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Treating Phantom Limbs

- Limited understanding of phantom limbs hinders the effectiveness of treating phantom sensations and pain. There are several theories as to the causes of phantom limbs only two main areas central and peripheral nervous system. The main three treatments are cognitive-behavioral therapy with extinction, pharmaceuticals and mirror therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy retrains the brain to use extinction to perceive the limb is gone. Pharmaceuticals are the most common way of treating conditions and easier to show evidence....   [tags: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Pharmaceuticals]

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There Are Many Problems Up For Debate

- With concern to environmentalism there are many problems up for debate. A major problem is the definition on what is considered natural. The line that environmentalist and animal liberationists draw on naturalness is very different. When considering animals environmentalists would say that wild animals and domesticated animals are not on the same level; however liberationists believe that both merit ethical considerations. I believe the way one views what is “natural” all depends on their perspective....   [tags: Natural environment, Ecology, Nature]

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Animal Experimentation

- Sabiha Yasmeen Khan Workshop Leader: Betsy Rogers ENGL 109: Introduction to Academic Writing Section 105 Comparison Essay: The Pain of Animals & Enemies of Science For centuries scientists have used animals to study the causes of diseases; to test drugs, vaccines and surgical techniques; and to evaluate the safety of chemicals used in pesticides, cosmetics and other products. However, many scientists amongst animal- right activists forbid the use of animals in scientific research regardless how many illnesses are eliminated through the use of animals in scientific research....   [tags: Ethics]

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The Virtual Rat Pro Version 3.0 Program By Wadsworth Cengage Learning

- Participants We used the Sniffy the virtual rat Pro Version 3.0 program by Wadsworth Cengage Learning. This program attempts to accurately simulate some of the psychological processes and behavioral phenomena found in rats. In this program, all of the subjects are always starved for food, regardless of how much it has eaten. This simplifies the process of operant conditioning by reducing the amount of time required to simply wait for the virtual rat to be hungry again. For the following experiments, 44 virtual rat subjects, each supervised by its own experimenter, were subjected to operant conditioning techniques, followed by extinction, secondary reinforcement and spontaneous recovery....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning, Punishment]

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Why It Is so Important to Preserve Our Rainforests

- Preserving Our Rainforests In Walden, a novel written by Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau states, “I would that our farmers when they cut down a forest felt some of that awe which the old Romans did when they came to thin, or let light to, a consecrated grove, (lucum conlucare) that is, would believe that it is sacred to some god” (Walden House-Warming 13). By comparing forests to a “god”, Thoreau implies that forests are something sacred and spiritual, and they shouldn’t be taken advantage of by humans and used irresponsibly....   [tags: environmental issues, ecosystems]

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The Use Of The Scientific Method An Aba Professional

- Through use of the scientific method an ABA professional is able to help many individuals. Emily is a 6-year-old whose parents are confused and exhausted by her resistance to going to school and sleep in her own bed. Mr. Smith is in fear of losing his business. In both of these cases, with the help of a behavior analyst using the scientific method to discover the potential problems and solutions, both can be helped with the use of positive reinforcement. Through reinforcing desired behaviors we make them more likely to occur and diminish the potential for non-desired behaviors to continue as they become less reinforcing....   [tags: Applied behavior analysis, Operant conditioning]

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Endangered Plans and Animals due to Human Exploitation

- Over the whole history of the earth, millions of plants and animals have disappeared. The major reason might be the natural causes such as climate changes and some catastrophic events. However, something is different recently. Today, with the development of human civilization, human activity exerts a strong influence on the cause of the endangered species. We are looking into how the reason why plants and animals are endangered relates to human activity. There are four reasons in the following passage....   [tags: Destruction, Habitat]

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Endangered Species: What is Killing them?

- Wooly mammoth. Atlantic gray whale. Large sloth lemur. Dodo bird. Silver trout. Baiji white dolphin. Saber-toothed tiger. These are just a few of the many extinct species. All extinct species go through a process that leads them to extinction. Endangered species are on the brink of extinction caused by natural causes and humanity. The numbers of these species have increased yearly due to different reasons, and it is because of these reasons they become endangered. Endangered species are plants or animals expected to die off within a few years....   [tags: Zoology, Conservation]

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Invasive Alien Species: Disrupting and Changing the Normal Ecological Functions

- Introduction Invasive alien species are disrupting and changing the normal ecological functions of biomes, ecosystems, and the biosphere as a whole (CBD, 2009). They are a threat to biodiversity and can cause damage to, or even eradicate native species which natural cycles and other organisms depend on. While disrupting energy flow, food chains, and shaking the structure of ecosystems to the core, invasive species create not only ecological, but also a whole host of social, economic, and health issues that affect the livelihood of almost every organism on earth, including humans (CBD, 2009)....   [tags: dominance of a foreign species, ecological issues]

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The Securitization of Climate Change in Australia

- There is little doubt left that climate change represents a tangible and time critical environmental threat to Australia. The climate change debate has gone from one of speculative conjecture and dismissal on one extreme of the political continuum, to scare mongering and doomsday prophesying on the other. Though over the past decade the climate change debate has matured significantly and has transformed into a scientifically quantifiable argument with international significance, leaving the conservative un-believers no longer with the option of outright dismissal....   [tags: Environmental Policy, Government Intervention]

