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The Human Response to Physical Structure - The Human Response to Physical Structure Most of the world's inhabitants view space and structure through visual elements such as bricks, rock, vegetation and foliage, hallways, doors, windows, trims, and flooring. These elements combine to allow each individual's experience of a space. The German word gestalt means form or shape. Gestalt psychology attempts to investigate the human mind and how it conceives of or recognizes patterns. Scientists believe the human mind is wired to search for import and significance in sensory information input....   [tags: Psychology]
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Total Physical Response - Total Physical Response TPR Total Physical Response is a language learning method based on the coordination of speech and action. It was developed by James Asher, a professor of psychology at San Jose State University. TPR is based on the fact that the human brain has a biological program for acquiring(ÇßÊÓÇÈ) any natural language on earth - including the sign language of the deaf. The process is visible when we observe how infants internalize their first language. The secret is a "conversation" between the parent and infant....   [tags: essays research papers] 426 words
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Total Physical Response Method and Spanish - Total Physical Response Method and Spanish Teaching strategies of a foreign language class have evolved from a long history of useless methods that do not fulfill the goal of language acquisition. The main goal of a foreign language class in terms of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards is that the students be able to communicate using the foreign language. Communication refers to the student’s ability to converse with a native speaker of the language that has been studied. In the past, it was assumed that students must first learn the rules of grammar and then use those rules to construct sentences and communicate, but there have been several linguistic theories that have refuted this...   [tags: Foreign Languages Education Essays]
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Different Approaches to Taming Stress - ... The one that’s able to relieve their stress though gnawing on a piece of wood, would not develop an ulcer, whereas the one without a stress reliever would. In another example, two people are exposed to painfully loud noises, but if they had control over the situation (being able to turn off/ lower the volume), they would be less hypertensive than the other. This shows how de-stressing and having buffers are very important, because when they aren’t, the repeated high intensity if the stress can stay with them even once the stressor is removed; keeping the mind and body in constant alertness which results in anxiety....   [tags: physical response to change]
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Using Total Physical Response, Ollers Episodic Theory, and Krashen's Monitor Hypothesisa - Using Total Physical Response, Ollers Episodic Theory, and Krashen's Monitor Hypothesisa to Teach a Second Language Teaching is a wonderful thing where you are given the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a student. Teaching is about making a connection with the students and reaching out to those who need it. As a future Spanish teacher I am looking forward to this opportunity because I will be instrumental in helping students make a connection with other cultures and compare it to their own....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 547 words
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The Physical Effects of Fear - Fear is an emotion that most everyone is familiar with. The psychological effects of fear are readily apparent but many people are unaware of the physical effects. Some of these are major; others are so minor they go unnoticed. The philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti who lived during the 20th century said “What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” Understanding the physiology of fear may provide a foundation for better coping and treatment strategies in the future....   [tags: fight or flight response, ] 888 words
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Why Animals Change Their Colors in Response to Environment - Some scholars assert that animals change its color in response to their environment because changing color is easiest way to cause optical illusion and do not need much time for hiding themselves from predators. Although this thesis is embroiled in controversy,new idea came up which rebut previous theory.It contains the idea that protection could not be just one clear explanation of animals changing theircolors because some researchers have found out that most animals are color blind. Their color works as a visual signal of mood or the process of evolution....   [tags: protective coloring, response to feelings] 666 words
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Servicescape: The Impact of Physical Environment on Customer Behaviour - Introduction (Academic context to support your investigation) The importance of physical environment on customers is widely recognised by managers and mentioned in many service industry. It is true that customers will make use of a service enterprise if they perceive that the service provided will be of high quality (Brady & Cronin, 2001). According to Abdullah Rosario (2009), quality of services delivered plays considerably a major role in shaping and manipulating customer satisfaction. With customer satisfaction comes positive customer behaviour....   [tags: Physical Environment, Quality Service, Customer]
