Karen Carpenter

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  • Pros And Cons Of Anorexia Nervosa

    I remember the day my eight-year old sister came to me asking me how much a girl her age should weigh. At the time, I was only nine and thought her question was odd, but went along with my day. The next few months my sister began dieting and exercising and continued to reach and reset her weight goal. It quickly spiraled out of control and within weeks was diagnosed with anorexia and hospitalized. Looking back, it still astonishes me that someone that young could feel the need to lose weight and desire to reach unobtainable perfection. Anorexia Nervosa, while previously thought to only occur after puberty, can occur in younger girls. A recent study found that 10.6% of 4th grade girls and 7.3% of fifth grade girls fell into the anorexic range. 35% of girls at age nine reported a desire to be thinner and 38% by age 10 while only 1.4% and 9.3% had actually gone through puberty (DeLeel). Anorxia can cause a number of severe health implications that can last a individuals entire life and can even be fatal. Family and societal influences, as well as pressures at school, give rise to poor body image and eventually anorexia. It is important to note that none of these factors alone cause anorexia, but rather a multitude of factors. In this project I will be examining young girls between the ages of 8 and 14, however anorexia affects boy as well as young people of all ages. A Mother and Family Influences: Young girls can be heavily influenced by their mother’s behavior and words…

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  • Insanity In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    The novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest tells the story of a mental institution and the people and events inside of it. More specifically, it tells the story of a man and his journey to sanity, as well as of the people who help him progress. It is only when a new patient, McMurphy, arrives in the ward that the main character, Chief Bromden, truly begins to progress toward sanity. In the novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, Chief Bromden goes through several stages while…

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  • Personal Essay: My Autobiography

    Karen Horney was an independent woman that reached her dreams without letting people to get in her way. Both my great-grandmother and Karen Horney influenced me how every though I am a newly single mother as well as a college student, I can and I will get past this dark phase in my life. Although tough and at times I may want to give up, I know that if I put myself and my son first to focus on what we need that I can succeed because in the end, all those obstacles will be worth…

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  • Alfred Adler's Theory Of Personality

    getting-leaning type. This is most likely influenced by my family constellation, or birth order. I am the youngest child of my family. Although not a problem child as Adler predicted, I was too pampered by my parents leading me to then become dependent. As the “baby” of the family, I often got the most attention which inevitably put pressure on me to achieve more than my older sibling. My older sibling performed average academically and also became a stereotypical, rebellious teenager. Watching…

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  • Michael Myers The Monstrosity Of Humans

    enthusiastic control happens. The research additionally found that insane people have less action in the territory of the mind that procedures compassion. John Carpenter the director of Halloween 1 describes Michael Myers as part man and part supernatural. An evil force that can’t die. Carpenter 's motivation for the "wicked" that Michael would epitomize came when he attended school. While on a class trip at a mental establishment in Kentucky, Carpenter went to "the most genuine, rationally sick…

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  • Factors Contributing Karen Danielson's Contribution To Psychology

    Karen Danielson was born on September 16, 1885 to Berndt Wackels Danielson and Clotilde née van Ronzelen in Blankenese, Germany. At the age of nine, Karen developed a crush on one of her older brothers who soon pushed her away leading her to begin suffering from depression effecting her for the rest of her life. After her mother left her father, Karen entered medical school at University of Freiburg, she transferred to one other school before graduating from University of Berlin in 1913. She…

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  • Three Alien Horror Movies

    Although I didn’t take much advantage of being able to see movies for free, during the seven months I worked at a movie theater, I’ve spent countless hours surfing Netflix. Some of my favorite genres are suspense, thriller, and horror. One specific type of movie I like is alien horror, so I’ve decided to review my top 3 alien horror movies. The aliens have so much room for interesting design, and means of being scary, these movies can be very diverse. Often times, these movies are set in space,…

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  • The Thing Theme

    John Carpenters ’s 1982 horror film, The Thing was made as a premise for social commentary on the deterioration of humanity, warning society of the devastating potential of thinking as individuals in isolation rather than a collective. These themes are accentuated through the use of an alien specimen that enters the world of American male scientists based in Antarctica. The alien (or “Thing”) infects living organisms and attempts to take over the human race by ‘imitating’ them, leaving the men…

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  • Absurdity In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Essay

    The Importance of Absurdity Our capacity to differentiate right from wrong in this world makes up a large part of who we are. Whenever we criticize the aspects of our lives, we assert ourselves, our ideas, and everything we have experienced and endured. Our ability to hold the world up to our standards lends us a feeling of power and control over our lives, giving us our pride and credibility as individuals, but when it is taken away from us, it renders us feeble, fearful, and helpless to…

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  • Jd Salinger Influences

    J.D. Salinger: Influential American Writer “An artist 's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else 's” (Salinger 198). JD Salinger was an extremely influential writer in the 20th Century. Though he did not write many works, he is still a very well known author in American Literature. He is mainly known for The Catcher and the Rye. There is a strong relationship between his life and his literature, and there are many connections between the two.…

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