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The Stroop Effect Experiment - The Stroop experiment can be traced back as far as the nineteen century around the time of some particular works of Cattell and Wundt. The experiment was first written about in 1929 in German. The experiment was name after John Ridley Stroop after he had written the article “Studies of interference in serial verbal reactions,” which was published in 1935.there have been over 700 replications of this experiment The experiment is a demonstration of reaction time of a task . The Stroop experiment employs two basic processes of cognition; attention (“the concentration of mental effort on sensory or mental events”) and automaticity (“a cognitive process that does not require conscious thought as a result of existing cognitive structures or highly practiced tasks.”)....   [tags: Stroop Effect, Experiments, science, ]
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Cause and Effect of my Hallucinations - The cause and effect of drugs seems like an easy topic to write about, you take drugs to get high and the effect is that it screws up your life. Well, thats just stating the obvious. My story is slightly more unique than that. I started drugs because I was not satisfied with the everyday life. Life was just too boring and routine for me. My sophomore year of high school I discovered my brother's ADHD medication, Adderal. My first experiences with Adderal were pure satisfaction. Take enough of the drug and you will sit in one spot for 8 hours talking your head off and it will feel as if it was only one hour....   [tags: Cause and Effect, Hallucinations, ] 1063 words
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Cause-Effect Essay: Deforestation - People have been deforesting the Earth for thousands of years, primarily to clear land for crops or livestock. Although tropical forests are largely confined to developing countries, they aren’t just meeting local or national needs; economic globalization means that the needs and wants of the global population are bearing down on them as well. Direct causes of deforestation are agricultural expansion, wood extraction (e.g., logging or wood harvest for domestic fuel or charcoal), and infrastructure expansion such as road building and urbanization....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essay] 1146 words
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Divorce - Cause and Effect - Divorce Cause and Effect In today’s society, divorce is more the norm than ever before. Forty percent of all marriages end in divorce. Divorce defined by Webster is the action or an instance of legally dissolving a marriage [1]. Divorce itself is both a cause and an effect. Some of the causes of divorce include the lack of money, sexual indiscretion and the ease of getting a divorce. These are some of the most common causes of divorce. Further, the effects of a divorce seem insurmountable when comparing the grief it causes on both parties....   [tags: Cause and Effect]
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Effect of Spin on the Trajectory of a Kicked Soccer Ball - ... Because of this the ball travels in the opposite direction because it has less mass than your foot and leg. A regulation adult soccer ball weighs around one pound and FIFA, soccer's international governing body, ensures that balls weigh between fourteen and sixteen ounces at the start of a match. The ball is pumped to between 8.5 to 15.6 pounds per Page 2 square inch so that it presents a rigid spherical shape that can be kicked. A player's shoe is only in contact with the ball for 0.05 seconds and a pro player can kick a ball at a speed of 30 meters per second....   [tags: Laws of Motion, Magnus Effect]
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The Wealth Effect - The Wealth Effect The "Wealth Effect" refers to the propensity of people to spend more if they have more assets. The premise is that when the value of equities rises so does our wealth and disposable income, thus we feel more comfortable about spending. The wealth effect has helped power the US economy over 1999 and part of 2000, but what happens to the economy if the market tanks. The Federal Reserve has reported that for every $1 billion in increase in the value of equities, Americans will spend an additional $40 million a year....   [tags: Wealth Effect Stock Market Economy Essays]
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Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect - Global Warming is due to the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a naturally occurring process that aids in heating the Earth's surface and atmosphere. It results from the fact that certain atmospheric gases, such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane, are able to change the energy balance of the planet by being able to absorb longwave radiation from the Earth's surface. Without the greenhouse effect, life on this planet would probably not exist as the average temperature of the Earth would be a chilly -18 degrees Celsius, rather than the present 15 degrees Celsius....   [tags: Greenhouse Effect Climate Change] 1492 words
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Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect - What is the "greenhouse effect?" It is the behavior of solar radiation when it interacts with gasses in the Earth's atmosphere. The Sun gives off a wide spectrum of energy which we classify according to its wavelength. Among the types of energy given off by the sun are ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) wavelengths. UV is short wavelength high-energy radiation, visible is mid-wavelength, mid-energy radiation, and IR is long wavelength low-energy radiation. The atmosphere is mostly transparent to UV and visible light, but some components of the atmosphere absorb IR energy on its way in toward the Earth's surface, warming the atmopsphere slightly....   [tags: Greenhouse Effect Climate Change] 794 words
