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Language and Imagery in Punching Out - Language and Imagery in Punching Out In the critical praise for the poetry of Jim Daniels which fills the back cover of the anthology, Peter Stitt of the New York Times praises Daniels’s ability to "articulate the feelings of inarticulate people," in his clear and often creative free verse style. But the culture which Daniels illuminates in his poetry is far from inarticulate, as the critic indicates; more precisely the culture articulates its feelings and emotions in a vernacular unfamiliar to those outside it and to those accustomed to the eloquence and expression of loftier themes in traditional poetry....   [tags: Punching Out Essays]
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Kicking Stress Out of My Life - Entering into the aerobics room, I see people stretching like a cat waking up from its morning nap. The instructor, a woman with nicely placed wrinkles, named Joanne, is beginning the first exercise. Everyone becomes excited like a child getting a birthday present, however, they knew it will be an intense workout, especially me. The music turns on and the sound of the bass cloaks the entire room. The first exercise commences, and my heart quickens to each thump in the music. The desire to punch and kick all of my stress fills me up like pouring a glass of water....   [tags: kickboxing, stress, instructor, punching] 1014 words
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Behaviorism or Social Cognitive Learning Theory - Behaviorism and social cognitive theories are two great theories to use when setting up a behavior management plan in the classroom. They both offer reinforcements to get desired behaviors. Social cognitive theory focuses on observations that can be used to understand what and how people learn and how they take control of their own behavior (Ormrod, 2011, p. 323). Behaviorism focuses on environmental stimuli that changes individual’s behaviors (Ormrod, 2011, p. 285). Observing and taking care of own behavior and environmental alteration to change a behavior are the key differences between these two methods....   [tags: environment, classical conditioning]
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The Process of Designing a Truck Bed - Summary The objective for this lab was for each individual to make a truck bed from a 1010 steel metal sheet. The individual would learn the process of bending the the metal, designing a shape based on dimensions, and shearing off parts that lack purpose in the design. This process of designing the truck bed takes time, precision, and carefulness. From this process one learns the basics of forming, and all the basic equipment required to create a truck bed. Introduction Modern day manufacturing provides us with a vast array of metal forming processes to choose from....   [tags: steel metal sheet, shearing, blanking]
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Ethics: Children and Punishment - My chosen task is the Jeremy case study, which I will discuss and evaluate using different ethical viewpoints. Firstly, from a contextualism point of view, the teacher’s decision not to punish Phillip for punching Jeremy can be seen as being justifiable. This is because the context of the incident was that Jeremy had been provoking Phillip to the point that Phillip acted in a way that is described as being out of character. As Jeremy is known as a pupil that causes low level disruption, it can be argued that Phillip’s retaliation was actually in everyone’s best interest....   [tags: fight, morality, response] 828 words
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Long and Short Term Consequences of Child Abuse and the Diferent Treatments that Come with the Traumas - This paper addresses the long term and short term consequences of child abuse and the different treatments to work with traumas that come along this action. Different approaches to work with child abuse and the effectiveness of treatment with children are discussed. The definition of child maltreatment, its causes, and factors are also detailed. Introduction The definition of child abuse is an act, or failure to act, on the parent’s part that could result on emotional or physical harm, or even death....   [tags: child maltreatment, inflicting pain] 2146 words
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A Brief History of Music technology and Its Effect on Popular Music - Music has a great influent on people in our daily life, just like technology’s effect on the music. In the last 100 years, pop music has been a major part of American culture. There’s always discussion on how great can a pop music affect one’s daily life. Both technology and music can affect one’s life in either good or bad way such that they are also related to each other. Technology had always had a dominant role in human history like music since the 1900s. Since then, the advancement of technology had create ‘miracle’ with music such that people won’t be able to imagine the effect back in 19th century....   [tags: playing piano, recording technology]
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The Fatal Choices of Storm Chasing in the United States - The Great Plains is one of the United States’ most captivating places. With it’s soft ocean of green valleys, the roaring ever-changing wind gust, and the daily blanket of sunshine. However, as nice as living in the Great Plains sounds, the grand terrain is almost overcome by the dark fatal forces; the weather. The weather in the Great Plains is as predictable as playing poker blindfolded, with its deafening storms and house-relocating twisters no one could imagine such as natural force exists. As intimating as this sounds, some Great Plain folk find storm chasing a wild addicting thrill....   [tags: great plains, tornado, storm]
