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What is an Attitude? - Many theorists have attempted to define what an attitude is, thus, some are utilized more than others within contemporary research. One, which is commonly referred to, is that of Fazio (1995) whereby he states an attitude is “an association in memory between a given object and a given summary evaluation of the object” (p. 247). A recent definition of attitudes would be that of Haddock (2010). He defines attitudes based on more contemporary ideas and research by saying, ‘…we define an attitude as an overall evaluation of an object that is based on cognitive, affective and behavioural information’ (p.4)....   [tags: Cognition, Affect, Behavior]
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How Do Implicit Attitudes Influence How We Respond to Other? - How do implicit attitudes influence how we respond to Other. Individuals’ mechanical systems for evaluating the world developed over the course of evolutionary history. Such mental operations provide tools for understanding the circumstances, assessing the important concepts, and heartening behavior without having to think or actually thinking at all. These automated preferences are called implicit attitudes. “Implicit attitude is defined as unacknowledged attitudes external to a person’s awareness which nonetheless have measurable effects on people’s response times to stimulations” (Grinnell, 2009)....   [tags: social psychology, behavior, attitude]
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Right Attitude towards the Earth - What is the right attitude towards the Earth, when so many of its societies abuse its resources and disregards the matrix of life. The basic understanding of self, how self interacts with the numbered moments of life, is vital to the right attitude of being conscious of the earth. Listening and obeying our conscience is essential for fostering world peace and harmony. Bonding is mandatory to achieve the right attitude towards the earth. Living in a life that is not conscious one cannot truly understand the wisdom of earth....   [tags: Environment, Environmental] 951 words
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Attitude Towards Domestic Violence - The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes towards domestic violence. Attitudes toward domestic violence are measured by the positive or negative view of violence or aggression toward a spouse, offspring, or member of a household. My independent variables are sex which consists of male and female individuals, classification which consists of upperclassmen and freshmen students, and age. In order to test the relative impact of my independent variables my control variable is involvement....   [tags: negative view, aggression]
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Teachers’ Technology Attitude Scale - The theoretical framework will apply Swan and Dixon's (2006), Teachers’ Technology Attitude Scale (TAS), originally designed by McFarlane, Hoffman, and Green (1997), Evaluation of the Technology Attitude (EOTTA). Swan and Dixon revised the TAS to determine the extent of the relationship between teachers’ attitudes towards technology and level of application of technology in the instructional practice. According to the researchers, The TAS model played a crucial role in incorporating technology in the classroom through the use of math educational software applications....   [tags: Educational Technology, philosophy of education] 571 words
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An Essential Attitude Adjustment - Life is a truly miraculous occurrence. At conception, two cells join, and a human life emerges. Each begins in this way, whether in utero or in vitro. Although the beginning is the same, each life progresses differently with many factors affecting the outcome. Fate plays a role in determining exactly what those factors may be. Most people will have a wide array of experiences throughout life, ranging from positive to negative. At different points in life, one may experience joy or heartache, abundance or need, love or loss....   [tags: Poetry Comparison]
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Personality Versus Attitude - Many use personality and attitude as interchangeable words, when in reality they have completely different meanings. Personality is the visible aspect of one’s character as it impresses others. Attitude is manner, disposition, and feelings with regard to a person. Personality as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary is, the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. Personalities are mostly stable. You will not be able to go around and change everyone’s personality you run into....   [tags: behavior, character, situational ] 684 words
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The Effect of Attitude on the Recall of Personal Histories - The Effect of Attitude on the Recall of Personal Histories It is believed that a person’s attitude influences their memory. Many researchers have conducted experiments on this hypothesis. It has been determine that attitude does have an effect on memory; however, there has been discrepancies in the research results to what extent am individual’s attitude has on recall of past behavior (Aronson, 2012, pp. 164-165). Research done in 1943 by Levine and Murphy indicated that people tend to remember information that supports their social attitude rather than information that does not (Aronson, 2012, pp....   [tags: memory, behavior, reaction, hedonic states ]
