Will technological change make HFE obsolete?Would it be possible to ‘re-engineer’ the human body when designing lifelike robots?Calculate the mean and standard deviation of the following data on stature (show all your steps in the calculations to arrive at the answers): Stature mm 1650 1760 1665 1720 1810 1690 18504- Mr. Smith’s stature is 0.4 standard deviations below the mean stature for US males. What percentile is his stature?What percentage of US males is taller than he is?Suppose the mean stature was 1700 mm and the standard deviation 200 mm. How tall would Mr. Smith be?
Technological Changes Human Body Re Engineering Questions
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5.Go to this website and find the six images of clay particles. Then, answer the following questions:https://www.researchgate.net/figure/SEM-images-of-…Answer a-b-cA. Read the figure caption. What is the name of the four clay minerals pictured (your answer should be four single words that end in ite).B. Notice the clay particles in figure (a). This is the most common clay mineral. It is very important to note that although there appear to be 4 particles, there are actually 1000’s of particles. In fact, there are four ‘flocs’ (or groups) of particles. Each particle is actually very thin, and so, each floc is a stack of hundreds of particles held together like pages of a book (each page being a particle). What is the name of the force that is holding these particles together? Hint: reader…C. Continue to explore figure (a). Notice the scale bar: 5 m. That is 5 micrometers, which is 0.005 mm. The width of most of the particles shown ranges between 1 and 5 m. The thickness of each particle, is, however, less than 0.1 m. The figure caption states “SEM images …”. What does SEM mean? In general, how does it work? Up to 5 sentences. Cite your references.
CIVE 462 Clay Minerals and Particles Questions
Attached Files: Module 6 Lab.docx (18.976 KB)Complete and click the link above to submit Lab 7Have you ever wondered how it is you know a person is attractive? Humans from many cultures often agree about the universal qualities of attractiveness – we all know an attractive man or woman at a glance. But how? In this week’s lab, we will be investigating how sexual selection can apply to our own species. Download the lab instructions. You will need to submit a formal lab report this week. The report should be in a word document with a an introduction containing a description of the basic question and the premise (ie, what are the researchers testing with their facial averaging software?). You should summarize your findings in a series of data tables AND graphs. For example, you might include a bar graph comparing the average attractiveness of the sets of three faces you selected (less attractive, medium attractiveness, and very attractive) before and after averaging. Finally, you should summarize your findings in your lab report. Was the ‘averageness’ hypothesis supported?Instructions for the lab and the lab report can be found in the attached document for this lab. Please download that document.
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Resilience and Mental Health Care in College Students
Share this: Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn WhatsApp Introduction When we think about resilience and mental health, we want to be able to understand that life has many challenges and barriers to overcome that causes setbacks for each individual. When something goes wrong in our lives, we want to be able to bounce back in a recovering way that conquers each obstacle we face so that we can live within a positive mental health frame. When having resilience, you are able to have strength from within that helps you rebound from any setback or challenge. This may include “job loss, an illness, a disaster or the death of a loved one” (Mayo Foundation of Medical Education and Research, 1998). For myself, it is finding resilience within academia and understanding the many identities that students face when they bridge from high school to university. Within this paper, I want to discover how to have the ability to overcome obstacles, challenges, and barriers by using the academic planner and understanding the many identities we as students face in our everyday lives as we discover who we are and how we fit within society. Also, how to protect your mental health from the various conditions such as depression and anxiety, two very common illnesses that many students who enter into university develop due to the overwhelming need to please others in order to fit into their social roles. This paper will look at social institutions and how the government, school and health care system encourages us to think and live in a particular way that helps to maintain a social order in our society. Also, critically looking at what is the normal and the pathological and understanding the idea behind it. What is Resilience? To define resilience is to have “the ability to overcome difficult challenges that individuals who are resilient are able to cope with when they are exposed to stressful life situations” (Southwick, Bonanno, Masten, Panter-Brick, Yehuda, 2014). Another aspect of resilience is to also have the ability to not only cope and move forward with their challenges, but it also builds on strengths from their many experiences where they are able to heal from life stressors and challenges in the future. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (2007), “the ability to be resilient in the face of adversity involves a number of factors such as being empathetic, have good communication skills, problem solving skills, and be able to set goals” (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2007). Part of being resilient is having a strong hold on your mental health which can be a part of having a positive mental health. In promoting mental health, it means to have effort in increasing positive mental wellbeing, therefore building resilience. Resilience is impacted by multiple factors such as “characteristics of the individual, families and communities or environments” (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2007). These factors affect the intensity of these risks and protective factors that determines the likelihood of someone becoming resilient. With the individual family and environmental factors that bring about resilience, there is a benefit to promoting protective factors and reducing risk factors. Social supports come from “positive peers, supportive teachers, and other adults, as well as immediate family” (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2007). On a macrosystemic level, community factors such as “good schools, community services, sports, cultural factors, spirituality and religion, and lack of exposure to violence, contribute to resilience” (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2007). There is value in the more individualistic approach to understanding the relationship between resilience and mental health, however, it only tells a small part of a much greater story. For myself, I look upon building resilience when I find myself coming into a time of need. Making connections and having good relationships with family members, friends, and others are important to me. I accept help and welcome the support givesn from those who show that they care and will listen to me during those stressful times. Having that open ear strengthens my resilience. What I also do to uphold my resilience is learning how to interpret a situation where I change how I respond to it better. I would look beyond the present situation and into the future where it gave me a more positive outlook and helps to build academic resilience to assist me during my educational years. Academic Resilience It is important to place the term resilience into a specific context. In the social sciences program, specifically health studies and gerontology, we place a lot of emphasis on context and historical context. This determines how we think and live, especially in the now where historical context matters most. The particular social context we are in matters, where talking about something in University is different than speaking about it in high school. This is where we modify the term resilience into the term academic resilience. It connects to our notion of identity and how our identity is constructed. With that, there is no singular identity, we have multiple that get constructed all the time. Compared to a couple hundred years ago, we had a relatively fixed identity. For example, where we were born, our family, what our families did, would all be connected to us. The hard part of this process of identification is when the identity you are constructing becomes an object. If conforming to a label is a way to identify yourself, it stops being a process that you can control and becomes an object that controls you. An example of this is bullying and allowing what you are being labeled as define you to the point of you believing it to be true. The main point is having awareness of the identity constructed and becoming more aware of how you are constructing these identities. Doing so can manage the way you view and talk to others where you can educate and help them support their own identities at the same time. In relation to the articles where part of the research is understanding why the students are struggling in regard to their mental health and why this may be the case, one way of thinking about this is from a University point of view. We are just students and that is our primary identity that we construct while attending school. We also have other identities that are happening around us all the time such as being a part of a family as a son or daughter or being a parent ourselves. The key tensions within the article was that what students were experiencing was balancing a student identity with their family identity. If families did not understand the pressures of what it means to be a student, the student may be in a lot of stressful trouble. From my own personal experiences with finding my identity and seeing how the schools handle the transition, I find that it is challenging for first year students to deal with the stressors of managing their family identity and their student identity. When students such as I add in a third identity which include maintain a job on top of everything else and fourth identity of maintain friendships, the stressors almost become life destructing. The academic resilience planner that was completed for lecture has been a tool used to help individuals maintain their identities and remember their purposes in each one. The planner has helped myself in managing my anxiety and stressors in which I was able to successfully balance and manage my multiple identities that I have within my own networks and kept myself grounded in times of crisis. I have also had the experience of using a similar planner when assisting clients who are experiencing their own form of identity crisis and anxieties in which has successfully worked with them so that they are able to care for themselves and others with positive mental health. Critical Perspectives of Resilience and Mental Health As discussed in lecture, every social institution that was spoken about such as the government, school and health care system, encourage us to think and live in a particular way that helps to maintain a social order in our society. To think this way is valuable in how we construct ourselves to our identities. However, in other cases, a society without social order is destructive. When looking from a critical perspective, there is a need to critique the negative impacts of that social order. Within our social institutions such as the educational system, it is designed to advantage some people and disadvantage others. From a critical perspective, the readings and lectures look at it in ways where social institutions encourage a particular social order that advantage some people and disadvantage others. In the case of health and mental health, it is referred to as the normal and the pathological. This idea tends to take all