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Understanding Availability Heuristic and How It Influence Our Thoughts About Sharks
Between 1990 and 2009, there were 15,011 bicycle fatalities in the
United States. In the same time frame, only 14 people died in shark
attacks. Despite this fact, most people are far more afraid to be killed by
a shark than to ride a bicycle. This can be explained simply due to the
fact that sharks are scary animals and tha...
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A Report on the Video Bart Simpson - A Case Study in ADHD
Case Study #2 The video I will be reporting on is “Bart Simpson - A Case Study in ADHD”. Bart Simpson is diagnosed with ADHD in this video. His behavior and actions coincide with this diagnosis. A brief description of the DSM-5 classifications for ADHD is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity...
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Does the Intelligence Test Measure What It Claims to Measure
Validity of intelligence tests Validity of tests refers to the question of whether the test measures what it claims to measure. In the context of intelligence tests we can ask, do intelligence tests measure intelligence? Well, within one context they do; if we answer the question, ‘Do intelligence tests measure what...
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An Analysis of the Psychology of Male and Female Serial Killers
Abstract What is the psychology behind a serial killer? Are they mentally ill, or do they simply enjoy the act of killing for what it is? Everyone has a different genetic makeup, so maybe that’s where the answer lies? We will delve deep into the minds of serial killers to find what exactly it is that makes them kill. We wi...
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A Reflection on Emotional Intelligence, Methods of Managing Emotions, and the Personal Results of The McGraw-Hill Irwin EQ Test
“Emotions can be defined as short-lived psychological – physiological phenomena that represent[s] efficient modes of adaptation to changing environmental demands,” says Hurley (2012). Emotions are a response to a trigger that happens in a fraction of a second, she continues (Hurley, 2012). Salcedo and Kaufman from Intellige...
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The Different Methods of a Psychological Research
Psychologists use many different methods for conducting research. Each method has advantages and disadvantages that make it suitable for certain situations and unfit for others. Case studies, correlational study, and experiment are examples of research methods. Using these methods, researchers can describe different events,...
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The Definition, Origin, Triggers, and Massive Role of Humor and Comedy in Human Culture through the Theories of Relief Theory and Incongruity Theory
Most people would agree that humor is one of the best aspects of life. It brings us immense joy and can release stress. Friendships can be started over a single joke, funny stories are remembered vividly and fondly, and laughing can ease even the most tense of situations. Humor can also allow us to wrap our brains around di...
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A Psychological Assessment for the Possible Treatment of Bill
Abstract In this paper, I will cover what Bill’s main/ primary problem in life is based on my hypothesis of his problems. Then it will be identified what method of therapy should be used in order to help Bill with his primary problem. The different approaches for how to help Bill with his primary problem will also be addre...
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A Study the Effects of Arousing and Relaxing Background Music on Cognitive Performance on Mathematical Tasks
Abstract This study aimed to investigate how arousing background music affects cognitive performance on mathematical tasks compared to relaxing background music. This experiment utilized an independent samples design on 25 participants taken via opportunity sample from a Geometry class in a suburban United States public hi...
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Milgram's Experiment on American Children to Determine if They Would Perform Immoral Actions if Influenced by Their Teachers
The Milgram experiment is an experiment that researched if Americans would perform immoral actions if they were instructed to do so by instructing the teacher to inflict pain onto another person. I think that this study is controversial first of all because the participants were not aware of the true nature since they were...
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A Study on Dreams and the Process of Dreaming
[email protected]: When you long for a hug from your mom. Tuesday 8:34PM,” was a statement I shared on my twitter account. I was having a stressful week and longed for the comfort from my mother. Later that night, I experienced a tangible hug from my mother in a dream. I walked towards her open arms and felt the reassuring warmth of...
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The General Scope and Requirements in Psychology
Psychology is a fascinating subject because psychology is the study of thinking and human behavior. Since most careers require thinking, psychology can be found in virtually all careers. From education to health, sports to forensics, psychology is a subject that can be applied to any job a human does. Breakdown of the most...
