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  • Flu Shot
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    Issue Proposal on the Efficacy of Flu Shots In recent years encouragement to get flu shots has become a yearly mantra. Elderly, children six months to two years, health care workers and immune-deficient people are urged in the strongest terms to go to their doctors or clinics and get a flu shot. This group encompasses about 98 million people. In the fall of 2004 this was in the forefront of American and to some extent the Western World media with the shortage of this flu seasons vaccine. Current...
  • Results Of The Second Study
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    The Instrumental Side Of Corporal Punishment - Parents' Reported Practices And Outcome Expectancies Summary The subject of corporal punishment among children is a controversial issue. A vast amount of research has been performed to evaluate the effect of corporal punishment on children. However, rarely has the motivation to use corporal punishment been explored. The studies included in this journal article focus on the parents, and the outcomes they expect to get from different types of punishme...
  • Homicides By Psychopaths
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    Michael Woodworth and Stephen Porter. (August 2002). In Cold Blood: Characteristics of Criminal Homicides as a Function of Psychopathy. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Vol. 111, No. 3,436-445. Overview This study examined the correlation between psychopathy and the characteristics of criminal homicides committed by offenders. Problem "It was hypothesized that the homicides committed by psychopathic offenders would be more likely to be primarily instrumental (i. e., associated with premeditation,...
  • Relevance To Depression And Eating Seafood
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    Seafood and Depression There have been studies that conclude that there is some relationship between food intake and mental health. The stress you endure, and how you deal with it differs in many ways. There is evidence that the more seafood college students eat the lower level of depression they experience. Researchers have two different inventories for depression. The Beck Depression Inventory is a leading depression inventory, and the new inventory is the Wilsonson's Depression Scale (Wilsons...
  • Masculinity Femininity Scale
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    Correlation Between Masculinity and Empathy Many psychological studies have been carried out over the years in the topic of personality, in aiming to grasp the type of factors that are involved in bestowing us the personalities that we hold. Most people will have probably come across various personality tests at some stage or another, which ask you lots of questions and then analyze your results in trying to categorize what kind of personality you " ve got. One of the most fascinating aspects of...
  • Study Of Yawns
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    Beyond Boredom: Studies on the physical and psychological properties of yawning The act of yawning has been observed in all vertebrates, and occurs in humans as early as minutes after birth, so it must have some definitive physiological purpose. Until recently, most scientists believed yawning was a respiratory function, triggered by a surplus of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream. In the past decade, however, studies have suggested that yawning acts as a mediator of activity and arousal levels. ...
  • Damage Functions From Airborne Residuals Air Pollution
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    Damage Functions from Airborne Residuals Air pollution is a growing concern that has gained an increasing level of attention by both scientists and legislators. This need to understand the degree of damages resulting from airborne residuals has sparked many projects to determine how these residuals are affecting us, and the cost that they bear to both our economy and our health. Once this information has been found, only then can we look at ways to estimate the benefit of pollution abatement. Me...
  • Purpose Of The Study
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    Project #1 Title: Smoothies: The Best of Drinks, The Worst of Drinks Journal: Environmental Nutrition, August 1999, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pg 5, 1 pg, 1 chart What was the purpose of the study? The study's purpose was to discover the health benefits of smoothies and also to compare smoothie types, particularly the calories, fat, sugar and protein in various flavors and brands. What was the research question? The research question was: How do popular smoothies stack up to one another in regards to cal...
  • Associations Between Somatic Complaints And Emotional Disorders
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    Critical Thinking: Review of a research article Somatic complaints and psychopathology in children and adolescents: stomach aches, musculoskeletal pains, and headaches. Background research The article is focusing on the correlation between somatic complaints and the possibility of mental distress. It began by looking at the prevalence of certain complaints amongst children. They site a variety of different authors to state how often children suffer from headaches, limb pain and stomach aches. It...
  • Twin Studies Into Ms
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    Twinning in human pregnancies occurs either by the separation of a single fertilized egg, or by the fertilisation of two different eggs. In the case where twins result from a single egg, they will be genetically identical or monozygous. Those arising from different eggs are dizygous. Dizygous twins therefore include twin pairs consisting of one male and one female and all dizygous twins are no more genetically similar than any other two siblings. Cases where both twins in a pair suffer from the ...

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