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Who Was Jesus?
annon A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical Document I felt a very positive impression of who Jesus was after finishing the Book of Matthew. I had a new image of someone who was a down-to- earth, caring individual. I did not find quotes of Jesus that claimed being superior to the common man, of whom sinners could not look upon (a view that most people had of their Gods for centuries before). Matthew 12:49-50, Jesus announces to multitudes that they are his mothe...

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Religion, Bible, Christianity, Jesus and history, Christology, Apocalypticists, Jesus, Rabbis of the Land of Israel, Pontius Pilate, Life of Jesus in the New Testament, Names and titles of Jesus in the New Testament, Gospel of Mark
What Can Money Buy
annon Imagine for a moment it is your big sister’s 17th birthday. She is out with her friends celebrating, and your parents are at the mall with your little brother doing some last minute birthday shopping, leaving you home alone. You then hear a knock on th e front door. When you get there, nobody is there, just an anonymous note taped to the door that says Happy Birthday, along with a hundred dollar bill. You’ve been dying to get that new video game, and your sister will never know....

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English-language films, Film, Theatre, Cinema of the United States, A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry, Happiness
The Big Day
annon I really hated the sound of that alarm clock, that piercing, irritating repeated beeping. After a second or two I slowly started realizing that it was not just another day, it was the day. I felt the movement in the bed as she reached for the clock and then the beeping stopped allowing me to slip back towards tranquillity again. "Love you," I whispered. "Excuse me, you were saying?" she said sarcastically. "You heard me," I said a little louder yet trying not...

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Over, Vocal music, Oral literature, Draft:Noah Cronbaugh, Frank Sinatra: Live at Melbourne Festival Hall
Taoism
annon It is always present in you. You can use it anyway you want. - Lao-tzu Taoism is one of the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. The other philosophy native to China is Confucianism. Both Taoism and Confucianism began at about the same time, around the sixth century B.C. China\'s third great religion, Buddhism, came to China from India around the second century of the common era. Together, these three faiths have shaped Chinese life and thought for ne...

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Religion, Indian religions, Buddhism, Reincarnation, Taoism, Shabda, Laozi, Chinese philosophy, Tao, Karma, Sasra, Rebirth
Sake Of Belonging
annon Just for the Sake of Belonging Two common ways of handling a situation are either to do so according to oneĻs own personal needs and desires with no specific regard to other people, or one can base a decision on how it will be viewed by others. The vast majority of people fall on the side of being worried about what others are saying and thinking. Both good and bad can come from living this way, but it has seemed to remain constant throughout history. People have a natural desire to belon...

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Philosophy, Belief, Autonomy, Metaphysics, Social philosophy, Will, Reason, Theoretical philosophy, Academia
Reversals
annon "Youth is wasted on the young." And "if I only knew then what I know now!" In my teen years I couldn\'t be bothered with trying to understand those cryptic phrases; didn\'t I already know everything I needed to know? I never dreamed that the decisions I made in my relatively youthful years would have such an impact on my future. I always felt that I would never look back upon my life and say "I wish I had taken more time in considering my choices." But I have...

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Draft:I Say A Lover Lives In My Heart, Alex Webster
Arranged Marriages
annon Relationships are the most important things in life. And marriage is one of the most important relationships. Having said that, it becomes even more important who arranges the marriage, whether its ourselves or someone else like our parents or friends. Th e issue has taken the place of an important social problem. Different people have different opinions coming from different age groups from the different parts of the world. Marriage as we can see is a commitment of spending the rest of o...

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Craig Groeschel, Homogamy
Realization of Life
annon At one point in one^“s life, he will come to some realization, develop a higher understanding of himself, or have an epiphany of some type. This one incident can change a person^“s entire outlook on life including their beliefs and practices. There will be many notable events in one^“s life, but there will be only few incidents in which one will come to a profound comprehension of his life or life in general. These few incidents are what create adversity in one^“s self. The mental unease...

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Ancient Greek medicine, Humorism, Happiness, Philosophy, Psychology
An Essay on Racism
annon "...Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of the face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have died... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved" (Ridgeway 167.) The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reason to...