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Cause and Effect Essay: Lying - Can you remember the last time someone lied to you. Or how about the last time you lied to someone else. Did you ever stop and ask yourself why. There are so many different reasons that a person might lie. Maybe a lie about something to keep oneself out of trouble, or even a lie to impress other people. But either way there are always going to be serious consequences or effects of lying.      People lie everyday to, in someway or another, keep themselves out of trouble. Many teenagers will lie to their parents about what they are doing for the evening, how much of their homework they have done, or how that glass vase got broken while they were out of town....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays] 403 words
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The Effect of Dylan and Elvis on Culture - The Effect of Dylan and Elvis on Culture The 1950’s and 1960’s were a time of great change in the United States of America. Some people were trying to hold on to traditional values while others wanted dramatic changes. Many people from the older generations felt that their was too much change going on and that the younger generations were disrespectful. The Cold War was going on during this time as well, and many people felt very differently about the situation. The older generation felt like Americans needed to be willing to support the defense of the nation while younger people rebelled against those traditional ideas and values....   [tags: Cause Effect Music Culture] 883 words
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The Effect of Technology on Organizations - The Effect of Technology on Organizations Staying abreast to technology changes had been a primary focus of my job up until this past Monday. For nearly seven years I worked for a retailer selling Verizon Wireless phones and service plans. This past Monday, I made a career change and began working as a Home Mortgage Consultant for Wells Fargo. The focus of this paper will be on my experiences while working as a manager for Verizon Wireless. In August of 1999, I started my career with a company called Bell Atlantic that shortly thereafter became Verizon Wireless....   [tags: Cause Effect Technology Business] 1189 words
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Pet Overpopulation: Cause and Effect of Homeless Pets - A harmless visit to the neighborhood pet store turns into a ruthless encounter for me. Every Saturday, Pecan (my dog) and I visit a local pet store to purchase food and treats for her. Pecan and I pass by a dozen of shelter volunteers eagerly showcasing homeless dogs before entering the pet store. Shelter volunteers are special because they are willing to devote their Saturday morning to help homeless pets. On the way I stop and great each volunteer and dog, then I walk away emotionally grieving and trying to holding back tears....   [tags: cause and effect essays, pet adoption] 615 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - The Right Of Way - Cause and Effect Essay - The Right Of Way         In the state of Washington, pedestrians have always had the right of way. However, the recent enforcement of this law is causing traffic problems citywide. Traffic tends to come to a screeching halt without any warning. I was driving North on Nevada Street in Spokane, three of four lanes of traffic had stopped to allow a man and a young child to cross the street, the fourth lane of traffic had not stopped. Finally a car in that fourth lane of traffic stopped, causing the car behind it to slam on the brakes, literally coming to a screeching halt....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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The Effect of Family Violence on Youth Violence - The Effect of Family Violence on Youth Violence   Everyday, a child witnesses an act of violence. Not on television but in their own home. "Family and home are not havens in which a child finds nurturing and safety, but rather a battleground where fear, anxiety, confusion, anger, and disruption are significant threads in the tapestry of home life," Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Children of family violence are often abusers or victims of abuse themselves. Family violence is a cycle that is very hard to stop....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Cause Effect Essay - The Causes of Poverty - Cause Effect Essay - The Causes of Poverty The causes of poverty can be attributed to different processes and social forces including warfare, agricultural cycles, weather, natural disasters, and structure of government, corruption and environmental degradation. Warfare: The material and human destruction caused by warfare is a major development problem. For example, from 1990 to 1993, the period encompassing Desert Storm, per capita GDP in Iraq fell from $3500 to $761. The drop in average income, while a striking representation of the drop in the well-being of the average Iraqi citizen in the aftermath of the war, fails to capture the broader affects of damages to the infrastructure and social services, such as health care and access to clean water....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 753 words