the differences among a population and average them with a mean. It was determined that what might be normal is not actually a representative of the diversity among that population. An example of this that was discussed in lecture would be the body weight of children as they are developing. The argument here is that the idea of the normal and the pathological are backwards. For example, in lecture we spoke about a French theorist within the medical sciences. This theorist spoke about the knowledge being produced about people’s health and tried to come up with a set of norms among a population of people. His argument is what gets constructed as normal which is the average across differences, end up being pathological. Therefore, the argument is that normalizing how we understand things is valuable in terms of creating mechanisms to try to encourage people to follow a certain social order but intend to pathologize difference. With connecting mental health and resilience, people who have a different kind of mental health orientation, living with a mental illness, or have challenges, makes an argument where they are not pathological. It is just ways of inhabiting the world and it goes against the order that is constructed. Trying to destigmatize and normalize different ways of living in the world is done by looking at these movements and groups of people who are trying to shift the structures in the way people think about mental health, and what we consider to be normal and pathological. This is where having self-acceptance plays an important part with having resilience. There is always this pressure that individuals need to be more than what they already are, and this pressure ends up holding people back. When we realize that we are more than those pressures, it allows us to do the things that we want to do. Conclusion Having resilience is an essential tool to master in our everyday lives. I find that for myself, having resilience has helped me overcome challenges that I have faced, more so over the four years I have spent at McMaster. Previously I was a student at Mohawk and transitioned from a college student into a university student. The first-year transition was extremely difficult for me as I had nothing to prepare me for the culture shock and advanced educational expectations than what I was used to with coming from a local community college where standards were lower than at McMaster. I felt very lost mentally and emotionally, struggling to understand my place not only at school, but in the world. Without knowing it, I’ve used resilience to overcome the challenges and barriers I was facing over the years I was a student at McMaster. Building resilience is a journey and each approach is unique to every individual. What has helped me is making connections and building a strong family network that has supported me throughout my journey in university. It has helped establish my identity where I have been able to be a student, friend, girlfriend and daughter without feeling the pressures to favor one over the other. I encourage the use of the academic planner so that others are able to find truths within themselves and be kept grounded in times of crisis and to not allow those social institutions such as the government, health care system, and schools to label us and expect us to confirm to those identities in order to feel that we are worth something if we do. References Bottrell, D.,
Case Study: Snapple Brand Audit
essay order The purpose of this report is to conduct a brand audit for the brand Snapple by examining the brand’s portfolio and also by exploring consumer perceptions and the companies that have owned Snapple. Snapple Brand Snapple is a brand that was founded by three acquaintances who realized there were more possibilities with fruit then just consuming it. Their ability to see more possibilities in fruit launched the start of non-carbonated beverages within the United States. Today Snapple is apart of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. Snapple is a beverage that is available in a wide variety of juices, teas and flavored waters and has been on shelves for over thirty years. Snapple beverages are famous for their quirky image, use of glass bottles and “real facts”. Snapple is known for their slogan “Made from the Best Stuff on Earth”, which refers to their use of all natural ingredients. ()?? INTRODUCTION Brief History and Background Unadulterated Food Corporation, now know to the world as Snapple was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1972. Hyman Golden, Arnold Greenburg and Leonard Marsh are known as the creators of this non-carbonated fruit and tea beverage. These three inventers started by selling Snapple beverages in various health food stores within the New York area (About Snapple, n.d.). Unadulterated Food Corporation eventually changed names to Snapple Beverage Corporation. The Snapple Beverage Corporation conducted business well, grew fast and the brand name Snapple became well known to many beverage drinkers by the early 1990’s. Most of Snapple’s sales were made within a network of smaller independent distributors. The Snapple Beverage Corporation choose to allow sales in only a small portion of supermarket channels and stayed out of outlets that primarily sold top selling brand names such as, Coke and Pepsi. The market soon became aware of the Snapple brand and in 1992 a private based investment firm from Boston purchased Snapple. A year later the Snapple brand became public and went national (Jackson, 2008). Two years later Snapple Beverage Corporation was purchased from the Boston based investment center by Quaker Oats. Quaker Oats management and strategy of the Snapple brand differed greatly and many changes were made including the distribution of the brand, which had proven to work so well for the brand in the first place. This change of ownership and strategy caused a great deal of damage to the Snapple brand. The brand’s image and reputation were hurt and sales faced a large decline (Jackson, 2008). Snapple was sold once again in 1997 to Triarc Companies. Triarc Companies incorporated back Snapple’s original corporate strategy and most importantly went back to using similar distributors. Triarc successfully recreated a positive brand image and increased Snapple’s sales just in time to sell it to Cadbury Schweepes in 2000. Today the Snapple brand is apart of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group which was formed in 2008 after Cadbury Schweepes separated from their Americas Beverages business (Our Brands Snapple, n.d.). MARKETING MIX Product Snapple’s product line offers consumers over fifty different varieties of Snapple beverages to choose from. Snapple’s beverages consist of five different types of drinks that include; Tea, Water, Juice, 100% Juice, and Diet. Snapple beverages come in a wide range of flavors that include Original, Berry, Citrus, Fruit and Mixed Fruit. Each flavor category offers a full range of flavors. All products are claimed to be “Made from the Best Stuff on Earth”. In addition Snapple products are made by using all natural ingredients and marketed as being “100% Natural” (Products, n.d.). Price In 1982 Unadulterated Food Corporation was selling their products at a fairly high price of a $1 per bottle (Snapple Beverage, n.d.). Today Dr Pepper Snapple still employs a premium pricing strategy for the Snapple brand when compared to similar drinks on the market. The average selling price for a bottle of Snapple tends to range anywhere from a $2.00 to $3.00. Snapple’s price per bottle varies on location of purchase and size of bottle. Snapple’s use of a premium pricing strategy is an indicator of the quality that can be found within each of their beverages. Snapple is also able to employ this type of a pricing strategy due to their claim and leadership of being the leader in great-tasting premium beverages (Dr. Pepper Snapple, n.d.). Promotion From the beginning and still today Snapple differentiates itself as being an alternative choice to carbonated beverages. The brand promotes their premium beverages as being”100% natural”, fun, real and personal. Snapple has used several successful promotion strategies throughout the years that have consisted of a spokes model, celebrity endorsements, media advertisements, contests and other traditional methods of advertising ()??. The earlier years of Snapple’s history featured Wendy Kaufman, known as “the Snapple Lady”. Wendy Kaufman became Snapple’s spokes model, Wendy heavily promoted the Snapple brand in many different ways for several years. Snapple also incorporated celebrity endorsements such as Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh to promote the Snapple brand. In later years Snapple launched new media advertisements that featured Snapple bottles known as “Little Fruits” who played characters that helped bring back Snapple’s quirky image. Snapple’s also created a contest titled “What’s Your Story”. The contest allowed consumers to share their own experiences with the Snapple brand. Snapple then awarded the winner with a new Snapple commercial that was based on that individual’s Snapple experience. Snapple has also uses many forms of traditional advertising such as their website, radio, and outdoor promotions at bus shelters or with billboards (Manning-Schaffel, 2003). Place From the beginning Snapple was sold within a network of smaller independent distributors, such as mom-and-pop shops with limited sales in supermarkets. This allowed the brand to build great relationships with their distributors. Distributors were changed throughout the years due to the various ownerships of the brand. Today Dr Pepper Snapple distributes it products through their own company’s bottling and distribution network, through third-party distributors and through foodservices. Snapple is available worldwide and can be purchase just about anywhere; convenience stores, supermarkets, malls, online and through vending machines. Increasing accessibility of Dr Pepper Snapple products has been the company’s goal and main focus throughout the last five years. In order to achieve increased availability of their products Dr Pepper Snapple, Inc. added 175,000 coolers and vending machines throughout the last five fiscal periods, added more vending machines within food outlets and had made their products more available within fast food restaurants (Theodore, 2009). COMMUNICATION Website Snapple’s website can be located at http://www.snapple.com/. Snapple surfers can find out all the information they ever wanted to know about their favorite Snapple beverage on Snapple’s website. The website details information about every type of drink and flavor available on the market, nutritional information and upcoming new flavors. The website also provides Snapple fans with an automated item locator for those who need assistance in finding their favorite Snapple products. This interacted tool allows Snapple lovers to locate their favorite product any day and hour of the week (Snapple, n.d.). ()??? For fans of Snapple’s “Real Facts” the website provides surfers with an achieved list of the now retired 675 “Real Facts”. One can also register on their website to get the latest Snapple news, events and offers sent directly to their email or cell phone. For those who don’t wish to register the site does provide information on current special offers and promotions. In addition Snapple’s website includes a frequently asked questions section, current press releases and a link on how to contact the company (Snapple, n.d.). Other Forms of Communication Snapple’s other forms of communication include social networking, sales promotions, advertising, events, and public relations. Social networking has become very popular and is now used by many companies as a form of communication. Social networking is a free form of advertising that can reach millions of people across the world. Snapple currently can be found on Facebook and Twitter. The company encourages Snapple fans to become their friend on Facebook or to tweet on Twitter. Snapple’s sale promotions include consumer promotions that provide