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Walden Two Human Nature and Society the

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Walden Two: Human Nature and Society

The bourgeoisie naturally conceives the world in which it is supreme to be the best.

Karl Marx

People throughout history, since the beginning of time began, have been expressing dissatisfaction with the way the world is and trying to find ways to make it better. Along the way various fictional societies called "Utopias," after the book of the same name written by Thomas More in 1515 and 1516, were created in an image of perfectionism. These utopian communities, all somewhat different in many ways and often ultimately oppositional in form and function, nevertheless had one thing in common. Each one boasted proudly that it alone was worthy of the ultimate claim: a foundation of consummate judicial and moral principles with the ultimate result of effortless happiness and true freedom for all its people.

.F. Skinner admits that when he wrote Walden Two in 1945…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Bruce, Susan. Introduction to Three Early Modern Utopias. (1999) New York: Oxford University Press.

Skinner, B.F. Walden Two. (1948) Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company.

- . Walden Two Revisited: Preface to Walden Two. (January 1976) Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company.

Three Early Modern Utopias: Utopia, New Atlantis, The Isle of Pines. Edited by Susan Bruce. (1999) New York: Oxford University Press.
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Walden My Hope for a

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I realized that so much of my anxiety and trouble resulted from things I truly didn't care about. Who was that person who cared? I couldn't tell. It was a relief to find that beneath all the anxieties of daily life, anxieties propelled by rapid turnover and cliched expectations, that I had a personality. Beneath all the extraneous troubles, I had a conscience that would lead me where I needed to go.

Consequently, the peril of too much ambition also became clear to me. So much of life is spent idealizing far off things that when present seem to do little to enrich my life. The burning question of "and then what?" seemed to pervade me. Go to school. And then what? Get a job. And then what? I knew that even if all my goals and ambitions were to be at some point acquired, there would still be that…… [Read More]

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Silber's Argument Is That Private Universities and

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Silber's argument is that private universities and colleges, that he prefers to call 'independent', are really as much public as government-paid universities are since the public factor runs through all of their activities and manifestations. He goes on to laud the qualities of independent universities showing how they show a great record of diversity, how they contribute immensely to public education and professional contributions (in that, for instance, a majority of degrees are accorded to doctors, lawyers, and dentists), how they are careful and prudent in their activities, and, most of all, how so many of these independent institutions are becoming redundant and closing due to inability of expense to keep themselves afloat. Silber argues that in many ways they are more valuable to the public than public-sponsored universities are and that, therefore, it would be worth the taxpayer's while to keep these universities afloat.

Silber's primary fallacy -- and…… [Read More]

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Research Databases in the Walden Library Some

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research databases in the Walden Library. Some may be more useful than others for finding articles related to your dissertation topic. Before you begin to search for articles, it is important to identify the databases that will be most useful. It also is important to use the best searching strategies. If you search using keywords that are too broad, you may be inundated with useless information. If you search using keywords that are too specific, you may miss articles that are pertinent to your dissertation topic. As you prepare for this assignment, be sure to visit the Walden Library web article "Searching Strategies" listed under the resources for this week.

Then provide a list of the research databases and/or scholarly resources you plan to search for your literature review. Finally, describe two techniques and/or strategies you think will be useful when searching for and identifying articles for your literature review.…… [Read More]

References Walden University. (2014a). Databases by name. Retrieved from http://library.waldenu.edu/722.htm. Walden University. (2014b). Keyword searching: Finding articles on your topic: Keyword search strategy. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=80380

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My dissertation topic is "Teen Pregnancy and Barriers explored within programs which benefit teens as they become teenage parents." The one thing we as parents are familiar with as well as our teens is the contraceptives, birth control, free clinics and information pertaining to STD's that
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Walden and Other Writings by

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They both are seeking wisdom and spiritual growth, but for very different reasons. Frankl has to find some kind of order and reason in his experience, or he will either go mad or die. Thoreau's spiritual quest is one of peace and harmony, while Frankl's is one of duress and oppression. He writes, "What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general, but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment" (Frankl 171). At that given moment in time, Frankl's life did not mean anything to anyone but himself, and he used this experience to develop his own philosophy on life and wisdom, just as Thoreau used his experience to develop his own philosophy. The two men had the same goals, but reached them very differently due to their circumstances.

It is difficult to judge who has the best approach, because they both did…… [Read More]

References

Frankl, Viktor E., Man's Search for Meaning. New York: Washington Square Press, Simon and Schuster, 1963.

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Other Writings. Ed. Brooks Atkinson. New York: Modern Library, 1950.
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What Resources Are Available for Successfully Finishing University

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media are helpful because they each provide a perspective and are, for that reason, important to have. Perspectives and alternate channels allow us to grow and develop again and again, and they also help us to understand the uniqueness of challenges all around us, how they are different and yet how they can also be similar. In this way we can develop a sense of empathy and a sense of community but also a sense of what is in store for us as we embark on this new chapter of our lives.

The Walden Library will probably be most helpful because it is like having a virtual library right at my fingertips. Through it I can have access to assignments, articles, studies, and librarian assistance. This will be of great use because the PhD in Public Policy and Administration program will require me to refer to these valuable sources of…… [Read More]

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How policy administration can make or break education

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Policy Administration
My vision for positive social change in the context of my professional and academic goals is to empower marginalized communities and the society as a whole through social change. I believe that in the present day, our existence in the society ought to be dignified. All people should be able to freely and fully exercise their human rights, gain accessibility to basic needs and also experience economic security. In the present day, different populations experience discrimination, for instance women facing prejudice at the workplace and also tribal sects such as the Aboriginal facing discrimination and ostracizing. Therefore, my vision for social change takes into account empowering the communities that are not only marginalized but also disadvantaged. Marginalized groups in different expenses, for instance tribal individuals, unorganized workforces, peasants, dalits, as well as women are all in the present day engaged in a tussle for power to attain equality…… [Read More]

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Working Towards Social Change in the Field of Administration

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Vision

As a student of the Public Policy and Administration program at Walden I looked forward to being a part of the drive towards positive social change in the world by uniting my skills, diligence, energy, time, and orientation to the idea that the world can be transformed for the better into a thriving, united, meaningful and honest society where camaraderie is key and individuals are treated with respect, dignity, transparency, and commitment.

My vision for positive social change is based in a belief that a better, more accountable society can be fostered through a social commitment to truth and transparency. This change could facilitate support for leaders who are transparent and accountable to a higher ideal, who hold themselves accountable, and who strive to do right on a social justice level.

In the context of my professional goals, this vision helps to fortify me against the dangers or temptations…… [Read More]

References

Walden University. (2014). About the school. Retrieved from http://www.waldenu.edu/colleges-schools/school-of-public-policy-and-administration/about

Walden University. (2014). Vision and mission statements. Retrieved from http://www.waldenu.edu/about/who-we-are/data/vision-mission-statements
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Analyzing the Personality Psychology Phenomenon

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Personality Psychology

Character: Patrick aterman- 'American Psycho'

A unique concept of personality theories is generated in American Psycho. This character has been cross examined through the principles of psychoanalytic theory. There character exhibits a super ego driven by skewed moral patterns and an id (self-perception) that lets out all the deeply held fantasies of which it has been deprived. The case demonstrates the possibility of the superego and the id coalescing to stir sadistic violence and failure to distinguish between the real and that exists only in perception. This unique predisposition also means that self-actualization is seen to be a possibility for any form of behaviour. Although it is easy to class aterman as an evil person, his needs are met in line with the hierarchy of needs. This happens until his heinous and violent acts emerge a continuation of the skewed ideals shared in a way with his victims.…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Ellis, B. E. (1991). American Psycho (1st ed.). New York: Vintage.