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The Decline of Biodiversity: The Humanity Effect

- In the early mornings, animals of all different species can be seen roaming around any normal suburban back yard. The common animals that can be observed are rabbits, squirrels, birds and many more. What if those animals slowly started to disappear never to be seen again. This is the sad truth that is starting to unfold on planet earth. Earth is currently undergoing one of the largest mass extinctions in the history books. Why is this not being placed on the front page of every newspaper. The answer to that question is time....   [tags: environmental destruction]

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The Impact Of Biodiversity On Our Environment

- Biodiversity is a variety of life with it contains different variation among species and functional traits and it has garnered much attention over the past few years because of its impact to our climate. According to NASA vitals sign of the planet, our climate has heated to the warmest it ever been on record. Biodiversity has become important in our current landscape due to the growing concern that, according to world scientists, our climate has been changing (NASA).It is only now that I believe we are beginning to understand why we should place a major focus on biodiversity conservation....   [tags: World population, Human, Biodiversity]

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Humans and the Decline of Biodiversity

- In the early mornings, animals of all different species can be seen roaming around any normal suburban back yard. The common animals that can be observed are rabbits, squirrels, birds and many more. What if those animals slowly started to disappear never to be seen again. This is the sad truth that is starting to unfold on planet earth. Earth is currently undergoing one of the largest mass extinctions in the history books. Why is this not being placed on the front page of every newspaper. The answer to that question is time....   [tags: The Humanity Effect]

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Enforcing Harsher Animal Abuse Penalties

- Should a man who sexually abused and tortured his girlfriend's kitten face only eighteen months of prison. People who commit these crimes usually face minimum time in jail and many times it does not even appear on their record. Animals are living creatures, therefore should not be harmed in not kind of way and especially not killed. Enforcing harsher penalties for animal abuse would show people that without diversities of animals, these species would become extinct, out food source would be limited in the future, and harm would continue to be done if penalties are not enacted....   [tags: punishment, penalities, abuse, animals]

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Background And Rationale Of Honey Bees

- Background and Rationale: It is well known that Honey Bees are of much importance in today 's society. In fact this article hits the nail on the head in terms of their importance. The article mentions that animal pollinators are essential to our daily living, in terms of their reliance on production of fruits and other crops (Verlang-Springer 2010). Interestingly enough, the numbers which represent animal pollinators in comparison to other pollinators is lower: 35% vs. 65%(Verlang-Springer 2010), which would suggest that they are of less importance....   [tags: Beekeeping, Honey bee, Bumblebee, Insect]

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Worldwide Impacts Of Fossil Fuel Consumption

- Worldwide Impacts of Fossil Fuel Consumption According to the World Bank, worldwide energy usage was at 1894 kilograms of oil equivalent per capita. This number has been increasing since 1971 when data was first collected by the World Bank. The industrial revolution in the 1800’s caused energy consumption to begin increasing exponentially with the adverse effects becoming apparent in the 20th century. When examining energy consumption via fossil fuels, 81.2 percent of energy consumption comes from fossil fuels....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Global warming, Carbon dioxide]

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Issues of Tempo and Mode in Evolution

- There are many ways to explain how Earth and everything else came to be. Such as, Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism, Gradualism, and Punctuated Equilibrium. Generally, Uniformitarianism and Catastrophism are grouped together while Punctuated Equilibrium and Gradualism are grouped together separately from Uniformitarianism and Catastrophism. Gradualism and Punctuated Equilibrium are usually looked at through a biblical stand point rather than how Uniformitarianism and Catastrophism are looked at from the opposite view....   [tags: Evolution]

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Global Warming: Today's Grand Hoax

- We live at a period in time were natural disasters have become a current event in our world. The Earth’s climate is changing, the culprit, global warming. This is what popular media has guided us to believe. What causes global warming, “we do, with the emissions of carbon dioxide we produced”, claimed by the noble prize winning movie, The 11th Hour. Although in reality the Earth’s climate has gone through spikes in climate changes for centuries. Global warming has been turned into a symbolic gesture to gain support and money for those involved....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect ]

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The Age Of The Invasives

- The age of the invasives: The anthropogenic effects leading to the increased spread of tropical marine invasive species in 2050 and beyond Introduction All discussions regarding the phenomenon of invasive species will inherently result in the consensus that they are an unwanted or an even evil entity. Ever since the age of exploration humans have been primary dispersers of these so called “exotic” species (Mooney and Cleland 2001). Famous examples include the release of cane toads in Australia (Urban et al., 2008); the rainbow trout (Fausch 2008) and the Japanese Kudzu vine in the southern U.S....   [tags: Invasive species, Introduced species, Coral reef]

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Amphibian Diversity of Sri Lanka

