Ecosystem

Ecosystem 2-3 pages In this assignment, you will investigate the biotic and abiotic structure and function of an ecosystem. Choose 1 of the following ecosystems: Tropical rainforest Grassland Coral reef Estuary Desert You will write an APA-style research paper of 2–3 pages about your choice of ecosystem, covering the following in your paper: Where might this type of ecosystem be located? Give 1 specific example. Describe the structure of the ecosystem. List both the abiotic components and biotic components. Describe the function of the ecosystem. How do the abiotic and biotic components interact in biogeochemical cycles? Describe both the carbon and nitrogen cycles. Describe disturbance and recovery. Describe 1 natural and 1 human-caused disturbance to the ecosystem. Explain the damage to the ecosystem, including how the abiotic and biotic characteristics of the ecosystem changed. Explain how ecosystems recover naturally based on resilience mechanisms and the theory of secondary succession. Sociology Evaluate a book, movie or television show episode. In writing the brief paper, do not simply summarize, but rather interpret the book/movie/episode in terms of sociological concepts, phenomena, and research addressed in the text and/or in class.  use basics of sociology.  CEO 1. In addition to the discussion of his success in general as one of the greatest CEO to discuss his contribution to individual ( his employees), group and then organisation (Apple) level of management.How did he treat each of this 3 levels of management and the strategies he used for this levels that made him and his company one of the greatest once. 2. To use minumum 2 references (if more is better) (Important note: The sourses should be STRICTLY from trusted online Journals for example google scholar, Harvad –MIT datebase or HBR magazine and etc.)  Readings Sections to Include in your Paper: 1. A short introduction in which you name the readings you have chosen and you explain what you feel are the main sociological concepts and issues that are explored in the readings.  2. A main body in which you clearly explain what you feel are the key sections of the readings. You should support your points with good details.  3. A “connections” paragraph in which you make a few, specific and meaningful connections between these two readings. 4. A final “assessment” paragraph which focuses on how well you feel the readings helped you understand the concepts you discussed in sections 1 or 2. 

Roles

Roles Have students list their roles (son or daughter, student, cashier, friend, etc.) on a piece of paper. Discuss how these roles influence their self-perceptions—their identities. Which are most important in defining who they are? Which are least important? How has what they view as important for defining self been influenced by family, culture, and their peers? How would taking away one of those roles affect the importance of the other roles? How would it impact identity? Discuss how these goals reflect Horney’s three aspects of self. Would Horney say you are one who moves “toward, against or away”? My roles include daughter, fiance, student, friend, patient care tech, and granddaughter. The book for my class is: Friedman, Howard S., and Miriam W. Schustack. Personality: classic theories and modern research. 5th Edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999. Print. It is not required that we quote things, but please use the book to base your answers from and if you do need to quote something. Topic Research and read the following topic: ” Students players and the right to form a union”. google any key word from the topic. Write a one- page single- space paper in the followoing format: 1. An introduction: Explain what the topic is about. 2. Do you agree with the regional NLRB? Defend your position  Leadership Two Questions: What is transformational leadership?  Who do you personally know that is a transformational leader?  Why? Answer must be 200 + words for each question. What kinds of diversity can exist within a group? What impact does diversity have on group outcomes? Answer must be 200 + words for each question. Presentation For this assignment, you will be required to (individually) read a magazine article on a Management Science model or application and present a summary of the article and results in a short presentation. The idea is to search for various ways in which these optimization models are used in the “real world” to improve processes or decisions.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan please answer each question individually with 200 word count each 1. Why is it important to continuously update the implementation and communication of a strategic plan? Who should be responsible for updating and communicating a strategic plan? Why? 2 What things should be taken into consideration in the creation of a roadmap for a strategic plan? What are examples of external and internal change agents? What role do change agents play in the execution of a road map for a strategic plan? Guide Sheets Hello, You have worked on this plan and I believe you still have all the guide sheets for this project and particularly assignment 4’s guide sheets.If you cant find it,let me know and I will resend it to you. Note: here’s the comment of my professor on assignment 3 that you have done “This is an excellent narrative about the industry. You’ll want to incorporate citations and references and statistics in future iterations of the plan to show the validity of your claims. Assignment 4 will be the marketing plan in which you will use the worksheets in the content section of MyCourses to guide you as you develop a preliminary marketing plan for your idea. We’ll do an activity during class related to the marketing mix (product, place, promotion, price).  Community Include information about your community including the cultural, economic, social, and civic aspects. 2-3 pages typed, double-spaced – Some cultural aspects Morris Civic Auditorium Colfax School.Civil Rights Heritage Center.  Include current population, civic issues the zip code for downtown area is 46601 but some Information can be found under City of South Bend Sources as many as needed. Be careful of run on sentences.  Personal Reflective Journal Write a personal reflective journal in 1st person using the following prompts. How does one’s expectations when entering into conflict can become a self fulfilling prophecy? Think about the conflict style of someone else you know well. It is similar to yours, or very different? Why do you think that is? Have you ever been involved in a conflict that transpired very differently than you anticipated? What did you learn?  Scripture reflection: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Psalm 103:8 The reading comes from chapter 5 in the (Interpersonal Conflict) by William Wilmot & Joyce Hocker

