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"P" Words: SAT Advanced Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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25. The Veil of Perception

Jed McKenna Wisefool Press PDF

My response to that, as always, is revisit your assumptions. In this case, the assumption that we experience the world directly is false. No one has ever experienced this alleged world directly, and no one ever will. Weird, huh?..........

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Activity 14 Positive Feedback

Donna Berry HRD Press PDF
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Norman McLaren and Jules Engel: Post-modernists

Edited by Jayne Pilling John Libbey Publishing ePub

 

Of all the great names in animation, Norman McLaren has, paradoxically, suffered most from a kind of critical neglect. Everyone acknowledges his genius, but few discuss it. Numerous books and articles chronicle his life and describe his works, usually stressing the inventiveness of his filmic techniques, but rarely do they analyse his aesthetic qualities and achievements.1

Most texts oriented toward animation as a Fine Art – such as the catalogue for the massive Film as Film exhibition that toured Germany and England from 1977 until 1979 – ignore McLaren entirely while including Len Lye, Oskar Fischinger, Harry Smith, James Whitney and other animators who are McLaren’s peers.2 Aside from Terence Dobson’s splendid paper delivered at the 1989 Society for Animation Studies conference in Los Angeles, which gave a close textual reading of McLaren’s film Synchromy in comparison with Oskar Fischinger’s Radio Dynamics, the only other serious critical analysis of McLaren’s aesthetics comparatively is David Curtis’s article ‘Locating Norman McLaren’.3 Curtis might have written the article in response to the Film As Film exhibition, which excluded McLaren and of which Curtis was the British co-ordinator. Curtis dares to speak the doubts that perhaps plague other serious critics, which they feel awkward about articulating.

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Chapter Twenty-Six - Peter and Jim: The Black Hole of the Psyche

Miller, J.F. Karnac Books ePub

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX

Peter and Jim: the black hole of the psyche

There will always be people who can get little or no help from psychoanalysis, as with any other therapy, since any healing process depends on the co-operation of the patient. A deep question that has considerable bearing on our subject is how to distinguish between “can't” and “won't”. It is, to some extent, always the case that people prefer to go on having their problems more comfortably rather than to solve them. The medical model is particularly unhelpful here because it is still viewing human beings, rather like Freud did at first, as being helplessly at the mercy of impersonal forces—biochemical, genetic, external pressure—which is probably why the medical approach to emotional problems tends to encourage helplessness.

The crucial contribution of psychoanalysis has been the recognition that, from our earliest moments, the forces that operate in our minds are essentially personal agencies in the form of helpful/hostile figures in both the outside world and the inner environment. When a child is afraid of the dark, or in the case of superstition in adults, the gods and demons in the mind are being imagined to exist in the outside world. One very anxious patient had been told by a previous therapist that he suffered from “persecutory inner objects”, but he seems to have taken this, as he took everything, as a diagnosis rather than a description. Once he got the idea of this being a way of thinking about the critical and accusing thoughts which invaded his mind whenever he felt anxious, he could imagine being able to do something about it. I suggested the acronym “The PIOs” as a way of identifying this “enemy” aspect of his personality, which he could address himself to resisting and controlling. Instead of seeing himself as the helpless victim of a medical condition, he was able to view the problem as a destructive part of himself that it was in his power to manage and defeat.

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15.Professions and power

R.D. Hinshelwood Karnac Books ePub

Crudely speaking , a distinction is normally made between activities upon the inanimate world and those that engage with the world of human beings. Wittgenstein (1979) made a distinction for the human sciences: asking people for reasons is not the same as looking for causes. The former (reasons) is an interest in the other person and his intentions; engaging with them is evaluated as good or bad, beneficent or maleficent. The latter (causes)—looking for scientific determinants of behaviour1—is based largely on natural science and technology and regarded as ethically neutral or value-free. A “technology” means the instrumental, the cause/effect principle: if this occurs, then that happens. This contrasts with the ethical impulse, the intention/effect principle: I should do this because I want that to happen.

Such a distinction between natural and human science is crude because clearly there are ethical implications to the way that natural science uses and exploits the inanimate and the non-human world. The knowledge of the instrumental (cause/effect) is at the same time governed by judgements of an ethical kind (intention/effect). Knowledge of what will happen must be tempered by intentions of both “wanting” and “should”. Equally, there are aspects of the human “sciences” that are technological—for instance, experimental psychology, or the practice of economics, or medical therapeutics.

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CHAPTER FOUR: Sleeping beauty

Williams, Meg Harris Karnac Books ePub

In her paper “Towards learning from experience in infancy and chidhood”, Martha Harris stresses the limitations of the psychoanalytic understanding of the means by which qualities of the object become introjected into the structure of the personality:

Introjection remains a mysterious process: how do involvement and reliance upon objects in the external world which are apprehended by the senses (and, as Wilfred Bion has pointed out, described in language which has been evolved to deal with external reality), become assimilated and transformed in the mind into what he calls “psychoanalytic objects” which can contribute to the growth of the personality: This is a process about which we have almost everything to learn. [1978; Harris, 1987c, p. 168]

However, one of the ways we can learn how it happens—even if not why it happens—is by observing how symbols are formed in art and poetry. Although Bion said that alpha-function was unobserv-able, it is possible to observe the evolution of poetic symbols through the close analysis of poetic diction. In this way, tracing the poet’s “intensity [in] working out conceits” (as Keats put it) we can find a congruence in our own mind between observer and observed.

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7 EXPLORING NEW ORLEANS

Diana K. Schwam FrommerMedia ePub

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Exploring New Orleans

We’ve made no secret of our favorite New Orleans activities: walking, eating, ogling, listening to music, dancing, and eating again. But between those activities, there’s much to see, do, and experience. New Orleans is a vibrant, visual, utterly authentic city with a rich history and gobs of culture worthy of your time.

While the French Quarter certainly is a seductive place, going to New Orleans and never leaving the Quarter is like visiting Times Square and believing you’ve seen New York. Stroll the lush Garden District, marvel at the oaks in City Park, ride the streetcar on St. Charles Avenue and gape at the gorgeous homes, or go visit some gators on a swamp tour. Take a walk along Bayou St. John, tour the remarkable Tremé neighborhood, or ride a bike through the Bywater. We’ll guide you to some of the city’s amazing museums, diverse neighborhoods, and prettiest parks, with suggestions for action-lovers and armchair adventurers, history buffs, and party animals.

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Week 31

Christine Dugan Shell Education PDF

WEEK 31

DAY

Name: _______________________________ Date:__________________

Directions

Read the text and then answer the questions.

Some kids played a game called Telephone. Casey and

John got four kids together, and they all sat in a circle.

Casey came up with a funny sentence. She whispered it to the friend on her left. That friend whispered it to the next friend. The story traveled around the circle. When it got to John, he said the sentence aloud. The kids all laughed!

The sentence was not the same at all!

1.

A

B

C

D

What makes the game of Telephone so fun and silly?

It is hard to hear someone whispering.

The message at the end does not match the message at the beginning.

Sitting in a circle is silly.

John keeps telling jokes.

2.

Which title best fits the text?

A

B

C

D

Calling Your Friends

The Game of Telephone

Funny Statements

Whispered Words

© Shell Education

3.

How many syllables are in the word telephone?

A

B

C

D

one syllable

4.

What does it mean that the story traveled around the circle?

A

It was a story about a vacation trip.

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Kennebec and Sheepscot River Lights

Caldwell, Bill Down East Books ePub

Tens of thousands of vessels have turned north from Seguin into the Kennebec and Sheepscot rivers, bound for local harbors or the once-busy ports of Bath and Augusta. Now there are river lights to guide them: Pond Island Light, Perkins Island Light, Squirrel Point Light, Doubling Point Range Lights on the Kennebec, and Goose Rocks Passage Light and Hendricks Head Light on the Sheepscot.

Steer Clear often heads up the Kennebec and Sheepscot, especially when the weather out on the ocean is cold, rough, or foggy. These are beautiful and historic rivers, brimming with hundreds of years of Maine history; they are filled with lovely islands, snug, small harbors, and remarkable hideaways for a quiet night on anchor, such as the Oven’s Mouth, approached by the fjord-like passage through Cross River off the Sheepscot.

On most weekdays, even in summer, these rivers are not crowded with other boats. A game I play in my mind is to picture them as they used to be—crowded, bristling, and busy with an amazing variety of ships.

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Chapter Eleven

Wilfred R. Bion Karnac Books ePub

CHAPTER ELEVEN

1. THE THEORY OF FUNCTIONS and the theory of alpha-function in particular makes possible further contributions to an understanding of thought processes. I shall consider the nature and function of thinking in any situation that seems to mirror an early age in the life of man, or his current primitive depths, where it would be possible to detect the qualities we associate with thought. In his paper on Two Principles of Mental Functioning Freud says “Restraint of motor discharge (of action) had now become necessary and was provided by means of the process of thought, which was developed from ideation. Thought was endowed with qualities which made it possible for the mental apparatus to support increased tension during a delay in the process of discharge. It is essentially an experimental way of acting, accompanied by displacement of smaller quantities of cathexis together with less expenditure (discharge) of them.” He continues “For this purpose conversion of free cathexis into ‘bound’ cathexis was imperative, and this was brought about by means of raising the level of the whole cathectic process.” He continues “It is probable that thinking was originally unconscious, in so far as it rose above mere ideation and turned to the relations between the object-impressions, and that it became endowed with further qualities which were perceptible to consciousness only through its connection with the memory traces of words.” Implicit in Freud's statement is the part played by intolerance of frustration in producing tension, and then its relief, by the employment of thought to fill the interval between the need to unburden the psyche of accretions of stimuli and the actual unburdening. The link between intolerance of frustration and the development of thought is central to an understanding of thought and its disturbances. Freud's statement suggests that the reality principle is sequent to the pleasure principle; it needs modification to make both principles co-exist. Though I shall not immediately discuss it I make a reservation that intolerance of frustration may be excessive, a quantitative change which almost becomes one of kind. Let us now suppose intolerance of frustration allied to hunger: suppose further that satisfaction of hunger is made impossible by other factors in the personality such as fear, greed, or envy that cannot allow the breast or its equivalent any success in satisfying the envious person. In such a situation greed would be intensified and so would the intolerance of frustration; the effect would be much the same as if the personality were endowed with an excessive intolerance of frustration. Does it matter if intolerance of frustration, or any other dynamic characteristic is primary or secondary? The distinction indicates the limitation of any treatment effecting changes in the personality to secondary factors for primary factors will not be altered.

