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Since they were conducted, the American Psychological Association (APA) has established rules and strict guidelines for ethical experimentation that would not allow the kind of deception used at that time. In both experiments, the subjects experienced numerous after-effects including depression, anxiety, and tremendous guilt and they received psychological counselling afterwards.
In the case of the Zimbardo experiment, it is understandable why the prisoners would have suffered from the experience, but it is less obvious why the prison guards and the subjects in the Milgram experiment would. The Milgram subjects in particular did not actually cause any harm to anybody because the setup and the shocks were completely faked. Still, the realization of what they were capable of doing shocked them and caused them tremendous shame, guilt, and anxiety. The members of the Zimbardo experiment have held periodic reunions with Dr. Zimbardo over the years and he filmed a documentary detailing…… [Read More]
When Hamlet hands the kingdom over to Fortinbras at the end of the play, we see the importance of Fortinbras' character.
The masculine and the feminine are at odds in Hamlet. Gertrude represents a side of the female that is questionable at best. While we never know what Gertrude knew regarding the King's death, we also do not know what she knew about many things. Her role in the play is significant but strange nevertheless. Hamlet believes Gertrude to be incestuous and he is outraged by her behavior. She is "pernicious" (1.5.105), disloyal, and incapable of being selfless and these are qualities that he attaches to a good mother. Hamlet thus believes his mother to be a maternal failure. It should be noted that while we might not know much about Gertrude, she is a woman that speaks her mind and appears to be practical when it comes to maintaining…… [Read More]
dining room. day.
MOTHER, ALICIA, and BOBBY are seated around the table. ALICIA and BOBBY are eating hungrily; MOTHER is staring at the wall vacantly.
What's wrong, Mom?
I asked you what's wrong. You've been taring at the wall for the past five minutes.
It's nothing, honey.
It's the kitchen.
MOTHER looks sharply at BOBBY.
The kitchen. it's weird in there. I don;t really like it. It feels...funny. Like someone is after you.
(in a spooky voice)
And if you aren't a good little boy, the spirit of the kitchen will put you in the oven and make you into Thanksgiving dinner!
ALICIA cackles wickedly. FATHER enters, dressed for work and carrying a briefcase. He kisses MOTHEr on the top of the head.
Isn't it a little early for evil laughter? What's going on?
I'm just telling…… [Read More]
The media has sprung up with a series of phony pictures and footage over the years showing Bigfoot in various conditions. Considering the many contentious sightings of Bigfoot, it is rather difficult to classify certain sightings as being true. Even with that, movies such as the Patterson Film have succeeded in receiving attention from the public because of the fact that the researchers had presented evidence that was virtually impossible to contest. There is still a long way to go in order for Bigfoot's existence to be acknowledged, considering the fact that there will always be people coming up with fake evidence that only succeeds in bringing more mystery to the topic.
On the one hand, Bigfoot enthusiasts motivate the creature's existence by claiming that Bigfoot is the descendent of an ancient ape named Gigantopithecus blacki. On the other hand, Scientists believe that Bigfoot, the Sasquatch, and Yeti are just…… [Read More]
Christ died on the cross in order to prove the infinite love of god towards his creatures. Using fear as a catalyst for faith has people acting out of hatred.
The second consequence is that people are more easily to be controlled. Fear is an instrument of control. It is highly efficient because it practically means getting into people's heads. Afterwards, small inputs are necessary in order to achieve the desired actions. Fear is connected with a way of being (living) focused on having as opposed to the paradigm focused on being.
When an individual is controlled by somebody else this clearly implies that the latter part is the stringer one. Therefore such doctrines as the one of Augustine regarding baptism serves a mechanism through which power is installed and maintained. It is highly efficient through the immense psychological power which it induces.
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The writer goes on, "Then I saw a light and everything stopped. It was as if the light communicated to me everything I had done wrong and it showed me what love it" (www.near-death.com). Maybe that "light" was his conscience? Meanwhile, another person who claims to have had a NDE recalls that in 1970 he was a 24-year-old "with serious psycho-emotional problems." Right there at the opening of his narrative any reader with an investigative tendency would wonder how believable someone is going to be who had psycho-emotional issues at 24.
But he goes on, saying the room "was flooded with light from overhead" and he was engaged in a "new dimension of psychic communion" with a hippie couple who had given him the LSD. He went into a "trance" and was "truly" born again, "without even the need of Jesus." If this sounds like a person was on an…… [Read More]
This means that you must train employees how to identify various forms of phishing. At the same time, you must implement some kind of security procedures that will place a restriction, on how personal information is distributed. For example, employees could be trained in spotting various kinds of fictitious emails. However, when they run across an email like that is requesting information, there would be a procedure where the company will call the customer at the telephone number on file. This is significant, because it will improve the vigilance of: employees involving various phishing related emails. If for some reason, one happens to go through, no information can be released until you contact the customer at the telephone number they provide. This will prevent phishing, by having an initial process for detecting vulnerabilities and having some kinds of checks / balances in place. (Goldman, 2009)
Once you have an effective…… [Read More]
One of the most common uses of employment tests is in the area of employment. Many employers use personality tests as a means to assess potential job candidates for their suitability, honesty, and loyalty to a future employer. Individual experience and interpretation can skew answers in such as manner as to render these tests unreliable. For instance, a person who is naturally unassertive might view the actions of an assertive person as aggressive, hostile, or angry. Likewise, an assertive person might see the actions of an unassertive person as weakness.
