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  • A Split Attention Effect In Working Memory Study

    A Split Attention Effect in Multimedia Learning: Evidence for Dual Processing Systems in Working Memory, written by Robert E. Mayer and Roxana Moreno, discusses a study that tested students’ ability to successfully and effectively process information from two different stimuli at once. Mayer and Moreno found that students were able to perform better on recall tests when presented with an auditory list of instructions rather than a visual one. The purpose of the study, according to Mayer and Moreno, was to “...contribute to multimedia learning theory by testing a dual-processing theory of working memory” (Mayer & Moreno, 1998). They tested this through two separate experiments. In the first experiment, Mayer and Moreno hypothesized that the…

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  • Personal Narrative: Ballet Of Two Brains

    the very belief and institution they all share and hold dear. Is this the culture Jesus envisioned? A culture that fears more than it loves causing brothers and sisters feel alone in the room full of loved ones as, most of the time, a man speaks of esoteric wisdom from a book you haven 't opened in over a year because you 're scared if you do you’ll realize your time here has come to a close. Sadly because of the stigmatization of doubt, many people have found themselves in this very situation,…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Beauty Of A Human Life

    mutual. But with my luck, things took a turn for the worst. I was in so deep that I didn’t care about my own feelings. I convinced myself that love wasn’t about happiness, that it was about giving up yourself to someone else. People told me that love is to put someone else’s happiness before your own, but I took that a little too seriously. I tore out my happiness and handed it to them on a shining, silver platter. I gave them all that I could. I was hollow. I was empty. But after that, they…

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  • Grammar Vs English Grammar

    choose not to. Others believe that children really do not know any better. With the belief that texting does not effect children’s grammar, one must wonder if this is true. Texting has recently come of age. It emphasizes the generation gap between adults and pre-teens. Since adults have learned to text in their later stages of life, they are less prone to grammatical errors. Texting has a certain format,…

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  • Environmental Effects Of Forest Fragmentation

    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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  • How Children Succeed By Paul Tough: Article Analysis

    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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  • Photo Editing Essay

    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

    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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  • Skinner's Theory Of Punishment

    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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  • Compare And Contrast The Difference Model And Lewin's Change Model

    In this era, change is usually seen as the driving force for successful organizations, hence the need to effect them when the need arises (Hesselbcin et al., 1996). Under Kotter’s change model, employees are able to conform to changes after they are convinced that they are in dire need of the new changes that are to be effected in their organization. The eight steps of this model include the establishment of a sense of urgency, and this helps motivate individuals as they prepare to embrace the…

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