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The Effects of Physical Punishment - The Effects of Physical Punishment The debate whether the use of physical punishment (e.g. spanking, slapping) should be used as a form of discipline is a controversial one. Some parents believe that there is nothing wrong with physical punishment, while some parents believe that physical punishment should only be used in certain instances (e.g. spanking or slapping a child for touching or playing with something dangerous), and then there are parents who believe that a child should never be physically punished....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Experiment to Determine if Physical Activity Will Increase in Pulse Rate and Blood Pressure - Introduction The ancient Greeks believed that the human heart pumped an endless supply of “pneuma”, or life energy. Galen, a Greek physician, believed that the “pneuma” and blood flowed from the heart like a fountain. He believed that there was an endless supply of this precious life source. It was not until 1616 that William Harvey determined that Galen was not entirely correct. Due to the practice of bloodletting during Harvey’s time, his belief that blood is in fact finite was not warmly welcomed....   [tags: Physical Activity, Pulse Rate, Blood Pressure] 1419 words
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Reading Response Log - 1) P.2 But on the last day an astonishing number of English heavies opened up on us with high explosive, drumming ceaselessly on our position, so that we suffered severely and came back only eighty strong. Reading Response: I wonder how aggressive a war could be. This tells me that a war can be ruthless, with each nation trying to destroy others. A war is only going to make things worse not better since there is always people dying everyday in war. This sentence really reflects the chaos and horror of war....   [tags: military,] 1293 words
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Relationship Between Body and Mind and Physical Well-being - There is a special two-way communication between mind and body and it is known that psychological problems like anxiety or stress, which occurs in the mind, may take control over the body and cause illnesses and disorders and vice-versa. In this paper, we will look at the mind-body relationship and the body-mind relationship and note that the mind is about thought, consciousness, mental images and processes while the body is about how the brain is structured and the physical components of the brain neurons which may result in physical movements of the being....   [tags: Hormones, Anxiety, Fear] 543 words
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Physical Anthropology: The Link between Human Nature - Physical anthropology “is in large part, human biology seen from an evolutionary perspective” (Jurmaln, Kilgore & Trevathan, 2011). By this statement, I believe the authors mean that physical anthropology studies human biology with an evolutionary viewpoint rather than a scientific or medical viewpoint. Anthropology, as a broader science, is concerned with and studies human culture and the evolutionary aspects of human biology. Since culture affects human beings and human beings affect culture, the two are intertwined, and it therefore, makes sense to study them together....   [tags: anthropology, human biology, genetcs]
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Thoughts that Influence the Body - Thoughts that Influence the Body If the brain could have a conversation with the body, it would sound something like this. The mind has noticed over the past couple of years, it feels like the body is being driven like a horse powered, locomotive steamed-engine. The body and mind are not getting any younger, so why the subconscious must be flooded with empty promises that will never be fulfill. Last year signed up to run a marathon in order to lose 15 lbs., which was gained over the holidays. The year before was succumbed to a grueling 70-hour workweek for that grand promotion that was given up after only two weeks....   [tags: stress, response, emotions] 998 words
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Response to Change - Response to Change Change should be seen as a challenge and embraced with enthusiasm (Marquis & Huston, 2012). In my professional and personal life, I view and respond to change as a way to make improvements to existing regulations and circumstances. I embark upon the quest with determination to succeed at whatever task is presented to me. Life without change can become unchallenging and stagnant (Marquis & Huston, 2012). As society and technology advance, you must incorporate the necessary transformations that arise with it....   [tags: leadership roles, improvements]
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Depressive Symptoms among Firefighters - This is a review of the report “Depressive Symptoms among Firefighters and Related Factors after the Response to Hurricane Katrina”, which pulled data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study and discovered a correlation between new onset physical symptoms and depression amongst first responders. It also discovered a positive correlation between depression and dissatisfaction with supervisors following a natural disaster. Considering these results, more must be done to protect the mental and physical health of our nation’s first responders before, during and after natural disasters....   [tags: response, hurricane, Katrina]
