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Lifestyle Sustainability and the Environment
Lifestyle Sustainability and the Environment
Lifestyle Sustainability and the Environment By: Table of Contents Introduction 3 The Issue 3 Why It Is Important 6 Parties Involved 8 Recommendations and Solutions 9 Conclusion 11 Lifestyle Sustainability Handout 12 References 13 Lifestyle Sustainability In a perfect ecosystem everything gives and takes equally, and the cycle of life is sustained perpetually. Our current lifestyle is not environmentally sustainable. We consume more and more of the earths resources and give very little, if any
Lukes Three Dimensions of Power
Lukes Three Dimensions of Power
Lukes Three Dimensions of Power Power serves to create power. Powerlessness serves to re-enforce powerlessness(Gaventa,1980:256). Such is the essence of the on going relationship between the Powerful and the Powerless of the Appalachian Valley where acquiescence of the repressed has become not only common practice but a way of life and a means of survival. In his novel Power and Powerlessness, John Gaventa examines the oppressive and desperate situation of the Appalachian coal miners under th
My Choice for President and Why HE didnt win
My Choice for President and Why HE didnt win
My Choice for President and Why HE didnt win Part One: My Decision For the majority of students at the University of Arizona, along with the rest of the nation\'s collegiate population, the 2000 Presidential Election will be the first in which we will be eligible to participate in. One of the advantages of being a college student during an election year is the amount of education influencing our decisions. Since the beginning of the year my awareness of the Campaign 2000 has grown substantially
NAFTA1
NAFTA1
NAFTA1 NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA\'s proponents promised benefits for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Benefits such as new U.S. jobs, higher wages in Mexico, a growing U.S. trade surplus with Mexico, environmental clean-up and improved health along the border—all have failed to take form. It is commonly believed that free trade between nations is a mutually beneficial arrangement for all parties involved; indeed, this is held to be an absolute truth. Though free trade is undou
NAFTA3
NAFTA3
NAFTA3 NAFTA--The Mexico factor Commentary | Article The agreement Three years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created the largest free trade area in the world, the debate rages on. Critics say NAFTA is a failure that its member countries — the United States, Mexico and Canada — should abandon. It’s a “trade agreement from hell,” according to the consumer group Public Citizen. Supporters call NAFTA a success and want it to expand across Latin America. Former Commerce Secre
Nixon Speech
Nixon Speech
Nixon Speech 1. President Nixons contributions to American society are so vast that it would take me all of my time here this evening as well as most of the first year of my Presidency to list and discuss all of them with you. 2. Never has a President contributed so vastly to building a dominant foreign policy as well as such a large domestic agenda. Having grown from such humble beginnings Richard Nixon, in the spirit of all that is American, fought his way to political stardom. 3. As a young
Oil drilling
Oil drilling
Oil drilling Throughout American history, there have been a number of conflicts and disagreements among the populace over various issues. These conflicts of interest help to define political parties and allow people to distinguish themselves through party allegiance. One such item that is currently being debated is over the idea of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For years, environmentalist groups and oil industry supporters have been sparring over this stretch of land.