Ecological

Ecological Model This is assignment must be four (4) complete pages, not including your title page, double spaced, typed, APA formatting. You must take your assigned Structural Functionalist theorist that is Talcott Parsons and; (1). define his theoretical view of structural functionalism; (2) Using your ecological model that is attached about terrorism, take your assigned theorist and explain a portion of your ecological model. In other words, take the position of your assigned theorist to explain one or more aspects of your ecological model. I will attach my ecological model.This is assignment must be four (4) complete pages, not including your title page, double spaced, typed, APA formatting. You must take your assigned Structural Functionalist theorist that is Talcott Parsons and; (1). define his theoretical view of structural functionalism; (2) Using your ecological model that is attached about terrorism, take your assigned theorist and explain a portion of your ecological model. In other words, take the position of your assigned theorist to explain one or more aspects of your ecological model. I will attach my ecological model.  Patent 1. Identify important patent, copyright, trademark and data ownership issues related to the internet. Explain the statutes or legislature enacted to protect digital intellectual property and privacy rights. 2. Describe the concept of Big Data and Cloud Computing. Having analyzed Big Data via an Electronic Marketing Information System (MIS), classify certain sources of primary and secondary marketing research data.  3. Discuss the consumer behavior model that can be used to attract buyers by appealing to their affinity. Outline some of the characteristics, psychology and resources that consumers engage online.  4. Name the four consumer market segmentation bases and explain how the variables of age and gender might be analyzed to strategically target Gen Y’ers or Millennials. 5. In seeking to enhance product development explain attributes, branding, support services and labeling of online products. 6. Clarify the primary fixed and dynamic pricing strategies employed for online selling and, the pricing objectives that maximize profit.

Psychological

Business Find an example of the use of social media by business (large or small) that you think would serve that business well. Name the business and describe what the social media example is being used for. Outline what you see as the advantages. Also outline what problems you might anticapte and how they could be overcome.  Country Choose a country and research the cultural etiquette related to that country. Write a 2 page report presenting your findings. It can include: business dress, gift giving, business communications expectations, any topics to avoid in conversation, religious practices to consider, business hours, business meeting etiquette etc.  Psychological Skills Training 15 pts. Due Date: End of Week five After reading chapters 11-14 psychological skills, reviewing the PST Screen cast, week five lecture notes, and reviewing the following websites: http://www.sportpsych.org/nine2.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/psychological-skills-training.htm Design a Psychological Skills Training program for a collegiate athlete of your choice. Select an athlete and the sport, explain the issues, and then create a comprehensive Psychological Skills Training Program. You must include several of the strategies discussed in our text of psychological skills. Your paper must be formatted according to APA standards, including a title page, margins, and documentation.  Student provides an effective display of good writing and grammar. Assignment reflects student’s ability to select appropriate word usage and present an above average presentation of a given topic or issue. Assignment appears to be well written, 1-2 pages in length, with no more than 3-5 errors, including efforts with APA formatted documentation and referencing with one or two references. Scanning Your Hometown Individual Paper #2: Scanning Your Hometown Attached Files: Scanning your Hometown Example.pdf(427.661 KB) What is your local community look like? ( you live now, or you grew up – your choice). Hometown: New Britain, CT, zip code 06053  First, do some secondary research… First, go online to http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html look up the demographic information for your hometown. This site is maintained by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Check out the same location on ESRI. Here is a free map that you can look at various variables from ESRI: http://www.esri.com/data/esri_data/demographic-overview/demographic/demographic-map. You will only have access to certain information on this site for free. Then, go online to http://www.claritas.com/MyBestSegments/Default.jsp. Using your zip code, look up the psychographic information for the same area (There are several options, including Prizm, P$ycle, ConneXions). This site is maintained by Claritas, a division of the Nielsen Company (a leading marketing research, demographic, market segmentation research information media company). IT IS IMPORTANT TO USE PSYCHOGRAPHIC INFORMATION FOR FULL POINTS! Some other options: your town’s chamber of commerce or town hall (either online or in person) often has great information. Other good sites: http://www.city-data.com/ http://www.cerc.com/TownProfiles/default.asp. Then, do a bit of primary research… What do you observe of your own town that matches or does not match the primary data? When you drive around, what do you observe about restaurants already in town? For your paper: First, summarize what you found on from your research – what did you find, what was the same what was different, based on your personal knowledge, how accurate was the information Next, pretend you were going to open a new restaurant in the town you researched. How might you use the info you found in deciding the type of restaurant to open? Be specific in showing how the data you found led you to make the decision you made. Final paper should be a minimum 750 words.

Personality Theory

My Personality Theory Paper Instructions: For this assignment you will write a paper 4 to 5 pages in length, not including its required cover and Reference pages, describing a single personality theory from the course textbook that best explains your own personality and life choices. You are free to select from among the several theories covered in the course to date but only one theory can be used. Your task is to demonstrate your knowledge of the theory you choose via descriptions in your own words of its key concepts and to use of them to explain how you developed your own personality. Quoting must be kept to a minimum of a brief sentence or two per paper page.  If found in greater amounts it will result in point deduction. Your paper will include three parts.  Each parts will have above as a heading the part titles in bold below. I. Theory Description A brief description of the premise and key components of the personality theory you selected. You should be thorough but concise in this section and not spend the bulk of the paper detailing the personality theory, and rather provide enough of a summary of the key points that an intelligent but uniformed reader would be able to understand its basics. If you pick a more complicated personality theory you should expect explaining its premise and key components to take longer than explaining the same for one of the simpler theories, but in either case, focus on the basics and keep in mind that a paper that is almost all theory description and little use of the theory to explain your own personality will receive a significant point deduction as will the reverse case of the paper being largely personal experience sharing with little linkage to clearly described key theory components. II. My Personality A description of how your chosen theory explains your personality and life choices. III.  Theory Limitations A description of the limitations of the personality theory in explaining your personality or anyone else’s.  This section needs to identify limitations such as a theory applying to some aspects personality but not all, personality theory only applying to adult developmental, a theory focusing on nurture but not nature or vice versa, etc., not whether or not you agree with the theory.