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Physical Therapy - An Exciting Healthcare Profession - Physical Therapy Physical therapy is a fun and exciting healthcare profession that helps people. It is all about helping other people who have problems with their body, muscles, joints and other parts of their body. Patients includes accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy. Physical therapy will perform an evaluation of your problem or difficulty. They evaluate your problem by performing tests and measures to assess the problem....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 853 words
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Response to a Tragic and Difficult Issue - Response to a Tragic and Difficult Issue Introduction In view of this tragic circumstance, and the moral obligation here is an extremely difficult decision to compose. Having to rethink the entire two decades of written material incontestably was powerful and challenging. I struggle to imagine what Ms. Wolf must have been going thru, as it brings tears to my eyes. Having your father (although I never had one) relying on you for terminal decisions about his life says a lot about the closeness father and daughter experienced....   [tags: Moral Obligation]
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Use of Technology in Physical Education - Teaching Physical Education in an elementary school can be a rather difficult task. Even when the subject of PE is brought up in a casual conversation the general response is something to the effect of “all you do is roll the balls out and watch the kids play.” If the teacher does not keep things interesting, class participation will fall by the wayside. There are many ways to combat this lack of understanding in PE. The teacher must always be able to relate classroom activities to the real world, higher order thinking must be involved and there must be an effective use of technology to keep students active....   [tags: elementary Education] 1006 words
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The Australian Government's Response to Obesity - In public health and health promotion, health issues have become apparent throughout the course of these disciplines. Responses to these issues have, over the years, increased awareness, gathered statistics, and formulated ways in which to adequately prevent or reduce the effects of these health concerns. Within Australia, major health issues include obesity and mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Internationally speaking, major health concerns include maternal health and mortality rates of mother and infant....   [tags: public health essays] 1882 words
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Professional Training of Physical Therapists - When someone thinks of a physical therapist the first thing to come to mind is someone who administers assistance and knowledge that helps patients rehabilitate and gain mobility back into their lives. Usually this form of care is for patients who have been in an accident or have some other disabling condition. The performance level of a human has a crucial role on what they can acheive in life. Physical therapists are provided with the oppprtunity to actually make a difference in the quality of people’s lives....   [tags: health care professionals] 1037 words
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Health and Physical Education: Volleyball - HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 2. LEARNING PHYSICAL SKILLS 3. STAGES OF LEARNING 4. FACTORS AFFECTING SKILL ACQUISITION 5. CLASSIFICATION OF SKILLS 6. TYPES OF PRACTICE 7. FEEDBACK AND LEARNING 8. PRACTICE PLAN 9. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION 10. BIBLIOGRAPHY 11. APPENDIX EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / SYNOPSIS This research task requires that, through participation in skill learning and game play during the volleyball unit we have been required to observe and analyse the characteristics of skilled performers; receive feedback on weaknesses in technique and develop and participate in training activities that could correct these weaknesses....   [tags: Skills, Sports] 819 words
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Physical correction of unwanted behavior - Physical correction of unwanted behavior is commonplace in most societies, and has been documented for decades. Often used to discipline children and animals, physical corrections can not only lead to abuse, but to an increase in the aggressive behavior and reduced problem solving abilities. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that an effective discipline system must contain the following three elements to be successful. The first is a positive, supporting, loving relationship between the parent(s) and child....   [tags: Social Issues, Parents, Spanks] 1247 words
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A Christian Response to Globalization - How globalization is impacting organizations; companies are being operated in a way that is much different that the model we may have been accustom to in the past. Many organizations have developed strategies that reduce the barriers to trade. They have either moved operations to other parts of the globe or brought the work force to their physical (or virtual) locations to fulfill their work force needs. As a result of globalization, many countries have seen rapid industrial growth. In many cases, the process is happening many times faster than it would have prior to the free trade environment we see developing today....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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Emergency Response Plan for Floods - Flooding is when large amounts of water suddenly invade an area which had been normally dry (Oxford Advanced learners Dictionary). Floods are one of those disasters which are still a major thread to the world despite the so many efforts to combat it. These are natural hazards because though they are brought about by a natural phenomenon, they often cause lots of damage. The immediate impact on survivors is likely to be injury and death of relatives, damage to crops, housing and infrastructure can also conspire to precipitate acute food shortages and homelessness, water supplies may be contaminated with sewage leading disease....   [tags: Flood Contingency Plan]
