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Psychology

Analysis of the Biased-Interaction Theory of Psychosexual Development

Issues pertaining to human sexuality and gender roles have long been of interest to psychologists, and have been of general interest to nearly every generation of human beings. The nature of romantic and erotic attraction dominates the world of literature, music, and other art forms, while the efforts to understand what drives or determines the way that individuals manifest romantic and erotic attraction and inhabit gender roles has been the subject of extensive research in recent decades. The earliest research into these areas largely presumed that issues such as gender identity and sexual orientation were generally innate, and that environmental factors during childhood, adolescence, and other developmental stages were responsible for the manifestation of gender identity issues, homosexuality, bisexuality, and other deviations from what was considered to be normal expressions of gender identity and sexual orientation. In recent years a number of researchers have uncovered evidence of biological and physiological factors that influence gender identity and sexual orientation, serving to underpin the so-called “nature vs. nurture” debate with regards to these issues. In the article “Biased-Interaction Theory of Psychosexual Development: ‘How Does One Know if One is Male or Female?’ ” (Diamond, 2007) a strong case is made for the theory that the development of gender identity and sexual orientation requires the interplay of both inherent biological factors and environmental factors.

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Accounting

Citibank Financial Meltdown and Analysis

Introduction

The financial meltdown of Citibank in 2008, according to some authors could easily have been predicted based on the market and the strategy of the financial institution. (Gleenlaw et al. 2008)  Citibank was present in the mortgage and housing finance market and held a great market share worldwide. The country currently operates in more than one hundred countries. It has a history of more than 200 years.

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Nutrition

Fast Food Menu Analysis

The healthy meal option I have created is from the popular fast food restaurant Wendy’s. The meal is comprised of a mandarin fruit cup, a grilled chicken sandwich (the Ultimate Chicken Grill), a side salad (Wendy’s side salad with fat free french dressing, and a bottle of water. The mandarin fruit cup has 80 calories, no fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 17 grams of sugars and 1 gram of protein. The Ultimate Chicken Grill sandwich has 400 calories, 10 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of sugar and 34 grams of protein. The side salad only has 35 calories, no fat, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein. The dressing contains 80 calories, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 16 grams of sugar and no fat. The total calorie content for the meal is 595, with 10 grams of fat and 36 grams of protein. This meal covers all of the food groups while maintaining a low total caloric value, no saturated fats, and a high amount of protein. This is a healthy meal for anyone and a good choice when eating at fast food restaurants.

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Business

Analysis of Capital One 360

Founded in 2000, capital one 360 is one of the financial institutions in the US offering ATM, phone, web and mail services. Capital one 360 was formed because of a merger between the former capital one and ING. The organization structure of capital one 360 ranges from the top to the lower rank personnel. The company has a total quality management system that basically aims at creating consistency in product and service delivery as well as improving the nature of services delivered.  Consequently, the company’s TQM strategies involve using the latest technological advancements to ensure efficiency in service delivery. Similarly, the company has put in place a proper supply chain management to ensure quick service delivery.

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Nursing

Nursing: Critical Incident Analysis

Outline

Introduction

  • Description of incident

Reflection on the incident and your role using a reflective model

Analysis of literature

  • Identify and discuss ONE of the issues raised in your reflection
  • Research Relevant literature related to topic
  • Results/Conclusions

Implications for Future

Conclusion

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Classic English Literature

Analyzing Aurora Leigh

  • Introduction:

Opening Statement: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s epic poem, Aurora Leigh, is one of the most extraordinary long poems in the English language and outlines the adventures (and misadventures) of of its protagonist, a female poet.

Purpose of writing: The purpose of this paper is to delve into this poem and discuss some of the feminist/progressivist issues that Barrett Browning is exploring in her work

Thesis statement: Specifically, it will look at the ways in which Barrett Browning deals with some of the most pertinent issues to women of her day: the lack of educational opportunities for women, the sexual exploitation of women, and the overriding belief in the Victorian times that women should be confined solely to the home.

  •  Body:

EDUCATION ISSUES IN AURORA LEIGH

1.“By no means Bonaventure’s pricks of love” and “French/ kept pure of Balzac and neologism” (Greenblatt, 1140).

2.“singing at a work apart/ behind a wall of sense” (Greenblatt, 1140)

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN IN AURORA LEIGH

[Marian subjected to] “men’s violence” (Greenblatt, 1145)

“a tiptoe Danae, overbold and hot” (Greenblatt, 1142)

REBELLION AGAINST VICTORIAN PATRIARCHY IN AURORA LEIGH

“[women] as  you are/Mere women, personal and passionate/You give us doting mothers and chaste wives/Sublime  Madonnas and enduring saints!/But we get no Christ from you – and verily/we shall not get a poet in my mind” (Greenblatt, 1144).

