Saturday, May 14, 2011

IQ: Intelligence Questions

  1. What does the term "IQ" mean? IQ is "Intelligence Quotient"
  2. When, where and by whom was the concept of IQ developed?
    Alfred Binet. His test were the basics of the modern IQ test.
  3. What is the average IQ?                                                                                                           Genius 144 0.13%
    Gifted 130-144 2.14%
    Above average 115-129 13.59%
    Higher average 100-114 34.13%
    Lower average 85-99 34.13%
    Below average 70-84 13.59%
    Borderline low 55-69 2.14%
    Low <55 0.13%
  4. What is Mensa International?
    Mensa International is the largest, oldest, and most well-known high IQ society in the world.
  5. Name at least two different IQ tests.                                                                                     Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)                                                                           Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (Kaufman-ABC)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Legallize Marijuana

Yes, I think marijuana should be legalized in every country. Marijuana is not an addictive drug. Many people buy it just because it’s illegal. If they legalized marijuana there would be less poverty because many of the people who use it only use money for dope. There would also be less corruption and criminals that would decrease the death rate in every country. The United States wouldn’t waste those millions of dollars burning the marijuana farms and getting all the dealers. Also it would be cheaper and people who use it for medical purposes would use it freely and it wouldn’t be so expensive por them. The world wouldn’t be so dangerous now days because normally now all the crimes are done because of drugs. People would be much safer. It would be safer because almost all the thieves are involved in drugs and use them and because they waste it all on it they become criminals and start stealing from people and some even killing them. They should also legalize it because the drug is not so harmful like other drugs such as the cigarette; if the marijuana is illegal the cigarette and the alcohol should be too. Many people say it shouldn’t be legalized because they think that it’s the most harmful drug but the effects aren’t so damaging, it won’t give you lung cancer and it won’t give u any type of breathing problem. The effects are minimum and short in time. People all over the world now are protesting for the legalization of the drug. Many people who are protesting are people who need it for medical use and they can’t afford it because it illegal otherwise if it wasn’t it would be much cheaper.
the marijuana should be legalized just for the simple reason of a more peaceful place without much deaths and crimes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Methamphetamine is the most dangerous drug that has been discovered. Worse than alcohol, cigarettes, cocaine, heroin, cannabis and any other drug. Its effect in the human body is that it increases the energy of the person who uses it, and it makes him want more. People who use meth will do whatever it takes to get more of it. They stop working because they brain doesn’t functions the same and they only focus on the drug. People become thieves and most of them get into jail. They will do whatever to get the drug so they steal money or anything that they can sell. A reaction of the drug is an itching all over the body.  People who take it have huge scratches and scars cause by their itching and because they scratch all over their body especially their faces. It also removes their concentration, and doesn’t let people think straightly. The one who takes it feels so good they think they have the need to take more. They create a lab on their homes that can be really dangerous because of the chemical fumes and because it’s very flammable. Meth kills people who take it really fast it just takes a couple of years and if you just take it once you are already addicted to it.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Body Language


1) Gesture: Arms crossed on chest
Meaning: Defensiveness
2) Gesture: Hands clasped behind back
Meaning: Anger, frustration, apprehension
3) Gesture: Rubbing hands
Meaning: Anticipation
4) Gesture: Pinching bridge of nose, eyes closed
Meaning: Negative evaluation
5) Gesture: Biting nails
Meaning: Insecurity, nervousness
1) China: Greeting is usually just a slight nod and bow.
2) India: Before entering any sacred area, remove footwear.
2) Zimbabwe: It is rude to maintain eye contact.
3) Egypt:To ask, Would you sleep with me? tap two index fingers together, side-by-side.
4) Saudi Arabia:  Shaking the head from side to side means yes.
5) Iran: The thumbs up sign is vulgar.
6) Argentina: Good friends will greet with an "abrazo".
7) Canada:  No excessive gesturing.
8) Sweden: Firm handshake.
9) Spain: The ok sign is obscene.
10) Poland: To invite someone to drink, flick your neck.


1)Poland:Men may greet women by kissing their hands; women greet other women with a slight embrace and kiss on the cheek.
2)Italy: In churches, women should cover their heads; do not wear short sleeves or sleeveless shirts. When dining, only men pour the wine.
3)Ireland: Women sit first. It is proper to sit with legs crossed at the ankles or at the knees; it is informal to cross your ankle over your knee.
4)Australia: Men do not express emotions.
5)Zimbabwe: Women and girls may often curtsey in greeting.
6)Mexico: Women initiate the handshake and men greeting with a warm and soft handshake.
7) India: Women should never initiate the handshake; women will often shake hands with other women but not men.
8)Saudi Arabia: men greet with a hug and a cheek kiss. Veiled women are not introduced.
9)Columbia: Women hold forearms instead of shaking hands.
10)Canada:  Women greet with a slight nod.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fear to MS-13

