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Social issues are sometimes affected by the environmental and economic issues, but they often have a life of their own. The social environment is comprised of a number of factors, including demographics, trends, mores and norms, and social factors that affect the market such as health, education and social mobility (MindTools, 2014). Those factors will affect the economic power of consumers, but also other things like knowledge that will affect the bargaining power of buyers. So there is some overlap between social factors and economic. In recent years, the overlap between social factors and environmental ones has become stronger as well, as a push towards better environmental stewardship in the social dimension has resulted in more laws that create restrictions on some businesses and opportunities for others. The social environment is particularly important because it affects the likelihood of consumers or businesses wanting to buy a product. The economic environment…
Andersen, B. (1999). Industrial benchmarking for competitive advantage. Human Systems Management. Vol. 18 (3-4) 287-296.
Casadeus-Masanell, R. & Ricart, J. (2009). From strategy to business models an to tactics. Harvard Business School. Retrieved January 21, 2014 from http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/10-036.pdf
Dahlsrud, A. (2008). How corporate social responsibility is defined: An analysis of 37 definitions. Corporate social responsibility and environmental management.
Fox, M. (2013). Lower emissions, higher ROI: The rewards of low carbon investment. CDP. Retrieved January 21, 2014 from https://www.cdp.net/CDPResults/Carbon-action-report-2013.pdf
Other issues arise in the clustering of immigrants around the major urban areas, thus pulling to much from the grid, taxing the already marginalized system, and allowing an unprescedented demand in new housing. Experts acknolwedge that this increased level of housing needs cause even short-term visias to now be suspect in contributed to the gridlock. Additionally one of the conundrums that support a change in policy focuses on the type of immigrant coming in. Totally unskilled workers demotivate the cohort population, increase the referencesand resources need, and contribute to the "Cinderella" nature of views on the host country. One research report also indicated that there are thousands upon thousands of ussian workers who lack skills that settle in the urban areas, and other data that shows a significant decrease in the number of unskilled workers who cannot find jobs, therefore relying on the system -- already spread quite thin (ABC…
Cenus of Population and Housing Characteristics. (2002, June 17). Retrieved August 2010, from Australian Bureau of Statistics: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/ProductsbyTopic/1EA78AFE3DE2EDCACA256BDA0073EB53?OpenDocument
300,000 Skilled Workers Needed. (2008, May 17). Retrieved September 2010, from Adelaide Now: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/Products/295BCEA8A2132BECCA25776E0017733C?opendocument
Australia Today. (2008, June). Retrieved September 2010, from Department of Immigration and Citizenship: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/multicultural/agenda/agenda89/australi.htm
Year Book Australia. (2009, June). Retrieved September 2010, from Australian Bureau of Statistics: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/Products/3412.0~2008-09~Chapter~Migration+in+Context?OpenDocument
Social Issues and the Myth of Luck in "Rocking- Horse inner" by DH Lawrence
Rocking- Horse inner" is a short story by DH Lawrence that illustrates the importance of social status and the myth of luck in Paul's family, as well as in the society that their family live in. The short story deals with these two important themes, and each theme is dependent on each other, since it is evident, upon reading the text of the short story, that Paul's family heavily depended on luck to maintain the high social status their family enjoys even though they can barely support themselves financially. The story will focus on Paul's struggles as he strive to become a "lucky" individual, driven by the fact that he has to become lucky so that he will be able to generate enough money to give his mother, and to stop the "whispering" of the voices…
Lawrence, DH E-text of "Rocking- Horse Winner." 12 July 2002 http://mbhs.bergtraum.k12.ny.us/cybereng/shorts/rockwinr.html.
In the 1960s and 1970s contributors noted the poor status of Indigenous children on measures of formal educational outcomes in comparison to the rest of the population. Suitable solutions ranged from the use of coercive measures to increase school attendance, to new curricula and teaching styles so that teachers were better attuned to the ‘learner’s frame of reference’. These alternative approaches could be characterized as those focused on behavioral change versus those focused on creating an attractive and culturally relevant learning environment.
There are tangible links to more recent policy debates. A 2006 article discussed the rise of Shared Responsibility Agreements (SRAs) in the Howard Government’s approach to Indigenous affairs. Under these agreements, state funding for specified services and infrastructure has been made contingent upon Indigenous peoples’ commitment to behavioral change. Several SRAs have involved Indigenous commitments to increase school attendance rates in return for government funded facilities…
'Impact of European settlement on Indigenous people' 2011, Skwirk.com., viewed 17 June 2011,
'Indigenous peoples: an overview' 2008, About Austrailia, Austrailian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. viewed 17 June 2011,
Jordan, K, & Bulloch, H 2010, 'Indigenous affairs in the Australian journal of social issues: Past, present and future', Australian journal of social issues, Vol. 45, Issue 3, Spring, pp. 297-306, viewed 17 June 2011,
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Introduce educative programs so as to organize and enlighten the American Youth so as to develop their perceptive of their civic responsibilities.
Introduce programs that assist students develop admiration and broadmindedness towards others, their moral and religious values, aesthetic understanding and compassion.
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It is apparent that misinterpretation and misperception about the Muslim culture and ethnicity has justified the disinclination of teachers to risk interfering with the Muslim heritage in the classrooms. Muslim ethnicity deals with the tradition and history of successive Muslim generations. The culture of the Muslims is the thoughts, traditions, as well as, art of the present generation of Muslims. The Muslim culture has not been motionless instead it has been in an active environment of social life. The educational program will clearly differentiate amid the Muslim culture and ethnicity so as to maintain and protect their ethnic…
Elaine Cassel. The War on Civil Liberties: How Bush and Ashcroft Have Dismantled the Bill of Rights. Lawrence Hill Books. 2004.
George Soros. The Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power. NewYork, Public Affairs. 2004.
Grand Rapids, W.B. Erdmans. Muslims in America. Trenton, New Jersey, Africa World Press. 1994.
Jay a. Sigler. The Arabs. Civil Rights in America: 1500 to the Present, ed. Detroit, Gale. 1998.
Moral and Social Issue of Recent Media Debate
hy Censorship of Sexuality Cannot Exist in the Modern, American Media
ith the rather sentimental reminiscing about the end of the ten-year-old television show "Friends," it is easy to forget some of the controversy that surrounded this eight p.m. show during its first years of network airing, before its images became institutionalized as part of our cultural discourse. "Friends" was noted for the high level of sexuality incorporated into a relatively early show, spanning the reference framework from lesbianism to single motherhood, to 'going commando' in one's style of evening underwear. The recent 'wardrobe malfunction' of Janet Jackson on live television during the Super Bowl similarly highlighted the discomfort with open displays of sexuality on television in American culture, that seems to be accompanied by an equally intense fascination with sexuality. This dual adolescent American cultural fascination and repulsion by explicit sexuality,…
Levine, Judith. Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex. University Of Minnesota Press, 2002.
