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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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The Serial Position Effect on Word Recall - The serial position effect has been studied extensively for many years. Researchers have designed a variety of different studies in order to analyze and explain both, the primacy and the recency effect. The primacy effect is the tendency for the first items presented in a series of words to be recalled more easily, or to be more influential than those presented at the end of the list. On the other end, there is also the recency effect. The recency effect is the tendency to recall the items located at the end of the list....   [tags: word recall, primacy effect, recency effect]
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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 though...   [tags: Stroop Effect, Experiments, science, ]
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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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Effect of Spin on the Trajectory of a Kicked Soccer Ball - Introduction: I chose this project because soccer is one of the things I love to do. Soccer is one of the most popular sports across the whole world. In soccer being able to curve a soccer ball is very helpful for multiple reasons. One reason is to bend a ball around the a wall of players. Second to possibly score an amazing goal. And last of all to make a simple pass around a defender to a teammate. Anybody that plays soccer and enjoys it probably knows about the famous Roberto Carlos free kick....   [tags: Laws of Motion, Magnus Effect]
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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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Investigating the Stroop Effect - Introduction: When a behavior or skill seems to no longer require direct interaction, cognitive psychologists say it is automatized. Many behaviors can become automatized: typing, reading, writing, bicycling, piano playing, driving, etc. Automatization is interesting because it is an important part of daily life. We perform a variety of automatized behaviors quickly and effortlessly. In some cases people report that they do not consciously know how the behavior is performed, they just will it to happen, and it does happen....   [tags: Stroop Effect] 763 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 'On...   [tags: Cause and 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 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 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 - 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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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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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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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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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 i...   [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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Impact of Climate Change on Building Merchant Industry and Its Effect on the Marketplace - 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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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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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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The Negative Economic Effect of War on the USA - At one point in time, war was beneficial to the United States economy. After World War I and World War II, the United States experienced periods of national prosperity. The economy was booming and patriotism was widespread. However, there were numerous variables in addition to the war that contributed to the economic growth. Presently, it is undeniable that war no longer benefits the United States economy as it once did. Wars are expensive not only financially but also in resources. They are extremely disruptive both on the home front and on the battlefield in labor, resources, and trade....   [tags: short-term effects of war, economy]
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The Effect of Noise - Noise does not discriminate, it has no face, no limits, no size however it has an identity which is described as a loud, surprising, irritating, static, or unwanted sound just to name a few. Noise affects people in several ways, from nature cause noise to artificial noise. It will be here and it has a substantial effect on our lives. Noise exists in every area, where some sorts of energy of any kind occur. Any form of noise can be very damaging to our hearing. Both the level of noise and the length of time you constantly hear to the noise can put you at risk for hearing loss and stress....   [tags: Artifical, Sources, Nature]
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The Effect of Religion - Religion has played a profound part in the life of those in the 15th century and still does to this day, dictating how we present ourselves and what we do on a day to day basis. Religion from the middle ages has impacted extensively on living, by introducing educational routes that have persisted until today, providing the major ceremonies celebrated and acknowledging the roles of both males and females in the church. The main religions acknowledged in medieval Europe were those of Christendom and Islāmic beliefs....   [tags: Medieval Age, Education]
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The Effect of Homelessness - Homelessness is one of the tragedies that one can face unexpectedly or where one can choose to be as well as being homeless by taking your own risk, which can be positive or negative, intentionally or not intentionally such as family breakdown or leaving a house where you could have been able to live there. Many people are sleeping rough while others are also finding it difficult to secure housing due to the regulations that govern the whole issues on homelessness legislation that is, being entitled for or not entitle for what you will be expecting....   [tags: benefits, drugs, alcohol, housing]
