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Lords Resistance Army and Conflict and Peace Building in Uganda - ... Okello then was pressured by the people into entering negotiations with southern rebel groups, namely the National Resistance Army (NRA) led by UPM leader Yoweri Museveni. After a failed cease-fire and attempt to establish control over his troops, Milton Obote was overthrown in early 1986 by Yoweri Museveni. (S3 371) Museveni's army, the National Resistance Army (NRA) immediately began conducting revenge attacks and massacres against the Acholi's, causing many to flee to Sudan. (S1 142) The attacks from southern Museveni in mid-1986, forced many northern Ugandans to have heightened concern that Museveni's forces would attempt possible retaliation against Obote's past brutality during his reign as an insurgency against Museveni's army began in some of the traditional Acholi areas of northern Uganda....   [tags: African History, Child Soldiers] 1711 words
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Lords Resistance Army and Conflict and Peace Building in Uganda - ... The retaliation against Obote was believed to be against his brutality during his reign. (S2) Acholi spirit medium Alice Auma, reference to in many accounts as Alice Lakwena was one of several spirit mediums working near Gulu, Uganda, who believed the spirits told her to overthrow the current government. During a time of brutal counterinsurgency between the Uganda People's Democratic Army and the NRA, Alice Auma created a Holy Spirit Movement. The spirit-medium and her followers in the battalion “were given guns...by a former [Uganda National Liberation Front] commander....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Child Soldiers] 2567 words
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Getting Past Rejection - Getting Past Rejection We hear about love all around us, in music and movies, on TV, in stories. If you look in the dictionary, they define love as a tender, warm feeling; warm liking; affection; attachment. Love is simply a choice we make when we find someone who makes us happy, and who we trust with our innermost thoughts and feelings. We hear that love will make us happy. We hear that single people are lonely. We are told that if we are not part of a couple, we are not complete. We all want to be part of this thing called ‘love’....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Club Drugs - It’s 6 o’clock on a Saturday morning and while some teenagers are enjoying the extra hours of sleep, many are still bouncing around to the sounds of techno music. Thousands of teenagers and even some adults gather into clubs decorated with black lights, disco balls, and tons of smoke machines. Their hearts are pounding and their pulse is racing at the speed of light, all compliments of designer drugs known as club drugs (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Changing the molecular structure of an existing drug or drugs to create a new substance creates designer drugs (Kusinitz 151)....   [tags: essays research papers] 987 words
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Epilepsy - Epilepsy Epilepsy can happen to anyone of any age. The largest(47%) percent of people, developing epilepsy for the first time, being children from birth to nine years of age. The next largest age group would be ten year olds to ninteen year olds at 30%. The least amount of first time seizures comes from the forty plus age group. (According to EFA publications) Over 2.5 million people suffer from epilepsy. The international league against epilepsy describes a seizure as an alternative term for "epileptic attack"....   [tags: Papers] 761 words
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The Genetic Disorder Fatal Familial Insomnia - The Genetic Disorder Fatal Familial Insomnia Fatal familial insomnia is a genetic disorder. It manifests itself by many symptoms due to the degeneration of a certain part of the brain, the thalamus. The disease also results in the formation of amyloid plaques. This is the build up of a waxy substance made of proteins associated with polysaccharides. The disease is a result of a mutation of a normal protein that is associated with brain tissue. This is the prion protein. In the case of fatal familial insomnia, the mutation occurs 178 amino acids into the normal protein....   [tags: Papers] 631 words
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Psychological Explanations of One Anxiety Disorder - Psychological Explanations of One Anxiety Disorder Phobias are an example of an anxiety disorder and the psychological explanations of these are cognitive, psychodynamic, behavioral and social factors. The Behavioral, Psychodynamic and social factors of the psychological explanation will be discussed in greater detail. Behavioral explanations say that all behaviour is learnt whether it is normal or abnormal and this approach has been applied to humans and animals. There are three theories that make up the behaviorist approach, which are classical and operant conditioning, Social Learning and information transmission....   [tags: Papers] 755 words
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Reasons Leading to the Evacuation of Children from Britain's Major Cities Early in World War Two - Reasons Leading to the Evacuation of Children from Britain's Major Cities Early in World War Two The evacuation of Britain's cities at the start of World War Two was the biggest and most concentrated mass movement of people in Britain's history. Two days before the war broke out on the 1st September 1939, children & pregnant women started to evacuate from all major cities such as London, Liverpool and Sheffield....   [tags: Papers] 765 words
