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"The Birds", written by Daphne du Maurier, is a short story that will be compared with the movie The Night of the Living Dead. There were many differences between the two. Diversities such as themes, plot, setting, characters, endings and any changes. In The Night of Living Dead, There was radiation on one of Venus' satellites and it has turned regular people into zombies. Anyone who was not affected by it could be eaten by the zombies and they themselves will soon turn in to them. The main character is Ben, and the antagonists are Mr. Cooper as well as the zombies. In "The Birds", the protagonist is Nat Hocken and he and his family are trying to fight off thousands of birds attacking people as well as their property. It has been said that the birds have changed because of the weather, or the Arctic Circle. "The Birds" other characters are Mr. and Mrs. Trigg. They died because the family did not listen to Nat Hocken, the main character. Nat is the smart one in this story. He has a lot of experience and received even more in World War II. Nat boards up the house and tries to calm his family down. They try to ride it out as the birds are attacking the house, trying to get in. Nat gathers supplies from the late neighbors house. The short story ends with Nat smoking the last cigarette in the pack. In addition to the said characters in The Night of the Living Dead, some others were Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Cooper's daughter, Judy, Tom, Barbara and John. In the beginning of the movie, John dies and later on becomes a monster. Barbara is now traumatized and can barely do anything. Tom and Judy die because Judy is stubborn and brings Tom...
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In the old Testament, the Book of Genesis has many parallels to the Creation of the monster. Love is the basic information by which Adam and the monster have been created. The question that arises from this is "Is the monster an Adam like figure?" Adam did not have the same sufferings as the monster because he did not endure the hostility of the society. Therefore: the book of Genesis mirrors the creation of the monster but with differences and its consequences. The entire basis of Christianism is about God's love for humanity "God loved so the world that he gave his only son"(John 3:6). The Lord's love is an absolute love. "God created man at his picture. And in Genesis 1, this idea is reinforced by the sentence "From God's picture he created him". God wanted man as good as him and he gave him his benediction. "So, he modelled man with dust taken from the ground, he insufflate in the nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being." The result of it was a perfect beautiful being to which he gave the capability to name everything which surrounded him. On the other hand, as a college student at the University of Ingolstadt, Victor became passionate with his ideal and collected body parts from cadavers until he gave form and life to his creation. God's true love does not appear in Victor's intention for the creation of his new being. Victor's main goal was to satisfy his intellectual curiosity. "He pursued his understanding with ardour" in his need to understand the origin of life: "spark of being into the lifeless thing." In his first letter to the Corinthians, St Paul begins: " love is patient and kind..... not selfish or irritable" that declaration shows us how God loves us. That biblical reference gives us an strong insight into the nature of love with the first step in Adam's life. He received...
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Maths Coursework Comparison of broadsheet and tabloid newspaper Tabloids: e.g. Sun, Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Mail. Broadsheets: e.g. Independent, Times, Guardian The average circulation of the Times is around 650,000 and the Telegraph sells 970,000 copies daily, while the Guardian and Independent's circulations are more on the order of 375,000 and 200,000. The Financial Times sells over 400,000 copies, the Scotsman maybe 80,000 (Figures from August 2002). It is generally believed that the purpose of a newspaper is to state the facts about what is going on in the world around us. However, media has long been a way of manipulating the minds of the greater population into holding certain values and opinions. Propaganda is used frequently in everyday life to manipulate our thoughts, and despite what the majority of us think, it does affect our opinions. In general, we believe that what is portrayed as 'News' is fact, but often the facts are twisted to support the political views of the Newspaper or journalist. Broadsheet newspapers tend to be more intellectual than their tabloid counterparts, examining stories in more depth and tending to avoid shocking celebrity stories. However, note that while this distinction is widely used, some tabloid papers point out that the term "tabloid" strictly refers only to the paper size, and often use phrases such as "broadsheet quality in a tabloid format". A newspaper is a frequently published periodical containing information on current topics in the form of news, opinion, sports, weather, and advertisements. A newspaper's primary purpose is to inform the public of current events either locally or globally. Newspapers also look for the odd or uncommon., these stories are called human-interest stories. Newspapers are printed on newsprint, a relatively inexpensive form of paper. Funds for newspaper operations are primarily made from advertising. The paid circulation and newsstand price generally goes to the distributors...
