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Motivations of Pathological Gamblers

- Based on information from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC) states that there are two and a half million individuals who fall into a state defined as a pathological gambler, another three million are considered problem gamblers, and roughly fifteen million more could be considered “at-risk” (NORC, 1999). A pathological gambler is one who has a severe uncontrollable urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop....   [tags: pathological gamblers,]

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Assessments And Treatments Of Pathological Gambling

- Assessments and Treatments of Pathological Gambling: Help is On the Way The stories of pathological gamblers about college student Rann, twenty-four Scott, and widower Mary are all too common behavioral characteristics of the psychological disorder of Pathological Gambling overall. Additionally, the three stories of each of the stories are an outcry for today’s society to provide effective assessments and treatments to pathological gamblers alike. Today, various methods of assessments and treatments are becoming more accessible for pathological gamblers and their families to seek help regarding the matter....   [tags: Problem gambling, Addiction, Gamblers Anonymous]

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The Pathological Causes of Malignant Lymphomas

- Malignant Lymphomas are cancers that spread anywhere in the lymphatic system. The article focuses on the pathological causes of malignant lymphomas. Over the past years many researches have been done to cure malignant lymphomas. The article brings medicines that have worked to cure different malignant lymphomas. Malignant lymphoma is still a broad topic. It is because the treatment depends upon the type of lymphoma, level of aggressiveness, stage at diagnosis, and other medical problems that may exist....   [tags: lymphatic system, genetic characteristics]

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Pathological Abnormalities in Sex Offenders

- 1) Biological Theories Genetics, abnormal hormonal levels and brain dysfunction have all been linked to sexual offending. To date, there is no evidence of a genetic in sex-offending (Langevin, 1993), although case reports of pedophilic fathers and sons have been reported (Gaffner, Lurie & Berlin, 1984). Some researchers have hypothesised this to be reflective of neuro-endocrine abnormalities, such that abnormal hormonal levels may disrupt the sexual arousability of an individual. This is based on the belief that the endocrine system drives sexual behaviour (Langevin, 1993)....   [tags: biological, social incompetence, deviant behavior]

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Consequences of Pathological Gaming

- There are varying beliefs on the effects of gaming on the gamer. This paper aims to compare a scholarly scientific article, “Pathological Video Game Use Among Youths: A Two-Year Longitudinal Study” with a popular media adaptation of the same experiment, “Risks, Consequences of Video Game Addiction Identified in New Study”. The study, “Pathological Video Game Use Among Youths: A Two-Year Longitudinal Study”, studies the risks and consequences associated with video game addiction and aims to define when a gamer should be considered a pathological gamer and the effects of video game addiction....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Gambling Addiction: Pathological or Compulsive Gambling

- In order to properly discuss the problem, we should first answer two simple questions: What is gambling as a whole. Gambling is generally defined as the voluntary risking of a sum of money called a stake, wager, or bet, on the outcome of a game or other event. Particularly in poker, the gambler puts his money on his own skill or luck in the game (Herman). And what is problem gambling. Gambling addiction is gambling behavior turned from a fun past-time hobby into an addiction that causes major disruptions in your life: psychological, physical, and social....   [tags: behavior, tobacco, alcohol]

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Pathological Book Review on Multiple Sclerosis

- Around the world, many people are living with neurologically debilitating disorders like multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is best described as a pathological “inflammatory-mediated demyelinating disease of the human central nervous system,” and affects more than 2.5 million people globally (Trapp & Nave, 2008). In coping with multiple sclerosis, as with other chronic illnesses, many choose to write about their experience, including the journey of how they received their diagnosis and their overall battle with the disease....   [tags: Auto Immune Disease, Neurogically Debilitating]

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The Effect Of Intracellular Concentration On Different Physiological And Pathological Conditions

- Regulation of intracellular calcium concentration is crucial in different physiological and pathological conditions. An increase in the intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) can lead to the activation of different ion channels such as calcium-activated chloride channels (CaCCs) 1. Cl− ions, as the most abundant anion in biological fluids, are available in higher concentrations outside the cell and hence the driving force is generally towards the inward flux of Cl− ions into the cells....   [tags: Cell membrane, Cell, Ion, Ion channel]

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A Pathological Criminal in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

- Truman Capote, in his novel In Cold Blood, establishes the character of Perry Smith as an archetype of a pathological criminal (as evidenced by the cited psychological study on "murder without apparent motive" (299-302)), communicating the level of complexity of the emotional makeup of criminals. Capote focuses his novel on Perry, detailing his thoughts, past, relationships, and ambitions. Perry reflects as a loner who mistrusts others, including those he wishes to call friends (297), revealing a deeper level of emotion than the cold-blooded acts of murder suggest....   [tags: murder, responsible, psychology]

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Internet Addiction ( Pathological Internet Use )

- Internet Addiction ( Pathological Internet Use ) The Internet has become one of the most universal methods for communication with over 100 million users worldwide. From e-mail to the possibly billions of web pages, there is an infinite amount of information flowing. And another enticing aspect of the Internet, is the opportunity to interact with other people. Chat Rooms and MUD (Multi-User Dimensional) games offer the person the ability to talk and mingle with others online. But with this newfound freedom, also comes the possibility of abuse and addiction....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Internet Addiction or Pathological Internet Usage