Friedman, H. S., & Schustack, M. W. (2009). Personality: Classic theories and modern research (4th ed.). Allyn & Bacon

Pearce, J. (2014, November 30). Patrick Bateman of American Psycho: A sexual profile. Retrieved from Lapsus: http://lapsuspsych.com/2014/11/30/patrick-bateman-of-american-psycho-a-sexual-profile/

Schaffer, C. (2013). Examining the Personality of Patrick Bateman of. Walden University.
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Supply Chain Strategies

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Research indicates that supply chains help organizations attain competitive advantage. In turn, the successes or letdowns of such supply chains are determined in the open market by the end consumers. Rendering the fitting product, at the fitting price, at the fitting time to the consumer is not only the fundamental aspect to competitive success but also the vital element to survival (Christopher and Towill, 2001). Owing to the fact that the intricacy of supply chains in the present day, partly as a result of globalization and out-sourcing, the manner in which supply chains are structured can make a difference between an organization generating profit or loss. Different types of structures avail the management the choice to select the one that best suits consumer expectations. However, it is imperative for such chosen pipelines to go hand in hand with the business strategy of the supply chain (Christopher and Towill, 2002). In…… [Read More]

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Nursing Burnout Issue at a Facility

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North Mountain Medical is a super sniff facility as they specialized in high acuity level patient. The patient structure is respiratory, with staff trained in tracheostomy care and ventilator management. In house hemodialysis, in house physical therapy. This facility has been in operation since 2004. Patients in this facility do not self-diagnose. Patient diagnoses are from Medical doctors and Nurse Practitioners that work on site. Patient in the facility are cared for by interdisciplinary team. Certified nursing assistants that care for patient will normally report a Change in patient’s condition to the nurse. Nurse completes an assessment and report changes immediately to the doctor. In the event of an emergency patients are send to emergency room for further evaluation and treatment. Health is a right in this facility. Yes, most of the patient’s life style has impacted the health of the patient. Noncompliance with medication regimen and diet changes. Patients…… [Read More]

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Washington D C Race in Community

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There are countless civic organizations and community services throughout the city, including Agency for International Development, American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, American Muslim Council,

American Running Association, D.C. Travel & Social Club, Friends of Sri Lanka in the U.S., National Conference of State Societies, Human Rights Campaign,

National Genealogical Society, The National Genealogical Society, National Rifle Association, People For the American ay, St. John's Community Service's ArtView, and The Childrens Foundation (D.C.)

Despite the racial diversity and richness of culture, the ashington, D.C. area seems to be plagued with racial problems. The media are filled with news reports and editorials concerning the discrimination against African-Americans. In particular at issue are numerous accounts of racial profiling by law enforcement. Moreover, in recent years there has been much media discussion concerning discrimination against minorities among home-finance companies.

And even Mayor illiams's office has been forced to deal with racial slurs from his…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Anthony A. Williams: Mayor of the District of Columbia. Retrieved November 02, 2005 at http://dc.gov/mayor/bios/williams.shtm

Barnes, D.R. (2001 June 06). D.C. Grandmother Accuses Prince George's Police of Racial Profiling. Washington Informer. Retrieved November 02, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.

City Council. Retrieved November 02, 2005 at http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/

Clemetson, Lynette. (1999 February 08). The Slur That Wasn't.(Washington D.C.
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Strategies for Success in an Online Learning Environment

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Employ for Successful Distance Learning

In some ways, distance learning and learning in the traditional classroom rely upon the same basic academic skills and study habits. A quality educator, strong classroom materials, and the background education necessary to understand new materials all contribute to student success. However, the distance learning environment offers unique opportunities and challenges for students. Distance learning removes some of the obstacles to the traditional classroom by allowing students to attend classes when they have the time available, increasing learner flexibility. They also provide students with the opportunity to review material as it is being taught, without delaying other learners in the classroom. However, distance learning also injects four primary challenges for the student: planning, time management, communication and technology use. Fortunately, with proper planning, a student can ensure that these challenges, which have the potential of derailing a distance-learning student, can actually become advantages.

Planning

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References

Walden University. (n.d.). Technical tips for learning at Walden. Walden e-Guide. Retrieved Walden University. (n.d.). 10 tips for being a successful online learner. Walden e-Guide.

Retrieved from
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Professional Development Plan for Nursing

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Professional Development Plan
Attaining a Master’s degree in Nursing requires a great deal of focus and coordinated effort. It also requires that the student’s personal and professional goals be aligned, as the Master’s degree in Nursing is really the ultimate expression of this alignment: a student whose personal values and aims do not reflect the professional aims represented by the Master’s in Nursing is a student who is likely to be pulled in two different directions at once. Unless the ultimate aims converge, divergence will result—and that is why it is so important that a nursing student reflect upon how his or her personal and professional goals correlate. This paper will serve as a professional development plan: it will give some background on my personal history, my professional accomplishments, my future aspirations, while also identifying my academic interests and my goals for my Walden educational experience.
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Ways to Avoid Plagiarism by Citing Sources

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Academic and Community Support Resources at Walden U. and the Academic Skills Center are both useful for providing an understanding of plagiarism and how to properly cite source material in a paper. lagiarism.org is also helpful and is easily accessible and simple to use for anyone looking for a quick synopsis of what constitutes plagiarism. Essentially, it is the theft of another person's words. However, even if you use your own words but their ideas, credit should be given by using citations in the text and references/bibliography at the end of the paper.

The AA manual is perhaps the best place to go for proper AA style citation and format writing. It is the authoritative reference, after all -- so it is important to read if one wishes to have the definitive method.

The strategy I would employ so as to improve my skills in the covered AA concepts would…… [Read More]

Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Walden University. (n.d.). Academic & Community Support Resources. Walden e-Guide.

Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/friendly.php?s=eguidesupport2
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Explaining My Vision for Social Change

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Vision for Social Change

My personal vision for social change is based on the underlying philosophy that change must come from those people who think differently than those who created the status quo. The drivers of the current status quo are the baby boom generation, who have held a substantial amount of political power since Clinton was elected, and who also form the largest voting bloc. However, I also see that the young people, the millennial generation, are a massive voting bloc, and they conceptualize their world quite differently than their parents and grandparents did. This is a generation that not only has faced different forms of adversity (Wyn & Woodman, 2006), but they also have been raised in a world where global trade and communication are the norm rather than the exception, and where climate change is the single most important issue. Further, this generation has been raised wholly…… [Read More]

References

Maton, K. (2008). Empowering community settings: Agents of individual development, community betterment, and positive social change. American Journal of Community Psychology. Vol. 41 (1-2) 4-21.

Wyn, J. & Woodman, D (2006). Generational, youth and social change in Australia. Journal of Youth Studies. Vol. 9 (5) 495-514.
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What Is Plagiarism and How to Recognize it

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Often, writers may not properly cite original sources wherefrom they obtained ideas or phrases for a paper. Plagiarism denotes a case of an author portraying the intellectual property of another as one's own, original work. There are several forms of plagiarism; these include: absence of citations, copy-pasting a phrase/sentence from a source into one's own paper without changing, or inaccurate paraphrasing (Walden University, 2015).

An author must take great care to ensure that plagiarism is absent from his/her work. Once an author has published/handed out a paper, he/she cannot further influence readers regarding what has been penned. It is in the hands of reviewers or readers to decide whether a work is plagiarized. Authors should pay particular attention to ensure that no aspect of one's work raises questions.

