Essays Tagged: "Barnum"

Biography of P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum is known as the world's greatest showman. He was born on July 5, 1810 in Bethel, a small town ... He was born on July 5, 1810 in Bethel, a small town on the outskirts of Danbury, Connecticut. P.T. Barnum's parents were Philo Barnum and Irena Taylor. P.T. was sent to the district school at ... some time before his 16th birthday and went to work as a clerk in a general store in Bethel. Barnum's father died about 2 months after his 16th birthday. He was still working as a clerk in the ...

(5 pages) 26 0 2.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Validity of Personality Tests

ople take chances at losing best friends and staying clear from backstabbers. This is known as the "Barnum effect." This effect is when the conclusions from the test are made to fit a general group of ... rate and the other possible characters fit them just as well. This allowed me to conclude that the "Barnum effect" was taking place and the test results were too general to interpret a subject's perso ...

(2 pages) 134 0 4.8 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Personality Psychology - Jung's Theory & the Keirsey Temperament Sorter.

ome discussion of the degree to which the test's interpretative materials include undiscriminating "Barnum statements"._________________________Last year, when I was panning what to do in my summer ho ... exactly what Jung defined, but I find most of the Keirsey interpretation accurate for me. Are they Barnum statements which can generalize to everyone's character? Some of the test items can be confus ...

(5 pages) 105 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

"Perfect" by Natasha Friend

s doing she has her go to group. At group she sees the most popular girl in her school named Ashley Barnum. Isabelle never thought she would see Ashley at group because she was supposedly the perfect ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Marijuana Research Paper - Profitability and Other Reasons Why People Grow It and Will Continue To Grow It.

nue to flourish regardless of whether or not it is legal.According to Detective Staff Sergeant Rick Barnum from Canada, as quoted during an interview with CBC News Online, "Barnum estimates that there ...

(14 pages) 47 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


P.T. Barnum "My Start as a Showman" P.T. Barnum wrote about his beginnings as a showman to ... tertained and that those who can entertain people without corrupting them should be praised. Barnum shows through specific examples that he was an honest businessman from the start of his caree ... . He is providing future businessmen with a model to follow by telling his story.It is important to Barnum that he conveys to his readers the nobility of his trade as an entertainer. It is this point ...

(1 pages) 286 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The First Four Years

34 Pages Main Characters: Laura (Beth) , Manly (Almonzo) , Ma, Pa, Grace, Carrie, Ida, Peter, Skip, Barnum, Trixy, Fly, Rose Settings: Town Streets, Farm, The new little house, the church, Barn, bedro ...

(2 pages) 406 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Freak Shows in the 19th Century

values and revolution, their presence was most appreciated. Men such as the renowned Phineas Taylor Barnum searched through the entire world to find these incredible human oddities. They were pinheads ... eriod(Thomson "Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Disability in American Culture and Literature").P. T. Barnum, considered to be America's greatest showman, is also regarded to be the man responsible for ...

(9 pages) 17 1 4.5 Apr/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Hartford Circus Fire

ecause of our relationship with a fellow church member and great, great,great granddaughter of P.T. Barnum. As we learned more about it, we quickly realizedthis event had far-reaching effects beyond j ... Court's law library. Our friend, Mrs. Biggs, putus in contact with Ms. Kathy Maher, curator of the Barnum museum. We had a privateinterview, giving us background information about Barnum and his trav ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers