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Book Review of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight"

- The first book in the Twilight saga as said by the author in the Amazon interview is about finding true love and is conveniently entitled Twilight. Stephenie Meyer was partial to calling it Forks, the name of the little town Bella goes to live. Her name was chosen because Stephenie Meyer would have named her daughter that if she had one. It fit so nicely with Edward. Bella's full name is Isabella Swan. Isabella goes to live in Forks, a little town that really does exist on the map on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State....   [tags: Twilight, Stephenie Meyer,]

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Edward and Jacob's Characters in Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" Books

- The new sensation sweeping America these days is a series of books written by Stephanie Meyer. The series takes readers to a place where the old world and myths about vampires and werewolves are looked at completely different. The idea of werewolves being killed by silver bullets and vampires dying of holy water is simply not even thought of. As the series turns into major movies and vampire Edward is given competition by Jacob the infamous werewolf. Many people began choosing sides of whom they favored winning Bella’s heart....   [tags: Stephanie Meyer, characters,]

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Dakota Meyer: A Brave Soldier

- ... advisers would walk into the village from there. At 5:30 a.m., the lead of the column approached the village. The lights in the village blinked off. All hell broke loose. More than 50 insurgents fired from positions on mountains surrounding the valley and from within the village. It was perfect geography for an ambush: high ground with clear fields of fire. The troops were trapped. Back at the vehicles, Meyer and Rodriguez-Chavez heard the firing and could see into the valley. The volume of fire increased, and the radio traffic grew increasingly desperate....   [tags: Afghanistan, Battle, Mission]

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The Success of Stephanie Meyer

- “I’d never given much thought to how I would die, but dying in the place of someone I love seems like a good way to go.” Those are the famous words that started it all, The Twilight Saga Phenomenon. The Twilight Saga consists of four novels: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. Stephanie Meyer, author of the popular saga, majored in English literature at Brigham Young University. After graduating in 1997, Meyer chose to be a stay-at-home mother to her three sons. The concept of the whole saga came to her in a dream one night....   [tags: Biography ]

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Analysis of the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

- The Twilight Saga, a series written by Stephanie Meyer has quickly gained mass popularity throughout college, high school, and even middle school. I thought I would enjoy a book about vampires as I saw everyone reading it and hearing about it in conversations. Interested, I received the book and began reading only to realize at the end, that this was just another romance novel about a girl stuck in a love triangle between a vampire and a werewolf. But if read between the lines, is Meyer implementing the ideas of sexual perversions throughout her books....   [tags: pedophilia, necrophilia, biting]

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A Review of Stephanie Meyer's Novel,Twilight

- What is a best seller. A best seller starts as an ordinary book written by an author which is later published by an editor. With the help of efficient sales from consumers and reviews from critics, plays a role in facilitatiing the book receiving the possession of the best seller title. Word of mouth, author’s reputation and young adult romance contribute to the popularity novel Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. One of the reasons this novel was a best seller was because it was referred by using the word of mouth method....   [tags: Vampire]

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Freudian Concepts in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight

- In this essay I will apply some concepts of Sigmund Freud in Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. First I will discuss about Oedipus complex,which consists in the son’s desire to possess his mother and to be closely aligned to her.This idea derived from Oedip,who killed his father and married his mother. This concept I will apply to Edward Cullen,whose mother died before he became a vampire,because of Spanish influenza.He is tormented by the ideea that she left him so quickly,and Edward Cullen lost his fulcrum and his center of life.He can’t take any sexual relationship with Bella because of this unresolved feelings toward his mother,which were transfered in the vampirehood.Edward Cullen suffers a m...   [tags: Oedip complex and Electra complex]

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Meyer Lansky, Mogul of the Mob

- Meyer Lansky, Mogul of the Mob Meyer Lansky grew up in a poor Jewish, immigrant household. Each week the family would scrimp and save to have the Sabbath meal, known as cholent. Each Friday night, young Lansky would take the meal to the bakery with a nickel to pay for the privilege of cooking the cholent. Each Friday night, Lansky would also walk past corner crap games. One week, Lansky, fascinated by the amount of money people were throwing around, bet his cholent nickel. Lansky was sure he would win and bring home much more money for his family....   [tags: Biography Mobster Lansky]

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Love Against All Odds in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight

- ... Eventually, they become good friends and fall in love with each other but Edward knows the further they progress in their relationship the more he is putting Bella and those close to her at risk. Edward decides to tell Bella he is a vampire and that she should leave him but she refuses to listen. Bella isn’t afraid of his blood-thirsty needs and the fact he could kill her at any moment, Bella is only afraid of losing him. The climax of the story is when James, a blood-thirsty vampire decides to hunt Bella down for her irresistible blood and it is Edward and his family’s duty to protect her from him....   [tags: vampire, love, blood]

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Eternity Comes with a Price in Stephanie Meyer's Breaking Dawn

- ... The book grasps your attention by allowing the readers to fully understand his love for Bella, how being alpha runs through his blood, and the journey he undergoes to save the girl he loves. However, the plot thickens when Bella gives birth and Jacob is the one who has to kill the baby but then imprints, love at first sight, on the newborn. He then dedicates his entire life to the well-being of Reneesme. The book then switches back to the perspective of Bella, she has given birth and is dying, and Edward has stabbed a needle full of his venom into her blood and is doing everything in his power to keep Bella alive....   [tags: vampire, love, newborn]