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The Causes and Effects of Divorce - From past to present people all over the world have determined to live together, or “get married”. Marriage can be a beautiful thing, but some couples are unable to maintain their relationship, because they choose divorce as a solution to cope with the problems between husband and wife. Furthermore divorce is definitely on a rise. The effects of divorce can be detrimental to a family, but the causes of divorce can be just as bad. In this essay we will cover one of the main causes of divorce and one of the main effects....   [tags: cause/effect essay] 501 words
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The Effects of Music on Memory - It can be proven, through literary research and personal experiences, that music has a positive effect on learning and memory. It can be concluded that these positive effects have an impact on patients with Alzheimer’s, on the motor skills and auditory memory of mentally disabled children, on students attempting to remember subject manner that they are learning, and on the affectivity of advertisements. On a personal note, music has facilitated my ability to remember things, both positive and negative, a number of times....   [tags: Mozart Effect, Music and Memory]
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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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Cause Effect Essay - The Causes of Teen Suicide - The purpose of this paper is to explain the causes of teen suicide. This paper will include statistics and some background information on suicide survivors. Also this report will discuss some warning signs of teen suicide. It is important to take the subject of suicide seriously. It doesn't seem right that a teenager, who has lived for such a short time, would choose to die, but those who can't get over their depression sometimes do. Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24 and the fourth leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 10 and 14 and it seems to be on the rise....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays Teenager] 733 words
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Does Music have Positive Effects on the Mind? - Does music have positive effects on the mind. Few can deny that music isn’t powerful but whether or not it’s positive is a different matter. It becomes a common factor between people where just a single phrase can turn a crowd into a single entity of spirit and cacophony. However, this power can do more harm than good in some circumstances, creating a stereotype for genres of music. At a Metallica Concert in Montreal a few years ago, the show was forced to stop as the singer was injured. The crowd flew into a agitation and started to riot by destroying chairs, fighting with each other, and flipping cars....   [tags: health, mozart effect]
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Cause and Effect Essay: Deteriorating Health Causes Problems for Elderly Drivers - Driving is a simple task that many of us do on a daily basis. Most people are safe drivers, while a few are incapable of driving safely. Safe and capable is how most senior citizens can be viewed; however, there are some factors that can make a senior citizen dangerous behind the wheel. Some of the problems with the elderly today are that their reflexes react slower, they are hearing impaired, or a physical health change can be a big problem. Research has shown everyone ages differently and growing old does not necessarily mean a person becomes a safety hazard on the road....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays] 519 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 - 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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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 betwee...   [tags: Medical Research]
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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 - The Mozart Effect It was proved in 1993 that students had a better score on their spatial IQ test after listening to Mozart´s Piano Sonata k 448. They scored up to nine points higher than the students taking the test using other methods. Mozart has a greater influence on the brain development compared to other composers such as better results when studying, memorizing easily, and better test scores. The University of California made a research trying different methods in students while taking their IQ test....   [tags: music, IQ]
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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 cha...   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Greenhouse Effect - Global warming, also known as the greenhouse effect, has been a trending topic in the recent years, but global warming has been around for a long time. Earth has warmed at a high rate over the last hundred years and particularly over the last two decades. Burning large amounts of fossil fuels; coal, oil, natural gas is a root cause of global warming. The greenhouse effect are gases in our atmosphere that hold in heat, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. “They maintain an average temperature on Earth of 59°F,” according to the book “an inconvenient truth, the crisis of global warming” by Al Gore....   [tags: global warming, climate protection]
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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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Liability for Omissions in Tort Law - There is a strict distinction between acts and omissions in tort of negligence. “A person is often not bound to take positive action unless they have agreed to do so, and have been paid for doing so.” (Cane.2009; 73) The rule is a settled one and allows some exceptions only in extreme circumstances. The core idea can be summarized in “why pick on me” argument. This attitude was spectacularly demonstrated in a notoriously known psychological experiment “The Bystander effect” (Latané & Darley....   [tags: The Bystander Effect]