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Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... One part of the FPC is the medial PFC, which subdues the amygdala and controls stress response. Another part is the ventromedial FPC, which is responsible for suppressing or helping one cope with fearful memories. By having a different size of the brain, it may affect the FPC’s ability to handle fearful events, which can lead to PTSD. Genetics also play a huge role in PTSD. The brain’s ability to create fearful memories can be sustained in many natural ways. One way is the gastrin-releasing peptide....   [tags: body natural response, harmful events] 822 words
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Nutrition and Physical Activity - ... Therefore, individuals who eat the necessary daily amount of fruits and vegetables and incorporate physical activity into everyday life are more likely to maintain healthy living. (3) The null hypothesis; of those who have not participated in physical activity and health and nutritional eating habits within the last six months are more likely to health and weight related issues. (4) The alternative hypothesis claims, individuals who have in fact engaged in physical activity and nutritional eating habits over the last six months, are less likely to have health related conditions due to diet and exercise....   [tags: healthy lifestyles, research, variables]
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Personal Case Study of a Child with Frequent Physical and Verbal Agression - An ASQ:SE was provided for Mao (Father) and Kim (Mother) to fill out so that the main concerning issues can be established. The score was 120 with a cutoff of 58. A score at this point would indicate that Quan is at risk. When a child is found to be at risk, they are typically referred to Child Find so that the appropriate resources can be provided. When the parents filled out the ASQ:SE they had indicated specific behavior that they found was concerning. These included how he destroys objects and he exhibits physical and verbal aggression frequently....   [tags: functional assessment interview]
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A Response to Functionalism - A Response to Functionalism Stephen Priest in Theories of Mind Chapter 5 describes functionalism as 'the theory that being in a mental state is being in a functional state' and adds that 'functionalism is, in a sense, an attempt to bypass the mind-body problem'. What does this definition really mean. An analogy might clarify the situation. Suppose a young child were to ask me what a saucepan was and in reply I said that it is a means of holding soup or vegetables in water during the time in which they are heated to make them ready for eating....   [tags: Sociology Sociological Essays] 2405 words
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Physical appearence - Does our physical appearance truly define who we are. In today’s society, we as Americans have developed a forceful and unfortunate obsession with beauty. Magazines, advertisements and mass media deliberately force feed us with an unreachable standard of beauty; we as a country have become desensitized to what is truly beautiful; Pressuring and corrupting our perceptions, ideas, and even ourselves to define what is “perfect”. The whole concept of beauty has been controlled by the money hungry individuals of mass media selling dreams and false hopes; Shattering our confidence only to exploit and profit on our low self-esteems that they have skillfully created and encouraged....   [tags: concept of beauty. society,mass media]
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Disaster Response Team - Although not overtly discussed in the readings, it is impossible to fully consider any area of human response without considering cultural differences, influences and impact. When considering Mental Health Counselors being a part of disaster response teams, I was reminded of these individual and collective traumas discussed by Meyers (1994) also being located within and affected by the greater cultural/national affective responses to disasters. This awareness came in part from my personal experiences of having been in the States at the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks and also having been in London during the July 7, 2005 bombings....   [tags: british culture, darkness visible]
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The Influence of Physical Attractiveness on Teaching Success - A person that looks good always has the upper hand. Based on Langlois et. al (2000), physically attractive people are often treated favorably and are more well-liked by others (p. 644). It is of no surprise that a good-looking individual yields more benefits from everyday exchanges to workplace interactions in comparison to an unattractive individual. From luxury goods to glamorous jobs, it is often emphasized in many cultures and in the media that physical attractiveness can be very beneficial and important in a person’s life....   [tags: education, interaction, improvement] 2588 words
