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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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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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The Case Of Bias And Arbitrariness

- ... One recent estimate by Maguire & Flanagan (1991) says that around 6% of felony defendants actually go to trial. Most of cases end by charges being dropped, reduced, or by the defendant entering in a plea-bargained. However, a higher proportion of defendants charged with murder, approximately 33%, do receive a jury trial (Maguire & Flanagan, 1991), and the percentage is most likely to increase for those charged with capital murder. Evidence that affects jury decision Juries are subjective to all evidence presented to them, they will draw their own conclusion based on their based on their bias, on their previous experiences, and hopefully based on evidence....   [tags: Jury, Jury trial, Common law, Bench trial]

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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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Gender Bias Within The Classroom

- ... Even the words we use to describe boys and girls show a classification system. Boys are often described as handsome, tough, and hard working. Girls are regaled with how pretty they are and that they are so sweet. The foundations of developing a child 's view of gender roles starts in the home at an early age. Young children start to identify gender roles long before they enter the classroom . These factors have led to the belief that schools are simply enforcing the stereotypes that are being taught by parents and society....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Education, Gender differences]

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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]

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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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Bias And Its Effects On The Level Of Care

- ... From a young age I was always hanging around people who were considerably different from myself. I had friends from middle eastern decent, to all different economic backgrounds simply because my parents wanted me to value human life for what is at its core. I have never believed stereotypes as I am aware of so many people that break the mold. As a result, I never felt comfortable grouping people together, I have always viewed people as unique and special. I firmly believe that circumstances drive people to make decisions, not race or religion....   [tags: Health care, Health, Health care provider]

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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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History and Accurately Reconstructing the Past

- The past is complicated and often difficult to comprehend, making reconstructing history a challenging task. When trying to piece together the past, there are numerous issues that can arise for historians, mostly catered toward sources - anything historians use to gain information on the past. Among these issues, the most prominent include reliability of said sources, bias, and lack of information. These problems only serve to complicate the process of reconstructing the past accurately....   [tags: Bias, Sources, Events]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Age Discrimination And Employment Act Of 1967 ( Adea )

- ... For example, certain positions are physically demanding or require long hours, I have witnessed hiring team members question whether older candidates will be able to ‘keep up’ with the group. As a leader, it is my job to remind the hiring team to base the candidate on there resume, experience and responses to interview questions. In addition, to inquire if there is any reason not to hire this candidate besides they looked older than candidate B. This is important for the hiring team to determine if they would not be able to perform the job function strictly on a perceived age bias....   [tags: Employment]

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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]

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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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Gender Bias Is Well Defined By National Judicial Education Program

- ... Although, legal factors and extralegal factors can also impact sentencing outcomes no matter what color, race or ethnicity they are from. In order for women to get chivalrous treatment, it is vital to reflect the legal factors such as criminal history and the severity of offense. The positive note on this is that the legal factors do affect both male and female. Not just female this time. References: Dragiewicz, M. (2012). Gender Bias in the Courts: Implications for Battered Mothers and Their Children....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Gender, Sociology]

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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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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]

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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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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]

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The Death Of The Age Of Eighty

- ... Before the cross examination, Socrates states that these immediate accusers “beloath to admit the truth … and they are totally ignorant.” (35) He reveals this because they have evident reputations to protect, since “Meletus is aggrieved for the poets, Anytus for the craftsmen and politicians, and Lycon for the orators.” (35) To frustrate his challengers, Socrates commences by accusing Meletus of valueless banter in a major matter, by leading a person to trial on idiotic terms who brings up dull interests about matters for which he has not in any way paid attention to, which causes the jury to contemplate....   [tags: Jury, Verdict, Socrates, Not proven]

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Beliefs Taught At An Early Age

- ... Reasoning with these afflicted individuals never works; they cannot be convinced of any other interpretation. When faced with oppositional evidence, their modus operandi is to discard such evidence. In a different study, Oxford University neuroscientist Kathleen Taylor believes that religious ideologies should be treated not as a personal conviction, but rather as a category of mental illness. She explained as follows: “Someone who has for example become radicalized to a cult ideology — we might stop seeing that as a personal choice that they have chosen as a result of pure free will and may start treating it as some kind of mental disturbance…In many ways it could be a very positive th...   [tags: Religion, Faith, Religious experience]