- Internet Addiction or Pathological Internet Usage What is Pathological Internet Use. Pathological Internet Use or Internet Addiction is a type of impulse control disorder. (Holliday 10) Psychologists put it under this category because the effects of chemicals produced in the brain during Internet use haven't been properly documented. The addiction is similar to an obsessive compulsive disorder and is also often compared to alcoholism. "An estimated five to ten percent of people who use the Internet can be classified as having a problem." (Ross 2) More than 90 percent of addicts became addicted to two-way communications functions: chat rooms, MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons), news groups, an...   [tags: Papers]

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The Hidden Addiction of Gambling: My Prison Without Bars by Pete Rose

- “Unfortunately, gambling and winning don’t often go hand in hand.” Pete Rose – My prison without bars. Gambling should be a recreational past time, and to many people it is just that. To an estimated 2% - 3% of Americans it is a major problem in their lives. They are pathological gamblers; some studies indicate they spend around $5 billion dollars annually on gambling. When gambling becomes a problem it impacts that person’s social, emotional and financial life. Legalized gambling in America is creating a wide spread problem, pathological gamblers cannot resist the irresponsible urge to gamble, even though the impact could ruin their marriage, their job and financial security....   [tags: pathological gamblers, financial security]

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The Pathological Protagonist of Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground

- The Pathological Protagonist of Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground Dostoevsky’s vision of the world is violent and his characters tortured; it is no wonder that many have viewed his work as prophetic of the 20th century. However, though Dostoevsky, in his unflinching portrayal of depravity, gives the Devil some of his best arguments, the Gospel often triumphs. Ivan Karamazov is at least offered the possibility of repentance when kissed by his saintly brother Alyosha. Raskolnikov, the nihilistic antihero of Crime and Punishment, is eventually redeemed through the love of the pure prostitute Sonja....   [tags: Notes from the Underground Essays]

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The Effects of Stress on Cells

- Introduction Stress is a problem faced by all organisms in nature. It is a natural part of life as a response to stimuli. Over the years, it has developed different connotations, but stress is defined as the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change” (Selye, 1998). As such, even cells experience stress. Under some circumstances, short term stress may be beneficial to the cell; however, prolonged stress (especially in the Endoplasmic Reticulum [ER]) created by harmful stimuli such as heat, shock, oxidation, viruses, or other factors may lead to an overabundance of unfolded proteins (Szegezdi, 2007)....   [tags: biological and pathological analysis]

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Law and Emotion and Lacan: Should We Let Our Emotions Control Us?

- Law and Emotion and Lacan Should we let our emotions control us. Should we base our decisions on how we are feeling at a specific time. Perhaps emotion shouldn’t factor at all into our decisions. Some of the characters we have studied exhibit both sides of this question. Luther and Alice from the show Luther fall on opposite sides of the spectrum while Billy Budd takes a hybrid approach. Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher who is considered to be a major figure of modern philosophy, developed the idea of the “pathological object.” This idea, when put up against the “categorical imperative,” is what can lead a person to make a certain decision....   [tags: kant, categorical imperatives, pathological object]

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Gambling Addiction: Compulsive or Pathological Gambling

- I am very interested in how a person could psychologically and physically feel the need to gamble. It interests me that a compulsion could turn into physical want and pain if the compulsion isn’t fulfilled. This could actually be classified as an addiction, which some people would also classify it as a disease. People gamble for many different reasons. Some people do it for the excitement in which it will make them feel a release of adrenaline. Another reason why some people do it is because they are very competitive and they want to feel the burst of energy that they would possibly get from beating other players or even the dealer....   [tags: Compulsive Gambling Essays]

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My Mom is a Pathological Liar

- I think it was my mother who taught me the meaning of honesty. Not because she was honest, but because she lied all the time. She felt that the easiest way out of any given situation was generally the best way out. And, for her, that generally meant telling a "little white lie." As a young child I thought it was kind of cool. And, naturally, when I would come to her with a concern or question wondering what I should do, she generally advised me to lie. "Mom, I told Theresa that I would go over to her house, but now I would rather go to Sue's house to play." "Tell Theresa you're sick," she would advise....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family]

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Truman Capote's Excessive Lying

- Truman Capote's Excessive Lying Truman Capote once said, "I don't care what anybody says about me, as long as it isn't true" (Creative). Surely enough, Capote himself kept true to this statement throughout his life. According to Johnny Carson's ex-wife, Joanne Carson, whom Capote lived with near the end of his life, Capote would take her on imaginary trips to Paris, China, or Spain while in her front yard (Plimpton 422). But on a more serious note, Carson claims that Capote would lie about the simple facts about a party or an outing they had gone on (Plimpton 304)....   [tags: Truman Capote Pathological Liar Essays Papers]

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Extreme Gambling: Addiction or Obsession?

