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Distractions in the Classroom

- T Ed ucators and students have to handle everyday distractions in classroom environments. These distractions are sometimes present while the student is encoding information and/or when they are required to retrieve the information for tests. Even in the best-controlled classrooms, distractions will inevitably enter the classroom environment (Beaman, 2005). Auditory distractors have been shown to inhibit the ability to recall semantically related words (Oswald, Tremblay, & Jones, 2000), which is a vital component for a student’s comprehension of many learning tasks in a school environment....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers]

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Do Not Drive With Distractions?

- Do Not Drive with Distractions Most companies’ uses advertisement as a way to sell products or services, but this ad does not sell any products, but merely promotes the safety on the road. This ad is a social campaign created from an advertising agency named “Red Pepper” in Ekaterinburg, Russia. To convey the issues of car accidents involving children’s, Red Pepper has created an interesting social campaign: think of both sides to convince viewers to not drive with distractions. This ad mainly uses appeals to pathos in their advertisement to convince drivers to drive safely....   [tags: Tram accident, Automobile, Accidents]

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Technology Distractions in Education

- Times are forever changing, and things in life is constantly evolving to something better or something more efficient ,especially technology. College campuses are overflowing with students packing Blackberry,iPod's, laptops and cellphones. College student are obsessed with the latest technology and in today classroom such technology's capture the audience. Moreover, as a learning institution, a college hold's the responsibility to offer it's student the best technology to help them prepare for their future....   [tags: Technology]

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Problems With Time Management, Distractions, And Procrastination

- Many people recognize that they struggle with time management, and though they desire to lead more productive and less stressful lives, they do not always know where to start. There are three main obstacles to attaining good time management skills — organization, distractions, and procrastination. In order to discover where I personally struggle with time management, I kept a record of my activities by the hour for a week. According to the data I collected over the week, I have ascertained that my main problem with time management is procrastination....   [tags: Time management, Management, Study skills]

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Distractions When Utilizing a Cellular Phone

- Distractions when utilizing a cellular telephone is becoming extremely prevalent in present day. A cell phone is a telephone with access to a cellular radio system so it can be used over a wide area without a physical connection to a network. In 1843, Michael Faraday, studied to see if space could conduct electricity. In the year of 1865, Dr. Mahlon Loomis was the first person to communicate through wireless atmosphere. He came up with the idea of transmitting and receiving messages through atmosphere as a conductor....   [tags: personal communication, texting, drivers license]

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Use Of Distractions Whenever People Write

- Brendon Canal Professor Wend Composition I 13 October 2015 Distraction The article I chose focuses on the concept of distractions whenever people write. It is a common thing amongst any and all writers. The author of the article talks about how he was taught some right and wrong methods of avoiding distraction. For instance, he was taught to never go on the internet for it supposedly doesn’t help with writing in any way. He exclaims that he knows where those people were coming from, however, he is certain that what they said is untrue....   [tags: Writing, Instant messaging, Word processor, Time]

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The Distractions From Cell Phone Use

- The Distractions from Cell Phone Use Have you ever wondered what causes people to become attracted to their cell phones in our world today. People today have the tendency to keep their cell phones close by in order to check for new text messages and notifications on social media all day and night. The constant need to check our cell phones distracts us from our daily lives with our friends and families when we do not give them physical attention. Although cell phones are an important invention that allows us to communicate with people remotely, it distracts us from reality, such as the awareness of our surroundings, a reduction in face-to-face interaction, and the constant interruption from...   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Rotary dial]

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Vanishing Car Fatalities: Reducing Distractions

- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a car fatality occurs on average every 16 minutes and an injury every 14 seconds, and over two million people involved in car accidents suffer permanent injuries (“Do We Tolerate” 36). In life there are many obstacles that human beings go through. One of these obstacles is driving safely on the road. Everyone driving on the road, faces the risk of being involved in a car accident. Many of these tragic car accidents are continuing to occur all over the U.S....   [tags: vehicle crashes and accidents]

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Distractions In Life

- Distractions In Life " I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps, it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any time for that one." -Henry David Thoreau Many times I would find myself in a state of mass confusion. It was as if I had no perception of where I would go with my life. I was trapped in a realm of things which were unfamiliar to me. When I tried to experience these new adventures I ended up back where I started in a slow state of death and decay....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cellular Distractions Can Wait : Cell Phones

- Cellular Distractions Can Wait. Cell phones otherwise known as smart phones by today’s standards are an immense help to most Americans in many way. We use our cell phones daily for communication with friends and family through texting and phone calls, scheduling appointment, or social media. However the convenience of smart phones is being abused daily in several ways that can lead to severe impacts with the distractions they pose. The advancement of cell phone technology in the last decade is truly astounding because back then most people’s cell phones had such limited capabilities....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Rotary dial]

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Cell Phones Are More Than Just Distractions