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Yael Meyer-Littlle Footprint, Big Heart

- Yael Meyer-Littlle Footprint, Big Heart Being able to play with nine different instruments is not the same as being able to use your vocal abilities as a vehicle for change. Yael Meyer is a singer/songwriter whose road of life is full of endearing possibilities. She makes environmental awareness as tangible as her lyrics are touching. Yael’s finest instrument is her voice which complements each of the nine instruments she can proficiently play. Listeners can connect themselves to their underlying feelings and when they buy the digital version of her Heartbeat E.P....   [tags: Music Review]

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Review of Stephanie Meyer's Book, New Moon

- New Moon The title of the book that I recently read was New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. New Moon is the sequel to Twilight. I loved this book because it was a great fantasy, mystery, romance with action. This book just hooks you in immediately. While your reading this you’ll read about vampires, werewolves, feuds, and heartbreak so get ready. Where. The story takes place in the small rainy town of Forks, Washington. Forks is very green with a big forest, and the town is almost always under constant cover of clouds and rain....   [tags: book review, twilight, movies]

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Memo Regarding Florabama Energy Venture Between Meyer Inc and Saban Company

- MEMORANDUM Date: March 17, 2013 To: CFO From: Subject: Florabama Variable Interest Analysis The purpose of this memo is to analyze the Florabama energy venture that Meyer Inc. initiated with Saban Company in February 2011. Meyer Inc. owns 60 percent of Florabama, and Saban Co. owns the remaining 40 percent. The profits are shared according to ownership percentage. The arrangement allows Saban Co. to purchase up to 20 percent of the power produced by Florabama at cost plus. Due to the business nature and level of equity investment at risk, Florabama has been deemed a Variable Interest Entity (VIE) for financial reporting purposes....   [tags: Interest, Holders, Beneficiary]

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Construct validity of Meyer and Allen’s Three Component Model

- Construct validity of Meyer and Allen’s Three Component Model Pages 2 Researchers have studied the construct validity of Meyer and Allen’s (1991) three-component model of commitment along with its measures and found a strong support for the scale. Allen and Meyer (1996) reviewed the model with a revised scale by review of 40 sample and found the same validity. Despite the supportive evidence by validity among 40 samples of Allen and Meyer (1996) scale still some important matters of conceptualization and measurement are pointed out by social scientist....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Similarites Between Recent Literature and Religion

- Life versus death and good versus evil are fundamental elements of the religious convictions of many individuals. Though religion is thought to be a crutch by some the elements of religion seem to be in many if not all the stories in our world. The elements are things such as the hope that the one you love will live and not die, that evils, like pride and selfishness, harms even seemingly innocent and good people, there is a power that is in control of others, and even the soul or mind as an essential to whom we are as a person; these are all elements consistently seen through religion....   [tags: Rowling, Tolkien, Meyer]

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Analysis of Article If Hitler Asked You To Electrocute A Stranger, Would You? Probably

- It is only natural to dismiss the idea of our own personal flaws, for who with a healthy sense of self wanders in thoughts of their own insufficiency. The idea of hypocrisy is one that strikes a sensitive nerve to most, and being labeled a hypocrite is something we all strive to avoid. Philip Meyer takes this emotion to the extreme by examining a study done by a social psychologist, Stanley Milgram, involving the effects of discipline. In the essay, "If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You....   [tags: Philip Meyer]

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The Role of Education in Society as Discussed by Emile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, and John W. Meyer

- Theorists have long discussed the value of education in society as evidenced by the writings of Emile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, and more recently John W. Meyer. Emile Durkheim believed in the theory of structural functionalism and its ability to provide social order. Durkheim felt institutions were a social fact that made the machine of society work in an orderly fashion. Education, being an institution has a standard set of rules accepted by individuals. Schools provide social groups, making the individual part of a larger cohesive collective society that provides the individual with a social network....   [tags: Education, learning]

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New Moon

- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer This book was quite suspenseful. While the series is known as being mainly romantically-based, New Moon contains a great deal of mystery. At the beginning, Bella is unwrapping a present while at the house of her boyfriend (who just so happens to be a vampire). His family is there, too, so when she gets a paper cut on her finger and then falls onto a glass table and slices her arms up, it's a disaster. With all that blood, it definitely seems like the vampires would devour her....   [tags: Stephenie Meyer]

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Loving a Vampire is a Fantasy and a Nightmare in Stephanie Meyer's Breaking Dawn

- ... Edward concerned for Bella's life and convinced that the fetus is a monster as it continues to develop with unnatural rapidity, urges her to have an abortion. However, Bella feels a connection with her unborn baby and refuses. The novel's second part is written from the perspective of shape-shifter Jacob Black, and lasts throughout Bella's pregnancy and childbirth. Jacob's Quileute wolf pack, not knowing what danger the unborn child may pose, plan to destroy it, also killing Bella. Jacob vehemently protests this decision and leaves, forming his own pack with Leah and Seth Clearwater....   [tags: pregnancy, honeymore, immortal]

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Negative Stereotypical Gender Roles in Twilight