- Gambling in the United States seems to be as American as apple pie. Going to the convenience store to pick up your weekly lottery ticket, then day dreaming about what you would do if you won. I have actually calculated how much I would give to each family member, how many houses I would buy and trips I would take. Once a year I take my wife to the casino for her birthday. We take a couple hundred dollars and spend all night at the roulette table, then end the night at the slot machine. It can be an expensive and rewarding night out....   [tags: Pathological Gambling, Gambling Addictions]

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Psychopathy Is a Necessary Study for the Criminal System

- ... Hare’s Psychopath Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) has provided clinicians and researchers with a common metric system for the assessment of psychopathy (Hare et al., 2000, p. 623). The PCL-R is a 20-item construct rating scale for use in clinical, research, and forensic settings. It entails the use of a semi structured interview, collateral and file information, and specific scoring criteria to assess inferred behaviors and personality traits that relate to the widely understood, traditional conceptions of psychopathy (Hare et al., 2006, p....   [tags: patholgical lying, deviant, bundy, ]

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The Legend of Narcissus

- In Greek mythology, “Narcissism" has its roots from the legend of Narcissus, a young man whom most deemed extremely handsome. A nymph named Echo developed an obsessive infatuation with Narcissus but he was unwilling to reciprocate such feelings to her or others. She finally gave up and isolated herself. Narcissus was then cursed to become socially isolated and reviled due to his complete self absorption by loving his own shadow from the pool (Wall & Loewenthal, 1998). Havelock Ellis (1898) first developed the concept of narcissism as a psychological construct referring to excessive masturbation by the people become their own sexual objects....   [tags: Greek Mythology]

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Social Consequences of Gaming and Casino's

- Compared with other faux pas such as cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption, gambling is a relatively new and legal outlet for people to abuse leading to self-harm, maladaptive family structures and an eventual strain on society. While gaming has been around since the beginning of time, the last thirty years has brought about new and more aggressive marketing and with it has come new set of problems. The new world of gambling is orientated around continuous and rapid mass consumption (slot machines) focused primarily upon individuals betting in increasingly socially dislocated environments (Adams)....   [tags: Sociology ]

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The Food And Eating Practices

- Food and eating practices are so diverse across different cultures, that often some are perceived as being maladaptive or pathological. Many animals, including humans, have been known to practice geophagy. It is more common for homo sapiens to consume dirt or dirt particles unintentionally, rather than consciously eating it. This is because according to western biomedicine, it is not socially acceptable, and has therefore the act of intentionally eating dirt is pathological. When comparing the average nutritional value of a North American diet, to the nutrients in dirt, process foods do not compare to the nutritional value found in dirt (Callahan, 2003)....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Psychology, Human]

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Gambling : A Great Deal Of Excitement That Comes With Taking A Risk

- Pathological Gambling There is a great deal of excitement that comes with taking a risk. The most popular way to do obtain that excitement is by Gambling, which is, “an activity that involves a degree of risk and expenditure of money or goods with the hope of an increased return but with the possibility of a total loss.” Organized gambling dates back to 6000 B.C. when dice were first used in the Middle East. Horse races were conducted by the Egyptians in 2000 B.C. Cockfighting became popular in ancient Greece in around 450 B.C....   [tags: Addiction, Problem gambling, Drug addiction]

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I Have a Gambling Problem

- I Have a Gambling Problem Professor’s comment: This student’s essay is well researched, strongly analytical, and seriously personal. But the essay did not begin as a personal essay—far from it— from major rewriting emerged this fascinating and very effective essay, in which social and personal analysis intertwine. Hi, my name is ______ and this is my first GamAnon meeting. I am nineteen years old, and I started gambling in junior high, $5 bets with friends. In high school, craps and deuces were the craze....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Gambling Is An Addictive Behavior

- Allcock (2000) defined gambling as “…the exchange of property… on the outcome of an event largely, if not solely, determined by chance”. Gambling is commonplace in society, with the British Gambling Prevalence Survey finding that 73% of UK adults over 16 years old report participating in some form of gambling in 2010, compared to 68% in 2007. (Wardle et al [BGPS], 2011). Gambling activities can range from participation in the national lottery to online gambling activities such as online poker. (BGPS, 2011)....   [tags: Problem gambling, Addiction]

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Traumatic Brain Injury is Third-Leading Cause of Death and Disability

- ... 2013). There are no studies that have determined the role of α-Syn protein accumulation on the behavioral and pathological effects of TBI in α-syn transgenic mice. Our group recently reported that TBI precipitates AD-pathology and cognitive deficits in transgenic 3xTg-AD mice (Tajiri, Kellogg et al. 2013). In this study we examine motor recovery and a detail time course of the development of Parkinson’s-like pathology in α-Syn transgenic mice brain after inducing moderate TBI. Thirty-six adult (9 mo) mice (18 transgenic and 18 non-transgenic controls) will be use for this study....   [tags: mutations, pathology, parkinsons]

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Compulsive Gambling and It’s Cost to the Economy

- Compulsive Gambling and It’s Cost to the Economy More than 5 million Americans are pathological, compulsive and problem gamblers, and another 15 million are at risk of becoming just like them. A common definition of problem gambling is: a progressive disorder characterized by a continuous or periodic loss of control over gambling and irrational thinking and behavior despite the consequences. When gambling interferes with any one’s life, it can be categorize as an addiction or disease, just like alcohol and drug addiction is categorize as a disease....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Addiction Within Medi Video Games

- Addiction Within Media: Video Games When we think of the term addiction, initial thoughts may linger over physical addictions such as drugs or alcohol. However, addiction within media is becoming a growing problem in today’s society. People are glued to their cell phones, addicted to the feeling of having instant gratification,communication, and gained knowledge. Reality television shows have been become the latest trend on television, captivating audiences and leaving them wanting more. Another aspect of media that has caused addiction in our society are video games....   [tags: Video game, Video game addiction, Addiction]

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Addiction : Addiction, Alcoholism, And Drug Abuse

