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  • Placebo Effect Report

    used to determine the effects of a drug or practice. For instance, in medicine researchers use the placebo effect when they want to test a new medication or a new medical procedure to see if the symptoms improve with or without the assistance of a medication. In psychology, sometimes the method is the same but the approach is different. When researched in psychology the focus is more on the behavioral or neurological causation and treatment. For instance, with depression, there have been numerous studies that study depression and how effective the medications that are prescribed really are in relation to individuals who perceived they are getting better. One of the specific experiment was performed by Dr.’s Andrew F. Leuchter, Ian A. Cook, Elise A. Witte, Melinda Morgan, and nurse Michelle Abrams. Their experiment what to see if the brain function differed in patients that received the actual medication or those who received a placebo pill. According to Leuchter et. al.’s (2002), “between 25%-60% of depressed patients who are treated with placebo may have substantial reductions in symptoms”. This is not uncommon with more trials that have a placebo because it is usually mind over matter in most cases. However, it is also mentioned because of the the high responses, these rates “complicate the development of antidepressant drugs”, this is if, “they…

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  • Discuss The Pros And Cons Of Qualitative Research

    of the research strategy and design used. Include in your discussion the main threats to the internal and external validity of this research. Also, be sure to explain how these threats may have operated to influence the study results. What are the limitations of this research in addition to those you identified with respect to the research strategy and design (e.g., researcher-experimenter effects)? Can you generate alternative interpretations of the researcher 's results? [Note: Please…

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  • Understanding Through Senses Other Than Sight In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    by his wife’s blind friend. Originally the blind man has come to see the woman his friend who he hasn’t seen in years, however in this story the narrator is the one who benefits most from the presence of the blind man. Although the narrator is her husband the blind man seems to know more about the woman than him, the wife and the blind man have been communicating by sending tapes with recorded messages and poems to each other through mail since before the woman married her now husband, when the…

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  • Analysis Of The Ones Who Walk Away From Memelas By Le Guin

    child all for the sake of the rest of the town. An exchange for the happiness and prosperity of the town one much suffer for the sake of the town. This causes many of the people in the town to not try and do anything to help the child, even if they want to. The expectation is placed upon everyone's shoulders that if one person is to forsake a rule and demise the town, they are not to help the child in the closet. They are not to comfort or be kind to the child for it will doom the town. So the…

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  • The Blind Man In Ernest Hemingway's Cathedral

    In the story Cathedral, the narrator's mood changes from being jealous in a way to feeling connected with the blind man. In the beginning when he talks about the blind man he speaks in short sentences and avoids certain topics. Throughout the story he likes talking about his relationship with his wife and all of their good times. He likes to make jokes about the blind man saying things like "maybe I can take him bowling" and things of the sort. Gradually through the movie the narrator becomes…

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  • Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    The narrator’s actions towards Robert flowed from beginning to end leading to the narrator’s realization of his newfound feelings of what Robert, as a blind man, had been going through. His blindness and loss didn’t hinder his way of life, yet allowed him to teach the narrator something important. Robert’s visit and stay at the narrator’s home with him and his wife, lead to the narrator achieving this realization. Even though the narrator’s feelings towards Robert were initially negative,…

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  • Compare Cathedral And A Good Man Is Hard To Find

    Hard To Find, by Flannery O’Connor, the central characters are forced to deal with circumstances that change their beliefs about themselves and others. The authenticity of these two stories show you the dangers of ignorance and how you should live life the first time around. In Cathedral, there are two main characters. There is the husband, and a blind man named Robert. Raymond Carver details two polarizing characters: the blind man at first is just a visitor who the wife is really close to…

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  • Blindness In Cathedral By Robert Carver

    Robert Carver uses the character Bub, in his short story “Cathedral”, to demonstrate the difference between being physically blind and emotionally blind. Bub proves that he is capable of seeing the physical things around him, such as his wife, his home, his marijuana, and even the blind man Robert, who eventually changes his outlook on life. However, these sights are all on the surface and have no deep meaning to Bub and his one track minded life style. In fact others authors including Mark…

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  • Jorge Luis Borges 'An Analysis Of ' Blindness'

    has been given for an end”.-Jorge Luis Borges In the essay, Blindness, Jorge Luis Borges describes the many strengths and weakness that originate being a blind man to an audience who does not know what it feels like to actually be blind. He conveys this idea throughout his essay through the use of different rhetorical elements such as ethos and pathos. Borges uses ethos to show readers that he has experienced what it is like to be blind, and pathos unintentionally to have the reader feel certain…

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  • Irony And Symbolism In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    attitude exhibited by the narrator about the blind man. The narrator loudly wonders on who could dare attend a little wedding between Robert, the blind man and his sweetheart Beulah and further states that he does not have any blind person as a friend. As the story develops, one thing becomes certain that the narrator was blinded and needed to be guided in drawing of the cathedral by Robert, the blind man. Symbolism The author of the story of the Cathedral employs symbolism to bring out the…

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