Newitz, Analee. "Obscene Feminists." May 8, 2002. The Media Guardian. http://sfbg.com/36/32/news_womenvscensorship.html
socially constructed. What was considered a problem in one era or cultural context is not considered a problem at all in another context. Social issues can be reframed as social problems, and likewise, social problems can be downgraded into simple issues that matter to specific segments of the population. However, sociologists need to be mindful of the problems of ethical relativism when offering too much leeway with regards to downgrading social problems into mere issues or vice versa. Injustice and inequality are generally problematic, whether or not a culture or religion advocates hierarchy or inequitable power distribution based on race, gender, or class status.
Although I am more generally interested in studying gender as a social issue, a more pressing problem has recently come to my attention especially in the United States. That problem is anti-intellectualism or anti-science. It seems as if there has been a consistent undercurrent of anti-intellectualism…
Hofstadter, R. (1963). Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Random House.
Raphael, T.J. (2016). A policy expert explains how anti-intellectualism gave rise to Donald Trump. Retrieved online: https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-08-02/policy-expert-explains-how-anti-intellectualism-gave-rise-donald-trump
Williams, R. (2014). Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America. Psychology Today. 7 July, 2014. Retrieved online: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201407/anti-intellectualism-and-the-dumbing-down-america
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Green Initiatives by Wipro
Green IT is defined as the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers and related components like monitors, printers, networking and communications devises and storage drives such that it has no impact on the environment. (Murugesan, San, 2008). The objective of green IT solutions is to:
a) educe the application of hazardous materials
b) Maximize energy efficiency during the product life cycle
c) Promotion of recyclability or biodegradable materials to minimize wastage.
The challenge of green technology is twofold, first to make computers as much energy-efficient as possible and second is to design algorithms and systems that effectively use computer technology. Wipro has initiated the green IT with consolidation and visualization. Computer visualization is the notion of computer resources like the process of running two or more logical…
Bose, Indranil (2009). Green IT Matters at Wipro Ltd. The Asian Case Research Centre. The Corporate Website Wipro Ltd. Retrieved on 15th Oct 2011 through:
Directive of the European Parliament of the Council, (2003). Official Journal of the European
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Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Marketing
It is crucial to consider ethical, legal, and social issues when making marketing decisions. Considering these issues is even more important in the context of international marketing. In the international context, considerations are made to not only the domestic market, but also the foreign market. his section highlights the ethical, legal, and social issues affecting the marketing of laundry detergents in the U.S. (the domestic market) and the UK (the foreign market).
Ethical issues basically relate to the moral principles that govern marketing (Lamb, Hair & McDaniel, 2009). Major ethical issues in marketing include consumer safety, personal autonomy, stereotyping, market exclusion, selective marketing, pricing ethics, deceptive advertising, negative advertising, sexuality, and so forth. wo important ethical considerations in the marketing of laundry detergents relate to consumer safety and deceptive advertising. As laundry detergents are made of chemical compounds, hazardous ingredients and…
The importance of monitoring marketing performance is critical to evaluate and control the effect of the activity in reaching its desired outcomes. This entails determining the extent to which the formulated marketing objectives are achieved. In this case, the objectives include increasing awareness of the brand in the U.S. and UK markets, expanding the customer base, and raising brand loyalty in the next three years. Accordingly, marketing performance ought to be evaluated on the basis of these aspects. After the three years: What will be the level of brand awareness? How many customers will the organisation have? How many of those customers will be loyal or repeat customers? What will be level of customer satisfaction? Answering these questions will project the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the marketing initiative. As the achievement of the above objectives is tied to the bottom line, marketing performance can also be monitored by tracking changes in sales performance. Increased sales would be an indication of the effectiveness of the marketing initiative. Though the strategic objectives are to be achieved within three years, it is important to note that monitoring marketing performance is an ongoing process. Rather than waiting for the end of the three years, the tracking should be broken down into shorter periods, for example quarterly and annually.
Lamb, C., Hair, J., & McDaniel, C. (2009). Essentials of marketing. 6th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning.
evidence passages poem poems discuss. Social Issues Reed's The C. Above High C: Reed's play focused major social issues 50s, pertaining race, pertaining sex gender, approaches issues interesting directions.
Ishmael Reed's The C. Above High
hat does it mean to be a black artist in America?
Ishmael Reed's play The C. Above High C. juxtaposes the world of jazz with the civil rights struggles of the 1950s. It depicts famous trumpeter Louis Armstrong's support of the students in Little Rock, Arkansas and the opposition Armstrong experienced from his managers and the American public regarding his stance. The play explicitly illustrates the conflict between art and politics: Armstrong's personal beliefs in his mind were clearly tied to his art. As a black man in a historically black genre of music, he felt compelled to speak his conscious. However, it was far more 'comfortable' for those white men making a profit off…
Reed, Ishmael. The Plays. Dalkey Archive Press, 2009
Anothe autho notes, "An inceasing numbe of Ameicans woy that the pesidency has gown too big, too poweful, and too menacing. Yet we also want the govenment -- chiefly, the pesident -- to 'do moe'" (Healey, 2008). The people ely on the pesident to "fix" things, when in eality; the people sometimes have to take mattes into thei own hands. If they want health cae efom, they notify thei epesentatives, ceate thei own citizen lobbies, and notify thei political paties to wok hade on efom (and to wok hade to wok togethe, something the county despeately needs).
Finally, we need health cae efom because health cae is one of the most expensive aspects of Ameican life and govenment spending. Anothe autho states, "We spend $2.5 tillion pe yea fo healthcae, 17.5% of the goss domestic poduct. Unde cuent tends, that will incease to 48% of GDP by 2050" (Tanne, 2009).…
references dating back to our Founding Fathers, he shows the progression of the meaning of a leadership role in America.
Tanner, Michael D. "Not Enough Healthcare to Go Around." July 29, 2009. http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10393 (accessed February 19, 2010).
Within each group there are specific girls that can best be described as the Alpha Female and typically gather a following through misogynist and ablesit practices. Although there are actions of violence that occur within these individual groups, there are also acts of violence that occur between separate groups.
One of the most common forms of this group-mentality violence is what is commonly referred to as bullying. Although bullying is not always physically violent, it is almost always emotionally and/or psychologically violent. This is the type of violence that sees the non-leader girls doing whatever it takes to win the favor of the girl leader and thus gain acceptance into the group. Often times this requires picking out a certain female, either from another group or a non-associated girl, and singling her out for unfair, violent and demeaning behavior. y "beating up" on one girl, who is typically powerless, the…
Alder, Christine. (2004): Girls' Violence. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Dellasega, Cheryl. (2003): Girl Wars: 12 Strategies that Will End Female Bullying. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Schram, Pamela J.J. (2004): Gendered (in)Justice: Theory and Practice in Feminist Criminology. Chicago: Waveland Press, Inc.
