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Journal of Change Management
Over the last several years, the issue of organizational change has been continually brought to the forefront. Part of the reason for this, is because intense competition from globalization is causing many firms to make adjustments to their business model and the strategies that they are using. On the surface these kinds of transformations are supposed to bringing about tremendous shifts in the operating environment of a corporation. However, the reality is that most of these transformations are ineffective with 70% of them not working. Over the course of time, this will cause the same kinds of attitudes and ideas to be embraced in the workplace. Once this occurs, is when a firm will have trouble making adjustments, which will have an adverse impact on productivity and their bottom line numbers. In the article that was written by urnes (2011), he is talking about specific tactics…
Burnes, B, 2011, 'Success and Failure In Organizational Change: An Exploration of the Role of Values', Journal of Change Management, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 133 -- 162.
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Journal of Leisure
How much leisure do you have? Not much, it may be imagined. Does Pieper have a valid point here, or is he being unrealistic? Are our lives basically all right even if we have no time for contemplation? Isn't leisure for video games, TV, movies, or surfing the Net?
In Josef Piepers's book Leisure: the Basis of Culture he explains that there is a lot more to leisure than sitting around the house and relaxing. True leisure time is spent invigorating some part of the soul or body, either through continual education of the self or through some other means. His link between leisure and education is particularly important. I have never thought about it before but there is a lot of learning in what people consider to be leisure time. For example, when we pick up a book to read that is ostensibly for entertainment, we…
Pieper, Josef. Leisure the Basis of Culture. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2009. Print.
Thoreau, Henry David. "Walden: Economy." The Portable Thoreau. Ed. Carl Bode. New York,
NY: Penguin, 2012. Print.
"a Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift
As the name suggests, this is a proposal put forth by the writer on the way to help Ireland out of the problem of beggars along the streets and an ever increasing population of poor people within the nation. Indeed, he not only views his suggestions as viable towards decreasing the population of the poor, but to also earn the country foreign money that will help strengthen the economy of the nation at large.
When the wrester opens up his police, he begins by outlining the genuine problems of the nation in particular relation to the poor people the nation dwelling in the cities. He gives statistics of the people who are victims of poverty hence turned to beggars in a bid to show how dire the situation is within Ireland. It is at the point where he starts giving his suggestions,…
Journal Exercise 5.3 B: Responding to Literature
The cherry blossoms dint each other in the whisper of wind as I
throw them up in the air and prance under them, pretending I am
someone else's bride.
He comes, charging like a mule with his lips pursed and his hands clutched
over the bronze medallion he wears as if it were his heart-
and I'm caught white handed with the smiles and the
which dint each other in the whisper of wind and his
whispers to the guards.
When he turns his back, I see no more white
but only red,
only the cherries,
With the last line of his poem, Robert Browning not only casts light
on his character of the duke, but he also leaves the reader with a chilled
feeling. More than an effective conclusion, the line…
Journal Behavioral emediation sources. 2. A Critique a Journal eading emediation sources. I require reference number Journal
Behavioral remediation critique
The article "Neural deficits in children with dyslexia ameliorated by behavioral remediation: Evidence from functional MI" fuses information for teachers about how to structure their pedagogy with the knowledge scientists currently possess about the brain. This article examines attempts at remediation for developmental dyslexia, which is "characterized by unexplained difficulty in reading [and] is associated with behavioral deficits in phonological processing" (Temple et al. 2003). Children with dyslexia are intellectually capable of reading, and have the motivation and desire to learn to read. However, they are incapable of doing so because of their neurological wiring.
While once dyslexia was little-understood, and children with the disorder were often simply considered 'slow' or 'not bright' now there is a better understanding of why students with dyslexia cannot comprehend basic morphological structures of…
Phillips, Lisa. (2007). Focal white matter defects may underlie reading disability in patients
with Periventricular Heterotopia. Neurology Today, 7 (24)13
Journal No: 10.1097/01.NT.0000306053.67778.c0
Talan, Jamie. (2010). White matter brain changes result from reading remediation. Neurology Today, 10 (2)19-23.
journals attached) describe key findings research studies related COPD management care- 2. You evaluate summarise article a word document. Each summary provide reader a succinct overview findings research.
The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) assessment test (CAT) that has been recently introduced in hospitals is a simple way to assess patient-reported quality of life resulting from routine care. The researchers used patient-reported CAT scores in their multicenter prospective study to judge patient's views on improvement in their activity, reduction in their symptoms, and reduced utilization of healthcare when they were allocated to pulmonary rehabilitation programs. The authors' findings support the use of CAT scores in clinical practice since there was an increase in the patient-reported scores with majority feeling 'much better' or 'a little better' after pulmonary rehabilitation. The findings suggest that CAT scores can be used as an outcome measure in COPD patients involved in pulmonary rehabilitation.…
Dodd, J.W., Hogg, L., Nolan, J., Jefford, H., Grant, A., Lord, V.M., . . . Hopkinson, N.S. (2011). The COPD assessment test (CAT): response to pulmonary rehabilitation. A multicentre, prospective study. Thorax, 66(5), 425-429. doi: 10.1136/thx.2010.156372
Jones, P.W., Harding, G., Wiklund, I., Berry, P., Tabberer, M., Yu, R., & Leidy, N.K. (2012). TEsts of the responsiveness of the copd assessment test following acute exacerbation and pulmonary rehabilitation. CHEST Journal, 142(1), 134-140. doi: 10.1378/chest.11-0309
he peer-reviewed article focused on managers, and management-specific issues, such as the deployment of the popular philosophy of participatory management in several cultural contexts. It was particularly effective in the way that it contrasted the different ways this philosophy can be deployed, in the more individualistic Finn context, versus the consensus-building Swedish context, where consensus building is stressed. Also, the note that quite often managers who know that participatory management is 'correct' but do not actually approve of it culturally was brought to the forefront in the Czech example.
he New York imes used data from educational and psychological experimental studies outside of the framework of management. But that is what made it so interesting and challenging to conventional norms. rue, the sampling was small, but so was the qualitative study from the peer-reviewed journal. Ultimately, its practical advice, rather than the cautious cultural data excavated by the article may…
Tugend, Alina. (2007, November 24). The Many Errors in Thinking About Mistakes. New York Times (Late Edition (east Coast)), p. C.5. Retrieved January 15, 2008, from New York Times database. (Document ID: 1387816641).
I think it's a very difficult subject," said Paul J.H. Schoemaker, chairman of Decision Strategies International and teaches marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. "There's a lot of ambivalence around making mistakes."
One thing I've learned is that kids are exquisitely attuned to the real message, and the real message is, 'Be smart," Professor [Carol S. Dweck] said. "It's not, 'We love it when you struggle, or when you learn and make mistakes." "We get fixated on achievement," he said, but, "everyone is talking about the need to innovate. If you already know the answer, it's not learning. In most personal and business contexts, if you avoid the error, you avoid the learning process."
journal articles web sites.
