Psychosocial Stress and Its Effect on Cardiovascular Diseases

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Abstract There is a vast amount of research and analysis between the exact impact of stress on the human body, with a substantial amount of it exploring an association with cardiovascular diseases. The review has examined some of the common psychosocial stressors such as the environment, work, and natural disasters. It also briefly discusses behavior […]

Viveka Chinnasamy

A Scientific Approach to Capital Punishment in the United States

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Abstract Capital Punishment is a controversial topic in the field of criminal justice that is repetitively being debated by Americans in the twenty first century. The US in particular had one of the highest rates of executions in 2017. This research paper considers the scientific considerations for capital punishment in the United States through psychological, […]

The lesser known truth about Zimbardo’s glorified Prison Life study

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In 1973, Zimbardo, Haney and Banks[1] revealed to the world the extent to which ordinary people could conform and become cruel, merciless and vindictive in their infamous Stanford Prison Life Study. 22 male students were randomly assigned into two groups: prisoners and guards. Within hours of starting the experiment, the guards had adopted their roles […]

Humans as Robots, Robots as Humans

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Robots are becoming more human, but are humans becoming like robots? Social media, college admissions, work: these are all aspects of our daily lives where we are exemplified for perfection. A human appearance, facial recognition, and individual thought: these are traits thought to encompass the most intelligent robots. But what draws the line between the […]

Psychological and Social Aspects of Breast Cancer

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Abstract A number of different psychological and social factors can affect the emotional stability and physical outcomes for patients with breast cancer. Assessing the psychological aspects of breast cancer treatment and identifying activities that can alleviate stress involved in the treatment process, could reduce the anxiety and emotional upheaval associated with breast cancer. This paper […]

Intimate Relationships in the Era of WeChat

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  Abstract Given the prevalence of social media and the limitations of existing studies, the present research seeks to examine the correlation between WeChat use and intimate relationships based on the Investment Model, and the contribution of each Investment Model construct (i.e. Satisfaction, Quality of Alternatives, and Investment Size) to predict Commitment Level. In an […]

Does Classical Music Improve Short Term Memory?

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A study by Zurafa Sakel.   Abstract The aim of this study is to explore whether classical music can improve short term memory in healthy volunteers. This may help learning of healthy people. It may also have a positive impact on communication and interaction as well as reducing agitation in dementia patients. This standardised prospective […]

Is it more important to understand the mind or the brain?

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  Here, we are faced with the fixed, biological complexity of the brain and the intricate concept, which is open to vast influential change, of one’s mind. The question proposes the task of whether the understanding of the brain or that of the mind holds more significance. However, what this discussion essentially requires is the […]