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Drug Addiction
Drug Addiction
Drug Addiction Drug Addiction as a Psychobiological Process The emphasis is on biological mechanisms underlying addiction, although some other factors influencing drug addiction will also be discussed. The presentation is limited primarily to psychomotor stimulants (e.g., amphetamine, cocaine) and opiates (e.g., heroin, morphine) for two reasons. First, considerable knowledge has been gained during the past 15 years regarding the neurobiological mechanisms mediating their addictive properties. S
Drug Trafficking Between US and South America
Drug Trafficking Between US and South America
Drug Trafficking Between US and South America Introduction Approaching and addressing international drug issues in 1999 is not a simple task due to numerous contradictions that involve the inherent nature of economics, politics, culture, and individual ideologies. The normal attributes of drugs, as well as the changing characteristics of these mind-altering substances, makes them the center of complex studies that end up producing contradictory and inconclusive reports. Furthermore, confusion re
Durkheim
Durkheim
durkheim Durkheim\'s Problem In 1776, Adam Smith opened The Wealth of Nations with the observation that the greatest improvements in the productive powers of labour, and the greatest part of the skill, dexterity, and judgement with which it is anywhere directed, or applied, seem to have been the effects of the division of labour.1 Despite the numerous economic advantages thus derived, however, Smith insisted that the division of labor was not itself the effect of any human wisdom or foresight;
Early Farmers
Early Farmers
Early Farmers The World of the Farmer In spite of their remarkable progress, 19th-century American farmers experienced recurring periods of hardship. Several basic factors were involved -- soil exhaustion, the vagaries of nature, a decline in self-sufficiency, and the lack of adequate legislative protection and aid. Perhaps most important, however, was over-production. Along with the mechanical improvements which greatly increased yield per hectare, the amount of land under cultivation grew rapi
Eating disorders among athletes
Eating disorders among athletes
eating disorders among athletes 8 November 1999 The Growing Problem of Eating Disorders Among Athletes Most people would expect athletes to know the latest fitness and health information. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Eating disorders affect male and female athletes all over the world, causing problems in their performance as well as impairing their health. Moreover, pressure from coaches, who should be the most concerned with the health and performance of their athletes, can be th
Eating Disorders1
Eating Disorders1
Eating Disorders1 Nick Pourakis Prof. Joseph Final Speech 12/8/00 Introduction I. Imagine a 19 year-old girl, let’s say her name is Kim. She’s 5”5, about 90 pounds. She has blond hair but is bald in some places and it’s falling out by the handful. Kim also has this gross layer of peach fuzz growing all over her face and body and her teeth are a yellowish color from occasionally throwing up after she eats, which is probably only a lettuce leaf or a diet coke every day. Kim’s face is sunken in and
Ecomic advances
Ecomic advances
ecomic advances X-Apparently-To: [email protected] via web3806.mail.yahoo.com Return-Path: [email protected]* X-Track2: 2 X-Track: 1: 40 Received: from ha1.rdc1.nj.home.com (HELO mail.rdc1.nj.home.com) (24.3.128.66) by mta108.mail.yahoo.com with SMTP; 22 Mar 2000 21:53:42 -0000 Received: from home.com ([24.4.248.31]) by mail.rdc1.nj.home.com (InterMail v4.01.01.00 201-229-111) with ESMTP id [email protected]*; Wed, 22 Mar 2000 13:53:33 -0800 Message-ID:
Econ 4340
Econ 4340
Econ 4340 Econ 4350 Written assignments I. The Wall Street Journal In Section A of the journal there is a page titled INTERNATION. This page should be read every day. On the last class period of the week, the student will submit a summary of three articles which appeared that week or the previous week. The Format: A. The three summaries will be typed. B. Title and date of publication on first line, followed by the summary starting on the second line. C. Two lines will be skipped between each sum
Economic and Financial Developments in 2000
Economic and Financial Developments in 2000
Economic and Financial Developments in 2000 ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN 2000 The expansion of U.S. economic activity maintained considerable momentum through the early months of 2000 despite the firming in credit markets that has occurred over the past year. Only recently has the pace of real activity shown signs of having moderated from the extremely rapid rate of increase that prevailed during the second half of 1999 and the first quarter of 2000. Real GDP increased at an annual rat