III. Conclusion

  1. Summary of main points: Thus we see that in Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was keenly aware of social problems in the world around her, particularly the issues faced by women of her day
  2. Thesis re-stated: In her epic poem, she deals with the limitations of educational opportunity for women, the sexual exploitation of women in Victorian times, and the criticism of a patriarchy which sought to keep women confined solely to the home and to denigrate any outside achievement or interests.
  3. Significance of the work: Taking all this into account, this work becomes an incredibly significant account of the plight of women in the Victorian Age; however, it can also be applicable to the plight of women today. When girls are terrorized for trying to attend school in Afghanistan, when a young woman is brutally gang-raped and murdered in New Delhi, when certain conservative Christian groups  in this country still try to keep women confined to purely domestic tasks, it is obvious that this poem has lost none of its relevance since the time that it was written.
  4. Recommendation: It should be recommended reading for any Women’s Studies course or examination of women in Victorian times.

Works Cited

Chouiten, Linda “Irony and gender politics in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh” Nordic Journal of English Studies. Vol. 11. No 3 p. 1-16

Greenblatt, Stephen.  “The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2.”   New York and   London:  2000

Thomas, Katharina. “Feminism in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Aurora Leigh”: Developing a   Concept of the Female Artist”. Auflage, 2008.

Wallace, Anne. “Nor in Fading Silks Compose”: Sewing, Walking, and Poetic Labor in “Aurora  Leigh” ELH, Vol. 64, No. 1 (Spring, 1997), 223-256 The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Zonana, Joyce.  “The Embodied Muse: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh, and Feminist  Poetics”.  Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature.  Vol 8  No. 2   240-262

Isaacs, Jason.  “Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Women’s Issues, and Aurora Leigh”.  The Victorian Web. 1992.  Web. 1 April, 2013

Zonana, Joyce.  “The Embodied Muse: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh, and Feminist Poetics”.  Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature.  Vol 8  No. 2  pp  240-262

Thomas, Katharina. “Feminism in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Aurora Leigh”: Developing a Concept of the Female Artist. Auflage, 2008.

Wallace, Anne. “Nor in Fading Silks Compose”: Sewing, Walking, and Poetic Labor in “Aurora Leigh” ELH, Vol. 64, No. 1 (Spring, 1997), pp. 223-256The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Chouiten, Linda “Irony and gender politics in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh”Nordic Journal of English Studies. Vol. 11. No 3 p. 1-16

Laing-Cox, Taryn. “‘… singing at a work apart …’: The Search for a Feminine Poetic Voice in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh” Alternation 16, 2 (2009) 221 – 240 ISSN  1023-1757

Byrd, Deborah. “Combating An Alien Tyranny: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Evolution As A   Feminist Poet” In: Browning Institute Studies. An Annual of Victorian Literary and  Cultural History: 13 (Victorian Literature and Culture) Ed. Auslander Munich, Adrienne. 1986. p. 23-54,

Kaplan, Cora. “Aurora Leigh” In: Feminist Criticism and Social Change: Sex, Class and Race in Literature and Culture, Ed.Newton, Judith. Taylor and Francis. 1985. p. 134-

The author focuses on the fact that Barrett Browning goes against taboos of the society by engaging in a discourse that is reserved for male members of the bourgeois society. Kaplan also brings in the female solidarity perspective into her argument, reflecting on the scenes among the poor. There is indeed a connection created by the poet between female characters; independent of their social status.

Work Cited

Greenblatt, Stephen.  The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2.  New York and London:  2000

Isaacs, Jason.  “Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Women’s Issues, and Aurora Leigh”.  The Victorian Web. 1992.  Web. 1 April, 2013

Zonana, Joyce.  “The Embodied Muse: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh, and Feminist  Poetics”.  Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature.  Vol 8  No. 2  pp 240-262

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Geography

Brothers a Novel: Critique and Analysis

Author Yu Hua’s book Brothers tells the story of two boys who grow up during and after the Chinese Communist revolution. Yu Hua is the author of several other books, including Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, and is known as one of China’s preeminent contemporary writers. Yu Hua often tackles social issues in his works, and Brothers is no exception (Li, 2011). By offering the life story of these two brothers, Baldy Li and Song Gang, author Yu Hua also offers a strong social commentary on recent Chinese history (In Ji and In Wu, 2000). The story covers the lives and deaths of these two characters, while also offering insight into the changes China went through from the time of the revolution until the early 20th century. Yu Hua tells his story with few details about the physical and regional settings in which the events take place, and lets the action and the plot give readers the opportunity to imagine for themselves what the world was like in the years covered in the story.

