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    Blushing and Physiological Arousability in Social Phobia Introduction This paper will provide a critique of the article titled “Blushing and Physiological Arousability in Social Phobia,” (Gerlach et al., 2001) located in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Vol. 110, No. 2). Blushing is defined as: “to become red in the face especially from shame or embarrassment. ” It is believed that blushing involves physiological, behavioral, and cognitive factors which react with one another. The actual

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    takes interest, they frequently blush (Probyn X). “Blushing is the most peculiar of all human expressions. -Charles Darwin” (Casperson n.p.). It seems like a simple thing, since blushing is done by every human being. One would think it is direct science, but it can become pretty elaborate once an individual dives deeper into the research. Also, it is not something to be shameful of, since everyone does it. Many are scared and shameful of blushing in public because it is socially unacceptable to blush

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    Tim O 'Brien 's 1986 “The Things They Carried,” tells a story of how impactful war can be. It describes the struggle of overcoming grief and the struggle to deal with death; it shows the human side of war. The passage above provides an excellent example of the way O 'Brien uses first person narration to explain the complexity of war. In particular, the real meaning of “The Things They Carried” is revealed, because they show the actual burden the soldiers carried was not materialistic, but emotionally

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    Why Do We Blush

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    only my unusually pale skin that made my tendency towards blushing more apparent. But this is not, in fact, the case. Some people blush more than others do and some families blush more than others do (2). Some attribute blushing to social phobia, though it differs in that it is not accompanied by a change in pulse rate or blood pressure (1). Blushing is generally thought to be a response to embarrassment, but is the emotion that triggers blushing as broad and general as "embarrassed"? Or are there more

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    It was a warm morning in October when I faced for the first time in my life how painful it would be being a shy person. There I was, nine years old, inside the classroom, right after my classmates and I had read a tale named “Malagueta Pepper John”. It featured the story of a kid who instantly blushed every time he was going through an embarrassing situation in his miserable life. The problem was that, on that morning, I had just gone through a kind of shameful experience too. Don't ask me what it

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    the girls about their attire.  Lengel criticizes the girls for shopping in his store in their beachwear.  He states the store policy requires that "their shoulders be covered.” The three girls are embarrassed by the ex-Sunday school teacher, " blushing though their light tans."  Sammy rang up the items for the girls, but as the  transaction was finished, he states to the manager, “I quit.” Sammy, trying to be the hero and standing up for the girls, gets completely ignored and unnoticed by the

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    It hurts, the hole in her heart just wouldn't fill up. Every time she thinks about her, she would feel tears pricking from the edge of her purple like eyes. She felt so forgotten, atrocious, heartbroken of what she had did. If only she didn't say those words, things would have been different. The pain was unbearable, it felt like she was walking on the edge of the sword, almost falling in the deep pit. It would have been just them laughing at stupid things, having a nice uncommunicative day, or them

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    Both Wilfred Owen and Tim O’Brien had similar ideas when it came to writing about war. They chose to write more about the emotional and sometimes physical implications of battle rather than the traditional subject of the fight alone. That is why the pieces Anthem for Doomed Youth, Dulce Et Decorum Est and The Things They Carried have stood the test of time. Both of these writers are known for writing about the subject of war because of the insight they provide. In most literature, the art of war

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    memories (and) the common secret of cowardice” (Harris & O’Brien 21). Most of the soldiers did not know what the overall purpose was of fighting the Vietnamese (Tessein). The young men “carried the soldier’s greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to. It was what had brought them to the war in the first place” (O’Brien 21). The soldiers did not go to war for glory or honor, but simply to avoid the “blush of dishonor” (21). In fact, O’Brien

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    Tim O Brien Bravery

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    bravery and cowardice that lay within each and every soldier. The first instance of cowardice manifesting in the hearts of the brave soldiers occurred in the beginning as O’Brien says, “They carried the soldier's greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to. It was what had brought them to the war in the first place, nothing positive, no dreams of glory or honor, just