Others suggest that redesigning evaluation procedures or revised methods of scoring could help. All have been tried, some have helped, and most have failed.
What is soon discovered is that all these solutions applied to a fundamentally and inherently defective test will not bring about a positive result. (ernhard) the thought that all members of every population will look at the world in the same way is false.
The notion of cultural validity in assessment addresses the fact that society and culture may influence the way in which individuals interpret test items and respond to them. A test cannot be considered as culturally valid if these sociocultural influences are not taken into account throughout the entire process of its development. (Solano-Flores)
We have discovered that most experts agree it is difficult, if not impossible, to compose a test that is free of cultural bias. And one of the primary problems…
Bellevue College Education Department, Bellevue, WA. "Guidelines to Avoid Test
Bias." 6 October 2006. Bellevue College. 23 January 2009 http://bellevuecollege.edu/bias/overview.htm .
Bernhard, Judith. "Cultural Bias in Standard Tests of Mental Abilities." n.d. Ryerson
Polytechnical Institute. 23 January 2009 http://www.ryerson.ca/~bernhard/documents/culturalbias_000.pdf .
Women face a higher risk than men of a drastic drop in standards of living at retirement age, women account for the majority of the over 60 population in almost all countries.
This could very well be because women generally are not involved in decisions made in terms of economic, financial and related agendas. The following information supports the preceding statements:
Women still comprise only 13% of national legislators and 14% of government ministers worldwide. Among policymaking areas, economics and finance have the lowest levels of women's representation across all countries, only 29 female ministers hold economics related portfolios (including finance, economics, trade, development, industry and agriculture). Women are more likely to be concentrated in the so-called soft domains such as education, health, social affairs and human resources. Internationally, the number of women in the decision-making structure of the major finance and trade institutions is also dismally low."("Women Challenging Globalization"…
Women Challenging Globalization" (2003) located [Online] available at http://www.wedo.org/ffd/ffd_collective.htm
Werschkul, Misha (2004) "We're Not There Yet: Gender Inequities in Earnings " Persist" [Online] available at http://www.iwpr.org/home.html
International Gun Laws (nd) located [Online] at http://www.youthandviolence.com/International%20Gun%20Laws.html
Against Reactionary Nationalism and Activism" (nd) Direct Democracy Forum [Online] available at http://ao.com.au/ddf/letter93b.htm
Hip-Hop & Kemet
When discussing Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes with Mike D. And Jon A. I found their reaction to the issues presented in the documentary to be very similar. Given Mike D. And Jon A. have an extensive knowledge of music, it was easier to engage them in a conversation about the social impact of hip-hop and the recurring themes of the music genre.
The first and main aspect of the documentary that was discussed was the prevalence of masculine themes in contemporary rap music. We all agreed that masculinity is a common theme given the social history of blacks in America, which can be traced back to slavery and abolition to the civil rights movement. However, Mike and Jon argued that somewhere along the line of rap and its social historical standpoint, the message conveyed by black men became lost and instead of preaching for equality and…
Domestic Architecture in Ancient Pompeii
The ancient city of Pompeii has been investigated for 250 years but still remains one of the least understood ancient cities. Historians have attributed this to the inadequate standard of excavation and publication of finds, however this has greatly changed in the past decade. As a result of new approaches in prehistory, urban geography and the social sciences, writers focusing on Pompeii have turned their attention toward the city of Pompeii as an economic and social entity. The inter-relationship between structure, decor, furnishings and allocation and use of space, is the culmination of the work of many scholars and historians over several years. One of the most important aspects of the research in this area is the manner in which the Romans utilized the space they inhabited and the extent to which archaeological and textual evidence increases our understanding of the Roman domestic environment.
Grahame, Mark. Reading Space: Social Interaction and Identity in the Houses of Roman Pompeii. A syntactical approach to the analysis and interpretation of built space. Princeton: 2000.
Lawrence, Ray. Roman Pompeii: Space and Society. London: 1994.
Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Princeton:
Crime's amifications Clearly
Essentially, conflict criminology is the theory that crime is virtually inevitable in a capitalist society. Because there needs to be have-nots in order for there to be those considered as haves, the have nots will inevitably commit crime to make up for their disenfranchisement, hunger, lack of clothing, etc. This theory contributes to crime in today's society because it is largely a capitalist one, with wide disparities between those that have and those who have not. elative deprivation and a stratified society contribute to crime and delinquency in certain ways. elative deprivation is feeling that one has lesser than others in a relevant viewpoint. Therefore, people would commit crimes to have the sorts of things that others have. A stratified society reinforces this sort of deprivation, because it pronounces differences between the wealthy and the poor. The Marxist perspective of crime causation and conflict criminology reinforce the…
Boston University Metropolitan College. (2016). Reintegrative shaming and restorative justice. https://learn.bu.edu/bbcswebdav/pid Retrieved from https://learn.bu.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-1942479-dt-content-rid-6162758_1/courses/14sprgmetcj602_ol/week06/metcj602_W06L01T04_Reintegrative.html
Danzo. (2013). Murder capital USA ganglands of Chicago. www.youtube.com Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F1-5prOJDs
Psychosocial Aspects of Criminal Behavior
Criminality is a multifaceted issue that is influenced by the presence or absence of several factors. The nature of these factors varies from biological and psychological factors, to social and environmental factors. As a multidimensional construct, criminality cannot be fully understood through the use of one perspective exclusively. As a complex issue, criminality requires attention to various perspectives in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the causes and prevalence of criminal behavior. The factors that influence criminal behavior can loosely be grouped into three categories, including biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Thorough investigation of these three types of factors may yield insight into the causes and issues involved in criminal behavior.
Historically, possible biological factors involved in criminal behavior received much attention. Hereditarian claims in the United States between 1900 and 1940 argued that violent and criminal behavior had a strong genetic or neurogenetic…
Allen, G. "The biological basis of crime: An historical and methodological study." Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 31.2 (2001): 183-223.
Bassarath, L. "Neuroimaging studies of antisocial behavior." Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 46.8 (2001): 728-33.
Coid, J. "Personality disorders in prisoners and their motivation for dangerous and disruptive behavior." Criminal Behavior and Mental Health 12.3 (2002): 209-26.
Eitle, D., Turner, J. "Stress exposure, race, and young adult male crime." Sociological Quarterly 44.2 (2003): 243-70.
There is a lot to marvel at when it comes to Los Angeles. Indeed, the Los Angeles metro is second only to New York in terms of size, is home to pop culture Meccas like Hollywood and Beverly Hills and it is truly one of the few global cities that the United States has. However, they also have a lot of problems on their hands and this has been true for some time. Whether one is speaking about cost of living, poverty, crime and other things, Los Angeles is often a major epicenter of all of those in one form or another. They are also along one of the nastiest fault lines in the world. While there are a lot of good things to say about Los Angeles, they also are behind the proverbial eight ball in many ways.
