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Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Cultivars using the Genotype by Trait (GT) Biplot Method - Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the major food crops worldwide and Iran produces about 14 million tons of wheat annually. Effective interpretation of breeding programs data is important at all stages of plant improvement. The genotype by trait (GT) biplot used for two-way wheat dataset as genotypes with multiple traits. For this propose, 13 wheat cultivars with specific characteristics (were tested under organic growing environment. The GT biplot for wheat dataset explained 65% of the total variation of the standardized data....   [tags: Graphic Analysis, Trait Relations]
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The Liabilities of Homosexuality as a Genetic Trait - 10.7 million Americans consider themselves Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender, which is about 3.4% of our population. How does homosexuality occur. Is a man gay because of a missing father and an overbearing mother. Is a woman gay because of her desire to please her father by showing that she is worthy of the love she cannot seem to receive from him. Recently, most studies on the genetic liabilities of homosexuality have focused on men, but it is believed that the observations from these experiments also apply to women....   [tags: Social Issues, Gays, Lesbians]
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The Trait Theory of Personality - The study of personality traits is beneficial in identifying the many variables that exist from human to human; the combinations of these variables provide us with a true level of individuality and uniqueness. In the field of psychology, trait theory is considered to be a key approach to the study of human personality (Crowne, 2007; Burton, Westen & Kowalski, 2009). This paper aims to identify a number of significant contributors who have played crucial roles in both the development and application of trait theory....   [tags: Psychology]
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Optimism and Personality Trait - Optimism could be considered a condition of the mind that makes one believe that the best things will always happen to them. A common idiom used to illustrate optimism versus pessimism is a glass with water at the halfway point, where the optimist is said to see the glass as half full, but the pessimist sees the glass as half empty. Optimists tend to see adversity as temporary; more specifically they view the obstacle as limited to the situation and not generalized. 1) How does the personality trait develop in humans....   [tags: Happiness, Psychology]
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Trait Theory - In an increasingly politically correct, democratic society—where equality of treatment and equity of outcome oftentimes overshadow individual performance—trait theory of leadership has managed to survive. Instead of focusing on the context of a specific leadership situation or the subordinates in an organization, trait theory targets only the man or woman in charge. Essentially, trait theory suggests that potential leaders and great leaders who have already demonstrated success are best analyzed in a vacuum....   [tags: Leadership, Individual Performance] 1025 words
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Personality Trait Tests - These days personality trait test is potentially a valuable tool in recruiting and personal evaluation. it is trying to predict possible academic success and work performance in different configurations. Scientists have long been consumed in connections between personality and work performance With the development of personality in the field of psychology, organizations realize that employee personality that impact how individuals think, feel and act on and off the job are difficult to change. Instead of displacing all the current concepts, the Big Five Personality Trait design works multipurpose because it is able to signify various personality feature concepts in the same structure....   [tags: Recruiting, Personal Evaluation, Big 5 Personality]
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The trait perspective and the ten personality disorders - One of the major theoretical areas in the study of the personality is the trait perspective. It suggests that individual personalities are comprised of broad dispositions, and it identifies and measures the characteristics that they are made up of (Cherry). The trait perspective helps to identify a person’s personality type (Myers). This perspective focuses on the difference between individual personalities and the traits that shape them. A trait is a stable characteristic that causes an individual to behave a certain way....   [tags: Psychology]
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Trait Differences in Sexes, Temperament and Cultures - It is known that there are biological differences between males and females. This leads to the question of whether there are personality differences as well. There have been studies done to determine if there are also personality trait differences in temperament and cultures. Studies have been performed to show gender differences in temperament. Else-Quest, Hyde, Goldsmith, and Van Hulle (2006) used meta-analytical techniques to estimate the gender differences in children from 3 months to 13 years across 35 dimensions and 3 factors of temperament....   [tags: Psychology]
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Courage: A Trait that Makes One Special - Shakespeare said, “Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?” What better way to express Desdemona’s deep affection for Othello than this quote. Courage is a trait that is exhibited through many characters in the play, Othello, by Shakespeare. It is the capability to stand up for what one believes in even in the face of great adversity. Courage is a characteristic that sets a person apart from the rest. In Othello, by Shakespeare, two characters, Desdemona and Emilia, share a common trait: courage....   [tags: Inspirational]
