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Individual Counseling Theories and Approaches

- Individual Counseling Theories are varied. In this paper we will examine three of the most prominent counseling theories, their concepts, techniques, strengths and limitations. We will begin with the Adlerian Theory first followed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. At the end we will finish with Solution Focused Brief Theory. All three theories have their strengths and limitations but can be and usually are combined or used together to some extent to better serve the client. One theory might examine the client’s background and underlying cause for the complaints, while the other might focus on the present and how to solve the problems in a shorter period of time....   [tags: Individual Counseling Theories]

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Should Individual Citizens in Canada Be Able To Own Guns?

- Should Individual Citizens in Canada Own Guns. Recently, there has been an issue in Canada on whether individual citizens can have their own handguns or not. Some believe that gun control is absolutely necessary to prevent people from becoming victims of gun crimes, while others maintain the exact opposite view. I agree with the latter, but I also think it is appropriate for the government to regulate the gun-dealing business. First of all, disarming the ordinary people punished the law-abiding citizens, secondly, no clear evidence links gun availability with gun violence, and lastly, with laws to rule the gun-dealing industry, it will not be a concern that people will be shot by a legal gun...   [tags: Individual Rights, Canadian, Gun Control]

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Governments Must Balance Law with Individual Rights

- The topic of Government, laws and individual rights has always been on the minds of many people. Today is no exception, with the economy in poor shape and with a President who promises many changes to come. Will the changes really come. And if they do will they benefit the people of the United States of America or will they cause more violence and destruction to our economy. They say we have the right of free speech, to speak our minds and vocalize our opinions on topics that are important to us....   [tags: Governments, Law and Order, Individual Rights]

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The Individual or Society

- “Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.” What is the concept of the individual. The common notation is one who separates from society in the pursuit of his or her own needs, goals, and desires; to define his or her own self and to gain independence and self-reliance. However, an individual must enter into society to further his or her own self interest. Due to that contradiction, individualism is often contrasted with society or anti-individualism....   [tags: Sociology ]

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The Beautiful Individual

- Introduction Individuals are constantly asking themselves why they look the way they do and trying to change the imperfections they see in the mirror everyday. This crisis is known as having self esteem issues. The topic of self-image issues is greatly over looked but consumes the lives of over two thirds of the worlds population. Christina Aguileras song “Beautiful” from her fourth album Stripped (2006) and India Aries song “Video” from her album Acoustic Soul (2001) both touch on the subject of self-image but more importantly empowerment....   [tags: self esteem, self image, imperfections]

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Corporations: Individual Profit Wthout Individual Responsibility

- Corporations, presently, are legal citizens in the United States. This legal citizenship guarantees all Corporations many of the legal rights that natural born citizens can enjoy with limited consequences for their actions. Presently since the law sees Corporations as “artificial citizens” many of the punishments for crimes committed by a Corporation are essentially null and void since these entities cannot cordially be punished for committing a crime as a physically living human can. Firstly before delving into the complex interwoven legalities of Corporations it is imperative to know what a Corporation is and what separates it from another form of business i.e....   [tags: corporations, citizens, CEOs]

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The Individual: Betrayal of The True Self

- As Descartes once said, “ Cogito ergo sum” , which translates I think therefore I am, advocates rationalization implies one's existence.(Stanford Encyclopedia) Historical myths advocate that human race attained existence when they rationally challenged the Divine who created them. One could argue that the whole purpose of existence is to progress through rational thinking . An individual embraces their true self with the help of the intellect. The Divine has bestowed upon the individual the freedom to disobey, go against, and even retaliate against irrational laws and morals....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Précis on the Individual as the Unit of Analysis

- Précis on the Individual as the Unit of Analysis Pluralists disaggregate the state since they do not see the state as a unified actor. They see it as individual units jockeying to be the one’s dictating policy. This compromises their ability to reach optimal conclusions since actors are inherently constrained by the forces that put them in the position to dictate policy. Therefore they are not rational actors since they seek their own ends over those of the group (state) which leads to suboptimal outcomes....   [tags: Politics]

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The Responsibility of the Individual to the Community

- More than a destination at the end of the day, a community is a place people feel at home and a place where people want to feel safe at. Community responsibilities area unit a personality's duties or obligations to the community and embody cooperation, respect and participation. The thought goes on the far side thinking and acting as people to common beliefs concerning shared interests and life. A basic community responsibility is voting in elections. Being socially accountable means folks and organizations should behave ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental problems....   [tags: Social Responsibility]

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Effects of Adversity on an Individual's Life

- Edgar Allan Poe, the father of horror, was born into a life of misfortune. The incidents in his life took place one after the other. Poe had to struggle through his life from an age of three, when his mother passed away. Regardless of all the adversities he faced, Poe remained strong and shared his feelings with the world through literature. Adversity, is known as, “a condition marked by misfortune.” Almost all human beings have to deal with various adversities, whether it is losing a limb or not being able to play for a favorite hockey team....   [tags: Edar Allan Poe literature]