One can identify plagiarism in a written work by: 1) ascertaining if the words and ideas are those of the…… [Read More]

References

Crossen, C. (1994). Tainted: The manipulation of fact in America. New York: Touchstone, pp. 166-167.

Harvard College Writing Program. (2015, Septemeber 7). How to Avoid Plagiarism. Retrieved from Harvard Guide to Using Sources: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&pageid=icb.page342057

Saunders, R. L., & Meek, P. (n.d.). How to Recognize and Avoid Plagiarism. Univ. of Tennessee.

Walden University. (2015, September 7). Plagiarism. Retrieved from Walden University: http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/63.htm
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Commendation and for Improvement in the Paragraph

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commendation and for improvement in the paragraph regarding the availability of computers. The author has a fairly transparent degree of verve and enthusiasm for the subject, which is sometimes a key component of an insightful article (Turnquist, 2009, 437). However, he or she has the tendency to make some emotional appeals instead of relying on empirical evidence to make points. Doing so is a crucial component of scholarly writing, and one of the areas in which the author could use some improvement.

The primary strength associated with this article is the author's logic. The author elucidates a number of crucial points that reinforces the paper's thesis: that computers enjoy a current degree of availability that they previously did not. However, in attempting to demonstrate his or her enthusiasm about this subject, the author has actually written about this issue from a decidedly biased viewpoint. A close analysis of the diction…… [Read More]

References

No author. (2012). "Avoiding Bias: Using Sensitive Language and Avoiding Bias in Scholarly Writing." Walden University Writing Center. Retrieved from http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/Documents/Scholarly-Writing/Avoiding_Bias.pdf

Tornquist, E. (2009). Advancing Oncology Nursing Science. Oncology Nursing Society. Retreived from http://www.ons.org/Publications/CJON/media/ons/docs/publications/science_chpt20.pdf
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Ninth Grade Academy

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Ninth Grade Academy on Student Achievement

The title of the dissertation "The effects of a ninth grade academy on student achievement" leaves the reader somewhat unclear about the subject matter: what is meant by an 'academy?' Is it a specialized private school or merely a generalized institution of learning? Eventually, it becomes clear upon reading the text that ninth grade 'academies' are designed to ease the academic and social transition from middle to high school. These 'bridging' institutions deal with some of the problems that afflict students in high school, such as a notable decline in attendance and grades. The dissertation specifically focuses on the state of Georgia, which has struggled to meet required NCLB (No Child Left Behind) goals and uses such 'academies' to pinpoint the areas of education in which students often show notable deficits.

The study design was identified as an 'ex post facto causal comparative design'…… [Read More]

Reference

Pate, Lauren. (2010). The effects of a ninth grade academy on student achievement.

(Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Walden University.
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Conducting Research through Various Methods

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obtained from this course, there are several different ways for conducting research that a researcher can choose from. While the research question is the major factor that drives the research methodology, the selection of a research method for a specific study also requires consideration of other factors. This is a major issue in the research field because researchers continue to struggle in identifying the most suitable methodology for a study. In essence, one of the major questions when conducting a research is, "What is the most suitable research methodology for the study?" This question is significant because of the role research methodology plays in generating credible and accurate results. According to Holden (2004), research methodology affects the study results and how conclusions are derived from the research findings.

When making decisions regarding the most suitable methodology for the study, one of the most important considerations for the research is the…… [Read More]

References

Holden, M.T. (2004). Choosing the Appropriate Methodology: Understanding Research Philosophy. Retrieved from Waterford Institute of Technology website: http://repository.wit.ie/1466/1/Choosing_the_Appropriate_Methodology_Understanding_Research_Philosophy_(RIKON_Group).pdf

Williams, L. (2010, January 1). 7 Research Challenges (And How to Overcome Them). Retrieved from Walden University website:  https://www.waldenu.edu/connect/newsroom/publications/articles/2010/01-research-challenges
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Total of Three Paragraphs A One-Paragraph Analysis

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Total of Three Paragraphs:

A one-paragraph analysis of the strengths and limitations of observation as a data collection method.

Your two-paragraph observation of the photograph, identifying which photograph you chose (if the instructor did not select one for the class).

Strengths and limitations of observation as a data collection method

Observation has the great advantage of being unmediated by any filters: it is completely unfiltered by secondary criticism. An observer may spot something no one has previously seen: this is how new theories may be discovered and new art may be created. Skillful observation can also reinforce the veracity of existing theories in a potent fashion. However, there are also serious problems with observation as a means of collecting data. Observers may be biased, and their preexisting prejudices may affect how they perceive information. esearchers may have an inherent tendency to want to see things in a manner which confirms…… [Read More]

References

Knight-Lynn, L. (n.d.). -- Ensuring quality in qualitative research

Center for Research Support at Walden University.

First Response

The following will give a brief analysis of the strengths and limitations of observational data collection method. A two paragraph observation of the selected photograph will follow demonstrating the use of observation in qualitative research.
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Nursing Philo

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Nursing Philosophy

Concept Synthesis on Personal Nursing Philosophy

Nursing Autobiography

My interest in nursing peaked at an early age when I attended Clara Barton High School for health professions in Brooklyn NY and graduated in 1991. I first worked as a nurse's aide and home health aide for about two years and found this position to be quite rewarding. I subsequently moved to North Carolina where I took the CNA course in 1995 and began working as a CNA at various nursing homes and hospitals in the regional area. My experience as a CNA certainly helped me in my journey and provided the foundation for the later developments in my career.

Later I moved to Las Vegas in 1997 where I got married in 1998. After forming this union I went back to school for my BSN in 2002 while working as a CNA. I finished my BSN from Nevada…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Andrews, H., & Roy, C. (1991). The Adaptive Model. Norwalk: Appleton and Lange.

Denler, H., Wolters, C., & Benzon, M. (2013). Social Cognitive Theory. Retrieved from Education:  http://www.education.com/reference/article/social-cognitive-theory/ 

Farlex. (2011). The Medical Dictionary. Retrieved from Farlex:  http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/adaptation+model 

Nursing Theory. (2011). Sister Callista Roy. Retrieved from Nursing Theory:  http://nursing-theory.org/nursing-theorists/Sister-Callista-Roy.php
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Analyzing School Advisory Programs Annotated Bibliography

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SCHOOL ADVISORY PROGRAMS: Annotated Bibliography

Van Ryzin, M. (2010). Secondary school advisors as mentors and secondary attachment figures. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(2), 131-154.

his study assessed if students in two tiny secondary schools would actually nominate their advisor as part of their attachment hierarchy. he forty percent which nominated their advisor to be a secondary figure of attachment testified even more involvement in school and showed better gains in terms of adjustment and achievement in than those that did not. In accordance to the author, this particular finding could help in the development and refining of new theories regarding the factors which contribute to the success of mentoring relationships, together with the processes that aid in the growth and development of these relationships.

Johnson, B. (2013.) Linchpins or lost time: Creating effective advisories. Horace, 25 (2-3)

his study tested the theory that secondary school advisories are somewhat insidious around…… [Read More]

This article investigates the effect of a universal social-emotional program of learning, the Fast Track PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) program and teacher consultation, incorporated within the Fast Track selective prevention model. Measures examined educator and peer reports of violence, hyperactive-disruptive conducts, as well as social skills. Starting in the first grade and all through three consecutive years, teachers acquired training and support, and incorporated the PATHS program in their classrooms. The study investigated the major impacts of intervention and ways in which the child's traits and the environment in the school influenced results. The study concluded that properly-implemented multiyear social-emotional programs of learning could actually have important preventive impacts on the population-level aggression rates, social competency, as well as academic involvement in the elementary school years.

10. Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R.P., Dymnicki, A.B., Taylor, R.D. & Schellinger, K.B. (2011). The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: a meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Dev. 82(1): 405-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01564.x.

This particular article presents results from a meta-analysis of 213 school-based, worldwide social and economic learning (SEL) programs entailing 270,034 kindergartens through high school learners. In comparison to controls, social and economic learning participants illustrated considerably better social and emotional skills, outlooks, manners, as well as academic performance which reflected an eleven percent point gain in success. School teaching personnel successfully carried out SEL programs. The utilization of four suggested practices for developing skills together with the presence of execution issues moderated the outcomes of the program. The findings of this study actually add to the growing experimental evidence-based outcome on the positive impact of social and emotional learning programs. Teachers, policy makers, and the general public are capable of contributing to healthy development of kids by encouraging the integration of evidence-based social and economic learning (SEL) programming into the standard educational practice.
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High Working Performance in organizations

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High Performance Working Definition
High performance working is defined as an overall approach to managing organizations that purposes to arouse employee participation and commitment so as to attain high levels of performance intended to improve the discretionary endeavor employees place into their work, and to completely utilize the skills and competencies that they possess (Belt and Giles, 2009). HPW is delineated as a term employed to outline a unique approach to management in the work environment with the main objective of maximizing organizational performance by making an investment in the skills and capabilities of employees (Belanger et al., 2002). Ashton and Sung (2002) outline that HPW takes into account the efficacious and effective utilization of the workforce, but with a significant focus on generating good quality work, instead of basically laying emphasis on making employees work harder. Giles et al. (2002) points out that the high-performance working approach is distinctively…… [Read More]

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Teachers Those Who Are Teaching

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Creswell (1994) enumerated several components of the protocols in conducting interviews for qualitative research and it included probing answers to key questions. Perry could've used other data collection procedures in strengthening her data collection procedure as mentioned by Soy (1997), "a key strength of the case study method involves multiple sources and techniques in the data gathering process."

Perry also failed to discuss the data analysis method in detail. As such, it is difficult to evaluate the data analysis procedure she has used. In order to establish validity, Perry used an electronic submission of survey as well as member check. This was discussed in one section of her dissertation. Perry cited Campbell and Stanley in defining validity. She also cited Merriam in describing member checks.

In establishing validity, Creswell (1994) described member check as feedback from respondents wherein the researcher takes the themes and the categories back to respondents and…… [Read More]

References

Creswell, J. (1994). Research Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Perry, a. (2008). The Perception of Online Faculty as it Relates to Compelling Presence in the Online Environment. Doctoral Dissertation, Walden University, 2008.

Soy, S. (1997). The Case Study as a Research Method. Unpublished paper, University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved March 20, 2009, at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~ssoy/usesusers/l391d1b.htm

Tellis, W. (1997). Application of a Case Study Methodology. The Qualitative Report, 3(3). Retrieved March 19, 2009, at  http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR3-3/tellis2.html
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nursing manuscript revision edits

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Manuscript Discussion

The Grade Experience of Online Nurse Practitioner Students Who Took More Than One Clinical Course Per Quarter

The shortage in primary care physicians has increased the demand for nurse practitioners (NPs). Online NP programs are of interest to working students with other personal and professional life demands. This study examines grade experience differences for students of an online NP program who took more than one clinical course per quarter (OCCPQ) as compared to those who did not take more than OCCPQ. This retrospective study consisted of 3,760 NP students who graduated between fall 2013 through spring 2016. Those who took more than OCCPQ had a greater percentage of clinical course failures at first attempt as compared to those who did not take more than OCCPQ (2.1% versus 0.8%, p=0.001). Multivariate logistic regression adjusting for relevant covariates maintained these results with increased odds for clinical course failures for those…… [Read More]

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Psychology -- Foundations for Graduate

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Plagiarism can also be recognized by widely-used programs, such as Turnitin, which is used by alden University to check for exact wording as well as the uniqueness of the submitted paper's thoughts.

d. ays in hich Plagiarism can be Avoided

Plagiarism can be avoided in several ways. The writer should err on the side of citing, if he/she is unsure of whether to cite (Regents of the University of California, 2011). In addition, the writer should be careful to fully cite the source (Regents of the University of California, 2011). If necessary because of the vital nature of the passage, the writer can also exactly quote that passage and properly cite it. Finally, the writer should read the source for the information, absorb the information and paraphrase in his/her own words while fully and properly citing the source (Regents of the University of California, 2011). In these ways, a writer…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Crossen, C. (1994). Tainted truth: The manipulation of fact in America. New York, NY: Touchstone.

Regents of the University of California. (2011, January 11). Avoiding plagiarism. Retrieved March 29, 2013 from library.ucr.edu Web site: http://library.ucr.edu/?view=help/plagiarism2.html
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Alcohol Drinking Among Young Jews

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Paenting Style Influence on Excess Alcohol Intake Among Jewish Youth

Clinical Psychology

The health hazads that ae associated with adolescent alcohol use ae well documented, and thee is gowing ecognition among policymakes and clinicians alike that moe needs to be done to addess this public health theat. The pupose of this study was to examine the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish college students in the United States. The study daws on attachment theoy, social leaning theoy, and a paenting style model as the main theoetical famewoks to evaluate the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish adolescents to develop infomed answes to the study's thee guiding eseach questions concening the elationship between peceived paenting style and excess alcohol use of male, Jewish, college students aged 18-26 yeas, the elationship between academic achievement and the alcohol use fequency of male Jewish…… [Read More]

references to gender.

Scoring: The PAQ is scored easily by summing the individual items to comprise the subscale scores. Scores on each subscale range from 10 to 50.

Author: Dr. John R. Buri, Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115

Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Source: Buri, J.R. (1991). Parental Authority Questionnaire, Journal of Personality and Social Assessment, 57, 110-119
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Alcohol Drinking Among Young Jews

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Paenting Style Influence on Excess Alcohol Intake Among Jewish Youth

Clinical Psychology

The health hazads that ae associated with adolescent alcohol use ae well documented, and thee is gowing ecognition among policymakes and clinicians alike that moe needs to be done to addess this public health theat. The pupose of this study was to examine the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish college students in the United States. The study daws on attachment theoy, social leaning theoy, and a paenting style model as the main theoetical famewoks to evaluate the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish adolescents to develop infomed answes to the study's thee guiding eseach questions concening the elationship between peceived paenting style and excess alcohol use of male, Jewish, college students aged 18-26 yeas, the elationship between academic achievement and the alcohol use fequency of male Jewish…… [Read More]

references to gender.

Scoring: The PAQ is scored easily by summing the individual items to comprise the subscale scores. Scores on each subscale range from 10 to 50.

Author: Dr. John R. Buri, Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115

Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Source: Buri, J.R. (1991). Parental Authority Questionnaire, Journal of Personality and Social Assessment, 57, 110-119
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Drinking With Younger Jews

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Paenting Style Influence on Excess Alcohol Intake Among Jewish Youth

Ross

Maste of Science, Mental Health Counseling, College, Januay, 2008

Clinical Psychology

Anticipated; Decembe, 2016

The health hazads that ae associated with adolescent alcohol use ae well documented, and thee is gowing ecognition among policymakes and clinicians alike that moe needs to be done to addess this public health theat. The pupose of this study will be to examine the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish college students in the United States. The study daws on attachment theoy, social leaning theoy, and a paenting style model as the main theoetical famewoks to evaluate the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish adolescents to develop infomed answes to the study's thee guiding eseach questions concening the elationship between peceived paenting style and excess alcohol use of male, Jewish, college students aged 18-26…… [Read More]

references to gender.

