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23 Nov 2020

Critical thinking questions - The media and its influence

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

The agenda setting theory says that mass media influences society through the stories that are labelled newsworthy and the time and space given to them. I totally agree with this theory. I think we pay more attention to social problems that receive attention in the media and it's normal...

23 Nov 2020

Critical thinking questions - Social problem

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology

I think that the most important social problem facing the world today is global warming, because it is a natural issue which is growing enormously and we can't stop it. We can certainly limit it by changing our daily habits but that won't make it stop or disappear so we have to live with...

16 Nov 2020

Idea of progress - What is the purpose of science? Is scientific progress always something positive for humanity?

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology

I will talk about the notion of IDEAS OF PROGRESS. Progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change; it can be a technological, scientific or social advance in order to make the world a better place. It is characterised by a positive and wilful behaviour with a view to...

16 Nov 2020

Myths and heroes - To what extent can the choices that people make, condition and influence their lives and have an impact on the world they live in?

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

I will talk about the notion of myths and heroes. A myth can be defined as a popular or traditional belief, an unusual story about gods or heroes. But the term hero doesn't always represent a mythological figure or a superhero. Indeed, a hero can be a person who is admired for his or her...

16 Nov 2020

Places and forms of power - What power and determination do young people have to promote change in our societies and in the world of today?

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

I will talk about the notion of locations and forms of power. In politics and social science, power is the ability to influence the behaviour of people. In order to live together, members of a community accept rules and laws. It helps to create social cohesion, but it can also lead to conflicts...

13 Oct 2020

Unmixed areas

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

Today I would like to talk about unmixed areas. These are places, events, meetings or such that are only available to a specific gender. In general, this is about women. Which brings us to feminism. We've all heard about that growing movement across the world, mobilising people and governments...

10 Sep 2020

What Does it Mean for a University to be Socially Responsible?

Dissertation - 3 pages - Educational studies

What does it mean for a university to be 'socially responsible'? With reference to the literature and using examples from the UK, and beyond, discuss how a university might demonstrate its commitment to social responsibility to its stakeholders. Corporate social responsibility...

29 Aug 2020

Places and forms of power - Education and money

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology

Today I'm going to deal with the notion places and forms of power. It can be defined as the ability to exercise authority and influence over others. It can exist at different levels, for example in economy, politics, and media. We may wonder to what extent higher education can be considered as a...

22 Aug 2020

The American Education System

Essay - 2 pages - Educational studies

Let's start with the courses, and the different grades. In the USA, compulsory education begins at 5 years old, in the Kindergarten, which is the equivalent of La Grande Section in France. Before 5 year-old, you can go to Preschool and Pre-K, which are fee-paying schools, and it's really...

24 May 2018

The concepts of accelerated learning and mind-body enhancements

Case study - 34 pages - Psychology

How did Bulgarian Ivan Barzakov bring the roots of Superlearning to America? Answer: Ivan Barzakov wanted to escape the yoke of the Communist oppression in Bulgaria and go to America. This entailed swimming for seven miles in the open, cold, shark-infested waters of the Adriatic sea and...

04 Jul 2017

Pedagogy with middle school students

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

Adolescences undergo a remarkable and rapid developmental change. Understanding and responding to the unique development characteristic is critical at the middle school level. The teacher education system should prepare all teachers for middle school students to face the challenges that emerge at...

15 May 2017

Professional misconducts of teachers and way out

Essay - 10 pages - Educational studies

Teaching is regarded as a noble career just as teachers are considered as role models to pupils and students. These days, a lot of professional misconducts could be noticed among teachers. Many teachers are now disillusioned, lazy, uncommitted, and unpatriotic. This paper is an examination of the...

05 May 2017

Towards effective management of pupils/students feeding in a boarding school: issues and strategies

Essay - 8 pages - Educational studies

One of the sensitive areas in a boarding school administration is the feeding of pupils/students. Although many advantages accrue to boarding over day school, some parents/guardians are still skeptical of enrolling their children in a boarding school because of the issue of inadequate and...

30 Jan 2017

Theories explaining smoking

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

Smoking is one of the most lethal forms of drug and substance abuse amongst people. People can be involved in the smoking of bhang, cigarettes, cocaine and other strong drugs that have very adverse and harmful effects to the health of the abusers. Drug and substance abuse has very many harmful...

30 Jan 2017

Action research: definition, application, methods...

Essay - 13 pages - Educational studies

Recently, most researchers have cited that they incorporate action research in the problem solving initiatives (Groundwater - Smith, 2009; Dick, Stringer, & Huxham, 2009). As a result, this paper discusses what action research is and how it can be applied to produce actual solutions...