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The Rational Choice and Biological Trait Theories - Criminals have been committing crimes for centuries, and they are always fooling the police detectives and federal agencies sometimes. If the justice departments would actually look at the persons thought processes and reasoning before a crime is committed, the justice departments will be able to answer the reason for the crime. The different departments could possibly figure out why the criminal did what they did in the first. For instance, they should use a couple of criminology theories to help them with certain cases that are more difficult than the rest....   [tags: punishment, criminal behavior, criminology]
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Implication of Schizotypy as a Personality Trait - Implication of Schizotypy as a Personality Trait Gruzelier (1996) suggest that “schizotypy consists mainly of impulsive non-conformity, social anxiety, positive features such as unusual perceptions, and negative features such as introversions.” (Cited in Miller P, et al. 2002, p.179). In this essay one would like to explore the definition given to ‘schizotypy’ and to give a brief discussion on this concept and whether schizotypy is a single trait or whether there are more factors to be considered, for it was conceptualized by Eysenck as a single personality trait named psychoticism, however it was Claridge's work that suggested that this personality trait was much...   [tags: Papers] 1595 words
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Discussion of Ciminological Theories: Trait Theory & Developmental Theory - Introduction A person might find him- or herself interested in discovering what it is that makes a criminal take the path that he or she does. Is it a personal choice. Coincidence. Circumstance. What exactly is it that starts an individual down a pathway that leads to a criminal life or leads them down a path towards "normal" life within the law. Criminology, or the study of the scientific factors behind criminal behavior, points to the answer of that. As is typical with most sciences, however, there is no one, conclusive answer to all or any of these questions....   [tags: Criminal Behavior, Crime Origin]
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Determination – A Learned Trait - Determination – A Learned Trait For some odd reason, the Bolivian military has a tendency to make people grow up. I was almost 18 when I was recruited, but it seems like I wasn’t much more mature than a 13 year old teenager; not that I was much older. I really felt that the world was simply a game where everyone would try to make life easy for me; I thought everything kind of revolved around me. I was well educated and polite, but things like saying “sir” simply weren’t a part of my life style....   [tags: Personal Narrative Experience Essays] 1019 words
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Personality Trait: Nurture - Human beings obtain their physical traits clearly through heredity. A nice boy gets the delicate shape of his nose from his mother. However, the question is, “Where does this ‘nice’ boy get his ‘nice’ trait from?” In the battle of ‘Nature versus Nurture’ in shaping an individual’s personality, nurture wins. Heredity is not the key factor in contributing to our personality. “People with high self-esteem and confidence get these traits not from their parents, but from their experiences.” –John Hoover “Genetic material does not make us human....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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Pride as a Tragic Flaw or Heroic Trait - Pride as a Tragic Flaw or Heroic Trait In many modern works, such as Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, pride is tragic flaw, and the undoing of great heroes. However, in Homer’s The Iliad, It is not clear as to whether pride is a trait to loathe or to love. Substantial arguments can be made on both sides, since both the hero Achilleus who ultimately is a victor, and the hero Hektor, who eventually loses his life both posses a desire for honor and glory. Homer uses these two characters to contrast the effects of pride on the hero and their respective outcomes....   [tags: Papers] 887 words
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The Mortal Deity: Helen and the God-like Trait - The Mortal Deity: Helen and the God-like Trait missing works cited The relationship between the gods and mortals of ancient Greece is one of the most interesting topics to analyze. These gods watch over their favorite mortals, meddle in their business, and have love affairs with them. At times selfish and conniving, the gods often appear to be as flawed as the humans who worship them are. There is, however, still a distinct separation between deity and mortal. From the evidence I have seen in The Iliad, I believe that this distinction is based on something I call a god-like trait....   [tags: Iliad Greek Gods Greece Essays] 1682 words
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Leadership Theories: Learning About Transformational Leadership and Authentic Leadership - As a Senior Human Resources Officer and a Leader in the United States Army, I found this class not only to be very informative, but very useful for future practice and application. Through the myriad of different leadership theories and approaches, I have developed a better understanding of the historical, political, social, cultural, psychological, and organizational contexts in which leadership occurs. I am knowledgeable on several ways to identify personnel who may be make for better leaders using the Trait Approach, Skills Approach, and Style Approach....   [tags: Trait, skills, and style Approach]
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Normal and Neurotic Perfectionists: The Way They Perceive Unmet Goals - Introduction Most people would consider having high standards is a good personality attribute. It showcases the strength of your character as well as work ethic when striving for excellence. These high standards push you to your maximum potential carrying out the best results possible in a person. This can be seen when athletes practise days on end trying to perfect themselves in the field of sport they are in. Perfectionism, on the other hand, is a personality trait characterized by a person striving for flawlessness and excessively high performance standards....   [tags: High Standard, Personality Trait]