One major issue in Los Angeles would be…
Gardner, M. (2012). Is California the welfare capital?. The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 11 October 2015, from http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2012/jul/28/welfare-capital-of-the-us/
Reyes, E., & Menezes, R. (1995). L.A. and Orange counties are an epicenter of overcrowded housing. latimes. Retrieved 11 October 2015, from http://articles.latimes.com/2014/mar/07/local/la-me-crowding-20140308
Social issue alcohol drugs consider a social issue interested. It human freedom, sexuality, deviance, crime, social mobility, poverty, education, aging, similar issues. Select a specific social issue investigate assignment.
Social issue: Drug abuse
The social problem of drug addiction is a long-standing one, yet the causes of addiction and the best way to treat addiction still remain difficult questions to answer. One contentious issue pertains to whether addiction is a 'crime' or an 'illness,' although an increasingly large body of medical research indicates long-term abuse fundamentally rewires addicts' brains and changes their perceptions of reward and punishment. Drugs stimulate dopamine receptors. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that generates a sense of positive well-being: "Just as we turn down the volume on a radio that is too loud, the brain adjusts to the overwhelming surges in dopamine (and other neurotransmitters) by producing less dopamine or by reducing the number…
Cratty, Carol. (2011). New rules slashing crack cocaine sentences go into effect. CNN.
Drugs and the brain. (2012). National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Retrieved at:
In this context the argument is made from a moral and religious point-of-view that the unborn child is alive and that abortion is tantamount to murder. As Bohan (1999) states in the House of Atreus: Abortion as a Human ights Issue, "No society that truly believes in human rights can fail to recognize the right to life of the unborn. Human rights are, by definition, rights, which inhere in one simply by virtue of being a human "(Bohan, 1999, p. 64).
From the religious perspective the main argument against abortion revolves around the view of the religious and spiritual value of human life. In Christianity this refers to the Commandant, "Thou shall not Kill." The sanctity of life applies as well to the unborn child and in many religions life begins at the moment of conception. Form this normative perspective the murder of a human being is seen to be…
Abortion is every woman's right. Retrieved March 16, 2009 at http://www.socialistworker.org/2004-1/496/496_06_Abortion.shtml
Abortion Laws Worldwide. Retrieved March 16, 2009 at http://www.womenonwaves.org/set-1020.245-en.html
Baer, J.A. (Ed.). (2002). Historical and Multicultural Encyclopedia of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bohan, J.F. (1999). The House of Atreus: Abortion as a Human Rights Issue. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
Argumentative Essay: Should Entertainment Address Politics and or Social Issues
Entertainment refers to activities which provide diversion or give people enjoyment, amusement, laughter or fun. Entertainment can be provided by a third party or an individual can choose to create their own, as is the case with participating in a game or a hobby. Where entertainment is provided by a third party, the individual being entertained is a passive consumer. The diverse nature of entertainment and people's varied differences has led to the development of a big industry to cater to these needs. The entertainment industry currently consists of motion pictures, music, television, gambling, fine arts, sports, gaming, toys, print media and broad casting (Thoman).
Role of Entertainment in Addressing Politics and Social Issues (Arguments For)
Several reasons exist on why entertainment should address both political and social issues. Entertainment currently enjoys a huge place in the society and the…
Assignment Technology is instrumental in certain films, especially in animated features and in science fiction and fantasy films. The most recent set of Star Wars films, such as ogue One, for example, have all depended on technologies for special effects rendering. The technologies have transformed the viewer experience, allowing for a more media-rich immersion into the film. Even the earliest Star Wars movies like Empire Strikes Back and eturn of the Jedi did not use CGI like the modern films in the franchise but still depend on special effects to communicate with the audience about the realities of space politics. The Star Wars films have changed tremendously to reflect changes in technologies, and the overall look and feel of the newer prequel films is different from those of earlier installments. It would have been impossible to set a film in a galaxy far, far away without the use of special…
ReferencesGoodykoontz, B., & Jacobs, C. P. (2014). Film: From watching to seeing (2nd ed.) [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
...liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,,: (Luke 4: 18)
Summary & Conclusion
The teaching of the Catholic Church in relation to social rights and responsibilities is quite clear however, it has been noted to be critical by the U.S. ishops that the church teaches these social principles more clearly and more persistently to the church in advancing the Kingdom of God and in fulfillment of the Great Commission.
yron, William J. (1998) Ten uilding locks of Catholic Social Teaching. America - the National Catholic Weekly Vol. 196 No. 3-29, January 29. Online available at http://www.americamagazine.org/articles/catholicsocialteachingbryon.cfm.
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (2004)) Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church- to Hi Holiness Pope John Paul II Master of Social Doctrine and Evangelical Witness to Justice and Peace. 2004. Libreria Editrice Vaticana
ISN 88-209-7716-8. Online available at: www.vatican.va/roman_curia/p ontifical_councils/justpeace/docum…
Byron, William J. (1998) Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching. America - the National Catholic Weekly Vol. 196 No. 3-29, January 29. Online available at http://www.americamagazine.org/articles/catholicsocialteachingbryon.cfm .
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (2004)) Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church- to Hi Holiness Pope John Paul II Master of Social Doctrine and Evangelical Witness to Justice and Peace. 2004. Libreria Editrice Vaticana
ISBN 88-209-7716-8. Online available at: www.vatican.va/roman_curia/p ontifical_councils/justpeace/docum ents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html#the%20Church,%20the%20Kingdom%20of%20God%20and% 20 the%20renewal%20of%20social%20relations
Cf. John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Redemptor Hominis, 11: AAS 71 (1979), 276: "The Fathers of the Church rightly saw in the various religions as it were so many reflections of the one truth, 'seeds of the Word', attesting that, though the routes taken may be different, there is but a single goal to which is directed the deepest aspiration of the human spirit" Cited in: Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (2004)) Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church- to Hi Holiness Pope John Paul II Master of Social Doctrine and Evangelical Witness to Justice and Peace. 2004. Libreria Editrice Vaticana
Social psychology view: What ensures that women are treated fairly in office settings in the United States?
