Affective Essays

  • Affective Gaming

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    often the case that a player's opponent is not physically present, thus diluting the social experience of multiplayer gaming. However, if the software could determine the player's affective state, an on-screen persona could be adapted to reflect the player's emotional state. 3. AFFECTIVE GAME-MECHANICS Knowing the affective state of the player allows for novel game mechanics based around the player's emotions. An example of such can be found in Zen Warriors, a game currently in pre-development at Glasgow

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder It's wintertime, and you are gathered for the holidays with all of your family and friends. Everything seems like it should be perfect, yet you are feeling very distressed, lethargic and disconnected from everything and everyone around you. "Perhaps it is just the winter blues," you tell yourself as you delve into the holiday feast, aiming straight for the sugary fruitcake before collapsing from exhaustion. However, the depression and other symptoms that you feel

  • Essay On Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a disorder in which a person typically becomes depressed in the winter months, however in some cases, an individual can become depressed during the summer months. During these depressed months, the person experiences all of the symptoms of depression. When these months begin to alternate, the symptoms disappear until the next ‘down season.’ While it is a fairly new and unknown disorder, it can be diagnosed and has a list of treatments. This disorder can be

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Essay

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    sad, or have trouble sleeping, and focusing in the winter, but then when it starts to get warmer, and there is more sunlight you return to being in your usual state of mind? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of Seasonal Affective disorder, or SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. It is thought to affect roughly six percent of Americans, and women are four times as likely to be affected as men. Symptoms of SAD include changes in sleeping

  • Seasonal Affective Disorders: A Case Study

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    effect of Seasonal Affective Disorder at four different longitudinal places within the United States, comparing the prevalence of the disorder at each of the different locations. For example, one of the studies researched focuses on the state of Alaska and how prevalent Seasonal Affective Disorder is. Another study that is investigated is the prevalence of Seasonal Affective Disorder at four different longitudes across the United States. It was found that Winter Seasonal Affective Disorder and Subsyndromal

  • Emotional Eating and Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Emotional Eating and Seasonal Affective Disorder Emotional eating and seasonal affective disorder are two different things. Emotional eating is characterized by a sudden feeling of hunger, craving for specific foods, mindless eating and there is no feeling of satisfaction even if you’re already full. This is usually triggered by certain emotions that can be only satisfied by eating a certain food. On the other hand, seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a recurrent depression that is usually experienced

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Clear Link Between the Outside and the Inside of the Brain

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Clear Link Between the Outside and the Inside of the Brain And God said, Let there be light; And there was light. And God saw that the light was good; And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. (Genesis 1:3-5) (1) The sun has been an endless source of inspiration, both physical and spiritual, throughout the ages. For its light, warmth, and

  • Affective Education Essay

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    Teachers who participated in the research believe that affective education plays an important role in English teaching, especially after reform in college English book, which represents complicated contents, so many students had trouble adapting the new textbook. At same time, some of students had anxiety disorder even gave up the subject. And as we all know, their English performance and level of ability are usually poor, and they ignored culture knowledge for a long time for various reasons. However

  • Essay On Affective Variables

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    Affective variables are variables such as values, self-esteem, and attitude towards learning. Though cognitive variables are necessary for teaching, many forget the importance of affective variables while planning and implementing instruction or curriculum. While teaching content is important to student education and learning, without assessing affective, students will not benefit as much from the content learned. Assessing affective variable in the classroom allows students not only to grow as learners

  • Reducing the Affective Filter

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    When working with English language learners, it is important for the teacher to understand the importance of reducing the affective filter of the learner. The goal of an English language learner’s teacher is to present comprehensible input and ensure that the students effectively acquire the language (Steward, 2010, p. 4). In doing research on learning a second language, Krashen recognized three personal issues that affect the success or failure of English language learners. These issues are said

  • David Gauthier's Answer to Why Be Moral

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    all the senses Gauthier intends and does not rely on the claim that it is better to masquerade as a constrained maximizer than to be one. Instead, I argue that once a constrained maximizer in the guise of "economic man" is transformed through an affective commitment to morality into a constrained maximizer in the guise of the "liberal individual," then a purely rational justification for morality must become invisible to the latter. If I can show this, then I can show that rational justification can

  • Television Violence

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    and therefore it could be affecting the way that we think and act on a regular basis. In this article Gerbner presents the audience with poll results and statistics about what we actually see on television. I thought Gerbner’s article was a very affective piece about television violence. Although I thought this article seemed to a little repetitive and confusing at times, I think Gerbner does a good job in presenting the audience with bunches of facts about what we are actually watching on our television

  • The Variety of Characters in Shakespeare's Othello

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    these men holler their way up to his chambers, arising him to the balcony. Shakespeare's choice of speech is so affective, and so perfect. Roderigo: Signor (a question of his authority), is all your Family within? Iago: Are your Doors locked? (Instigating panic) [Roderigo/Iago:I.i.87-89] Shakespeare's choice of words here is beautiful in its shrewdness, and in so many ways affective. Iago in particular seems to push the situation, and operate the conversation as he always does. He goes on to

  • Attitudes

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    Attitudes What are attitudes? How are they formed, measured and changed? What degree of influence do they exert on behavior? What important effects does prejudice have on attitudes, and how is prejudice caused? These are all questions that are central to the study of social psychology and, by reviewing the findings of psychological research into these areas, this essay will attempt to provide a balanced explanation of the topic. The fundamental question of what attitudes are cannot be answered easily

  • Don’t Get Burned Out

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    Don’t Get Burned Burnout. It happens to everyone, everywhere, everyday. Athletes -young, old, professional, amateur, male and female- all experience burnout in different forms and degrees. Burnout is defined as the physical, emotional, and psychological reaction to intense pressure to fulfill obligations, whether they be sports or otherwise. Simply put, people get tired and worn out because they often take on the responsibility of doing too much. Burnout is most common among professional and

  • A Pattern of Visionary Imagery in W. S. Merwin

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    (143). Frye is right, of course, but there is another reason for his observation's importance to criticism, which is that the imagery and perceptions of visionary experiences, whatever their cause, occur in readily identifiable clusters, the affective nature of which is determined largely by the emotional reaction of the person experiencing them. Because of this, and because there are poets and authors other than Blake whose work is also visionary--that is, concerned to a large extent with the

  • Emotional Affective Event Theory

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    emotions, cognitions, mental states, and reactions at work that affect their job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and performance. The hypothesis introduce that affective work conduct can be explained by the workers mood and emotions. Cognitive-based behaviors are the greatest predictors of work contentment. The Affective Event theory also proposes that positive influence as well as the negative lead to emotional incidents at work and are obvious, which has a important psychological influence

  • Affective Events Theory Paper

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    is when we recognize our emotions and are able to effectively manage them, as well as recognize the emotions of others that we have the opportunity to use our emotions as an asset to drive increased job performance and overall job satisfaction. Affective Events Theory at Work Imagine that it is 7 AM on a Monday morning, the kids have just been dropped off at school, and you sip

  • Response to The Futile Pursuit of Happiness, by Jon Gertner

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    and how happy we actually are with the outcome. The essay is based on experiments done by two professors: Daniel Gilbert and George Loewenstein. The experiments show that humans are never as happy as we think we will be with an outcome because affective forecasting and miswanting cause false excitement and disappointment in our search for true happiness. Gertner jumps right into his essay with examples. He repeatedly states that we are wrong to think that nice things will make us happy. His

  • Adolecsent Depression

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    20th century, affecting approximately eight million people in North America. Adults with psychiatric illness are 20 times more likely to die from accidents or suicide than adults without psychiatric disorder.[1] Major depression, including bipolar affective disorder, often appears for the first time during the teenage years, and early recognition of these conditions will have profound effects on later morbidity and mortality. Is depression in adolescents a significant problem? The suicide rate