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Where should i take one from when i#m trying to get inspiration from your page for my first essay???? - geb. 22. Juli 1822 in Heinzdorf (heute: Hyn†ice; frheres M„hren) - Sohn eines Landwirtes - besuchte in Leipnik (heute: Lipnik) das Piaristenkollegium - danach am Gymnasium Troppau (heute: Opava) - schon als Kind interessiert an Pflanzenkunde (Botanik) - (ging ins Augustinerkloster [heute: Brno]) - wurde Lehrer fr Naturwissenschaften an der ,,Deutschen Staatsoberschule" - besch„ftigte sich immer noch mit Pflanzen(-zucht) (in vereinen u. alleine) - Forscher erkannten, dass ,,absolute Konstanz" falsch war - Charles Darwin erkannte, dass eigentlich nichts ber Vererbungsregeln bekannt ist - Biologen fhrten Bastardierungen durch - Versuche an: Mais, Erbsen, Weizen, Lupine, Žpfel, Birnen - weltweite Kreuzungsversuche - niemand konnte kl„ren: Faktoren der Arteigenschaften (innerartliche Konstanz); Rckschl„ge in der Kreuzungszucht (zu frheren Eigenschaften) Zitat aus einer von Mendels Schriften: ,,Einleitende Bemerkungen" [...] ,,Wenn es noch nicht gelungen ist, ein allgemein gltiges Gesetz fr die Bildung und Entwicklung der Hybriden aufzustellen, so kann das Niemanden Wunder nehmen, der den Umfang der Aufgabe kennt und die Schwierigkeiten zu wrdigen weiá, mit denen Versuche dieser Art zu k„mpfen haben. Eine endgltige Entscheidung kann erst dann erfolgen, bis Detail-Versuche aus den verschiedensten Pflanzen-Familien vorliegen. Wer die Arbeiten auf diesem Gebiete berblickt, wird zu der šberzeugung gelangen, dass unter den zahlreichen Versuchen keiner in dem Umfange und in der Weise durchgefhrt ist, dass es m"glich w„re, die Anzahl der verschiedenen Formen zu bestimmen, unter welchen die Nachkommen der Hybriden auftreten, dass man diese Formen mit Sicherheit in den einzelnen Generationen ordnen und die gegenseitigen numerischen Verh„ltnisse feststellen k"nnte. Es geh"rt allerdings einiger Muht dazu, sich einer so weit reichenden Arbeit zu unterziehen; indessen scheint es der einzig, richtige Weg zu sein, auf dem endlich die L"sung einer Frage erreicht werden kann, welche fr die Entwicklungs-Geschichte der organischen Formen von nicht zu untersch„tzender Bedeutung ist."[...] (Vollkommen nachzulesen im MendelWeb siehe oben) Die Versuche (ab...
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Introduction Utilizing a firms internal competence and develop it towards future needs has become vital for most firms competitive edge. It is always believed that an organization's success depends on the perceived value of its products and services. There is yet another area being considered and that is in leveraging its intellectual capital by building the competency of individuals to achieve strategic goals. This is a competency era. It is beyond doubt that it is beneficial and cost effective to have competent people occupy higher level positions. Competency refers to the intellectual, managerial, social and emotional competency. Many organizations in India and abroad are channelising efforts to mapping competencies and implementing assessment and development centers. What is a competency? Competence is about turning knowledge into action A competency is motivation, attitude, behavior, or other personal characteristic that is considered to be essential to your job performance. Competencies predict success in job performance and also help differentiate performance between employees. Basically, a competency is "how" you perform your job. Competencies are sets of behaviors that top performers exhibit a lot more consistently than average or poor performers. Three main aspects of competency - skill, knowledge and talent are the ones that the management demands that every individual of the organization demonstrate. To accomplish this a 4-step process - Attract, Nurture, Retain & Develop talents is practiced by organizations to build the competencies of an individual. Some of the competencies can be listed as below: · Organizational Awareness · Strategic/Analytical Thinking · Communication · Personal Skills · Teamwork · Leadership · Results Orientation · Cultural Understanding Thus, we see that Competency combines three aspects, · knowledge, · know-how, · attitudes and resources...