- People that engage in a constant cycle or are constantly practicing, gaming, gambling, alcoholism, and drug abuse, will soon become addicts. Their continuation of their actions will lead to several bad life styles. This actions will deteriorate the addicts mind, and body. Forming relations, finding jobs, or having a meaningful life will be a struggle. Regardless the addiction, the consequences are almost all the same. Families get destroyed, trust issues are often most common with addicts and relatives....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Heroin, Dopamine]

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David Berkowitz: A True Psychopath

- According to the “Hare Psycopathy Checklist” a psychopath is a person who knows right from wrong in our society but often feels no guilt, remorse or empathy when they engage in wrong actions. They lie easily, blame others for their actions and often hurt people who are close to them. David Berkowitz meets the criteria of Hare’s checklist and is believed to be a true psychopath. Berkowitz is known as the “Son of Sam”, a thrill seeking serial killer who terrorized the city of New York for over a year....   [tags: Hare Psycopathy Checklist]

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The Problem Of Nursing Care

- The synopsis of the summary clearly describes that there is an issue with nursing care. The main issue is that there are unfinished nursing care. In the medical field, nurses are predominantly responsible for maintain quality care for the patient. Because they are predominantly responsible, the issue lies that nursing care is not the way it should be. The outcomes are declining and nurses often lack the time to care for their patient which cause a major declension in patient’s health. One of the major drawback from this article is that there are shortages of nurses which does displays that this contributes to the issues of unfinished task....   [tags: Mental disorder, Psychology, Video game, AIDS]

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Gambling Addiction

- Gambling addiction has become very real, very quick, to me and my friends and family. My best friend’s mother, Beverly Roan, is currently incarcerated at Sandy Mush Correctional Facility in Merced, California after allegedly embezzling over $350,000.00 from her employer to fund her gambling addiction. Beverly is a 58 year old mother of three, and grandmother of eight; no one ever suspected this level of addiction or criminal activity based on our daily interactions with her. We were shocked and appalled when she was arrested at her work back in February....   [tags: Psychology]

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Gambling And Smoking Is A Place Where You Can Try Your Luck And Win Money

- Casinos are a place where you can try your luck and win money. Many casinos allow people to smoke within them. Gambling and smoking can both become very addictive for people who partake in them. A pathological gambler is considered to have an impulse disorder that “describes a gambler who loses control over gambling behavior with damaging personal, social and financial effects” (Dunstan). These gamblers also have problems with “irritability, extreme moodiness, problems with personal relationships (including divorce), absenteeism from work, family neglect, and bankruptcy” (Griffiths, 2007 as cited in Griffiths 2)....   [tags: Addiction, Problem gambling, Slot machine]

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Gambling Is A Great Investment For Many States And The Local Government

- Gambling has been an activity that has been around many states for a while. People like to gamble to test their luck and hopefully get lucky enough to win a prize. Nowadays you don 't have to go to the casino to test your luck, at majority of grocery stores they offer the ability to buy scratch off ticket and or play the powerball. Many people gamble to have fun, as well as, have a good time, but there are others that gambling becomes an addiction that is hard to control. The odds of winning are less favorable than the odds of losing....   [tags: Problem gambling, Addiction, Gambling, Lottery]

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Examining Evaluating The Relevancy And Currency, Identifying The Problem Statement

- Peer pressure often happens in all age groups during the life cycle and with adolescents for some reason or another it happens more often than less. I would like to blame it all on the media because of its glamorizing appearance of lights, bells and lots of money. I’d like to blame it on parents who spend lots of time in the modern world out of the household not mandating or monitoring their adolescents whose minds are wondering and trying to figure out things for themselves left with no guidance....   [tags: Adolescence, Peer group]

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The Effects Of Video Games On College Students

- Throughout the course of a semester, college students especially male college students find different kinds of hobbies and activities they like to do before or after college class sessions are over. From reading to doing sports, there is a wide range of activities made for the regular young adult. One activity that might take part in the lives of a vast part [if not the majority] of the college male population is gaming or playing video games. Video games entertain thousands and millions of people around the world and somehow connect people of all ages transporting them all, at least momentarily to a new world, a new environment in which they have something in common....   [tags: Video game, Game, Video game console, University]

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The Villains of the World: Corporations

- The rise of corporations is one of the utmost wicked stories in modern history, a reality the youth of today must live in. Growing up in an era of Disney tales allows the youth of today to see the world in two separate parts, the good and evil. We age with the belief that there are villains and then there are the heroes, who save us from harm’s way. Regardless of what happened, we knew that the heroes would always win at the end of the story, and the villains would always fail. ‘The Corporation’ by Joel Bakan, can be presented, idealistically, as an incredible story of heroes and villains....   [tags: greed, immoral decisions, no values]

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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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Patient With Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

- Introduction: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease, which is getting more prevalent due to an increasing population of the old people aged over 65.[1] It is estimated that AD will affect 66 million by 2030 and 115 million by 2050 around the world if no effective therapeutic strategies can be achieved.[2] Clinically, AD is featured by cognitive impairment, progressive disturbance of activities of daily living, and large quantities of neuropsychiatric symptoms and behavioral deterioration.[3-8] AD is not only devastating suffering for the patients, but also for the caregivers....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Gambling in the United States

- Gambling in the United States      Gambling has increased in the last couple of years. Is it because people are addicted. There are two types of gambling: Compulsive Gambling and pathological gambling. Compulsive Gambling is when people have a hard time resisting to gamble. Pathological Gambling is when there is a need to gamble for money or for large amounts of money. Also people don’t know when to quit when they are pathological gamblers. Both types of gambling have major side effects, and can both lead to serious gambling problems.                “Studies show that 82% of people gamble....   [tags: Gaming Casinos]