- Biodiversity degradation are becoming one the worst global environmental catastrophes. Given the status of the world’s biological resources on which so much of human life depends, biodiversity loss is among the world’s most pressing crisis and there is growing global concern on slowing down population declines and extinctions (Wilson 1988; WHO 2005; McKinney et al. 2009; Soberon and Peterson 2009). The current estimation on the extinction rate ranges between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural rate (Kumar and Khanna 2008)....   [tags: Environmental Catastrophe, Biodiversity ]

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Tropical Forestlands and Human Activities

- Tropical forestlands have been severely impacted by human activity, resulting in 850 million hectares of degraded land [1]. Intact forests provide a variety of ecosystem services, and degraded forests sequester less carbon, have lower biomass and biodiversity, and may even promote the spread of infectious diseases [2-4]. Restoration of these forests may occur passively through natural forest succession. Passive regeneration may have fewer unintended consequences (such as slowed regeneration), and requires fewer resources and manpower than the active planting of trees [5]....   [tags: biomass and biodiversity]

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The Evolution Of The Video

- The world has always and will continue to go through mass extinctions. Just like how there were once dinosaurs roaming the earth. But after that new life and animals came to be, then another extinction wipes them out and so goes the circle of life. Today’s humans have yet to be annihilated but it will ultimately happen. The video, Urban Abstract, is discussing the evolution of the earth from the beginning of time to its disintegration and its regeneration. The video starts with growing black circular splotches that are clearly meant to represent cells....   [tags: Evolution, Life, Universe, Earth]

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Save the Endangered Animals

- Could you imagine a world without tigers, the giant panda, or the rhinoceros. What a paler place it would be. Astonishing amounts of animals are considered critically endangered and near extinction. If we would like these animals to be around for future generations, we cannot hesitate in our efforts to help them. Rhinoceros - Sadly, the White, Black and Javan rhinoceros are all on the critically endangered list. The Indonesian Javan Rhino is in particularly bad shape with having less than 60 of their kind left in the world....   [tags: Conservation]

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

- All through history, there is a ubiquitous theme. In life’s perpetual cycle, the Europeans always manage to overshadow the other civilizations. Why is it that the Europeans dominated the other races. Throughout Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond desperately attempts to answer Yali’s question asking “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own” (Diamond, p. 14). In the Epilogue, Diamond summarizes his answer to Yali’s question essentially attributing the environment for the success of the Europeans and discredits racial superiority of any sort (Diamond, p.405)....   [tags: History, European Dominance]

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The Fall of Biodiversity

- In the early mornings, animals of all different species can be seen roaming around any normal suburban back yard. The common animals that can be observed are rabbits, squirrels, birds and many more. What if they slowly started to disappear never to be seen again. This is the sad truth that is starting to unfold on planet earth. Earth is currently undergoing one of the largest mass extinctions in the history books. Why is this not being placed on the front page of every newspaper. The answer to that question is time....   [tags: habitat destruction, mining technology]

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Making Music Lessons At School

- One morning in class we began to notice a foul odor in the classroom. Eventually, the odor was so bad, it was impossible to concentrate on our class work. The smell was coming from the steam radiators. They could not blame this one on my peanut butter and banana sandwich. The entire school really reeked. Apparently, there was some sort of impurity in the boilers, and the odor was being released throughout all of the steam radiators in the building. We were dismissed from school soon afterward. I never heard an official explanation of what the odor was....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Secondary school]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Y The Last Man ' By Brian K. Smith

- “Our opponents are gone now… But that doesn’t mean that we’ve won. There are misguided women out there who will attempt to remake the world exactly as it once was,” said Victoria, leader of the amazons (Vaughan). In Brian K. Vaughan’s graphic novel, Y The Last Man: Book One, something of the unknown has wiped out all of the males of the various species, leaving only Yorick, our main character and seemingly sole male survivor of the human race and his helper monkey, Ampersand. With Yorick’s only talent of being an escape artist, he and Ampersand escape many life threatening and near death encounters with the various groups and cliques of strong-willed women....   [tags: Male, Gender, Female, Y chromosome]

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Space Exploration: The Key to the Future of Mankind

- While the origins of our planet stretch back some 4.6 billion years, the existence of modern man can be correlated to a single minute in the entire span of our geological calendar. Mankind has progressed from the primitive innovations of building fire and wielding stone-age tools to the achievements of industrialization and globalization. In our increasing world of interconnectivity, population explosion, and technological and scientific discoveries, how do we manage the accompanying challenges that threaten our existence....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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Biodiversity on Earth: The Evolution of Homo Sapiens

- Biodiversity Earth is home to millions of different species, but only one dominates. Us, the Homo sapiens. Our intellect, innovations and activities have altered our planet. Our cleverness, our ideations, and our activities now drive all the global problems we face. Since the beginning of Homo sapiens, we have greatly altered the supply of nutrients, the environmental composition, and diversity. During this time we have continuously added so much pressure that, in the next century, we may fall out of the envelope of which many species evolved....   [tags: little ice age, intellect, innovations]

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The Effects Of Operant Conditioning On Disordered Eating

