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My Interesting Roommate : My Roommate

- My Interesting Roommate There are many new things that you experience for the first time when starting college. One of the biggest changes is living with people who you have never met before. I lived about six hours away in Pennsylvania, so I did not know a single person before I started. That meant that I would have random roommates. Before I started I was nervous about what my roommates would be like. I was afraid it would be hard to adjust to. I was also afraid that they would either not like me or they would be difficult to live with....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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Getting Stuck With A Bad Roommate

- Roommates, they share your room along with many other things that you once had all to yourself. It is understandable that many incoming college students worry about who they got paired to room with. One of the most common things incoming college freshman worry about the most is getting stuck with a bad roommate (Society19). To many students, their room is their personal space and a place where they can unwind and relax after a long and stressful day without any interference from others. This all changes once they have a roommate....   [tags: University, Student, College, Education]

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The Case With Danielle And Her Roommate

- During the Dropbox Seven assignment, there were three cases that were given to be evaluated. Out of all three cases, the first case with Danielle and her roommate Tasha was the most interesting. For example, Danielle as good intentions, but she performs the wrong actions towards her roommate, Tasha’s problems which Danielle lies to Tasha about her essay by saying that it was good in spite of the fact that it needed a lot of corrections. For the intention of not hurting her roommate’s feelings because of her critizing her roommate’s essay which shows that Danielle is concerned about her roommate’s feelings and how Tasha may think of her despite the fact that her roommate may get a failing gra...   [tags: Ethics, Virtue, Nicomachean Ethics, Virtue ethics]

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My Fantastic Freshmen Roommate

- ... So there I was on move in day walking into my room carrying all of my stuff looking like I was ready to go on a five year backpacking trip around the world. Once I had walked in the room I saw that Natali (my new roommate) had Harry Potter posters plastered all along her side of the room. I knew at that moment that we would get along just fine. Now not everyone will immediately feel the way I did about Natali if you go in with the mindset that you will hate your roommate just from everything that you have been told....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Roommate Debate

- The Roommate Debate College is a life altering experience. It is a place where you leave anything and everything you have ever known, to come to a place where nothing is familiar. The summer before your freshman year of college can be a nerve racking experience. You anxiously wait for the day when the mailman will bring you that envelope that holds your fate. Enclosed in this envelope is the name of your roommate. Your roommate can have the biggest influence on your freshmen year. They can turn into your best friend or your worst enemy....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Essays]

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Text Messaging as a Tool in Dealing with Roommate Conflicts

- Roommate conflict can be described as incompatible differences between two or more unrelated people sharing a living space where the needs of each are either met or obstructed by the other (Knapp, Putnam & Davis, 1988). Roommate conflicts can be dealt with in many ways depending on the issue and the closeness of the relationship of the individuals. Some of these ways are through face-to-face communication and text messaging. The use of cell phones (text messaging) is a source of conflict and rule making in relationships (Duran, Kelly & Rotaru, 2011)....   [tags: face to face communication]

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My Roommate 's Experience With Health Care

- During my interview, I talked with my roommate about her experience with health care. She from a small town that consists of 1,500 people and that is a predominantly white community. My roommate suffers from depression in which she gets prescribed medication from her doctor. During the interview we discussed her experience with the health care relating to her mental illness and also how she felt about our health care system in the United States. When discussing who she saw when it came to getting medical attention she mentioned that she saw two doctors, a general practitioner which was in their town and her gynecologist....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Physician]

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Discussion Of Meaning Of Brushing My Teeth With My Roommate

- Discussion of Meaning of Brushing my Teeth with my Roommate In the small amount of time that I have been studying activity analysis, I understanding that the physical demands of an activity are sometimes not as important as the developed meaning a client has for an activity. I can very easily say that this is the case for me and brushing my teeth at night. I see the importance of oral hygiene which is obvious to most American’, however standing there and doing this task every night with my roommate makes it one of the most meaningful occupations that I have....   [tags: Toothpaste, Oral hygiene, Toothbrush, Activity]

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How I Keep Peace With Your Roommate

- How to Keep Peace with Your Roommate It’s the first night in your dorm room with your new roommate and as you are coming back from your first grocery store trip to your room, you open the door and all of a sudden, you drop all of the bags as you see her straddling a rather large naked man on your bed. As you try to process the image you wished you would have never seen, your eyes skim the room and you can see that there is some substance on your new rug that you’re hoping is just some stain and not from their repulsive sex....   [tags: 2007 singles, English-language films]

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The Movie, The Roommate Starring Leighton Meester, As Rebecca

- "Reason only controls individuals after emotion and impulses have lost their impetus." ~Carlton Simon. The idea presented by Simon is evident in the movie, The Roommate starring Leighton Meester, as Rebecca. Throughout the cinema, her fear of abandonment is exemplified by her emotionally driven actions. She faces the challenge of being able to form a connection with someone in particular, her roommate Sara Matthews. The trigger of the challenge resembles the application of Erkison 's and Freud 's theories to Rebecca 's situation....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology]

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My Best Friend- Roommate Francisco Saldana ( Cisco )