Political Science Notebook
Political Science Notebook
Political Science Notebook Political Science Notebook - Terms Chapter One Allocation of Resources: The distribution of a society\'s wealth among its members. Allocation can be done forcefully (by the government) or by the workings of the free market system. Authoritarianism: A system of government in which the leaders are not accountable to the citizens. Behavioralism: An approach to political reasearch that focuses on observation of individual political behavior - in contrast to the study of p
Political socialization1
Political socialization1
political socialization1 Political Socialization Political socialization begins early on in life and is an ongoing process affecting individuals throughout. It is how people eventually identify personal beliefs and expectations in American politics. These political views can include our level of patriotism, faith in the democratic system, standards by which we hold governing bodies, and opinions regarding public policies. From the playground to the classroom, the office to the dinner table, muc
Politics and media
Politics and media
politics and media Politics and the media have long been intimately involved with each other, with media strongly setting an agenda in which politics is very important. (Harris 1999,p.167) Our perceived reality of the real world is largely a product of the media. (Harris 1999,p.186) It is not known which influences more but there are definitely two sides to the story. Many studies have been done to decide but each comes out with different answers. Many say that the media has more of an impact
Politics and the media
Politics and the media
politics and the media Politics and the media have long been intimately involved with each other, with media strongly setting an agenda in which politics is very important. (Harris 1999,p.167) Our perceived reality of the real world is largely a product of the media. (Harris 1999,p.186) It is not known which influences more but there are definitely two sides to the story. Many studies have been done to decide but each comes out with different answers. Many say that the media has more of an im
Ronald Reagan Domestic and Foreign Affairs
Ronald Reagan Domestic and Foreign Affairs
Ronald Reagan Domestic and Foreign Affairs Ronald Reagan: Domestic and Foreign Affairs I have decided to write my research paper on the topic of Ronald Reagans Domestic and Foreign Affairs. The reason that I choose this topic was because I have always been personally interested in Ronald Reagans time in office and the national crisis he had to deal with. Reagan was awesome when it came to foreign policy because he knew how to negotiate with foreign leaders and their countries to get what he w
Ronld Reagan Foreign and Domestic Affairs
Ronld Reagan Foreign and Domestic Affairs
Ronld Reagan Foreign and Domestic Affairs Ronald Reagan: Domestic and Foreign Affairs I have decided to write my research paper on the topic of Ronald Reagans Domestic and Foreign Affairs. The reason that I choose this topic was because I have always been personally interested in Ronald Reagans time in office and the national crisis he had to deal with. Reagan was awesome when it came to foreign policy because he knew how to negotiate with foreign leaders and their countries to get what he wa
State Soveriegnty and Environmental Sustainability
State Soveriegnty and Environmental Sustainability
State Soveriegnty and Environmental Sustainability State Sovereignty vs. Environmental Sustainability With humanities growing knowledge of skills and technology, we have been able to manipulate nature to meet the growing needs of humans. By doing this humans have fished, gathered species, hunted for food, fuel, and shelter. Humans have domesticated plants and animals, cut forests, used anything from fire to technological advancements to alter habitats, and have significantly changes chemical hy
Sweden
Sweden
Sweden 1. State (also included is additional basic information): Sweden, a fairly small country, located in Northwestern Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula, shares its borders with Norway on the right, and Finland on the left. The northern region of Sweden is within the artic circle whereas the south is more temperate with heavily cultivated fertile land. It is known for its cold winters and large forests. It is ranked 83rd in the world population with over 8.9 million people. It is a highly
Sweden an analysis of its statehood
Sweden an analysis of its statehood
Sweden an analysis of its statehood 1. State (also included is additional basic information): Sweden, a fairly small country, located in Northwestern Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula, shares its borders with Norway on the right, and Finland on the left. The northern region of Sweden is within the artic circle whereas the south is more temperate with heavily cultivated fertile land. It is known for its cold winters and large forests. It is ranked 83rd in the world population with over 8.9 mi
Taiwan and the One China Principle
Taiwan and the One China Principle
Taiwan and the One China Principle Paul Ault PS120 Media Monitor Paper Taiwan and the One China Principle Since the conclusion of the Chinese civil war in 1949, China and Taiwan have functioned as separate nations. There has always been the promise by Taiwan to reunify with the mainland, but no real, concerted effort has ever been made. This and the actions of the United States on behalf of Taiwan have caused China to become threatened by the situation in recent months. The Chinese government r
Teens and drugs
Teens and drugs
teens and drugs Drugs and Teenagers Drug use is the increasing problem among teenagers in today\'s high schools. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, these years most crucial in the maturation process. During these years adolescents are faced with difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, assenting independence, learning to cope with authority and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning. Drugs are readily, adolescents ar
