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From the Ted Talk "Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence"

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The pwore of attention is probably going to come as no surprise to the parents in the room. The surest way to make your child throw increasingly ldoreu tantrums is by giigvn him attention the first time he throws a fit. The tantrum will become what childhood psychologists call a functional behavior, since the child has learned that he can get parental attention out of it. Parents can incentivize or nzeidesnivicit behavior simply by giving or withdrawing attention to their children. But that's true for adults too. In fact, the behavior of tniree communities and countries can be influenced, depending on where the antntalerioni community chooses to cosuf its attention.

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The _____ of attention is probably going to come as no surprise to the parents in the room. The surest way to make your child throw increasingly ______ tantrums is by ______ him attention the first time he throws a fit. The tantrum will become what childhood psychologists call a functional behavior, since the child has learned that he can get parental attention out of it. Parents can incentivize or ______________ behavior simply by giving or withdrawing attention to their children. But that's true for adults too. In fact, the behavior of ______ communities and countries can be influenced, depending on where the _____________ community chooses to _____ its attention.

Solution

  1. entire
  2. power
  3. giving
  4. focus
  5. louder
  6. disincentivize
  7. international

Original Text

The power of attention is probably going to come as no surprise to the parents in the room. The surest way to make your child throw increasingly louder tantrums is by giving him attention the first time he throws a fit. The tantrum will become what childhood psychologists call a functional behavior, since the child has learned that he can get parental attention out of it. Parents can incentivize or disincentivize behavior simply by giving or withdrawing attention to their children. But that's true for adults too. In fact, the behavior of entire communities and countries can be influenced, depending on where the international community chooses to focus its attention.

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west bank 5
peaceful resistance 3
nonviolent leaders 3
functional behavior 3

Important Words

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  2. attention
  3. behavior
  4. call
  5. child
  6. childhood
  7. children
  8. chooses
  9. communities
  10. community
  11. countries
  12. depending
  13. disincentivize
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  17. focus
  18. functional
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  20. incentivize
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  25. louder
  26. parental
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  28. power
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  30. room
  31. simply
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  34. tantrum
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  36. throw
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  38. time
  39. true
  40. withdrawing