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Hybrid Vehicles and Their Effect on the Environment - Today, people use their own personal vehicles to travel more than ever before. Personal transportation is no longer considered a luxury; it is now considered a necessity. The number of cars in the United States has been growing steadily since the 1970s. The number of miles traveled by cars has risen nearly 150 percent, yet the United States population has only grown roughly 40 percent during that time (hybridcars.com, Driving Trends). Although it may seem like we are advancing into the future, in reality, we are moving backwards from the effects these vehicles have on our bodies and the environment....   [tags: Cars Cause Effect Ecology Essays Papers]
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The Effect of US Financial Crisis on India - The Effect of US Financial Crisis on India Lehman Brothers is no more. Merrill Lynch has gone down the Bank of America maw. AIG too could go belly up. With a doubt, these developments in America are the most shocking events to have hit global financial markets. So where did it all begin. And what does it mean for the Indian stock markets. Find out. . . What is (or was) Lehman Brothers. America's fourth-largest investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc has filed the biggest bankruptcy petition known to mankind....   [tags: Cause Effect Economy Financial Crisis] 1817 words
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Cause Effect Essay - Consequences of Too Many Cats - Cause Effect Essay - Consequences of Too Many Cats We have five cats that live in our house. This was not our original plan, but it turned out that way. My family got two tortoiseshell-colored kittens, Kit-Fat and Minkie when I was nine and my sister was seven. Two years later, we were preparing to move to the country, and our pastor's daughter had three kittens to give away. Our pastor convinced us that we needed cats outside in the country. At that age, Risa and I were greatly in love with kittens....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 1091 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - Causes of School Violence -   The United States is facing an epidemic of seriously violent crimes in middle schools and high schools across the country. At least fifty people have died due to a series of high school shootings. These shooting rampages have occurred across the United States in 13 cities ranging from Pennsylvania to southern Mississippi and to western California. Just when the murder rampages seem to be subsiding, another tragedy occurs. Preventive measures have been taken by the government and school systems....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Cause and Effect Essay - Money Causes Unhappiness - Although it has been said that money is the root of all evil, many people actually believe that they would be happier if they were wealthier. Could this be correct. This essay will support the thesis that not only does the pursuit of wealth not lead to happiness; it may actually make us unhappy. Tim Kasser has written an excellent short book describing the scientific evidence relating to materialism and happiness. Kasser gives one striking quotation concerning Jim Clark, the founder of Netscape and other computer companies: "Before Silicon Graphics, Clark said a fortune of $10 million would make him happy; before Netscape, $100 million; before Healtheon, a billion; now, he told Lewis, 'Once I have more money than Larry Ellison, I'll be satisfied.' Ellison, the founder of the software company Oracle, is worth $13 billion." Kasser first shows that people who are rich are not necessarily happier than those who are not rich, provided basic needs are met....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays]
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Cause Effect Essay - Welfare Programs Cause Crime - Cause Effect Essay - Welfare Programs Cause Crime "Controlling violent crime is largely a state and local responsibility," declare Robert Moffit, Edwin Meese, and Patrick Fagan of the Heritage Foundation. "State and local officials," they say, "should take the initiative to identify and target the hard-core criminals who are committing the majority of crimes and implement tough policies to put them behind bars and keep them there. Mounting evidence shows that this approach works." Attacking the root causes of crime also makes sense, provided those causes are correctly identified....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 488 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - The True Cause of School Shootings - Cause and Effect Essay - The True Cause of School Shootings   Most of us learned when we were very young that we should not judge by appearances. But, in the aftermath of massacres in schools everywhere, a sane person has to take seriously what the material world shows - and pass judgment. After all, a lack of judgment and subsequent action may lead to further youth violence. This event has been thoroughly dissected by a whole herd of politicians and pundits over a period of some months. But they have, unfortunately, failed to reach the heart of the matter....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Cause and Effect Essay - Impact of Stereotypes and Stereotyping - Cause and Effect Essay - The Impact of Stereotypes In today's society, our natural reaction is to put people into a specific class that we feel they fit into upon our first impression. When we were in high school, they were called clicks. There were your jocks and your cheerleaders, who were usually the most popular students. Along with stoners, nerds, and then the people who really didn't fit into any crowd, they were just there. When we were in high school, all of us wanted to be in the "cool crowd"....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 874 words