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The rapid rise and development of modern science has a great impact in today's contemporary society. Just during the last fifty years, for example, the pace of the development of technology and computer sciences has fundamentally shaped the lifestyle of billions of people all over the world. Doubtless, today we are more sophisticated than ever before. The mankind has invented every kind of machine one can ever imagine. Furthermore, this sky-high rise of modern sciences is augmenting day by day with a greater and greater velocity. By reading the opposing articles of The Marquis Condorcet (1743 -1794) - the outstanding mathematician, one of the first economic statisticians, and the political leader of the Girondins during the French Revolution, The Progress of Humankind, and that of Polybius - the Greek historian who wrote a forty volume history of Rome, only five of which are extant, we get more insight about the effect of the rise and development of science to our social life. In his article, The Progress of the Humankind, Condorcet speaks with a very optimistic tone revealing his ideas on the paths that humans are to take in order to bring themselves and the world they live in close to perfection by eliminating erroneous factors derived from nature. Condorcet talks in great detail how the general laws of science that regulate the phenomena of universe are regular and constant and since the very same laws are applicable to all other operations in nature they should very well be applicable to the development of intellectual and moral faculties of humankind. He breaks down the progress of the human mind to three fundamental points: the destruction of inequality between different nations, the progress of equality within one nation, and the real improvement of the humans. Condorcet point out with enthusiasm: "Will not every nation...
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Everyone gets into some form of conflict, whether they are with a parent, teacher, friend or stranger. These most conflicts can be over anything, big or small. Nearly all conflicts involve underlying emotional issues. The stronger the feelings, the more difficult the resolution. To resolve conflicts it is important to address the feelings of all involved. Conflicts can have a positive outcome. Conflict resolution can be defined, as is a positive approach to personal and group conflicts that help people with differences communicate effectively to come up with workable solutions. Conflict resolution programs can cover any or all components. Basically they fall into two categories: peer mediation or school counselor ran groups. The major themes of conflict resolution programs are active listening, where participants summarize what each has said to ensure accurate comprehension; cooperation between disputants; acceptance of each other's differences; and creative problem-solving, which takes into account each disputant's position. The programs emphasize learning from experience, with teachers serving as facilitators and coaches. Through role-playing and a variety of team projects, students learn how to deal with anger and how to work with others to arrive at win-win solutions. Schools with mediation programs use students as mediators so they can learn from experience how conflicts can be resolved peacefully. Children who learn problem-solving skills or conflict resolution are less impulsive and aggressive and tend to be more understand and patient. Conflict resolution is almost like problem-solving strategies. Students who are prime candidates for conflict resolution groups are a product of poverty, gangs, learning disabilities, or even those who are prone to watching violent television programs, movies and video games....
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Conflict arises when one or more participants view the current system as unacceptable. And at least one party try's to voice their opinion in order to improve the situation. This can also be viewed as a process we put ourselves in order to achieve ideal conditions. The first thing one should realize is, conflict is a part of life and the best thing anybody can do is to deal with it in a positive manner. Conflict can be derived through various reasons for example, person's perspective, interest, belief system, or values. Because of globalization the work force is becoming more and more diverse, which in turn means more conflict. This is a not a bad thing it just means that a more effective team leaders and managers are required. Through conflict we have opportunities to define ourselves better and allow us to do things differently in the future. Through resolution of conflict we can evolve and redefine ourselves, our relationships our community and our society. It is no coincidence that we find ourselves in conflict with those we spend the most time with, e.g. families, friends, associates etc. There are great benefits, just as long as we can constructively resolve conflict with those around us. In some teams the choice facing many members does not center upon a choice between the team and the self interested. The members must agree some course of action. This is particularly true when the decisions facing the team are complex. Team members who among alternatives acknowledge that conflict exists, but agree to accept the outcome of the vote. The key issue becomes how to develop and utilize a suitable voting scheme. There are several kinds of voting rules and different rules are used in different situations. The objective of voting rules can be to find the alternative...
