Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy Dennis Willover English II 3rd Hour Mr. James March 3, 1999 (Sophomore) There is an extremely serious illness with potentially fatal consequences for children, and it is something that many people do not recognize because it is not all that common, but it is happening. It is known as Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy (MSBP). This is when a parent purposely hurts his or her child for medical attention. It is completely different from Hypochondria, which is when a person ac
The U.S.S. Iowa The USS Iowa was commissioned on February 22, 1943 and served until February 24, 1958 when it was decommissioned. On September 1st 1982 modernization and reactivation begun. On April 28, 1984 it was recommissioned and put back into active duty. During it’s career it traveled all around the world. In one deployment it traveled 30,983 nautical miles and crossed eight time zones. And it visited over 30 ports. On November 26, 1989 its last 16in round was fired giving the Iowa a total
PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING FREQUENCY OF DRUG USE Running head: PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING FREQUENCY OF DRUG USE The Psychosocial Differences Between Drug Users of Different Frequencies Within a University Setting State University of New York at Stony Brook After declining for a decade, marijuana use began to rise among young people beginning in 1990 (National Institute of Drug Abuse NIDA}, 1996). Marijuana is one drug whose use, although illegal and considered harmful, has been "normaliz
E. E. Cummings In the early twentieth century, an unfamiliar face arose with an unusual style of writing. His name was Edward Estlin Cummings. As a young man, Cummings wrote many poems and a few plays that would later be published. He enjoyed painting, which was also a reflection of his writing, and developed a style that was unique in any time period because it defied all rules of grammar and syntax. He used ambiguity as a means to open peoples\' minds and challenge their intellect and to expre
Learned Helplessness and Grendel Marc Tiskewicz Mr. Prosser English 3 19 November 1998 John Gardner constructs an all to familiar story in his novel Grendel. Not that the stories of Dragon’s are part of our everyday existence, but rather the experiences parallel to those of Grendel. These experiences Gardner constructs seem to follow the pattern of the psychological condition of learned helplessness. Grendel’s overwhelming accumulation of failures cause this condition. The primary supporting com
"Why We Study Religion" It seems as if there has never been a time known to man when there has never been a religion in some shape or form. Nor has there been a race of people who have never tried to practice it in some form or another. The study of religion should not be regarded as a new venture for mankind or a new idea that man is trying to grasp and understand. Also, it could be argued that by researching such a phenomenon as religion, it does not look like man will come to any unified agre
The Sleepless Mind Clifton Matthews Dr. Linda Jones Psychology 2301 March 31, 1999 Matthews 1 "To a romantic, dreams are a way of beautifying life and embellishing reality, a way of being a hero rather than a villain, beautiful rather than ordinary, a saint rather than a devil, a wizard rather than a fool. Dream thinking is magic thinking, which is one of the characteristics of primary process thinking and feeling, of the unconscious id, and of the earliest stages in the birth of a dream"(Conigl
The "Met Expectations" Hypothesis In the past, researchers in higher education highlighted the increasing research requirements at large, public universities (e.g., Bieber, Lawrence & Blackburn, 1992). However, calls for greater accountability and a nationwide investment in assessing and documenting the outcomes of undergraduate education have refocused universities\' attention on teaching and the instructional performance of faculty (Barr & Tagg, 1995). As a result, new faculty are entering a m
Sigmund Freud My girlfriend called me from Dallas the other day. "You have got to hear about the dream I had last night," she said. Since this was not a normal reason to call me, I was more than a bit interested to listen to her. "The dream went like this," she explained. "I came to visit you at college. You showed me around, introduced me to your friends, and showed me a great time. Basically, we never left each others side. I felt so happy. Unfortunately, when I woke up, I realized that it was
Paranoid Schizophrenia Paranoid Schizophrenia is the psychological condition in which a loss of contact with the environment, by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life, and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling, thought (as in hallucinations and delusions), and conduct characterized especially by persecutory or grandiose delusions or hallucinations or by delusional jealousy . Edgar Allen Poe was aware of this condition, as the narrator g
A Search for Commitment within the Sexes Abstract. In the field of organizational research, there are many worthwhile studies being conducted every day. Each study has its own unique contribution to what is understood and considered to be known about the way we " live, love and work." It was Freud who noted that a healthy person was one able to do these things, but it is not until so recently that an intent on figuring out the world of work was specifically studied. For the means of the research
Graphic Art It\'s Super Bowl time! Everyone always looks forward to the Super Bowl not just for the big football game, but for their well known hilarious commercials that come out. The job I researched is in charge of making those funny commercials that people can\'t wait to see. I did my research on being a Graphic artist. I chose to research being a graphic artist, because I find it very interesting, and hope maybe to pursue this career. Graphic artists depend incredibly on the public. Graphic
