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ODD GIRL OUT
ODD GIRL OUT
ODD GIRL OUT By: Rachel Simmons Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons exposes the “hidden culture of girls aggression in which bullying is epidemic, distinctive and destructive.” (pg.3) Simmons went around the nation, interviewing to girls about their own experiences with bullying. As I read the book a picture of my own past experiences with bullying became a “distinct reminder of the lasting effects of cruelty, and where the “damage is neat and quiet, the perpetrator and victim invisible.”(pg. 4) “The
Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli may be the most famous and controversial political writer and theorist of all time. He was a student of politics and an acute observer of historical events. Machiavelli has a place in history mainly for his writing The Prince. This book on how to obtain and keep political power consists of 26 chapters. I found The Prince to be as enjoyable as St. Augustine’s writings. These two pieces are by far my favorite. I have been able to relate to both t
WBYeatsThe Tower Analysis
WBYeatsThe Tower Analysis
W.B.Yeats:’The Tower’ – Analysis Yeats seminar paper There have been numerous critical approaches to Yeats’s poetry, influenced by his political, aesthetical, and personal views. Scholars have thoroughly examined the context and philosophy of his work, and often left the text, the body of poetry untouched (Cullingford pp 9). Nevertheless, a reader faced with a task of analysis, feels the urge of finding out about Yeats’s particular images and symbols, in order to be able to grasp the intention a
Heritage and Art in Robert Brownings My Last Duchess
Heritage and Art in Robert Brownings My Last Duchess
Heritage and Art in Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” 1 English 250- A April 10, 2003 Essay #2 Robert Browning, a modern, experimental poet of the nineteenth century Victorian Age, presents the problems with mankind and morality and attempts to solve them through his dramatic monologues. He wrote about Victorian themes, where his characters explored problems of faith and morality and the role of the artist in the modern world. He used startling expressions, shocking his readers with the darker
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Yellow Wallpaper Eng 112 Paper 1 In The Yellow Wallpaper, originally published in 1899, Charlotte Gilman presents the internal dialogue of a woman diagnosed with “hysteria” and for whom total rest has been prescribed. In the short story, the patient is slowly driven mad by her cure, prescribed by her physician husband, and is cut off from any intellectual pursuits whatsoever. The misdiagnosis of depression and anxiety leads the woman on a downward spiral that eventually causes her to perceiv
The Yellow Wallpaper Response
The Yellow Wallpaper Response
The Yellow Wallpaper Response In The Yellow Wallpaper, originally published in 1899, Charlotte Gilman presents the internal dialogue of a woman diagnosed with “hysteria” and for whom total rest has been prescribed. In the short story, the patient is slowly driven mad by her cure, prescribed by her physician husband, and is cut off from any intellectual pursuits whatsoever. The misdiagnosis of depression and anxiety leads the woman on a downward spiral that eventually causes her to perceive the y
To What Extent Is Hamlets Madness Feigned
To What Extent Is Hamlets Madness Feigned
To What Extent Is Hamlet’s Madness Feigned? One of the central issues in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is madness. The focus of my essay revolves around Young Hamlet and the questions posed by this character in respect of his sanity. Firstly, is Hamlet’s madness entirely feigned, as he initially leads us, the audience, to believe? To what extent is Hamlet’s madness an act? Does Hamlet’s feigned madness shield him from actually going mad? Or, an opposing proposition would be, does Hamlet’s feigned ma
Willy Loman in a Nutshell
Willy Loman in a Nutshell
Willy Loman in a Nutshell Willy Loman is a man of no character, a fragile being who creates his own dysfunction in life with false self perceptions and ideology on success. His self image is manufactured from his version of the truth. He cannot tell the truth. He cannot keep up with the lies, even to himself. He is losing everything that he has lied for his entire life. Willy’s whole world is based on not quite the truth. He lies about his career to his family all of their lives. His longest sel
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights Plot Overview In the late winter months of 1801, a man named Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the isolated moor country of England. Here, he meets his dour landlord, Heathcliff, a wealthy man who lives in the ancient manor of Wuthering Heights, four miles away from the Grange. In this wild, stormy countryside, Lockwood asks his housekeeper, Nelly Dean, to tell him the story of Heathcliff and the strange denizens of Wuthering Heights. Nelly consents, and
To the University of Cambridge in New England
To the University of Cambridge in New England