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Biases and the Role of the Individual in History

- All historians have biases and these biases shape the way the write history. Some authors write to promote an ideal while others write to educate the public and authors also differ in what aspects of history they write about. When reading any history text it is important to remember why the author wrote and what was important to them. An author like Jo-Ann Shelton writes history to educate people on the social history of Rome by using letters and inscriptions left from individual people, the authors of the fourth edition of A History of Rome write to educate college students on the political and economic history of Rome while occasionally discussing the culture in a traditional text-book fo...   [tags: History, Shelton, Rome]

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Individual Liberties and the Command of Government

- According to John Locke, all men are born in a state of freedom. This freedom, however, only emerges under the command of law, creating an interesting tension between individual liberties and the command of government. In his work Second Treatise of Government, Locke examines the construction of the social contract by resolving the tension between these two doctrines. Freedom, to Locke, is the motivating force behind the social contract: there is no freedom without law. Nevertheless, Locke invokes a hypothetical supposition of the State of Nature, the natural condition of humankind, to explore the theoretical conditions of individuals predisposing the establishment of organized...   [tags: john locke, freedom, social contract]

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The Influence of Socialization on the Individual

- ... However, Erving Goffman in The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, the social roles in which we behave in are emphasised, highlighting that although we appear at our most natural, we are actually in roles that society has influenced, cancelling out the essentialist views. Goffman sees the self as a ‘dramaturgical approach’, using acting as an approach to illustrate the manner that people stage themselves based on the way in which they wish to be perceived by others during social interactions....   [tags: self, everyday life, gender]

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Religion is Detrimental to Society and the Individual

- "For science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary. Religion, on the other hand, deals only with evaluations of human thought and action; it cannot justifiably speak of facts and relationships between facts…Now, even though the realms of religion and science in themselves are clearly marked off from each other, nevertheless they exist between the two strong reciprocal relationships and dependencies. Though religion may be that which determine the goals, it has, nevertheless, learned from science, in the broadest sense, what means will contribute to the attainment of the goals it has set up.” - Albert Einst...   [tags: religious beliefs]

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The Effects of Emotional Abuse on an Individual

- A persons emotions influence every aspect of ones lives. Especially when you’re a child, your emotions are vulnerable to every interaction they receive. When these emotions are beaten down and destroyed continuously, a common name for this is abuse. For example, Dee, a young married women, was emotionally abused everyday by her husband. He treated her as more of a servant than a wife and she eventually hated her life. She became depressed and eventually contemplated suicide. It wasn’t until then that she considered getting help (YWCA Mohawk Valley, 2014)....   [tags: psychology, behavioral science]

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The Influences of Family Traditions on and Individual

- Each day we go through life doing activities that we have always done. In a sense we can say this is just tradition. Our political view, language, and our customs can be tied to the culture we have grown up to know. Individualism is created from our culture and is important to how we interact with other cultures in the world. It is safe to say that family tradition and cultural legacies play a very important role in our life. They define who we are and at times that can explicitly deter us from self-individuality....   [tags: culture, language, behavior]

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The Responsibility of the Individual to the Community

- Our modern world is focused on unimportant things such as celebrities and their eating disorders. Whatever happened to close-knit communities focusing on neighbors and their families. Although individuals may not seem important when blended into a crowd, each person is a puzzle piece to the community. According to Andrew Carnegie in his piece The Gospel of Wealth, he believes that the rich are (or should be) responsible for the poor. He gives an example of a young man tossing a quarter to a beggar to keep him from annoying him....   [tags: food, eating disorders]

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Is the Individual Better than the Society?

- Millions of people around the world have been questioning the statement, “Which is better, the individual or the society?” Many people debate this question today and even well known authors who have written novels and short stories about this topic. Many of these authors have proven their beliefs by warning their readers what the world could become if society is not controlled properly. In other words, if people rely on technology and equality too much in the future, then society will face multiple consequences that will affect many people’s lives....   [tags: freedom, equality, preston, bradburry]

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Responsabilites that are Required from an Individual

- ... The answer is no, of course. Every people lives in a certain society and we must establish rules to institute a regular community. That is why we must obey the rules. Personal responsibilities include paying taxes and serving in military which are obligatory responsibilities for all citizens. A good citizen pay his taxes regularly because the state needs taxes in order to render service like better living conditions to citizens. David (2004) claims that The personally responsible citizen works and pays taxes, obeys laws, and helps those in need during crises....   [tags: good citizen, cultural responsibilities]

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The Individual in "Chains of Illusion”

- Two distinct ways that identifies one's lifestyle is attributed to the concept of necrophilia and biophilia. Necrophilia can be defined as the love of death and biophilia can be defined as the love of life. Human character is dominated by both forces, but it is important to identify which of these forces plays a dominant role. The dominant role dictates the relational life one has with the world. The class of people one can associate with necrophiliacs are members of violent gangs. Members of violent gangs thrive on the love of death, and this poses a great threat to a human society that strives to be good....   [tags: Psychology]