- We humans are unique in every way shape and form. Every individual has good and bad traits and characteristics that set us apart. That’s why when people say opposites attract I believe it. I believe that to be true because one of the most influential people in my life is my best friend- roommate Francisco Saldana (Cisco). I met a friend in the crucial part of my self-discovery. Cisco was there for me when at the young age of 20 I didn 't know a lot about myself. He is only two years older than I but he is as wise as an owl....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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Your Ideal Roommate

- College Admission: Your Ideal Roommate I think I'd want someone who was really intelligent and was after the meaning of life. Someone who'd had insights that I hadn't who could really bounce ideas back at me in a conversation. Someone who wasn't afraid to break with the norm and who didn't care if he was a 'nerd'. Someone with a subtle wit that most people would need to think to laugh at, but who could appreciate and indulge in obvious humor and silliness. Someone whose musical tastes were all across the board, and who didn't really care whether his tastes were considered overly popular or even overly eclectic....   [tags: Personal Experience, College Life, Education]

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The Effect of Penn State’s Roommate Selection Options on Friendship

- Introduction: In 2013, Penn State saw a 1.6% increase in student enrollment. This year, Penn State’s University Park gained 46,184 new incoming students. Our research looks into the incoming freshmen class and the options they are given in order to choose a roommate. These options include random selection, in which the university will randomly assign people to live together; Facebook, where students can search on their own for roommates, or students may choose friends from home to live with....   [tags: Penn State Essays]

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False Portrayal of Mental Illness in the Media

- False Portrayal of Mental Illness in the Media Protagonist The movie “The Roommate,” revolves around a young girl named Sarah (Minka Kelly) who is starting her freshman year of college. Little does she know that she has a roommate that is diagnosed with numerous mental disorders that she is not treating by taking her medication. When they are initially acquainted as roommates, Sara comes across as being innocent and depicts very normal behavior. However, as soon as Rebecca and Sarah become closer to each other, Rebecca forms an obsession with Sara and strange events begin to occur....   [tags: The Roommate, Film Analysis]

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Social Interactions During College Life

- ... Although Female 1 and the Male come from working poor class and female 2 comes from lower middle class, all according to the Gilbert and Kahl Model. There is a commonality between them when it comes to social class. All three graduated from high school, were accepted to Pennsylvania University and were born and seldom raised in Philadelphia. Granting that they have similarities there are also difference. For instance, there is a culture difference. Female 1 and the Male are Hispanic and Female 2 is African American....   [tags: roommate situation, commonality]

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Waist Deep: A Fictional Narrative

- "Your roommate silly!" He sassily said. "My roommate?.." I replied. "Yeah, you thought you were going to have this room all by yourself. Pssh.Yeah right." He rolled his eyes. Rude much. "But I haven't properly introduced myself. I'm Louis. Louis the Tomlinson!" He stood up and posed, with his hands on his hips and legs wide apart . I rolled my eyes. Great, this is my roommate. I was really hoping for a quite non-talkative person. Guess I not getting that. I don't always get what I want.. But something about him made me want to be his friend....   [tags: roommate, clique, hours, time]

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Analysis of the Dead Poets Society

- character : Mr. John Keating, Niel Perry, Todd Anderson, Charlie Darlton, Knox Overstreet, Cameron, Meeks, Pitts, Kris and Mr perry. Mr. John Keating is English teacher of welton academy, he is a original member of Dead Poets Society. he teach his student little bit different style. Niel Perry is main character of this book. He wants to be actor, but his father is too strict, so he is suicide. Todd Anderson is Niel’s roommate. He has timid personality, but end of this story, he change his personality and he gets self-regard....   [tags: roommate, teacher, personality, friend]

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Legend that College Roommate's Death Boosts GPA

- Dead Man's Curve--College Roommate's Death Boosts GPA Introduction and Background The legend I collected was one that I had heard before, although this version differed a little from the way I remember it. The storyteller was a 19 year-old male first year student at the University. He’s from Columbia, and his dad works in business while his mother is a homemaker. The telling of this story took place at the diner after we had finished eating: Well, my brother told me one his first summer back from attending University....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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What I Want My Future Roommate to Know About Me

- Throughout my life I have been told that my bedroom is the spot where I can define who I am. When I was younger I had bright orange walls with teen rock band posters plastered everywhere. I used to think that these decorations defined the person that I was, but they only defined the person who I wanted to be or to become. I used to think that the popular nickel-back posters made me as cool as the rock artists themselves, but it was not until I continued being the nerdy person that I was sitting in the corner with my other nerdy friends that I realized that changing the coolness of my room had nothing to do with my own coolness....   [tags: roommates, bedrooms, relationships, ]

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Choosing the Right Roommates

- One of the most stressful parts of college life is not the tests, quizzes, practical, or classes, but the never ending pressure one faces when they have to decide on their next semester’s rooming situations. Questions such as “Who should I room with. [or] Where should we room,” haunt each student throughout the year. It is a difficult thing to cover, and occasionally feelings get hurt, but it is your right to pick with who you want to live with. It is also a decision you will have to live with for the rest of the year....   [tags: informational essay]