- ... If Edward had not come at that time, those bad guys would have taken advantage of her. Because he is so strong, he becomes a dominant boyfriend. He decides to do whatever he wants and controls Bella. For instance, he gets into Bella’s room through the window without permission. He watches Bella while she is sleeping without her notice (Twilight). In Twilight Saga: Eclipse, he removes Bella’s car engine to stop Bella from visiting Jacob, who falls in love with her. In New Moon, Edward left Bella even though Bella was begging him not leaving her....   [tags: vampire stories, Stephenie Meyer]

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How Adolf Myer Assissted Mentally Ill with Theory of Occupational Therapy

- In the late 19th century, large institutional asylums were inundated with patients and there was insufficient financial support from the government to properly operate these hospitals. As a result, there was no time to provide individualized treatment for each patient suffering with mental illness and many were incarcerated. The 19th century zeitgeist, viewed the mentally ill as feeble minded, incapable of functioning in society, and unhygienic. Also, Darwin’s theory of “survival of the fittest” led to a lack of social commitment to promote moral treatment for the mentally ill....   [tags: neurologist, asylums, patients]

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The Mormon Symbolism in Twilight

- The Twilight Saga tells the story of a young woman named Bella Swan and her love interest, Edward Cullen. Stephenie Meyer has said that the idea for the Twilight Saga came from a dream she had. In her dream, Meyer had a vision of an unbelievably perfect male being and an average teenage girl (cite). The odd pair, obviously in a state of infatuation with each other, was sitting in a small, round meadow when all of a sudden; the male reveals himself to the young woman as a vampire (Sykley 262).The dream served as the inspiration for the entire Twilight Saga....   [tags: Mormon beliefs, vampire analogues]

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Charter Schools and New Institutionalism

- As of December 2011, there are about 5,600 public charter schools enrolling more than two million students nationwide with more than 400,000 students on wait lists to attend a public charter school. Over 500 new public charter schools opened their doors in the 2011-2012 school year with an estimated increase of 200,000 students. This school year marks the largest single–year increase ever recorded in terms of the number of additional students attending charters (NAPCS Press Releases, 2011). Institutional theory explains how government control of schools has resulted in the creation of “schooling rules” which leads to greater isomorphism within the institution of education (Meyer & Rowan, The...   [tags: Education]

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Are Books Better than Films?

- According to the article, “ Are Books Better than Films?”, “Films can bring whole worlds to life before our eyes, make characters into living, breathing fleshing blood, but books let you live everything” (“Are Books Better than Films?”). Very often book lovers are unsatisfied with the movie adaption of their favorite book. No doubt there have been great book based movies but that does not take the place of reading the actual novel. Reading books is better than watching the movie. This is better because often the movie tends to misinterpret information, which changes the plot, and lack sufficient character development....   [tags: new images, overlook of materials]

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Corruption in The Great Gatsby

- ... They both could have been easily bought by Jordan or her wealthy family. Furthermore, Jordan exposes her deceptive side once again when she “leaves a borrowed car out in the rain with the top down, and then lied about it” (57). This action is careless yet Jordan doesn’t care she is destroying someone else’s property. She even goes as far as lying about it to evade the blame. Meyer Wolfsheim is another dishonest person who was corrupted by the thought of wealth. Gatsby informs Nick that “he’s the man who fixed the World Series back in 1919” (73)....   [tags: themes in F. Scott Fitzgerald novel]

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A Day as a Physical Therapy Volunteer

- As usual, John is late. Because the other two Physical Therapists (PTs) are busy on their rounds, I just wait, sitting on the therapy tables reading the assorted pamphlets that are available to the patients. Every part of the body is represented in these books on the shelf. A slight humming sound comes from the air conditioner. The freshly waxed tile floor reflects the light that shines from the ceiling tract lights. Since I am a volunteer, the lowest on the totem pole of health care, I have no specific duties....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]

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Use of Excessive Force and Sexual Misconduct in Law Enforcement

- The Bureau of Justice conducted a police-public contact survey. Eith and Durose (2011) state that 9 out of 10 residents who were sixteen years old or older advise that they believed that the officer’s that they had contact with, acted fairly and did not abuse their authority. There have been a number of officers who have been accused and convicted of using excessive force. In one case in a maximum security prison in New York there were two correction officers that were caught on video hitting an inmate that was handcuffed behind the back....   [tags: police-public contact survey]

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Vampire Genre Storms Popular Culture (Again)

- Vampire Genre Storms Popular Culture (Again) The vampire genre is today’s most popular form of pop culture. Vampire movies and literature have risen to fame in American popular culture today, but vampire genre popularity dates back further than many people realize. Sprouting from humble origins of fireside lore, vampire fiction has been a mainstay in the literary realm. It is in literature today that we see this ever-popular fragment of popular culture truly blossom in Stephenie Meyer’s hit-novel series, Twilight....   [tags: twilight series, movies, films]

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Analysis on James Joyce´s Eveline

- “Escape. She must escape!” but why she did not (Meyer 515). James Joyce title character in “Eveline” had all the reason in the world to escape her odd life and explore a new life. She fears making the change in her life by moving to Buenos Aires with her boyfriend Frank. Eveline becomes the main provider for her dysfunctional family after her mother’s death and has to make the biggest decision of her life, to stay or runaway. The guilt that Eveline will feel forced her to stay in her trap awful life....   [tags: life, reasons, promise, family, love, leave]