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Priming the Individual or Collective Self

- Previous research efforts have made attempts to show that priming certain cognitive personality traits can impact future behavior or responses. The present research paper will summarize the findings of some of the previous efforts, and will communicate the results of a similar priming exercise. Finally, the current results will be analyzed in order to attempt to support the assertion that priming may affect individual behavior, responses, and perceptions. Triandis (1989) asserts that individuals possess three different aspects of the self: the private self, the public self, and the collective self....   [tags: Psychology]

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Ways to Alter an Individual's Behavior

- This essay will highlight, through the use of evidence that has been recorded from studies conducted, ways that an individual’s behaviour can be altered and any ethical issues that may be encountered. There have been many studies that have been conducted over the years by social psychologists wanting to better understand a person’s behaviour, with an aim at observing the contributing factors; which may change or have an influence on how people conduct themselves. Social psychologists therefore look at the conditions by which behaviour and feelings occur....   [tags: influence, obedience, conformity]

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Advancing the Individual's Knowledge of the Holocaust

- By comparing, analyzing and questioning the validity of Maus I and II, Night, Night and Fog, nonfictional historical accounts and a poem, called Already Embraced by the Arm of Heavenly Solace, found in Europe in the Contemporary World, Schindler’s List and the Return to Auschwitz we may determine to what degree these sources serve to advance humanity’s understanding of the holocaust. The holocaust can be explained as the historical event in which the Nazi’s, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, and its collaborators murdered and persecuted approximately six million Jews....   [tags: Holocaust ]

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The Individual Being in Hegel's Philosophy

- The only similarity between Marx and Kierkegaard – beyond disagreeing with Hegel – is they both find Hegel to be apathetic. As Kierkegaard summarized in Either/Or, and as Marx exemplifies in his many writings, either one is to resign themselves to inaction for the greater good or one commits to action regardless of the consequences. Hegel, they argue, commits himself to the former. He resigns himself to universal ethics, acting on the greater good at the expense of the individual. Here, Kierkegaard and Marx swerve away from Hegel....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Aggregation of Individual Judgments and Priorities

- The decision makers have made their judgements from comparing criteria and alternatives. The next step is the aggregation of those judgements. There are two main aggregation methods: Aggregation of Individual Judgements (AIJ) and Aggregation of Individual Priorities (AIP). Aggregation of Individual Judgements Given a hierarchy, the decision makers input their judgements in each level. In this kind of aggregation, judgements are aggregated in each level of hierarchy. Forman and Peniwati (1998) state that “individual identities are lost with every stage of aggregation and a synthesis of the hierarchy produces the group’s priorities.” N decision makers will generate at least N judgement matric...   [tags: Information Technology ]

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Perspectives on Individual Development and Change

- The aim of this assignment is to provide a critical analysis of theory in relation to psychological and emotional impact and its application to social work. I will look at the psychological and emotional impacts in relation to discriminatory and oppressive constructions in order to develop and demonstrate my understanding of social work within a multicultural diverse society. I have chosen internal working model and within this attachment theory as a psychological theory, widely used within social work....   [tags: human development]

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World Poverty and the Individual's Responsibilities

- Saint Augustine once suggested, “Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others” (Augustine). Augustine's notion that it is the duty of the individual to aid those less fortunate than themselves is expounded upon in the essay "The Singer Solution to World Poverty" by Peter Singer. Singer shares his conviction that those living in luxury should support those struggling to survive in poverty. He adopts the persona of a sage utilitarian philosopher who judges the morality of actions based on the consequences that are wrought by them....   [tags: luxury, poverty, lifestyle, give]

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Family and Individual Therapy Modalities

- Individual therapy is concerned with enhancing positive feelings of an individual such as self-esteem, compassion, love, peace, and courage. On the other hand, family therapy focuses on the relationship between members of a family and how they interact with one other. It is also worth acknowledging that although individual and family therapy modalities are distinct, the two are co-dependent because individuals and families are inseparable. Therefore, it is possible to integrate the two theories so that each can benefit from the other....   [tags: self steem, compassion, love]

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Corporate and Individual Social Responsibility

- Social responsibility is a moral principle of an entity, be it an organisation or individual, to act towards betterment of society at large. It is a duty that every firm and individual should perform so as to maintain the balance between the environment and economy. Their actions should lead towards sustainable development so as to safeguard the interests of the coming generations and at the same time fulfilling the needs of present population. The responsibility can be active, by performing activities that directly advance social goals, or passive, by avoiding any engagement in socially harmful act....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]

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Community Needs and Individual Rights

- The needs of the communities are easy to understand once we recognize their significances and needs. Communities are mainly use to understand the individuals that lived there, to comprehend their culture, concerns, and relationships. In other worlds, communities are groups that remain related to one another in many ways of life; however, an individual has their own ideas their own vision of life. Both communities and individual remain closely related, this may cause violations to obtain their own needs; nonetheless many laws, rights and ideals help prevent these violations....   [tags: Maslow's hiearchy of need]

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Society's Effect on the Individual