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - Dissociative Identity Disorder, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV-TR), is “characterized by the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of the individual’s behavior accompanied by an inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. It is a disorder characterized by identity fragmentation rather than a proliferation of separate personalities.” To qualify as dissociative identity disorder, also known as D.I.D., at least two personalities must routinely take alternate control of the individual's behavior, and there must be a loss of memory that goes beyond normal forgetfulness....   [tags: essays research papers] 1290 words
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2008 Financial Crisis - 2008 Financial Crisis Introduction The purpose of this report is to study Global Financial Crisis 2008.This study is inspired by the Wall street crisis and it covers why’s and after effects of the crisis. After this crisis many of the roots causes were observed like speculation, fragility of the system, greed of the managers which adversely affected the market. What is financial crisis: The term financial crisis is applied broadly to a variety of situations in which some financial institutions or assets suddenly lose a large part of their value....   [tags: Finance Investment Economy] 1797 words
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HIV/AIDS and Group Therapy - ... Out of all of these children, it is possible that half of them will die due to complications related to HIV because they do not have access to treatment. However, millions more children will see the pain and suffering of HIV in their families and communities, and this will indirectly affect them. In 2010, there was an estimated 390,000 children became newly affected with HIV. When children receive treatment, it slows down the virus and allows them to live longer, healthier lives. The treatment costs are very expensive, and this is a major problem that these children and families deal with....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Shoko Asahara's cult named Aum Shinrikyo - There are, literally, thousands of cults in existence throughout the world today. From Christianity and other religious spin-offs to entirely new religions, they are everywhere. And they all have one common goal: a utopia for all of it&#8217;s members. A place where the people who are devoted can go and feel at peace with themselves and with the world. Where they have no worries or cares to make their shoulders heavy. I have focused on a man who started a cult with that objective, and ended up creating mass panic and murder everywhere....   [tags: essays research papers] 529 words
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Review of The Sixth Sense - Review of The Sixth Sense Director: M. Night Shyamalan Rating: Overall Score: 8 out of 10 Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment are just a few of the names in this clever and unsettling super natural thriller. M. Night Shyamalans’ (signs, unbreakable and the village) latest masterpiece uses clever symbols and imagery to make the ultimate super natural thriller. We meet Cole in his home in modern day Philadelphia filled with a red brick past and dieing autumn leaves. Things from the beginning are clearly not right; Cole has no friends and suffers from panic attacks....   [tags: Papers] 423 words
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Suicidal Tendencies - Determining is a client is suicidal is a task that is not only detrimental, but is also difficult. Many clients who suffer from suicidal idealities also suffer from other disorders such as severe anxiety, delusions, substance abuse, panic attacks, and major depression (Butcher, 2007). There tends to be a marked change in the mood of the suicidal client as well as a decline in self esteem and personal hygiene (Butcher, 2007). A loss of interest where there once was interest, withdrawn depressive attitude, and self mutilating behaviors are also indicators that suicide is a possible thought in the individuals mind (Butcher, 2007)....   [tags: Mental Health] 716 words
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Living with Depression, Mania, and Medication - Living with Depression, Mania, and Medication Depression joined my life shortly after I entered middle school and tagged on persistently through my adolescent years. At first, my sullen moods were brushed off as mere hormonal changes, but I quickly became aware there was something more behind them. The severity of depression is difficult to explain without personal thoughts and examples. I know that my depression is coming long before it sets in. There is a cloud of forewarning that starts to move in on the vibrancy of my thoughts and vision; the world becomes distorted and negative....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1156 words
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Vertigo and Its Treatment - Vertigo and Its Treatment In our everyday lives, we almost take for granted this idea of balance or equilibrium that is maintained within our bodies. In general, no real thought processes are required. It is only when something is disturbed within our balance system that one is able to take notice of changes in the equilibrium. There may be several different factors that cause a disturbance to our bodies. One major area pertains to dizziness. Dizziness is found to be "the chief complaint in 8 million physician visits a year" (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Denying Medical Value - Tens of thousands of patients are denied of medical cannabis that could benefit from its therapeutic use. Not only does it help ease the pain of many agonizing diseases, but it also contributes to the prevention of some illnesses. It can also replace harmful antibiotics that we use now. An abundance of arguments have been made on this issue, but I feel as though most of them are a bit far-fetched and can be retaliated with legitimate responses, which will be further explained later in this essay....   [tags: essays research papers] 683 words
