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  • Corals And Adaptations - 680 words
    Corals and Adaptations Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive communities on Earth. They are found in the warm, clear, shallow waters of tropical oceans worldwide. Reefs have functions ranging from providing food and shelter to fish and invertebrates, to protecting the shore from erosion. Although many corals resemble plants, they are actually members of the animal phylum Cnidaria. Most corals are colonial, which means that each coral is made up of many individual polyps connected by living tissue (the coenosarc). Each polyp has a cup-like shape with a ring of tentacles around a central opening (pharynx) that functions as both mouth and anus. The tentacles are tipped with stin ...
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  • Defense Mechs In Lit - 1,290 words
    Defense Mechs In Lit Who hasnt been hurt if their life? A loved one passing away, a lover tearing at the heart, a rejection of something desired. Everyone has certain stresses in which they have to deal with and react to. As the burden of the stress mounts, certain levels of anxiety arise. How do humans behave in the depths of this anxiety? People have developed varied counter measures called defense mechanisms in an attempt to confront their issues. Many of the theories behind defense mechanisms commenced with the work of Sigmund Freud. Freud believed that a conflict existed between the id, ego and the superego. This accounted for the anxieties within human existence. Freud stated that indi ...
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  • Evolution Vs Creation - 756 words
    Evolution vs. Creation Evolution versus Creationism is a hot topic that is in constant debate among scientists and Christians. Held in high regard to the world of science, Evolution, is the theory that groups of organisms change with passage of time, mainly as a result of natural selection, so that descendants differ morphologically and physiologically from their ancestors. On the other hand, faith of millions of Christians hold the truth that, the act of GOD by which the whole entire world was brought into existence is where the basis of everything in existence today came from. In regards to the two arguments above, my entire ballot is supporting the views and ideas of the Creation theory. ...
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  • Friedrich Heigel - 1,896 words
    Friedrich Heigel It has become evident to me in the past few years that men, women and children alike are constantly on this quest for identity, always striving to become their own person unshackled by the bonds of society. We come in to the world, untouched and uninfluenced more or less like a clean slate. From the time we are born, everything said, done or experienced either by us or one another directly or indirectly effects the way we think, what we know and the way we act. These outside influences on our lives is all we know and these are those which sculpt each one of us in to who we are. There comes a point in everyones life when we are given the choice to do what we want. Whether it ...
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  • Gender Equality - 1,664 words
    Gender Equality Tyrone Cloyd Baltimore, MD Gender equality has been a social concern since man step foot on earth. When we think of gender equality discrimination against women is what comes to mind, but in recent years psychologist and sociologist have began to study how men are discriminated against. It is considered general knowledge that men still make more money a year then women, and it is true that men hold most of the position of power in society. Recent studies have concluded that there is an aspect of society that discriminates against men. This aspect of society is deeply rooted in the American culture, and it is hard to name, to discuses, and to study. Gender roles for men, then ...
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  • Humor Phenomenon - 1,679 words
    Humor Phenomenon There is a popular saying, "anyone can laugh at a good joke." If one was to actually ask around, he/she would find that this is quite true. This is part of the magic of humor. Humor, as defined by The American Heritage Dictionary, is"the quality that makes something laughable." Laughter can be defined as"the co-ordinated contraction of fifteen facial muscles (Koestler 29). However that definition tells how one laughs. The American Heritage Dictionary explains why we laugh by describing laughter as "the expression of delight or happiness." So therefore, it seems pretty safe to conclude that humor is used to make someone happy. But, the phenomenon of humor is not that simple. ...
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  • Imagery - 2,411 words
    ... ading of a poem, examining the work for meter. Meter is a regular pattern of unstressed and stressed syllables in a line or lines of poetry. BLANK VERSE A Blank Verse is a poem written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. Consider the following from The Ball Poem by John Berryman: What is the boy now, who has lost his ball, What, what is he to do? I saw it go Merrily bouncing, down the street, and then Merrily over-there it is in the water! COUPLET A Couplet is a stanza of two lines, usually rhyming. The following by Andrew Marvell is an example of a rhymed couplet: Had we but world enough and time, This coyness, lady, were no crime. QUATRAIN Quatrain is a four-line stanza which may be rhymed ...