- Suicide has now become a common doctrine in society. Many people around the world end their own life; the causes are vast once we think of them. There can be many circumstances that end up changing a person and therefore changing their life, from personal sorrows to incurable diseases. Consequently this small variability is able to question the meaning of our actions which dictate our existence. Still, the most disturbing fact is that those individuals how ought to have everything that good life offers, are the ones to have the highest suicide rates in the world....   [tags: siucide, stereotypical happiness]

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Managing Individual Differences & Behavior

- DQ #1: What are the challenges of only seeing the behaviors. Contemporarily organizations assess intensively their relationship and interactions with the employees as one of the sources of their competitive advantage. An individual working for an organization usually has some concept regarding what s/he will contribute to the organization, and also a set of expectations that the organization will provide in return. Some patterns of individual behavior, as a combination of responses to internal and external stimuli, are easily defined and measured, whereas others are diverse, and therefore more complex to assess....   [tags: leadership, personality traits, behavior sets]

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How an Individual Reconciles Values

- We follow multiple values ethics, cultural, organizational, and personal with different perspectives and diverse proficiency. The question is which values is a priority, do any values represent a correct standard, and should we accept that they can and will differ. The answer to these questions depends on the individual driving force behind their actions. One must also understand how these values fit together and how to prioritize their values. In order to achieve this endeavor an individual would need to reconcile each of these values ethics, cultural, organizational, and personal in a global setting....   [tags: Ethics]

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Individual Autonomy and Social Structure

- Individual Autonomy and Social Structure: Dorothy Lee Throughout the years, anthropologist Dorothy Lee has longed to understand the diversity of other cultures in a way to conquer the conflicts that have risen in western society. She addresses the key social problem as one which attempts to pacify social structure and personal autonomy. Dorothy Lee gives an insight on child rearing within the Navaho Indian culture which encourages respect for the sheer personal being; a solution to what she views as crucial involving the disagreements between structure and freedom....   [tags: Link, Navaho Indians, Study]

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Power as Individual and Systemic

- Power is many things. We may all know what it is yet, the definition is unique. We all have our own definition of power however, we come across immeasurable difficulties when trying to define it. The dictionary defines power in many ways but in reality there is no set definition of what power is or what it is supposed to be. Power is not something you can touch rather it is something we see and observe as it grows in human relationships and social arrangements. Some may refer to it as influence, control, or even dominance but in Parenti’s reading What We Mean by “Power” he pinpoints power and categorizes it under individual actors and systemic force....   [tags: Parenti, Marie Elizabeth Grabe]

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What Makes an Individual Happy?

- R. El Hosseiny Philosophical thinking Dr. Jason Blum 8/12/2013 Philosophical thinking; the connection between virtue and happiness Introduction What makes individual happy. Sociologists argue that the quality of social support; the social capital in family and friends is responsible, economists claim that a high income and consumption is the only reason. On the other hand, psychologists argue emphasizing on the essence of mental health, personality and personal state of mind, various philosophers have argued that virtue is critical to happiness....   [tags: happiness, virtue, eudaimonia, Buddhism]

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Frankenstein, Community, and the Individual

- Many innovations throughout the modern world have made life significantly easier, safer, of higher quality, and are said to be done for the "greater good of humanity". However, these accomplishments come at a cost, as expressed through the concepts of creation and responsibility that lie at the core of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It is through these concepts that Shelley explores how society has changed during Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution, with lessening importance on shared knowledge and the "public sphere" and more emphasis on individual achievement and identity, leading to a fractured and isolated society....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Alfred Adler and Individual Psychology

- ... He said the environment and the people whom one associates them with also take part into the treatment. The reason why he called it individual psychology was because he believed that every person is unique, in his or her own way, and that old theories did not apply to everyone. Adler’s theories indicated that every person has a sense of inferiority. He believed that people live trying to maintain control over their whole life the entire time. Adler’s idea of self-actualization included the development of personality, striving towards superiority, psychological health, and the unity of personality....   [tags: biography, vienna, austria, children]

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Social Pressure on Individual Performance

- Little of humans’ actions are carried out in isolation and thus, individual performance molds on and is shaped by the social context and, specifically, by activities performed by co-actors (Sebanz et al., 2003). As Albery et al. (2008) reasoned, other people may affect our performance on particular tasks and hence, we may even change the way we behave in terms of increasing the effort exerted towards a task in order to be favorably evaluated by others. This essay seeks to discuss the effects that the mere presence of other people have on individual performance and it is structured as following....   [tags: Sociology ]

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The Individual Liberty of America

- Individual liberty has been sought after by many throughout the history of the world. But, there is only one country which has been established by its own Declaration of Independence (think freedom) – and that is America. Our rich history of individual liberty and freedoms goes back more than 200 years; and along with the personal rights of the Declaration we should have freedom from government interference. Our right to own property, operate businesses and benefit from their success or failure is the heart of a capitalistic free market....   [tags: Declaration of Independence]

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An Individual's Right to Live