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The Ethical Use of the Life Attitude Schedule - One of the leading causes of deaths in adolescents and young adults is suicide. The leading cause of death is accidents. Many that do not commit suicde have had at least thoughts about it. The Life Attitude Schedule was developed to assess the activities of adolescents and young adults. The tool divides both positive and negative factors in one’s life. The clinical studies identified students that were in the study that were at least. The instrument showed great promise but needed to be more culturally normed to assure diversity....   [tags: Social Issues, Suicide ] 1721 words
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The Influence of Personality and Attitude on Consumers Behaviour - Introduction Personality and attitude are both internal factors (inner characteristics) that influence a consumers’ behaviour. Research has been done on these internal factors and researchers have come to the conclusion that inner characteristics are those characteristic that distinguish one individual from another such as mannerisms. Some research implies that early childhood experiences and dual influence of genetics can have an influence on the development of one’s personality; other implies that personality develops over time and thus does the social and environment have an influence on one’s personality (Shiffman & Kanuk, 2010:136)....   [tags: internal factors, rosseau, social influence]
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Best and Worst Characteristics of My Teachers - The Five Best Characteristics of My Teachers: 1. Demonstrates Positive Attitude/Behavior: An example would be my first grade teacher. She always presented herself respectfully. She set a good example for all of her students and it influenced them to do the same. 2. Interesting Class/Material: My high school history teacher always kept things interesting. He never did the same thing every day and he rarely lectured us. One day he may have started a discussion and the next day he may have used media to give a more detailed description of the topic that we discussed the day before....   [tags: positive attitude, expectations, negative attitude]
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Keeping an Optimistic Attitude in Life - Keeping an Optimistic Attitude in Life Optimistic and pessimistic attitudes constantly affect the outcome of people's lives. In my life, I try to keep an optimistic attitude about the things I do because I know it will help lead me to more desirable ends. There have been many situations in which optimism has helped me through difficult times. Two areas in particular have provided me optimistic experiences: athletics and academics. First, optimism was very apparent while I was the co-captain of my high school soccer team....   [tags: Papers] 529 words
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Attitude is a Learned Behavior - Attitude is a Learned Behavior Attitude is a learned behavior that can be changed based on the individuals choice and wiliness to change. The Webster’s New World Dictionary defines attitude in three different ways; first is a bodily posture showing mood or action, second is a manner showing one’s feeling or thoughts and third is one’s disposition. In General Attitudes are the feelings and thoughts you have about yourself and how you interact with other people. Attitude plays apart of everything in society’s life, from taking your first steps, going to high school, choosing a college, getting a job and choosing a mate....   [tags: Psychology Essays] 1106 words
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Changes in Attitude Over the Years - Changes in Attitude Over the Years Imagine walking down the street one day, only to be smiled at and happily greeted by each and every person you encountered. Life in the 1930s was just like this. Towns were small and everyone knew one another. Now imagine walking down a crowded, traffic-filled street, only to be pushed aside, ignored, or ridiculed. Life in the 1980s, and today, is like this. Towering skyscrapers and large houses cover the land and no one seems to have a care in the world for another person....   [tags: Society Norms Culture] 928 words
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The Change of Wang Lung's Attitude - Though Wang Lung has his had a concubine. He persists on keeping the land and did not want to sell it even though his family was starving. He has more bad points than his good points. Now I will explain why Wang Lung is a bad man. Money was a main factor in Wang Lung's attitude which changed completely many times because of his wealth. At the beginning of the story Wang Lung is a poor farmer who always thinks carefully about how he spends his money. As he was a poor farmer, Wang Lung was filled with fear when he first approaches the House of Hwang to collect O-Lan ....   [tags: essays research papers] 571 words
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Understanding Tourist Motivation, Attitude and Intention to Visit - ... Research in attitude and tourist behavior has indicated that attitude is a determinant of consumer behavior. However, other factors also play important roles in predicting consumer behavior. When using attitude to predict behavioral intention or actual behavior, researchers tend to view it as a relatively simple unidimensional concept containing only the affective component (Ajzen 1991). To increase the predictive utility, the principle of compatibility must be firmly abided by (Ajzen 1988)....   [tags: traveling business analysis]