To the University of Cambridge, in New England Black American Literature 313 February 11, 2004 In Phillis Wheatley’s poem To the University of Cambridge, in New England she uses the free verse form as well as vivid imagery to address the religious issues of the African slave. This poem communicates a very well stated opinion of a slave, who understands the doctrine of Christianity very well and attempts to get the young men of the time to understand it’s true meaning. The poem is comprised of th
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion For every three pregnant women in America, one of them will choose to have an abortion (Dudley). Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth. There two types of abortionist groups; one of the groups is Pro-Choice, meaning; they believe women should have the freedom and right to determine whether or not to have an abortion. The other group is Pro-Life, a group that includes many members that has religious roots and considers abortion an unjustifiable sin. The Pro-Life group belie
Adoption
Adoption
Adoption At the present time, facing the issue of adoption ethics forces us to confront a highly uncomfortable situation. This case is especially true of international adoptions. A critical analysis of adoption practices as they relate to adoption within Canada as well as between Canada and Romania will follow. Encompassed within this will be the changing trends that have occurred with regards to the rights of the child and privacy of information exchanged between the adopting parties. In this f
How useful is Attribution Theory
How useful is Attribution Theory
How useful is Attribution Theory? Attribution theory assumes that people try to determine why people do what they do. The theory deals with the information one uses in making casual inferences, and the way one deals with this information to answer a casual question. But how can this account to the usefulness of the theory? By knowing the reasons for various behaviours people can better predict future behaviours, and thus protect themselves from any unpleasant surprises (Brown, 1986). This search
Research Project Careers and Colleges
Research Project Careers and Colleges
Research Project: Careers and Colleges It is difficult for first time job hunters to have realistic ideas about how to profit from their skills. This is why it is important to investigate what career you may be interested in and what colleges will enable you to excell in that career. The profession that I am interested into going into is an elementary school teacher. Fordham University and New York University are two colleges that offer excellent elementary education programs. Throughout this re
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain Charles Frazier uses reverse psychology as a great advantage in his very well known novel, Cold Mountain, a Civil War story with blood on its bayonets and romance in its gentle soul. The author takes some creative risks by reshaping the true battle tales of the Civil War into an epic story that accumulates power and purpose with each turn of the page. The story is set around the middle of the Civil War, perhaps somewhere around 1864, the later and more depressed years at that. Thes
College
College
College Students throughout the country enter college each year without the needed study skills. It is not unusual for bright students to get through the lower grades and even through high school without much studying. But when those same students get to college they often find they are completely lost and their grades are falling at alarming rates. Study skills in collage are vital if the student wants to get the most out of his college experience and wants to succeed. In addition, the student
EnneagramThe origin of the Enneagram is a bit mysterious and still the
EnneagramThe origin of the Enneagram is a bit mysterious and still the
EnneagramThe origin of the Enneagram is a bit mysterious (and still the subject of substantial debate). The Enneagram derived from a group called the Sufis, who are a mystical offshoot of Muslims that follow various pagan spiritualities. A Greek man named Georges Gurdjieff, was interested in the meaning of life and traveled around North Africa and Asia learning various spiritual traditions. Allegedly, one of these was called “The Work” which supposedly had been passed down from pupil to teacher
Feminist Revolution
Feminist Revolution
Feminist Revolution In the latter half of this century while the New Right has managed to remain unified, organized and focused the Left’s major weakness has been that it has been anything but; in fact it is difficult to ascertain whether the Left hold any shared tenets. There seems to be the vague understanding that left-wing politics are associated with being pro-woman, pro-labor and anti-racist; however even these extremely general sentiments are often confused and mistakenly conflicted.1 Fem
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY Introduction:- FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY is a relatively new branch of psychology but relates to one of the fastest growing areas of the discipline as indicated by an increase of the practice of clinical psychology within the legal system and the increasing interest expressed by undergraduate and graduate students. The word forensic is derived from the Latin word forensis meaning of the forum where the law courts of ancient Rome were held. Dictionary meaning of psychology is scienc
