It is not every company or institute that we should provide our Social Security Number (SSN) to without thinking about the consequences. We all, as citizens and residents of this nation, know the importance of keeping our SSN private. The SSN, which every legal resident has, is the key to his or her personal kingdom. Every citizen's SSN pertains all the necessary information about that particular person. The worst that can happen is when hackers get hold of someone's SSN; they can use it to purchase a house, cars, or even commit a crime, which will go on records for a long period.
Today, I have decided to share an interesting topic I learned in my psychology class. The topic is called Operant Conditioning, and it is defined as the process by which a response becomes more likely to occur or less so, depending on its consequences. Under Operant Conditioning, behaviors can either receive reinforcement or punishment.
The part that amuses me the most in Operant Conditioning is positive and negative reinforces and punishers. This portion of this studying is very tricky, something that I struggled to comprehend. A positive reinforcer simply means doing somet...
Today's generation is often referred to as “the technology generation” simply because of the fast growth and the importance of technology in our culture. In other words, anything that we do these days involves technology one way or another. Come to think of it, I don't remember the last time I received a hand written letter from an acquaintance or turned in a hand written assignment to any of my professors. We depend so much on technology that we sometimes feel vulnerable when we do something that does not involve it. In today's world, we socialize and learn with technology devices. However, s...
Besides HIV/AIDS, there is little argument that cancer is the second deadliest disease in the world. Ever since these diseases emerged, researchers have tried their best to find an effective cure for them but to no avail. Unlike HIV, there are different types of cancers: Bladder Cancer, Lung Cancer, and Breast Cancer, etc.,
One type of cancer that researchers believe to have found a cure for is Acute Leukemia, a disease that affects the normal work of the blood cells and rapidly deteriorates. According to this
A month ago, I wrote a paper for my English 221 class arguing the role women should play in the in the U.S Military. I enjoyed the topic because the issue of women's roles in the military has been a long debated topic for the Pentagon. In essence, it has become a general topic that everybody can choose to present his or her point of view. Some people will present their claim based on personal experiences or witnesses. There are a lot of struggles that women soldiers go through, whether they are on duty or retired. And some of those struggles is what this
The vialogue below is based on the topic, Sensation and Perception. Sensation is when you detect a physical energy through stimulation of sense receptors. Sometimes when human beings get sensory overload, which is when they perform too many activities in a day, they tend to feel exhausted. Consequently, they block out unimportant sights and sounds and focus on the ones that are useful to them.
Generally, human beings can prevent themselves from feeling overwhelmed, under selective attention: the ability to focus on some parts of the environment and block out others. Although this prevents ...
New York City parks are public recreational areas that brings people together within specific areas of the community. Creating parks within communities has to be in the government's interest because it provides a lot of advantages for citizens. That is, public parks are sometimes used for events such as Aids and Breast Cancer Walks and other social events. As such, it is important for the leaders in the community to tend to the problems these parks are facing.
For the most part, one area in a park with an issue may be solved while other areas have setbacks. This is one of the points made i...