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The Milgram Experiment - The Milgram Experiment (Hart) Stanley Milgram’s experiment in the way people respond to obedience is one of the most important experiments ever administered. The goal of Milgram’s experiment was to find the desire of the participants to shock a learner in a controlled situation. When the volunteer would be ordered to shock the wrong answers of the victims, Milgram was truly judging and studying how people respond to authority. Milgram discovered something both troubling and awe inspiring about the human race....   [tags: Stanley Milgram, Experiment, Obedience]
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The Power of Situation in The Milgram Experiment - The power that a situation can have on a person is simply incredible. This power of situation and obedience go hand in hand, people get caught up in a situation because of the obedience they were taught as children. In society obedience is the key, allowing things to run smoothly and helps to prevent chaos. But in some instances that obedience can over take and cause a person to do things that they normally wouldn’t; whether it be following orders to an extreme extent or even doing things that people would consider to be inhumane....   [tags: lucifer effect, obedience, milgram experiment] 1779 words
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The Harcourt Essen Experiment - The Harcourt Essen Experiment The aim of this investigation is to: 1) find the rate equation for the reaction between hydrogen peroxide, potassium iodide and sulphuric acid by using the iodine stop clock method and plotting graphs of 1/time against concentration for each variable. Then to find the activation energy by carrying out the experiment at different temperatures using constant amounts of each reactant and then by plotting a graph of in 1/t against I/T, 3) to deduce as much information about the mechanism as possible from the rate equation....   [tags: Chemistry, Science, Experiment] 1470 words
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An Experiment to Determine Whether People Are Influenced by Leading Questions - An Experiment to Determine Whether People Are Influenced by Leading Questions Abstract The purpose of the experiment was to determine whether people are influenced by leading questions. This experiment is a replication of an experiment conducted by Loftus and Palmer in 1974. In the experiment the independent variable was the verb used (contact, smash). The dependant variable was the speed estimated by the participants when recalling the picture of the crash from their memory. The results gave evidence that specific words could influence the retrieval of a memory....   [tags: Psychological Experiment]
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AN EXPERIMENT TO FIND THE ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE OF PARAFFIN AND WATER - An experiment to find the acoustic impedance of paraffin and water Abstract The speed of sound through paraffin and water was measured, and came close to the generally expected value. The speed in was calculated as 1458.36±16.2ms^(-1) in water and 1212±23.7ms^(-1) in paraffin. Then the density of these two liquids was measured, and combined with the speed of sound to find the acoustic impedance. . The acoustic impedance of water was 1575±29kgm^(-2) s^(-1) and the acoustic impedance of paraffin was 1066.6±32kgm^(-2) s^(-1) ....   [tags: Experiment Analysis]
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Research Experiment to Determine the Speed of Sound - Abstract/Introduction: Sound is the sensation that our brain interprets when vibrations carried to our ears stimulate the auditory nerves. It is produced by the compression and rarefaction of matter. The speed of sound depends on the properties of the medium such as bulk modulus, density and the temperature though which it travels. It does not depend on the source of the sound. Sound travels faster in air which is less dense and in air with a higher temperature. Hence, more density and heat = faster speed of sound....   [tags: physics, Physics Experiment] 1972 words
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Chemistry Report: Experiment on Rates of Reaction - Rates of Reaction CaCO3 + 2HCl → CaCl2 + H2O + CO2 In this report I will be suggesting my predictions on what the rates of reaction will be and what the actual rates of reaction are. I will do this by collecting data from experiments and I will show this by putting data into a table. The main aim of my experiment is to find the rate of reaction over time taken and the rate of reaction when the concentration of hydrochloric acid increases or decreases. I will try to make my experiment as accurate as I can....   [tags: chemistry experiment, lab report] 3714 words
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The Ethics of the Stanford Prison Experiment - When put into the position of complete authority over others people will show their true colors. I think that most people would like to think that they would be fair, ethical superiors. I know I would, but learning about the Stanford Prison Experiment has made me question what would really happen if I was there. Would I be the submissive prisoner, the sadistic guard, or would I stay true to myself. As Phillip Zimbardo gave the guards their whistles and billy clubs they drastically changed without even realizing it....   [tags: Stanford Prison Experiment, psychology, criminal j] 923 words
