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  • My Goal For The Group
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    While studying Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" in my group, I learned that patience is necessary when working with people. Although when I came to this conclusion I was not aware of the comforts and advantages of working in a group. Some people like working in groups, then there are the independent type, these people enjoy working on their own. These people generally tend to be not very sociable. Of course there are exceptions to everything. Some people on the other hand are able to work as a gro...
  • Several Serb Military Personnel
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    Serbs Held in Kosovo Escape I chose to write my essay on an article regarding the escape of Serb war criminals from a NATO prison camp. This article relates to the world because it deals with a group of people who did some very bad things to another group of people. In turn many nations got involved and spent a lot of time, energy, and money to stop this genocide. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is on a "Peace Keeping Mission" in Kosovo, nearby Bosnia, and several other countries and r...
  • National Origin Characteristics
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    When we look at physical characteristics such as skin color from the social definition perspective, there is no clear meaning, but these characteristics do have what is referred to as social meaning. Pierre van den Berg he defined a racial group as a "human group that defines itself and / or is defined by other groups as different from other groups by virtue of innate and immutable physical characteristics" (8). Racial group distinctions are based upon ideological racism, which links physical qu...
  • Very Spiritual Group Of People
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    You Are What You Eat, and Where You Live The environment in which a people live makes an important impact on lives they live. The distribution and abundance, or scarcity of natural resources will affect the size of a group and therefore affect many other aspects of the group's way of life. These things include the distribution of power, or lack there of, and an importance in spiritual life. There are an almost infinite number of things that the environment has control of shaping, another is wher...
  • Good Information Including An Experiment
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    Group Minds is a very interesting and informative piece. Author Doris Lessing does a very good job trying to inform people about what is wrong with groups changing your opinion, and the idea that we do not use the information we have to improve ourselves. She offers a lot of good information, including an experiment that adds to her opinion about social groups. The author does a really good job getting her point across throughout the paper. 'When were in a group, we tend to think as that group d...
  • People In Groups
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    Boxes of Life There are many factors that contribute to what society thinks of us. The way we dress, the music we listen to, and the activities that we participate in are a few that really "allow" society to put us into these boxes of conformity. And while these things we do are representations of ourselves, they don't always mean the same to us as they do to society. The ways I dress and act have always been hard for me to "box-up". I think that I fall into a couple of different categories, and...
  • Current Dieting And Weight Suppression
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    In the analytical report entitled Restraint, Weight Suppression, and Self-Report Reliability: How Much Do You Really Weigh? By P.J. Morgan and D.B. Jeffrey, they look at the eating habits of people and categorize them as three types of people. Those categories are Dieting and Overeating group, Current Dieting, and Weight Suppression. The Dieting / Overeating group consists of 'individuals who undergo repetitive cycles of dieting and overeating,' (Morgan, 1999). They have the appearance of a diet...
  • Attachment Style And Initial Self Disclosure
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    Attachment and Self Disclosure in Groups Attachment and self disclosure can say a lot about a person. There was a study done to investigate attachment style and self disclosure in the first group counseling session. This was done in order to explain variable of group functioning. The attachment style was done by self report questionnaires and the self-disclosure was done by observations. There were more than four hundred participants that were split up into twenty seven different groups. I find ...
  • Samuel's Friend
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    Surviving Treblinka The book, Surviving Treblinka, describes a miraculous story of one man's struggle to remain alive through each coming day and his escape from Germany's killing machine. Samuel Willenberg is one of a very small group of people, who have lived to tell about their horrific experiences in the concentration camps, but what made these people so different from all the others who never saw liberty again Perhaps some individuals survived the Holocaust while others didn t because they ...
  • O Pol Pot
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    Cambodian Genocide " What is rotten must be removed " When: 1975-1979 vs. 1925: Pol Pot (Sloth Sar) is born into a farming family in central Cambodiav 1949: Pol Pot moves to Paris and becomes absorbed in Marxism (communism) vs. 1953: Pol Pot returns to Cambodia and joins the underground Communist movement 1962: Pol Pot, now leader of the Cambodian Communist Party, is forced to flee into the jungle and forms the armed resistance movement against Prince Sihanouk, known as the Khmer Rouge and wages...
  • Members Of Other Groups Prejudices
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    Racial Prejudice What is prejudice? - set of learned beliefs and values that lead a person to be biased against other members of other groups. -prejudices are convenient (be quem, brauch bar, passed) and inaccurate. people are not seen as individuals, biased people label other people to special groups-prejudice is mostly based on inaccurate information about people Prejudice originates from three common parts (these parts make up a prejudiced belief): 1. Generalisations-a very broad, simple stat...
  • Indian's Place In The Caste System
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    Hinduism Assignment Mel Irons 1) Describe the caste system as it has traditionally existed in Indian society. The caste system traditionally divided the entire Indian population into a strict system of hereditary groups of people. Consisting of mainly four main castes and a fifth group outside of the caste, the system governed the lives of Indians with an iron hand and strict law and for the majority of the Indian population made life very difficult. The appreciation and acceptance of the caste ...
  • Homicide Rate In Miami Dade County
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    Compared to many other places in the world, the homicide rate for Miami-Dade County is troubling ly high. The principal contributors are men. It is known that men are more prone to commit homicides than women. It is not known, though, what makes men so much more aggressive than women. Experts propose various theories, yet none provides a definitive explanation. Should one look to the side of genetics for answers or explore social structures and cultures It may be some combination of genetics and...
  • Stereotypes At Center Grove High Throughout Life
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    Stereotypes at Center Grove High Throughout life we see different types and groups of people. Everyone goes through, or is depicted in some kind of stereotype. There are three main stereotypes at Center Grove High School: preps, gangsters, and alternatives. There are Characteristics why a person may fall into one of these groups. Though most do not like to admit it. Everyone at some point in his or her life will be stereotyped. People are also stereotyped by who they hang out with. You are who y...
  • Beliefs And Opinions Of Our Group Mind
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    Human beings are born naturally dependent upon one another. In fact, in order for a baby to survive and thrive in its first few years of life, it needs the constant support of other humans. Yet, even as we mature and grow wiser in our years, we do not gradually become independent from one another rather we become interdependent. In the course of our lives we will form many relationships built on a give-and-take basis with our family, friends, community, and culture. Humans have become so accusto...
  • Group Of People
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    It has been said that as long as the human species is in a living state conformity shall be part of how human society functions and part of man's natural tendencies. The more people already agree upon or share a particular idea, the more easily a newcomer will in turn be converted to that idea, and the more difficult it will be for one already converted to reject that idea. Therefore, man will most likely obey to what the majority believes is correct, even if he had a different point of view; he...
  • Lessing's Essay
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    Doris Lessing's essay "Group Minds", talks about the human nature of belonging to groups. Humans, specially those in Western societies do not like to be loners, but rather enjoy being part of a like-minded group. In her essay Lessing talks about the view most people of western society have about their individuality. Lessing says that people have an urge to belong to groups. She also explains how people are put in uncomfortable situations due to that urge. She also talks about the fact that we ha...

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