Julian the Apostate

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  • Organized Youth Sports: An Analysis

    For my discussion post, I chose to talk about the industry of athletic development. Originally, the intentions of organized youth sports were generally good. As stated in the book, “postwar prosperity put discretionary income in the hands of parents who wanted to provide their children with opportunities that they had been denied growing up in a time of depression and war” (Davies, p. 361). In today’s society, this concept of organized youth sports has become somewhat corrupted in my opinion. Less of the focus is on children being active and having fun, which were the original intentions. Overall, I think that youth sports are a great thing for children, but I also think that it can be taken too far sometimes and some parents put too much pressure on their children. As a kid, I remember having so much fun playing basketball with all of my friends, but I also remember that I was extremely competitive. Sports are supposed to teach you important lessons such as competition, acceptance of authority, discipline, and the importance of cooperation/teamwork (Davies, 362), but sometimes these take a backseat to winning. Through playing sports, I definitely learned all of these lessons and much more, but I can think of more than a few times where these lessons and having fun took a backseat to winning and being the best. I was always fairly athletic and I had so much trouble understanding why everyone had to play as a kid. My mother always taught me that the people that work the…

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  • The Importance Of Self-Efficacycy In Classroom Management

    The Tschannen-Moran, Wilfolk Hoy and Hoy (2001) self-efficacy scale is considered a valid and reliable indicator of teacher perceptions of self-efficacy in the context of classroom management practice. Multiple preceding studies designed to measure teacher self-efficacy influenced the development of the Tschannen-Moran, Wilfolk Hoy and Hoy self-efficacy scale. These earlier attempts establish the research base for measurement of teacher self-efficacy, and the impact of self-efficacy on classroom…

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  • John Milton's Poem: An Analysis Of Closure In Lycidas

    Closure in Lycidas What is the right response to death? How and to what extent should we mourn the ones we love? When John Milton's college friend, Edward King, drowned off of the Welsh coast 1, Milton wrote Lycidas in memoriam. A pastoral elegy, the poem represents King as the lost shepherd Lycidas and uses agricultural imagery to portray loss. The majority of the poem is spent highlighting the irrevocability and completeness of death, that is until lines 165-168: "Weep no more, woeful…

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  • The Last Laugh By Wilfred Owen Essay

    Between the years of 1914 to 1918, approaching 1 million British soldiers gave up their lives fighting for King and country (greatwar.co.uk). Wilfred Owens, one of the greater known first world war poets, was one of these. He died at the age of twenty-five, only a week away from armistice, leaving behind approaching 100 poems. Despite his early death, Owen’s poetry has immortalized him, passing to future generations both his experience and sentiments regarding the first world war. Like many at…

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  • The Pointlessness Of Unplugging Analysis

    Casey Cep, a writer for The New Yorker, wrote an article entitled “The Pointlessness of Unplugging”, which suggests that unplugging from technology is pointless because it is deeply embedded in our daily lives and we can’t function without it. In the conclusion of her piece she states, “Let’s not mistake such experiments in asceticism for a sustainable way of life” (Cep). Asceticism describes a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from worldly pleasures (greed, ambition, pride, sex and…

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  • Bandura And Rotter's Social Cognitive Theory

    In the third stage of the behaviorist school of thought we have the neo-neo behaviorist who are also known as socio-behaviorist. Sociobehaviorism began around the 1960’s and lasted until 1990. The leading figures in socio-behaviorism were Albert Bandura and Julian Rotter who incorporate a cognitive approach to the study of behavior. Although Bandura and Rotter were considered behaviorists, they were different from Skinner and other behaviorists before them in that they focused on cognitive…

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  • Ms. NS Reflection

    Ms. NS is a 21 year-old, heterosexual, Hispanic, single woman who is in her fourth year at the University of La Verne. Ms. NS’s major is Theater Arts and her minor is Business Management. Ms. NS presented to the Argosy University Therapeutic Assessment and Psychotherapy Services (AUTAPS) with her concerns that she has been unable to pass the math placement test. Ms. NS stated that the Disabled Student Services Department at the university referred her to the AUTAPS for her psychological…

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  • Aztec Calendar Essay

    The purpose of a calendar is to keep track of things such as the past or future time, days until a certain event happens which could be holidays or someone’s birthday, or time since an event has happened. There are many different variations of the calendar, including Egyptian, Roman, Gregorian, Lunar, etc. The creation of the calendar was influenced by the geographical location as well as the seasons, although, in warmer countries where seasons cannot be differentiated, the moon would keep the…

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  • Invisible Man Theory

    They, perhaps, look in the mirror and see only a human being, they do not see what Julian sees and they do not have to live in the world that society creates for him. If other family members don’t have the same self-image issues as Julian, it is likely that this will have caused him feelings of isolation. Laudat (2005) examined the connection between being a “mixed race” woman and experiencing depression. One of Laudat’s participants commented “there was no-one I could confide in about why I…

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  • Huxley's Use Of Conditioning In Brave New World

    article “Huxley, Aldous,” Aldous Huxley was born on July 26 of 1864 in Godalming, UK. According to Charles J. Rolo in Aldous Leonard Huxley, Huxley was born into a very intellectual family. His mother, Julia Huxley, was the niece of great poet, Matthew Arnold (74). According to Elizabeth Deschenes in Bioethics in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, she also opened the Priors Field School, which was a boarding school (12). His father, T. H. Huxley was a “famous proponent of Darwinian when it was…

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