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The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World by Elaine Scarry

- There is a general consensus of what physical pain is amongst society. Pain is never good. It is something that hurts and no one ever wants to actually be in pain. In infants and toddlers, pain is associated with cries, tears, and the word “ouch!” As they grow into adults, pain and all of its expressions follow and branch out with them. Its dimensions multiply and what used to hurt as toddlers, no longer does. At the same time, they begin to experience new physical pains – pains, which create such an unimaginable physical suffering....   [tags: book review]

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“Psychosis and delusional states and their relationship with normal anomalous experiences”

- According the fourth edition diagnostic manual of mental disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2000), the category psychotic disorders (Psychosis) include Schizophrenia, paranoid (Delusional), disorganized, catatonic, undifferentiated, residual type. Other clinical types include Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Affective Disorder/Manic depression, mania, Psychotic depression, delusional (paranoid) disorders. These are mental disorders in which the thoughts, affective response or ability to recognize reality, and ability to communicate and relate to others are sufficiently impaired to interfere grossly with the capacity to deal with reality; the classical and general characteristics...   [tags: Psychology, Mental Disorders]

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Lie to Me Episode Blinded Cal LIghtman by Samuel Baum

- In Samuel Baum’s Lie to Me episode “Blinded” Cal Lightman and his team investigates a copycat serial rapist by interrogating the original rapist. This episode discusses topics such as the psychological theory of crime, criminal personalities, psychopathy, and interrogation methods of police officers. However, in Jerry Bruckheimer’s CSI: Miami episode “Just One Kiss” Horatio’s team investigates the murder of a young bartender and the rape of a young woman. This episode discusses topics such as alibis, interrogation methods, and evidence....   [tags: copy cat rapist, serial rapist]

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Sexual Sadism and Masochism: An Overview of S/M in Psychotherapy

- Psychotherapists have grappled with the concept of sexual sadism and masochism for decades. In his early writings, Freud (1924) described sadomasochistic (SM) practice as a means of attaining pleasure through the administration or attainment of pain. He acknowledged that SM behavior contradicted his theories on human instincts and the pleasure principle, and ultimately attributed the behavior to the interaction of flawed aggressive instincts, unconscious Oedipal guilt, and the enigmatic death drive....   [tags: abnormal sexuality]

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No More Seven Outs!: Bring Casinos to Rosecroft

- Casinos, according to Dictionary.com, are defined as "a building or large room used for meetings, entertainment, dancing, etc., especially such a place equipped with gambling devices, gambling tables, etc." In 1931, Nevada became the first state to legalize gambling (Reece 145). Now in 2010, it is generating approximately $10.4 billion annually (State Information: Nevada). It maintained that sole spot until 1976 when New Jersey approved casinos for Atlantic City (Reece 145). As of 2010, there are 22 states who are legally allowed to have commercial casinos (State Information)....   [tags: Law]

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Osteosarcoma: A Malignant Tumor of Mesodermal Connective Tissue

- Pathology Osteosarcoma is a malignant tumour of mesodermal connective tissue generally originating from bone and rarely in soft tissue (Dahlin, 1975). It is defined by the presence proliferating malignant mesenchymal cells that produce osteoid and/or immature bones (Gaeta, 1988). Osteosarcoma is most frequently found in the medullary cavity of the metaphysis of a growing long tubular bone. However, it can also appear on the surface of a bone (Gurfunkle, 2007). Most osteosarcoma’s develop in the appendicular skeleton with only 10% developing in axial skeleton....   [tags: bone diseases]

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Pain in its Personal and Medical Context

- Amongst society there is a general consensus of what is physical pain. Pain is not good, it is something that hurts, and no one ever wants to actually be in pain. As infants and toddlers, we knew pain to be associated with cries, tears, and the word “ouch!” As we grew, pain and all of its expressions followed and branched out with us. Its dimensions multiplied and what used to hurt us as toddlers no longer does. At the same time, we began to experience new physical pains – pains which create such an unimaginable physical suffering....   [tags: Medical, The Body in Pain, Elaine Scarry]

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To Play One's Life's Away: Addictive Gamblers

- In 1976, 0.77% of Americans were addictive gamblers, about 1,100,000 people; however today the situation is more serious (Horn). About 4-6 millions of Americans are gamblers, everything in a casino is designed to lure a person in and make them stay("FAQs - Problem Gamblers"). There's alcohol, a comfortable enviroment, and deep in the casino, there are buzzers that sounded like someone had won. Also the slot machines still flash as if you've won and there's no clock to remind you how much time you've spent, none (Robb 3)....   [tags: casinos, children, gamblers]

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Mass School Shootings in the U.S.

- In the United States of America the right to bear arms gave birth to a phenomenon called the “gun culture,” the term coined in 1970 by a historian Richard Hofstadter, which describes America’s heritage and affection for weapons(1). Not only did gun culture become an inseparable part of American democracy, but also it is considered to be synonymous with independence and freedom, the most important values for American society. Even though the crime rate and murder rate in the U.S. is higher than in any other developed country, U.S....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]

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The Symptom Of Symptom From Freud

- About the Symptom from Freud CHENG CHENG K1439597 What is Symptom A symptom, differing from inhibition according to Freud, denotes pathological processes while inhibition, on another plane, relates to function with out a necessary relation to a pathological implication even a inhibition may be a symptom as well. The word symptom is employed when some unusual changes or a new phenomenon has been undergone by a function rather than simply normal restriction of a function. Inhibition is the expression of a ‘restriction of an ego-function’ which has been either imposed as a measure of precaution to avoid a conflict with the id or the super-ego, or a result brought by an impoverishment of ener...   [tags: Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id]

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Gambling Is A Game Of Loss

- A Game of (Bad) Luck Obsession, Finance and Social Status: Gambling and State’s Policy. You roll the dice, you look at the cards, you pick a team and then you recite a silent prayer. The whole idea is to feel you have an edge over others, and that you are lucky; you think that you can beat the house. The truth is that gambling is a game of loss. That is why it 's called gambling, you are taking a calculated yet undoubtedly high risk which you believe gives you a good chance of coming out on top....   [tags: Problem gambling, Addiction, Gaming law, Gambling]

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Coping With The Aging Body

- COPING WITH THE AGING BODY Human bodies are not well built, powerful, or immortal, in fact, they are set up for failure. Biological, cognitive, and pathological forces knock on the door of survival every day intensifying its power of evil. At first, these changes are welcomed as one matures, grows stronger, and gets smarter, but it is an illusion of what is in store. These transformations slowly rob a person of who they were and what they were able to accomplish. People in all types of societies try to stave off the progression of growing old by any means necessary, but eventually; the bodies, minds and souls cave....   [tags: Health & Wellness]

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The Ethical Problems of Gambling

- ... The first issue with gambling is constructed through the ethical theory of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is the theory “that there is an obvious solution that is fair, and it may be one that appeals to common sense as well” (Mosser, 2013). This theory applies the rule of what is best for a large group of people instead of one person. This theory explains how the increase of crime due to gambling is counterproductive and cancerous to society. With the lure of money, many individuals are attracted to casinos and other venues promoting gambling as the main attraction....   [tags: mental harm, financial harm, addictions, harm]

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Younger Generation Obsessed with Dieting

- According to statistics, 51% of 9 and 10 year-old girls feel better about themselves if they are on a diet, 46% of 9-11 year-olds are ‘sometimes’ or ‘very often’ on diets, and 82% of their families are ‘sometimes’ or ‘very often’ on diets. In addition, more than half of teenaged girls are, or think they should be, on diets. About three percent of these teens go too far, then becoming anorexic or bulimic. Dieting can come about because of the want to be skinny, and many choose to avoid food or skip meals....   [tags: weight, starving, anorexia]

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The Effects Of Video Games On Children And Adolescents

- The debate in the two articles is over whether video games are harmful to children and adolescent. This is relevant to psychology because we talk about how outside things can have an influence on the way that we think and see things. The yes article, Steven F. Gruel takes the side of saying that video games are harmful to children and adolescents because they are a danger in promoting violence. In the no article, Patricia A. Millett, says that the research supporting the yes article is flawed and will prove that video games are not to blame for children being aggressive or violent....   [tags: Critical thinking, Evidence, Game, Video game]

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Symptoms and Treatments for Crohn's Disease

- CD is the most common malabsorptive disorder in the western world with an estimated prevalence of 0.71%.1 It is primarily affects descendants of European ancestry, although has been seen with increasing prevalence in other populations across the world.2 CD is a chronic gastrointestinal condition that is associated with chronic diarrhea and malabsorption. It has been associated with genetic haplotypes included HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8, as well as antibodies resulting from an immune response to gliadin leading to enteropathy....   [tags: malabsorptive, gastrointestinal, diarrhea]

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Essay On Juvenile Delinquency

- Delinquency refers to the aspect of failing to abide by the law. Juvenile Delinquency is the aspect of people who are under age breaking the law and thus the need to take a legal action against them. The essay looks into delinquency theories that explain what leads to under age people breaking the law. Secondly, juvenile behavior in regards to the theory is explained as well as the possible strategies put in place to prevent and intervene before juvenile delinquency occurs (National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (U.S., 1985)....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Conduct disorder]

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Gambling: Pros and Cons

- Gambling has been around since 2300 B.C. It has its positive and negative effects; it also has somewhat of a positive impact on the economy. It stimulates most communities by creating jobs and generates tax revenue for state and local governments. The gambling industry in “2002 and the commercial casino industry provided 350,000 jobs in the United States” (americangaming.org). Even though gambling can bring a lot of economic growth to the economy there is still an argument going on today whether it is a great choice to legalize it everywhere....   [tags: positive economic impact, social cost]

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Video Games Are A Positive Thing

- With all debates, there is a con side, but also a pro side. Video games are no exception. Including the skills honed and many other benefits that come with video games, some people believe that video games are a positive thing. In 2013, the video game industry rose in sales. Software sales jumped twenty-eight percent from 2013 to 9.5 billion dollars. (Wagner 2) During this time, new games and consoles were being released, thus making more sales. According to the Entertainment Software Association, (ESA), an average of nine games were sold ever second....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy, Violence, Game]

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Effects of Excessive Computer Usage to the Academic Performance

- The Effects of Excessive Computer Usage to the Academic Performance of 1st and 2nd Year Nursing Students Thesis Statement: Although technology and particularly computers have helped us a lot in the innovation our world and making our work more efficient and faster, the excessive use of computer among students has become a recent problem regarding specifically on their academic performance in school. Outline: I. The use of computers among the nursing students of Silliman University a. Extent and trends b. Explanations 1. Characteristics of computers 2. Social changes 3. high marketability of computers II. Behavioral effects of excessive computer usage a. Impact on education 1. Poor study h...   [tags: Education Technology]

