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    way. Cognitive research revolutionized and become the dominant approach in psychology by the late 1970-1980s. Then, many people started creating strategies to influence people’s behavior to change. In 1990, Erin Gruwell, a young English teacher, made a radical change in her classroom. Since she noticed that her students wouldn’t socialize due to race and in-groups, she put effort into getting their trust on personal and academic levels. Later, Elliot Aronson wrote the book Nobody late to hate, that explores the causes and consequences of the attacks at the Columbine High school massacre. Both, Gruwell and Aronson, explored several…

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    decisions. This raises the likelihood of someone rationalizing the decision. For example, someone might purchase a motorcycle instead of a regular vehicle and hate riding in the rain and having to worry about not being as visible on the road. However, since this was an expensive purchase that lost value as soon it was brought home, and it is difficult to replace, you would rationalize it. You might overvalue the positive aspects of owning a motorcycle, such as riding at crazy speeds and weaving…

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    In the book, Mistakes Were Made (but not by me), Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson are able to showcase true life accounts of people that have made wrong decisions that were either unacceptable or completely terrible, who justified their actions as if they did nothing wrong. People do this because as humans, it is too complicated for us to admit that we have done something wrong, so instead we like to cover ourselves up with justifications. This then causes for the person to make the assumption…

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    A good film will show a concept rather than tell it, however, this simple, universal concept is a lot more intricate than it seems. In order to successfully convey a theme through the use of audiovisual techniques outside of dialogue a filmmaker must consider things such as sound, production design, acting, editing, and cinematography. Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, is a great example of a film that expertly employs such audiovisual techniques. At face value, one can instantly get the…

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    Jim Elliot

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    Missionaries make a huge impact on the world for Christ. Their courage, hard work, and sacrifice in the ministry should be noted. One of the most influential, modern day missionaries was Jim Elliot. He is remembered as the missionary martyr to Ecuador, but he did even more for Christ before that. Jim Elliot’s background prepared him for his future, allowed him to minister in United States, and allowed him to minister in South America. First, Jim Elliot’s background prepared him for his future.…

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    some of the audience can relate. Wolf does this to build up the suspense on certain characters ' personalities. Law and Order SVU is an American police procedural drama that was created in New York City that has been going since September 20, 1999. With different cast such as Adam Beach, Danny Pino, Kelli Giddish, Raul Esparza Ice-T and others. The purpose of this show is to show fictional crime events that can occur in everyday life. One of purpose of Law and Order is showing what some cop, and…

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    Billy Elliot Journey Essay

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    confronting and transformative for the individual or groups involved. This idea is undoubtedly explored within Steven Daldry’s film, Billy Elliot with a central theme of maturity and Robert Gray’s poem, Late Ferry, as it expresses ideas about the transformative concept of transitions. Additionally, Meiert Avis’ music video for Paramore’s Brick by Boring Brick explores a confronting change to the protagonist as the music video demonstrates challenges of growing up. These texts go in depth into…

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    Discovery is intensely meaningful as it can transform an individual’s understanding in an emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual manner. The far-reaching ramifications of discovery may differ for people and their contexts. This concept of discovery is conveyed in Stephen Daldry’s film “Billy Elliot” (2000) and Sarah Rabia’s extract “Dinner”. In the film “Billy Elliot”, it becomes clear that discoveries which evoke one’s innermost thoughts and feeling can lead to significant…

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    Transitions, influenced by interactions with others, enable a person to overcome obstacles that restrain them to transition. Billy Elliot, the film directed by Stephen Daldry, and Jennifer Niven’s novel Holding Up The Universe both explore transitions through defying social standards and acceptance. Billy Elliot explores transitions of Billy entering a world of ballet in the disapproving society of Durham during the Miners Strike. Holding Up The Universe explores the transition of Libby Strout,…

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    The process of transitioning into new phases of life is both challenging and rewarding for individuals and their communities, this can be seen in the film “Billy Elliot” directed by Stephen Daldry. He repeatedly uses filmic devices such as various camera angles and numerous tones of dialogue to display Billy’s radical transition into his new life. Just as Billy transitions to reach his goals Michaela DePrince overcomes many obstacles that can be seen in the New York Daily News Article titled…

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