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Critical Analysis of the Miller Analogies Test - The Miller Analogies Test 60 minutes long and is composed of 120 analogies (Meagher, Pan, Wegner, & Miller, 2012a), of which only 100 contribute to the actual score. The other twenty are research questions to test for possible use in future versions of the MAT. Pearson defines an analogy as a statement identifying a relationship between two items that is equal to a relationship between two other items. For example, tall is to short as wet is to dry, which would be formatted tall:short = wet:dry....   [tags: graduate work, studies, age bias]
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Psychological Science and Gender Bias - ... Attentional bias is a type of cognitive bias in which a person focusses more of his attention on a particular stimulus and generally tends to overlook the others which may often result in poor judgement or poor decision making since a bias towards a particular preference may cause his decision to be based on that preference. In other words attentional bias is similar to beta bias since both of these bias aim to minimise or ignore differences and focus their attention to get the desired preference or the desired outcome, however attentional bias can be compared with alpha bias in terms of negative and positive stimulus....   [tags: theories, culture, diversity] 1342 words
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Youth Exposure to Stereotypical Gender-Bias in Video Games - Playing video games has become an increasingly common activity for the youth world-wide; in contrast, this also results in a rise of concerns by the media and researchers about youth-engagement with video-games. This critical essay discusses some of the primary concerns of video-gaming, focusing primarily on youth engagement, from the age-group of 13-18, in relevance to the stereotypical gender-bias that exists within video-games. Many video games promote the passive role of women in our society relative to the dominant sex - men, thus, casting unjust roles and gendered societal expectations of women in our society....   [tags: Video Games, Male Roles]
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Recall Bias in Research Design - It is most likely every major text on epidemiology involved in retrospective research is influenced by recall bias. Scientists have identified recall bias to occur when accuracy of recall regarding prior exposure is different for cases versus control (RAPHAEL, 1987). The possibility for recall bias exists whenever historical self-report information is elicited from respondents (RAPHAEL, 1987). Therefore, the potential for the occurrence is likely to be greatest in case-control studies or cross-sectional studies with retrospective elements, as well as some cohort prospective and control randomized trial designs (Hassan, 2006)....   [tags: Research Methodology]
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Bias and False Memory Recall - Memory refers to the “facts, events or other kinds of information we have acquired in the past and the processes involved in the acquisition, retention and retrieval of the this information” (Glisky, 2011). We rely on the validity of our memories everyday to perform basic functions such as recalling our name, age and home address. Our memory also forms an integral part of our personality: our recollection of our life experiences. However, can our memory be trusted. This essay will endeavour to show that, while we may feel as though our memory is certain, it is easily tricked and its accuracy cannot be relied upon....   [tags: recollection of previous experiences, stereotypes]
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Racial Bias in College Admission - Racial Bias in College Admission Racial preference has indisputably favored Caucasian males in society. Recently this dynamic has been debated in all aspects of life, including college admission. Racial bias has intruded on the students’ rights to being treated fairly. Admitting students on merit puts the best individuals into the professional environment. A university’s unprejudiced attitude towards race in applicants eliminates biases, empowers universities to harness the full potential of students’ intellect, and gives students an equal chance at admission....   [tags: discrimination, education disadvantages]
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Racial Bias and Institutional Racism - Emmett Louis Till was a 14-year old African American boy who was murdered in Money, Mississippi after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Since he was from the north, he did not know that he was not allowed to talk to a white woman in the south. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J....   [tags: african american, racial conflicts] 1767 words
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Research: Theories of Weight Bias - A Defense of Collective Responsibility Within the context of the obesity epidemic today, the finger of blame is most often cast in the direction of individual responsibility towards health maintenance. This reasoning, however, is ineffective, as it evokes shame upon those struggling with weight management, suggesting their weakness and/or poor self-control, and is a source of lax governmental intervention. When we consider the externalities at force which manipulate eating habit and choice, it’s found that general lack of food knowledge, corporate behavior, and biological mechanisms severely compromise the concept of free-will....   [tags: obesity, health dilemma, attitude]