Previously, it was mentioned that seldom do people fall cleanly into one particular personality type of another. Yet, Jung's personality traits have found their way into a number of assessments and tools that are used in numerous situations. Many employers have begun to use personality tests, based on Jung's theories to decide if a candidate is right for a job.…… [Read More]
Maybe even a special area of the website just for them where they could color in a sock and "print" it for a small fee and have it mailed to them? They would love that. Imagine how that would go over around the holidays too, creating socks for special occasions with your kids' artwork on them. It was be very popular I think.
The company has to move to a lighter, more fun-loving type of marketing too. The sock puppet is now the universal symbol of fun. And there is not a single sock puppet in their marketing. How dull is that? There could be more of a focus on "pin the sock on the puppet" games to find the nearest retailer, because today you cannot find that on their site. They also don't really have anything about sizes either, which is, well, inconvenient.
This company looks like it…… [Read More]
One Flew Over the Cucoo's Nest. (1990). Retrieved October 2010, from Internet Movie Database: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/
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Cooper, C. (2001, April). Modern Literature's Depiction of Nervous Ailments. Retrieved October 2010, from Literature Study Online: http://www.literature-study-online.com/essays/bellow_kesey.html
Kubler-Ross, E. (2005). On Grief and Grieving: Finding the meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss. New York: Simon and Schuster.
Madden, F. (1986). Sanity and Responsibility: Big Chief as narrator and Executioner. Modern Fiction Studies, 32(2), 203-17.
Perring, C. (2003, March). Review - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Retrieved October 2010, from Metapsychology: http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=1849… [Read More]
Regardless of which side of the debate a person is on, the truth is that transformational leaders far outdistance those that are authoritarian or transactional in mindset and approach (Eisenbeiss, Boerner, 2010). There are many factors for this but the traits that relate to excellence in leadership are as follows. First, transformational leaders have gained the trust and respect of their peers and subordinates by being transparent, or doing what they say they will do on a consistent bases. This is why trust is so difficult to earn, it takes consistency over sometimes years of relationships. For the true leaders in any company, they are transparent, consistent, and above all, real. They don't fake it or tell it like it isn't, they tell the truth and are straight with their subordinates, even if the news is bad. This is why some leaders can make entire strategies come together so quickly…… [Read More]
In my opinion, leaders should be an example for their team regarding work. They should promote increased enthusiasm towards work, in order for their example to be followed by other members of their group.
However, when assessing an individual's leadership potential it is necessary to take into consideration its emotional intelligence level. People's emotional intelligence refers to their ability of understanding motions and feelings and their attitudes and reactions in different situations (Chapman, 2009). The emotional intelligence level reveals how we read people, how we tend to use our emotions, how we understand and manage these emotions, and impressions.
The results of my EIQ 16 test have revealed interesting aspects about myself that I was not really aware of. For example, on the reading people aspect I rated level 3, which means that I am competent in this field. This means that I am normally aware of my feelings and…… [Read More]
How Credit Risk and Interest Rate Risk can Impact the Liquidity of a Bank
The banking industry is on the oldest in American history with origins dating back to 1784 with the founding of Bank of New York Mellon. The financial system, and in particular banks are a major component of a properly functioning economy. The banking system in general, is essentially a network of financial institutions that provide essential services to the economy. They are responsible for operating payments systems, providing loans, providing investment banking services, taking deposits, and so forth. From a consumer perspective, they are integral to the efficient movement of funds and capital from one entity to another. These are essential aspects to industry as well, due to their ability to help ensure efficient payments while also enabling business and household formation through credit services. As one of the most important industries in America, it is…… [Read More]
How Emotional Experiences are Influenced by One s Sense of Self
The interviewee was a mother, age 55, employee of a mortgage servicing company. Because of COVID 19, she has been stuck working from home, which is very challenging and frustrating for her as none of the conveniences of her office are at her disposal and it makes her work more difficult and time consuming. The primary emotion she feels is anger: she is physically pained by working 12 hour days sitting in a dining room chair that is hard on her back and hands, since she had spinal surgery a year ago; she misses her comfortable office chair. Her computer and wi-fi are slower than the system at work, where she has two computer screens that she can use at once to help speed up her work. With everyone working from home, the tasks are more slowly accomplished and…… [Read More]
Influence Practices of Elon Musk and Jeff Skilling
CEOs and Presidents
This paper looks at the influence processes of three CEOs: Elon Musk of Tesla, Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson, and Jeff Skilling of Enron. These leaders have various strengths and faults and their leadership approaches are all different and to some extent based on their own personalities and styles of management. Some have met with more success than others, and some have met with more failure. Gorsky has succeeded at leading Johnson & Johnson for the past 8 years. Skilling failed in his leadership role at Enron and was jailed for fraud. Musk has seen a string of successes and failures during the course of his tenure as head of Tesla. This paper discusses their various influence processes, analyzes their strengths and weaknesses and summarizes their key attributes that effect positive organizational change and improved performance.