- Cell Phones Are More Than Just Distractions In recent years a majority of people believe that cell phones have drawn people away from the old traditional ways of going through life. The crazy thing is that those people are exactly right. The problem is that they are only seeing the negatives towards cell phones being a distraction. Technology has definitely changed the way things work around the world. Devices such as cell phones have enhanced the way we communicate, organize, and learn. In the article “In Defense of Distraction” by Sam Anderson, the main topic mentioned was that all the technology surrounding society distracts individuals from working efficiently....   [tags: Mobile phone, Cellular network, Motorola, Laptop]

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Technological Distractions Impact Academic Learning And Outcome Negatively

- Technology has grown drastically in the education sector over the last several years. Many college students use technology to further their learning process. Although technology presents many educational opportunities, it also interferes with students’ academic outcome. Several things are believed to be linked with the learning behaviours and technology. Some examples include, lack of attention, unable to multitask and consistent distraction. (Jacobsen, W. C., & Forste, R. 2011; Junco R., 2012; Lepp,, Barkley & Karpinski, 2014; Rosen, Mark & Cheever,2013; Weston & Cepeda, 2013)....   [tags: Mobile phone, Technology, Learning]

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Cause of Hamlet's Distractions: Feelings and Passions

- Cause of Hamlet's Distractions: Feelings and Passions Throughout Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, feelings and passion are an enormous distraction for the main character Hamlet. Hamlet tends to act as though he were an adolescent rather than a grown man. He acts very immature, sarcastic, and takes action, before thinking it out, in the heat of anger. The abilities to love, control one's actions, and to subdue one's depression are signs of becoming mature however, Hamlet, a grown man, has a difficult time controlling these abilities....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]

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Technology Has Impacted Education By Causing Distractions During Class Lectures And Assignments

- Technology has had a negative impact on education by causing distractions during class lectures and assignments. The over use of technology is leading to a loss in communication skills and troubles in reading. The use of technology causes many people to have the temptation for cheating in and out of classrooms, resulting in students not wanting to study. Not every student has the capability of connecting to the internet or have contact to technology. This creates difficulties for those students without connection to the internet to complete online assignments or have accesses to their school’s resources....   [tags: Education, High school, E-learning]

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Argument Analysis of Brain, Interrupted, by Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson

- ... The authors could have presented the subject without giving the impression that switching back and forth between tasks can make us “dumber” (Sullivan and Thompson). They could have given a euphemism to lower the audience’s chances of becoming defensive and be more open minded. By increasing their professionalism, they can reach their target audience, upper middle class and upper class, that read The New York Times and have the ability to persuade people to avoid multitasking. The article presents itself casually at first, but then more professional later on as it proceeds to further explain and backup their claim that distractions such as text messages, can affect our brain activity....   [tags: multitasking, technology, distractions]

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Shut Down Your Screen Week

- As we all know, technology is important to society. Whether we use it to watch a movie, connect on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, play games, or read the news, it seems like everyone uses technology, but what exactly is the cost of using technology in our everyday lives. There have been many scientifically proven facts that reveal the dirty truths about technology. “Shut Down Your Screen Week”, a movement that would get rid of all technology in the classroom for a whole week, would be a good idea due to the proven facts that it can cause lower IQ levels, be a major distraction, and even cause attention levels to lower....   [tags: distractions, technology, internet]

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Overcoming Focus Problems for Students in the Classroom

- It is known that the key to classroom success is participation which means that students should be engaged in open discussions and they have to feel involved. This participation can be maintained by asking questions and also by anticipating the content of the lesson. Nevertheless, sometimes it is hard to pay attention during the whole class-session; here, we can put the blame on boredom, on the distractors or on the instructor’s style. So, how do we overcome such a difficulty. And what are the tips for focusing in class....   [tags: distractions, punctuality, respect]

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White Noise, by Don Delillo

- Webster’s dictionary defines a distraction as a mental turmoil. Don Delillo, the author of the novel White Noise shows how distractions are nothing more than a mental turmoil towards the characters in the novel and this is proved in several different circumstances. The characters use distractions to avoid accepting the problems they come across in their everyday lives. The many distractions that the characters in the novel make use of are used to help them avoid their lack of spiritualism, their hard emotion and their inferiority....   [tags: Characters' Use of Distractions]

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How Digital Devices and Surroundings Play A Role in Distractions During My Study Sessions

- After reading the articles in “Digital Distractions," I learned that we forget how much time we get distracted when we are constantly tied into our digital devices. Since technology advanced so quickly, it developed into a part of our work life. In the end of the article, “Hooked on the Web: Help Is on the Way," they mentioned how being addicted to your digital devices can become an illness because of how much time spent in just one day. I decided to experiment and find out how much of a distraction my own devices can be in my life....   [tags: technological advancements]

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Feeling Proud to Wear School Uniforms

- ... For example, when we see the maple leaf worn by our proud athletes in Sochi, especially when they win gold, we as Canadians feel proud to be represented on the grandest stage of them all, the Olympics. Uniforms are a symbol that unite and create a sense of community within the school; as a result create an atmosphere of belonging. This essence of unity will positively affect a student’s attitude toward school and will lead to better learning and improved attendance. Wearing school colors, like the red and white in support of our athletes, give students a sense of unity among their school and classmates....   [tags: mandate, bullying, distractions]