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Gender Bias in Language - As a society evolves and changes, its language mutates and conforms to changing needs. Words form to define new things, archaic terms drop from use, and meanings change as different usages develop. The English language is grammatically neutral in classifying objects by sex. It is unusual among Indo-European languages in that it does not impose gender on inanimate objects. One might think that freedom from arbitrarily enforced gender would provide a clear and impartial palette for blending mere words into meaningful communication, to the contentment of all....   [tags: changes in terms, neutrality]
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Gender Bias in ESL/EFL Textbooks - Introduction As children are learning to read, they are exposed to the cultural symbols contained in books and are learning about their culture as well. Hence learning to read is an important mechanism through which culture is transmitted from one generation to the next (Taylor, 2003). Moreover, research tells us that children’s textbook contributes to the transmission of beliefs; particularly with respect to gender (Dionne, 2010) . Past research has indicated that by age seven, children begin to realize gender as a basic principal of their identity....   [tags: social issues, persian language]
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Breakdown of the Booze-Age Debate - “Hey, you want a beer?” Many high school and college students are asked this question when they go out to parties and are faced with an internal conflict: whether to give in to peer influence and drink or to abide by the law and say no. Some people feel that this law, criminalizing alcoholic intake for those under the age of 21, is somewhat overbearing, while others feel that lowering the drinking age would prove to be disastrous. As with any controversial issue, it can be hard to know who to side with, since there are so many evidence-based articles that disprove each other....   [tags: legal issues, alcohol, beer]
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Age Discrimination - EXP 102 - 021 Prof.Klein Research Essay December4th, 2013 Age Discrimination Age discrimination has its root in history. From generation to generation, people have paid a great deal of attention to age as an important part of the recruiting process. It refers to the rejection of opportunities on the basis of age. In the workplace, these rejections can be seen when the managers consider age as a significant factor to make decisions about recruitment, promotion and dismissal. According to the “Age Discrimination” in the US’s Employment Act of 1946, if a candidate is forty years old or older and he/she receives limited opportunities to get a job because of his/her age, that person may have suff...   [tags: rejection, equality, society, senior, employees]
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History and Accurately Reconstructing the Past - ... The Inscription states that the Egyptians triumphed over the Hittites, as can be seen below: “…My victory through my strong arm…Their feet were infirm and they fled” (Ancient Egyptian Literature Volume II, The New Kingdom, p.68) However, their enemy the Hittites declared the battle to have ended in a stalemate. One or both sides have been affected by bias, and this makes it difficult for a historian to reconstruct the event and history surrounding it. When reassembling the past, historians must also keep in mind the time period that events occurred in....   [tags: Bias, Sources, Events]
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The Relationshjp Between Poverty and Attributional Complexity - ... Due to differences between Western and East Asian countries, their views on attributional complexity were different as well. Western countries would favour more on individualism factors due to their liberty cultural whereas East Asian countries focus on structural factors resulting from values of harmony and unity of a community. The influence of culture can greatly change a person’s attributional complexity about poverty. As a result, East Asian countries tend to have more negative responses than the Western countries, example like riots and protests....   [tags: cultural, bias, luck]
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Health Care Services with Different Ethnic Groups - ... The household annual income ranges from 32,000-38,000 dollars per year. And certainly she doesn’t have a health insurance. She lives in a low socioeconomic area with her primary language is Spanish and very limited English. She has less than high school education level and low medical literacy. Regarding social organization, she values Hispanic culture which emphases the importance of the extended family. That means the family includes many people in their extended families, not only parents and siblings, but grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and godparents of the family’s children (Padilla & Villalobos, 2007)....   [tags: nurse, bias, patient, defects] 2050 words
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Bias - Bias What does the word bias mean. Bias is a mental predilection or prejudice. The essay "The View from the Bottom Rail" by James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytle opened my eyes on how American history could be looked at as one sided and even bias. Even today there is still bias in America. In today's society, racism and stereotyping occur in all aspects of life. It can occur because of one's gender, race, religion, culture, economic status, etc. It even occurs amongst our finest, our law enforcement officials....   [tags: essays research papers] 1001 words
