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Kivisto, Aaron J., et al. “North American Psychologists’ Experiences Of Stalking, Threatening, And Harassing Behavior: A Survey Of ABPP Diplomates.” Professional Psychology: Research And Practice4 (2015): 277-286. PsycINFO. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. This article warns psychologists and potential psychologist of the aggressive behavior they’re going to experience throughout their career. This type of aggressive behavior associates with (STHB) stalking, threatening, and other types of harassing behavior.  (STHB) has been analyzed by the highly skilled psychologist of North America and still there are new things discovered each day. In this passage they examine possible solutions by examining certain characteristics and coping them through psychological therapy to help reduce the amount of time STHB can occur. (STHB) is just one of the disease that challenges the true passion of becoming a clinician, psychologist, or anything else related to health and the human body.Stalking is most often times a repeated offense in which it puts someone in the fear or question of their safety. Although everyone who has been stalked has shared different experiences, the amount of repeated instances seems to be similar. Researchers that studied the stalking or harassing experiences of the healthcare professionals that got attack hypothesize that the attacks are not over. Threatening and unfortunately harassing behavior on the other end are something clinicians have to adapt to deal with every day. Clinicians have to learn to accommodate to certain techniques and strategies for treating (STHB) patients. “The most common and effective strategies included notifying coworkers, directors, and police or security. Several strategies were noted to make the situation worse; 25% indicated that hospitalizing the patient or escorting the client out...

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Swaminathan, Swathi, and E. Glenn Schellenberg. “Current Emotion Research In Music Psychology.” Emotion Review2 (2015): 189-197. PsycINFO. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. Music is a global thing that we could all agree to; at least partly because it expresses emotion and regulates affect. Associations between music and emotion have been examined regularly by music psychologist. Sounds are one way that allows us to escape from reality. Acoustic cues are used to make judgements about emotions expressed through music before they really listen to it, (like judging a book by its cover). Acoustic cues allows room for emotions or expressions to be “relevant to all forms of human vocal communication such that there are notable commonalities in the acoustic features of emotionally expressive speech and music.” Just like speech acoustic cues determines the arousal or tones of a story or song for example if a cue is slow and sad then it might indicate that the song is about love or something sympathetic and vice versa.Cultural-general cues gives people from other cultures the ability to feel and relate to other cultures customs accurately. Basic general cues such as tempo, pitch, and loudness enables the listener with recognition of what genre, category or how that artist wants them to feel. Certain music can specifically induce an intense arousal response in normal listeners and this response is mediated by brain structures such as the amygdala and insula that have been implicated in encoding key dimensions of many other kinds of emotional stimuli. Culture-specific cues rely on knowledge of the conventions in a particular musical tradition. A particular timbre may be interpreted to reflect one emotion...

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Kok, Rianne, et al. “Normal Variation In Early Parental Sensitivity Predicts Child Structural Brain Development.” Journal Of The American Academy Of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 54.10 (2015): 824-831. PsycINFO. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. Since early care giving has a long term impact on specific aspects of child development; correlating parental care and brain structure seems quite inevitable. In this article the author informs adults and the young adults about the impact and versatility of sensitive caregiving and how the adequacy your parenting skills could affect the functionality and structure of your child’s brain.  The author also tries to diagnose the potential of maternal vs paternal sensitivity affect it has on brain maturation but due to the scarce population in the homogenous field it failed to do so.  This passage contains a lot of heterogeneous samples with a high risk of abnormal development due to specific child or parenting characteristics.Previous research of foster homes, detention centers, daycares and other institutionalized care have shown that children who have been abandoned at an early age show significant decrease in the amount of corpus callosum (broad band of nerve fibers joining the two hemispheres of the brain) also called a gray matter because its affecting modules of the brain with in the cerebellum such as the hippocampus, vermis, and amygdala eventually giving them split brain. “Split Brain” is a condition characterized by a cluster of neurological abnormalities arising from the partial or complete severing or lesioning of the corpus callosum, the bundle of nerves that connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain.” Recent studies has shown that children who experience less sensitive...

