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Drugs Prohibition
Drugs Prohibition
Drugs Prohibition Under the United States Constitution the federal government is charged with the responsibilities to protect our individual, as well as collective, rights to life and liberty. Often times this charge leads the various branches of the federal government to create, implement, and enforce policy that is designed to protect society from itself. Noble in itís ambition the result although not apparent initially, sometimes does more to hinder the rights of the citizens it is attemptin
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control In order to reduce gun vilolence in the U.S., there should be stricter gun regulation. By Don Sunberg U.S. Politics and Government Dr. M. Anderson September 13, 1999 Violence and crime in today\'s society is inevitable. Human nature is full of hatred, jealousy, and chaos. Throwing guns into the equation adds security for some, and vulnerability for others. Gun regulation is a topic of debate that has been going on for years and looks to be going on for many more to come. Although,
Legalization Of Marijuana
Legalization Of Marijuana
Legalization Of Marijuana Dear Congressman, I am honored to be writing to you on such a significant topic of national concern. Average citizens are annoyed and just plain fatigued with the drugs and crime problems in America. These upright citizens, that contribute to the growth of American society, are being told that legalization is a reasonable alternative to dealing with these problems in their communities. Legalization of any drug is not a positive way to fight crime. In fact, there is no l
Poverty In US
Poverty In US
Poverty In US Poverty in the United States is getting worse each day and not enough is getting done about it. The readings from Babies and Benefits by Sheila Holbrook-White, the article on poverty by Michael J. Paquette, and Keeping Women And Children Last by Ruth Sidel made me view the issues of poverty in a different way. I never realised what kind of people were living in poverty, and the true reasons why they are there. What amazes me the most is how much these people need help, and how
Second Amendment
Second Amendment
Second Amendment The United States of America has taken drastic steps in taking away the American peoples God given rights and Constitutional rights. The United States government is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people. There are very clear signs of a cancerous growth within our government and the citizens of America need to take preventative measures to ensure the freedom for which our founding fathers fought and died. I am speaking of numerous issues that ha
Aggression And Its Intricacies
Aggression And Its Intricacies
Aggression And Its Intricacies Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as we, too, are animals. The source of aggression within humans is a long summative list, but before trying to understand its source one must apply a working definition of aggression. Aggressive behavior is defined by Encyclopedia Britannica as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat. (7) David G. Myer
Aging
Aging
Aging Results Since research into aging is not guided by any one universally accepted theory, genetic, cellular, and physiological studies have yielded several hypotheses. Genetics The most popular genetic theory, the Error Theory, assumes that aging is the result of the accumulation of random genetic damage, or from small errors in the flow of genetic information. The damage or errors would reduce or prevent proper cell function. Cellular The best known theory of aging in cellular research is
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are painful
Consciousness
Consciousness
Consciousness Numerous factors determine when and why you feel tired, full of energy, and hungry. A person\'s state of consciousness and awareness varies throughout the day and depends on a person\'s activity, environment, and time clock. As a human we have what is called circadian rhythms, which simply explains our daily highs and lows. An example of your basic up and down rhythm would be the sleep/wake cycle. Sunlight regulates the sleep/wake cycle by causing the suprachiasmatic nucleus to de
Depression In Women
Depression In Women
Depression In Women An article in Scientific American called Why are so many women depressed, by Ellen Liebenluft, focused on the reason why females are more depressed than males. First, Depression comes with a variety of symptoms. For example, a person suffering from depression may experience sleep disturbances, hopelessness, and feeling of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, experience fatigue and sometime even delusions. Depression is very common among women. If affects nearly 20 perc
Deviant
Deviant
Deviant Behavior A person would be considered to be acting defiantly in society if they are violating what the significant social norm in that particular culture is. What causes humans to act certain ways is a disputed topic among researchers for some time now. There are three types of researchers that have tried to answer this question. There is the psychological answer, biological answer, and the sociological answer. With all of the studies that have been performed, no one group has come up w
