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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 ...


Forward Myth: Military Public Relations And The Domestic Base Newspaper 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Forward Myth: Military Public Relations And The Domestic Base Newspaper 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs

Dissertations

This dissertation explores the evolution of domestic military base newspapers from 1941-1981, a timeframe that encapsulates the Second World War, Korean War, and Vietnam War, as well as interwar and postwar years. While called “newspapers,” the United States military designed these publications to be a hybrid of traditional news and public relations. This dissertation focuses on three primary aspects of these newspapers: the evolution of the format, style, and function of these papers; the messages editors and writers crafted for and about the “common” soldier and American; and the messages for and about members of the non-majority group.

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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


Watch Out! Fake News, Gaia Lee Shoham 2017 Loyola Marymount University

Watch Out! Fake News, Gaia Lee Shoham

Communication Studies Student Works

In this comic, the student reflects on the library workshop “Keepin’ It Real: Tips & Strategies for Evaluating Fake News” during LMU’s Inauguration Teach-In on Friday, January 20, 2017.


2017 Inauguration, Caroline O. Harai 2017 Loyola Marymount University

2017 Inauguration, Caroline O. Harai

Communication Studies Student Works

In this comic, the student reflects on the library workshop “Keepin’ It Real: Tips & Strategies for Evaluating Fake News” during LMU’s Inauguration Teach-In on Friday, January 20, 2017.


Wright State University Libraries Access Newsletter Spring 2017, Wright State University Libraries 2017 Wright State University

Wright State University Libraries Access Newsletter Spring 2017, Wright State University Libraries

Access Newsletter

A four page newsletter created by Wright State University Libraries that addresses the current affairs of the Libraries.


Eassistant: Cognitive Assistance For Identification And Auto-Triage Of Actionable Conversations, Hamid R. Motahari Nezhad, Kalpa Gunaratna, Juan Cappi 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Eassistant: Cognitive Assistance For Identification And Auto-Triage Of Actionable Conversations, Hamid R. Motahari Nezhad, Kalpa Gunaratna, Juan Cappi

Kno.e.sis Publications

The browser and screen have been the main user interfaces of the Web and mobile apps. The notification mechanism is an evolution in the user interaction paradigm by keeping users updated without checking applications. Conversational agents are posed to be the next revolution in user interaction paradigms. However, without intelligence on the triage of content served by the interaction and content differentiation in applications, interaction paradigms may still place the burden of information overload on users. In this paper, we focus on the problem of intelligent identification of actionable information in the content served by applications, and in particular in ...


Building Financial Peace: A Conflict Resolution Framework For Money Arguments, Sarah D. Asebedo 2017 Texas Tech University

Building Financial Peace: A Conflict Resolution Framework For Money Arguments, Sarah D. Asebedo

Journal of Financial Therapy

This paper presents a well-known and highly utilized conflict resolution framework from the mediation profession and demonstrates how to apply this framework to money arguments. While conflict resolution skills have been identified as important to communication within the financial planning context, an integrated conflict resolution framework has yet to be recognized and understood within the financial planning literature. This paper aims to fill this gap. Ultimately, both mental health professionals and financial planners can benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to resolving money arguments by combining training in personal financial strategies and conflict resolution principles.


How To Conduct A Mini-Ethnographic Case Study: A Guide For Novice Researchers, Patricia I. Fusch Ph.D., Gene E. Fusch, Lawrence R. Ness 2017 Walden University

How To Conduct A Mini-Ethnographic Case Study: A Guide For Novice Researchers, Patricia I. Fusch Ph.D., Gene E. Fusch, Lawrence R. Ness

The Qualitative Report

The authors present how to construct a mini-ethnographic case study design with the benefit of an ethnographic approach bounded within a case study protocol that is more feasible for a student researcher with limited time and finances. The novice researcher should choose a design that enables one to best answer the research question. Secondly, one should choose the design that assists the researcher in reaching data saturation. Finally, the novice researcher must choose the design in which one can complete the study within a reasonable time frame with minimal cost. This is particularly important for student researchers. One can blend ...