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Osmosis Experiment - Background Knowledge: Osmosis definition: Diffusion of water molecules through a semi permeable membrane from a higher concentration to a lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal. Osmosis in animal cells: The cell membrane is the partially permeable membrane in animal cells. If the cells were placed in distilled water they gain water, swell and burst. This is known as haemolysis. Osmosis in plant cells: The cellulose cell wall of plant cells is fully permeable. Therefore it’s the cell membrane of a plant cell which acts as the semi-permeable membrane, deciding what gets into and out of the cell....   [tags: Science Experiment] 582 words
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Sodium Thiosulphate Reaction Time Experiment - Introduction: In the investigation I am going to see how long it takes for sodium thiosulphate to react with hydrochloric acid, the sodium thiosulphate will be diluted with water, I will do this by having 60 ml sodium thiosulphate and 40 ml water but each time I will change the amount of sodium thiosulphate and water but they will both add up to equal 100ml, I will know when the reaction has taken place because the beaker with the chemicals in will go cloudy, we will put the beaker on a piece of paper with a x on it....   [tags: chemistry, chemistry experiment] 912 words
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cDNA Experiment Results - Materials and Methods: Subjects The cDNA was produced by reverse transcriptase from total RNA by using superscript II (Invitrogen). The cDNA were from the lung which was obtained commercially from Ambion, HASM which was extracted in house and HBEC which was obtained commercially from Lonza. Primer Design Oligonucleotide primers were designed by obtaining the reference sequences for uPA, PAI-1 and PAI-2 from National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The sequences were checked using NEBcutter (V2.0) to identify the common restriction enzymes sites that are not included in the sequences to be able to clone into pcDNA3....   [tags: cDNA Experiment Results ] 1285 words
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The Rebirth of Youth in "Dr. Heidgger's Experiment" - Life is short. Death is forever. Time is of the essence. When the performances of our lives upon earth have reached it final act, human nature forces us to reflect on the fragility of not only the human body, but also the fragility of the human psyche. We are all just visiting this life, just passersby seeking to find our way through the blizzard of existence. Literary works swoop readers to distant lands and drop them in life defining situations; Works of art that assault the eyes and force the mind to become one with the painting are just two of the many ways humans have attempted to stay connected to life after death....   [tags: Dr. Heidgger's Experiment, Nathaniel Hawthorne,]
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Salomon Elliot Asch's Conformity Experiment - Conformity is when one would yield their own opinions or actions to appeal to those surrounding them. Sometimes people may conform to match their environment without being aware of their actions. Humans feel pressured in society to change their beliefs to fit in and not be the oddball one out. This is seen in many different environments. For example, in schools if multiple people agree with something, others would start to change their answers to match the group because they do not want to feel rejected....   [tags: smoke filled room, visionary experiment]
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Data and Experiment Regarding Ant Colonies and Exposure to Carbon Dioxide and Disection - Introduction: Ants are social insects living in communities. Division of labor is a basic structure of social organization in which allows tasks specialization for each member. Each colony has its own workers specialized to do solely a task and workers accomplish their specific jobs for a perfect social organization. The queen only job is to lay eggs. The workers emerged from the eggs are travelling to hunt for food, protect their nest and make the colony bigger. They build the nest into many chambers....   [tags: Insects, Experiment]
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Verbal Reaction Times Experiment - This report aimed to replicate Stroop's (1935) experiment. Using the repeated measures design and a sample of 20 students, differences in verbal reaction times on two tests were observed. The one-tailed hypothesis predicted that it would take longer to say words in the Cc, this is the conflicting condition where the colour of the word differs from the colour that the word describes. It was found that, using the t-test for related data, this hypothesis could be accepted as the obtained value was much greater then the critical value....   [tags: Stroop 1935 experiment]
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The Forbidden Experiment by Roger Shattuck - The Forbidden Experiment by Roger Shattuck It is one of the oldest unanswered questions in all of science. Though slightly more grounded in empirical science than the likes of "Where did we come from?" or "Why are we here?" the impossible Nature/Nurture dichotomy has tormented truth-bound scientists for years. Recent advances in genetics have brought forward new possibilities for those who would study the pure effects of environmental variables on animals, but we are far from allowing ourselves to manipulate other human beings in such ways for the sake of collecting data....   [tags: Forbidden Experiment Roger Shattuck Essays]