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Social Influences on Behavior - Social Influences on Behavior There are many social influences which have an effect or lasting effect on the behavior of an individual. Within many group scenarios, conformity and obedience play a large role in how people tend to think and behave, especially if they get carried away. Obedience refers to compliance to an authority figure or with others in a group. On the other hand, conformity refers to an individual changing their thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors to accommodate with the standards of a group or their peers....   [tags: Obedience&Conformity, Trait Variables]
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Leadership Theories - Trait Theory “Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal” (Northouse, 2010, pg. 3). In an increasingly politically correct, democratic society—where equality of treatment and equity of outcome oftentimes overshadow individual performance—trait theory of leadership has managed to survive. Instead of focusing on the context of a specific leadership situation or the subordinates in an organization, trait theory targets only the man or woman in charge....   [tags: Trait Theory] 2024 words
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Anxiety and Attention: The Gap in Research - Today, cognitive psychologists know an extensive amount of information on our attention – our ability to divide our attention, our ability to selectively choose what we want to attend to and so on. It is agreed on that our cognitive load and resources are two of the influencing factors when studying how attention works. In a normal-functioning mind, studying these two aspects may be enough to understand how our attention operates, but cognitive psychologists must delve much deeper than this while studying the not so normal....   [tags: Yerkes-Dodson law, trait anxiety, arousal, perform]
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Albinism: A Look Behind the Recessive Trait - Take a stroll down the street some evening, what type of people do you see. There are many types of skin, hair, and eye color to notice. Then you notice a person with the purest white skin with blonde, almost white hair with light eyes walk by. Someone with these unique characteristics is known as an albino. Albinism is caused by a defect in the production of melanin. This defect causes little to no pigment in the hair, skin, and eyes (Health Guide: Albinisms). This causes the organism, or in our case humans, to lose most color pigment causing a drastic change that is very uncommon to see in an everyday scene....   [tags: white, skin color, albino, melanin, genes, pigment]
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Free Will versus Deterministic Goodness in A Clockwork Orange - Free Will versus Deterministic Goodness in A Clockwork Orange “What’s it going to be then, eh?” is the signature question in Anthony Burgess’s novel, A Clockwork Novel that not only resonates with the moral identity of the anti-heroic protagonist, Alex, but also signifies the essential choice between free will that perpetrates evil and deterministic goodness that is forced and unreal. The prison chaplain and the writer F. Alexander voice the most controversial idea in the novel: man becomes ‘a clockwork orange’ when robbed of free will and tuned into a deterministic mechanism....   [tags: Anthony Burguess, moral identity, natural trait] 1417 words
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Servant Leadership - When it comes to leading, one may use different styles and different theories. Some of the theories include trait, behavior, and contingency. Daft (2008) stated that the trait approach is an understanding of leadership which focuses on leader’s personal traits. The behavior approach focuses on the leader adopting the appropriate behavior. He also indicated that the contingency theory explains the relationship between leadership styles and effectiveness in specific situations. It combines the traits and behavior approaches (Daft, 2008, pp.38, 43, 64)....   [tags: trait, behavior, leader]
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Leadership - Leaders impact people's daily lives and futures. In good times and bad, there is always a need for strong leadership. According to Fesler (1960) leadership is a social process, it cannot exist without leader and followers. Leadership is results in followers’ behavior that is goal-directed in some sort of organized setting. In brief, leadership is a process by a person influences others toward the attainment of group or organizational goals. Like the words said by Keith (2003):” Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen”....   [tags: Trait Theory, Maslow] 2357 words
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Alcohol & Drug Abuse: A Psychobiological Trait In Human Societies - Introduction Anthropology can be defined as the science of physical, social, material, and cultural development of man, including his origin, evolution, distribution, customs, beliefs, and folkways. Anthropologists are concerned with the ways in which human groups and communities cope with the immense changes in their physical and sociopolitical environments in recent decades. Today, many anthropologists feel the need to solve contemporary problems in society, not just study human existence. Specifically, the contemporary problem of drug and alcohol abuse is an issue of great importance worth examining for anthropologists as well as sociologists and other professionals who study factors tha...   [tags: Drugs Psychology Essays]
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The Genetic Screening Controversy - In the last few decades, there has been astonishing advances in the comprehension of how genes affect tasks of various cells throughout the human body. Genetic screening informs one about a predisposition or carrying of a disease (Konstantinopoulous PA, Karamouzis MV, Papavassiliou AG, 2009:63). Although knowledge from genetic screening is tremendously beneficial, it may also have detrimental effects on society. The information of one’s genes could cause genetic discrimination (McNamee MJ, Muller A, van Hilvoorde I, Holm S....   [tags: Biology, Genetic Discrimination] 986 words