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Miami is the de facto gateway to Latin America, and Calle Ocho has for decades served as the hub of the city’s Cuban culture and community. When it first began more than forty years ago, the Calle Ocho street festival was almost exclusively Cuban in character. Now the Calle Ocho festival reflects shifting demographics and the greater diversity of Latin American people in South Florida. I selected the Calle Ocho street festival as an example of what the overall area has to offer. The festival typically takes place in March. Even during the rest of the year, though, Calle Ocho retains a unique culture, identity, and aesthetic. Landmark establishments like Ball and Chain have recently experienced a revival as younger generations recognize the historical value and worth inherent in preserving such iconic places. The Calle Ocho area has become world renowned, and one of the top tourist destinations in the…… [Read More]
Topic: An argumentative comparison of Booker T Washington’s “Speech at the Atlanta Exposition,” and W.E.B. Du Bois', \"The Talented Tenth\".
Any narrative on African American history is incomplete if one fails to examine the competition between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington that, between the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, altered the route of America's pursuit of equality, besides ending up facilitating the rise of the contemporary Civil Rights Movement. While both rivals belonged to the very same period, were highly talented academicians, and were activists promoting African American civil rights, they differed with respect to their background and the approach adopted by them which eventually influenced the future the most (Blatty, 2015). In this paper, a detailed examination of both activists' works will be performed, and a few fundamental questions pertaining to the difference in their technique of raising African Americans…… [Read More]
A military end state refers to a number of vivid signs that signify all military goals have been accomplished. These signs are part of the standards used to indicate the end of a given military operation. They actually point out that the military is no longer the main device in the government’s hand in accomplishing further goals. As such, it is important for the military end state to be definite and straightforward. A number of easily determinable signs should be provided. The military should also be able to come to these signs in the course of its operations. With a distinct military end state, the key stakeholders are able to set major goals which can be mutually worked on. The stakeholders are also in a better position to plan similar operations in the future (Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2017).
In this case study, the military end state was…… [Read More]
The Amazon Customer Experience: How to Improve It
Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world. It is the retailer to which most consumers turn to when they wish to make a purchase, particularly if the consumer has Amazon Prime, which offers free, two-day shipping on many goods. This might lead most consumers to assume that Amazon customer service is superior to any and all alternatives. However, like all large companies, Amazon has had issues arises with its customer experience. Overall, Amazon has earned very positive reviews in terms of its customer relationships, but there is always room for improvement and Amazon strives to set a higher and higher bar for itself, not merely surpass its competitors. In fact, according to Coleman (2018), Amazon calls itself the most customer-centric company on earth. This sets a very high level of expectations for consumers.
What Amazon Is Doing Right
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Strategies to improve collaboration and cooperation between the Homeland Security agencies
The department of homeland security (DHS) controls the territorial, local, state, tribal, and federal government resources (DHS, 2018). The DHS coordinates various programs and agencies into one single and unified effort that is given to protecting the American homeland and the people. The first QHSR (Quadrennial Homeland Security Review) was completed in the year 2010 with an objective of establishing an incorporated strategy for the goals and missions of homeland security (Homeland Security, 2005). Following this, DHS carried out a BUR (Bottom up Review). The objective was to synchronize organizational structure and programmatic activities in order to effectively achieve the goals and missions of homeland security.
The primary duty of homeland security is to protect the U.S. from any terrorism. The counterterrorism duties of the DHS are concentrated on these three goals i.e. First goal is protecting and resisting…… [Read More]
.....rhetorical choices used by Tyler Durden on his website ZeroHedge are appropriate to the audience, judging by the numerous comments in the comment section. The website presents itself as an anti-Establishment blog on financial matters while also touching upon socio-political topics as well. The site is basic in terms of visual appeal: it uses black text on a white background. The only color comes from ads displayed on the pages (but those are easily blocked with an ad blocker). The profile picture that Durden uses when posting articles is a torso shot of Brad Pitt's character from Fight Club and the site's slogan is a line taken from the film/book: "On a long enough time line, the survival rate of everyone drops to zero." The site's main thesis is that there is no to "hedge" against the coming economic collapse -- i.e., there is no protection because the markets are…… [Read More]
Emotional labour is a common phenomenon, especially in service industries. Broadly speaking, emotional labour means that an individual at the workplace displays positive or organisationally-acceptable emotions regardless of their true emotional state (Hochschild, 1983). When interacting with customers, for instance, a customer service employee is required to treat customers with empathy, kindness, and calmness irrespective of how the employee is feeling or how the customer behaves or talks. Portraying negative emotions such as anger, frustration, and hostility would potentially injure the reputation of the organisation or negatively affect customer confidence in the organisation. Fundamentally, emotional labour means that while at work, the experience and articulation of feelings should be separated in the sense that one is expected to display the desired emotions, not the emotions they are actually experiencing (Ward and McMurray, 2016).
Does emotional labour mean that service organisations must consider employees with the ability to manage their emotions?…… [Read More]
In the shifting views about the health effects of marijuana, there is a general trend for states to relax the rules around this substance across the nation. Some states have already lifted the ban against marijuana for recreational purposes. The state of California set the pace in this discussion and shifting perceptions when it passed a proposal now popularly known as proposal 215 to allow possession of small amounts of the substance for medical uses (Murphy and Carnevale 2016). Other states have followed suit. The most notable among these states are the District of Columbia and six other states. They represent about 6% of the population of the nation. They have all allowed possession of marijuana; not for medical use only, but for recreational purposes.