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Family and Consumer Science

“This Boy’s Life”: Review and Analysis

The film “This Boy’s Life” recounts the biographical story of author Tobias Wolff, who wrote the book on which the movie was based. The book, like the film, offers a look at several years in the life of Wolff during his teenage years. Wolff’s mother, who seemed to bounce from one abusive relationship to another, is portrayed in the film as a victim, but also as a woman who demonstrates a fair amount of independence and self-reliance, both traits that were somewhat unusual in the average woman in the 1950s. Wolff’s story has a happy ending, and his portrayal of the manner in which he and his mother eventually overcame the abuse heaped upon them by Wolff’s stepfather is certainly heartwarming in the classic sense of a Hollywood film (Russell, 2009). The performances in “This Boy’s Life” by Leonardo DiCaprio as young Toby, Ellen Barkin as Toby’s mother, and Robert DeNiro as the abusive stepfather are all solid and believable, and the film does a competent job of demonstrating how “normal” child abuse can sometimes seem.  At the same time, however, the film falls a bit short in portraying just how damaging child abuse can be for its victims over the course of a lifetime. Tobias Wolff may have really surmounted the challenges of his childhood in the manner shown in the film, but the reality for many victims of child abuse is that the damage can last a lifetime, leading to serious and significant problems for adult survivors.

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Ethics

Pharmaceuticals Industry

This industry comprises companies that engage in research, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of principled drugs. In the United States, $615.1 billion was generated in 2008 as total revenues while $273.9 billion went to market generators and the global market comprised of 44%. From 2004-2008, the industry has experienced continual growth and the CAGR demonstrated was of 4.7%. A rising trend within this firm for over 10 years now is the increase in promotional and advertising expenditures. It is noted that in 2001, the amount spent on R&D was doubled, and three main promotional spending areas are noted. The first one is Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA), which grew to $4,237 million in 2007 from $985 million in 1996. However, the total promotional spending under DTC is 14%.

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Communications and Media

Rhetorical analysis of President Obama’s speech at Sandy Hook School.

Introduction

President Obama in his speech with regard to the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School at Newtown Connecticut tried to lift the spirits and hearts of those who lost their dear ones. With his remarks and solace he tried to provide a brief relief to the families and people of Newtown. He stood with the families of victims and people of Newtown by stating that “You are not alone in your grief”. He challenged the audience to gather as one nation for ensuring the safety of each child. For achieving his purpose through out the speech the President used various rhetorical devices like word diction, images, humor, repetition, logos, pathos and egos. This paper analyses the speech of the President Obama on the basis of Lloyd Bitzer’s rhetorical situation.

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Nursing

Analysing and Comparing the outcomes for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)for Borderline Personality Disorder.

Table of Contents

Introduction (p. 1)

Borderline Personality Disorder: History, Features, Aetiology (p. 2).

Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioural Therapies (p. 5).

Synthesis (p. 8)

  1. CBT (p. 8).
  2. DBT (p. 12).

Recommendations (p. 16).

Conclusion (p. 16).

References (p. 17).

Introduction

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disorder of the personality and emotions that can be quite debilitating to those who are afflicted by it, as well as challenging to treat. BPD patients experience a great deal of instability in their emotional and thought lives, and this spills over to their identity, their relationships, and their behaviour more generally (Chapman and Gratz 2007 pp. 15-16). They frequently have strong fears of abandonment, a poor sense of self, and struggles with depression, anger, and other negative emotional symptoms. Treating BPD has often entailed some use of pharmacotherapy, but psychotherapy is widely recognized as not only efficacious but necessary as well.

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Creative Writing

As it is in Heaven: Swedish Movie. Urban and Rural Planning Analysis

Introduction

            The movie As It is in Heaven is a 2004 film created by Kay Pollack and released in 2004 reflects the community that is residing in Sweden. Both the rural and the urban communities were represented accordingly through the settings used in the film. Considering this particular matter, the discussion that shall be presented in this paper shall try to explore the different conditions by which the director used the worth of the settings. Herein the value of  presenting urban and rural living in the story to better create meaning and distinction on how the lives of the people differ from each other based on the environment they thrive with shall be given particular attention to.

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English

Defining America Through Language A Rhetorical Analysis of Presidential Speeches

Being an American can be defined in numerous ways. One of the ways to define America is through analyzing the speeches of prominent American presidents and speakers. In this paper, Barrack Obama’s speech “A More Perfect Union”, and George Bush’s “Address to the Joint Session of Congress and the American People’’ will be analyzed critically- with special focus on typical American rhetoric. Martin Luther’s “letter from Birmingham jail” is also mentioned in this paper. Barrack Obama defines the American people as people united on a common cause who believe in unification. George Bush defines Americans as a brave and united people- ready to sacrifice for each another in times of adversaries. In Martin Luther King’s speech he describes the American people as naive and uninterested in justice for failing to support his fight for equality. All three speakers define America’s unity in different ways, but they all use similar rhetorical tools.

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Literature

Parallel Actions with Camera and Easel

Photorealism is an interesting topic that you do not hear a lot about. There were some quotes in the article that I did and did not agree with.  Also, some of the comments made about art history were interesting. Many things were said about what can and cannot be considered art, there should not be a distinction between what is and is not art.