The Cheating Culture

Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

Author: David Callahan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156035576

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 8266

You're standing at an ATM. It can't access account information but allows unlimited withdrawals. Do you take more than your balance? David Callahan thinks most of us would. While there have always been those who cut corners, he shows that cheating on every level-from the highly publicized corporate scandals to Little League fraud-has risen dramatically in the last two decades. Why all the cheating? Why now? Callahan pins the blame on the dog-eat-dog economic climate of the past two decades. An unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequality have corroded our values, he argues-and ultimately threaten the level playing field so central to American democracy itself. Through revealing interviews and extensive data, he takes us on a gripping tour of cheating in America and offers a powerful argument for why it matters. Lucidly written, scrupulously argued, The Cheating Culture is an important, original examination of the hidden costs of the boom years.
Posted in Social Science

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 4730

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
Posted in Social Science

Rise of Singapore, the (in 2 Volumes)

Author: Mark Hong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814704946

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7746

"In the 50th anniversary year of Singapore's independence, it is timely to trace our developmental journey in order that young Singaporeans students, visiting tourists and foreigners working in Singapore may be informed about why and how Singapore succeeded, despite tremendous odds. The two volumes relate the developmental stories and secrets of Singapore, so that other developing countries can be inspired to achieve their own successes"--
Posted in History

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

View: 1865

p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.
Posted in Science

Nicht warten - starten!

Das 7-Minuten-Programm zur Motivation

Author: Michael V. Pantalon

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423414022

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5235

So heißt die revolutionäre Methode des renommierten US-Psychologen und Motivationsspezialisten Michael Pantalon. Egal, ob man seinen Partner dabei unterstützen will, endlich mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören, ob man einer guten Freundin den nötigen Impuls liefern möchte, mehr für ihre Fitness zu tun, ob man als Abteilungsleiter seine Mitarbeiter für eine neue Verkaufsstrategie begeistern möchte, ob man selbst die längst überfällige Steuererklärung vom Tisch haben will oder seine Kinder dazu bringen möchte, ihr Zimmer aufzuräumen – Pantalons wissenschaftlich erprobter Ansatz lässt sich in allen Lebenssituationen anwenden.Die Basis sind sechs einfache SchritteSchritt 1: Warum könnten Sie sich ändern wollen?Schritt 2: Auf einer Skala von 1 bis 10 – wie groß ist Ihre Bereitschaft, sich zu ändern?Schritt 3: Warum haben Sie keine kleinere Zahl genommen?Schritt 4: Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie haben sich verändert. Was sind die positiven Resultate?Schritt 5: Warum sind Ihnen diese Resultate wichtig?Schritt 6: Was ist, wenn überhaupt, der nächste Schritt?
Posted in Family & Relationships

Get Rich Cheating

The Crooked Path to Easy Street

Author: Jeff Kreisler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061879789

Category: Humor

Page: 336

View: 335

In these difficult times, there's only one proven path to ridiculous amounts of money: Cheating. Everyone's doing it—from sleazy CEOs to 'roided-up home run kings, silicone-enhanced starlets, and backroom-dealing congressmen—so why not you? Get Rich Cheating is your definitive guide to the illegal, immoral, and fun, detailing the schemes that have proven time and time again to generate more cash than God, Google, and the Treasury combined. No one ever bought a fleet of Bentleys with hard work, perseverance, and honesty. Simply by purchasing this book, you've already done more than most "ethical" people dare. Open it, savor the moment, and inhale deeply in the musk of your impending wealth—it's time to Get Rich Cheating.
Posted in Humor

Under the Affluence

Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America

Author: Tim Wise

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872866955

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 4779

A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those less fortunate.
Posted in Social Science

American Tricksters

Thoughts on the Shadow Side of a Culture's Psyche

Author: William J. Jackson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877336