There are several contributing factors to this phenomenon. One of the most outstanding reasons is that the much-touted war on drugs across the nation has…… [Read More]
The Church of Scientology is one of the most controversial and high profile new religious movement, more commonly called a cult. Although the Church of Scientology itself strongly objects to being called a cult, an abundance of evidence from former members has led to damning exposures into how the organization works, functions, and entraps its members. The Church of Scientology is much more famous than other cults because of its high-profile celebrity members, most notably Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Isaac Hayes. The Church of Scientology is one of the perfect examples of how difficult it can be to differentiate at all between a religion and a cult, given that so many world religions also have outlandish beliefs and engage in social control or mind control to a degree. Yet a closer examination of the Church of Scientology does reveal that the organization much more resembles a cult than a…… [Read More]
Social Media & Politics
Social media has not been around a terribly long time in terms of years and time spent. However, the days of when MySpace fully came onto the scene was not that long ago. Since then, Facebook has asserted a massive presence. That presence has been used by Facebook itself and others to change the face of different realms of society. Just one of those realms would happen to be the political scene. However, there are plenty of people that disagree about how much impact social medic could or should have when it comes to politics. While Malcolm Gladwell is quick to point out that social media has ignited social activities and levels of political activity not seen before, he insists that social media cannot replace the real depth, breadth and substance of what makes politics work.
The interesting way in which Gladwell is wont to…… [Read More]
As law enforcers, police officials are in a position to engage in decision- making capable of impacting people’s lives, possessions and freedom, and ethics- related knowledge would ensure they decide appropriately. Policepersons are responsible for enforcing the law and familiarity with ethics would ensure they do so impartially and with integrity. In this paper, ethical code is applied to the incident of police brutality at the time of Hurricane Katrina, on 4th September, 2005. Six civilians making their way across New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge were shot at by policepersons, with two losing their lives and the rest suffering from serious injury.
Code of ethics and the case study
Policepersons playing the role of law enforcers are chiefly responsible to serve humanity through defending their lives and possessions, upholding citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom, fairness and equality, and ensuring innocents are defrauded, the peaceful don’t suffer aggression and chaos,…… [Read More]
Evidence-Based Project Proposal
Graduate Project in Nursing
The incidence of sexually transmitted diseases has been increasing among adolescents in countries around the world, but there remains a dearth of timely and relevant studies concerning salient differences in knowledge level and attitudes between different cultures and ethnic populations. One common factor that has been consistently demonstrated in improving the effectiveness of treatments for sexually transmitted diseases is promoting adherence to treatment regimens, most especially for medications since these are used in all treatments for sexually transmitted diseases. While there have been some studies concerning various strategies for promoting adherence levels to treatment regimens, there remains a lack of studies concerning evidence-based practices that incorporate technological solutions. To this end, the proposed study intends to conduct an experiment using innovative face recognition and motion detection smartphone app to evaluate its effectiveness in promoting adherence to medication regimens among a population of adolescents…… [Read More]
Memories are what define a person. They are the bits of past and time that stick even after the passing of several years. Twyla and Roberta share a memory of a racially ambiguous woman named Maggie. This memory explained through these encounters by Roberta, characterize Twyla as a shame-filled person who is slightly weak of character who tries to disassociate from Maggie by not identifying her as black.
At first Twyla remembers Maggie fell down and they (Roberta and Twlya) never tried to help her. However, when she recounts that memory, deep down she feels ashamed. Roberta and Twyla have different lives several years later. Roberta appears to take the 'well-off' route whereas Twyla takes the 'lower-middle class' route. Twyla is first a waitress and then she is married to a firefighter. This other encounter at the gourmet grocery store is where the Maggie memory comes up.
Essentially, Twyla remembered…… [Read More]
Culture and Health Care |
A Review of Culture on Health Disparities, Health Related Practices and Healthcare Outcomes
The social status of an individual refers to the rank one holds within a group or community; and requires conformance to such rights, lifestyle, and duties as understood by prestige and social hierarchy (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016). Status may be attained or ascribed in different ways. One, for instance may inherit such status at birth as it happens in monarchies and Kingships. This kind of status climb has nothing to do with one's innate abilities or skills. Ascribed status is based on such factors as age, family relations, lineage, birth, sex, and similar considerations while acquired status is earned. It may be based on such factors as the level of education, marital status, occupation and similar factors that come with accomplishment of certain feats that required some practical effort.
Status is…… [Read More]
money laundering from the perpetrator's perspective. In specific, it will address the questions of whether virtual money can be counterfeited, whether the money can be trailed, and who can access the devices used for financing the system.
The simplest form of money laundering entails making it appear as though the money derived from one source (say, Source A) actually comes from another (Source B, for instance). That is, criminals perpetrating this crime attempt to cover the origin of their illegally-procured money, making it appear as though their source was lawful. If they do not do so, they will not be able to utilize that money, as a link could be established between it and some criminal activity, causing law enforcement personnel to seize the money (Money Launderering Basics - How Money Laundering Works - Howstuffworks). The practice of money laundering constitutes a key step in successful white-collar crimes, terror activities,…… [Read More]
HR professional can use in order to determine incentive pay within the workplace is connecting incentive pay with the performance of the employees. Setting up benchmarks helps the organization assess performance in the employees. If an employee's performance exceeds the placed benchmark, then that employee receives additional pay or incentive pay. Providing incentives to the employees allows for potentially higher sales and/or productivity as employees know where to rise up to in order to gain that particular incentive (Boyer, 2011, p. 285).
