Psychology: Drug Addiction and Mrs. Kaufman Essay

974 Words Oct 13th, 2013 4 Pages
Thalia Garcia Psychology 10/1/13

Ever wondered why we act the way we do and how we become who we are? Well it all dates back to when we were just infants. As we grow older we constantly learn from what we see and feel. As babies, we connect with our caregivers in a way we sense what they sense that can shape us as we develop. Let’s use the Kaufman family for example (question two). Mrs. Kaufman spends a lot of time stroking, cuddling, and rocking her infant son, Kyle, and seems to be highly aware of the baby’s actions and needs. Mr. Kaufman worries that his wife’s interactions with the baby can affect him in the long run. Mr. Kaufman’s first concern is that Kyle will cry easily when
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Research states that heavy drinking can have long term effects to the brain. If it is persistent and continues for long period of time it can also shrink the brain. Have you ever seen someone who was drinking seem to be zoned out? That’s because alcohol effects self-awareness and basically the drinker’s focus is elsewhere. Next, let’s look into Marijuana. Marijuana is in the Hallucinogen category. A hallucinogen is a mind-altering (psychedelic) that twists perceptions and evokes sensory images in the absence of sensory input. Marijuana, which contains THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), is similar to alcohol because it slows down the motor skills, but it also can make the user sensitive to colors, sounds, tastes, and smells. Marijuana enhances sensation, relieves pain, makes the user unaware of time, and also relaxes the body. Unlike alcohol, marijuana can remain in the body for about a week. If continued, the user has a high risk of psychological disorders and cause lung damage. Last but not least, cocaine. Cocaine has an effect opposite than alcohol, that’s the stimulant category. Stimulant is a drug that excites the neural activity and speeds up the body functions. This drug quickly rushes to the blood that causes euphoria to go to the brain depleting its supply of neurotransmitters. Within an hour, the user will crash and depression follows. Many become highly addicted to this drug because they like

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