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    Practical Report

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    Focalization effect on a semantic illusion. Acta Psychologica, 67(2), 135-144. Erickson, T. D., & Mattson, M. E. (1981). From words to meaning: A semantic illusion. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 20(5), 540-551. Kamas, E. N., Reder, I. M., & Ayers, M. S. (1996). Partial matching in the Moses illusion: Response bias not sensitivity. Memory & Cognition, 24(6), 687-699. Morris, R. K., & Folk, J. R. (1998). Focus as a contextual priming mechanism in reading. Memory & Cognition, 26(6), 1313-1322

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    the demarcation problem, or the problem of distinguishing between science and non-science, and how all three of them need to be combined in order to truly solve this problem. First, I will explain each of the three different theories proposed by A.J. Ayer, Karl Popper, and Paul Thagard, these philosopher’s arguments for each of these theories, and an example of using each theory. Then, I will explain why all three of these theories need to be combined by showing examples of how each individual theory

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    In order to capture the hardships of everyday life in a shattered nation, Italian filmmakers in the instant post-war period created their own cinematic language. However revolutionary in impact, the new realism was not a complete halt with the past. Its origins went deep, to the work of directors in Italy and afar which, over preceding decades, had foreshadowed the themes and formal revolution of a style that would be developed to become one of cinema’s most influential movements. Neo-realist films

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    the federal government to oversee voting sights, and authorized the investigation of poll taxes (“Voting Rights Act of 1965”). Dr. King’s final victory in his era of revolution was the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (also known as the Fair Housing Act) (Ayers 265). This law, that was pushed to pass by President Johnson just after Dr. King’s assassination, “prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex” (“Fair Housing Act”)

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    (Parfitt, Pike, & Ayers, 2013). A parent’s especially a mother’s mental health can greatly impact a child’s development if a mother is less stressed the will be more comfortable around the child creating a better mother-child attachment which also promotes language development. (Parfitt, Pike, & Ayers, 2013). If a father’s is positively involved in a child’s life early on that the child will have a greater reduction in cognitive delays, this is especially true in boys (Parfitt, Pike, & Ayers, 2013). Another

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    immigrates to America as a young girl with a thick accent, and an Irish name that is difficult to spell and pronounce. Furthermore, she never feels truly at home or like she is part of a family, and does whatever she can to please her foster family. Molly Ayer grew up on the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation, and enters the foster care system after her father dies and her mother ends up in jail. Molly has trouble trusting others, and relies on her appearance to create a persona for herself. On the other

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    Can Ethical Terms Be Defined?

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    Can Ethical Terms Be Defined? The answer might seem obvious. Ethical terms can be defined because they have been. "Good" means pleasure; "good" means utility; "good" means self-realisation, or self interest and so on. Classical moral philosophy philosophers have apparently had no difficulty at all in defning terms like "good". It was just this multitude of different and incompatible definitions however, which led Moore to have some doubts about whether philosophers knew what they were doing

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    The Verification Principle I would like to start this essay by explaining the background to Logical Positivism and the Verification Principle. The Verification Principle is a philosophical doctrine fundamental to Logical Positivism. Logical Positivists argue that a statement is meaningful only if it is either empirically verifiable or else tautological (You can get to its truth by the meanings of its terms). They believe that if you can give evidence to back up what you said then that

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    Molly Kirby Mrs. Geidel AP English Comp 10 (Period 3) 9 Sept. 2015 Ignorance is Bliss Proselytism, or the act of forcing beliefs onto others in an attempt to convert them, is exceptionally prominent during teenage years, but continues to prevail as the years advance. Propaganda used before the Holocaust convinced teenagers to join auxiliary groups like the Student’s League and Hitler Youth. Hitler convinced adults to join auxiliary groups as well, apart from the main Nazi party. Behaviors established

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    Henry James' The Art of Fiction

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    Henry James' The Art of Fiction In an essay written in response to an essay written by Walter Besant, both titled "The Art of Fiction", Henry James provides both a new understanding of fiction and greater understand of his own works. James analyses, however briefly, the process of creation of a work of fiction, readers' responses to it, and the requirements of the work and the author. James' language within this essay may be in need of some levity, but he does occasionally break through the

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