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    His view of human nature was that it was full of evil and was expressed in “Young Goodman Brown” a short story which was written in 1835. He used pride as an example of man’s evil nature. He illustrated the evils of pride in “My Kinsmen, Major Molineaux”, “Young Goodman Brown”, “Ethan Brand”, and numerous other works (Reuben). Additionally, Hawthorne employed the theme of guilt. He used this as a central theme in several of his novels and short stories. In The Scarlet Letter, one of the most important themes is the effect of guilt (Liukkonen). This theme may have stemmed from the guilt he felt from his great grandfather who was a judge during the Salem witch trials. He changed the spelling of his name from Hathorne to Hawthorne, and he tried to forget his past and make a good name for himself and his family (Merriman). Society and the town of Boston, Massachusetts, influence Hester and Dimmesdale’s senses of guilt and they are also affected by the Puritanical culture. (Reuben). In addition, Hawthorne effectively used allegory. He expressed numerous morals throughout his works and was religious and…

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    The Significant Effects of Sin in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a novel, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, that is mainly about sin and the consequences that come along with it. The three main characters of this novel all commit sins that change their perspective of life. Hester Prynne committing adultery with Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth feeling pleasure by torturing Dimmesdale. Throughout the novel, Heter Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth are affected significantly…

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    When they received special attention from the researchers, the employees appreciated the importance of their work and were motivated to be more productive. In addition, the workers were consulted regarding the experiments and encouraged to provide feedback. The old methods of increasing productivity by forcing employees to work longer hours in poor working conditions were proven ineffective by the Hawthorne studies. During the experiments, Mayo observed that employees’ work satisfaction and…

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    Although Hawthorne study had similar goal for aiming worker’s efficiency like scientific theory, there was distinctive difference by Elton focusing more on psychological part of workers. Some basic aspects of Elton’s theory contained ideas such as “supervisor should not act like supervisor”, “people should be periodically asked how they feel about this work”, “workers should be consulted before any changes” and etc. Clearly Elton’s idea of theory was focused on bringing comfort to the workers at…

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    Have you ever felt as though you were being watched? Did it make you feel uncomfortable or motivate you to do your best? The Hawthorne effect can be described as a change in behavior when subjects are being watched. Two behaviors can occur as a result from being watched; people either behave better than normal or display uneasiness. People behave better due to the attention they are receiving as a result they work harder and are more productive. One the contrary some people do not like to…

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    impact the surrounding ecosystems in a negative way. This can be referred to as forest fragmentation. Forest fragmentation negatively affects the forests connectivity and function. Fragmentation caused by mine reclamation is said to be “two-sided because both the effect that natural habitat has on the restored area, and the effect the restored area has on natural habitat.” (Craig et al. 2015) It is known “edge effects increase with increasing contrast between habitats forming the edge with…

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    behavior and way of thinking. He bases this premiere on an experiment done by psychologists about humans, but done in rats. This experiment was about how rats being groomed and licked by their mother will affect their future. Psychologists believe it’s the most parallel to grooming and licking; the experiment done in rats. The effects of the experiment were the opposite of what they thought they would find. They found that parents who respond to their children immediately and whom are very…

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    Media has control over our minds. Advertisers, movies, television shows, and magazines feed people’s minds with a false and perverted (“to change [something good] so that it is no longer what it was or should be” (Webster) view on body image for both men and women. Media uses tools such as Photoshop to change the model into a so-called perfect human form, which is usually unnatural and unachievable by the average person. Eating disorders, and low self-esteem seem to be a side effect of this.…

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    The Gulf oil spill has been recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The initial environmental impact was obvious, as the water was flooded with oil for 87 days. The surrounding wildlife and marine life coated in oil, and the waters thick with sludge as an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf. Years later, is the Gulf free of oil? We no longer see the discolored waters, and the animals covered in blackness, but the Gulf is still facing lasting challenges with long…

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    This theory was supported by Thorndike and Skinner who believed that punishment was not effective at reducing the rate of responding and that in the absence of punishment responding rates would increase (Holth, 2005). This effect was noted by Skinner in an experiment he conducted with rats in 1938 (Holth, 2005). Skinner found that when rats were punished for pressing a lever, for a particular period of time, their rate of responding decreased. However, when the punishment procedure was…

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