The AFLCIO and Organized Labor Regeneration
The AFLCIO and Organized Labor Regeneration
The AFLCIO and Organized Labor Regeneration While researching this paper I came across a very interesting article. In the November 2000 issue of Reason magazine, Michael McMenamin leads with the following paragraph: Organized labor was a one-century phenomenon. Look it up. Union members were only 9.5% of the private sector work force in 1999, down from a peak of 37% 40 years earlier. The last time union membership was so low was in 1902, when the union members were 9.3% of the private sector wo
The Limits of Globalization
The Limits of Globalization
The Limits of Globalization THE LIMITS OF GLOBALIZATION Nowadays one of the most commonly used terms is globalization. But what does globalization mean? Does it mean dissappearing borders, a common trade unit, no tax in trade abroad, political awareness across the world, or, in extremes, even interfering with other countries\' domestic affairs? In some ways globalization may be useful in creating a common sense of world citizenship, but useful to what extent? What are the possibilities, advan
The Presidential Election of 1972
The Presidential Election of 1972
The Presidential Election of 1972 The Presidential election of 1972 had two strong candidates, President Richard Nixon and George McGovern. There were many issues which had a great deal of importance to the election. The Vietnam war and the stability of the economy at the time were two main factors. The election ended in one the largest political scandals in U.S. history, being the Watergate break-in, and cover-up, by President Richard Nixon. The Democratic party had a large selection of candid
The United States Role in International Environmen
The United States Role in International Environmen
The United States Role in International Environmental Policies through Treaties The United States plays a vital role in international environmental foreign policy through conventions and treaties. Creating international environmental policies is complicated. However, they are necessary. The environment cant be fixed with one policy or by one country. Therefore, the United States must actively participate in the creation of international environmental policies. Creating international environmen
Us china
Us china
us china China and American Foreign Policy Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the Cold War was over, making the U.S. the only superpower left in the world. This has made the international system much more tranquil, and relaxed. The only country potentially powerful besides the U.S., is China. Many Americans fear China, not only because they are communist, but also because of their huge population. Their population is 1.3 billion people, which accounts 1/5th of the world’s population. As one of
Ways to prevent war
Ways to prevent war
ways to prevent war To prevent and resolve violent conflict we must understand the sources and logic of war. Two schools of thought currently dominate thinking on the causes of contemporary conflict. The first sees violence as a response to a range of grievances including systematic discrimination and human rights violations, inequalities in wealth and political power, or a scarcity of resources, particularly where these fall along existing social cleavages such as ethnicity or religion. The se
What can be learned about Florida Politics at the
What can be learned about Florida Politics at the
What can be learned about Florida Politics at the website wwwFlorida Dept of Electionscom A person new to the state of Florida can learn just about everything about Florida politics from the Florida Department of Elections website. One important feature is having access to the Florida Constitution which was revised and then subsequently amended. From this people can learn about the declaration of rights. For example, rights for religious freedom are expressed which may help people new to the st
Women in Politics
Women in Politics
Women in Politics Women in Politics Beginning with the early nineteen hundreds, women from all over the country have bounded together, forming leagues and clubs for equal rights. However, it wasn\'t until today at the dawn of the twenty-first century, states and international community can no longer refute the fact that humanity is made up of two sexes, not just one (Oliveria 26). Why has the womans move for equality just now started to balance itself out? Well, the answer is quite simple; w
World Trade
World Trade
World Trade Trade and the Environment: The WTO’s effect on the enviroment following the second World War, a document known as GATT, or General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, was established with hopes of increasing trade and helping ease tensions between nations. Through a system of rounds and meetings, tariffs between countries were lowered, increasing trade. The past half century since the creation of GATT has seen an immense increase in worldwide trade. Resulting from one of these rounds,
The Good, The Bad, The WTO
The Good, The Bad, The WTO
wto The Good, The Bad, The WTO On May 19,1948, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade or GATT was created. This was not an international organization but an inter-governmental treaty. This provided the framework for the conduct of international trade. But this expanded and grew yearly and in April 1994, in the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations expanded on the GATT and created the World Trade Organization or WTO. The World Trade Organization was created with a goal and ultimat
AlcoholismA Case Study
AlcoholismA Case Study
AlcoholismA Case Study Introduction: The ingestion of alcoholic beverages for their enjoyable effects is a custom which has been around for thousands of years, and alcohol continues to be a popular drug because of its short-term effects (Coleman, Butcher & Carson, 1984). An enormous amount of damage can be attributed directly to alcohol abuse as a result of lost jobs, accidents caused by drunk drivers, and so forth (Maltzman, 2000). Alcohol also compounds other problems--an estimated 25% to 40%
