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    Addiction In Drop City

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    believes that exposure leads to addiction. Lauren is exposed to many drugs because her husband uses drugs for cure but she does not use drugs and her husband believes he is not addicted. Both Kleber and Alexander believe it all comes down to dignity. Lauren decides to experiment herself by taking her husbands drugs then thinks about Rat Park and finds that Rat Park is not a real world but a perfect world and that only in a perfect world would rats or people not become addicted. I do think that the way the rats were starved to death was cruel but I also think that I would be more upset if it was a different animal being tested the way the rats were tested because after all rats are not very liked by some people and I am not a big fan of them myself. Even though testing animals benefits humans, I think we should find an alternative to have insight to human psychology and physical diseases. Alexander believed that people were not addicted to drugs and instead they used drugs continually to get through bad circumstances like the man who worked as a Santa Claus (161) but I think that people should not need to use drugs just to get through an occasion like this one because other people can probably manage to handle the situation without the use of a drug. I was surprised by a lot of the information of this text but I was especially shocked when Lauren Slater decided to experiment on her self. I really liked the realization that Slater found about Rat Park actually being a…

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    Lauren Slater Analysis

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    even had to wait until someone else gets involved in order to help? In this chapter, “In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing” by Lauren Slater, from the book Opening Skinner’s Box, takes us to a bizarre psychological behavior that involves the help of others or groups. In this area, we get to see how people react when a stranger is in a need of help during a distressed situation. Ask yourself the question what should I do? Slater introduces two psychologist who studied the human styles of…

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    perception of the world. This is exemplified in Lauren Slater’s “Three Spheres”, which tells the story of the author’s own experience with mental illness and how it shaped the course of the rest of her life. Although a person’s nature does impact their personality, as shown in the innate quality of Slater’s mental illness, the way that they are nurtured also has a great impact. “Three Spheres” best shows the character of the author due to its illustration of her experience and the impacts of…

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    that authority has a huge impact in our lives, but how far can authority push a person to do something they do not necessarily want to do. However they still obey authority’s rules because that’s how we have all been taught. As I was reading this novel I came to find out that most of authority figures can push a person so far that they would harm another human being. In the begging of Opening Skinner’s Box author Lauren Slater introduced a psychologist and scientist by the name of B.F Skinner.…

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    chapters four and five of Lauren Slater’s book, Opening Skinner’s Box, it explains both the meaning of the diffusion of responsibility and cognitive dissonance. The connection between these two chapters show the human mind can be such a powerful and curious thing, but can be dangerous as well. We as human beings may not realize the psychological traps that our mind can play on us when facing certain situations that we may not believe…

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    which is brought to light by Dr. Susan Blackmore who devotes her research on memes and how they attach onto their host which she argues in her article, “Strange Creatures.” In “Who Holds the Clicker?”, Lauren Slater elaborates on a man named Mario Della Grotta who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Slater uses Mario Grotta as an example because of the simple fact that he cannot live his life to the fullest extent due to his disorder. Similarly, Blackmore argues that memes…

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    control, and violence. The main character named Lauren Olamina is forced to travel north because her gated community was destroyed along with most of her neighbors. The traveling group consists of Zahra, Harry, and Lauren but it grows along the way. Harry and Zahra were in the same gated community with Lauren. Other characters that are included are people that Lauren comes across on her journey to the north. Human nature is what comes naturally to human beings. In her novel, Parable of the…

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    Lauren instead finds the support she needs to transform Earthseed through the Elfords a couple that’s shown great interest in Earthseed.When Lauren did some jobs for them during her search for Larkin. “Through the Elfords and their friends and the friends of their friends, we’ve received invitations to speak all over town in people’s homes and in small halls” (Talents 388). This is the beginning of the evolution of Earthseed, evolving from just an identity shared in a small mountain community.…

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    Deception In Hamlet

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    Leonardo Di Vinci once said, “The greatest decision men suffer is from their own decisions.” Deception can occur in everyday life and is an important process for building relationships or in general social interaction. In the Shakespearean play, Hamlet uses deception to reveal the role that Claudius had in the death of his father. Hamlet uses deception to gain the knowledge needed to indict Claudius with the murder of his father, while Claudius is using deception to cover up his role within…

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    Ever since my second day at my school placement, one particular student (whom I will refer to as X) in Ms. I’s second period class has never failed to catch my attention. Each week, I never know what to expect from X: some days he is a model student, working diligently on the task on hand, but on others he acts out and refuses to comply with Ms. I’s requests. However, sometimes there aren’t even good or bad days, for X’s behavior can vary so drastically within a one-hour class period. On good…

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