Die for your family, and live for your gang. the life in a gang is not easy, in order to belong in one you have to commit to its laws and way of living. a person who belongs to a gang fears for their life every day. The role of fear in a gang can go into two different ways. One, to keep you in the organization and two, to cause fear to people around to be respected. People in this kind of groups usually act against the laws and make fearful actions against a society in order to cause fear to the people that surround them. These gangs feel superior because they have no fear for anything, and all they want is power. Why power? Because power leads you to respect and therefore gain importance. These gangs are formed because these people want everything easy and usually by breaking the law they become famous. In conclusion the role of fear in an organization like this one is to gain power, defy, and stand up for what they believe they have a right for even though it implies breaking the law at any cost. In the end to the eyes of society these people don't gain power, they show no education and no virtues or values for their lives. One thing that is important to mention is that the people they choose to belong to these groups have to have low self esteem and weakness. Weakness is a characteristic that will empower the leader of the gang to keep its members against their will.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Biological Causes of Depression:

  • Medications:Medications prescribed for the relief of depression may restore balance to the levels of neurotransmitters. For example, many people who are depressed have low levels of norepinephrine. Some anti-depressants increase the levels of norepinephrine and relieve the symptoms of depression. However, this is not definitive, because some depressed individuals have high levels of norepinephrine, and anti-depressant medications do not work for everyone. Still, there is a strong correlation between levels of neurotransmitters levels and depression, and medications relieve symptoms for many people.
  • Stress Hormone:Cortisol, popularly known as the stress hormone, is secreted by the adrenal glands in order to help individuals react to stressful events. This is sometimes referred to as the "fight or flight" hormone. Cortisol tends to increase alertness, heart rate and respiration, and to decrease digestion. In depressed individuals, cortisol may continue to be secreted even though the levels of the hormone are already high in their body. Cortisol is believed to be related to depression because once the depression disappears, cortisol levels return to normal.
  • Organic Conditions:Because depression is influenced by hormones, disease in the organs producing the hormone can contribute to the condition. Cushing's Syndrome is caused by abnormally high cortisol levels over a prolonged period and can originate with tumors of the adrenal gland. Addison's Disease is caused by damage to the adrenal glands, resulting in their inability to produce enough cortisol. Thyroid disorders resulting in both the overproduction and underproduction of the thyroid hormones also cause mood changes.
Environmental causes of Depression:
  • Stress:A buildup of stress can sometimes trigger clinical depression. How someone handles multiple stresses such as a job loss followed by mounting debt and relationship troubles can determine whether or not depression will follow.
  • Tramautic Events:The death of a loved one, the loss of a job or living through a natural disaster like a hurricane can all be environmental triggers of depression.
  • Childhood:Often, a child who has lived through sexual or physical abuse, a turbulent upbringing, separation from a parent or mental illness in a family member may not have learned the skills necessary to deal with the responsibilities of adulthood. These adults may become depressed because they have not been taught coping skills.
Cognitive causes of Depression:
  • Cognitive causes of depression are learned through relationships, unfavorable life situations often in childhood and the formative years. People view the world in a negative way, this negative view is usually a distortion of reality.
Cognitive Triad:
  • Negative thinking that often accompanies depression. The three components of the triad include one’s view of the world, oneself, and the future. People who are depressed tend to view the things around them negatively, evaluate themselves as unworthy and flawed, and view the future with caution and pessimism.
  1. Environmental Causes of Depression | Biological Causes of Depression |

Monday, November 1, 2010

articles on depression

  • Dr. Mahmood I. Siddique wasw the conducter who was the clinical associate professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.  It was presented in June 9, 2010 in San Antonio Texas at SLEEP 2010 in the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC.The study involved 262 high school seniors with an average age of 17.7 years who were attending a public high school in Mercer County, N.J. Participants reported socio-demographic characteristics using a cross-sectional survey. Excessive daytime sleepiness was indicated by a score of 10 or higher on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and mood was evaluated with a validated depression scale.
  •  Lawrence T. Lam, Ph.D. conducted the esxperiment who os of the School of Medicine, Sydney, and the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Australia, and Zi-Wen Peng, M.Sc., of the Ministry of Education and SunYat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, in August 2010. Participants were assessed for depression and anxiety using previously validated scales. They also completed a questionnaire to identify pathological Internet use, including questions that reflect typical behaviors of addiction.
  • The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Bergen, Norway, and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's College led by Dr Robert Stewar. The study  shows that patients with depression face an overall increased risk of mortality, while a combination of depression and anxiety in patients lowers mortality compared with depression alone. Utilising a unique link between a survey of over 60,000 people and a comprehensive mortality database, the researchers found that over the four years following the survey, the mortality risk was increased to a similar extent in people who were depressed as in people who were smokers.