Human Memory Cognition
Human Memory Cognition
Human Memory Cognition What is memory? Apologies for commencing with a naively under-estimated question likened to that asked by a small child or perhaps a tiresome teenager. However, in this case, to ask such a question will not result in futility or a slammed door. The point here is to illustrate that the existence of memory has far more widely reaching implications than the lay person might at first suspect. Without memory there would be no past. There would be no ability to employ previously
INTERNET USAGE ON TEENAGES
INTERNET USAGE ON TEENAGES
INTERNET USAGE ON TEENAGES THE REASONS FOR CONNECTING TO INTERNET AND USAGE FIELDS OF IT AMONG THE YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 12-19 IN LAST 2 YEARS 29/04/1999 ABSTRACT This research aims to determine the reasons for the young people aged between 12-19 to connect to internet and the usage fields and the reations of people’s personalities and virtual habits. Especially last 2 years, the usage of internet is so increased and this affected all the levels of society. Finding out their reasons to connect to i
Introduction to English Studies
Introduction to English Studies
Introduction to English Studies “By and large people term ‘literature’ writing which they think is ‘good’. Assess this formulation of literature. Within this statement there arises a problem. This problem lies within the notion of what is ‘good’. For people to term a literary work as that of a ‘good piece of writing, people must have something bad, for which they can compare it to. The concept of ‘good’ writing has been an on-going argument for many centuries now, as peoples ideas change within
Johnny Got His Gun Chapter 1
Johnny Got His Gun Chapter 1
Johnny Got His Gun, Chapter 1 English 10A, 6th Period November 5, 2000 “Chapter 1” of Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo was very confusing. It starts in France with a constant ringing phone that irritates a soldier of WWI. He has flashbacks of his father’s death, senior year, Christ, experiences in the war, childhood Christmas memories, parent’s love for each other, and the old party line. “It [the telephone bell] sounded different from any other telephone bell or any other sound because it ha
Long Distance Relationships
Long Distance Relationships
Long Distance Relationships Title page Abstract Introduction Literature Review There are many aspects that need to be considered when looking at romantic long-distance relationships. This type of relationship varies greatly from relationships in which the partners live near one another in a number of ways including communication, idealization, and relationship satisfaction. These ideas need to be addressed when discussing the transition, maintenance, and coping solutions of the relationship. The
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Eng 111 Nov. 18 WA#5 Final Copy The use of marijuana among college students has been the subject of controversy for several decades. Marijuana use among young Americans peaked in 1979 with a 60.4% of high school seniors admitting to at least trying the drug. Today it is said that 60 million Americans have used marijuana at one point or another in their life. That is approximately 1/3 of the nations population (Internet). If so many people have used it or are using it, is it really bad?
Me myself and I
Me myself and I
Me, myself, and I Sometimes I just long for company ..a friend....someone whom I can talk to..........someone who can be omnipresent......like the net I use to suppose it to be....online I used to meet so many strangers but at least they were ready to listen to me......whatever it was...it was a sort of escapism .from the real world which hides so many guilt and feelings behind the human masks of a wife, mother husband, father ,daughter ...and many such disguises.......the life becomes so loaths
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism Foundations of Ethics January 2001 Table of Contents o Introduction ……………………………………………….. p. 3-5 Early Ayn Rand …………………………………… p. 5-6 Literary Period ………………………….…………. p. 7-8 Philosophical Period ……………………………… p. 8-9 o Metaethics ………………………………………………… p.9-10 Existence as Primary …………..……....………… p. 10-11 Animate vs. Inanimate Objects ………………….. p. 11-13 Life and Value ………………….…………………. p. 13-14 Fact and Value: The Randian Synthesis ………... p. 15-17 The Rationa
Hawthornes Style of Writing
Hawthornes Style of Writing
Hawthorne’s Style of Writing in The Scarlet Letter and “Young Goodman Brown” Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist whose works were deeply concerned with the ethical problems of sin, punishment, and atonement and contributed greatly to the evolution of modern American literature. A New England native, Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804 and died on May 19, 1864 in New Hampshire. An avid seaman, Hawthorne’s father died in 1808 when Nathaniel was only a young child.