One of the most prudent applications of social psychology within contemporary settings are those that relate to gender. Gender issues can become exacerbated when they are viewed within particular social constructs, such as the work environment. Due to the fact that the majority of the world was initially a patriarchal society (particularly in the United States) before modern conceptions of gender became prevalent, the role of women within the work environment is one which is certainly worthy of investigation in terms of how women are treated, what sorts of issues they must contend with, and how others (men) consider working women. The principle difference between contemporary and most historic notions of gender pertaining to women in the workplace is that in modern times, there is supposed to be a substantial greater amount of…
Bisika, T. (2008). Do social and cultural factors perpetuate gender-based violence in Malawi?.Gender & Behaviour, 6(2), 1884-1896. doi:10.4314/gab.v6i2.23426
Cikara, M., Rudman, L., & Fiske, S. (2012). Dearth by a Thousand Cuts?: Accounting for Gender Differences in Top-Ranked Publication Rates in Social Psychology. Journal Of Social Issues, 68(2), 263-285. doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2012.01748.x
Gilbert, D.G., Fiske, S.T. & Lindzey G. (2010). Handbook of social psychology (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
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Social and Labor Issues of Supply Chain Management
There are a myriad of labor and social issues that all enterprises need to contend with in designing, implementing and managing an international supply chain. In addition to the specifics of how suppliers will communicate pricing, product, and transaction-specific information and also synchronize efforts to support product introductions, there is also the more challenging social and labor issues to contend with. These differences are exacerbated by vast cultural differences between regions and nations. One of the most valuable frameworks for understanding social and labor issue differences in international supply chains is the Hofstede Model of Cultural Dimensions (Hofstede, 1993). This framework provides dimensional insight into how labor and social issues within and between nations can be planned for and optimized to gain the greatest level of performance given the inherent constrains in supply chain management (Hofstede, McCrae, 2004).
Analysis of Social and…
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Vatican II, officially known as the Second Vatican Council, was a meeting of many leaders of the Catholic Church to discuss both theological and social issues pertaining to the Church in the modern era. Convened by Pope John XXIII in the 1960s and continued by his successor Paul VI, the main goal of the Second Vatican Council was to establish the Church's role and meaning in the modern world, which it recognized as fundamentally changed from the role of the Church in previous eras. Many different topics of concern were examined during the many phases of Vatican II, and the Council produced a number of documents on these varying subjects that help to define Church doctrine and perspectives on the modern world. When it comes to the social thought and action of the Catholic Church following Vatican II, one of the most important documents produced by the Council…
While he supported me in my endeavors, he raised many questions, >Why do you want to enter social work? How do you think you are going to provide for your family and the lifestyle you are accustomed to?" Deferring to socialization pressures that still impel them to fulfill the "breadwinner" role and avoid feminine characteristics, they may segregate themselves from women in the profession, selecting specialties or positions that society deems as more appropriate for men (Williams, 1995). They too may emphasize the masculine aspects of their jobs to "reduce the dissonance between their professional and gender identities" and to justify their career choices (Christie, 1998, p. 506). Thereby, male social workers adhere more closely to the social definition of masculinity" (ritton, J. & Stoller M., 1998).
The young people who are trying to enter into a social work profession "hope to advance research and social work services for men…
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Social Work Research -- Annotated Bibliography
Bowie, S.L., & Hancock, H. (2000, Fall) African-Americans and graduate social work education: a study of career choice influences and strategies to reverse enrollment decline. Journal of Social Work Education, 36(3), 429.
hese experienced researchers have reported on the influences of black MSW graduate careers. Demographics were taken into consideration in relation to social work program enrollment influences. Black MSW graduates were found to be most influenced by advancing their careers, acquiring new skills, and maintaining a professional status. he author further suggests recruitment strategies for attracting black students to graduate social work programs. he overall motivation for the minority MSW student is important when considering the affect of receiving public assistance on the desire to work with the poor and homeless.
Cozzarelli, C., & agler, M.J., & Wilkinson, A.V. (2001). Attitudes toward the poor and attributions for poverty. Journal of Social…
The author of this article, a published researcher with Florida State University, uses data collected from California MSW students over several years to reveal factors which influence the desire to work with the poor and homeless. Sociodemographic variables were influences (but not stable ones) on students' interest, and idealogical beliefs and motivation were very stable influences. This information is directly correlated to the hypothesis of my study that social work students are influenced by previous experience with public assistance.
Sun, A.-P. (2001) Perceptions among social work and non-social work students concerning causes of poverty. Journal of Social Work Education, 37(1), 161.
The author, a certified social worker and associate professor in social work research with many publishing credits, has utilized Feagin's Poverty Scale to compare the perceptions of social work students and non-social work students on the causes of poverty. Previous literature suggested that MSW and BSW students most often find society responsible for the existance of poverty. This hypothesis is true for white, female social workers, however male or nonwhite social workers are more likely to find both society and the individual responsible. The author's hypothesis that non-social work students do not find the individual to be responsible for poverty was also supported. This work helps illustrate the factors which influence social work students' opinions, such as gender and race, which can also be related to public assistance statistics for the social groups involved in the study.
Improving social justice for women has been identified as one of the building blocks of social change. Population control, education, and the eradication of domestic violence are all interlinked. "UNICEF estimates that worldwide, some 117 million school-aged children do not attend school, 62 million of them girls. Attendance rates are lowest in sub-Saharan Africa, where only 57% of girls are in school, and just 15% of these go on to secondary school" (About us, 2011, Women's global education fund). Women's education is not simply a feminist issue. Higher rates of female education are linked to lower birth rates and better health outcomes for children as well as women.
Women who are educated are more empowered to take control over family planning and have more resources to take care of the children they do have. "Educated mothers limit their families," says Dr. Yasmin aashid, a leader in obstetrics and…
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The GEMS effort was to create a social environment that encouraged healthy eating and exercise, and expanded health literacy in a fun manner, and was accessible to young girls.
It is easier to change health-related behaviors in the young, and the program tried to address the unique and often more acute problem of obesity in African-American young girls. The entire community and family units were incorporated into the program effort. Positive aspects of the African-American community, such as strong social support, were used by the study designers, also in line with social cognition theory. Existing support structures and social learning were combined: for example, the families in question were often not educated in how to properly read food labels, but once they were, the desire to help their daughters become healthier would hopefully reinforce the need to engage in proactive steps to improve dietary health. During Family Nights, families of…
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Therefore, today's society in the United States is diverse, which is something a social worker needs to understand and know how to deal with each diverse group. Furthermore, through research, it has been discovered most ethnic groups that live in the United States consist of young people, which means by staying in this country, they grow accustom to their surroundings. Once they have grown accustom to living here, they feel like this is their home to start a life with their own families. This continues the growing number of ethnic groups in this country.
Due to the educational accommodations that schools and college campuses make for students that have ethnic backgrounds, there is not enough prejudice of one group to let a Holocaust to occur in the United Stated. Furthermore, this country believes in freedom of speech to allow one ethnic to be isolated from the rest and condone any…
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Psychological studies have confirmed 'altruistic behavior' can be elicited in people. 'Peer Pressure' could also be utilized as an effective psychological tool in reducing resource consumption and in promoting other healthy environmental practices. [Center for Naturalism] A case in point is the Chinese governments 'Grain to Green' Program that offered cash incentives to farmers to convert marginal farmlands to forests. As Alan Tessier, program director in the National Science Foundation (NSF) says, "Much of the marginal cropland in rural communities has been converted from agriculture to forests through the Grain-to-Green Program, one of the largest 'payment for ecosystem services' programs in the world," "Results of this study show that a community's social norms have substantial impacts on the sustainability of these conservation investments." [ScienceDaily] uilding this collective self-control at the community, national and international level holds the key to the success of an environmentally sustainable future. Motivated and environmentally conscious…
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Effects of social advertising on the American society
Having seen that the society at large is highly dependent on the social media, and it is on these social networks that the social advertising has turned to, it is necessary to look at the extent to which the society today has been affected by the medium of transmission and the content of the social advertising.