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Overlooking Personality and Age Differences in Max Apple's “Roommates”

- Max Apple's “Roommates” tells the story of two unnamed men, a grandfather and his grandson, and the unusual circumstances that lead them to share the same house for over 30 years. The grandfather is described as an irate man, a lover of strife, who dedicated his life to perpetual arguments and complaints. The grandson, the author of the piece, never explicitly describes himself, but one can infer from the text that he is an affable man who has a pleasant character, both considerate and introverted....   [tags: Roommates, personalities, characters,]

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Roomate Rules

- Roommates are inevitable for most college students and young adults. With the economy in trouble more and more people are deciding to live with roommates in order to save money. This can often lead to disagreements, feuds, and misery. You can’t always find the perfect roommates but there are some rules everyone should set before moving in together. Recently I conducted a survey. The survey was handed out to thirty college students ranging from the ages of eighteen to twenty-three. In this poll they decided on the ten most important rules that are basic for every living situation....   [tags: Relationships]

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Development of Friendship Between Roommates

- Development of Friendship Between Roommates The study of relationship and friendship development has become a very popular subject for social psychologists in the past twenty years or more. Social exchange processes, equity, similarity and self-disclosure (which was constructed by social penetration theorists Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor), are presupposed to be the main route to relationship and friendship development. According to the article "Development of Friendship Between Roommates", there are some crucial factors for researching a study such as this one, conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles(otherwise known as UCLA)....   [tags: Friendship Essay]

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Roommates : A First Dorm Room With Your Brother Or Sister Growing Up

- Roommates. Maybe you had to share a room with your brother or sister growing up. Maybe you have moved into your very first dorm room and are realizing just how close you and this other person are going to get. Maybe you and some friends are new to an area and want to reduce the cost of living by moving in together. Regardless, sharing some form of living space with another person is a nearly inevitable, but eventful, venture that many of us will experience at one time or another. At first, having a roommate can seem like an amazing opportunity to make a few friend or groups of friends, and it is, but once the newness has worn off and you all are silently battling over whose turn it is to tak...   [tags: Want, Need, English-language films, Rooms]

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Free Personal Narratives: Changing Roommates

- Changing Roommates Choosing to leave the comforts of your family and home to go away to college is a life-changing decision. The roommate you get matched up with can make or break your experience. The girl I was matched up with changed my life considerably in a way I didn't like, so I moved out. Moving was the best choice I could have made. The first sight of my new dorm room was not at all what I expected. There were boxes and papers everywhere. Out from behind a tower of boxes emerged the girl I knew I would be living with for the next few months....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Flat Rent During College

- The topic I would like to discuss is considering flat-rent after my graduation. Housing could be the first matter after my graduation from school since I have to move out of dorm and begin to hunt for a job. I will no longer ask for money from my parents since the day when I graduate from school. So thinking of economy condition, I consider flat-rent as my first choice when I look for house. Speaking of flat-rent, college students might use some adjective words like “unsafe”, “inconvenient”, “noisy”, and “troublesome” to describe their opinions on flat-rent....   [tags: Roommates, Housing]

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Moving Away From Home

- Move-in day is always remembered as one of the most frenetic and nerve-racking events in a freshman's year. Take into account the lack of space or time for everything that must be purchased, assembled or hung which makes the task that much more annoying. Now think how much harder the day turn out to be when three people are anticipated to fit into a room planned for two. Within a forced triple or what some call a “enhanced double” there contains everything an ordinary double dorm has. The additions in a triple are an extra desk, a wardrobe to serve as a closet, and an added upper bunk bed....   [tags: university, dormitories, roommates]

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A Report Of A Disturbance Between Roommates

- On June 14, 2015 at approximately 1310 hrs, multiple officers and I were dispatched to 1613 Holly Rd for a report of a disturbance between roommates. Upon arrival, I spoke to Appiah-Kumi(victim) who stated in effect on June 14, 2015 at approximately 1300 hrs, she was inside of her home packing her belongings to leave to her mother 's house because of issues Marion Bannerman (defendant) and Appiah-Kumi has been having while living in the same house. Appiah-Kumi stated that Bannerman came home from outside and wanted to speak with her in their home....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Road, Automobile]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by an Old Roomate (Flatmate)

- Humorous Wedding Speech by an Old Roomate (Flatmate) Well, congratulations to Herman and Connie. I assume that you are now expecting me to have a bit of fun at Herman's expense. Well, the only trouble is, Herman's expenses have been so high today that I’m not sure how much more he can take. Herman and I have been great friends (mates) for a long time now, and inevitably we've shared many things over the years: football; college; my driving license when Herman didn't have one - and now, a wedding table....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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College is Coming, Where to Live?