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Discrimination, Race and society, Identity politics, Racism, Hatred, Covert racism, New racism, Symbolic racism, Reverse racism
Question of Being
annon Many events were unexplainable and maybe even seemed to be magical before science evolved to what it is today. All questions relating to the origin of life can be answered scientifically. The creation of the universe and all events since can be explained. One may question their beliefs based on scientific theory. Human life can even be broken down to fundamental theory. Not only geological or biological, but all events can be answered scientifically. One^“s belief in a god or a higher bei...

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Philosophy, Belief, Philosophy of life, Absurdism, Afterlife, Happiness, Heaven in Christianity, Heaven, Judgement, Existentialism, The Myth of Sisyphus, Meaning of life
Other Minds
annon The problem of Other Minds is a truephilosophical enigma. It is apt to strike children with no philosophical education whatsoever, yet remains intractable to many academics. Broadly speaking, the problem can be divided into three questions. Firstly, how do I come to believe that there are minds in the world other than my own? Secondly, how can I justify my belief that there are minds in the world other than my own? Thirdly, what can I state about the mental states of minds other than my o...

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Philosophy, Academia, Philosophy of technology, Epistemology, Problem of other minds, Cognitive science, Private language argument, Philosophy of artificial intelligence, Philosophy of mind, Mind, A. J. Ayer, Philosophical Investigations
Opinion On Affirmative Action
annon Note: This essay contains opinions NOT shared by the host of this web site. Affirmative action is wrong and will not help solve the problems minorities face. The reason it is wrong is because it\'s discrimination. It has no place in today\'s society in today\'s society because it does more bad than good. In addition to that most people don\'t enjoy the presence of affirmative action. Also, it appears that affirmative action can actually be detrimental to employees health. First of all, af...

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Discrimination, Social inequality, Politics, Race and society, Identity politics, Affirmative action, Racism, Affirmative action in the United States, Reverse discrimination
Mother Loves Me
annon Children usually form a powerful and unseparable bond with their family. These fortunate angels get all the love and attention they call for. But for children less fortunate, they are also in need of love and care. For example, Jerry, a twelve year old orphan in the short story A Mother in Mannville by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, had experienced his young life without a family. He was sent to the orphanage at the age of four. However, as he started to spend time with the writer who lived in...

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Hope
annon Hope: What do you guys hope for? I hope that the Dodgers win. I hope I do okay on the finals. I hope the teacher doesn^“t catch me. You may hope in a lot of things, I know I do, but God says to hope in Him. Everything you go through, weather good or bad, you should put your hope in God. He will see you through. The bible mentions the word HOPE about 159 times. So I think He was trying to get something across to us. And that^“s to just hope in the Lord! Even Now as we talk about the end ti...

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Emotions, Hope, Positive mental attitude, Geography of British Columbia, Psychology, Hope Logan, Hope Summers
Hmmmm
annon Almost every day of my life I am bombarded with concepts that are sometimes so incredible, my jaw drops and I am left in dazed wonderment. Sometimes the things I learn are so "out there" that I ask myself "why?" Three things that I always felt were inexplicable was the rise of the neo-Nazi party in Germany. The "I\'m the victim" mentality of incarcerated inmates. And finally, why many people won\'t accept responsibility for their actions. Firstly, one of the...

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Hindu Pilgrimage
annon The following essay addresses that of the Hindu pilgrimage as to why pilgrimage is an important aspect of Hindu religion? Firstly, the essay focusses on points which support pilgrimage as a fundamental and key aspect of the Hindu community. Secondly, a perspective denying pilgrimages have any significant role for Hindu and their religion is discussed. It does seem though, to me, that without the aspect of pilgrimage, the Hindu religion would still function quite noramally because although...

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Religion, Hindu pilgrimage sites, Rigvedic rivers, Hinduism, Hindu goddesses, Beggars, Sadhu, Pilgrimage, Pilgrim, Ganges in Hinduism, Tirtha, Worship in Hinduism
Grandmother Devotion
annon "A Worn Path," written by Eudora Welty concerns the life of an elderly woman, Phoenix Jackson, and her enduring love for her chronically ill grandson. Her enduring love for her young grandson is what keeps her going. Her life is one full of amazement. She is frail, old, and encounters many struggles. Though she manages to overcome all the trials, along with her brief lapses of mentally wondering. When she comes to her senses she realizes that she needs to be on her way and quick...

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Phoenixes in popular culture, A Worn Path, Phoenix Force, The Phoenix, Phoenix, Fiction, Literature
A Thinker
annon One of the oddest progression of life is probably when someone is growing up. All those memories of failures which you hope could be thrown into the garbage can like a piece of paper and all those memories of successes which you hope could be saved on a c omputer like a piece of hard disk turns into endless thoughts similar to that of a math problem which the equation contains the variable infinity. I am more of a thinker than accomplisher. Due to this problem it usually takes me longer t...

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Comedy, Fiction, Imagination, Joke, Irony, Will, Philosophy
Differences Between Counseling and Psychotherapy
Counseling Theories August 3, 1995 Running head: Coun. v. Psychotherapy Counseling v. psychotherapy is there a difference between the two? This paper will attempt to prove that there are several differences between counseling and psychotherapy. While counseling and psychotherapy have several different elements in each, the following information will also attempt to show the reader that there are some areas where the two overlap. At times this was a confusing topic to research. A fine line disti...

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Clinical psychology, Health, Psychotherapy, Behavioural sciences, Mental health, Social work, Applied psychology, Counseling psychology, Everett L. Shostrom, Person-centered therapy, Integrative psychotherapy, Gestalt theoretical psychotherapy
Dementia
Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer\'s disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington\'s disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer\'s type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the most significant dementing...

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Dementia, Medicine, Psychiatry, Cognitive disorders, Behavioural sciences, Psychiatric diagnosis, Learning disabilities, RTT, Alzheimer's disease, Vascular dementia, Pseudodementia, Neurofibrillary tangle
Catching Dreams
Dreams are a window into the mind. These may be our most elaborate, distinctive, revealing, and flamboyant creations; they have fascinated us for thousands of years. The Egyptians built temples for dreaming. The oracles of Greece pondered cryptic dreams as the "royal road to the unconscious." Dreams allow us to view beyond that which we are and know in daily life; they hint of other dimensions of space and time. What do dreams really mean? Are they mirrors of your days, tunnels into pauses of t...

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Psychology, Neuroscience, Dream, Nervous system, Analytical psychology, Psychotherapy, Freudian psychology, Neurophysiology, Rapid eye movement sleep, The Interpretation of Dreams, Unconscious mind, Sleep
Carl G. Jung
Carl Gustav Jung Carl Gustav Jung was born in Kesswil, Switzerland in the year 1875 and died 86 years later in 1961. He studied at Basel from 1895-1900 and then at ZŁrich where he received his M.D. in 1902. He worked at the University Psychiatric Clinic there in ZŁrich and afterwards worked for Eugen Bleuler at the Burgholzli Clinic where he wrote his book on the psychology of dementia praecox in 1906. In 1907 he met Sigmund Freud and they discovered together that their theoretical beliefs had...

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Psychology, Analytical psychology, Carl Jung, Jungian archetypes, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Pantheism, Personality type, Extraversion and introversion, Collective unconscious, Personality psychology, Persona, Synchronicity
Bipolar Disorder
The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are painfully aware is that...

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Abnormal psychology, Behavioural sciences, Psychiatry, Psychiatric diagnosis, Depression, Mood disorders, Bipolar disorder, Bipolar spectrum, Mania, Mixed affective state, Treatment of bipolar disorder, Hypomania
Avoidant Personality Disorder
From the moment a person is born, his or her personality begins to take shape. In infancy, childhood, and later adolescence, the individual explores a multitude of behaviors. Of all the behaviors, or personalities, the person experiences, one of them will stick with them until the day they die. Unfortunately, each specific personality also contain a personality disorder. Personality disorders can result in anxiety attacks, depression, and to a certain level, suicide. One of the most unique pers...

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Psychiatry, Psychiatric diagnosis, Psychology, Behavioural sciences, Personality disorders, Abnormal psychology, Avoidant personality disorder, Avoidance, Anxiety, Social inhibition, Asociality, Schizotypal personality disorder
Why IQ tests do not test intelligence
The task of trying to quantify a personís intelligence has been a goal of psychologists since before the beginning of this century. The Binet-Simon scales were first proposed in 1905 in Paris, France and various sorts of tests have been evolving ever since. One of the important questions that always comes up regarding these tools is what are the tests really measuring? Are they measuring a personís intelligence? Their ability to perform well on standardized tests? Or just some arbitrary quantit...