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The Jealousy of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Jealously of Iago in Othello      Iago's crimes define pathological jealousy and a sheer desire for revenge. His acts are pre-meditated and have reasons. In various soliloquies, he reveals grudges that, while mostly false or overblown, present themselves as clear to Iago. Iago masters duplicity, even remarking himself "I am not what I am." (line 67) Many of his dark motives are probably concealed from the audience. In his few soliloquies, he presents definitive motives for his vengeful desires....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Biomechanics: Achilles Tendinopathy

- Achilles tendinopathy and its contributing pathologies has been a heavily researched topic throughout multiple professions. Although a unified consensus and classification on the underlying pathology is yet to be reached, a shift from the term tendinitis to tendinosis has slowly been adopted, and is now believed to follow a continuum. Previous incorrect belief of an inflammatory pathophysiology has lead to the development of treatment options that are inappropriate and unsuccessful, leaving the tendon unable to adequately heal or strengthen increasing its risk of repetitive re-injury and the development of chronic Achilles tendinopathy....   [tags: pathologies, cell matrix, patients]

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Gambling as an Addiction

- Gambling addiction is an increasing problem in our society. Part of the reason for this can be the recent popularity of poker, especially among young men. The World Series of Poker, broadcasted by ESPN, and The World Poker Tour, broadcasted by the Travel Channel are the most popular programs. Both programs use small cameras to see the cards each player is holding, as well as heavy editing to make the shows more exciting. They take hundreds of hours of footage and compress it into one to two hours....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Sins of the Father

- The Sins of the Father What happens to children severely traumatized or neglected during the first years of life. This is an infinite topic, so the focus of this exploration will be limited to three personality disorders. The symptoms of these personality disorders are diagnosed in adulthood, but their roots lie in the first 4 years of life. Erikson's growth stages of trust vs. mistrust and autonomy vs. self-doubt will form the foundation for understanding. When a child is exposed to abusive, pathological parenting during these development stages the result is often a personality disorder....   [tags: essays papers]

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Popular Fan Culture

- The term “fan” was originally used to describe sports fans during the nineteenth century and was later adopted by science fiction enthusiasts in the 1920s. The term “fan,” however, is used for describing a type of person who is enthusiastic, or fanatic about a certain subject. Popular fan culture, nicknamed “fandoms,” have become an integral part of society in many countries, and have connected people sharing a common interest through online communities where they can freely discuss fan related topics....   [tags: enthusiastic, fanatic]

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Neck Pain

- Neck pain is defined as pain between the occiput and third thoracic vertebrae (Cote et al., 2003) and is a common debilitating condition (Carroll et al., 2008). It is estimated 30-50% of all adults will develop neck pain at some point in their lives and of those affected, 11-14% will experience a degree of work-related limitation (Cote et al., 2008). Studies conducted in South African settings reported that the prevalence of neck pain was 50% in the Caucasian population and 45% in the indigenous African population....   [tags: clinical diagnosis, radiographic diagnosis, pain]

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Flourishing in Video Games: The Improvements of Child Development through an Examination of the Effects of Particular Gaming Aspects

- ... Discussions exist, among many worried adults that video games allow facilitation of negative emotions in young children, but certain scholars show the positive effects of some games as an emotional regulator. Olson shows that most children use video games in relaxation and anger management, framing this as a way of purging negative emotions (172, 182), contrasting other studies suggesting using research to find ways of abandoning this use, showing games as a behavioral factor between depression and pathological gaming; it reports that many youths turn to gaming as a form of escapism from harsh realities (Li, Liau and Khoo 538, 535)....   [tags: optimal human functioning, promoting happiness]

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What Are the Risk and Protective Factors for Athletes, in Terms of Different Types of Sports and Intensity?

- There are many scientific papers about eating disorders, possible treatments and possible risk factors. Due to the fact that, for many people with eating disorders, body image, dieting and over exercising is part of their everyday lives, the focus in this study is on sportswomen- and men.(1)⁠ In addition, the worldwide prevalence of eating disorders among athletes, 0-19% for men, and 6-45% for women, is higher than the prevalence within the general population.(1)⁠ The focus of this study however, lies on the Dutch population....   [tags: sports life, dutch athletes, eating disorders]

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Video Games And Its Effect On A Person 's Problem Solving Skills And Prosocial Behavior

- Research Paper Electronic games are the most sought after form of entertainment in modern societies and has grabbed the attention from a diverse audience. Video games are a fascinating form of entertainment because they thrill, arouse and inspire. Game developers are able to create vivid and imaginative realms, but what happens when players become too immersed in these worlds. Studies reveal that bodily harm can occur when subjected to video games throughout long periods of time. In addition perpetual game play causes severe effects to a player’s mind....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy]

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A Research Study On Metastatic Bone Disease And Treatment Of Bone Diseases

- Introduction Bisphosphonates are widely applied across the world in metastatic bone disease and treatment of bone diseases such as osteoporosis and Paget 's disease. They are classified as an anti-resorbitive drug, which defines that they slow/stop the natural processes which dissolve the bone tissue. The main impact of the drug, is to reduce the osteoclastic activity and to act upon the suppression of bone remodelling, thereby decreasing the destructive effects which accompany bone disease. Understanding the role in which bisphosphonates plays in the remodelling of bone is key to understanding whether it has a potential impact in a medico-legal setting....   [tags: Bone, Skeletal system, Osteoporosis]