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Professionalism and Librarianship - Dewey declared librarians should consider themselves professionals (Swigger 314). Librarians, despite this, suffer from status anxiety about the professional state of librarianship. Trait theory, the traditional sociological tool utilized to evaluate the professional status of occupations, has traditionally deemed librarianship to be lacking the attributes required for professional status, therefore, not a profession, only a semi-profession (Abbot 431). Trait theorists have criticized librarianship for a lack of theoretical knowledge and authoritative service orientation (Nelson 2030)....   [tags: Library Science ]
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Are Librarians Professionals? - Dewey declared librarians should consider themselves professionals (Swigger 314). Librarians, despite this, suffer from status anxiety about the professional state of librarianship. Trait theory, the traditional sociological tool utilized to evaluate the professional status of occupations, has traditionally deemed librarianship to be lacking the attributes that required for professional status, and therefore not a profession, only a semi-profession (Abbot 431). Trait theorists have criticized librarianship for a lack of theoretical knowledge and authoritative service orientation (Nelson 2030)....   [tags: Professional Librarian is an Oxymoron] 1917 words
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Crossing Flies to Determine the Inheritance Pattern of Wing Type and Eye Color in Drosophila Melanogaster - Studying Fruit flies helps scientists understand biological phenomena that take place in other more complex organisms. For instance most of the non-Mendelian and simple Mendelian inheritance events that apply to Drosophila apply to other organisms including humans (Mudher/2008). According to Brooker (2009) in his book “Genetics Analysis and Principals” Heredity is the study of how traits are passed down from parents to offspring. Studying Heredity in Biology is called genetics (Klug/1997). In fact heredity is one factor that causes species to evolve because variations in individuals inherited from parents accumulate over time (Klug/1997)....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Examination of Leadership Theories Past and Present - What happens to a person who is thrusted into a leadership position or a person who decides he/she wants to lead others. Would this person have to or need to take leadership classes in order to become a “good” leader or is this something that needs to be learned and nurtured by a mentor. According to Clawson (2006), “leadership is about managing energy, first in yourself and then in those around you” (p. 3). Clawson (2006) further adds that people have good ideas and believe in them but their energy is very low, therefore, they cannot effectively generate enough energy to lead others....   [tags: Leadership]
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Muscular Dystrophy: Roots, Cause, and Current Research - Muscular Dystrophy: Roots, Cause, and Current Research Muscular dystrophy is an inherited disease that was discovered in 1861, by Guillaume B.A. Duchenne. Muscular dystrophy is a group of heredity disorders characterized by rapidly-worsening muscle weakness. The trait for muscular dystrophy may be transmitted as an autosomal dominant which means a disorder that has two copies of an abnormal gene that must be present in order for the disease or trait to develop. In this case, if some original carrier of the disease had children, the children would have a fifty-fifty chance of inheriting the disease....   [tags: Health, Muscular Dystrophy, Medical] 474 words
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Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath - After reading Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath, I learned that there are thirty four different themes that one could have as strengths. Each strength has its own positive that allow people to better work with the people who have this style of strengths. Another key topic that I learned is that everyone has their own types of personal strengths. The main principle that was taken away from reading this book was that the old phrase of “You can be anything you want to be” is not a true statement (p....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Themes Analysis]
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Three Aspects of Leadership - Leadership is defined as a process by which an individual influences others to obtain goals. There are three aspects that should be addressed when explaining leadership. One aspect is that leadership is a social influence process; leadership could not exist without a leader and one or more followers. Another leadership aspect is compliance; all of the leader’s directions must be complied with voluntarily. Compliance is what separates leadership from other influence-based formal authority. Finally, leadership results in the followers’ behavior, that is purposeful and goal-directed which must be in some organized setting (Leadership Theories and Studies, 2009)....   [tags: Leadership]
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Psychopathy and Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD) - Stories of the ‘psychopath’ are often intriguing to individuals in the general population as they receive exhaustive media coverage and are the basis for many interesting story lines in books, television and movies. The idea of the ‘psychopath’ is usually misunderstood and merged with other dispositions such as Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), but these concepts are two distinct entities. Defining a ‘psychopath’ is a difficult task. Frist, psychopathy is a trait and not a disorder (Strickland et al, 2013)....   [tags: What Is a Psychopath?]