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Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment by James H. Jones - Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment by James H. Jones Introduction The book BAD BLOOD: THE TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS EXPERIMENT by James H. Jones was a very powerful compilation of years of astounding research, numerous interviews, and some very interesting positions on the ethical and moral issues associated with the study of human beings under the Public Health Service (PHS). "The Tuskegee study had nothing to do with treatment … it was a nontherapeutic experiment, aimed at compiling data on the effects of the spontaneous evolution of syphilis in black males" (Jones pg....   [tags: Medical Experiment] 1728 words
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Stanley Milgrim's Obedience to Authority Experiment - The experiment performed by Stanley Milgrim at Yale University was both fascinating and thought provoking. Milgrim’s famous experiment explored “Obedience to authority.” In his experiment Milgrim explained to his students what was going to happen. He told his students that they would be the “teacher” who was going to administer a volunteered “student “a word-pairing test. Milgrim told them for every incorrect answer the “student” gave they would give a shock to the “student”. Each shock would increase in voltage after every incorrect answer....   [tags: Stanley Milgrim, Obedience to Authority, Experimen] 765 words
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The Stroop Effect Experiment - The Stroop experiment can be traced back as far as the nineteen century around the time of some particular works of Cattell and Wundt. The experiment was first written about in 1929 in German. The experiment was name after John Ridley Stroop after he had written the article “Studies of interference in serial verbal reactions,” which was published in 1935.there have been over 700 replications of this experiment The experiment is a demonstration of reaction time of a task . The Stroop experiment employs two basic processes of cognition; attention (“the concentration of mental effort on sensory or mental events”) and automaticity (“a cognitive process that does not require conscious though...   [tags: Stroop Effect, Experiments, science, ]
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The Experiment - The Experiment The Experiment was written based off the moral war between whether or no cloning is right. It involves three main people: Jude, Skyler and Tizzie. Jude is a newspaper reporter and has been dating Tizzie for quite awhile. Tizzie is a doctor who studies twins and the different types. Jude was doing a newspaper article and that was how he met Tizzie. He had to get information for the article and was told that Tizzie was the person to talk to when it came to twins. She happened to be a highly recognized doctor in that field....   [tags: essays research papers] 1098 words
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A Racism Experiment - Racism, I have heard this term used all my life. Growing up in the South I would hear things from adults that were supposed to guide and build me into a respectable adult. Instead I heard that white was right, and if someone wasn’t white then they were treated differently. Racism is usually defined as a race issue; it is also linked to social standing, income and religion. The fight against racism is ongoing. There are many agencies that combat the violence and hate that is associated with racism....   [tags: racism, prejudice, racial profiling] 946 words
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Experiment on Titrimetry - ... While the standard solution for a weak acid titration is sodium hydroxide (NaOH), the weak base titration uses hydrochloric acid (HCL). The end point of titration is monitered by either indicators like phenolphthalein and methyl orange. Another way of monitoring the pH is by using the pH meter, which have electrodes that are used for measuring the pH. Based on the Bronstead and Lowry Theory, an acid is a proton donor whearas a base is a proton acceptor. This gives us an idea about what a monoprotic or polyprotic acid might have been....   [tags: PH, Acid, Base] 1345 words
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Experiment with Alleles - Introduction In our genes, multiple different alleles determine whether one person will have a certain trait or not. Alleles are what make-up our genotypes and in this lab, we wanted to determine the genotypes of our class in the two loci: TAS2R38 and PV92. The TAS2R38 locus codes for a protein that involves the bitter taste of PTC; the gene determines whether or not a person will taste the PTC paper as very bitter or no taste at all. People with the “T” allele are tasters while those that are homozygous recessive (tt) are non-tasters....   [tags: DNA, Hypothesis]
