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Late Adulthood

Brief description of either a physical, cognitive, or social-emotional change related to late adulthood. Explain one positive and one negative approach to addressing the age related change you described. Explain how both approaches impact an individual's quality of life and successful aging. Be specific, provide examples to illu

Motivation Evaluation

Select a famous person in the media or in history and think about a choice that person has made. Write a 350 word paper profiling this person and explain how each of the three views of motivation—psychoanalytic, humanistic, and diversity—may help understand his or her reasoning and choice. Include a summary of the co

The Stages of Sleep

Question: Description of the stages of sleep and two potential effects of sleep deprivation on an individual's daily functioning. What are the mechanisms of action of modern sleeping pills. What is one advantage and one limitation for using sleeping pills to treat insomnia.

Discussion 2: Language and Cognition

Hi again, I need a guide. I believe I know what I want to say but I am not to sure if it is right. What is getting me confuse is neurological, deprivation. My father had a stroke about six years ago and that change is life forever and he as never been the same. One side needs help then the other side. He was homeless and liv

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model

Using the Cognitive Behavioral therapy models, can someone help me understand the family pathology in the attached case study? Using the Cognitive Behavioral therapy, I have to identify three techniques that can be used in counseling this family as well as the strengths and limitations.

Operant Conditioning Theories

Do you agree with this statement? What we know from operant conditioning theories is that behaviour changes as a function of what follows the behaviour - be it reinforcement or punishment. Skinner taught us about the importance of schedules of reinforcement as well - intermittent reinforcement tends to work best (i.e., when y

Likes and Dislikes in Freudian Theory

Could you please help me with a project by providing me with expert advice on these two questions? What are some of the things that you like about Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory? What are some of the things that you dislike about Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory?

Increasing Eyewitness Accuracy

Eyewitnesses to crimes are not always reliable; they think they remember the facts about an event, yet they make errors. Describe psychological factors that might account for such errors. If you were a police officer, lawyer, or prosecutor who had the job of interrogating witnesses and you wanted to increase eyewitness accuracy


Can you please help me answer the following question? How do psychologists define abnormality? What are the benefits and risks of labeling people? Consider the recent DSM updates and include.

Visual representation of the conscious and unconscious

What do you think of the common iceberg visual-depictions of Freud's id, ego and superego, as a way of showing the parts of the psyche that are conscious and unconscious in an easy-to-understand way. If these images accurately represent Freud's theory on consciousness and personality could you please elaborate on the theory?

Challenges When Studying the Brain

1. Explain the driving force behind self-organization in Perruchet and Vinter's model. Is this force plausible? Provide opinion and support. 2. What challenges face researchers as they study the brain? Which of these challenges poses the biggest obstacle? Discuss positive and negative issues that could arise from further res

Neuroscience and Consciousness

Can you please help me answer the following question? Knowing about neuroscience and consciousness, what aspects of our biology reveal God's design?

Education and Learning Philosophies

Using the topic of "learning", can you please help me explain what is interesting about that topic and apply it to your own experiences and observations?

Turing Tests and Consciousness

Turing tests may cause controversy by the argument that the test is concerned strictly with how the subject acts — the external behavior of the machine. In this regard, it takes a behaviorist or functionalist approach to the study of intelligence. The example of ELIZA suggests that a machine passing the test may be able to sim

Does Visualizing Success Enhance Performance in Sports?

Much attention was given to mental imagery in athletics (particularly tennis) in the 1960s and 1970s under the heading of visualization as a way to improve personal performance. The idea was to practice specific physical actions and to visualize them being successfully completed without actually doing them. 1. Scholarly refer

Turing Test: Imitation

When I initially pondered on the main premise of Turing's test -- that artificial intelligence could be based on the underlying principle of imitation -- I was rather skeptical, but the more I read into the matter, the more I realized how pervasive imitation is in regards to knowledge acquisition. Whether it is a child learning

Validity of Turing Test

1. Argue that the Turing Test is a strong and valid test for human-like intelligence in machines. Propose a single modification that would provide the greatest improvement to the test. 2. Locate research in which mainstream intelligence tests (Stanford-Binet or Wechsler) have been used to assess machine intelligence of syste

Scientific Knowledge, Contributions, and Methodology

Please give me the direction to analyze this article: Incarceration, Addiction and Harm Reduction: Inmates Experience Injecting Drugs in Prison. By: Small, Will; Kain, S.; Laliberte, Nancy; Schechter, Martin; O'shaughnessy, Michael; Spittal, Patricia. Substance Use & Misuse. 2005, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p831-843. 13p. 1. What

Temporal coherence and auditory streaming

1. I hear people who describe their children's academia improved once they began playing an instrument or singing. Could this be the result of increased attention and coherence as a result of the music? (150 word count or less) 2. The nativistic approach believes that language may be an inborn intelligence, in humans. Since t

The Hardware of Mental Activities

1. Rolls presents a model of visual consciousness. Mandik presents his view on the neurophilosophy of consciousness. In your opinion, is Rolls's model a trivial or substantive view of consciousness? [150 word count] 2. Neuroscience and linguistics have, at face value, little in common methodologically. Beginning with the Ling


1. Look at the first few visual examples in Illusions and Paradoxes by Zamora. What model of the mind-brain seems closest to reality based on just these examples? Argue that there are or are not indications of multiple models among the illusions. (Do not discuss them all; choose a couple that strike you most powerfully.) 2. Is

Definitions of terms relating to the brain

Please provide definitions and explanations for the following terms: - Neurons - Axion, Dendrites, Milean Sheath - White Matter/Gray Matter - Synamptic Gap - Neurotransmitters and Receptor Sites - Three Types of Neurons: Sensory, Motor, Interneurons - How we study the Brain - Brodmann's Areas - Reptilian Brain, Li

Areas of the Brain and Their Functions

Please define the terms listed below and explain how they can be distinguished from each other. Brain: - Left/Right Hemisphere - Three Parts: Cerebral Cortex; Cerebellum; Brain Stem - Medulla Oblongata - Four Lobes and what they do: - Hippocampus, Hypothalamus, Amugdala - Limbis System as supporting Emotion and Memory -

A Discussion On IP Theory, Encoding, Retrieval

1) Draw/fill-in and explain IP Theory 2) Describe factors that may promote and hinder encoding 3) Describe factors that may promote and hinder retrieval 4) Compare and contrast and provide examples for 4Rs: Recall, Recollection, Recognition, and Relearning

Learning Styles and Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, may have an impact on learning but is not related to learning styles. It is still an impediment to one's learning process. Are learning styles related to learning disabilities? Please outline the primary learning styles and define them.

Discovery of Learning Styles This article discussed a meta analysis (looking at several studies) and it discovered that many studies on learning styles were flawed. In what ways does it suggest that learning styles studies were flawed?

Optimal Conditions For Learning

Could you please help me to answer these questions?: Are there optimal conditions for learning? If so, what are they? If not, why not? Please relate your discussion to learning styles (you can readily find this information on the Internet). What has your own experience been with learning styles? Do you find that you learn

Pavlov's famous dog experiment

Please help with the following problem: In this research study, scientists reversed Pavlov's famous dog experiment. Essentially the dog is given the treat after ringing the bell, so to speak. In this experiment with monkeys, what did the researchers learn and how does this apply to Pavlov's work? To answer this go to the

Slot machine gamblers and addiction

How is it that some individuals that play slot machines won't become addicted to gambling? Why and or how is this possible? Please discuss how addictive personalities play a role in this differential experience of addiction. What are some of the characteristics on people with addictive personalities?