"HONEY" What genre of the film is the poster advertising? How do you know? What conventions are presented? Using my own knowledge of the advertisement of the film poster "Honey", the genre is conveyed to be a romantic urban comedy drama which is set in New York. The poster portrays a variety of conventions which include friendship as shown by the main star Jessica Alba (Honey) and her friend Joy Bryant standing side by side. Other conventions also includes romance and dancing, these conventions help indicate as to what the genre of the film is and perhaps gives some kind of clues to what it's about. Using the images we get from the poster the movie looks predictable, even if you are simply an adolescent who is only there to watch the main character in sexy dance wear. Who are the actors? What films have they been in before? Why were these actors chosen? On this particular poster there are five main actors whose names are mentioned Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Lil Romeo, Joy Bryant and Missy Elliot. However the main character Jessica Alba is the focal point, this is due to her success in a drama series called "Dark Angel", there is no doubt that the main star was chosen because she brings a unique vibrancy as she is dashing and desirable thanks to her curvy frame accompanied by a bright pearly white smile that can instantly change the whole perspective of the poster and the
PS102 Essay 1 - "How can prejudice be explained in Social Psychological terms?" "The killing of Americans and their civilian and military allies is a religious duty for each and every Muslim. We, with God's help, call on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God's order to kill Americans and plunder their money whenever and wherever they find it." "The September 11th attack gave a harsh lesson to these arrogant peoples, for whom freedom is but for the white race...God willing, America's end is near." --Osama Bin Laden, in a February, 1998, appeal to Muslims, and a videotaped statement in the fall of 2001. It is hard to find a more explicit example of prejudice than this appeal by Osama bin Laden. Although sociologists often differ in their precise definitions of the term prejudice, it invariably involves a negative attitude toward the members of a certain group, based solely upon their membership in that group. From Osama bin Laden's viewpoint, non-Muslim Americans are the group he holds a negative attitude against and hence the main target of the various hostile manifestations of his prejudiced attitude. The purpose of this essay is to describe the commonly accepted social psychological explanations for this implacable social phenomenon, to present the reasons that have been put forth by social psychologists over the years as to how
"How can you alter your style of teaching to meet the demands of practice and competitive situations for individual, racket and team activities?"
"How can you alter your style of teaching to meet the demands of practice and competitive situations for individual, racket and team activities?" There are various styles of teaching suited to different situations and types of teacher. Considered factors should be age of the learner, experience and reasons for participation. This researched by Mosston and Ashworth. They believe that teaching and learning involve decisions about what is taught, what's learned, how and when. This is through the spectrum of teaching styles. Style: Teacher Control Command Practice Reciprocal Self-check Inclusion Guided Discovery Problem Solving Individual programme Learner Initiated Self teaching Learner Control At one end's the teacher style, the opposite being pupil centred. The spectrum looks at options in the relationship between teacher and learner. It's based on decision making which Mosston believed could be grouped into 3 areas: . Pre-Impact- concerned with decisions made before and teaching is given 2. Impact- involves decisions about our performance and how we carry out the performance 3. Post-Impact - evaluation of our performance and feedback from the learner to the teacher. Command style enables the teacher to make all decisions, adopting an authoritarian approach. I'd use this style with a large group or with dangerous activities to maintain control. Also if
"How do different media communicate information and other messages to their audiences?" Communication through the media is a continuously evolving monster. It is almost impossible to live in today's modern society, without being affected (consciously or subconsciously) by what we see or what we hear within the media. 'Media' can be defined as a means of presenting information to the public, through a variety of mediums. It can be broken down into two main categories of which are further separated into various mediums. The conventional model of 'Mass Media' is still very relevant in today's society. It is a very reliable method of communicating information and other messages to its audience. Mass media deals with the idea that society receives information from media sources in 'bulk', it assumes that the audience receives one single message simultaneously. Medium forms associated with mass media include Newspapers, Television, Radio, Film, Magazines, Books and Video's and increasingly, the Internet (although some would argue it isn't). The result of 'Mass Society' is a direct impact of 'Mass Media'. The idea based around 'Mass Society' derives from its structure. Within mass society national relations are the main focus, they are centralised. Governments in general have become more powerful as they play more influence in people's lives. Due to this, intermediate
"How does Alfred Hitchcock manipulate the audience to make the viewing of Psycho a frightening or worrying experience?"
Psycho Coursework Essay Charlotte Read "How does Alfred Hitchcock manipulate the audience to make the viewing of Psycho a frightening or worrying experience?" Introduction: For this essay I am going to describe, in detail, what Alfred Hitchcock did to make Psycho an innovative film, a new one that hadn't been around before. It is famous because at the time it had a huge effect on the audience, we're analysing how and why it did. In the 1950's America had a totally different disposition. There were certain boundaries for films in the past. There was never any flesh shown that was too provocative, kissing wasn't included in films. For example at the end of a big love scene between two people there was no big kiss, people would kiss on the cheek. When films were being played in multiplexes, anyone could walk in at anytime as films were on a loop, with cartoons and the news interspersed into it. Hitchcock wanted to change the course of cinematic history, so he changed the whole process of presenting, producing, making and promoting a film. This was so he could get to the fan base he wanted, so he could create a mass emotion and following. He wouldn't let anything else be shown in the cinema and everyone queuing outside would have to keep quiet about what they were to see. No one could suddenly walk in halfway through; you either saw it or you didn't. The film had
"How does anxiety affect performance, during a competitive football match; researching the difference between University and Professional players."