- It’s the end of senior year. College is just around the corner. Starting this thing we call life is at your fingertips. These things are one of few major events that happen in your life. This is all great, but where do you live during the college experience. Living at home and living in a dorm during college are very different, in ways such as how you take responsibility, how you mature, and how your daily class life is going to be. In your first year of college, the decision of living at home versus living in a dorm/apartment is a very hard one to make....   [tags: dorms, responsibility, roommates]

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The Black Dahlia: Elizabeth Short

- n January 15, 1947, local Los Angeles resident, Betty Bersinger, was walking in Leimert Park with her young daughter. She soon came upon, what she first thought, was a discarded clothing mannequin because the body was so white. However, it turned out to be the body of twenty-two year old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short. Her naked body was found severed at the waist and completely drained of blood. Her face was bruised with gashes cut in the corners of her mouth to create a Glasgow smile, and chunks of flesh were cut from her body....   [tags: Hollywood roommates, death]

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Secret of Success

- It was just for a second that we exchanged eyes. He stared at me and I stared at him. Then suddenly a chill went into our spines; we both put our eyes down acting like we had seen each other for the very first time, while we were roommates, well at least for ten days. I couldn’t blame him for that and neither could he blame me. Situations were same for all of us-more than fifty people-living together there and sharing the same schedule. Five of us shared the same room; we went to bed at the same time and woke up together at the sound of a common alarm....   [tags: roommates, meditation, perspective]

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Growing Up Can Be Tough

- Growing up can be tough, especially when it comes to money. As young adults, we have to go to school, and most of us are involved in some sort of extracurricular activities, so we don 't really have time to work. Work comes money, with money you can; buy food, do stuff with your friends, and maybe even rent your own apartment. There are countless things that you could do if you have money to pay for them. So why not share the expense with someone else, like a roommate. Living with a roommate can be tough, but the best thing you can do is establish rules from the get-go....   [tags: If You Have to Ask, Need, Want]

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Operant Conditioning As A Type Of Learning

- The first systematic study regarding operant conditioning was taken place in the 1800’s by the Psychologist, Thorndike. Thorndike formally defined operant conditioning as a type of learning that is controlled by the consequences of an organism’s behavior. However according to lecture, operant conditioning can be simply thought as performing an action in order to receive a reward. Operant conditioning can be useful when trying to deal with procrastination, increase efficacy of teaching, or to improve motivation....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning]

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Relationship Between Gods And Kings

- “Familiarity breeds contempt” writes the philosopher Lucius Apuleius as he describes the relationship between gods and kings. Although the phrase has been bastardized and diluted to justify friendship failures, it does nothing to explain or propose solutions to recovery of the relationship. Apuleius’ phrase has real life applications in describing why it is unwise to become roommates with a close friend. I have seen multiple relationships, including my own, fall apart after becoming roommates and thought that I had a solid grasp on the dangers of moving in with friends....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Friendship, Psychology]

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Carl Rogers And His Theory Of Personality

- This week’s content revolved around Carl Rogers and his theory of personality. Rogers’s theory of personality incorporates the subjectivity of experience and the phenomenological perspective. The subjectivity of experience is built upon the combination of feelings of authenticity and the positivity of human motivation. In the textbook, feelings of authenticity are “feelings of alienation or detachment” (Cervone, 2013). Individuals experience these kinds of feelings because individuals strive to be approved by others and take other individual’s needs to be their own....   [tags: Psychology, Person, Personality psychology]

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Communication Systems For Healthcare Textbook, Tamparo And Lindh

- As humans, we constantly interact with other humans and the environment. The interaction with other people normally involves some type of communication. These communication interactions are difficult at times, and as a future occupational therapist it is important that I learn how to respond to a difficult interaction. Since I live with two other roommates, I constantly put my communication techniques to the test. Recently, I had a difficult interaction with one of my roommates because she had a stress induced melt down....   [tags: Communication, Nonverbal communication]

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The Metal Doors Of Cedar Hall

- Go and find your person As you arrive to PSU, you may wonder whether or not it’s worth it to sign up for a college roommate. Even if you end up gaining a roommate that you hate, it’s still worth it because of what you gain. Rather depressing many of us go into college with bad expectations. How could I survive living with a stranger. A question I dwelled on as I entered the metal doors of Cedar Hall. Risking it all you jump into a pool of new opportunities, new friends, new life, new you. You move into a small dorm and live with a total stranger....   [tags: Post-it note, 3M]

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STudent Living Conditions Satisfaction

- The survey conducted shows Saint Paul’s College students feelings on their campus housing. Questions was ask about on-campus housing were six men and four women giving the survey were they answer the questions. do you have a roommate. Where do you stay. Do you have cable. Do you have an air condition unit. Where would you prefer to stay. Do you feel you should have your own dorm. Do you like having a roommate. Would you want to have an opposite sex for a roommate. Are you satisfied with your living conditions....   [tags: Survey Student Housing]

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Description Of Interview : College Park Students

- Description of Interview The interview was conducted among ten University of Maryland: College Park students. Our sample was composed of only sophomores and juniors in order to minimize variables that are out of our control. Freshmen were excluded because they may be having a hard time adjusting to the college lifestyle. Seniors were also excluded because they may be experiencing stress related to careers, grad school, or others forms of stress that we believe most other undergraduate students would not suffer from as heavily....   [tags: Question, Interview, Interrogative word]

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If You Have A Botched Bunk Mate

- What to Do If You Have a Botched Bunk-mate Hey, you there. Yes, you have just been called out, do not act surprised. If anything you should relax, because your solution regarding your accommodated based issue is about to be granted. Your room mate is an inconsiderate, sloppy, inattentive and selfish specimen who obviously could care less about your feelings regarding the area in which you two live, and you simply don’t know how much more you can take. Better yet you aren’t even sure about the first move to make because you actually want to change this ongoing problem....   [tags: Hygiene, Cleanliness, Washing, Want]

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Operant Conditioning Is The Type Of Learning

- My roommate has a bad tendency of “pulling all-nighters” in order to complete assignments at the last minute and cram for exams that are scheduled the next day. This has become a habit that is stressing and tends to lead to negative outcomes, such as a lack of sleep and being unable to learn material effectively. However, there is one way to stop this unhealthy habit. How you may ask. With a little something I like to call, operant conditioning. What is operant conditioning. Operant conditioning is the type of learning that involves associating a voluntary response and a (good or bad) consequence....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning]

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Taking Weight Loss For The Football Team By Using A Method Of Learning Called Operant Conditioning

- My roommate would be able to achieve his goal of weight loss for the football team by using a method of learning called operant conditioning, which involves making decisions and altering one’s behavior through consequences. First, my roommate must keep in mind the law of effect, which state that an action with a pleasurable consequence will most likely be repeated, and an action with an unpleasant consequence will not be repeated. However, he must look beyond the immediate pleasure of his actions because everything he does in his weight loss program is for the long-run, meaning he must, for example, look past the initial pain of exercise and think about future pleasurable consequences (i.e....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning, Extinction]

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Being An Officer Or Enlisted

- Whether you’re an officer or enlisted, married or single, black or white, male or female; all service members at some point in their careers must endure the growing pains that come with having a roommate. A roommate you didn’t choose, but were placed with you because your last name’s initial begins with the same letter, or because they wear the same boot size, or because that is how Chesty Puller himself wanted it to be. The protocol in which The Roommate God pairs service members together is still unknown to me....   [tags: United States Marine Corps, Marine, Royal Marines]

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An Outline for Conflict Analyses

- A. Conflicts happen because two parties don’t agree on a point B. This usually ends up in fights about what each other did wrong C. Blaming and name calling D. Thesis Statement: Being able to live in harmony with those who have ill will against others is the way all people should live. The Conflict A. Let friends stay the night without talking to roommates B. Both roommates felt like I had broken their trust C. All of the roommates began ti fight D. Ended with one roommate moving out Body Paragraph I A. sharing an apartment with three roommates can be nerve racking, but most of the time they are able to get along B. When one has roommates they must learn to share thi...   [tags: agreement, blaming, name calling]

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An Article On Passive Aggressive Behavior

- The first article I read was quite helpful to me as I actually used most of its advice to navigate conflicts that I was having with my roommates. It is important to note that without the article’s information, the situation between my roommates and I would have escalated and potentially ended badly. The first article gave insights on how to handle a passive-aggressive roommate and explained what not to do in the likely event that I myself would wish to retaliate in a passive-aggressive manner. It stated quite bluntly, “It always feels easier to hint…this behavior can often be misleading and is often misinterpreted” (“How to handle”, 2015)....   [tags: Psychology, Human behavior, Communication]

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Who Is Breaking A Social Norm?

- We live our lives following a set of steps and the majority of the time we do not even notice we doing such things. We have learn through society how to dress, how to eat, what to do and when to do it. The problem is that, when one these things are not the way they are supposed to be, we immediately noticed there is something wrong. We understand that the person is not doing what is “right” in other word, that person is breaking a social norm. For the purpose of this paper, the social norm I decided to break was wearing my clothes the right way....   [tags: Mind, Idea, Thought, Trousers]

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The Social Penetration Theory : How Forgetting How Hard It Is

- College is a prime example of how forgetting how hard it is to make friends with complete strangers after being friends with the same people for years in high school. Friendship is a meticulous concept that can be extremely rewarding if both parties put in equal effort. Social penetration is the idea that intimacy with someone else is a process that slowly evolves through the gradual exposure of one’s personal information according to Griffin (2012.) This theory is often compared to an onion because of the layers are similar to the different levels of self-disclosure that create new levels of closeness....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Family, High school]

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How I Learned From My First Semester Of College

- I wish I could write my younger self a letter. I want to tell her all the amazing things that will happen in college and not to be so worried, but I also want to tell her the bad things that happen. I know time travel does not exist, so I cannot, and young me would be mad at current me for spoiling stuff. Instead I write this reflection on what I think have been important lessons I learned from my first semester of college. It takes time to adjust to new surroundings. I will not lie, the first night sucked....   [tags: Friendship, Debut albums, Anxiety, Time]

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Social Media And Its Effects On Society

- Ready Player One futuristic science fiction novel about a dystopian society that functions within a worldwide web video game called OASIS with little to no social interaction besides for through the internet. The book 's purpose is to support the argument that if technology continues to advance at an increasing rate, humans will become antisocial and depend on technology for daily life interaction. This is important because human interaction is necessary to stay sane and feel positive emotions which keep people from depression and other mental disorders....   [tags: Social media, Twitter, Sociology, Web 2.0]

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Understanding Ethics Towards Nature On Nature

- When poised with the questions do humans control nature, or whether humans have a responsibility towards the care and preservation of nature, the answer is undoubtedly yes. We are at the top of the food chain and we are the smartest creatures on Earth, but I do not think we directly control nature; however, I believe our actions effect nature. Since we are the smartest creature and are in indirect control of nature, I do believe we have a responsibility towards keeping nature and the environment in a healthy and stable state....   [tags: Human, Thought, Anthropocentrism]

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Living Alone Vs Living With Someone

- Living alone vs Living with someone As I was always told, it is better to live on your own then it is with a roommate. These are reasons why.one. When you are living, alone you have the responsibility to take care of everything and not have to worry about other people getting in your way. Living on your own offers a great deal of freedom to act how you want and live the way you want. If you want to lie on the couch for days on end, watching there is no one there to complain about your behavior. You can listen to your music as loud as you can want or any kind of music for that matter because you do not have anyone nagging about what you are doing....   [tags: Need, Want, English-language films]

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The Ghost Man - Original Writing

- The Ghost Man It all started with a rustle in my kitchen. “It’s just my roommate waking up in the middle of the night eating goat,” I thought. Then the next day I went on a date with the girl of my dreams. Her personality sparkled like the sun on its last dying breath, and her face of holy perfection. We were eating Chinese food in my home with chopsticks and scented candles. The location was in the living room because if we ate in the kitchen my roommate would join us. So there we were, close, with the dimmed lights of the candles shining on our faces....   [tags: English-language films, Debut albums]

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The Code Of The Door

- “92740#, 92740#, 92740#.” This six digit code was the only thought streaming through my head as I pranced down the long, narrow hallway, weighted down by three bags of luggage and my 1,500 page Biology book. I scanned the room numbers, each paired with a wide, wood door, evenly posted along the white cinder block walls. Although I was scared out of my mind, I had been preparing for this moment for nearly six months: escaping the suburbs of Wauwatosa and the strict rules of my parents to live on my own for six weeks at Boston College....   [tags: College, University, Rooms, Dormitory]

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"Tell-Tale Heart" and Mental Disorders

- Tell-Tale Heart is a short story by Edgar Allen Poe. The entire story is a confession of a brutal murder with no rational motive. The narrator repeatedly tries to convince the audience he hasn’t gone mad though his actions prove otherwise. To him his nervousness sharpens his senses and allows him to hear things from heaven Earth and hell. The narrator planned to kill his roommate whom had never wronged him and had loved dearly because he felt his pale blue eye was tormenting him. The narrator claims “his eye resembles that of a vulture.” The madman then goes on to explain how when the eye is on him his blood turns cold, and he has to get rid of the eye forever....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Sense of Humor: Good for Life, Good for Health

- Laughter is the best medicine for relieving stress and tension, improving creativity, and giving more power boosts. Nowadays, sense of humor is used as a factor of relationship, from the sense you can choose your friends from best friend to worst friend. This sense effects on relationships in either a negative or a positive way. Sense of humor is bringing people closer to each other, increasing the amount of love to couples, and broking up some relationships with others. Sense of humor is one of the greatest factors of bringing people closer to each other more than before....   [tags: laughter is the best medicine]

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Advantages of Living with Parents While Attending College

- Did you know about 60% of the college students live at home with their parents. According to the kark4 news today many college students prefer to stay at home than to stay in a dorm or rent an apartment.(kark4) There are many benefits toward living with family. The disadvantages of living in a dorm or an apartment are their finance problems, the influence of parties, having privacy and roommate problems, being lazy, not setting boundaries and goals, challenges of social life, being in relationships, not making the best choices, challenges of landlords, and the need for a job....   [tags: Living with Parents]

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I Am A Muslim Pakistan

- “You stayed by the 9/11 memorial for thanksgiving break. How ironic” jokingly, said a friend of mine after I told her about my thanksgiving break. It wasn’t something new for me or something that deeply affected me. Being a Pakistani Muslim, there were many times I came across these jokes or even serious comments that applied that somehow I was linked to terrorism. Many times I ignored these comments and sometimes I even joined these jokes and made fun of myself. While I was not that effected by these comments , many times they can have severe consequences for people, such as Waleed, a student in Sugarland, Texas....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Pakistan, Muslim]

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Classical vs. Operant Conditioning

- Classical Vs. Study done at home showing the effects of operant and classical conditioning. Operant Conditioning For my first experiment I tried to induce a startled response in my roommate by using Classical Conditioning. Since we have a lot of traffic in and out of our apartment I decided that every time someone opened or closed the front door I would clap loudly in his ear and he would startle. After a couple of times I discontinued this behavior to see if he would still startle when someone opened the door....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Eating Ice And The Learning Theories That Help Stop Me From Chewing Ice

- Introduction Have you ever been annoyed with the crunching sound of ice by someone who is addicted to chewing ice. However, I did and it’s annoying to hear the sound of someone chewing ice. There are some people that crunch on ice cubes all day long and every day. They even get up in the middle of the night to chew ice. However, I am one of those people that are addicted to chewing ice and I cannot even stop that behavior. I love chewing ice because I like the texture and how if feel in my mouth; I no right that is much wired....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning]

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America 's Deviant Acts By Martin Luther King Jr.