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The Risky Experiment - ... It’s a soft shower just now, but the forecast said it is to get much worse. The rain made the atmosphere darker and stuffier than ever. It was near midnight. As Gage strolled in the path to somewhere, his knees creaked like rusty hinges. It was so cold on the way that when he soliloquized the spoken words froze afore it could be heard. He thought that the evil spirits swirling around stole his voice. After a tiresome and time-consuming walk, he arrived at his destination. A humongous gate stood before Gage....   [tags: personal narrative] 560 words
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Punishment in the Milgram Obedience Experiment - The Milgram obedience experiment began in July of 1961. The experiment was conducted by Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University. The experiment was met to measure the willingness of participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform an experiment that was against their moral views. Milgrams participants for his experiments were from all backgrounds. The subjects ranged from college graduates to people that had not finished grade school. (Milgram’s Experiment on Obedience to Authority) They were told the experiment would study the effects of punishment on a person’s learning ability....   [tags: Psychology, Psychology Research, Research Paper] 807 words
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The Milgram Experiment of The 1960s - The Milgram experiment of the 1960s was designed to ascertain why so many Germans decided to support the Nazi cause. It sought to determine if people would be willing to contradict their conscience if they were commanded to do so by someone in authority. This was done with a psychologist commanding a teacher to administer an electric shock to a student each time a question was answered incorrectly. The results of the Milgram experiment help to explain why so many men in Nazi Germany were recruited to support the Nazi cause and serve as a warning against the use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques by the United States government....   [tags: nazi, holocaust, conscience]
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Experiment: The Unique Properties of Water - ... The eyedropper should have water in it so the water droplets can fall onto the penny. The water droplets are to be counted until any amount of water runs off the edge of the penny. The number of droplets are to be recorded. Trial 1 Trial 2 Water (amount of droplets on penny) 20 26 Cohesion is present in the “droplets on a penny” experiment because as the H2O molecules fall upon the penny, they attract each other to make a bigger H2O molecule. Surface tension is present since it describes the cohesion between water molecules....   [tags: Molecules, Cohesion, Density] 893 words
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An Experiment Regarding the Concept of Priming - ... In Bargh’s experiment some of the subjects developed interesting motivations towards the elderly. For example if the subjects walked out of the study at a slow pace than the study indicated that the person liked the elderly. However if the subject walked out of the study at a faster pace than it was concluded that they do not care for the elderly. Along with having behavioral consequences priming can also manipulate people’s behaviors negatively. When used to manipulate a certain group of subjects the results can be long lasting and very noticeable....   [tags: Psychology, Memory, Association] 802 words
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Analysis of Milgrams Obediance Experiment - ... The longer the test went on more of the subjects requested to abort and see how the learner was doing, but was then persuaded by the facilitator to continue. The majority of the subjects came to the stage of distributing lethal shock. What they did not know was that the screams and pleads of stopping from the other side was just recorded voices (Milgram, 1963). Consequently taking a look through the moral ocular one can immediately note that there are questionable elements in the execution of this study....   [tags: obey, authority, harm, perform] 939 words
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The Failed Experiment that Was Prohibition - ... Taking someone’s right to drink liquor is wrong, Especially when it had been legal long before prohibition had started. Taking the liquor from everyone puts people in a desperate position and provokes people to commit criminal acts. Other forms of alcohol were easily available across america and became a way of life for many men in the times during prohibition. Prohibition created many problems including the increase in the crime rate throughout the U.S. and gang violence. Abraham Lincoln once said “Prohibition...goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes”....   [tags: 18th ammendment to the US Constitution] 686 words
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Cheating to Pass the Test Experiment - ... In a survey done by Donald McCabe, Rutgers University, 3% of college students have used one of these ‘Term paper mills’. (Plagerism.org) This is not just an issue in colleges, high schools are facing this problem as well. In 2010, 59% of high school students admitted to cheating on a test in the past year, while 34% admitted to committing this crime more that twice. While 95% of students admitted to some form of cheating, whether it was cheating on a test, or just copying homework from another student....   [tags: cheating, plagiarism, exams, tests] 662 words