Dreams
Dreams
Dreams Someone once said, Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country (Nin, The Diaries of Anais). Dreams are the result of subconscious thoughts and desires. The other theory to dreams are random noises in the neurons of the brain without special meaning. Dreams are the mental activity that takes place during sleep. Usually during REM sleep is when dreams occur (Oxford University). Normally every
Personality Development
Personality Development
Personality Development What theory of Human Development makes a person what they are? Why does a person do what they do? Where does personality come from and how does it grow? These are some frequently asked questions when discussing the topic of personality. Personality does originate from a specific point, and from then on it continues to grow and become exponentially more complex. There are some commonly made assumptions when developing a personality theory. The first of these assumptions c
Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders There are many types of personality disorders and each one has different symptoms and characteristics. Some characteristics are shared by different disorders. People who rebel against their culture or society or who have outbursts and rages or have trouble with social skills, how they see themselves, how they cope with being around other people, and how they control their impulses are characteristics all shared by those who suffer from personality disorders. Many people wh
Post-Traumatic Stress
Post-Traumatic Stress
Post-Traumatic Stress The Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental illness that may develop in people after a horrible experience. This is a big reaction to extreme stress. There are many causes, symptoms, and treatments for the post-traumatic stress disorder. There are many causes this disorder has, and this includes: coming out of war, being raped, or attacked, child abuse, natural disasters, car accidents, and even people who witness traumatic events could develop this disorder. A person w
Pregnancy And Alcohol
Pregnancy And Alcohol
Pregnancy And Alcohol January 1989 the results of a study conducted by Ann Pytkowicz Streissguth were published in the Journal of Developmental Psychology. The study investigated the relationship of maternal use of drugs, alcohol and/or cigarettes during pregnancy on the IQ of her child at the age of four years. Newsweek and Scientific News also print articles later that year reporting the effects of maternal use of alcohol and drugs on the infant. They also looked at the effects of cigarette s
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a mental illness, characterized by a range of symptoms. Most common symptoms include delusions and hallucinations. Additional symptoms of schizophrenia found in humans include: bizarre behavior, loss of contact with reality, disorganized thinking and speaking, decreased emotional expressiveness, social withdrawal and memory loss. When a person smiles at another person, the usual response is to smile back. When a schizophrenic person sees one\'s smile, he/she wonde
Spousal Assault
Spousal Assault
Spousal Assault Spousal assault is either the male or the female of the relationship who is being beaten up very brutally by their partner, such as a marriage. In most violent marriages the women in most cases are mostly subjected to spousal assaults. Women who are subjected to such beatings by there spouses are considered to Be known as Battered wives. Wife assult is to be known as a very serious crime when committed this type of action can happen to any person at any age of there lives. Thei
Stress
Stress
Stress I have chosen the topic of stress and coping for my psychology reflection paper. This course provided in-depth information on stress, coping with stress, and the favorable or unfavorable aspects that stress has on our psychological makeup. It also clearly defines the psychological factors that create social dysfunctions, the methods of psychological research, and treatment theories that assist us with stress-related coping. I discovered that psychophysiological disorders are in fact phys
Teen Problem
Teen Problem
Teen Problem My assigned lot in life is that of the mother of a fifteen-year-old son. My son has not yet gone through the growth spurt that always accompanies adolescence. I can imagine that as my son, I would feel extremely self-conscious at all times. Speaking from experience, it\'s hard to be so different than all your classmates are. Many high-school students dislike having distinguishing features that set them apart from the rest, such as being short. These features can be the basis for a
Teenage Pregnancy
Teenage Pregnancy
Teenage Pregnancy Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined greatly within the past few years, it is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed. These rates are still higher in the 1990\'s than they were only a decade ago. The United State\'s teenage birthrate exceeds that of most other industrialized nations, even though American teenagers are no more sexually active than teenagers are in Canada or Europe. (Gormly 348) Recent statistics concerning the t
