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Le Portrait

...Portrait d’un jeune homme Le portrait d’un jeune homme est un tableau peint par Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres parmi 1824-1834. Avec ce tableau Ingres realise l’archétype du portrait bourgeois en dépeignant un jeune homme bien habillé et bien soigné. L’homme est âgé à peu près de 20 ans. Il a une figure agreeable, intelligente et aristocratique. Le statut de ce personnage est attrayant, fin et délicat. Le spectateur ne peut pas voir ses mains mais il peut imaginer qu’elles sont blanches et lisses. Dans le tableau l’observateur aperçois un homme avec le visage carré et pâle, avec les yeux vifs, ardents qui soulignent son intelligence. Le spectatuer distingue aussi le front bas couvert par les cheveux, le petit nez qui est un peu rond retroussé, les lèvres sensuelle et le menton viril. Les cheveux de ce jeune homme sont chatâins, courts mais un peu ondulé. Le visage de face d’une expression `a la fois serieuse et ironique regarde le spectateur. En ce qui concerne le vêtement, il est habillé d’une veste, d’un gilet brun sur une chemise blanche don’t le col dépasse et d’un nœud papillon noir. Sa corpulence amuse et attire le spectateur donnant l’impression d’un jeune homme astucieux et habile. J’ai choisi cette peinture parce qu’il y a une énigme dans le personage. D’une part, son visage et sa figure démontrent l’officialité et la gravité. De l’aute côté, ses yeux avec des traces de ruse et son sourire “je-sais-que-tu-as-fait” temoignent d’un petit garcon qui se cache......

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...Stress Symptoms, Signs and Causes Did you know that stress is a silent killer because it can lead to serious health problems? Statistics state that 77% percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms were caused by stress. It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day and your career and family responsibilities will always be demanding. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. You can protect yourself by recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined – the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life – giving you extra strength to defend yourself, for example, or spurring you to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident. The stress response also helps you rise to......

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Personal Portrait

...Personal Portrait There are many theories that are associated with human development. I will create a personal portrait and integrate developmental theory, moral development, and gender and cultural influences. Erikson Erikson’s developmental theory will be used to analyze my life stage by stage. I will compare Erikson’s theory of development to Lawrence Kohlberg’s model of moral development and analyze how these theories have affected my development from birth to adulthood. Last I will evaluate hoe factors can be explained within the context of gender differences and environmental, cultural, and ethnic influences. We all have different personality traits many are inborn temperament traits and others were learned based on our environment and the support we receive in growing up. Erikson became a leading figure in the psychosocial study of human growth and development, formulating nine stages, with a “conflict” or “crisis” to be resolved at each stage for healthy development to occur (Crandell, Crandell, Zanden, p. 39, 2009). Each stage builds on the preceding stages and the crisis in each stage should be resolved by the ego in that stage. As employed by Erikson (1968a, p. 286), a crisis is not “a threat of catastrophe but a turning point, a crucial period of increased vulnerability and heightened potential.” More importantly he said, “remember that conflict and tension are sources of growth, strength, and commitment” (Erikson & Erikson, 1997) (Crandell, Crandell...

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Serial Killer

...by Stephen E. Schmid Hunting – Philosophy for Everyone: In Search of the Wild Life Edited by Nathan Kowalsky Christmas – Philosophy for Everyone: Better Than a Lump of Coal Edited by Scott C. Lowe Cannabis – Philosophy for Everyone: What Were We Just Talking About? Edited by Dale Jacquette Porn – Philosophy for Everyone: How to Think With Kink Edited by Dave Monroe Serial Killers – Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing Edited by S. Waller Dating – Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting With Big Ideas Edited by Kristie Miller and Marlene Clark Gardening – Philosophy for Everyone: Cultivating Wisdom Edited by Dan O’Brien Motherhood – Philosophy for Everyone:The Birth of Wisdom Edited by Sheila Lintott Fatherhood – Philosophy for Everyone:The Dao of Daddy Edited by Lon S. Nease and Michael W. Austin Forthcoming books in the series: Fashion – Philosophy for Everyone Edited by Jessica Wolfendale and Jeanette Kennett Coffee – Philosophy for Everyone Edited by Scott Parker and Michael W. Austin Blues – Philosophy for Everyone Edited by Abrol Fairweather and Jesse Steinberg Edited by S. Waller SERIAL KILLERS PHILOSOPHY FOR EVERYONE Being and Killing Foreword by John M. Doris A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication This edition first published 2010 © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd except for editorial material and organization © 2010 S. Waller Blackwell Publishing was acquired by John Wiley & Sons in February 2007. Blackwell’s publishing program has been merged......

