Research Database

Cognitive Dissonance

An 8 page paper. This essay explains Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance and its causes. The paper reports a number of research studies on this theory and notes how they relate to the core concept in the theory. The essay also explains how a person would reduce or eliminate the dissonance. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Diabetes Brochure/Poster Project

This 4 page essay presents a hypothetical example of how the student might report on the experience of presenting a brochure and poster on type 2 diabetes mellitus at a health fair event. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Lack of Communication Between Providers

A 3 page paper. One of the most common organizational problems in hospitals is a lack of communication between providers. This failure to communicate causes great patient harm. This essay discusses this issue as an organizational behavior problem. Examples and data are included. The problem is identified, analyzed, and offers a recommendation to fix the problem. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Aspects of Nursing Practice

This 5 page paper consists of the speaker notes for khaspectsnur.ppt. The issues discussed in this paper pertain to alignment of values between nurses and their employers and the importance of communication. The paper also relates a hypothetical example of an ethical conflict. Bibliography cites 5 sources.

Higher Education Privatization

A 3 page paper. Privatization as it relates to higher education refers to a process of taking on the characteristics of, or general operational norms associated with private enterprises. This essay discusses the decrease in state funding for state colleges and universities, benefits and negatives of privatization, effectiveness and sustainability, five elements along the privatization continuum, and examples from some colleges. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Social Activism/An Educator's View

This 6 page paper discusses societal racism and bias and offers an educator with an example of a reflection paper on this topic. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Reflections/Transformative Learning

This 3 page essay is an example of how a student might reflect on her past experience as a adult educator working with disadvantaged adult learners. No bibliography is offered.

The Judiciary And Fraud Corruption

A 3 page paper. This paper discusses FWAC in relation to the judiciary system and asks is this a setting in which FWAC can happen? Examples are provided. The second issue has to do with training a new investigator in the office of inspector general. The writer includes some questions the trainer might ask. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Developing Ethical Identity

A 15 page paper. This essay discusses multiple issues about practicing ethically. The paper discusses at length developing an ethical sense, developing an ethical identity and professional identity, how an ethical sense is developed, the importance of ethical mindfulness practice with examples. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

How Is Processing Of Grief A Spiritual Experience

A 15 page paper. This essay discusses grief and spirituality. The question is: Is the processing of grief and loss a spiritual experience? The essay begins with definitions of spirituality and grief. Five models of grief processing are included and also several verses from the Bible are identified. Examples are included. Comments about the spirituality of each are included. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

What Is a Great Leader?

This 5 page paper defines the term leader and outlines the characteristics it takes to be a great leader. Martin Luther King, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are used with examples alongside Adolf Hitler. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Adult Learning

This 3 page essay offers a student a hypothetical example of a personal essay that explores issues pertaining to adult learning. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Health Programs In Schools

A 6 page paper. The first part of this paper discusses promoting health in schools, the rationale for such programs, and some examples. The second part discusses how public health has helped medicine and includes a health care program in one state that is analogous to public health programs. The program is explained. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Adult Learning Styles

A 4 page paper, which begins with an example of something the writer learned. The paper asks a question: would it be better to learn adult learning styles or would it be better to earn a master's in adult education. The paper discusses learning styles a master's program. The paper also reports what other experts have written about learning. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Issues In Social Psychology

A 4 page paper that different issues relative to social psychology, including situationism, ethics, studies that were unethical, how people influence culture with examples, and conformity and obedience. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Divine Comedy: Dante and Virgil

In a paper of nine pages, the author writes about the relationship between the characters Dante and Virgil in the Divine Comedy. The author of this paper uses examples from the text to explain the morality and the way Virgil was a father figure to Dante throughout the journey. There is one source cited in this paper.

Education: Rewards and Punishments

This 5 page research paper offers a student an example of how to relate personal experience to wider issues of policy in regards to education and what the student perceives in terms of justice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Paige Greco/The Globe

This 3 page essay pertains to Paige Greco's essay on the Globe Theatre and discusses its features, arguing that this is an exemplary example of a well-written humanities article. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Drugs and Labeling Theory

This 5 page paper reports on alcohol, crack cocaine and Ecstasy as example of depressant, stimulant and hallucinogenic drugs. The last section of the paper reports on labeling theory, as a theoretical perspective that explains drug use. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Project Management

This 4 page paper provides an overview of the characteristics of an effective project manager. This paper outlines three essential characteristics and then shows their application in specific examples. This paper relates concepts of communication, planning, and transformational leadership. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Romanticism, Keats and Poe

This 5 page paper discusses John Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" as examples of Romanticism and Dark Romanticism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Reflection On Quote by Nelson Mandela

In this 3 page paper, the writer offers an example essay of how a teacher might reflect on a quote by Nelson Mandela. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Emotional intelligence and Other Management Issues

A 4 page paper. This essay discusses three topics. The first section discusses emotional intelligence; the next discusses the manager's responsibility to motivate employees; an brief example of a change project is presented next; and finally, a manager's responsibility to motivate employees is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Teaching Emotional Intelligence

A 30 page paper. This essay discusses what emotional intelligence is, a literature review of the topic, training teachers, training counselors, and programs and activities teachers and counselors can use to teach secondary students about emotional intelligence. Many examples are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Need For Manager Integrity

A 3 page paper. This essay discusses the effects of integrity among managers and leaders and what happens when there is a lack of integrity with examples. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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