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The Attitude of Howard Hughes - Missing Works Cited Although Howard Hughes had a very cocky attitude, he did what he needed to do to finish his life goals: "Things I want to be 1. The best golfer in the world. 2. The best flyer pilot. 3. the most famous producer of moving pictures." Goals written on the back of a receipt (p55) His attitude was so impressive that it led to a major contribution in the world of aviation. The steps that he took, not listening to people say that he cannot do it, great secrecy, the need for perfection, and he does what ever is necessary to get the job done, that along side of his Texan attitude would lead to one of the greatest achievements in aviation....   [tags: Inventors] 1413 words
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Use of an Attitude Survey in GMFC Labor Talks - Introduction Well-constructed employee attitude surveys can provide insight into organizational characteristics which impact employee behavior and organizational performance (Williams, 1998). Companies may use survey results to modify their management style, organizational culture, workplace characteristics, or incentives in order to improve worker satisfaction and overall productivity (Williams, 1998). Although the link between employee attitudes and actual work performance has been found to be somewhat inconsistent (Schleicher, Watt, & Greguras, 2004), research has confirmed at least a moderate correlation between job satisfaction and rates of employee absenteeism and turnover (Gibson, Iv...   [tags: job satisfaction, productivity]
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The Effect of an Optimistic Attitude on a Person’s Health - We all live in the world, which is full of sadness and disappointing. We see people dying, poverty, unemployment, etc. However, there are a lot of positive things in the world: children, who are born every day, people, who get new life opportunities, happy marriages, etc. The greatest gift is to see the positive sides of life, without concentrating our attention on negative. According to Winston Churchill, a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty....   [tags: Positive Psychology]
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Assessing Library Staff’s Attitude in An Academic Library - CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK The purpose of this study was to investigate ‘users’ perception on the performance of library staff’s attitude in an academic library, which is the Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak (PTAR), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam. The library staff in PTAR 1 and PTAR 2 were assessed based on their attitudes in terms of reliability, responsiveness and assurance. The conceptual framework was divided into two parts, which were independent variables and dependent variable. The independent variables or also known as causes variables had three (3) dimensions to be measured or evaluated by the researcher in this study....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Attitude Toward Warfare in Beowulf - Attitude Toward Warfare in Beowulf Many historians and authors, such as Tacitus, described Anglo-Saxon England as a region dominated by warlike, belligerent tribes of Germanic descent. These people constantly fought for territories and treasures, which they possessed or wished to acquire. It was the duty of a king or a lord to acquire jewels and armor for his people and that was how he kept his kinsmen loyal to him. In the legendary epic poem, Beowulf, these traits of Anglo-Saxon culture are clearly defined....   [tags: Anglo Saxon English Literature Essays]
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Attitude Towards War in Poetry - Attitude Towards War in Poetry Compare three war poems demonstrating awareness of the poet’s attitude towards war. The three poems I am comparing are ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ by Wilfred Owen, ‘Vergismeinnicht’ by Keith Douglas and ‘War photographer’ by Carol Ann Duffy. ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ is based on a world war one personal experience. Wilfred Owen was brought up with a religious background, which shows through, in his writing. His total war experience was short, as he died in battle in 1918 aged only 25....   [tags: War Poems Poetry Literature Essays] 1974 words
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The Christian Attitude Toward Abortion - The Christian Attitude Toward Abortion Abortion is defined as the deliberate termination of a foetus, or the ending of a pregnancy through medical means. In society today abortions are common and no justified reason has to be presented. The topic of abortion is quite a controversial issue and people today have a range of opinions and ideas on the matter. Some may argue it is the murdering of a child but others in defence to this may say that the foetus is not yet a child as before 24 weeks (this is the latest stage of pregnancy where a termination is permitted) of pregnancy all the features of the baby are not yet formed consequently making the foetus not a hum...   [tags: Papers] 1047 words
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The Koran's Attitude Towards Women - The Koran's Attitude Towards Women The Koran is a book following the religion of the Muslim people. In it, many aspects of their ways of life and their attitudes towards different people are addressed. It mentions the strong feelings of the true believers towards Jews and Christians, however it gives a view of women that is taken two ways. A major part of their religion is the way women should be treated. This idea is a controversial topic as seen from a person that is not a true believer, or a Muslim....   [tags: Papers] 1244 words
