Tutor profile: Melanie M.
Subject: Library and Information Science
What's so special about special Libraries?
One way to define special libraries is by what they are not, any library that doesn’t fall into the academic, public, or school categories. Another definition includes any library with a specialized collection, and some definitions also include subject departments within academic and public libraries, which are not separate libraries but operate with some degree of autonomy.
How does the mind-body connection affect our emotions?
William James proposed a theory of emotions that emphasized the body’s role in producing emotional experiences. Physiologist Carl Lange proposed a similar theory, and so the theory is known by both of their names. The theory proposes that our bodily changes follow directly from the perceptions of an “exciting fact,” and that these bodily changes are the emotions. Physiologist Walter Cannon regarded the thalamus as the key relay station between the cortex and the autonomic nervous system. An emotional stimulus activates the thalamus which, in turn, activates the autonomic nervous system (which then produces arousal) and the cortex (which interprets the event and the experience of the emotion). emotions are the product of autonomic arousal and the reactions of other people in the environment or context. The facial feedback hypothesis proposes, instead, that our emotions can be determined by the muscles of our face. If you want to be happy, this suggests, you should smile.
Subject: Criminal Justice
What was the Recidivism rate in the U.S. in 2020?
The U.S. releases over 7 million people from jail and more than 600,000 people from prison each year. However, recidivism is common. Within 3 years of their release, 2 out of 3 people are rearrested and more than 50% are incarcerated again.