Christianity Analysis
Christianity Analysis
Christianity Analysis Christianity was traditionally understood to be founded by Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus, after his conversion on the road to Damascus, worked tirelessly to establish Christianity among both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles of the Diaspora. Clues in the New Testament indicate that there was a significant rift between Paul and the Jewish leadership early in the history of the Church. It is primarily Paul\'s writings which has most influenced the Church today. Christians sp
Luke Gospel
Luke Gospel
Luke Gospel Table Of Contents Introduction 2 Body Of Presentation 3 Author 3 Date 3 Intended Audience 4 Purpose 5 Outline Of Contents 6 Theme Verse 7 Relevance 8 Bibliography 10 Introduction Luke was not a Jew, but a gentile. He was a physician who loved people. The nature of Lukeís Gospel is indicated by the role of those from whom he got his materials. They were ministers of the word (7,Laymans). The book was written for a man named Theophilus, who was part of the Roman Government. Lukeís w
Voodoo
Voodoo
Voodoo When I was first assigned this research paper on Voodoo, the first thing I thought of was Voodoo dolls, zombies, and evil magic. I think Voodoo is an evil religion which sacrifices humans as well as animals to demonic gods. I think it has been around for thousands of years, but is little left today. I believe that Voodoo is nothing but evil and the work of the devil. Voodoo originated in Western Africa by the Yoruba tribe. The Yoruba religion has about four hundred lesser gods called Ori
Group1 1
Group1 1
Group1 1 OUR FOOD SYSTEM After a long hard day of work you sit down in your comfortable recliner and open up your favorite snack. But when you reach into grab a piece, you pull out a dead bug. Suddenly many thoughts come into your mind, you wonder how did the bug get there and was it dead or alive. Is it harmful or carry a disease. You ask yourself did the bug come from the United States or another country and where was your snack made? As all these questions come into your head, you wonder who
Atomic
Atomic
Atomic Bomb Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp.8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was slightly bigger than an ordinary bomb, yet cou
Cocaine
Cocaine
Cocaine Cocaine is an alkaloid found in leaves of a South American shrub. It is a powerfully reinforcing stimulant. The drug induces a sense of exhilaration in the user primarily by blocking the dopamine from going into your brain. Life-long happiness will be genetically pre-programmed. Peak experiences will become a natural part of everyday mental health. Cocaine, alas, offers merely a tragically delusive short-cut. Before Columbian times, the coca leaf was reserved for Inca royalty. The nat
Date Rape
Date Rape
Date Rape There are many questions concerning what date rape actually is. One criminal justice book states date rape is unlawful forced sexual intercourse with a female against her will which occurs within the context of a dating relationship ( Schmalleger 735). There are many other meanings that could define date rape, however this is from a legalistic point of view. Date rape occurs on almost every campus large or small, private or public, rural or urban. There are many elements that attrib
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amen
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amen
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights Let me ask you something... if you had a choice, what would it be: Marijuana or Martinis? This question appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 12th, 1998. Due to the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 the only legal choice that you and the 18 million other adults who used marijuana last year can make is the martini (Against Drug Prohibition ix). The legal acceptance of alcohol, however, does not exclude it from the category of
Marilyn Manson is a name that one hears everywhere
Marilyn Manson is a name that one hears everywhere
Marilyn Manson is a name that one hears everywhere they go. Today\'s media is constantly reporting on Marilyn Manson\'s controversial looks, shows, and religious beliefs. Manson\'s controversial nature has gained him much infamousy in the media world today. Many people believe that Marilyn Manson is strange, considering he wears various women\'s clothing, heavy makeup, and loads of large jewelry. Many oppose his shows, because of reports of Satanic rituals, bodily harm inflicted on himself and
Crime and Prostitutes
Crime and Prostitutes
Crime and Prostitutes Prostitution is ambiguous to define. The Macquarie dictionary defines prostitution as 1. the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse 2. any base or unworthy use of talent, ability, etc. But the act of prostitution involves many other associated facets that are included under this extensive act. Theres the act itself, soliciting, advertising, pimping, house brothels, street prostitution, phone sex and even computer sex. Sweden treats prostitution as legal, however
Deviance in Gangs
Deviance in Gangs