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The Effects of Bullying on Kids and Teens - According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying. Bullying is when a person is picked on over and over again by an individual or group with more power, either in terms of physical or social standing (Young). For example, bullying can be physical: punching, beating, kicking, or punching; verbal: teasing,calling names, or insulting another person with physical harm, or spreading rumors or untrue statements about another person; rational: refusing to talk to someone or making them feel left out....   [tags: psychology, behavior, emotional health]
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Spanking: Discipline or Abuse – Who Decides? - “Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” -Jesus Christ (Scofield Reference Bible , Matthew 18:6) A parent’s right to spank their child has been an issue of great debate for a long time. On one side of the debate are people who feel that to strike a child in any way automatically constitutes abuse. The opposing side believes that parents are within their legal and, more importantly, their moral rights to discipline their child as they see fit....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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Consumer Generated Media and Hotel Item/Services Questions - • Hospitality companies can gain feedback about their operations through blogs, discussion boards, hotel review sites, social networks, etc. These are an example of what type of media. This type of media is called Consumer Generated Media (CGM). Today’s customers are looking online for feedback on hospitality establishments. “Approximately 300 million public comments are made online worldwide every day” (32). Customers read previous guest experiences posted on the web to choose which hospitality establishment to visit....   [tags: Hospitality, Inquiry] 952 words
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Television In the Lives of Children - Television In The Lives Of Children Consistently, everywhere, in this century there seems to be some form of a TV screen. These screens appear in restaurants, schools, at work, at home, and quite possibly more. What is forgotten in society is how that screen may affect the lives of the children in this modern world. When children are constantly watching a television screen there may be consequences to their health and education. Most parents do not have the ability to control what is shown on TV....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Amigo Brothers Mother's Point of View - ... Before I went to bed I thought about Antonio I did not want him to get hurt tomorrow but I also did not to see him hurt his friend. I would always tell him that he did not have to do this but I knew nothing I said would stop him from going On the day of the boxing match I came to see Antonio Fight at the Tompkins Park square there was hundreds of people that also came to see the fight as well Before their match there was six others that were entertaining then the time had come there was a loud bong....   [tags: wanting your son to be happy, personal reflection] 547 words
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Spanking a Child and Child Abuse - Spanking a child is not against the law in most places. However, parents who use it in their homes are being accused of child abuse. The Chicago Tribune published an article that urged readers to report child abuse when they become aware of it. In the article “Child abuse in plain View” the author describes spanking as a type of abuse that happens behind closed doors (“Child abuse in plain View”). Like most critics of corporal punishment, the author is trying to link spanking to abuse. The author`s concern about abuse is a valid one....   [tags: spanking, abuse, consequences]
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Townie by Andre Dubus III - All towns, cities, and areas have their own specific traits. Small towns tend to be more like a family, while big cities tend to be more passive. Then there are the small areas where people do not make much money and struggle to get by. These areas tend to be more violent and more influenced by drugs and alcohol. This is the area that Andre Dubus III grew up in, in his memoir Townie. His parents were divorced and neither of them made much money so he and his two sisters and brother ended up moving from one small crummy neighborhood to another....   [tags: aggression, violence, fear, anger, memoir]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - “If she doesn’t acknowledge what happened then how can you trust that she is going to be different in the future” - Dr. Phil. I believe that means that if your mom abuses you or hurts you any type of away and says nothing of it than you never know if it might happen in the future. But forgiveness goes along way with you life in question. My career pathway is law enforcement. Sooner or later I will have to deal with cases like these. Child abuse cases is something really no law enforcement agent will want to deal with....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Overview of Antisocial Behavior - 1.0. INTRODUCTION Antisocial behaviour is defined as behaviours that violates the social norm and disrupt the quality of life of an individual, family and the community. It encompasses any behaviour that causes alarm or distress to another. Antisocial behaviours can be intentional or through negligence and are characterized by overt or covert hostility or often aggression towards others. Hanrahan (n.d.) noted that such behaviours “exist along a severity continuum and include repeated violations of social rules, defiance of authority and of the rights of others, deceitfulness, theft, and reckless disregard for self and others”....   [tags: Theory, Agression, Behavior] 3298 words
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Irresponsible Portrayal of Women in the Media - “The foolish human,” Lord Krishma preached in the Bhagvad-Gita (holy book of Hindus), “who forcefully suppresses his or her sexual desire is a hyprocrite.” Between the two genders, does not this saying of Krishna prove true of females. Women are reduced to the status of objects due to the insistence of male dominance and desire in our patriarchal world. They are denied full expression of humanity if, as Lord Krishna preached, feeling desire is a very human “thing.” Society employs many mechanisms that perpetuate patriarchy and maintain the sexual imbalance in our world....   [tags: Portrayal of Women Essays] 936 words