Economic and Financial Developments in 2001
Economic and Financial Developments in 2001
Economic and Financial Developments in 2001 ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN 2000 The expansion of U.S. economic activity maintained considerable momentum through the early months of 2000 despite the firming in credit markets that has occurred over the past year. Only recently has the pace of real activity shown signs of having moderated from the extremely rapid rate of increase that prevailed during the second half of 1999 and the first quarter of 2000. Real GDP increased at an annual rat
Economics4
Economics4
economics4 Trade and investmentAustralia\'s export structures have changed considerably over the past 15 years. Although trade in commodities remains strong, new services and sophisticated manufacturing export markets have emerged.Merchandise exports were valued at $86 billion in 1998-99. During the same year, Australian exports of services totalled $26 billion. Exports recorded seven per cent average annual growth in the five years to 1998-99. They now account for 20 per cent of GDP, compared w
Economy
Economy
economy Thomas Dalzell: What are the main factors underlying the weak Canadian dollar vs U.S. dollar. I am thinking not only of the last three points of drop, but the plummet from parity with the U.S. dollar. Sherry Cooper: The Canadian dollar has been in long-term decline since 1975 for many reasons. Most fundamentally, our economy has dramatically underperformed the U.S. since that time. Productivity growth,in particular, has been quite disappointing. More recently, the flow of capital has bee
ECONOMY OF PAKISTAN
ECONOMY OF PAKISTAN
ECONOMY OF PAKISTAN Pakistan A Portrait of the Death of an Economy My topic deals with Pakistan, its relationship with the IMF and World Bank, and its internal problems that are causing unemployment, poverty, economic crisis and hunger. I shall be analyzing the situation using the neo-classical theory, as it is what the economists of the Pakistan government and the IMF are using to alleviate the economic instability of the country. Situated in the sub-continent, Pakistan is a low-income country,
Ecstacy
Ecstacy
Ecstacy Partying the night away at a club full of strangers, dancing, meeting new people, mixing with the crowds. What do all these clubbers have in common? They all enjoy techno music? Sure, and drugs. True, not all ravers or club goers that attend underground rave parties use the popular party drugs such as ecstasy, or more commonly known as E or X. But use of these social club drugs has increased among the younger generation, ages 16-28. It makes you feel like the beautiful, caring,
Ecumenism and the Disabled
Ecumenism and the Disabled
Ecumenism and the Disabled Ecumenism and the Disabled This project is a response to the necessity of our churches taking a more active role in the integration of handicapped persons into the life of the church. Ecumenism has its focus on unifying all Christian belief systems. However, if there are existing divisions over the issues surrounding the handicapped in our churches, unifying our churches will be a moot effort . Ecumenism, if it is truly a movement for the wholeness of the body of Chris
Education Standards
Education Standards
Education Standards In the mid-1980’s, the condition of schools in the United States became a major issue. Some educators reacted angrily or defensively to the sudden scrutiny of the institution for which they were responsible. They treated this new concern for the schools as attacks on them. Others realized that this should be the time to initiate some long-overdue reforms in the way schools function. They also thought this could be the chance to build public support for better education. Accor
Edwards v Aguiallard
Edwards v Aguiallard
Edwards v Aguiallard INTRODUCTION Edwards v Aguillard was a 1987 Supreme Court case centering around the constitutionality of a Louisiana statue requiring that creation science be taught along side of evolution in the public schools. WHY CASE SO IMPORTANT Evolution remains so controversial primarily because it is part of a larger debate over nature and the meaning of life. The study of how life began almost inevitably raises questions of why: Why did life begin? Why are humans rational? Why is t
Effect vietnam had on its veterans
Effect vietnam had on its veterans
effect vietnam had on its veterans It was not until World War I that specific clinical syndromes came to be associated with combat duty. In prior wars, it was assumed that such casualties were merely manifestations of poor discipline and cowardice. However, with the protracted artillery barrages commonplace during The Great War, the concept evolved that the high air pressure of the exploding shells caused actual physiological damage, precipitating the numerous symptoms that were subsequently l
Emperor Haile Selassie
Emperor Haile Selassie