- A person is labeled a deviant when they violate societal norms which in return gets a reaction out of people. Deviation from the norm can lead to a negative or a positive sanction, examples of deviants are criminals who are sent to jail for committing socially unacceptable crimes. While someone like Martin Luther king Jr. who was seen as a deviant along with many other people who supported his fight to stop racism, as they were tired and angry at the way that African Americans were treated in society, faced negative sanction during his time....   [tags: Sociology, Norm, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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The Audience On Gay And Lesbian

- The Glee has been one of the most popular sitcoms in recent years. It was identified as a gay-friendly show on the mainstream TV station. The show breaks the boundaries and stereotypes that have been set and present audience with the real world of gay and lesbian. More specifically, the unique gay/lesbian characters representation in the show not only allows heterosexual people to have their finger on the pulse of homosexual culture but also resonates the homosexual audience. In this paper, I interviewed 3 different people about their opinions on the gay and lesbian representation in the Musical Television show Glee....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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Graduation Speech On College Students

- All or most of us have gone through it. The countless hours we spent filling out college applications, scholarship applications, visiting colleges, and taking the dreaded tests. Whether it was the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or other college entrance exams, it was a big hassle. After visiting such a great number of colleges, the advantages and disadvantages of the schools seemed to run together in my mind. The endless paper work and deadlines seemed as though they would never end. When I thought about college, it seemed like it was not real, like it was a figment of my imagination....   [tags: University, Student, Education]

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What Makes A Healthy Relationship?

- Everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship. Coincidentally, the aim of the YWCA is to assist individuals who have found themselves in the polar opposite of this and allow us to dare to dream that we can achieve happiness in a healthy relationship. One key ingredient to building a healthy relationship is communication and ensuring that each party wants and expect the same thing. Presently, I am in a roommate relationship with Christal Claiborne, which I find unhealthy because of several incidents that indicate that we are not on the same page....   [tags: Health, Personal life, Bathroom, Fallacy]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- Graduating high school is a wonderful, but scary feeling and we all have been there. The transition from high school to college is tough on one everyone, but luckily I didn’t have to face such an emotional time at the beginning of the year. Usually, college students move into the dorms provided by the college, in order to save money. I was able to commute from my parent’s house and I really enjoy the opportunity I have because I’m able to spend more time with my family and friends. I didn’t have to say goodbye to my parents when I was leaving for college, and I saw many faces that were upset because they weren’t going to see their parents until fall break, Christmas break, or maybe some stil...   [tags: High school, College, Need to know]

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Solving The Foreclosure Crisis Among Americans Experienced Foreclosures On Their Homes

- As a result of the financial crisis many Americans experienced foreclosures on their homes. With the economy turning around many of these former homeowners are looking to reenter the home buying market. Unfortunately, a foreclosure can have a long lasting effect on one’s relationship with lenders. This doesn’t mean that these Americans have been left without options for home buying. One viable option for former home owners wanting to reenter the home buying market is finding a rent to buy home....   [tags: Real estate, Renting, Rental agreement, Leasing]

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Operant Vs. Operant Conditioning

- Part of the college experience is getting to live in a residence hall with a roommate. My roommate is a friend from my hometown, Tori, who I’ve known since elementary school. I love Tori, but I hate that she leaves her textbooks and notebooks all over our room. The books trip me in the mornings, make our room look dirty, and leave me little room to do my own homework or walk throughout the room. I understand the behavior if she’s working on the homework at the time, however, she leaves her books out even when she’s out of the room....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning]

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Dorm Life

- Dorm Life College can be great; living with your roommates can be a nightmare. But wait……before you throw in the towel, make sure you know and understand the rules of a dorm room. Dorm life is something almost every college student must experience. It’s not as easy as it seems either. Most of the time students will try to room with people they know, but normally a student can’t be that lucky to make that happen. It can actually be easier living with people who are complete strangers, than living with people that have been there through life....   [tags: College University Education Student Essays]

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Social Classes in The Catcher and the Rye

- I sit waiting in my roommates’ apartment here in Canton—I live there as well. I am strapped for cash waiting on my care box (a box full of food and goodies) and an envelope full of cash from my parents. I’m a college student—and I depend on parents for my money and everything else—well for the most part. So I don’t want to eat a lot of my roommates’ food because he is already allowing me to stay here pretty much free of charge although I do pay. I look through my last box of goodies to see if I could find anything....   [tags: money, hieracrhy, rich, social]

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Pets Are A Center Piece Of A Young Adult 's Life

- Pets are a center piece of a young adult’s life. They may have owned the pet from a young age or are bearing the responsibility for the first time now that they are away from home. Taking on the responsibility of owning a pet can be just as time consuming as parenthood. Whatever the case may be careful consideration must be taken of all aspects of owning larger animals such as dogs. You must consider your roommates if you have any and make sure they are okay with have an animal having free range of the house or apartment....   [tags: Dog, Pet, Property, Dogs]

