“Mean World Syndrome”
In the film, “The Mean World Syndrome”, George Gerbner argues that people who watch a large amount of television tended to think of the world as an intimidating and unforgiving place. Gerbner researched the effects of television on society. He focused on the commercial media system that thrived on violence, stereotypes, and the cultivation of anxiety. The film argues that the more television people watch, the more likely they are to be insecure and afraid of others. Is it the media that makes us more violent or do we become more scared of violence happening to us?
Mass media made viewers believe that the world was more dangerous than it actually was. The film showed how these media-induced fears and anxieties provided grounds for intolerance, extremism, and a paranoid style of politics that threatened basic democratic values. He talked about the government’s power over the mass media that leaves Americans in a state of perpetual fear. The result was a fascinating and exposed introduction to debates about media violence and media effects. Yet across the board, on issue after issue, studies have repeatedly shown that the very things that scare Americans the most have little to no basis in fact. Media violence inundated every home with choreographed brutality. It was and still is a relentless exposure to violence. All of the information that he provided was astonishing and really opened my eyes. A few statistics that he talked about where that children see on average 8,000 murders by the end of elementary school and 200,000 acts of violence by age 18. This is absolutely ridiculous. It makes me think twice about letting my children someday television. There is even “happy violence,’’ meaning that most fairytales, artistic shows, or journalistic features lead to a happy ending. It’s simply sugar coated with humor or “happy violence.” Now really thinking about it, it is so true. We don’t even realize it but mass media...
Down syndrome is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and a characteristic range of physical features.
Most babies born with Down's syndrome are diagnosed with the condition after birth and are likely to have:
reduced muscle tone leading to floppine
eyes that slant upwards and outwards
a below average weight and length at birth
Although children with Down's syndrome share some common physical characteristics, they do not all look the same. A child with Down's syndrome will look more like their mother, father or other family members than other children with the syndrome.
People with Down's syndrome also vary in personality and ability. Everyone born with Down's syndrome will have a degree of learning disability. The level of learning disability will be different for each individual.
Down syndrome can be identified during pregnancy by prenatal screening followed by diagnostic testing, or after birth by direct observation and genetic testing.
Since the introduction of screening, pregnancies with the diagnosis are often terminated Regular screening for health problems common in Down syndrome is recommended throughout the person's life.
About 92% of pregnancies in the United Kingdom and Europe with a diagnosis of Down syndrome are terminated....
Everyone is influenced and shaped by society. Society affects our perceptions, our consciousness, and our actions. A majority of the influence, especially on the younger demographic comes through the media; specifically through television. It is important to examine how violence in the media develops a pervasive cultural environment that cultivates a heightened state of insecurity, exaggerated perceptions of risk and danger, and a fear-driven propensity for hard-line political solutions to social problems. The purpose of this essay is to evaluate the impact of television and media violence, as well as the human cost of violent media, and the overall effects on society from watching TV.
The agents of socialization (family, peer group, schools, and mass media) have a profound impact on limiting our choices. Socialization is a lifelong process by which individuals develop their potential and learn culture as they age, fitting into society based on their own “looking glass” (Lecture notes, Chapter 3). Freud’s model of personality is a combination of the id: (basic human drives), the ego (conscious efforts to balance innate pleasure-seeking drives with the demands of society), and the superego (norms internalized by society) (Macioni, p. 71). Based on that model, it is implied that in our desire to live up to society’s expectations, we have a limited ability to make choices because we base our behaviors off of...
