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  • Essentials Of Motivation

    What drives me? What made me choose my major? What motivates me to excel in my classes? Where does this energy and drive come from? Are my drives different from others? Psychologists answer these questions by looking at the concept of motivation, “the factors that direct and energize the behavior of humans and other organisms” (Feldman, 2015, p. 287). Chapter 8 of Essentials of Understanding Psychology and the McGraw-Hill online lab focused on many topics, such as the major approaches to motivation, biological and social factors underlying hunger, motivation behind sexual behavior, various types of needs, and the functions and explanations of emotions. The McGraw Hill online lab started with an activity allowing me to explore motivation through the different psychological perspectives. I was given a scenario concerning Serena and Venus Williams, two of the most world-renowned tennis players. I was asked the questions “What motivates an athlete to be the best in the world? Was it genetics? Parenting? Competition? What fostered this drive? How would a psychologist explain this kind of unrivaled motivation from two sisters” (McGraw-Hill, 2015)? I looked at three different perspectives on the motivation and success of the Williams sisters and then matched each one to the correct theory. The first student, Jasmine, focused on the thought processes of the sisters while playing tennis. Due to many years playing together, Serena and Venus were synchronized to the point where their…

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  • Leadership Style At Applied Research Technologies Inc Case Study

    Date: 11/14/12 Header: Leadership Style at Applied Research Technologies, Inc. LEADERSHIP STYLE AT APPLIED RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIES, Inc JOHN SMITH Dr. VALERY SHUMATE BUS 518, ASSIGNMENT #1 STRAYER UNIVERSITY Header: Leadership Style at Applied Research Technologies, Inc. 1. Determine the leadership style that Peter Vyas exhibited as he considered the group’s proposal and provide examples of his behavior. As a general manager of the Filtration Unit of Applied Research Technologies…

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  • Galvanized Nails, Quality Control And Green Chemistry Summary

    policies and green chemistry policies. Green Chemistry is the practice of chemistry in an environmentally safe way to prevent pollution. We used green chemistry to minimize the amount of waste we were to be creating. We ended up creating waste from degalvanizing nails. There was a 6 molar solution of hydrochloric acid that stripped the zinc on the nails. Nails are dipped in zinc to prevent rusting. The amount of zinc placed on these nails has to comply with industry standards. A high standard…

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  • ASTM Standards: Consensus Standards For Systems, Services, Materials And Product

    ASTM STANDARDS Short introduction – ASTM standards are consensus standards for systems, services, materials and products. ‘ASTM International’ is one of the largest voluntary standard developing organization in the world. It is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of international voluntary standards. There are approximately 12,575 ASTM standards that operate globally. TESTING ASTM STANDARDS- Scope- There test methods help in the determining of…

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  • Influential Factors In Rameck's The Pact

    is an inspiring book about three young men rising from the streets and fulfilling a dream to become doctors. Their experiences and emotions educate teachers about the daily struggles students face, while also helping teachers comprehend Standards Two and Three of the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers. This is especially true when considering the three young men’s assets and liabilities that contributed to their learning, such as such as their individual experiences, family, and…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Business Laws

    far more profitable than an honest one. Although laws about murder may not be as serious as a laws about embezzlement, the same idea applies here. Without businesses having a standard that they must adhere to, it would be far easier and more profitable to live a life of corruption. Sure it 's easy to believe that many people have too good of a conscious to commit harmful acts, but if these acts still occur while there are tremendous consequences on the table then it would only make sense that…

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  • Rural Education Essay

    In theory, PD programs seek to help teachers gain subject-specific knowledge (Dadds, 2001), use appropriate pedagogical practices (Darling-Hammond and McLaughlin, 1995; Schifter et al., 1999), develop positive attitudes towards teaching (Cobb, 2000), and ultimately improve the learning of students (Villegas-Reimers, 2003). The importance of PD is further supported by empirical evidence from developed countries. For example, in a review of experimental evaluations of PD programs in developed…

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  • Taxation In Pollution

    iv. Taxation Taxation is one of the methods that many economists support because of its supposed efficiency. Under this method of pollution regulation, a tax rate is set for each standard unit of pollution that is equal to the social cost that pollution creates on society. The firm then has a choice of whether to pay the tax or seek methods to abate pollution. This method provides the firm with the freedom to compare the potential tax with the cost of abatement and reductions in output to allow…

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  • What Percentage Of People Prefer Hunt's Brand Ketchup Case Study

    to prepare a return is 90 minutes and the standard deviation of this distribution is 14 minutes. Suppose 100 returns from this year are selected and analyzed regarding the preparation time. What assumption do you need to make about the shape of the population distribution of all possible tax preparation times to make inferences about the mean time to complete a tax form? * The population distribution is skewed to the left. * The population distribution is normal. * The shape…

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  • Sample Case Analysis: Case 10.1 Motive Power Company

    was performed to determine if the average diameters of the two groups of rivets are the same. Conclusions from both statistical techniques led us to believe that both rivet suppliers on average provide rivets with about the same diameters. Therefore supplier with less expensive rivets should be given consideration for future needs. Analysis: Data for case 10.1 was obtained from the CANVAS class web page in an Excel file format. It included 100 samples of each rivet family from the two…

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