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Preventing Physical Abuse - Imagine being a three year old little boy and being attacked by your mother for going to the bathroom in your pants. A little boy named Noah was brutally beaten to death for doing something any three year old would accidently do. His mother and her boyfriend had spanked and punched him leading to his last breath. (Carlson) This is an example of physical abuse. Physical abuse is the infliction of physical injury to a person. (Martin 10) There is no leading cause to this type of abuse. Physical abuse takes up 22.4% of all types of abuse in the United States....   [tags: Ethical Issues] 2195 words
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Change is Inevitable: "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls - “The fame of my dogs spread all over our parts of the Ozarks. They were the best in the country” (Rawls 131). This is a quote from the book Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Where the Red Fern Grows is a book about a boy, Billy, and his two coon hunting dogs. The three of them have many adventures, and many of these adventures demonstrate the theme that change is inevitable. Firstly, the part of the book when Billy got into a fight with the kids in the town is a great example of the theme change is inevitable....   [tags: Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls,]
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The Connection of Parental Attachment Styles to Bullies and Victims - ​Bullying is a serious problem in our schools and takes place in many different forms. These can include physical aggression or direct bullying such as the hitting form and in the indirect type of bullying such as the verbal taunting, exclusion from peer activities and rumor spreading. Kids are subjected to these different types of bullying daily and for some victims it has negative effects on their grades, their personal life and their mental health as research has found that victims of bullying have higher rates of depression and suicide....   [tags: behavioral analysis, prediction of behavior] 607 words
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Teaching is a Human Service: Atticus is a Teacher - Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission. Atticus was a man who showed his children respect, compassion, and understanding towards others. He encouraged his children to be educated by giving them more freedom to develop their personality. In regards to raising his children, Atticus had his own method to spread his message. Atticus Finch’s mission was to teach his children a life lesson about perseverance from fighting, courage, and most importantly, that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird....   [tags: teaching, To Kill a Mockingbird,] 543 words
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Violent Music Lyrics Increase Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings - Music, a popular outlet amongst the teen community for exploring emotions and blowing off steam. Times have changed, and the way music and lyrics are perceived has developed in a violent fashion. According to new studies, that have occurred, violent music lyrics increase aggressive thoughts and feelings. I chose this topic because music is such an influential part of our lives that it often dictates the mood we seize to exist in. If violent thoughts occur, what can come of it. Teens and the human populous have been draw to music, and the relief it gives off....   [tags: violence, music, agression, psychology, ] 540 words
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Comparison Between Oedipus and The Winter Olympics - In the play “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles, Oedipus is exhilarated as he hears things that he wants to hear, but is agitated and angry when things that are unpleasant to him rush into his ear, resulting in the punishment of the ones who informs him, even though that the information is reality. This issue also has happened today, where some powerful people avoid confronting reality by stopping those ones who express their opinions using cruel methods. One example may be the upcoming Winter Olympics in Canada....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 650 words
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The History of Dreams and Dreaming - ... Dreams were seen as a kind of “desires” (Kantrowitz; Springen) stemming from childhood. Scientists still don’t know for sure why we are dreaming and what are dreams made of; however, they figured that dreams are random and something that we experience while we are awake. (1a: SV; however, SV.) The mind seems to contain an endless story or a “sequence” (Kantrowitz; Spingen) of happenings during the day. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a level of sleep. It’s the qick and random eye movement of the eyes....   [tags: brain activity while we sleep] 554 words
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Domestic Violence: Time to Speak Out - More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women. With that being said, both men and women are capable of torturing one another. Today domestic violence is illegal in every province across Canada. However, confusion about weather this is a public or private matter has not been answered. I am here today to not only inform you about domestic violence, but to also persuade you to publicly speak out about domestic abuse. Domestic violence takes place every single day, in households across the world....   [tags: Abuse, Relationships, Inequality] 520 words
