Many psychologists and researchers have for many years tried to explain what makes normal human beings become evil and become perpetrators of evil. The study of a normal human being becoming a perpetrator of evil has almost become it’s own branch of psychology. There are many examples of evil actions in this world, which has led to a lot of research of the human mind; where evil is born. Hitler, Anders Breivik, and Jim Jones are just a few examples of the many evil human minds we have seen in this world. All people, who were thought to hold the same mindset as everyone else. The big question is, what creates these evil people, and what gives them such an evil mindset? By focusing on the mind of Jim Jones, this paper will attempt
Aarron Loggins or what he is better known as the “Deaf King,” is a Chicago, Illinois native musician. Born premature and deaf, Aarron learned American Sign Language at the age of three. Now he speaks English, Spanish, as well as Jamaican Patois. His passion for music and theater started when he was a teenager so he decided to Washington, D.C. where he attend Gallaudet University in 2004. Since then Aarron has performed for numerous companies, such as the National Theatre for the Deaf. He created several ASL music videos, and won numerous awards such as the National Theatre for Youth Service Award and the National Black Deaf Advocate Youth Leadership Award. Aarron Loggins, has become a major entertainer and advocate for the
Inside deaf culture is a very strong book written by carol Padden and tom Humphries in this book authors have tried to give a tour of the most important moments that has shaped the Deaf culture.
Hearing respondents felt being able to sign well (including having exceptional receptive, expressive, finger-spelling, and facial expression skills) and remaining professional and confidential were of the utmost importance, while Deaf respondents focused on the importance of an interpreter having a good attitude (including being willing to learn), respecting confidentiality, and interacting with the Community (p. 1). It is essential that we as interpreters find a middle point where we are not only striving to be the best interpreters we can be, but to also bear in mind that we have a critical role in the lives of people who might otherwise be denied the fundamental human right to communication. We have a responsibility to not only be true and honest to our consumers, but also to ourselves, which includes adhering to the AVLIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional Conduct, constantly self-monitoring, interacting with the Community, accepting feedback, and always taking necessary steps to further our knowledge through research, education, and experience. Only then can we even begin to pave the way to being a successful interpreter and an active, effective, and trustworthy participant within the Deaf
For a Deaf Son is a documentary about Thomas Thranchin, who was born deaf to hearing family. His father, a filmmaker, produced this documentary to offer an intimate look at how parents of a deaf child make decisions. The documentary is compiled together with interviews from audiologist, families of children with hearing loss, other expert in the field, as well as home videos of Thomas. Thomas was discovered to be profoundly deaf at the age of one and could only hear high frequency sound. This meant that with hearing aids on him, he could acquire speech and language with therapy. The other discussion that Thomas’ parent had to make is whether to educate their son in sign language versus strictly verbal speech. Both Thomas’ parents have different opinions on teaching him ways to communicate. The beginning of the movie, his parents had decided to enroll Thomas in hearing school so that he could learn to communicate with the hearing world that his family lived in. His mother also thought that by enrolling him in a teaching based classroom supported by sign would be an easier route for Thomas considering that he was deaf. Thomas’ father had then begun his research to figure out ways to unlock Thomas’ speech capacities and the outcome of those choices. The documentary
Beanca Turner was inborn deaf. Since she could not hear the world around her, she did not learn to talk. She would make up hand signals for some words like EAT and HOUSE. Those types of signs are called “home signs.” Even with Beanca’s motions, she nevertheless could not ask a question or tell a story. If she was happy or sad, she could not clarify why or what wasn’t right. At school, things improved for Beanca. Every student was deaf and the instructor utilized American
Coming into the light consists of a Deaf person’s journey towards finding their Deaf identity. As we learned in class, some Deaf people struggle to find their identity due to not knowing the resources available to them or having bad experiences with hearing people. This causes them to have a little d but when they find who they truly are they develop a big D and embrace being Deaf. As for the visual scream, it is when someone makes a visual gesture that seems like they’re making a loud sound but there is no sound with it. This is often seen in silent films or done by Deaf performers to add emotion to their performances.