Scoring: The PAQ is scored easily by summing the individual items to comprise the subscale scores. Scores on each subscale range from 10 to 50.

Author: Dr. John R. Buri, Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115

Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Source: Buri, J.R. (1991). Parental Authority Questionnaire, Journal of Personality and Social Assessment, 57, 110-119
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Business in Foreign Speaking Countries

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Begin now creating a list of companies to complete a joint venture (JV) with. Don't go after an organic growth strategy first; it is very expensive and very much of an unknown to any western-based multinational company. Joint ventures are critical for also minimizing the amount of risk encountered when entering a new market.

Creating a cultural and political series of strategies, along with the go-to-market strategy for each specific Chinese market of interest is also critical.

Work with local universities to create learning programs to bring local students and graduates up to speed with the latest technologies and techniques for production and distribution of products set to be launched in China.

Background and Introduction

Recommendations

Background

Macro-Economic Factors influencing entry into the Chinese Market

Future Trends

Limitations, Conclusions and Recommendations

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Developing Business in China

China presents significant growth opportunities for the growth of manufacturing businesses seeking entirely new…… [Read More]

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Male Teacher Retention in Early Childhood Programs Why They Stay

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Male Teacher etention in Early Childhood Programs: Why They Stay.

quick glance into any elementary, preschool or child care center quickly reveals that very few men work with young children. This cursory observation is solidly supported by the fact that fewer than five percent of all early childhood teachers in the United States are male (U.S. Department of Education, 1994).

There are a wide variety of reasons why so few men remain in the field of early childhood education. These reasons include suspicion, subtle discrimination, social isolation, pressure to move into administrative position away from children, and a double standard for behavior and performance (Sargent, 2001).

Importantly, the recent upsurge of reports of sexual and physical abuse in schools has made many male teachers feel vulnerable to unfounded charges of sexual or physical abuse against children in their care. Certainly, our societal tendency to see males as perpetrations of violent…… [Read More]

References

Kennedy, N.M. 1991. Policy issues in teacher education. Phi Delta Kappan, 72: 658-665.

Neugebauer, R. 1994. Recruiting and training men in your center. Child Care Information Exchange, May: 8-11.

Robinson, B. Vanishing Breed: Men in Child Care Programs, Young Children, Sept 1988.

Sargent, P. 2001. Real men or real teachers: Contradictions in the lives of men elementary school teachers. Harriman, TN: Men's Studies Press.
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Nursing Social Change

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Social Change

I think that public health officials can be catalysts for social change. I had not previously really thought about this matter, but I can see know that we do have a role to play in enacting social change. We are especially in a position to change the way that people think about themselves, their health and a lot of health issues. Because of that I feel that I should really become more involved and be able to define our role in social change a little bit better than I might today. Health professionals deal with a wide range of people within the community, and because of that we are in an excellent position to push forward with the changing of minds, using our access to the community to pursue simple messages that will help to shift the socio-intellectual mindset.

I look at my Walden experience as being an…… [Read More]

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American Dream in Arthur Miller's Death of

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American Dream" in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" with References to Mark Twain and Henry Thoreau

Arthur Miller's play entitled "Death of a Salesman" is a story about a man who has created a conflict with his family because of his great belief in the American Dream. Willy Loman, the main character in the story, makes a living by being a salesman, and the story revolves around his frustrations in life, particularly the strain in his relationship with his eldest son, iff Loman. Willy's frustrations stems from the fact that iff was not able to have a permanent and stable job, and is often fired from work because of some petty offense or misconduct on his son's part. Willy always insist that his son iff must develop relations with other people, and he must also have charisma and the ability to interact with them in order to achieve prosperity…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Miller, Arthur. "Death of a Salesman." New York: Penguin Books USA Inc. 1949: 137-8.

Thoreau, Henry. E- text of "Walden: Part I, Economy." American Transcendentalism Web site. 15 November 2002 http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/webtexts/walden/chapter01a.html.

Twain, Mark. "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." New York: Penguin Books USA Inc. 61, 303.
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Thoreau Stowe Melville and Douglas Reflections on

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Thoreau, Stowe, Melville and Douglas: Reflections on Slavery

Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Beacher Stowe, Herman Melville and Fredrick Douglass all opposed the intuition of slavery in the United States in the middle of the nineteen century. This matter deeply divided the nation and ultimately led to the Civil ar in 1860. hile southerner's saw the matter as a state's rights issue, abolitions framed the debate from a moral perspective. Most people in the south felt that slaves were their property, and it was for them to decide the moral and religious right of the slavery question. They saw the abolition of slavery as a threat to their very way of life. Abolitionists believed there was no distinction between slavery and liberty, a nation that condoned slavery could not be truly free (Foner). Each of these writers presented their views of slavery in there literary works.

Discussion

Henry David Thoreau

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Works Cited

Douglass, Fredrick. Douglass: Autobiographies. New York: Penguin Books, 1994. Print.

Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty, Vol. 2, 3rd Ed. New York W.W. Norton & Company, 2012. Print

Melville, Herman. "Benito Cereno." The American Short Story. Thomas K. Parkes (ed.). New York: Budget Books Inc., 1994. Print.

Stowe, Harriet Beacher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. New York: Random House, 2003. Print.
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Native American Trickster Tales Coyote Skunk and

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Native American trickster tales "Coyote, Skunk and the Prairie Dogs," and "Owlwoman and Coyote" and "Walden," by Henry David Thoreau. Specifically it will look at the depiction of the interactions of humans and nature, their similarities and differences, and what relevance the depictions have for Americans today.

HOW HUMANS INTERACT WITH NATURE

Walden" is often called Thoreau's ode to his beliefs - he wrote in while he spent over two years in a cabin on Walden Pond, about a mile away from Concord, Massachusetts. He did see friends and go into town occasionally during his solitary life, but for the most part, he lived apart, wrote, and philosophized.

His time there was serene, and he said, "Both place and time were changed, and I dwelt nearer to those parts of the universe and to those eras in history which had most attracted me. Where I lived was as far off…… [Read More]

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Trek the Newly Paved Cement Path That

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trek the newly paved cement path that weaves throughout the vicinity, I can't help but gaze in wonderment. There was once a time where this vast land was an open field, I imagine perhaps a field of daisies and sun flowers. As I lay in the soft grass, I notice that it is not soft, it is full of life which makes it seem like a green cushion. The mortality of the grass was something that I have not noticed before, I always knew that grass was a living object, but I never understood that it is actually alive.