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The Impact of Education on The Use of Physical Restraint - The purpose of this paper was to understand what the best practice was for the utilization and application of restraints in the cognitively impaired. For this paper’s purpose, “cognitively impaired” will be defined as “altered cognitive function”, either temporary or permanent (Craven, 2013, p. 1214). The use and surrounding knowledge of restraints has undergone critical changes that affect nurses’ care plans and the patients’ therapeutic outcomes. According to the Joint Commission, all licensed healthcare professionals are to adhere to the guideline “that require restraints to be a part of the medical treatment after all less other appropriate disciplines have been consulted, and supporting...   [tags: seclusion, child, adolescent]
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Information Processing during the Performance of Skills in Physical Education - Information Processing during the Performance of Skills in Physical Education Response time is the total period of time from the presentation of a stimulus to the completion of the response. It consists of two main periods, reaction time and movement time. The speed at which we make decisions is called our reaction time. In terms of sporting activities, it is important to be able to respond to a stimulus quickly because it allows the performer to be in greater control. Reaction time is also made up of smaller units....   [tags: Papers] 2086 words
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The Effects of Listening to Music on Physical Performance - Introduction Music is a very fascinating universal phenomenon. Almost everyone likes some sort of music, whether it be the twang of a country song or the intensity of a German rap. Music has the ability to completely change the mood of a situation. It has extensively been investigated and used as a form of therapy for the mind. Therefore it would be interesting to see if it had any impact on a person’s physical ability as well. Music has been suggested to affect the body’s physiological patterns in many ways....   [tags: Music]
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Physical Value in Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn - Physical Value in Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn The poetry of John Keats contains many references to physical things, from nightingales to gold and silver-garnished things, and a casual reader might be tempted to accept these at face value, as simple physical objects meant to evoke a response either sensual or emotional; however, this is not the case. Keats, in the poem Ode Upon a Grecian Urn, turns the traditional understanding of physical objects on its head, and uses them not solid tangible articles, but instead as metaphors for and connections to abstract concepts, such as truth and eternity....   [tags: Ode on a Grecian Urn]
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The Preparatory-Response Model by Ivan Pavlov - Introduction The preparatory-response model was first proposed by Pavlov and is a type of classical conditioning. Pavlov suggested that a conditioned stimulus can act as a substitute for an unconditioned stimulus. An example of the preparatory-response theory involves cases in which conditioning eventually results in a conditioned response that appears to be opposite of the original unconditioned response. This type of preparatory response is called a compensatory response and is easily observed in habitual drug users....   [tags: psychology, classical conditioning] 1962 words
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The Placebo Response and the Power of Unconscious Healing - The art and science of medicine is a continuously growing field of knowledge. In spite of the vast developments that have transpired through the ages in the history of healing, scientists have barely uncovered everything there is to know about how the healthy body functions and how it reacts to disease. We cannot assume that what we know now is sufficient to solve our common problems in health or that in some cases, there is no remedy for yet, unsolved puzzles of incurable disease. The natural process of healing is something that occurs in all creatures, and it involves various mechanisms that repair, restore, and preserve the organism as well as ensure that the species survives and in many...   [tags: clinical practice, placebo effect, healing]
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Physical Development During The Prenatal Stages - Prenatal Development: Physical: During prenatal development, the mother's general health and age is very important. Nutrition, anxiety, and stress are a big part of the physical development during the prenatal stages. Referenced by Eysenck & Schoenthaler (1997) in our text, “A rapidly growing body of evidence reveals that when food sources are short on protein or essential vitamins and minerals during prenatal and early postnatal development, an infant’s physical, socio-emotional, and intellectual development can be compromised” (as cited by Broderick & Blewitt, 2010, p....   [tags: chromosomal errors, pregnancies]
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Pain - Merely A Response To A Painful Stimulus? - Critically evaluate the view that pain is merely a response to a painful stimulus.   Pain Essay: unit 3 There are various definitions of pain. The most commonly agreed upon seems to be “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage” The most appropriate definition of pain within clinical practice was suggested by Margo McCaffrey in (1968). His definition was ‘whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does’ Pain is an abhorrent feeling that is transported to the brain by sensory neurons....   [tags: Pain]