Child and Adolescent Violence Child and adolescent violence is a growing problem in today\'s society. Why do children become violent? Doctors and scientists have found that there are many causes for aggressive behavior in children and have developed ways of preventing children from becoming violent. These causes are biochemical, psychological, and sociological. It is important to learn the causes, the effects, and the treatments of violent behavior because it is such a growing problem in the mod
The Revenge Factor Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado” is characterized by irony, and is filled with trickery, deception, and revenge to explain the psychology of the characters. The entire story is based on revenge and trickery. Not only does the main character want revenge, but he wants to enjoy it. The two characters in “The Cask of Amontillado” are Fortunato and Montresor. Fortunato is an eminently successful man. He enjoys the good things in life, is clever and has no scruples. Montresor
Capital Punishment Capital Punishment is a step in the right direction when justice is concerned and is just retribution to victims and families of victims. I believe that it is an effective deterrent of violent crime and the only acceptable punishment in cases such as premeditated murder, first degree murder and other equally or greater heinous crimes. Some people argue that capital punishment has no effect on crime but they are wrong, I have logical proof. The fact is plain, simple, and totall
Hypnosis The common view of hypnosis is that it is an altered state of consciousness, a trance-like state characterized by intense concentration, extreme relaxation, and high suggestibility. Many who accept this view also believe that hypnosis is the way of accessing the unconscious mind, thereby allowing the recovery of repressed memories, multiple personalities, and even memories of past lives. Since at least the 1960\'s this view of hypnosis has been seen as a myth by scientifically-minded ps
The Career of Teaching Today, as we enter a new world of technology, and new discoveries, we must remember how we got where we are today. How did we learn how to do all these skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic? We got to where we are today because of teachers. Those special people, who taught us how to read, write our names, and gives us courage when we could not do that one hard arithmetic problem. As read on you will discover how these people got their jobs, and exactly just what it
SIGMUND FREUD THE FATHER OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in 1939. He was a successful psysiologist, medical doctor, and psychologist. He was recognized as one of the most influential and respected thinkers of the twentieth century. He originally worked in close association with Joseph Bruer, and created the theory of psychology. He refined teh concept of the unconscious, of infatile sexuality, of repression, and proposed a tri-partite account of the mind\'s structure
JULIUS CAESAR ESSAY In literature, characters are often unrealistic, and rarely do they portray those special features that make them human. William Shakespeare was one of the few able to create characters with truly human features .His talent for doing this is clearly illus trated in one of his most well known plays, "Julius Caesar." This is the fascinating story based on true history of the birth of the Roman Empire, beginning with the brutal assassination of their leader, Julius Caesar. Three
Niccolo Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) were Florentinecontemporaries who worked for the government of Florence and who wrote about the histories oftheir city and country as well as about the politics of their time. Their philosophies toward politicalscience and the value of history were formed in the crucible of Florentine politics, especially in theafter math of the 1494 invasion by France and Charles VIII in the Italian Wars. Although friends and admirers of each other, their so
Autism December 7,1999 Human Lifespan Human Lifespan December 7, 1999 Autism According to Sternberg (1995), autism is a syndrome of childhood characterized by a lack of social relationship, a lack of communication abilities, and highly restricted range of interest. Autism is also known as pervasive development disorder (PDD). Children who are autistic also lack in intellectual development. Autism occurs in 0.04% of the population and it is also four times more likely to occur in boys as in girls
Teachers Description of Occupation/Work Performed An Elementary School teacher teaches kindergarten and elementary school student\'s academic, social, and physical skills. They plan age appropriate activities including many hands-on exercises. A teacher will prepare lessons, assign homework, evaluate student performance, and maintain classroom discipline. She or he can use games, music, artwork, films, computers, and other technology to teach children basic skills. All teachers grade papers, pre
Are the methods that major companies use to prevent shoplifting effective? Shoplifting is a disease plaguing the American consumer and retail stores. Almost all companies are feeling the effect of shoplifting in one way or another. The major companies have to deal with it in two ways; 1. Consumer shoplifting 2. Dishonest employees. The shrinkage due to these two factors causes the companies to take it out on the honest consumer. They(the retail companies) are forced to raise the price of their p
Manet Born in France in 1832, Manet was raised by his parents Auguste and Eugenie-Desiree; a society couple, who\'s social standing resulted from Auguste¹s successful career in the Ministry of Justice , Paris. Indeed, so successful was Auguste in his chosen field that upon his retirement he was awarded the Legion of Honor. It is thought by many that the importance of Auguste¹s role in both society and the ministry actually intimidated the young Manet, who constantly aspired throughout his adult