- Many efforts to address emotional eating have emphasized the importance of effective mood regulations skills to enhance one’s ability to tolerate stress or negative mood without using food to cope (Telch, Agras, & Linehan, 2001). Only within the past 20 years has research focused on applying more traditional learning processes to the development and maintenance of emotional eating. The primary difference between these perspectives, as exemplified by the Davidson model, is the de-emphasis of cognitions and motivations for eating (e.g., to escape negative mood) in the learning models, such as the classical conditioning model....   [tags: Classical conditioning, Operant conditioning]

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Does Hunting Help or Hurt the Environment

- Does Hunting Help or Hurt the Environment Those who oppose hunting as it stands today, please step forward. The question whether if hunting is helping or hurting our environment has been an ongoing yet debatable issue for a little while now. A variety of arguments have been made about this issue. It is definitely a big issue because it concerns the well-being of many different people nationwide. Mainly it raises attention to the moral and economic questions, as well as the pros and cons, dealing with the way we utilize our native wildlife....   [tags: Hunting Animals, Environment, Animals]

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Deforestation And Its Effects On The World

- It is predicted that in approximately forty to one hundred years from now, there will no longer be any rainforest. People have been deforesting the Earth for thousands of years, primarily to clear land for crops or livestock. Deforestation happens in many different ways: when trees are cut down to grow crops, for livestock, logging so wood can be used for building things like houses and furniture, for roads and neighborhoods, for firewood, and forest fires. Deforestation can also be good for farming purposes and making houses....   [tags: Global warming, Climate change, Climate]

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What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?

- During the course of history, two theories have evolved that explain what happened to the dinosaurs.  These two theories have been debated back and forth between evolutionists and religious followers.  Evolutionists believe that dinosaurs became the most powerful beings on Earth around 235 million years ago.  They believe that no humans existed at the time.  Evolutionist views also say that all the dinosaurs were killed by a cataclysmic event.  On the other hand, the Bible says that God created the dinosaurs on the same day that he created Adam and Eve (Ham, 2007)....   [tags: Evolutionists, Biblical Views, Dinosaurs]

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Hydro-Electric Dams Are an Environmental Disaster

- ... The dam had to have large dimensions for it to produce a large amount of electricity. The dimensions of the dam were too big, resulting in relocation. The people relocated due to the high waters it has stored and the flooding it can cause (Hori, 206-207). Thus, building hydro-electric dams will displace large amounts of people from their houses. Canada should not only think of the pros in approving an project, they should also take a look at the cons. The hydro-electric dams will effect large amounts of Canadian's that live within the area of a dam....   [tags: energy, water, fish, environment, floods]

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Reasons For Teaching For A Classroom

- When considering teaching in a classroom, there are several factors that must be taken into account. Multiple learning styles exist that need to be addressed as well as many impediments to the learning process that must be accounted for when creating a lesson plan. Fortunately, many theories have been developed to help us solve these problems effectively. There are many different approaches to teaching that, if used together, can aid us in meeting the needs of every child in the classroom. Although providing students with the knowledge of facts and strategies is extremely important, it is equally important to instruct the students on how to behave properly....   [tags: Reinforcement, Psychology, Operant conditioning]

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Classical Conditioning And Its Key Concepts

- Discuss classical conditioning and explain its key concepts, giving examples of how it works in phobia treatment. Classical conditioning is a learning behaviour where an organism learns to associate a conditioned stimuli (CS) with the appearance of an unconditioned stimuli (US) creating a conditioned response (CR) (Pavlov, 1927). For example, when a person sees somebody peeling a lemon (CS) they will start salivating (CR) as they prepare for the sour taste. Classical conditioning has further been associated with the development of fear and anxiety....   [tags: Classical conditioning, Ivan Pavlov, Fear]

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The Paleo Species Of Homo Neanderthalensis

- The Paleo-species of Homo neanderthalensis have been the subject of debate since their discovery in 1829. Even in the early beginnings, the scientific research concerning this early hominin species has been debated, and it was not until 1864 that the first Homo neanderthalensis was recognized as an early hominin fossil (citation). Fortunately, progress has been made into piecing back together the history of Homo neanderthalensis. However, there are still significant questions that remained unanswered; a broad example of one of those questions is what was the contributing factor to their extinction....   [tags: Human, Neanderthal, Human evolution]

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Endangered Species Act of 1973

- The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, managed by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Commerce Department’s National. Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), was created to provide protection for species at risk of extinction and the habitat in which they thrive. Work on developing an endangered species bill began in 1972 following President Nixon’s remarks in his “Environmental Message” (93 S. Rpt. 307). Nixon deemed the species conservation efforts of the United States insufficient and during the 93rd Congress, the Endangered Species Act of 1973 was introduced and passed on December 28th, 1973....   [tags: global warming, NMFS, USFWS]

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The Uses of Reinforcement Schedules

- QUESTION: With the aid of everyday examples show the uses of reinforcement schedules Salkind and Neil (2008) defined reinforcers as the first class of consequences, which, consists of events that increase the future probability of a behavior they immediately follow. These include events that strengthen behaviors when they are presented following the behavior, such as food, attention, or social praise. Reinforcement encourages some responses, discourages others and even creates new responses. According to Gross (2010) reinforcement schedules are an important aspect of B....   [tags: behavioral conditioning, praise]

