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by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Population Density, Noise and Crowding, and How They Impact Productivity

Big businesses often reside in large, densely populated, noisy, crowded urban environments. Such surroundings create stressful conditions that are counterproductive to business success. Understanding how to alleviate stress factors can boost productivity tremendously.

Lifestyle
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
How Building Design Influences Performance and Behavior

Building design is often overlooked as a contributing factor of poor performance. Issues such as physical privacy, perceived control, personal space and density, all play a role in optimizing or inhibiting team performance. Selecting an optimal building design based upon scientific research can boost staff performance and efficiency.

Health
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Brain Function, Cognition and the Lesson of Phineas Gage

Major breakthroughs in medical science occurred through the case study of Phineas Gage, a man whose personality was transformed when a steel pole was thrust through his head during an accident. Discoveries of specific brain area responsibilities by Paul Broca and Carl Wernicke have provided a deeper understanding of brain function and mapping.

Business & Money
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Globalization: Comparing Friedman and Duiker Perspectives

Globalization is rapidly transforming the economic world in which we live. Examining the predictions of Thomas Friedman and William Duiker and the Dell Theory of Conflict Resolution provides insight into the future of our globalized world.

Business & Money
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Psychological Test Types and Applications

Psychological testing before hiring job candidates, testing employee aptitude, and student psychological characteristics, can be risky when not performed correctly. Understand the types of tests available to select those that correctly fit your application.

Lifestyle
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Philosophy of Morality and Virtue

A comparison of moral philosophy as presented by Kant, Aristotle and Mill. Kant's philosophy based upon absolutes proves quite different from Aristotle and Mill, which are based upon relativism.

Technology
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Emerging Technologies and Digital Forensics

Technological advancement provides opportunity for cyber criminals as well as convenience and increased capabilities for consumers. Digital forensic software and hardware must evolve in order for law enforcement to keep up with and overtake the current massive wave of cyber crime.

Business & Money
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Planning Wireless Sensor Network Systems

The risks and benefits of Wireless Sensor Networks must be considered during the planning phase to determine whether or not WSN installation is right for the organization. Energy costs, complexity and security items that must be thoroughly analyzed and measured against the operations and logistics benefits prior to purchase and installation.

Health
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Positive Outlook and Participation Prescribed for Successful Aging

Research has found that a positive outlook on life is the most significant factor during late adulthood, resulting in "successful aging" and fullness of life during the late adulthood phase.

Technology
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Allport and Adler: A Personality Theory Comparison

Alfred Adler and Gordon Allport helped establish the foundations of psychology as the discipline we know today. Comparing the similarities and differences between the theories of Adler and Allport provides present day mental health professionals with a better understanding of the logic behind psychoanalytic and humanistic analysis.

Health
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Cross Cultural Psychology: Understanding Behavior in Context

Cross cultural psychology enables scientists to grasp human behavior within the context of an individual's cultural expectations. More widely known disciplines such as cognitive and behavioral psychology fail to recognize that behavioral norms differ between cultures. Cross cultural psychology provides an unbiased understanding of behavior through the lens of an individual's social environment.

Lifestyle
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
The Psychology Behind Learning and Cognition

Understanding learning components and processes is especially important for career educators such as coaches and teachers, as well as the students they mentor. Concepts such as the role of behavior in learning, operant conditioning and classical conditioning serve as insight into how learning occurs in everyday life as well as the classroom.

Business & Money
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Ethical Expectations of Professional Psychology Practitioners

Psychology career performance expectations are dictated by the American Psychological Association. The APA established code of ethics provides direction that every psychology professional is expected to observe. These guidelines serve not only as a code of conduct, but also to further psychology as a profession, as well as individuals in their careers.

Technology
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Understanding Cognitive Language Processing

Modern cognitive psychology found its beginnings in the study of cognitive language processing, such as language acquisition, formation and use. We now understand many essential components of language processing, however cognitive psychologists still have much to learn about this fascinating and complex subject.

Health
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Clinical Psychology: History and Evolution

Clinical psychology professionals provide mental health services based upon discoveries found through modern scientific methodology. However, this displine originated with Greek philosophers, and continued to expand as psychology career professionals including Sigmund Freud and Lightner Witmer found ways to use psychological discoveries to help the mentally distressed. The history behind clinical psychology provides insight into this discipline for those considering a career, and those in need of mental help.

Business & Money
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Lessons in Project Management: The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was and still is the greatest architectural project ever undertaken by humankind. It covers a total of 3,700 miles and was built mostly to protect the northern borders of China from the Mongolian and Manchurian nomadic invaders. However, the Great Wall (in all its grandeur) stands as a monument to why ill planned projects fail. While the Great Wall did have some success achieving one of its many purposes, the fact that all stakeholders were not working together, the strategy was ill defined, and an ultimate goal did not exist, are reasons why an alternative strategy would have been more effective both in the short and long term for the Chinese people as a whole.

Business & Money
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Business Intelligence MIS Strategies that Work

Business intelligence systems and MIS deliver enormous ROI when planned around the business rather than forcing the business to fit the system. BI systems designed and configured to fit within the business processes, serving as a valuable decision support system and competitive advantage.

Technology
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Atomic Space is Enormous...So Shouldn't I Be Invisible?

The vast atomic space between sub-atomic particles such as protons, neutrons and electrons, leaves one to logically conclude that all matter should be permeable and/or invisible rather than solid. Fortunately, science has found a logical answer to this question, enabling us to make sense out of the physical universe as we know it.

Technology
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Network Security Using the Cisco SAFE Framework

The Cisco SAFE network security design approach provides a framework engineers can leverage to apply an effective defense in depth strategy to their new or existing infrastructure. Cisco SAFE divides the components of network security into modules, enabling ease of planning and application.

Technology
by dwlsn233
5 years ago
Information Security: Hardening a MySQL Database Server

The MySQL database server default settings subject information housed in the database high risk of compromise. Hardening the MySQL configuration by applying standard security measures recommended by DISA and MySQL experts will help ensure that valuable data is kept secure from malicious intruders.

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