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 3132

Tricksters are known by their deeds. Obviously not all the examples in American Tricksters are full-blown mythological tricksters like Coyote, Raven, or the Two Brothers found in Native American stories, or superhuman figures like the larger-than-life Davy Crockett of nineteenth-century tales. Newer expressions of trickiness do share some qualities with the Trickster archetype seen in myths. Rock stars who break taboos and get away with it, heroes who overcome monstrous circumstances, crafty folk who find a way to survive and thrive when the odds are against them, men making spectacles of themselves by feeding their astounding appetites in public--all have some trickster qualities. Each person, every living creature who ever faced an obstacle and needed to get around it, has found the built-in trickster impulse. Impasses turn the trickster gene on, or stimulate the trick-performing imagination--that's life. To explore the ways and means of trickster maneuvers can alert us to pitfalls, help us appreciate tricks that are entertaining, and aid us in fending off ploys which drain our resources and ruin our lives. Knowing more about the Trickster archetype in our psyches helps us be more self-aware.
Posted in Religion

Gamers

Writers, Artists and Programmers on the Pleasures of Pixels

Author: Shanna Compton

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 9781932360578

Category: Games

Page: 280

View: 4994

Providing a witty, wide-screen look at how video games are becoming part of the cultural landscape, noted writers, artists, scholars, poets, and programmers talk about what gaming means to them and discuss its growing impact on fashion, fiction, film, and music.
Posted in Games

Psychology of Academic Cheating

Author: Eric M. Anderman,Tamera B. Murdock

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080466491

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 1762

Who cheats and why? How do they cheat? What are the consequences? What are the ways of stopping it before it starts? These questions and more are answered in this research based investigation into the nature and circumstances of Academic Cheating. Cheating has always been a problem in academic settings, and with advances in technology (camera cell phones, the internet) and more pressure than ever for students to test well and get into top rated schools, cheating has become epidemic. At the same time, it has been argued, the moral fiber of society as a whole has dampened to find cheating less villainous than it was once regarded. Who cheats? Why do they cheat? and Under what circumstances? Psychology of Academic Cheating looks at personality variables of those likely to cheat, but also the circumstances that make one more likely than not to try cheating. Research on the motivational aspects of cheating, and what research has shown to prevent cheating is discussed across different student populations, ages and settings. Summarizes 50 years of academic cheating trends in K-12 and postsecondary institutions Examines the methodology of academic cheating including the effect of new technologies Reviews and discusses existing theories and research about the motivation behind academic cheating
Posted in Education

Befreit

Wie Bildung mir die Welt erschloss

Author: Tara Westover

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 7329

Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche »Bildungsweg« der Tara Westover. Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss ... Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch. » Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.« J.D. Vance Autor der »Hillbilly-Elegie«
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Tests, Testing, and Genuine School Reform

Author: Herbert J. Walberg

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 9780817913564

Category: Education

Page: 348

View: 8545

The author draws on scientific studies of tests and their uses to show how standardized achievement tests must play a central role in improving achievement in K-12 schools. He explains the central considerations in developing and evaluating tests and tells how tests can best be best used, covering such topics as using tests for student incentives, paying teachers for performance, and using tests in efforts to attain new state and national standards.
Posted in Education

“Der” große Ausverkauf

wie die Bush-Regierung Amerika ruiniert

Author: Paul R. Krugman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593374376

Category: Economic forecasting

Page: 272

View: 4514

Posted in Economic forecasting

Professional Morality and Guilty Bystanding

Merton’s Conjectures and the Value of Work

Author: Barry L. Padgett

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443802816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 1830