...challenges and move into the world. This is shown by a personal battle with their inner self, personal choice leading to a change in their emotions, different people having different ways of adapting to new challenges, individuals trying to shut off the rest of the world and the help of others an individual's attitude will change as they enter the world. This is shown the the novel The story of Tom Brennan by J.C Burke and in the movie Shrek by (director)
An individual's personal battle with their inner self may hold them back as they try to overcome challenges and enter into the world. The author uses flashbacks throughout the novel from Tom's perspective. These are of the night of the accident and show the reader that Tom is affected by the actions of his brother on that night. It also shows that Tom is held back and has a hard time overcoming the challenges that he faces due to these memories. The use of dialogue between Tom and Chrissy is used when Tom opens up about why he doesn't like to visit Fin. This conversation shows the reader that he is finally opening up about his old life that has help him back for so long. By Tom talking about this with Chrissy he has changed his personal choice and decided he doesn't want to be held back by his old life anymore. Once a person gets control of their inner self then they overcome challenges that they face in their new life as they move into the...
...One night, after a beer party,
the Danes settled in the hall
for sleep; they knew no sorrows.
The evil creature, grim and hungry,
grabbed thirty warriors
and went home laughing.
At dawn, when the Danes learned
of Grendel's strength,
there was great weeping.
The old king sat sadly,
crying for his men. Bloody
footprints were found.
That was bad enough,
but the following night
Grendel killed more--
blinded by sin,
he felt no remorse.
(You can bet the survivors
started sleeping elsewhere.)
So Grendel ruled,
one against many,
and the greatest hall
in all the earth
stood empty at night.
Twelve years this went on,
the greatest of sorrows.
Poets sang sad songs
throughout the world,
how Grendel tormented Hrothgar;
how no warrior,
no matter how brave,
could kill Grendel.
How Grendel wasn't
about to stop,
or pay damages.
Grendel kept ambushing from his lair,
the moors which lay in perpetual darkness.
Then, the cruelest of all injuries,
he moved into the hall--
stayed there every night
(though God would never allow
such an evil thing
to actually touch the throne).
Hrothgar was broken;
council after council proposed
what to do against the attacks.
They even went to heathen temples,
worshipped idols, and called
to the Devil for help.
The Danes forgot God.
(Woe be to those who go
to the fire's embrace,
even in great distress--
There is no consolation there.)
...Mean Girls is a comedy full of memorable quotes, amusing characters, and lots of laughs for its audience, but what many people may not realize is that this movie includes psychological concepts such as role identity, parenting styles, and birth order. Mean Girls is about a girl entering public school for the first time after being homeschooled all of her life and discovering many things about herself and others her age. She becomes involved with a well known school clique called “The Plastics” and many events begin to unravel. This movie shows very amusing yet real life examples of psychological concepts and can help people recognize them in their everyday lives.
As Cady enters the cafeteria on the first day of school, she thinks that all eyes are on her because she is the new girl. She has a feeling like she is on a stage being watched, everybody staring at her making an entrance. Psychologist Jean Piaget calls this feeling egocentrism which is usually experienced by adolescents in the formal operational stage of cognitive development. Egocentrism is when you think everybody notices you or something about you (Lecture). For example, “The Plastics,” Regina, Karen, and Gretchen are standing in front of a mirror saying things like “My hairline is so weird” and “my pores are huge.” There is a very likely chance they are paranoid about these minuscule details about themselves because they think that everyone is going to notice them.
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...What a Diagnosis of Down SyndromeMeans Today
Down syndrome is a condition affecting many Americans and individuals across the world. It presents challenges socially, academically, and behaviorally. However, a diagnosis today is not nearly as detrimental to the person’s quality of life as it was decades ago. Strides have been made in Down syndrome awareness, education and overall acceptance. Screening is now available so that parents know in advance if they are going to have a child born with the condition, and resources are available to help educate and prepare them for creating and maintaining a good quality of life for their child. Down syndrome individuals have been known to graduate high school, enter the work force, and even leave home and venture out into the world independently in recent times. Many of these things would not have been possible decades ago. Society accepts the handicapped individual now and aids in acclimating them into our society rather than institutionalizing them as was done in the past.
Down syndrome is a condition that a person is born with. There is no definite cause for why it happens to certain individuals, only an explanation of what is different inside the body that creates the condition. Encyclopedia Britannica describes how it originates inside the cells of the individual’s body and within the nucleus. This is the place...