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effort

Physics an applied force acting against inertia
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99) On some tasks, answers come quickly, effortlessly, and automatically, while at other times, we consciously experience a slow, effortful process of reasoning to a conclusion.
Because individuals are able to receive great amounts of information unobtrusively, information gathering is less effortful and consequently less stressful thus exhibiting reduced levels of uncertainty.
Although it can be more effortful to communicate information about risk appraisal than to implement directives about specific behaviours and hazards, the latter are more restrictive than the former and, therefore, less generalizable.
Vohs and colleagues speculated that choosing among many alternatives is effortful and, therefore, depletes cognitive resources that are important to skills like those just mentioned.
These decreases in achievement motivation make inspiring any effortful schoolwork challenging, but imperative for student success.
Academic engagement is strongly influenced by other variables, including personal competence (Shonk & Cicchetti, 2001), teachers' behaviors (introduction of structure, involvement with students, and support of students' autonomy) (Skinner & Belmont, 1993), parental support (Chen, 2008), relationships with peers (ZimmerGembeck, Chipuer, Hanisch, Creed, & McGregor, 2006), the quality of teacher-student relationships (Hughes, Luo, Kwok, & Loyd, 2008), and students' effortful control (Valiente, Lemery-Chalfant, Swanson, & Reiser, 2008).
Lack of effortful adjustment -Sometimes even though we are aware the person's behavior is constrained by situational factors, we still commit the fundamental attribution error.
Physiotherapists operating within a contemporary framework would not hesitate to use effortful strength and power training, they would consider the structuring of practice to emphasise task specificity and try very hard to ensure that the amount of practice was high enough to result in neuroplastic changes within the brain.
A recent meta-analysis of gender differences in temperament revealed small gender differences on most temperament dimensions, including the finding that girls tended to score higher on effortful control and boys tended to score higher on measures of surgency (Else-Quest, Hyde, Goldsmith, & Van Hulle, 2006).
Moreover, if stiffness occurs on the operated side, Reinke edema on the unoperated side usually prevents the development of a strained, effortful voice by permitting contact with pliable, edematous mucosa.
The new website was developed over the past four months by the Group's marketing team, with effortful to develop the site's updated look and feel, with compelling graphics, clean navigational scheme and much more.