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A teenager’s journey towards reaching adulthood involves various obstacles and challenges. Most essential among these that every teenager will stumble upon is the quest of finding your own identity. When embarking onto this journey, it often results finding your own identity which might become evident by reaching a conclusion to an essential problem in your life. Furthermore, the final destination of this journey towards reaching adulthood can be marked in different ways, granting you an elevated status in regards of maturity. This is the case in the extract of the novel called “Smashed” written by Koren Zalickas in 2010. We follow a young girl narrating as she reflects on several events in her life, the social patterns relevant to her and most important of all - finding a solution to her awkward presence.

The narrator is a girl attending eighth grade who has been living under uneasy circumstances. This becomes evident as she describes herself withdrawing from her own family (p. 88 ll. 31-p. 89 ll. 2). This part of the extract not only tells us how the narrator is partly shunning her own family, which indicates confusion in this context. It also gives the reader the impression that the narrator is an insecure girl judging by her own description of her closet along with the usual challenge every morning regarding the narrator being unable to decide how to dress herself depending on the mentioned factors. This correlates well with the narrator being insecure as she is struggling with identity problems (p. 86 ll. 29-30).

The narrator believes that drinking will be the solution to her self-described awkward presence (p. 89 ll. 14-16). The narrator refers to the bottle being a sacra, which is a materialistic piece symbolizing a new elevated status granted to you in the completion of an initiation ceremony by being given this sacra. She considers drinking as…...

...verb to fill in the blank. The independent variable was the verb used, which were ‘smashed, collided, bumped, hit or contacted’. The whole experiment lasted about an hour and a half and the films were presented to each group in a different order. The results showed that the critical word (smashed, collided, bumped, hit or contacted) in the question influenced the participants speed estimates. When ‘smashed’ was used, participants estimated the cars to be travelling much faster than when ‘contacted’ was used. Loftus and Palmer explained these findings saying that the ‘Memory is altered’ due to the critical word, it changes a person’s memory so they see the accident as less or more severe. They also said that different speed estimates occurred because the critical word influences or biases a person’s response, ‘Response bias’. The second experiment was to present further insights into the origin of the different speed estimates. In particular they wanted to find out if the participant’s memories really had been distorted by the verbal label. 150 student participants viewed a short (1 minute) film which included a 4 second scene of a multiple care accident, and were then questioned about it. The participants were split into 3 groups of 50. The first group was asked: ‘How fast were the cars going when they hit each other?’ The second was asked: ‘How fast were the cars going when they smashed into each other?’The third group was not asked about the speed of the vehicles.......

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...that amount. Our solar system is at least 500 million years old, and its beginning was a history of violence and chaos. There were about one hundred small new planets orbiting the new Sun. It was inevitable that they would collide into each other and be destroyed. Eventually only the largest planets survived. But the remaining eight planets in our solar system didn’t remain unscathed in the process. For example, something large might have smashed into Mercury, taking its crust and leaving only its iron core. It is believed that something smashed into Earth, and the resulting debris that projected from Earth formed our moon. And Uranus may have collided with a large object, causing it to be knocked onto its side. Orbits are the reason why our planets and solar system are stable. For instance, Earth orbits the Sun every year, Saturn orbits the Sun every 29 years, and Neptune orbits the Sun every 164 years. It is theorized that Uranus and Neptune may be out of place. It is possible that they smashed into rocks and changed orbits. Jupiter is considered Earth’s bodyguard; its placement in the solar system and its gravitational pull keeps asteroids and comets from smashing into Earth. The overall concept of solar systems is that it begins and ends with collisions and destructions. Our Sun will become a red giant, heat up, swell, and engulf the inner planets in about 5 billion years. That will be the end of our solar system as we know it, and the Sun......

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...show that leading questions can alter memory depending on its phrasing. Loftus and Palmer formed an opportunity sample consisting of 45 American students separated into 5 groups/conditions (9 in each). They were shown short clips from safety films made for driver education and ranged from 5 to 30 seconds long. Following each clip, the students were asked to answer a questionnaire based on the video they had just seen. The critical question was to do with the speed of the vehicles involved in the collision. Each group was then given a questionnaire to describe the car accident with a certain critical question inserted. Each condition was given the same critical question with a different verb used; about how fast were the cars going when the smashed/ collided/ bumped/ hit/contacted into each other? The independent variable was the wording of the critical question and the dependent variable was the estimated speed from the participants. They found that as the intensity of the verb grew, so did the resultant estimated speed from the participants. Loftus and Palmer concluded that based on their schemas of the verbs, the participants estimated higher speeds because the intensity of the verb led them to estimate higher or lower speeds. Due to the implications of the Loftus and Palmer study, this experiment will attempt to re-create and verify the results. The experiment will try to replicate the conditions in the Loftus and Palmer experiment as much as possible. Null Hypothesis:......

