE: DOES A SHIFT IN THE DOMINANT SCHOOLING PARADIGM HOLD SOME PROMISE? by R. Lloyd Ryan, PhD R. Lloyd Ryan, Ph.D. P. O. Box 1072 Lewisporte, NF Phone: 709 535 8464 email: [email protected]atico.ca It is with growing alarm, concern and compassion that we witness the continuing (and growing?) high rate of suicide in Canada’s Aboriginal community. This phenomenon has numerous far-reaching and negative implications and, up to the present, few
PROBLEM SOLVING
PROBLEM SOLVING
PROBLEM SOLVING Like most people I have problems, but like some of those people running away from the problem is not an option. Sometimes thinking of a solution thoroughly isn’t always the first thing on my mind. Thinking back on my past problems I found that sometimes thinking of a solution thoroughly was the only thing on my mind On September 18, 2000 I started to take a psychology course provided by the BMCC-College Now program. On Monday October 8, 2000 I went on a job interview at Citigate
Procrasination
Procrasination
Procrasination WHAT??? IT’S DUE WHEN??? A Summary and Analysis of Self-Regulation and Procrastination and related works by Shawn Grundy Psychology 111 - 003 March 17, 1998 Part I - Summary of Article Procrastination is a problem for just about anyone that you happen upon these days. It seems just a common problem, but it can also lead to certain problems in regulation. Procrastination is the avoidance of performing a particular activity (academic or not) even though it’s known that it should be
Prominent Women in American Psychology
Prominent Women in American Psychology
Prominent Women in American Psychology Prominent Women in American Psychology “The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shown by man’s attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than can woman (Darwin).” Darwin’s professional assumption of the intelligence of women greatly exemplified the defining opinion of the day when psychology was in its developmental stages. However, many women went to great lengths to disprove and banish this thought. One such wom
Pschological disorders
Pschological disorders
Pschological disorders Table of contents 1. Memory Mechanism Found At Nerve Cell Connections In The Brain Source: Science Daily Date published: May 19, 2000 2. Drug Psychotherapy Combo Found Highly Effective in Depression Study Source: Science Daily Date published: May 24, 2000 3. Suckling Behavior of Newborn Rats Can Be Manipulated Through Use of Scents, New Research Shows Source: Science Daily Date published: May 29, 2000 4. Study Opens Doors to Significant Changes in Medications for Schizophr
Pschological disorders1
Pschological disorders1
Pschological disorders1 Table of contents 1. Memory Mechanism Found At Nerve Cell Connections In The Brain Source: Science Daily Date published: May 19, 2000 2. Drug Psychotherapy Combo Found Highly Effective in Depression Study Source: Science Daily Date published: May 24, 2000 3. Suckling Behavior of Newborn Rats Can Be Manipulated Through Use of Scents, New Research Shows Source: Science Daily Date published: May 29, 2000 4. Study Opens Doors to Significant Changes in Medications for Schizoph
Psych
Psych
psych The five journal articles I examined were all from a journal titled Developmental Psychology, May 2000. The first journal article that I observed was “Sleep Patterns and Sleep Disruptions in School-Aged Children.” This study assessed the sleep patterns, sleep disruptions, and sleepiness of school-age children. Sleep patterns of 140 children (72 boys and 68 girls; 2nd-, 4th-, and 6th-grade students) were evaluated with activity monitors (actigraphs). In addition, the children and their pare
Psychiatry Mind Healing
Psychiatry Mind Healing
Psychiatry Mind Healing Psychiatry: “Mind Healing” Psychiatrists are well-trained physicians who treat patients suffering from mental, emotional, and behavioral symptoms (Hopke 538). He or she will offer several various approaches of giving different explanations of how the patients’ symptoms or medical disorders develop and how they intervene with the patients’ functioning and how or why diagnosis or diagnostic treatment can alter them (Kahn 308). Psychiatry offers a wide variety of employment
Psychological Type and the MyersBriggs Type Indica
Psychological Type and the MyersBriggs Type Indica
Psychological Type and the MyersBriggs Type Indicator Running Head: MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR Psychological Type and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Crystal L. Robbins and Sara L. Ivey Northwestern State University of Louisiana Psychological Type and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator One of the most enduring typological classifications was devised by Jung and has served as the foundation for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Anastasi, 1997). The Myers-Briggs (MBTI) designates one\'s personality t
Psychology
Psychology
Psychology A Man\'s World is difficult to understand. Why does he want to loose himself in his work? Why are women not nearly as absorbed with work? Are men hiding from something or someone? There is no definite answer that anyone can supply, however one can speculate the causes and effects of workaholics and why men rule the majority. In chapter one of A Man\'s World written by Mary Ingham we are taken through the research that has been conducted over the years as well as her own research in or
