1.5 Tips on character creation

  • Use a journal to build ideas for character.

  • Consider all the influences that go into the making of your character: age, gender, race, nationality, marital status, religion, profession.

  • Know about your character's inner life: what s/he wants, thinks, remembers, resents, fears, dreams, denies.

  • Know about your character's behaviour, what s/he wears, buys, eats, says, works at and plays at.

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07 - Behavioral Finance: The Role of Psychology
Behavioral Finance is a relatively recent revolution in finance that applies insights from all of the social sciences to finance. New decision-making models incorporate psychology and sociology, among other disciplines, to explain economic and financial phenomenon, such as erratic stock price variations. Psychological patterns such as overconfidence and perceived kinks in the value function seem to impact financial decision-making, but are not included in classical theories such as the Expected
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06 - Efficient Markets vs. Excess Volatility
Several theories in finance relate to stock price analysis and prediction. The efficient markets hypothesis states that stock prices for publicly-traded companies reflect all available information. Prices adjust to new information instantaneously, so it is impossible to "beat the market." Furthermore, the random walk theory asserts that changes in stock prices arise only from unanticipated new information, and so it is impossible to predict the direction of stock prices. Using statistical tools,
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04 - Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions (CAPM Model)
Portfolio diversification is the most fundamental concept of risk management. The allocation of financial resources in stocks, bonds, riskless, assets, oil and other assets determine the expected return and risk of a portfolio. Taking account of covariances and expected returns, investors can create a diversified portfolio that maximizes expected return for a given level of risk. An important mission of financial institutions is to provide portfolio-diversification services.
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02 - The Universal Principle of Risk Management: Pooling and the Hedging of Risks
Statistics and mathematics underlie the theories of finance. Probability Theory and various distribution types are important to understanding finance. Risk management, for instance, depends on tools such as variance, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analysis. Financial analysis methods such as present values and valuing streams of payments are fundamental to understanding the time value of money and have been in practice for centuries.
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07 - Napoleon
One way of understanding Napoleon's life is through attention to his Corsican origins. Although Napoleon himself would later disavow his earlier identification with the island in favor of French identity, many of his actions and attitudes agree with stereotypical notions of Corsican culture. Did Napoleon inaugurate the era of total war? This question, posed in a recent book, is up for debate. On one hand, the violence of the Revolution and the Napoleonic wars may not seem uniquely devastating in
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How did our solar system come about? This video looks into theories that investigate this question. It looks at how the sun and planets work together to create our amazing solar system. Run time 02:54
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Dr Kleiman offers a deep historical critique of the notion of creativity and the way that in some senses it has become kind of creed. Nobody denies the importance of creativity, but nobody can agree what it is and where it comes from. He goes onto to discuss a wide range of conceptions of creativity, from those based on psychological theories of the mind to those rooted in philosophy and cultural. The presentation ends with Dr Kleiman sharing some research that he has conducted on academics and
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The “ Papillon ” [“Butterfly”] educational concept is a free learning method which grows with knowledge like a living organism, creates, uses, reuses and improves continuesly new things. […]

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It is well know that we cannot engineer our way out of traffic congestion by building new roads. In fact, expanding the road network may paradoxically attract new traffic, and increase gridlock. Andreas Schulz provides a mathematical explanation for this conundrum. Using Nash equilibria and related game-theoretic concepts he
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Learning outcomes

After studying this session, you should be able to:

  • describe the difference between marketing as a function and the concept of being market led;

  • evaluate whether an organisation is market led;

  • evaluate the relevance of marketing concepts to your own and other organisations, whether commercial (for-profit) or non-profit;

  • identify your own customers and consumers;

  • list the tangible and intangible elements of your own prod
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References

Burroway, Janet (2003) Writing Fiction: a guide to narrative craft, 6th
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • discuss how children's early experiences with their parents/caregivers, siblings and peers contribute to the learning of new skills and problem-solving techniques;

  • understand how parents/caregivers use talk and play in informal teaching and learning exchanges with toddlers and young children to communicate social and cultural practices;

  • understand key psychological and educational theories and concepts
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References

Baird, R (1982) ‘Religious or non-religious: TM in American courts’, Journal of Dharma, vol.7, no.4, pp
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Learning outcomes

When you have completed this unit you should:

  • be able to discuss some of the ways in which the concept of ‘religion’ has been and is used in the study of religion;

  • have gained some practical experience in the study of religion through exploring examples of religious activity in Britain and India on ‘special days’;

  • be able to identify and to evaluate critically the motives, concerns and methods that typically distinguish the academi
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How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
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How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
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How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
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