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    Tangled Wires: Conceptualizing Neurological and Cultural Explanations of Synesthesia Synesthesia - a mixing or combination of senses - is a concept relatively familiar in the Western world. History is littered with descriptions of people tasting words and seeing sounds; the folklore of creative and expressive arts, in particular, filled with stories of famous "synesthetes." Russian author Vladimir Nabokov, German painter Wassily Kandinsky, American artist David Hockney, and Russian composer

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    Aggression: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Explanations Most people will agree that aggression can become dangerous and that it is a serious problem. The source of different acts of aggression is trying to be understood from medical, psychological and cultural perspectives. Some scientists try to treat the abnormal aggressive behavior with medication, while others go deeper and try to find out why they have abnormal behavior. Some answers are biological, like genes and hormones, other

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    Renaissance Drama and Staging

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    English Renaissance” (561) and becomes the plot of many plays. Many critics cannot understand why many characters have the quality of being jealous and also to being curious. Maus continues to state, “Some critics are inclined to look for cultural explanations; for then the phenomenon reflects in a particularly telling way…” (561). English Renaissance dramatists are more likely to include jealousy, sexual disloyalty and anxiety rather than non-dramatists. Shakespeare uses sexual fidelity that lead

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    cause of societal programs, and that is they see certain cultural norms within our society which they believe lead to said societal issues. While this is somewhat of a generalization of the explanations these different ideological views use towards understanding major social problems, it is what we typically see from both groups. However, as I have learned over the course of my time as sociology major, that social structure and cultural explanations are not mutually exclusively, but are more of circular

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    “Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory” by Peter Barry is a book that presents literary and cultural theory in a systematic, simple and coherent way. The book provides clear explanations and demonstrations of 12 important critical and cultural theories, the main ones include: Structuralism, Post Structuralism, Post Modernism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Feminism, Lesbian/gay criticism, Marxist criticism, New historicism, Postcolonial Criticism, Stylistics, Narratology and

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    Social Work Theory

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    Lemert (1999, p20) states "Social theory is what we do when we find ourselves able to put into words what nobody seems to want to talk about". Further, Mullaly (2002, p3) cites Reynolds (1971) "Theory carries out four basic functions: description; explanation; prediction; and control and management of events or changes .........it describes phenomena; it attempts to explain what causes them; it predicts future events, including what will happen if certain interventions occur (or do not occur); and attempts

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    Explanation Paper (European Foods~ Impact of Exploration) For my benchmark, I chose to research and learn about the impact that exploration had on European foods. In my oral presentation, which I will give on March 21, 2002, I will explain certain characteristics before and after European exploration. I will speak about how the only spices that were ordinarily used in Europe in the beginning of the Renaissance were pepper and salt, while after Christopher Columbus explored the new world common spices

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    Justin's Ecological Model

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    Perry in the situation represented in this data. Algood, Hong, Gourdine, and Williams (2011) explain that the ecological model helps obtain a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and demographic factors that frame a maltreated child’s context. For instance, in the case of the document analysed in this paper, socio-demographic information, such as, age and gender were either observed of documented in

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    level of analysis

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    different theories to find the most accurate set of explanations. It is of similar importance to consider that these explanations can be categorized into three levels. These levels offer a framework for analysis by looking at the international system, states, and individual actors and it is important that we consider all levels of analysis when thinking theoretically about international relations. Each level offers a distinct set of explanations for a phenomenon. Looking at the sum of these makes

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    Bill Hayes, the author of “Five Quarts” did not want to write about the personal and natural history of blood in a dull fashion. He essentially made an interesting novel out of something that is very common in our lives, blood. We all know that blood is vital to our existence, but not many of us consider it special. To make the novel interesting, Hayes corresponds the blood of greek mythology with current blood. Also he explains how blood was an inspiration to the fictional evolution of vampires

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