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More time

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LAB REPORT 1

TERRI SLAUGHTER

In the beginning, there was darkness...

When the topic of using a computer to input all our work was brought up in class I knew that I would have to keep an open mind. I asked myself the question of which one will be more stressful, driving in rush hour traffic or using the computer. I quess I will soon find out.

More time

The idea that has had the most impact on me thus far is that people need to allow more time to get where they are going. This idea is most meaningful to me as I am constantly on the road. I am an outreach worker and drive everyday all over the island. I constantly am rushing to get from one destination to another. I have made a conscious effort to pay attention to why I am always rushing At first, I tried to convience myself that I was simply very busy and there just is not enough time in the day for me to do all that I need to do. This, of course, is not entirely true. Although I am very busy, I have discovered (finally admitted it), that I simply do not allow enough time for travel between one destination to another. For example, a typical day starts by leaving my home at 8am, with a meeting at 8:30am to 10:30am in Kailua, visits at the Hawaii Youth Corrections Facility to follow until 1pm, a quick lunch, various phone calls until 2pm and out to Waipahu by 2:30pm for more visits until about 4:30pm. I then get to "fight" traffic back into Honolulu in order to reach the safety of my own home.

Possible reason

The first problem is with my time of departure in the morning. I have only allowed a half an hour to get from Honolulu to Kailua during the end of the morning rush hour. I have also not allowed time for the slow elevator in my buildin to take its time to come up to the sixteenth floor nor have I allowed for time to heat my car up properly. Therefore, I actually start driving to Kailua by 8:15am and now only have fifteen minutes to jam over the Pali Hwy in time to reach my meeting at 8:30am. I then become a crazy women who has one thing on her mind, "Get out of my way, I'm late!". It is as if I turn on an automatic pilot switch, like a torpedo that will go through anything and anyone to get where I need to be to complete my mission. The rest of the day can be reflected by this crazy type of driving. Therefore, I have come to the well overdue conclusion that I need to allow at the least fifteen to twenty minutes more to my travel time from one destination to the next before I rush myself to the crazy house.

Other people

The second idea which has a great deal of meaning to me was that we can sometimes get more involved with the driving situation and care more about what the other driver(s) may think or feel rather than the thoughts and feelings of the person that is sitting next to you. This hit home because my boyfriend, who I care about very much, has often commented on how aggressive I am driving and how he begins to feel nautious as I speed down the freeway to get where I want to go. He will ask me to slow down and even remind me that it is alright to have people in back of me. I try to explain to him that I do not want to upset the person behind me by driving to slow. He then suggests that I change over into another lane. I do not want to drive in another lane. I then become frustrated because it is not as simple as that. " What about this person behind me. I can't just let this person pass me. They may think I can't handle it and therefore, I'm dropping out." After thinking about this, I had to admit that I am more worried about having this other driver, this total stranger, think that I can't handle it rather than how nautiuos I am making my boyfriend feel. I must try to make a conscious effort to not drive as aggressive, at least when my boyfriend is in the car.Other drivers-Isa's Comments Week 7

Perception

The third idea is how you percieve or interpert a driving situation to be directly related to you. For example, a person pulls out of a driveway causing you to brake and then proceeds to drive at a very slow rate. You can percieve this event as this persons personal plan to make you late for that 8:30am meeting that you are rushing to get to or you can realize that this person does not haveany clue that you are in a rush and that they probably don't have anywhere thatthey have to be right away. There have been many a time when someone has pulled out in front of me and driven very slow. I to have imagined that this person had a plot to make me late. Of course when I think about it, I don't even know this person nor would they have a reason to make me late for my meeting. Another example of mispercieving a driving situation is when someone cuts you off on the road. You can percieve it as that persons attempt to mess with your mind and see how close he/she can get to your car without hitting it or you can percieve it as someone who did not see you or was not paying attention when they changed lanes. There has been many a time, in my early twenties, that I have spoken a few choice words to myself about the person in both of the above mentioned scenarios. However, I have noticed that as I get older I don't let the slow driver or the person who did not see you bother me as much and I have a more pleasant driving experience because of it.