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Killer Whales

...Killer Whales: Abused & Mistreated While many people have experienced the majestic showcasing of trained orcas in public displays at recreational parks such as SeaWorld, few have heard of the tragic events that these killer whales go through while in captivity. It is ironic that such family oriented companies like SeaWorld, who pride themselves in giving families experiences that they will never forget, can just tear families of killer whales apart and abuse them while training them. And although these public displays of trained orcas seem extraordinary through the audience’s eyes, it is time that the untold stories of these whales and the true dangers of training whales comes out into light. Killer whales are the most intelligent marine creatures, due to their perceptive senses of sight and hearing, and also their heightened emotional behavior. But many of these killer whales that have been held in captivity have had limits on their freedom and enjoyment of life. In captivity, many orcas suffer from poor mental and physical health. In their natural habitat, killer whales can easily travel 50 to 100 miles a day. However, in captivity like the whales at SeaWorld, a typical tank is only twice their size, forcing these animals to swim in small circles or drift aimlessly. The stress of captivity can drive killer whales to display neurotic behaviors that can lead to tragic consequences. Science has even confirmed that in captivity, whales suffer from high mortality......

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...Killers What does it take for someone to end a human life? There are many studies and specialists that center themselves on this question. Is it a lack of self-control? Do murderers have a distorted understanding of morals, ethics, and basic “do’s and don’ts” of traditional society? One of the most common motives for murder is anger and vengeance. In the short stories “A Rose for Emily” and “Killers,” the main characters exhibit similar motives for the murders they commit. Both people were pushed over the edge by the loss of someone close to them. They were pushed to the point of taking a human life. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” Emily, a scorned and lonely woman murdered her lover because the thought of being alone was too much to handle. Emily also kept the body of her dead lover locked in a room for forty years. Not only did she kill her lover Homer, she stored his dead body in bed so she could lay with him every night. Why would a woman kill the man she loves? In the story, her lover was about to leave her and he was the only person in Emily’s life. Her controlling father was already dead, she had no family, and the town constantly gossiped about her. When her lover, Homer Barron, was going to leave her she felt betrayed. If he really loved her, why would he leave? Who was he leaving her for? He wanted to be free from her, and the best way to get back at someone who wants their freedom is to trap them. However, Emily took it one step to far.......

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...Kaseem Andrews 3/9/15 PSYC101 Cahanin Stress: Portrait of a Killer "Stress is not a state of mind... it's measurable and dangerous, and humans can't seem to find their off-switch." These words of warning come from renowned author and award-winning neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky in the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer. The film, Stress: Portrait of a Killer was produced by National Geographic and Stanford University where Dr. Sapolsky is a professor and researcher who shows just how dangerous prolonged stress can be. This film shows how daily stress affect us. It talks about the original purpose of stress was to protect but now it has become the “curse" of our lives. Stress can harm us in many ways according to scientific studies. It can kill brain tissue, adding fat to our bodies and harden our arteries. Stress can be lethal. While stress is a natural response, we humans are unable to turn it off. This keeps us staggering in a harsh bath of hormones. After a while, the stress response is more damaging than the actual stressor itself. The discoveries occur in a surprising range of places from baboon troops on the plains of East Africa to the office cubes of government administrators in London: how it can shrink our brains, add fat to our bellies and even unravel our chromosomes. Understanding how stress works can help us figure out ways to combat it and mitigate negative impacts on our health. By studying baboon populations in East Africa, Sapolsky has found......

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Rampage Killers

...Rampage Killers Rampage killers are different from everyday murderers, they feel for some reason that they are invisible within society and they want to do something to change that and make their mark or they simply just don’t think that living is worthwhile anymore. They are a special breed of killers because there are many different factors that need to be present for them to kill. The nature vs. nurture theory is no more and it is said that for someone to because a rampage killer every factor has to be aligned. These supposed factors would be biological, social, behavioral, genetic/chemical, environmental, age/gender, maternal care, school, emotional needs, and behavior modification and rehabilitation. These are a lot of factors to consider but when you think about them it they all interconnect in some way. The biological factor teams up with the chemical/genetic factor in a way. In the video they looked deep into the brains of violent criminals to see how the brain differs in functions of circuitry and arousal. They one circuit that they looked at in depth was the circuit that connects the prefrontal cortex to the amygdala. Whenever a threat is received the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex should work together to assess the threat and decipher what to do about it. If the threat isn’t significant the amygdala should send a message to the prefrontal cortex to tell it to calm down, but if the message isn’t getting sent/received the threat remains real and the......