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  • Insect Bites Stings - 370 words
    INSECT BITES & STINGS MS.SHOLES 3-5-99 HEALTH PROJECT THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF BITING AND STINGING INSECTS. VENOMUS, AND NON-VENOMUS. THE VENOMUS INSECTS ARE WASPS, HORNETS, YELLOW-JACKETS, FIRE ANTS AND ALL BEES.THE NON-VENOMUS INSECTS ARE THE CHIGGERS, FLEAS, LICE, SCABIES, BED BUGS, TICKS, AND MOSQUITOES. SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF INSECT BITES, AND STINGS EASY TO SPOT. ALL INSECT BITES AND STINGS SYMPTOMES ARE THE SAME THE ITCHING, PAIN, ALLERGIC REACTIONS, AND SWELLING/REDNESS. FOR VENOMUS BITES EVERY THING LISTED ABOVE ARE COMMON FOR NON-VENOMUS THEY ARE RARE. THE DIFFERNCE BETWEEN A BITE AND A STING IS DUE TO THE NATURE OF IT. VENOMUS INSECTS ATTACK AS A DEFENSE MECHANISM, INJECTING PAINFU ...
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  • Jurassic Park And Tech - 1,297 words
    ... entually clone or study them. Unfortunately attempts to isolate ancient bacteria have been inconclusive. The chief concern in isolating ancient bacteria is the contamination of the sample by modern bacteria through fractures in the amber. Despite the extensive sterilization techniques, scientists cannot be sure whether the bacteria isolated are truly ancient bacteria (Poinar, 1994). For instance, Bacillus subtilis bacteria were cultured from an amber from an amber specimen of a stingless bee from the Dominican Republic, but these bacteria are commonly found in both the alimentary canal of the modern-day stingless bee and in the soil. Also problems arise in extracting the DNA from the sin ...
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  • Kate Chopins The Awakening - 850 words
    Kate Chopin's The Awakening Kate Chopin's Awakening, depicts the life of a woman, Edna, in the early 1900's who revolts against the social status quo and leads the life of an independent female regardless of all the risks. It is a story that unfolds the two parts of her life, only to see them both fall apart. Thus we see the unreasonable conflict between her exterior world, the role of a wife and a mother that society has imposed on her and her interior reality of emotions and sexuality which initially are asleep and awaken through the course of the novel. For the arousal of each aspect, two men are responsible, Robert and Arobin, which correspond to the two sides of her existence. The compl ...
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  • Longest River: Denial - 713 words
    Longest River: Denial The Longest River: Denial A hallmark of someone who is engaging in this addiction pattern, but who has not accepted that their behavior is out of their control, is denial. Denial is a psychological defense mechanism that enables a person to continue to engage in a behavior in spite of relatively obvious negative consequences on their life. It's a way to protect ourselves from seeing or feeling things that are unpleasant. In the case of the gambling addict, there may be repeated warnings from his or her spouse that they will not tolerate continued spending of household savings, job loss, and constant harassment by creditors. In light of this, the gambling addict will sti ...
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  • Love Research - 667 words
    Love Research Heroes are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, or anyone that touch someone in a way that causes them to be viewed in highest of ways. A hero can not proclaim themselves as such and have it written. The title and position of a hero is granted by the others. The people not doing the courageous acts of saving lives, killing monsters, or replacing harmony are the basis of a hero. The witnesses, the saved, and the commoners place the brand on a hero. The citizens of France proclaim Joan of Arc as their great military hero. Philosophers have Socrates, Scientist have Einstein, and Artist have DeVenchi. These heroes also spread into the lives of others in unrelated fields, but it is ...
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  • Mosquito By John Updike - 1,185 words
    Mosquito By John Updike The Mosquito By John Updike This poem by Updike describes an ordinarily dull and bland, if not even annoying pest and one of his dealings with such a creature. This pest is of course a mosquito, which seems to have made its way into his bedroom, looking to make a meal out of him. The main point that I think this poem is trying to convey is that sometimes ordinary or dull occurrences can be made into a game, and had fun with. No one likes mosquitoes, but when you think of one as an opponent and it is either kill, or be killed, then you can understand the mosquitos point of view. The speaker, who is Updike himself, seems to want to convey a melancholy affect with the us ...
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  • Multiple Personality Disorder - 1,751 words
    Multiple Personality Disorder Many People in One - Multiple Personality Disorder Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) is a mental disease that exists in about one percent of the population. Much research supports the existence of this disease and its origins, causes and effects on the people in who suffer with it. This essay will clearly define Multiple Personality Disorder along with a detailed synopsis of the disease itself. The diagnosis, alter personalities, different treatments and views will indicate the disease is real. The American Psychiatric Association named Multiple Personality Disorder in 1994 Dissociative Disorder. Multiple Personality Disorder is diagnosed when a person has two ...
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  • Multiple Personality Disorder - 1,014 words
    Multiple Personality Disorder Dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder, is one of the most intriguing and least understood of mental disorders. The publication of Sybil in 1973 created a wave of public fascination and, more importantly, professional recognition of childhood physical and sexual abuse as precipitants of the disorder. Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of "...at least two separate ego states, or alters, different modes of being and feeling and acting that exist independently of each other, coming forth and being in control at different times" (Davison and Neale 180). "Each personality is fully integrated a ...
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  • Parapsychology - 1,738 words
    Parapsychology In the past centuries people have been becoming more and more curious about the unexplainable things all around them. They are always asking why does this happen? and is that really true? Not until recently have scientists and others actually tried to find out for themselves. Many of their searches evolved around the paranormal. Soon they called their search parapsychology Parapsychology can be defined as the study of apparent new means of communication, or exchange of influence between organisms and environment, (CRL Parapsychology FAQ 2). It can also be considered the science that lies beyond psychology. But for easier terms it is many often times called the scientific study ...
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  • Psychological Theories And Therapeutic Interventions In The Narcissistic Disorder - 1,657 words
    Psychological Theories And Therapeutic Interventions In The Narcissistic Disorder Psychological Theories and Therapeutic Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorder The 'narcissistic personality disorder' is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The prominent feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self-importance, but actually underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self-esteem. The grandiosity of the narcissist, however, is often so pervasive that we tend to dehumanize him or her. The narcissist conjures in us images of the mythological character Narcissus who could only love himself, rebuffing anyone who attempted to ...
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  • Psychology Theories - 1,923 words
    Psychology Theories Sigmund Freud is one of the most famous psychologists to ever hit the study of psychology. His name alone symbolizes the importance of his theories, and the name that comes to most people's heads when saying the word psychology is Sigmund Freud. Freud was a psychodynamic psychologist and came from the conservative point of view which states that man is bad and society is good, which I do not agree with 100% because not all man's actions are necessarily bad and with bad intentions. Freud was a real pessimist when it came to human nature. He identifies man's weaknesses in saying that man is a biological creature with biological drives. He reflected these ideas off of Darwin ...
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  • Psychology: Denial - 1,331 words
    Psychology: Denial Introduction So you don't think that you are an alcoholic. Chances are that you are not, but this is the thought that many who are unknowingly addicted to alcohol or other mind-altering agents. This denial barrier is the first of many hurdles to overcome when they are identified as having an addiction disorder. Although all denial isn't bad most of the time, addicts are often the last to recognize their disease, pursuing their addictions into mental illness, the degeneration of health, and ultimately death. This paper will explain the concept of denial, its consequences, and the implications it has for nursing care. Review of Literature and Knowledge Base What is denial? D ...
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  • Repression - 762 words
    Repression When forming a memory, the brain takes what we see, hear, smell, feel, and or taste, and fills in the blank spots with information that we have perceived from common knowledge and stores it as a memory. But sometimes something happens that is so shocking that the mind grabs hold of the memory and pushes it underground, into some inaccessible corner of the unconscious. There it sleeps for years, or even decades, or even forever- isolated from the rest of mental life. Then, one day it may rise up and emerge into consciousness. When the unconscious tucks away a memory, to hopefully be forgotten, it is called Repression. Repression is a defense mechanism derived from Sigmund Freud nea ...
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