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**Lab report 1 section b can be found by accessing the following link: blabreport.html

Report 1c

Internet

Ughhhhh! I think I may explode! As a rule, I have stayed away from computers for the most part because I do not care to work on them. I especially do not enjoy having to figure everything out. I am extremely frustrated at this time and in great need of help! I have run into several difficulties as the class has progressed. Some of the difficulties have been managable within the time frame that I am allowed. However, there are some difficulties that are beyond my current understanding and I am unable to access the computer system as often due to the fact that I can only use the University computers and the availability of computer time is limited. Is anyone else having these sort of technical difficulties?See Kendall's-Feelings
Kendall, I can totally relate!!!! ((Kendall:please make a link in your file frm your paragraph to this anchor.Thanks.))

Editing

The first difficulty that I am currently having is that I am unable to edit my lab report. I have looked through the sylabus in the computer and searched and searched for answers on how to edit. I have tried to follow the directions but, have not been very succesful.

Making links/anchor's

The second difficulty, is probably painfully obvious. I do not understand how to make links and anchor's to my lab report. I have once again searched and searched the sylabus for help. I have borrowed books from the library for help. However, I still do not understand what all this stuff means. I almost feel like I am lost in another country where people only speak this computer language and no matter what is said, I am unable to translate. See also, Tina Smith's Books. P.S. Tina, I am a she, not a he.

Update
This is an update to the difficulty I have had with links and anchors. Thanks to Joelenne and Nicole for taking the time to help me out. They were both nice enough to take time out of their busy schedule to help me understand what all this stuff means and where it is all suppose to go. If anyone else needs help, I would be glad to help as much as I can. I still do not fully understand how the whole process works but, maybe I will in time. It does get better and I just want to say "Thanks Todd" for the kind words.

Connecting my files

The third difficulty is that I made the mistake of typing in the second section of lab report 1 into another file which is named blabreport.html. I have been told by the helper at the computer lab that if I transfer blabreport.html to labreport.html (the name of the first section of the lab report), I will may most likely lose the first section of the lab report as it will be automatically deleted by the placement of blabreport.html (section two of my lab report). Therefore, I tried to print out blabreport.html in order to re-type this section into the proper file, labreport.html. I have been unsuccessful in printing this out even with the help of the computer helper. Can anyone help me on this one? If yes, please e-mail me at terris@uhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu . Any help would be much appreciated.

Conclusion 1c

I will continue to do what I can and hope that relief will be coming soon. I would appreciate it very very much if I could get some hands on help with the above mentioned difficulties. I would like to make an anchor right now in reference to my introduction of lab report 1 part a. Since I am unable to do so at this time, I will type it out. In my introduction to this report I asked the question of which would be more stressful, driving in rush hour trafffic or using the computer. At this time, I have to say that using the computer has caused much more stress for me than any driving situation has ever caused me to date. Just begging for help immediately!

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Introduction 2a

We have discussed in class the Generational Curriculum Oral Presentations and a lot of computer information to assist us in our endeavors to enter into the information highway. I have participated in almost every discussion. Two of the discussions which I most enjoyed were discussing the Generational Curriculum's. My current driving persona has already started to undergo changes as I become more aware of some of my driving downfalls.

Class Activities

Doing the Oral Presentation on the Generational Curriculum first was a bit nerve racking as I was not sure if I was presenting everything sufficently. However, it was a relief to be done with it and not have to worry about it anymore. Being able to discuss the generational curriculum's are helpful because it raises questions for me that I may have not even thought about before or chose to ignore. One of the first discussions that was very interesting and gave me a lot to think about was our discussion on allowing more time to get where it is you need to be. As this topic was discussed, I was able to immediately relate to the whole idea that I am one of those people who does not leave enough time to get from one location to another. I am now trying to make a more conscious effort to allow more time to get from one location to another due to this discussion.