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John Henry Newman’s Changing Attitude to Infallibility - Examine John Henry Newman’s changing attitude to Infallibility, between the end of Vatican 1 in 1870 and Gladstone’s attack in 1875. In this essay I propose to analyse Newman’s attitude to Infallibility during the period outlined above. I will examine his letters in particular to note the range of correspondents and the approaches taken. I will attempt to see a pattern in relation to his views expressed to mere enquirers writing to him, to national and professional writers seeking information or debating points and to family and friends in connection with the doctrine of Infallibility....   [tags: Religion in Victorian Britain]
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Exploring Diversity in Age, Gender, Ability and Attitude in the Workplace - Our surrounding environment influences many people’s behaviors and that environment is not only their living or working conditions but other people that they must interact with in that environment. On more times than not those interpersonal interactions come with diversity challenges, problems and issues that must be addressed and resolved before a good long term mutual relationship can be realized. The working or organizational environment seems to be more important in most people’s lives than their personal environment, whereas most people have a regular job to sustain a reasonable living, and if those people are not able to peacefully interact with other people in the workplace they may n...   [tags: jobs, business, management] 1921 words
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Eilis’ attitude of Home by Eve Walsh Stoddard - Throughout our lives people share commonalities on the idea of home and what it is. Some people think of home as a house they have lived in throughout their life or a city/country they reside in. Although true for some, some people are at a loss for a distinct place to call home. People may think of home as “feeling comfortable in diverse settings and intermingling with people of different cultures” (150), which Stoddard describes as the ordinary description of cosmopolitism. (150) In contrast, people may think of home in the sense that Stoddard mentions; Freud’s idea of the uncanny, “That species of the frightening that goes back to what was once well known and has long been familiar” (St...   [tags: freud, brooklin, city, country side]
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Micro Propulsion Attitude Control System Testing - Each Micro Propulsion Attitude Control System (MPACS) tube underwent testing prior to assembly and launch. The first tests for MPACS occurred on 10 and 13 May 2004. These tests involve firing each tube and documenting how many pulses are observed. However, there are no details to exactly which PPT was fired, so from this point in the analysis, the most conservative (longest) duration will be assumed to be for the PPT that shorted on 2 Nov 07 (PPT Cluster 2, Tube 2). Additionally, since there are no time records available, a frequency of 1 Hz will be assumed....   [tags: Test Analysis] 817 words
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The Party’s Attitude Toward Love and Sexuality - The Party’s attitude toward love and sexuality 1984 is a novel written by George Orwell, the main theme of the novel is about how totalitarian society can control every aspect of a person thought, sexuality and action. Totalitarianism can be define as a repressive one-party that has total control over people thoughts and actions. In 1984, people are being control totally by the Party through device such as the telescreen. People are stripped away from their freedom to do things that they want. The Party wants people to only focus on improving the Party and set everything else aside....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]
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Your Attitude Is Showing - Your Attitude Is Showing: A Primer of Human Relations I enjoyed reading "Your Attitude Is Showing" a great deal more than I expected to. I normally hate to read because I am not very good at it, and I am usually uninterested in the subject. I found that this book to be quite easy to read. The language that the authors used was very easy to understand. Also, it was divided into many chapters with many sections in each chapter. This made it easy for me to keep my attention on the book. When reading I normally become tired and bored, but I was able to focus well on this book....   [tags: Business Marketing] 784 words
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Keats Attitude Towards Nature - Keats is one of the greatest lovers and admirers of nature. In his poetry, we come across exquisitely beautiful descriptions of the wonder sigts and senses of nature. He looks with child-like delight at the objects of nature and his whole being is thrilled by what he sees and hears. Everything in nature for him is full of wonder and mystery - the rising sun, the moving cloud, the growing bud and the swimming fish. But Keats is not only the poet of nature. Infact, all the romantics love and appreciate nature with an equal ardour....   [tags: World Literature] 483 words
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Non-Marital Sex in John Osborne’s Inadmissible Evidence and Time Present - In the post-war British society, there begins a tremendous revolt against authority in all domains of human life, pushing to the background the long-established and time-tested socio-ethical traditions and conventions. The conventional sexual morality that emphasizes repression and suppression of sexual instincts is replaced with new one that emphasizes expression of sexual freedom within and without wedlock. It has removed the stigma attached earlier to sex outside the marriage. What was previously considered as sin or bad thing comes to be accepted as a humanistic mode of self-expression....   [tags: healthy sexual attitude, promiscuity]