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Blitzkrieg - Blitzkrieg The word 'Blitz' itself is a shortened form of the German word 'Blitzkrieg' meaning lightening war, it means a heavy bombing attack from the air. It is often used to describe the German air raids on London in 1940, but many other cities were also blitzed. It was widely believed that Britain would be heavily bombed immediately after the war was declared and huge amounts of deaths and injuries were expected with mass burials planned and 1,250,000 cardboard coffins were produced....   [tags: Papers] 1497 words
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The Evacuation of British Children During World War Two - The Evacuation of British Children During World War Two The evacuation of Britain's cities at the start of World War Two was the largest movement of people in Britain's history. In the first four days of September 1939, nearly 3,000,000 people were transported from towns and cities. The Government’s aim was to reduce the risk of injuries and death from the main target areas such as London, Manchester, Bristol, Portsmouth and many other cities. The danger came from German bomber attacks over Britain....   [tags: Papers] 1326 words
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Investigating the Existence of CBS - Investigating the Existence of CBS The primary aim for International Classification of Disorder is to be objective and universal so that it can be used with all countries. According to ICD culture bound syndrome does not exist, rather it is a local variation of universal disorders. ICD do not have a definition for culture bound syndrome, whereas the DSM has a definition for culture bound syndrome. So, those who are absolutist favour this by saying, all culture bound syndrome’s takes form in different cultures, and that the underlying disorder is the same....   [tags: Papers] 923 words
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Jersey Devil: Real Or Myth? - Imagine yourself camping in the Pine Barrens. You hear a noise and then see a strange creature lurking in the shadows. Could it be the Jersey Devil. The Legend of the Jersey Devil began in 1735, it was supposedly the thirteenth child of Mrs. Leeds. When she found out she was pregnant with her thirteenth child, she cursed it and said it better be a devil. When it was born, the midwife died of shock and the Devil ate its twelve sibilants, sparing its mother and flew out the chimney (Juliano 1). Another version of the story is that Mrs....   [tags: Urban Legends] 1170 words
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Two Sides to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 - Two Sides to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 To every story there are two sides, to every case in court there are two opinions. Michael Moore's book, Fahrenheit 9/11, is no different. It can be reveled as sole source of truth about the war and our government, or it can be portrayed as the lying antichrist that rips apart people's solidarity. Nevertheless, both sides do contain truths and evidence but along with that comes certain forms of debatable deceits. The proceeding will attempt to bring some of Moore's potential deceits to light and thus seek to explain one half of the story, that being Michael Moore's opposition....   [tags: Michael Moore 9/11 Fahrenheit] 1375 words
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Finding the Balance Between Privacy and Security - Clearly, the United States is in unfamiliar territory when it comes to combat- ing counter-terrorism with technology. The founding fathers could not foresee the technological advances, and the complications that arose from them. Under- standably, the United States law enforcement is having a rough time reconciling the constitutional rights a orded to its citizens, while protecting them from a terrorist threat. Initially, the government struggled with this balance. What brought these laws on in the rst place was the lack of balance; security dominated privacy during the Vietnam War to an unacceptable point....   [tags: Security] 1785 words
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September 11 - The the morning of September 11th, 2001 found me in my 11th grade 2nd period history class. While the morning had begun much like any other, it soon took a terrible turn with the news of the terrorist attacks. The world forever changed that day; as well as my view of the world. Until then Terrorism had been some abstract concept that never really affected my life. I would never forget the events of that morning. The first sign that something was out of the ordinary was the head of a teacher, which popped in to our classroom and told our teacher to turn on the news, then hurriedly left without explanation....   [tags: Personal Experience] 921 words
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The Effects of Stress - Over the last few years, the term stress and its causes have drawn so much interest. The term stress itself can be historically seen as a rediscovery of the concept which has developed over a number of centuries (Cassidy, 1999, cited in Cooper & Dewe, 2004). In addition, some authors stressed that the term evolved with the feeling of pressure, strain and hardships associated with the 17th and 18th centuries and that what people feel today has been exactly the same centuries over the years (Hinckle, 1973, cited in Cooper & Dewe, 2004)....   [tags: Health] 1150 words
