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23 Oct 2007

Lucid Dreaming and the Infinite Mind

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Psychology

It's safe to say that practically everyone has experienced a dream at some point in their lives. Loads of dreams, it seems, are nothing but a blur of pictures floating through our minds while we rest. In fact, most people don't consider their dreams to be much besides recollections of previously...

23 Oct 2007

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

It is a well-established notion that in his writings, F. Scott Fitzgerald was able to capture the spirit of the 1920's like few other authors. As a member of the Lost Generation, the group of writers who worked in the years following the First World War, Fitzgerald's novels and short stories are...

22 Oct 2007

Comparison of Hemingway Stories

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

In the immortal words of William Tecumseh Sherman, “War is hell,” and few wars in history can compare to the raw savagery of World War I . Between the years of 1914 and 1918, an entire generation of men, known as the “lost generation,” was ravaged by the brutality of...

19 Oct 2007

The Individual vs. Freud

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

I have always been wary of psychoanalysis. In my own studies of psychology, I have preferred personality psychology to social psychology, but psychoanalysis has always rested somewhere between the two. A personal prejudice, perhaps, since psychoanalysis is concerned only with...

19 Oct 2007

The Man in the Mirror: Self-Awareness as Social Awareness

Essay - 5 pages - Psychology

Much of the realm of psychology, especially in the disciplines of neuroscience and cognitive studies, is focused on identifying the unified characteristics of human thought and behavior. The brain is studied extensively: years upon years of theories and experiments have yielded an...

19 Oct 2007

Shaping Dissent

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

Wilhelm Wundt, considered the founder of psychology primarily for his text book and laboratory, contributed one more lesser-known piece to the evolution of the science: reaction-time. Reaction-time in and of itself is a simple concept: it is the “interval elapsing between the mental...

12 Oct 2007

Cover letter for a relief counselor job

Sample letter - 1 pages - Psychology

From the Germainelawrence website, I learned of job openings as an Awake Overnight Counselor and a Relief Counselor. I am very interested in these positions as I plan to return to graduate school to complete a degree in Mental Health Counseling, and would love to gain experience both before and...

09 Oct 2007

The Effect of Gender Roles on Relationships

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

According to the “Intimate Relationships,” gender roles are patterns of behavior that are culturally expected of “normal” men and women. The most common and traditional gender roles imply that men are supposed to be “masculine” and women are supposed to be...

09 Oct 2007

Four Generations Analyzed

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

WWII Generation/ The Lost Generation - They were born between 1922 and 1943 (about 52 million people) - 60 and older - They're earliest experiences are with the world war - They're 5% of today's workforce - Most of them are in retirement - a lot of them are still power...

08 Oct 2007

Get More Junk!

Essay - 5 pages - Sports

We've all been there; the legs feel tired, the heart is pounding and the body's exhaust systems are beginning to shut down- and the workout is just starting to wind down! The question is, how much should you cool down? “Junk miles”, as they are generally known, are the miles that serve...

04 Oct 2007

Against All Odds: Black Athletes in the 1970s: Hank Aaron and the Morgan State Bears

Essay - 8 pages - Sports

America has always fallen in love with their athletes. Little kids look up to them as heroes, trying to emulate them in every way they can. Athletes provide people, especially those with little or no material means, with the hope that they can one day become great. During the racially charged...

03 Oct 2007

Effect of Congruency on Reaction Time and Error Rate

Case study - 2 pages - Psychology

This experiment was conducted as a way to look at top-down, versus bottom-up processing. Subjects read the names of colors off Stroop boards, written first in a congruent color of ink, and next in an incongruent color. This allowed an opportunity to analyze the data and examine the differences...

02 Oct 2007

The Bedroom Wars

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

To abstain or not to abstain? Seems like everyone has their own answer to this question. The educational system is doing most of the answering for us. There are two types of proposed programs that are floating around; abstinence-only programs that teach kids that abstinence is the only...

02 Oct 2007

Inclusion: Should general education and special education students share a classroom?

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Educational studies

“In special education there is a presumption that student success occurs most effectively and efficiently when children with disabilities actually receive education services in general education classrooms and are not removed or segregated in separate education classes” (Luster and...

02 Oct 2007

Consciousness in the Collective Core

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

The enigma that is the essence of consciousness in modern society can be readily explained and analyzed by anyone with the ability to do so and does not necessitate the so-called authoritative citations that we so emphatically consider reliable sources. It doesn't really take a Ph.D. to write an...