free samples or coupons to consumers. The company also utilizes trade promotions, contest for consumers and sales reps. In addition the company will offer product promotions at supermarkets, schools and athletic clubs (Chan, 2007). Advertising of the Snapple brand can be found all over. Snapple is known for their use of network media, print media and radio commercials. The company also uses various types of display media such as promotional displays on their products, billboards, posters at mall kiosks, bus shelters and even air banners as a form of advertising their brand. Snapple also supports and sponsors many public events and community service programs, especially within New York City where New Yorkers adore the Snapple brand (Chan, 2007). In addition to the above forms of communication Snapple also utilizes public relations as a form of communication. For example one of Snapple’s past public relations includes the introduction of Snapple’s White Tea. In order to create brand awareness of their new product Snapple hired Ruder Finn to introduce the new product in different cities. Coverage of the event was found in major newspapers and different television stations across the United States. Free samples were handed out and over 32,000 consumers’ attended the tour (Snapple White Tea, n.d.). BRAND INVENTORY Brand Attributes Brand attributes are the basic criteria that establish a brand’s identity. They display associations that consumers assigned to a brand. These associations can be either positive or negative and also can have different meanings and levels of importance to different customers segments, cultures and markets (Brand glossary, n.d.). One of the most important brand attributes a consumer expects when purchasing a Snapple beverage is for it to taste great. Other common brand attributes that consumers have assigned to the Snapple brand are great flavor, 100% natural, “Made from the Best Stuff on Earth”, authentic, premium beverage, quirky, personal and fun. These brand attributes are a few of the common features that are shared by Snapple’s consumers and they have characterized and defined Snapple’s identity. Brand Portfolio Dr Pepper Snapple group’s portfolio contains over fifty different brands and hundreds of different flavors. Their portfolio includes many different types and flavors of carbonated and non carbonated drinks, teas, waters, mixers, juices and other premium beverages. Some of Dr Pepper Snapple’s key brands include: Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD): Dates back to 1885 and is the oldest soft drink in the United States. Rated #1 in its flavor category. Rated #2 in overall flavored in the United States. Dr. Pepper beverages are available in regular, diet and Cherry. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s Core Four Brands: Rated #1orange flavored CDS in the United States Sunkist beverages come in diets, oranges
Argumentative research paper
Argumentative research paper.
ARGUMENTATIVE RESEARCH PAPER LENGTH 2,000 words (excluding references) Write an essay taking the “for” or “against” side of any current issue.Assume that the reader has feelings opposite to yours and attempt to persuade the reader to adopt your point of view.You will do this by making a strong THESIS statement at the beginning and supporting that idea with at least 4 REASONS: THESISReason evidence Reason evidence Reason evidence Reasonevidence CONCLUSION TOPICChoose a topic which is of interest to you. Narrow your topic down as much as you can—your paper will be more persuasive that way.Present a PRESCRIPTIVE thesis (what should/shouldn’t be), not a descriptive one (what is/isn’t). OUTSIDE SOURCES Use at least eight quotations from at least eight outside sources to illustrate and defend your thesis.These must be chosen from at least three of the following categories. Periodical (magazine or journal)Television program Daily newspaperGovernment publication Book (limit 2) Other Internet sourcePamphlet DVD Support your opinion with inarguable FACTS.Give supporting evidence that is free of logical fallacies, assumptions, and biases.Naturally, your own commentary must be free of these weaknesses and above all rational and non-emotional. DOCUMENTATION Cite your sources using the MLA style of documentation.Give parenthetical references within your text and include a “Reference” list at the end of the paper with full publication data on each source. THESIS.Present a single statement (one sentence of reasonable length) that is the controlling idea of your essay.Unless you and I agree otherwise, this statement will appear word for word in the introduction of your essay. OUTLINE. Present your approved thesis followed by 2 to 6 primary reasons that will support it.Each reason should consist of one complete sentence.No research materials should be included in the outline. FINAL PRODUCT.You are required to type this paper.Double-space of course.Do not enclose it in any type of binder.
Argumentative research paper
Business Information Technology Systems
Business Information Technology Systems.
All the questions in pdf file ………………..…………… 1. The submission is in the form of an individual written report. This should be written in a concise, formal business style using single spacing and font size 12.2. You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs and subsections as appropriate, and all work must be supported with research and referenced using the Harvard referencing system.3. Please provide a bibliography using Harvard referencing system if you referred any sources for theoretical parts or questions.4. The document must be submitted to turnitin in word document.5. The total word count (excluding bibliography) of the report should be around 2,500 words, butyou will not be penalised for exceeding the word limit.6. The file must be saved in the format: student ID-BITS-Formative-A2, for formative submissionand student ID-BITS-Summative-A2, for summative assignment.7. In case of extenuating situations, the relevant college policies
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