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The Unconscious Bias of Intelligence Tests - The Unconscious Bias of Intelligence Tests In the chapter entitled “The Hereditarian Theory of IQ: An American Invention” in The Mismeasure of Man (New York: Norton, 1996), Stephen Jay Gould analyzes the reasoning behind intelligence tests. Gould begins the chapter by stating how Alfred Binet, who studied the measurement of intelligence, began this endeavor in order to institute special education for learning-disabled and other disadvantaged children. Gould continues his analysis by reporting that three of Binet’s followers, H....   [tags: Research Papers] 1212 words
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Gender Bias in the Workplace: Its Origin, Cases and Solutions - ... In many ways it seems that the equality argument has stalled in the public forum and may need a push by those with positions of power. While the wage gap displays a horrifying figure it should be understood that this is not the only problem. Not only are women not making the same amount of money as men but they are also put at a disadvantage mentally and emotionally. If a person knows they are making significantly less than a peer then who is to say their work wont suffer. This could later on affect promotions as well as could lead to firings....   [tags: equal pay act, discrimination] 1757 words
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American History: Racial Profiling and Bias in The Media - Since the beginning of American history, the media have played a massive role in how people perceive certain viewpoints. The media comes in all different shapes, whether it is propaganda, a commercial, advertisements and even newspaper articles can influence and individual minds. It can be even used to change one’s opinion on the way they may think of a particular race. Still today the media influences our mind, however many believe due to media bias and racial profiling will affect how “fair” their trial will be....   [tags: propaganda, racial profiling, ]
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A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime - A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime Introduction A Clemson University Student named Erin Brophy did an experiment to see if there was potential bias in a legal case depending on the crime. She did this after hearing about an experiment performed by Dr. Ben Stephens and Dr. Spurgeon Cole. They wanted to know if a prior association between a lawyer and a judge had potential judicial bias. Erin Brophy found that there is no difference in crime whether a judge will be biased....   [tags: Legal Research Papers] 801 words
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The Age of Revolutions - After the French Revolution of the late 18th century and Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, many Europeans were inspired to encourage revolutions in the hopes of more freedoms and/or protection. Some hoped that the freedoms granted during the French Revolution could expand into something larger and more beneficial to all. Others wanted restrictions so that the abuses of the Industrial Revolution would come to end and protect those who desperately needed protection. The lower and working classes after both the French and the Industrial Revolution wanted conflicts between classes to be cleared up for all....   [tags: History] 1654 words
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The Self-Serving Bias - In this comic strip by Matt Groening, the main character, Bongo, is being picked on by another character that is telling him "that everyone in the world hates your guts." Generally, most individuals perceive their selves as being "better than average." We are familiar with our own talents, thoughts, feelings, and emotions more so than anybody else's. This leads to a self-serving bias. In the comic, Bongo reassures himself of his "greatness" until he looks in the mirror. The mirror causes Bongo to be more self-aware of his uncertainty....   [tags: Psychology] 619 words
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Chief Sources of Bias in the Selection of Employees - Chief Sources of Bias in the Selection of Employees There are a number of issues when tackling the problem of bias in the selection of employees in the modern market environment. To bias against someone is to exert a preference or an inclination that inhibits impartial judgement. This often stems from a prejudice. Perceptual selectivity operates when we are perceiving other people. It can lead to a stereotyping in decision making and ultimately a biased view point of potential employees....   [tags: Papers] 2287 words
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Age and Youth by William Shakespeare - Age and Youth by William Shakespeare The poem "age and youth", by William Shakespeare (born April 26th 1564 – died April 23rd 1616) is one of his profound poems which was published in 1588. It is apart of a collection of numerous poems in "The Passionate Pilgrim", ‘Age and Youth being numeral XII. These various poems centre on the ideas of the early and late stages in life. More notably however his one sided perception on the two topics. "Youth" is cast as being the more favourable and several lines throughout the poem display this bias....   [tags: Poetry Poem Shakespeare] 861 words