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Performance Focused Organizational Commitment

- Performance focused Organizational commitment Meyer & Herscovitch proposed a general model of organizational commitment in the year 2001. They noted that previous organizational researches have been conducted with a lack of consensus in conceptualization of commitment. They argued that the researchers have commonly examined correlations between commitment and its antecedents without identifying the under lying mechanism. They found that especially when to investigation the development of commitment it was necessary to distinguish the mindset from the factors that were accompanying the individual and have an impact on the individual behaviour outcomes that bind and individual to a course of...   [tags: Business Management]

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Types of Legitimacy and How Normative and Regulative Legitimacy Is Managed

- Regulative Legitimacy Regulative legitimacy is based on an organization following institutionalized laws and regulations that have been set in place. These are not necessarily based on governmental rules they can also be based on entities such as trade associations. Therefore the institutions that create these rules do not have to have legal power (such as trade associations). However, organizations follow these rules because they are valued by society and society sees organizations that follow the rules as legitimate....   [tags: Business Ethics ]

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Analysis of Propaganda: First Theories of Decoding and Effects

- 1) assumptions In this paper I discuss several assigned articles with regard to the assumptions, focus, time and space contexts, stated purpose, and comparison between certain articles. Except for one article, all articles in this weekly reading are assumed to use post-structuralist paradigm. In their article, Lobao & Meyer (2001) encourage the readers to use combination of macro, meso, and micro approach in understanding agricultural transformation rather than only macro approach. For example, they urge the Human Ecology Theory (PEP), which is micro theory about individual’s adaptation to the dynamic of environment like population density, culture and technologies, and bio-physical environm...   [tags: Agricultural Transformation, Human Ecology Theory]

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New Paradigm of Systems Thinking

- “Paradigm is an example or pattern of something; a model” (Oxford, 2013, p. 1). The business environment in later 20th and early 21st century is fundamentally different from organizations in the earlier 20th century. New information, communication, and automation technologies are changing the roles of organizational staff, the organizational product output, and the approach of the consumer toward the organization’s products (Walsh, Meyer & Claudia, 2006). Knowledge management is a key production factor in value creation, capital equipment, funding, empowering employees, identifying issues, and solving problems....   [tags: technology, diversity, global problems]

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Water: Fuel to Think About

- Water: The Next Gasoline A man named Stanley A. Meyers was poisoned to death in a restaurant in Grove City, Ohio on March 20th, 1998 (“Stanley Meyer,” n.d.). This shows how dangerous inventing or developing free energy can be. We live in a capitalist country where in some states the government takes sixty cents to the gallon (Kohen, 2012). Some time before his death Stanley Meyer demonstrated in a news report on an Ohio TV Station, that he was successfully able to power his dune buggy using only tap water....   [tags: hydrogen, water fuel cell assembly]

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Inhibitory Or Excitatory Potential Changes

- Inhibitory Or Excitatory Potential Changes Graded potentials can be either hyperpolarizations (inhibitory) or depolarizations (excitatory). Inhibitory postsynaptic potential, also referred to as IPSP, is the temporary hyperpolarization of a membrane. An inhibitory postsynaptic potential occurs when synaptic input selectively opens the gates for potassium ions to exit the cell (carrying a positive charge with them) or for the chloride ions to enter the cell (carrying a negative charge with them)....   [tags: Biology Biological Papers]

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Psychological Assessment v. Testing

- Psychological assessment is an important part of the counselling process. Quite often psychological assessment is confused with psychological testing, even though they are different. According to Cohen & Swerdlik (2009), psychological testing is: “the process of measuring psychology-related variables by means of devices or procedures designed to obtain a sample of behavior” (p. 14). Cohen & Swerdlik (2009) also define psychological assessment as: “the gathering and integration of psychology-related data for the purpose of making a psychological evaluation that is accomplished through the use of tools such as tests, interviews, case studies, behavioral observation, and specially designed appa...   [tags: Psychology]

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Autism and Implications of Evidence Based Research on Therapeutic Interventions in Youth

- Autism and Implications of Evidence Based Research on Therapeutic Interventions in Youth The field of Autism continues to be an evolving and dynamic theme of exploration and research for professionals in the medical, educational, behavioral, and social science disciplines. The research around evidenced based therapies in these realms guides professional practice, interventions, programs, and long-term care for individuals with Autism. A review of the research studies published within the past five years on the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports in the management of behaviors for students with Autism within the educational setting will occur within this paper....   [tags: Special Education ]

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Housman’s Poem, To an Athlete Dying Young

- This poem is a part of Housman’s most famous volume of work called A Shropshire Lad. In these works Housman wanted the reader to think about life and the meaning of it all. In one of Housman’s most celebrated poems “To an Athlete Dying Young”, Critics dissect the themes of staying on top eternally, dying when one is a champion, and not letting the fame fade. Critic Scott-Kilvert says that Housman “voices the familiar passions of humanity with a death dealing sweetness” (Scott-Kilvert 628) This poem may be considered an elegy, or a piece of Romance literature....   [tags: A Shropshire Lad]

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Music Written in the Last 40 Years