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The nature of "conflict" seems like such a straightforward concept. Conflict has been around since there have been opposing forces of any kind. A conflict can be found anywhere. Proton and neutrons struggle against each other and tribes fighting for territory can all be seen as examples of conflict. Thinking back it is hard to remember my life without conflict. Whether it be fighting with my brothers for the television remote or arguing with my parents over my curfew, conflict is as much a part of anyone's life as sleeping or eating. For many the simple act of getting out of bed in the morning can spawn a serious conflict. The decision to respond to the ringing of ones alarm or to just roll over and sleep in is a conflict for millions of working people everyday. This last example is really trivial when you consider that people die from major types of conflicts such as war and genocide. Hitler's struggle with the citizens of the Jewish Tradition resulted in the death of millions of innocent people. This of course, is conflict at an extreme, but nevertheless shows how complex a conflict can become. One of the major challenges of today's day and age that occurs on a much more regular basis is the conflict found in the corporate office environment. Work-Team conflict is growing as quickly as corporate America. Ever since the Work-Team was introduced to enhance office productivity conflict has risen in direct proportion to the amount of time and space proximity that the working team shares. This should be a natural result considering that the more time you spend with someone, the more comfortable you will become and as such, more prone to conflict. This is compounded by the fact that many office settings endorse conflict as a...
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Conflict Resolution in Work Teams Conflict in work teams is inevitable but does not necessarily impact a team's performance negatively, and the successful use of teams can be the cornerstone of good management as long as constructive solutions are implemented along with open-minded communication within the group. Conflict Resolution in Work Teams What is conflict? Conflict, as it pertains to productivity in work teams, is defined as, "the clashing or variance of opposed principles, statements, arguments, etc." (Oxford). While there are different types of conflict, many of the sources and causes are the same. The primary issues that are the source of most conflict, according to a study on sources of project conflict by Kezsbom (cited in Townsley, 1995) include: • Goals and priority issues • Personality and interpersonal issues • Communication and information flow Differences in perspective, in relation to goal setting and prioritization of tasks, can create tension in work groups. Some examples of this include: Budget allocations, limited resources, tight deadlines, and heavy workloads. Also, personality and interpersonal issues can arise from individual differences, such as physical, cultural, racial, and ethnic. There are also value differences, problems with self-confidence, interpersonal skills, and every so often, language differences. Ineffective communication and information flow issues range from misunderstandings, differences in semantics, and environmental conditions, to improper use of media. When team members either do not or cannot communicate, work teams are not able to function efficiently as we will explain in the next section. Types of conflict Source of team dilemma There can be several types of conflict within a work team. First, it is important to mention that the interaction between the individuals in the team and the team as a whole can be dynamic in nature. Team members each have the responsibility to solve problems and work together to accomplish a company's organizational goals, and often can. However, this...
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Galileo took one of the first steps leading toward the death of biblical belief of the universe by mounting a systematic challenge to the biblical notion that the earth was the center of the universe. The centrality of Earth had long been associated with the beliefs of Aristotle and Ptolemy that had been adopted as the official teaching of the church. Aristotle and Ptolemy believed that the Earth was immovable and was orbited by concentric spheres in which the various planets and stars were rooted. Galileo sought to confirm the theory, presented in the sixteenth century by Copernicus, that the sun was the center of the universe. Galileo believed that mathematics is a guide to truth. He used mathematics to account for the heavenly motions. When Galileo proved that the sun is the center of the universe and that the earth revolves around the sun, the church reacted against such challenges regarding them as contrary to the bible and heretical. His first argument is that when Copernicus came up with the theory that the sun was the center of the universe, he was not only a Catholic, but also a priest and a canon. He's saying that if an esteem member of the church was able to conceive and to believe that there is a possibility that the sun is the center of the universe, then why can't the entire church. He writes in his "Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina," that the reason why the church is condemning the opinion that the sun moves and the earth stands still is because in many places in the bible, it states that the earth stands still and the sun moves (p.181). Since the bible cannot be wrong, then anyone who believes otherwise then what is stated in the bible is guilty of...