AlcoholismNature or Nuture
AlcoholismNature or Nuture
AlcoholismNature or Nuture INTRODUCTION: Alcoholism can affect anyone. It has enormous costs as it pertains to societies, families, and individuals. It is not prejudicial towards any race, color, sex, religion, or economic level. Although we do have ideas as to what alcoholism is, what we do not know is the exact cause(s) of this problem. Researchers are continually seeking answers to the long-standing nature versus nurture debate. Different views are split between a biological paradigm and a p
Are Prosocial and Aggressive Behaviour at the End
Are Prosocial and Aggressive Behaviour at the End
Are Prosocial and Aggressive Behaviour at the End of a ProsocialAggression Continuum Abstract Aggression and prosocial behaviour appear to be subject to very similar conditions, and processes. These two are discussed and compared along with correlations investigated by temperament theorists. The relevance of the Sherif (1953) experiment is examined, and used to illustrate how those with prosocial qualities and personalities can act in an aggressive manner at the same time, thereby bringing the
Cognitivebehavioral and Psychodynamic Models for C
Cognitivebehavioral and Psychodynamic Models for C
Cognitivebehavioral and Psychodynamic Models for College Counseling ˙ Short-term or Brief Counseling/Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral and Psychodynamic Models for College Counseling Abstract “Short-term” or “Brief Counseling/Therapy” and the current mental health system seem to be inexorably linked for at least the foreseeable future. This paper discusses the history, objectives, appropriate clientele, efficacy, and the other benefits, and short comings, of this therapeutic/counseling modality and
Depression5
Depression5
depression5 Title: How psychological states affect the immune system. Subject(s): AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Psychology; IMMUNE system -- Psychological aspects Source: Health & Social Work, Nov96, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p287, 5p Author(s): Littrell, Jill Abstract: Discusses the premise that the psychological state affects the immune system with reference to the psychological state of persons with enhanced functioning immune states and those with suppressed immunity, HIV and AIDS. How stress affect
Depression5
Depression5
depression5 Title: How psychological states affect the immune system. Subject(s): AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Psychology; IMMUNE system -- Psychological aspects Source: Health & Social Work, Nov96, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p287, 5p Author(s): Littrell, Jill Abstract: Discusses the premise that the psychological state affects the immune system with reference to the psychological state of persons with enhanced functioning immune states and those with suppressed immunity, HIV and AIDS. How stress affect
Divorce and Children Affects of
Divorce and Children Affects of
Divorce and Children Affects of The Affects of Divorce on Children As a child, there are many things that affect a view, memory, opinion, or attitude. Children have many of their own daily struggles to cope with, as peer pressures are an example. As an adult, we sometimes forget what it is like to be a child dealing with some of the childhood pressures. Many parents do not realize how something like divorce could possibly affect their children as much as it does themselves. As the case may be,
Gender issues
Gender issues
gender issues After reading through my gender log, during the past few weeks, I observed that many people are trained to determine their gender by their biological sex. Some of the people that I have observed and written about would probably never have doubted their sexual orientation. Others have definitely examined their sexuality. Whether this sexuality is male or female is entirely up to them. This is their true sexual identity. Still others that I noticed have actually convinced themselv
Litery works
Litery works
litery works Structuralism/post-structalism, 1. Origins - Structuralism is derived from linguistics and as such subscribes to an Aristotelian epistemology that believes in the discovery of reliable/concrete truths through the use of the scientific method, system, and reason. On the other hand, poststructuralism hails from philosophy and consequently is skeptical concerning the existence of absolute truth or reliable knowledge. 2. Tone and Style - Due to the scientific outlook that characterizes
Natre of Aggression
Natre of Aggression
Natre of Aggression Background Nature of Aggression Aggression is the quintessential basis for all sociopathic behavior, and a primary concern in the fields of behavioral, developmental, social, and clinical psychology, and is covered to some extent in nearly every other field of psychology. Yet aggression is also necessary for human beings as a way to protect ones individuality, to enhance ones social standing, and often to protect oneself from bodily harmall purposes very important to the
None Provided31
None Provided31
None Provided31 Reaction Paper 1 (Sample Reaction Paper) Ron Gerrard, HWS Psychology Department My paper is based on an article from the texts web site (chapter 9) entitled Lack of sleep ages bodys systems. The basic claim of the article is that sleep deprivation has various harmful effects on the body. The reported effects include decreased ability to metabolize glucose (similar to what occurs in diabetes) and increased levels of cortisol (a stress hormone involved in memory and regulation
Occupational Stress
Occupational Stress
