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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Children’s Health

    Children in the States – NEW JERSEY “Although the majority of New Jersey’s children have access to health coverage, that does not guarantee enrollment in coverage, which can jeopardize their education and their future. In 2013, 89.2 percent of eligible children participated in NJ FamilyCare or FamilyCare, New Jersey’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In FY2013, a total of 662,198 New Jersey children ages 0 -18 were enrolled in NJ FamilyCare, and 206,761 in FamilyCare. More than 112,000 New Jersey children ages 0 -17 (5.6 percent) were uninsured in 2013. The state had the 21 st lowest rate of uninsured children among states.” Bronfenbrenner believed that a person’s development is…