- For contemporary political figures such as Idaho’s Rex Rammell, they have come to believe that the Federal administration has overstepped its boundaries in the Affordable Healthcare Act, an act branded to many as Obamacare, in relation to an individual’s right to choose health care. Rammell has stated, “The Federal government should do only those things which the states cannot do themselves.” The struggle that Rammell discusses, between local and the Federal authorities concerning civil liberties, is not unique, and its origin in American history can be found in the Whiskey Rebellion....   [tags: Civil Liberties, State Militia]

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Individual Types of Learning Behavior

- Herman Brain Dominance (HBD): Ned Hermann improved his model of Brain Dominance in 1979. His Whole Brain Model (Herman, 1995) combines Roger Sperry's left/right brain theory and Paul MacLean's triune model (primitive, intermediate and rational brain) to produce a quadrant model based on the task- specific performance of the physical brain. Each quadrant is described to have an ideal style of learning and preferences for individual types of learning behavior. Quadrant A is logical-analytical, Quadrant B is sequential-organized, and Quadrant C is emotional and interpersonal, while Quadrant D is visual, holistic and innovative....   [tags: Biology, Herman Brain Dominance]

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

- The essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent” written by T.S. Elliot, illustrates for us the many reasons poets should detach themselves from their writings and extract any personal elements they may want to be added. When writing, it is difficult to create a piece of work that does contain elements from previous ancestors and poets. Elliot speaks on the subject of “tradition” (2544), and how “it cannot be inherited” (2544) and that one must harp on historical events as well as events happening in the present in order to create a piece of writing that is not a replica of one’s own personality....   [tags: Analysis, T.S. Elliot]

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Individual Performances Inhibit or Distract

- Why does the presence of others improve individual performance in some situations but inhibit it in others. Discuss in relation to theories of social facilitation Performance in front of other people important in nowadays world. Lot of competition. Was ist social faciliation. To be able to understand why the presence of others improves or inhibits individual performances one has to know what the theory of social facilitation is. Basically, it is the tendency for people who are being watched or observed to perform better than they normally would alone on simple tasks....   [tags: audience, task, social facilitation]

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Individual Rights and Gun Control

- One of the safest yet deadliest tools available to the common man, guns have shown to be protectors in times of need and killers in the hands of wrongdoers. A newly proposed bill, House File 163 aims to limit the ability of criminals to commit crime by limiting the maximum amount of ammunition that a magazine can contain. Due to the gravity of the subject, many Iowans agree that limiting magazine size and gun use is the answer, while others argue that this is unconstitutional and will prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves....   [tags: shootings, killers, wrongdoers]

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Individual vs Society on Suicide

- Individuals must have the power to decide if they want to put an end to their life. Suicide might be the only solution to someone’s problem. Some would say it is a selfish act, but all the people do selfish things through their lives. Unbelievably committing suicide is illegal in some states. But to be more specific actually attempting suicide is illegal, because if it is done you are dead, but in case of failure, the person would face more drama in their life. A suicidal person is suffering from serious mental issues, which if not treated can be a threat to society, and adding up to their issues is of no good....   [tags: selfish, mental, issues, illegal]

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Individual Struggles, but Shared Experiences

- Undeniable is the diversity of the African-American experience in America. Although we share in similar ancestry and, for some, skin pigmentation, there still exist many differences not only about how we define ourselves individually, but also how we see ourselves through the eyes of others and the kaleidoscope of varying experiences that we have. These different experiences, further, become made known to the world in the aesthetic expressions of writers and artists. Most notable examples include, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, and—most recently—Beyond Katrina by Natasha Trethewey....   [tags: African American experience in America]

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Individual Differences in Visual Perception

- Group studies rest on the assumption that cognitive processes are homogenous, any variability is not considered important but rather a nuisance and so data is averaged across the subjects in order to reduce this “noise” or the influence of measurement error. Different stimuli, conditions and populations are used in order to understand better how object and spatial properties are processed in visual perception and imagery. The following examples help to highlight the ways in which “average” behaviour has contributed to the study of visual mental imagery....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Individual Growth Influenced by Companionship

- Individual development and companionship are important characteristics of being a human being. Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, The Bean Trees, explores the concept of character development through the influence of companionship between the main characters. The main character of the novel, Taylor Greer, despised the thoughts of forcefully being tied down to any place (especially to her hometown in Kentucky), and becoming a mother (Kingsolver). Taylor “intended to drive out of Pittman County and never look back” (Kingsolver 14)....   [tags: relationships, development, molestation]

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Individual Differences in Experiments

- In the previously mentioned research measures, the experimenters paid little attention to the fact that the individuals participating may differ on their performance in experimental tasks due to a variety of personal differences. A lot has already been said about individual differences in the beginning of this essay, essentially research in individual differences may be able to guide us in making a best guess at who might be better or worse than others on a particular task. Following are some examples of researchers who have looked at individual differences and why they are an important factor....   [tags: Psychology]

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Anthology on Individual Rights

