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    The Biological, Social and Cognitive Aspects of Drug Use and Addiction Numerous studies have been conducted on the three foundational aspects of human motivation in regard to drug use and addiction. While each of the three aspects have their own results, they tie into each other overall. A study from Bechara & Damasio (2002) indicated substance dependent individuals develop a propensity to become antisocial. This evident where in the article where Bechara & Damasio (2002) stated, “Therefore, our findings suggest that the defective neural mechanism of decision-making associated with a malfunctioning VM cortex is one phenotype of the personality traits of ASPD.” As a substance dependent individual finds themselves tethered to their addiction…

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    Ted Bundy Voyeurism

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    stimulates these two types of serial killers because they NEED the visual images to aid their fantasy with their victims. This is where voyeurism may come in to play, because the images they see can have an effect on what they want to experience in real life. Statistics have shown that heavy pornography consumption by a male doubles the likelihood that he will sexually assault his partner ("Pornography: Creating Rapists and Abusers"). Many serial killers with a pre-existing mental condition…

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    associated with the psychological elements of rational consent.”2 This may be true in some cases. However, some adolescents still need to develop the virtues that will enhance their long-term self-sufficiency. It is understandable to grant adults with autonomy since they have a brink level of proficiency. Children, however, need a protected period in order to develop these enabling virtues to ultimately advance their life-time independence. They need a period of time to develop comprehensive…

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    his death, mid-term, in 1923. The delegates had made an objective mistake. They trusted their intuitions when it told them that because men like Harding had succeeded in the past, he would succeed as well as they had. Past patterns don’t always determine how events will play out, but intuition relies on experience to adjust behavior. While gut feeling often times give good advice, they can’t always be trusted to give the best results. Split-second decision making is not as complicated as it…

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    normally having structural and functional abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala, that involves the impaired capacity for empathy and remorse, as well as and impaired responsiveness to fear-inducing stimuli and poor behavior control. Moral responsibility requires that the agents have control over their motivational states and actions that affect others, which psychopaths lack. However, even though psychopaths may act impulsively without empathy or remorse, they are not…

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    Integrative Moral Judgment

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    To begin, Greene’s study entitled “Integrative moral judgment: dissociating the roles of the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex” and the hypothesis claimed that the amygdala enables automatic emotional responses while the ventromedial prefrontal cortex is responsible for an all things considered response, also known as the rational response. This experiment operated in this manner, participants underwent a Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan while responding to 48 “trolley”-type…

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    Yoga Meditation Analysis

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    your stress, anxiety or simply improve you quality of life. But you may ask how is this actually possible? Yoga meditation has proven to alter parts of the brain just with even the bare minimum of sitting for 15 to 30 minutes per day. Meditation, which focuses on awareness of your breathing, sounds, and presence in the moment has effectively reduced stress levels, balanced perspectives, and guided in a positive difference of how one approaches life. In the article “This is your brain on…

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    Memory And Episodic Memory

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    for this reason, they are more likely to encode into the long-term memory (Schaefer & Rotte, 2007; Plassmann, et al., 2012). Moutinho et al., (2014) remark that decisions about any brand are made in a conscious way from past events and retrieval process makes to happen by declarative memory. Besides, the experiences or culture has the impact on brand choices, so this kind of personal detail about brands affects the retrieval process to bring out from episodic memory (Ratnayake, et al., 2010;…

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    those of adults. The study consisted of having both teens and adults looking at images of adult faces and having them describe what emotion they saw in said faces. The researchers were surprised to see that while adults were able to accurately decipher the emotions on the faces the teenagers struggled. What the researches found according to Spinks (n.p.) was, “that teens mostly used the amygdala, a small almond shaped region that guides instinctual or “gut” reaction, while the adults relied on…

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    responsible you are. Being able to be financially stable or financially independent is a huge milestone to take on. Being able to stay stable financially is a great achievement and makes you a responsible person. When you are able to live on your own without depending on anybody else except yourself then it is responsible. If you are able to pay your own rent and have a steady income then it is considered being responsible. These are all the roles taken on by parents and adults. Scientist…

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