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Experiment of HeLa Cells in Patients - ... Hoping to be used for transplant or transfer organs, the fuse cells worried the public. The public thought men-animal hybrids were being created in the labs. This cell culture experiment would be the start of the beginning of bad or misinterpreted studies down using cell cultures. In chapter 19, the reader learns that at the age of sixteen Deborah became pregnant with her first child and dropped out of high school. Bobbette, Lawrence's wife, enrolled her in an alternate school with other pregnant teens....   [tags: test, marker, cells, cancerous] 1921 words
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An Experiment Based on Phtosynthesis - ... After the iodine was added to the leaf the prediction was the covered part of the lead would remain a lighter color and the uncovered part would turn a bluish color, due to the iodine. Procedures Experiment 1 Three different test tubes were used in order to see where starch was present. Test tube #1 contained 3 drops of glucose, Tube #2 contained 3 drops of starch, and Tube #3 contained 3 drops of water. Then one drop of iodine was dropped into each test tube. Experiment #2 A portion of a geranium leaf was covered with foil for over 24 hours in order to test for the presence starch....   [tags: sunlight, chlorophyll] 1153 words
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Psychological Experiment to Improve Memory - The experiment is a psychological study designed to help people improve their memory. However, the experimenter wants study a new method that will improve learning and memory by forcing people to learn. Researchers should know that positive reinforcement for correct responses is a way to develop animal and human memory. However, they want to figure out if pushing someone for incorrect responses will show similar effects. The teacher will give the student a set of pairing words to memorize within a certain time period....   [tags: learn, reinforcement, responses, voltage] 582 words
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The Anonymity Experiment by Catherine Price - The rapid growth in technology has been impressive over the past 20 years from television graphics and multi-purpose phones to world-wide connections. Unfortunately, the government is having trouble with this growth to protect the people from having their privacy violated due to the information being stored electronically. In “The Anonymity Experiment”, by Catherine Price, states how easily a person can be track and how personal can be lost. Also, in “Social Security and ID theft”, by Felipe Sorrells, states how social security numbers and personal identities can be stolen and how the government is trying to stop that theft....   [tags: technology, government, private information]
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Absorbance Experiment With Turnip Peroxidase - ... If the time increases over a period a time then turnip hydrogen peroxidase will increase absorbance. The temperature can have a major impact on an enzyme. According to Campbell Biology author Reece etc. 2011 “The enzyme reaction will increase as the temperature increase with the increasing temperature….substrates collide with active sites more frequently when the molecules move rapidly.”(Reece etc 2011) Every enzyme hits its optimal temperature the reaction will be at its highest point.(Reece etc....   [tags: Enzyme, Catalyst, Science] 832 words
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Class Experiment: Ramps on Sequoyah - My paper is about an experiment my class did to see the walking ramps on the Sequoyah High School’s campus do or do not meet the requirements in the Americans with Disability Act. All of the measurements were done in inches. For this experiment, my class measured twenty-seven ramps around the campus. The instruments we used for this experiment was a plum, yard stick, leveled laser beam, tape measure, paper, and a pencil. We measured the ramps height from the top to the bottom of the ramp, length of ramp, the width of the ramp, the landing (on top and bottom of the ramp), and height of rails as a class....   [tags: ADA, requirements, wheel chair]
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An Experiment on Bacteria--Microscopic Organisms - Introduction Bacteria--microscopic organisms present in virtually every habitat on Earth. They are found in water, soil, and even the air we breathe. Bacteria reproduce rapidly and exist in any place conducive to their survival. Although their omnipresence is intimidating from a survival standpoint, the vast majority of bacteria are harmless. Those few that are infectious, disease-causing agents are known as pathogens. Despite their negligible size, these organisms can be lethal when they infect living things....   [tags: antibiotics, bacteriophages]
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My Breaking the Norm Experiment - ... The customers didn’t seem to thrilled that we as a “couple” was flaunting our love for each other right in their faces. Amongst the chatter from the Judgmental customers whom was obviously whispering about what they are experiencing in this restaurant.We ate our food and flirted and conversated for a while until we was finished with our meal. Still the attention was still on this daring couple.There was only same race couples in this restaurant so it was Evident that we clearly didn’t belong in this Town, Let alone together .We concluded that interracial relationships is not a common entity in this area of town....   [tags: interracial relationships]
