As a fun little project, I used a list ranking Hip Hop artists by lyrical ability and compared it to another list ranking famous geniuses and used it to compile a list of “Hip-Hop IQ Scores”. 1. Rakim – 210 … Continue reading Hip-Hop IQ Scores
Abstract Male body ideals have been historically neglected in favor of female body ideals. Male body ideals have their origins in the sculpture and artwork of Greek and Renaissance artists. In addition to classical influences, modern media has added a … Continue reading How Male Body Ideal Has Changed in the United States Since the 1960’s
What Effect Does Personality Have on the Perception of Body Image in University Students? Abstract The purpose of this research is to identify a correlation between Extraversion and Body image Satisfaction, as well as the effect of current enrollment in … Continue reading Personality and Body Image
I explained this to a friend once who is concerned that her younger adult brother is likely on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. My first question is always, how is it affecting their life? Are they having … Continue reading Should Autism Be Diagnosed If Someone Can Live With It?
Imagine this: You’re lying on your bed, peacefully playing Tetris, while there’s a circle of people running in a circular pattern around you, squawking like chickens. Occasionally somebody squawks at you and starts crying when you stare at them blankly, … Continue reading How Do Autistic People Think?
Labels and slander have been used as a form of control amongst different groups of people, probably as long as people have been using words for communication. Post-civil war America can be seen as a great example of this. Many … Continue reading Propaganda and the Reconstruction
I. Introduction Why is school so boring? This is the ubiquitous question that has nagged at school-aged children ever since the inception of the now archaic Prussian system of standardized education. (“Why Is The United States Still Using The Prussian … Continue reading Interest Oriented Education: Death to Standardized Education
Abstract The purpose of this research is to identify a connection between Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience. Problem-Focused Coping is a coping style formulated from a cluster of responses on the Brief COPE that is characterized by actively working to confront negative thoughts and experiences. Openness to Experiences is the dimension of the Big Five Index that is closely related to intelligence and creativity. The research will involve the administration of Brief COPE and Big Five Index measures to voluntary participants gathered from TUJ’s First-Year Writing Program. The responses related to Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience will be … Continue reading The Connection Between Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience
Introduction Below is a conversation I had on Facebook with a former friend. I had noticed many narcissistic traits throughout our friendship, but I always let them slide. This conversation was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. I … Continue reading Conversation With A Narcissist
I was never stationed on a carrier or a submarine, so I only dealt with “Nukes” (Navy Nuclear Engineers) while on liberty. The impression that I gleaned from these encounters was a sailor that was either very arrogant or completely burnt out. I spent many nights at “sailor town” bars and had many awkward encounters. I once told by one Nuke that I would never get paid as much as him; the lack of social awareness was astounding. In another instance a sailor stated: “we’re Nukes, we’re smarter than you”, while leaving a bar. There were exceptions though; one of … Continue reading How Are Navy Nukes Viewed In The Navy?