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Banishing Phantoms: Treating Phantom Limbs

- Limited understanding of phantom limbs hinders the effectiveness of treating phantom sensations and pain. There are several theories as to the causes of phantom limbs only two main areas central and peripheral nervous system. The main three treatments are cognitive-behavioral therapy with extinction, pharmaceuticals and mirror therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy retrains the brain to use extinction to perceive the limb is gone. Pharmaceuticals are the most common way of treating conditions and easier to show evidence....   [tags: system, theories, brain, treatment]

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Agoraphobi A Traumatic Psychiatric Disorder

- Agoraphobia can be a debilitating psychiatric disorder. It was originally called agoraphobia with panic attacks. Later it was renamed Panic Disorder (PD) with or without agoraphobia (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder involving intense fear of any situation where escape may be difficult or where help may not be available. Agoraphobia often entails fear of crowds, or being outside. Most individuals will develop agoraphobia after having a panic attack, which causes them to fear having another panic attack....   [tags: Fear, Anxiety, Panic attack]

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Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

- Children with mental health illness’s have recieved insufficent attention particuarly in the the domains of research, practice and funding within health care services. Nevertheless, there has been an greater emphasis placed on psychosocial and pharamogolical treatments that are tailored to children rather than a extension of adult mental health practices (Pyle, Jordan, and Saklofkse, 2009). As many childhood disorders were once believed to to dissipate as children aged, it is essential to acknowledge that these disorders, actually have a large effect on future development (Fichter, Kohlboeck, Quadflieg, Wyschkon and Esser, 2009)....   [tags: mental health illness, OCD]

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The 6th Amendment and Criminal Proceedings

- In this paper I’m going to discuss what is the 6th amendment right, the elements of ineffective counsel, how judges deem a person as ineffective counsel from an effective counsel, cases where defendants believed their counsel was ineffective and judges ruled them effective. I will also start by defining what is the 6th amendment right and stating the elements of an ineffective counsel. The 6th amendment is the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury if the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause if the accusation; to be conf...   [tags: ineffective counsel, deffendants]

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Classical or Operant Conditioning

- Classical conditioning developed from the findings of Ivan Pavlov, laying the foundations for behaviourism. From this J.B Watson and other behaviourists argued psychology should be indicative of predicting and controlling overt behaviour using the conditional reflex. (Watson, 1994). This essay will describe the important features of classical conditioning, consider their use in explaining pathological behaviour and will be answered using empirical evidence. The earlier part of the essay will focus on the development of the classical conditioning paradigm and cover the following topics: the findings of Ivan Pavlov and the conditional reflex and the components of classical conditioning....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Economic Impact of Population and Technology on the Environment

- Economic Impact of Population and Technology on the Environment Ask any economist what two things have changed in the past three or so million years since humans first began appearing in demographically significant numbers and he will tell you with unwavering confidence: population and technology. And that economist would be right. These two factors are the root cause of every change in the standard of living we have experienced since the dawn of humanity. Any anthro-ecologist posed with the same question and will offer up little more than a puzzled look....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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The Endangered Species Act of 1973

- The Endangered Species Act of 1973 The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the most powerful tools that environmentally concerned citizens have to preserve biodiversity. Specific categories that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) includes are the listing of "Threatened species", "Endangered species", and the designation of "critical habitat". When these categories are identified, it is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) which assumes the responsibility of enforcement. Development of recovery plans, Biological or Environmental Assessments, and the development of Habitat Conservation Plans are just some of the tasks for USFWS (Smallwood, et al,)....   [tags: Conservation Biology Wildlife Essays]

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The Problems that Our World Faces Today

- The Problems that Our World Faces Today The earth is considered as one of the most beautiful planets in the universe. It is the only planet in our galaxy that has enough water to support life. Unfortunately our planet is suffering due to many problems which should be solved before it is too late. The major problems that are facing our world today are population, pollution and animal extinction. One of the problems facing our world is population. It began about ten thousand years ago when the humans settled and began farming....   [tags: Papers]

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Summary : Instructional Problem Of Instructional Problems

- Summary of Instructional Problem Background Sixth grade students in our public school district are required to correctly draw a two-point perspective picture before leaving elementary school. They were instructed in how to draw in one-point perspective in the fifth grade, which introduced them to perspective, but learners seem to have a difficult time transferring the vocabulary from one-point perspective to two-point perspective, which is exactly the same. Two-point perspective can be very complex and tedious, but the two perspectives share the same vocabulary....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Technical drawing]

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The Trial System Of The United States

- [An intricate part of due process in the United States is the jury trial system. The jury trial system provides a vehicle for the government to prove the case against the defendant and allows for the defendant to present a defense against the charge. In that process, the defendant has rights provided by the Sixth Amendment. Two of the rights afforded defendants are; the right to a speedy trial, the right to an impartial jury. The other important right is the right to an impartial judge, this was created by the Supreme Court....   [tags: Jury, United States Constitution, Jury trial]

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The Endangered Species of New York