A simple example of this is setting up a sales goal and having sales associates receive a $100 bonus if they reach the sales goals for that month, or even doubling commission for anything sold past the sales goal amount. That way hard work is rewarded and the company gets more sales done each month. The goals can also be adjusted according to the skill level of the…… [Read More]
France, a country known for its makeup, clothing, and beauty industries, has recently banned child beauty pageants (Cruz, 2013). It is widely believed that child beauty pageants are harmful to children's mental, emotional, and even physical health, as well as injurious to public health. If France has deemed the pageants and the culture they represent as being detrimental to child development, then the rest of the world might follow suit. There are already calls to ban child beauty pageants based on recent social scientific evidence showing that they can cause real harm to young people. While some parents have defended the pageants on the grounds that they help their children overcome shyness or develop the skills necessary to gain "poise and confidence," none of those claims are based on fact ("The Whys and Woes of Child Beauty Pageants," 2000). Quite the contrary, research studies are showing that the pageants may…… [Read More]
healthcare services, many people could encounter some form of discrimination on the basis of their race, gender, or even sexual orientation. Discrimination in healthcare may seem like it is not something that is a major issue. However, it absolutely does come up in many situations, states and environments. Whether based on gender, religion, race or sexuality, discrimination happens at overt or implied levels all of the time. In other situations, there are huge disparities in healthcare outcomes from one group to another and many experts say that this can only come from systemic or sporadic instance of racism from the healthcare sphere, from society in general or a combination of the two. While most people get very good care, there are situations where the healthcare and/or government sectors fall short. It is important to note that although people are not always aware of this; there are various laws that seek…… [Read More]
Ravich discusses the privatization of public schooling. What does she mean by privatization? And what does Ravich say is the main problem of today's education industry? Do you agree?
In one sense, Ravich appears to pull back the layers of politicization of education by arguing that it is not the schools that are failing but rather our society, with its complete disregard for poverty and social equality especially in urban areas. It is her contention that by failing to address these issues, society sets the standard for schools: essentially, she argues that no one can be educated properly if they are living in poverty. But what does she mean by this? For example, schools in Zimbabwe in the 1960s were privately run by landowning families, who provided education for the impoverished children. These schools were successful because the families who ran the schools cared about the service they were providing…… [Read More]
search and seizure of computers in a criminal case. The paper discuses both the challenges and the instruments and approaches needed in gathering evidence from computers.
Computer evidence is similar to most other kinds of evidence in several ways. Computer evidence is not that different from the evidence to be collected from a car impounded after a car-chase or the scene of crime in a murder case, in the sense that just like any other form of evidence, it ought to have been legally obtained, if it is to be admitted in court (Oppenheimer, n.d). For one, I will first have to get a search warrant before taking any computer evidence. In civil cases, there has to be consideration for procedures and policies. Many companies have their own incident-report plans that ought to be followed. The state and federal laws that are concerned with search and seizure also…… [Read More]
Rise and Fall of Nortel
Factors Contributing to the Nortel's Rise and Fall
Nortel Corporation was one of the of largest communication companies in Canada before filing for bankruptcy in 2009. By September 2000, Nortel reached its peak and recorded $390 billion of market capitalization. Several factors led to the rise of Nortel in the 1990s and early 2000s. The Nortel Corporation operated in the broadband and wireless communication segment, and the company took the advantages of the growth in telecommunication and internet in the 1990s to record a tremendous increase in sales. Moreover, Nortel used the aggressive acquisition strategy to achieve its growth rate and by 2000s, the company share's value reached $200. By benefiting the market and regulatory conditions, Nortel recorded a triple in sales and multiple folds in operating profits between 1996 and 2000. Typically, the telecommunication industry recorded a significant boom in 1980s and 1990s leading…… [Read More]
The United States criminal justice system houses the largest prison population in the world; both in terms of the total prison population as well as the proportion of prisoners to the total population (per capita). The United States has a bigger prison population than China and India despite having nowhere near the total population. It also holds a greater percentage of its population in incarceration than any other country in the world as well including such nations such as Russia, North Korea, or even Iran. The United States has about five percent of the world's population however it has about twenty-five percent of the world's prison population.
There are many stereotypes that uphold the image of the inmate, prisoner, or felon as a violent criminal, that must be locked away to keep the population safe. However, in many cases, the actual prison population is made up of a…… [Read More]
Derek Cajun begins his book with an analysis of online dating. According to Cajun you should not turn to online dating when it is so easy to simply go out and find a woman. Cajun said it was important to actually get out and meeting women, because if you lack practice with your social skills, you are likely to mess up a date. Cajun states that dating sites should not be used to find women, but instead to practice your social skills in order to be ready for your dates. His book outlines the proper method for online dating, meeting women, starting conversation, and taking the next steps (Cajun, 2013).