The underlying fact about the social advertising is that they want to make a positive impact on the society in general, it is the drive to see a better society that makes the foundation and core business of the organizations involved in social advertisements.
It has been seen that the same techniques used in promoting profitable goods and services can as well be used for information purpose, educate and motivational aspect to the public about the non-profitable issues like HIV / AIDS, the energy conservation, politics…
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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for life. How could you put this principle into practice through the development of a social entrepreneurship venture?
Development of Social Entrepreneurialism
Corporate Social Responsibility
Social Entrepreneurship and Food
Social entrepreneurship was introduced in the 1970s to address the issue of social sustainably and the term "social entrepreneur." This analysis will begin by providing a brief history as well as a working definition for the concept of social entrepreneurialism. It will also discuss some of the related movements that have been working towards some of the same goals, albeit, from different directions to address various challenges in society and the environment. Furthermore, a more detailed overview of the exact challenges that are present in society that social entrepreneurialism can work to address will…
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Social equity is a key issue of public administration and forms the basic theme of the 2013 "Social Equity Leadership Conference," in June. This white paper discusses the key goals of the conference based on the conference issue for social equity as global engagement and local responsibility. These are the issue facing social equity among domestic and global public leaders in public and private agencies in the education, immigration, transportation, environmental, policing and corrections sectors. A review of theories on public administration identifies that public leadership networking, collaboration, and cooperation with leaders and agencies is necessary. This is associated with public leadership practices like public policy development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, social equity, and public advocacy.
Globally Engaged, Locally esponsible: New Challenges for Social Equity
Emerging Issues in Social Equity and Leadership Covered in the Conference:
2. Policing and corrections
3. At risk communities, which…
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The manufacturing, advertising, and retailing of a product devoid of consideration for ethical, legal, and social aspects is harmful to the general success of any entity. The company in consideration is Jolly Company, which is presenting Bubbly Energy Drink. This is a start-up company that will have its base of operations in the State of Texas, in the United States. With the U.S. being the domestic market, the international market included in this discussion is Mexico. Energy drinks are amidst the most fast growing business segments of the entire beverage industry in the present day and are progressively more market in the direction of young individuals. Owing to the fact that these drinks are comparatively new to the market, the impacts of their longstanding use continues to be vague, and there is increasing proof to hint that they may be detrimental to young consumers. One of the legal issues linked…
It was originally established in the early 19th century by Auguste Comte who tried to unify history, psychology and economics through an understanding of society as a broad paradigm. Emile Durkheim took this a bit further and focused on the way societies could maintain a sort of integrity within the modern work where past cultural trends (religion, ethnicity, etc.) were no longer the singular part of society. His view, which has become the modern view of sociology, surrounded questions of what binds individuals together as a formal group (society) and what happens to this group both collectively and for the individual. This is a broad discipline as well, and clearly an academic response to the modern age (industrialization, urbanization, secularization, etc.). The field looks at social rules, the way those rules were formed, and the way that individuals coalesce into groups, communities, institutions, and even powerful social organizations that transcend…
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social science research are qualitative and quantitative research methods. Qualitative research is believed to operate from a subjective, constructionist view of reality, whereas quantitative research operates from an objective, positivist viewpoint of the world. There has been quite a bit of debate over the merits of each of these approaches, often with one paradigm belittling the assumptions of the other. The current literature review explores the philosophical foundations of each paradigm, compares their practical differences, and discusses the strengths and weakness of both approaches as they relate to research in the social sciences and to human resources research. The rationale for mixed-methods research, where the two paradigms are combined, is also discussed.
In recent years there has been substantial interest concerning the role of specific paradigms and philosophical assumptions with regards to doing research. There has been a growing concern regarding the adequacy of research methods in social sciences and…
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Social Policies in Community Agencies
Hall (2013) opines that social workers practicing from a community organizing or development perspective try to tackle systemic problems that lead to negative social issues. Social policy attempts to study how society promotes individual and family welfare. Also, the policies tend to be consistent with what the government of the day views to be the most optimal way to help those who are disadvantaged and can't help themselves. A number of these social policies are incorporated in the works of community agencies. They include availing supportive services to the vulnerable members of society and coming up with long-term policies handling care services so as to help this disadvantaged demographic.
Serving Seniors Agency
Social Problems, Social Policies, Target Population and Services Provided
From 1970, Serving Seniors, a program based in San Diego County, has been one of the leading service providers to seniors with…
social networking has in the last couple of years stirred a lot of debate among politician and scholars alike. The level of risks and benefits associated with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace especially to children and teenagers has elicited a mixed reaction among the debating parties. In this paper we present a systematic analysis of the implications of social networking sites for both children and teenagers with a sharp focus on Facebook. We also focus on the benefits as well as the issue surrounding the use of social networking sites by use of relevant illustrations. Overall, we evaluate how the use of computer technology has impacted the society in general and education in particular.
Definition of Social Networking
Several scholars have attempted to define the concept of social networking and its components. Boyd & Ellison (2007) define social networking sites as special web-based services that are…
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Social Analysis of the lues Music in the American Society
The blues, or blues music, has been considered an important and popular music genre in the history of American music. Its history goes back many years ago, during the black slavery period in the American history. lues music was said to have traced its roots in the cotton plantations commonly found in the South, and that blues music sang by the African-American slaves were their forms of protest against the slavery system that the white American society encourages. However, blues music did not proliferate and became prevalent among the black and white American society until after the Emancipation period, wherein most African-American slaves were now freed from bondage to slavery legally, and slavery was now abolished and prohibited to practice in the society, especially in the white American community.
The blues is defined as a "musical style created in response…
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CS in Saudi Arabian Banking
Social esponsibility: Attitudes, Actualities, and Possible Areas of Advancement in Saudi Arabian Banking
The global financial system has become increasingly smaller and more complex, with individual countries and their financial and banking infrastructures more intertwined and mutually dependent on each other. Because of this, understanding the role that banking systems and entities play in the social and political spheres is essential for policy makers and for individuals working in the banking sector. Of special importance are the social responsibilities that are borne by banks and the banking industry, which can vary greatly from country to country, based on a multitude of factors. The research described and proposed herein will yield a greater understanding of how these responsibilities are viewed by bankers in Saudi Arabia.