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Black and Minority Ethic Groups and the Justice System - ... Attempts have been made to control these racial miscarriages and prejudices in the Criminal Justice system. The criminal Justice act implemented in 1991 stated Under Section 95 “ The secretary of state shall each year publish such information as he considers expedient for the purpose of avoiding discriminating against any person on the grounds of their sex or any other improper ground. This information includes a wide analysis of the percentage of ethnics which have; been stop and searched, cautioned, arrested , been charged for youth offences and many more in England and Wales....   [tags: Jurisprudence ]
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Marijuana in the Past and Present - Marijuana in the Past and Present Marijuana is a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant Cannabis, it may be smoked or eaten for its hallucinogenic and pleasure-giving effects. Marijuana has not been proven to be physically addicting but, psychological dependence can develop. Many users describe two phases of marijuana intoxication. During the first level the user will experience lightheadedness; next the user will experience peacefulness in the mind. Mood changes are often accompanied by altered perceptions of time....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1249 words
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Drugs - LSD, Medicine or Madness? - LSD: Medicine or Madness.       Freedom was the battlecry of the sixties. Freedom from war, from the social pressures exerted by the older generation, and perhaps even freedom from oneself. The goal was to live in an uninhibited environment where experimentation of all sorts could thrive. It was within the context of this "hippie generation" that lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as "acid" on the street, came to pervade the lives of millions of American youth. The best known of all psychedelic drugs, LSD had a profound effect on the outlook of the counterculture that emerged on the streets of San Francisco in the sixties....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]
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September 11th Terrorist Attack: The Fears of Children - September 11th Terrorist Attack: The Fears of Children On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 my youngest daughter, then twelve, went to school just as millions of other kids were doing across the US. She started her day gabbing and laughing with classmates when she was supposed to be watching the schools in house news show and announcements on closed circuit television. The same routine she followed every morning. When a teacher from a neighboring classroom rushed in, obviously in a panic, yelling, "Change the channel…change the channel....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 689 words
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Medical Attributes of Cannabis sativa - Marijuana - Medical Attributes of Cannabis sativa - Marijuana Cannabis sativa is an erect herb commonly known as hemp or marijuana, or by vernacular names such as grass, weed, refer, and pot. C. sativa is a member of the Cannabinaceae or hemp family. Marijuana can be cultivated illegally in eastern and central North America. Marijuana was legal in the United States for industrial, recreational and medicinal uses until 1937 (Anon., 1996a). C. sativa contains about sixty various psychoactive chemicals called cannabinoids....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Canada and Chemical Weapons - Canada and Chemical Weapons Chemical weapons date back the Peloponnesian war of 428-424 BC when they were used against the Spartans; the chemicals used were incendiary devices and sulfur-based gases that were blown by the wind onto besieged cities. The chemical weapons used then aren't nearly as deadly as those used in more recent times such as mustard gas, they were more to cause there enemies to retreat. There have been many incidents in history in which chemical weapons have been used as I have found in two articles on the history of chemical weapons....   [tags: Canadian Canada History]
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Russia, St. Petersburg And Peter the Great - Russia, St. Petersburg And Peter the Great Russia, the country; St. Petersburg, the city; and Peter the Great, the Tsar; what an awesome combination. This report is about the man, the city and the land, but primarily about the man. It is impossible to understand the country and the city without a study of Peter the Great, who was from the ruling family of the Russian Romanovs. For four generations, the Romanovs (7) ruled. The greatest member of this family, Peter Alexeivich, the son of Alexis, declared himself to be one "who does not have to answer for any of his actions to anyone in the world"....   [tags: European History Essays]
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Effects of Medicinal Versus Recreational Marijuana Use - Effects of Medicinal Versus Recreational Marijuana Use Is there a difference in the psychological/healing effects between the use of "recreational" marijuana and medicinal marijuana. Before researching this question, I could not understand what difference medicinal marijuana would have on cancer patients that was not already known through previous studies on the drug. I thought I fully understood marijuana's effects on the brain until the issues of medicinal marijuana arose. Prior to the research on the subject, I assumed that much of what is known now about the drug is due to the extensive research on its affects on Cancer and AIDS patients....