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    The theory of relative deprivation was first introduced by Ted Robert Gurr in his book Why Men Rebel in 1970. The theory proposes that people become agitated when there is a discrepancy between what they perceive they ought to have and what they actually have (Gurr 1970). The value expectation is what a person believes they are rightfully entitled to while value capabilities are what the person actually has access to (Gurr 1970). Frustration begins to build when a person 's value expectations are not met while they also perceive that there is an actual possibility of them being met (Gurr 1970). This could be the result of value expectations rising while value capabilities remain the same or value expectations remaining stable while capabilities fall and therefore creating a discrepancy (Gurr 1970). This frustration will eventually turn into anger, which spurs violence, after an external cue is launched and causes the frustration to finally boil over into something greater (Gurr 1970). The directed violence will satisfy the angry person and could lead to even more aggressive violence, especially if the person was frustrated for a sustained…

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    Historically, America has been predisposed towards racism against African-Americans. However, Americans, for the past century, have effectively ignored the issues with race that the American society still faces in the criminal justice system. In his TED Talk entitled “We need to talk about an injustice,” Bryan Stevenson addresses the issues with the American criminal justice system by detailing the problems and showing the important role the citizens of American can play. Although the topic is a…

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    writing technologies helped shape his decision of a major which heavily incorporates writing. As stated by Dennis Baron (2000) in the article “From Pencils To Pixels”, items such as pencils are also technology. They have become greatly incorporated into the classroom and as stated by my classmate, Aaron Roberts, as he grew older, he used “less pen and paper and more computers and laptops” showing the developments of technology. I stated a similar response in my own responses. I noticed that as I…

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    importantly though, deception, the lies that create false hope and a brighter future. In Joyce Carol Oates’s, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, we watch as a young girl named connie falls victim to Fear, lust, and deception through a man named Arnold Friend, who she encounters while hanging out with a friend. We watch as he slowly changes his role in Connie’s life and how he uses the power of lie to control, excite, and destroy her. With the help of Pamela Meyer 's’ TED talk called…

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    An important as aspect of communication is making the receiver of the message want to listen what the speaker says. The way people perceive the speaker affects whether they will listen to accept what he has to say. For example, in President Obama’s speech, if members of the audience do not like President Obama, they will not accept his message. The audience in Holt’s speech perceives the speaker as credible because they made time to come to the TED talk and listen to Jim Holt. This relates the…

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    External influences can change everyone’s day to day life. Everyone may have different influences that change how they are, but all influences form who you are. It doesn’t matter how much you feel that you can’t be affected by the outside world, or how what’s going on in the white house has nothing to do with you because you live in a small town in Vermont, when it has everything to do with you, and no matter how much you wish it wouldn’t affect your life, it will. Because like what Julian…

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    The TED Talk I watched was titled Why you should talk to strangers. Kio Stark, the presenter of the speech, discussed why there are many benefits to talking to people we don’t know. According to Stark, not talking to strangers causes the opportunity to create unexpected connections. She said people do not talk to strangers because of our fears. Her speech concluded with Stark encouraging people use their senses instead of fears and outlining the steps of how to appropriately talk to strangers.…

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    The following worksheet needs to be completed for the Bonus Assignment in BA 1500, Fall 2016. Answer the questions completely and use concepts from class to respond to the questions. If any of the questions are not answered, the assignment will be not be evaluated. 1. What is your name and section number (e.g., 100, 101)? Ashley Braun BA1500-101 2. What Ted Talk did you watch? What is the URL (copy the link to this document)?…

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    I love TED Talks. In the quiet morning before school, I found myself pursuing the Internet looking for a catchy title and a topic of which I wish to learn more. I am often provided with a creative idea, new perspective, or meaningful message for me to reflect upon and apply to my life in some small way. TED Talks are created by passion, intelligent individuals who have amazing messages to share with the world. While some topics have more of a direct correlation to my life than others, these…

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    divided when it comes to the issue of whether or not we should use such technology, or what the limits of the technology should be. It is imperative to find a solution to this issue or to create regulations, because everyone currently does not agree on what should be done about the issue, and this could very much morph into a dangerous situation. Many researchers and scientists use their research to formulate their opinions and to persuade the general public, while human rights activists use…

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