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2014, Vol. 6 No. 10
The number of overweight and obese individuals in the United States has steadily increased over the last decade (CDC, 2012). According to the Food Research and Action Center, over two-thirds of adults in the United States are either overweight or... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 10
Tipping is a customary practice in the U.S., but many have questioned why customers are so willing to give money away to a server in the foodservice industry. Previous literature has explored factors that influence tipping behavior, such as social... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 09
Autism is a complex neuro-developmental disorder causing deficits in social interaction and language development at an early age. The severity is based on the level of impaired social communication and restricted, repetitive behaviors. The average... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 5 No. 1
Cell phone plays an essential role in communications throughout the world. The technological revolution that many Americans have experienced has drastically changed the way humans interact and communicate with one another. The author conducted field... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 05
A baby is born, and almost instantaneously, assigned to a life of stereotypical gender identity. The female is described as a “precious baby girl” and is given a little pink hat and wrapped in a pink blanket. The male is a “strong... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 03
This dissertation explores late eighteenth and nineteenth century views of the mother-infant[1] relationship and how they reveal conceptions of the self. I investigate historical changes in the understanding of infantile development, primarily through... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 03
Questions concerning human nature provoke controversy across disciplines, particularly when it comes to explaining evil or ‘immoral’ behaviors. Endeavors to explain actions that are considered immoral strike at a fundamental philosophical... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 03
Previous research suggests that risk factors related to immigration in parents are associated with the manifestation of anxiety symptoms and anxiety disorders in children. Acculturative stress and other risk factors related to immigration have been... Read Article »
2007, Vol. 2 No. 1
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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become an invaluable tool in understanding the relationship between brain and behavior. This technique has become particularly important in the study of human social cognition. The current study focuses... Read Article »
2008, Vol. 4 No. 1
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This essay will discuss visual perception as well as examine the relationship between art and hallucination. The paper is divided into three sections. The first section will explore phenomenological aspects of the Ayahuasca hallucinations described... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 8 No. 2
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The current study discusses social support systems and the ways in which they impact persons diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study analyzes three different variables (race/ethnicity, gender, and trauma type) in a group... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 8 No. 2
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Perfectionism is an individual’s wish for the highest performance combined with critical evaluations of performance (Frost, Marten, Lahart, & Rosenblate, 1990). High levels of perfectionism are correlated with various disorders, including... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 10
Synesthesia, a perceptual condition in which two or more senses intermix, has elicited research on cross-modal perception in general. Previous studies have found similar patterns of matching color to sound among synesthetes and non-synesthetes.... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 09
Listening to music for relaxation is common among students to counter the effects of stress or anxiety while completing difficult academic tasks. Some studies supporting this technique have shown that background music promotes cognitive performance... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 09
Despite stringent drinking policies among various colleges and universities, inappropriate alcohol consumption continues to persist among college students (e.g., DeJong, Towvim, & Schneider, 2007; Lavigne, Witt, Wood, Laforge, & DeJong,... Read Article »

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