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Why the Reconstruction Stopped After the Civil War

- ... This showed that the North thought negatively about African Americans. Also, the Boston Evening Transcript stated that, “blacks need a period of probation and instruction; a period...long enough for the black to have forgotten something of his condition as a slave and learned much of the true method of gaining honorable subsistence and of performing the duties of any position to which he might aspire,” (Richardson, 2001). This quote proved that the North was not ready to fully embrace African Americans as equals, and that there was still some racism that existed among Northerners....   [tags: racism, negligence, distractions]

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Cell Phones in Schools Research Paper

- ... If teachers grant students permission to use their cell phones at school, the students will benefit academically due to the increasing functionality of cell phones. Nowadays, many phones offer functions such as various types of calculators, English to foreign language dictionaries, Wi-Fi accessibility, a camera for pictures and videos, and in some cases can make up for the lack of technology in schools (Ballaro, Ginsburg). These functions benefit students who can then use their phones to help them with homework or studying in the place of a computer which not every student has....   [tags: inappropriate use, distractions]

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Workload of a Pedriatric Oncology Nurse

- Most people do not notice or appreciate the heavy workload that nurses must endure when taking care of patients; this is especially true for pediatric oncology nurses. If a nurse is not working with a mind clear of distractions, his or her attitude might change towards the provision of patient care. Nurses caring for dying children also have many unmet needs that have an impact on the care they provide (CITE). A few of such unmet needs that have an impact on a nurse’s quality of care include: a lack of communication, physical and emotional pain, and hospital staff retention....   [tags: communication, distractions, needs, retention]

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Technology has Taken Away from Communication

- Anything that yields great benefits also extracts great costs. Society’s use of communication technology has made life easier, faster, and cheaper. However, our use of communication technology has also interfered with our ability to delay instant gratification in addition to altering intellectual expectations. Communication technology has unforeseen consequences to society as it rapidly progresses. Society’s use of communication technology has made it difficult to distinguish childhood from adulthood....   [tags: violence, gratification, distractions]

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Video Games Must Go

- Video Games are major distractions to students. Gamers spend an unnecessary and pointless amount of time playing video games. Distractions may not sound like a big deal, but a world without distractions would be an improved one by far. A common example of negative impacts on distraction would be video games distracting students from school. It is so dangerous because of it’s versatility of what video games can be played on. Cell phones, gamboys, PSPs, Xbox, Wii, laptops, Tablets, the list can go on and on....   [tags: time, distractions, performance]

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Cellphone Use While Driving

- The use of cellphones has become more popular with every passing year, causing many people to become physically and emotionally attached to their cellphones. American society today is constantly on the phone, from texting, to calling, to surfing the web, to even taking pictures; people seem to never put their phones down. Since the use of cells phones is skyrocketing, it has brought up an issue that the use of these devices while behind the wheel increases accidents (Hahn and Preiger par. 1). People don’t realize how distracting a cellphone can really be....   [tags: Distractions, Car Accidents]

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Distractions that Causes Sleep Disturbance

- 1. Sleep deprivation is cause by sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances can be caused by many reasons. These reasons include environmental factors, such as extreme noise or excessive light. It can also be a result of physical factors, such as changes in diet and exercise patterns. Sleep can also be disturbed by stress factors- both chronic and acute- and emotional factors. Sometimes linked with the difficulty of falling asleep, there is the difficulty of staying asleep. (Holloway, 2013) 2. Sleep deprivation affects the body as a whole....   [tags: sleep deprivation, falling asleep, sleep loss]

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Teenage Driving and Accidents

- “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time,” said by Steven Wright. Teenagers look forward to their sixteenth birthday so they are able to drive. Everyone has felt that feeling where they can hardly wait to get behind the wheel and start driving. Little do people know teen drivers are more likely to die from a car accident than from a homicide, suicide, or cancer combined (Littlefield). They are mostly inexperienced with the road and how to handle distractions. If the age were moved to eighteen teenagers would have more driving experience (Sostarecz)....   [tags: Teen Drivers, Distractions, Peer Pressure]

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Don't Cause an Accident

- Drivers need to be fully aware of their surroundings while driving. They must always know what is going on around them. One of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted driving. As of 2011, 3,331 people were killed and 387,000 injured due to accidents involving a distracted driver (Statistics on Texting & Cell Phone Use While Driving). That means that at least 3,331 people lost a loved one in an accident involving someone who chose to drive while being distracted. In 2011, statistics showed that an estimated 1.6 million car accidents involved drivers using cell phones while driving (National Safety Council)....   [tags: Drivers, Distractions, Car Accidents, Awareness]

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Negative Aspects of Single Sex Schools

- Single sex schools is concerned about changing the classrooms to single gendered ones. This topic is important because it deals with the development of the country and the educational system. There are various arguments about single sex schools as being either supportive to it or against segregating the two genders from each other. Single sex schools increases distraction, does not obtain equal academic outcomes and affects social life. Firstly, supporters of the idea of single sex schools believe that it provides better educational environment....   [tags: distractions, academics, social]

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Are We Too Dependent on Technology?