- An anthology is a collection of works that portray a theme. One prevalent theme that is essential to the world around us is having individual rights. These rights are prominent in “Self-Reliance”, “From Bonifacius: Essays to Do Good”, "From Poems on Various Subjects. ‘On Being Brought from Africa to America.”, and "From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: 'Chapter X,”. Within this anthology, the reader(s) will discover passages that represent the balancing act of individual rights versus societal rights in America....   [tags: literature, common theme]

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Communities Hierarchy; the Individual

- Community is about groups of people who respect, love, and care for one another. The community members will stay together and keep strong through thick and thin in order to reach a common goal, to help a member achieve greatness, or to resolve one’s conflicts with life and its cruelties. The purpose of a community is to provide insight on one’s social outlook in life, and what will never be known beyond death. Having community can strengthen one’s social bonds, self-esteem, and self-actualization....   [tags: social issues, personalities]

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Our Individual Social Responsibility

- Individual Social Responsibility is a moral belief where we as individuals, have a responsibility toward society. Being "socially responsible" is about all individuals behaving ethically and sensitively towards social, economic, and environmental issues. It is about being accountable for our actions and being conscious of the impact your actions have on others, our communities, and the environment. By taking an active participation in resolving some of the issues, we as individuals should all strive to set good examples by applying and adhering to socially responsible practices, such as improving the quality of lives for individuals and their families, volunteer energy and time towards impro...   [tags: Personal Social Responsibility, PSR]

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Individual Retirement Accounts Analysis

- As a student I have conducted analysis pertaining tax reform, specifically focusing on Individual Retirement Accounts. The analysis covers the current state of the tax environment, reviews possible solutions and proposes a set of recommendations to deemed to be most simple, equitable and economically efficient. The current tax structure for individual retirement accounts in the United States is plagued by the lack of incentives offered to investors. A partial result of the tax code is the diminutive retirement savings rate amongst low and middle class earners....   [tags: Taxes]

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I Am an Individual

- Are we individuals. According to Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), “society has a strong influence on the individuals who need to adapt themselves to and already determined fixed society” (Frazaneh, 2008, p. 1).Max Weber (1864-1920) on the other hand states that, “the response or reaction of the individual is a determining factor that constantly and consistently shapes and molds society itself” (Frazaneh, 2008, p. 1). Emile Durkheim was a French sociologist, who is cited by some as the principal architect of modern social science....   [tags: Sociology]

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An Individual's Nutritional Status

- Diet has stated that “Individual, social, cultural, religious, economic, … all influence people’s eating habits.”(1). Studies show that social, religious, economic factors have a large impact on a person’s nutritional status. Studies also have shown that social factors has led to disorders that affect a person’s nutritional status, as well as economic, religious factors, and lack of exercise. The nutritional status of a person refers to the status of a person’s health in terms of the nutrients in his or her body....   [tags: health in terms of nutrients]

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Individual versus Organisational Innovation

- Individual versus organisational innovation When attempting to improve creativity in business, there are two approaches which may be taken, either individually or together: INDIVIDUAL CREATIVITY and ORGANISATIONAL CREATIVITY. Individual creativity is, of course, the creativity of the individual. Everyone has what I call a creative comfort level which is based on their natural creativity quotient, their willingness to risk new ideas and their personality. People can be trained to think more creatively and to apply creative thinking strategies to various activities....   [tags: creativity, trust, managers]

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Reality and Individual Interpretations

- “There are no facts, only interpretations.” These words from Frederick Nietzsche poignantly illustrate the notion that one’s reality is inevitably shaped by the influence of other’s around us. The set of values according to which one judges everyday events upon is the result of the reality formed based on other’s interpretations of the world. When one lacks the knowledge to develop a sound reality, one relies upon the reality of others to come to a sensible interpretation. However, though one may be adamant that the reality that one experiences is real, others’ continual influence upon them may eventually persuade them and thus conform to the newfound reality....   [tags: Frederick Nietzsche, reality, psychology]

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Poem 620: Discerning Individual

- The Modernist poets Walt Whiteman and Emily Dickinson rejected traditional poetic forms and conventional ways of thinking. The topics and structures of Emily Dickinson’s poetry, such as death, religion, isolation, and others, point to her lifelong struggle of maintaining individuality. In poem “#620”, the speaker expresses their frustration with the limitations of society. However, at the same time, Dickinson’s playful and sarcastic narration also appears here. In poem “#620” the speaker conveys their dislike for society through satire, and demonstrates the power of the individual versus the majority through the reader’s interpretation of the poem....   [tags: Emily Dickinson: ]

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Individual Interventions for Chlamydia

- Individual level interventions are essential when creating sexual health related interventions that target college aged students. Interventions targeting the individual level of the social ecological model are devised to make an impact on the individual’s knowledge, perception, and self-efficacy, among other factors, in regard to the behavior being changed (Glanz & Rimer, 2005). To find the relevant literature, the following search terms were referenced in both PubMed and Google Scholar: “STI”, “Screening”, “Behavior”, “Knowledge”, “Chlamydia”, “Students”, and “College”....   [tags: sexual health, aids, fear tactics]