Hlibok’s childhood, in which he described his experience growing up in a deaf household. Quickly, the conversation shifted to Hlibok’s early schooling experience having begun his education at Lexington school for the deaf, but transferring, at the age of six, to a hearing school. He explained that, “the experience was horrible…there was no communication, no interpreters, [and] no note-takers” (Sibarium_ _ _) so, after bringing his mother to witness the classroom, he returned to the Lexington school. He clarified that, despite his deaf household and schooling, he was not sheltered from the hearing world, nor were all of his experiences with hearing people as bad as his first three months of first grade. Hlibok then recounted his decision to “go to Gallaudet and also take classes at George Washington University in engineering” (Sibarium_ _ _) so he could continue pursuing engineering, but still attend the prestigious deaf school. He went on to discuss his earliest memory of wanting to be a lawyer; having mentioned that he changed his major. In that discussion, he described the discouragement he received when he was young for desiring to study law, “because in the 1970’s there were very few interpreters and even less that could interpret for lawyers” (Sibarium_ _ _). The interview transitioned into the immediate context of the event, in which he described the attitude towards the university president as relatively positive, but “there was no strong attitude. It was more internal” (Sibarium _ _ _). He went on discuss his role as the Student Body Government president and the early advocacy for a deaf president with which he assisted. Hlibok then elaborated on an instance in which he obtained the attention of the students in the cafeteria and “got people thinking that it was time now to get a deaf president” (Sibarium _ _ _). The interviewed proceeded with a conversation about the “ducks”, a group of Gallaudet
I attended a deaf bible study that was ran through Calvary Chapel wildwood which is located in Yucaipa California on December 6th, 2015 I enjoyed observing the differences and similarities between the deaf community and what I experience during every day life. My first observation I noticed during the bible study is that the signing seemed to be very fast at times this made me feel lost but, it reminded me of how much I need to continue to learn American Sign Language. Although the gentlemen’s signing seemed to be expedited to me I noticed he signed very artfully as if he was painting a picture with his hands the beauty in his signing was very enjoyable to watch. Another observation I had was looking at the participants how excited they were
The Summer Stay Scholarship would not only help me to achieve my educational goals but will also benefit my future career. By taking summer classes I will be able to complete all of class requirements to graduate on time. This will also allow me to complete other classes that I would like so specialize in during my time in school. Specifically, I would like to achieve my minor in sign language. Without taking summer courses I will not be able to receive this minor without an extra semester at school or overburdening myself for a few semesters.
In the documentary “Deaf and Blind: Being me Heather”, at birth, Heather was born with deafness and hearing loss. Growing up, Heather and her family lived on a farm in Victoria, Australia where she worked with cows, fed them hay, and did yard work. She states that this was something that she deeply enjoyed which helped her cope with her deafness as a child. Being deaf was never an issue for her because two of her other siblings were also diagnosed with hearing loss and deafness. Heather’s family was extremely supportive and adaptive to the medical challenges they had to face. She emphasizes that her family “learned how to be unselfish” and that her parents and siblings learned sign language for communication (CITATION HERE). One of the critical
A person that is born deaf definitely has challenges from the start. Many children that are born deaf are born to parents that have no clue about sign language or how to communicate with a child that has no hearing abilities. In some cases a person can lose their hearing due to an illness or accident. This would prove extremely difficult to have the ability to hear and then one day wake up and hear nothing but silence. The most devastating thing to experience would to never be able to hear a mother’s voice or a child’s voice that is loved so dearly.
Through the experience of viewing the ASL Panel, I absorbed information through observing and communicating with my neighbors. When first arriving at Boylston Hall, I apprehensively approached the doors. However, I first encountered someone from an ASL class. We greeted each other though ASL. Then, she introduced me to her accompanying peers via signs. I also observed other individuals signing in the atrium. I wanted to sign a greeting to them as well; however, they were engaged in a deep conversation. These former events placed me in the mindset to attempt to primarily sign and perceive signs. As the panel commenced and proceeded, I felt increasingly connected to a group of hearing and Deaf individuals that contains the knowledge to promote societal change.
In The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers argues that empathy is a prerequisite to dialogue because without understanding one another, humans cannot have constructive communication.
There are approximately seventy million people internationally who are deaf(http://wfdeaf.org/faq). Things that hearing people say or do towards deaf people can unintentionally be offensive. An abundance of people get uneasy when thinking of how to communicate to a deaf person. Due to misunderstandings about deaf people, hearing people tend to shy away. Communicating with a deaf person is certainly not difficult; however, if one does not know the simplicity of it, the opportunity to make a friend is missed.