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An Analysis of the James-Lange Theory of Emotion
A Critical Review of the James Lange Theory of Emotion The James-Lange theory of emotion is the first, and best-known, example of a physiological theory of emotion, positing that our emotions are our bodies’ physiological responses caused by an event. Developed simultaneously but independently by William James and Carl Lan...
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An Overview of the Sleep Process
Sleep is a strange phenomenon in which animals, obviously including people, essentially experience a period of decreased consciousness, and heightened cellular function. While sleeping, healing and growth are quickened, the immune system promotes better resistance to infection, and much more. Not getting enough sleep can le...
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An Overview and Study of the Semantic Model in Psychology
Introduction: Throughout the years, psychologists have used network models to explain many things that occur within the though process of humans. These network models, known as semantic models play a big role in the area of memory and thought process. The way a semantic network works is an individual is presented with a pr...
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My Strengths and Talents Revealed by the StrengthsQuest Test
Over time, every person develops certain strengths and talents they can use to enhance their life. I am one of the people who did not believe I had any strengths or talents. After taking the StrengthsQuest test, I realize that my strengths have always been there, I just never considered them to be positive parts of my life....
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The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Therapy in Regards to Students Effected by Anxiety
Participant Selection Our study on the effects of mindfulness-based therapy in regards to those effected by anxiety will focus on college students. Our sample is specifically Kennesaw State University’s students, due to how easy they would be for us to access. Any Kennesaw State University student is eligible to participat...
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An Examination of Slow-Wave Sleep and the Importance of Sleep to Learning
Sleep & Learning Among the deepest stage of non-REM sleep is the slow-wave sleep, characterized by a larger amount of synchronized slow-wave than in other sleep stages. These slow brain waves are referred to as delta activity. This stage’s length remains significantly longer during the first half of the night. During slo...
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Personality Types: Similarities and Differences Between Me, My Sister and My Mother
My sister and I have grown up having relatively similar personalities
with some slight differences. My sister is what according to
personalitypage.com would be known as INFP or The Idealist. My sister, like
myself will take things into perspective and relate them to past events in
our own lives when people are having a roug...
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The Relationship Between Alcohol and Judgement Impairment
It is often assumed that consuming alcohol, particularly in large amounts, impairs judgement. This hypothesis is fairly easy to test. The basic concept is that alcohol affects the brain in such a way that judgement is negatively affected. An experimental study would be fairly simple. Subjects could be asked to haggle fo...
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A Response to the Assessment on Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness
Throughout the course of ‘The Big Five Inventory’, I had answered a series of questions relevant to my personal responses regarding a series of various descriptive characteristics. The assessment touched on five different areas, concerning Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness, using a nu...
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The Parts and Functions of the Brain
It is common knowledge for someone to know and understand that the brain is the most important organ in the body. The brain is the most important organ, and any animal, even mosquitoes have them. In fact, naturally, every species has a brain, whether it be an animal, tiny bugs, even humans have brains, even though that is...
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A Psychological Study Testing the Power of Lies Versus the Power of Truth
On the Power of Lies Versus the Power of Truth LiveScience.com conducted a study on how often individuals lie. Test subjects were videotaped while they conversed. Later, independently, each was asked to view the tape and identify anything they had said that was not entirely accurate. The study, published in the Journal of...
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The Process and Stages of Memory
A Trip Down Memory Lane Quite frankly, it's amazing that Earth, Wind and Fire remembered the 21st night of September, or anything else for that matter. Though it also exists as a topic in psychology, memory has a basis in physiology and cognitive science. A complicated, intricate procedure, "memory refers to the process...
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A Study on the Relation of Owning a Pet and the Increase of Happiness and Decrease of Loneliness in Individuals
Pets are seen as a source of company for many people. This study hypothesized that owning or caring for a pet would increase a person’s happiness and decrease a person’s loneliness. The participants consisted of 6 male and 13 female students of SUNY Oswego between the ages of 19 and 45. The participants filled out a survey...
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