- Meyer's quote introduces two opposing methods of defining history; 'dialectic succession' and 'an objective ordering of recorded evidence'. Firstly, Meyer's quote is dissected, and the features which separate the two methods are discussed. The instrumental song 'Apache' and its numerous interpretations and adaptations are presented. By highlighting the issues of defining its history, and including relevant quotes, the two methods and their features are criticised. Finally, the incorporation of past sources in current works is explored....   [tags: Music Analysis History]

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Climate Reconstruction in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

- Climate Reconstruction in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem When you think about visiting national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, usually it’s about where you’re staying and learning a little bit of the history of the area. What usually isn’t thought of, however, is that vast amount of physical phenomena that occur in one of the few intact ecosystems left in the world. In this research paper, I will be conducting a brief analysis of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (commonly referred to as the GYE)....   [tags: environmental issues]

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The Rise of the Aztec Empire

- The Aztec Empire of the 14th and 15th centuries was one of the most successful and powerful Mesoamerican kingdoms at that time. The community of people began in the middle of a lake and eventually became the capital of an empire. The Aztecs were comprised of multi ethnic and multi lingual individuals that lived in a large area that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf coast and housed over fifteen million people (Schmal). Their ability to be successful and have a powerful dominance in their quest was centered on their religious beliefs that were innate within everyone (Meyer 54)....   [tags: Civilizations, Astecs, History]

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Marriage Counseling or Couple Therapy

- Marriage Counseling or “Couple Therapy” is a term that is used to describe a type of counseling a couple attends in order to help them overcome issues in their relationships to avoid separation or divorce. Today, people view divorce as something that occurs commonly between married couples who have difficulty maintaining a relationship with their spouse. For the past thirty years, the phrase: “fifty percent of marriages end in divorce”, seems to have been ingrained into people’s mentality because it has become extremely common to come across individuals who have either been through one or more divorces....   [tags: overcoming relationship issues]

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The Animal Spirit in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House

- It is our human spirit that separates us from animals. Because animals lack a spirit of their own, they have no conscience to guide them with the inner sense of right and wrong. T.C. Boyle's "Carnal Knowledge" portrays two people, Jim and Alena, who live as if they lack a human spirit. Like animals, they act as they please, satisfying their own wants with no sense of morality. From Jim's lies of being a vegan to Alena's hatred towards mankind, we see an underlying theme. This theme is that a human being without spiritual depth and moral reasoning becomes just meat....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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The Bauhaus School

- The Bauhaus was a school for art, design and architecture founded in Weimar, Germany with a core objective “to reimagine the material world to reflect the unity of all the arts.” Before the Bauhaus was established, fine arts were seen to hold a higher esteem than craftsmanship The Bauhaus intended to change this feeling about the arts. The Bauhaus wanted to create products that were simple in design which as a result could be easily mass produced. Of all the principles taught at the Bauhaus, form follows function summed up the schools main philosophy....   [tags: art, design, architecture, germany]

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Movie: Pony Excess

- Eric Dickerson was once the most sought after player coming out of high school in the late 1970’s. Along with Craig James another blue chip recruit they came together at SMU in 1979. How two of the best recruits in the nation came together is just the beginning of “Pony Excess”. SMU was hailed as the best team that money could buy. The film covers the late seventies and early 80’s which was all about the cheating and probation and culminates in 2012 when SMU finally made it back to a bowl game....   [tags: film analysis]

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The Three Symbols in Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- The setting of a story is the physical and social context in which the action of a story occurs.(Meyer 1635) The setting can also set the mood of the story, which will help readers to get a better idea pf what is happening. The major elements of the setting are the time, place, and social environment that frame the characters. (Meyer 1635) "Trifles by Susan Glaspell portrays a gloomy, dark, and lonely setting. Glaspell uses symbolic objects to help the audience get a better understanding for the characters....   [tags: Trifles, Susan Glaspell]

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The Treaty of Versailles

- Paris 1919 brought a political move that would alter history in ways its creators never foresaw. The Treaty of Versailles, written at the Paris Peace Conference by the Big Four allied nations, officially ended World War I and stated the terms of settlement. Representatives from the United States, Britain, France, and Italy made up the Big Four: Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau, and Vittorio Orlando respectively. Although Orlando eventually walked out because he wasn’t getting everything he wanted (Meyer 610)....   [tags: Politics, The Marshall Plan]

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The Reform Movement: From Classical Reform to the Present

- Reform Judaism started as a response to the Enlightenment that occurred in the late 17th and the early 18th century. The Jewish people needed to determine how to best combine new ideologies with their religious practices. The Jewish people suddenly had a new, non-Jewish world that they could be apart of. Some started to lose interest in religion. The Reform Judaism movement was created to adapt to these changes in society. The movement’s fundamental belief was that religious change is good (Kaplan 183)....   [tags: religion, judaism]

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The Life and Times of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel

- Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a man unlike any other, a man who strove to be better than what he was, and who grew up with nothing yet died with everything (Carter 179; PBS par. 1; Bugsy Siegel Encyclpaedia par. 3). Unlike many who give up in life because of the many problems they may face, Bugsy Siegel strove to be better than his father was (Carter 179). Eventually, Siegel began forcing peddle cart vendors to give him payments for protection from himself (PBS par. 2; Carter 179). Thus began Siegel’s transformation to a true mafia man running around with “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and the Murder Inc....   [tags: mafia man, murder inc., crime]