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Emergency Response Plan: Aircraft Accidents - INTRODUCTION An ‘emergency’ is ‘an unplanned event that can cause deaths or significant injuries to employees, customers or the public; or that can shut down business, disrupt operations, cause physical or environmental damage, or threaten the facility’s financial standing or public image’ (en.wikipedia.org, n.a.) in (FEMA, 1993). Emergencies such as aircraft accidents are extremely sensitive to manage and often draw public attentions and sympathies across the globe. For instance, the crash of Air France 447 aircraft on 01 June 2009 attracted one of the highest numbers of stakeholders involvement in the history of aviation accidents (pbs.org., 2010)....   [tags: magnitud, duration of impact]
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Physical and Behavioral Responses to Starvation and Famine in Warsaw Ghetto versus the West African Sahel - Physical and Behavioral Responses to Starvation and Famine in Two Populations Introduction Famine is an event in which food and resources are inaccessible and the majority of a population is endangered (Shipton, 1990). When applied to starvation this definition is accurate with one additional idea: starvation is the result of inaccessibility to resources. Many factors contribute to the progression of famine and the resulting starvation. One of the key factors to consider is the delineation between naturally occurring and man-made starvation and famine....   [tags: Anthropology Famine Regions Comparison]
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The Effects of Stress on Physical Illness - The Effects of Stress on Physical Illness Abstract Research has shown a connection between stress and physical illness. Furthermore, who becomes ill under pressure may be regulated by other factors such as personality type. The purpose of this project was to determine if there is a relationship between stress and illness. Another motive for this project was to investigate whether or not correlations between illness, personality type, and/or stress is evident. Twenty-one students in the Writing of Agriculture and Natural Resources class at the University of Florida were surveyed on their perceived level of stress and physical health....   [tags: Papers] 1819 words
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The MMM Middle-Range Theory and How it should be Implemented in Nursing - Physical activity has been linked to decreasing the risk of developing breast and colon cancers, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, depression, and risk of falls (World Health Organization, 2013). The World Health Organization has outlined a generic thirty minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five times per week as a standard for acquiring health benefits (2013). Unfortunately, the majority of the population does not attain these minimum physical activity requirements (Johnson & Taylor, 2011)....   [tags: health, physical activity]
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Response to The Fish By Elizabeth Bishop - Response to "The Fish" By Elizabeth Bishop I chose to respond to Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish" because the poem seems so simple, yet there is much to gather from reading it. This is a narrative poem told in the first person about a woman who catches a fish on a rented boat and, after staring at him for a while, decides to throw him back. The narrator of this poem goes through a series of stages in which she is at first detached from the fish, then intrigued by him, and then finally sympathetic towards him....   [tags: Poetry Poem Fish Elizabeth Bishop Essays]
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Romantic Poets and Their Response to Nature - Romantic Poets and Their Response to Nature Consider how the romantic poets have responded to the subject of nature with close references to at least three poems studied. Consider how the romantic poets have responded to the subject of nature with close references to at least three poems studied, comment in detail on: 1. Imagery (e.g. simile, metaphor, personification.) 2. Subject matter/theme 3. Characteristics of the romantic movement Romanticism was a poetic movement of the 19th century, during The French Revolution....   [tags: Romantic Poets Poems Nature Essays] 1782 words
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A Response to the Great Depression - A Response to the Great Depression The Great Depression of the 1930s was the economic event of the 20th century. The Great Depression began in 1929 when the entire world suffered an enormous drop in output and an unprecedented rise in unemployment. World economic output continued to decline until 1932 when it clinked bottom at 50% of its 1929 level. Unemployment soared, in the United States it peaked at 24.9% in 1933. Real economic output (real GDP) fell by 29% from 1929 to 1933 and the US stock market lost 89.5% of its value....   [tags: essays papers] 637 words
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Personal Response to The Bluest Eye - Personal Response to The Bluest Eye Dear God:       Do you know what she came for. Blue eyes. New, blue eyes, She said. Like she was buying shoes. "I'd like a pair of new blue eyes." Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye Pecola thought that if she had blue eyes she would become beautiful and her parents would stop fighting. She was just one of the many who believed that having blue eyes would make her and everything around her beautiful, only to end up with self-hatred and self-mutilation....   [tags: Bluest Eye Essays] 1456 words