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The Harmful Effects of Global Warming - The environment and human society have many elements that are sensitive to climate change. Agriculture, ecosystems, hot and cold requirements, coastal regions, as well as human well being are examples of elements that are sensitive to climate change. Future generations need to know that we as human beings did what we could, when we could, to prevent climate change. Even though global warming is happening slowly, we need to make changes in our lifestyles now because we are killing our earth and poisoning ourselves with emissions....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect]
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Meaning and influences of The Halo Effect - Have you ever judged someone by just taking in consideration one physical aspect of that person. Has that judgment been a positive statement. If it is, you would need to know what the Halo effect is. This effect consists in making good judgments about a person base on one of his or her character´s aspect. To make clear, who have never listen or think that beautiful people are smart, or that people who wear glasses are nerds. I am pretty sure that you have criticized someone by using some of these statements....   [tags: Media, Video Games]
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The Mozart Effect and Infant Intelligence - In modern society intelligence is highly competitive and subject to scrutiny; therefore, it is understandable that a child’s intelligence is a primary concern for many parents. The Mozart effect, popularised in the 1990s, resulted in many parents believing that simply exposing their child to music composed by Mozart would improve their intelligence (Campbell, 1997). The claim was founded by research published in the journal Nature, which suggested that spatial reasoning could be temporarily enhanced by listening to one of Mozart’s compositions for ten minutes (Rauscher, Shaw & Ky, 1993)....   [tags: modern society, music, intelligence]
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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: Empiricists, Empiricism] 684 words
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The Effect of Walking on Blood Pressure - The Effect of Walking on Blood Pressure Walking is one of the oldest means of transport known to mankind as well as a more physical activity undertaken by the majority of people in their lives. Walking has become an interest field for researchers, where there is evidence to show how walking can help in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal diseases, hypertension, breast cancer, colon cancer, depression, stress and obesity. It has also become a major recommendation of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Center of Disease Control (CDC)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1644 words
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Behavioral Management and the Hawthorne Effect - Behavioral management is “the study of how managers should behave to motivate employees, encourage them to perform at high levels and to be committed to the achievement of organizational goals” (Waddell et al. 2007, p. 52). A number of intellectuals explored possible theories that would explain the basis and effect of behaviours of both the management and staff. Some theorists whose ideas are still prominent today include Fredrick Taylor, Mary Follett, Douglas McGregor and Elton Mayo et al. This piece, however, focuses on the ‘Hawthorne effect,’ conducted by Elton Mayo alongside associates F.J....   [tags: Behavioral management, Business Management]
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The Effect of Pesticide Runoffs on the Everglades - The Everglades used to be a very beautiful tourist attraction, but have been largely affected by the existence of pesticides. However, the majority of pesticides is not specifically targeting the pest only but they also affect non-target plants and animals during their application. The Effect of pesticide runoffs on the Everglades is destroying one Florida’s major tourist attractions due to the cultivation of sugar cane just to mention one of those responsible and creates a loss of natural habitat, water pollution, and threatens existence of wildlife....   [tags: Environment ]
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Global Warming or The Greenhouse Effect - Global Warming, also known as the Greenhouse Effect, is the constant increasing temperature on earth that is mainly caused by gases and / or chemicals. Throughout society, the issue of global warming has received a lot of attention. Throughout history, there has been a lot of scientific evidence helping to proving global warming. Most of the evidence has been based on the effects of the rising temperature. One main piece of evidence is the global temperature rise. “The 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years” (“Climate Change: How do we know?” 1)....   [tags: temperature, gases, chemicals, change]
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The Effect of the Church in the World - There is significant debate about the effect of the church in the world. Did it really disrupt the existing social order. For many years Hans Conzelmann’s thesis that Christians are “docile subjects and trouble arises only when Jews rouse the populace with false accusations against the church” dominated scholarship. Later, Richard Cassidy (Political Issues in Luke-Acts) challenges this perspective by viewing Jesus as a “nonviolent social dissident who was … a potential danger to the Roman empire” by paralleling Jesus’ effect on Rome with Gandhi’s effect on the British empire....   [tags: Religion, Christians] 1816 words
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The Effect of Cell Phones on Health - Today’s technologies are advancing at such an astonishing rate. This can make it difficult for even the most avid “techie” to keep pace. Technology is that wonderful thing that brings comfort and convenience to our lives. But, with that comfort and convenience, there often comes a price; and the technology of the cell phone proves no exception. Arguably, as a communication tool, the cell phone has no equal in how it has changed and affected our lives. Mostly, the effect has been positive in many ways....   [tags: Cell Phones, Cancer Risk]
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