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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 ...


Klipsun Magazine, 2017, Volume 48, Issue 01 - Fall, Kyra Taubel-Bruce 2017 Western Washington University

Klipsun Magazine, 2017, Volume 48, Issue 01 - Fall, Kyra Taubel-Bruce

Klipsun Magazine

If there is one constant we can all expect in life, it is that there will always be change.

These changes, may they be destructive, dividing, didactic or opportune, are what define our future moving forward.

As we go through the motions, we rarely notice the quiet transformation, the metamorphosis of unassuming things from language to our environment and relationships to conversation.

That is the nature of evolution.


What Am I Doing With My Life?, Gaia L. Shoham 2017 Loyola Marymount University

What Am I Doing With My Life?, Gaia L. Shoham

Communication Studies Student Works

In this comic, the student reflects on the process of doing research for Dean Scheibel's Communication Studies course. Students were instructed to create comics using photographs, drawings, or a computer program called Comic Life 3.

The idea of reflection is important in education. These comics could be viewed as a response to reflective learning (or metacognition) about the idea of the literature review, or “research as inquiry.” Through reflection on what we do, we learn more deeply about our everyday experiences of life, death, love, God, and even literature reviews. Although “comix” have been the objects of critique by ...


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, WKU Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives and the records management program.


Dignidad, Poder, Resistencia // Dignity, Power, Resistance, Michael Munoz, Alanis Gonzalez, Tallie Spencer, Isabelle Marin, Lesly Juarez, Christopher Reynoso, Antonia Garcia, Abigail Goad, Athena Martinez, Ruth Gomez, Angel Vazquez, Jazmin Quezada, Jasmine Segovia, Jordyn Wedell, Yulisa Gonzalez, Laura Mena Hernandez, Keiri Fernandez 2017 Loyola Marymount University

Dignidad, Poder, Resistencia // Dignity, Power, Resistance, Michael Munoz, Alanis Gonzalez, Tallie Spencer, Isabelle Marin, Lesly Juarez, Christopher Reynoso, Antonia Garcia, Abigail Goad, Athena Martinez, Ruth Gomez, Angel Vazquez, Jazmin Quezada, Jasmine Segovia, Jordyn Wedell, Yulisa Gonzalez, Laura Mena Hernandez, Keiri Fernandez

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

First To Go Abroad" is a partnership between the Loyola Marymount University First To Go Program, LMU Study Abroad, and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), which seeks to increase study abroad opportunities for first-generation college students. In May 2017, fifteen first-gen students and two first-gen faculty mentors traveled together to Santiago, Dominican Republic, where they spent ten days exploring the country and learning about the local cultures, customs, and histories of the people who call the DR home.

Travel is a privilege not all students have the same access to; for some students, this trip was the first ...


Internet Studies: Past, Present And Future Directions By Panayiota Tsatsou [Book Review], Marilyn Mitchell 2017 Bond University

Internet Studies: Past, Present And Future Directions By Panayiota Tsatsou [Book Review], Marilyn Mitchell

Marilyn Mitchell

Book Review: Tsatsou Panayiota , Internet Studies: Past, Present and Future Directions. Farnham: Ashgate Pubishing, 2014; 279 pp. ISBN: 9781409446415, AUD$245.95. Extract: Panayiota Tsatsou’s Internet Studies: Past, Present and Future Directions is an ambitious work that reviews two decades of research on the Internet. Tsatsou’s goals were to provide an improved understanding of the nature of the Internet, explain how researchers have historically approached and studied the Internet and consider how the Internet’s structures and functions relate to its use in individual and social settings. This is a large undertaking and while the author acknowledges the ...


The Beauty Of Bhutan, Mike Grenby 2017 Bond University

The Beauty Of Bhutan, Mike Grenby

Mike Grenby

Spectacular scenery heads the long list of highlights for visitors to this Himalayan kingdom, writes Mike Grenby.


First Class Exploring, Mike Grenby 2017 Bond University

First Class Exploring, Mike Grenby

Mike Grenby

Fancy a first class-exploration option? Why not opt for the five-star comforts of the Orion as it cruises northern waters, writes Mike Grenby.


Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library's Special Collections Earns National Award, Trennis Henderson 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library's Special Collections Earns National Award, Trennis Henderson

Press Releases

The Arkansas Baptist History Collection of Ouachita Baptist University’s Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections has been honored with the Baptist History and Heritage Society’s 2017 Davis C. Woolley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Assessing and Preserving Baptist History.

The national award honors the work of Dr. Wendy Richter, Ouachita professor and archivist, and her staff who coordinated the Special Collections project. The award was announced recently at the annual conference of the Baptist History and Heritage Society, hosted by First Baptist Church of Augusta, Ga., in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia.

“It is indeed ...


Gabor Teaches, Practices Reporting The Truth., Aldemaro Romero Jr. 2017 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Gabor Teaches, Practices Reporting The Truth., Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

In these days when Watergate is being discussed anew, some journalism professors remember that time as an inspiration for their profession. “I grew up on stories about journalism and civil rights and became fascinated. That was also the Watergate era, which influenced many journalists of my generation, so I was very interested in journalism, although my family, like many families, tried to discourage me. But that’s where the roots of my interest really took hold.”

That is how Professor Andrea Gabor explains how she became interested in journalism. This Chicago native went on to obtain a master’s in ...