Rorschach Test
Rorschach Test
Rorschach Test There are several different tests that psychologists can use to analyze different things. While some social psychology tests are like the Thematic Apperception Test or others like the Rorschach Test are ore widely used in the field, they all have the good and the bad side of the test. The Thematic Apperception Test is used primarily to see how individuals reveal parts of their own personalities while looking at an ambiguous picture. The TAT consists of 31 pictures that depict a va
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………….. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality……………… p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology………………………………………. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration……….. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations………... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology………………………………. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commu
Psychological Detective Unit 1
Psychological Detective Unit 1
Psychological Detective, Unit 1 General Psychology 5/12/2001 Let's do some detective work. Reread the description of Kreskin's transmission of numbers (pg. 2-3). Read it very carefully. How many numbers did Kreskin include among those that he said he would transmit? Write down all the possible numbers that Kreskin could transmit, according to his statement to the audience. My answer: I may being with the list of all odd numbers between 1-50, twenty-five (25) of them: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 1
Psychological Detective Unit 2
Psychological Detective Unit 2
Psychological Detective, Unit 2 General Psychology 5/12/2001 Take a look at Figure 4-3 on page 147 of your textbook. Why was cognitive dissonance aroused in participants who chose between two desirable gifts? How did the participants reduce this dissonance? Write down some possible answers to these questions before reading further. My answer: The psychological state of cognitive dissonance was stimulated because a choice of two desirable gifts caused an incompatibility or inconsistency of choosi
Psychological Detective Unit 3
Psychological Detective Unit 3
Psychological Detective, Unit 3 General Psychology 5/20/2001 Take a look at Figure 4-3 on page 147 of your textbook. Why was cognitive dissonance aroused in participants who chose between two desirable gifts? How did the participants reduce this dissonance? Write down some possible answers to these questions before reading further. My answer: The psychological state of cognitive dissonance was stimulated because a choice of two desirable gifts caused an incompatibility or inconsistency of choosi
Was Abigail Williams a Victim or Villain
Was Abigail Williams a Victim or Villain
Was Abigail Williams a Victim or Villain? The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is a play based on the true happenings of 16 Century Salem, (Miller refers to this time as . . . the spring of the year 1692 ) a small puritan town in Massachusetts USA, also it is based on his own personal experiences involving Senator McCarthy’s Communist hunt, which many people believed also involved a hunt for the US Governments “Witches” (In this case Communists) these were seen as an imaginary threat, which certain pe
Psychology of The Black Family
Psychology of The Black Family
Psychology of The Black Family Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin In Black Like Me, the white author details his startling experiences as an African-American. He spent a month with his skin temporarily darkened through medication and UV light to find out for himself what life is like for an African-American and to expose his experiences. Griffin’s wrote this book to tell whites about what they are doing to blacks. Griffin is a white reporter that would have had little hope of gaining true inf
Wit
Wit
Wit Wit is a movie based on the psychology of death. It is the story of Professorb Vivian Bearing. At the beginning of the film Vivian is diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. The movie follows her through an experimental eight cycle chemo-therapy treatment, each at the full dose. Vivian enters the treatment a witty, tough and cold-hearted scholar. She prided herself on maintaining control of every aspect of her life. She was a controlling and demanding professional. However, while going throu
Great Expectations the world of laws crime and punishment
Great Expectations the world of laws crime and punishment
Great Expectations: the world of laws, crime and punishment The World of Laws, Crime and Punishment in Great Expectations Great Expectations criticises the Victorian judicial and penal system. Through the novel, Charles Dickens displays his point of view of criminality and punishment. This is shown in his portraits of all pieces of such system: the lawyer, the clerk, the judge, the prison authorities and the convicts. In treating the theme of the Victorian system of punishment, Dickens shows his
Views of Racism in Heart of Darkness
Views of Racism in Heart of Darkness
Views of Racism in Heart of Darkness Eng 23-12 Instructor Time- 8:00-9:15 A.M. What is the meaning of racism? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, it means hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, is a treasure for criticism on the authors stand on racism. Many believed him to be a racist writer, and many others believed that the novel only implicated the beliefs of his time. He was not only believed to be a racist but also ignorant. Al
How am I going to improve my Intimate Relationship with my Best Friend
How am I going to improve my Intimate Relationship with my Best Friend
How am I going to improve my Intimate Relationship with my Best Friend? Feb 9, 2004 Psychology 135/Preterm paper My best friend and I have known each other for almost three years, we talk to each other everything and we share a lot, but we will argue about things most of the time, and I found out one thing, because we are different. When God made us, he had made each one of us different, we look different, we think different, and even though we have different personality. There are four individu