Suggestions

One suggestion I have is to spend more time on discussing the generational curriculum's and less time on the computer explainations. Perhaps at the beggining of the course, one class time could be used to take the student's to the computer lab and have a hands on mini course on the how to's of the computer world. This would allow much more time for class discussion time on the generational curriculum's and how psychology plays a role or can help to explain driving and people.


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Homework week 4

Searching
Finding information in a hypertext environment can sometimes be frustrating andsometimes rewarding. I have found that it is mostly frustrating because after I finally find the information I need, I am unable to completely understand what it all means. However, to get started, I enter into the instructor's home page and then pull up the sylabus. Here, I am able to locate the weekly home- work, the instructor's comments, and much more. In reading through the sylabus I can go to one link and then another and another and so forth. This allows me to have access to a great deal of information.

Dazed and Confused

As I mentioned earlier, I have had a great deal of frustration with using the computer. However, I usually leave the computer for a little while and return or I leave and return the next day. I have also sent "HELP!" e-mail to Dr. James and have recieved help from other student's. I am able to fight getting depressed by doing something about it. If I am stuck, I ask for help. I do not like to sit there and feel sorry for myself. Since recieving help from some of the other students, my level of frustration has decreased. I hate to give up. If there was no available help I would have been left with the choice of continuing to be frustrated and confused and possibly do very poorly in this class or forced to withdraw from this course. Luckily, there are good people in our class.See Yoshimitsu'sweek#7 frustration on the internet([5]labreport.html)

Homework Week 5

Part 1-Reactions,etc.

After reading the Generational Curriculum papers for the oral presentation, I found that I could relate to two of the papers read but, the others were not complete in thought and therefore, difficult to draw my own complete opinion. However the two papers that I did enjoy were called "I Own The Sidewalks" and "Male Dominance".
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My Opinion
In my opinion, this student had begun to notice, not only things about other people and her own driving but, how her own, as well as other peoples personalities affected their driving. I learned new slangs to refer to people who walk into people because they are not looking where they are going ("blind-bat").

3 new links
Caroline Balatico wrote about people always rushing around and running by the clock. If you really stop to think about it can you live without knowing what time it is? I dare anyone of you to try going one day without your watch on, asking anyone for the time and looking at any other clock. Just one day? Sounds easy enough but, you try it and you may find that you are more dependant on the little time piece than you could have ever imagined.

Caroline also had something good to say about how our emotional state effects how we drive. I am very quilty of this. For when I am in a bad mood, lokk out! I will not allow anyone to pull out of a driveway, cut in front of me or anything! But, on the flip side, when I'm in a good mood, I stop and let people cross the street (even where there is no cross walk for miles), I let people out of their trapped driveways and even let people cut in front of me. Dr. James asked me during the first few days of class if it is morally correct to allow your feelings to govern your driving behavior. Well, I'm not sure about this one but, I'm leaning towards a no answer on this one and obviously have to work on this one. Perhaps this will make for a great driving modification topic.

Tod Takitani made a very good point in his PART A section at the beginning of his lab report. I agree with Tod. I too have had many opportunities to drive on the mainland and have found that people there are not any more rude than here in Hawaii. In fact, my friend from Kailua now lives in Boston and she reports that during her visit back to Hawaii this past Christmas, people on the road here were terrible. She asked me where has all the "Aloha spirit" gone? Go to the top
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Homework Week 6

HOT LINKS TO TRAFFIC ARTICLES

Driving Behavior Article
In order to find the first link to a traffic related document I went to the Instructor's Home Page. Then, I went to Dr. Leon's "My alternate Home Page", "Topical Index to my Home Page" and found listed under his index "[5]driving behavior article.

The information in this article was interesting. The section on the Driver's Threefold Self" discussed the affective, cognitive and psychomotor features of the self. In the affective section, a person's verbal reaction to a police car coming up behind them was recorded and then broken in to parts. The person started off thier sentence with "oh no". This was interputted as "a perception of doom". The person's next sentence starts with "I hope", which was interputted as "marks of a religious affection or an idealized picture of reality". I found this break down process amusing because I never realized how much you could tell about a person by breaking down what they say. The cognitive self section again used the person's recording from the same episode. This section again broke down the sentences. This person expressed that "I'm driving like an aggressive person" which indicated self-evaluation on the person's part. I don't know about you but, I usually don't drive around telling myself that I'm driving like an aggressive person even if I am driving aggressively. How about you?The third section on the Driver's Sensoriomotor Self discussed that simply observing a person's change in body movement, for example, leaning forward rather than the usual slightly reclined position, can mean many things and therefore, the person's verbal self-witnessing.

