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Magically Empathetic: An Investigation Of Theory Of Mind And Empathy In The Harry Potter Series, Lindsey M. Layman 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Magically Empathetic: An Investigation Of Theory Of Mind And Empathy In The Harry Potter Series, Lindsey M. Layman

Honors Theses

Research suggests that reading fiction can increase empathy, and a number of studies have found the Harry Potter series to promote pro-social values. One prosocial value that has not been explored directly in relation to the series, however, is empathy. Defined as “the experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective,” empathy is the motivation behind many prosocial behaviors and values, making it an important focus of investigation. In this study, I conduct a textual analysis of the Harry Potter series using the perspective of theory of mind and simulation theory as a guide. After analyzing a range ...


The Minero Magazine, Volume Xxiv, Spring 2017, UTEP Student Publications 2017 University of Texas at El Paso

The Minero Magazine, Volume Xxiv, Spring 2017, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Cover Story: How the Other Side Lives


Making Common Causes: Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversations: Offerings From The Biennial Alecc Conference Queen’S University, Kingston 2016, Jenny Kerber, Astrida Neimanis, Pamela Banting, Tania Aguila-Way, Ron Benner, Mick Smith, Adeline Johns-Putra, Peter C. van Wyck 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

Making Common Causes: Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversations: Offerings From The Biennial Alecc Conference Queen’S University, Kingston 2016, Jenny Kerber, Astrida Neimanis, Pamela Banting, Tania Aguila-Way, Ron Benner, Mick Smith, Adeline Johns-Putra, Peter C. Van Wyck

The Goose

At ALECC’s biennial gathering at Queen’s University in June 2016, participants came together to explore the possibilities of “making common causes” from a host of angles, yet all were anchored in an acknowledgement of the diverse more-than-human relationships that make up our common worlds. The following collection of short essays, authored by some of the gathering’s keynote speakers, explores specific aspects of making common causes. In this special section of The Goose, we deliberately invoke the plural of conversation. We understand the effort to make common causes as a process, rather than a “one and done” act ...


Cedars, February 2017, Cedarville University 2017 Cedarville University

Cedars, February 2017, Cedarville University

Cedars

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Spartan Daily, February 23, 2017, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2017 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, February 23, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 148, Issue 13


Essay Review Of Family Communication, Kristen Cvancara 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Essay Review Of Family Communication, Kristen Cvancara

Kristen Cvancara, Ph. D.

Book review of Family Communication by Chris Segrin and Jean Flora (2005).


Pseudo Newsgathering: Analyzing Journalists’ Use Of Pseudo-Events On 'The Wire', Patrick Ferrucci, Chad Painter 2017 University of Colorado

Pseudo Newsgathering: Analyzing Journalists’ Use Of Pseudo-Events On 'The Wire', Patrick Ferrucci, Chad Painter

Chad Painter

This textual analysis examines the role of pseudo-events in the newsgathering process depicted on season five of The Wire. The researchers found that the press and sources construct “reality”; sources present “masks” to conceal “reality”' and journalists acknowledge the absurdity of pseudo-events but cover staged events as genuine news. The overriding conclusion is that journalists fail citizens by constructing a false reality through a negotiation with powerful sources who are media- savvy enough to control depictions. These findings are then interpreted through the lens of cultivation theory.


'His Women Problem': An Analysis Of Gender On 'The Newsroom', Chad Painter, Patrick Ferrucci 2017 University of Dayton

'His Women Problem': An Analysis Of Gender On 'The Newsroom', Chad Painter, Patrick Ferrucci

Chad Painter

This textual analysis focuses on the portrayal of female journalists on Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, which premiered on HBO in 2012. The researchers argue that the four main female journalists are depicted as being unprofessional in the workplace, being inadequate at their jobs, and being motherly and weak. While these female journalists have impeccable credentials, stellar resumes, and a genuine interest in disseminating the best possible news, Sorkin and his fellow writers consistently depict these powerful women as inferior to the male characters. The researchers conclude that Sorkin and his creative team failed in their ethical obligation to the ...


Alternative Media And Normative Theory: A Case Of Ferguson, Missouri, Mark Anthony Poepsel, Chad Painter 2017 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Alternative Media And Normative Theory: A Case Of Ferguson, Missouri, Mark Anthony Poepsel, Chad Painter

Chad Painter

This paper, based on in-depth interviews with journalists at alternative and advocacy papers in St. Louis as well as interviews with live streaming protestors, a new breed of citizen journalist, applies six characteristics commonly associated with the alternative press to coverage of the protests and police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri, between August 9, 2014, and March 2015. Journalists from the alternative newspaper in St. Louis focused on progressive or radical values less than the literature predicted. The African-American newspaper in St. Louis found itself influencing the national and global agenda regarding Ferguson and the ongoing oppression of blacks in the ...


