Global Workspace Theory of Consciousness

Global Workspace Theory of Consciousness Consciousness is a concept that contains a multitude of various theories and concepts associated with awareness and attention (Sternberg, Sternberg, & Mio, 2012). Consciousness, when formulated with attention consists of two moderate sets that overlap and encompass casual roles in cognition. This overlapping in cognition consists of three purposes, which include the first pertaining to environment, the second with linking past memories with our present sensations…

March 5, 2015
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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Comparison of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation Motivation is not only essential to human behavior, but is also relevant to what motivates individuals to change certain positive or negative behaviors (Repovich, 2014). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are important components to human motivation and explore human motivation for particular activities (Repovich, 2014). Researcher Wendy Repovich (2014) categorizes intrinsic motivation as being something primal, internal, or learned and extrinsic motivation as something that…

March 5, 2015
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Is Food Addiction Relevant to Substance Addiction

Is Food Addiction Relevant to Substance Addiction Is Food Addiction Relevant to Substance Addiction Obesity has become a global epidemic that has effected not only the populations overall quality of life, but as also impacted international economies (Avena, Gold, Kroll, & Gold, 2012). The prevalence of the United States Obesity Rate has jump significantly from 9 out of the 50 States in 2004 to 36 States in 2010, with a…

February 26, 2015
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The Bystander Effect: Reactions and Causes

Bystander Effect: Reactions and Causes The bystander effect is an element of social psychology that implies that when the number of bystanders is increased in an emergency situation, the less likely any of the bystanders will aid, or assist in the situation (Aronson, Wilson, & Akert, 2013). The bystander effect is one of the most significant well established social psychology findings, which manifested in the late 1960’s (Levine & Crowther, 2013)….

January 29, 2015
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Nature vs. Nurture: A Gender Debate on Gender Differences

Nature vs. Nurture: A Gender Debate on Gender Differences Gender differences is an ongoing debate which contains arguments that gender differences are caused by different biological, or social differences. Both arguments are filled with controversy and have been subjected to different theories that have stemmed from various research with an attempt to articulate and explain the causes of ones gender and how their differences manifest into either different social realms,…

January 28, 2015
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Free Will Vs. Self Determination

Free Will Vs. Self Determination The notion that humans possess the concept of free will or self determination has been an ongoing debate since the development of both thought processes. This debate has explored since the beginning of recorded history (Tancredi, 2007). Do humans in fact possess free will, or self determination? This question has been entrenched with different religious, secular, philosophical, and psychological research viewpoints that have continued the…

January 28, 2015
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Are Humans Predisposed to Violence

Are Humans Predisposed to Violence Are humans predisposed to violence? This has been a topic of debate amongst psychologists, criminologists and other scholars for quite some time now, but has become an even bigger controversial topic with the technological developments of PET scans and geneticist developments. Despite the fact that science has been able to show a plausible correlation between various genes and brain functions that may contribute to a…

January 28, 2015
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The Controversy of Recovered Memories

The Controversy of Recovered Memories The controversy associated with recovered memories has been a topic of debate for some time. This has primarily been the case when it comes to individuals who have been victimized by terrible sexual acts of violence, or other traumatic events. Like any other controversial topic, many will either dispute, or agree with the attributes associated with the topic and maintain a strong opinion on what…

January 28, 2015
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The Controversy of Physician Assisted Suicide

Controversy of Physician Assisted Suicide Controversial topics always spark debate from the public perspective, as well as the from various government and religious entities. The reason for such debate, is due to controversial topics containing a vast, multi-opinionated perception which often times triggers more personal opinion which inevitable leads to a subjective thought and an individual(s) to maintain a strong opinion on which side of the controversial topic they support….

January 28, 2015
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