Employment Recruitment On dealing with the premiss that the practice of recruitment and selection is a long way from the recommendations of personnel textbooks, distinction must be taken into account between explicit recommendations and guidelines, on one hand, and, on the other, implicit suggestions stemming from the author’s own stance. The implications of distancing from, or identification with, such explicit recommendations and implicit suggestions will be viewed in this paper as well as for
Julius Caesar Imperator and Dictator 61 - 44 B. C. "I came, I saw, I conquered!" These words express the incredibly strong will and no-nonsense attitude of one of history\'s most famous men. Julius Caesar was courageous and quick-witted. He was also very good with people. But most of all, he was a gambler who knew how to calculate the odds. Willing to stake everything he had, including his life on a chance to win big in the game of politics and war, he was very sure of himself even to the point
Sexual Development Psychology 245 Final Paper #2 Harold Martinez Dec-7-1998 Sexual development occurs when human beings define their sexual orientations and behavior towards society. Everyday before adulthood, our sexuality gets shaped by a handful of factors like family values, social and cultural expectations, gender, and peer pressure. Factors will define our sexual inclinations, will create taboos and will label us either as normal persons or degenerates. Society labels people as normal or d
How and Why Groups Form How they influence the behaviour of large organisations??? 1.1 Introduction Throughout history people have joined together in groups to accomplish a wide range of purposes. Men and women form personal relationships to procreate, to raise families. These family groups are probably among the oldest and most basic types of groups but there are many more: decision making groups, social groups, political groups and so on. It is then obvious that a large proportion of human beh
Robert Boyle The English scene of the seventeenth century is a particularly rich one with regard to its contributions to the scientific revolution. The discovery and development of America moved Britain from the edge of the civilized world into the center of the new world, in which the sciences were to play a major role. During this period, in the field of chemistry, theories which offered direct opposition to Aristotelian natural philosophy and Paracelsian principles were rapidly disseminating.
Women\'s Rights Jenae Strader 11/01 99 My term paper will be on women\'s rights. I will look at why people have positive or negative feelings towards rights for women. There are many hypotheses as to why people would feel positive or negative towards women\'s rights. Factors include economic, sociological, psychological, and political variables. Economically, income could effect the way a person feels towards rights for women. The higher the income, the less likely they will feel positive toward
Anorexia Nervosa Models are pretty and thin and are often taken as role models of success. However they must be underweight to look "perfect" on television and magazines. In order to be thin, they develop a disease called anorexia nervosa. Although anorexia and bulimia are related to eating disorders, anorexia nervosa has more background than bulimia. This essay states what anorexia nervosa is and for how long the disease has been around in society. There is more tan one definition of anorexia n
Summary of: Mad About You Waylett, Katie 14 October, 1998 In the article, Mad About You, it deals with evolutionary psychology. There are three studies conducted to try to answer the question of sexual jealousy, emotional jealousy and the different sexes. Jealousy is a behavior. The way humans behave is believed to be the way the human race survives. Certain weak factors are selected out and the human race is made strong. In the first study, 200 undergraduate students were given scenarios about
False Memory Syndrome Bernardo Uribe 11-21-98 Psychology Memory, defined by the dictionary: is the mental reaction of containing and recalling past experiences. A repressed memory is: one that is retained in the sub conscious mind, where one is not aware of it but where it can still affect both conscious thoughts and behavior. “When memory is distorted, it can be what is called the False Memory Syndrome: a condition in which a person\'s identity and interpersonal relationships are entered around
The Food Service Industry Going beyond a Pat on the Back – Motivation Theory at Work in the Food Service Industry America’s love affair with restaurants has never been greater. According to Roy Alonso of the National Restaurant Association, there were over 750,000 locations offering food services of some sort in the United States as of 1997. It is estimated that half of all adults are foodservice patrons on a typical day, and over 43 cents of the consumers food dollar is spent at these establish
Sucicidal Adolescent Experiment Ricky Medina Intro. to Biology Report # 3 Twenty-six Israeli suicidal patients, twenty-four non-suicidal patients and twenty-four control aptients completed tests on different suicidal tendencies. Suicidal adolescents showed more negative responses that did either the non-suicidal adolescents or the control patients. Furthermore compared to the other two groups, the suicidal adolescents showed less complex self-attributes and a higher tendency to have a low self-e
DNA DNA has all the needed information to create the species from which it came from. DNA consists of genes which are coded messages in the DNA. These messages control the cell to be what it was intended to be for example a brain cell or a skin cell. All cells in an organism have the same exact DNA sequence unless it has been mutated. The reason why they all have the same DNA is because they all came from one cell, the embryo which replicated itself and these new daughter cells replicated themse
Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both authors identify their characters through the use of creative symbolism, colorful metaphors, and the use of the supernatural in their works. Like many authors of the seventeenth century Poe and Hawthorne stretched Realism beyond the edge of reality thereby developing a style of writing which today is commonly refer to as Romanticism. The use of the sh