Perspective

Marriage With the advent of same-sex marriage lesbian and gay couples have been faced with decisions about how to introduce and refer to each other. Read the attached article and discuss the role you think gender plays in these decisions. How do gender and sexual orientation intersect in this context? Research Research (cite your source) a teratogen of your choice and report on the effects it has on development. 150 word minimum Emotions  Write about negative emotions you experience while shopping. How does it affect you? what do you do? Does it affect your purchasing decision? Result of Abundance  1) Listen to the Chapter 7 Movie Clip: Paradox, Inequality is the Result of Abundance and answer the following question. Please be sure to identify, define, and connect at least two sociological terms. Please provide the textbook definition and cite Conley. 2) If you had the power to redistribute wealth in the United States, would you? If so, how? If not, why not ? Task It’s complicated to describe the task i have to do, but i will upload all the descriptions. It’s for my Advertising Module, they gave us a description of somebody who wants to start a business on food, and the task ask me to help her out on how to make this business known by more people than just her friends. Response You should write a reading response based on the uploaded document. The reading response should include brief summary of the article, evidence of having read the article, opinion, reaction, and everything should be ORIGINAL THOUGHTS! NO PLAGIARISM WILL BE TOLERATED! EVERYTHING SHOULD BE CITED. NO OUTSIDE SOURCES! Perspective I want 5 FULL pages of writing which don’t include a title page and a reference page. I don’t need an abstract. Times new roman, size 12 font. One inch margins double spaced. I want citations and quotes in MLA style. The sources can be divided into 2 books and 2 educational websites.  The paper is about the effects a woman experiences after abortion. I want to focus on 3 perspectives. The sociocultural perspective, the behavioral perspective and the psychodynamic perspective. If you think that a different perspective might explain my topic better, let me know. Please, make the paper in a way that is understandable. If there’s a difficult word, I want the definition included within the paper. For future references, I am pro-abortion, but that is not the point of the paper.  

Reverse Mortgages

SP 3 http://wps.pearsoned.com/bp_heizer_opsmgmt_11/236/60527/15495162.cw/content/index.html This is a case study to help you apply the concepts from Module Three related to MRP. Answer Discussion Questions 1 and 2 at the end of the case study. Reverse Mortgages You are to prepare a at least 2 pages report on Reverse Mortgages. Cite any resources used on Reverse Mortgages. Answer the following questions about Reverse Mortgageson your paper. What are Reverse Mortgages? How do they operate? What are the benefits to the homeowner? Are there any negatives for homeowner? How does bank benefit from Reverse Mortgages? Syphilis Whether participating in or planning a research study that involves humans, you have to follow some pretty basic guidelines. These guidelines stem from previous abuses by researchers and are designed to protect participants from harm. The Tuskegee syphilis experiment was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African American men who thought they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government. For participating in the study, the men were given free medical care, meals, and free burial insurance. They were never told they had syphilis, nor were they ever treated for it. Revelation of study failures by a whistleblower led to major changes in U.S. law and regulation on the protection of participants in clinical studies. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, cited as “arguably the most infamous biomedical research study in U.S. history,” led to the 1979 Belmont Report and the establishment of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). It also led to federal laws and regulations requiring Institutional Review Boards for the protection of human subjects in studies involving human subjects.Sadly, despite the regulations that are in place to protect subjects, there are still instances of unethical conduct in human subject research today. Choose one of the examples below and gather information related to the original research and the nature of the ethical controversy. Report your findings, in your own words, citing examples from your literature search. Use what you have learned about research ethics to offer your opinion on the case and if there were steps that could have been taken to avoid the controversy. 1. The Lead-Based Paint Abatement repair and Maintenance Study in Baltimore conducted by Johns Hopkins University/Kennedy Kreiger Institute in the 1990’s. 2. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded study by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill dating back to 2004 examining the effects of inhaling diesel exhaust and particulates.