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The Iron Age - The Iron Age has been perceived of as a period filled with war and conflict due to the writings of classical authors. War, as defined by the Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, is “a particular type of political relationship between groups, in which the groups use, or threaten to use, lethal force against each other in pursuit of their aims.” The warfare that took place in Iron Age Britain could have been more the threatening of, rather than the actual infliction of violence. Prehistoric people might have viewed combat more as a ceremonial practice....   [tags: Ceremonial Warfare, War]
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Debiasing the Mind Through Meditation: Mindfulness and the Sunk-Cost Bias - Mindfulness meditation is a growth of person`s perception at the present time and some people think is a unique way to overcome anxiety and discover greater wisdom in our minds. A person who practices this meditation tries to get rid of any unwanted thoughts, concentrate on present ones, focus on attention and breathing. Some contemporary psychotherapists suggest that we can train our mind by practicing mindfulness meditation. Often almost all people catch themselves on thoughts that transfers from the present to the past and future....   [tags: research, higher mindfulness, attention] 881 words
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Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood - ... Therefore at a very young age many children are force to conform into society views of men and women, without ever having the chance to explore the world. Although we cannot create a genderless society, there are many parents who wish to withheld their child’s gender to give them a chance to find themselves. Another new and relevant idea I found, was that most multicultural curriculum materials focuses on ethnic culture. They rarely stray from that path and go into areas such as gender, sexual orientation or issues addressing disability....   [tags: book analysis]
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Sensationalism in the News - During these difficult economic times sensationalism has become more prevalent in the media. Stories involving sex scandals and child murders have taken over our T.V and internet screens as well as the front pages of our newspapers. The media bias of sensationalism has been used as a sort of escapism for readers. Although it may seem that sensationalism has just started making waves, it has been around for decades. Sensationalism has been influencing viewers and contributing to media bias since the days of the penny press....   [tags: Media Bias] 1391 words
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Causes of the Disparities in the Disability Benefits System - ... This delineates an understandable cause of acrimony among disability claimants. The immediate effect of an attempt to expedite the hearing process includes little attention paid to ensuring the quality of a decision (“Improvement in Social Security”). Along with attempts to expedite a processing, racial disparity has proven to be intrinsic within the SSA disability program. A statistical analysis constructed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 1992 intending to address the issue, revealed that racial differences, particularly at the appellate level were unable to be entirely explained by factors related to the decision-making process....   [tags: expedite, racial, age] 1752 words
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The Renaissance: The Dawning of a New Age - ... Castiglione, a 16th century Italian aristocrat and author of The Courtier explain that a courtier must: “stand out from the rest as enterprising, bold and loyal to whomever he serves” (Wiesner 221). Keep in mind, the Renaissance man is a courtier, a refined upper class man; “average” men of Renaissance time period do not have the same characteristics as a Renaissance man. Most Renaissance men were born into their wealth or had a special talent like the artists of the day. The photo source one shows a self-portrait of Albrecht Durer, as a renaissance man....   [tags: education, women, rulers] 1640 words
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The Effects of Gender Bias on Elementary School Children - The Effects of Gender Bias on Elementary School Children “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy!” is typically the first thing parents hear after the birth of a child. This simple statement of fact sets the groundwork for every interaction they will have with their daughter or son, and for every experience that child will have throughout her or his life. Gender identity—the private experience of being female or male—forms a core part of one’s sense of self (Welker). The nature of this private experience is enormously influenced by what we are taught it means to be a girl or a boy, and these lessons are typically fraught with instances of gender bias—what Beverly Stitt, author of Building Gender Fai...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Self-Knowledge Development from Young Adulthood to old Age - Everyone wants to know exactly who they are and why people differ so drastically at times. There are areas and situations that can be similar and memories that can be shared, but every human is their very own individual who is shaped by so many different things; such as the outside environment and society to past, present, and future events, needs, and wants. The social world plays a significant role in how the person will interact, how it influences the person, and how will they perceive their behavior....   [tags: self esteem, self efficacy, self schema]
