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  • Legal Parameters of Informed Consent Applied to Electroconvulsive Therapy

    Past attempts by policy experts and scholars to synthesize the legal policy considerations behind a general limited right to refuse treatment and specific legislative efforts to regulate the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have met with considerable controversy, confrontation, and misunderstanding. It will be argued on the basis of the following legal analysis that the parameters of the law of informed consent and substituted decisionmaking, as articulated in the leading court decisions and state legislation, provide a reasonable framework upon which to develop sound policy judgments about the right to refuse electroconvulsive therapy.

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  • Memory

    Memory is one of the most important concepts in learning; if things are not remembered, no learning can take place.

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  • Individual Differences in personality and motivation

    Fundamental questions of motivation are concerned with the direction, intensity, and duration of behavior. Within each of these broad categories are sub-questions such as the distinctions between quality and quantity, effort and arousal, and latency and persistence. Cutting across all these questions are the relative contributions of individual differences and situational constraints to the level of motivation and of subsequent performance.

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  • Massage therapy for preterm and/or low birth-weight infants

    It has been argued that infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are subject both to a highly stressful environment - continuous, high-intensity noise and bright light (Field 1990) - and to a lack of the tactile stimulation that they would otherwise experience in the womb or in general mothering care (Montagu 1978). Massage has been recommended as an intervention to promote growth and development of preterm and low-birth weight (LBW) infants.

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  • Basic Neural Mechanisms in Behavior

    Classic paper by K. S. Lashley (1930).

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  • Loss of Speech, Chronic Softening and Partial Destruction of the Anterior Left Lobe of the Brain

    Classic work by Pierre Paul Broca (1861).

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  • How To Deal With Overstress

    A description of Stress and its causes. A checklist of determining if you are stressed and what to do if stress does not go away; there may be some other health problem present.

    Added: July 22, 1999 Hits: 1710

  • Blindspot: Seeing more than your eye does

    How we see more than the naked eye.

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  • Receptive Fields Tutorial

    Tutorials on basic issues about how the brain processes visual, and other sensory, information.

    Added: July 22, 1999 Hits: 2044

  • Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the Issues

    Addresses how much truth there is in propositions and assess the ability of current proposals to deal with complaints.

    Added: July 22, 1999 Hits: 502

  • Coaching Science Abstracts

    These abstracts interpret research articles for practicing coaches and others interested in applied sport science.

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  • The Mental Edge Sport Psychology

    Perhaps you have heard the phrase, "Winning is 90% mental and 10% physical," or you have considered incorporating imagery to enhance your performance, but you still do not understand everything you would like to know about sport psychology.

    Added: July 22, 1999 Hits: 7312