• Psychology

    Effects of Red Color on Mental States

    A mental state is a state of mind, like love, hate, pleasure, pain, belief, hope, fear, etc. The psychology of color is based on the mental and emotional effects colors have on people in all facets of life and it relates to two main categories: warm and cool. Warm colors, such as red, yellow and orange, can spark a variety of emotions ranging from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger. Cool colors, such as green, blue and purple, often spark feelings of calmness as well as sadness. Red is a powerful color. It is stimulating and lively, but at the same time, it can be perceived as demanding and…

  • Psychology

    About Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

    How the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment violated the American Psychological Association’s ethical principle for research with human participants The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was an infamous case conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Alabama by the U.S. Public Health Service. The study was the natural movement of untreated syphilis in poor, country Black men who thought they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government. Syphilis is a venereal disease that, if untreated, undergoes a stage during which lesions may develop in any organ or tissue throughout the body. In 1932, a group of researchers undertook a long-term evaluation of the effects of untreated syphilis. At that time penicillin was…

  • Psychology

    Labels and Labeling for Psychological Disorders

    Pros and Cons on labels for Psychological Disorders Labeling is the standard approach in psychiatry and the foundation for psychiatric treatment, and although widespread, is not universally accepted in all professional communities. Labels aren’t exactly unique to the practice of psychology. Humanity had been labeling items and individuals for decades as a means of simplifying life and communication. Labels make understanding a little easier, even when they’re unwanted labels on a particular group of people. One of the biggest advantages of using diagnostic labels in the practice of psychology is the label’s ability to convey a large amount of information within it. For example, hearing the term “bipolar disorder” gives…

  • Anatomy

    Disorders of the Endocrine System

    Disorders of the endocrine system and psychological symptoms The endocrine system is a network of glands that secrete substances called hormones into the bloodstream. The hormones regulate the body’s metabolism. If the body has too much or too little of a certain hormone, the feedback system signals the proper gland or glands to correct the problem. A hormone imbalance may occur if this feedback system can’t maintain the right level of hormones in the bloodstream, and may lead to endocrine disorders. There are many different types of endocrine disorders. Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder diagnosed in the United States. Adrenal insufficiency. The adrenal gland releases too little of…

  • Anatomy

    About Endocrine System

    The endocrine system is a network of glands that produce and release hormones that help control many important body functions. A malfunctioning of one or more of these glands can unbalance the hormones in the body and lead to an endocrine disorder, or endocrine disease. Some endocrine disorders are: diabetes, adrenal insufficiency, Cushing’s disease, gigantism, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, multiple endocrine neoplasia I and II, polycystic ovary syndrome, precocious puberty. The disorders of the endocrine system can have symptoms that look like psychological symptoms. Some of these symptoms are: depression, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, decreased concentration, and decreased memory. Therefore, it is very important that patients must have physical exams before making…