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The media has become a tremendous influence on life as we know it today. Each media outlet generates an incredible amount of money. With plenty of money to be made by media outlets, corporations that have nothing to do with media, want to stake a claim of their own into the media. To this, they will use their substantial funds to by ownership of media companies. As these non media companies buy more media outlets, they form what is called a conglomeration. These conglomerations can often grow to have a huge impact on the media as a whole. The term conglomeration is defined as "the increase in the ownership of media outlets by nonmedia companies" and very often a single conglomeration will have a claim in all forms of media. Books, once a media outlet known for being run by small operations are now very much tied up into corporate America. Independent book publishers are almost an afterthought in an industry dominated by giants like Hearst Books, the Penguin Group, Bantam Double-day Dell, Time Warner publishing and others. These were once small publishers, but all have since become part of large national or international companies. These same corporations, own Newspapers across the country and a number of magazines. In the movie industry Warner Brothers, Columbia, Paramount and 20th Century Fox are just some of the studios that are parts of these corporations. Many will also have their own television and radio stations. With conglomerations there are arguments in support and against them. Conglomerations have many positive aspects to them. They provide much needed capital, to pour into the different media outlets. This is especially beneficial for books, who don't have as many streams of income as some of the other media outlets. Also with conglomerates you can often publish books that take more...
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China, with 1.3 billion populations and five thousand years civilization, is trying hard with enthusiasm to build up a country that is based on the rule of law. It must be an unprecedented venture and one of the most challenging events in the world today. Interestingly China is a country that has a long history without any rule of law. Nevertheless China has developed its own way of maintaining social order and stability. Confucianism and feudal ethical rules have been the central ideology to protect the empire powers and social interests rather than to protect the individual rights and private interest. A close linkage can still be found from Chinese culture tradition to the current ideals of rule of laws. Ancient Chinese philosophy significantly contributed to constructing the foundation of the spirit of humanity, freedom and social justice. These legacies are indeed very impressive. Efforts were made in the following to compare U.S. Constitution and that of Chinese one. The constitutions and political systems of the United States of America and the People's Republic of China differ drastically. Americans studying the U.S. Constitution are told time and again that it is one of the shortest constitutions in the world. This is especially demonstrated when contrasting it with the constitution of China. Within the Chinese equivalent are 138 distinct articles. Their Preamble alone has 1,071 words! Contrasting heavily with the American Preamble--calling for "the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity"--the Chinese Preamble at one point states: "Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the guidance of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought, the Chinese people of all nationalities will continue to adhere to the people's democratic dictatorship..." While the U.S. Constitution makes no mention of education, nor of encouraging people to think in certain ways, the Chinese Constitution blatantly reads, "The state advocates...
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Countries that can be described as having a cool, temperate, western, maritime climate are countries such as our own Great Britain. The reason Britains climate fits this description is because it is situated between the tropical and polar latitudes which results in a lack of extremes of temperature, precipitation and wind. A typical temperature for a summer day in Britain is around 23°C and a typical temperature for a winter day in Britain is around 14°C, as you can see there is not much change. Britain has around 600mm to 800mm of rain a year depending on the area. This rainfall is evenly dispersed throughout the year with little change between monthly rainfalls. Great Britain is an island and therefore it is under the constant influence of the ocean. This tends to be from the west coast due to the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Drift combined with the common South Westerly prevailing wind. Another area on a global scale that can be described as having a similar climate to that of Great Britain is the state of Washington in the United States of America. Great Britains latitude results in a lower intensity of heating from the suns rays than that you would find at the equator because the same number of rays are dispersed over a larger area due to the curvature of the earth, (see figure 1). However Britain receives more heating from the suns rays than a country of higher latitude, therefore it is some what of a medium between the two extremes. Great Britains latitude also results in a seasonal climate. This is because the earth orbits the sun rotating about its axis of 23.5° to the vertical. This means that as the earth orbits the sun once a year there are going to be four distinct time...