Cajun refers to his books as "the total gentleman or man's guide to get ladies." As an added bonus he includes chapters on "Phone Game" by Tenmagnet, detailing how to make the first phone call to set up a date,…… [Read More]
Hiring Decisions at Zappos
With the company's emphasis on the Zappos Insiders group, a recruitment strategy that is likely to be a good fit would emphasize referrals from existing Zappos employees. A good-fit recruitment strategy would be structured to allow candidates for positions to spend time with members of the team that they are interested in joining. Zappos takes pride in being a company that is focused on the company culture and not on customer service, claiming that the customer service just happens when the company is successful at hiring people who are a good fit with the corporate culture. Essentially, what the company may be doing -- without being self-aware -- is creating a corporate culture that enables people who are a good fit to be happy at work and happy with the work they do each day. This is more or less an avowal of the old adage…… [Read More]
Indian and Feed
One way Arnold tries to change his perspective of race and poverty is through drawing. Drawing allows him a momentary, albeit fantasy, escape from his reality: "I draw because I want to talk to the world. And I want the world to pay attention to me" (Alexie, p. 5). Arnold goes on to state that his drawing pen is like his tool of choice, that he feels special when he wields it, and that he hopes to "be somebody important. An artist" (Alexie, p. 5). Illustrating offers him a way out of his reservation and his "identity" as an Indian. It offers him a window into a new world where he gets to set the perspective rather than have everyone else set it for him.
Throughout the narrative, Arnold also uses an extreme form of irony to convey the overall ridiculousness of "typing" people by race and/or…… [Read More]
Immigration to America
An Introduction and Claim
Over the years, the issue of immigration in America United States has raised complex demographic issues. Elements of population increase and cultural change on the native societies in the United States are evident characteristics of immigration. The social, political, and economic components of immigration cause controversies on issues of employment, settlement patterns, ethnicity, and economic benefits for non-immigrants. The government works on developing social mobility, reducing crime, and controlling voting behavior. This paper intends to outline the negative issues surrounding immigration in the U.S. The United States has fewer immigrants on per capita consideration comparable to half the OECD countries. Policies had developed before 1965 focused on establishing a working formula for limiting naturalization and immigration opportunities for persons without native claim.
The exceptional economic status of America makes it a haven for immigrants (David & Okazaki 887). However, globalization is fast…… [Read More]
modify JTB Theory of Knowledge. Analysis of the JTB model reveals that knowledge does not justify belief. The paper evaluates the theory of knowledge, the Gettier's challenge of the JTB, and modification of the JTB theory of knowledge.
JTB (Justified True Belief) is a theory of knowledge attempting to provide a sufficient and set of necessary conditions under which an individual can claim to possess certain knowledge. Prior to Gettier's challenge, many epistemologists have produced a routinely less detail of a person having the knowledge of particular p. The theory suggests that if an individual p has a belief of b, if b is indeed true, and if p is justified to believe b, then "p knows that b." For example, I do believe that I have two hands and indeed, I have two hands because I use my hand to do several things such as writing and typing.
However,…… [Read More]
supernatural elements of film and story can be both different and similar. Movies and novels that portray elements of horror and paranormal like ghosts and demons do so in a way that evokes suspense, fear, and a sense of surreal. The movie, The Sixth Sense, directed by M. Night Shyamalan and the novel, The Demonologist written by Andrew Pyper shows ghosts and the supernatural as a means of communication from the afterlife or "other side" and the waking life. Although The Sixth Sense focuses on ghosts and The Demonologist focuses on demons, the way in which the writer/director forms the story share similar concepts.
Pyper creates a protagonist in David who is a skeptic of the existence of the supernatural. As explained on page 7: "A demon expert who believes evil to be a manmade invention." (Pyper 7) His skepticism is born of that of never having truly witnessed an…… [Read More]
Those two instances music was used to tell the story vs. simply dialog.
The film is filled with Capra quips, parts of business, and artistic tropes such as the invisible baseball game Willoughby performs when discussing fixing up his arm. Norton constantly cleaning his glasses and a duet between John and his fellow tramp the Colonel with the harmonica and ocarina are just some of the memorable and charming scenes Capra became well-known for. Capra also did, much like Welles, an assortment of montages and self-parody. Meaning, Capra had vertically challenged people signifying the "little people" in promotional photos for Doe.
The setting and set design of "Citizen Kane" was quite lush and grandiose. Everything from the animals in the zoo and the fake octopus puppet were larger than life. Music seemed narrate the movie just as much if not more than the dialog. Even when in the newspaper setting,…… [Read More]
In contrast, the Tebow ad was designed to appeal to younger consumers with a hip attitude -- people who are likely to be hungry for the best cellphone deal they could possibly find. Although the conceit of the advertisement was clever, its message was also clear -- that not having to have a cellphone contract is liberating.
In the advertisement, Tebow is shown doing all the things he can do without an NFL contract: being a doctor, a comedian, a chess master, a bronco rider, etcetera. The images are funny and absurd as but also create a memorable impression in the mind of the viewers that T-Mobile is a company with both a practical plan and an ethos that suits their sensibilities. The advertisement concludes with Tebow making world peace at the UN and being an astronaut. The advertisement was unexpected and slightly surreal, which further contributed to it being…… [Read More]
FBI website section that addresses white-collar crime and research a noted white-Collar scam. What are the basic elements of the scam along with some tips to avoid becoming a victim?