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Soliman, Tamer M., Kathryn A. Johnson, and Hyunjin Song. “It’S Not ‘All In Your Head’: Understanding Religion From An Embodied Cognition Perspective.” Perspectives On Psychological Science6 (2015): 852-864. PsycINFO. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. How can a person’s cognitive system integrate representations of supernatural beings into their brain when it cannot be physically observed? Researchers, Scientist, Authors, and Advocates all over the world can elaborate all day on the bias of religion ( why its persists, what function does it carries out, how does it operates) but they never answer the real question “How does religion solve ordinary social problems common to all individuals?” Cognitive Science of Religion research group made it possible to analyze religion from a more cognitive point of view enabling you to acknowledge modules that are typically involved in generating mundane ordinary knowledge about the world and its customs. The Researchers of the Cognitive Science group proposed a naturalistic explanation that “Humans share a tendency to believe in the existence of spiritual agents or an immaterial parallel reality.” CSR studied that the mind was composed of several components of computational modules, each evolved to solve one of the problems recurring in people’s ancestry environment. “These specialized problem solvers are preset to detect a narrow range of the available environmental input, to process the information according to a preset algorithm, and to rapidly work out a fitness-enhancing solution.” In this passage the author mentions the term agents or agency to describe the anonymous or unknown source that connects you to your supernatural beliefs however agents or agencies in the spiritual world are often times invisible, immaterial, omniscient, or outside...

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“Campus Carry is Now Law, but Isn’t in Effect Until Next Year.” SMU Daily Campus. SMU Daily Campus, 19 Apr. 2015. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. In this article “The Real Danger of Guns in Schools”, written by Sonja West, a law professor at the University of Georgia, she discusses how the new campus-carry bill is a significant threat to the state’s colleges and universities. In the opening of this article, West speaks on a mass shooting that happened as The University of Iowa in 1991, how this shooting affected the administrators, faculty, staff, and students and how they shared this horror and grief together. She now stands on the other side of the podium teaching law. She goes on to address her stance on the campus- carry bill which is as stated: “This time, however, it is in response to our state’s legislature’s push to bring concealed weapons onto our campus and into our classrooms and offices.” The Georgia “Campus Carry” legislation Bill went through both chambers of the state legislature and sat on Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk waiting for his approval, which led to him he issuing a statement requesting a change to certain parts of the bill. The NRA urged the governor and the members to reach out to him in support of the bill while it was opposed universally by every university community. “According to nationwide surveys, 94 percent of college faculty, 95 percent of college presidents, 9 in 10 college students oppose concealed weapons on campus.” As referenced in the article. Throughout the years campus-carry laws have gained significant political traction, this debate centers around...

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Celeste, Eric. “Solving Downtown’s Homeless Problem Begins with Taking the Red Pill | Cover Story.” Creative Loafing Atlanta. Creative Loafing Atlanta, 3 Nov. 2011. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. Celeste, Eric. “Solving Downtown’s Homeless Problem Begins with Taking the Red Pill | Cover Story.” Creative Loafing Atlanta. Creative Loafing Atlanta, 3 Nov. 2011. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. In this article written by Eric Celeste, he discusses how homelessness is a major problem in downtown Atlanta and that it needs to be solved. Celeste explains how he viewed Atlanta when he first stayed in downtown for a week and how no matter where you went downtown you’ll see homeless people near hotel entrances, in the streets, or on street corners camped out. The reason why he believes the homeless population is so big downtown is due to the shelter and route up Peachtree to Pine where you see various types of homeless people: aggressive, cracked up, and angry. This is what he believes is the issue, the dichotomy of homeless people located in downtown. He then goes on to talk about how he and a friend visited different homeless organizations to observe them passing out food and blankets. According to A.J. Robinson, the homeless issue is a blessing and a curse due to downtown’s response of showing they care and the overabundance of homelessness downtown due to no one else doing it regularly. Also, the Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) want the problem of homelessness to go away. However, this issue will not be solved until Peachtree-Pine shelter is gone....
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