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Abortion Is The Expulsion Of An Embryo Or Fetus From The Uterus

- Abortion is the expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus. This can be done naturally and spontaneously, also known as a miscarriage, or induced medically. It’s no secret that abortion has become a major debate over the past few years as well. Depending on the person some seem to be okay with this process and some are completely against it. There has been a decrease in abortion rates because some states have taken it as far as restricting access to abortion but also because there has been an overall decline in pregnancy rates....   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Rape, United States]

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I Am A Non Healthy Sleeping Pattern For Three Years

- I have been having non-healthy sleeping pattern for three years since my senior year in high school. I usually sleep at 2 am. I was in the pre-contemplation stage for the first two years of sleeping late because I did not feel fatigue very often during the day, and I functioned well. However, since last year, I started to get very tired almost every day, along with chest discomfort and low sleeping quality. Ever since then, I started planning to change my sleeping pattern by going to bed before midnight....   [tags: Goal, Motivation, Sleep, Management]

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It 's Movies Then There 's My Life

- There’s Movies Then There’s My Life College. A monumental time in a person’s life, whether they are excited and ready to begin, or scared and nervous to begin. College brings lots of changes to our lives. It is the time to make new friends, find new places to hang out, learn how to be responsible for ourself, and learn how to manage our time. But it also brings lots of fears, for example: what if I don 't make friends. What if my roommate is a freak. How am I going to manage my money. I, like most people, was excited about college....   [tags: High school, Friendship, Middle school]

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A Brief Note On The Pet Industry Expenditures

- The following “Total U.S Pet Industry Expenditures” statistics are gathered by American Pet Products Association from various market research sources and are not included in the organization 's bi-annual National Pet Owners Survey. In this statistic,the total U.S pet industry expenditures is nearly increase 28 billions to 53 billions from 2001 to 2012. It is obvious showed more and more Americans are willing to spend money on pets. I think the number of Americans who own pets also influenced this research....   [tags: Dog, Pet, Property, Want]

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Graduation Speech : I Am A College Freshman

- When I graduated from high school, I spent countless days worrying about what college will be like. I worried about everything, like saying goodbye to my family and friends, making new friends, living with a roommate, getting involved, dealing with a huge work load, and so much more. My transition into college is quite a struggle, but it is not nearly as bad as I expected it would be. After watching “I’m a College Freshman,” I realized that the difficulties I am facing are all normal. I feel as if I relate to Julisa the most out of the three freshmen....   [tags: High school, Management, University, College]

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Back in Time: The Devon Winter Carnival

- The crisp New Hampshire air chilled the private school students with its sickly cold fingers as it would rage by with a fury that would disappear as soon as it came. The grey skies which hovered above stole away the sun so that the warring world around them seemed all the more dismal and depressing. Despite the hanging feeling of dread the weather and World War seemed to influence, the boys themselves were almost giddy with the merry thoughts that plagued their juvenile minds. It was almost the end of the day which would give way to a freezing night where most people would prefer to sleep or stay indoors; however, that was not the case with these merry men of the winter session as they hasti...   [tags: boy, plans, posion, snow, prize, christmas]

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My Friend Is My Best Friend

- Many people have many best friends, but mine is unique. She wants me to be the best ,and she loves me at the time that I didn’t have anything in hand because she was sure that I have a good heart as she has .She never lied to me .She never asked me to do anything that I can’t do or afford .she will do anything to see me happy . Yes she is my wife .she is my best friend .She is the person that I decided to spend the rest of my life with. My wife is my best friend that anyone could ask for....   [tags: Debut albums, 2006 albums, Friendship, Love]

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What 's Wrong With The Socks?

- “Are you seriously wearing that sweater?” your roommate asks as she eyes you slipping the soft gray materials onto your arms. You glance up at her with a confused face. You look between her and the sweater multiple times before finally saying something. “What’s wrong with the sweater?” You ask. “Um besides the fact that you found it in the middle of the quad when we were walking back from the party last week?” she questions, her hands on her hips as she narrows her eyes at you. You had been walking through the quad late friday night and happened to notice the sweater, neatly folded on a bench....   [tags: Debut albums, Question, English-language films]

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Personal Narrative : My Best Friend

- For this final role play I felt very confident in my ability to have a successful conversation. Looking back to my very first experience, I can see where I have grown, and where I still need to improve. I was surprised from the very beginning to see how easy it was to stay in character when I was acting out something I was experiencing in my everyday life. After going through a couple of these I felt I could deal with the actual problem in my life without it going wrong. I do not think that I will be quite as assertive in real life, as I was in my role play, but I still think I gave me a good place to start....   [tags: Need, Want, Friendship, Feeling]

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Identity Comes From Actions

- “ People are not meant to be defined, words are.” This corresponds with the meaning of an identity. A person’s identity cannot be expressed correctly through a story, but it can be portrayed through ones actions. Judging, Being Prejudice and Racism are the building structures to a stereotype. This also correlates to dangers of a single story. After one is able to get passed the thought and idea that is impossible to sum up a person in just a few words, they are able to come to a resolution, which is finding ones identity....   [tags: Langston Hughes]

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