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Importance of Individual Goals

- ... The five stages of group development Tuckman proposes are: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning & Forming. Importance of Clear Aims and Objectives The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act became law in January 2013 with the aim of creating a person-centred social care support system, with an increased focus on user participation (Blair, 2013). The act gives the service user the legal right to an assessment of needs, with the findings partly used to create a care plan....   [tags: social care work placement]

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Individual Diversity in Chicago

- Diversity in Chicago is astounding, known for the contrasting ethnic and racial society having contributed to the cultural and economic value of that great city. Chicago is defiantly one of the ultimate divers’ cities in the country. The City of Chicago thrives on its multicultural diversity and harmony throughout its neighborhoods. The city is overflowing with diversity from amazing dining and shopping to the breathtaking views from either the lakefront or even some of the most spectacular architecture skyscrapers....   [tags: contrasting ethnic and racial societies]

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Phrase 4 Individual Project

- CQI is a continuous quality improvement for the new healthcare system. The continuous quality improvement comes in many shapes, sizes and in many forms. The continuous quality improvements have many names it can be called total quality management (TQM). It can provide structure organizational process to provide personal planning and continuous flow in the healthcare care. The characteristics of continuous quality improvements is a link to a key elements of a strategic plans of top leadership, training programs for personnel, provide mechanisms for improvements in the healthcare, staff support and provide personal support to help with the staff on policies in the healthcare organization.(McLa...   [tags: Business Plan]

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Individual Perception of Crime

- . There are a variety of variables that will affect the way a person views crime. The most common factors are race and ethnicity, religion, social class, education, and ethics. These variables are the most common way to differentiate the belief structures our society possess . Our belief systems are not innate, they are set in place; it is a learned ideal. In essence, a person’s perception of crime is based on their upbringing and background. Race and ethnicity play a major role in the way crime is perceived....   [tags: religion, social class, education]

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Individual Marketing Strategy Formulation

- Individual Marketing Strategy Formulation Introduction The organization under analysis is an organic food manufacturer called Annie’s Homegrown Organic. It is headquartered in Berkeley California, but has facilities throughout the country as well as in other countries such as Canada and the Philippines. In 2013, it was ranked one of the top 25 most successful small businesses in the country. Their marketing strategy is an inspiration for several small businesses that plan on dominating their area....   [tags: business, sustainable company, farming]

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Our Individual Economic Life

- Our individual economic life is impacted by the decisions made in our economic policies. Thus making the country’s economic performance significant. Some of South Africa’s macroeconomic objectives are: inflation between 3% -6%, relative price stability, low unemployment, sustainable economic growth, exchange rate constancy and balance of payments stability. The biggest challenge for any economy however is to achieve these goals all at the same time.These objectives prompt for government to intervene in the economy, to try and achieve most of these objectives at the same time....   [tags: Economic Policies, Monetary Policies, Banks]

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The Rise of the Individual

- The transition from a condition of little autonomy to one that recognizes the individual is often gradual. This is evident in our own personal lives. When we were very young, our parents, in trying to guide us down the right path, pretty much dictated what we could and could not do and laid out all of our beliefs for us. As time passed and we worked our way from kindergarten to college, we were exposed to new ideas, providing us the motivation to seek more rights and allowing us to define and redefine ourselves as individuals....   [tags: Enlightenment of the 18th Century]

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The Formation of An Individual

- The Formation of An Individual Man needs a polity, and in the same way a polity needs man. This is the focus of the first chapter in the formation of an individual. The formation of an individual is a very complicated process, yet it is a process that is very necessary. Through the formation of some types of government man tries to form himself from his acquired beliefs. The most basic form of government is a couple, but it branches out to entire societies. In these societies there are certain issues that the individual must deal with, the first is oppression....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Category of the Individual

- The Category of the Individual In The Order of Things, Michel Foucault argues that there is a "pure experience of order and its modes of being" (Foucault xxi), that order exists and that it is necessary. Foucault is concerned with language because it is a mode by which we maintain order in the world, and according to his argument, what we should fear are heterotopias, which "undermine language," "make it impossible to name this and that," "shatter or tangle common names," and "destroy 'syntax' in advance" (Foucault xviii)....   [tags: Sociology Sociological Papers]

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The Responsibilities of an Individual

- The Responsibilities of an Individual Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote 'The Social Contract', published in 1762 and from which the passage for this TMA is taken. He was against the monarchy's 'Divine Right' to rule and believed that the People, or sovereignty, had to be the legislative authority and obey the law because they felt they should not because they are forced to. 'When as 'subjects', we obey society's laws, we 'the people', are really only just obeying ourselves as sovereign 'citizens'1....   [tags: Papers]

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The Obscurities of the Individual

- The Obscurities of the Individual In James Joyce’s Dubliners many themes arise in regards to the human basis of character. The author focuses on a critique of the situation in Ireland and on its society. This is adequately represented in the stories “A Little Cloud” and “The Dead” as well. With characters that suffuse themselves into the far back regimes of their minds, Joyce allows the reader to ‘feel’ the darkness that surrounds their lives. With efficient descriptions and simple storylines, every moment within the stories make the eventual understanding of the character' place in society that much more blatantly condemning....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Individual And Society

- In this paper I will try to explain the puzzle of whether individuals are products of society or society is a product of individuals. I believe that in general, and in the beginning, the answer to this question, is that society is a human product. I will start by presenting early man, the hunter and gatherer as an early form of society, but lacking critical qualities of a society. Then I will continue to support my theory by analyzing the beginning of known society some three and one half thousands years ago....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Calamitatum Of The Individual

- In the realm of critical thinking, Abelard undoubtedly ranked highly in his day. He was an expert dialectician, philosopher and theologian, and as a result led a movement towards individual thinking. He traveled a lonely path of individuality, and when his ideas were suppressed, he found different ways to express his individuality. The beginning of his life was marked by extreme personal freedom. As his journey through life continued, he found himself compounded with innumerable restrictions. The role of monk could not change Abelard, and his individuality brought him even greater misfortune....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Individual Truth

- In the search for truth many people look to philosophers like Plato to find a truth that is unreachable and impersonal, Crawford’s argument that truth is physical and can be reached by all is correct because it reveals that truth is not something that only educated people can find, it is something that every man encounters. In “The Case for Working With Your Hands” Crawford writes that working with material things has been grossly underappreciated by society, and he’s right. He says that “A gifted young person who chooses to become a mechanic rather than to accumulate academic credentials is viewed as eccentric, if not self-destructive” (Crawford)....   [tags: Definition, Personalization, Hands]

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Individual Identity

- The quest to find one’s identity and have a sense of individuality is rampant in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. The humanistic urge to have purpose is embodied in the characters of Kathy, Tommy and Ruth very differently. They each know that their life’s purpose is to donate until “completion,” yet on the way there they explore themselves and find out there is more to each of them than their vital organs, even if that is how society has labeled them. The three main characters, clones who are lepers of Ishiguro’s dystopian society, attempt to find purpose in their existence beyond containers of vital organs....   [tags: Kazuo Ishiguro, clone, Never Let Me Go]

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The Impact Divorce May Have on an Individual

- With reference to literature, critically discuss the impact that a particular life stage transition may have on an individual. INTRODUCTION The essay will aim to critically discuss the impact divorce may have on an individual focusing on prior, present and post-divorce and how the impact can differ between them. It is of importance to note the difference between change and transitions. It is suggested that change is a situational process whereas transition is seen to be psychological; it what happens in individuals minds as they go through change and demands personal and psychological adjustment....   [tags: stress, transition, psychological adjustment]

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The Non-Jewish Individual

- The Non-Jewish Individual Jewish history is a study of a people in exile. Since the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, the experience of the Jewish individual in relation to non-Jewish society has often been that of an outsider looking in. In addition, the distinct Jewish culture, religion, and philosophy identifiably marked the Jews as a separate people. Although this demarcation exposed the Jews to many negative ideological trends, Isaac Deutscher’s “The Non-Jewish Jew” argues that this marginalization enabled the great thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries to revolutionize the European continent....   [tags: Jewish History, Kafka]

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The Consequences of Individual Consumption by Ben Almassi

- In “The Consequences of Individual Consumption: A Defense of Threshold Arguments for Vegetarians and Consumer Ethics,” Ben Almassi defends act-consequentialism from threshold arguments. This review will summarize the arguments he uses to defend act-consequentialism, as well as arguments he modifies, and will then interact with his views on an act-consequentialism approach to vegetarianism. Threshold arguments are based on the gap between an individual’s choice and the resulting moral progress. In the case of vegetarianism, the threshold argument against act-consequentialism is that if an individual chooses to adhere to vegetarianism, this does not guarantee that there will be a decrease in u...   [tags: vegetarians, vegetarianism]

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An Overview of Individual Counseling Therapy Options

- An Overview of Individual Counseling Therapy Options In today's society, individual counseling is becoming more main-stream with increased usage within the school system, family unit and even the military. The role that a counselor can have on any individual varies according to the chosen theory to practice and the approach taken. However, it must be stated that the approach and success of therapy is dependent on the relationship established by the therapist (clinician) with the client. In 2010 Seligman proposed the BETA treatment system, which stands for background, emotions, thoughts, and actions....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Mental Health]

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Understanding Individual Resistance in Organizational Change

- ... In line with this assertion, striving for security is among the reasons for resistance to change. This resistance could be prompted by personal concerns related to the fear of losing a job or a reduction in benefits (Ford 2002). In addition to personal factors, there are also other factors in an organizational that could suggest resistance to change. Organisational factors leading to resistance could include the perceived credibility of the organisation, the perceived credibility of those leading the change, and also the organisation's history or track record related to change (Mink 1992)....   [tags: behaviours, outcome, power control]

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