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Does the Environment of a Child Impact Their Development? - Does the Environment of a Child Impact Their Development. There are many different aspects of environment that can affect the development of children. One major environmental impact that influences the development of a child is the neighborhood they are raised in. Within the neighborhood there are several other aspect of influence. Where a child is raised can affect their behavior, attitudes, emotions, personality, values, health, and so much more. This can be seen in their personal lives at home to their social lives around others in classrooms....   [tags: parenting, attitude, behavior, children]
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The Pros of Using the Theory of Knowledge - Ever wonder how the world would be today only if our great researchers implemented a different attitude towards their experiments. It is possible that the results would remain same. However, some argue that the consequences may be altered. Nonetheless, this does not make the earlier learned knowledge valued less or false, just supplementary. Abraham Maslow’s theory challenges nearly all ways of knowing, suggesting that if we limit our thinking, the outcomes remain homogenous, therefore, limiting the amount of knowledge we acquire....   [tags: Perceptive Skills, Arguments, Attitude]
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Important Skills and Capabilities When Recruiting New Graduates - The domain of work has rehabilitated considerably from the last few years and a degree is no longer sufficient to assure graduate occupation. Students are inserting Higher Education (HE) in demand to get accommodate level occupation: ‘It is well-defined that, as a more assorted population indicates to go to university, greater highlighting is being placed on enduring employment forecasts when selecting foundations and courses’. (Future track Survey 2006, Professors Kate Purcell & Peter Elias). The student anticipation is that HE will stipulate employability....   [tags: self-management, positive attitude]
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Waking a Sleeping Giant: Pearl Harbor - In an effort to attain control of the Pacific Ocean, Japan launched an unprecedented attack against the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Despite the isolationist attitude of America prior to joining World War II, an embargo against Japan in part prompted the terrible offence. Hideki Tōjō, a radical conservative, had recently been elected Prime Minister of Japan, under his leadership; a plan to expand the Empire of Japan was developed. The attack planned by the Japanese Admiral Isoruko Yamamoto who had been educated in America, and had served two tours of duty in the United States was strategically quite brilliant (Japan)....   [tags: Isolationist Attitude, Catalyst]
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Academic Attitude - Academic Attitude During the course of a student's progression through academia, he must learn that the teacher cannot think for him. It is essential for a student to free his mind, allowing thought to flow. Instead of waiting for the answers to be handed to him on a silver platter, he will rise to his full potential, above to the meta level, and for himself, determine what the answer is. The student must also become active in his learning. Therefore taking his academic potential to the higher level....   [tags: essays research papers] 987 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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The Narrator’s Attitude in The Pugilist at Rest - The Narrator’s Attitude in The Pugilist at Rest           Webster’s Dictionary defines it as a mental position or the feeling one has for oneself.  In life our attitudes help define who you are or what you are like.  Attitude helps create your personality and how you would react under certain situations.  In “The Pugilist at Rest” Thom Jones tells us of one man’s attitude and how adversity and a disability changed his attitude completely.  The narrator’s attitude under goes changes from boot camp, bludgeoning Hey Baby,  recon Marine duty and finally obtaining Dostoyevski’s epilepsy from a boxing match....   [tags: Pugilist at Rest Essays]
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Attitude Towards Politics - Attitude Towards Politics A variety of factors, including but not limited to; family, peers, the media and education shape political attitudes. Many things influence the way people feel about politics, and depending on the immediate environments, views can change dramatically. Family can influence the political party that people belong to. Family can also influence the way in which a person does or does not vote. If a family has traditionally voted democratic, chances are that the children will vote the same way....   [tags: Papers] 507 words
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Attitude Towards Love in Valentine and The Flea - Through Close Analysis of Language, Structure and Theme, Compare and Contrast the Poet's Attitude Towards Love in Valentine and The Flea. The two poems "Valentine" and "The Flea" are about the two different ways in which the poets portray their views about love, however the poems are still linked in a few ways. "The Flea was published in the seventeenth century and was written by 'John Donne'. "Valentine" was published in 1983 and was written by 'Carol Ann Duffy'. Both poems are addressed to an unknown lover....   [tags: Poetry Poems Compare Contrast] 1657 words
