By: Elizabeth M Young
One of the earliest and best caveats that we learn is to "choose reasonable goals". When we pay attention to developing goals that are achievable, that make sense, and that represent what it is that we truly want in life, our attempts to improve become...
Defining the concept of vital statistics
By: Elizabeth M Young
Vital statistics are collected by local, regional, state, and national governments in order to provide information about population, birth rates, death rates, marriages, divorces, and disease issues. In some definitions, "Vital statistics" are limited to medical issues, such as birth and death rates from various...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Broken Window theory is based on the idea that rundown areas invite petty crime because people think that no one cares. And petty crime leads to more serious crime because no one, especially the police, care about the neighborhood or area. The police receive more...
By: Rick Badman
I feel blue. She is green with envy. They are in a black mood. I was so mad I saw red. I was tickled pink. These are more than expressions. They reveal our emotions and our color preferences are an indicator of how we...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Conflict between science and society has existed throughout history. Much of the conflict stems from the disagreement between society and scientist as to what is dangerous, unethical, or immoral. But there is overwhelming agreement that we would be living in far worse conditions, with less...
By: Elizabeth M Young
America is far from a sexually repressed society, or there would not be so many Americans contributing to industries that are worth billions of dollars! Americans are obsessed with sex and romance in all of its forms, from the socially and politically marginalized religious groups...
Where do our dreams come from?
By: Terrence Aym
Where do our dreams come from? "We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep." - Prospero in "The Tempest" Act 4, scene 1, William Shakespeare. Have you ever awakened from a dream and for...
Subtle and hidden racism: Confronting a covert enemy
By: Elizabeth M Young
"I'm really surprised...you're soooo articulate!" "What she's saying, Lucille is...." "We require proof that you have a degree before you can work here." "I have Black friends, so I can use that expression." "Oh, come on, you're too sensitive". These...
How to become resilient to life's pressures
By: Melissa Williams - 534454
Resiliency is the ability to cope with change or stress in a healthy manner. Some people naturally have a higher level of resiliency than others, it is partly a function of temperament; however, there are skills that can be learned and strategies that can be...
Introduction to intrinsic motivation
By: A. Y. Ford
Intrinsic motivation is the type of motivation that causes an individual to do something for the sheer pleasure of the act. There are no rewards for a person to feel motivated to do a certain act if they possess intrinsic motivation. Another term for intrinsic...

 

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