Rolling around in the grass with my dog, I stumbled into some coarse, prickly, lifelessly hay-like grass. This was when I began to realize that the lively grass would bounce back every time I rolled off of it. This illustrated to me that like the grass, as humans, when something brings…… [Read More]

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Thoreau and Emerson

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Individualism in the Eyes of Thoreau and Emerson

Literary works and philosophical ideologies in the early 19th century is characteristically individualistic, where belief in humanity's natural freedom (that is, affinity with nature) was given importance. The ideology of individualism is evident in the works of Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century philosophers and literary writers who composed the works Walden and Self-reliance, respectively. These works from both philosophers advocate the need for an individual to assert his/her identity in a society intolerant of differences and changes. In Walden, Thoreau narrates and documents his attempt in establishing a new life in the woods, primarily to deviate from the comforts that he and the society has learned to depend on. In his discourse, Thoreau states that, "many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind... To be a philosopher…… [Read More]

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Clinical Issue in Psychiatric Nursing Practice

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Nursing research is one of the most important components in answering a clinical question through an investigation process. The research or investigation process involves a series of steps that are geared towards identifying suitable evidence that can be utilized in answering the research question. This process requires narrowing down the research topic, which helps in obtaining information that is applied to develop knowledge, which generates wisdom if applied in meaningful ways. In this case, the research process entails the use of a data, information, knowledge and wisdom continuum. This paper examines how nursing informatics through this continuum can be utilized to gain wisdom on a clinical issue in the field of psychiatric nursing.
Clinical Issue and Question

Psychiatric nursing practice entails the provision of comprehensive, patient-centered psychiatric care to patients with psychiatric or mental health problems. This nursing practice is considered as an integral component of the continuum of nursing…… [Read More]

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Memoirist's Commitment to the Truth

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It is about impression and feeling, about individual recollection. This memoir is a combination of facts about my life and certain embellishments. It is a subjective truth, altered by the mind of a recovering drug addict and alcoholic" (rey 2006).

Defenders of rey were even more explicit in noting that telling a good story and creating a vivid image in the mind of a reader often demands the use of certain literary techniques. Lee Gutkind, in an article titled "The Creative Nonfiction Police" pointed out that even Henry David Thoreau compressed certain elements of Thoreau's famous two years spent on Walden Pond into one for the sake of creating a more compelling narrative (Gutkind 2004). Compressing certain events can be used to create the impression of how an event 'really felt' even if it is not how the event really was, much like how time sometimes seems to slow down…… [Read More]

Frey was decried in the media because many of the hard, factual aspects of his narrative were not supported by documented evidence. In fact, it could be joked that other than the fact that he admitted he was a liar and an addict, everything else was fiction. Frey defended himself stating that: "I believe, and I understand others strongly disagree, that memoir allows the writer to work from memory instead of from a strict journalistic or historical standard. It is about impression and feeling, about individual recollection. This memoir is a combination of facts about my life and certain embellishments. It is a subjective truth, altered by the mind of a recovering drug addict and alcoholic" (Frey 2006).

Defenders of Frey were even more explicit in noting that telling a good story and creating a vivid image in the mind of a reader often demands the use of certain literary techniques. Lee Gutkind, in an article titled "The Creative Nonfiction Police" pointed out that even Henry David Thoreau compressed certain elements of Thoreau's famous two years spent on Walden Pond into one for the sake of creating a more compelling narrative (Gutkind 2004). Compressing certain events can be used to create the impression of how an event 'really felt' even if it is not how the event really was, much like how time sometimes seems to slow down or speed up, or how in the mind of a child a teacher might seem like an ogre, even if this memory is unfair. Creating such impressions through distortion is part of the memoirist's art. Furthermore, any time a reader sees: "I said" or "I thought" on the page of a memoir, charges of fraud could arise. It is unlikely the writer has the ability to accurately recollect conversations and thoughts in their entirety, years after the events took place.

There is a line over which memoir cannot cross, however: blatantly pretending to have an experience one did not, such as living through the Holocaust, would clearly be unacceptable. But creating a work of fiction and claiming that to be a memoir was not quite what Frey did: admittedly, the ethical line is a fine one, and it is subjective in terms of where the writer 'crosses the line.' But demanding absolute veracity from memoirists would come at a great price: the death of literary nonfiction itself. Ultimately, no one was really hurt by Frey -- the truth was brought to light by real journalists, for those readers who needed to know 'just the facts.'
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Compare and Contrast the Concept

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nature in American literature, from earliest writings to the Civil War period. It is my purpose to outline the connection between spirituality, freedom and nature and explain how American writers have chosen to reflect and interpret these themes in relation to their historical realities.

At the beginning of the colonization process there were two congruent depictions of nature. Initially, the tribes comprising The Iroquois League lived in close contact with nature and believed in the importance of maintaining a harmonious relationship with it. In this respect, the Iroquois Constitution imposes a devout display of gratitude to all by-human elements of the world before the opening of any council. On the other hand, the early explorers and founders of the United States perceived an immense natural potential in the country. In this sense, Thomas Hariot describes the New World as a land of wealth, his words and images aimed both at…… [Read More]

References

Barna, Mark. (2001, May) Our Romance with Nature. The World and I, Vol.16, No.5

Webb, J. Echoes of Paine: Tracing the Age of Reason through the Writings of Emerson (2006). ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly), Vol. 20, No.3

Whicher, G.F. (1945) Walden Revisited: A Centennial Tribute to Henry David Thoreau. Chicago: Packard
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Nature and Human

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landscape studies pioneer, John rinckerhoff Jackson, studied the contemporary landscape - common, everyday places where we live, work and play - for the clues it provides to American culture.

In 1964, the American Congress passed the Wilderness Act, thereby protecting over 100 million acres of public land from development. Wilderness was "recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." Wilderness must remain "in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape." Finally, Wilderness is "an untamed natural realm,"..."that's ideally"..."unpeopled.."

People should stay back, as if in front of a picture, admire and enjoy it but they are not allowed to trespass it. The landscape has to remain untouched. As I was reading the above mentioned fragments from the Wilderness Act, a question popped up: "Why?"

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Bibliography

1. John Brinckerhoff Jackson Obituary, available on the www.brinckerhoff.org/JBJsite/

2. Thoreau, Henry David, Walden Contents - next Section of Chapter One available on the www.eserver.org/thoreau/walden1a.html

3. McDonough, William, Design, Ecology, Ethics and the Making of Things, available on the www.mcdonough.com/Sermon.pdf

4. Luke, W. Timothy, Generating Green Governmentality: A Cultural Critique of Environmental Studies as a Power/Knowledge Formation, available on the www.cddc.vt.edu/tim/tims/Tim514a.PDF
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Advocating Health

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Health Technology Advocacy

The greatly expanded possibilities that are allowed by technology in today's world, has provided a tool for professionals in the health care industry to greatly expand their effectiveness and efficiency. The internet and all the sub-technologies that have spawned from this development are central in any application of modern day communication technology.

Specifically, the use of social media, via smartphone technology can be used to combat the greatest threat to collective health. The extraordinary lack of preventative health measures are at the root cause of the exploding costs and energies dedicated to health care in today's confusing and complex approaches to taking care of both our minds and bodies. While some attention is paid to diet, exercise and hygiene, mental hygiene is often ignored as a preventative measure to good behavior, good choices, which leads to good health.

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References

Galer-Unti, R. (2010). Advocacy 2.0: Advocating in the digital age. Health Promotion Practice, 11(6), 784 -- 787.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Indeed.com (nd). "Health Policy Advisor." Viewed 7 July 2014. Retrieved from http://www.arnoldporter.com/jobs.cfm?u=HealthPolicyAdvisor&action=view&id=579

Rock, M. et al. (2011). A media advocacy intervention linking heath disparities and food insecurity. Health Education Research, 26, 6, June 2011.
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Statement of Purpose for Phd in Public Health

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working with a diverse population of Native Americans, Hispanics, and other individuals in the prison systems and public clinics of this country, I have come to two, crucial conclusions. Firstly, that the currently cost-strapped environment of the national health care system cries out for innovative financial and sociological solutions. Secondly, I believe I require further education in the field of public health to accomplish my goals in seeking to remedy the systemic abuses I have personally witnessed in my own, current capacity as a physician's assistant. These two crucial reasons combine and fuse in my desire to pursue a PhD at Walden in the field of public health.