- The Endangered Species of New York FACTS & HISTORY What exactly does the term endangered species denote. There can be numerous definitions that correctly describe the term. It is any plant or animal whose survival is in jeopardy of becoming extinct. Extinction, of course, is when the species no longer exists, and there is no way it can be brought back to this earth. In most cases, the cause of this displeasing calamity is generally human-related. As more time goes on, more species are in peril of becoming extinct....   [tags: Papers]

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School Grade Level Alignment Is Nonexistent

- Although there has been a degree of difficulty trying to get all sixth grade teachers to stay on pace, we have been able to horizontally align the curriculum. Since day one of the adoption, it was stressed by both middle schools that the curriculum adopted be the driving force behind sixth grade language arts. EngageNY has continued to be that force and all district common assessment, pacing guides, planning days, and DRS’s revolve around the curriculum. However, the vertical grade level alignment is nonexistent....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Educational years]

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The Basics of Teaching Writing

- Introduction Writing in an educational setting is essential. Writing in a real world setting is also essential. So why is the emphasis of teaching basic writing skills going away. As a teacher in a sixth grade classroom in Utah, I see students who cannot form a complete sentence let alone a solid paragraph. Many students do not capitalize the beginnings of their sentences or end them with proper punctuation marks. Forming a complete thought seems to be a skill beyond many of these students grasp....   [tags: Education, writing skills]

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Classical Conditioning: Ivan Pavlov

- Ivan Pavlov, a russian behaviorist, is known for his classic conditioning experiments. Classical Conditioning is a type of learning where we associate two stimuli. It is noted that his curiosity aspired when he noticed salivation ran on the tangent of putting food in a dogs mouth. He began noticing that the dog not only salivated to the food in its mouth but with the environment associated with food such as location, sight of the person feeding him, the food dish, even the sound of footsteps. Pavlov considered these “psychic secretions” an annoyance of his study until he realized it all apart of the form of learning....   [tags: Behaviorist, Experiments]

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Hawksbill Sea Turtles

- Imagine a world where sea turtles are extinct; did you know that was preventable. The hawksbill sea turtle population is drastically low and if action is not taken they will soon become extinct. Several factors come into play in the extinction of this species; the most evident one is their breeding behavior. Due to the natural breeding behavior of the hawksbill sea turtle and their inability to sustain a viable population, they are going extinct; however, if they were introduced into breeding programs their extinction would be prevented....   [tags: sea creatures, eretmochelys imbricata]

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The Ecological Impact of Native Americans in Eastern North America

- The Ecological Impact of Native Americans in Eastern North America Shetler, in the book Seeds of Change: Five Hundred Years Since Columbus, supports the myth that the new world was an unspoiled paradise by stating that " Native people were transparent in the landscape, living as natural elements of the ecosphere. Their world…was a world of barely perceptible human disturbances"(Shetler 1991). Sale contends that the Indians had a benign effect and refering to them as the "Ecological Indian".(Sale 1990) These are fine examples of the new way of portraying the Native Americans as "Noble Savages"....   [tags: American America History]

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War and Terror - It’s Time to Stop the Killing

- War and Terror - It’s Time to Stop the Killing Somewhere within the last 120,000 thousand years, our ancestors began migrations quite different from any that appear in the archeological record preceding that time and somewhere between forty and fifty thousand years ago those migrations accelerated to the point that Cro Magnon hominids, our forebears, settled every nook and cranny on the planet. The last major migration occurred when the land bridge opened up in Siberia, as the glacier receded ten thousand years ago, and Homo Sapiens, who our species had become by then, trudged all the way to Tierra del Fuego within a thousand years or so....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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A Threat To Wildlife And Bio-Diversity

- A Threat To Wildlife And Bio-Diversity Thesis Statement: The acceleration and diversification of human induced disturbances upon natural ecosystems during the past decades has contributed to wildlife habitat fragmentation. The changes in land use have driven wildlife managers to reconsider the benefits previously attributed to the Edge Effects on wildlife diversity. Habitat fragmentation has been recognized as a major threat to the survival of natural populations and to the functioning of ecosystems....   [tags: Nature Natural Animals Essays]

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Endangered Species

- INTRODUCTION There are 1,436 endangered species in the United States alone. (2) Every species depends on the survival of another, so what happens if one goes extinct. Every organism is affected in one way or another, and it is definitely not a positive affect. There are various terms to describe the status of these animals, just as there are many factors that played into them reaching that status. The extinction of an organism affects everything that the organism at hand comes into contact with directly and indirectly....   [tags: Human Interference, Stem Cells]

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Technology and Prevention of War Through Time Travel

- Prevention of War Through Time Travel My name was Randy Elliot. I was born twenty-six years ago in 2003. I spent my childhood in a small town in Nevada. I joined the Marines right out of high school. About three years ago I was informed of and asked to join an elite group working for the United States Marine Corps and Federal Bureau of Investigation. We are identified as H-1. There are five other people in my team known as H-1. We have no individual names. We exist only as a team. We are the first, and most qualified, team working on Project Hillyer....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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- Dinosaur Dinosaurs: Extinct or Natural Causes As geologic time goes, all the dinosaurs living on earth suddenly disappeared. How did these dominated and gigantic creatures really die. Was it a slow extinction through natural causes, or did it happen suddenly. These questions give rise to many different beliefs on how the dinosaurs disappeared over sixty-five million years ago. Something happened sixty-five million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period that was so devastating that it altered the course of life on earth....   [tags: essays papers]