- Are we too dependent on technology. Yes or No. Finally I am able to describe my opinion in the situation, if whether or not society is becoming too dependent on technology. I believe that most of the times technology is helpful in carrying on everyday life, but at times technology isn’t really needed. Technology is used a lot to communicate, but some families don’t even spend time together and later just fall apart. To me medical technology is a very important factor to account for in this situation....   [tags: weakening relationships, distractions]

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Fatal Distractions: Text Messaging and Talking While Driving

- Although text messaging is considered the most dangerous effect when driving in an automobile, but it’s negative effects is nothing like when talking on a cellular phone. Research shows that text messaging and talking while driving is dangerous because cell phone leads to accidents on roadways. Most people would argue that text messaging is more dangerous than talking on a cell phone, which I would agree, but not fully. If anyone was to ask the question “Which is more dangerous, Texting while driving or Talking while driving....   [tags: accidents, driver, choice]

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School Uniforms Are an Important Tool To Allow Students To Learn Without Distraction

- The before school arguments over what to wear, and the ridiculous pricing of fashionable brand clothing, have become a harsh reality to many parents and their children. Because children feel a deep need to fit in with their peers, they face the never ending contest of comparison and stereotypes. On the other hand, many students do not have families that can provide them with the newest, sought after clothing and struggle to do so even when getting clothes from thrift stores and hand me downs. At the same time, in some schools gang signs and gang related clothing can be an issue, as well as fights and violence....   [tags: eliminating distraction due to fashion trends]

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Distracted Driving and Safety

- When a driver takes his eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind away from focusing on the road the driver has become distracted and may not even realize it causing danger to any passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. The reaction time of a distracted driver decreases along with the driver’s awareness of the surrounding cars, signs, and traffic signals. Also when a driver’s focus is not 100 percent on the road, the risk of losing control of the vehicle increases. Although television commercials, articles, and events make us believe that teenagers are always the drivers that are distracted while operating a motored vehicle when actually recent studies have shown all ages can becom...   [tags: Distractions, Danger, Pedestrians, Passengers]

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Distraction That Kills

- Using a cell phone behind the wheel of a vehicle can be one of the most common distractions while driving. If you choose to use a cell phone and drive, you are not only risking your life, but also the lives of those around you. According to statistics, 13% of drivers from the ages of 18-20 admitted to using their cell phones at the time of a car accident (Texting and Driving Statistics). Many believe they can safely use a cell phone while driving. If one looked at the different statistics involving drivers using their cell phones it can be seen that this is untrue, and these drivers are putting the lives of others in danger....   [tags: using cell phones while driving]

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The Effect of Distraction on Exercise Intensity

- Before studying how distraction affects exercise and related physiological responses, it is important to examine previous research related to this topic. There is limited work done in this area but there are tangent matters of importance. To achieve the optimal health benefits from exercise the research supports the notion that it is necessary to exercise at a prescribed exercise intensity for a prescribed duration. Disruption in maintaining the prescribed exercise intensity may not allow the desired benefit from the exercise performed....   [tags: exericse, psychology, distraction, ]

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Cell Phones : A Dangerous Distraction

- You are driving around a town you notice toddler’s, college campus attendees, and teens in high school and they all have one thing in common. They are all using their cell phone while walking from point a to point b and not caring what is happening around them. It does not matter the age people are constantly using their cell phones or any other electronic device. Looking down towards the ground, not caring what is happening around them or what they are about to walk into. By them using their phones while walking they could possibly be walking themselves towards the end of life or a major injury related....   [tags: Mobile phone, Cellular network]

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The Consequences of Driving and Distraction

- ... The three main types of distractions are visual, manual and cognitive. Visual is physically taking your eyes off the road. Manual is physically taking your hands off the wheel. Cognitive is taking your mind off the road. talk. Some kids and adults do get away with it, but there are many more that do not. The U.S. government created a website called, to address the problems of distracted driving. On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, secretary of transportation, Ray Lahood, stated that “any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your primary task: driving safely”, distraction occurs, increasing your risk of crashing....   [tags: Texting, Accident, Cars]

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Driven to Distraction by Technology

- The past two decades have overwhelmed the human experience with technology, along with all its distractions. The direct relationship between the mind and the body’s ability to adjust from these distractions can be extremely difficult .Further research has shown that it has become an addiction for many. Technology has significantly improved our lives as a whole through experiences such as Global Positioning System (GPS), cell phones and social networking allowing us to communicate with different people around the world....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Technology]

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Technology in The Classroom: Distraction or Useful?