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...adviser. I wasn't kicking myself because I missed out on an affordable Banksy. I was kicking myself because I missed out on a whopping profit. And seeing all those flash silver cars from Frieze art fair chauffeuring VIPs around London to yet another champagne reception, one can readily see his point. Contemporary art has become the purest expression of modern capitalism, embodying that irritating amoral dictum: something is worth what someone is prepared to pay for it. Over at Tate Britain, they are staging an exhibition of British iconoclasm. Beginning at the Reformation, the exhibition tells the story of art under attack, of smashed statues and defaced paintings. Originally, of course, iconoclasm was a religious phenomenon. Abraham's father, Terah, was an idol-maker from Ur. One day Terah left the young Abraham in charge of his shop, whereupon he smashed all the idols with a stick. "It was terrible," Abraham explained to his father. "The small idols got hungry and they started fighting for food and finally the large idol got angry and broke them into pieces." Terah didn't believe him. "Idols don't get hungry, they don't get angry, they don't speak – they're just idols." Abraham smiled, knowingly. "Then why do you worship them?" he replied. This famous Jewish midrash is not in the Bible, but explains something of the deep biblical hostility to idolatry. Here are the emotional origins of monotheism. And, taking things one step further, perhaps the emotional origins of......

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...Police Report University of Phoenix CJA 363: Interpersonal Communications Police Report 2 Introduction Police reports serve as a valuable information gathering tool. They are heavily relied upon for their accuracy and accountability of all events that took place at the incident. The report is taken as soon as the responding officer arrives at the scene. There are several pieces of information that must be gathered in order to produce a report that will be used to account for the incidents that have taken place. Who Upon my arrival to the Marquette Market it was obvious that a burglary had taken place. I observed that the rear door had been smashed in and it was severely damaged and upon my entrance into the store the cash register had also been damaged. In the cash register there was $7.83 in cash and two checks with one being $10.00 and the other for $5.80. I also found the instrument that was used to commit these acts but, it had been wiped down and free of any fingerprints. Mr. Waters stated that he had seen Ronald Riff in the area around 12:20 a.m. He was carrying a money bag. He dropped two dollars from the bag also. At this time Ronald Riff was wearing blue jeans and a blue band jacket. What At the seen there was a hammer and Riff had been known to frequent the market and due to this. The evidence was able to make Riff a person of interest for the burglary......

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...Jacqueline Saburido. This was the young lady that was involved in a car accident and practically burned alive due to a drunk driver. She was on her way home from a birthday party with some of her friends. Just then a young 17 yr old boy who was headed home from a party with his friends smashed into her car due to alcohol. Two friends died on the scene and two were rescued, but poor Jacqui was pinned in the front of the car unable to move. The car caught fire in just minutes after the impact. Over sixty percent of her body was burned and to this day she has gone over fifty operations in order to survive. To begin with, I will explain a personal story. Next, the statistics that go along with drunk driving and accident are remarkable. But there are ways that you can help prevent it. I. An incident happened just this year on the night of Halloween. A. Sitting at home that night watching the movie Halloween with my family and girlfriend. 1.Just minutes after the movie ended there was this loud bang out front. It literally sounded like someone had ran into one of our cars in the driveway. We look out the front window and see that across the street there was a Jeep Cherokee that had smashed into a tree. We all ran out to see if everyone was ok and my mom was calling for an ambulance. The two people in the car were a complete mess. They were so freaking wasted that 15-20 minutes after the accident the firefighters found out that there was......

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...To find out ‘how accurately people can remember the details of a complex event.’ Abstract: This study is a replication of Loftus and Palmer (1974) original study on how a different verb in the question used to ask for the speed of the car affected the participants’ estimate on the speeds of the car crash. In this experiment, three videos were shown to them and they were asked a series of questions including how fast the car was when it smashed/contacted each other. The participants are teenage students from an international school in Hong Kong. It is hypothesized that the word ‘smash’ would cause a higher estimate in speed than the word ‘contacted’. Speed estimates for ‘smashed’ were in fact slower overall than ‘contacted’, a discussion on why the results were not replicated is included. The results from this experiment did not conform with the original study so they are inconclusive. (136) Contents: Introduction 1 Design 1 Participants 1 Procedure 2 Results and Conclusion 2 Discussion 3 References 4 Appendix 1 4 Appendix 2 6 Appendix 3 7 Appendix 4 8 Introduction: Loftus and Palmer (1974) believed that our memory depended on the reconstruction of an event in our mind when we try to remember. So they created an experiment where participants were asked to view videos of car crashes and recall the speed they think the cars were traveling at time of collision. The aim was to find out how accurately people can remember the......