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Taking a Look at Gender Bias - ... Children are not preprogrammed to loath the opposite sex, therefore this reaction to the opposite gender is obviously inflicted upon them by society acceptable stereotypes and gender opposing propaganda. Parents, older siblings or acquaintances, extended family, cartoons, reading material etc is loaded with gender opposing stereotypes and propaganda. Setting the sexes against each other is a dangerous and ignorant mindset that is imposed upon us from cradle to the grave. From “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” to “Cooties” this sort of adversarial relationship is an effect of nurture and not nature and actually creates more difficulties in communication than it helps....   [tags: racist, sexist stereotypes] 716 words
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Workplace Discrimination According to Employees Ages - All over the world, there is confrontation involved in the work force. There is conflict and discrimination with age, race, ethnicity and gender. Workplace discrimination appears in hiring, training, promotion, firing, and other institutional or interpersonal treatment (Chou, 2012). Age discrimination tends to be the worst for most cases, especially for our older generation of employees. When focusing on age discrimination, we can break it down into three main categories, nature and extent, cause and consequences and effects of various governmental initiatives (Wood, Wilkinson & Harcourt, 2008)....   [tags: ageism, age discrimination, old workers]
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Racism and Sexism for Non-Whites - ... I try not to judge, someone before you get to know them, but the truth is that everyone does, it’s very significant for our survival and has been since the beginning of time. Back to the test, assuming the test is the same every time, it’s made to make you mess up to expose your bias’s. First it makes you associate African-American’s with the left side, and people of European decent with the right. Then It makes you associate bad with the left side, and good with the right. After that, it puts both words and images in the same test....   [tags: hidden bias, European race] 1224 words
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Education and the Urban Underprivileged Woman - Research question/objectives When I first proposed this study I wanted to know why are there a greater number of girls dropping out of a higher education than boys do. I realised that this was not a path breaking question but since I did not want to dwell into a path-breaking aspect in my first internship in this sphere I thought I would be a good idea to understand the obvious and then go ahead with newer ideas. I wanted to use this internship as a platform for my future projects that will be will women and development, if it is left only to my wishes....   [tags: higher education, gender bias]
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Taking a Look at Discrimination - ... Yet those concerns were played down as the compensation effort grew. Though the government has started requiring more evidence to support some claims, even now people who say they were unfairly denied loans can collect up to $50,000 with little documentation. They still found the loop holes they needed. As a senator, Barack Obama supported expanding compensation for black farmers, and then as president he pressed for $1.15 billion to pay those new claims. Then Other groups quickly escalated their demands for similar treatment....   [tags: racial bias by Agriculture Department] 981 words
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Longevity and Life Expectancy - Numerous studies have been conducted on various facets of the longevity and life expectancy [estimated age of mortality] of humans. These studies include: focusing on ways the lifestyle humans abide by can alter the estimated age of mortality of a person and how said lifestyle can affect one’s quantity and quality of life, how humans can live longer [i.e. longevity], and predicting just how long someone who has succumbed to illness has left to live. Per contra, given various diseases, viruses, and dangers we as humans are exposed daily, an irrefutable day-of-death of every individual in the world is implausible to determine; until death finally succumbs....   [tags: Estimated Age of Mortality, Quality of Life]
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The Rise of Politically Partisan Infotainment - Fox News: The Rise of Politically Partisan Infotainment Consumers now have access to more information than in any other point in history, and are being subjected to partisan news on a larger scale than ever before. Partisan news outlets, such as Fox News and MSNBC tailor their broadcasts to appeal to the confirmation bias of their target audiences. Each network not only chooses which stories to run based on the interest of their target demographic, but also frames the facts in a way that leads consumers to believe that their own beliefs, however factual, are correct, which aligns with a scientific principle known as confirmation bias....   [tags: history, information, bias, fox news]