- Currently, technology has been on the rise, and many places are integrating electronics into their everyday lives for ease of access and efficiency. Electronics like laptops and tablets help college students with their studies. College students use laptops and tablets in their class for a better efficiency during class. East Asian countries are getting their students iPads and “every student in the school will have one” (Wang), by 2013, and only “1 in 10 schools allow their students laptops” (Wang)....   [tags: Educational Issues]

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The Prevalence Of Distraction And Technology Induced Disobedience

- Modern high school systems are troubled and challenged with the prevalence of distraction and technology-induced disobedience. The common problem among the majority of high school students is their overwhelming familiarity with rapid paced technological innovation. This retrofitted environment promotes impatience, disobedience and unfocussed students. I have personally witnessed a severe adaptation in the manner students are perceiving and interacting with teachers and instructors. The students have become predominantly dependent on rapid updates, instant messaging, and unfortunately their cell phones during school hours and activities....   [tags: High school, Extracurricular activity, Innovation]

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Are Cell Phones a Harmful Distraction to Society

- Are cell phones a harmful distraction to society. With advances in technology today, the demand for better cell phones is skyrocketing. With new technological advancements happening everyday with cell phones, people are starting to depend on a cell phone for everyday task. Although cell phones allow the user to contact friends or family with the touch of a button and allows them to play games in times of boredom. As a result of everyday use, cell phones have affected relationships, the brain, and health....   [tags: effects, social relationships]

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The Huxley Vision: Weapons of Mass Distraction

- Humanity has always been fascinated by books which provide us with an apocalyptic view of the future. The destruction of a nation; the fall of our government—or in Huxley’s vision, its rise to power in formidable ways. As Huxley puts it, “the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance…[and humanity] would be reduced to passivity and egoism.” In contemporary America, Huxley’s pessimistic, yet already-fulfilled prophecy illustrates how both the government and ourselves are at fault—as we are deliberately aware of the things which he describes but nonetheless, choose to let his ideas become a reality, rather than a ludicrous view of the future....   [tags: government, privacy, celebrity]

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Uniforms--One Less Distraction

- At first glance, fashion might seem to have very little to do with learning, but as the saying goes, “The clothes make the man,” or in this case “The clothes makes the student”— mandatory uniform policy has made a distinct difference in many schools everywhere. Throughout the last decade, the implementation of such rulings has been on the rise, bringing about waves of debate among students, parents, and teachers. Today, as the number of incidents related to bullying, teen suicides, and gang violence continue to escalate, it has become necessary for educators to provide students with emotional and social support, as well as the traditional academic curriculum....   [tags: Uniform Policy, Schools, Fashion]

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Why I Use Sports As One Distraction

- I engage in a lot of self-soothing and avoidance behaviors which are I’m very stubborn, have a temper, I’m an observer, not a big talker, I keep my circle of friends very small, I find it hard to trust anyone outside of my intermediate family. For self-soothing I use a lot of distractions to help me by diverting my attention away from what every emotion I’m dealing with at the time. I use sports as one distraction. I try to play basketball at least two-three times a week. I also use the gym as a distraction by working out three-four days a week....   [tags: Family, Sibling, English-language films]

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Using a Cell Phone While Driving Should be Banned

- In today's society, technology revolves around our everyday lives. Cell phones, and handheld devices have taken over our fast paced world. Although there are some positive aspects to the growing opportunities in technology, there are still many negatives involved. One of the leading causes of death in the United States today, are car wrecks (Driving While Distracted: Statistics to know). Even though accidents appear to be out of our control, in reality, most car wrecks are caused by lack of attention to the road....   [tags: Law, Distraction]

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The Media And Its Effects On Society

- Google defines distraction three ways, but before I could read through them all, the google image of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games caught my attention, and I had to click on it. Distractions are everywhere. From phones to computers to televisions and the Internet, disturbances make up daily life. The real question is not how to avoid these disturbances as they surround our life. Rather, the question is: Can these distractions be defined as hysteria and madness, as interruptions and hindrances, or as amusement and entertainment....   [tags: Distraction, Attention span, Definition]

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Denial And Distraction : The Republican Party

- Denial and Distraction: The Republican Party “Strategy” On Climate Change Every day, millions of people go to work, observe problems, and try to determine solutions on how to solve them. Those problems could be as simple as how thoroughly to cook a piece of meat, or as complex as finding an energy source powerful enough to send a spaceship past the bounds of our solar system. There may be multiple ideas on how to solve each problem, and it stands to reason there will be disagreements on which solution to attempt....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Coal, Fossil fuel]

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The Problem Of Cell Phone Distraction

- Introduction It is well known to the public that drinking alcohol and driving is a very dangerous combination. An equally dangerous pairing that not many people know about is mobile devices and driving. With the popularity of social media and texting, distracted driving has become a bigger concern than ever before. Statistics show that cell phone users have a tough time staying away from their devices during driving. 171 billion text messages traveled from phone to phone in December of 2012 alone (“Distracted”)....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Automobile]

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A Distraction During the Great Depression

- During the Great Depression, everyone was looking for a distraction from the terrible times around them. One way to put their mind at ease was to go to the theater and watch movies. Even during this era of distress, 60 to 80 million people a week still managed to go to the movies. Comedies were a great way to look at the bright side of situations and to put off the stress. In contrast, gangster films showed the fear that maybe what you are doing is not enough to get by and it would be nearly impossible to survive this economic crisis....   [tags: movies, work, factory]

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An Explanation For His Resistance Or Distraction