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The Life and Times of Benjamin Bugsy Siegel

- Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a man unlike any other, a man who strove to be better than what he was, and who grew up with nothing yet died with everything (Carter 179; PBS par. 1; Bugsy Siegel Encyclpaedia par. 3). Unlike many who give up in life because of the many problems they may face, Bugsy Siegel strove to be better than his father was (Carter 179). Eventually, Siegel began forcing peddle cart vendors to give him payments for protection from himself (PBS par. 2; Carter 179). Thus began Siegel’s transformation to a true mafia man running around with “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and the Murder Inc....   [tags: history, mob, mafia]

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The Kroger Company: An Organizational Behavior Study

- Company Background According to the Kroger business web page, in 1883 Barney Kroger invested his life savings of $372 to open a grocery store at 66 Pearl in downtown Cincinnati. The son of a merchant, he ran his business with a simple motto: Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself. It is a motto that has served him well for the next 120 years. Today, Kroger has grown to 2500 stores with $70 billion revenues, 40 food processing plants ranging from bread, milk, soda pop, ice cream and peanut butter....   [tags: Business Administration]

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We Must Stop Climate Change Now

- Introduction. Globally, climate change is regarded as both an urgent as well as serious issue (Stern, 2006). Defined as the lasting and significant change in the statistical distribution of the patterns of weather over periods that range between years to decades, climate change is believed to be a result of the human activities which have lead to global warming over the years (Sagan& Chyba1997). Other prospective contributors to climate change include biotic processes, solar radiation variations, volcanic eruptions and plate tectonics....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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The Restoration Plan of Beaver Creak

- I. Project Summary Students at Arcadia University are requesting a grant in order to restore the two streams on campus: Beaver Creek and Tookany Creek. Their objectives are to reduce the pollution and to prevent runoff as well as to restore and conserve the quality of the two streams. The students collected some data and saw small increases in nitrate and chlorine levels in the soil and water. Even though the concentrations of nitrate and chlorine are small, if not dealt with, the concentrations of both nitrate and chlorine will increase and cause many negative effects to the organisms living in the streams as well as the organisms that depend on the stream as a water source....   [tags: reduce pollution, planting, native vegetation]

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Some of the Causes for Divorce

- A beautiful bond that connects two people through marriage can suddenly break and turn into a divorce. Couples sometimes face some difficulties throughout their lives, and they have to make decisions. Some handle their problems properly and manage to settle their arguments to prevent a serious decision such as a divorce from happening while others struggle to find a way to solve their issues which make divorce their only option. Divorce is breaking the marriage vows a couple had taken when they first got married....   [tags: broken marriages]

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Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

- In “Oedipus the King,” an infant’s fate is determined that he will kill his father and marry his mother. To prevent this heartache his parents order a servant to kill the infant. The servant takes pity on the infant and gives him to a fellow shepherd, and the shepherd gives him to a king and queen to raise as their own. The young prince learns of the prophecy and flees from his interim parents because he is afraid that he is going to succeed. The young prince eventually accomplishes his prophecy without even knowing he is doing it....   [tags: Oedipus the King]

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The Day After

- The Day After (1983) The Day After was an effective way of instilling a sense of both fear and respect for nuclear war into the minds of the American people. By portraying realistic doomsday scenarios that are played out in the lives of relatable families in a small city not unlike any other we would find in America, this film contextualizes the events prior to, during, and immediately after nuclear exchange between the United States and Russia was unleashed onto our own soil. Background Nuts and Bolts The Day After was a film originally envisioned by Brandon Stoddard, president of ABC Motion Picture Division, who wanted to explore the effects of a nuclear exchange on United States soil....   [tags: motion picture, scenarios]

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Managing Resistance to Organizational Change

- In the course of considering and implementing change, the need frequently arises for effective application of the approaches and tools for managing resistance to change (Palmer, Dunford, & Akin, 2009). Change often fails from ineffective management of the internal and external forces of resistance opposing change (Kotter & Schlesinger, 2008; Oreg, 2003; Palmer et al., 2009). In response, this paper discusses the approaches (tools) deemed most essential for managing resistance to change relative to the scope of the situational contexts in which they might be applied....   [tags: Management]

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Samuel Johnson’s Relationship With Women

- The way in which Samuel Johnson is depicted in Life of Johnson by James Boswell differs in various way from other biographers of Johnson as well as other works of Johnson. In Jeffrey Meyer’s Samuel Johnson: the struggle Johnson’s relationship with women is shown differently than it was in Life of Johnson. In Life of Johnson Boswell tries to depict a very manly and masculine Johnson. Whereas in Meyer’s biography of Johnson readers are able to see a side of Johnson that isn’t as chauvinistic and is sympathetic towards women....   [tags: Biography, Personal Life]

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Figures of Speech in Literature

- Figures of speech say one thing in terms of something else, such as when an overeager funeral director is described as a vulture. Meyer says that although “figures of speech are indirect, they are designed to clarify, not obscure, our understanding of what they describe”. For example: Literal: “The dinner strongly expressed anger at the waiter”. Figurative: “The dinner leaped from his table and roared at the waiter.” The figurative statement is more vivid because it creates a picture of ferocious anger by comparing the dinner to a wild animal....   [tags: Simile, Metaphor, Metonymy]

