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    The yellow flowers reflected the happiness her heart yearned for. In the story “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck, a woman named Elisa, is disappointed with her life and also wants to be more equal to men. Through her love for her flowers, Elisa teaches the reader to make more of the life given before it’s too late. Starting off in a gloomy setting, Elisa is a married woman with no children, but has a garden of yellow chrysanthemums to tend to. Her husband, Henry, owns steer that he is looking to sale. As he associates with mysterious men, Elisa tends to her garden. While admiring the chrysanthemum’s beauty, a man comes along and interrupts. He claims to be a poor, traveling man that travels year round and fixes pots and pans to make a living. This man requests to fix Elisa’s broken pots and pans. At first, Elisa is…

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    in the first place he would have never been given a reason to beat him so, in that case I feel that Peterson as a father needs to work on his disciplinary methods. As a child, I must say that I did get spankings but, not to the extent where bruises were left or I was bleeding. My mom never wanted to hurt me; she just wanted to teach me right from wrong. Sometimes, my mom would do things such as take my television time away for a couple of hours or a day to discipline me or even my cell phone…

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    This movie shows how groups vary in communication skills. Larger groups tend to have a more complex way of communicating. Members in larger groups usually have less opportunities to voice their thoughts and opinions. Throughout this movie I observed how a group of jurors, 12 men, communicated with each other to determine the fate of an 18 year old accused young man. This movie perfectly portrayed the different stages of group development: forming, storming, norming, and performing. In the…

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    Koch (2010) wrote a review article about task switching and mention how task switching has become an experimental paradigm in order to observe how cognitive control works. They go on to mention how the major goal in task switching studies is to find out what the switch costs are during each task that is performed by the participants. Kiesel and her colleagues also mention how task switching has become a very sought out research field in psychology and other areas. The experiments that…

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    Blurryface Twenty One Pilots is a band that was started in Columbus, Ohio. The duo-band is made up of the artists, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They are yet to be labeled a genre, but most people think of them as “Schizophrenic Pop”(Rike). Twenty One Pilots released their newest album, Blurryface, in May 2015. All of the songs on the Blurryface album are poetry based and tend to follow a theme of having insecurities and fighting depression. The album as a whole is about a person who goes by…

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    I experienced cognitive dissonance as I drifted away from my core values by procrastinating and being lazy which in the end almost got the better of me as I started falling behind in school. Being able to look back and recognize my downfall has helped me to change and become the person I want to be. If there is one thing I know about my self, it is that I have a proactive personality. I love work and accomplishment however; once I start being lazy and procrastinating, I easily fall into that…

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    Why do people believe that Asians tend to have big brains and do well in school? A psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Thomas Miklusak, once said, “The pressure for Asian students to do well in school and college admission tests could lead to a lot of shame and guilt.” Asian parents tend to be obsessed with their child’s grades and test scores — this is hard on average Asians like me who don’t always get straight A’s. In my parent’s perspective, they came from poor immigrant families and…

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    Assignment #2 The reason why normal people tend to expose themselves to the malware risk is mostly due to their lack of knowledge or carelessness. For example, in the text it states that “many people ignore the content of the want to trust this applet?” and merely click trust. The problem is that unsuspecting people are not fully reading what these dialog boxes say and they will simply “allow any signed applet to run on their machine.” Also, it could be due to their lack of awareness when…

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    There is this theory that describes how we tend to make our decisions: Prospect Theory! Kahneman and Tversky developed this in order to describe the way that people choose between “probabilistic alternatives that involve risk, where possibilities are known.” This means that people tend to make decisions based on the pros and cons rather than the final outcome, and that people weigh these pros and cons using heuristics. ("Prospect Theory." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2015.)…

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    There are three different primary ways in which expectations tend to be violated in the cross-cultural teams. One is the communication behaviors. This defines the typical behaviours of the members of the team for communicating and accomplishing the goals of the team. Based on how individuals respond to the request of one another has the potential of determining whether a conflict will occur or not. For instance, when a team leader sends an email to any of the members of the team and after…

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