Reblog Writing Groups After Trauma If your characters have recently experienced something difficult and you want to expand on the emotions that they feel afterwards, I have a couple of tips for writing realistic emotions after the fact.
Those pigeons spent the pivotal hours of their lives in boxes, obsessively pecking small pieces of Plexiglas. Skinner trained his birds to earn food by tapping the Plexiglas. In some scenarios, the pigeons got food every time they pecked.
In other arrangements, Skinner set timed intervals between each reward. After the pigeon got food, the system stopped dispensing treats for, say, 60 seconds. Once that period had elapsed, if the bird pecked, it got another payday.
The pigeons never quite mastered the timing, but they got close. Skinner would randomly vary the intervals between food availability. The next, it might be after five seconds, or 50 seconds, or seconds. Under these unstable conditions, the pigeons went nuts. One pigeon hit the Plexiglas 2.
Sending and receiving emails are important parts of his job. On average, he gets an email every 45 minutes. Sometimes, the interval between emails is only two minutes.
Although many of these emails are unimportant or stress-inducing, some of them are fun. He does have poor self-control, and he chose a profession in which email is an important form of communication.
Or Skinner, who designed the box in the first place? We casually talk about digital life in terms of addiction and compulsion. In the s, users nicknamed the first mainstream smartphone the crackberry.
In conversation, we describe basic tools and apps — Facebook, email, Netflix, Twitter — using terms otherwise reserved for methamphetamine and slot machines.
Psychologists have been discussing the possibility of internet addiction sincejust three years after the release of the first mainstream web browser. Estimates of its prevalence vary wildly.
Plus, it can be difficult to disentangle the medium the internet from the addictive experience pornography, for example, or online gambling. In any case, these diagnostic categories tend toward extremes. Yet, for millions of people, the internet is often understood in terms of compulsion.
Critics blame the internet itself for this state of affairs, or they blame individual users.
Neither makes much sense. The internet is not a predetermined experience. Tech companies have the smartest statisticians and computer scientists, whose job it is to break your willpower So should individuals be blamed for having poor self-control? To a point, yes.Praise Poetry. The Sankofa Bird is an African mythical bird that inspires us to look at the past, lest we forget it.
In these poems, we are to look at our personal and collective. Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and prolific writers were women and men of religious daily routines and odd creative rituals.
A Day of kaja-net.com Gandhi once said, “The power to question is the basis of all human progress.” Embrace that power by spending a full day or week coming up with questions connected to everyone and everything around you.
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