The state of democracy in Africa

The term democracy commonly refers to a type of political system in which the people or their representatives lawfully govern themselves, rather than being governed, say, by a military dictatorship, totalitarian party or monarch (Keane,2006). It is based on the idea that all citizens have the right and should have the means to participate in … Read more

The role of political culture in the USA

Political culture is very important as it gives the power of voice to everyday citizens. Daniel Elazar made a realization that the United States could be categorized into three different political cultures. These categories are Moralistic, Traditionalistic and Individualistic. These cultures were originally formed by the immigrants that settled in different areas throughout the states. … Read more

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism in Florida

How American Federalism Helps and Hurts Florida The advantages and disadvantages of federalism have been the subject of debate since the formation of the republic. In this essay I am going to discuss two advantages and two disadvantages of federalism in Florida. Webster’s dictionary defines federalism as a system of government in which entities such … Read more

The Injustice Of The Judicial System In "Dorm Room Dealers: Drugs & The Privileges Of Race & Class" By A. Rafik Mohamed & Erik D

In light of recent events in the past few years, have you ever stopped and asked yourself how ethnicity and class affect the attention law enforcement gives to certain individuals? Or how does an individual’s social standing allow them to “get away with more” compared to people of different groups? Dorm Room Dealers: Drugs and … Read more

Evaluation of Contract Law and the Forming Of Online Contracts

Abstract This paper discusses contract law and forming contracts on the Internet. It summarizes the basic tenets of forming a binding contract, as well as the appropriate method for achieving this on the web. The case Hines v. Overstock.com is also referenced, with an analysis of what Overstock.com could have done to avoid litigation. Online … Read more

The contract law

A contract refers to a voluntary agreement between two or more parties that is lawfully enforceable as a legally binding agreement. There are various elements of a contract that must be met for any contract to be legally binding between the parties involved. These elements include; offer and acceptance, consideration, capacity and competency, mutual consent … Read more

The case of David Leon Riley, Petitioner v. California

This was a consolidated case of David Leon Riley, Petitioner v. California; United States, Petitioner v. Brima Wurie, pertaining similar issues of warrantless cell phone searches incident to arrest. In the first case, the petitioner David Leon Riley had been stopped by police officers for a traffic violation. The police searched Riley’s incident to an … Read more

Supreme Court Ruling in Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Supreme Court Ruling in Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce In Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Supreme Court held that governments may restrict the right of corporations to make independent expenditures on behalf of political candidates. The Austin Court articulated a new constitutional standard for evaluating campaign finance regulation. Such regulation, the Court … Read more

Emotional Intelligence and the Identification of Irrational Falacies

Talking about communication without recognizing the importance of emotions is impossible. Having the feeling of anger ruins one’s time while feeling calm helps a person in solving personal problems. Emotional intelligence is significant in both personal and interpersonal success, and it helps in healthy conflict management and in relationships. Understanding and managing one’s emotions shows … Read more

Guilt and perseverance as the motivation in The Kite Runner

The present paper explores guilt and perseverance in The Kite Runner as the motivation for an individual to seek redemption and attain the satisfaction of self-fulfillment. Unfolded through the first person narrative mode , the novel is structured like the memory lane of the protagonist Amir whose sense of remorse and guilt over the sin … Read more

The Significance Of Personality Theories In Understanding Human Behavior

Introduction Theories of personality play a crucial role in providing an understanding on the existing human behavior and interactions. Psychological understanding plays a vital role in influencing how an individual has a given behavior. Understanding human behavior as reflected upon within the psychology perspective, personality theories plays a very critical environment where it is much … Read more

How to be an Open Minded Person

An open minded person is one who’s having the capability of inclination to understand that one’s views, ideas and notion are not the absolute but it’s about maintaining a profound respect for other’s views, ideas and notion as well. There are may be three possible ways to be an open minded namely adjusting perspective, broadening … Read more

Classical Conditioning Theory Of Learning By Ivan Pavlov

Understanding human’s behavior have been always an attractive field that driven scientists to make uncounted researches throughout the history. John B. Watson the Father of American Behaviorist (1878-1958) was one of those scientists who studied this field. So he worked on “Learning theory” which interprets the individuals’ behavior through several sub-theories’ perspectives; was founded by, … Read more

Waterfall and agile methodologies: advantages and disadvantages

Agile methodology uses an iterative process where all the teams and collaborate and client provides feedback throughout the entire process of developing a new software product. In an agile methodology, a large amount of work is divided into smaller chunks called ‘sprints’. A sprint is developed and tested in a parallel fashion. This means that … Read more