Health Care Administration New To Mba Program, Mark D. Weinstein 2017 Cedarville University

Health Care Administration New To Mba Program, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Health care in the United States is an ever-changing environment, and is expected to be for many years to come. Health care leaders who serve the best interests of patients with compassion and truth are needed now more than ever. To meet that need, Cedarville University is launching a new health care administration track in its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.


The Prospector, June 13, 2017, UTEP Student Publications 2017 University of Texas at El Paso

The Prospector, June 13, 2017, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: The Fight for Duranguito Continues


Prestigious Honor Society Comes To Cedarville, Mark D. Weinstein 2017 Cedarville University

Prestigious Honor Society Comes To Cedarville, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

One year after graduating its first class of students in its Doctor of Pharmacy program and receiving full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Cedarville’s school of pharmacy established the Rho Chi Society, Epsilon Mu chapter. Thirty-seven students from the classes of 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 were inducted into the organization.


Ouachita Professor Detri Brech Named To Endowed Chair By University Trustees, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Professor Detri Brech Named To Endowed Chair By University Trustees, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University trustees addressed a number of personnel-related actions during their summer board meeting June 8 on Ouachita’s Arkadelphia campus, including naming a professor to an endowed chair and approving several faculty and staff positions.

Trustees named Dr. Detri Brech, professor of dietetics in the Patterson School of Natural Sciences, to the Charles S. and Elma Grey Goodwin Holt Chair of Dietetics and Pre-Medical Studies. The endowed chair was established in 1987 through a generous bequest from the estate of Dr. Charles S. Holt, a 1930 Ouachita graduate. Dr. Brech, who has taught at Ouachita since 2000, is ...


Ouachita Trustees Adopt 201718 Budget, Five-Year Enrollment Goals, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Trustees Adopt 201718 Budget, Five-Year Enrollment Goals, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Hearing positive reports about a projected increase in fall enrollment and significant growth in fundraising, Ouachita Baptist University’s Board of Trustees also adopted a 2017-18 budget and approved five-year enrollment goals during their June 8 summer meeting on campus.

Noting that “we’re continuing to think about the future of Ouachita,” President Ben Sells emphasized that “growing and strengthening the university – dreaming a larger dream for Ouachita – requires considerable work by faculty, staff and trustees and significant support by alumni and friends.”


How Do Iowa Farmers Obtain And Use Market News?, J. Parry Dodds, K. R. Marvin 2017 Iowa State College

How Do Iowa Farmers Obtain And Use Market News?, J. Parry Dodds, K. R. Marvin

Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)

How farmers get market news and what changes they suggest in the handling of market news is the subject of this study. The information herein was primarily obtained from a survey of 600 Iowa farmers interviewed in April and May 1949. It deals with the way farmers used market news in their last sale of any of six selected commodities before the interview. The importance of this information is indicated by the fact that, in 1948, the six commodities selected accounted for 90 percent of Iowa's cash farm income of $2,121,172,000.

Practically every farmer in the ...


What Does The Iowa Farmer Want From Radio Market News?, J. Parry Dodds, K. R. Marvin 2017 Iowa State College

What Does The Iowa Farmer Want From Radio Market News?, J. Parry Dodds, K. R. Marvin

Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)

Most of the results in this report are based on a personal interview survey of Iowa open-country farmers. Ninety-six percent (178,000) of the operators of Iowa open-country farms sold one or more of Iowa's six top cash farm income products in 1948.

About 92 percent of the open-country zone farm operators listened to day-to-day broadcasts of market reports* before making their last sales of butcher hogs, cattle, corn, soybeans, cream or whole milk and eggs.


Arguing With Friends, William Baude, Ryan D. Doerfler 2017 University of Chicago

Arguing With Friends, William Baude, Ryan D. Doerfler

Faculty Scholarship

It is a fact of life that judges sometimes disagree about the best outcome in appealed cases. The question is what they should make of this. The two purest possibilities are to shut out all other views, or else to let them all in, leading one to concede ambiguity and uncertainty in most if not all contested cases.

Drawing on the philosophical concepts of “peer disagreement” and “epistemic peerhood,” we argue that there is a better way. Judges ought to give significant weight to the views of others, but only when those others share the judge’s basic methodology or ...


Education Program Using Non-Pharmacologic Support During Benzodiazepine Reduction In Patients With Anxiety Disorders, Kelly D. Kearney, Diane Wardell 2017 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Education Program Using Non-Pharmacologic Support During Benzodiazepine Reduction In Patients With Anxiety Disorders, Kelly D. Kearney, Diane Wardell

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

A private mental health clinic developed an initiative to aid patients with anxiety disorders to taper their use of benzodiazepines. Based on best practices, a treatment protocol was developed in which patients attended 4 sessions (1 per month) in which they combined instruction in non-pharmaceutical anti-anxiety techniques (guided imagery, mindfulness meditation, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, exercise, emotional freedom) with cognitive behavioral therapy and use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Participants experienced a reduction in benzodiazepine use. This small-scale initiative showed that the holistic approach to anxiety management was an effective plan to decrease the use of benzodiazepines in the ...


Patrick Teaches Communication With A Critical Edge., Aldemaro Romero Jr. 2017 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Patrick Teaches Communication With A Critical Edge., Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

“I think I started because I love to dance, and I really started moving into the area of communication when I started dancing. I danced, I acted, I sang.” That’s how Professor Denise Patrick explains how she became a college faculty member in the area of communication studies.

A native New Yorker, Patrick received a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication from Baruch College and a master’s in Rhetoric and Communication from Temple University in Philadelphia. She would later return home to become a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the Weissman School of Arts and ...


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