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e-mail

Hey Diane, you were not alone! You see, e-mail was about the only thing I could do when we first started on the computer. Even this did not come easy. Just to make sure that I sent out the email, I would send a copy of it to myself. Because I recieved a copy I hoped that the e-mail had actually gone through. Another step I took was to actually ask the person if they had recieved the e-mail from me. If they did, it was a great victory. However, if they did not, well let's not go there.

pedestrian traffic
Ryan's section on pedestrian traffic was good. It certainly adds to my second lab report which can be found under blabreport.html and talks about the generational curriculum paper I read titled "I Own the Sidewalk".

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Homework Week 7

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While scanning the pages of other students lab reports, I came across Diane's most humorous section on insurance humor. This section was filled with very funny reasons that people give to insurance agents after wrecking thier car. This was the most enjoyable section to read because it broke down the stress that seems to accumalate while working on the computer. That leads me to the next link called kicked out written by Michelle. Yes, I could totally relate to the FRUSTRATION you were feeling. I to have gotten kicked out. I mean it's bad enough that I'm already struggling to get on the computer and try to achieve the weekly assignments but, to get kicked out too! This is truely frustrating. I too, like Nicole's section on frustration get lost while going through link after link. I often forget where I started from and just have to quit and start all over again. This is a sad story but, so very true! Just hang in there and as Kendall say's, you will get there slowly but surely. Caroline Balatico's, keep the faith was also very helpful and positive. If you're getting frustrated I recommend checking out this section. It gave me a good perspective on things and a better feeling about all this computer stuff. Another good section I read on frustration was found in Ryan Noguchi's lab report Fighting Frustration. If you are wondering why I have so many links to sections relating to frustration, the answer is very simple. Due to the degree of frustration that I have faced while working on the computer, I have been helped greatly by these sections to continue on. It's just nice to know that you are not alone.

Thanks Todd
This last link is to thank Todd Takitani for the kind words he shared in the section Slaughter's Got it Goin' On. Yes, it is true, that my labreport has begun to take on some form. However, I am still struggling through a lot of it. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to totally get the hang of it. Thanks again, Todd, for your kind words. I thought that this would be a good link to end this weeks homework with due to all the other links primarily reflecting upon frustration. This "thank you" will make more sense and mean alot more if you go back to the sad beginnings in this class where I give an update on the struggles I had experienced from the start.

Links to Instructors Article
intro
See Dr. James' intro section of his article. Although I relize that you are excited about the opportunity to work on the internet (and I agree that this is a great opportunity), I still feel that there is to much emphasis placed on the computer work and not enough emphasis on the content of the work (traffic psychology). Although we are asked to write about traffic issues, I fell that the emphasis of completing the assingment is more on being able to place it in the file in an appropriate way to link and so forth. This, however, is just my opinion.

class-on your own
class Having to be put out there on your own was very difficult. It felt like someone throwing me into the water knowing that I did not know how to swim. I have now come to a point where I am able to work on my file with some success. To be honest, I could have done without the STRESS! Now I can at least treed water and hopefully keep my head above water. What is in the atmosphere
atmosphere It's nice to know thatyou do see the frustration and stress that is experienced by us the lost student. I hope that the above comments on trying to stay above the water made sense and perhaps helped to give you more of an insight on the importance of assisting your future students in this course.

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6 more HOT links
I have to add to Rayson's section on More Comments on Instructor's Past File, which discussed that the class became closer and we began to ask each other for help. Well, call me a pesimist. I have to say, we were just about forced to depend on asking each other for help because we were not given much help in class. Dr. James, I hope this does not upset you but, I felt abandoned in your class. Luckily, there were nice people in our class who gave up their free time to help a lost soul like me. If it were not for those people, I would not be able to do this assignment right now.

self-witness I agree with Shane's section on self-witness, which discussed the issue that the contents of our work needs to be looked at and not just being able to implement the assignment into the computer system.

Don't You Just Hate It...
Don't You Just Hate It by Todd Takitani is hilarious! Your'e right! I have to agree that the chinese nationalist always come in and pound on the keyboard like they are pounding on drums or something like that. Hey, maybe that's how they are taking out their frustration about working on the computer? Yes, they also come in packs and are talking amongst themselves. It would not be to bad if they did not talk so loud and constant. This distraction is especially disturbing when your trying to remember where you started and what you started out doing in the first place. I have started bringing a walk man with me to help block out the noisefrom others. It does help.

E-mail Finally, someone who could do e-mail with no problem. But, wait a minute, Allison Asahina from Psy 409 did have problems with E-mailbut, she "loved it" anyway. I'm glad that she has such a positive outlook.

Eye strain It was very helpful to read Carol Alamares' section on Eye strain. She had a good suggestion for reducing eye strain from looking at the computer. She recommends that every fifteen minutes you look away from the screen for about thirty seconds. It does help and I recommend that everyone try it. Another helpful hint is to remember to blink. I know this sounds crazy but, many times one becomes so focused on the computer screen that one forgets to blink. You can also try some eye drops if you do tend to forget to blink. It's just cheaper and less messy if you do simply remember to blink.

Affective After reading Jill Kaneshiro's section titled Affective, I thought she may want to take a look at Ms. Alamares' section on eye strain. Ms. Kaneshiro also talked about typing to fast. Well, I run into that problem as well. I do try to type slower but, due to so many people using the unix system it is very slow. Not to mention the fact that for the most part I'm usually lost. Therefore, I often feel like I need to make up the time by typing fast. What a dilema!

emacslab
Dr. James, after reading your comment found in your emacslab which discussed volunteers for oral presentation of the generational curriculum recieving extra points, I was a bit disappointed that I did not see my name listed along with the other three people. I hope that you just forgot the fact that I was the first person to volunteer for oral presentation of last semester's generational curriculum. I hope that I too will be lucky enough to recieve extra points. God knows that I can use all the help I can get. Would you please let me know your opinion on this matter. Thank you. A new attitude
You know, I did not look at this whole internet experience as much of a benefit as I have struggled through this course due to the use of the computer. However, after reading Dr. James' comments under smith, I realized that even though I have pulled out a great deal of hair and bit all my nails off, that this whole internet experience can be a positive thing. I have never been very computer friendly but, I do realize that this is what the future is all about and if I want to be able to assist my own children one day I better get with it. I also read Jae Isa's comments which Dr. James linked to and she made all the sense in the world. Starting to look at a new attitude towards Psy 459.

Homework Week 9
Driving Personality Makeover-What is it and How do I rate?

Thus far, my understanding of a driving makeover is that it is a process of implementing changes of your thoughts, feelings and actions while improving on your driving skills. The whole process of the driving personality makeover is directly related to traffic psychology thru investigating how we can help to change the traffic situations (makeover). We are meeting the primary goal of improving traffic situations and overall life for everyone.

I consider a good driver to be someone who is confident in their driving abilities. Also, someone who is able to handle changes in the weather, detours and emergency situations without forgetting how to drive at a decent and safe speed. Someone who does not shoot out of a driveway and then move along at 20mph while the speed limit is 35mph or more, basically, aware of their surroundings is also a good driver. As a whole, I would rate myself as a pretty good driver with a tendency to have a "need for speed"More on this "need for speed" can be found under tailgaters. I say "tendency" because I am aware of my desire to be in front of the convoy or anyone else on the road for that matter. Take a look at Traffic Convoys-Who needs them!for further explanation on being in front of a convoy and how I use a convoy. However, I am what we classified in our class discusion as a "non-dangerous speeder". I do not wait until the last minute to change lanes to make my freeway cut off, I use my signal to change from one lane to another and I use ample space to cut in front of another car as to not upset that person. There is one thing that I must continue to work on in order to be a complete "non-dangerous speeder". I must decrease my weaving in and out of cars in attempts to move ahead quicker. This is what keeps me from being a great driver. In week 10's "Traffic Convoys" section I discuss why I weave> in and out of cars.

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Traffic Convoys-Who needs them!

Driving in convoys? I do not particullarly care to be driving in a convoy. I prefer to be front of the convoy, approximately three to four car lengths in front. This distance allows me to slow down enough to rejoin the convoy pack if, lets say, for instance a police officer is present. This is done in order to avoid possibly recieving a traffic ticket. I guess you could say that i display the Rambo behavior due to prefering to be in front of convoys. I also discuss what I believe is a good driver in Homework week 9's section on How do I rate?. I talk about how I use a convoy to avoid recieving a ticket. Although I do not like to drive in a convoy, I do not mind the presence of a convoy. However, I do not like when a convoy takes up all of the lanes on the freeway. This makes it dificult to move ahead of them because I am unable to pass the convoy. I am then forced to try and weave through the maze of cars. This of course is something that I must continue to address as it keeps me from being a "good non-dangerous speeder". I also discuss this topic of weaving> in and out of cars in week 9's section on Traffic Convoys
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Comments on round 2 of Generational Curriculum's

"My Personality in Traffic:Five Consciously Generated Acts (Previously Dormant) was round two of the Generational Curriculum's that I shared in class. This person, lets call her Eva, shared about her experience of driving from home to the Universilty. It was quit humorous as she labelled the different types of people she encountered in her journey. The first person she encountered was the comatose drivers who did not care about anyone else on the road. Almost as if no one else existed on the road but, them. Finally reaching the parking lot she encountered the inconsiderate parker. This person parks at the first available stall, causing a back up of cars out onto the street. She seemed to be very frustrated with this person but, was able to self-talk herself into calming down. After her half day of classes at the University, Eva ventured home to the Windward side. She then encountered the worst of all evils, the bumper hugger on her way out from the parking structure and the ultimate slithering snake. However, Eva has got tobe the mellowest person ever as she was able to let all of her frustration go and be at peace with the whole affair. Eva's goal was to be a more aggressive driver as she saw part of the problem to be that she was to passive. She attempted to modify her driving by the following methods:(1)Self talk from the time she woke up and/or used post-it notes with friendly reminders that she had to be calm;(2)Empathize with other drivers but, be more aggresive (this met with some resistance);(3)Allow more time to get from one destination to the next. In the end, she was not all that succesful in becoming more aggressive but, instead very at peace. Perhaps she needed someone to use the BusshockMethod on her to help her achieve her goal of being a more aggressive driver.

