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How Dehumanization Plays A Role In The Lucifer Effect

Pages: 5 (1524 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:73082862

… act as prison guards. Though everyone knew the roles were not real, something astonishing happened as Zimbardo observed the effects of this role playing experiment on the participants. The students acting as guards became, in general, vicious and abusive, power-hungry…[break]…The Lucifer Effect. In discussing the abuses at ……


Works Cited

Hong, J. K. “The Lucifer Effect: Understanding how good people turn evil.” Army Lawyer, (2012), 55-58.

Maslow, Abraham. “A theory of human motivation.” Psychological Review, 50.4 (1943), 370.

Rogers, Carl. Client-Centered Therapy. MA: Riverside Press, 1951.

Unkefer, Dean. 90 Church.

Zimbardo, Philip. The Lucifer Effect. Random House, 2007.


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Pediatric Nursing And Gastroenteritis

Pages: 11 (3217 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Case Study Document #:91020805

… in a child. Some situations call for microbial investigation though (National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health,…[break]…time and the nature of the play. The VAS was used to measure the level of anxiety. The VAS is made of a 10 cm drawing on a card. It … from 1 to 25. Higher scores on this scale indicate intensifying emotional status (Li et al., 2016).
When asked to comment on the play interventions at the hospital, she confessed that they learned a lot about hospital procedures through the games. The children also confessed that they … less anxious because of the games. Parents also expressed similar views. The reported that Eva settled more after she was engaged in the play interventions. She was also much more at home with the procedures at the hospital.
The findings support the positive effect of hospital play on the wellbeing of children and……



Campos, M. C., Rodrigues, K. C. S., & Pinto, M. C. M. (2010). Evaluation of the behavior of the pre-school one just admitted in the unit of pediatrics and the use of the therapeutic toy. Einstein (São Paulo), 8(1), 10-17.

Caplin, D., & Cooper, M. (2007). Child development for inpatient medicine. In Comprehensive pediatric hospital medicine (pp. 1285-1292). Mosby.

Emde, R. N., & Harmon, R. J. (Eds.). (2012). Continuities and discontinuities in development. Springer Science & Business Media.

Hockenberry, M. J., & Wilson, D. (2019). Wong\\\\\\\\\\\\'s nursing care of infants and children E-book. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Koukourikos, K., Tzeha, L., Pantelidou, P., & Tsaloglidou, A. (2015). The Importance of Play during Hospitalization of Children. Materia socio-medica, 27(6), 438–441. 

Li, W. H., Chung, J. O. K., Ho, K. Y., & Kwok, B. M. C. (2016). Play interventions to reduce anxiety and negative emotions in hospitalized children. BMC pediatrics, 16(1), 36.

National Collaborating Centre for Women\\\\\\\\\\\\'s and Children\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Health; UK. (2009). Diarrhea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis: diagnosis, assessment, and management in children younger than 5 years.


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Othello As A Tragic Hero

Pages: 7 (1956 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Essay Document #:25327293

… falls; he exits not cursing his fate but taking responsibility for his own crimes and acknowledging the justice delivered upon himself. Sixth, the play achieves a cathartic effect by arousing pity and fear in the audience in which the emotions are purified or purged; instead of feeling … feeling depressed by what has been witnessed the audience is filled with compassion and awe, fear and trepidation. The language used throughout the play is appropriate and pleasurable, and the play provides the best of all tragic plots according to the Aristotelian model: it consists of a reversal and a discovery. This paper will … it consists of a reversal and a discovery. This paper will show that Othello fits Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero and Shakespeare’s play adheres to the model of an Aristotelian tragedy.
I. Introduction
a. What is a Tragedy?
b. Is Othello a tragic hero?……



Bates, C. (1997) ‘Shakespeare’s Tragedies of Love’, Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Bradley, A. (1951). Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth. London: Macmillan.

Hallstead, R. N. (1968). Idolatrous Love: A New Approach to Othello. Shakespeare Quarterly, 19(2), 107-124.

Johnson, G. & Arp, T. (2018). Perrine’s Literature. Boston, MA: Cengage.

Kirsch, A. (1978). The Polarization of Erotic Love in ‘Othello’. The Modern Language Review, 73(4), 721-740.

Schaper, E. (1968). Aristotle's catharsis and aesthetic pleasure. The Philosophical Quarterly (1950-), 18(71), 131-143.

