Cause and Effect

What types of memory does the hippocampal formation contribute to

Storing memories has the stages encoding, storage and retrieval. A failure at any one of these stages could cause memory failure. Which types of memory the hippocampal formation contributes to can be studied by lesions, neuroimaging and electrophysiological recordings. The hippocampal formation is situated in the temporal lobe of the brain in humans. As it […]

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To what extent does the post-fordist workplace mark a fundamental

There is a great deal of debate concerning the extent to which fordist methods of production and economies have been replaced by a new post-fordist era. Within this debate, a large proportion of influence has been placed upon the degree and nature of change within the workplace environment. In order to understand the extent to […]

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Precursors to infants’ perception of the causality of a simple event

The authors wanted to examine, through causal and noncausal events, if perception of cause and effect develops over time or is part of our innate endownment. They set about doing this from the launchpad of Michotte’s (1963) pioneering work with adults, and subsequent investigations of infant causal perception (Leslie, 1982; Oakes and Cohen, 1990). Different […]

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Genre and Narrative – Fort Apache

Watching the opening section (first 15 mins) of ‘ Fort Apache’ it becomes clear when analysed that it both conforms to and diverges from typical western models of genre and narrative in different ways. Throughout the initial (set-up/credits) shots, the film effectively establishes itself as a western genre film. This is accomplished by showing a […]

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Walker’s epistolary technique for developing

From the first sentence of ‘The Color Purple’ the reader can see that this is a dramatic novel. We can also divulge that it is not a very advanced society by the way of grammar and communication. We learn that this is what Alfonso, the stepfather of the protagonist, Celie, said to her after he […]

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Research methods, taking into consideration the methods

This essay will discuss research methods, taking into consideration the methods which could be best used in sociology . It will take also into consideration, the positive and detrimental aspects of these methods. “Methodology refers to the theory and analysis of how research should proceed”. ( Marsh.Ian.2000.134). From the onset, sociology has been scientific and […]

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An analysis of policy making

Public policies are the choices politicians and others with power make in relation to the governance of society. Many policies are introduced to try to eradicate some of the social problems the government, as representatives of the public, are expected to deal with. Very rarely do these policies succeed. In an ideal world it might […]

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Theory and Methods in IR

During the 1950s and 1960s, social science research was dominated by hypothetico-deductive theory. In particular, the “great men” theories of Weber, Durkheim, Cooley, Mead, and others occupied a new generation of scholars whose work focused on testing them. The shortfall of social science research in this period was its theory-practice connections. These had grown more […]

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Psychological research on identity

The topic of Identity has been a hot topic in psychological researches. By extending the question like “who I am”, psychologists try to produce a psychological theory of identity by asking questions like “How individuals identify themselves”, “How human identity is constructed”, “To what extend it can be developed” or “How important is the development […]

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How Does Theory Help Us To Understand Crime

Theory helps us to understand the world because it provides us with a fundamental pattern, which explains a variety of situations, which can be use for interpreting new situations. In this essay, I will look at positivism and interactionism and the methods and methodologies they deploy to explain crime. Positivism emerged in the early nineteenth […]

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Genre and Narrative

The two areas I have decided to look into for my assignment are genre and narrative, firstly I will begin to look at narrative, and the media text I am going to be referring to is Quentin Tarentino’s Pulp Fiction. The protagonists are John Travolta (Vincent Vega), Samuel Jackson (Jules Winnfield), Uma Thurman (Mia Wallace), […]

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Awakening the Buddhist Heart by Lama Surya Das

The book I decided to review is “Awakening the Buddhist Heart” by Lama Surya Das. I chose to review the chapters that I felt most connected with at this point of my Buddhism journey. This book begins by describing how it is important to be aware in connecting to the bigger picture in life. To […]

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Noises Off

On Saturday, November 13th the play, Noises Off was performed in Hamman Hall theatre in Rice University. This play was written by Michael Frayn and directed by Justin Doran an actor, director and producer in Houston. This play is very different because its a play within a play. Meaning, the play that the audience (me) […]

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The Moyne Commission was a waste of time

In this essay one would seek to critically discuss the view that the Moyne commission was a waste of time .The Moyne Commission started August 3rd 1938 and ended on February 20th 1939 which was appointed by the British Government to investigate social and economic conditions in Barbados, the Leeward Islands, Jamaica, British Honduras, British […]

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A Critique of The Effects of Taxation on Sustainable Development

Research methods is a new terminology any undergraduate could come across and wonder how it might enhance the knowledge and prepare ourselves to place the feet firmly in the academic research world. Research is defined as systematic way of collecting facts and information in order to interpret them with a purpose of identifying a given […]

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The major difference between active audience

The debate between “active audience” and “vulnerable viewer” traditions has been sustained for a quite long period because each of the side examines the relationship between people and message respectively, which seem to be in contrary. Australian policy on video games is a vivid example, which presents how the OFLC balance between these two contradictory […]

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How characteristic are The Signalman and The Judge’s House

A ghost story usually deals with the reappearance of the repressed and must have a ghost (hence the name). Both types of stories explore the limits of what people are capable of doing/experiencing (e.g., fear, violence, madness) in a world where the “normal” rules of cause and effect do not necessarily apply. The stories present […]

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What do we learn from Macbeth about the contemporary attitudes to witchcraft

During the Elizabethan era belief in the supernatural was not only commonplace but unconditional, although a fundamentally Christian society; people of the period were convinced that the actions of the paranormal had significant effects on their own existence. Macbeth itself is entangled with numerous mysterious endeavours, for example, the forebodings of the witches, Macbeth’s hallucinations […]

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hat character is William Shakespeares Hamlet

Psychology is not a new concept to human civilization. People have been interacting between each other creating cause and effect reactions between themselves since the creation of man. These reactions can have tremendous impacts on both parties involved in these relationships. How they deal with these reactions can be analyzed in a psychological manner. Scientists […]

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Day-care affects a child’s social, emotional

There has been many concerns raised by the various child psychology theories from people such as Bowlby as to whether disruption in the infant-mother bond at an early age by entering into a day-care facility for effects the child ability to socially interact, be emotionally stable or their cognitive development. Much research has been conducted […]

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The Aquinas Cosmological Argument to try to prove the existence

The cosmological argument is an argument for the existence of God based on observation of the world (the effect) from which a conclusion about the cause is drawn. The existence of the world is held to point to the existence of something outside the world, without which the world would not exist. This external factor […]

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