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    However, this class has helped open my eyes to the different forms of personality tests and their benefits. I never took the time to think about the different forms of determining qualities of an individual’s personality. Whether it is a projective test (e.g., the Rorschach Inkblot test) or objective test (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), psychologists have utilized multiple forms and variations of personality assessment to aid individuals, and psychologists, in better understanding that individual. It is important to note that the personality assessments outlined throughout this class are distinct from vague, pseudoscientific assessments, such as Zodiac signs, which can be generalized to fit any individual (i.e., the Barnum effect). The first personality test that I took was a NEO inventory, which focuses on the Five Factor Model (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism) that outlines the five dimensions of personality through the use of factor analysis, which is a technique that helps find different forms of variability between each variable. For this example of S Data (i.e., self-reported data), all the questions followed a Lickert Scale format, which helps determine a participant’s preferences or degree of agreement of a statement to investigate the participant’s attitudes towards something. The use of this question can be very effective when trying to determine a component of an individual’s personality in terms of the…

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    my will power has become weakened due to some difficulties. I found the results very vague and that they could relate to anyone. For example, it said that I needed a peaceful and quiet environment. Who does not want that? Another broad statement said that I need immediate rest and relaxation. I am sure that anyone wants relaxation and rest. This personality quiz gives a good example of the Barnum Effect. The description was vague and general sufficient that anyone can agree match all the…

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    changed the way we 8communicate, and how we establish social status. It has has effected every institution of society: family, religion, government, economy, and education. There has been both positive and negative aspects to social media. In today’s life, its about trying to find the right balance with social media that society can prosper from it. Social media will always be apart of the world, so instead of deeming it as a negative effect on society, there are ways that it can be more of a…

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    Depression. A mental illness that seems to be effecting twenty percent of the teenage population (citation). Believed to be a disease that only effects the poor or a specific race, depression is a disorder that is victimizing even the most popular of individuals, such as Marilyn Monroe. The research question that is explored in this essay, explains the many effects of depression on teens aged 10 -16, which are the symptoms or results of an issue. Many times these teens are unknowingly effected…

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    The context that individuals are placed in has an immense effect on their development trajectory, and can ultimately alter who they become as adults. The systems within Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological systems theory reflect that there is a connection between all of the environments that affect our lives, whether one has control of them or not. In Elsewhere and Into the Wild, readers explore the contexts that Richard Russo and Chris McCandless grew up in and see the detrimental and supportive…

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    One of the strategies to apply is that of making sure that the people who handle the affected persons are highly trained and they are in a position to deal with after impacts of the challenges that develop (Granger, et al., 2010). In this, the trained personnel will take a center role in helping the adolescents to recover from the effects that crop up through the expertise that they have accumulated over time. Additionally, as a result of noting that males and females might respond differently…

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    What is the Effect of an Unseen Disability on a Student? One of my favorite quotes is from Einstein where he states, “but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”. Similarly, an unseen disability can make a student feel like that fish in that the student is often asked to perform tasks in such a way that is not within their ability. Unquestionably, a physical impairment is obvious and noticeable, while an unseen…

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    In the article Toxic effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by Scott- Goodwin A.C., Puerto M., and Moreno I. speak about the dangers of using while pregnant. These authors article tries to target new parents about the risk they take when they take drugs while pregnant. They try to educate them about what the drugs can do not only to the child but also the mother as well. The introduction paragraph of the article the authors give a general over view of how being under…

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    abortion has always been a very controversial topic. While both sides have benefits, they also may affect many people, especially the mother and child. There are both many positive and negative effects to abortion when it involves the mother. The negatives outweigh the positives, unfortunately. While on the positive side, the mother will not have to care for the child and may be able to carry on with their life, however, that child was ripped from life. If a mother has been raped, she should…

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    Case 12: Lars and Pollution Who has moral responsibility for deciding what to do? In this case we are introduced to Lars Olsen, the current CEO of Electronic Manufacturing Incorporated (EMI). Lars is faced with the ethical dilemma of deciding what to recommend to the board with regards to reducing the cost of recycling their electronic products. EMI is a large manufacturer of wireless mobile devices located in Berengaria, along with all of their consumers. The Berengarian government has…

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