Academic Papers of Curtis M. Kularski

Gender Differences in Domestic Violence


Sex & Gender PSYC 430
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2011

Abstract

             Historically men have been thought of as the aggressors in domestic violence. Men and women are both capable of initiating domestic violence, but typically each takes a different approach. While in most areas of study gender is not a relevant classification for differentiation, in domestic violence both genders have discreet approaches and different motivations and objective

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Polish-American Experience


Multi-cultural Psychology PSYC 343
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Fall 2010

Abstract

             The United States is a composite culture, developed from a number of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. One such group is the Polish. Polish-Americans have been a part of the American cultural catalog since as early as 1608 and still maintain a distinctive presence in the culture.

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Midterm Examination for Multi-cultural Psychology


Multi-cultural Psychology PSYC 343
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Fall 2010

Description

             Discuss institutional discrimination. Comparing people's race and people's social class, what similarities and differences in institutional discrimination exist? Support your argument with evidence.

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Animal Subjects in Experimentation


Animal Behavior PSYC 443
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Fall 2010

Abstract

             Animal testing in research is a complex issue that has a variety of viewpoints. The process itself involves administering drugs and other medical treatments, such as experimental surgeries, to animal subjects to test their safety and practicality for human applications. In some cases medications and surgeries are tested on healthy animals to determine how they react. In other cases, animals are intentionally harmed to facilitate determining the effectiveness of the treatment. In those instances the harm to the animal can be physical, such as dislocating joints, or it can be biological, such as injecting an animal with a disease for which a potential treatment will eventually be administered.

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Obersational Metods of Research


Research Methods PSYC 352
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2010

Abstract

             Observational research is the key to non-experimental research. There are several methods of observational research that may be used, each with its own concerns for validity as well as ethical feasibility in its implementation. Observational studies often take place outside the confines of a laboratory, forcing a large number of confounding variables. With the relative imprecision of observational studies, there are still protocols that must be followed.

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Uses of Tactile Perception of the Blind


Sensation and Perception PSYC 420
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2010

Abstract

             Individuals explore the world in a variety of different ways. The difference between common ways to interact with one’s environment becomes greater when a disability is involved. One of the most limiting disabilities in a society of visually inclined is blindness. Blind individuals adapt in many ways, one of the more common is by learning to “see” by touch. This paper will explore some of the various ways that the blind use the sense of touch, specifically pattern recognition, to be aware of the world around them.

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Gender Differences in Self Esteem


Developmental Psychology PSYC 331
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2010

Abstract

             This paper seeks to explore the differences in forming self-esteem as well as the differences in how self-esteem affects the overall person between the genders. Focus will be given to formation of the adolescent self-image and as a result, self-esteem.

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Chunking


Theories of Learning PSYC 320
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2010

Abstract

             This paper is an exploration of the cognitive process of chunking. Three research studies on the topic of chunking will be explored to expound on the topic and provide perspective on the implications of chunking on the overall storage and retrieval system of the brain. Each of the studies is from a different area of memory. One is from language, one from number processing and the final study is from the topic of ideomotor principle. Each study provides a unique perspective on how chunking is used to facilitate human learning.

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Personality Analysis


Theories of Personality PSYC 310
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2009

Abstract

             There are many theories of personality to select between when attempting to explain any particular personality. For exploring the personality characteristics of Curtis Kularski, Erickson’s Crisis and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theories were selected. These theories provide simple explanations to the intricacies of the personality being explored, provide a mechanism for predicting future behavior and personality development and explain the limitations of the present state of Mr. Kularski’s personality.

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Perception As It Applies to Artificial Intelligence


Cognitive Psychology PSYC 421
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2009

Abstract

             This paper explores the Cognitive Psychology concept of Perception, as it applies to the field of Artificial Intelligence. Humans and computers see things in very distinct ways. There are parallels drawn between a computer's processor and a human's brain, but the two are not equivalent. Perception for a human is a native, organic process, but for an artificial intelligence, it is a much more involved process. There are a lot of similarities, including matching of facial patterns to identify a person and measuring of pitch and pattern in a voice to determine spoken words. The fundamental differences between organic intelligence and artificial intelligence are how the raw input is used and how it is stored.

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