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Background: This paper will discuss how to use cooperative learning and its benefits in the middle school. Most of the research presented here is in the area of mathematics, although cooperative learning works in any subject. The use of cooperative learning as an instructional strategy is on the rise. Currently, about 62% of middle school teachers use it (Leonard, 2000). I chose cooperative learning as a topic so I can learn to make effective use of it in the classroom, specifically with mathematics, which is my subject area. Cooperative learning is very powerful and can help students to grow in many ways: academically, socially and emotionally (Schniedewind, 2000). It can personalize the student's learning and teach them to collaborate. It also teaches individual accountability and use of small group skills. Other benefits are improved cognition, time on task, long-term retention and positive relationships between students and teachers (Tomlinson et al., 1997). Review and Applications: When setting up cooperative learning, group composition is an important factor. Teachers must carefully decide which students will work best together to get the maximum of student interaction. Mulryan (1995) reported research that showed that switching up the mix of students on a regular basis will foster much higher participation. Webb (1991) found that mixing ability and forming heterogeneous groups will also stimulate interaction. Within heterogeneous groups the teacher can differentiate tasks by complexity, adding options and planning peer tutoring. For example, a teacher can give a reading assignment to a group of four, but have the students able to comprehend more read the most challenging sections. Other students read sections that appropriately challenge them. Students share findings with each other and are told that each person's findings are important to the whole (Schiniedewind, 2000). This is similar to the Gestalt idea presented in Wolffolk. To make this approach work, the...
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What is a coral reef? Coral reefs are huge structures made of limestone that is deposited by living things. There are thousands of species that live in coral reefs, but only a fraction actually produces the limestone that builds the reef. Coral reefs support over 25% of all known marine species. They are one pf the most complex ecosystems on the planet, and are home to over 4,000 different types of fish, 700 species of coral and thousands of other plants and animals. Other types of plants and animals also contribute to the structure of the reef. Many types of algae, seaweed, sponge, sediment and even molluscs like giant clams and oysters, add to the architecture of a coral reef. When these organisms die, they are then used as foundations for new corals. Where are they found? Coral reefs are found in over 100 countries. Most reefs are found between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, in places such as the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf. Corals are also found further away from the equator in places where warm currents flow out of the tropics, like at Florida and southern Japan. On a world wide scale, coral reefs cover about 284,300 square kilometres. The best place for coral to grow is in waters with the temperature being between 21 and 29 degrees. They do grow in hotter and colder places, but the growth rate there are very slow. Corals like shallow waters, where there is lots of sunlight filters through to their algae. Its possible to find corals at depths of up to 91 metres, but reef-building corals doesn't grow very well below 18 – 27 metres. Corals don't grow very well near river openings or costal areas with too much, because corals need salt water to...
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Chapter 1 5 Major Institutions 1) Family of Orgin- Family into which you are borned. 2) Family of Procreation- Family that you will begin when you marry and have children. 3) Nuclear Family- You, your partner, your siblings or you, your spouse, and your children. 4) Binuclear Family- A family in which the members live in two separate households. 5) Extended Family- Not only your nuclear family but extended family as well. Structural Functionalism- Views the family as an institution with values, norms, and activities meant to provide stability for the larger society. Conflict Framework- Recognize that family members have different goals and values that result in conflict. Symbolic Interaction Framework- Marriage and families represent symbolic worlds in which the various members give meaning to each other's behavior. Looking Glass Self- The image people have of themselves is based on the reflection of what other people tell them about themselves. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy- Once people define situations and the behaviors they are expected to engage in, they are able to behave toward one another in predictable ways. Chapter 2 Role- Beliefs about the proper role relationships between men and women in any given society. Status- A social position within a group or society. Belief- Functions- Theories of Gender Role Development- Sociobiology- A theory that emphasizes that there are biological explanations for social behavior. Social Learning Theory- Emphasizes the roles of reward and punishment in explaining how a child learns gender role behavior. Cognitive Developmental Theory- Reflects a blend of biological and social learning views. Chapter 3 Steinberg's 3 Triangular Elements of Love Passion Intimacy Commitment Love Styles Ludic- Views love as a game, refuses to become dependant on any one person, and does not encourage another's intimacy. Pragma- Exhibits love that is rational and logical. Does not become involved in interracial, long-distance, or age discrepant partners because logic argues against doing so. Eros- The erotic lover is consumed by passion and romance. Mania- A person with a mania love style feels...