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Neurobiology of Fear: Emotional Memory and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - The Neurobiology of Fear: Emotional Memory and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For survivors of traumatic events, the trauma itself is often only the beginning. While some are relatively unaffected, many others will develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, an affliction that haunts its victims with terrifying memories, nightmares, and panic attacks. (For a comprehensive list of symptoms and diagnostic criteria, the reader may refer to the DSM-IV, relevant portions of which may be found online (7).) The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 3.6 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 54 suffer from PTSD; 30 percent of those who have spent time in war zones - one million veterans of Vietnam alone - are affected (6)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Serotonin and Its Uses - Serotonin and Its Uses Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a neurotransmitter in the brain that has an enormous influence over many brain functions. It is synthesized, from the amino acid L-tryptophan, in brain neurons and stored in vesicles. Serotonin is found in three main areas of the body: the intestinal wall; large constricted blood vessels; and the central nervous system. The most widely studied effects have been those on the central nervous system. The functions of serotonin are numerous and appear to involve control of appetite, sleep, memory and learning, temperature regulation, mood, behavior (including sexual and hallucinogenic behavior), cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, endocrine regulation, and depression (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Causes of the Flu - Why We Still Get the Flu This winter, media reports of early influenza (flu) deaths in American and British children sparked a panic that is spreading throughout the United States and the world. People are currently rushing to get flu shots to try to prevent this virus, which can be temporarily debilitating and even lead to death (1). With readily available flu vaccination and medication, it is a wonder that the flu is still an extant disease. In fact, in any given year, the flu kills about 15 million people world wide, more people than are killed by AIDS, lung cancer, and heart disease combined (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Medicinal Marijuana - Medicinal Marijuana Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General, once spoke about the legalization of marijuana for medical use in a press conference. "It's criminal to keep this medicine from patients," she said (Silverman, 1995, pg. 2). She received criticism not only from many citizens of the United States, but also strong criticism from the President who appointed her. The legalization of marijuana for medical use has always been a sharply debated subject, and many of the debaters are uneducated about the effects of using this illegal drug for therapeutic use....   [tags: Research Papers Medicine Medical Papers]
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Salvation Lies Within You - Salvation Lies Within You She never quite knew what was expected of her, nor did she care. After high school, she did not even attempt college, it seemed too pretentious and cliché, paying to “learn” more about the world instead of actually living it. She longed for other ways to expand her mind. As the windowpane rattled under the soft torrents of rain through the streets of the Manhattan village, Veazey sat, knees bent to her chest, wondering what was to become of her. “Waitressing, is such bullshit” she thought....   [tags: Creative Writing Psychic Dreams Papers] 4294 words
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Human Growth Hormone - Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone, a substance produced in the human body, is now being sold over the Internet. Companies are marketing the product as an anti-aging product. At the web-site, http://www.awakenhgh.com, the company claims that there is a possibility that one can "stop the aging process." On the home page, they claim that the product can reduce fat and cellulite, increase energy and muscle tone, elevate mood, improve sexual performance and sleep, remove wrinkles, balance cholesterol, re-grow and re-color hair, and more....   [tags: Drugs Health Science Essays]
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Anxiety Disorders - Anxiety Disorders As I got close to the Embassy Suites, where Lincoln Financial Group was holding their interviews, I felt myself get tense. "What if people are in the lobby and they see me in jeans. Would that make a bad impression?" After a long debate with myself, I decided that it was nearly midnight and that people would not be awake. I walked into the lobby, got my room key and went up. We all had our own suite so it was clear that Lincoln had some money to spend. As I tried to fall asleep, I became more and more restless....   [tags: Psychology Essays]
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Behavior Changes of MDMA - Behavior Changes of MDMA The secondary effects on behavior are expressed in several ways that differ from one person to the next. These effects can range from memory impairment and anxiety, to depression and mood swings. They are a direct result of the chemical changes within the body that occur when someone uses ecstasy. I will discuss the range of effects in more detail, with explanations that get to the root causes for each. One of the major behavior changes, after the effects of the drug have worn off, is a symptom of the reduced levels of serotonin in the brain....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Medical Psychology Ecstasy Essays] 866 words
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Influence of Nuclear Destruction on the Evolution of Japan - Influence of Nuclear Destruction on the Evolution of Japan “The strangest thing was the silence. It was one of the most unforgettable impressions I have. You’d think that people would be panic-stricken, running, yelling. Not at Hiroshima. They moved in slow motion, like figures in a silent movie, shuffling through the dust and smoke. I heard thousands of people breathing the words, ‘water, give me water.’ Many simply dropped to the ground and died.” ~Setsuko Thurlow In a flash, 120,000 corporeal humans are destroyed....   [tags: Exploratory Research]