One common white collar crime scam is that of the 'utilities person' scam. To gain entry to a house, the criminal "impersonates utilities employees by wearing jumpsuits with name tags. Actor approaches victim with story about a gas leak or electrical surge to gain entry to the home. Valuables are taken by actor" ("Types and schemes of white collar crime," National Check Fraud Center.). People may be caught off guard by the entry and since sometimes actual utilities personnel will need to obtain entry to the home homeowners may be overly credulous and not demand appropriate identification. However, when utilities companies do need entry to the home, the homeowner is alerted to this fact by the company well in advance.…… [Read More]
Recover from a Social Media PR Disaster," lists several instances in which social media stories have not gone the way they should, or have in fact turned out to be a negative experience for the reader and hence, for the person that posted the story. This paper reviews and critiques the social media posts that are featured, and offers opinions on the validity and credibility of the narrative provided by the author of the article as well.
How to Recover from a Social Media PR Disaster -- A Critique
how to launch damage control when a tweet on Twitter or a post on Facebook turns out to be in poor taste, or worse -- a very valuable theme in a digital world where it seems there are too many participating who are thoughtless, rude, or just clumsily incompetent people and corporations. The old adage, "Think before you act," seems to…… [Read More]
cybersex is cheating or it is not cheating based on its benefits or damages to a relationship. In addition to a discussion of the meaning of this concept, the evaluation incorporates a brief analysis of the factors that contributed to its emergence and its growth and development in the modern society. The arguments raised in support of the practice being cheating have also been discussed. The evaluation has also included a discussion of the arguments raised to support the claim that cybersex is not cheating. After analyzing the varying arguments, the reasons cybersex is cheating have been demonstrated.
Cybersex: Cheating or Not Cheating:
Cybersex is a concept that has developed in the recent past because of increased use of the Internet in the modern society. This concept has attracted several debates and controversies, especially because Internet affairs and sex are readily available. It has also developed because the Internet provides…… [Read More]
Love is a personal issue that attracts public debate with each person giving it their own approach as understood or experienced in the past. The two stories herein look into people in search of love and another set, a group of people trying to understand the love they have experienced in the past. There are depiction of people trying to get into terms with what love is and trying to experience it at their best.
There is no universal definition of love or a universal way of experiencing love within the society or a place where love can best be experienced on the face of the earth.
Love in L.A
The short story is presented in a fast paced speed with events unfolding fast and close to each other. It revolves around Jake driving an old car on the free way with the traffic congestion not making things any easy…… [Read More]
Children's Literature - Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown
The Shore Road Mystery
On page 12 of The Shore Road Mystery there is moment of potential stress between brothers Joe and Frank, and their Aunt Gertude, over the boys' bad move of tracking in dirt on mother's freshly vacuumed carpet. In any family, boys (and fathers) especially are prone to forget to take their shoes off (in the winter it's snow and ice; in the spring, summer and fall, it's dirt, mud, and leaves). "Frank and Joe! Look at yourselves!" their aunt barked out. And when Joe compliments his aunt of the aroma of food cooking, she urges him not to "change the subject" (a ploy boys are quite adept at), but soon she sees Joe's skinned arm and bruised forehead and notices Frank's limp (the result of the accident), and her tone changes.
The brothers loved their aunt and knew…… [Read More]
channels are focused on the heated debate about homosexual marriages. Statutes are passed to allow it, thousands run to get it done before new statutes are put into place to remove the ability. At the center of the human rights tug-of-war, are the homosexuals of America. Many years ago, homosexuals were shunned by society. Their sexual orientation was deemed lewd and illegal and those who were homosexual were encouraged to remain firmly in the closet. For the past few decades, movement has been underway to dissolve the archaic attitudes and replace them with acceptance and tolerance. While this last challenge is faced, the fact remains that homosexuals are still experiencing discrimination and hate crimes. This paper will present an interview styled case study about the life of a homosexual. It will explore the biological, psychological and social aspects of being homosexual from the view point of one homosexual male. The…… [Read More]
customs adopted by Guerrilla Girls in the world of today as well as that of yesteryears. It lists their history, their indoctrination as well as their different ways of dealing with the society and the people, in general.
The Guerrilla Girls - Who are they?
Guerrilla Girls -- a mission that was founded in New York in 1985 had a clear and specific task at hand of increasing the visibility of women and minorities in the art world. The Guerilla Girls are unknown, ape-masked performance artists and agitators who have made a mark in cultures jamming them into everyone's heart and mind for the last two decades or so. They have infused bull on the sexism in the worlds of art and not to forget the form so closely related with art, the media. The semian sirens stories and fables narrate to us of the safaris of the…… [Read More]
World Trade Organization (WTO) is an independent international organization, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, which establishes and maintains rules governing global trade. Representatives from 146 member countries use this framework in conducting trade agreements, settling trade disputes and evaluating trade policies. WTO believes that a standard set of consistent and enforceable grounds rules will conduce to the proper and profitable international trade without encountering trade barriers, such as excessive tariffs, unfair regulations and similar obstacles. It assesses the entire trade structure and history of a country wishing entry as a member, so that some countries change trade policies in order to become WTO members. WTO members comprise 97% of world trade, so that their membership significantly helps expand the world economy as well as lift their citizens' level of prosperity.
