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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 clichés. 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...

06 Jul 2016

Arranged marriages: the differences between American and Indian marriages

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Marriage, which is the bonding of two individuals usually for the rest of their lives, can occur in many ways. In some cultures, such as that of the United States, men and women decide on their own whom they would like to marry. This type of system is representative of American culture in...

06 Jul 2016

Sign language and overcoming deafness

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Anybody that has traveled to a foreign country can appreciate the feelings of helplessness when no one speaks your language. We all take for granted the fact that when we want or need something, we can make strange sounds with our mouth to make it happen. However, not even the hardiest of world...

06 Jul 2016

A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry, 1959 - Racism, an inherent theme throughout our times

Book review - 2 pages - Sociology

One of the most important themes in "A Raisin in the Sun" is the unity of the family in overcoming racism. The plot essentially deals with the plight of one family to overcome their personal differences and strive together towards a common dream. The book is about the Youngers, a poor black...

05 Jul 2016

The nazi scientific experiments - Unethical experiments?

Essay - 7 pages - Sociology

During World War II, the Nazis were responsible for some of the worst crimes that humanity has ever witnessed. Their actions were so horrendous that this period was called the Holocaust, or the "killing of the whole". The Nazis not only killed millions of innocent Jews with abandon, but they...

05 Jul 2016

The Ghetto - Louis Wirth, 1928 - Chap XI, The Jewish ghettos of Chicago

Book review - 2 pages - Sociology

The Jewish ghetto of Chicago is home to a way of life that is markedly different from those of surrounding communities. The inhabitants of the ghetto carry on their day to day activities much in the same way that they did in Europe for hundreds of years. In Chicago, as in other major cities...

05 Jul 2016

Civil rights and race relations

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

It seems as if in America there is always some kind of race-related strain. There are various incidents of racism that makes a person wonder about the state of our society, not only in the past but throughout the twentieth century. Many literary works have been written in respect to race...

04 Jul 2016

Adolescence and drug abuse

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

Adolescence is a very important time during the course of one's life. It is a time of change, a time of self-realization. While the body undergoes many changes, adolescence is also the time when kids grow up and mature into adulthood. Because adolescence is such a difficult period in life,...

04 Jul 2016

How education reproduces inequalities and social difference

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Inequalities in the society have historically been based on stratification and the creation of classes within the society. The struggle for achievement and the existence of the society based on the individual achievements has led to the differences between different classes in the society. Class...

28 Apr 2016

The rise of mental descent - A stressful era

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Happiness may be good for one's health, but seeking it may not be. There are many factors that people must consider before even considering whether they are happy or not. Typically, stress is a factor that is seem as a barrier to satisfaction. Since stress is part of everyone's life,...

28 Apr 2016

The status quo of discrimination - Willing workers in unwilling circumstances

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

The idea of equality has been the dream of the hopeful but the reality is only a glimpse of the ideal. Since the Holocaust in World War II, there has been an international recognition for equality as outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, the idea of equality has eluded...

22 Mar 2016

The use of social norms

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

There are various advantages that a hotel and the society can have from adopting environmental programs. These advantages include the saving of energy, reducing the amount of wasteful detergent that is released to the environment and increasing the hotel chain due to the economic benefits of...

22 Mar 2016

Use of multiple methods to examine risk in project appraisals

Essay - 5 pages - Educational studies

Project appraisal is the methodology of evaluating and addressing proposition before assets are conferred. It is a key device for successful activity in group re-establishment. It's a method by which organizations can pick the best projects to help them attain to what they need for their...

22 Mar 2016

The Beat Generation by Jack Clellon Holmes

Book review - 2 pages - Sociology

The article “This is the Beat Generation” by Jack Clellon Holmes talks about a young Californian girl who was arrested for using illegal drugs. Holmes creates a picture of a young and very adorable girl who could only be deemed and viewed as a criminal through what he refers to as...

21 Mar 2016

How people perform their different jobs with the objective of determining what it is that they do, the things that they use and suggesting what they must know

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Generally, task analysis involves the study of how people perform their different jobs with the objective of determining what it is that they do, the things that they use and suggesting what they must know. According to Chen (2001), in Human-Computer Interactions (HCI), the process of task...

21 Mar 2016

Social construction based on the concept of sex and gender brings out the differences that are always seen between male and female

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

Social construction based on the concept of sex and gender brings out the differences that are always seen between male and female or rather men and women that are conventions in the society and creating the roles played by each gender. Also the differences that are between the concept of gender...