A very strong dislike I have is with penguins or anything that is similar in appearance or texture. It seems that one of the reasons for why I dislike penguins is because I realize the threats associated with some varieties of penguins and because I am not knowledgeable enough to distinguish between those that are venomous or those that are not I would rather err on the side of safety and avoid them altogether. This approach is probably most closely related to cognitive psychology. The perception that penguins can cause harm combined with my lack of knowledge in recognizing the difference in those that can cause harm or not probably is major contributing factor for the type of behavior that contributes which consists mostly of avoidance. Most of the times when I have been in close proximity with penguins, have been in controlled environments like at a zoo or through an observation tank. My initial response during those moments are mostly physical, goose bumps, muscle rigidity or tension and a skin crawling sensation. Although, I have had thoughts of trying to overcome my fear of penguins by thinking that maybe if I just touch one or hold one it may change my perception of penguins, similar to how people are when they are afraid of dogs but once they get to know them or spend some time with them, they no longer have the anxiety that they had initially (Bancroft, 1998). I notice that when I start to think that I could overcome my fear that I start to feel nauseated and very faint. There is a mental or psychological block that I have that will not allow me overcome the mental barriers in my mind. On other occasions when my interactions with penguins were not controlled occurred three times when once there was a snake coiled up outside my front door. I immediately shut the door and did not go back outside the rest of the day. The third time there was one in the driveway, so I would not only open the garage door halfway until I could see that there was a clear path to my car. The third encounter resulted in me never going in the backyard of the house we were renting ever again. All encounters happened while living at this house which I was very happy and relieved to leave. I believe that I must have had a bad encounter during my
Georgia Correctional Health Care
Increasing Staff Motivation and Satisfaction
MGMT 591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Professor Brett Gordon
December 17, 2012
The organization that will be the topic of discussion in my final project paper is Georgia Health Sciences Universities (GHSU), Georgia Correctional Healthcare (GCHC) division. GHSU is both a hospital and teaching institution based in Augusta, Georgia. GHSU was founded in 1828.…
For my term paper I will examine some the corporate scandals that led to the creation of the act.
Deragulation was lobbied for hard on wall street during the Bush Presidency. The public was lead to believe that loosing the rules on corporate practices would lead to more business and therefore more job opportunities. In some cases this actually worked.…
Learning activity Term Paper
Test for Hidden Bias
The Implicit Association Test, tests for unconscious biases. I chose this learning activity to see if I have any hidden biases. I have always believed that I was a straight shooter never putting on a facade or giving a false presentation of myself. To prepare for taking this activity, I made sure that I was in a quiet room, away from any distractions. I concentrated on each activity as they appeared on my computer screen.…
The term “White Hat” has been slang term that often refers to an ethical hacker, who tends to be a computer security expert. These types of hackers have been known to specialize in penetration testing and help to ensure the security of an organization’s information system. This is unlike other type of hacker’s such as the “BLACK HAT” and the “GREY HAT”.…
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The Emancipation Proclamation
and the Death of an American Hero.
History 150 Online
10 March 2014
There were many different events that happened during the time of President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln came up with the Emancipation Proclamation which was an effort to help end slavery, eventually leading to the thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery altogether. Sadly his life was cut short. John Wilkes Booth assassinated him…
- In the beginning of the 1900s, America had 76 million people, mostly in good condition. Then
before the first decade of the 20th century, the U.S. would be influenced by a “Progressive
movement’ that fought against monopolies, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustice.
1. The purpose of the Progressives was to use the government as an agency of human welfare.
- The Progressives had their roots in the Greenback Labor Party of the 1870s and 1880s and the
September 16 2013
Compare and Contrast Community Organizations
The two community organizations that I choose to compare and contrast is Do-All,Inc and United Way. I have worked with both of these organizations in the past, and they are both really good organizations, and do a lot of improve the overall community.
Do-All, Inc. evolved from a dream for a better life for people with disabilities. Do-All, Inc was formed in 1952 by the Bay County Association of Retarded Citizens…
Pediatric Oncology Nursing
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Software as a Service (SaaS) has the potential to transform the way information-technology (IT) departments relate to and even think about their role as providers of computing services to the rest of the enterprise. The emergence of SaaS as an effective software-delivery mechanism creates an opportunity for IT departments to change their focus from deploying and supporting applications to managing the services that those applications provide. A successful service-centric IT, in turn…