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Woke Up Tuesday it Was Friday Essay

… ¶ … Woke Up Tuesday it Was Friday," there is a considerable amount of difference between relatively normal, typical distraction and full-fledged disassociation. Distraction, for the most part, is a relatively temporal occurrence, which both begins and ends fairly readily and is usually due to some tangible, known cause -- such as a loud noise, the changing of tunes on the radio, or some other fairly understandable occurrence. Disassociation is much more prolonged and, for the most part, enigmatic. Via disassociation, a person can miss entire periods of his or her life, such as a significant portion of a work week -- hence the title of this particular article. One of the most confounding characteristics about disassociation, and which is certainly contrasted with common distraction,…. [read more]


Woke Up Tuesday it Was Friday Offers Essay

… ¶ … Woke Up Tuesday it Was Friday" offers a vivid, unflinching glance into the victims of trauma and the psychological processes that the human mind goes through to overcome the effects of traumatic experiences. The essay illustrates a number of different aspects of these processes, including, most eminently, that of disassociation in which the mind disengages from an active state of awareness to allow victims to "remove" themselves from emotionally and physically stressful situations, by chronicling the perceptions of patients of Stout. By illustrating these patients' daily struggles with the mind's coping of traumatic experience, the reader is given a virtual firsthand experience of what it is like to endure severely psychologically affecting events. Furthermore, detailing these processes within her patients allows the author…. [read more]


Violent Effects of Disassociation Essay

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Violent Effects of Disassociation

In Martha Stout's essay "When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning it Was Friday," the author details the phenomenon known as disassociation. Disassociation is a way in which the human brain reacts to certain traumatic events by "removing" itself from them in a figurative sense. Therefore, people who disassociate are able to get through disaster and terrible occurrences by mentally or psychically distancing themselves from the event. The problem is, disassociation definitely causes havoc with one's memory, since people who disassociate frequently at some point of their lives are likely to lose the ability to remain mentally aware in other aspects of their lives -- largely because they are so used to the dissociative process and engaging in it. Susan Faludi's…. [read more]


Trauma Idiosyncratic Ambiguity: A Bad Scene Fear Essay

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Idiosyncratic Ambiguity: A Bad Scene

Fear can play quite a substantial role in the development of identity. A number of different texts indicate this point-of-view, including Susan Faludi's "The Naked Citadel," Martha Stout's "When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning it Was Friday," and Tim O'Brien's "How to Tell a True War Story." In Faludi's essay, the author details the routine hazing practices that occur at a paramilitary institution in which faculty members and personnel accept and endure misogyny and violence that has a traumatic effect on both parties. Stout's essay explains the phenomenon known as disassociation, which is a way of mentally and physically distancing oneself from traumatic events. This phenomenon is explored through a variety of case studies of the psychologist's different client.…. [read more]


Gilbert Short or Long-Term in Theory Essay

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Short or Long-Term

In theory, there appears to be a fairly straightforward relationship between self-esteem and happiness. It is fairly rational to believe that what makes us feel good about ourselves, which is what self-esteem essentially both does and reflects, would ideally lead us to a state of happiness that should only be punctured by the unpredictable vicissitudes of life. However, a couple of authors have actually written a body of literature that pertains to the relationship between self-esteem and happiness, but which suggests that this relationship is not in alignment with that of the aforementioned viewpoint. Both Daniel Gilbert, in an essay titled "Immune to Reality" that is an excerpt from a chapter in a book he has written called Stumbling on Happiness,…. [read more]


Krakauer the Subversion of Felicity Essay

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The Subversion of Felicity

There are several instances in the essay of Jon Krakauer entitled "Selections From Into the Wild" in which the author elucidates some of the principles espoused by Daniel Gilbert in the latter's essay "Immune to Reality." Krakauer's essay traces the adventures and misadventures of a young man who journeys into the Alaskan wilderness because he believe it will make him happy. Gilbert's essay is largely about the fact that people do not actually know what makes them happy, and that what makes them feel good for the moment will actually produce unhappiness in the future. The experiences of Chris McCandless, the young man in Krakauer's essay, demonstrate that what Chris believed would make him happy did not and eventually led…. [read more]