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Scrooge's Change in Attitude in A Christmas Carol - Consider Dickens’s portrayal of Scrooge’s change in attitude in a Christmas Carol What message do you feel Dickens Conveys to the reader. The essay will discuss the moral messages, which can be interpreted in the novel. It will examine the main character Scrooge, and his attitude towards life, his mean, grumpy and selfish character and his lack of Christian charity. It will explain the transformation of Scrooge and why the transformation occurred. Scrooge's mean attitude was demonstrated when he said to his nephew, “What right have you to be Merry....   [tags: English Literature] 1969 words
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Canada Under American Dominion - The dawn of the 1970s brought forth a great change in the Canadian attitude towards economic relations with the United States. The oscillation of the Canadian economy, due to the Nixon Shock of 1971, greatly contributed to the rise of Canadian awareness regarding foreign investment; particularly increased trade dependence with the United States. As this awareness gradually began to present itself as paranoia, pressures fell on the government to pursue more nationalistic policies and mandates, which would eventually allow the nation to break free of American domination....   [tags: Canadian Attitude, Relations, America]
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Attitude Change In Viewing Racist Terms - Running head: ATTITUDE CHANGE IN VIEWING RACIST TERMS Attitude Change in Viewing Racist Terms as Immoral Using Persuasion Tactics and Group Size Larkin Wood II University of Georgia Abstract The degree of individual attitudinal change dealing with racial terms among individuals when exposed to different persuasionary group size and tactics was studied. One hundred and twenty University of Georgia students received one of the twelve different conditions, which consisted of one of the three group sizes matched with one of the four persuasion types....   [tags: essays research papers] 3635 words
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Not In My Backyard Attitude Interferes with Resolutions - Not In My Backyard Attitude Interferes with Resolutions Not In My Backyard (NIMBY) conflicts have many characteristics that make successful resolutions difficult to achieve. A typical NIMBY conflict, such as a proposal for a landfill site in a vacant lot behind a low-income housing district, often carries with it controversial problems of environmental justice, distributional equity, and procedural justice. The public affected by the Locally Unwanted Land Use (LULU) raises questions such as ãwhy me?ä and ãyou're targeting me just because I'm a minority.ä Some people find out they are affected by a LULU after it is approved, and claim that they had no notification about the proposed projec...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Attitude Towards Women in Virgil's Aeneid - Attitude Towards Women in Virgil's Aeneid In Susan Wiltshire's essay, she accuses Virgil as being a woman-hater. "Vergil is seen to portray female characters on both the human and the divine levels as irrational and subordinate, while male characters are rational and hierarchially superior" (Wiltshire) While trying to prove her conviction of Vergil's epic, she goes on to say, "for example, Perkell hypothesizes that Vergil altered the traditional stories about Creusa and Dido expressly in order to portray women as victims of the Roman mission and Aeneas's inattention." (Wiltshire) While she does admit that Vergil did not only discredit women, but men too, she felt that his feeling towards...   [tags: Aeneid Essays]
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Mary Shelley's Attitude to Knowledge in Frankenstein - Mary Shelley's Attitude to Knowledge in Frankenstein Mary Shelley is a gothic writer, who (through this novel 'Frankenstein') has been able to create a hybrid form of gothic literature, a gothic/horror genre which allows Shelley to convey a more realistic terror, one that resides within the psyche instead of a form outside , an example would be Ghosts. Her knowledge on different subjects allows her to create a realistic world in the novel, possibly even criticising her own husband Percy Shelley, who searched for knowledge and in doing so became egotistical and self obsessed like a true romantic just like Frankenstein and other romantic characters like him....   [tags: Papers] 1075 words
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Fathers Attitude of Love Towards Sinners. - Fathers Attitude of Love Towards Sinners The Parable of the Prodigal Son reveals both Gods love for those who are ready to accept it, which in this case is the prodigal son who returns to his father, and his rejection of the self-centered righteousness. Repentance and forgiveness are essential to everyday life. In the book of Luke, the parable of the prodigal son is told. The father in the parable represents God. The prodigal son is symbolic of one who is living in sin, repents, and returns to fellowship with God....   [tags: Religion Religious Biblical Papers]