- Although Doe’s explanation presented an explanation for his resistance or distraction, I continue to examine how I could have been a more productive and effective supervisor. I posed questions to myself such as ‘was his self-criticism a result of my construct criticism of his performance and need for additional training’. I want to empower and motivate my staffers by using our agency’s shared values and the department’s service delivery mission. The evidence suggests that high performing systems do balance pressure and support (Harris, A., 2011)....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Value]

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Social Media Is Becoming A Distraction

- Over the last ten years social media usage has increased, due to new websites that are constantly emerging and pulling in more people. People that use social media check it daily to see what is being said, liked and commented on their posts. People are using social media, so they can feel more involved. They want to connect with others to see what everyone is saying and doing. Some people use social media to keep in contact with their family and friends. While others use social media to express their opinion or taunt others....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Suicide, Social media]

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Cellphones Have Become A Distraction

- Cellphones have become a distraction throughout schools. Students can’t seem to focus through their classes due to their phones going off from a snapchat notification or a text message. Teachers have repeatedly told students to “Put phones away” or that “Phones aren’t allowed” but phones are still being brought to class. There has been so many cases where parents have had to come to school and get phones from principals do to their kids not abiding by rules. Some parents insist that their child be able to carry around their phone during school hours, but teachers beg to differ....   [tags: Mobile phone, Education, Cellular network]

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Article Analysis : The Defense Of The Igeneration By Renee Wilson

-  In Renee Wilson’s article, “In Defence of the iGeneration” (2013), she explores her belief of the iGeneration being the smartest generation yet. Through the use of many anecdotes, Wilson reflects on her experiences of teaching the iGeneration and their ability to ignore negative criticism and still show their full potential. In her article, Wilson discusses the iGeneration’s reliance on technology and social media; however, she does not engage the disadvantages of technology, in particular laptops in the classroom, which, as I argue here, is in need of more study....   [tags: University, Student, Distraction, Classroom]

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Prohibiting Cell Phones in College Classes

- In today’s society, people are being introduced to never-ending technology developments; the use of cellular phones is triggering a lot of debate in universities all over the United States. In a recent survey by Tindell and Bohlander (2012), over 97 percent of college student carry their cellular phones to class and use their cellular phones during lectures. Although cellular phones are prominently useful there have been a number of ramifications, which must be recognized within universities. Lectures are being interrupted....   [tags: technology, instant messages, distraction]

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Self-management of Leisure Behaviour in the Workplace and its Impact on Productivity

- The following four articles were selected for annotation due to their relevance, accuracy and quality. The topic investigated was the self-management of workplace leisure behaviour and how it impacts productivity in the workplace. This study examined the positive effects of workplace internet leisure browsing on productivity levels. The study argued that internet browsing was an unobtrusive interruption enabling restoration of mental capacity in the workplace while fostering feelings of autonomy....   [tags: Jobs, Distraction, Productivity]

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The Fourth Chapter Of Interplay Centers

- The seventh chapter in Interplay centers itself around listening, and how vitally important it is in interpersonal communication. The first concept that I found to be interesting in this chapter is mindful listening. First, this book defines listening of the interpersonal type to be “the process of receiving and responding to others’ messages” (Adler, Rosenfeld, Proctor, 2015, pg. 206). More specifically, the book then goes on to describe mindful listening as “giving careful and thoughtful attention and responses to the messages we receive.” The authors use examples such as when listeners tend to pay closer attention when the message is more important to them or concerns an important topic....   [tags: Psychology, Mind, Thought, Distraction]

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Does The Internet Making Us Smarter Or Dumber?

- Does the internet make us smarter or dumber is a question that has been asked more frequently, especially when referring to my generation. In Nicholas Carr’s article “Does the Internet Making Us Smarter or Dumber?” he adamantly believes that the internet is in fact making us dumber with its various distractions, hindering cognitive development, and affecting our knowledge retention. He supports his belief with studies such as the one conducted at a university where students were divided and only half were allowed to use their computers during class while the others were not (Carr,22) ....   [tags: Term, Time, Cognition, Distraction]

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Technology Is A Blessing And A Curse

- Technology can be two fold; it can be a blessing and a curse. It has forever impacted and changed social interaction. We live in a day where it is hard to get away from the screen, either the phone or computer and any other electronic devices, not only for work but also for leisure. We are forgetting how to reconnect, recharge, and relax. Thus, it has been requested we should, for one day, unplug ourselves from technology. Will this be beneficial. The idea of a technology Sabbath is beneficial in three ways: in recharging and relaxing, in deepening friendship, and attending and listening to people’s messages better....   [tags: Communication, Distraction, Instant messaging]

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Cell Phone: No Texting While Driving Please

- Cell phone is an amazing invention of physics. In the current context, it is the most widely used means of communication around the world. In addition to making phone calls, majority of people use their cell phones for several other purposes such as sending and receiving text messages, playing games, and watching movies. People check their phones very often for text messages, social networking updates, and phone calls. Most importantly, people use cell phones while driving. The use of cell phone while driving should be banned since it distracts driver, instigates impaired control of the motor vehicle, and elicits unsafe speeding which lead to fatal traffic accidents and loss of life....   [tags: motor vehicle, distraction, accidents]

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Are Sixteen Year Olds Ready to Drive?

