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  • How Useful Is The Concept Of Elite To The Distribtion Of Power - 2,552 words
    ... p. 71 - 92 Sociology Essay Terence M. Blackett How useful is the concept of elite for understanding the distribution of power in either Britain or the United States? Introduction In America perhaps only race is a more sensitive subject than the way we sort ourselves out in the struggle for success. The eminent sociologist Robert Merton calls it the structure of opportunity. In the understanding of the usefulness of the term elite, there are some common historical variables, which must be looked at in order to appreciate the power organisms at work even in American society, and how from the days of Thomas Jefferson to the era of Newt Gingrich, the assumption of superiority is an undercu ...
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  • Next Of Kin - 1,421 words
    ... n it came to chimpanzee signings. His work was being published regularly in the most respected journals, and doctoral candidates were flocking to Oklahoma to work with the chimps and Fouts. 1974, Fouts was invited to give a presentation on chimpanzees language acquisition at the worlds first Conference on the Behavior of Great Apes, in Austria. The meeting was consisted of some of the finest primentologist such as Junichiro Itani, Diane Fosey, Toshida Nishida, Birut Galdikas, and Jane Goudall. Looking back Fouts was living a dream working with what he want and having a good life, but it was hard for him to grasp the science of chimpanzees which in fact meant life time imprisonment far fr ...
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  • Organization Development - 553 words
    Organization Development Organization Development (OD) is the application of behavioral science knowledge to improve an organization's health and effectiveness through it's ability to cope with environmental changes, improve internal relationship and increase problem-solving capabilities. OD is an effort of planned, organizationwide, and managed from the top, to increase organization effectiveness and health through planned interventions in the organization process's using behavioral science. It must be managed from the top. Top management must have commitment to and knowledge about the goals of the program and must actively participate in the management of the effort. OD focuses on the enti ...
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  • Perspectives On Parental Alienation, Child Custody And Dispute Resolution Systems - 2,759 words
    Perspectives On Parental Alienation, Child Custody And Dispute Resolution Systems Perspectives on Parental Alienation, Child Custody and Dispute Resolution Systems Contested child custody provides many challenges for alternate dispute resolution. With no-fault divorce, and a standard for determining custody in light of the child's best interest, judges are besieged with a backlog of disputed custody cases without clear and concrete guidelines to follow in deciding whether to favor the mother or the father. Many experts in family law - both from the legal and mental health arenas - have observed an increase in deceptive and manipulative tactics used by divorcing couples. This paper looks at P ...
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  • Serial Killers: Programmed To Kill - 1,786 words
    ... lly unable to carefully plan. They usually attack victims in diverse locations. They tend to use guns, knives, or torture. Team Killer: Kills or participates in the killing of others in conjunction with at least one other. Represent about 1/3 of all female serial killers with male female teams being the most common. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (1930-34): formed gang and killed 16 victims, 13 of which were police officers. Bonnie is reported to have enjoyed putting extra bullets in the cops. Participation Part 1)Wolfgang Abel & Mario Furlan (1977-1986) were 27-year old sons of rich parents in Milan, Italy. Upon graduation from the university where they had been roommates, they embarked ...
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  • The Mind Of A Serial Killer - 1,465 words
    The Mind Of A Serial Killer SERIAL MURDER: In the last three decades the USA has been troubled by an approaching problem, the serial killer. A serial killer is a person who kills a number of people, usually considered over five, with a cooling off period between each murder, usually one murder at one given time). Two murders at one time occasionally happen and these murders may go on for a period of months or years until the killer is caught. Throughout the last three decades the US serial killer rate has risen 94% and it is estimated that by the next millennium it will claim an average of 11 lives a day. Serial Murder is an epidemic; there are at least 35 serial killers active in the USA to ...
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  • The Neurosis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne - 1,140 words
    The Neurosis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne The Neurosis of Nathaniel Hawthorne The influence of Freud's theory of the dynamics of human personality extends far beyond the discipline of behavioral science, reaching into areas such as humanities, philosophy, and literature. Freud believed that a work of literature is the external expression of the author's unconscious mind. Therefore, we must treat the work of literature as a dream, then reveal hidden motivations and repressed desires by applying psychoanalytic techniques. In the story "Young Goodman Brown," by Nathaniel Hawthorne, I will explore the use of symbols and repressed images by the author that are conveyed throughout the story. To understa ...
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