"Physician, heal thyself," goes the famous quotation -- and indeed, I have sought to heal my own gaps of knowledge through continually educating myself in the technical innovations of the medical field and of the current state of public health in America.…… [Read More]

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Starting From 19th Century Psychology School of

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Starting from 19th century psychology, school of thought of behaviorist shared commonalities and as well ran concurrently with the 20th century psychology of psychoanalytic and Gestalt movements, however it was different from Gestalt psychologists' mental philosophy in significant ways. Psychologists who had major influences in it were Edward Lee Thorndike, John B. atson, they opposed method of introspective and advocated to use of experimental methods: Ivan Pavlov, investigated classical conditioning, but he was not to the idea of behaviorists or behaviorism: B.F. Skinner, he did his research on operant conditioning.

During second half of the 20th century, it was widely eclipsed that behaviorism was due to cognitive revolution. Even though behaviorism as well as cognitive schools of psychological thought tends to disagree in terms of theory, they have gone a head to compliment one another within applications of practical therapeutic, for example, cognitive-behavioral therapy has shown utility in treating some…… [Read More]

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Arntzen, E., Lokke, J., Kokke, G. & Eilertsen, D-E. (2010). On misconceptions about behavior analysis among university students and teachers. The Psychological Record, 60(2), 325- 327.

Chiesa, M. (2004).Radical Behaviorism: The Philosophy and the Science ISBN

Claus, C.K. (2007) B.F. Skinner and T.N. Whitehead: A brief encounter, research similarities, Hawthorne revisited, what next? The Behavior Analyst, 30(1), 79-86. Retrieved  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2223160/?tool=pmcentrez 

Diller, J.W. And Lattal, K.A. (2008). Radical behaviorism and Buddhism: complementarities and conflicts. The Behavior Analyst, 31(2), 163-177. Retrieved  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2591756/?tool=pmcentrez
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Broken Heart Syndrome Cardiovascular Case Study Broken

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Broken Heart Syndrome

Cardiovascular Case Study

Broken heart syndrome, otherwise called stress or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), represents an adverse physiological response to an acute psychological or physical stressor (Derrick, 2009). The death of a loved one or experiencing a physically traumatic event, represent two examples of life stressors that can cause this reversible form of cardiomyopathy. Although effective treatment is available, the seriousness of the condition is such that it explains how a person can literally die of a broken heart.

TTC Demographics

An estimated 1.2 million people suffered from an myocardial infarction (MI) in 2007 and approximately 1% (Derrick, 2009, p. 50) to 2% (Wittstein, 2012, p. 2) of MI events was probably due to TTC. Women are far more susceptible to TTC than men and represent approximately 89% of all cases (Derrick, 2009, p. 50). This gender bias shifts the estimated prevalence of TTC among female MI patients…… [Read More]

References

American Heart Association, American Stroke Association. (2011). Women & cardiovascular disease: Statistical fact sheet 2012 update. Heart.org. Retrieved 4 Feb. 2012 from  http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@sop/@smd/documents/downloadable/ucm_319576.pdf 

Derrick, Dawn. (2009). The "broken heart syndrome": Understanding Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Critical Care Nurse, 29, 49-57.

Fitzgerald, Helen. (2000). Helping a grieving parent: Working through Grief. AmericanHospice.org. Retrieved 4 Feb. 2012 from http://www.americanhospice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=84&Itemid=8

Liao, Joshua. (2011). Takotsubo: Octopus trap. Journal of Medical Humanities. Published ahead of print online Aug. 9. Retrieved 4 Feb. 2012 from http://www.springerlink.com/content/ak0776051x43w701/
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Leadership and Globalization

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Globalization is expected to have a few impacts on leadership. There are two different perspectives on this, however. The first of these is that some of the basic principles of leadership are timeless, and they cut across geography (Campbell, 2005). Thus, leadership is something that does not have to change much in principle, in terms of leaders having the ability to communicate, to formulate a vision, to marshal resources and to inspire and motivate their followers. Campbell is right in that leaders anywhere in the world need to have these skills, but the way in which a leader to exercise his or her leadership is going to be affected, in some cases strongly, by globalization.

Jokinen (2004) notes that complexity and diversity are much higher in the globalized business environment and that this should have significant impacts on the role of leadership. Leaders need to be able to translate message…… [Read More]

References

Campbell, D. (2005). Globalization: The principles of leadership are universal and timeless. Volume Advances in Global Leadership. Vol. 4, 143-158.

Jokinen, T. (2004). Global leadership competencies: A review and discussion. Journal of European Industrial Training. Vol. 29 (3) 199-216

Pucik, V. (1996). Human resources in the future: An obstacle or a champion of globalization? Cornell University ILR School Working Paper. Retrieved May 10, 2014 from http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1180&context=cahrswp
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Nation the Scholastic Aptitude Test Has Been

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Nation

The Scholastic Aptitude Test has been a method of assessing and bringing equality to all high school students across the world who want to attend an institution of higher learning. This test is an attempt at bringing all potential college students to the same level so that they could all have one thing in common that could be analyzed in terms of scholastic ability and as a way of providing some insight into how a student could potentially perform in a university setting. The problem with this issue is that not all students are adequately prepared for such a test (Freedle 2003). This test defines what institution of higher learning a student can attend, yet it does not bring everyone to an equal level when some students who are smart and can potentially excel in college, do not do well on the test, and limits their choices. This is…… [Read More]

References:

Freedle, R.O. (2003). Correcting the SAT's ethnic and social-class bias: A method for reestimating SAT scores. Harvard Educational Review. 73(1):1-43.

Jones, B.D., & Egley, R.J. (2007). Learning to take tests or learning for understanding? Teachers'

beliefs about test-based accountability. The Educational Forum, 71, 232-248.

Lang, C. (2010). Science, education, and the ideology of "how." Mind, Brain, and Education. 4(2):49-52.
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Luxury the Concept of Luxury

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If just about anyone but the poorest people in America can afford what once were considered luxuries, what is there left to aspire to or hope for? The author's concept of wealth states that people acquire desirable objects to illustrate their superiority over those who cannot afford them, and their meshing with the wealthy and powerful who can. So, many luxuries are acquired as status symbols that say, "look what I can do" rather than for necessity or even personal pleasure.

I don't know if I agree with the author's conclusion that this need to acquire luxury goods could ultimately be good for the globe, and bring people closer together. This seems to simplistic to me, and too glib. He notes that many of the world's underprivileged will ever see this consumerism, and to me, it sometimes seems wasteful and unnecessary in the light of so many other important issues…… [Read More]

References

Needing the Unnecessary: The democratization of luxury."
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Turning a Narrative Into a Film

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Man of the Crowd

By Edgar Allan Poe (1840)

The story significantly depicts not only the preoccupation of the 17th hundred London issues and a trend brought by the progressive industrialization of time, but speaks so much relevance in our modern time as well. The epigraph which sums up the very essence of the story explains the dynamic of a human being too busy to mingle with the crowd for fear of facing the haunting memory of a disturbed self, the lonely person, the conscience and the unsettling disturbances deep within. The epigraph "Such a great misfortune, not to be able to be alone" is rich in context within the story, but also a rich source of reflection of a human and societal struggle. I firmly believe in the relevance of the story not only in its significance to the theme and era when this story was written, but for…… [Read More]

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Carl Rogers Is a Prominent

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However, after several internal conflicts with the Wisconsin psychology department, Rogers became disillusioned with academia and left the field.