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Cause Effect Essay - The Causes of Date Rape - Cause Effect Essay - The Causes of Date Rape There is no one direct cause of date rape. Although there are usually three key elements involved, socialization, miscommunication, and/or changing sexual mores. In a general sense, traditional male and female roles in society are part of the problem. Men are taught at a very early age to be aggressors; they participate in aggressive team sports, are encouraged to be competitive, not to give up, to keep on trying. They are encouraged to have strong sexual feelings and to experiment with their sexual satisfaction as a part of their masculinity....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 533 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - Moving to a Large City - Cause and Effect Essay - Moving to a Large City Whoosh. That is the precise sound I heard as the crazed flock of travelers headed for the train terminal. My best friend, Stacy, and I were left disoriented and understandably confused once the crowd thinned. We were at Madison Square Garden at the train terminal awaiting our train back to the hotel; it was our first trip to New York City. As one may imagine, it was a fascinating and surreal voyage into extreme urban life. It was so enthralling and exciting that afterward I felt compelled to make a permanent trek to a large city....   [tags: Cause Effect Essays] 676 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - Christianity Causes Divorce - Cause and Effect Essay - Christianity Causes Divorce “Bible Belt Couples ‘Put Asunder’ More,” the New York Times proclaimed on May 21 of this year: “The divorce rate in many parts of the Bible Belt is roughly 50% above the national average.” So much for the notion that secularism is to blame for the decline of traditional families, among other frequently lamented social ills. Apparently, in a least a few states, the divorce rate correlates to an excess of piety, not the absence of it. What do we make of this amusing correlation....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 724 words
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Cause Effect Essay - Population Growth Causes Poverty - Cause Effect Essay - Population Growth Causes Poverty Everywhere in the world, in every kind of culture, the poorest people have the most children. Does having many children make people poor. Or does being poor make people have many children. That is a hot question in the continuous struggle over how to spend foreign aid money. Those who think population growth causes poverty advocate programs in family planning and population education. Those who think poverty causes population growth favor direct economic aid, jobs, capital investment....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 941 words
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Cause and Effect Essay: Divorce Causes Problems For Children - For a child, it is very hard loosing a parent. The child's life becomes more stressful because of economic loss and the loss of a supportive parent. Since many children do not adjust well, their behavior is affected. The change is devastating for many children and it affects their entire life. Divorce of parents causes many problems and affects children negatively. The loss of a parent can cause loss in knowledge, skills, and resources from the parents. They loose such things as support from the parent in finances, emotions, and care....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays] 1105 words
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The Effect of Legal and Illegal Immigrants in the United States - For many years the United States of America has been held by many to be the land of opportunity where everyone can achieve their dreams. Like in any area of the world the immigration and migration of people both legally and illegally shapes our country’s population and the economy. In the United States there are millions of illegal immigrants that struggle to find a way to live and then there are the legal foreign-born individuals that abide by our laws and still struggle to get by. A great deal of the population growth we have seen in the past and will see in the future is due to the immigration of foreign people into this land....   [tags: Immigration Cause Effect Essays]
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Social Structure and Its Effect On Our Lives - Social Structure and Its Effect On Our Lives Social structures are constraints that affect the lives of both the affluent and the indigent members of society.  Each society has its own set of social arrangements for example; class, gender and ethnicity are all constraints that each society has to deal with in one way or another.  One of the most fundamental of the social structures would be class.  Class structure is found in all societies and is the key source of economical inequality.  Members of different class groups start their lives with unequal opportunities....   [tags: Sociology Cause Effect Social Essays] 1991 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - Factory Farms Cause Sickness and Pollution - Cause and Effect Essay - Factory Farms Cause Sickness and Pollution There is little doubt that animals raised on small-scale diverse farms are apt to be healthier. When allowed to range freely, particularly in organically maintained yards and pastures, they receive more exercise, their diet is more varied and they are exposed to commensal bacteria that help exclude, and build resistance to, harmful pathogens. Some organic practitioners also argue that free-ranging animals actively seek out plants with medicinal properties that can build their resistance to illness, When Livestock production is carried out on a scale that suits the global market, however, huge numbers of animals are kept in tightly confined conditions, and the potential for disease outbreaks is much higher.....