. Research question "How does anxiety affect performance, during a competitive football match; researching the difference between University and Professional players." 2. Introduction "Football is played at a professional level all over the world, and millions of people regularly go to football stadia to follow their favourite team, whilst billions more avidly watch the game on television. A very large number of people also play football at an amateur level." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_(soccer)) The purpose of this investigation is to unfold the many factors during a game of football that could affect a player's level of performance. This topic is significant because when watching a competitive football match as the viewer one must wonder why performances of players in the team range differently on a scale of high or low. The answer to the question that is stated above will make people realise what players think in a game situation and can offer assistance. The study will observe the relationship between University and Professional players due to main difference of ability levels and the difference in the venues where they perform. University players tend to play in more casual playing fields and pitches that are set out without any stands and hardly any supporters. At professional stadiums, normally thousands of people watch the game from the stands. This is
"How does Dickens teach both Scrooge and the reader a moral lesson in "A Christmas Carol" Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" in 1843. It was a story that is designed to harness our emotions and rattle our consciences. His reasons for writing the book were to convince his readers for the need of reform. Dickens did this because he was aware of what life used to be like: many houses had an average of thirty people and children as young as nine were working. Charles Dickens intended to write a story with an uplifting moral. He showed this by Scrooge being visited by Marley and three sprits. Dickens did this because he felt he could make a difference to try and change wealthy people into giving money to the poor as he saw what poor people and himself went through. The spirit of Christmas Past, Present and Future all represented different parts of Scrooge's life and made him think about himself. Dickens' moral on the spirits of Christmases is that it is charity, generosity and kindness and it belongs to us all year round. When the spirits visit Scrooge his is taken on a journey of self-discovery. Dickens makes clear to us in the opening stave that Scrooge is a character who needs to learn a lesson. He does this by comparing Scrooge a lot to hard and cold words to create imagery. Scrooge is seen as miserly because he doesn't let Bob Cratchit have a decent fire. "; and so
Daljit Malli "How effectively does Gittings challenge the view that science is a force for good in, 'The Fox'?" When reading this poem we can clearly see the difference between the way that Gittings portrays the fox and the way he describes Darwin and human presence on the island. The fox is portrayed as a beautiful, natural creature throughout the whole poem and Gittings talks as though he is awe of it, "Demurely as a pennant furled, Signal of peace and self won ease." The imagery set from this extract is very modest and beautiful, "pennant furled" being a flag rolled up in a curl. Flags mark territory as would the fox's "brush", but it is at ease. It is almost as though the fox is sitting at ease and peacefully; knowing that it's territory is marked. The reference to other animals such as, "Spear flight of a wedge of geese," is still very harmonious, although metaphorically Gittings is portraying is the arrow shape and speed that the geese fly in, spear flight is a fairly noiseless speed. It is certainly not as disturbing to the island and its residents as Darwin and his crew, both with the noise that they make and their un-natural presence, as Gittings later remarks on. "Kin to nothing on this desolate coast." Here Gittings clearly shows that Darwin and his men should not be on that island or that they have no natural reason to be. There is a fair amount of reference
"How effectively does the Cotonou Partnership Agreement address the perceived weaknesses of the EU's development policy?"
Julia Mueller PO(566): Europe and the World Jackie Gower "How effectively does the Cotonou Partnership Agreement address the perceived weaknesses of the EU's development policy?" Development and trade. These have been the two focal points of policies towards the African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP) as expressed in the four Lome Treaties and subsequently also in the new Cotonou Agreement of 2000. Although all these policies are fundamentally designed to reduce poverty, increase intra regional trade and enable the European Union to gain preferential access into new developing markets, the methods and conditions of achieving these aims have changed significantly over the last fifteen years. In the 1980s and 1990s, political and economic conditionality became an important imperative when negotiating eligibility for any economic or developmental EU aid programmes. Although the emphasis of the Cotonou policy remains the same, one is able to identify various structural modifications made to the paper itself. It is therefore evident that previous weaknesses of developmental policies have been addressed. However, whether or not these modifications have increased the rate of developmental progress in the region can only be discerned by comparing current economic and political actualities in these states with their historical positions under the Lome Treaties. Furthermore,
"How has social psychology contributed to understanding of (a) who might emerge as the leader of a group; and (b) what makes an effective leader?
PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY "How has social psychology contributed to understanding of (a) who might emerge as the leader of a group; and (b) what makes an effective leader? Over the centuries, the phenomenon of leadership has been highlighted through literature, art and music. Even the Egyptian hieroglyphics written 5000 years ago include the terms leader and leadership (Bass, 1990). In fact, leadership appears to be one of the universals of human behaviour. While the concept itself has been scrupulously examined in many political and sociological investigations, the genuine psychological analysis into the subject has only begun in the early twentieth century. Traditionally, the research is centered on the trait, behavioral and situational perspectives of leadership. The earliest studies were concentrated on individual qualities that assist some persons to achieve power and authority with later research shifting focus on the conditions, which influence the effectiveness of leaders. The findings led to suggest that leadership is as much an acquired skill as an inborn personal attribute. In order to understand how leaders lead and who is likely to emerge as a leader, social psychology has adapted a variety of different theoretical emphasis and perspectives. Such approach has given this old phenomenon its formal strength and scientific status. Originally, the