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Christians Response to Abortion and Euthanasia - Christians Response to Abortion and Euthanasia Abortion, the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb, is considered a sin and is forbidden in Roman Catholic Christian religion. The Roman Catholic Christians (RCC’s) are very strict and some would not even consider it if the mothers life was in danger. Christians believe that you have to have faith in God and you have to except the life you are given. In Christianity the unborn child is considered human even at the very early stages of life, as in the embryo or foetus, and life is a gift from god that is not yours to take away....   [tags: Free Euthanasia Essay] 569 words
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Major Risk Factors for Heart Disease - ... Roetert (2008) investigates the benefits of children taking part in regular physical activity and the effect it has on future coronary heart disease. It was observed that if individuals lead a sedentary lifestyle in their childhood, it is very likely to continue into adulthood, where there is an increased risk to develop heart disease (Roetert 2008). This study delved deeper, following a group of women for nine years. The findings stated that the most active women had a ‘39% lower risk of coronary heart disease’ (Roetert 2008, p.74) than the least active women....   [tags: physical activity, hypertension]
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A Reader-Response Based Analysis of William Blake's "The Tyger" - This essay provides a Reader-Response based analysis of William Blake’s “The Tyger.” Following a brief overview of Reader-Response theory, where the subjects of the reader serve to give meaning to text, the essay begins focusing on the contradiction and the division that lives within the tiger itself. Blake’s “Tyger” is simultaneously a beautiful and ferocious creature. From this, the essay moves forward by examining the multiple references to symmetry made by Blake in “The Tyger,” and proposes that these are an overall collection that contains many of the tiger’s contradictions....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Where does Stress Come From and How does It Affect a Pregnant Mother and her Unborn Child - Stress is a word that is overused and misunderstood. Stress can range from being overwhelmed while trying to find an outfit to wear to procrastinating on a research paper. It can come from seven different areas: life changes, chronic stressors, job stressors, hassles, frustration, conflict, and cataclysmic events (Huffman, 2012). In the following, these topics will be discussed: stress, how stress affects the mother during pregnancy, how stress affects the unborn child, and ways to reduce stress during pregnancy....   [tags: mental, physical and emotional health]
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Organisms Response to the Increases in Extreme Weather Events - ... Some of these tropical areas around the globe will also receive an increase in rainfall over many parts of the tropics (Legates et al. 1990). With this added rainfall and higher average temperatures some tropical rainforests would show an increase in forest cover. Allowing greater growth or an alteration in biodiversity and tropic levels within these stable, tropical environments (Petchey et al. 1999). With this evolutionary rapid increase in temperature many organisms must alter their responses faster than previously needed....   [tags: carbon dioxide, global increase in temperature] 715 words
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Phases of The Nursing Process - Introduction The nursing process is “An organised, systematic and deliberate approach to nursing with the aim of improving standards in nursing care” (Rush S, Fergy S &Weels D, 1996).The five steps of the nursing process are assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluating. It was developed by Ida Jean in Florida, USA in 1958 and it was transferred to the UK by 1970.The ‘process ‘is neither a ‘model ‘nor a ‘philosophy’ as it is sometimes defined but merely a method of reasonable discerning and it needs to be used with a clear nursing model....   [tags: data collection, observation, physical examination]
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Descartes’, Spinoza’s, and Leibniz’s Response to the Mind-Body Problem - Since Descartes many philosophers have discussed the problem of interaction between the mind and body. Philosophers have given rise to a variety of different answers to this question all with their own merits and flaws. These answers vary quite a lot. There is the idea of total separation between mind and body, championed by Descartes, which has come to be known as “Cartesian Dualism”. This, of course, gave rise to one of the many major responses to the mind-body problem which is the exact opposite of dualism; monism....   [tags: Philosophy, Greek] 2994 words
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The Variability of Recess Periods in the United States - The term recess refers to a scheduled break during the school day allowing children to participate in unstructured, free play (Pellegrini & Bohn, 2005; National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education, NAECS-SDE (2001; Jarrett, Maxwell, Dickerson, Hoge, Davies, & Yetley, 1998; Pellegrini & Bjorklund, 1997; Pellegrini & Smith, 1993). Recess is an important aspect of the school day in countries all over the world, not just the United States. In the British schools, students receive a recess break on three separate occasions....   [tags: Physical Education]
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