Sector

Sector  Assignment #1: Key Guidlelines (A) First pick a sector in a foreign country (not the United States) and then show how one or more companies in the sector used 3 of the strategies from the list below. The strategies chosen should have been used within the last 5 years. The sector (or sub sector) chosen should have at least 3 major companies competing against each other. Please follow the suggested outline for the paper (shown below) and document all your research (citations & bibliography: APA Style).  (B) This paper will be graded for content, organization and analytical input List of Possible Company or Sector Strategies for the Research Paper #1 1. New Listing on STOCK MARKETS 2. Privatization 3. Outsourcing 4. Diversification 5. Differentiation 6. Localization or local responsiveness 7. Standardization or global approach 8. Changing the Top Management 9. Entering new foreign markets: exporting, acquisitions, licensing, FDI, alliances, joint venture, franchising (each counts as one). 10. Economies of Scale Production 11. Economies of Scope 12. Logistics/distribution management 13. Changing company structure/design 14. General staffing or training strategy 15. Using or developing new technology 16. Natural resource/parts acquisition 17. Managing supplier relationships 18. E-Commerce Strategies 19. New promotion strategies 20. New pricing Strategies 21. Contract negotiation strategy 22. Using Network Relationships 23. Other____________________ Suggested Outline for the Paper #1 (7-10 pages)  I. Introduction (2 pages/ 1 ½ spacing) (Sector Analysis) A. General country background information (half page) B. General sector background: history, size, leaders, followers, challengers C. Patterns of ownership; Main M&A activities. D. Importance of the sector to the economy (employment etc.) E. Key Developments in the sector during the period considered.  II. Strategy Exploration: for your 3 chosen strategies (1 page) (1 ½ spacing) A. Strategy Definition: give an academic definition and explanation of each strategy. B. Strategy Focus: describe BRIEFLY when & why you think each strategy was used.  III. Strategy Analysis: for your 3 chosen strategies (2-3 pages) (1 ½ spacing). *** Stakeholder Relationship Analysis: 1. Customers 2. Employees 3. The local community 4. The government 5. Alliances 6. Competitors 7. Investors  Please put short descriptions in the STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS TABLE BELOW. These are brief descriptions of how the strategies impacted the groups or how the groups influenced strategy decisions.  (Below: include the Stakeholder Analysis Table in your paper!!) Stakeholder Impact Analysis Table (Impact on ) Strategy I Strategy II Strategy III Customers Employees Community Government Alliances Competitors Investors A. Most Significant Stakeholder Relationships:  After you complete the table, please explain and analyze the most significant stakeholder impact situations.  B. Competitive Position Analysis (Overall): try to answer the following questions: a. Was or will the companies or sector be better able to produce or deliver products or services after using these strategies? Explain.  b. Are there any significant weaknesses in the strategies used?  c. Any potential developments that could seriously change the outlook for the company or sector despite the strategies used?  IV. Conclusion (2-3 pages) (1 ½ spacing):  A. How might the chosen strategies impact (or have impacted) long term economic growth, profitability or new business activity in the company or sector ? B. What did you learn or find interesting in doing the paper? C. What do you think of the general role of strategy in company or sector performance? 

Lunch

Globalization An analysis of an Article by Anthony Appiah, on Globalization. The title of this essay is the Case for Contamination. The essay should be 1200 to 1500 words and cited correctly. Extra Credit Points Discussion Question Explain the importance of Extra Credit Points, especially in higher education. Then, share how awesome HRD 425 is. note:(please just write only 3 to 4 sentence) in 1 paragraph School Lunch Program Watch the first episode of Jamie Oliver’s “ Food Revolution” You can watch it on YouTube (It’s broken into 4 parts on YouTube–you may need to copy/paste the links into your browser instead of clicking on them within Blackboard): Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaIbvmcpSEk Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5lfiuqUUDU&feature=plcp Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1uvZ-ySMz0&feature=plcp Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y6yI5ARh0Y&feature=plcp Answer EACH of the following questions (each question is worth up to 2.5 points. If a question is not answered, or is not answered fully, you will not receive credit): 1) Describe in detail how “instrumental-rational” thought/action is evident in the school lunch program. 2) Describe the resistance Jamie faced when trying to cook a ‘homemade’ school lunch. Identify as many principles of ‘bureaucracy’ as you can in describing the way the school lunch program is structured. What role do you think that the ‘bureaucracy’ of the system plays in the resistance he faced? 3) Define “externality costs”. According to Jamie, what are the ‘ externality costs” of the current school lunch program? 4) Define Weber’s idea of the “iron cage of rationality”. Identify at least one example of the ‘iron cage of rationality’