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    The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin is a cleverly presented, emotional story. Convinced that a rare jellyfish sting caused her best friend to drown, seventh-grade narrator Suzy Swanson sets out to prove her theory. Her mission becomes a journey of self-discovery. Teen history buffs will appreciate Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin. Sheinkin’s riveting, provocative work chronicles what whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, a figure central to the Pentagon Papers, risked to uncover a government…

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    Often providing vital information initially hidden from the public, whistleblowers have the ability to greatly affect the way that society functions. Although the insider facts released can benefit the population, the informants are frequently persecuted. When whistleblowers such as Daniel Ellsberg and WikiLeaks informants release new information, the government work with the media to reprimand the actions that were taken. This is to prevent people from losing trust in the strong sociological…

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    Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg are two men that developed a need to exploit The United States government of secret and confidential information. Though Ellsberg and Snowden both leaked highly classified information to the public the actions and outcome of doing so was different between the two. Ones actions considered him to be a patriot and on the other hand a traitor. Daniel Ellsberg is known for leaking the pentagon papers in 1971; which “revealed that the government had ramped up the…

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    Daniel Ellsberg stood up against decisions made by the United States government during the Vietnam War by observing the truth of the government’s foreign policy, distributing classified documents eventually called the Pentagon Papers, and creating a crack in the Nixon administration. These actions resulted in an immense negative impact on the relationship between the U.S. government and American people in which citizens questioned the credibility of the government. The issues described in the…

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    Daniel Ellsberg worked on documents that showed the U.S’s actions during Vietnam the document had very secret and important information, he was an early supporter of the U.S.’s role in indochina but by the time he finished working he was against the U.S.’s involvement. He felt like he had to expose the U.S.’s actions so he leaked the papers. In 1971 he copied more than seven thousand pages of documents that revealed the government's actions during the Vietnam war. The documents exposed the…

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    In a bloody battle with Necho’s Egyptian army in 605 BC, Prince Nebuchadnezzar the son of Nabopolassar, pushed the Egyptian army back across the river and claimed Judah to Babylon. After Nebuchadnezzar departed back to his homeland to ascend to the throne, Judah began to revolt against the Babylonian rule which called for the now King to return to suppress the trouble. Upon his return the King had completed many projects to remind Judah of whom their king was. One of the projects was to take…

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    A dictator is someone that appoints themselves into a role of total power over a group of people. Dictators maintain their power by force through planting fear into the people that they have rule over. Dictators have a tendency to force their views on the people as well. In Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Crusoe presents himself as a generous and beneficent governor of the island that he is stranded on, when in reality he exercises a dictatorship rule by using might rather than right.…

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    Automatic Processing and Controlled Processing The cognitive processes that influence perception are influenced by the techniques and shortcuts that people create in order to efficiently perceive the social world with as much accuracy as possible. One of these processes is automatic processing that influences how people may implements previously learned and experienced material into their perception of situations in a quick and efficient manner (Bargh, 1989). On the other hand, controlled…

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    The Devil in the White City by: Erik Larson Crown Publishing Group, 2003, and 447 The book "The Devil in the White City" is about the serial killer H.H. Holmes and the architect of the World's Fair Daniel H. Burnham. Who was Daniel H. Burnham? Burnham was a man who rose to prominence. In 1893 Chicago won the bid for the World's Exposition. The architects chosen were Burnham and his partner John Root, Burnham and John needed to build something to give their city a better reputation. Burnham…

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    Kahneman and Tversky developed the Prospect Theory to describe how people choose different choices that involve risk, knowing the probable outcomes. This demonstrates the way a person feels toward taking risks that involve positive outcomes is very different from the way a person feels toward risks that involve a negative outcome. The decision a person makes reflects on their judgement which can be heavy considering the conditions of uncertainty. For example, if people had a choice of: a) 100%…

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