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The Romans Were The Most Cold Blooded Killers Of The Ancient World

- The ancient Romans were essentially born armed and ready for war. While these soldiers were beheld with honor, awe, and fear, some scholars, such as William Harris, Kurt Raaflaub, Arthur Eckstein, and Craige B. Champion, have debated if the ancient Romans were exceptionally aggressive compared to their peer polities. At one end of the spectrum is British born history professor William Harris, who proclaims that the Romans were the most cold-blooded killers of the ancient world. He proclaims they engaged in continuous battle for an array of reasons, among them his most controversial view that the Romans were pathological murderers....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, War, Roman Republic]

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Dimensions of Spirituality That Have a Significant Impact on One's Health

- A poll taken within the United States found that 79% of the population considered themselves “spiritual” (Daly, 2005). According to Broccolo, Piles, Swinburne, and Van Kaam, spirituality may be defined as a universal human dimension which inheres every individual, whether religious, humanist, hedonist, or atheist (as cited by Goddard, 1995, p. 809). It has also been described as a gestalt process involving continuous change and growth in one’s life as he or she searches for meaning and a sense of purpose (Goddard, 1995)....   [tags: Spirituality]

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Fan Culture in Sports and Science Fiction Enthusiasts in the 1920s

- The term “fan” was originally used to describe sports fans during the nineteenth century and was later adopted by science fiction enthusiasts in the 1920s. The term “fan,” however, is used for describing a type of person who is enthusiastic, or fanatic about a certain subject. Popular fan culture, nicknamed “fandoms,” have become an integral part of society in many countries, and have connected people sharing a common interest through online communities where they can freely discuss fan related topics....   [tags: fanatic, fandom, media]

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Cardiovascular Disease is the Leading Cause of Mortality in Developed Countries

- ... [23]. The implications of miRs in pathological processes of the cardiovascular system has now become a rapidly evolving field [24]. One of the major challenges in cardiovascular disease is the identification of reliable biomarkers. The discovery that microRNAs circulate in a stable form in blood, suggests that they can serve as a new generation of biomarkers for cardiovascular disease [25] . Both TFs and miRNAs are involved in the regulation of various biological processes. Thus, the dysregulation of TFs and miRNAs is associated with many diseases [15]....   [tags: cardiac gene expression, biological process]

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Separations Of Common Hearing Loss Issues Within The Hard Of Hearing

- This research paper focuses on separations of common hearing loss issues within the hard of hearing community, explaining three groups that are considered the major division that identify within the Hard of hearing community, appropriately. There are a few distinguishing common, yet complex challenges, and universal problems of living within their culture. Based on the qualities of psychosocial perspectives of hearing loss, there are distinctive views of socialism, activities and everyday life that affects his or her lifestyle....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Audiogram]

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The Effects Of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure On The Central Nervous System

- Research Strategy (a) SIGNIFICANCE Prenatal alcohol exposure can produce a variety of pathological conditions grouped under the umbrella name of “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” or FASDs27,28. The most severe form of FASD is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), the most preventable cause of birth defects in the western world29. Newborns and children affected by FAS may exhibit growth deficiencies and congenital malformations in cardiac, skeletal, renal, ocular, auditory, and other systems2. Pathognomonic features of FAS are characteristic patterns of minor facial malformations including short palpebral fissures, flat philtrum, and thin upper lip....   [tags: Pregnancy, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Alcohol]

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Gambling in Intercollegiate Athletics: The Perception, Reality, and Consequences

- Gambling can be found in places such as casinos, local stores, and online. Over the years, gambling has found more homes. College campuses and college sports are among the various places in which gambling is taking place. College students and more specifically student-athletes are engaging in gambling for various reasons. According to (Huang, Jacobs, Derevensky, Gupta, & Paskus, 2007)“the top 3 reported reasons for student- athlete gambling were “for fun” (75.6%), “to win money” (53%), and “for excitement (52.1%).” College students are participating in all types of gambling most of them being legal....   [tags: Athletics ]

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Religion Is Cause Severe Physical And Mental Health Problems

- Religion can cause severe physical and mental health problems. Certain religions keep individuals from seeking medical help for mental illnesses and physical ailments. Religion can cause extended stress, refusal of conventional medical attention, and avoidant coping. Groups of psychologists have concluded that religious beliefs are congregated into the pathological category. Defining religious beliefs as pathological beliefs is due to it being seen as “a social force that encourages irrational thoughts and ritualistic behaviors” (Azar, 2010)....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Medicine, God]

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Alzheimer 's Disease And Its Effects On The Disease

- In 1901, Alois Alzheimer first discovered the pathologic hallmarks of the disease that is named after him while treating a woman with progressive memory loss (Shampo, Kyle & Steensma, 2013). Over a century later, Alzheimer’s disease makes up 66 percent of dementia cases in the USA (Dalvi, 2012) and is found in over 25 million people across the globe, making it the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world (Cipriani, Dolciotti, Picchi & Bonuccelli, 2010). Although there is currently no known cure for the destructive disease, there are treatments to slow down its process and research continues to examine possible ways to prevent, delay, and better treat the disease....   [tags: Alzheimer's disease, Neurology, Oxygen]

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