The Best Results Come From Group Participations Essay

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In society, the best results come from group participations. Breaking tasks into smaller more manageable parts, giving/receiving feedback, and refinement of overall objectives, are just a few examples of the benefits associated with partnerships. Hélène Pineau and André Marchand, at the Department of Psychology at Université du Québec à Montréal along with fellow academic, Stéphane Guay, of the Institut Universitaire en Santé Mental de Montréal, created a study in 2006 measuring both cognitive and behavioral complaints involving post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). The study took place at Louis-h Lafontaine Hospital and the Lucie Bruneau Rehabilitation Centre in Montreal, Canada. A total of seventy five participants were split into four groups. Group one, had twenty five people that suffered from PTSD. Group two, had nineteen people that suffered from MTBI. Group three, had six participants who suffered from both PTSD and MTBI, while group four, included twenty five people acting as the control group.

Subjects were all voluntary, with ages varying, gender varying, and ethnicity predominantly Caucasian, while the primary language, French, was required. Previous institutional data on participants, along with further evaluation/examination, helped improve validity of subjects involved. Some variables excluded participants, like, previous history of brain damage before the recent injury being studied or a disease/s that would affect…

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