In philosophy, the majority of studies relate to the mind. Whether it is the main subject or just a helpful side topic to move the main subject along, this term is used often. Defining the term mind is difficult, and is a topic that is popularly studied and debated among philosophers. These qualified and knowledgeable people try to determine whether or not the mind is who people are or if they are their body or a combination. Although they have learned many helpful truths and defined other useful terms, the debate is still evident in the philosophical community today. Learning about how the mind relates to the body, and whether the mind and the brain are the same thing are other ways to look at the many options of how to discern
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Excessive consumption of alcohol can exert a severe impact on the brain, both on the short-term and long-term basis. The reason why alcoholics exhibit aggressive behavior can be attributed to the effects of alcohol on various parts of the brain. First, alcohol can affect the gamma-aminobutyoric acid receptor (GABA-A) complex in the brain that inhibits aggressive behavior by creating anxiety over socially inappropriate behavior. Second, the effect of alcohol on the dopaminergic system that controls the psychomotor stimulation can lead to an increase in the intensity and level of aggression. The lower blood sugar in the brain can also contribute to a heightened level of aggression (Graham, Wells, & West, 1997, p. 626).
According to Clarkberg, Stolzenberg and Waite, from the University of Chicago, cohabitation is preferred over marriage by a specific group of people defined through their preferences in certain attitudes and values. According to this study, people chose to enter into either marriage or cohabitation depending on their views on procreation and relationships. However, the article also includes a study of peoples choice relying on views towards leisure time allotment, household labor division, employment, economic resources and relationships with immediate and extended family as well as with religion.
The mind versus the body has been a debate for many years, debate has always proven to be an extremely controversial discussion between various people and their beliefs. For many the idea of the mind being separated from the body is impossible to even think about and unreasonable, yet others may argue that mind can in fact be an entity apart from a physical body. Those who are monist believe that the world is simply made up of one substance, and minds must be contained in a tangible body in order to exist (“Monism”). Contrastingly, dualists emphasize the idea that the mind and the body are each compsed of different substances, allowing the pair to be separate. While these ideas have been unde scrutiny
It is well known that interpersonal aggression is related to alcohol consumption. Correlational studies have identified that alcohol is present in about 50% of homicides, sexual assaults and other violent crimes. These studies also proposed that the largest impact on aggressive behavior is seen through the acute effects of alcohol, rather than its chronic effects. In similar laboratory-based studies in which participants have the opportunity to aggress against a fictitious opponent under the guise of a competitive task, have clearly demonstrated that persons who receive a placebo or a nonalcoholic beverage behave much more passively then those who receive an alcoholic beverage.
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I do not think that the mind and body are the same thing. Both from arguments relating to my own beliefs, and with supporting arguments I hope to have thoroughly explained why I feel this way. I just don?t see how something as unique as the mind, with so much nonphysical substance to it, can be a part of the brain, an object which is so definitively physical. Although I feel the two are separate, this does not mean that I think they have no connections at all. The mind and brain are, without a doubt, a team. They interact together and run the body, however, they just are not the same thing.
Sharing is caring. When two people live under the same roof, they tend to build a strong relationship between them. Sentimental relationship, engaged or married in all of them, a person has to share his or her lifestyle with another person. According to Amie Gordon with her article “The “Cohabitation Effect”: The Consequences of Premarital Cohabitation (Psych Your Mind Wednesday, August 22, 2012) she gives an advice to the reader, to think twice before cohabitating with your partner. Does this article works? I don’t support her ideas. Cohabitation is essential for marriage; otherwise if couples move in together after marriage, chances are they will be involved in more arguments or fights.
Waite’s essay “The Negative Effects of Cohabitation”, she confirms Doe’s argument that cohabitation is often a mistake committed by many couples. Waite argues that those living in cohabitation have a higher probability of separating, especially if they marry after. Waite also highlights that cohabitation is not beneficial, and increases domestic violence. She also argues “women generally don’t share their partner’s earning” (257). However, cohabitation is not the atrocious decision that wrecks relationships, and neither is marriage the genuine decision that preserves a healthy relationship. The negative effects that come with cohabitation are established based on the personalities of those living together. The issues come from the people’s lack of trust, anger issues, and their problem with