12 Sep 2007

We must seek complex solutions to our complex problems that have been mistaken to be linear and thus solved linearly

Essay - 3 pages - Sports

The game Battleship™™ exhibits a system in which there are linear solutions to linear problems: bomb cells that surround the areas of downed Battleship™s. Those who believe that reality is linear believe that this game represents it well. The currently evolving Information Age has...

12 Sep 2007

Presidential Scholarship Essay Northeastern University

Essay - 1 pages - Educational studies

A goal often lost in the academic and educational world in the necessity of a concrete connection between our academic growth and its application to the real world. In my time at Northeastern, I have worked very hard to balance the knowledge I gained in the classroom with experiences that...

06 Sep 2007

Cell Phones: Dangers When Driving

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Sociology

Not since the invention of cigarettes has anything been so trendy, and not since the mixture of alcohol and driving an automobile has anything been so dangerous—until the invention of the cell phone. With more than 200 million cellular telephone users in the United States alone, it is more...

06 Sep 2007

Social Learning Theory and the Youth Gang Epidemic

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Sociology

The existence of youth gangs is evident in large and small cities throughout America, and more often than not, delinquency and crime are associated with those gangs. Robert L. Akers and Robert L. Burgess developed the widely-accepted social learning theory in the 1960s, and that theory can be...

05 Sep 2007

The Unforgettable Series of 1964

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Sports

During the 1964 season, the race was on for the National and American League Pennants. The New York Yankees and the Cardinals became the champions of their leagues, but the road was bumpy along the way. Still, in the end, the better team won. The Yankee management had been taken over by...

05 Sep 2007

Managerial Styles That Lead to Success or Failure in the 1964 Season

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Sports

In 1964, the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals played in the World Series. It was more than just a game. It was a battle between the older American culture and the modern culture that evolved postwar. Both teams were originally formed under the same management style and organizational...

04 Sep 2007

The Analytical Evaluation of Mickey Mantle as a Hero

Essay - 2 pages - Sports

Throughout the history of sports, athletes have been looked upon as heroes. The idolatry of athletics in America has been socially constructed. Adolescents often dream about one day becoming a professional athlete. Athletes are viewed as having the best of both worlds: play the game they love and...

04 Sep 2007

Mickey Mantle: The impact of the fatherly figures within his life

Essay - 2 pages - Sports

In the era of postwar America, baseball defined American culture and society. Mickey Mantle was molded into one of the greatest baseball players by his father, Mutt Mantle, and the Yankee's Manager, Casey Stengel. Throughout Mickey Mantle's life, he always had a fatherly figure in his life. He...

30 Aug 2007

Censorship in School Libraries

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Educational studies

Public middle and high schools across the nation are pulling books off library shelves because parents, administrators, or teachers deem them inappropriate for student use. By removing books from libraries, faculty and parents are putting students in these censored schools at a disadvantage...

30 Aug 2007

Gambling On the Internet- First Amendment Right or Economy-Drainer?

Essay - 2 pages - Sports

Internet gambling has been on a huge rise since the year 2000. Poker Stars and Party Poker, the biggest of the online poker rooms, are two of the highest earning companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. Many eighteen, nineteen, and twenty-something geniuses have made seven digit earnings on...

30 Aug 2007

The Addiction of Gambling

Essay - 19 pages - Psychology

Average casino visits a year equal 53.2 million (27% of U.S. population) averaging 5.7 times per person per year. As the economy becomes more and more unstable, gamblers continue to spend more of their paycheck. Society's youth are exposed to the temptations of online casino...

29 Aug 2007

The Future Lies Within the Palms of Our Children

Essay - 2 pages - Psychology

“Welcome, all of you, to the United States of America,” says the head of immigration at the U.S. Department of Justice. There are about fifty immigrants from all over the world who have chosen to come to the United States to live. She proceeds to say, “There are a couple of things...

29 Aug 2007

Money Motivates

Essay - 2 pages - Sports

After successfully breaking the color line, Branch Rickey and the Brooklyn Dodgers decided to extend the noble experiment to the deeply segregated South. In January of 1949, the Dodgers announced that during spring training they would travel to Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. The team would be...

29 Aug 2007

Branch Rickey and the Beginning of Baseball's Greatest Experiment

Essay - 2 pages - Sports

In the beginning, baseball was considered a “gentlemen's game,” with the majority of the leagues containing only white men. Very few black men played in the International League. A man named Cap Anson got blacks banned from major league. He refused to play with any team that had a black...

27 Aug 2007

Baseball's Chaotic Response

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Sports

On April 15th, 1947, the Dodgers started their new season with a new addition to their team, Jackie Robinson. He made his debut against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field playing first base. The first series were a flop for Jackie Robinson. Overwhelmed by the pressure, he was unable to produce....

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