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Sharing Information in The Information Age - Sharing Information in The Information Age It is true that the world is no longer run by weapons. All over the world there is almost always a computer which controls, or participates in a daily task. Daily tasks which can range from the simple renting of a video, to controlling the systems of a Collins Class submarine. However, the extent of which society should rely on these machines and their information has often been debated. And with the spawn of the Internet comes the very sensitive issue of privacy....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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The Effects of Women's Age and Physical Appearance on Evaluations of Attractiveness and Social Desirability - The Effects of Women's Age and Physical Appearance on Evaluations of Attractiveness and Social Desirability Without question, the concepts of attractiveness and age are both important considerations to many individuals within Western culture. Age itself, is often viewed as a component of physical attractiveness. Arthur H. Perlini, Susan Bertolissi and David L. Lind performed an interesting study that incorporates the well-recognized factors of age and attractiveness. Moreover, the study used these two factors as variables, and evaluated if their absence or presence effected the way an individual was perceived by others....   [tags: Papers] 1222 words
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Voting Age in Canada - Voting Age in Canada The young as well as the older people of Canada seem to be in a deadlock. The question of if the federal government should or should not lower the voting age is a question debated surely around the dinner tables of families in Canada, as well as in the ranks of the government. Some people even suggest that the age needs to be raised. What would make people want the voting age to be lowered to an even lower age than the young adult age of 18. On the other hand how can the youth of Canada who have their own individual views be able to make a difference without being able to vote....   [tags: Papers] 1821 words
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Are we ignorant or apathetic: The Distraction of Mass Media - Are We Ignorant or Apathetic. Media: the golden progeny of man's technological advances. It grants this time in history the name 'The Age of Information'. On account of this, no one has the right to claim ignorance in issues any longer. However, the media can control what issues the populace devotes its attention toward. Media can easily distract America from issues regarding our health and safety with useless and unimportant information. The media, when left to it's own devices, is completely capable of having negative effects on the physical health of society, as well as its psychological well-being....   [tags: Age of Information, Political Preference]
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Sexual Behaviors and The Diagnosis of Paraphilia - Sexuality is a constant, perpetual state in which we are all engaging. When we wake up in the morning we consider how we can make ourselves more appealing to others through our dress, hair, makeup and even scent. We are constantly looking for our ‘perfect’ mate. When we find them we often have common interests, opinions, hobbies, and sexual preferences. When you are with your partner could it cause you to perceive that others are engaging in the same behavior as you. Have you ever considered what is actually the ‘normal’ behavior for someone your age and gender....   [tags: age, gender, fetishes] 1037 words
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The Cost of Culpability: The Significance of Numbers Inside the Criminal Justice System (Age and Economics) - Both juveniles and mentally ill adult offenders fell under the above category, it was possible that one could be found not liable due to their age and mental status’ and win a victory in court that could be categorized as legal injustice. Throughout this paper, inconclusive evidence was found that suggested legal definitions were basically written the same but were interpreted differently by various courts. The only noticeable shifts were found in the application of these terms inside the criminal justice system Jenkins (2003)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book by Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar. The book discusses race-related issues specific to African-American males and mass incarceration in the United States. Michelle Alexander (2010) argues that despite the old Jim Crow is death, does not necessarily means the end of racial caste (p.21). In her book “The New Jim Crow”, Alexander describes a set of practices and social discourses that serve to maintain African American people controlled by institutions....   [tags: The New Jim Crow Essays]
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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business - General Overview of the Chapter Neil Postman begins chapter 9 of his book Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, by discussing if politics is actually a spectator sport or if politics is just like the way show business is run. This chapter is titled ‘Reach out and Elect someone’, and Postman first writes about how politics is more like a "spectator sport" or, as Ronald Reagan put it, "like show business" (125). Postman then writes about how he is more stimulated by the first simile, frightening as it may be, since in a sport, the "standard of excellence is well known to both the players and spectators" (125)....   [tags: Chapter 9 ]