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Chemical Castration for Repeat Sex Offenders - Chemical Castration for Repeat Sex Offenders Child molestation and sexual assault is an ever growing problem in the United States today, but an even bigger problem is that these pedophiles are being released after only serving as little as one quarter of their sentence. In California alone (at the time the bill was first passed), there was an estimated 680 individuals on parole for molestation and other sexual assaults including sodomy by force with a victim under the age of thirteen as well as child molestation with foreign objects....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers] 2271 words
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Trauma and Adult Learning - Trauma and Adult Learning Effects of Trauma on Learning Adults experiencing the effects of past or current trauma may display such symptoms as difficulty beginning new tasks, blame, guilt, concern for safety, depression, inability to trust (especially those in power), fear of risk taking, disturbed sleep, eroded self-esteem/confidence, inability to concentrate, or panic attacks (Mojab and McDonald 2001). Some people may manifest no symptoms; at the other end of the spectrum is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, characterized by flashbacks, avoidance, numbing of responsiveness (including substance abuse), persistent expectation of danger, constriction (dissociation, zoning out), and memory impairment (Isserlis 2001)....   [tags: Adult Education Learning Essays]
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Bullying and Violence in Public Schools - Bullying and Violence in Public Schools Although bullying has always been a problem in schools, it has more recently become a bigger crisis with vicious consequences. “However it is defined, bullying is not just child’s play, but a terrifying experience many schoolchildren face everyday. It can be as direct as teasing, hitting or threatening, or as indirect as exclusions, rumors or manipulation” (Garrett 2). Most kids do not think certain actions are classified as bullying, yet they do not realize the severity of the way they treat their peers....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools]
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Attack on World Trade Center - Attack on World Trade Center Terrorism is the bug of 21 century. Throughout history it has appeared in many various ways: hijacked planes, ships, trains. But never was terrorism committed in such a terrible way as on Tuesday, September 11 in New York City. This tragedy affected us all. It was nice Tuesday morning. Everybody were rushing to their jobs in the most beautiful and remarkable city of the world. Planes in the sky were usual routine of this city at this time. Manhattan was ready to welcome millions of its residents and tourist....   [tags: history] 691 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder “I know my hands are clean. I know that I have touched nothing dangerous. But… I doubt my perception. Soon, if I do not wash, a mind numbing, searing anxiety will cripple me. A feeling of stickiness will begin to spread from the point of contamination and I will be lost in a place I do not want to go. So I wash until the feeling is gone, until the anxiety subsides. Then I feel defeated. So I do less and less, my world becomes smaller and smaller and more lonely by the day” (Healthy Place: OCD Community)....   [tags: science]
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Wanted and Unwanted Sounds and Their Affects on the Psychological and Physiological Performance - Wanted and Unwanted Sounds and Their Affects on the Psychological and Physiological Performance Research Question: How does “unwanted” sound affect the physiological and psychological performance differently than “wanted” sound. Thesis statement: “Wanted” and “unwanted” sounds have the same physiological effects on the human body but effect its psychological performance differently. Introduction: Sound is a particular auditory impression perceived by the sense of hearing. The presence of unwanted sound is called noise pollution....   [tags: science Scientific Psychology Essays]
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Embarking on an Acid Trip: Analysis of the benefits and dangers of LSD - Embarking on an Acid Trip: Analysis of the benefits and dangers of LSD Embarking on an Acid Trip: Analysis of the benefits and dangers of LSD HP200 Abstract A thorough analysis of the hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-25) and its effect on humans are given. The various uses of the drug are also examined throughout several decades, beginning with its first synthesis in 1938 as well as first use by humans five years later to its current usage today by young adolescents. Various myths have also surrounded the capacity of the drug....   [tags: social issues] 2770 words
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The Long Term Effects of Marijuana - The Long Term Effects of Marijuana Marijuana is a drug that divides people. Some people claim it as the wonder drug of the '90s, capable of relieving the symptoms of many serious illnesses. Others curse the day the cannabis plant was ever discovered. From pain relief to stimulating the appetites of patients on chemotherapy, marijuana seems to have plenty going for it as a medicine. The legalization of marijuana is a large controversy in many parts of the world today, but the obvious negative effects that the drug induces has kept it from being legalized....   [tags: social issues] 1214 words
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