Reflection and Reflective Practice

This report is a reflective essay of a critical incident analysis (CIA) which is authored by a second-year student of the Operating Department Practitioner (sODP). The paper analyses a multidimensional and multifaceted critical incident using the Gibbs Reflective cycle (1998), which focusses on communication, multidisciplinary team working and the holistic care of the patient. In … Read more

Rationale for Intervention Plan

The purpose of this plan is to potentially decrease the target behavior of aggression that NH exhibits in the school setting. While decreasing the target/unwanted behavior, we will also be increasing the replacement behaviors, such as appropriate communication, so that NH can be able to socially interact with his peers in an appropriate way. Short … Read more

“Jacob’s syndrome” – XYY Genotype

Although the XXY karyotype has been associated with some forms of crime (Stockholm et al., 2012) most studies have focused instead on individuals who have the XYY or “supermale” mutation, in which males have an extra Y chromosome. In turn males will possess 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46, this can be because of … Read more

Carl Jung Vs Sigmund Freud: A Comparison Of Psychodynamic Theories Of Personalities

Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung both author two separate Psychodynamic Theories of Personality. While former colleagues and even close friends at one time, differences related to their studies led to a falling out. After Jung and Freud’s split, Jung spoke about being in a suffocating atmosphere when it came to working with Freud (Williams, 1963). … Read more

Theory Of Framing In The Media

“Journalists often subconsciously engage in essentially the same process when they decide how to describe the political world. They choose images and words that have the power to influence how audience interpret and evaluate issues and policies”. Agenda setting increases the accessibility of an issue, when the audience are given more exposure to news related … Read more

The concept of Data Journalism

In 2005, over 10 million Indians switched online for news or information; web and mobile was the ‘big thing’. With credibility and authenticity ‘Data Journalism’ is the ‘survival’ today in online journalism. Data Journalism is all about the presentation of facts, visuals, and investigations of the traditional ‘reporting first’… The digital transition in Journalism can … Read more

Pros and Cons of Social Media

Communication is an essential part of the human life when it comes to connecting and advancing our society. Ever since the beginning of time, different forms of communication were established such as: sign language, body language, visual communication, and written communication. Now in modern culture, communicating has taken a whole new level with social networking. … Read more

What Is The Free Love Movement?

Over the course of history, the word ‘love’ has taken on various definitions by different philosophers, religious teachings, cultures, and movements. One popular movement which has established its own set of norms for the word is known as the Free Love Movement. Essentially, this movement rejects the concept of marriage on the belief that marriage … Read more

Peace, Economic, Technological And Demographic Imperatives Of Intercultural Communication

Meaning is shared among communication partners who encode and decode messages. This process can be complex when communication partners involve struggle to attribute the same meaning. Partners from different cultures can find it very difficult to share meaning and might perceive communication between cultures as a challenge. If you are South African, you are inevitably … Read more

My Personal Experience with Cultural Diversity

Cultural Differences; A Personal Story Culture is the summation of several different aspects, most often accounted for by geographic locations. Some of these aspects include traditions, norms, and religion. However, it can certainly be even more refined than that. To me, an adequate definition of my culture would include several different realms. Some of which … Read more

Confirmation Bias In The Diagnostic Process

The Capricorn astrology symbol dates from December 22nd to January 19th. It is said that Capricorns are born leaders. They are controlling, disciplined, good managers, responsible, loyal, and honest. Capricorns can also be bossy, unforgiving, cold, materialistic, and snobbish. It is easy to spot a Capricorn because they are the one who is most likely … Read more

Shaw Empowers Women in ‘New Woman’

George Bernard Shaw exemplifies values of the “new woman” and “superhero” through the character of Vivie Warren, in the play Mrs. Warren’s Profession, in order to promote individualism and critical thinking amongst females. Even the male characters like Sir George Crofts and Frank Gardener are depicted as weaker conformists in comparison to the characters of … Read more

Herman Melville’s Moby Dicky: A look at the path of Ishmael in developing the personal qualities

Self-Development: companionship cultivation In Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick, Ishmael, the protagonist, undergoes a series of stages in the development of his personal qualities. As Ishmael ventures further out of his comfort zone and experiences life-changing moments together with his newfound acquaintance, Queequeg, Ishmael’s character is cultivated from an unaware, ignorant person to a much … Read more

Intersocial Communication and its Paralinguistic Aspects

In speech, the main domain for intersocial communication, understanding can only function if all essential aspects of a message are successfully conveyed. Besides the linguistic content of an utterance also paralinguistic aspects play a role, such as the emotional state of the speaker, his or her gender, approximate age etc. This data will make it … Read more

A Visit and Observation of the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana

I visited the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. There were three main categories of California History: The Native American’s settlement, the Mission Era, and sections of paintings significant to depicting California’s history. These exhibits illustrated the beginnings of California and how our modern state was formed initially, through the first citizens being the Native Americans … Read more