Psychology and music violence
Psychology and music violence
psychology and music violence The Effects of Violent Music Content on Teenagers Throughout history the human populous has been attracted to music. Whether it be part of a ritual, an emotional release, religious reasons, or just for listening pleasure music has been at the center of our society. We have used music to express ourselves, tell stories, and let others into our thoughts. However, we often wonder whether what we are saying has an effect on the listening audience. Recently, in the 1990\
Psychology of Television
Psychology of Television
Psychology of Television Psychology of Television Today many people think that television is the cause of violence in today’s youth. Many have pondered that television disturbs traditions as well as interferes with the minds of adolecened children who can not yet comprehend the truth of fiction and reality. Thus television has become a widely talked about controversy, mainly because of the fatal incidents that have been occurring during the past couple of years. Questions are being raised and pe
Psychology Vs Psychiatry
Psychology Vs Psychiatry
Psychology Vs Psychiatry it\'s not compleated yet... Both psychiatry and psychology come from the Greek word, Psyche, which means Soul. In modern society, the word, Psyche means mind, or use of the mind. Even though psychiatry requires a medical degree, and psychology does not, they are almost identical because they deal with behavior, mental health and counseling. Webster\'s dictionary describes behavior in the psychological sense as , The actions or reactions of persons or things in res
Psychology1
Psychology1
Psychology1 Question 1 Question 1: Psychology as a science has developed over a long period of time, literally centuries. During this period of time , man individuals have had an impact on the development of Psychology as a science. Select three individuals, describe in detail the contributions of the individuals, and discuss the significance of the person to the development of Psychology as a science. In this paper I am going to talk about three different individuals , and describe their contri
Psychology
Psychology
Psychology A Man\'s World is difficult to understand. Why does he want to loose himself in his work? Why are women not nearly as absorbed with work? Are men hiding from something or someone? There is no definite answer that anyone can supply, however one can speculate the causes and effects of workaholics and why men rule the majority. In chapter one of A Man\'s World written by Mary Ingham we are taken through the research that has been conducted over the years as well as her own research in or
Psychology
Psychology
Psychology A Man\'s World is difficult to understand. Why does he want to loose himself in his work? Why are women not nearly as absorbed with work? Are men hiding from something or someone? There is no definite answer that anyone can supply, however one can speculate the causes and effects of workaholics and why men rule the majority. In chapter one of A Man\'s World written by Mary Ingham we are taken through the research that has been conducted over the years as well as her own research in or
Psychopathology of serial killers
Psychopathology of serial killers
psychopathology of serial killers There are as many M.O’s as there are serial killers, although they share some similarities their crimes also are as unique and bizarre as they are chilling and unbelievable. Not surprisingly there also appears to be as many theories and debates as to the cause of this destructive and heinous behavior. As with many mental illnesses there is a debate between the genetic and or biological aspects and the sociological contributors being the cause of this disturbing
Psychophysics
Psychophysics
psychophysics Psychophysics The Weber -Fechner Principle: An Approximate psychological law relating the degree of response or sensation of a sense organ and the intensity of the stimulus. The law asserts that equal increments of sensation are associated with equal increments of the logarithm of the stimulus, or that the just noticeable difference in any sensation results from a change in the stimulus, which bears a constant ratio to the value of the stimulus. Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795-1878) Web
Psycoanalysis
Psycoanalysis
Psycoanalysis In the following paper, the reader will grasp the idea of psychoanalysis with the history, as well as examples of Freud’s own psychoanalytic work. Also, the examples of Freud’s own technique of psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud\'s revolutionary ideas have set the standard for modern psychoanalysis in which students of psychology can learn from his ideas spread from the field of medicine to daily living. His studies in areas such as unconsciousness, dreams, sexuality, the Oedipus comple
Racism
Racism
racism Social Psychology: Interpersonal and Group Perspectives In our textbook, prejudice is defined as: a form of thinking whereby an individual forms an unfavorable attitude directed towards groups of people, based on insufficient or incorrect evidence about these groups. Prejudice has been a part of society for as long as society has been. There are many different theories on the reasons for why people form prejudices. The theory of social categorization states that it is human nature to p