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Education, Behavioural sciences, Psychometrics, Intelligence, Psychology, Intelligence quotient, G factor, Robert Sternberg, Standardized test, Test, Self-test of intelligence, Human intelligence
Violence and Pornography
Pornography - Sex or Subordination? In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts to explain the mot...

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Human sexuality, Pornography, Anti-pornography feminism, Sex industry, Sex-positive feminism, Sexuality, Opposition to pornography, Child pornography, Hardcore pornography, Pornographic film, Feminist views of pornography, Legality of child pornography
Verbal Aggression
Verbal aggression is message behavior which attacks a person\'s self-concept in order to deliver psychological pain.(Infante, 1995) Studies of verbal aggression have focused primarily on children and adolescents in educational and social settings. Very few studies were found to examine verbal aggression in adults in the workplace.(Ebbesen, Duncan, Konecni, 1974) The consequences of verbal aggression in the workplace can lead to social isolation, job related stress, health related problems, as w...

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Behavioural sciences, Behavior, Psychology, Behaviorism, Aggression, Applied behavior analysis, Verbal Behavior, Anger, Reinforcement, War of aggression
Treatments of Alcoholism
On any given day in the United States... 10,657 babies are born. (US Census Bureau). Twenty of these babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Twenty may seem as though it is not a lot, but when you compare it to the fact that this number is more than HIV positive, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome combine it creates a whole new parameter. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a direct result of a womanís competed disregard for the fetus. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS, hereinafter), is a...

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Health, RTT, Human pregnancy, Personal life, Biology, Teratogens, Midwifery, Fertility, Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Alcohol abuse, Prenatal development, Alcoholism
The Psychological Affects of the Holocaust
The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of living with the horrible aftermath. The psychological...

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The Holocaust, Freemasonry, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Bibliography of The Holocaust, Aftermath of the Holocaust, Responsibility for the Holocaust, Extermination camp, Psychiatry, Effects of genocide on youth, The Holocaust in popular culture
The Identity Theory
The identity theory, also known as reductive materialism, is one of the views Churchland uses to describe mind-brain correlation. Churchland believes that the mental states of the body are one and in the same (double aspectism) with brain states. They are the same because the biochemical actions produced in brain states (release of serotonin and acetylcholine) have direct interaction with the mental states (mood disorders such as depression). With the help of psychological and physiological evi...

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Metaphysics, Cognitive science, Neuroscience, Emergence, Cognition, Theory of mind, Materialism, Mind, Type physicalism, Brain, Major depressive disorder, Consciousness
Structural-Functionalist and Social Conflict
The study of social stratification is the study of class, caste, privilege, and status that is a characteristic of a particular society. It often varies according to how society is organized especially in terms of production and work. The definition of "social stratification" is "differential ranking of human individuals who compose a given social system and their treatment as superior or inferior relative to one another in certain socially important respects" (Parsons, Analytical Approach to S...

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Academia, Sociology, Structural functionalism, Social stratification, Structure, Social conflict, Social inequality, Kingsley Davis, Social class
Attacks on the Insanity Defence
The 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 of mental illness rests solely on the jury wh...

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Criminal defenses, Law, Criminal law, Forensic psychology, Mental health law, Mental health, Insanity, English criminal law, Insanity defense, M'Naghten rules, Mens rea, Irresistible impulse
Social Recognition of the Human Individual
"From the time of puberty onward the human individual must devote himself to the great task of freeing himself from his parents." -Sigmund Freud (General Intro. to Psychoanalysis) As a child develops from infancy to adulthood, it soaks up its environment and processes it like a biological computer. As it matures, so does the way it copes with the challenges life presents to him. If the child has the opportunity to be well educated, than he may learn from his history studies, and begin to recogn...

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Politics, Academia, Philosophy, Political ideologies, Anti-capitalism, Political culture, Social theories, Philosophical movements, Liberalism, Socialism, French Revolution, Revolutions
Serial Killers
The nineteen-seventies was an incredible decade. It was a decade of change, one of freedom, a time for great music. It was also an incredible decade for shock, fear and serial killers. John Wayne Gacy, an amateur clown, was a pedophiliac homosexual. He tortured and killed thirty three little boys and stored their remains under his house. David Berkowitz, a.k.a. the Son of Sam, stalked New York City from nineteen-sixty-seven to nineteen-seventy-seven. He claimed to have been following a voice fr...