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Temple Grandin

- The Case of Temple Grandin The Case of Temple Grandin paints a picture of a young woman’s determination and hard work while struggling with autism during a time when the disorder was unknown. This case discusses Grandin’s challenges, early diagnosis, growth and development in school, and support from her mother. Temple Grandin could not speak like the other children at the age of two, so because doctors could not find any physical issues she had been subsequently labeled as brain-damaged. To communicate with others, she would throw tantrums and scream....   [tags: Biography]

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Man's Opinion about Women

- There are many influences that affect a man’s opinion about women. Influences such as personal experiences, rumors, and the women in a man’s life help form his opinion of a woman. Henrik Ibsen and Oscar Wilde are two playwrights who reflected their beliefs about women in their plays. Ibsen and Wilde both believe that society shunned women, unfairly forcing them into a submissive role, under the control of men. On March 20, 1828, Henrik Johan Ibsen was born in Skien, Norway (Merriman Ibsen 1) and had four biological siblings (Meyer 13) His parents went from wealthy to poor at his age of six (Meyer 13)....   [tags: Biography, Ibsen and Wilde]

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A Psychological Reading of Death of A Salesman

- A Psychological Reading of Death of A Salesman       Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman can be seen as an eulogy of a dreamer, which depicts one man's tragic life and death as he tries to bring his family into grace.   Miller does, however, also uses this play to express underlying themes and ideas.  Reading Death of a Salesman from the starting point of a Marxist results in the perception that miller uses his play as a means to demonstrate the effects of a changing capitalist society....   [tags: Death Salesman essays]

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Advertising and Its Impact on Children

- Advertising has had a powerful impact on today’s children. From songs, to logos, to characters, advertisers keep in mind their audiences. Competition is the force which causes advertisers to target children. Children are targeted through the catch phrases, animated characters, and toys in these competitive advertisements. The textbook used in class (Huffman, 2002) describes that “advertising has numerous” methods to hook the individual into “buying their products and services.” The advertising company surrounds a particular candidate such as a child and immediately sinks their teeth into the child’s mind to manipulate the child into desiring their products....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Immortality in "The Great Gatsby"

- People say that "money makes the world go around." It may, but in the novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald money is what causes greed and death. The novel is filled with multiple themes but one predominate theme that the author focuses on is immorality. The novel was written in the1920s which was a time that drew away from social and moral values and yearned for its greed and empty pursuit of pleasure. Gatsby, gains his wealth through bootlegging only because he wants to show Daisy his wealth....   [tags: American Literature]

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Advertising, Food and Children

- Advertising, Food and Children "Peanut, peanut butter and jelly." Advertising has an impact on its audience. From songs to logos to characters, food product advertisers must keep in mind their audiences. Competition is the force which causes advertisers to target children. Children are targeted through the use of cute phrases, animated characters, and toys in these competitive advertisements. Many types of food have a phrase associated with them. Commercials use these phrases to implant their product into the audiences memory....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Life of Bugsy

- Benjamin Bugsy Siegel a notorious and psychotic gangster who from the womb to the tomb was always up to no good. Bugsy was a gangster early in his childhood. Bugsy soon met some other gangster who where just as crazy as he was and soon began to run bootleg alcohol in the streets of New York. During Benjamin Bugsy Siegels' career in organized crime, he helped to take down two of the biggest dons that the people of New York had ever seen. Bugsy was a handsome man who was always weak when it came to women....   [tags: Biography]

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Abortion And Murder

- Abortion And Murder On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in two separate decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, declared that Congress and the states had to adopt a policy on abortion. Since then, abortion has been one of the most controversial issues in our country today. Every time the subject of abortion is raised, the same question always comes up: should people have the right to terminate an unborn child. The answer is no. No person should have the right to terminate an unborn child which has not yet had the chance to live, no matter what the reason is....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Employee Performance Indicators

- Employee Performance Indicators The term performance is a relative term and need to be associated with the subject under discussion. For example its three broad kinds with reference to the current study are the employee, whose performance may be measure in an individual status. The team status of an employee for the measurement of performance is another perspective. Kirkman & Rosen (1999) found that in order for an organizational teams to be highly effective, their members must experience meaningfulness, and impact....   [tags: Business Management]

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Achieving Dreams Illegally

- The 1920s was a decade when a lot of crime was taking place in America. Many people felt the need to get involved in organized crime because of restrictions going on at the time, like prohibition. People usually committed crimes in order to achieve a goal for themselves. There were many cases of specific people and even characters who were famous for their involvement in organized crime during the 1920s. One of these characters was Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby. The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, may have even based this character after one of the most well-known organized criminals of the time....   [tags: Crime, Laws, America, Twenties]

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John Masefield's Cargoes

- The apparent talk in “Cargoes” is about ships and their shipments, but is there a deeper meaning. Do the ships symbolize the riches of the modern, medieval, and contemporary world. These questions can be answered throughout the poem and digested with a deeper meaning. The Quinquereme, Spanish galleon, and the British coaster deteriorated rapidly throughout the poem. When comparing the Quinquereme and the British coaster the difference is obvious. Each critic makes a point of making the ships stand out in the poem....   [tags: poem analysis]