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Social Roles Of A Young Age

- ... Normative influence is conforming in order to gain acceptance or avoid rejection. This is little boys pretending to like trucks more than dolls because his parents tell him that it is wrong to like dolls. This is girls wearing typically more feminine clothing even when it makes them uncomfortable. We are afraid of the consequences of not following the crowd. It took several decades for women to be allowed to wear pants, just how many decades will it take until men can wear skirts. Typically, parents try to force their children into more masculine or feminine activities, depending on their gender....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Noun class, Femininity]

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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]

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The Golden Age For Hollywood

- ... Designers preferred models looked younger, thinner, and had longer legs. Social factors occurring at the time also effected fashion and helped represent people’s beliefs. Leslie Lawson, otherwise known as Twiggy, emerged from London in the 1960’s as one of the first supermodels in the world. The Daily Express newspaper had labeled has as the face of 1966 and soon after appeared on the cover of Elle and British Vogue. She was admired for her unique look that consisted of false eyelashes, bold eye makeup, and shorter hairstyle....   [tags: Fashion, Fashion design, Milan, Fashion week]

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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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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]

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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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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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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]

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The Population Of Older Adults

- ... Due to the uncontrolled setting, it is unknown what proportion of the sample gave correct details such as age or whether they correctly understood instructions/tasks. However, similar research has been conducted in laboratory settings to yield similar results. For example, O’Rourke et al (1989) examined 120 adults aged 18 to 74. It was found that accuracy of identification declined rapidly at approximately age 50. Additionally Hildebrant et al (2011) tested 448 participants (18-82 years old) on both face memory and cognitive tasks....   [tags: Gerontology, Ageing, Old age, Face perception]

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The Effects Of Texting And Driving On Teens And Other Age Groups

- ... 18 Mar. 2016. . This source talks about how the increase in texting and driving has showed a big increase in deaths and explains how some states are trying to enforce laws more. The writer of the source is a writer who blogs about environmental issues all around the country. She shows little to no bias by only explaining statistics and facts about how other states along with people have tried stopping the issue. The audience is those who are looking for reasons to help this cause because it shows how deadly it really can be....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Source, Vehicle law]

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Biography Of Theodore Roosevelt 's The Gilded Age

- ... Riis used a different strategy than Sinclair and incorporated photos in his book. This allowed the readers to get a visual image of the travesties they were reading about. Riis’ goal in writing his book was to reveal the social and economic injustices, and as a result cause people to react. In his novel, How the Other Half Lives, Riis divulges into the living conditions of the poor. He discusses how children die from diseases, the poor living conditions, and the need for assisting these people....   [tags: Investigative journalism, Muckraker, Journalism]

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Our Current Day And Age Biased Media

- ... People who fall under oppressive governments are heavily censored and can only see what they are allowed to see. North Korea is one of the most opaque countries in the world; their oppressive leader controls the actions of his citizens and rules with an iron fist. Censorship abounds as the regime limits the ability of North Korean citizens to access outside information. (3) To control the media is to control its citizens. In 1971 Richard Nixon attempted to censor The New York Times after they had been publishing classified Pentagon papers pertaining to the Vietnam War....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Left-wing politics]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Religion and The Bosnian Genocide
: Did religion play a significant role in the Bosnia Genocide?

- The genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina marked the first genocide in Europe since the Holocaust during the Second World War. Bosnia-Herzegovina was originally from the former Yugoslav republic. It became an independent state in 1992. After the death of communist ruler Josip Broz Tito the country fell under oppression. Religion played a significant part in the animosity of religious hatred between religions. Bosnian citizens were identified as either Orthodox Serb, Catholic Croatians, or Bosnian Muslims....   [tags: Yugoslav, religious bias]

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Culture: A Panoramic View of Some Horrific and Barbaric Practices

- Once upon a time, lived a woman who used to celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking a turkey, however her tradition was always to remove the wings and rear-end of the turkey. When she was asked why she did so, she replied “it is our family tradition, my mother and her mother did it so I am doing it too”. Being curious people sought to find out why she did it. Further Investigation soon found out that the tradition was started by her great grandmother, and luckily enough she was still alive so they asked her the same question, she replied “I never had a big enough pot so it was only sensible for me to cut of the wings and rear-end, so it could fit!”....   [tags: culture competence, prejudice, bias]