The highest decision-making body of the WTO is the Ministerial Conference, which meets every two years. It maintains a clear…… [Read More]
Tom Wolfe's rigorous journalistic approach, combined with his masterful exploration of a stream-of-consciousness narrative marks "The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test" as one of the most effective and compelling investigations into the psychedelic experience of the 1960s. Wolfe's uncompromising and relentless investigation provides a solid understanding and background for "The Electric Kool Aid Test." However, it is his effective use of imagery and description that brings the characters and events of the book to life. Wolfe's lush imagery and narrative have led critic Brian Abel Ragen to compare "The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test" to a picturesque novel. Certainly, Ragen's argument is valid, and it is this very picturesque quality, in combination with Wolfe's journalistic approach that makes "The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test" both an informative and compelling read.
The "The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test" is a non-fiction account of the life of novelist Ken Kesey and his…… [Read More]
Concluding in Political moderation, in "A Theory of Justice," and in later works, John Rawls explains a comprehensive, as well as influential theory, which is on the subject of, presenting a theory of justice in concurrence with the liberal-democratic passion that relates to the rights and freedoms of individuals in society. It entails that the rights of the individuals ought to be moderated by various types of clauses, making certain that no social or natural eventualities are overlooked. The theory declares that no inborn benefits of political authority, substance riches or natural capability should irreversibly or overpoweringly establish life chances. Furthermore, more distinctively, these morally subjective issues should not establish the value of political liberties to moral persons (1).
In 1971, Rawls's explains his first articulation of his theory of justice which highlights on individual abilities that he entitles the "Original Position" and in addition, a model of…… [Read More]
Conflict Themes in "Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton
This paper looks at the Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton and discuses certain aspects within the novel, such as the central conflict themes, and the development of certain characters, this paper also looks at in brief the irony and symbolic nature of the time. Bibliography cites one reference.
The Age of Innocence: The Conflict
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton was written at a time when women were seen as second class citizens, the late nineteenth century saw better roles for women than writers, further more with such ideals and notions such as the social realism as Wharton brings forth she was left open to much ridicule, especially as at that time there was many a romantic style still dominating the literary scene.
As the novel begins on the opening night of the operatic presentation of Faust, the respectable…… [Read More]
AAPT Level IV Cert / Written Test
Anxiety is fear that interferes with normal, daily functioning (Akiskal & Benazzi, 2006). There are several different categories, including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and phobias. While these all present themselves in different ways, they are similar in the problems they can cause in daily life. Theories of anxiety and the psychopathology related to feeling anxious include issues with biological, cognitive, and learning perspectives. The biological perspective addresses the receptors in the brain and how the chemicals there work with one another. Cognitive theories deal more with the way people perceive issues, such as feeling as though they do not have control over something. The learning perspective focuses on how people actually learn to be anxious about something, and the changes they learn to make in their lives in order to lower the levels of anxiety they feel (Hockenbury & Hockenbury, 2004; Kato,…… [Read More]
Porter's 5 Force Model
In this Porter's 5 Force Model analysis, specific focus is being paid to the competition of Wal-Mart that exists within the consumer retail industry rather than the industries in which Wal-Mart competes. We will be discussing the position of Wal-Mart in the industry with respect to various industry forces (St.Hilaire, 2012).
Threat of new entrants to a market: Medium pressure
Threats of new market entrants for Wal-Mart are relatively moderate for the reason that Wal-Mart has very strong marketing, distribution and purchasing along with the fact that it has sufficient capital to hire and train their employees and purchase merchandises (St.Hilaire, 2012).
Due to the fact that the Wal-Mart has built a brand name for itself and has excellent distribution systems as well as capital to keep the competitors at bay the barriers to entry are very high in this particular sector (Bryant, 2010).
Furthermore,…… [Read More]
Frustration and Dissonance/Risk
Frustration and Dissonance / Risk
Frustration and Cognitive Dissonance
Cognitive dissonance has been extensively studied in social psychology as the effects of dissonance would cause dramatic changes in one's life. Cognitive dissonance is defined as an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding conflicting ideas simultaneously. The result of dissonance may be anxiety, blaming, and denying. Although, the latter may also occur as the result of frustration, frustration is a conflict which occurs when something happens against one's will. The ways of reducing dissonance and frustration are justifying, blaming, and denying. People's experiences can contradict with expectations. For example, my old car was a manual transmission car, very reliable, fuel efficient; however, I wanted to buy an automatic transmission car with built in GPS and more room. However, my new car is not meeting my expectations. I have given three speed tickets because I was used to drive manual…… [Read More]
A significant theme in Lone Star is history. Too often history can become a burden; it can mean to us what we narrowly allow it to mean. Humans have often felt compelled to act as if they are influenced only from the past rather than from the present. Express your thoughts and feelings, regarding this statement. Be sure to offer examples.
Lone Star (1996) is a film about a colonized region in the borderlands of the Southwest, which were annexed to the United States under the provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. When Abraham Lincoln was in Congress, he described the Mexican War as an act of aggression and conquest against a sovereign nation, and many people at that time and later agreed with him. As a result of the war, the northern half of Mexico was incorporated into the United States, including Colorado, New…… [Read More]