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    Athens- Baffling scientists for decades, the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient astronomical computer, now has some more evidence as to just how old it is. Recent radiocarbon dating done on this device shows that it is from 150-100 BCE. Radiocarbon dating is based on the principal that radioactive carbon-dioxide found in minerals and rocks decays at a predictable rate. Radiocarbon is constantly being created in the atmosphere when cosmic rays interact with atmospheric nitrogen. When rocks and minerals are taken out of their environment, the radioactive carbon-dioxide starts to decay. By measuring this decay, scientists were able to pinpoint the date of creation of the Antikythera Mechanism to 150-100 BCE. Faking something like this is borderline…

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    Roman Technology

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    architectural accomplishments that we view as important and impact our building styles today. Egyptians claim ground on architectural technology, but Greeks surmount the advances of Egyptians and develop machines to further enhance building efforts and daily tasks. On of the most intriguing finds from Greek times proposes one statement: maybe there isn’t anything new under the sun. The Antikythera Mechanism is now a corroded collection of wood and bronze fragments that researchers discovered…

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    I am particularly drawn to the Psychodynamic Model that human function is determined by in conscience physiological forces. They attempt to discover and treat incidents caused from past traumas and inner conflicts. I admit I use to get confused by the basic id, ego, superego concepts, which have been clarified in this chapter. Particularly I can relate to all of the defense mechanisms of the ego: Repression, denial, projection, rationalization, displacement, intellectualization and regression. I…

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    I have conducted an interview with a sixty-two-year-old nurse to develop a better understanding of non-sharable problems and of rationalization. I was surprised with the understanding of these terms my interviewee had without really hearing the terms used often in her life. She told me of encounters she has had personally with rationalization and non-sharable problems, and she also told me of stories of co-workers and friends who faced similar issues. The main thing I took away from the…

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    Five Defense Mechanisms

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    Defensive Mechanisms Read the section on defense mechanisms on page 159, Figure 5.4 in the textbook. Describe those defense mechanisms that you recall other people using. Using first names only, describe who and how each person used the defense mechanism. (Describe at least five defense mechanisms.) Rationalization: One of the most common defense mechanisms is rationalization, the development of a logical but false explanation that protects a person’s self-concept. (p.159) Example 1: Nick a…

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    This concept was an individual’s distortion of a negative event that has happened in the person’s life to reduce the psychological effects. The distortions that occur usually do so in the unconscious mind, which Freud spoke about quite a bit in his career. Freud recognized six different defense mechanisms that occur that characterize human behavior, as well as, cognitive behavior. A brief description of each…

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    In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, Emily, the protagonist, life changed completely after her father’s death. Emily is forced to enter a completely different lifestyle, one where she finds difficulty adapting to thus, isolating herself from the townspeople. Furthermore, Emily appears to be a troubled woman who is in a great of denial and living in a world where she feels trapped while desperately searching for love. Therefore, let us examine her denial with reality, her…

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    Have you ever made someone laugh so hard they start crying? For me that is one of the most incomparable feelings you can feel, because not only are you experiencing your joy, you’re feeling that other person's joy too. Laughter can make you feel captivated even in the darkest of times. People can use laughter as a way to tell their story or get things off their chest in a different way. Humor can be a different way of telling a story or giving voice to something. Humor, for me allows me to share…

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    Anxiety Defense Mechanisms

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    Everyone in the entire world has a different mechanism for dealing with anxiety. There are many strategies and things people do in order to reduce their anxiety. Each day people in the world get into situations where their anxiety might rise and their ego feels like it might lose control. The ego unconsciously fights anxiety during these situations and uses different techniques in order to do so. There are many different defense mechanisms used by everybody. Some of these defense mechanisms are…

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    Still Going Strong Some say absence makes the heart grow fonder and some say a healthy relationship needs interaction on a daily basis. I think friendships have a way of developing on their own. I also think that sharing something deeper can help to sustain friendships. My best friend and I have known each other our whole lives. We did not actually become friends until about twenty years ago, and the best friend title came along a few years later. My best friend, Sandra, lives in Elkins, West…

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