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Stress: Portrait of a Killer

...Inform Topic: Stress Purpose: to inform Specific purpose: to inform the audience about how our reaction to stressful situations allow us to cope, one way or another, with adverse conditions. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: How many of you have heard the myth THAT STRESS CAN TURN HAIR GRAY, STRESS CAN CAUSE HAIR LOSS?? Well, there is some truth to that. B. Credibility: I have been there where “I had too much to do and too little time”, which means stress. Zimbardo, author of the 2009 book Psychology Core Concepts, which I used as my primary source for this speech, stated that everyone suffers from stress to a greater or lesser degree throughout their lives and people cope with it in different ways, some positive some negative. E. Importance to Audience: By the end of my speech, each of you will have new knowledge about the stress we face on a daily basis. D. Thesis/Preview Statement: Stress is caused by many things in one’s immediate environment. Today, I am going to outline the three basic categories of stress: acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress. My goal is to inform you, so you can become more knowledgeable about characteristics of stress, its symptoms, duration, and treatment approaches. II. Body A. Acute stress is the most common stress. 1. Acute stress, also known as “Alarm stage,” is both thrilling and exciting. In the chapter where the author discusses physiological responses to stress, he defines acute stress as “A......

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...Unit 4 Lab 1: Microsoft Word Self-Portrait Self-Portrait Personality: I am a “Giver”. I like to see people succeed in life or whatever their endeavors are. I am definitely a people person. I care about their feelings and their well-being. I’m easy going. Skills: I was in the Navy for 20yrs so I acquired a few different skill sets. Leadership of personal, how to manage money and equipment, how to be an ambassador for the US and to be a professional at all times. I communicate with people very well. Interest: I like learning new things, it doesn’t matter what it is. I’m definitely excited about college and getting into a new career. Attitude: I try to keep a positive attitude most of the time. I don’t get down on myself because things don’t go right or don’t go my way. I keep an open mind no matter what the situation. Goals: First thing is to get my degree. I plan on having a career in Cyber Security and working for the government. I plan on owning two houses and a boat. Maybe own a summer home in Florida or California threw a time share. Since I retired January 01, 2013 from the Navy, I plan on retiring a second time if it’s in God’s will. I plan on taking a vacation every year and really enjoying my life. Life is too short not to enjoy it! I was married for 11yrs but now I’m divorced now. I plan on getting married again one day but I’m not in a rush....

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...Extra Credit: Stress Documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer, an enticing documentary about the effects of stress on the human body and how it shapes society. The documentary tackles various aspects of how stress affects mammals, from studies of baboons in Kenya by a Stanford Neurologist to how humans with different ranks in society react to stress. A key in the documentary of which I found most interesting is how humans find it difficult to turn off the stress response feeling after a stressful event. 30 years ago scientists found out that stress wasn’t the result of just stomach ulcers, but stress itself causes the immune and digestive system to not function properly which causes the bacteria in the stomach to give people the sensation that the ulcers are the reason behind stress. There is various health risks discovered through the study of stress on baboons. The two hormones adrenaline and glucacorcacoids exerted from the baboon’s blood revealed that stress could cause major cardiovascular diseases that can lead to heart attack. Stress revealed increased heart rates and blood pressure, primary a result of damaged artery walls, restrict blood flow and clog blood canals, which can lead to heart attack and death. Other studies observed on obese people showed that stress can lead to dangerous fat cells being stored around the abdomen which causes different reactions to hormone growth and attitude. Dopamine is another hormone discovered to be crucial in turning stress into......

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Stress Portrait of a Killer

...Stress: Portrait of a Killer Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain. Psychologists feel that studying stress is extremely important because stress has a huge impact on us as a society. I have always thought of myself as a person who was able to manage my stress properly. Up until January of this year I still believed this to be true. I can’t say that I was completely surprised after calculating my score (475) on The Homes and Rahe Stress Assessment. What surprised me are the questions in which I answered yes. I realized that what I perceive as short-lived stressors has actually been prolonged by my suppressing them. One of the things from the documentary Stress, Portrait of a Killer were the affects have not only on your mental health but physical health as well. Learning that stress can lead to a weakened immune system was a huge wakeup call. Stress can have drastic effects of us mentally, physically and even our interpersonal encounters, learned in our webtexts, Significant Life Changes. 2014. Our day to day activities can allow small annoyances to become a serious risk to our health. Recently I was diagnosed with a life threatening disease in which I felt hopeless. Not having control of my body or even my life led me into a downward spiral. What I’ve learned from our reading and the documentary is that it is not too late to achieve lower stress levels. Aerobics 30 minutes a day can help blood flow and release endorphin's to promote positive arousal and......

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...Stress is a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. A small amount of stress “acute stress” can be exciting which will keep us active and alert. Long-term stress is chronic stress which can have detrimental effects on one’s health. Individuals cannot control the stressors in our world but we can alter our reactions to them. Psychologists have found stress is an interesting topic for many years. The constant research and findings has allowed them to treat individuals with mental health issues while teaching them to reduce stress. The Stress, Portrait of a Killer video has opened my eyes to all levels of stress and the impact stress will take on our health and bodies. This video surprised me with stressors that I don’t even think about from day to day even though I experience them. One being traffic jams, I actually saw myself setting in the vehicle hitting the stirring wheel as the man did in the video. Seeing this, seeing me and knowing I am in traffic jams daily, I am going to take the steps to not be upset when I am sitting there or someone cuts me off in order to cut in line instead of waiting their turn. I also found interesting the fact that one can tell the different level of stress people are experiencing as they drive through neighborhoods. Middleclass vs. Poverty neighborhoods show a great difference in stress and ultimately will take its toll on an individual’s health. Young children who grow up in poverty would have the......