Work as center of life has such an important role in our lives; it bears a standard by which we measure our success. It is a major component of self-actualization and well-being. Professional life offers the hope of rewarding work, not just financially but work that is fulfilling. However, professions are also riddled with complexities and ethical conflicts that obstruct the goal of meaningful work. Our jobs are fraught with moral ambiguities and dilemmas; these become sources of frustration and alienation. What is needed is a transformation, a renewal of our professional lives and the institutional contexts in which we operate, to humanize the alienating aspects of work and professions. Thomas Merton (1915-1968), though a cloistered monk, wrote extensively on spiritual and social issues. He has been called "a spiritual master" for contemporary times. He possessed an uncanny sense of self-awareness and moral imagination. His life and writings have inspired countless persons on life’s spiritual journey. Yet, while people have looked to Merton for guidance on spiritual issues, the implications of his thought for several other areas of life are open to exploration. This book focuses on the significance of his reflections in Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, which offer one the confidence to embark on a journey that seeks to transcend the complexities of professional life, and courage to transform the negative features of workplaces and organizations through reasoned moral action, moral imagination, and leadership.
Posted in Business & Economics

Unerklärlich ehrlich

Warum wir weniger lügen, als wir eigentlich könnten

Author: Dan Ariely

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426416670

Category: Self-Help

Page: 360

View: 7444

Täglich täuschen wir Kollegen und Bekannte. Aber es ist doch erstaunlich, dass wir weit weniger schwindeln, als wir eigentlich könnten. Dan Ariely eröffnet eine völlig neue Sichtweise auf unser Verhalten und erklärt, warum wir trotz aller lockenden Vorteile keine notorischen Falschspieler sind.
Posted in Self-Help

Ethics and Project Management

Author: Ralph L. Kliem, PMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439852626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 8632

Ethics plays a critical role in project management, but all too often, its importance is overlooked. This benign neglect can result in serious consequences to individuals and organizations, ranging from tarnished reputations to civil and criminal liability. Ethics and Project Management demonstrates the importance of making ethics a key consideration in managing projects and describes the impacts that occur when ethical transgressions arise. Providing the tools necessary for project managers to avoid an ethical lapse that can put themselves and their organization at risk, this volume: Defines ethics and places it within the project management context Discusses the contents of the Project Management Institute’s code of ethics Enables project managers to recognize the trends that precipitate ethical dilemmas on a project Demonstrates how ethical concerns permeate the entire project life cycle Provides tips on establishing a governance protocol to ensure ethical compliance Explores legal issues that arise from unethical behavior Examines how ethical concerns on a project can have global implications, and how to operate in international settings with cultural differences Each chapter ends with a Getting Started Checklist, facilitating immediate application of the concepts discussed and making it easy for project managers to determine whether they are in compliance with ethical standards. Providing a solid roadmap for the ethical health of a project, this volume is essential reading for all those concerned with avoiding the disastrous consequences of a cavalier approach to ethics. Praise for the book: ... a great desktop reference for any project manager. It is a must-have title to complete any project management library and I recommend it to both new and highly experienced project managers. —Gregg D. Richie, PMP, MCTS, CNP, Managing Principal, P8, LLC
Posted in Business & Economics

Criterion-referenced Test Development

Technical and Legal Guidelines for Corporate Training

Author: Sharon A. Shrock,William C. Coscarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470410400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7952

Criterion-Referenced Test Development is designed specifically for training professionals who need to better understand how to develop criterion-referenced tests (CRTs). This important resource offers step-by-step guidance for how to make and defend Level 2 testing decisions, how to write test questions and performance scales that match jobs, and how to show that those certified as ?masters? are truly masters. A comprehensive guide to the development and use of CRTs, the book provides information about a variety of topics, including different methods of test interpretations, test construction, item formats, test scoring, reliability and validation methods, test administration, a score reporting, as well as the legal and liability issues surrounding testing. New revisions include: Illustrative real-world examples. Issues of test security. Advice on the use of test creation software. Expanded sections on performance testing. Single administration techniques for calculating reliability. Updated legal and compliance guidelines. Order the third edition of this classic and comprehensive reference guide to the theory and practice of organizational tests today.
Posted in Business & Economics

Is American culture in decline?

Author: Auriana Ojeda

Publisher: Greenhaven

ISBN: 9780737727234

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 4192

Essays cover varying viewpoints surrounding American culture, including popular culture, marriage, immigration, and violence.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

School Library Journal

SLJ

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: School libraries

Page: N.A

View: 4792

Posted in School libraries