Repression1
Repression1
Repression1 One morning after Dad finishes his workout, he pulls a fold-out bunk from the wall and lies down, still unclothed. I sit on the floor beside him. I watch his erection. He slaps his tummy with it. He laughs as if he is surprised. Touch it, he says, holding his penis up, offering it to me. I reached over, hold it with my fingers, and let it go, making a thwack... ...I have seen his penis before when it is hard. He\'d tried to put it into my bottom. He is going to do it again, isn\
Result methods and intro
Result methods and intro
result methods and intro 12/8/00 Introduction, Methods, and Results Memory Recall Adianice Correa Memory Recall There are many questions to how people process information. Many have understood that people remember and learn components of a passage more easily when particular elements of the passage are subjectively considered to be important than when it’s not. Systems such as story schemata produce organized descriptions of the substance of a text. Thus, drawing attention to particular parts of
Rulers and Reaction Times
Rulers and Reaction Times
Rulers and Reaction Times Rulers and Reaction Times Abstract The reaction time of ten subjects was measured. The subjects were asked to catch a ruler ten times under five different conditions. The first condition measured the subject\'s simple reaction time. Each further condition added an additional stimulus and the reaction times were measured. There was a clear increase in reaction time with the addition of further stimulus, however the expected result of a steady increase in response time wi
Safe Sex A function of the Person Perception Parad
Safe Sex A function of the Person Perception Parad
Safe Sex A function of the Person Perception Paradigm Many theories and much research has been conducted on contraception in general, and more recently on condoms in particular, as a result of the AIDS epidemic (Lear, 1995). Condom usage and AIDS education are essential tools for reducing the impact of the disease, yet fewer than one third of sexually active college students report consistent condom use (Seal & Palmer-Seal, 1996). It seems that sexually active individuals rarely discuss safer se
Schitzoid personality
Schitzoid personality
Schitzoid personality Schizoid Personality Schizophrenia is a mental disease that effects over 1 percent of the population. It can occur at any age but most commonly happens between 16-30. It leaves the patient confused in a chaotic state of mind with multiple debilitating mental confusion. The first of them being delusions, the patient is convinced that people around them can read their minds, and that they can read other peoples (British Journal of Psychology, 625). The patient then begins to
Schizophrenia Theories
Schizophrenia Theories
Schizophrenia Theories John Psychology Schizophrenia: Theories Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by the loss of contact with reality. When a person\'s thinking, feeling, and behavior is so far from normal as to interfere with his or her ability to function in everyday life. When delusions, hallucinations, irregular thinking or emotions are produced, then he or she has a mental illness called schizophrenia. About one hundred years ago schizophrenia was first recognized as a mental
Schizophrenia2
Schizophrenia2
Schizophrenia2 Schizophrenia- Severe disorders on which there are disturbances of thoughts, communications, and emotions, including delusions and hallucinations. (Psychology: An Introduction,Charles D. Morris with Albert A. Maisto) It\'s quite horrendous. First of all, you\'ve got somebody that you love, a child that you\'ve raised. And then suddenly, the child becomes a crazy person. Better drugs and new ways of treating schizophrenia are enabling more of the disease\'s victims to live in socie
Schizophrenia2
Schizophrenia2
Schizophrenia2 Schizophrenia- Severe disorders on which there are disturbances of thoughts, communications, and emotions, including delusions and hallucinations. (Psychology: An Introduction,Charles D. Morris with Albert A. Maisto) It\'s quite horrendous. First of all, you\'ve got somebody that you love, a child that you\'ve raised. And then suddenly, the child becomes a crazy person. Better drugs and new ways of treating schizophrenia are enabling more of the disease\'s victims to live in socie
Self andsociety
Self andsociety
self andsociety self and society are two sides of the same coin - To what extent is this true? The self is the individual as known to the individual (Murphy 1947). The self as defined by Murphy above shows a definition of the self described as in internal occurrence but this idea is then subject to outside contributions - family, friends, colleagues - society in which you live. The definitions of self all seem to highlight a reflective process to achieve its identification (looking inwardly
SelfEsteem
SelfEsteem
SelfEsteem Self-Esteem: Understanding the Concept Psychology 101 Self-Esteem: Understanding the Concept Whether people know it or not, everyone has a self-esteem, but some have better grasps on it than others do. Most people\'s self-esteem judgments are based on what they value, their beliefs or interests, and the attitudes that they have (Beane, 1993, p. 6). Therefore it is impossible to escape the notion that someone doesn\'t have a self-esteem. It is whatever they make it out to be, but not o