Shakespeare, W. (n.d.). The tragedy of Othello, Moor of Venice. Retrieved from 


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How Does Music And Live Music Affect Our Well Being

Pages: 6 (1756 words) Sources: 12 Document Type:Essay Document #:93478771

… has the power to generate different kinds of emotions in human beings. Even in animals sometimes people see changes in mood when they play music. The type of emotion music evokes depends on the type of music. Feelings than can be generated by music include fear, sadness, … many times individuals are affected differently by music (Rana et al. 2011). In the case of this paper, music refers to any singing, playing of musical instrument, pre-recorded music, and live music. Whether one chooses to play music, sing, or listen to music, there will always be mood altering and several other effects. And one of the most often cited … affects wellbeing.
Psychological effects of music experience
Improve Cognitive Performance
Studies have revealed that when one listens to background music – music that plays while they are mainly focusing some other activity – it enhances they cognitive performance. This is……



Bottiroli, S., Rosi, A., Russo, R., Vecchi, T. and Cavallini, E., 2014. The cognitive effects of listening to background music on older adults: processing speed improves with upbeat music, while memory seems to benefit from both upbeat and downbeat music. Frontiers in aging neuroscience, 6, p.284.

Ferguson, Y.L. and Sheldon, K.M., 2013. Trying to be happier really can work: Two experimental studies. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(1), pp.23-33.

Gold, B.P., Frank, M.J., Bogert, B. and Brattico, E., 2013. Pleasurable music affects reinforcement learning according to the listener. Frontiers in psychology, 4, p.541.

Goycoolea, M., Levy, R. and Ramírez, C., 2013. Central auditory processing. Are the emotional perceptions of those listening to classical music inherent in the composition or acquired by the listeners?. Acta oto-laryngologica, 133(4), pp.390-393.

Harmat, L., Takács, J. and Bodizs, R., 2008. Music improves sleep quality in students. Journal of advanced nursing, 62(3), pp.327-335.

Hole, J., Hirsch, M., Ball, E. and Meads, C., 2015. Music as an aid for postoperative recovery in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet, 386(10004), pp.1659-1671.

Ludke, K.M., Ferreira, F. and Overy, K., 2014. Singing can facilitate foreign language learning. Memory & cognition, 42(1), pp.41-52.

Onieva-Zafra, M.D., Castro-Sánchez, A.M., Matarán-Peñarrocha, G.A. and Moreno-Lorenzo, C., 2013. Effect of music as nursing intervention for people diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Pain Management Nursing, 14(2), pp.e39-e46.


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Promises Of Democracy Capitalism In Ukraine

Pages: 9 (2599 words) Sources: 10 Document Type:Essay Document #:25483588

… this elusiveness is that, at the end of the day, Eastern Europe has essentially been a geopolitical vacuum, into which all the major players on the world stage—from the Bushes to the Bidens to the Berezovskys and Putins—have sought to wield influence (BBC, 2012;Risen, 2019). Since the … “roof,” aka “krysha” as Mezrich (2015) described Berezovsky, fell out with one another, it opened a rift of gigantic proportions and a power play in the East European country where the exiled krysha looked to impose his revenge. In short, the Fall of Communism did not do … not do anything to usher in a period of peace and prosperity for Ukraine. Instead, it opened up an opportunity for a power play in a vacuum that needed to be filled. The IMF first stepped in to fill it. Then Berezovsky looked to wield influence and … the same man Putin vowed……



Alexievich, S. (2007). Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets. NY: Random House.

Alexievich, S. (2017). The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II. NY: Random House.

BBC. (2012). Russian godfathers. Retrieved from 

Forbes. (2020). Ihor Kolomoyskyy. Retrieved from 

Klebnikov, P. (2000). Godfather of the Kremlin. New York, NY: Harcourt.

IMF. (2007). Report for Ukraine. Retrieved from

Mezrich, B. (2015). Once upon a time in Russia. New York, NY: Atria.

Risen, J. (2019). I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine Years Ago. Retrieved from


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Depression Among Older Immigrant African Women In Metro West Massachusetts

Pages: 12 (3684 words) Sources: 20 Document Type:Capstone Project Document #:21927346

… higher rates of depression and anxiety, as well as higher rates of treatment seeking, than White women. Gender, age, marital status, and origin played a major role in the endorsement of anxiety and depression for the immigrants. Finally, although the two groups differed in the extent to … social workers addressing the mental health needs, especially depression, among older immigrant African women in Metro West Massachusetts. In turn, insights gained should play a critical role in the development of comprehensive mental health programs aimed at improving the immigrants’ health outcomes.
As noted, migration can be … what are the health service access disparities faced by older immigrant African women in Metro West Massachusetts?
3. What role do social workers play in bridging mental health service access disparities facing older immigrant African women in Metro West Massachusetts?
4. What service modifications can social workers … older immigrant African women in……



Agbemenu, K. (2016). Acculturation and Health Behaviors of African Immigrants Living in the United States: An Integrative Review. ABNF Journal, 27(3).

Alegría, M., Álvarez, K., & DiMarzio, K. (2017). Immigration and mental health. Current epidemiology reports, 4(2), 145-155.

Baldwin-Clark, T., Ofahengaue Vakalahi, H. F., & Anderson, B. (2016). What about African American older women and depressive symptoms? Educational Gerontology, 42(5), 310-320.