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Experiment on Deep Fat Frying - ... Deep frying involves fully immersing food in hot oil. It is an extremely fast cooking method, and, despite the use of liquid oil, is best classified as a dry cooking method because it does not involve liquid water. From the table, we can see that the percentage of oil absorption decrease as the temperature increases. At the same time, the greasiness is being determined by the oil stain left on the kitchen towel. Apparently, the doughnut cooked under lower temperature will release more oil than those cooked under high temperature....   [tags: students, donuts, cooking] 1160 words
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Carbon Dioxide Experiment in Photosynthesis - ...  Animals cannot make their own food and are therefore directly or indirectly reliant on plants for their food.  The raw materials needed for photosynthesis are carbon dioxide (from the air and is taken in through the plant’s leaves) and water (from the soil and is taken in through the plant’s roots), these two raw materials combine to primarily produce oxygen and simple sugars.  In the “dark reaction phase” (doesn’t use light), ATP and NADPH are used to reduce carbon dioxide into a carbohydrate, this process is known as the Calvin cycle, the cycle starts with carbon dioxide combining with a 5-carbon sugar which then splits into 3-carbon molecules....   [tags: plant, energy, oxygen] 1321 words
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Biology Experiment on Heart Rate - ... Apparatus - 2 stopwatches - 1 laptop (beep test) - 1 fire glass long tape (min. 20 meters) - Chalk to mark 20 meters (start to finish) Method 1) Get beep test ready on laptop from - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0U_yQITBks - 2) Bring five male subjects ready at the starting line to run the beep test. 3) Mark 20 meters on the ground outside on the AstroTurf using a fire glass long tape. (Start to finish) 4) Only after the first beep goes and not before, must subjects start running. 5) When subjects 1-5 get to the opposite line (20 meters away) wait for second beep to proceed with beep test....   [tags: High School, Physical Education, Hypothesis] 1066 words
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Experiment: Sexual Cannibalism in Spiders - ... There is no detection of an association between cannibalism or food deprivation and female’s body mass. There is a positive association between the mass of egg cases and the number of offspring in females. The study proved that two factor are important in sexual cannibalism, female hunger state and female aggressiveness. There is also a source of fitness benefit for the female. The three variables influencing female behavior related to cannibalism are aggressiveness, food deprivation, and male-female interactions....   [tags: female aggressiveness, food depravation] 741 words
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The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment - ... The experimentations were so repulsive and unnecessary that the doctors deserved to be put through their own experiments then executed. Seven Nazi doctors were sentenced to execution on August 20, 1947 in Nuremberg, Germany after a series of trials called the Nuremberg Trials. Furthermore, medical history was affected by the Nazi doctors’ experiments because it led to the creation of the Nuremberg Code or often referred to as ‘the Nazi Code’ which is “a ten-point code of ethics” (131). The code enforced some ideas such as the approval of the subject is crucial, the study must have a purpose to help society, the experiment should be as painless as possible, and only “scientifically qualif...   [tags: african americans, natural history of siphilis]
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Experiment of Perceptual Settings - Experiment of Perceptual Settings Experiment of Perceptual Settings The Webster dictionary determines perception to be knowledge by the senses and/or life that have an influence on people’s perception (Parker, 2010). The way people perceive things is based on their five senses. The sense of sight was the main sense used in the following experiment, as well as a person’s memory. Eyes tell people what they want to see and want to know. They tell you how to conceive a person and their behaviors as well as their reactions....   [tags: Perception]
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The Stanford Prison Experiment - Gandhi once said “Our thoughts become our words, our words become our actions, our actions become our character, our character becomes our destiny.” That very quote was proven in the 1973 Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by Philip Zimbardo. Zimbardo placed an ad in the newspaper asking for young males to par take in his experiment with in return getting paid $15 a day. Out of 75 volunteers 24 were chosen as participants. Zimbardo randomly selected the males to be either the prisoners or the guards....   [tags: Philip Zimbardo, behavioral analysis, research]