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Covering Letter. Dear Sir/Madam, It is not often that one gets to address the Director of Admissions and that to with the knowledge that what ever is being written will be read and read carefully. So, Sir/Madam it is indeed a pleasure and, at the risk of sounding unctuous, honour to make use of this wonderful opportunity. What follows is candid reflection of what I am and I what I could be. Whenever I try to create perspective and look closely at what is going on in the world outside of me, I am constantly amazed, and many a time slightly intimidated by the awesome forces of change that are wrought by the routine actions of my fellow human beings. At once invigorated and flustered by the frenetic pace of our lives, I try to take refuge by looking inwards. I don't mind confessing that the view there isn't always edifying! So here I am, buffeted and pummeled by the turn of events that I normally should welcome and mould to my advantage. I've searched a lot, both within and without, and have finally come to the conclusion, more of a revelation actually, that an MBA at this point would define my life itself! In trying to understand what makes me happy or successful or both, I have often observed that the very aspects of my character that give me professional success also lend themselves to my personal happiness. Happiness for me is the greatest form of success. I have consistently endeavored to define myself, in the context of the Aristotelian 'Golden Mean' and the Herakleion 'Constant Flux' and kant's 'a priori' concepts. For me integrity is the Olympian among human attributes. Everything else must come second. Enthusiasm, empathy, forbearance, self-belief, compassion – all are a must for my development. Each one is a...
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Imagine a world in which people consider the form of everything. A world in which every single object produced or made by people, whether manufactured or hand made, is improved on artistically. All of these things are altered and changed, function sometimes penultimate to the priority of form. In this world, people would add chemicals and coloring to make textiles and paper products more appealing. They would ceaselessly pester the public about the things that they found attractive in order to assimilate that facet of beauty into their design. People would even break down the natural genetic construction of living things to alter them esthetically, destroying the natural balance of the ecology in the name of art. Welcome, to the world we live in. Our world; this world, is already devoted to art. Mankind inhabits this our world, and has a habit, bad or good, of doing more then is necessary. We add frills, little bells and whistles, to everything we touch. Like the decorations on a Christmas tree, civilization is the decoration of earth, and we the decorators, are art. Animals construct and develop, but only to a necessary level. Humans exceed the minimum of extraneous development needed for survival with institutions that have no equivalent in the animal kingdom. Institutions like religion, science, and art itself. Religion is an important part of all of us, either because of it's existence or it's lack thereof. Through a fear of death, and an appreciation of authority we have painted a beautiful picture of an existence outside the one we all know and live. In our artistic world we have learned to tailor thoughts and ideas to an audience so well, that mass hallucination is merely serendipitous. An excellent performance is all the players are looking for, and as they hang up their...
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My credit card bill came today. It was obvious when I looked at the statement that my check had not arrived on time. I was charged twenty five dollars for a late fee. In addition to the late fee, I was charged an extra twenty five dollars because the late fee put me over my credit limit. Developing a monthly budget, and sticking to it, will save you money each month. Keeping track of the money you spend each month on expenses and entertainment will help you curb spending urges and will eliminate credit card hassles. Using credit cards to purchases items are convenient but have become costly and dangerous. Credit card companies entice you to spend, but read the fine print. They usually offer low introductory rates, but the actual rates are applied after a certain time period. A card with an introductory rate of six percent may be appealing to anyone thinking of applying for a credit card. After the introductory rate period has expired, the interest rates on purchases you have made are considerably higher. A yearly fee of up to sixty-five dollars can be charged to your account, and the fee adds to the payment that you pay each month. If your balance is not paid in full each month, you will be charged interest from the day purchases were charged to your account. Some card issuers charge two months of interest for the first month your balance is not paid in full. If your balance exceeds your set spending limit, charges will be applied for going over the limit set by the issuer. Obtaining quick cash from an ATM machine results in additional charges that are added on to your statement. For example: I recently got quick cash from an ATM machine to have lunch with...
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