- Turning the age of sixteen is a huge step in the life of a teenager. When becoming the age of sixteen a new challenge is brought into that person’s life, and that new challenge is driving a car. But are sixteen year olds ready for this for this task. Some people would say that driving a car can be very problematic for a sixteen year old. Those people are right, sixteen year old should not be driving cars at that age, and just leave it for the people who are eighteen or even older to handle such a task....   [tags: teenager, driving, distraction]

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Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving in Texas

- Cell phone use including hands-free should be banned in Texas. People claim they never use their cell phones while driving, but in reality they do. Cell phone use is one of the biggest distractions while driving. It takes away your reflexes and your attention off the road. One in four crashes involves driver distraction ( Drivers who use cell phones in their vehicles have a higher risk of collision than drivers who don't, whether holding the phone or using a hands-free device (   [tags: text, phone, driving, distraction]

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Teens Problem of Texting and Driving

- ... Another study that was don’t by the American Automobile Association found that 47% of teens admitted to being distracted being the wheel because of texting or being on their phones. This distraction is very alarming and eye opening because 40% of all American teens say that they have been in a car when the driver has been using a cell phone in a way that put them and other people around them in danger. Texting has become a very common thing that a lot of people really started taking up since 2000....   [tags: dangerous, deaths, distraction, focus]

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What We Missed About the 1950s

- A family has always been expected to be a loving and caring environment with support and communication, but this sometimes does not come naturally to soon to be parents. Some get caught up specifically in bad things, perhaps their upbringings are to blame or maybe the individual could take all of the responsibility. When a society chooses what is to be socially acceptable, that limits relatives to only one kind of family and the object becomes destroying all other kinds. The 1950s was a time when technology wasn’t a big distraction from loved ones....   [tags: technology, distraction, parenting, children]

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The Epidemic of Texting and Driving

- ... “Where u at” – These were the simple last words that a senior in high school who was one day away from graduation, saw in this world. On that pivotal spring night, she was texting her friend on the way to the baseball game she was planning to attend. As she looked down at her phone to read the new text message, she lost control of her car. She slid across the median, hit a bridge, and was immediately killed. An Officer was one of the first to arrive on the scene. He later described the horrific scene to reporters saying, “When I got to the scene, her face was disfigured from sliding down the roadway....   [tags: distraction, crash, danger]

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Wanting Time to Stand Still in Stop All the Clocks by W. H. Auden

- The four stanza poem “Stop All the Clocks” by W. H. Auden refers to a time and place where the poet wants everything to stand still. Although we do not know who the subject is, we pick up clues throughout the poem to think it is someone close to the poet because of the line “He was my North, my South, my East and West”. The tone of the poem is very sad which is enforced with the use of internal rhyming scheme aabb and couplets with every two lines. The rhythm helps make the poem flow better because a poem that is unorganized and broken makes the audience pay more attention on trying to read the poem instead of understanding the poem....   [tags: loss, devasted, distraction]

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The Use Of Space And Body Language

- Either inherited from your ancestors or found through past experiences, we all eventually discover there is an art to communicating that not all of us possess. As humans, we are unwillingly communicating with our environment and every stakeholder within that environment. Through verbal and nonverbal cues, the use of space and body language, we interact with one another in a continuous and flowing fashion. Learning how to communicate effectively is arguably one of the most valuable traits a human can possess, but whether we have the ability or not, it can be refined just as any skill can....   [tags: Communication, Distraction, Attention]

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Have Cell Phones Torn Apart Society?

- “Have Cell Phones Torn Apart Society?” People have always tried to multitask between driving and numerous other tasks. Most of these tasks such as eating, putting on makeup, dealing with children, and the use of cellphones have caused drivers to be distracted from what they should really be focused on. Distractions in the vehicle can be anything that prompts the driver to take his or her eyes off of the road and look away even for a split second. Even adjusting the radio to a different channel or raising the volume can be called a distraction while driving....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Distraction]

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Teenagers And Young Adults Are Hearing From Their Parents

- “Back in my day we didn’t have as many nice things as you do now”. This seems to be the case of many teenagers and young adults are hearing from their parents. The world has become more of a technological place with television, cellphones, and the infamous internet which seems to be the number on distraction for young adults. Technology does a pretty good job of taking time away from students and young adults. Parents nowadays didn’t have the technology before them as kids do today. Parents back in school were able to put a lot more time in the books, like the average, every hour of class they would study up to three to four hours on the assignments....   [tags: Mobile phone, Internet, Distraction, Smartphone]

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The Distraction Effect Of Social Networking Platforms

- The Distraction Effect Although utilizing social networking platforms is typically subjected to a pervasive attitude of the social website and attitudes of students toward social networking in general, most online behaviors reflect personality behaviors, cultures, and values. How people use online social networks particularly since per their behavioral patterns and attitudes towards information sharing and privacy is a direct consequence of and a reflection on their cultural backgrounds. Intellectual capabilities manage time and process information and therefore should affect their capacity towards benefiting from online activities and restricting their efficiency on any tasks performed in p...   [tags: Social network service]