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Stress: Portrait of a Killer

...New York University College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program, Principles of Dental Hygiene I Clinic Clinical Competency Criteria Evaluation: Indices Student:________________________________________ Date:______________________________ Instructor:_____________________________________ Total # of errors:______ Grade:______ Competency: Met□ Unmet□ Grade scale: Total # of errors | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5-6 | 7-8 | 9-10 | 11-12 | 13 or more | Grade | 100 | 95 | 90 | 85 | 80 | 75 | 70 | 65 | 60 | 55 | CriteriaFaculty Directions: place check mark next to correlating error | Faculty CommentsFeedback on student performance | Preparation | | __ Properly sets up unit and appropriate instruments and supplies__ Provides patient with safety glasses and bib | _______# of errors | Positioning | | __ Reclines backrest of patient chair to be positioned for the specified arch and adjusts height of patient chair so that clinician’s elbows remain at waist level when accessing the specified treatment area__ Ensures patient’s head is even with top of head rest and asks patient to assume the head position that facilitates the clinician’s view of the specified treatment area__ Positions instrument tray within easy reach for front, side, or rear delivery __ Positions unit light at arm’s length and directs light to illuminate the specified treatment area__ Adjusts clinician chair correctly and assumes the recommended clock position__ Maintains......

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...simple, but elegant, red robe. His long, slender hands, whose pale, slightly flaccid skin contrasts so strongly with the brownish complexion of his face, are held together in the act of prayer. His portrait is the pair to the Virgin on the right wing of the diptych. Unlike the donor, she is shown in full-face view, idealised as an archaic object of worship. Etienne Chevalier poses in three-quarters view; thus his gaze, although turned to the Virgin, sees past her. Here, too, the purpose of the portrait - to show the donor - conflicts with the donor's desire to be part of the holy scene in the painting. According to tradition, the Virgin is here represented with the features of Agnes Sorel, the favourite of Charles VII. Richly dressed in an ermine robe and a crown of pearls, her forehead shaved according to the courtly fashion of the day, the Virgin meekly lowers her eyes and offers the Child her breast. Behind her throne stands a crowd of alternately red and blue, angelic putti. According to tradition, Fouquet painted the Virgin with the features of Agnes Sorel, the favourite of Charles VII. Agnes Sorel made Eticnne Chevalier her executor, undoubtedly the sign of a close relationship between them. The portrait of Etienne Chevalier is similar, in some respects, to van Eyck's portrait of Chancellor Rolin. Fouquet too was commissioned to paint an official who had risen from a non-aristocratic background to a high-ranking position in the feudal absolutist state, and whose......

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Intelligence comes at a price. The human species, despite its talent for solving problems, has managed over the millennia to turn one of its most basic survival mechanisms--the stress response--against itself. "Essentially," says Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky, "we've evolved to be smart enough to make ourselves sick."

In the 2008 National Geographic documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer (above), Sapolsky and fellow scientists explain the deadly consequences of prolonged stress. "If you're a normal mammal," Sapolsky says, "what stress is about is three minutes of screaming terror on the savannah, after which either it's over with or you're over with." During those three minutes of terror the body responds to imminent danger by deploying stress hormones that stimulate the heart rate and blood pressure while inhibiting other functions, like digestion, growth and reproduction.

The problem is, human beings tend to secrete these hormones constantly in response to the pressures of everyday life. "If you turn on the stress response chronically for purely psychological reasons," Sapolsky told Mark Shwartz in a 2007 interview for the Stanford News Service, "you increase your risk of adult onset diabetes and high blood pressure. If you're chronically shutting down the digestive system, there's a bunch of gastrointestinal disorders you're more at risk for as well."

Chronic stress has also been shown in scientific studies to diminish brain cells needed for memory and learning, and to adversely affect the way fat is distributed in the body. It has even been shown to measurably accelerate the aging process in chromosomes, a result that confirms our intuitive sense that people who live stressful lives grow old faster.

By studying baboon populations in East Africa, Sapolsky has found that individuals lower down in the social hierarchy suffer more stress, and consequently more stress-related health problems, than dominant individuals. The same trend in human populations was discovered in the British Whitehall Study. People with more control in work environments have lower stress, and better health, than subordinates.

Stress: Portrait of a Killer is a fascinating and important documentary--well worth the 52 minutes it takes to watch.

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