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 1227 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - McDonald's Causes More Deaths than Terrorists - Cause and Effect Essay - McDonald's Causes More Deaths than Terrorists It was probably inevitable that one day people would start suing McDonald's for making them fat. That day came this summer, when New York lawyer Samuel Hirsch filed several lawsuits against McDonald's, as well as four other fast-food companies, on the grounds that they had failed to adequately disclose the bad health effects of their menus. One of the suits involves a Bronx teenager who tips the scale at 400 pounds and whose mother, in papers filed in U.S....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 1865 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - The Causes of America’s Social Problems - Cause and Effect Essay - The Causes of America’s Social Problems The causes of social problems exist on many levels. When we ask why social problems such as poverty, unemployment, crime, and war exist, each time we determine a cause, we can ask "why" again, as children often do until they are hushed. Poverty exists because some folks can't find jobs or the jobs pay poorly. But then why is the wage level so low. Because of the tax and land-tenure systems. Why do we have those systems. Because special interests pay to legislate it....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Cause and Effect Essay - Emergency Contraception Causes Abortion - Emergency Contraception Causes Abortion       Brown University associate professor of medicine, Ralph Miech, M.D., Ph.D., stated the abortive nature of EC in the Providence Journal on August 3, 1998: "This type of pill causes an abortion. From a pharmacologic perspective, this type of pill should be called an 'abortion-after pill'."   The question must be asked: "How is this contraception?" Women are being falsely led to believe that these pills are contraceptive in nature. But one of their common and intended modes of action is to prevent the development of the embryo, resulting in his or her death....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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An Analysis of the Impact of Increased Climate Change on Building Merchant Industry, Its Effect on the Marketplace and the Future Strategies of E.H. S - An Analysis of the Impact of Increased Climate Change on Building Merchant Industry, Its Effect on the Marketplace and the Future Strategies of E.H. Smith Introduction One of the frightening environmental concerns is the build-up of carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere that has resulted from heavy use of fossil fuels. This carbon dioxide blankets traps the sun's radiation, which leads to an increase in the earth's average temperature. In the UK, climate change is likely to give rise to warmer temperatures, wetter winters and drier summers, as well as higher sea levels resulting in flooding of coastal areas (Boyd et al 1998)....   [tags: Environment Marketing Business Cause Effect] 1759 words
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The Mozart Effect - The Mozart Effect is a study that shows listening to classical music can have positive effects on learning and attitude. This occurrence is called the Mozart Effect, and it has been proven in experiments by many scientists. This research has caused much controversy between believers and nonbelievers, because The Mozart Effect is said to enhance the brain and reasoning; it is also used to reduce stress, depression, or anxiety; it induces relaxation or sleep; and the Mozart Effect activates the body....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The CNN Effect - Missing Works Cited The CNN Effect has been described in many positive and negative ways. Former UN Security General Boutros-Ghali described CNN as “the sixteenth member of the Security Council (Gilboa, 2005).” While Colin Powell saw the network’s effect as being that “live television coverage doesn’t change the policy, but it does create the environment in which policy is made (Gilboa, 2005).” These two statements show that the CNN Effect has an impact both domestically and internationally as a major part of the world’s political process....   [tags: Media, Network, Television] 2897 words
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Greenhouse Effect - ... 2.1 Greenhouse effect impacts climate change to in Australia (a)Where do greenhouse gases come from to impact Australia. According to World Wind Fund for Nature (WWF) explained that Australians are the highest greenhouse gas polluter, per person among the Organization for Economic CO-Operation and Development (OECD) in populations. The main source of greenhouse gas pollution were 72% from energy including 51% on stationary energy, 14% on transport, 7% on fugitive emissions such as oil and gas production, 15.9% from agriculture, 5.7% from industrial process such as aluminum and cement production, 4% on land use, land - use charge and forestry (LULUCF) and also 2.6% from waste....   [tags: wildlife, Australia, climate change, warming]