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Homosexuality is a Choice Rather than Genetics - Many people now believe the reporting of many popular newspapers and magazines report of the "discovery" of a link between a certain gene and homosexuality, but hasn't it been considered a choice for such a long time. Is homosexuality a choice rather than genetic. To answer this question we'll start off by revealing some myths of homosexuality. The next part will explain the difference between a behavioral trait and a genetic trait. Finally I'll end be unveiling the truth behind the "homosexual gene." There are many things that the homosexual activists say are true, but those "truths" are merely myths in need of correction....   [tags: The Gay Gene] 740 words
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Leader to a Leader, What do you have? - "Leaders are made, they are not born”, Vince Lombardi. Simple quote, but is that true to be an effective leader. Everyone believes that they have the qualities to be an effective leader and run an organization and its people. Many leaders believe that they hold the right stuff as a leader and for the reason to their level and title. But do people really know. If people really knew then why do organizations let go of their leader, i.e. what Apple did to Steve Jobs in 1985. Also when a leader takes his control too far and creates situations that spiral out of control, i.e....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Letter From Mendel - Letter From Mendel Dear Dad, I’ve been in the Monastary discoving the basic of genetics. I’ve been experimenting with my garden peas for the past couple of years. The organisms that are used as the original mating in an experiment (tall and short plant) are called the parental generation in abbreviation is the P generation which stands for parent....   [tags: Papers] 338 words
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Five Factor Model of Costa and McCrae - In psychology, the Big Five personality traits are five broad dimensions of an individual’s personality. The personality traits include openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. The two psychologists who discovered this theory are Costa and McCrae. In this paper I will discuss the history of the five-factor model, each of the five different personality traits, and how this is significant in my own life and my behavior. In 1992, two psychologists by the name of Costa and McCrae made a brilliant discovery of various dimensions of personality traits and put them in five separate personality traits....   [tags: Psychology] 1634 words
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6 Traits Of The Writing Process - Six Traits of the Writing Process: Which one works. Introduction Conn McQuinn from Puget Sound ESD in Burien, Washington guides teachers and students alike through a writing process with the analogy of creating a "Magnifique" pizza and Six Trait Writing Links. Pamela Arlov wrote a book titled Wordsmith: A guide to college writing, which explains the writing process. We are going to compare the six traits of writing by Conn McQuinn and the writing process by Pamela Arlov and determine which seems to work best....   [tags: Process Essays] 1235 words
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Determining Inheritance Patterns by Studying Alleles That Cause Ebony Bodies and Vestigial Wings in Drosophila Melanogaster - Drosophila flies are little fruit flies that love to land on sweet fruits and lay their eggs on them. Their cellular and molecular detail is beyond expected and have very similar inheritance patterns to humans. Their features and characteristics are far from simple, and even though they are very small fruit flies, they are the perfect experiment subjects for Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetic studies. This is because they are easily cultured in the lab, have a short generation time, and can produce many offspring....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Hero Archetype: Beowulf and Sir Gawain - What is a hero. Is it someone who pulls a drowning child out of a lake or is it someone such as Nelson Mandela who inspires others to be better. I believe it is both. Although the two differ in what makes them a hero, they are still a hero. That being said, when comparing the British characters Beowulf and Sir Gawain, I found that both fit the hero archetype. Beowulf and Sir Gawain will be compared on the hero archetype characteristics of being better than the ordinary man, proving oneself many times, and having a tragic flaw....   [tags: nelson mandela, epic hero]
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Neuroticism and The Five Factor Model - Neuroticism boldly contrasts with the other personality traits in the Five Factor Model for personality (Openness, Agreeableness, Extraversion, Contentiousness, and Neuroticism). An individual being high in any of the other four traits could hardly be considered pathological. For example, high levels of agreeableness, within reason, would probably be considered to be a positive and healthy characteristic. However, the discussion regarding neuroticism certainly takes a darker turn. Gunthert, Cohen, and Armeli (1999) in their study, operationally define neuroticism as a predisposition to experience negative affect (negative emotional systems)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Sexual Selection and Sexual Conflict - Charles Darwin characterized sexual selection as “variance in the number of mates”. The purpose of sexual selection is to perfect the secondary sexual characteristics, which are the morphological differences between the two sexes. On the other hand the primary sexual characteristics are the differences between the reproductive genital systems of the two sexes. Sexual selection instead of adapting the individual to the environment, like natural selection, it does enhance traits involved in mate acquisition....   [tags: Mating Biology]