Emperor Haile Selassie Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois each fought for African American civil rights in America, but they each approached the matter of Jim Crow a little different from the other. W.E.B Dubois was big on the idea of integration, whereas Booker T. Washington wanted to keep segregation alive. Washington talked about economic rights for the African American not political, and Dubois was the exact opposite when he talked about political not economic freedom for the African Ame
English speech
English speech
english speech Speech Class Violence General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that violence is on the increase. Central Idea: Violence should be viewed as a social problem for everyone in our society. Introduction I. Violence has increased in our schools. Within the last four years, thirty or more teachers and students have been killed. II. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris (18) and Dylan Klebold (17) killed one teacher and twelve students and wounded twenty- three oth
Erectile Dysfunctions
Erectile Dysfunctions
Erectile Dysfunctions ERECTILE DYSFUNCTIONS Erection problems are estimated to effect more than ten million American men. At some point in a males life, they are likely to have this problem, ranging from maybe one or two times, or as severe as impotence. Studies have shown that men 18-24 have a low percentage of erectional difficulties, but there is a high percentage of men 51-60 that have this problem. Yet age is not the only factor for this problem. Many factors contribute to erectile dysfunct
Ethics in business
Ethics in business
Ethics in business Ethics in Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that
Ethics in business
Ethics in business
Ethics in business Ethics in Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that
The European Union is a union of fifteen independe
The European Union is a union of fifteen independe
EU The European Union is a union of fifteen independent states bases on the European Communities that was founded in 1993 in order to enhance political, economic and social co-operation. The 15 participating countries are the following: - Austria - Germany - Holland - Belgium - Greece - Portugal - Denmark - Ireland - Spain - Finland - Italy - Sweden - France - Luxembourg - United Kingdom All these countries, although different in opinion, traditions, are united by a common ideal: to make Europe
The European Union is a union of fifteen independe
The European Union is a union of fifteen independe
EU The European Union is a union of fifteen independent states bases on the European Communities that was founded in 1993 in order to enhance political, economic and social co-operation. The 15 participating countries are the following: - Austria - Germany - Holland - Belgium - Greece - Portugal - Denmark - Ireland - Spain - Finland - Italy - Sweden - France - Luxembourg - United Kingdom All these countries, although different in opinion, traditions, are united by a common ideal: to make Europe
European Union
European Union
European Union The Delegation of Trade Authority in the EU Even though, for the past several decades, member states of the European Union (EU) have been derelict with their power to act as independent players in international trade negotiations, they have recently begun to recapture some of their lost trade sovereignty. (Kennett 1996) Neither the European Court of Justice 1994’s opinion, nor the 1997 formal reform of trade policy process at Amsterdam delegated full negotiating power to the Commi
European Union
European Union
European Union The Delegation of Trade Authority in the EU Even though, for the past several decades, member states of the European Union (EU) have been derelict with their power to act as independent players in international trade negotiations, they have recently begun to recapture some of their lost trade sovereignty. (Kennett 1996) Neither the European Court of Justice 1994’s opinion, nor the 1997 formal reform of trade policy process at Amsterdam delegated full negotiating power to the Commi
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide I. Introduction In a 1988 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, an article titled It\'s Over Debbie describes how an anonymous doctor administers a fatal dose of morphine to a woman dying of ovarian cancer (Anonymous, 1988). In a 1989 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, ten doctors associated with the nation\'s leading hospitals and medical schools declare their belief that it is not immoral for a physician to assist in the rationa
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide I. Introduction In a 1988 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, an article titled It\'s Over Debbie describes how an anonymous doctor administers a fatal dose of morphine to a woman dying of ovarian cancer (Anonymous, 1988). In a 1989 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, ten doctors associated with the nation\'s leading hospitals and medical schools declare their belief that it is not immoral for a physician to assist in the rationa