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Movies as a Distraction During the Great Depression

- During The Great Depression films were an upright distraction for people in the 1930’s. Some examples of films are, “Public Enemy,” released in 1931, “Gold Diggers,” in 1933, next was “Modern Times,” 1936, lastly was “Room Service,” released in 1938. These films all served as a distraction of The Great Depression for people, and also showed what it was like during the time in some different ways. For example, the treatment of women was portrayed in some of these films. My opinion on how women were portrayed in some is that they were treated poorly based on some things in the move “Gold Diggers.” For example, it was harder for women to find a job than it was for men....   [tags: women, money, film]

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Video Games : A Waste Of Time, And A Distraction

- Video game have been claimed as addictive, a waste of time, and a distraction. While this does apply to some people, others have found the benefits to playing video games. These benefits include simulating working environments, helping people escape working environments, and giving great experiences. Although these benefits seems to be beneficial, it still stands that video games are a waste of time in which other things can be more productive. How does a video game, an object designed to have fun, simulate a working environment....   [tags: Massively multiplayer online game, Video game]

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Growing Up Digital, Wired For Distraction

- Drevlow English 1101 29 October 2014 Introduction In a 2010 article “Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction” author Matt Ritchel examines the challenge to focus and learn that America’s youth faces at the hands of a constant stream of technology and social media. In his article Ritchel interviews Vishal Singh a typical seventeen year old boy entering his senior year of high school. Singh faces the confliction that many young adults face today; to read his summer reading book or go on Facebook....   [tags: Time, Term, High school, Critical thinking]

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Social Medi A Very Big Distraction

- Observing Social Media Social media is a very big distraction in this world we live in. About 68 percent of American teenagers own a smartphone, according to a survey conducted by the Nielsen Company. An even bigger percentage of these young individuals have a profile on a social network site. People are always posting about how they are feeling and what they are doing. But, a lot of the things people post do not reflect their personality. For example, some of my friends will post a bible verse or post about God, but the next day they are sinning or doing something that God wouldn’t approve of....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, Sociology]

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Effects Of Cell Phones On Students 's Education

- Cell phones have become a growing problem in educational institutions, as they pose a threat to student’s education. The negative impacts they create when used during a lesson are catastrophic. Teachers and professors are now trying to prevent the usage of these devices, as teachers know how harmful they are to a student’s education. However, the debate is whether teachers should be allowed to defer the usage of theses device in the classroom for the sake of the student’s education. Since there is an immense amount of data behind the use of theses device and the damaging effects they have when used during school....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Distraction]

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I Think The Most Effective Forms Of Critique

- “I think the most effective forms of critique are ones that establish a common ground for people to occupy, and then appeal to the best nature of people on that common ground.” - Mohsin Hamid We have all been out shopping or in a restaurant and heard that pop classic, a great oldie, or an unknown song that catches your attention as it plays out over the business’s speaker system. Even while working diligently on a household chore or an assigned essay, you may have a favorite group or station playing on headphones or just in the background....   [tags: Employment, Emotion, Distraction, Common Ground]

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The Most Dangerous Type Of Distracted Driving

- There are three different types of a distracted driving; visual, manual, and cognitive. These distractions caused 3,331 deaths in 2011. These distractions also caused 387,000 injuries in 2011 (“Distracted”). These numbers would be significantly lower if their were stronger laws against distracted driving around the country. The most dangerous type of distracted driving is visual. A visual distraction is something that causes someone to take their eyes off the road (“Distraction”). While travelling at speeds of 55 miles per hour, it only takes 5 seconds to travel the length of a football field (Marino)....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Distraction]

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School Dress Code And School Uniforms Code

- At the beginning of each school year students and parents receive the student handbook which includes the school’s dress code. Most students hate the dress code because it prohibits them from wearing certain things to school. Schools feel the need to have and enforce the dress code because they want students to be in a safe learning environment while avoiding distractions. However, it seems that girls are usually the ones getting dress coded for what they wear while boys seem to get away with more....   [tags: Dress code, Education, Trousers, Distraction]

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The Safety Of The Car Navigation

- In recent years I have attended many auto shows and have noticed a current trend in present day automobiles. The majority of present day automobiles come equipped with either standard or as an option with a complex navigation system, also known as an infotainment system because it is loaded with so much technology, almost as much as a Smartphone or home computer. These systems do so more than just navigation. The question of safety has come to mind when thinking about how this system is used. Although I have never had the opportunity to use one of these systems while driving myself, I have found them to be a little difficult to navigate through just while sitting in a car not in motion....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Distraction]

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Dangers of Texting and Driving

- In today's technology driven world, we are constantly distracted with electronic devices such as a laptop or television or even our phones. These technological devices, while a helpful aid in our daily lives, serve as a dangerous distraction for us and those who surround us. In his piece, “Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era”, Richard Restak describes the dangers of how these devices are causing for an increase in distractions in our every day lives. He also concluded that technology has caused for our attention and focus to be split beyond what is necessary in order for people to be totally safe....   [tags: technology, distraction, cell phone, safety]

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