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The Stroop Effect - The Stroop effect is demonstrated by the reaction time to determine a color when the color is printed in a different color’s name. Participants respond slower or make more errors when the meaning of the word is incongruent with the color of the word. Despite knowing the meaning of the word, participants showed incapability of ignoring the stimulus attribute. This reflects a clear instance of semantic interference and an unfathomed failure of selective attention (Stroop, 1935). In the study of the female chimpanzee Lana, the authors tested the Stroop-like effect with an animal to gather evidence from a nonverbal organism to provide additional information about the role of compatibility between response latency and performance accuracy....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Greenhouse Effect - ... The largest source of carbon dioxide gas emissions are produced by electricity, transportation, and industry. The atmosphere contains mostly oxygen and nitrogen, but it contains 0.035% carbon dioxide. The warm Earth emits infrared radiation and carbon dioxide gas absorbs the infrared radiation very strongly. (EPA) Most of the infrared radiation reflected from the surface of the Earth is absorbed by CO2 which are located in the atmosphere. Other greenhouse gases such as CFCs, nitrous oxide, methane, and water vapor also does the same effect to our Earth....   [tags: CFC, Greenhouse, pollution]
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The Network Effect - Some products generate value only when they are combined with others, otherwise they have small or no value at all in isolation (Katz and Shapiro, 1994, p. 93). This is so called network effect – the fact that higher consumption of specific products makes them more valuable (Sundararajan, 2003, p.1). Another scientist Leibenstein, calls this effect as “bandwagon effect”- “the extent to which the demand for a commodity is increased due to the fact that others are also consuming the same commodity” (Besen, 1999, p.1)....   [tags: Technology, Microsoft Products] 1958 words
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The Mozart Effect - It has long been believed that music can evoke specific thoughts and feelings from the listener. But can music –specifically the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- summon hidden intelligences within the human brain. That is the question scientists are trying to answer. In the mid-nineties, scientists, Frances Rauscher, Gordon Shaw and Katherine Ky, claimed that music could boost the listener’s intelligence up to 9 points (Steele 2). To many, this allegation seemed a bit far-fetched and soon other researchers began recreating the Rauscher, Shaw, and Ky experiment in hopes of discrediting their findings....   [tags: Music ]
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The bystander effect - In the early morning hours of March 13, 1964, twenty-eight year old barmaid Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was murdered and raped on the street in Kew Gardens, New York. The incident did not initially receive much attention until Martin Gansberg's infamous article, "Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder, Didn't Call the Police", was published in the New York Times two weeks later. In reality, only twelve people witnessed the event yet each did nothing to significantly help Genovese until it was too late. The Genovese murder has become the definitive example of the "bystander effect", the social phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to help someone in distress if there are other people present....   [tags: Crime] 1226 words
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The CSI Effect - In 2006, over 100 million people in the United States tuned in to watch either CSI or any if the other forensic and criminal investigation related television show each week (CJSG). Since then, the number of viewers has increased rapidly, as well as the amount of television shows with the same type of theme. As a result of the increase of these television programs, researchers are discovering a new phenomenon called the ‘CSI Effect’ that seems to be fueling an interest in forensic science and criminal investigations nationwide....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Mozart Effect - ... Albert Einstein showed a preference in Mozart and Bach. Napoleon once said: “Give me control over he who shapes the music of a nation, and I care not who makes the laws”. Music is very powerful; although, many researchers are against the Mozart Effect. It is said that there is no scientific proof of it and that it might just be a myth. Tests have been made and people have actually seen results, parents have tried this on their children and seen a difference. This does not mean you can listen to Mozart once and you will become smarter, it is a process....   [tags: music, IQ]
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Effect of Colors - Do Colors Have an Effect on One’s Current Mood. Colors are a part of one’s everyday life and are introduced into one’s life starting at birth. For example, when a baby is born, the baby is showered with gifts and the color of the gifts is determined by his or her gender (e.g., blue for boys and pink for girls). Children often are dressed in colors associated with their gender. Furthermore, as individuals age and as their vocabulary increases, they tend to learn about associations between moods and colors and sometimes make those associations for themselves....   [tags: Health, Bright Colors, Emotions] 921 words
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The Butterfly Effect - The “Butterfly Effect” is a metaphor that encapsulates the concept of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in the chaos theory; namely that small differences in the initial condition of a dynamic system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system. This is a great theory that can be applied to specific aspects of life and life in general. I believe it can be applied to my life in the sense that every event that has occurred in my life; big, small, good or bad. I would not change anything, because they all came together to bring me to where I am today....   [tags: Personal Experience] 735 words