Occupational Stress Opening Statement: This paper will examine some causes and some of the effects of stress on individuals in the work environment. Role overload will be discussed as a major agent of stress at both work and home. Role Underload, Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity will be discussed briefly for comparison. Examples of stress in the work place will be used to illustrate the broad ramifications of stress in the occupational setting. Examples of Electromyography (EMG) will be given as a
Psyschology Study on Drinking
Psyschology Study on Drinking
Psyschology Study on Drinking Abstract In response to the need for research that incorporates multiple aspects of theory into a testable framework, this study attempted to replicate and extend the results of Cooper, Russell, Skinner, Frone, and Mudar (1992). A modified stressor vulnerability model of stress-related drinking was tested in a homogeneous sample of 65 male and female undergraduate student drinkers. Total weekly consumption of alcohol was used as the criterion measure, whereas famil
Recycling Motivation A look at the factors shaping
Recycling Motivation A look at the factors shaping
Recycling Motivation A look at the factors shaping recycling habits Recycling Motivation: A look at the factors shaping recycling habits The United States generates more solid waste each year than any than any other nation. The total cost of disposing of this waste has reached nearly $75 billion annually. Only 17% of the municipal solid waste is recycled in the United States, compared with 40% in Japan and up to 60% in some Western European countries (Oskamp et al., 1995). Americas landfill sy
Relability of Childrens Eyewitness Testimony
Relability of Childrens Eyewitness Testimony
Relability of Childrens Eyewitness Testimony The situation that I have thought of is, when I was on the jury for juveniles who committed first offenses. While I was listening to the lawyers depend these kids, I looked on the list and saw a familiar name. The name was a person I went to kindergarten with. She was being convicted of shoplifting. I could not believe it. All the thoughts of that soft, kind-hearted person went out the window. My behaviors were changed by the environmental influences
Shortterm or Brief CounselingTherapy
Shortterm or Brief CounselingTherapy
Shortterm or Brief CounselingTherapy ˙ Short-term or Brief Counseling/Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral and Psychodynamic Models for College Counseling Abstract “Short-term” or “Brief Counseling/Therapy” and the current mental health system seem to be inexorably linked for at least the foreseeable future. This paper discusses the history, objectives, appropriate clientele, efficacy, and the other benefits, and short comings, of this therapeutic/counseling modality and its relevance to my present ca
Son of Sam
Son of Sam
Son of Sam Running head: A CLOSER LOOK A Closer Look at David Berkowitz and His Impact on the Criminal Justice System Will Smith November 19, 2001 Westmont College David Berkowitz is not a household name, however his media given title Son of Sam will ensure his memory as one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. David Berkowitz was born on June 1, 1953 to a single unwed mother and immediately into adoption. He was adopted by Nat and Pearl Berkowitz, a loving Jewish couple unable t
Stress
Stress
stress Occupational Stress By: David J. Derro ([email protected]) Opening Statement: This paper will examine some causes and some of the effects of stress on individuals in the work environment. Role overload will be discussed as a major agent of stress at both work and home. Role Underload, Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity will be discussed briefly for comparison. Examples of stress in the work place will be used to illustrate the broad ramifications of stress in the occupational setting. Ex
Stress
Stress
stress Occupational Stress By: David J. Derro ([email protected]) Opening Statement: This paper will examine some causes and some of the effects of stress on individuals in the work environment. Role overload will be discussed as a major agent of stress at both work and home. Role Underload, Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity will be discussed briefly for comparison. Examples of stress in the work place will be used to illustrate the broad ramifications of stress in the occupational setting. Ex
The Effect of Divorce on Children
The Effect of Divorce on Children
The Effect of Divorce on Children The Effects Of Divorce On Young Children The statistics for divorce in the 1990s suggest that nearly sixty percent of marriages end in divorce. Given this startling figure, the assumption can be made that many children will experience some effects caused by the life-changing event called divorce. What is it exactly about divorce that causes negative consequences for these children? In what ways will these children be effected? Will these effects show outwardly
The InterRelationship between Stress and the Human
The InterRelationship between Stress and the Human
The InterRelationship between Stress and the Human Immune The Inter-Relationship between Stress and the Human Immune System upon Health Outcomes By Luke Austin The impact of stress on human immune system functioning and health outcomes is an area of recent interest. This investigation as to how health outcomes are affected by this inter-relationship will firstly operationalise all of the variables (health, stress, immune system); and secondly, by describing the functions and reactions of the im
Theoretical perspectives
Theoretical perspectives
theoretical perspectives Theoretical Perspectives of Certain Disorders Anxiety Disorder Psychoanalysts believe that anxiety disorders are caused by internal mental conflicts often involving sexual impulses. These impulses cause an overuse of the egos defense system that fails over time. This shows that the unacceptable impulses the ego has blocked are the generalized anxiety disorders. These blocked impulses cause an unconscious state of apprehension for which the person does not know the caus