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...the highest level of education for an employee chosen at random is E is 0.069. (Round to the nearest thousandth as needed) Hint: P (the highest level of education for an employee chosen at random is E) = = 6/(6 + 22 + 36 + 16 + 6 + 1) = 0.069 5. A company that makes cartons finds that the probability of producing a carton with a puncture is 0.05, the probability that a carton has a smashed corner is 0.09, and the probability that a carton has a puncture and has a smashed corner is 0.005. Answer parts (a) and (b) below. • Are the events “selecting a carton with a puncture” and “selecting a carton with a smashed corner” mutually exclusive? 1. No, a carton can have a puncture and a smashed corner. 2. Yes, a carton can have a puncture and a smashed corner 3. Yes, a carton cannot have a puncture and a smashed corner 4. Mo, a carton cannot have a puncture and a smashed corner • If a quality inspector randomly selects a carton, find the probability that the carton has a puncture or has a smashed corner. The probability that a carton has a puncture or a smashed corner is 0.135. (Type an integer or a decimal. Do not round) 6. Given that x has a Poisson distribution with µ = 8, what is the probability that x = 3? P(3) ≈ 0.0286 (Round to four decimal places as needed) Hint: The probability density function of Poisson random variable is given by, where λ = 8, x = 3 P (3) = = 0.0286 7. Perform the indicated calculation. = 0.0017 (Round to four......

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...the highest level of education for an employee chosen at random is E is 0.069. (Round to the nearest thousandth as needed) Hint: P (the highest level of education for an employee chosen at random is E) = = 6/(6 + 22 + 36 + 16 + 6 + 1) = 0.069 5. A company that makes cartons finds that the probability of producing a carton with a puncture is 0.05, the probability that a carton has a smashed corner is 0.09, and the probability that a carton has a puncture and has a smashed corner is 0.005. Answer parts (a) and (b) below. • Are the events “selecting a carton with a puncture” and “selecting a carton with a smashed corner” mutually exclusive? 1. No, a carton can have a puncture and a smashed corner. 2. Yes, a carton can have a puncture and a smashed corner 3. Yes, a carton cannot have a puncture and a smashed corner 4. Mo, a carton cannot have a puncture and a smashed corner • If a quality inspector randomly selects a carton, find the probability that the carton has a puncture or has a smashed corner. The probability that a carton has a puncture or a smashed corner is 0.135. (Type an integer or a decimal. Do not round) 6. Given that x has a Poisson distribution with µ = 8, what is the probability that x = 3? P(3) ≈ 0.0286 (Round to four decimal places as needed) Hint: The probability density function of Poisson random variable is given by, where λ = 8, x = 3 P (3) = = 0.0286 7. Perform the indicated calculation. = 0.0017 (Round to four......

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...the highest level of education for an employee chosen at random is E is 0.069. (Round to the nearest thousandth as needed) Hint: P (the highest level of education for an employee chosen at random is E) = = 6/(6 + 22 + 36 + 16 + 6 + 1) = 0.069 5. A company that makes cartons finds that the probability of producing a carton with a puncture is 0.05, the probability that a carton has a smashed corner is 0.09, and the probability that a carton has a puncture and has a smashed corner is 0.005. Answer parts (a) and (b) below. • Are the events “selecting a carton with a puncture” and “selecting a carton with a smashed corner” mutually exclusive? 1. No, a carton can have a puncture and a smashed corner. 2. Yes, a carton can have a puncture and a smashed corner 3. Yes, a carton cannot have a puncture and a smashed corner 4. Mo, a carton cannot have a puncture and a smashed corner • If a quality inspector randomly selects a carton, find the probability that the carton has a puncture or has a smashed corner. The probability that a carton has a puncture or a smashed corner is 0.135. (Type an integer or a decimal. Do not round) 6. Given that x has a Poisson distribution with µ = 8, what is the probability that x = 3? P(3) ≈ 0.0286 (Round to four decimal places as needed) Hint: The probability density function of Poisson random variable is given by, where λ = 8, x = 3 P (3) = = 0.0286 7. Perform the indicated calculation. = 0.0017 (Round to four......

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...of the labor market? The impact on supply and demand was critical in the Luddite revolt. It all begins in 1779 when the failure of a Bill to regulate the frame-knitting industry had resulted in 300 frames being smashed and thrown into the streets. This is where the shortage of the supply begins. Then, by 1810 the Orders in Council and a change in fashion had led to deterioration in the standard of craftsmanship required in stocking making and a consequent cheapening of the trade. It was the attempt to intimidate some masters who brought in the new machines that caused Nottingham stocking knitters to smash the machines. (http://www.victorianweb.org/history/riots/luddites.html) Then the impact on the demand of Stocking knitting became predominantly a domestic industry, the stockier renting his frame from the Master and working in his own 'shop' using thread given to him by the Master; the finished items were handed back to the Master to sell. The frames were therefore scattered round the villages; this cause the demand to increase it then became easy for the Luddites to smash a frame and then disappear. Between March 1811 and February 1812 the supply of frames had been affected. About a thousand machines at the cost of between 6,000 and 10,000 were smashed. This had a damaging impact on the supply and demand (http://www.victorianweb.org/history/riots/luddites.html) Explain the factors that affected labor demand and labor supply in the chosen historical example. The...

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