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Analysis of The thesis of The Age of Great Dreams by David Farber and American Pastoral by Philip Roth

- Part I: The 1960’s was a radical decade filled with political tensions, social strife, and overall cultural intrigue. The beginning of the decade allowed for the transition from President Eisenhower to President Kennedy, the youngest President to take office, and the first Roman Catholic. The move represented a shift from a Republican to Democratic administration in the Oval Office. Kennedy became a symbol for the young vibrancy of the American populous, as he was quickly accepted by the grand majority....   [tags: 1960s, Decade, Events]

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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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Implicit Personality Theory and Stereotypes

- According to Baron, Byrne & Suls in their book Attitudes: Evaluating the social world. (1989) they defined the term Social Psychology as “the scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behavior in social situations”. (p. 6). There are many concepts of social perception, two of these that will be looked at in this essay are Implicit Personality Theory and stereotypes. Implicit personality theory describes the beliefs, biases and assumptions, that an individual uses when he or she forms impressions on a stranger based on limited information....   [tags: Bias, Assumption, Prejudice]

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My Test Tool Kit Assignment

- ... In the last part of this assignment, I was asked to select another instrument and write the memorandum-proposal (Test Justification Paper) in which I had to provide the rationale for purchasing this particular test. Explanation of how artifact relates to competencies: My knowledge acquired through the participation in this assignment refers to the theoretical and practical information about various assessment tools. The skills learned through writings reports are related to selecting, administering, scorning, interpreting, and communicating the results of the tests....   [tags: Psychometrics, Assessment, Test, Bias]

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People Who Influenced American History

- There are many people who have influenced American history. Each one has had a different impact on the country. Among the many people who have influenced American history are Thomas Paine, Harriet Tubman, and Dred Scott. Thomas Paine is most known for his pamphlet that inspired the American Revolution. This pamphlet spoke directly to the people and was, therefore, very powerful. Common Sense was read and debated by Americans just about everywhere. The American Crisis, Number 1, was the first in a series of essays that were meant to boost the morale and encourage the revolution....   [tags: independence, slaves, bias]

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Evolution and Intelligent Design Theory

- Evolution and Intelligent Design being taught in public schools is a growing controversy. Both supporters and augmenters have been clashing over different perspectives on wither intelligent design should replace evolution as part of the scientific curriculum. The controversy has lead to multiple court cases and religious dispute. The main issue when it comes to teaching this idea of science in our schools is the idea of conforming to an idea without solid evidence. Students whom are required to learn intelligent design rather than Darwin’s idea of evolution will be directly confronted on their moral and religious beliefs....   [tags: uncientific, religiously bias theory]

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the AGe of Show Business

- Neil Postman, "Amusing Ourselves to Death -- Public discourse in the age of show-business" This book is a classic: everybody knows it, and everything has been written about it. Let me write some more. Postman's book caused a lot of public discussion in the mid-eighties, but it is now as relevant as ever, possibly more so. Today, it has almost become an axiom of our society that the answer to the questions raised by our technological advances lie in the application of further technology, some of it undeveloped and possibly speculative as of now....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aging Well ( Rahilly, 2013 )

- ... However, this theory contrasts its competitor, the activity theory, which states that continued social activity is essential for successful ageing (Havinghurst, Neugaten & Tobin, 1963). There is some support for both of these theories as different people have different strategies for addressing old age (Atchley, 1989). Atchley (1989) therefore suggested a theory that accommodates both the disengagement and activity theories, which is known as the personality continuity theory. Regardless of what theory of ageing is most appropriate, it is obvious that the elderly are living longer....   [tags: Gerontology, Old age, Aging, Indigenous peoples]

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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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Serial Killers: Monsters or Mentally Ill

- Studies show that traits of a serial killer can be seen in a person at a very young age. Most warning signs go unnoticed which is why the growth of the killer continues. A thing such as animal cruelty is one of many clues inside the growth of a serial killers mind “They often start out their careers by maiming, harming, and torturing small animals.” “In extreme cases, they have been known to spend hours inflicting a slow death on animals...this is a form of control that allows them the power to crave” (Kocsis,2008) ....   [tags: arson, control, power, fire, bias]

