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A Discussion on the Potential Connection Between Medical Marijuana and Suicide
Medical Marijuana and Completed Suicide The discussion of the legalization of marijuana is widely known throughout the United States, but the topic whether not it increases the number of suicides annually has been cooking on the back burner. Colorado is top choice for researching any topic related to medical marijuana bec...
A Study on the Brain Processing Human Behavior
The Brain and Behavior Who would not go if the best friend invites over for pizza and card games? Anybody would accept this friendly invite unless they have something more important to do. Our emotion, movement, every single action that we do has connected with our brain. When I accept my friend’s friendly invit...
The Characteristics of Stress, Reactions to It, and a Personal Account of Dealing with Stress
Stress is very notoriously hard to define because its so different for each of us. Stress can be defined as; a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances, and a subject to pressure or tension. Hans Seyle defined stress relation to psychology in 1936 as “the non-specific respo...
An Examination of the Motivation Theories Behind the Behaviors of the Employees, Stacie and Shannon
Motivation Theories The best explanation for Stacie’s behavior involves the arousal theory. In the book it states that this theory of motivation suggests that people seek the optimal level of stimulation, but that level can change depending on several outside factors (Morris & Maisto, 2015). Before working on the new proje...
An Overview of the Symptoms and Treatments of Schizophrenia
Facets of Schizophrenia A severe or psychotic, chronic brain disorder in which the affected person has difficulty in interpreting reality. Emil Kraepelin discovered the disorder in 1896 and named it dementia praecox as it was a progressive and independent disease (Larson, Reiten, & Voorhees). It was later named Schizophren...
The Effects of Violent Video Games on Children's Behavior
Effects of Violent Video Games As a young child, I spent many of my childhood days at my local library reading all the books I found interesting, which was every book I laid my hands on. While I was busy exploring the many different worlds in books, many of my peers were busy playing video games. I was not a video game fan...
A Study of Conditional Stimulus Using a Reward
The purpose of the case study was to determine if the subject could be conditioned to associate a stimulus with a reward. The subject used in this case study was one norwegicus male rat from the Sprague-Dawley strain. The subject was placed in a Skinner box and given a pellet. After the food was consumed and the subject loo...
An Overview of the Study of Abnormal Behavior Through Psychology
Abnormal Psychology: the application of psychological science to the study of mental disorders. Psychopathology: pathology (illness) of the psyche (mind); the study of abnormal behavior or mental illness; the symptoms and signs of mental disorders. Scientist-Practitioner-Model: integrative training model (clinical psychol...
A Study on the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Regards to Intimate Partner Violence
Abstract Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in regards to intimate-partner violence (IPV) is all but ignored in regards to male victims. The purpose of this study is to focus on this often-forgotten group of patients. While female victims of IPV and PTSD have been studied countless times, the only time that males and PTS...
An Analysis of Social Anxiety and the Ways to Conquer Fear
Anxiety: Held Prisoner by Your Own Fear Anxiety disorder comes in many forms; it can have a huge impact on friendships and other relationships. Social anxiety is just one of the many anxiety disorders. Social anxiety is a constant battle for millions of people all over the world. According to Wikipedia, 12% of Americans ha...