The criteria’s that shape our perception are threefold, Statistical, Cultural and Evolutionary (Woodfield, 1976). Cultural perceptions are based on social rules while a Statistical rarity is something that deviates from…
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So in many ways normal and abnormal are in the eyes of the beholder. The human mind adapts and changes over time and in so doing changes its perceptions of normal and abnormal. Further, that which was considered as normal years ago may be considered abnormal today (Plante, 2006).
In our first example, we will look at a phenomenon that is considered normal now but will be seen as abnormal in the future. We will examine the developments in robotics and medical technology. At present advances in medical technology have enabled the human race to transplant organs and replace malfunctioning livers and kidney. However more is yet to come. Medical technology will in the future be able to significantly alter the human race to astounding levels (Kurzweil, 2006). These discoveries will be able to stop ageing, enhance memory and increase human performance. Medical technology will be able to recreate the human race. While we are already witnessing some forms of human alteration through medical intervention the future will change what we presently consider normal very abnormal. Presently the use of prosthetics has enabled scientists to recreate limbs. For example disabled South African athlete Oscar Pistorius competed in the 2012 Olympics men using carbon fiber blades. A decade ago his feat was unimaginable. Presently athletes’ using bionics or performance enhancing drug are regarded as unfair and cheats, but as technology advances and everyone has access to these technologies objections will cease .In other words we will no longer see disabled athletes as disadvantaged. Take this train of thought further and one will realize how far medical technology will go in the future such that it will be abnormal to view human beings as disabled or ageing. Science will be able to significantly alter, rectify and enhance the human form and performance through the use of technology and drugs. This is known
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There are different methods applied by teachers in order to realize the effectiveness of the education process and make sure that students acquire the intended knowledge in a way that they can apply it in different situations when needed. Education program is supposed to consider the different needs that are represented by the students so that they can be able to address them in ways that overcome the challenges posed by such needs.
ATMs save the average individual’s time since he no longer has to wait in long bank queues. Moreover, the fact that ATMs are strategically located in malls, shopping centers, cinemas and amusement parks means that one no longer needs to be afraid of running out of cash at the wrong time.
This had led many countries to enter into arms race, aggravating the status quo.
Furthermore, the nuclear expansion plans vigorously undertaken by the North Korea further raise serious security concerns on the part of the East Asian countries as well the United States.
Students are not separated into different groups for instruction. The teaching method, resources, and time of delivery are the same for each student.
Within-class grouping involves the categorization of
Although most children have a natural tendency to curiosity, it has to be nurtured and guided thorough their education, particularly in science which can be overwhelming if presented incorrectly. Newton in his book, Talking Sense in
In the earlier models of breathe alcohol analyzers, the breathe sample is bubbled through an aqueous solution of sulfuric acid, potassium dichromate and silver nitrate. The silver nitrate acts as a catalyst, allowing the alcohol to be oxidized at an appreciable rate. The
In this regard, Christopher Graybill is not an exception either. Christopher Graybill’s play, ‘Go Look’ produced on stage by Samuel French apparently might seem a love story between two young couples but a close inspection to the plot of the play