Euthanasia10
Euthanasia10
Euthanasia10 Euthanasia A thesis statement for those who support the concept of euthanasia could be: Euthanasia, also mercy killing, is the practice of ending a life so as to release an individual from an incurable disease or intolerable suffering. Euthanasia is a merciful means to an end of long-term suffering. Euthanasia is a relatively new dilemma for the United States and has gained a bad reputation from negative media hype surrounding assisted suicides. Euthanasia has a purpose and should b
Euthanasia10
Euthanasia10
Euthanasia10 Euthanasia A thesis statement for those who support the concept of euthanasia could be: Euthanasia, also mercy killing, is the practice of ending a life so as to release an individual from an incurable disease or intolerable suffering. Euthanasia is a merciful means to an end of long-term suffering. Euthanasia is a relatively new dilemma for the United States and has gained a bad reputation from negative media hype surrounding assisted suicides. Euthanasia has a purpose and should b
Euthaniasia
Euthaniasia
euthaniasia ASSISTED SUICE AND EUTHANASIA Assisted Suicide – the act or practice of helping in taking the life of one who willfully wants to die. Just by definition alone it becomes painfully obvious; this is going to be a controversial subject. A term that goes hand and hand with assisted suicide, one in which I will be discussing at great length is Euthanasia. That is the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animal
Evolution of cultures around the world
Evolution of cultures around the world
Evolution of cultures around the world Culture....”The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.” A key point in the definition is all... products of human work and thought what is not a product of human work and thought the computer this report is being typed on the school in which the paper is being for a class what about the class itself. All of these things computer, school, and paper, are products of hu
Evolution2
Evolution2
evolution2 INTRODUCTION Theories explaining biological evolution have been bandied about since the ancient Greeks, but it was not until the Enlightment of the 18th century that widespread acceptance and development of this theory emerged. In the mid 19th century english naturalist Charles Darwin - who has been called the father of evolution - conceived of the most comprehensive findings about organic evolution ever1. Today many of his principles still entail modern interpretation of evolution.
Fadfadfa
Fadfadfa
fadfadfa A Review of Things Fall Apart By: Darwin Day E-mail: [email protected] I really enjoyed reading the book Things Fall Apart. Achebe did an excellent job of portraying the pre-colonial culture of the Ibo. This book was not only educational, but entertaining as well. His ability to focus mainly on one individual and still show the complexity of the entire clan’s beliefs and self-governing tactics was incredible. It is hard to believe that he was able to show us so many aspects of the
Farewell to Manzanar
Farewell to Manzanar
Farewell to Manzanar Farewell to Manzanar Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston\'s novel, Farewell to Manzanar ,discusses the internment of Japanese-American people in a relocation camp from 1943-1945. The autobiographical work reveals, through the eyes of a Japanese American teenage girl, her inner struggle with her identity as a person of the Japanese race living in California during World War II. The novel explores the issues of gender culture, and race as important ideas that help Je
Disability Hero
Disability Hero
fdr Disability Hero Franklin D. Roosevelt served longer than any other president of the United States. He held office from 1933 until his death in 1945 at the beginning of his fourth term. During his presidency he led the United States through two great crises --the Great Depression of the 1930\'s and World War II. Roosevelt was a man of unusual charm and great optimism which he was able to communicate to others. He had a broad smile and an easygoing way of nodding agreement to whatever proposal
Disability Hero
Disability Hero
fdr Disability Hero Franklin D. Roosevelt served longer than any other president of the United States. He held office from 1933 until his death in 1945 at the beginning of his fourth term. During his presidency he led the United States through two great crises --the Great Depression of the 1930\'s and World War II. Roosevelt was a man of unusual charm and great optimism which he was able to communicate to others. He had a broad smile and an easygoing way of nodding agreement to whatever proposal
FDR3
FDR3