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Crime, Murder, Psychopathy, Serial killer, Death, The Killers, Deviance sociology), Misconduct, My Life Among the Serial Killers, Harrison Graham
Satanism
Satanism Sociology/Psychology I am hoping I can somehow make this seem like a psychological report without making it lose any of it\'s important details. My goal in writing this paper is to hopefully make people understand and agree that Satanism is not a "Devil Worshipping," animal mutilating, child scarifying cult organization. The psychological thing comes in when people say Satanism is wrong or evil, they hear the word Satan and automatically assume that it must be bad. They make these assu...

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Occult, Paranormal, Religion, Left-Hand Path, Church of Satan, Satanism, Abrahamic mythology, Hell, The Satanic Bible, Satan, Anton LaVey, Devil
Psyschology Study on Drinking
Abstract In response to the need for research that incorporates multiple aspects of theory into a testable framework, this study attempted to replicate and extend the results of Cooper, Russell, Skinner, Frone, and Mudar (1992). A modified stressor vulnerability model of stress-related drinking was tested in a homogeneous sample of 65 male and female undergraduate student drinkers. Total weekly consumption of alcohol was used as the criterion measure, whereas family history of alcoholism (Adapt...

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Behavior, Stress, Psychology, Behavioural sciences, Human behavior, Interpersonal conflict, Substance dependence, Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Coping, Avoidance coping, Social support
Play Therapy
Play Therapy Play therapy is a good intervention approach for working with young children who lack the verbal abilities to describe their difficulties clearly enough to receive support and assistance from counselors. This strategy seems to work with children experiencing a broad range of difficulties. The play therapist must carefully select toys that will help children to express their thoughts and feelings. The arrangement of the toys and the atmosphere in the play therapy setting must provid...

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Behavioural sciences, Psychology, Behavior, Psychotherapy, Child development, Clinical psychology, Play, Play therapy, Music therapy, Art therapy
On Narcissism - Psychological Theories and Therape
utic Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders Introduction Understanding the Narcissistic Phenomenon The so called Ďnarcissistic personality disorderí is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self importance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self esteem. The grandiosity of the narcissist, however, is often so pervasive that we tend to dehumani...

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Behavioural sciences, Psychology, Narcissism, Behavior, Otto F. Kernberg, Narcissistic supply, Self psychology, Narcissistic rage and narcissistic injury, Grandiosity, Narcissistic defences, Psychology of self, Narcissistic personality disorder
Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a disease that has been on the receiving end of many jokes in our society. Yet it is a serious and life altering disease that is no laughing matter to the 1,000 in every 2,000 people in the U.S. that have it. I was drawn to this article because a former supervisor that I worked with had this disease. She was prescribed the drug Ritalin. It always impressed me that she could confront an angry client or give a speech without succumbing to the symptoms of her disease. She revealed th...

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Sleep disorders, Medicine, Neuroscience, Nervous system, Narcolepsy, Orexin, Cataplexy, Emmanuel Mignot, Sleep, Neurological disorder, Narco, Autoimmunity
Motivation
Motivation is the willingness to exert high levels of effort toward organizational goals, conditioned by the effort\'s ability to satisfy some individual needs (Robbins, 168). For some business analysts, employee motivation is a good way to increase productivity in an organization. When people get motivated, they will have a reason to put more efforts on what they are doing. Motivation is a crucial management tool in lifting the organization\'s work force\'s ability. There are many different wa...

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Economy, Human resource management, Motivation, Behavior, Employment, Employment compensation, Incentive, Microeconomics, Personal finance, Reward management, Work motivation
Men and Women
What influences a personís identity? Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has the same, is there a point in everyoneís life when they get one? A personís identity is his own, nobody put it there and nobody can take it out. Everyone in this world has a different identity because they all make their own over the course...

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Identity, Gender, Academia, Philosophy, Sociology of gender, Online identity, Identity control theory
Meditation
Webster\'s dictionary defines meditation as "to reflect on; ponder, to engage in contemplation," which it really is, although, many people believe that meditation is a means of developing a more spiritual or religious life. Meditation does not necessarily have to be religious. Many people just meditate to relax or organize their thoughts. Meditation is a very broad subject since there are many ways in which to perform meditation. Not only are there many ways but, there are also many different r...

