Many authors convey powerful, civil messages through novels. Walter Dean Myers does that through his novel, Monster. Monster is a story about young sixteen-year-old, Steve Harmon, who is on trial for being an accessory in a murder-robbery. The novel is written in a first person “movie style” that encompasses all of his emotions in a scene by scene setting. Myers brings out a theme of racism through multiple scenes in the novel.
The psychology Wendell Johnson executed a research with 22 orphan children, with the aim of finding out the reasons of why children stuttering. Half of the children were stutter and the other half were considered with perfect speaking. He mixed the children and then he split them in two groups. He used to encourage one of the group (whether were stutterers or not) by saying that everything is going to be fine and that they will overcome the stuttering.
Mike Davis, the author of “Monsters and Messiahs” uses the imaginary monster, the Chupacabra to show its affection the latino population who see it with both fear and humor. Davis goes to describes the historical background to the imaginary and real who live in southern Los Angeles. In the beginning, Davis describes the imaginary monsters saying, “And, most astonishing perhaps, there was the great inland whale that lived in Big Bear Lake (in Tongvan, “the lake that cries”), high in the San Bernardino Mountains”(46-49). To add, he explains the different type of monsters, “If Los Angeles’s bad dreams in recent years have conjured monsters, like man-eating cougars, out of the city’s own wild periphery”(46-49). Davis gives insight on how popular
Other thing is that, Hayley S. Arnold, Ph.D. Purdue University mentioned in her article (2009) on "The Stuttering Foundation" website that while she was doing doctoral work at Vanderbilt University, she measured emotions using a special device on the behaviors produced by nine children who stutter and other nine children who don’t stutter. She analyzed behaviors; the children who stutter were less skilled at emotion arrangement. She found that the children who stutter using fewer emotion arrangement strategies stuttered
Monsters come in many forms. Monsters could be what people sees as villains in movies, scary Halloween pictures or simply the “creatures of the night. The word “monster” became a way of explaining the seemingly inexplicable. People create and ascribe meaning to monsters, endowing them with characteristics derived from their most deep-seated fears and taboos. In David Mill’s story, Derealization, the monster motif is used to encompass a bigger idea that the monsters that the readers are afraid are the ones that actually lies within their true
In “The Loss of the Creature” author Walker Percy expresses his concern for humans gradual loss of individuality, independence, and creativity. Percy’s work analyzes the relationship between people and the effects of the modern age. Throughout the paper he also declares that an individuals qualities are stripped and now exposed by the social structure they have created themselves. Percy presents examples of how one has lost a true experience through various symbolic complexes. Also by the means of trying to achieve that experience.
Stuttering is a universal situation. There is a capacious amount of people in the world who stutter like: Tiger Woods, Joseph Crismon, Emily Blunt, V.P. Joe Biden, and even King George VI according to “Stuttering Doesn’t Hold Me Back”. People who stutter are no different than you or me they talk to friends, play games, and Exc. People don’t understand what stuttering is, why it’s difficult to cure, and what people should do to support a person who stutters. People shouldn’t shame stutterers like call them atrocious names, dumb or slow we should build them up.
The creation of an informed consent I believe is pivotal asset in random control trials. Patients in North, Guinea Pigs in South provided the history in which informed consents were not obtained by participants in several studies. There were clinical trials mentioned in the movie that had harmful affects due to lack of consent and ethical issues. I believed the movie highlighted that informed consent is not only important in the United States, but internationally. Furthermore, there is even more procedures in place when clinical trials are done on foreigners.
Discuss the methodological and ethical issues which are apparent in this study. How have the findings impacted the psychological field? One methodological issue with the Bain et al refrigerator study is that type of experiment used. Having used a laboratory experiment, all variables were under strict control and this does not reflect the true nature of the situation the children were placed in. Children trapped inside a refrigerator would not escape by pressing a panel on the floor, thus the experiment has features which do not reflect an accurate representation of a real life situation (Bain et al, 1958).
Stuttering is found to occur across cultures, languages and races; it affects both monolingual and bilingual speakers (Guitar, 2013). According to Gordon (2005), Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world, with more than one billion speakers worldwide. In the United States, over 60 million people speak a language other than English (Ryan, 2013), among which Mandarin is the second most common spoken language (about 2.9 million). Statistics shows that increasingly more people have started to speak Mandarin in the United States over the past three decades (345.3% change) (Ryan, 2013).