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John Watson, the popular colleague of Sherlock Holmes had numerous theories. Many of them were grounded by valid reasoning. For him, Introspection was unscientific. Introspection means knowing your own self. This means that behaviorists like skinner reject it and would not consider it as something you can observe.

Similarly, john Watson also considered it to be an impossibility. There is a limit to which you can observe your own mental and emotional processes. Some might even consider it unhealthy. Knowing your own self was unscientific s you cannot truly know yourself. You can only know degrees of yourself and still be surprised by the daily ventures of your thoughts and emotions.

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Paradoxical sleep is a very deep sleep, sometimes referred to as REM sleep, where dreaming and rapid eye movement occurs. All your muscles are relaxed except for the muscles in and around the eyes and the diaphragm.

There is intense brain activity during this stage of sleep, and it usually comes on towards morning, presents itself several times, and is the shortest portion of the sleep cycle. REM is a crucial stage of the sleep cycle, and if you do not enter this stage, you may feel sleep deprived. Without this deep sleep, the person is unaware of how long they have slept or that they have slept at all and they are aware of there surroundings while they are sleeping.

This is known as stage 1 sleep and wakefulness. Sometimes, your physician may suggest melatonin or prescribe a sleep aid to counteract this insomnia and allow you to go to deep sleep.

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This principle is the field of human genetics. It was Mendel whose meticulous process of research using pea plants applied mathematical models to biological inheritance. Although some of Mendel's findings with pea plants can't be applied to humans, much can, and today's geneticists still use Mendel's three principles to explain genetic inheritance.

The dominant gene is more likely to be passed down, the recessive gene may skip a generation and the individual with this gene may be a carrier, his or her own children not displaying the phenotype, but passing the gene to the next generation. It is more in the work of Richard Dawkin (the Selfish Gene) that suggests only genes ultimately useful to the human race are retained. Generally it is accepted that we are continually evolving and that our environment can also cause ultimate change.

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ADHD can be lessened by the use of Medication. In general, medications are considered as the top treatment method for ADHD. They are however, effective for only 80% children that have the disorder. Many parents however choose to not to use medications for their children, because they are worried of the side effects that which their child might have to face.

Hence they try to go through every other possibility of treatment before putting their child on medication. There are a couple of different treatment therapies for children with ADHD that can allow them to live a calm and a success life.

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I don't understand. Shouldn't the split brain patient only be able to communicateverbally with the left hemisphere? Help!My midterm is tomorrow

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When we’re talking about Freud, if the answer has the word “unconscious” in it, it’s most likely correct. In this case, the answer we want is answer B, “forces in the personality that are often unconscious.” Freud believed that we had two different parts to our psyche: the conscious and the unconscious. The conscious mind made up something like 10 or 15 percent of our personality, which is what was shown.

The rest of it was the unconscious. It was something that was too horrible to be shown in reality so it was masked and hidden away, even though every now and then, slips of consciousness would allow it to surface. These made nightmares, sexual drives, everything a little easier to understand. It all came back to sex, but Freud was the first person to make it all make sense.

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