Scholarship on Saudi Arabia's banking industry has focused almost entirely on the financial implications for the country and the globe of…
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National omen's Rights Convention of 1850 in orcester, Massachusetts, a convention dedicated to rallying important voices around the country for the cause of social reformation regarding the position of women. That the Convention took its name for the women's rights movement is indicative of the major compelling force behind that the new "idea" of womanhood had roused, not just among women but also among men of important social standing. omen were finding their voices and advocating social reform on a variety of levels -- a point reflected by the newspapers and commentators of the day -- and men were showing their support by joining in at the Convention and advocating for social change alongside their female "counterparts." Yet, not everyone viewed the Convention in the same light. This paper will show how the omen's Rights Convention served as a lightning rod of "controversy," indicating that midway through the 19th century…
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"Grand Demonstration of Petticoatdom at Worcester -- The 'Woman's Rights'
functions of management, planning, organizing, directing and controlling, to which we will add commanding and coordinating, as subsidiaries of the directing and controlling functions, we will easily arrive to the conclusions that the first two functions refer to the company's strategy, to the manager's role in determining a strategic vision for the company and the ways it should follow into the future, while the two latter, corroborated with the subsidiary functions, refer to the human resource management.
In the 21st century, a proper human resource management often makes the difference between the success of the organization, especially as a business entity, and its failure. It has become more and more determining for the company's success the way it chooses and it succeeds to properly utilize the human potential it has in its ranks. Quite so often, it is less a question of financial investments one can make, but more a…
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Social Work Groups
Definition of Three Types of Groups
Most of us have participated in a task group at one point, and indeed many of us participate in tasks groups on a regular basis. A task group is any group of individuals who come together (or who are brought together) to produce a particular outcome, either a particular product or a specific action. Such groups exist in every aspect of life. Such groups can be found in business, such as a group formed to assess whether a company should shift to a new software system. Such a group might do research on different types of software, interview managers at other companies to determine how well different software systems work in similar situations, and survey the staff on their needs.
Task groups also exist in the political realm. Many communities across the country have recently been hosts to such groups as…
Social Media Tools and Social Liberation
Social media is a term that is commonly used to refer to a group of Internet-based tools and applications that are developed to enable the creation and exchange of content generated by users. These applications and tools take different forms including blogs, different online forums, social networks, and weblogs. The most common form of social media that has become prevalent in the recent past is social networks as reflected in the development and increased use of online sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Together with other social media platforms, Facebook has played a crucial role in social liberation instead of a return to individualism. The role of social media in social liberation is attributable to the significance of these applications and tools in modern communications.
Link between Technology and the Society
The modern society has been characterized by rapid technological advancements that have revolutionized…
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Measuring and Evaluating Performance
Select a societal issue that detracts from the mental health and welfare of society members anywhere in the world.
Unemployment is regularly cited as a major factor that adversely affects the mental health and welfare of people all over the world (Butterworth, 2008). Although there are a number of reasons for people being unemployed, the condition can have a wide range of negative effects, including higher levels of depression and anxiety, and even serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia (Butterworth, 2008). These effects are further exacerbated by a lack of availability of appropriate mental health resources for the poor in many communities, even in affluent nations (Butterworth, 2008). Finally, the condition of being unemployed adversely affects individuals' self-esteem and sense of self-worth, as well as limiting their ability to satisfy their basic daily living needs (Martin, 2009).
Write a brief description of the societal issue you…
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Social Implications of Sexual Identity Formation and Coming Out Process
Chad Mosher's article, "The social implications of identity formation and the coming-out-process: a review of the theoretical and empirical literature" provides a fairly comprehensive look at the theories and realities of individuals asserting their homosexual tendencies to the world. The article is widely written as a source of material and instruction for psychologists who are employed in a therapeutic or counseling capacity with such individuals, as there are implications for them to incorporate into their practice in the article's conclusion. In addition to discussing the two principle theories regarding coming out, essentialism and social constructionism, the author discusses aspects of the theories that are integrated as well as the effect of coming out on both the audience and the homosexual perception. Audiences are stratified into three distinct categories: family members, heterosexuals, as well as homosexuals and those somewhere in between…
Mosher, C. (2001). The social implications of identity formation and the coming-out-process: a review of the theoretical and empirical literature. The Family Journal. 9 (2): 164-173.
Social psychology is a very broad field that takes in the many varieties of group dynamics, perceptions and interactions. Its origins date back to the late-19th Century, but it really became a major field during and after the Second orld ar, in order to explain phenomena like aggression, obedience, stereotypes, mass propaganda, conformity, and attribution of positive or negative characteristics to other groups. Among the most famous social psychological studies are the obedience experiments of Stanley Milgram and the groupthink research of Irving Janus (Feenstra Chapter 1). Authority figures are very important in influencing the behavior and attitudes of groups, as advertising pioneers like Edward Bernays and Nazi propagandists like Josef Goebbels realized early in the 20th Century. Human beings naturally categorize others into groups, and attribute values, attitudes and stereotypes to them, while they also tend to favor members of their own group (Feenstra Chapter 2). Social psychologists have…
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I have had friends that I've known since I was in grade school. Our initial interaction occurred because of our attraction toward one another. We had so many things in common, such as the same favorite television shows and the same favorite sports. Our proximity to one another also aided in the development of this attraction toward one another. We all lived on the same block and therefore had more opportunities to interact with one another outside of the school setting.
Although physical attractiveness did not necessarily influence our friendship, according to Myers (2012), it is usually the first step in any sort of relationship, even those that are platonic in nature. The theory of physical attractiveness is based on research conducted that tends to suggest that people who are viewed as being more physically attractive are seen as being more approachable (Myers, 2012). My relationship with my friends can…
David, M. (2012). Social psychology. (11 ed.). New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Albrecht, G.L., Fitzpatrick, R., & Scrimshaw, S. (2013). Handbook of social studies in health and medicine. London: Sage Publications.
Armstrong, E.G. (2011). The health care dilemma: A comparison of health care systems in three European countries and the U.S. Singapore: World Scientific.
Bale, J.R., Stoll, B.J., & Lucas, A.O. (2013). Improving birth outcomes: Meeting the challenge in the developing world. Washington, DC: National academies press.
Buseh, A.G. (2008). Empowering resilience: Improving health care delivery in war-impacted African countries: a case study of Liberia. Lanham, Md: University Press of America.
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The enhancing quantity of time kids are investing on computer systems in their home and institution has actually raised concerns about how using computer innovation might make a distinction in their lives-- from assisting with research to triggering depression to motivating terrible habits. This short article offers a review of the restricted study on the impacts of personal computer use on kids' physical development. Preliminary study recommends, for instance, that access to computer systems enhances the overall quantity of time kids invest in front of a TV or computer screen at the expenditure of other individual tasks, therefore putting them at danger for excessive weight. At the exact same time, intellectual study recommends that playing video game can be an essential foundation to computer proficiency due to the fact that it boosts kids' capability to check out and picture images in…
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Social Engineering Attacks Counter Intelligence
Social Engineering Counter Intelligence
Describe what social engineering and counterintelligence are and their potential implications to our national security in regard to the leaked Afghan War Diary and the Iraq War Logs.