Edouard Manet Before attempting to anaylse the significance of gender within Edouard Manet¹s work entitled ³A Bar at the Folies-Bergere², one must first identify , and note, the somewhat colourful events which occurred within the artist life, and note the way in which they must have undoubtedly prejudiced his work. Born in France in 1832, Manet was raised by his parents Auguste and Eugenie-Desiree; a society couple, who\'s social standing resulted from Auguste¹s successful career in the Ministry
Breast Cancer Introduction The human body is an amazing machine which functions with systems that are more advanced than any which man has ever created. However, as with any machine, malfunctions can occur and these are the diseases which cause death. Cancer is one of these diseases; it causes death and devastation for many millions of people each year. The leading cause of death of woman aged between 40-49 in North America is one of these cancer. It is breast cancer and the recent fear of it ha
Nurses Upholders and health educators for patients, families, and communities, I did my report on Registered Nurses. There are all sorts of fields one could go into. For example, you have hospital, office, home health, nursing home, public health, occupational health nurses, supervisors, nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses such as clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives. Among the list of things to go through to be a nurse, a nurs
Anatomy of a Violent Relationship Jacobson, N.S., Gottman, J.M. (1998, April). Psychology Today, pp. 61-84 Summary This article was written by Dr. Neil S. Jacobson, and Dr. John M. Gottman, two leading marriage researchers. To format their research question "how does a marital argument that leads to battery of a partner, start?", they utilized a public service announcement to obtain a sample of 63 battering couples, as well as a control group of couples who were equally dissatisfied with their m
Racial Gap Humanity has been enduring an ongoing battle for centuries: the strained relations among the races. Despite efforts to put the past behind, signs remain at nearly every juncture that there still exists a strong sense of racial dissension. While many Caucasians do not see the problem being as severe as it is represented, African-Americans angrily reply that the lighter skinned race has not had to endure such prejudice and, therefore, cannot begin to identify with the situation. Frank N
Computer Science Study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers—devices that automatically process information. Computer science traces its roots to work done by English mathematician Charles Babbage, who first proposed a programmable mechanical calculator in 1837. Until the advent of electronic digital computers in the 1940s, computer science was not generally distinguished as being separate from mathematics and engineering. Since t
Tritt’s View of “Young Goodman Brown” In the article, “‘Young Goodman Brown’ and the Psychology of Projection”, Michael Tritt critically analyzes Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” to construct the process of how Hawthorne regards Goodman Brown’s behavior. Tritt examines the phenomenon of projection in psychology and believes that “Brown’s compulsive condemnation of others, along with his consistent denial of his own culpability, illustrates a classically defined case of projection” (11
RACE RELATIONS Humanity has been enduring an ongoing battle for centuries: the strained relations among the races. Despite efforts to put the past behind, signs remain at nearly every juncture that there still exists a strong sense of racial dissension. While many Caucasians do not see the problem being as severe as it is represented, African-Americans angrily reply that the lighter skinned race has not had to endure such prejudice and, therefore, cannot begin to identify with the situation. Fra
Hamlet Hamlet\'s tragedy is a tragedy of failure-the failure of a man placed in critical circumstances to deal successfully with those circumstances. In some ways, Hamlet reminds us of Brutus in Shakespeare\'s "Julius Caesar." Hamlet and Brutus are both good men who live in trying times; both are intellectual, even philosophical; both men want to do the right thing; both men intellectualize over what the right thing is; neither man yields to passion. But here the comparison ends, for though both
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man\'s existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind
Serial Killing: Is It An Addiction? The statement that the serial killer is addicted to what he does cannot be properly supported without a discussion of addiction. While the pharmacological examples such as alcoholism and heroin addiction are still the clearest examples of addiction, new models of addictive behavior including exercise addiction, compulsive gambling, and even sexual addiction have gained acceptance. Just as alcoholism was once thought to be a conscious choice, these latter examp
Psychiatrist and Psychologist Freud, Sigmund 1865- 1939 Sigmund Freud is the founder of modern psychoanalysis. His earlier research led him to figure out that the mind was divided into two parts- the concious mind and the uncontious mind. He also believed that in order to unlock the uncontious mind you would do so through hypnosis. He also believed that the uncontious mind speaks through dreams. He found that there are three elements to the human mind, the id, which is the pleasure seeking part,
Virtual Reality I. What is Virtual Reality The term Virtual Reality (VR) is used by many different people with many meanings. There are some people to whom VR is a specific collection of technologies, that is a Head Mounted Display, Glove Input Device and Audio. Some other people stretch the term to include conventional books, movies or pure fantasy and imagination. The NSF taxonomy mentioned in the introduction can cover these as well. However, my personal preference, and for purposes of this p