FDR3 In 1933 the new president, Franklin Roosevelt, brought an air of confidence and optimism that quickly rallied the people to the banner of his program, known as the New Deal. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, the president declared in his inaugural address to the nation. Perhaps he should have said the only thing we have to fear is complacency. What was truly unique about the New Deal was the speed with which it accomplished what previously had taken generations. However, many
Female characters in CHOPINS AWAKENING
Female characters in CHOPINS AWAKENING
female characters in CHOPINS AWAKENING The Struggle to Be a Womyn Every step which she took toward relieving herself from obligations added to her strength and expansion as an individual (93) The Awakening by Kate Chopin introduces the reader to the life of Edna Pontellier, a woman with an independent nature, searching for her true identity in a patriarchal society that expects women to be nothing more than devoted wives and nurturing mothers. In this paper I will describe Ednas journey of se
Feminism
Feminism
Feminism Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990\'s Overall, the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of women\'s roles continue to stagnate and even degrade back to traditional ideals. It is these social perceptions that challenge the evolution of women as equal on all levels. In this study
Feminist
Feminist
Feminist Throughout 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 status
Film Noir
Film Noir
Film Noir Forty years after Raymond Borde and Étienne Chaumeton defined the challenge, critical commentators on film noir continue to grapple with it. Ironically, American writers did not immediately take up consideration of this indigenous phenomenon and the question of its essential traits. Only gradually in a frequently cross-referenced series of essays in the 1970s did they begin to express themselves. There are now a dozen full-length books in English concerning film noir and undoubtedly
Fist
Fist
fist 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”, presum
Forein affairs
Forein affairs
forein affairs Future Involvement in Foreign Affairs Since the United States is one of the last remaining super powers of the world, we have the obligation to maintain and support good relations with the smaller and weaker nations throughout the world. We should take full advantage of this authority in several different ways. First the U.S. must focus on investing and trading with those nations who have yet to become economic powers; second, we must implement a consistent foreign policy towards
Fraternaty Hazing
Fraternaty Hazing
Fraternaty Hazing Hazing in universities across the nation has become an increasingly dangerous ritual that is seemingly becoming more difficult to put an end to due to its development into an “underground” activity. Though a regular activity in the seventies, hazing, a possible dangerous act of initiation to a group, has now become an activity that is banned in thirty-nine states (Wagner 16). However, this ritual has not been stopped or become less severe. In fact it is becoming more dangerous.
Free trade in Americas interest
Free trade in Americas interest
Free trade in Americas interest “No nation was ever ruined by trade,” stated Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century. Franklin\'s maxim is just as true today as it was in the 18th century in that trade is enriching nearly all nations today. In the past ten years free trade has done more to alleviate poverty than any well-intentioned law, regulation, or social policy in history. Even the United States benefits from opening its markets to free trade. Two epochal forces are sweeping the world today:
Freedom in America
Freedom in America
Freedom in America Freedom in America No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bou
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech Freedom of Speech on Campus In recent years, in attempt to reduce hate crimes and to protect the minorities, many colleges have adopted codes and policies prohibiting offensive speech based on race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. While college administrators may find speech regulations as an attractive solution to all of these problems, experience has showed us that restrictions of free speech on campus create even more complications and confrontations between student
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech Freedom of Speech on Campus In recent years, in attempt to reduce hate crimes and to protect the minorities, many colleges have adopted codes and policies prohibiting offensive speech based on race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. While college administrators may find speech regulations as an attractive solution to all of these problems, experience has showed us that restrictions of free speech on campus create even more complications and confrontations between student