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    full of chances and take them as advantages it will definitely lead to our success, however we don’t realize it at the same time as others do. Although we are given equal amounts of chances, timing creates the difference of when and how we can be successful. If we were born early in the year we have more opportunities, which gives us a big head start of reaching our goal. This opportunity is called The Matthew effect which is an example from the Outliers. The Matthew effect shows a person has more opportunities if they were born early compared to someone that wasn’t. There are more opportunities because they have a higher chance of being grouped with people from a grade above. The Matthew effect claims that the earlier they are born makes them get an opportunity to have different experiences, however this doesn 't always mean that they will have more opportunities. It means that they will be getting an opportunity in a faster timing than some of us with a late birthday, but people with a late birthday will also get a different opportunity that the people who apply to the Matthew effect cannot. However, we should recall from the article “The Myth of Creative Inspiration” that the consistent patterns and routines are also important. “In other words, if you’re serious about creating something compelling, you need to stop waiting for motivation and inspiration to strike you and simply set a schedule for doing work on a…

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    In the texts "The Matthew Effect" by Malcom Gladwell and "Mindsets and Equitable Education" by Carol Dweck, the two authors seem to be arguing two completely opposite ideas, but they have a lot more in common when you actually break their ideas down. These two text give a problem (presented by Gladwell) and a solution (given by Dweck). Gladwell presents the problem that success is the result of circumstance, and Dweck fixes the issue by arguing that you can have success, no matter the…

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    conversational tone when discussing how we measure success, and touches upon common misconceptions regarding the matter. One chapter, entitled “The Matthew Effect,” highlights how individuals born on a certain year and month are able to take advantage of any given opportunities that were offered to them, varying on the year and month they were born in. Although some readers may disagree with the author, I believe Gladwell makes a valid point because individuals who are born earlier are able to…

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    priming effects for negatively valanced words in the meaning judgement task than in the letter search task. Negatively valanced words did have stronger priming effects than positively valenced words. In contrast to this hypothesis, while priming effect was larger for the meaning task than the lettersearch task, this difference was not significant. The second hypothesis was that priming would be stronger for negative words for participants who scored high on anxiety and priming would be stronger…

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    Almost half of all first marriages end in divorce (e.g., Amato, 2001; Kiecolt-Glaser & Newton, 2001; Troxel & Matthews, 2004). Divorcing couples have higher rates of arguments and negative communication patterns (Markman, 2013). Improving communication patterns and reducing arguments may be a central component to reducing the divorce rate. In fact, many studies have been done regarding interventions to reduce divorce rates by enhancing the effectiveness of communication. (Carroll, et al 2003). …

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    When I was first given this assignment, I had trouble deciding who to write the paper on. For years, I’ve fought a mental battle, trying to prevent people from influencing me— I want to have my own opinions and beliefs. But I realized that the influence didn’t need to concern views or interests. It could be about how somebody had influenced my behaviors, my coping mechanisms, my view of myself. I knew who to write my paper on. An important influence in my life has been my older brother, Matthew…

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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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