Deviance in Gangs Mark Sirignano 027-66-7577 Tues. Thur. 9:25-10:40 12-14-99 Deviance in Gang Involvement: Why Join a Gang? The problem of gang activity is not a new one facing our country. Ever since the beginnings of human existence gangs have served as a means of protection for humans. The issue of gang activity has recently, however, come to the forefront of dilemmas facing our nation. While cities like Chicago and Los Angeles are chronic gang sites, other cities such as Miami, Portland, Co
Drug Epidemic
Drug Epidemic
Drug Epidemic I read this question and immediately one answer came to mind, yes we are in the midst of a drug epidemic. Drugs seem to be a huge problem to this present date. You can walk down any side street in New York City and buy pot or several other drugs. I would call that an epidemic. Everywhere you look you see the issue of drugs being brought up, and the topic of legalizing certain drugs. Is this just another phase the United States is going through or are they really thinking about lega
Girls and Crime
Girls and Crime
Girls and Crime What about girls? Stress, teenage mother hood, drug habits all those components needs survival skills. How do you keep those survival skills? Gangs, prostitution, abuse? To us juvenile delinquency is something that we look at it with disdain instead of taking the time to look into sociological issues, emotional issues and the reality that would give us a clearer view and still not make us feel or understand the conditions they live in, the pressures they go through or face everyd
Quit Smoking Speech
Quit Smoking Speech
Quit Smoking Speech Introduction Attention Getter: 390,000 people died last year. Each one of them spending an estimated 1,100 dollars a year on their deaths. In twenty-five years each person could have had an estimated 28,000 dollars of free spending money. Smoking is the root of the problem. Appeal to Audience: Weather you smoke or not it affects everyone in this room. You can be affected by either getting taxed for the medical bills or as simple as second hand smoke. Thesis Statement: Everyon
Injuries In Sports
Injuries In Sports
Injuries In Sports Despite the high prevalence and potentially serious outcomes associated with concussion in athletes, there is little systematic research examining risk factors and short- and long-term outcomes. Objectives To assess the relationship between concussion history and learning disability (LD) and the association of these variables with neuropsychological performance and to evaluate postconcussion recovery in a sample of college football players. Design, Setting, and Participants A
Wrestling
Wrestling
Wrestling I would just like to start out and say that I donít think that watching wrestling on television is worth while. I canít understand how millions of people sit around their living rooms watching a bunch of muscle-bound wanna be jocks play fight and talk *censored*. ITíS NOT REAL! What else do I have to say? The wrestlers and the officials admit it. The couch potatoes that watch this garbage are drawn in by the story of all things. You see, there is an ongoing saga behind every pseudo-bo
Spiders
Spiders
Spiders This report deals with testing the toxicity of certain chemicals on spiders, and determining the toxicity by how it affects itís ability to weave itís web. This report contains research on the four chemicals (benzedrine, chloral hydrate, caffeine, and alcohol) as wellas the spiders and their webs. Spiders are of course found in the class Arachnidia, which also contain mites, scorpions, and other arthropods. The order which spiders are classified under is called Araneae, a word of Latin
Nicotine And Tobacco
Nicotine And Tobacco
Nicotine And Tobacco One out of three people who use tobacco will die from it. Nearly 3,000 young Americans each day become regular smokers. Of these, 1,000 will die early from tobacco-related diseases. More Americans die due to complications from smoking than from any other major killer such as AIDS, car accidents, drug abuse and homicide. Why do so many people continue to smoke when they know the possible risks involved? Many have become addicted to cigarettes because of the addictive subst
Anorexia And Life
Anorexia And Life
Anorexia And Life It seemed to me that the older I got, the more obsessed people seemed about their bodies. Whether it was the diet soda boom of the 80\'s, or the fact everyone has always been unhappy with his or her natural bodies; it just took me a while to comprehend. It always seemed like there were diets here, diets there; these drugs can do this, or these herbs can do that... Stop the insanity! This paper is going to discuss anorexia nervosa, an alarming disease that is usually develope
Anesthetics
Anesthetics
Anesthetics Anesthesia is a partial or complete loss of sensation or feeling induced by the administration of various substances. For many decade, people have used one form of an anesthetic during surgical procedures. Some people also use some of these anesthetics as recreational drugs, e.g. laughing gas (a.k.a. Nitrous Oxide). The term anesthetic literally means without feeling. There are many different types of anesthesia, but they are usually put into three groups. These groups are gene- r