Short Time Recall as a Function of Type of Stimulu
Short Time Recall as a Function of Type of Stimulu
Short Time Recall as a Function of Type of Stimulus and Length of Delay Interval Abstract We were interested in examining patterns of short-term information recall. We used the Brown-Peterson distractor technique to investigate the effects of stimuli type and delay interval on recall for 17 Ss. Each S was tested under 4 conditions, combined of word triads or nonsense syllables triads, with a short (10-sec) or long (45-Sec) delay interval. S read aloud the visually presented stimulus items, and a
Shyness
Shyness
Shyness Shyness Personality is an abstract science about a very warm, personal, concrete subject matter (Klinger,21). In my first paper I described my personality according to the first five chapters of Derlega. In this paper I am going to describe how my greatest fear, shyness, relates to the last half of class and the whole picture. Shyness may be defined experientially as discomfort or inhibition in interpersonal situations that interferes with pursuing one\'s interpersonal or professional go
Shyness1
Shyness1
Shyness1 Shyness Personality is an abstract science about a very warm, personal, concrete subject matter (Klinger,21). In my first paper I described my personality according to the first five chapters of Derlega. In this paper I am going to describe how my greatest fear, shyness, relates to the last half of class and the whole picture. Shyness may be defined experientially as discomfort or inhibition in interpersonal situations that interferes with pursuing one\'s interpersonal or professional g
Sigmund Freud1
Sigmund Freud1
Sigmund Freud1 Psychology Theories Sigmund Freud is one of the most famous psychologists to ever hit the study of psychology. His name alone symbolizes the importance of his theories, and the name that comes to most people\'s heads when saying the word psychology is Sigmund Freud. Freud was a psychodynamic psychologist and came from the conservative point of view which states that man is bad and society is good, which I do not agree with 100% because not all man\'s actions are necessarily bad an
Skinners Operant Behaviour
Skinners Operant Behaviour
Skinners Operant Behaviour B.F. Skinner\'s OPERANT BEHAVIOURISM and SELECTION BY CONSEQUENCES a critical assessment Reproduction was itself a first consequence, and it led, through natural selection, to the evolution of cells, organs, and organisms which reproduced themselves under increasingly diverse conditions. What we call behavior evolved as a set of functions furthering the interchange between organism and environment. -B.F. Skinner, Selection by Consequences- PHIL 225/02-1 First paper -
Social
Social
social Ms. Myers Soical Psychology Experiment 5-29-00 I was at this “rocking” party last night. I decided to use this party as my social psychology experiment. I decided to use this, because there were a lot of people interacting with one another. As I viewed the area I could see many different clicks spread around the room. It looked like they were only talking to the people among their groups. The groups consisted of five or more girls and guys. I observed the different interactions among the
Social Faciliation
Social Faciliation
Social Faciliation Social Facilitation Theory People seem to act differently when other people are around. Is there a reason for this? Psychologist, Robert Zajonc (1965,1980) thinks so. He discovered that the presence of others increases arousal, which can affect performance in different ways, depending on the task at hand (249). This is termed the Social facilitation theory, which relates with how the presence of other people affect our behavior. Zajonc believes there are three steps to the p
Social learning theory
Social learning theory
social learning theory You asked us in class how did we learn how to act in class. I swear I would have never been able to answer that question had somebody else not answered that. How interesting to find out at age 25 how I learned how to do everything. I often wondered how I learned to be nice. Then I think how it must of come from my mother and father. They are very nice people. Even more interesting is I think of a childhood friend of mine who I occasionally talk to. Her parents were evil pe
Steps of problem solving
Steps of problem solving
steps of problem solving Like most people I have problems, but like some of those people running away from the problem is not an option. Sometimes thinking of a solution thoroughly isn’t always the first thing on my mind. Thinking back on my past problems I found that sometimes thinking of a solution thoroughly was the only thing on my mind On September 18, 2000 I started to take a psychology course provided by the BMCC-College Now program. On Monday October 8, 2000 I went on a job interview at
Story telling
Story telling
story telling Running Head: Storytelling and Empathy The Effects of Storytelling on Expressions of Empathy in Preschool Aged Children Sarah E. Shafer Earlham College Abstract The present study examined affective and cognitive empathy in preschool children. Seventeen children, ages three to five years, were given The Young Children\'s Empathy Measure to determine their understanding of empathy. Participants were then read a children\'s story and given the empathy measure again, to see if they exp