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Violence: Leading Cause of Death - Violence is the expression of physical or verbal force against self or other, compelling action against one’s will on pain of being hurt. Violence is every where around the world. Each year 1.6 million people world wide lose their lives to violence. Violence is among the leading causes of death for people aged 15-44 years worldwide; 14% of deaths among males and 7% among females. Neurobiologist Jan Volavka says “violent behavior is defined as overt and intentional physically aggressive behavior against another person.” which means that people are just violent because they choose to be....   [tags: Violence, ] 602 words
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Comparing the Novel and Film Versions of Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day - Comparing the Novel and Film Versions of Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day When reading Elizabeth Bowen’s 1949 novel, The Heat of the Day, and then, viewing the movie by the same title, large and small differences are noted. These differences are enough to make both the reading and the viewing interesting and not a boring duplication. When comparing the opening sequences, the differences are striking. Bowen’s story begins with the interaction between the mysterious Harrison and the determined woman, Louie, in Regent’s Park; the screenwriter’s version establishes all the characters and places the stories events into a chronological order that changes the impact of the scene....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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American Careers in the Terkel's Working - America: The People behind the Professions A little girl dreams of a white wedding with white doves flying over the ceremony and the fairy-tale honeymoon. Only then to come home to the yellow house in the country, with the white picket fence included. Everyone has daydreamed about their future and having the “perfect” house, with the “perfect” car and the “perfect” marriage- everyone wants to live the “American Dream”. There are many people that believe that the “American Dream” is a concept that they are entitled to and expected to live....   [tags: Studs Terkel] 961 words
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Violence Satire Essay - What has our society come to these days. Everywhere we look, violence is present, at the streets, at work, at school, and even at home. Every day in the news we see reports about shootings, wars, thefts, drugs, rapes, and deaths. The worse part of seen this in the news is that all way do it’s complain about it and sit back. We do not even attempt an explanation or a resolution. Violence is among one of the most malignant act that has been increasing day by day. And why is it that we complain about other people being violent, but when we are asked if we are violent or if we have ever responded with violence, everyone says they are not violent....   [tags: Violence] 530 words
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Importance of Sachar's Holes - HOLES Good morning miss ____ and class, today I am going to talk to you about, why "holes" by Louis sachar should be included as a new text for years english students. If you have seen the movie holes, what did you think about it. Did you like it or dislike it. Today I’m going to give you my opinion. My opinion on Louis sachar’s holes is it is actually a great read and should definitely be included as a new text for future year 8 english students. Louis sachar has used a very smart technique, in which there are a lot of sub plots infact there are six: the story of Stanley’s great great grandfather elya and Madame Zeroni, the story of stanleys great grandfather and kissin Kate, the story of...   [tags: Louis Sachar] 779 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Child Abuse “Help me!” This is the plea of many children in America. As you read this, one little girl is crying out in pain, one little boy is begging not to be touched anymore. Many children live through everyday being abused sexually, physically, and emotionally. “More than two million cases of neglect and physical abuse are reported annually. Studies have shown that most parents who abuse their children were once abused as a child” (Funk & Wagnall’s 121). According to the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, 185 children died from child abuse in 1996....   [tags: Violence Against Children] 406 words
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Bullying In Schools Across History: Historical Aspects of Bullying as a Factor in Eradicating the Societal Behavior - In formal educational settings, bullying creates a hierarchy of dominance among schoolchildren. Within the last two hundred years it has become a major concern. An increasing number of victims end their persecution by suicide or with their own aggressive displays of rage. In modern-day society, retaliation from victims has vastly changed, escalating from fistfights to bomb threats and mass shootings. Bullying is a cross-cultural, worldwide phenomenon, evidenced as far back in history as the availability of written records....   [tags: education, psychological phenomena]
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The Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls - Rachel Simmons was amazed there were so many books regarding aggression in boys, but was unable to find any books on the subject of girls’ aggression. The experiments that were conducted regarding aggression were also only performed using males. Many psychologists considered aggression to be behavior such as hitting, punching, name calling and threatening others as a male issue. Simmons discovered from the many interviews she conducted on women that aggression is just as much a female issue. In her book, “The Odd Girl Out: The hidden culture of aggression in girls”, Simmons interviews many women and girls who were victims of bullying, were the actual bully, and also people who witnessed the...   [tags: Rache Simmons, psychological/behavioral analysis]
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