Knowledge And Behavioral Patterns Of Youth Ice Hockey Parents Regarding Sport Concussion: A Pilot Study, Jeff G. Konin, Delaney Horsley 2017 University of Rhode Island

Knowledge And Behavioral Patterns Of Youth Ice Hockey Parents Regarding Sport Concussion: A Pilot Study, Jeff G. Konin, Delaney Horsley

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: There is an abundance of available concussion education programs for parents of youth ice hockey players. Parents play a vital role in recognizing signs and symptoms of a concussion sustained by a child, and therefore their knowledge and retention of such information is deemed to be very important. The purpose of the pilot survey is identify the general knowledge parents of youth ice hockey players possess regarding concussion. Methods: A survey of a sample of convenience was utilized. Forty-five parents (40 to 49 years of age) of youth ice hockey players were asked to complete a one-page survey to ...


The Rationale Of China’S Media Regulation Policy In The Process Of The Institutional Transformation, Wu Weiguang 2017 Notre Dame Law School

The Rationale Of China’S Media Regulation Policy In The Process Of The Institutional Transformation, Wu Weiguang

Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law

Through its institutional transformation, China’s media policy has features of both power-regulated societies and rights-regulated societies. The development of human societies is based on three dominant variables: competition, technology, and institutions. Throughout civilized history, human societies can be categorized into two types, either power-regulated societies or rights-regulated societies. The standard of categorization is based on different forces that coerce the social order of the society. The coercing force of power-regulated societies is rooted in the regime of power, such as authoritarianism or totalitarianism. Ancient China and the former Soviet Union are typical examples of such power-regulated societies. The coercing ...


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

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

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 148, Issue 25


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

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

Spartan Daily, 2017

Volume 148, Issue 24


Difficult Department Chair Conversations Ignatian Style, Janet Kupperman 5014750 2017 Rockhurst University

Difficult Department Chair Conversations Ignatian Style, Janet Kupperman 5014750

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The session will explore different types of difficult conversations department chairs have and reasons the encounters may be considered difficult, introduce an Ignatian framework for having conversations, and give participants practice having difficult conversations from an Ignatian perspective.


Developing A New Department Culture: When Programs Merge, William Hoon, Aimee Shouse 2017 Western Illinois University

Developing A New Department Culture: When Programs Merge, William Hoon, Aimee Shouse

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation will discuss some best practices that help transitioning cultures in merged or merging academic departments.


Promoting Your Department To High School Seniors, Jeremy H. Sarachan 2017 St. John Fisher College

Promoting Your Department To High School Seniors, Jeremy H. Sarachan

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Increasingly departments must take charge of their recruitment, but most academics are new to public relations and marketing. What are the best methods to reach high school students? Led by a media and communication chair, this discussion will revolve around best practices that are both affordable and easy to manage.


Leveraging Technology For The Recruitment Of Students And Faculty, William Hoon, Christopher Hirschler 2017 Western Illinois University

Leveraging Technology For The Recruitment Of Students And Faculty, William Hoon, Christopher Hirschler

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation will discuss some best practices in using the latest technology to assist in student and faculty recruitment in two distinct departments at two universities.


Ethical Dimensions Of Dyadic Communication For Chairs, Rob M. McKenzie, Kelly L. McKenzie 2017 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Ethical Dimensions Of Dyadic Communication For Chairs, Rob M. Mckenzie, Kelly L. Mckenzie

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

At the center of a Chairpersons responsibilities is their dyadic relations with others. Perhaps more than any other university position, the Chairperson facilitates their duties through one-on-one relationships with students, administrators, staff, and other faculty. These dyadic relationships often create ethical dilemmas because the decisions that must be made in in the context of one dyadic relationship can conflict with another dyadic relationship. This discussion will be facilitated by two presenters: One is a Chairperson of 7 Communication faculty, and the other is an Adjunct Professor in a department of 5 faculty in the Department of Academic Enrichment and Learning ...


Gifted Alumni Lead Answers For Women Conference, Mark D. Weinstein 2017 Cedarville University

Gifted Alumni Lead Answers For Women Conference, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Musician and Cedarville alumna Lori Jean Smith will perform and lead worship at the upcoming Answers for Women conference on April 7-8, Defend: Ready to Give an Answer. Hosted by Answers in Genesis, the conference seeks to equip women to answer questions about the foundation of their faith.


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

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

Spartan Daily (School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

Volume 148, Issue 23


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