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The Bystander Effect - Introduction Today a lot of individuals are praised for their bravery and their heroism. A lot of these people risk their lives to save or help others when those are in need. These people can range from firefighters who risked their lives to save innocent people from the 9/11 attack to an ordinary person who helps an old lady to carry her groceries to her house. Even though there are a number of instances when people help others who are in need, such as mentioned above, there are also a number of instances when those same people avoid helping and getting involved, such as; ignoring an old lady who slipped and fell down in the middle of the road, avoiding helping an old man to pick up his change that fell out of his pocket, disregarding the school fight between the two students, etc....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Effect of the Sirens - The characters in Greek Mythology have multiple interpretations. Among these characters include the dangerous, yet gorgeous Sirens, bird-women who sit on a cliff singing bewitching songs that captivate the minds of innocent travelers and entice them to their deaths. In Homer’s The Odyssey and Margaret Atwood’s “Siren Song,” both poets provide different representations of the Sirens. Homer portrays the Sirens as irresistible in order to establish men as heroes, whereas Atwood depicts them as unsightly and pathetic so she can prove men are foolish and arrogant using imagery, diction, and point of view....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Greek, Odysseus] 1031 words
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CSI Effect - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was introduced to viewers in October 2000. Since that time, the franchise has added two versions in major metropolitan areas, now addressing crime scenarios in Las Vegas, Miami and New York City. Based on the most recent Nielsen ratings for primetime television shows, the CSI franchise claimed approximately 35 million viewers during the 2010 – 2011 viewing season. The popularity of forensic science drama on television has led officers of the court to voice opinions that there is a “CSI effect” which alters the juror pools and outcomes of criminal trial proceedings....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Effect of Noise - ... Noise pollution in our oceans is constantly increasing, by the demand of commercial and military shipping traffic, shipping from country to country, which cause severe impacts and extremely affect the livelihood of the creatures in our ocean. Yet, the increased of offshore oil drillings in different part of the world ocean seabed are even bringing the level of ocean noise pollution to a greater degree. Our sky is no different, with the increasing of airplanes, rockets, and firework in our sky; we are contributing to the destruction that started to change the behavior and health of our native birds....   [tags: Artifical, Sources, Nature]
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The Effect of Religion - ... Engineering education in the middle ages contributed to many things including the complex architecture of the chapels and various religious houses where gatherings were held. For centuries celebrations have been classified by their religious importance. Today and in the 15th century peoples’ lives are dictated by religion and religious seasons. Door to door caroling was introduced as a result of the church banning carols during Christmas services. In medieval times things were taken quite literally and because caroling means to sing and dance in a circle this is what took place in churches....   [tags: Medieval Age, Education]
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The bandwagon, Snob, and Veblen Effects - It is also important to remember that in realizing the bandwagon, snob, and Veblen effects, the basic assumption that the consumers' consumption behavior is independent of the consumption of others, must be ignored. The bandwagon effect is seen in cases where individuals are trying to "fit in". This effect is shown when the demand of a certain good is increased, based on the assumption or knowledge that other consumers are also consuming that same good. This effect is most easily described using the example of fashion or clothing....   [tags: Bandwagon Effect] 1107 words
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Causes and Effects of Water Pollution - There are many causes for water pollution. The main one is plastics. The reason for that is that plastics take four hundred and fifty years to decompose in the water. Also many companies use plastic and people throw it in the waterways. Because water can float and be carried by the wind, it can cause harm to unsuspecting creatures hundreds of feet from where it was originally dumped. Such waste includes bags, bottles, cups, straws, cup lids, utensils, six pack holders, cling wrap, fishing line, bait bags, and floats....   [tags: cause and effect paper, environment] 626 words
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The Cause and Effects of Sterotyping - Stereotyping, which can be used positively and negatively, is something everyone uses every day; it is found in our humor, how people describe one another, and beliefs. People stereotype without knowing it; it is a way we use to help us understand a group. The problem with stereotyping is that it’s a self –opinion about a group, not an individual. Everyone has their own unique and distinct personalities, just as everyone has their own fingerprints so it is unfair to be judged quickly by people who do not know others as an individual....   [tags: Cause/Effect] 1282 words