Schizophrenia and bipolar are common mental disorders that make the lifespan of persons with the disorders shorter than the general population. Substance use disorder is a common comorbidity in these individuals. Supporting data from several studies shows that the smoking rates among schizophrenics and bipolar are two to three times those of the general population. It is hypothesized that this is as a result of schizophrenics and individuals with bipolar having the perception that smoking reduces the severity of their symptoms and leads to a better quality of life. This has, however, not been proven through research. Findings from current literature also suggest that smoking among schizophrenics and individuals with bipolar may be related to the N43A gene which has several polymorphisms. By looking at the current research findings from peer reviewed journals, the gap in literature is identified which is then used to describe implications…
de Leon, J., Gurpegui, M., & Diaz, F.J. (2007). Epidemiology of Comorbid Tobacco Use and Schizophrenia: Thinking About Risks and Protective Factors. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 3(3-4), 9-25. doi: 10.1300/J374v03n03_03
Diaz, F.J., James, D., Botts, S., Maw, L., Susce, M.T., & Leon, J. d. (2009). Tobacco smoking behaviors in bipolar disorder: a comparison of the general population, schizophrenia, and major depression. Bipolar Disorders, 11, 154-165.
Ferron, J.C., Brunette, M.F., He, X., Xie, H., McHugo, G.J., & Drake, R.E. (2011). Course of Smoking and Quit Attempts Among Clients With Co-occurring Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatric Services, April (01). doi: doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.62.4.353
Graham, N.A., Frost-Pineda, K., & Gold, M.S. (2007). Tobacco and Psychiatric Dual Disorders. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 26(sup1), 5-12. doi: 10.1300/J069v26S01_02
journal, published years, related school community counseling. These worth 15 points . The guidelines Article Critique: a. At 2 pages, including title page, abstract references? b.
There is a growing concern regarding the health status of the younger generations nowadays. More and more children and infants are subject to disorders that in time affect the way in which they perform in their social environment which is usually at school or in pre-school. Unfortunately, there is not sufficient attention being given to such issues and usually only serious cases attract the action of public policies concerning for instance disruptive behaviors. Together with this gap of action in terms of dealing with such issues, there is an additional lack of specialized literature to draw the attention on these issues. The article written by Sue C. Bratton et al. "Head Start Early Mental Health Intervention: Effects of Child-Centered Play Therapy on Disruptive Behaviors"…
Overall, the article provides a very interesting and at the same time documented account of what can be done to ensure certain steps forward in the treatment of children with disruptive behavior.
Bratton, S. et al. (2013) "Head Start Early Mental Health Intervention: Effects of Child-Centered Play Therapy on Disruptive Behaviors" in International Journal of Play Therapy, Vol. 22, No. 1, 28 -- 42.
Journal for Professional Counseling
The work performed by qualified professional counselors involves the development of an extremely intimate relationship with clients who expect and deserve confidentiality, cultural sensitivity, and other conventions of ethical treatment as mandated by the American Counseling Association's Ethics & Professional Standards provision. Throughout my time as (insert your work/internship/class, whatever you are 'reflecting' on), I have witnessed firsthand how maintaining a commitment to personal ethics has improved my professional conduct. The best counsellors are able to balance their personal emotions toward a given situation confided to them by their client -- be it infidelity, thoughts of suicide, or other extremities in terms of life experience -- and upholding my personal ethic of objectivity during my counseling work enhances my ability to provide effective treatment across the widest possible spectrum of potential client interactions. I find that when I am able to refrain from indulging in private…
Journal on a Lecture You have Attended About Toothpaste
Today I learnt about/attended a lecture about the effects of fluoride and this study on fluoride is a new factor. While it was known that there was propaganda for the use of fluoride and against it, the propaganda was mostly a result of commercial market warfare. The myths surrounding the use of fluoride and the way some of these misconceptions have been dispelled are new. Secondly the importance of advising the patients on their choice of tooth paste has been made clear. The link between chemicals used in tooth paste and the effects of the chemicals has now been made clear. The benefits of fluoride toothpaste are shown to prevent caries in children and adolescents. The benefits of the chemical can be noticed with an increased presence, for which there must be fluoride concentrations of 1000 ppm and above. Higher fluoride…
Fejerskov, Ole; Kidd, Edwina. (2008) "Dental Caries: The Disease and Its Clinical
Management" John Wiley & Sons.
Mascarenhas, Ana Karina Sofia de Piadade. (1995) "Fluoride toothpaste: a risk factor in dental fluorosis" A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment ... University of Michigan. School of Public Health.
Segrave, Kerry. (2010) "America Brushes Up: The Use and Marketing of Toothpaste and Toothbrushes in the Twentieth Century" McFarland.
6) Doiron, R. (1994). Using Nonfiction in a Read Aloud Program: Letting the Facts Speak for Themselves. The Reading Teacher, 47(8), 616-624.
This article challenges the pervasive role that fiction has played in read-aloud programs and develops a rationale for including nonfiction. It has a 20-item
Annotated ibliography of nonfiction read-aloud texts.
7) Mountain, L. 2005. Rooting out meaning: more morphemic analysis for primary pupils. Reading Teacher, Vol. 58(8): 742-749.
The research on morphemic analysis is reviewed and explored as to ways to give pupils in grades 1-3 an early start on using prefixes, suffixes and roots to construct word meaning. The strategies for teaching morphemic analysis and modification of methods to use with younger children are examined.
8) Joshi, R.M. 2003. Misconceptions about the assessment and diagnosis of reading disability. Reading Psychology, Vol. 24: 247-266.
This article is about the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and talks about…
Bibliography of nonfiction read-aloud texts.
7) Mountain, L. 2005. Rooting out meaning: more morphemic analysis for primary pupils. Reading Teacher, Vol. 58(8): 742-749.
The research on morphemic analysis is reviewed and explored as to ways to give pupils in grades 1-3 an early start on using prefixes, suffixes and roots to construct word meaning. The strategies for teaching morphemic analysis and modification of methods to use with younger children are examined.
8) Joshi, R.M. 2003. Misconceptions about the assessment and diagnosis of reading disability. Reading Psychology, Vol. 24: 247-266.
This article is about the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and talks about how the relationship between IQ and reading skill is not straightforward and is, in fact, controversial and why. While 25% of the school population has some form of reading problem, diagnosis based on IQ is not relevant, but a model called the componential model of reading is put forward as more accurate.
Since I have been reading more scholarly work, I have noticed a vast improvement in the way I write my papers. My grades have improved as a result. Writing term papers is not as taxing as it was before and the writing seems to flow faster than it used to when I first started writing a lot of formal essays.
Still, I prefer to write for myself. When I use my journal I feel like I am taking time for myself to reflect on my feelings. Otherwise, I might not have any way of learning about myself. I do not chat to my friends a lot about how I feel and writing is a therapeutic outlet for me. Eventually I would like to infuse my academic writing with the personal tone that comes through in my journal writing, if a personal tone is appropriate for the assignment. Otherwise, I will…
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard (2011) raises some of the legal issues attendant upon the new Affordable Care Act in regards to state vs. federal rights. The tenets of federalism, according to Weeks (2011), promote the rights of individual states above the rights of the federal government, which should be limited and narrowed inasmuch as is practically possible. The federal oversight and mandates that are built into this piece of legislation have been objected to by many states and individuals as overly intrusive, and Weeks (2011) provides an analysis of why the Affordable Care Act is objected to as a matter of law and as a matter of principle. Understanding this issue requires an understanding of the nature, sources, and functions of law as they are perceived in the United States in regards to healthcare.
The nature of laws in the United States are perceived by…
De Rugy, V. & Miller, T. (2001). An Asymmetric Bias toward Government Regulation. CATO Institute. Accessed 18 April 2011. http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6479
Gonzales, V. (2010). The "Greatest Good": The U.S. Political System and the Uphill Battle for Progressive Health Care Reform. Journal of Poverty 14(1): 116-22.
