Essays Tagged: "Murdock"

The Effect of Speed of Word Presentation on the Primacy and Recency Effect in Free Recall: A report done for an experimental psychology class

ee RecallAbstractThe purpose of this experiment was to replicate the free recall experiment done by Murdock (1962). The experiment included manipulation of the speed at which the words were presented ... ds, and is more likely to be recalled if it located at the beginning or end of the list.IntroductionMurdock (1962) conducted a free recall experiment in an attempt to identify and determine whether th ...

(7 pages) 67 0 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Fifth Business Subjective Writing Piece

ous death of Boy Staunton was a nine days wonder. On November 4, 1968, at approximately 4am, me and Murdock had arrived at the Toronto Harbours. Our arrival was made possible by some witnesses that sa ... his became a symbolic death, I just have to figure out whether it is a homicide or a suicide.Me and Murdock and each taken our own seperate routes, questioning people who knew Staunton personally, I t ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What, if anything, has political economy contributed to our understanding of cultural production?

ial life conditions the general process of social, political and intellectual life" (Marx quoted by Murdock and Golding in J. Curran et al 1977: 17). They stress that society is characterised by domin ... on is merely the product of economic relations. I will look at the work of Peter Golding and Graham Murdock and analyse their work on "Ideology and the Mass Media" (Golding and Murdock in Barrett et a ...

(11 pages) 169 0 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Evaluate the functionalist theory of the family

ionalist perspective of the family, it is my intention to look at two main theorists in this field, Murdock and Parsons. I to analyse their theories and give objective argument for the pros and cons o ... rform, that is the contribution they make to the continuity of society. Breaking this down further, Murdock (1949) states that the definition of the family is "a social group, characterised by common ...

(6 pages) 137 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"The family is universal." Evaluate this claim.

stion by studying the ideals of family and making very specific classifications for it.George Peter Murdock defined a family "a social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation, an ... duction. If they do not fulfil these functions, then they are not defined as a family, according to Murdock. These roles are important for the family to carry out because if they do not, they will not ...

(3 pages) 95 1 4.8 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Using examples from the Australian context examine how families and family roles have changed over the past 100 years. Discuss how recent social and cultural changes have affected the family.

ether until the children reach independence and parts from the family to form a new nuclear family. Murdock (1949, p.1 citied in Baker 2001, p.80) labels the nuclear family as a "social group characte ... mily as a "social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation, and reproduction." Murdock states that the families universally perform certain functions in the society in order to be ...

(6 pages) 58 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

You Are What You Drink.

e choosing your clothes. The choice is an expression of how you want to portray yourself. Catherine Murdock, author of Domesticated Drink and graduate of the prestigious Bryn Mawr College located in P ...

(9 pages) 69 0 3.0 Feb/2006

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