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Does Music have Positive Effects on the Mind? - ... The entire argument has centered itself upon two studies of the University of California’s researchers. One of the focuses is on the “Mozart Effect” while the second is on the improvement of a child’s spatial thinking and reasoning. The issue with these two studies is what exactly music makes you smarter of. However, whenever someone shows an incredible ability within mathematics, people applaud, “What a smart person.” While if one showed an extraordinary ability with music performance, the usual phrase is, “What a talented person!” rather than state that they are smart.(Demorest, Morrison, 33-39+58) Professor Donald A....   [tags: health, mozart effect]
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The Doppler Effect - The Doppler Effect Christian Johann Doppler, born November 29, 1803 in Salzburg, Austria died March 17, 1853 in Venice. Christian Doppler an Austrian Physicist who first described how the detected frequency of light and sound waves is affected by the relative motion of the source and the detector. This aspect became known as the Doppler Effect. Christian was educated at the Polytechnical Institute in Vienna. Doppler became director of the physical Institute and professor of experimental physics of the University of Vienna in 1850....   [tags: Papers] 483 words
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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT - “Butterfly Effect” was perhaps one of the best films I have ever seen. I found it mysterious, interesting and fascinating. I wanted to write my reaction paper about “Butterfly Effect” because of the similarity to the film we saw in class called “Donnie Darko”. Both films investigate the issue of destiny thoroughly. Both film had a male character that has memories, dreams or black outs which make them at first confused. But later on, they realized the power they have in order to change their destiny....   [tags: essays research papers] 718 words
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The Effect of Images - The Effect of Images They have been around since man has first inhabited the earth. Plato referred to them as magical imitations. The Old Testament warned followers of the faith of their evil nature and cursed anyone who produced them. Some spend hours in thought over their meanings, while others fear their very existence. No matter what you think, it is almost impossible to deny the power that images posses. From their use in advertising to their use in religion, images wield great power over human behavior and emotions....   [tags: Papers] 1151 words
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The mozart effect - The Mozart Effect Does classical music really help you study better. Many recent research studies show that music idoes in fact improve cognitive thinking. In 1993, researchers at the University of California at Irvine discovered the so-called Mozart Effect - that college students “who listened to ten minutes of Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D major K448 before taking an IQ test scored nine points higher” than when they had sat in silence or listened to relaxation tapes. Other studies have also indicated that it doesn’t matter the artist; people retain information better if they hear classical or baroque music while studying....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cause and effect - Jim Patrick, the foreman and partial owner of DHIP Construction and Remodeling, is an ideal subject in a case study on cause and effect relationships. In November of 2004, Jim was contracted to construct a two-level roof-top deck and convert a window to a door at Zhanna and Andrew’s house in Baltimore. At the onset of the project, Jim estimated that the job would be complete within approximately three weeks. After the first week, Andrew began referring Jim to friends who needed the services of a contractor because of the apparent workmanship of the job and the fact that his project was moving at an excellent pace....   [tags: essays research papers] 1207 words
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Effects of Global Warming - Catastrophic weather changes, the disappearance of islands, melting of Arctic ice, and a new ice age are all in store because of the carelessness of mankind’s tremendous amount of greenhouse gas emissions.“Human-generated greenhouse gas emissions have reversed a 2000-year cooling trend of the arctic” says environmental expert, James E. Hansen (Eilperin). There are those who believe that “the Earth’s peculiar wobble has set it on the Milankovich cycle which has warmed the planet due to its upheavals in our weather every 22,000, 41,000, and 100,000 years” (Bloom)....   [tags: climate change, greenhouse effect, environment] 1380 words
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Hume's Ideas on Cause and Effect - Hume and Cause and Effect Cause and effect is a tool used to link happenings together and create some sort of explanation. Hume lists the “three principles of connexion among ideas” to show the different ways ideas can be associated with one another (14). The principles are resemblance, contiguity, and cause and effect. The focus of much of An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding falls upon the third listed principle. In Section I, Hume emphasizes the need to uncover the truths about the human mind, even though the process may be strenuous and fatiguing....   [tags: Philosophy] 684 words
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