Ted Robert Gurr

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  • Relative Deprivation In Nazi Germany

    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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  • How Long Is The Ted Talk Adora Svitak

    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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  • College Admissions Essay: I Love TED Talk

    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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  • An Analysis Of Bryan Stevenson's Speech

    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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  • Digital Technology Student Writing Benefits

    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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  • What Is Deception And Deception In Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?

    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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  • What Are External Influences

    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 Secret To Great Public Speaking Analysis

    In a recent TED talk, Chris Anderson talked about “The Secret to Great Public Speaking”. In this video, Anderson discussed how ideas are transferred. Idea is shared among people. The key to sharing one’s idea is to focus on one idea at a time. He explains that an idea, or an interconnection of neurons in an individual’s brain, will be shared in real-time in other’s brains as they hear of the voice of the speaker. One’s mind, or the thing that makes someone unique can be described as a vast…

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  • Comedy Skits

    this iPhone generation attention is a hard to receive and laughter gets attention. There is so many apps, websites, and games that demand everyone’s attention. It is now crucial to have some form of entertainment to compete with all the other internet madness. Comedy would also open doors to a wider audience than just a typical speech because who doesn’t love a good laugh and an interesting form of giving knowledge! The other side of the coin is of course giving a speech. This is only effective…

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  • Ted Talks Amy Cuddy Review Essay

    Ted Talks Amy Cuddy Review Andrew. M. Thornton MidAmerican Nazarene Body language has been an imperative part of me for the last 8 years or so. While in the Army I learned about body language. Body language can tell you a lot about a person’s mood and intentions. While at a checkpoint as personal pass through you are taught to seek nervous behaviors and array of different behavioral markers to indicate danger. I translated this into my business life using the same techniques to identify…

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