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Spirituality, Meditation, Religion, Human behavior, Mindbody interventions, Spiritual practice, Yoga, Nondualism, Buddhist meditation, Research on meditation, Christian meditation, Buddhism
Aggression - Biological Theory vs Behaviorist Theo
ry 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 from students. The spouse who threatens to get the maddest gets their way. The male who acts the most ma...

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Behavior, Behavioural sciences, Psychology, Abnormal psychology, Aggression, Dispute resolution, Criminology, Adolescence, Fear, Dog aggression, Genetics of aggression
Left and Right Brain
The article in which I chose to examine is called Right Brain, Left Brain: Fact and Fiction, written by Jerre Levy. In the past fifteen years or so there has been a lot of talk of left brain and right brain people. Levy\'s reason for righting this article was clearly to stop the misconceptions and show the truth about how our brain hemispheres operate. Levy first explores the myth of the left brain and right brain theory. She states that generally people see the left hemisphere of the brain con...

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Nervous system, Brain, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Cerebrum, Consciousness studies, Corpus callosum, Split-brain, Lateralization of brain function, Jerre Levy, Cerebral hemisphere, Handedness
Intelligence
According to Merriam-Websterís dictionary, intelligence is described as the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one\'s environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria. Many psychologists have their own view on what intelligence really is and the debate over its true definition is very controversial. Most agree, however, that intelligence measures our ability to adapt to challenges. Intelligence varies for every person. It has been proven that intelligence tests can acc...

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Intelligence, Behavioural sciences, Psychometrics, Psychology, Intelligence quotient, G factor, Lewis Terman, Self-test of intelligence, Height and intelligence
Identity
What influences a personís identity? Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has the same, is there a point in everyoneís life when they get one? A personís identity is his own, nobody put it there and nobody can take it out. Everyone in this world has a different identity because they all make their own over the course...

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Identity, Gender, Gender studies, Academia, Philosophy, Sociology, Sociology of gender, Online identity, Identity control theory
How Does the Brain Perceive
How does a human hear? When an object makes a noise, it sends vibrations (better known as sound waves) speeding through the air. These vibrations are then funneled into your ear canal by your outer ear. As the vibrations move into your middle ear, they hit your eardrum and cause it to vibrate as well. This sets off a chain reaction of vibrations. Your eardrum, which is smaller and thinner than the nail on your pinky finger, vibrates the three smallest bones in your body: first, the hammer, then...

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Perception, Nervous system, Auditory system, Neuroscience, Sensory systems, Ear, Hearing, Audiology, Cochlea, Inner ear, Sense, Vestibular system
Gender Roles Essay
Showgirls is a definite backlash to the typical woman\'s role in society. It is very interesting to me that a movie with this message is set in a normally deviant setting, when it is trying to portray the strength of a woman. I feel this is the reason that many woman did not see the film. They are offended, disgusted, and maybe even a little jealous of strippers. Strippers are able to be in control of the customers at all times. They have the power to switch the standard gender roles. For a mom...

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Film, Entertainment, Nudity, Erotic dance, Gender studies, Erotica, Showgirls, Stripper, Lap dance, Gender role, Striptease, Sociology of gender
Freud Civilization and its discontents
Civilization and Its Discontents Criticisms Uninformed. Freud is uninformed as to the coming events of the twentieth century, especially the Second World War and the Holocaust. This work was published in 1930. In 1931 when they published a second edition, Freud added a final sentence speculating whether Eros or Death would come out as stronger in the coming years. This was as Hitler was coming to power, and it was becoming clear to Freud and to others what a menace they were in for. But even Fr...

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Freudian psychology, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Behavioural sciences, Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud, Id, ego and super-ego, Death drive, Freud: The Secret Passion, Sigmund Freud's views on religion, Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Freud's Personality Theory
Freud\'s Personality Theory The development of gender roles in deifferent forms of feminsm gives us a revealing overview of Freud\'s personality theory. It is relatively easy, however, to find oneself torn between openheartedly going along with Freud\'s view of personality as a dynamic system of psychological energy is a very complex, yet insightful approach to the development of personality. The nature of the id, ego, and superego, and the psychosexual stages that these three structures focus o...

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Freudian psychology, Psychology, Behavioural sciences, Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, Id, ego and super-ego, Personality psychology, Psychosexual development, Psychoanalytic theory