Ouachita Wind Ensemble To Present Spring Concert On March 7, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Wind Ensemble To Present Spring Concert On March 7, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Wind Ensemble will present its spring concert on Tuesday, March 7. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center on the Ouachita campus. It is free and open to the public.

“The Wind Ensemble is the premier instrumental ensemble at OBU and the concert will feature outstanding wind and percussion music,” said Dr. Craig Hamilton, Ouachita’s Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music and director of bands.


Spartan Daily, February 22, 2017, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2017 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, February 22, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 148, Issue 12


Ministry Reaches Springfield’S Inner City, Mark D. Weinstein 2017 Cedarville University

Ministry Reaches Springfield’S Inner City, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Making an impact in the lives of residents in Springfield, Cedarville University students are partnering with Changing Lives Now Ministry.

Changing Lives Now is an urban evangelism ministry in Springfield. The students and ministry leaders meet every Friday night to focus on prayer and evangelism.


Wright State University Honoring Paralympic Gold Medalist, Mark D. Weinstein 2017 Cedarville University

Wright State University Honoring Paralympic Gold Medalist, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Grace Norman, a two-time medalist at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, will be honored by Wright State University on Friday, Feb. 24. The ceremony, which begins at 7:15 pm, takes place minutes before the Raiders host Valparaiso University in men’s basketball. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.


Play4kay Has Special Meaning At Cedarville University, Mark D. Weinstein 2017 Cedarville University

Play4kay Has Special Meaning At Cedarville University, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

When the Cedarville women’s basketball team runs out on the court Thursday in pink jerseys, many will have as much of a personal reason for cheering as they will a sporting one. But one person’s connection goes back to the name attached to the fundraising event.

Stephanie Zonars, assistant athletic director for marketing and sponsorships, helped organize Thursday’s Play4Kay fundraiser during Cedarville’s game with Salem International at 5:30 p.m. at Callan Athletic Center at Cedarville University. Play4Kay was founded by former North Carolina State University women’s basketball coach Kay Yow. Yow, who served ...


Spartan Daily, February 21, 2017, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2017 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, February 21, 2017, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 148, Issue 11


Small Fires By Kelly Norah Drukker, Emily McGiffin 2017 York University

Small Fires By Kelly Norah Drukker, Emily Mcgiffin

The Goose

Review of Kelly Norah Drukker's Small Fires.


Sshp Wins Outstanding Professional Development Project, Mark D. Weinstein 2017 Cedarville University

Sshp Wins Outstanding Professional Development Project, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Cedarville University’s Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (SSHP) was one of 25 schools awarded an Outstanding Professional Development Project award during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Ouachita Presents "Not A Clue" As Part Of The 2017 Muse Project Feb. 16-20, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Presents "Not A Clue" As Part Of The 2017 Muse Project Feb. 16-20, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present “Not a Clue” as part of the department’s annual Muse Project. This performance is a student-led, interactive, improvised mystery. Performances will be held in Verser Theatre Feb. 16-18 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through OBU’s Box Office.

The Muse Project allows students majoring in theatre, musical theatre or theatre education to dig deeper in their ideas and passions and have them realized in an original performance. The project involves ...


Ouachita To Present Joint Concert Featuring Ouachita Sounds And Jazz Band Feb. 28, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita To Present Joint Concert Featuring Ouachita Sounds And Jazz Band Feb. 28, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Music will present a joint concert featuring Ouachita Sounds vocal ensemble and the OBU Jazz Band on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Band will perform “Come Out Swinging” by Larry Neeck, “Smooth” by Rob Thomas and Itaal Shur, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder and “The Best of Sly and the Family Stone” by Silvester Stewart. The Jazz Band will also perform two songs by Sting, “Wrapped Around ...


Bringing Haitian Orphan To Usa Is Music To His Ears, Mark D. Weinstein 2017 Cedarville University

Bringing Haitian Orphan To Usa Is Music To His Ears, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Thirty three Cedarville University students are focused on one goal — to raise $15,000 for the “Jeremie Project” that will help bring a Haitian orphan to the United States so he can receive an education.


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