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dynamics of founder effect - dynamics of founder effect Populations are divided by geographic boundaries, confining a specific region/group of people to share and distribute its genetic traits within themselves without outward influence. The size of these populations is dependant upon whether certain mountains, rivers, deserts, oceans, or other extreme geographical, cultural, or technological conditions determine the tendency for isolation or migration. Most modern populations were originally settled by a relatively small handful of people that for whatever reason migrated to a new uninhabited area, and then multiplied....   [tags: essays papers] 754 words
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Nurturance: A Critical Analysis - Nurturance is the social behavior of providing physical and emotional sustenance in order to adhere to the essential needs of individuals that are perceived to be young, helpless or feeble. The predisposition to nurture can be viewed as a personality trait or temperament. Scholars have often examined the need to nurture and be nurtured. According to scholars nurturance is considered both a biological, psychosocial need. This is visible in mother-child relationships. As an infant, an individual bonds to another individual (usually a mother) who provides a secure base, which provides a sense of emotional stability for the infant....   [tags: Social Behavior, Attachment Theory]
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Sickle Cell Anemia - Sickle cell disease is a hereditary hemoglobin defect that occurs in people of African and Mediterranean decent. “First identified in 1904 by a hospital intern, sickle cell disease became, more than forty years later, the first disease found to be a genetic disease” (Harris 83). This disorder is caused by a recessive allele that changes the structure of hemoglobin. Sickle cell hemoglobin (HbS) differs from normal hemoglobin (HbA) in that of all the 574 amino acids it is made of, just one is different....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Effective Conflict Coaching - Leaders are defined by their action and do not necessarily have a title. Coaches do not have to have a title (Rohlander, 1999). People notice what others are accomplishing. Conflict coaching surfaced around 1993, then named in 1996, where a need to work one on one with clients to resolve conflict (Jones & Brinkert, 2008). “Leadership has been described as the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task” (Malos, 2011, p....   [tags: knowledge, business success]
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Genetically Engineered Food - Could genetically engineered foods be a contributing factor to human diseases. In today’s modern world genetic modification is used in abundance to produce food. A lot of the food we eat has actually been genetically modified. Genetic modification has only been around for a short while so we have not uncounted any major problems with them so far, but what if genetically modified foods are found to be harmful towards our bodies. Could this then lead to major diseases in the world due to the mass distribution of these genetically modified foods....   [tags: modified foods, dna]
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Gene Therapy and Genetic Engineering: Should It Be Approved in the US? - Introduction "Fifteen advanced-stage Parkinson's patients (three from the UK and 12 from France) were followed up a year after being injected with low, mid and high doses of a modified virus containing genes required for brain cells to produce dopamine, as part of the phase I/II study. A lack of dopamine causes patients with Parkinson's to experience tremors and difficulty in coordinating their movement.” The researchers observed that after receiving the treatment the patients' scores on movement tests improved on average by 30 percent.(Gene Therapy Special News Items, 1.)” Genetic engineering, and its form dealing with humans, gene therapy, is a process in which genes are replaced or "twea...   [tags: ethics, health, designer babies]
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The Problematic Hunt for a Gay Gene - A genetic study that has concerned many people is the search for the ‘gay gene’. The finding of this gene began in the 90’s and is still in question to whether the gene exists and if it truly influences sexual orientation. Several studies have been completed that look into sexual orientation through behavioral and molecular genetics. Most of these studies, however, have failed to be replicated and they bring about ethical issues. Simon LeVay, a neuroscientist who studied brain functions and sexual orientation (Wikipedia contributors, 2014), published an article, “A Difference in Hypothalamic Structure Between Heterosexual and Homosexual Men,” in 1991, that suggested a biological reasoning to...   [tags: legal issues, homophobic]
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