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Black Men In The Prison System

- "We ain’t thugs for the sake of just bein’ thugs. Nobody do that where we grew at N___, duh. The poverty line we not above. So I come in the mask and gloves ‘cause we ain’t feelin’ the love. We ain’t doin’ crime for the sake of doin’ crimes. We movin’ dimes ‘cause we ain’t doin’ fine. One out of three of us is locked up doin’ time. You know what this could do to a N___ mind. My mind on my money, money on my mind. If you owe me ten dollars you ain’t givin’ me nine. Ya’ll ain’t give me 40 acres and a mule....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Will the Environment Heal Itself?

- Will the Environment Heal Itself.      The environment will heal itself, all right, but humans should worry how. The population explosion is causing damage at a faster rate than the earth's ability to recover, and the damage threatens to become permanent. Furthermore, when an expanding population meets shrinking resources, the results are starvation, poorer health and pitched competition for survival. Among other resources, the world has reached its limit in crop harvests, and is declining in animal species, rain forests, top soil, fish stocks, and fresh water....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Environment Pollution]

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The Endangered Species Act

- The Endangered Species Act Introduction: Long-term survival of a species depends on its ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions (Murphy, 1994). Genetic diversity within a species, which has taken 3.5 billion years to evolve, makes adaptations to these changing environments possible. Unfortunately, the rate of extinction of genetically diverse organisms is rapidly increasing, thus reducing this needed biodiversity, largely due to the human impacts of development and expansion. What was an average of one extinction per year before is now one extinction per hour and extinct species numbers are expected to reach approximately one million by the year 2000 (WWW site, Bio 65)....   [tags: Environmental Conservation Wildlife Essays]

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- lord of the files Science 10 ecology project &#9312; Extinction of species &#61548; A species becomes extinct when its last representative dies. &#61548; Extinction is forever - Once a species become extinct will never been seen again. &#61548; This has happened quite a lot of times on Earth. &#61548; Due, in many cases, to colonization and hunting by humans. &#61548; People feel that extinction is very sad, and try to protect life-forms on the brink of extinction by naming them "endangered species" and being nice to them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Classical and Operant Conditioning

- While many people may believe that learning is just a natural response that all animals are capable of, there is actually a more complex explanation on how we learn the things we do in order to survive in the world. Classical conditioning and operant conditioning are both basic forms of learning, they have the word conditioning in common. Conditioning is the acquisition of specific patterns of behavior in the presence of well-defined stimuli. Classical conditioning is a type of learning in which an organism learns to transfer a natural response from one stimulus to another, previously neutral stimulus....   [tags: Psychology]

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Cherokee Nation

- At first, or so assumed, there were 14 tribes. Though through the years it narrowed down to 7, because of extiction and/or absoration. The tribe names were as followed Ani-wa'-ya (wolf) Ani-Kawi(deer) Ani-Tsi'skwa(bird) Ani-wi'di(paint) Ani'Sah'a'ni Ani'Ga'tagewi Ani'-Gi-la'hi The last three tribe names couldn't be translated with assured acccuracy. The main reason of extinction was because of what is called 'The Trail of Tears'. To settlers it meant new horizons. Dreams of riches and new lives....   [tags: Native American History]

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Classical Conditioning

- Classical conditioning developed from the findings of Ivan Pavlov laying the foundations for behaviourism which was the dominant approach in psychology from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Behaviourism studied the nature of relationships between the environment and the fact of observable behaviour. This essay will describe the important features of classical conditioning, consider their use in explaining pathological behaviour and will be answered using a variety of empirical evidence from academic texts, journal papers focussing on the following topics: the findings of Ivan Pavlov and the conditional reflex, the components of classical conditioning, acquisition, extinction, spontaneous r...   [tags: Psychology ]

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Wildlife Corridors

- Wildlife Corridors With the continuously accelerating rate in the loss of wildlife habitat, there is a concern which greets the upcoming century. The problem with the presently remaining "untouched" wilderness is that large whole pieces of wild habitat end up manipulated to suit the needs of human populations. Often times mismanagement of land, besides the mere intrusion into a delicate habitat, exerts stress upon it’s state of equilibrium; so much so that certain species within an area become at risk for extinction....   [tags: Wildlife Habitats Conservation Biology Essays]

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- I cannot significantly improve on the assertion that it simply is proper for us, as intelligent members of the universe, to try to look after our fellow creatures, and evil for us to do otherwise. -- Colin Tudge, 1992 Last Animals at the Zoo Endangerment is everyone's problem. This Expedition presents an ample cross-section of the conservation challenges we are facing. However, trying to understand how the natural world operates is never an easy task. The effort to do so has been compared to watching a celestial chess game, played by the gods....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Death in The Dream of the Rood