In 1964, after being selected "Humanist of the Year" by the American Humanist Association, Rogers moved to La Jolla, California where he joined the Western ehavioral Sciences Institute as a researcher. In 1968 Rogers went on to found the Center for Studies of the Person. Rogers devoted the later part of his life to applying his theories in the areas of international and national social conflict, focusing on the Northern Ireland and South African conflicts. Along with his daughter, Rogers also conducted a series of residential programs on the Person-Centered Approach throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. These workshops focused on such things as cross-cultural communications, personal growth, self-empowerment and social change.

Carl Rogers' primary contribution to society was his development of the person-centered approach to psychotherapy. Rogers and his…… [Read More]

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Pitts, Carl E., Rogers, Carl. (1973): "Twelve Years Later: A Reply to Carl Rogers." Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Vol. 13(1), p.p. 75-84.

Rogers, Car. (1939): Clinical Treatment of the Problem Child. London: Constable.

Rogers, Carl. (1942): Counseling and Psychotherapy: New Concepts in Practice. London: Constable.
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Interventionism From the Perspective of Realism vs

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interventionism from the perspective of realism vs. idealism. Realism is defined in relationship to states national interests whereas idealism is defined in relation to the UNs Responsibility to Protect doctrine -- a doctrine heavily influenced by Western rhetoric over the past decade. By addressing the question of interventionism from this standpoint, by way of a case study of Libya and Syria, a picture of the realistic implications of "humanitarian intervention" becomes clear. Idealistically, humanitarian interventionism is a process that stops atrocities and establishes peace and prosperity. Realistically, interventionism allows Western businesses to reap the spoils of destabilization -- as has been seen in Libya with the Libyan oil fields being claimed by Western oil companies -- and as is being seen in Syria, with the threat of invasion bound to have detrimental effects on the construction of a new pipeline that bypasses the Turkey-Israel pipeline. Syria also presents itself as…… [Read More]

'Violent chaos': Libya in deep crisis 2 years since rebels took over', 2013, RT, 26 Aug.

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Weiner, T 2008, Legacy of Ashes, Anchor Books, NY.
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Rosenthal & Wilson the Blight

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The research by Rosenthal & Wilson is particularly valuable in this respect because it suggests that negative experiences are not directly responsible for poor school performance, but rather that the continued psychological distress resulting from negative experiences is responsible for school discontinuation among students. Thus one can blame the failure of the schooling system not on the surrounding environment, but on the students lack of resilience. This might at first seem to be a sort of conservative ploy, aimed at blaming the victim of social disaster for failing to rise above it rather than considering ways to prevent such disasters. However, if one can escape the negative implications of "blame" and "causation," it is possible to see some potential in this theory of causation. If the cause of school failure and discontinuation is the psychological distress of the student who has survived violence, then it is possible that by ameliorating…… [Read More]

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M S Forensics Psychology - Specialization

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Personal Qualities

I believe I possess a number of personality traits that are relevant to my career goals of becoming a lead forensics psychologist and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Foremost among these is the fact that I am hard-working in both the intellectual and physical sense of the term. As a result of my solid work ethic, I am goal oriented and extremely driven to succeed in my aforementioned aims. I am also honorable, and have the best of intentions to better the quality of my life for my immediate family, which includes my husband and children.

Why Walden?

This program at Walden is an excellent match for me because it is compatible with the timeline that I would like to accomplish my goals in. Furthermore, I am convinced that this institution can offer me an education that will suitably prepare me for the future career and educational…… [Read More]

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Culmination of My Personal and Professional Interests

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culmination of my personal and professional interests in contributing to the growing body of literature on the impact of poverty on child development. The specific focus of the research is on disadvantaged inner-city youth. Research has consistently revealed connections between environmental and situational factors and child outcomes. The result is a cluster effect, in which various causes lead to various effects.

Pebly & astry (2003) categorize the mechanisms of relative social organization vs. disorganization in terms of the presence of local institutions for children and their families; the level of social organization and interaction between members of the community; the normative environment; and labor and marriage markets. My currently proposed research considers each of these dimensions, with an ultimate goal of suggesting effective interventions and solutions.

Gap

Although there is a wealth of literature on the subject, there are also many gaps I hope to fill. A primary gap in…… [Read More]

Sampson, RJ, JD Morenoff, and T. Gannon-Rowley (2002) "Assessing 'Neighborhood Effects:' Social Processes and New Directions in Research" Annual Review of Sociology, 28: 443-478.

Solon, G., M.E. Page, and G.J. Duncan (2000) "Correlations between neighboring children in their subsequent educational attainment," Review of Economics and Statistics, 82(3): 383-392.

Wilson, W.J. (1987) The Truly Disadvantaged. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
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Moore & Kearsley Strategic Planning

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There is no formula to fall back on when trying to address the real needs and perceived needs of various elements in the organizational hierarchy: hence the challenge for the administrator.

The administrative budget is often the aspect of the online learning environment most tempting to "skimp" upon, given that administrative savings are supposed to be one of the benefits of the online environment, "Good management means extensive planning and this needs market research and other studies which are more difficult to justify to the faculty for the public than creating new courses, hiring more academics staff, or buying new technology." But scheduling constantly overlapping semesters of students and teachers, distributing dates for course registration and tuition payments; completion of the course assignments, examinations, and graduation procedures are required for the university to work as it should, and to maintain a high-quality reputation. Scrutinizing the quality of instruction in a…… [Read More]

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Teaching Philosophy I'm Assuming That

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I believe that students who are capable of 'learning to learn' are much more capable as professionals, in whatever field they aspire to, but especially nursing. It is important for these students to understand the importance of continuing to learn and applying the knowledge they gain through learning to other situations. As Gagne espoused a progression of intellectual knowledge in a step-by-step process, I too would require the same type of process from my students. Beginning with the most fundemental nursing requirements and standards and adding to that each day in my classroom would assist my students in gaining the necessary knowledge they will need to succeed in the nursing community. Progression allows for a simple method of adding incrementally to their knowledge.

As I stated in the opening paragraph, my teaching philosophy will likely be very different in the future; that is because I will be using the same…… [Read More]

References

Basi, S.; (2011) Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of service-learning through a school-based community project, Nursing Education Perspectives, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 162 -- 167

Lillibridge, J.; (2007) Using clinic nurses as precptors to teach leadership and management to senior nursing students: A qualitative descriptive study, Nurse Education in Practice, Vol. 7, pp. 44-52
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Technology to Enhance Learning Distance

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Online questions that are used in discussions that take place over the Internet have to be worded in just the right way, or they will not be appropriate for the students - and misunderstandings could occur. In other words, communicating online through discussion questions is not the same as communicating in a regular classroom where clarification can take place quite easily (Moody, 2004). Because of that, best practices indicate that any discussion questions that are created for online use should be more simplistic than questions that might be asked in the classroom. If one starts out small and simple with the discussion questions, it is easier to avoid misunderstandings. At that point, once the question has been asked and answered, the instructor can move on to asking follow-up questions, because a strong basis for understanding would have already been established (Addison, 2000).

By creating follow up questions, an online faculty…… [Read More]

References

Addison, J. (2000). Outsourcing Education, Managing Knowledge, and Strengthening Academic Communities. In Werry & Mowbray Online Communities: Commerce Community Action, and the Virtual University (175-194). New York: Prentice Hall.

Moody, J. (2004). Distance education: Why are the attrition rates so high? The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 5(3), 205-210.