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    Goffman, as one of the first scholars to study embarrassment, defined it as the “uncomfortable state of mortification, awkwardness, and chagrin that can result whenever undesired events publicly threaten one’s social identity” (1956). Although people try to avoid embarrassment all together, when they do experience it, they feel obligated to repair their social image (Miller, 1987). Therefore, embarrassment can have a significant impact on social interaction, and it transcends societal lines, and

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    What is The Strength in Moving On

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    When tough times are presented, how one reacts to such tragedy can end up defining them as a person. In Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild, a tragedy strikes as her mother passes away without time to say goodbye, and her family, including her own marriage, falls apart. After four years of heartbreak and turmoil, she decides to take the reigns on her own life and voyage into the wild to hike the Pacific Crest Trail that ventures from the Mojave Desert, on to California and furthermore, to Oregon and Washington

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    country, but most of all themselves. The entire first capture he talks about the things they carried, and goes on and on about literally everything. Emotionally or physically, but he says “They carried the soldiers greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing.” (21). This pretty much explains itself. From all his experiences throughout the war O’Brien says in black and white that the thing... ... middle of paper ... ...ng these decisions, good or bad. For all these men the fact that they stepped up

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    Supported by the research done by Robert M. Krauss and Susan R. Fussell,(social psychological models of interpersonal communication) blushing and embarrassment are “causally related” as blush is recognized as a physiological response to embarrassing- remarkably, other natural species are not occupying such ability. Considering it is unlikely to not having any embarrassed experience in

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    John Updike's A&P

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    John Updike's A&P John Updike's short story, "A&P" is fictional in a sense that it has a common pattern that leads the reader through a series of events. These events began when three young ladies in bathing suits walk in A&P, and catch the eye of a young man named, Sammy. He seems to favor the chunkier girl of the three that walk in to the store. As the story continues, Sammy curiously watches the provocative young ladies as they stroll through the store looking for groceries. In this fictional

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    Is This Love?

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    Dish after dish, after dish. I finished and stacked the papers, in total there was four. I looked to my left and noticed that Aru had just eaten the rest of his. "Now that we've finished eating, would you like to talk for a bit?" He asked. "Alright. What would you like to discuss?" I inquired. "I wanted to know why you befriended Gasai-san? I think that my assumption is accurate, but I want to know from you first, before I tell you" he replied. "Ok. Well in my mind I was thinking that I could

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    Emotion 3 I believed I experienced my most embarrass moment of the year was during mid of this semester where I accidentally walk into the girl’s toilet in college. That day was the day I stay overnight to finish my assignment. Not even enough sleep in the morning really kills me and making me drowsy. After attending few hours of lectures, I had stomach ache and I just could not stand anymore, so I decided to go to the toilet and also to wash my face hoping that I can still hanging there for the

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    perilous

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    "Can I come over to your house?" "Um...why?" "I can't go back to mine. My mom'll freak the fuck out!" I scratch the back of my head. "I-" I pause. Mum wasn't home. She went out to treat herself and her girlfriends. Maybe I could let her stay, just for a little while. A sigh passes from my lips. "Al-Alright." She cheers. The moon sets her soft features on fire, shading her face in all the right places. Her empty, brown eyes glistening, with something that I can't exactly name, behind her heart

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    If the world had no memories of the past through the present the world and the people who live in it would be better. Through the past, there have been some distant but fairly new memories that could be embarrassing or exciting. In your past memories there have been some embarrassing thoughts. These thoughts could have been you or someone else. For example, you could have said the wrong answer in class or sent and embarrassing text to someone else, but all those are little things. You could have

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    John Updike's A&P

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    Bathing Beauties John Updike’s “A&P” is a short story about a nineteen year old boy during the 1960’s that has a summer job at the local A&P grocery. The main character in the story, Sammy, realizes that life isn’t always fair and that sometimes a person makes decisions that he will regret. Sammy sees that life doesn’t always go as planned when three young girls in bathing suits walk in and his manager Lengel gives them a hard time, and he comes to term with that sometimes you make bad decisions

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