Essays Tagged: "abnormality"

The effects of tetracycline on chick embryos

nd observed.Good conclusive results were noted. Out of the seven injected eggs, all had some sortof abnormality. Conversely the control group eggs appeared normal.Table of ContentsI. Introduct ...

(3 pages) 44 0 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Down Syndrome by Ali Oterrab, describes the definition of down syndrome, the causes and the symptoms.

romosome 21. This can occur in a variety of ways, but the causes of it are unknown. The most common abnormality is Trisomy 21, a defect in which an extra, third copy of chromosome 21 is present in eve ... e children may inherit Down syndrome.Mosaic Down syndrome results from a second type of chromosomal abnormality in which only some cells in the body have an extra chromosome.There is no cure for Down ...

(3 pages) 151 0 4.8 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Lipset's American Creed

on focuses on how slavery fit into the national consciousness. Without a doubt, there is a powerful abnormality in the founding of America. The documents establishing a country where all men are creat ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Essay on how the author of Frankenstein illustrates the sublimity of nature, Victor's feelings at meeting the monster and how the author portrays the monsters attitude and feelings in Volume II, Chapter II

author portrays the monsters attitude and feelings in Volume II, Chapter IIMary Shelly displays the abnormality and strangeness of the monster in several ways. In her description of Victor's encounter ...

(4 pages) 47 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Nature vs. Man in Frankentein

life, howeverdid not think about the consequences of what could happen. After he createdthe abnormality of life, Frankenstein would ruin any chance of the monstersurviving in society, Frank ...

(4 pages) 52 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Music History Between 1600-1820. Comparison between Baroque & Classical styles w/ short portions about atrists & composers. Contains bibliography & secondary sources.

n the past, and to some extent in the present, carried implications of absurdity, grotesqueness, or abnormality. But as applied to the music of the period of 1600-1750 the term "baroque" has no such p ...

(4 pages) 316 2 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

A discussion of Margerat Atwood's use of shock in 'The Handmaid's Tale, and how it relates to current issues.

that reading a 'good story' allows, and is also used to heighten the message. There is the shock of abnormality and the alien nature of the society, especially when juxtaposed against Offred's reminis ...

(11 pages) 79 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Edward O. Wilson's "Is Humanity Suicidal?".

nd that it may be too much for it to handle. He insists that "the human species is an environmental abnormality," because human's negative impact on the earth is likely to threaten the survival of the ...

(2 pages) 55 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Discuss the symptoms, possible causes and treatments of schizophrenia and/or depression

There are problems in diagnosing abnormality and mental illness because the diagnosis may be based on your sex and your place in soci ... ch as DMV and ICD10 will be of little use until psychiatrist's can agree on what is and what is not abnormality when making their diagnosis.Another difficulty psychiatrist's have with attempting to di ...

(8 pages) 240 2 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Alkaptonuria, a genetic disease described in depth with data support

parts of a victim's body. The genetic disorder has been mapped to chromosome 3, which is where the abnormality occurs. As an autosomal recessive trait, the parents of someone with alkaptonuria show n ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

What is Queer?

queer was first conformed to describe gays in a insulting manner since it equates homosexuality to abnormality. Moreover, I can remember many instances where I have heard term used in an insulting ma ...

(4 pages) 59 3 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

How Is Abnormal Psychology Defined

daptive, that it has adverse affects on the individual or on the individual's social group. Lastly, abnormality may be defined based on the subjective feelings of misery, depression, or anxiety of an ... clientele. One major challenge is the need to determine whether clients' behaviour reflects genuine abnormality, or whether it is normal within the cultural context. Without taking into account cultur ...

(4 pages) 294 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Outline and evaluate attempts at defining psychological abnormality

(a) Outline 2 attempts to define abnormality (6 marks)Statistical infrequency is an approach that attempts to define abnormality. It ... tistically rare according to this distribution is considered abnormal.A further attempt at defining abnormality is the deviation from ideal mental health approach. This likens mental health to physica ... frequent and abnormal must entail some sort of criterion.A further limitation to this definition of abnormality is it is hard to distinguish what a mental disorder is in context to this definition. De ...

(3 pages) 72 0 2.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Urinary tract infections

g on the severity of the infection, Urinary tract infections can cause permanent kidney damage, and abnormality of the urinary tract. There are factors to consider in avoiding UTI's. Some people are u ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

An Essay on the genetic disease Cat Eye Syndrome

ars, anal region, heart, and kidneys. The name "Cat Eye Syndrome" is derived from a distinctive eye abnormality that is present in some affected individuals. This abnormality consists of partial absen ... als.The exact cause of cat eye syndrome is not fully understood. In some instances, the chromosomal abnormality appears to arise randomly due to an error in the division of normal parents' reproductiv ...

(4 pages) 39 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Psychological Abnormality

Psychological AbnormalityDefining abnormalityWhat is abnormal psychology?The distinction between 'normal' and 'abn ... ction between 'normal' and 'abnormal' behaviour is not clear-cut.Psychologists have tried to define abnormality in several different ways.Limitations of definitions of abnormality are: Statistical Inf ... ions and stress, or bias and prejudice in the medical system.Biological and psychological models of abnormalityDifferent Models: assumptions and treatmentsBiological (medical)Physical causes, (genetic ...

(4 pages) 168 0 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What is Abortion?

fetus passes from the woman's body. Spontaneous abortions may result from such natural causes as an abnormality in the embryo, a hormonal imbalance, a long-term disease, or some other disorder in the ...

(8 pages) 187 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies


and depression.IntroductionThe etiology of depression can be illustrated from biological defects or abnormality, personal characteristics, and environmental factors. Over the last three decades cognit ...

(12 pages) 589 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

The Link between Crime and Mental Disorder

s with most studies] however, are not without bias. Things such as definition of mental disorder or abnormality are often questionable, as are sample distributions. There are also individual factors, ... ntal disorder is abnormal behaviour, however, there is no strict criteria that sufficiently defines abnormality. Behaviour could be labelled abnormal if it deviates from the statistical norm, however, ...

(9 pages) 261 3 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

The Biological and Psychodynamic Models of Abnormality

Though at one point in time clinical scientists believed in only one model of abnormality, we now have six very different models. The original model of abnormality was, unfortuna ... cal or genetic makeup. The main focus of the biological approach is the brain and how psychological abnormality stems from malfunctioning parts of the organism. This is because biological theorists ha ... go. If one's developmental stages were unsuccessful at some point, this could also possibly lead to abnormality.Biological treatments are more drastic than those of the psychodynamic model. Biological ...

(2 pages) 98 2 4.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology