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Week 1
       gender difference
       speeding - Caroline Balatico, Beverly Diaz, Michelle Ota
       too close
       bad day - Rayson Noguchi

Week 2
       paper1
       convoys
       paper2
       good/baddays

Week 4
       look I did it
       goals
       reactions
       strategies
        
Week 5
       pack is safe - Nicole Yoshimitsu, Todd Crawford
       believe it - Rayson Noguchi, Shane Akagi, Danell Saito
       cues

Week 6
       getting started - Tod Takitani
       BMW Info
       Colorado Mountain Bike Racing
       Colorado DUI Law

Week 7
       making me scared - Diane Beauchemin, Todd Crawford
       too old
       passengers - Terri Slaughter
       all for one
       putting all u got - Todd Crawford
      
Week 8
       working together - Beverly Diaz
       my eyes and neck ache - Cheryl Remata, Grant Harada, Laura Izutsu  
       searching for the files - Grant Harada
       pma - Nicole Gustie
       first labreport
       incentive

Week 9
       concept of makeover
       traffic psychology
       a good driver
       how do I rate thee?
       driving personality makeover
       speak your mind
       angry at what?

Week 10
       self-witnessing observations
       explanations of what I found
       implications for traffic psychology
       pleasant, worthwhile, and peaceful activity
       influence me?
       suggestions anyone?
 
Week 11
       denise onikama's paper
       my reaction to this paper
       what did I learn?
       did Denise learn anything?
       does it fit traffic psychology?
 
Week 12
       my tailgating experience
       i must confess
       legal aspects of tailgating
       moral issues?
       spiritual implications of tailgating
     
Week 13
       deldrene nohealani herron's paper
       my reactions to this
       did deldrene and I learn anything?
       does it relate to traffic psychology?

Week 14
       the main man in the sky...
       reducing and improving traffic
       what's going on down there?
       focus on safety:traction control
       beware of those speed traps
       Cyberspace Automotive
       speeding ticket - how do you feel? 
       Mad Hatter's Speeding Ticket
       what pumps your adrenalin?
       Poem on London Traffic
  
Week 15
       comparison to others
       what did it take to accomplish this?
       what do I have for you?
       how did I get here?
       am I happy with what I have accomplished?
       Dr. James, look here
       suggestions for the next generations?
       awards goes to. . . 


My Lab Reports


by Joleen Lai


Week 1
This first couple of weeks was the hardest for me to get a grasp of. We covered a lot of interesting topics including the fact that we will be doing all of our homework on the Internet and turn no papers in. There are three main areas that we covered in class that seem very interesting to talk about and I would like to share them with you. The first interesting idea is that women seem to be more aggressive and drive not defensively, but offensively. The second interesting idea is why do people speed on the freeway when this island is so small to start off with. Finally, this idea brings out the fact that we have to many accidents due to closeness of distance between the cars.

genderdiff
In this first week of Traffic Psychology, we discussed the fact about gender differences among drivers. Women seem to be aggressive when driving their cars than do men. I'v noticed that they drive real wreakless anytime of the day, they could be late for an appointment and drive like that and other times, just to annoy the passengers in the car or others around them. Don't get me wrong, men also drive eratic and think that they own the whole road. As I drive to come to school, to friends house, or even to the shopping mall, and there's someonespeeding around the parking lot, I look over and who do I see in the drivers seat, mostly women.

speeding
This brings me to my next interesting idea of Traffic Psychology, the fact of people speeding on the freeways and even in crowded and conjested areas. What annoys me the most about this topic is that when there is traffic on the freeway at peak time, there are some idiots that cut in and out of traffic to get to their designation. They think they will get there sooner than the rest of us, but weaving in and out of traffic causes accidents that could be avoided. If they pass us in traffic and gets about two or three cars ahead of me, we still seem be about the same as we have started, it gets us no where, but a major traffic accident which may put you way behind schedule than you anticipated. As people speeding on the freeway in Hawaii is crazy. This island is so small to start off with, speeding will not only cause accidents, but will get you caught by the police. When these people speed, they not only endanger themselves, but the lives of others driving cautiously. As they speed, they come real close to the rear or the front of your car as they cut you off. Take a look at what Caroline Balatico had to say about this. Also, take a look at Beverly Diaz's comments. Also, take a look at Michelle Ota's comment. ((Also take a look at generation two students commenting on this: Sharla Supnet's reactions to my speeding comments))

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tooclose
This topic brings me to my final idea under Traffic Psychology, the closeness of these drivers as they bring their car close to your rear. One day as I was heading up to my friends house towards the Pali Highway, I changed from the middle lane to the right lane so that I wouldn't agrivate anyone that day. As I was about to go off the Pali exit, I looked in my rear-view-mirror and notice a car that I didn't see a few minutes ago, tailgating me, not just close, real close. Guess what gender? It was a female in a white Acura Legend. Instantly, I just slammed on my brakes to let her know that she was too close to my car. Little do I know she followed me even more closely. When I changed lanes, I looked behind to see where I could fit in and there was enough distance between me and the next car, the white Acura wasn't even in the picture. She followed me up into Pacific Heights and it seemed that she was going to follow me to my friends house, so my next instinct was to call my friend to get ready for a fightbecause she coming that way. As soon as I hanged up, she went off onto Booth Road and I debated whether to turn around and follow her. As I got there, we all waited for a few minutes outside to see if she and her friends would drive up.

badday
Driving a car is similar to walking, biking, or even roller blading. All activites has its own personality and the genders vary from one thing to the other. I've elaborated on the topic of gender differences, speeding on the freeway, and driving too close to the person in front of you. I've noticed that when I'm having a bad day or just want to get home sooner, I do admit that I drive like I own the road and everyone watch out for me. As for speeding on the highways and byways, there's no excuse to that because the roadways are not that long to begin with. And the topic on driving too close to the car in front of me causes accidents which causes insurance rates to sky-rocket. So to play it safe, just drive defensively. Take a look at Rayson Noguchi's comment.

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week2
On the beginning of the class this semester, Dr. James handed out Generational Curriculum papers to the class. It was papers previously written by students last semester in Traffic Psychology class. Two Generational Curriculum papers which caught my attention was the topic on Driving in the Pack is Safe and Can you believe this. I chose these two out of my three papers because I felt I could relate to this easily.

paper1
In the paper of Driving in the Pack is Safe is all about convoy and that being in a group will help you in situations that couldn't be handled alone. This student stated that she's a "good Samaritan" and enjoys "listening, smiling, and making small bodily contact with friends", and that's what pulls her into driving in a pack. There's one incident when she was driving along with her convoy, is that the leader of the pack decided to merge to the right lane, when the car farther to the right merging to his left lane. The car behind her was driving too closely and didn't have enough time to brake. A total of six cars pulled off to the side and assisted her, while the last person of the convoy confronted the leader and said that he was held responsible for the accident since all these cars were under his supervision.

convoys
This person seems to have a lot of friends to drive around with anytime of the day she feels like to. I personally like to drive in convoys at night if I have to, but not very often during the day, maybe one or two cars the most. Driving in packs is annoying when trying to cut lanes when they won't even let you in between them. I would drive in packs if I'm going to someplace unfamiliar to me or places that are unsafe, then convoys would be alright. I wouldn't want to drive first or last fearing that they place the responsibility on me. If I'm first, I have to think where I'm going and to not leave anyone behind. And if I'm last, I have to keep up with the pack, that means running red lights, cutting people, or not stopping at the stop sign. Otherwise, they just watch out for each other stop on the side for the last person to pull up.

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paper2
The second paper that I chose is Can you believe this. She stated that driving in traffic was not that easy as she thought. In order to observe her driving, she drove to school and realized how poor her driving techniques were. She found herself driving defensively and identifing with herself and not others around her. She noted that she also became aggressive as she got behind the wheel. Frustration evolves as inconsiderate people don't warn you that their cutting in front of you or don't use signals, slow drivers, and don't say thank you. This student seemed to try and improve her driving skills because she stated that she "love life" and feels that others should do the same and respect other drivers on the road.

good/baddays
This is the paper that I could totally relate too. I tend to be a quiet and conservative person, but when I get behind the wheel of the car, I take on a different personality. At times, if I had a bad day or someone made me mad, I will drive to cause to hurt that person, to let them know that I'm onto them. Other times, I really try to be a good and obedient driver especially if I have other people in the car I'm responsible for. Yes, I do agree that there are some crazy drivers on the road, but I keep telling myself not to be one of them, but it's hard! When my car gets detailed, I try to be real careful on how I drive, not to dirty the car, avoid pot-holes, or puddles. This causes me to watch one situation and not the other, like maybe a pedestrian walking across the street. Does this prove me to be a bad driver? All I want to accomplish from this class is to become a reformed driver just like Dr. James has written previously in An article by Leon James on the self-witnessing behavior methodology in Traffic Psychology has stated.

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Week 4
look I did it
Take a look at my week4 assignments that I have written for my Psy 409 class. That is exactly how I retrieve things such as the syllabus and the Instructor's Weekly Comments File that I use almost everytime I get into the css server. Also, take a look at my navigation files, which I hope will be helpful.

goals
My main concern in this course is to get all that I can about Traffic and how to cope with it under stress. By taking both classes such as Psy 409 and 459 seems tremenduously difficult, but actually, it sort of eases the tension, since I have heard it once before and it's a good time to refresh my memory.

reactions
In doing both, learning about Traffic Psychology and just beginning to become computer literate at the same time is quite difficult! But, since I just have two classes I can mainly concentrate on these two courses easier. Not! I am not privileged enough to have a computer at home, which now since I'm in these courses, we are planning to get a computer, but by that time it'll be too late. I get real frustrated easily and will get discourged without a word. But I keep telling myself that this will benefit me in the long run and now is the best chance to get first hand knowledge from professionals in the fields like Dr. James and Mr. Bogan.

strategies
For my strategies under the hypertext environment, take a look at this area and tell me what you think? My strategies for both classes will be the since they require the same amount of time and effort put into it. As for the advices that I have written in Psy 409 may also be effiecent enough for me in my Psy 459.

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Week 5
Pack is Safe
By reading Karla Dias' papers on Traffic Psychology, she wrote a few interesting paper on the Driving in the Pack is Safe, Can you believe this?, Communication Problems. For the first paper on Driving in the Pack is Safe, she mentions that she is considered to be a good Samaritan because she likes to be around people. Then she says that she feels safe and more alert driving in the pack than alone, in the case that something she is unable to do herself. She likes to drive in the pack at all times of the day. How often do you have your friends always there with you? Mine is either at work, school, or on the other side of the island. See what Nicole Yoshimitsu had to say about this topic. Also, please click here for Todd Crawford's comments.

believe it
In this paper, she mentions how terrible her driving techniques were in just one month of her observations. She noticed that she tended to be driving defensively, didn't respect other drivers, and didn't realize that everyone had a right to be on the road just like her. Even what Rayson said in his paper about overly cautious drivers drive slow and don't know when to put the petal to the metal. This is the kind of people that makes up the word 'aggression'. Along the word of aggression, she chose three words that she felt were appropriate concepts, they were frustration, anger, and impatience. All of that boiled up in one equals to aggression! Frustration comes out when other drivers are inconsiderate to others by driving slow in the fast lane, cutting right in front of your car when there was a lot of room in the back and the front of you, and finally, should drive the speed limit just like you. Anger is also the same as frustration, this type of drivers also squeeze themselves inbetween other drivers in traffic and doesn't care if they take risks in doing so. Impatience, is when you're in a hurry or may be running late for an appointment, the car in front of you seem to know that and they do everything in their power is drive even more slow. That surely is impatience. As Shane Akagi mentions about 'holding up' traffic, thus speeding, people who drive like that surely makes the word sound worse. People tend to speed to get to their destination, however; makes other people around you really annoyed. We keep talking about speeding, but where can we go? This Island is so small. Take look at Danell Saito's comment.

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cues
Listening to what she wrote in her papers about Traffic makes me wonder what other people are thinking as they are driving next to me. Many a times you could read what's on their faces, hand jestures, and just plain verbal contact. I will take her papers into consideration and try to observe my driving techniques and see if I too can become a reform driver. Along with what Caroline Balatico wrote in her paper about self-witnessing reports 'one must be aware of his/her driving behavior in order to become better driver'. If you're having a bad day, you're making your car react the same way as you are. People tend to judge you on how you drive, maybe reckless or like a dare-devil. So to put it plainly, just drive normal, the speed limit and don't let no one annoy you.

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Week6
getting started
As I was reading other people's lab report, to see if anyone did their's, I came across Jae Isa's anchor and noticed that of Tod Takitani's process of going through the 'other side'. It was very difficult at first, but just like anything else, if you keep working at it, it becomes easier and easier to do. I took Tod's navigation into deep concentration and tried it on my own. Take a look at Nicole Yoshimitsu's comments on linking to the other side.

BMW Info
I finally did it!! I actually went into the Webcrawler and found out information that really interest me. It took me about two days to go through the listings and find out what I wanted. The first step that I took was go to week 6 anchor and went down to the Webcrawler, then I typed in a word that I wanted to search for and that was driving. Many listings came up and I browsed through all of them and found not many things related to traffic psychology. However, I found something on BMW Information that brought an interest to me. So if anyone wants to know any information about BMW's, here it is! Very interesting, they give you information that are current and may be of help to you. Whatever you want to know, it's there! So have fun with this link.

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Colorado Racing
This is the second topic that I chose from the Web Addresses to Explore from the homework assignment given to us. As I go under the Web Addresses to Explore, I got down to the 21st screen of very useful and interesting topics, but the one that got me was the Highlights in the Week's Report called Colorado Mountain Bike Racing. It gave useful information about all mountain bike races in Colorado, such as the Iron Horse Classic, Rage in the Sage, Melee in the Mines, and the Monarch Mountain Challenge. It also includes the Calendar of Races, course descriptions, contacts, team rosters, results and also pictures. All of the information listed here are very current and tells you what is happening there right at this minute, while we are here. If you're not a Mountain Biking person, there are several camps that you could go there. It seems that this place in Colorado is some kind of resort, to relax and just have fun. Happy Trailing or Happy Camping!

Colorado DUI
I got another topic under the Webcrawler for the Colorado DUI Law. If you want to know the consequences of drinking under the influence at Colorado State, please look here. This information was taken from a brochure furnished by the Colorado Department of Transportation. There was a note in the article stating that if "refusal to take BAC test will result in one-year revocation of driver's license with no chance for permit'. I got a DUI Law for the State of Colorado, how about a DUI Law for the State of Hawaii? Could it be the same? I wonder why we don't have one for our State up there, on the World Wide Web?

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Week7
For this week, we have to link to other student's lab report's and make comments on them and also make two comments on the Instructor's Article. The procedure is the same for Psy 409 and Psy 459, so I will follow that direction.

making me scared
Driving, actually, being a passenger in my best friends car, makes me grow older at each turn and lane changing she makes. In Diane Beauchemin's labreport on aggressive drivers, really makes me understand why my friend drives like she does. Don't get me wrong, I trust her driving, but at times, when out of the blue, a car just dodges out into the traffic and in front of us, we have no choice but to slam on our brakes to avoid not hitting them. It's the other people that I don't trust, we don't have any clues of what they're going to do, but if we're next to them and could see their reactions, especially, when their cars tend to merge with yours or in your gut instinct about that certain car, we just have to do what it takes to avoid being hit. She loves to speed and cut right in front of other cars and doesn't realize what she may cause if she thinks about it. Most of the times that she drives like that is when she and her boy-friend are fighting and she has to drive home, one time since I was with her, she pulled over and let me take over the wheel. At least she had the right mind to do so rather than letting her emotional take over. She also tends to tailgate a person and not think of what she's doing, if someone is tailing her, she blows her top and gets real furious, then she follows them to wherever to scare them. Do we have an unlisted law saying that we could tailgate others while they can't tailgate us?? Isn't that called a Double-Standard? Please click here for Todd Crawford's comments.

too old
In Rayson Noguchi's lab report on elderly drivers makes me think and realize that they have been driving longer than any of us on the roads, that's why they feel that they don't cause any dangerous situations. I personally feel that they should not be on the road, especially during traffic hours due to their slow reaction times and muscular flexibility. But if they need to be on the road with us, then we need to make major changes on our high-ways and by-ways, like making larger letterings on the speed signs as well as other type of road signaling. Then also the need for a separate lane(s) which allows them to drive the desired speed they wish. I don't mean to be mean and restrict them from driving, but I have to admit that at times I rather drive than my mom. They try to obey the laws and be a good citizen, but they are the ones that causes all these accidents that we have. They stop at an intersection when they don't have a stop sign or a stop light and make slow actions into turning or proceeding on. But there are also some teenagers that need to be off the road, so how do we distinguish which ones? ?

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passengers
Little do we remember that at times we have passengers in our cars, especially little ones or your parents. We forget that they are in the car with you and if someone cuts in front of you without no signal, that possess me to start yelling and cussing at that person, maybe even some tailgating, to relieve my anger and anxitey. Like Terri Slaughter wrote in her lab report about having other people in the car with you then having a situation occur, and forgetting that you have passengers in the car while you make comments and jestures to that perosn, makes driving all so difficult. You have to watch what you say and do when you have impressionable little kids in the car with you. I had my younger cousins in the car with me one time and this car just cut right in front of me without no blinker, I had to slamm on my brakes in order not to hit them. I know this startled my cousins because they all became very quiet. Also, I tried to bit my tongue into cussing at these morons on the road. I must admit that a few profanity words came out as I tried to conceal them along with the other positive words that came out. If I'm driving with my friend and a situation occurs, she reminds me to not let it bother me and just blow it off, but she doesn't listen to her own advice, too. If I'm alone in the car, I cuss my head off and do jesture along with them, to make it more dramatic. I know that one day, I will pay. . .

all for one
After reading Dr. James' previous generational curriculum paper on class participation, made me feel more at ease knowing that other people also did class presentations. I thought that this class was to learn more about Traffic, but having discussions on certain topics makes it a lot easier to understand what we have to know. It's real interesting that other people may have different feelings and ways to accomplish a goal and feel comfortable expressing them. I for one, am not comfortable inexpressing how I feel in front of the class, feeling that I may say or do something real stupid. But, if it is a course requirement, I will try my best to do it and try with all my heart.

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putting all u got
I understand what this person is trying to say, if I try to succeed in one thing and all it does is place me back to where I first started, then I get discouraged and want to get physical with an object or whoever gets in my way. This person wrote in his/her paper regarding self-confidence and how you might not see that it may be purposeful in the near future. Everyone gets this way, I know I do. I don't succeed in my plan, then I try and try again. Just like trying to overcome this tremendous info shock of this new and amazing technology. If we put a lot of work and effort into this and try to obtain a good grade then like what Dr. James told us, we will have a better chance in getting a better paying job due to the knowledge that we accomplish here in this class. My cousin said that she would also like to learn about entering into the Internet, this not only brought joy, but also pressure since I will be the one training her what to do and how to go about it. She was interested in our work and what the Web look like. So now, since she wants to learn how it use the Internet, I have to try harder and put all that I can and all the effort into doing a good job. Take a look at what Todd Crawford commented on.

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Week8
For this week's assignment we had to cross over to the student's of the other course and make comments to them, also we had to make comments to the Instructor's Weekly Comments. This shouldn't be to bad since we already did it for Week 7 homework. So here we go...

working together
In Beverly Diaz's first two weeks of entering the Cyberspace, she did a wonderful job of presenting her lab report to the Cyberspace. As for me, I needed help in entering the UNUNIX, isn't that funny. When we got to the lab, I didn't know what to do, so she told me to just type telnet uhunix and I got in. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be caught up like I am now. I think with her help, we did work together on conquering this new technology together. She helped me in writing my first home page on the World Wide Web. I guess if we put two heads together, we can get difficult techniques and new techniques accomplished instead of one having difficulty alone. We learned on our own, plus we helped each other when the other needed help.

my eyes and neck ache
I don't know if I would agree with Cheryl Remata's saying that she doesn't have any more headaches! I get deeply involved with my homework that I tend to space out. Looking at the screen for about 3 - 4 hours straight is not good for the eyes, especially for the neck. For me, I tense up in my shoulders because the arrangement of the keyboard is not appropriately set up. When I start getting tensed, my terrible headache occurs and the only solution for that is to sleep it off with a tablet of Tylenol. When I look at the blue colored screen for a long time, I start seeing other objects around me getting blurry. See what I felt during my computer session at Keller IBM LAb. I drive home after I'm finished and the roads seem to move as I move and the street lights gets much brighter. Help me, what can I do? I don't want to go blind as well as a hunch back of Hawaii. But yes, I could say that all that misery and pain I endure for the next 7 weeks, I can say to others that I did it and accomplished my goals of entering the World Wide Web. And that, I must say, feels extremely good! See, I'm not the only one who feels this way take a look at Grant Harada's comments. Please click here to see what Laura Izutsu had to say about this.

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searching for files
Just like Grant Harada mentioned in his lab report that he sort of avoided using the search strings, I too, am avoiding that method. Instead of using the search strings, I use the long way of using the arrow keys to get where I want to go. I think that by using the search strings, we will be able to get exactly where we want and not by ending up at the top of the document or at the end of the document. I will soon be using the search strings after this period of chaos is over. As for now, I still use the arrow keys to get to a specific anchor or link, just in case I mess up and hit the wrong control key button.

pma
Yes, just like Nicole Gustie mentioned in her lab report, that keeping a Positive Mental Attitude in this class is a must. I was overwhelmed when I sent my very first e-mail to Dr. James for that one assignment we had for Week 2. I could also browse around the Instructor's Home Page, but at times would get lost at where I'm at and start to panick for help. I keep forgetting about the U button and how important and useful that one button is. So when you start getting the negative mental attitude, remember that there's another side to that and that's the positive mental attitude! You will be greatful that you took this course when you later realize how helpful it is to you and your job.

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first labreport
As I was browsing through the Instructor's Weekly Comments of labreports, the very first lab reports that was placed into the Cybespace was very interesting and helpful. Although, it was dicouraging to me since I noticed all the extra work on inputting the command along with your lab report; yet, it also served as an incentive for me to get an extra credit for that class. At first, I was dumbfound that we had to input all of that commands in our lab reports, thinking that it would just pop up by themselves. Silly me. But Dr. James was right, after we proceeded in doing this continuously through out our lab report file and glossary file, it will become like second nature and that it will be apart of writing a lab report.

incentive
Reviewing the Awards anchor in the Instructor's Weekly Comments really gave me an incentive to do good in this class to get that good grade. After receiving an award in Psy 409 along with some of the other student's for getting our home page.html and lab report.html to work, that made me feel proud that I'm accomplishing a lot, at that time, when I felt that I wasn't doing good and felt lost. Thanks for the encouragement. People like me needs a lot of encouragement to do an excellent job. Feeling lost and overwhelmed then getting the feedback that I'm doing good so far is overwhelming to me! What else can I say about this? But keep on giving that awards to students who deserve that acknowledgement.

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Week9
For this week, we will need to understand the concept of driving personality makeover, how it is related to traffice psychology and its goals. We will describe on what we think is considered to be a good driver and we then will rate ourselves on how good we drive. Finally, we will plan our own driving personality makeover.

concept of makeover
The concept of driving personality makeover, to me, means that you have sometime or another have observed your driving patterns and behavior and is willing improve on that certain aspects of your self-actualization.

traffic psychology
On the first day of this class, we talked about Traffic Psychology as a way of improving our techniques in driving and also our affect towards traffic. We learn how to be accessible to another and to self-witness our reactions. By that, I really feel that Traffic Psychology is mainly the true concept of driving personality makeover and its goals are very much alike. Traffic Psychology will help us guide our driving personality makeover into a successful one if we include all aspects into consideration. If Traffic Psychology spreads accordingly to Dr. Leon James, we will improve the Amercian character and also allow carnige to withcome.

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a good driver
Actually, what is considered to be a 'good driver'? Following the driver's manual to the exact description of how to drive, how far away you should be when stopping behind a car, or knowingly how far into the intersection do you creep into to make that left turn at that light, or do you keep your hand at the approximate degree of left hand on 10 and right hand on the 2? Well, I feel that a 'good driver' should always put their passengers well-being into consideration and you the driver, should be extra careful when you have people in the car with you. The speed of how fast the car is going is irrelevent because their are good drivers who drives fast and their are slow drivers who drives good, so how would you determine that? The driver should also have good reflexes in case there is a need to do some fast maneuvering of the vehicle. The tendency to always watch where you and the other cars are situated on the road and how close you are from them. In any case, a 'good driver' characteristic is concerned with their surroundings and the well-beings of their passengers in the vehicle and who also abides by the regulations and laws of the state and takes these restrictions into deep consideration.

how do I rate thee?
How do I rate myself? Well, to tell you the truth, I really don't know how to rate myself because at times I drive with the consideration of others on the road while at other times I could careless if I'm caught. But seriously, if I have my cousins in the car with me, I tend to have all fingers on the steering wheel as well as my eyes are glued to the road. So back to the question, I tend to rate myself as an average driver, when I take a look on the road nowadays. But it's difficult to determine what a 'good driver' is and this is the best I could do.

driving personality makeover
My first intervention of starting my driving personality makeover is to be courteous to other drivers and allow them into my lane since good things do come to those who are courteous to others. By this, I hope that other things will fall into place like waving thank you, count slowly to three when at the stop sign, and to be aware of other drivers. My second intervention will be to take into consideration of other passengers critisms and not to get more angry and mad. If I do that, I think that I will tend to live longer than expected. My third intervention is to drive with the convoy and not too fast or too slow on the freeway. That is personally a bad habit that I have, I just don't like being next to other driver on the road, either speed up or slow down. Especially I heard that if a policeman catches you and another person side by side, he will issue a ticket to both, heard this when I was in high school. I will try to abide by these interventions that I have mentioned to become a reformed driver.

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speak your mind
After reading Dr. James' article on driving behavior, I came upon an interesting topic on verbal which I realize that, I too, talk to myself while in traffic as I would think that all people do. Everyone not only talk to themselves but they also sing in the car with the windows up and people still are able to hear them behind that see-through glass. I think that it is healthy to talk while you drive because if a situation occurs and you had a near miss, it's okay to talk aloud and release that anxiety building up inside of you rather than holding it in and causing alcers. There were others like self , cognitive self , and mentalhealth which I mentioned that may allow you to live longer and healthier.

angry at what?
There was another interesting topic that I found in Dr. James' article called angry which uses profanity and sometimes provacative jestures to other drivers. This, too, I see yself doing all the time, if someone cut me off and I was already having a terrible day, I will let them know that I was furious at them. One night I coming home on the freeway and was staying in the second to the left lane and there was a car right next to me, boxed in by me and another car. So I just proceeded to go at my own leisure pace and before I know it, she was coming into my lane, just bearly missing my left headlight. Boy, was I mad now, I flicked her off and wanted to chase her, but saw that she was a middle age woman, and at a glance up ahead, I saw a cop clocking us on the freeway. What made me mad was that there was no one behind me and she had to cut right in front of me. There was something funny about this though, as soon as she saw the cop clocking us, I saw her brake lights go bright red in a few seconds, mostly everyone's did. Sudden impluse and manical thoughts are also of mental health of a normal person. Again, releasing tension while driving is okay while driving as long as you have control of the car. Everyone does is sometimes, right? ?

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Week 10
For our homework in this class, take a look at our Week 10 assignment. Basically, it's just what we gathered from our observations of driving in a convoy. We made a plan for week 9 and we had a chance to observe our driving. Take a look at what I found out.

self-witnessing observations
During my self-conscious, self-actualization effort to analyze how I drove in a convoy, was astonishing to me. I rarely drove very far since I live in Kaimuki, but when I did, I even surprised myself. When I do get onto the freeway and notice that the comvoy is about 5 miles behind me, I take a gradual and steady lead in front of them. Then before I know it, they have caught up with me and is passing me by. When I was in the front of them, I tried to go the speed limit fearing that a policeman is around the next bend waiting for me to speed right by him. As soon as everyone was by me and speeding, I soon joined the convoy, also afraid of getting hit by those 'speed demons'. I realized that when I was up front, they all were watching my brake lights to see if the policemen were there, anyone who is at the back of the convoy relys heavily on the first persons reaction for a warning of advice. When I drive in traffic, my boyfriend grips his chair fearing that I might hit that person in front of me and keeps asking me 'why am I so close to them?' Little does he know who's behind me. That person is on my tail and if I slow down, I know he or she is going to hit me, so I just go with the flow of traffic.

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explanations of what I found
I figured out that if there is a convoy on the freeway, it is best to stick with them in case there is a policeman pointing a laser detector gun at you, he can't distinguish which driver is going at that specific speed and naturally let's everyone go. But then again, everyone is crowded in a convoy during rush hour and there are not many good drivers on the road, so at times, it is best to get ahead of the convoy or maybe drop back out of the convoy to avoid any collisons that may instantly occur without any notice. To avoid this, we must start implying traffic psychology to everyday living. I can give you an example of what I meant when I said that people in the back of the convoy are watching the first person of the convoy. One night when I was coming home from my boyfriends house, there was this car in the left lane was bumper hugging the car in front and I was right on the side of her. My gut instinct told me that she wanted tocut over, watching the way that she drove. So I was just going at my own speed, when all of a sudden, here she comes, cutting right in front of me, bearly missing my left head-light and went speeding off. I started to chase her when I noticed that her brake light lit up and also the other cars next to her. Know what it was? It was a cop clocking us! I start to laugh and slowed down. See, the very first person in the convoy serves us as a rat for a cheese, so that the cat can come out to play.

implications for traffic psychology
We imply traffic psychology into our daily lives to prevent any unneccesary accidents that can be avoided. By referring to traffic psychology, maybe we can help the American character to improve by causing traffic psychology to spread among other generations and other nations. Learning to obey the law restrictions and other people's proximity, driving in traffic may after all be a better place to drive and also a safe activity.

pleasant, worthwhile, and peaceful activity
To make driving a pleasant, worthwhile, and peaceful activity, an individual must drive at the speed limit which is posted around the highways and byways. The individual must also abide other law restrictions other than the speed limit itself - for example, the well-beings of other people in the car with you and also the people driving along side of you. Driving can be enjoyable if the driver does not create any tensions or anxieties for himself or herself which may be created by situations on the road by other people.

A pleasant driving activity must involve the individual to have an agreeable manner and appearance to the mind and to the senses. For example, just imagine the time when you put your blinker on to switch lanes and the person won't let you in. Remember good things come to those who are good. So when you see someone trying to get into your lane, allow them to proceed and when you least expect it, something good will happen to you. Just think that the person has as much righ as you have to cut lanes to get to their destination.

Making driving worthwhile refers to having an important or valuable enough to repay time or effort spent. When I previously mentioned about allowing that person into your lane, sometime when you need help or need to switch lanes, it may not be that same individual to let you in, but another courteous and generous individual will allow you to go ahead and switch lanes. That is valuable enough to repay what you have allowed another person to do so when you did. Also, waving 'thank you' or 'shaka' to the person is even more important to acknowledge what they have just done for you.

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Having a peaceful driving activity means that you are not quarrelsome and free from disturbance and just staying calm. For example, if you're driving on the highway at the speed limit and a car just cuts right in front of you causing you to slam on your brakes, naturally you will express some hostility and anger, but if you notice that the individual was taking his pregnant wife to the hospital, you will understand the situation they are in and help them instead of getting angry.

I would try to change my feelings, thoughts, and actions toward other drivers on the road by being pleasant to them, having a worthwhile attitude and rendering a peaceful jesture to other drivers. I will try not to let my moods and emotions take over my personality while I'm behind the wheel and if there's other people in the car with me I must think of what they might think of me if I'm yelling my head of at that person who just cut me off and can't hear me doing so. Wouldn't that be silly? But if a driver just kind of mergers into your lane without any notice, of course, I will explode and get hostile with him or her. That type of drivers causes accidents and causes innocent people into accidents that could of been avoided. In situations like this, I will look at that person like he or she had the problems, not me. Clearly all hostility and frustration that I may have building up inside.

For a long term prognosis of my successful change over in driving techniques, I will try to endure all that I have mentioned in this paper and fulfill my agreement to become a reformed driver. I know that at times it will be impossible to do so, to follow through my plan, but realizing that the changes will do me good in the future of driving. I will abide by all my plans that I have conjured up and there will be days that I will not be able to fulfill what I have planned to do - for example, days of frustration from work, school, personal problems, or just having a bad day from the moment I awake.

influence me?
I don't know if it's going to influence my way of driving, but I know I will try. At times, it may be hard, though, depending on my emotions and moods for that day. Driving takes on a lot of responsibility for your life, the people whoare in the car with you and mainly, the other people who are driving along side of you.

suggestions anyone?
I have a suggestion for those who drive in a convoy that I would like to share with you. If someone is hugging your bumper and wants to speed up and pass you, let them, they are the ones who are going to get that ticket that they deserve, then pass right by them and laugh. Don't let other drivers intimidate your driving, you should drive at the speed that you feel comfortable with. Driving should be a pleasant, worthwhile, peaceful activity, so please kokua.

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Week 11
We need to describe the content of the Generational Curriculum papers we received in class for our Week 11 assignments. Further more, we will describe how we reacted, what we learned from them, what

denise onikama's paper
In her paper titled 'My Resistance to Driving Properly: An Experiment in Self-Witnessing' was written on 10 December 1987. She clearly stated in her first paragraph that she refuse to drive properly. The reason was that she never really thought about her driving habits because she always thought that she was right. She gathered a lot of self-witnessing data for about 10 days. She explained about how the internal and external aspects influence a person greatly. Denise also noted that she was not a good driver as she though she was. She noticed that she was very temperment and always in a rush. Denise would either speed, tailgate, drive super slow, swear out loud or basically ignore the rules of the road. Finally, Denise had a plan to implement the change.

my reaction to this paper
When I read Denise's Generational Curriculum paper, I was stunned when I read her title, first of all. As soon as I noted her title, I had a hunch that she would be undetermine to change her driving habits. I read and read her 24 page paper, which had a lot of good and interesting informations. For instance, 'Rambo pattern' which means that you do not let others into the lane, see their signals and speeds up, and resentful and anxious to pass them. Another one was 'automobile personality' the strange quirk which makes you feel as soon as you slide under the wheel, that you're the monarch of all you survey - that you can make the pedestrians jump - that the other fellow can wait for you...45 mph is all right for ordinary drivers but you are entitled to go 70 mph. I just had to sit back and laugh at that! Reading Denise's papers also allowed me to see myself, which she described herself during her self-observations.

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what did I learn?
I learned that I'm not the only driver who swears out loud to other drivers, driver super slow to irritate other drivers, tailgate those who made me mad, and speed at times when you least expect it. I remember an article from Dr. James' driving behavior that also suited this description. Denise also noted in her generational curriculum paper that 98% of those drivers who gets into accidents are those who drive reckless and dangerous. I surely don't want to be one of those people in the news, worse yet, in the newspaper. Speeding could definitely, one day, kill an innocent by-stander or an infant.

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did Denise learn anything?
I sure hope so. Remember reading Dr James' article on how and what a driver goes through. Reading her plan to implement her change in driving shows in her affective behavior that she no longer feels to tailgate others, or always in a rush because now she sees that speeding is immoral and that it could kill another person and killing is definately immoral. Denise's cognitive behavior also changed. She thinks that she should drive safe and proper because someone else's life lies in her hands. Her sensory motor changes will include driving the speed limit (good luck), concentrate on the road instead of talking and basically improving her attitude. I sure hope she could accomplish what she started. It's going to be very hard!

does it fit traffic psychology?
I have a feeling that it does fit Traffic Psychology. Denise tried to improve her driving skills to become a 'reformed driver'. She also noted the three main measures of the psychological aspects of Driving Behavior. Denise spoke of her definitions of certain drivers that she saw on the road. By these definitions, Denise tried to improve how she drove and improve her total attitude towards other drivers and how immoral speeding was.

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Week12
This week's homework should be interesting to accomplish. It involves the term 'tailgating', my some what favorite driving terminology, because we get to discuss what we feel is 'tailgating' and what other people's views are to this. I also get to see how they would get out of a situation when the tailgatee is on their mission to irritate you and other drivers on the road.

my tailgating experience
As you all have remembered, I encountered one situation awhile ago, when this person was driving too close to me when I was heading up to my boyfriend's house one day late in the afternoon. Maybe that's it, it was a Friday and maybe she wanted to go home to cook dinner for her family. Is that wild or what? Anyways, I still can remember that look I saw through my rear-view mirror, let me tell you, it wasn't a pleasant sight to witness! If looks could kill, I'll be dead. I noticed that if people tailgate they wear sunglasses or huge shades to concealed their identity, feeling that I won't see who it is, when I can plainly view their license plate.

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i must confess
First of all, I must admit that I, too, do tailgate other drivers. That's only if they piss me off or just plain stupid! Mainly, it depends on my mood for that day and if it was good all day, until some idiot cut me, I tell you, you better watch out for me. I always wondered how people can drive so close to the car in front of them without even hitting them. I drive close, but always have my foot ready to step on the brake. One night as I was coming home, I was following this CRX off the off-ramp near my house, I noticed that I was getting too close so I slacked the gas pedal. When he turned right into a street, his brake lights went on when there was nothing blocking his view. I wondered why? But realized that he waiting for me to turn, he thought I was going to turn and continue following him, when I proceed to go straight. I didn't mean to make him feel that I was tailing him, I just wanted to go home and sleep.

legal aspects of tailgating
I don't know if there are legal aspects towards tailgating, but I do know that if two cars are side-by-side on the freeway and a cop catches them, they can get a ticket, that's what I have been told. I think that if we don't tailgate too much, then there will be less and less accidents on the highways. How do we determine tailgating? I picture tailgating as someone is 'kissing your rear-end' of your car rather than someone who is about 2 car length away from you. I remember reading the Hawaii Drivers Manual and it states that when you stop at a stop sign or stop light, you must be able to see the bottom of the person's tire on the top of your hood. Now, that I could say is not tailgating.

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moral issues?
Moral refers to being virtually such because of its effect on thoughts, attitudes, etc. I would say that everyone has their own different morals towards driving and also other aspects towards life. I see tailgating as a moral issue due to the fact that the person tailgating another driver is being inconsiderate and unwilling to give space to him. He doesn't give the other driver his proximity, he just crowds him and makes the driver in front feel like they are being invaded by rude, impolite drivers. For instance, if someone is right on my bumper, I feel as though I have to speed up to get away from that person when all that time I was comfortable driving at that speed I was in. I think to myself if I did anything wrong to that driver, did I cut him off by accident, did I look at him funny?

spiritual implications of tailgating
The spiritual implications of tailgating? Does that mean if we tailgate others do we go to the place where it is eternally hot? I hope not because I would be there in a second. I think that if a person is living by the spirit of the law, he or she is living in a higher realm and is connected to a higher being. This person has also mastered themselves and has high self-respect and self-esteem. As for the other people who are living by the letter of the law, they are willing to break the law if no one catches them doing so, and is not willing to deny what they have done wrong. Hopefully, this is somewhat of what you are looking for in the terms of spiritual implications of tailgating. Unconsciously tailgating someone will not cause you to go to hell and spend your eternal life there; however, if you do it on purpose, your own conscious will bother you and I think that would be similar to hell, don't you think?

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Week13
For this week, we had to do the same as we did for Week 11 assignment. Basically almost the same write up, yet it may be a little bit shorter. This paper was hard to write on since it consisted of how Deldrene Herron found resources of using the library for her paper and not much write up on what she felt or thought.

deldrene nohealani herron's paper
In Deldrene's paper, it was very different from Denise Onikama's paper. Deldrene's paper was entitled 'Annotated Bibliography for my Personality in Traffic: Within my Space Cushion' dated 2 August 1993. This was a pretty interesting paper to read, it had 10 citations and not all of them were related to Traffic Psychology. Deldrene wrote in one citation about 'Punative Speech' and that rising death rate were caused by drivers who are caught while under the influence. She stated that many courts are using public humiliation, in the form of public apology or bumper sticker / license plates that states the crime of the offender, as a form of punishment. There's another citation that Deldren mentions and it's about a 'Trucker wounded in Freeway shooting', this article stated that he was shot in the face. When the shooter was brought to court, it was stated that the shooter did it for fun. Also, he didn't like being followed too closely by the big rig driver that he shot. This is a lame reason for that shooter to shoot that innocent trucker, he should get life in prison for even owning a gun! This one citation that I found to be very interesting to read. It was on 'Fewer fatal accidents involve elderly - but they drive less'. Yes, there are good and bad drivers in every age group, with the precentage of the elderly getting higher, Deldrene mentions that there should changes on our highways. For instance, larger lettering on the speed signs as well as other type of road signaling, the need for a separate lane may even become necessary, and how about having lanes for different age groups?

my reactions to this
Reading Deldrene Herron's paper was very different, not only with the information, but also how it was written. Yet, it had a lot of good and intriguing informations to read and absorb; however, Deldrene Herron never really expressed her feelings throughly. She gathered a lot of valuable informations from the Hamilton Library and placed it on paper. This paper is very much different from the reaction I got from reading Denise Onikama's paper.

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did deldrene and I learn anything?
I don't know if Deldrene learned anything, but I sort of did. I learned that we are conditioned to bad habits and posess the ability to change. Most people develop and change negative behaviors as they mature, not necessarily as they age. Deldrene has lived in Kaua'i for about 15 years and mentions that there is only a 1/2 hours gridlock at the intersection where Kaua'i highway meets Lihue Street as compared to traffic on this island! She also stated that Donna Reyes says that 'traffic is the biggest concern facing our state's future, leading crime, education, housing and business problems', as she was seen on Channel 22, inside Honolulu Hale. If we don't do anything about this traffic we're living in, who is?

does it relate to traffic psychology?
In a way, it does relate to traffic psychology. From remodeling the highways for the different age groups who are on this island to realizing how congested the traffic here compared to the traffic on the neigboring islands. In relations to Denise Onikama's paper was more on self-observations rather than stating articles found in the library. Denise Onikama's paper was mainly on how she could change the way she drove and implement a plan. As for Deldrene Herron's write up was mainly towards what topic she could find about traffic and the articles relating to them. Majority of her findings were about how traffic is terrible and horrific and just some of her findings were on the crime status in this state. Like Hawaii Crime Alert, school violence and teen crime has decreased. But Traffic! It's enough to drive anyone nuts!

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Week 14
Check it out! This is some what of a continuation from Week 6 homework. Doing more of the Webcrawler search and Gopher search took more time than I thought! Hope some of the links that I got will be of some use to you and your friends, I know it will help me out some. Click here for my bookmarks that I linked to.

the main man in the sky...
As I came across Cap'n Bob Masse - Airborne Traffic , I thought about our very own Captain Irving. He does the traffic report everyday and everyone who has lived here all their lives know who Captain Irving is. We also see his helicopter flying above us every now and then, circling the city and reporting to us on where to avoid. Without Captain Irving, the city would be lost and the traffic congestion would be worse off than what it is now.

reducing and improving traffic
The engineers of the State of Hawaii should take a look at York Traffic Web and see what changes should be done to our highways and byways on this island. York Traffic Web mentions the need to design and assess new ways of reducing urban traffic congestion and improving urban environment using traffic signal control, traffic management, etc...by that, I think that driving in Hawaii would be a much better place to drive after all. As of now, I hate driving on the off ramp, fearing that I don't have enough space to pick up speed and blend in with the crowd coming up behind me at a very fast speed.

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what's going on down there?
I came across the Traffic Watch and thought why don't we, the 50th State, have one up there on the web? Maybe they think that we are so small, we don't even have traffic to begin with. Wrong! We have Captain Irving to tell us the traffic report every morning and evening, so why don't we have a Home Page on the web for Captain Irving? They put up current traffic problems in their cities, so where is ours! !

focus on safety: traction control
Be sure to click here for focus on safety: traction control if you drive a T-bird. This link shows what traction will do for you if you decide to 'burn-out' in front of strangers or in front of a group of friends. I also think that we do need traction in our tires if especially we drive sports car like Toyota Celica, Supra, MR2, there's more to mention, and that will take some time to do. Please, be sure to read up on this before driving at fast speeds and that you may not be able to read this after you go for that drive.

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beware of those speed traps
If you like to speed, please click here at Speed Trap Registry for some friendly warnings. Ah, excuse me, why isn't Hawaii listed here also? This was started in February 1995 an effort to cut down the number of speeding tickets resulting from the speed traps. When you least expect it, the blue and white car is behind you waving the blue light at you, you have to stop and receive that wonderful slip of paper. If you speed, make sure that you know where all the speeding traps are and make sure you always look around for police cars that are lurking in the unnoticeable areas. So take it easy and chill.

Cyberspace Automotive
Need informations on cars? Well, take a look here at Cyberspace Automotive for what seems to me as a Car Network. Very interesting and informative information in this link to view. You can view the types of cars you purchased and the amound the dealer paid, what to look for in cars whether it may be used or new, also some recreation links for those of you who are car freaks! Whatever your little heart desires to search for in cars, this is the place to look!

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speeding ticket - how do you feel?
What! I finally got caught and now I have to pay $40! Take a look at some of the reactions here at oh my I got a loosy speeding ticket. Getting those things is quite embarassing if just so happen someone you know just drove by or a relative being noisy and notices you in the car talking to the policeman. My oh my! Not a pretty sight to see. Not only do you get embarassed, but you also get a point on your clean slate which you tried to keep it that way for many years. To avoid that embarassment, be sure to watch that speedometer and also keep your eyes on the road as well. So of the reactions that I read were quite common and seemed as though I even said that exact phrase.