Weeks, E. (2011). Rhetorical Federalism: The Role of State Resistance in Health Care Decision-Making. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 39: 73.
journals include articles that have been evaluated and approved by professionals in the field. With that said, no one journal article is perfect. Some articles may lack strong theoretical foundations while others may contain flawed research designs. In your literature review, it is important to point out both the strengths and limitations of articles related to your topic and state how your research seeks to address them.
Post by Day 4 a brief summary of one article you plan to include in your literature review. hen evaluate the article, noting its strengths and limitations.
Annotated bibliography entry
McCreary, L.L., & Dancy, B.L. (2004). Dimensions of family functioning: Perspectives of low-income African-American single-parent families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 66(3), 690-701.
his research article is a qualitative study designed to assess family functioning of African-American single-parent families. All too often the functioning of single-parent families is assessed in a holistic manner,…
This research article is a qualitative study designed to assess family functioning of African-American single-parent families. All too often the functioning of single-parent families is assessed in a holistic manner, without regard to differentiated culture. But "family functioning is influenced by socioeconomic status, culture, family structure, and developmental stage, and is assessed primarily using instruments developed for middle-income European-American two-parent families. These instruments may not validly assess low-income African-American single-parent families. This qualitative study was conducted to provide rich descriptions of families and family functioning in order to inform research on this underrepresented group" (McCreary & Dancy, 2004). Specific research is needed on African-American families because while all single parent households are disproportionately poor, this is particularly the case for African-American single parent households. "41% of African-American female-headed households with children under 18 were living in poverty" (McCreary & Dancy 2004).
The theoretical foundation of the study was symbolic interactionism, focusing on "family members' perceptions of the meanings and values they ascribe to the activities and interactions that make up family functioning" rather than imposing values upon the subject that were of interest to the researchers alone (McCreary & Dancy 2004). It focused upon 20 African-American single mothers and 20 adult family members from two different neighborhoods to eliminate geographic bias and was qualitative in nature. Semi-structured interviews were used to elicit data. The most interesting finding was that "the participants' definition of family supports the literature describing the self-defined family of African-American single mothers as networks of people related biologically, legally, or by function-often spanning more than one household who provide to their members the material and emotional functions of a family' (McCreary & Dancy 2004). This is in contrast to the American model which strongly emphasizes children's independence and generational separation.
The study findings underline the need for support programs for single-parent households to take into consideration the culture of the family. Not all families define themselves in a nuclear fashion. For some families, the roles of grandparents and more distant family members are important and involving them in the social support network being created is essential. This is a radical notion given the fact that some single-parent support groups emphasize the need for mothers to keep in contact with their child's father so the child has a male role model. Not all cultures prioritize the nuclear support network and some might see blood female relatives as having more value in disciplining the child or offering input about the child's growth and development than a male. A broader and more inclusive concept of family underlining a supportive program and organizing resources for such families may be needed to address their needs in a culturally sensitive fashion. A more "inclusive definition of family composition for low-income African-American
The bottom line is that while is it helpful for future grant writers to gain knowledge of models, to get a grasp of "scaffolding, coaching, and collaboration" in the classroom environment, there is no substitute for being out in the society, in formal settings, to collaborate with "experts, colleagues, and peers" in learning the ropes of grant proposal writing and getting projects funded.
Attending workshops, conferences, and signing up for training sessions are all necessary when going for large dollar grants from institutions like the National Institutes of Health and other government granting agencies. "Learning and doing are inseparable," Ding writes; without the classroom knowledge, the social collaboration and "real world experiences" of meeting key people and attending high-powered training sessions, the grant writer seeking funds from big government sources is going to fail most of the time. And quite apart from the actual research and writing of the proposal,…
Ding, Huiling. (2008). The Use of Cognitive and Social Apprenticeship to Teach a Disciplinary
Genre: Initiation of Graduate Students into NIH Grant Writing. Written Communication,
Lemmon, Kathryn. (2007). How to begin grant writing. Writer, (120(11), 13-13.
Wasby, Stephen L. (2001). Proposal Writing: A Remedy for a Missing Part of Graduate
The provincial capital of Enga is Wabag. The two other main centers of population are Wapenamanda and Laiagam. Porgera, at the western edge of the province, is home to a gold mine operated by Barrick Gold.
Enga is unique among the provinces in Papua New Guinea in that it has only one major linguistic and ethnic group: Enga speakers. Although dialects of the Enga language vary greatly from Laiagam in the west to Wapenamanda in the east,
Engans' shared ethnic identity overshadows the existence of other ethnic groups in the province, such as Ipili speakers
(around Porgera) and Nete speakers.
Porgera, the giant gold and copper mine in the far west, has brought about rapid change for some, but most people still grow cash crops -- coffee, pyrethrum and cool-weather
European vegetables -- in their steep mountain gardens.
Porgera is all but spent, but other nearby mineral finds mean that…
Feil, D.K. (1978, May). Women and men in the Enga te. American Ethnologist, 5: 2: 263-279.
Meggitt, M.J. (1974). "Pigs are our hearts!" The te exchange cycle among the Mae Enga of New Guinea. Oceania, 44.3.
Waddell, Eric. (1975). How the Enga cope with frost: Responses to climatic perturbations in the central highlands of New Guinea. Human Ecology. 3.4:249-273
Baki, Gari. Speech by Mr. Gari Baki, OBE, O.St.J, DPS, Commisioner of Police. First Constable Martha Taian. PNG National Woman's Day. Hideaway Hotel, National Capital District. 23 March 2007.
Health care professionals may not clearly understand the many ways stress can affect the body, and so, patients with migraines and other problems that seem to be triggered by stress would be wise to discuss their thoughts with their physician, and perhaps seek alternative forms of therapy that treat the stress, and well as the result.
In conclusion, it seems clear from these and many other studies that stress can be a major cause of mild to severe migraine headaches. Many physicians treat their patients not only for the pain, but to help them reduce stress from their daily lives to reduce the occurrence of these debilitating headaches. Stress can have a strong negative effect on the body, as these studies indicate. Managing stress may not simply be a quality of life issue. For many, managing stress can also be the key to a more healthy, pain-free life.
Block, Andrew R., Edwin F. Kremer, and Ephrem Fernandez, eds. Handbook of Pain Syndromes: Biopsychosocial Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999.
Degges-White, Suzanne, et al. "Examining Counseling Needs of Headache Patients: An Exploratory Study of Wellness and Perceived Stress." Journal of Mental Health Counseling 25.4 (2003): 271+.
Henrich, Gerhard. "Personality Traits and Stress Sensitivity in Migraine Patients." Behavioral Medicine; 3/22/2003.
Lowlis, G. Frank. "7 Biofeedback." Mosby's Complementary Alternative Medicine: A Research-Based Approach. St. Louis, MO: Mosby, 2001. 196-224.
On page 469 the authors point to research by Fergusson et al. (2006) that showed that "childhood exposure to partner violence did not increase the risk of being a perpetrator or a victim of partner violence." In fact, there are scholars whose research indicates that "…most maltreated children do not turn to criminal offending later in life" although there are "long-term consequences" for children that were abused (Reckdenwald, 469). Those consequences may include "…revictimization, self-destructive [personal] behaviors, and substance abuse"; clearly a child that was abused and later abuses alcohol or drugs (or other destructive behaviors like becoming obese through poor diet) is not necessarily hurting others, so the cycle of violence doesn't hold up on those cases.