- Death in The Dream of the Rood The crucifixion of Christ is treated differently within the bodies of Old English and Middle English literature. The values of each era's society are superimposed on the descriptions of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. Christ is depicted either as the model of the hero, prevalent in Old English literature, or as the embodiment of love and passion, as found in Showings by Julian of Norwich. Old English literature establishes the elements of the heroic code, to which its society ascribed....   [tags: Old English Literature Christ Christianity Essays]

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Technology, Population, and the Impact of Ancient Humans on the Environment

- Technology, Population, and the Impact of Ancient Humans on the Environment In recent years, humans have become increasingly concerned with their effect on the planet and its ecosystems. In the popular view, these problems are new and unprecedented in human history. While it is probably true that our impact on the environment on a global scale has never been as great, the difference is simply the scale on which our actions are being taken. Situations that previously were local or regional in scope have now become global, owing to the increasingly sophisticated technologies that we have developed and our ever-increasing population....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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Database for Car Vandalism Problem

- Database for Car Vandalism Problem IDENTIFY Define problem There is a lot of confusion at school because there have been unsolved cases of vandalism in the school car parks. This is due to the fact that there is no way to tell between the cars that belong to teaches and the cars that belong to the sixth formers. I need to create a database that I can use to tell who a car belongs to if it is damaged. I can do this by putting the name of the owner, the car colour, the Number plate and make/model of car into a database....   [tags: Papers]

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Endangered Species

- Endangered Species Endangered species are living things whose population is so reduced that they are threatened with extinction. Thousands of species are included in this category. The International Union for the Conservation of nature and Natural Resources publishes a list of threatened mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and (many people donÕt consider them) plants. CAUSES OF EXTINCTION Millions of years before humans, extinction of living things was linked to geological and climate, the effects of which were translated into major alternation of the environment....   [tags: science]

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- GIDEON v. WAINWRIGHT_______________________________________________ 372 U.S. 335 (1975) FACTS: Gideon, the petitioner, was charged in a Florida State Court for breaking and entering into a poolroom with the intent to commit a misdemeanor. This is a felony under Florida State Law. Due to lack of funds, he asked the court to appoint counsel for him and was denied. The court stated that under Florida state law, counsel could only be appointed to represent a defendant when that person is charged with a capital offense....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cloned Zoos

- Cloned Zoos Imagine an earth where every animal lives within an enclosed area where all humankind can see them. Yet, within these enclosures are the only places humans can see these animals alive. Why. It is because the animals' habitats have been damaged and completely destroyed for the needs and usage of human kind. These enclosed areas are called Cloned Zoos: The Final Stronghold of the World's Biodiversity. These cloned zoos are full of cloned animals that have been brought back from the dead or from the edge of extinction....   [tags: Research Paper Animals Cloning Papers]

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- Scientists are estimating that for at least 50,000 years and maybe longer, that man has been causing the extinctions of other species. However over the past 500 years, ecologists have noticed a meteoric rise in species loss; this modern mass extinction crisis is an indicator that the Earth is out of harmony. Species extinction is irreversible and should be taken a lot more seriously because if this deadly trend continues there is no stopping it. Anyone can help whether it is local, national, or even worldwide; management of biodiversity in our ecosystem is a intimidating task, but if one group can try to reduce their carbon footprint, or get involved in ecological initiatives such as, Vital...   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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Geography Environment

- GEOGRAPHY NOTES · Since European settlement between 78 & 100 plant species have become are extinct. 150-200 under threat. · GENETIC DIVERSITY - safeguard species diversity. Large range of genetic forms within each species. Genetic variations. · Extinct- disappearance of species after thorough searching (some extinction is natural) · At risk- in danger of becoming extinct · Endangered- close to extinction in the wild unless something is done the species could disappear altogether · Vulnerable- The step before endangered · Rare- few of a particular species remain , less serious category than endangered · Extinction can occur naturally because of clim...   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Forward The only Marine Division to never spend a day in the United States as an entire unit was the Sixth Marine Division. Formed on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in September of 1944, the division trained rigorously for approximately seven months in preparation for the invasion of Okinawa.1 All members of the division qualified with their weapons, completed the combat infiltration course, and endured long, forced land marches which were “a staple of training on the ‘canal”. In addition, each unit completed their own specialized training.2 Following this combat preparation was a 6,000 mile journey by sea to their destination, the Island of Okinawa.3 On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945,...   [tags: Nonfiction Writing, historical]

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- This article, “Cloning Noah’s Ark,” is about the cloning of endangered species to prevent some animals from disappearing from the planet. The three authors of this article were Robert P. Lanza, Betsy L. Dresser and Philip Damiani. According to Scientific American, they all share an interest in reproductive biology and animals. Lanza, the vice president of medical and scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) in Worcester, Massachusetts, founded the South Meadow Pond and Wildlife Association in Worcester County....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- Overpopulation The twentieth century has drawn to a close and civilization faces the dilemma of supporting an overpopulated world. Throughout time, mankind has lived as though there were no consequences for his actions. But now, as people of the future, we see what is happening to the world we live in. Despite our knowledge, these straightforward problems are still being ignored. Our actions in the past have dictated the present, and our actions now will determine our future, and generations to come....   [tags: Papers]

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