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The Standrof Prison Experiment - The Stanford Prison experiment studied institutional power in directing normal and healthy college student volunteers. Playing a random role of been prisoners and guards where they behaved as differently as their behavioral tendency. Thus, showing a system power, which, creates an influential social situation that affects the behavior of all the people that are within its behavioral context. A college student was arrested and convicted of a felony. During the arrest he was informed of his Miranda rights....   [tags: prisoners, guards, behavior, power] 530 words
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The Tuskegee Syphillis Experiment - The United States government is dangerous. It has always been dangerous. This simple fact is known throughout the country and no one knows it better than the African American community of Macon County, Alabama does. In 1932, the government began funding one now infamous human experiment: “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male”. The researchers at the Tuskegee Institute, the site of this scandalous study, recruited six hundred black men from a quiet town in Alabama. Of the six hundred participants nearly two third were already infected with syphilis; the remaining two hundred became the control group and for the most part were in good health....   [tags: unethical practices by US government] 2995 words
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The Little Albert Experiment - ... The first strike of the bar startled the child causing him to throw his hands in the air, on the second strike the same reaction occurred, but the child began to tremble. By the third and last strike, the child was crying; this was the first time an emotive state (in the lab) produced fear and crying in Albert. The loud sound conditioning led to Watson and his team questioning whether they could condition distress of presenting a white rat to the child at the same time they strike a steel bar....   [tags: stimulus generalization] 689 words
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Experiment on Blood Pressure - ... “As well as women are more likely to pick up on little clues leading to a disturbing scene like music”( Women's). Their might be a problem with age because the younger groups may care more and pay more attention than the older groups so that will have an affect on whether the hypothesis is correct. When we figured out what our topic was going to be we decided it would be best to just pick random people and do the experiment. To have random people we chose to go to Wal-Mart and find the people who would fall under our categories....   [tags: scary, clip, age, gender]
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Multitasking Experiment and Results - ... People use this when performing activities such as paying attention, remembering details, and managing time (NCLD Editorial Team). When it comes to someone's age, there can be cognitive differences when switching tasks or multitasking. As people get older, the optimal task-switching abilities may deteriorate. These deteriorated abilities have been shown in memory tasks and can occur within a shirt time frame such as 5 seconds. However, older adults count on their environment to keep strong task representations even when it is not necessary (Butler & Wetwadt, 2013)....   [tags: Tasks, Reaction] 842 words
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Reviewing Zimbardo’s Experiment - “The Stanford Prison Experiment” by Philip G. Zimbardo was written to explain the results of the Stanford prison experiment. Zimbardo while trying to gain support for his conclusions of the experiment, demonstrated many errors in his writing, and in his own experiment. The errors that Zimbardo commits call into question the validity of his argument, and the experiment. The goal explained by Zimbardo was “to understand more about the process by such people called “prisoners” lose their liberty, civil rights, independence, and privacy, while those called “guards” gain social power by accepting the responsibility for controlling and managing the lives of their dependent charges” (Zimbardo 733...   [tags: Case Study, solution]
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The Stanford Prison Experiment: Philip Zimbardo - You’re sitting at your house, you hear a knock at the door. You go and open it and to your surprise it’s the police. They’re turning you around and placing cold metal handcuffs on you while you’re getting read your miranda rights and spread eagle against the cop car while you’re searched. You’re being slung into the back of a cop car and driven to the police station, sirens wailing. When you arrive you get your picture taken, but you don’t smile. They take your finger and dip it in ink, then push it down hard on a piece of paper....   [tags: police, palo alto, psychology]
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David Rosenhan's Experiment - We all have our own perception of psychiatric hospitals. Some people may see them as a terrifying experience, and others may see them as a way to help people who cannot keep their disorders under control. David Rosenhan's perception led him to a variety of questions. How could psychiatric hospitals know if a patient was insane or not. What is like to be a patient there. According to Rosenhans study, psychiatric hospitals have no way of truly knowing what patients are insane or not; they quickly jump to labeling and depersonalizing their patients instead of spending time with them to observe their personality....   [tags: Psychology]
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