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Hamlet:The Enigmatic Character

- ... Honestly, they were not the brightest guys, and we never see them function without the other. They always appear together. After Hamlet kills Polonius, the king asks Guildenstern and Rosencrantz to take Hamlet away to England. “I like him not, nor stands it safe with us to let his madness range. Therefore prepare you; I your commission will forthwith dispatch, and he to England…” (Meyer 1657). Claudius does not think having Hamlet around is “safe.” After a pirate attack on the ship, Hamlet finds the letter that the king sent containing his death sentence....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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“Bartleby the Scrivener” and "A Sorrowful Woman": Character Analysis

- People one can never really tell how person is feeling or what their situation is behind closed doors or behind the façade of the life they lead. Two masterly crafted literary works present readers with characters that have two similar but very different stories that end in the same result. In Herman Melville’s story “Bartleby the Scrivener” readers are presented with Bartleby, an interesting and minimally deep character. In comparison to Gail Godwin’s work, “A Sorrowful Woman” we are presented with a nameless woman with a similar physiological state as Bartleby whom expresses her feelings of dissatisfaction of her life....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Argument for Sonja Livingston’s Inclusion in the Literary Canon

- The literary canon is those works considered by scholars, critics, and teachers to be the most important to read and study, which collectively constitute the “masterpieces” of literature. (Meyer 2175) In the past there has been much debate on whether non-fiction should be considered for inclusion in the canon, but non-fiction writers being considered part of the canon is not unheard of, and is already a reality – George Orwell, Henry David Thoreau, Ernest Hemingway- all had a significant body of non-fictional work and are well respected, well established members....   [tags: Literature ]

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Illegal Immigration Reforms and Laws in The U.S.

- "One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality." This is a quote from Allen West a United States Representative and former military lieutenant who is heavily involved in illegal immigration reforms and laws in the U.S. Illegal immigration in the U.S has become an enormous problem in the past several years....   [tags: mexican cartels, prostitution, illegal work]

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Theme Analysis of Killings by Andre Dubus

- “Killings", written by Andre Dubus in 1979, involves several aspects such as revenge, morality, and murder. Elements, such as the story’s title, the order of events, and the development of the characters, are very unique. It successfully evokes emotion and suspense as the plot unfolds in sequence. Though it seems easily overlooked, the title “Killings” is very important due to the fact that the thrill of suspense is left in the mind of the reader. The title encourages readers to question who and what....   [tags: Essay on Killings, Andre Dubus ]

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Communicating with Pediatric Patients and Their Families

- In any healthcare setting the most important person is the patient, and in the case of pediatric patients their parents as well. If a healthcare provider is unable to communicate adequately the patients may be left feeling frustrated and angry. According to Levetown (2008) there are three important elements in building the relationship between a physician, parent, and child. These consist of informativeness or the quality of health information provided, interpersonal sensitivity or the ability for a physician to show interest in the parents’ and childs emotions and concerns, and partnership building (Levetown 2008)....   [tags: Nursing, Health Care]

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Twilight: A Waste of Time and Money

- In 2008, Twilight debuted in theaters across the county racking in a whopping $69,637,740 in just the first weekend alone (imdb, 2008). Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Twilight is a movie based on the first in a series of four best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer. The movies main focus is on a teenage girl named Bella (Kristen Stewart) who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to the town of Forks, Washington to live with her father Charlie (Billy Burke). On the first day of school, she meets Edward (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious guy who, she find out later in the movie, is a vampire....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Leadership Reflections: Motivating and Influencing Behavioral Change

- Based on assigned readings (ORG515 Module 2), this journal entry reflects on the rationale for the author’s strategies as a change management consultant in motivating and influencing behavioral change, both as a leader and as a follower. To gain additional perspective, the discussion then considers the relative effectiveness of a study partner’s strategies to assess their potential for motivating and influencing behavioral change in the author’s organization. Organizational Roles and Responsibilities As an external change management consultant, the author acts both as a leader and as a follower (Vecchio, 2007) in motivating and changing the behavior of others within a client organization....   [tags: Leadership ]

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The Impact the Bauhaus had on Art

- The Impact the Bauhaus had on Art During the 1920s, new technologies changed culture around the world. This period of rapid development was known as the Jazz Age. During the Jazz Age, new styles of art and architecture were created (Hewes; Ellis and Esler 527). The Bauhaus, a school building, was a major contributor to the changing art forms in the fields of art, architecture, and technology (Craven). The Bauhaus was a school in Weimer, Germany. It was founded in 1919 by a German architect named Walter Gropius....   [tags: new technologies, culture, the jazz age]

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Transformational Leadership and Affective Commitment to Change

- ... Second, they use intellectual stimulation and challenge employees to accept innovative solutions to problems and to challenge the status quo (Bass, 1985; Bass, Avolio, Jung &Berson, 2003). Therefore, these leaders are expected to influence their subordinates reactions to organizational change in a positive way (Bass &Riggio, 2006; Groves, 2005). Transformational leadership is important during times of change because of the ability of such leaders to engage followers and motivate them to support the change (Herold, Fedor, Caldwell & Liu, 2008)....   [tags: organizational change, employees]

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