Stress1
Stress1
Stress1 I have chosen the topic of stress and coping for my psychology reflection paper. This course provided in-depth information on stress, coping with stress, and the favorable or unfavorable aspects that stress has on our psychological makeup. It also clearly defines the psychological factors that create social dysfunctions, the methods of psychological research, and treatment theories that assist us with stress-related coping. I discovered that psychophysiological disorders are in fact phys
Stress4
Stress4
Stress4 According to a high school psychology textbook, stress is a particular pattern of disturbing psychological reactions that occur when an environment event threatens important motives and taxes one\'s ability to cope. In plain English, stress is the wear and tear our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment. However, not all stress is bad. Some stress is good. In fact, everyone needs stress in his or her lives, because without it, life would be dull and un
Studies of obedience
Studies of obedience
studies of obedience Studies of Obedience Jason Stewart November 30, 2000 Milgram’s study of obedience looked at the question of if and to what degree people will follow authority over their own morales or preference. Yale students were asked to hypothesize what might be the outcome of this kind of experiment, given the specifics of the methods and procedures. Their response was that a total of 3% at the very most would inflict pain to “victims” of the experiment at a certain level of pain (name
SummaryCritique
SummaryCritique
SummaryCritique #___________ COURSE#_______ SECTION/TIME______ SUMMARY/CRITIQUE FORM REFERENCE: Darley, J. M., & Latane’, B. (1968). Bystander intervention in emergencies: Diffusion of responsibility in R. Hock (Ed.), Forty Studies That Changed Psychology (295-303). Upper Saddle, N. J.: Prentice Hall. SUMMARY: Society dictates that we take action to help others in emergency situations, but often, we do not. In the famous case of Genovese, where 38 bystanders watched a woman get brutally murdered
Teenage Depression
Teenage Depression
Teenage Depression Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease Psychology Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increase
The Affect of Color on High and Low Screeners
The Affect of Color on High and Low Screeners
The Affect of Color on High and Low Screeners Running Head: AFFECT OF COLOR The Affect of Color on Low and High Screeners Abstract Color in the environment and how persons perceive can greatly affect their productivity and mood. Each person has a different abilities of being able to screen out various stimulus that is around them. Low screeners have a difficult time ignoring overpowering stimulus in their environment while high screeners need to perceive a great amount of stimulus to work to the
The Effect of Divorce on Sons Aggression
The Effect of Divorce on Sons Aggression
The Effect of Divorce on Sons Aggression The Effect of Divorce on Sonsˇ¦ Aggression The divorce rate has dramatically and progressively increased in recent years (Bridgeman & Alvon, 1991; Lowen & Mill, 1998). Many literatures have cited the varied effects of divorce on children. The most significant findings are affective (Carry, 1989) and behavioral (Wright, 1984) disturbances. Particularly, boys have been observed to be prone to anger (Pieri, 1985). Wilson and Ruth (1985) have speculated that
The Health and Mental Effects of Cannabis
The Health and Mental Effects of Cannabis
The Health and Mental Effects of Cannabis Controversy has been revolving around cannabis for decades, but the plant itself has been in existence for centuries. The plant as a whole has many different uses from medicinal, to recreational, to industrial. Cannabis’ uses stretch from treating glaucoma patients all the way to making durable clothing. Marijuana, as it is also known, has been in use as far back as ancient times for it’s psychoactive effects as well as for it’s great healing properties,
The History of Psychology
The History of Psychology
The History of Psychology The History of psychology Roots of modern psychology remain in the past at the time of ancient Greece, yet the beginning of psychology has been around for nearly a century. It’s exact date is 1879, in Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig was the first laboratory for experimental psychology. Wilhelm Wundt was really the first person to actually call himself a psychologist. He was the first person to have an experimental laboratory for psychology. Hermann Von Helmholtz was psycholog
The Human Paradox
The Human Paradox
The Human Paradox Human Inconsistency: Dostoevsky\'s Notes From Underground Prof. Qasim Ghazanfar ENG215-OBC Gillorie Myrthil Thesis: Dostoevsky\'s manic and depressive episodes aided in his ability to properly illustrate the workings of the human mind, through his writing. Outline: I. Introduction II. What is Manic Depression and Depression? III. Other Writers with Mental Illnesses IV. Dostoevsky\'s Life V. Analysis of Notes… VI. Conclusion Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, author of several