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8 - After discharge: withdrawal into travel, mysticism, and blunting of the senses

Mann-Shalvi, Hanni Karnac Books ePub

Discharge from military service1 brings the young Israeli, who has served as a commando dealing with challenging emotional processes, face to face with the expectation of integrating into Israeli society as a productive adult with an emotion-regulating masculine identity with its uniquely Israeli civilian facets. However, the discharged soldier is also expected to remain connected with those commando parts of his personality in order to have an integrated personality/self, and also because he may be drafted for reserve duty once a year. Without doubt, in-depth research is needed into this difficult transition, implementing psychoanalytic tools (PQRM; Mann-Shalvi, 2007b), together with a focus on concealed and revealed psychic layers in order to evaluate the emotional processes undergone by the young Israeli on his way from protected infancy to commando, and from commando to civilian.

Examination of the emotional processes experienced by the young Israeli who served in a combat role during this limbo stage of his life revealed three possible sources of emotional distress encountered in the process of consolidating his masculine identity after military service:

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Six Somatexts at the Disney Shop Constructing the Pentimentos of Women’s Animated Bodies

Elizabeth Bell Indiana University Press ePub

Elizabeth Bell

Old paint on canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman’s dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because the painter “repented,” changed his mind. Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception, replaced by a later choice, is a way of seeing and then seeing again. (Hellman, 1973)

The early Disney shop, not unlike other organizations in the 1930s, strictly divided labor into that performed by men and that relegated to women. From “storymen,” “gagmen,” art directors, lyricists, animators, and “in-betweeners,” to background artists, layout artists, and camera operators, the production staff was overwhelmingly male except for 200 women in the Painting and Inking Department. These women applied paint to the artists’ tracings on each individual “eel” of film, yielding, on the average, 250,000 paintings for each animated feature film.1 When the company became so large that direct communication among all the production facets was difficult, a second gendered labor practice began. In “sweatbox” sessions (reviews of works in progress in a small, windowless screening room), a woman stenographer recorded the conversations and produced typed transcripts for distribution to all departments. The hands of women, painting and transcribing the creative efforts of men, performed the tedious, repetitive, labor-intensive housework of the Disney enterprise.

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Chapter 7. Goji's Unique "Master Molecules,"

Mindell R.Ph. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub

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cientists determined their structural composition to be unique, peptide-bound acidic heteropolysaccharides of a type never before encountered in any of the worlds tens of thousands of botanical species.

Four primary bioactive polysaccharides were discovered in Lycium barbarum. The scientists simply named them Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (abbreviated as LBP). Following the same logic, these four main polysaccharides were named LBP1, LBP2, LBP3 and LBP4.

LBP polysaccharides proved to be glycoconjugates, meaning that they are exceptional sources of the essential cell sugarsrhamnose, xylose, glucose, mannose, arabinose and galactosethat are necessary for proper immune function and intercellular communication. In fact, goji may be the richest source of glyconutrients yet found!

Research strongly suggests that gojis unique polysaccharides work in the body by serving as directors and carriers of the instructions that cells use to communicate with each other. In this way, it can be said that gojis LBP polysaccharides are master molecules by virtue of their ability to command and control many of the bodys most important biochemical defense systems.

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EPILOGUE

Steven K. Madsen Utah State University Press ePub

The Civil War broke out on April 12, 1861 and disrupted the plans for a timely report on the findings of the Macomb expedition. Futhermore, it changed the lives of the expedition’s main participants. Ultimately, what happened to the men? What did they achieve? More importantly, what were the major contributions of their San Juan Exploring Expedition?

During the Civil War, Macomb and Dimmock broadened the skills they had developed in the expedition. Macomb served as aide-de-camp to Gen. George McClellan. As the war progressed, the Union Army placed him with a balloon reconnaissance unit and he produced detailed maps of battle zones. At war’s end, he was brevetted a colonel for meritorious service.1

After the Civil War, Macomb remained a topographical engineer. For several years, he served as commander of the Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1874, in his honor, the government commissioned the J. N. Macomb, an iron snag boat employed on the Mississippi River. Continuing his military career, Macomb rose through the ranks and created a large number of topographic maps; many are now considered rare antiques. In 1867, he achieved the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1882, following fifty years of military service. Macomb died in Washington, D.C., on March 16,1889, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Nannie, died in 1916 and was buried in the same grave.2

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