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Homework week 12
The Devil makes me do it!
I simply flat out do not like when someone tailgates me. I will keep tapping on my breaks and even slow way down if I am unable to move out of this persons way. The worst tailgater is the ones that do it on purpose or are aware that they are doing it. How can you tell that the person is aware of tailgating you ask? Well, when you look in your rear view mirror and you make eye contact with the devil and your breaking to indicate that you would like that person to get off your tail, that's how you can tell. It's all in the eyes. I can see if I was going bellow the speed limit but, this is hardly the case as I have a need for speed and therefore, I am usually going at least 10 miles over the speed limit. I will admit that I to do catch myself tailgating. However, when I do catch myself (become conciously aware), I try to slow down or more likely, go around them. Morally, it is not right to tailgate if done maliciously and once aware of doing it, the person should morally stop tailgating. After all, it is not right to endanger or intimidate anyone else. Legally, well, it simply is not legal to tailgate. Unfortunately, this is a rule that is very rarely, if ever, enforced. I do believe Dr. James said something about your car should be one car length behind the other car for every 10 miles of speed you are traveling. I believe, if memory serves me correct, that this was taught to me when I took drivers education. Spritually, if your tailgating maliciously or continue to tailgate after realizing that you are tailgating then it's just got to be bad for your soul. If it is an issue of going to heaven or hell, saying "The devil makes me do it!" will probably not save you from the firey pits! So, beware and be good--Try not to tailgate. Homework week 13
The third and final Generational Curriculum which I shared in class was titled "Aggression On The Road:"Bicycle Riders v.s. Drivers and Pedestrioans". This report started off with a journey through her process of gathering information in the library. This was kinda boring so, I'll quickly move on now. Next, she interviewed several people regarding their views on bicycle riders. Many of them seemed to lean towards believing that bicyclist have no place on the road. Of course, not the people interviewed who were bicyclist. The best part of the paper was her personal observations and experiences. She spoke of "traffic anarchy" where stop signs, yeild signs and red lights are regarded as suggestions rather than rules. I have also seen this and it's a wonder that these people do not get hurt. I call them the bad apples because they are a reflection of all bicyclist and give the others a bad reputation. Then, there is a biker known as the "Demon biker", a nimble cyclist, who besides running red lights, often weaves through traffic, fails to make a signal, ignores stop signs, travels the wrong way on a one-way street and hops on to sidewalks. At last it boils down to what she calls "lax inforcement", where she states that bikers are expected to obey the same rules as motorist but, many see little reason to do so. In my on observation, the motorists do not do such a hot job at obeying the rules either. So, my suggestion is that everyone needs to stop looking at what the other guy is doing or not doing and start to shape up their ownselves by looking in the mirror first. Homework week 14
Texas Transportation Institute (TTI)
This article may be helpful in trying to develop our own traffic control system for Oahu before the problem gets any worse. Even on Saturday's we have major traffic now! What a bummer! Oh well, go rollerblading instead!

About Parking and TrafficThis is a helpful informative piece concerning parking on campus.

Parking and TrafficNow that you know about allthe does and dont's of parking on campus, this piece tells you where you can go for help with permits and stuff!

The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Unidentified Flying Objects
I thought this may be helpful in possibly broading the scope of traffic psychology by bringing up questions such as, could the presence of UFO's help explain some of the unexplained airline accidents? Perhaps there are unaddressed traffic issues in the sky?

Freedom Ridge Is Closed!
While browsing through the UFO articles I came across this piece. The government closed a popular observation area overlooking Area 51. To find out more all you have to do is check it out!

Bicycle Riding
If you're a bicyclist, this article is especially important for you to read. Why? The article shares some insightful tips on safety gear and to watch out for events such as, parades and such which could hinder your move through traffic.

Homework week 15

Wow! I have survived and I actually learned something about using the Internet. I feel that my Web pages are pretty good. However, I was most impressed with Todd Crawford's Web pages. He definetly made a big come back and HE RULES! As you can see, In the beginning, there was darkness... says it all. I managed to move slowly forward while fighting frustration. It took alot of patience, persistance, a very hard head and a little help from my friends (the wonderful people who helped me from Psy 459). In the end, I believe that it was worth it for the most part as I did learn how begin to use the Internet and see all its tremendous glory. However, if I did not stress the importance of assisting the computer illiterate people like me throughout this course, let me do so now. Dr. James, I understand that you had all good intentions of sharing this wonderful experience with the Wide World of Web. However, when a person does not have proper assistance in learning to use a system it can be mind blowing. This I ask for the future generations that will take your course. Please develop "How to" sheets that will explain how to get started and move on. Also, I would request that these helpful sheets be written in a fashion that a child might be able to understand. I do not make this request as a joke or to belittle anyone. Only that if a person comes to your class as computer illiterate as I was, although the help sheets will be there, it will not do any good if the individual cannot understand it. I am so overjoyed to have gotten through this course without to much loss of hair (from pulling it out) and I still have some finger nails left. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and I have been able to grow and develop new skills in searching the World Wide Web. I do not know if I will be able to continue this particular file. However, it is likely that I will utilize the skills that I have acquired in this course in the future. After all computers are the wave of the future and soon everyone will have one in their home.

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