The Need for More Research on the effect of Rap and Gansta Rap on Afri
The Need for More Research on the effect of Rap and Gansta Rap on Afri
The Need for More Research on the effect of Rap and Gansta Rap on African American Adolescents Today It has been argued that more research on the effect of music and its content on the health risk behaviors of African American adolescents are needed. A number of studies have been done to try and determine what exact effects may occur on this selected group of adolescents. Research has shown that the number of African American adolescents who listen to rap or gansta rap with explicit lyrics use o
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotle’s Ethics and Its Impact on Women 12/4/03 Aristotle deviates from the metaphysical views of previous philosophers, including his beloved teacher Plato, that state that the purpose of human life lays beyond this world. Instead of this doctrine, Aristotle argues that the purpose of human life lies only within this world. Because Aristotle held this belief, he argues that one must make the most out of his life. To do so one must live the best possible life. Aristotle believed that knowing
The Modern Values of Midpointery A Plea for Conversation
The Modern Values of Midpointery A Plea for Conversation
The Modern Values of Midpointery: A Plea for Conversation Philosophy 379A January 9, 2004 In the present age, audiences are not hard to be found, but rather the people that seem to be scarce. To the Single Individual, When you first started me thinking about this project, there were so many different possibilities I could have followed. The writings of Kierkegaard inspired and moved me in ways that I hope no college student ever graduates without, and I wanted to write you something that includ
Second Year Philosophy Essay on Nietzsche the Death of God
Second Year Philosophy Essay on Nietzsche the Death of God
Second Year Philosophy Essay: on Nietzsche the ‘Death of God’ There are various issues involved here. You need to recall that, for N, the term ‘God’ has extremely wide connotations: it stands for all metaphysics, Platonic Forms, ‘timeless truths’, essences, etc. N. is rejecting the very notion of anything ‘transcendent’ – whether this be theological or philosophical. There is nothing ‘beyond’. Instead of ‘Truth’, there is only my truth, my interpretation. (There’s a very obvious problem with th
Plato's Theory of Political Philosophy An Argument
Plato's Theory of Political Philosophy An Argument
Plato's Theory of Political Philosophy; An Argument C. 428 B.C.E was the birth time of Plato into an Athenian aristocratic family (Dave Judy, 1998, 21). His father was Ariston who was believed to have connection to one of the early kings of Athens. His mother was Perictione, who related to 6th - century B.C reformer of the Athenian constitution, Solon. His father died when he was a child, and Plato eventually became Socrates' disciple. Plato's works consisted of a set of 41 so-called dialogues p
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy and are they
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy and are they
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy, and are they right to be critical of it? www.microcosmpublishing.com The above illustration is one of many that are used on a daily basis in order to make the understanding and also the highlighting of patriarchy an everyday issue in the daily conflict of gender issues. Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the women’s subordinate position. For two hundred
Models of Psychology
Models of Psychology
Models of Psychology Biological – views human behavior in biological concepts (inheritance, genes, stress, hormones) Psychodynamic (Freud) – behavior is brought about by unconscious inner forces – uncontrollable Cognitive – how people understand and think about external world (Structuralism Functionalism) mental activities Behaviors – Observable behavior should be the focus. (J.B. Watson) Humanistic – Free will, facilitate human beings Psychology-Scientific study of human behavior and mental pro
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects Each week people throughout the world spend millions of hours playing video games. Is this part of the problem with society today, or is it a new and positive form of entertainment? Since the early 1980’s people have been questioning the negative side effects of video games. Extremists are shouting that it is corrupting children by teaching violence. They have a good point when looking at notoriously violent games like Grand Theft Auto. On the other ha
Aggression
Aggression
Aggression Psychology 4th period 2-25-04 · What is Aggression. · Mental processing and why. · How to prevent aggression. · Works cited. · 5 open forum facts. Anger may do more harm than any other emotion. First of all it is very common and, secondly, it upsets at least two people-the aggressor and the person aggressing. Anger is feeling mad in response to frustration or injury. You don't like what has happened and usually you'd like to get revenge. Anger is an emotional-physiological-cognitive i
Arson
Arson
Arson: Definition - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. Arson: Why do people do it and how can we prevent it? Arson is a common, costly and complex problem in this country and around the world. Arson affects everyone, invading communities, threatening businesses and family security. Deliberate fire setting is the largest single cause of fires in the
Behavioural Psychology
Behavioural Psychology
Behavioural Psychology Behavioural psychology was an exceptionally popular movement during the 1950s. The ideas that inspired behaviourism were derived from the philosophy of John Locke and Jacques Loeb (Hayes, 1995). Behavioural psychology is essentially the study of not the mind, but the observable behaviour of the subject. The theory of behaviourism completely disregards the complexity of the unseen mind and instead focuses on the environmental factors that influence behaviour. Behaviourism h