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  • Posted Conformity to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    Conformity seems to be a popular topic in society. People are always telling others not to conform to other people and to be their own person. People get criticized for being a "follower" or someone who copies what other...
  • Posted Polygraph Testing to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    Polygraph testing was created in 1915 and still remains popular today. Many polygraph examiners in the United States say that these tests are extremely accurate. However, there is proof that theses tests can confuse arousal with guilt. People may react...
  • Posted Body Image & Eating Disorders to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    Many people suffer from eating disorders, namely bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Bulimia is the most common eating disorder, afflicting 1 to 3 percent of the population (Lilienfield). Anorexia is less common, with numbers ranging from 0.5 to 1 percent...
  • Posted False Memories: How They Affect our Lives to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    It is easy for people to create false memories or memory illusions, like we experienced during our discussion this week. Many people included words in the lists that weren't actually said. It is amazing how our minds associate certain...
  • Posted Marijuana: A Gateway Drug? to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    In the Lilienfeld text it says that many researchers argue that marijuana is a "gateway" drug that influences users to try harder drugs such as heroin. However, it is very hard to test and prove that it actually is...
  • Posted Feral Children: Nature vs Nurture to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    Growing up, kids are exposed to movies such as "Tarzan" and "The Jungle Book" where children are raised by animals. This appears to be "the good life" and kids desire to be able to have the freedom the children in...
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