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William Blake's Attitude Towards the Poor - William Blake's Attitude Towards the Poor William Blake was born in 1757 and of an early age he wrote poetry, soon enough he became well known to the Church and also the wealthy. Blake was very critical towards the Church despite being a firm believer of God. He thought that the Church were overpowering the poor side of the Country. Blake would get his message through to others in the use of poetry, if people studied the poems they would get a clear idea of Blake's views. William Blake wrote two books which included some of his poems, they were called 'Songs of Innocence' and 'Songs of Experience.' Songs of Innocence was written in 1789, five years earlier than 'Songs of Experience'....   [tags: The Chimney Sweeper Wealth Poetry Essays] 3296 words
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Henry Ford's Attitude Towards Jews - After reading Henry Ford, "The International Jew: The World's Problem," one may find that Ford's attitude towards Jews is not very different from those attitudes expressed within Chapter VII of The Jew in the Modern World. Ford considers Jews to be greed driven "swarms...and the world's enigma" (513). The comments and arguments of Bauer, Marx, Wagner, Stoecker, Treitschke, and Mommsen all recognize those qualities of the Jews that give them economic and political advantage within the countries they populate; lifestyles, morals, and traditions....   [tags: European Literature] 735 words
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The Attitude of the Culture at the Time of "An Inspector Calls" - An Inspector Calls is a murder mystery book (play), written by J.B. Priestly, where little by little more is revealed, keeping the reader (viewer) hooked, as they want to find out more. During the book Priestly shows the attitudes and the way things were at the time, such as how there was cheap labour and how people were arrogant to things such as war ever happening. Throughout act 1, Priestly also strongly conveys his views of the time through the character of the inspector and his views becomes a central theme in the novel, this theme being responsibility and how there are consequences to all your actions, as any one of them can trigger a chain of events....   [tags: An Inspector Calls, J.B. Priestly, culture, histor] 819 words
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Did Attitude Shape Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie Success as Pioneers? - Back in the 1830’s when it was unimaginable to journey for months to a foreign country so uncultivated; two naïve sisters did just that. The Backwoods of Canada is a straightforward, realistic account complied of letters written back home of Catharine Parr Traill’s first years in Canada. Roughing It in the Bush is a witty, autobiographical memoir written by her younger sister, Susanna Moodie. Their attitude to becoming pioneers was shaped by their temperaments and circumstance. Catharine’s attitude is one quiet acceptance and is reflected in her no-nonsense writing, whereas Susanna’s attitude first appears to have an edgier, less optimistic outlook on her new homeland, but she covers it up w...   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Funeral Rites, explore Seamus Heaney’s attitude to Death in North. - In Funeral Rites, Heaney portrays various attitudes towards death, which are amplified in North as a collection, through its distinct, tri-partite structure. In the first section, Heaney concentrates on his admiration of the ceremony he experienced attending funerals in the past.The transition from past tense to present is confirmed by the strong adverb ‘Now’, and lines 33-39 focus on The Troubles plaguing Northern Ireland since the 1960s. Future tense beginning on line 40 addresses Heaney’s hope for the future, emphasizing the current lack of ritual....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Ren and Li - ... In 15.18, Confucius claims, “rightness is put into practice by observing li.” Ultimately, there is a sense in which li provides a means and virtuous cycle for the expression and cultivation of ren. Under this interpretation, ren is seemingly prioritized over li, because ren is cultivated in observing li. This is to say, ren provides the individual with agency in deciding how to best cultivate and express the appropriate attitude in a given situation so long as the appropriate attitude is cultivated....   [tags: confucius, attitude, criticism] 797 words
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The Attitude on War Between Swift´s Travels and Voltaire´s Candide - Satirical works cause the reader to delve into the story and search for the message, rather than telling a story straightforwardly like newspaper articles do. Both Swift and Voltaire succeed in using and applying satire to their work in order to explain to the readers the life-hood of the eighteenth century. Even though, their stories might be fictional you can certainly recognize some events that really did happen in the past, for example, the idea of Spanish colonization of the Americas to search for gold, the idea of wars, and many other similarities....   [tags: satirical work, voyages, violence]
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Family Lifestyle Report - ... I would advise the father to read more about the risk factors of smoking and the effects of smoking on secondhand smokers. Also, I would advise the mother to not change her opinion and help her husband to quit. In order to evaluate the family in term of home safety, I took some notes about the outside environment of the home. They have a large yard, and there are playground equipment and a garden. Also, they have two stairs outside the home. There is no swimming pool. The surface under the playground is grass which is non-protective and unsafe for children (Mott, A., James, R., & Dunstan, F, 2002)....   [tags: attitude, knowledge, habits]