13 Jan 2017

The depressive state: eternal melancholia to deep despair

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Mental and emotional health is a factor that is often ignored and overlooked in our society. It is seen as unimportant, when it is in fact one of the most important components to achieving and living a healthy life. Many people consider mental and emotional health to be an optional part of caring...

13 Jan 2017

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages, Griffith

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

My immediate reaction to Intolerance is that of absolute wonder and amazement. Throughout the lengthy three-and-a-half-hour film, I remained consistently awestruck by the breathtaking beauty it portrayed. The massive detailed sets paired with Griffith's stunning wide shots, seemingly...

13 Jan 2017

Globalization of adolescence

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology

The world-wide web has connected people in ways that we have never been connected before. It provides a means for media to sporadically spread all over the world, reaching all different cultures and countries. Media such as music, cinema, literature, art, etc.. have always connected people, and...

13 Jan 2017

The beholder - Erotica and pornography

Essay - 1 pages - Psychology

Erotica and pornography are terms that are often used interchangeably. Their definitions are certainly similar; they are both materials which depict erotic behavior and are meant to cause sexual excitement. However, while they're defined as similar, the way they carry out these definitions...

21 Nov 2016

The impact of an increase in university tuition fees on higher education participation rates

Case study - 10 pages - Educational studies

During the 1992-2007 period, the UK has witnessed great variances in the structure of Higher Education (HE) funding. Moving away from a period where taxpayers footed the entire costs incurred by HE, economic agents holding at least 2 A-levels have begun to contribute to their future HE prospects....

21 Sep 2016

Oscar Wilde and Martin Luther King: "Life is never fair"

Essay - 1 pages - Educational studies

Oscar Wilde once wrote "Life is never fair... And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." With this quote, Wilde meant to suggest that a life that is "fair" may become too boring, predictable, and simply bland. Often, the unfairness in life is what makes our blood boil, it...

21 Sep 2016

Anti-abortion violence

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology

Whether or not anti-abortion extremism is a form of terrorism depends, at least in part, on our definition of terrorism. The purpose of terrorism is not only to kill innocent people, but also to frighten other people into doing or not doing something. If a terrorist blows up a federal building...

21 Sep 2016

Defamiliarization and whether humans can act rationally

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

The Durkheimian perspective is particularly interesting in its ground-breaking suggestions and novel ideas. Usually, when we consider the behavior of humans, especially humans living in "Western" society, we usually associate the behavior with actions that are "rational" and based on some sort of...

12 Sep 2016

The controversy surrounding abortion

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

Abortion is an age old question that has caused a great rift in society. While it is legal in the United States, abortion is also a question of morality and the values a person has. To what extent can or should law regulate morality, and to what extent should the state encroach on the personal...

12 Sep 2016

Eating disorders, self-image, and the female body in modern society

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

In today's society, looks are everything. The female body is used in various ways, whether by the media or advertisers trying to sell a product. With such importance placed on how a female looks, it is not surprising that many young women today are suffering from low self esteem and body...

07 Sep 2016

Are we ready for the end of faith? A response to Sam Harris

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

Sam Harris gives voice to the shared opinions of a great many agnostics and atheists throughout our culture who feel, like him, that religion "is doing such mad work in our society" (Harris). Certainly to many of us it is horrifying, if true, that "44 percent of Americans think Jesus is going to...

07 Sep 2016

Musical savagery: masculinity in contemporary music videos

Case study - 3 pages - Sociology

Music videos in general, it is true, are usually intentional exaggerations of tropes or clich├ęs. The worn-out images make easy shortcuts for listeners and viewers looking for a quick visual accompaniment for a song and don't demand much more. However, these intentional exaggerations help to...

07 Sep 2016

The right way to study - From a psychological point of view

Essay - 2 pages - Educational studies

There are many different ways of studying, and some methods are more effective than others. The method I described here is effective for students who are learning just about any subject, and if they follow the steps correctly, they will be able to do well in the given subject. This method of...

06 Jul 2016

The overemphasis on love

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

In our culture, love and romance tend to be a very important focus of everyday life. Almost everywhere we look, we run into ads that promote love and sex, we watch movies in which the prime themes are love and romance, and we are pressured in various ways by friends and family to find someone and...

06 Jul 2016

Nickel and dimed: on (not) getting by in America - Barbara Ehrenreich, 2001

Book review - 1 pages - Sociology

In Nickel-And-Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich attempts to live in poverty voluntarily. She decides that in order to really understand the plight of the poor and actually analyze how difficult it is to get by, she must try it out herself. Her experience was very interesting, very disappointing, but I...

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