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    Edward Thorndike is an American psychologist that was born on August 31st, 1874 in Williamsburg, Massachusetts. Edward was the second child born to his father Edward Robert and Abbie Ladd Thorndike. His father was a Reverend for the Methodist Church, while his mother was a homemaker. The couple would eventually have more children after the birth of Edward, six in all. His father only expected the best from his children, all of his sons and daughters earned high marks in all of their classes. Edward and his siblings all earned academic scholarships due to their academic achievements, they would all go on to college and received degrees in their respective fields. Due to the requirements of being a reverend, Reverend Thorndike with his family moved to eight different towns. This…

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    Behavior In High School

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    This is the idea that “several responses made to the same situation, those accompanied or closely followed by satisfaction are likely to be learned” (Shiraev, 2015). Thorndike, in other words, assumed that individuals would learn appropriate behaviors based on the idea of previous exposure to the same situation in roughly the same environment. For example, a child in a school environment can easily associate what behaviors give him satisfaction and praise. Being in school classroom 5 times a…

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    Edward Abbey's Great American Desert Environmentalist and desert-lover, Edward Abbey in his essay “The Great American Desert” warns readers about the perilous dangers of the American deserts while simultaneously stirring curiosity about these fascinating ecosystems. He both invites and dissuades his readers from visiting the deserts of North America through the use of humor and sarcasm. In this essay, he is rhetorically successful in arguing that the open spaces of the undeveloped deserts…

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    places anyone could ever suspect. Also, when Joseph Conrad states, “It was difficult to realize that his [the Director of Companies] work was not out there in the luminous estuary, but behind him, within the brooding gloom.” (Joseph Conrad, 2) he speaks of the working conditions to have the same terror and horror. This quotation allows the reader to understand that the working environments of the company may not be as normal or bright but have a darker side to it, which may represent the horror…

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    but as of 2008 when someone says the thing most often thought of are the werewolves from the Twilight Saga. In my opinion Professor Lupin from the harry potter series is my favorite of them all. Examples of werewolves from TV series are ones in True Blood, Teen Wolf and Vampire Diaries. Which brings us to the other end of the spectrum, Bram Stokers Dracula is probably the most often thought of example when someone hears of a vampire. Slicked back, black hair, with a flowing red cape and pale…

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    Essay On Vaccination

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    It Isn’t Just About You: Why Child Vaccinations are Necessary From 1964 to 1965, the rubella virus led to life threatening illnesses in around 20,000 newborns; these babies were plagued with deafness, blindness, heart disease, and/or mental retardation. (Ballarlo and Sprague). Now, because of vaccines, rubella has been eradicated and is no longer a life-threatening problem. Vaccinations have been used worldwide to prevent life-threatening diseases. Dr. Edward Jenner developed the first…

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    Ahjussi (아저씨), also known by it’s English title The Man from Nowhere, is an action packed, thriller film starring Won Bin as the movie’s protagonist, Cha Tae Sik. The movie was released on August 4, 2010 and was directed by Lee Jeong Bum. The story begin with Cha Tae Sik, the owner of a pawnshop, who lives by himself and leads a quiet life. He is a quiet man and does not have any friends except for a little girl, Somi, who lives next door with her mom. Somi frequents the pawn shop, often selling…

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    In the extract from the essay ’’The new empire within Britain’’ Salman Rushdie, an Indian born Briton and author, explores the subjects of institutional racism, the subconscious racist nature of the English language and the stains that the time of imperialism has left on the British mentality. To gather Rushdie’s main thesis, one need only to look at the title: “The New Empire within Britain”. Rushdie states: “It sometimes seems that the British authorities, no longer capable of exporting…

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    "A film is... A progression of moods and feelings. The feel of the experience is the important thing, not the ability to verbalized or analyze it." The quote by Stanley Kubrick illustrates the ideal director of a movie. According to Stanley Kubrick, a director should use the techniques given to make a good movie that expresses their style. In particular, Tim Burton uses numerous cinematic techniques such as sound, lighting, and shots to demonstrate his unique style in movies like Charlie and the…

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Brooklyn born self taught artist. His first attention attracted his graffiti in the city of New York. Basquiat’s artistic talents and inspiration came from his cultural heritage as his mother being Puerto Rican and father a Haitian American. After quitting high school a year before his graduation and years of struggling his work finally got him fame. Receiving fame for his words, stick figures, and animals, the public adored all of his hard work. Basquiat began street…

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