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Who wouldnt want to believe that we all have 90% of untapped brain potential in us all? Unfortunately, this is not the case. Research indicates that pretty much all of our brain is used for a variety of functions. This includes memory, visual and auditory processing, emotion, and...
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A conditioned stimulus is the correct answer. This lies in the domain of psychology. Psychology is a science which studies the behavior of the mind including the conscious part and the subconscious part of the mind. It is considered as a very vast field with a lot of scope to it. It is a social...Read More

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It is a vital human response to sense danger and to respond with fear. We have what is called a 'flight or fight' reaction to threat. In the amygdala, sited in the temporal lobe region of the brain, a frightening stimulus causes excitation. This causes release of stress hormones, and vari...Read More

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IN MILGRAM'S experiment, participants believed they were engaged in a learning experiment. Assigned the role of 'teacher' they were told to administer an electric shock every time the 'learner' (a colleague of the experimenter, but passed off as a volunteer) got an item wrong in paired memory...Read More

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This is an area within social psychology called Fundamental Attribution Theory (FAE). Assigning blame or self blame to actions is of obvious interest within the field of criminology, too, for those accused must answer for who or what they assert is the cause of their criminal act. This area of...Read More

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Gestalt is a German word for which we have no real equivalent but it is to do with parts of a whole. A gestalt is a kind of pattern made of individual parts but the nature of the whole cannot be determined by analysis of its parts, according to Gestalt theory. The first area of work in Gestalt...Read More

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Yes, self-report personality tests are subject to a number of weaknesses, and yet they are widely used. Firstly, the examiner must rely on the examinee's honesty. Secondly, does the examinee understand the wording of the item fully? Thirdly, is the item relevant to the examinee? If not, his...Read More

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Transduction occurs when foreign DNA is introduced into an organism, for instance, the viral transfer of DNA from one bacterium to another. A virus transfers genetic material from the host organism creates a hybrid genome before placing the genetic material or DNA into the recipient...Read More

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The answer to this is A. This will be hard to explain simply because you need to use your IQ in order to fully understand why A is the answer to this question. What is the IQ anyway? This is short for Intelligence Quotient. This is meant to measure how well a person is able to do some reasoning...Read More

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