Cassel, J. (1995). The contribution of the social environment to host resistance: the fourth wade Hampton frost lecture. American journal of epidemiology, 141(9), 798-814.

Cobb, S. (1976). Social support as a moderator of life stress. Psychosomatic medicine.

Delara, M. (2016). Social determinants of immigrant women’s mental health. Advances in Public Health, 2016.

Dow, H. D. (2011). An overview of stressors faced by immigrants and refugees: A guide for mental health practitioners. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 23(3), 210-217.

Emadpoor, L., Lavasani, M. G., & Shahcheraghi, S. M. (2016). Relationship between perceived social support and psychological well-being among students based on mediating role of academic motivation. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14(3), 284-290.


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Gender And Veterans Differences In Access To Mental Health Care Services

Pages: 10 (2880 words) Sources: 8 Document Type:literature review Document #:16426783

… there is increased usage of outpatient services by women due to the increased admittance of women in the army lately. Also, factors that play a vital role in receiving of V.A. mental health care along with gender include hierarchy, demographics, and the reluctance of women themselves, and ……



Adams, R.E., Urosevich, T.G., Hoffman, S.N., Kirchner, H.L., Figley, C.R., Withey, C.A., Boscarino, J.J., Dugan, R.J. & Boscarino, J.A. (2019). Social and psychological risk and protective factors for veteran well-being: The role of veteran identity and its implications for intervention. Military Behavioral Health, 7(3), 304-314. 

Allore, H.G., Ning, Y., Brandt, C.A., & Goulet, J.L. (2013). Accounting for the hierarchical structure in veterans’ health administration data: Differences in healthcare utilization between men and women veterans. International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research, 2(2), 94-103. DOI: 10.6000/1929-6029.2013.02.02.03

Brooks, C. & Chopik, W. (2010, June 17). Research finds deployment affects mental health of veterans differently. Michigan State University. 

Duggal, M., Goulet, J.L., Womack, J., Gordon, K., Mattocks, K., Haskell, S.G., Justice, A.C. & Brandt, C.A. (2010). Comparison of outpatient health care utilization among returning women and men veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. BMS Health Services Research, 10 (175). 

Harpaz-Rotem, I. & Rosenheck, R.A. (2011). Serving those who served: Retention of newly returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan in mental health treatment. Psychiatric Services, 62(1), 22-27. DOI: 10.1176/ps.62.1.pss6201_0022.

Haskel, S.G., Brandt, C.A., Krebs, E.E., Skanderson, M., Kerns, R.D., & Goulet, J.L. (2009). Pain among veterans of operations enduring freedom and Iraqi freedom: Do women and men differ? Pain Medicine, 10(7), 1167-1173. 4637.2009.00714.x

Kaur, S., Stechuchak, K.M., Coffman, C.J., Allen, K.D., & Bastain, L.A. (2007). Gender differences in health care utilization among veterans with chronic pain. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(2), 228-233. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-006-0048-5

Koo, K.H., Madden, E. & Maguen, S. (2015). Race, ethnicity, and gender differences in V.A. health care service utilization among U.S. veterans of recent conflicts. Psychiatric Services, 66(5), 507-513.


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Performance Situation

Pages: 6 (1832 words) Sources: 2 Document Type:Essay Document #:18622723

… have mixed feelings about how to present myself. This is where the conflict between my “I” self and my “Me” self comes into play. I think back on my past experiences with interviews wherein my “Me” self and my “I” self refused to cooperate. I can already … the ball and my “I” self will be gnashing its teeth on the sidelines, cursing out the coach for putting in the weaker player against such formidable opponents as the interviewers across the way.
I think back for a moment to an earlier interview in my life … though my “I” self refuses to consent to answer questions—and maybe that is why I made the last minute decision to try to play the “Me” self. Maybe I knew that in spite of the pep talk my “I” self was not really going to do any … I need is to guide……



Becker, H. (n.d.). Becoming a marijuana user.

“Mind, Self and Society.”



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The Piano Lesson By August Wilson

Pages: 2 (648 words) Sources: 1 Document Type:Essay Document #:41641393

… traditions to describe both personal suffering and to create an oral history of all individuals who have sung it. In August Wilson’s 1986 play The Piano Lesson, an heirloom piano comes to embody the blues tradition for its central protagonists Boy Willie and his sister Berniece. Whether … with the past Bernice believes must be preserved (44). Bernice, interestingly enough, is not a musician herself. One character explicitly says, Berniece “don’t play that type of music,” that was once heard coming from the piano, in other words the ancestral music of the blues (57). But … the ancestral music of the blues (57). But Berniece still feels a connection and a bond the piano that other characters in the play do not, even though the piano’s legacy…[break]…and herself. “I’m fixing to play me some piano,” says Winning Boy, one of the older members of the family who appreciates its……


Works Cited

Wilson, August. The Piano Lesson. Turtleback Books, 1990.

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