Moreover, another strong point made by Reckdenwald is that childhood abuse can lead during adolescence to: a) poor performance in school; b) mental health issues; c) peer groups made up of "deviant"…
Reckdenwald, a., Mancini, C., and Beauregard, E. (2013). The Cycle of Violence: Examining
the Impact of Maltreatment Early in Life on Adult Offending. Violence and Victims, 28(3),
Given the capriciousness of the human condition with respect to continuing redefinitions of personal and professional success, human resource managers are faced with some difficult choices in formulating recommendations for best practices. Therefore, the learning journal would undergo a series of draft versions that would be used to solicit feedback from experts in the field who could point out flaws and areas that required additional research or support to be valid and trustworthy. The solicitation of feedback process would follow the guidance provided by Neuman (2003) who recommends having a manuscript reviewed by knowledgeable individuals who possess the requisite credentials to provide informed feedback. This feedback would be carefully reviewed and the collaborative process would result in changes and additions where they were deemed necessary and appropriate.
Outcomes and New Learning
Some of the overriding themes that emerged from the learning episodes outlined above was that the more researchers…
American Psychological Association. (2002). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Cheverton, J. 2007. 'Holding our own: Value and performance in nonprofit organizations.'
Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 427-428.
It provides a marker for conducting and easily recording observations of complex learning. This is in a paperless format, highly efficient and engaging strategy." (Wren, 2011) (Ivers, 2003)
This is illustrating how technology is critical to reaching out to students and offering them with further explanations about what is occurring. When this happens, they will be able to more effectively relate to key ideas and have a grasp of the way they can be utilized in the future. It is this point, when everyone will have a more hands on feel for these ideas and can easily remember them. (Wren, 2011) (Ivers, 2003)
Moreover, Johnson (1994) found that having individuals work with each other in small groups is more effective than requiring them to sit and listen to someone presenting the material. Evidence of this can be seen with Johnson saying, "The ability of all students to learn to work…
Haberman, M. (1995). Star Teachers for Children and Youth in Urban Poverty. The Phi Delta Kappan, 76 (10),
pp. 777 -- 781.
Howard, G. (2007). As Diversity Grows So Must We. Responding to Changing Demographics, 6 (62),
pp. 16 -- 22.
7-Day Listening Journal
Seven-day listening journal
One critical barrier to 'paying attention' is a lack of time. When someone calls me early in the morning and I am in a rush to get ready, I am often guilty of not paying attention to the person who is speaking. This morning, someone called me when I was still foggy and in the process of waking up. Only after finishing the conversation and agreeing to meet the person for coffee at 4pm did I remember that I had another engagement at that time. I had been agreeing to everything the speaker was saying, just to get off of the phone and get into the shower. This required me to call the person back and explain my error. Regarding the nonverbal component of this communication, one problem with phone calls is that there is often little personal investment in a call. It is…
Black Elk's Journal
The offering of the pipe
Black Elk believes himself as a symbol of his tribal values. According to him, he embodies the spiritual forces which have been bestowed upon him by the superiors of his tribe. In the first chapter, he has mentioned how the sacred pipe came to his tribe and the values borne by it.
"Behold!! She said. "ith this you shall multiple and be a good nation. Nothing but good shall come from it. Only the hands of the good shall take care of it and the bad shall not even see it." Then, she sang and went out of the tepee; and as the people watched here going. (Niehardt 3)"
In most of the religions of the world, there is always a character who is message bearer. It is amazing to see this similarity in the tribal history of Black Elk as well.…
Niehardt, John, G. Black Elk Speaks, The Life History of the Holy Man of Ogalala Sioux. 1932. Print.
The Lord will lead one to safety always. One can simply believe in something higher to get the meaning of this; it doesn't have to be Jesus. Psalm 127, contrarily is confusing because it states that unless the Lord builds the house, it is built in vain. This seems to be more literal, but I do get the idea. Unless the people building the house are doing it with the love of the Lord in their hearts, or building it for him, then what is the point?
Didactic poetry can be quite comforting as seen in Psalm 23 or it can be much too literal and seen as both confusing and condescending. Psalm 127 isn't very instructive spiritually speaking, unlike Psalm 23.
Updated Proverb: A broken toe can hurt, but a broken heart can kill.
Metaphors: Obscure or Illuminate? Didactic literature with its use of metaphors can sometimes obscure the…
It aims to serve a wide range of fields, and show the application of philosophy to case studies as well as more esoteric subjects. For example, one of its most recent special editions was called "The art of the unseen: Three challenges for racial profiling," and focused upon the politics as well as the philosophy of race in law enforcement in the U.S. An article on "acial profiling and background injustice" explored the idea as to whether background injustice compounded the injustices of profiling an individual based on his or her race. This suggests it would be suitable for my proposed article, which details the ethical and practical concerns of 'revolving door' politics in the U.S., where objective decisions are compromised because of the close relationship between members of industry and government decision-makers. The journal is especially interested in profiling topics of current interest, and because of increased scrutiny about…
Bou-Habib, Paul. (2012). Racial Profiling and background injustice. The Journal of Ethics,
15, (1-2): 33-46. Retrieved:
Contents. (2012). Journal of Management. Retrieved:
Race, Class, Gender Journal
Word Count (excluding title and works cited page): 1048
Race, Class, and Gender is an anthology of articles that express various interpretation and insights of the relationship between race, class, and gender and how these things shape the lives of people and society. he topics and points-of-view offered in the anthology are vast and interesting. hey offer a strong historical and sociological perspective on such issues as prison populations, the working poor, or the life of Muslims in the United States. his journal is my personal reflection after reading this book. How did the reading make me feel? Did any of the readings make me feel uncomfortable? Was there any part of the book that rang true with me? Were any of the articles disturbing, shocking, surprising, or impressive? Finally, an original poem will be included in response to the experience of reading Race, Class, and…
L., M, & Hill, P. (2007). Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology. Wadsworth Publishing Company, KY
Self-Portrait With Straw Hat
Journal by Vincent Van Gogh -- Self-portrait
So many artists have painted self-portraits. Self-portraiture requires the artist to turn his inner eye upon his raw soul. I paint myself as an observer of my physical qualities. But I am also in search of understanding myself. Why do I feel so alienated from the world, even from my friend Gauguin and my brother Theo? My quest to understand myself is never-ending. That is why I have painted myself so many times. This time I chose to paint my portrait with myself wearing a straw hat. I chose a brighter and lighter color scheme than I chose in my previous self-portraits of myself such as this one, Self-Portrait with Pipe and Glass.
The color arrangement of my most recent self-portrait highlights the darkness of my eyes in the midst of a sea of bright colors. Yes, it is…
cartoon in the Albuquerque Journal on September 15, 2009. The gist of the article revolves around choices in healthcare and who is responsible for those choices. In the first panel, and insurance salesman is talking with an average American asking, "Are you tired of having your health care decisions made by a big, unfeeling corporate bureaucracy?" In the next frame, his wife asks, "ho was that?" -- The husband, holding a brochure entitled Obama Care, responds, "Somebody from a huge, unfeeling government bureaucracy, offering to make our health care decisions."
This is clearly focused on the healthcare debate and the fact that American is under pressure from all sides in its healthcare conundrum. e know that at least twenty percent of America's population has either no insurance or is underinsured -- and that this is the highest percentage in the developed world. This is particularly alarming noting that more money…
Obama's Health-Care Plan: Pros and Cons Debate. (2012). My Family Doctor.com. Retrieved from: http://familydoctormag.com/doctors-office/1291-obamas-health-care-plan-doctors-debate-pros-and-cons.html
Underinsured in America: Is Health Coverage Adequate? (July 2002). Kaiser Commission
on Key Facts -- Medicaid and the Uninsured. Cited in:
This is the goal of struggling readers. A dependent reader takes only a peripheral interest in the text. He gives it the minimum of his attention and approaches it only because he is forced. It is as though he is reading against his will and fighting all the way.
Beers provides an anticipation guide, but I don't necessarily agree that such a guide is very constructive or helpful. It deals solely with crass generalizations, and whether attitudes held before reading the text are still ascribed to after reading the text. For the most part, students' attitudes are going to be superficial and having them partake in an exercise of superficiality is likely to be counterproductive.
Beers argues that performing such activities will help to encourage students to become more involved with the reading. It will help them to engage their prior knowledge and challenge them to think. Beers recommends making…
Nursing Journal on an EBP Process:
Together with his colleagues at the University of Washington, Jeffrey . Harris developed and published an article regarding the most appropriate means for disseminating evidence-based practices. The framework was geared towards spreading evidence-based practices that focus on health promotion. The authors argued that the basis for widespread adoption of evidence-based health promotion practices is mainly dependent on developing and evaluating effective dissemination approaches. Consequently, they created a practical framework based on existing literature on dissemination and their experiences in conducting such practices. The framework is commonly known as the Health Promotion esearch Center (HPC) framework, which was developed by the Prevention esearch Center at the University of Washington and funded by the Center for Disease Control. CDC funded the development of this evidence-based health promotion framework to carry out research on community-based prevention and management of chronic diseases.
Summary of the Article's Key Points:…
Harris J.R., Cheadle A., Hannon P.A., Forehand M., Lichiello P., Mahoney E., Snyder S.,
Yarrow J. (2012, March 22). A Framework for Disseminating Evidence-based Health Promotion Practices. Prev Chronic Disease, 2012(9), 110081. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.110081
The apparent point here is that land traditionally belonging to native tribes will be used to mine in the interest of the developed world. It makes me feel both sad and powerless. I do not have all the information, but stories like this always make me feel that those with the greatest physical, technological, or financial power, or all three, tend to have more power than even those with the right to a certain piece of land or way of living.
The second point confirms the previous observation, that the consistent support of those in power has resulted in the approval of the project without any regard for the rights of those who have possessed the land for far longer. Again, this gives me a sense of powerlessness when faced with decisions by politicians who have only their own interest at heart.
This is far longer than the mere…
Now is the time for each organization to examine and strengthen its conflict of interest policies." (illars)
The conflicts she described were: accepting benefits, using confidential information, insider trading, and targeted marketing. Her intention of course was not to provide a complete list of possible conflicts of interest; it was more to give a general overview of new scenarios for nursing management to consider.
After listing some conflicts of interest, she then went on to provide some strategies to combat these specific examples. "The following 2 strategies have been identified as most effective in preventing conflicts of interest. Nurse Executives throughout the healthcare industry now hold positions to either implement various prevention strategies or persuade other healthcare administrators to adopt conflict of interest policies." (illars)
Results believe the article certainly helped me by contributing a new understanding of the future of nursing management in the international healthcare industry. orld economics…
Willars, Lisa. "Global Nursing Management: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest." Nursing Administration Quarterly 1/1/2004 (2004).
Violence and Victims
Journal: "Violence and Victims" by Springer Publishing Company
Violence and Victims is a social work journal that informs "clinical decisions, legal actions and public policy" (Springer Publishing, 2011). It is a peer-reviewed journal that includes subject matter on "theory, research, policy, and clinical practice in the area of interpersonal violence and victimization" across a myriad of professional disciplines to the likes of medicine, law, sociology, psychology and social work (Springer Publishing, 2011). Some important topics, issues and questions that are discussed include subjects like how to assess a violent offender, how to counsel victims of violence, among other topics.
The editors of this journal include a myriad of different doctors from all over the United States. The editor-in-chief is from the University of Washington of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, while others that are associate editors and on the editorial and advisory board are various individuals…
Lilly, Michelle M., Graham-Bermann, Sandra A., &, Initials. (2010). Intimate partner violence and ptsd: the moderating role of emotion-focused coping. Violence and Victims, 25(5), Retrieved from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/vav/2010/00000025/00000005/art00003
Springer Publishing, Initials. (2011). Violence and victims. Retrieved from http://www.springerpub.com/product/08866708
Among the most important findings produced in the results of the research, Langer conjectures that "the results of this research suggest that non-traditional adult students can find it difficult to understand what is meant by reflection and how it applies to their practical goals of changing careers. These students do not have a natural or traditional association with the journal process itself, as has been suggested, more or less, in much of the literature on learning journals." (p. 349-350)
Strengths & eaknesses:
Perhaps the greatest strength of the research conducted by Langer is its selected subject matter. The learning journal is indeed a compelling notion, particularly insofar as it appears to provide a practical contrast to the use of grading as the only tool for student assessment. In this regard, the research is to be commended for seeking to add to the discussion another set of findings justifying the use…
Langer, a.M. (2002). Reflecting on practice: Using learning journals in higher and continuing education. Teaching in Higher Education, 7(3), 337-351.
One result is that in spite of being told how to record a journal in the context of an independent format, most students used a format preferred by the teacher which demonstrates a possible "lack of proficiency with reflective writing" (2002, p. 343), meaning that almost all of the students were not at all familiar with reflective writing techniques and decided to adhere to a format more in line with what the teacher expected or preferred. Another result is that 55% of the submitted journals appear to have become more critical and self-reflective toward the end of the course, an indication that these students had actually become more proficient as reflective writers as a result of keeping a record of their thoughts and achievements.
As to strengths and weaknesses related to the article, it is clear that Langer is a master of academic extrapolation, due to his ability to write…
Langer, a.M. (2002). Reflecting on practice: using learning journals in higher and continuing education. Teaching in Higher Education, 7(3), 337-352.
Petersen, M.N. (2005). Non-traditional students in higher education. Journal of the American
Educational Board, 4(2), 223-227.
Wilson, J.P. (2004). The application of learning journals in a science classroom environment.
Do you disagree with any of Pope's opinions or pronouncements in the Heroic Couplets or "An Essay on Man"?
Pope is critical of individuals who "cry, if man's unhappy, God's unjust," suggesting that the unhappiest people are people who blame God, rather than themselves for all of their troubles, or who curse God because their lives are imperfect. The need to accept life's imperfections while still working to enact positive changes within the limitations of humanity is a positive message still relevant for people today.
Based on what you have read of "The Rape of the Lock," what do you think the poem's theme or central message is? What or who are the objects of his satire? Does the epic, "The Rape of the Lock" apply in any way to society today? Identify two passages that could serve as satiric commentaries on people's behavior today. Your answer should discuss both…
Iveta Marusak Course Journal
Journal Entry One: Me a Writer?
I guess everyone is required to take at least one composition course, so it doesn't bother me to have to take this class. In some ways I am actually excited about taking the class. I am not a great writer, and I hope that this class will give me some tools that will make me more successful in other college classes that require writing. I know that most classes have at least some writing. Also, I think since I have a good attitude about the course, I will be able to write well during it.
I learned that I could get better when it comes to writing different kinds of essays. There is also a lot about writing that I don't know, and this course will help me. One of the ways that the course can help…
The emergence of evidence-based practice as an important component of social work research and practice has contributed to the need to identify and utilize credible information. Social workers are increasingly utilizing findings from various studies to enhance their knowledge base and improve social work practice. An important aspect of utilizing research in social work is peer-reviewed journals, which are considered to provide credible information as compared to information from the Internet, particularly from search engines. In this regard, social workers are faced with the need to identify empirical research from peer reviewed journals in order to enhance their understanding and response to clients' situations.
Research studies from peer reviewed journals are important to the development of knowledge in social work because they provide accurate information based on empirical research. Unlike information from the Internet, peer reviewed journals provide accurate, reliable, valid, and up-to-date information since they are based on empirical…
I am motivated to continue with my volunteering experience because of a caller I had one night when I had hotline duty.
The caller had been raped several years before and was a repeat caller, who just needed to talk when the nightmares came. In the morning, at the end of my volunteer shift, she phoned me back to thank me and to tell me that, after talking to me, she had been able to sleep through the night for the first time in years.
Journal Entry 5: Partner Abuse
Take the Domestic Violence Screening Quiz at http://psychcentral.com/dvquiz.htm. andshare your thoughts on living with domestic violence. How could you help, and what would you say to a friend who was experiencing domestic abuse?
My domestic violence screening score was a 3. I am not in an abusive relationship and have committed myself to never being a victim or perpetrator of…
The maintenance stage can be brainstormed with students and staff from the middle school in future months, based on the response and enthusiasm students have displayed in carrying out the initial project, and based on the number of days missed because of sickness after the hand-washing project vs. The average number of days of school missed due to illness prior to the hand-washing project. Shown that actions like hand-washing can prevent sickness, students will come on board other health-related issues.
May 29, 2006. I believe that if I have shown good research techniques in presenting my proposal for this program, and if I employ logic as well as creative planning and understanding of today's middle school-level abilities, I will succeed. Meantime, after every session on my computer, I will wash my hands in hot water for 15 seconds, because there are hundreds if not thousands of bacteria on these keys,…
Duran, Lynne S. (2003). Motivating Health: Strategies for the Nurse Practitioner. Journal of The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 15(5), 200-201.
Journal of Environmental Health (2006). Millions of Germs and Bacteria Await Kids at School.
Monk-Turner, Elizabeth, & Edwards, Donald, & Broadstone, Josh, & Hummel, Robert, & Lewis,
Selena, & Wilson, Dorothy. (2005). Another Look at Hand-Washing Behavior. Social Behavior and Personality, 33(7), 629-634.
Unfamiliar vocabularies relating to learning and cognition emerged in the course of Week 4's readings and research. These include "mnemonics," "mental representation," and "domain knowledge." Mnemonics may essentially be defined as the techniques an individual uses to enhance memorization. These techniques are useful for learning as they help retain crucial information in the long-term memory. When information is retained in the long-term memory, it is organized in a certain manner. This is referred to as mental representation. Mental representation plays an important role in learning as learning generally occurs when the learner has a clear picture of a given phenomenon in his/her mind. Domain knowledge simply refers to knowledge relating to a given area or field. For instance, seasoned doctors have extensive knowledge of the domain of medicine. They acquire this knowledge not inherently, but through continuous learning.
A major focus of research in the area of learning…
Journal Entry 1
Discourse on classroom management has shifted away from a disciplinarian and authoritarian model towards one more steeped in developmental psychology, social justice, and compassion. Within a new educational paradigm, teachers can provide structure in the classroom without expecting “conformity” or “obedience” per se (Jones, Jones & Vermette, 2013, p. 21). Teachers working within a classroom management paradigm that emphasizes trust and relationship building create far more effective educational environments.
Still, teachers do need to be armed with information and specific strategies. Some of the strategies recommended including improved awareness of non-verbal communication cues and a systematic means of redirecting and reframing problematic behavior (Jones, Jones & Vermette, 2013). Effective classroom management requires sensitivity to issues like cultural diversity and other contextual variables, too. The authoritarian approach does not work with adolescent students, especially, requiring teachers to develop a flexible and creative approach to problem solving in the…
starting the personal journal I found it hard, but after writing the journal entries for the past 8 weeks I have learned a lot, and I found myself to have a better understanding of the curriculum than I did before starting the unit. Before I began the unit I would have had trouble even saying or spelling curriculum properly, and it was not something I thought about very much. However, after doing more research on curriculum and also doing the weekly reading, as well as participating on online discussion with other students, I find that everything together has helped me a lot and given me a better understanding of curriculum. Because of that higher level of understanding I was able to complete the weekly questions and tasks. Now I find that I have to carefully consider my ideas on curriculum, where those ideas were a few short weeks ago, and…
Atweh, B., & Singh, P. (2011). The Australian curriculum: Continuing the national conversation. Australian Journal Of Education, 55(3), p. 189-196
Aubusson, P. (2011). An Australian science curriculum: Competition, advances and retreats. Australian Journal Of Education, 55(3), p. 229-244.
Brady, L. & Kennedy, K. (2010). Curriculum Construction (4th Edition). Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Australia.
Hincks, P. (2010). Australian Curriculum -- an update. Ethos, 18(2), p. 6-7
Most of these products have not been scientifically tested. Yet consumers continue to waste their money on such products rather than go to the gym. hus, there is a fascinating sociological aspect of this crime story.
o conform to the prevailing social standards of beauty, women like the victims in this case are willing to go to extreme lengths. he story therefore raises difficult questions related to victims' roles in crime. Criminologists should still question what is essentially a controversial slant in cases like these: victims sometimes do play important roles in enabling crimes to take place. hankfully, the victims in this case survived but they are no doubt scarred emotionally and physically by the experience. We cannot blame the victims entirely, but must acknowledge the importance of personal responsibility in cases such as these. o use a possibly inappropriate analogy, a person who leaves their laptop alone in the…
To conform to the prevailing social standards of beauty, women like the victims in this case are willing to go to extreme lengths. The story therefore raises difficult questions related to victims' roles in crime. Criminologists should still question what is essentially a controversial slant in cases like these: victims sometimes do play important roles in enabling crimes to take place. Thankfully, the victims in this case survived but they are no doubt scarred emotionally and physically by the experience. We cannot blame the victims entirely, but must acknowledge the importance of personal responsibility in cases such as these. To use a possibly inappropriate analogy, a person who leaves their laptop alone in the school library can only blame herself or himself if the machine is stolen.
Another issue at play is that of medical malpractice. In this story, neither of the suspects appears to have been licensed physicians at any time. They were both posing as doctors to scam consumers into receiving butt implants. However, had the two suspects been licensed physicians, the story would have been appreciably different. The main difference would be the violation of professional codes of ethics. Doctors who knowingly scam their patients are committing a crime far more severe than scam artists pretending to be doctors. This is mainly because patients imbue doctors with their trust; doctors who are licensed to practice medicine are responsible for the health and well being of their patients. Scam artists are expected to commit crimes such as the one in question in this case.
Ovalle, D. (2011). "Second person in 'toxic tush' case posts $5,000 bond." November 24, 2011. Retrieved online: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/24/2517469/second-person-in-toxic-tush-case.html#ixzz1eriaMVIa
Polish Immigration -- a Journal
A Journal Entry from a Catholic Polish Immigrant
The voyage across the sea was treacherous, and the water splashing on the deck was cold as ice, but the hope, the fantastic hope of seeing the Great City was the calmest and warmest force within me that kept me going through the seasickness and the cold. My voyage started in Warsaw and it seems like it lasted for years and years. o great was my excitement that I became seasick many times. It was actually fortunate that we did not have a lot of food because that way I was, I think, less seasick than if I had been full.
Poland is a beautiful country, but there is very little hope of making any money. ometimes we cannot even have dinner because there is nothing to eat. I have seven children and many other Catholic families…
Sources utilized for background information (not directly cited):
No Author. (2012). Ellis Island Background Information. Ellis Island. Retrieved from: < http://www.ellisisland.org/Immexp/index.asp >.
Reisner, L., Davis, S., and Miara, L. (2012). Polish Immigration to America. Polish Immigration. Retrieved from: .
esults suggest that heavy multitaskers underperformed because their brains are unable to filter out irrelevant stimuli (why). The where question or the research coverage was addressed by the psychological research account but was already left out by the popular media article. The answers to most of the basic questions are already covered by the abstract of the psychological research which can be found in the first page. As such, in a glance, you can have access to the gist of information gathered by this empirical work. On the other hand, the answers to these basic research questions are gradually unraveled as you read along the popular media article.
On the Structure
The primary source article follows the usual format of a research report. It has an abstract on the first page, an introduction, clear and detailed objectives, narration of the results and discussion. One can also read about how the…
Gorlick, a. & Hubbard, J. (2009). Multitasking works? Not really, Stanford study shows.
Retrieved from http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/august24/multitask-research-study-082409.html on October 4, 2009.
Nachmias, C.F. & Nachmias, D. (1996). Research Methods in the Social Sciences.
London: St. Martin's Press Inc.
Journal Two: God's Will?
The issue of God's omniscience vs. The supposed free will of man has plagued theologians for millennia, and it is doubtful that I will solve it in this half page response. Milton's version of the tale does not really seem to support this reading, however. Though God was ultimately responsible for Satan's being in the right (or wrong) place at the wrong (or right) time, he clearly shows Adam making a conscious decision to eat the fruit despite the consequences. This seems to suggest that free will can operate regardless of God's desires, as long as He doesn't directly intervene. Whether or not He wanted them to eat the fruit is an unanswerable question, and largely pointless. It is certain that He didn't want to stop them from eating the fruit badly enough to intervene, despite his omniscience and omnipotence. The rest was up to Adam,…
S. By offering an astonishing and heretical thesis. Hence, many believe in the notion of extra sensory perception (ESP). Evaluation: Time takes an objective view of society's perception of psychic phenomena. A thorough explanation as to why this unique ability is suppressed because of society's skepticism.
6. Shea, C. (2011). Fraud scandal fuels debate over practices of social psychology. Chronicle of Higher Education, 58(13), A1.
Summary: Article discusses the academic field of social psychology and examines how research practices within the discipline are being influenced by the news media and the use of fraudulent data in his reports, plus the manipulation of statistics. Evaluation: Convincingly, the author demonstrates the strong desire of some to capitalize on the psychic phenomena that compels them to falsify data.
7. Anders, R. (2009). Psychic phenomena. Retrieved from http://www.world-mysteries.com/sci_4.htm
Summary: The energy of matter and the energy behind matter, which religion calls the…
I believe both "great" mean got what they deserved in the afterlife.
Journal Part Two
In the Greek world, heroism, valor, and bravery were the greatest of all characteristics, so it is fitting that the Greeks' idea of hell is people walking around without unmotivated, unable to be brave. Americans' version of hell would be a different one, filled with all of the little frustrations of life. Some people would be caught in endless lines in department stores. Others, would be forever in a traffic jam. Still others would he stuck on the line with an infuriating member of customer service forever. Maybe some would get the mail each day, constantly finding letters about matters that they had resolved, and they would have to spend every day talking to the same companies and telling the same stories over and over again. These seem to be the little things that bother…
It was not enough to kill Hektor and then return him to his family for proper burial, dishonoring the body added additional insult to his actions. This act shows Achilles as an angry young man. However, when he comes to his senses and realizes that a family has been hurt, he demonstrates a greater maturity in his actions. The transition from a raging boy to a mourning man represents spiritual growth on the part of Achilles.
Disrespecting the body of Hektor also had another affect. Achilles may have felt that the death of Patroklos took away some of his power. y disrespecting the body of Hektor, he may have had an underlying motivation of attempting to regain his sense of power that was lost by diminishing the power of the opposition. Disrespecting the body of Hektor was also disrespectful to Hektor's family, who happened to be the king of Troy.…
Lawall, Sarah., et. al. (eds.), the Illiad. Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed., Vols. a-C. New York: W.W. Norton and Company. 2002.
It never occurred to me that I could make someone angry by completing this exercise. In fact, my only misgivings about it were that I would be wasting their time or embarrassing myself mildly.
This exercise led me to examine why people might get offended at being mistaken for a salesperson. Though any of the three people I approached might have jobs similar to working in the store and clearly do not think they are "above" the store (as they were customers in it), they all exhibited some degree of surprise or annoyance at being mistaken for an employee there. Perhaps when someone is in "customer mode" they are used to feeling in control and a tad superior. My questioning that status thus threw them for a loop. When they are in "worker mode," they might be more amenable to helping someone else out (as I found when I interacted…
As a result, it becomes more difficult to ascertain exactly what mode of intervention would best be suited for helping children overcome health matters that are at least to some degree beyond their control.
That said, a defining strength of the research is its chosen method of intervention. The perspective that the health of the children at the center of this study cannot be improved without effectively improving the health habits of their respective families is a centering position and one that endows the study with a significant value to the public health. As the study finds in its conclusion, "social and structural environments in which Hispanic children are reared may play an important role in determining their risk for obesity and related behaviors." (Arredondo et al., p. 30) Even lacking any empirical validity and lacking the capacity to be replicated, it does offer an array of correlations that can…
Arredondo, E.M.; Elder, J.P.; Campbell, N.; Baquero, B.; Duerksen, S.; Ayala, G.; Crespo, MPH, Slymen, D. & McKenzie, T. (2010). Individual, Family, and Community Environmental Correlates of Obesity in Latino Elementary School Children. Journal of School Health, 80, No.1, pp. 20-30.
American History -- journal
In the September 2000 issue of the highly-prestigious history journal American Heritage, the main topic of discussion has to do with "ales From the Cold War," a period in American history following World War II when the U.S. And the Soviet Union were engaged in detente and threats related to the use of nuclear weapons.
he first article, "he Day We Shot Down the U-2" by Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Premier Nikita Khrushchev, makes it clear that the U-2 incident of May 1, 1960 involving U.S. pilot Gary Powers was far more complicated than has previously been realized. Khrushchev states that "In the 1950's, years of deep freeze in the Cold War caused politician and ordinary people on both sides to be gripped by the same fear," being "whether Moscow or Washington would seize the opportunity to deal the first, and possibly the last, nuclear…
The second article, "Aircraft 53-1876A Has Lost a Device" By Clark Rumrill, focuses on how the U.S. Air Force came to drop by mistake an A-bomb on the state of South Carolina in March of 1958 which fortunately did not detonate. Rumrill points out that an Air Force medium bomber accidentally dropped its nuclear weapon "in the woods behind the home of the Gregg family" and that the "high explosive trigger in the bomb blew up on contact with the ground, leaving a crater 50 feet across and 35 feet deep and injuring three girls" (50). This accident came about when a Captain Kulka noticed that the bomb was lodged in the wrong place in the plain and when he tried to fix the problem the bomb-bay doors opened up and the bomb fell from the plane. Moments later, "the plane was rocked by the shock wave of the blast when the bomb hit the ground" (53).
The third article, "Mr. Smith Goes Underground" by Thomas Mallon, concerns a specially-designed bunker, meant to house the President of the United States and his closest confidants, during a nuclear strike by the Soviet Union. Mallon reminds the reader that this bunker, located in West Virginia and now open to the public for tours, was "the strangest of all Cold War relics and offers a clue to why (the U.S.) won the Cold War" (60). The current tour guide, Marvin Weikle, who helped maintain the facility for many years, always warns the visitors that what they are about to see can be quite startling, due to costing $14 million to construct in the late 1940's. Once the visitors enter the bunker, they "find themselves standing at the end of a 144 yard-long concrete corridor leading into the 112, 544 square-foot former standby capital of the United States" (63).
The last article, "Visiting the Cold War Today" By Phil Patton, describes various landmarks from Berlin, Germany to Washington, D.C. To Area 51 which as of 2000 were being opened to the public. According to Patton, "these days, there are more and more visitors to the monuments of the Cold War" and tours as often overcrowded at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and the Nevada Test Sites. Some of the most conspicuous sites include the Titan Missile Museum in Sahaurita, Arizona, the house on Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin (the dividing line between East and West Germany during the Cold War, a.k.a. The "Iron Curtain), the Allied Museum in Berlin and the Cold War Museum which Gary Powers, the U-2 spy plane pilot, created "to honor his father and all Cold War veterans" (72). As of 2000, this museum included "a U-2, a section of the Berlin Wall, a spy satellite, a fallout shelter and other artifacts" (72).
Civil ights Historical Journal Entry
Tonight I awoke to the unmistakable sounds of long restrained rage being freed from its cage. My neighbors are in the street below the grocery store I've owned for nearly two decades, decent folks who are simply trying to earn a living and raise their families the right way. While most of them are Black, and have been since the bigoted practice of "blockbusting" drove most of the Whites to migrate en masse from the neighborhood of Watts (Simpson, 2012), these people are my neighbors, and in most cases, my dear friends. Tonight though, they have become an angry mob growing larger by the minute, a constellation of fierce eyes flashing amidst the darkness, orbiting slowly around a police car, the White cop driving it, and the young Black man he is trying to arrest. As the screams and shouts become more pitched, and the…
Reitman, V., & Landsberg, M. (2005, August 11). Watts riots, 40 years later. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-watts11aug11,0,673501.story
Simpson, K. (2012, February 15). The great migration: Creating a new black identity in los angeles. KCET Connected, Retrieved from http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/landofsunshine/portraits/the-great-migration - creating-a-new-black-identity.html
"They picked up their fists instead of guns" was how a reporter noted the outbreak of a gang fight in the city of ichmond, California, on Friday afternoon, October 14, 2011. What was unique about this crime story was that the fist fight broke out inside the City Hall complex within the Office of Neighborhood Safety. The seven people involved in the incident were in that office to collect some incentive payments as part of a privately funded initiative called Operation Peacemakers, the purpose of which is, curiously enough, to engage young people in mental health, anger management and other productive efforts to keep them out of trouble. On the day of the altercation, members of rival gangs showed up at about the same time and the confrontation occurred, spreading blood about the office, breaking furniture, and causing concern for many. The police received numerous 911 calls. When…
ABCNews7 (2011), Gang fight erupts at Richmond City Hall. Viewable at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=8396462.
Lee, H. And Kane, W. (2011), Witnesses mum on gang brawl at Richmond City Hall. Viewable at http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-10-23/bay-area/30322974_1_gang-brawl-power-drill-gang-members .
Pangman and Seguire Journal Review
"Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult:
A Social Justice Issue"
"Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue" is an article by Verna C. Pangman and Marilyn Seguire, first published in 2000 in Volume 18 of the journal Sexuality and Disability. In their article, Pangman and Seguire provide a penetrating look at an issue all too often obscured by either false assumptions of unimportance, or perhaps mere squeamishness. The subtitle of their article makes it clear that Pangman and Seguire are approaching this issue from a political (if not indeed activist) standpoint: they seem particularly concerned that there is a sense of invisibility to the sex problems of the elderly, and a willingness to ignore those problems. They offer nurses a way of thinking about these issues.
Summary of Article
Pangman and Seguire begin by brushing away some of the myths…
Pangman, Verna C. And Seguire, Marilyn. "Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older
Adult: A Social Justice Issue." In Sexuality and Disability, Volume 18
Number 1 (2000).
Professional Journal Field Ergonomics Arti
The article critiqued in this document is entitled "Workplace economics." It was authored by representatives from the American Chiropractic Association -- although a specific author is not identified. This article serves as an overview to the field of ergonomics as it affects the workplace. The author approaches the topic from a decidedly broad perspective. There are a number of generalizations that are made in this article. In fact, very few of the assertions within it are actually substantiated. As such, it appears as though the author believes the reader should simply believe him or her based on the author's word, or perhaps because of the publication's backing by the American Chiropractic Association.
A STATEMENT OF THE ESEACH POBLEM
There is no research problem identified in this article. Furthermore, there is no original research performed in it. The only type of problem identified in the article…
American Chiropractic Association (no date). Workplace ergonomics. Healthy Living.
Kelby, J. (2014). Nuts & bolts of effective ergonomics programs. Professional Safety. 59(8), 53-54.
Wife," Judy Brady uses satire and sarcasm to critique gender roles in traditional marriage relationships. To achieve her goals in the essay, the author writes in first person, specifically from the perspective of someone who lists the qualities she wants or expects in a wife. Yet instead of composing in essay or narrative format, the author creates a list of reasons why she wants a wife. This literary technique is compelling because it allows the author to impart a harsh criticism of patriarchy in a lighthearted and humorous manner.
The reasons the narrator lists for wanting a wife include having someone who will work and take care of the children, take care of all of my physical needs including having a clean house and home-cooked meals, and who will not complain. The wife will also assume all responsibility for birth control, always give in to sexual demands, and be willing…
film journal for Farewell My Concubine, a 1993 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige.
Film journal: Farewell my Concubine
The 1993 film Farewell my Concubine chronicles the history of the Chinese communist revolution by focusing on the lives of two young boys who perform in the legendary Peking Opera. One boy named Dieyi is consigned to play female roles; the other named Xiaolou plays more traditionally male roles. The boys are friends, but sexual tensions constantly simmer between them. Dieyi seems attracted to Xiaolou and later resents Xiaolou's marriage to Juxian, a former prostitute.
From childhood, the two men are raised in a relatively apolitical environment. They are so focused upon preparing themselves for the Opera they do not understand the political turmoil that bubbles up around them and threatens to destroy their livelihoods. Eventually, the forces of the external world penetrate the sanctuary of the Opera. Dieyi is…
Farewell My Concubine. Directed by Chen Kaige, 1993.
'Squatter' families on public lands were also often ignored, giving peasants another means of survival.
However, when railways began to be rapidly snake across the nation, the potential for making profits off of the land seismically increased. From 1907-1914 the entrepreneurial capitalist Percival Farquhar began to engage in a massive construction campaign. Huge waves of immigrants to work for the railroad made an influx into formerly homogeneous regions, profoundly destabilizing the lives of residents as well as of these new arrivals. Violent clashes were common between railroad workers and peasants -- although peasants were forced off of their land to work on the railroads as well.
Diacon calls the forces that brought change to Brazil a "deadly triumvirate" of the state government, the Brazil Railway Company, and the landowners looking for a quick profit (Diacon 59). Even many smaller landowners lost tracts to the powerful railroad companies. Regardless, the patron-client…
Diacon, Todd A. Millenarian Vision, Capitalist Reality. Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.