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Liberal Bias in the Media

- Today it seems almost impossible to get a straightforward answer on any major topic from the media. All sources of media have a specific audience that they are intending to hear or view the information that they have prepared, therefore they will cut bits and pieces out so that only the message they are trying to get across will be received. So indeed there is a media bias, and yes it more often than not slants towards the liberal view point, as many reporters and journalists have liberal views themselves....   [tags: Liberal Media Bias]

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Flaws in History Textbooks

- The overall, topic for this week’s reading is Social Studies Textbooks and what is there point of view. In Loewen’s book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, the author makes the point that books show one-sided viewpoint of historical figures, fail to show conflict happening today, and fail to present multiple sides of an issue. The second article by David Tyack, Monuments Between Covers, talks about the idea to show that our past was full of right moments and if anything that was immoral was a small part and no big deal....   [tags: bias, present conflicts, US history]

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Liberal Media Bias in the United States

- People rely on journalist to report factual news and to make political points in helping the American citizen in making their decision when it comes time to vote. Since American’s do not have time to research every side to all the stories that have been published, they count on the media to portray both sides. However, you cannot believe everything that the media reports. If you were to pay attention to the reports given by journalists, you will find that they report on the stories that they feel they want to get out....   [tags: Liberal Media Bias]

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Bias on Television all over the World

- 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. But the truth is that bias is everywhere, especially in today's media. Television news programs present biased information because everyone has their own opinions and their own ways that will be presented in the way they think or in the way they like....   [tags: Bias, Television, TV, media,]

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A Significant Issue in Education: Teacher BIAS

- A significant problem of practice in education is teacher bias. Teacher bias has implications around race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status. Teachers must be willing to examine their beliefs, acknowledge and overcome their biases. Teachers need to evaluate their practices in relation to their ideals as well as recognize and assess the position of power they hold in their classrooms in order to be true Social Justice Educators (Cooper, 2003). According to the most recent data from the Department of Education, preschoolers who are racially diverse are being disciplined at a rate 3 times as great as their white classmates (Rich, 2014)....   [tags: Teacher, Bias Implications, Race, Gender]

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Test Bias

- In the helping professions such as psychology, counseling, social work and education, it is imperative that we as professionals understand tests and be able to administer them properly to our clients or students. Tests should be carefully selected, as each has a purpose and as we are aware, there are biases within various tests. A biased test is one in which there are methodical distinctions in the meaning of test scores correlated to different groups. Most tests are well-formulated; however none are absolute....   [tags: Bias in Mental Testing]

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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, ]

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The Bias of History: When Truth Becomes Subjective

- Throughout the course of human events, it has become the widespread practice of many men and women to devote their lives to the study of the men, women, and associated civilizations that came before them; in short, the study of history. History in itself, for those that study it, presents the challenge of ascertaining the truth about the past. This process includes the discovery of such fundamental elements as how past civilizations made their living, where and what they used to provide for their basic needs, and what they chose to produce in their leisure time; all of which can generally be reached from observation of physical evidence and primary sources alone....   [tags: Gender Bias, Social Order]

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Women's Studies

- Women’s studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that assimilates the contribution of females as individuals throughout history and current society. There is a vast number of college and universities that offer undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level training that blends feminism with gender and sexuality. A Degree program such as The College of William and Mary in “Women’s Studies offers in depth major or minor in “Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.” (William & Mary Arts & Science) This discipline explores our culture’s representation of women in society and challenges those involved in this discipline to evaluate the interplay and relationship between race, class, gender, a...   [tags: Social Contributions, Gender Bias]

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Racial Bias in the United States due to Mass Media

- The United States of America has been called a “mixing pot” since the birth of the nation. Everyone, especially politicians and educators, will proudly declare that the U.S. is a land of unmatched diversity. The U.S. seems to always be portrayed as a highly cultural territory, harboring a vast population of many races. Admittedly, the United States has come a long in terms of eliminating racial barriers and pursuing equality. All around the world, America is seen as a country of colors, yet mass media does not recognize that fact....   [tags: beauty industry, racism, racial bias]

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