Mad Hatter Speeding Ticket
Looky here at what I found! Can you believe someone actually put up a speeding ticket on the Internet? Well, I have proof to show it. The Speeding Ticket of the famous Mad Hatter. At first, it seemed kind of confusing reading it, but at the end of the 2nd or 3rd page, there is a at the end, does that mean the Mad Hatter didn't have a warning instead? How sad. For more speeding reactions see here.

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what pumps your adrenalin?
If you like fast cars like me, click here now for most fun to drive and you will not be surprised! Of course the Toyota's are always on top, especially the upra's and the MR2's and yet, the Celica's are near the top of the list. Yeah! Those Supra's cost $40,000 just for one car, is it worth it? Of course it is! No other car is like the Supra's! ! I didn't have a chance to ride in either cars, but hope soon my wish will come true in riding in it or even better, owning one! Know what really gets your adrenalin pumping? ! Riding a Motorcycle! I got on one two years ago and the feeling never stops when I see one go by...if that doesn't make your adrenalin pump, then there is something wrong with you or the driver. It gives you a terrfic rush without those illegal contrabands ever entering your bloodstream. Try any one of them, but remember to ride safe.

Poem on London Traffic
To bring the pace down a bit, press here for the poem on London Traffic and see how similar it is to Hawaiian Traffic. Is there a difference or what? ! Traffic where ever you may be will always be the same, if there is cars still on the road. I seem to agree with Bruce Foxton when he mentions at the end of his poem to let the road take a breather and travel elsewhere. I for one thinks that this island is getting smaller and smaller due to the congestion of traffic on the road, we should think up of different alternatives to get around, maybe have those tourists travel by buses or taxi which we have a great abundance of. Possibly an idea?

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Week 15
This is the last week for Psychology 459, Traffic Psychology, and our homework for this week is to write up a course evaluation on what we experienced and some advice that we may have for future generations to come. I had a wonderful experience in this class and the informations that were given to us was real helpful, hopefully I will have other opportunities to enter into the World Wide Web after I graduate.

comparison to others
As I traveled each time into other student's labreports for Psy 409 as compared to student's of Psy 459 , everyone had the same idea, but each person had their own way of presenting it to the World Wide Web. Many had just the basic as compared to those who took their time and added informations that weren't required for the homework. Whenever I have time to get on-line, I try to focus on what is the assignment and try to go beyond it, after I got the hang of writing commands and erasing items.

what did it take to accomplish this?
I would have to say a lot of dedication toward fighting for a computer, fighting the desire to drop this class at the beginning of the semester and just sticking it out and seeing what you can accomplish for yourself. As for me, in the beginning I had no computer at home so I went to Keller Lab 3 -4 times a week for about 4 hours. That took effort to do because when I was at home, all I wanted to do was to watch soaps or sleep, this course allowed me to get out of that routine and start thinking of myself and for my future. I would get discouraged when new and difficult assignments would be posted, fearing that I was not able to complete it and get a decent grade. But all I did was try and try and Dr. James gave us a good reward for doing so! But was it worth it? I would have to say 'yes' to that because if we didn't have to work hard at accomplishing this, we would get no where and waste the time of the instuctor as well as our time.

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what do I have for you?
Well, first of all, you would have to stay calm and collected to be in a course like this. This course will take a lot of time away from other things that interest you. Whenever you're in doubt, don't worry, just ask a friend at the labs or better yet, e-mail the help desk, they always seem so helpful. Remember when you're in e-macs, on the IBM computer, to erase a work previously written just hold down the control button and hit the backspace key, that always works. If you're in emacs and want to go back to the other page before, just hit the 'u' key, see my u not alone anchor, it may be helpful to you. Whenever you can, always copy, copy, copy and steal from others.

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how did I get here?
Again, took time and dedication to get where all of us are right now! At the beginning I was computer illiterate and look at us now, we know have our Home Pages on the World Wide Web for everyone to see! I think I got a lot from this class plus the PSY 409 class, two classes always helped each class out in doing the homework. When I found out that we had to type in the commands our self, I was dumbfound and got real anxious in doing so. As time went on and friends seem to help friends, the commands came real easy to do and once in a while I would tend to forget, I look it up in my notes and it all came back to me. Always take good notes in class, it may look a lot, but when you need them, they come real handy!

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am I happy with what I have accomplished?
I say 'YES' to that! First of all, I didn't know anything about the computers and now I know how to put a home page on the World Wide Web! I can look back later and maybe show my kids and grandkids what I did in these two classes. I seems to foreign to many people now, but when this technology is the thing for the year 2000, I could say to people that I learned it and is able to help others who may want my help. Despite all that hard work and dedication that I put into this class, I must say that not only I have accomplish, but also my fellow peers in this class and in the PSY 409 class. Yeah, we did!

Dr. James, look here
I have to commend you on your dedication in building a generational cyberspace community! I wish I had all that dedication and a lot more. You have inspired me to complete this course successfully and without a doubt, have encouraged me to proceed in finding a job with this job description. I think that you should continue building this generational cyberspace community and hopefully others will join your mission. I thought you have given us a lot of homework to complete, but when I look back, it helped us a great deal without us even knowing that we had done all that work. Your examples were interesting and some of them did help me create some of my files that I have right now.

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suggestions for the next generations?
Since we are the first generation into the cyberspace community, we also served as guinea pigs for future generations to come. Can I make one small suggestions to those who are out there listening? I think that the logon names should be the same for the uhunix account and for the css server. I am one of them that has two logon names and at times I get confused at which prompt do I use that logon name. Like Dr. James mentioned in the few weeks of the semester we should have numbers as our logon name instead of our names, since many of us have the same last names or close to it. At the beginning of the course, the instructor / T.A. should schedule a lab time for the class, since some of us need more visual explanations than verbal explanations. I for one need to see what we need to accomplish the assignments rather than hearing it or seeing the assignment posted up, I notice that I browse through other files and see what they are doing, then I have an idea.

awards goes to. . .
I think that all of PSY 409 students as well as PSY 459 students, who has kept up with the assignments for the class and those who seem to try hard at accomplishing this course, should get a good grade, maybe an 'A'. We only received awards in the beginning of the semester and after that, I hardly saw any changes. I look forward to seeing that awards because it gives me incentive to try harder and make the future look bright on the other side. Well, we should all receive a good grade since we all try together, helped each out whenever we can, and took a lot of effort in doing so.

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