Working Life of a Grade Term Paper

… Each morning the teacher followed the same subject order. She explained to me that with children this young there are still students who do not do well with changes in routine. She preferred to keep their routine as consistent as possible. Each morning they class did reading first. The teacher believed that was the most highly focused skill to learn and she preferred to teach it when the children's minds were fresh. Each day they held lessons in all subjects. In addition the class had singing time, reading story time and art. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays were the days the teacher held one of each of these activities. On Tuesday and Thursday the class went to PE in the gym which provided the teacher with…. [read more]


daily log of substance abuse reduction Chapter Writing

… At last the activities of the day came to an end. Everyone rushed in all directions, clearly preoccupied with the activities of the weekend that they all wanted so badly to delve into. I was more than happy that at last I had the chance to get out of the routine work environment, head home and engage in social activities and recreational activities that would give me a reprieve and relief from the monotonous boring school work. As I walked into the house, the need to beat the craving for the 4pm cigar was clear in my mind. I know I have to engage in other activities to distract me from the craving for the cigars. The week had ended and I was focused on…. [read more]


Budget Cuts Term Paper

… ¶ … deconstruction: California students protest education cuts

New York Times article deconstruction: California students protest education cuts

McKinley, Jesse. (2010, March 4). California students protest education cuts.

The New York Times. Retrieved May 10, 2010 at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/05/education/05protests.html?pagewanted=print

Question a: Retelling: From the point-of-view of a retired California resident whose children went to private schools.

Unsurprisingly, the necessary cuts in state financing and tuition hikes caused vocal student radicals to take to the streets in California. This has been typical of the state for as long as I have been a resident! A responsible young adult should realize that everyone has to feel some pain in the struggle to get state spending under control after years of liberal fiscal policies. Yes, education is valuable, but…. [read more]


Statistical Process Control Activities Essay

… Seasonal factors can be referred to as weather changes, body clock changes and seasonal items used like dressing. In the given process design time change would be the seasonal factor that will be affecting the process performance data. The duration of day changes basing on the season each year. Depending upon change of the duration of the day, one may spend less time preparing for work or more time based on clock settings. When the day length reduces one is forced to wake up earlier but might not be able to make the adjustment promptly and needs more time to sleep and adjust over a period of time. When the duration of the day reduces, one might get up earlier depending on the individual.

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Group Counseling as an Alternative for the Prevention of Academic Failure Among Middle School Students Thesis

… ¶ … Justification for the Research

Page 8 Chapter Two / Historical Background of Counseling

Page 9 Historical Background of Group Counseling

Page 11 ASCA Description of Counselor's Duties

Page 12 Review of Literature / Role of Parents & Counselors

Page 15 Group Counseling -- Positive Results

Page 18 Group Counseling -- Students Motivated to Succeed

Page 19 Service Learning -- Helping Others

Page 21 Counselors Kick-Starting Girls' Interest in Math

Page 22 Counselors & Student Successes

Page 24 Dynamics of Leadership

Page 30 Survival Guide for Middle School Counselors

Page 33 Humanizing the Process for Adolescents

Page 36 Chapter Two Conclusion

Page 37 Chapter Three Methodology

Page 37 Chapter Four Discussion and Conclusions

Page 38 Conclusion -- Florida Dropout Issues

Page 40 Discussion

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Dockers Is a Levi Strauss Essay

… It seems that acknowledging this market, but then attempting to enter the luxury apparel sector is essentially ignoring the market Dockers should be targeting. In a recession, Dockers should be attempting to target this untapped market at the price point for which it is known. While the twentysomethings about whom Riley-Grant is speaking may not be purchasing Dockers, but they are certainly aware what Dockers are, where they are sold and how much they cost. The marketing for Dockers must acknowledge this audience and attempt to persuade them that Dockers are still relevant and what they are selling today is something different that will appeal to the target market. Changing the price and attempting to become a more exclusive product may backfire in the current…. [read more]

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