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Pro War Attitude Conveyed in Robert Bridges' Poem Wake Up, England - In the poem “Wake Up, England” by Robert Bridges, the speaker expresses his pro-war attitude and urges his English citizens to support the war by playing with our fears, duty and patriotism. In stanza one and two, the speaker asks the citizens to stand up for England because now is not a time for happiness. This is shown when, ‘Thou peace-maker, fight/Stand, England, for honor.’ (Line 2-3); meaning that the speaker is wanting the citizens of England to fight, either physically in the war or supporting it....   [tags: Poetry, Poem Analysis] 666 words
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Emotions in O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman - The poem, "O Captain. My Captain!" by Walt Whitman re-imagines the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by using emotions filled with shock and regret of losing a father figure. Walt Whitman has a patriotic attitude towards this poem as he describes Abraham Lincoln and all that he did for America by using imagery to develop a scene similar to the reality. The poet conveys his deep admiration for the achievements of Abraham Lincoln. Whitman shares his form by using a physical way of laying out and his attitude through the use of sound devices such as the iambic meter and the use of amphibrach....   [tags: abraham lincoln assassination, patriotic attitude]
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Organization Socialization Tactics for a Newcomer Staff Member - Introduction Socialization is a process in which a newcomer adapts the behaviour pattern of the organizations surrounding culture and acquires knowledge and attitudes needed to become an effective insider to an organization (Van Maanen and Schein, 1979) Organization Socialization for a newcomer staff member is very essential as adjustment during initial entry is generally believed the most intense and problematic phase and by the process of socialization a newcomer get in speed with the organization and adapt its environment, it becomes easier for the newcomer to learn organizational values ,norms and resources....   [tags: values, norms, resources, commitment, attitude]
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The Greek Attitude Towards Women as seen in the Works of Hesiod - The Greek Attitude Towards Women as seen in the Works of Hesiod Hesiod leaves no doubt that the existence of women is on balance a terrible thing for men. Zeus ordered Hephaistos to create women as a punishment for his having been decieved.. Women were to be a poisoned gift for men, which "all shall take to their hearts with delight, an evil to love and embrace" (W&D, 57-59). In the Theogony women are called "a great plague" because they are "ill-suited to Poverty’s curse, but suited to Plenty" (592-93), among other flaws....   [tags: Greek Mythology Greek Poet] 722 words
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Attitude Toward the Poor in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - Attitude Toward the Poor in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Dickens encourages readers to change their views by showing what scrooge is like before, during and after the ghosts have visited him. "A Christmas Carol" is about a horrid old accountant and how people react around him on Christmas Eve he is visited by 3 ghosts and they try and change his wicked ways. Dickens knows what it is like to work in factories because, as a child he used to work in one, putting labels on shoe polish bottles....   [tags: Papers] 664 words
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Jane Austen's Attitude to Marriage in Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen's Attitude to Marriage in Pride and Prejudice In the early nineteenth century, marriage dominated every woman's purpose in life, and was immensely influenced by her social status and class. The idea was that upper and middle class women were to be dependent on a man throughout their lives, as a daughter and later on as a wife and that a 'good marriage' was always one which enhances status and accumulates wealth. The opening line of 'Pride and Prejudice' states that 'it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' This sentence hints outline of the entire plot to the reader, which...   [tags: Papers] 1055 words
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An Examination of Socrates' Attitude Towards Death and Dying - An Examination of Socrates' Attitude Towards Death and Dying When presented with a problem or argument Socrates, the philosopher, attacked most issues with a relatively disingenuous attitude. A question or idea would be presented and he would automatically respond with either another question or a new philosophy for his opposite party to ponder. These were the ways of Socrates, an intelligent yet humble man who knew the limits of his knowledge. And through his passion for knowledge and quest for the meaning of life, Socrates often stumbled across the theme of death and dying....   [tags: Papers] 1120 words
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Mrs. Ryan and the Priest Influence Jackie's Attitude To Religion - How do Mrs. Ryan and the priest influence Jackie's attitude to religion. "First Confession" is the story of how Jackie, a seven year old boy, makes his first confession before his first communion. The story takes place in Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century and is based on O'Connor's own childhood. It is interesting to see how two opposite characters, Mrs. Ryan and the priest, can influence so much the kid's thoughts: Mrs. Ryan instills him fear while the priest helps him to overcome this fear....   [tags: World Literature] 457 words
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