Social engineering is the theft of classified information. Then, using it to change everyone's opinions and perceptions about what is happening. Counter intelligence is preventing hostile enemies or organizations from obtaining access to sensitive material. These areas are viewed from two different perspectives. The first one is that of more liberal attitudes. They believe that any kind of secret files, are allowing the U.S. government to hide the truth. This is when it has no accountability for engaging in different actions. These voices, feel any kind of disclosures of classified information, is critical to understanding the larger issues and letting the public (i.e. world) know what they are up to. (Mulrine, 2013) (Harding,…
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Fowler, A. (2011). The Most Dangerous Man in the World. Carlton: University of Melbourne Press.
Harding, L. (2011). Wiki Leaks. New York, NY: Public Affairs.
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The acceleration with which the world is changing day by day is continuous. A majority of organizations that have a motto of 'not-for-profit' are looking out for prospects with the help of which they can begin or widen their projects in order to get their missions fulfilled and offer the needy the earned profits. Thus, any organization or scheme that brings about the mentioned twofold objectives is considered a social enterprise. Social enterprises sell mission-related goods or services and by doing so they try to create a more impartial and fair environment through specific market-based strategies (Bornstein & Davis 2010).
In other words, a business is regarded as a social enterprise when the main objective is to cope up with the prevailing societal problems and…
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Beerel, A. (2009). Leadership and Change Management. 1st. ed. Los Angeles: SAGE.
Bornstein, D. & Davis, S. (2010). Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know. 1st. ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
Borzaga, C. & Defourny, J. (2001). The Emergence of Social Enterprise. 1st. ed. London: Routledge.
Western Sexual Mores and Fundamental Beliefs about omantic Love:
Beyond the unfair effect of gender-based differential sexual socialization on sexually liberated women in dating relationships, another component of American social psychology often undermines romantic happiness. Specifically, the many messages about romance and marriage that help shape the American view of love suggest that: (1) sexual desire between couples who love each other is exclusive; (2) sexual desire for others indicates a failure of a relationship (or lack of character or sincerity of one's partner); and (3) sexual jealousy is an indication of romantic love (Branden 2002).
Sexual jealousy is practically universal in romantic love within Western society (Buss 2000), but the fact of the matter is, at least in human beings, it is a learned reaction that is virtually unknown in several known aboriginal societies (Barash & Lipton 2001).
Despite the fact that psychologists consider sexual fidelity a matter of…
Ackerman, D. (1994) a Natural History of Love. New York: Vintage.
Baker, R., Elliston, F. (2002) Philosophy & Sex. Buffalo: Prometheus
Barash, D.P., Lipton, J.E. (2001) the Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People. New York: Henry Holt.
Branden, N. (2002) the Psychology of Romantic Love.
As recent events in the Middle East have clearly demonstrated, Facebook is more on the side of the politically disadvantaged and the poor as they have increasingly embraced Facebook and other social media while the governments in the region tried to ban them. Many governments such as that of China do not allow Facebook primarily because they want to avert scenarios they have seen in the Middle East.
It was in the wake of 2008 when Oscar Morales, a young man in Columbia, decided that he had had enough of FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a Marxist group which routinely kidnaps people, keeping them as hostages for months or years, while many of the hostages die in captivity. Angry and depressed by the actions of FARC, one night he turned to Facebook which he had been using to connect with his friends and high school classmates. He…
Alexanian, Janet A.. "Eyewitness Accounts and Political Claims: Transnational Responses to the 2009 Postelection Protests in Iran." Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 31.2 (2011): 425-442. Project MUSE. Web. 3 Oct. 2011. .
Burns, Alex and Ben Eltham, "Twitter free Iran: an evaluation of twitter's role in public diplomacy and information operations in Iran's 2009 election crisis," in Papandrea, Franco & Armstrong, Mark (Eds.). Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2009. Sydney: Network Insight Institute. Web. 26 Nov. 2011 .
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.This is not to say, though, that these themes and others are not examined. For example, Hank Hill's relationship with his father, Cotton ("I killed me fifty men") Hill explores the role of the elderly in modern American society, and even presents a poignant episode in which his father dies and he is forced to confront the mixed-blessing of this loss. Likewise, Homer manages to become more than a bungling parent from time to time and actually connect with his children in ways that would not be feasible in traditional sitcom formats. Homer and Lisa breaking into the Springfield Museum to see the Egyptian exhibit, only to discover the secret to an ancient music box by accident is a good example. Similarly, Bart and Homer even manage to overcome their differences and become a team when it comes to thwarting the good-natured advances of Ned Flanders (who is still…
Harrison, C. (2010). American culture in the 1990s. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Mills, B. (2009). The sitcom. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Pehlke, T.A. & Hennon, C.B. (2009, Spring). Does father still know best? An inductive
thematic analysis of popular TV sitcoms. Fathering, 7(2), 114-118.
Situation: My male roommate was late to work and in a hurry. When he went to start his car he realized the battery was dead. He said, "I knew this would happen! Why do the car gods always do this to me? I'm supposed to know about these car things, all the other guys do!"
This situation clearly illustrates three principles of social psychology: hindsight bias, external locus of control, and social comparison. If I knew the reasons why my roommate was running late, there would be even more principles of social psychology to discuss. As it was, my roommate claimed to "know" that his car would not start. He assumed that he knew such a thing would happen. If he had really known it would happen, however, he might not have left on his lights or done whatever he could to prevent the battery from dying. This…
A proposal to change the program
educing Benefits: This can be done in various ways. Monthly benefits can be reduced by minimizing cost of living adjustments or by minimizing the primary insurance amount (PIA) for a certain average indexed monthly earnings (AIME). Other proposals include targeting reductions towards high-income retirees. Benefits can also be reduced by increasing the retirement age or imposing full taxes on social security benefits. These benefit reduction proposals are some of the simplest and cheapest to implement. If future clients expect lower benefits, they are expected to save more or work longer; all of which will have a positive effect on the economy (Midgley, 2006).
Complete privatization: one of the radical proposals is to erase the social security system and encourage individuals to save in their accounts held by private investment companies. Owners of accounts will have great discretion over their decision of investment…
Brown, J., Liebman, J., & Wise, D. (2009). Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Cross, T.E. (2010). Social security: Capital markets & educational issues associated with individual accounts. S.l.: Diane Pub Co.
Midgley, J. (2006). Challenges to social security: An international exploration. Westport, Conn. [u.a.: Auburn House.
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