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The Syrian Conflict: The Reasons for Instabiluty and Blended Borders Due to Refuges - ... Both sides fear that whoever wins power will wipe out the loser, with the use of power each side becoming significantly more radicalized and militarized. Religious civil wars are considered to be longer and bloodier than other types of clashes. They are also twice as likely to recur and twice as deadly to civilians and noncombatants, especially in the Middle Eastern region where suicide bombings and other destructive means directed towards the general public in order to force change quickly....   [tags: basic, needs power, religion, age] 2412 words
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The Bias of Communication: Media and Bias - On the 9th of September 2001, an estimated audience of 2 billion people watched the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York, live on television (Giddens and Sutton, 2013: p766). The notion that information can be spread so fast and to so many receivers is still a relatively new notion to modern society but it has become such an integral part of our everyday lives. As Macionis and Plummer (2012: p762) state, “this is the time of the media”, with 73% of UK adults accessing the Internet everyday (Ons, 2013)....   [tags: space-bias media, alternative biases]
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Bias in the Media - Everyday millions of Americans plop down in front of their TVs to get their daily intake of news and current events of what happened that day. Sadly, most of the news and facts they are getting have been altered somehow by someone at the news corporation or by the reporters themselves. In the numerous news sources that cover world evens daily there are certain viewpoints that are thrust into the public’s face. This highly opinionated and biased news coverage has been present since there was news to report on....   [tags: Political Bias]
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Marriage or Abuse? - Getting married to someone you do not know. To someone you do not love. To someone old enough to be your father. The Nigerian constitution has for a long time been at odds; although a child officially becomes an adult at 18, a clause allowed females to get married in sharia states and as such become legal irrespective of their age. So when the Senate proposed to find a solution for the loophole, the nation’s support was ubiquitous. What people didn’t realize was that the Senators will overlook the most humanely solution and opt for the simplest, using the sharia law to re-affirm the loophole....   [tags: under-age marriage, Nigerian constitution]
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Racial Stereotypes on Television - For many years, racial and ethnic stereotypes have been portrayed on multiple television programs. These stereotypes are still illustrated on a day-to-day basis even though times have changed. Racial or ethnic stereotypes should not be perpetuated on certain television programs. These stereotypes provide false information about groups, do not account for every person, allow older generations to influence younger generations, create tension between groups, and affect people in many ways. To begin, racial or ethnic stereotypes on certain television programs provide false information about groups of people....   [tags: Racial and Ethnic Bias on TV]
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Television Bias - Most of people believe that television news programs present biased information. On the other hand, there are people who believe that TV news just states the facts, and that it is not biased. These people who believe that TV news states the facts believe whatever they hear and see on TV. It’s very important to know how news stations can influence their viewers. Postman and Powers give a great example in their “Television News: The Language of Pictures” article. They said, “Consider a film clip showing an aircraft carrier at sea....   [tags: Television, Bias, TV, ] 617 words
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The Pressure to Marry at a Certain Age - Beginning at a very young age we are programmed to believe that our lives are on a schedule, and the goal of all is the same, to meet someone, fall in love, get married, buy a house, have children, raise a family, grow old together and live happily ever after, ‘til death do us part. With this in mind, if for some reason this plan does not happen within a certain period, it becomes an issue, and questions from others often arise. For example, if a person is not married by the age of thirty, then “something must be wrong”, or if a woman has not had a child by the age of thirty-five, her “biological clock is ticking, and she should get busy“....   [tags: marriage, age, ] 505 words
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Should The Legal Driving Age Be Changed? - Do you really want to be stuck at home until you’re 18 doing nothing with your free time while your parents are gone. Don’t you want to be able to roam around places and probably take extracurricular activities on your own time and hang with friends too. Being able to drive is what many children in our society think about these days. When many teenagers reach the age of 15 ½ they are allowed to officially take their permit test to receive their permit for driving with an adult. After they have officially turned 16 they may take the behind-the wheel driving exam for a driver’s license, but the USA plans to change the driving age from 16 to 18....   [tags: Driving Age] 581 words
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