Journal Entry 24 – Family History

UPDATE: New oldest living person is…

Violet Brown (of Jamaica). Every person on earth was born in 1900 or later.

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Below is a picture of the oldest living person in the world, Emma Morano of Italy. She is 117 years old and is the last person on earth born in the 1800s). For this journal entry write down: a) the oldest living relative (great grandparent, aunt, etc.) in your family, b) the general age range for how long people live in your family history, and c) any common late-life health problems that run in your family (cancer, heart disease, dementia)? Due 4-26-17 by the beginning of class.

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Journal Entry 23 – Midlife Crisis

In class we discussed how a midlife crisis is not very common among human adults. Well, now scientists have shown that even chimpanzees experience a “midlife low” tossing water on the idea that a midlife crisis is even something humans uniquely experience. Read a summary of this research (LINK below) and write a 1-2 paragraph response about why you think life satisfaction (in humans or other species) follows a u-shaped curve where it is lowest in midlife. Due 4-24-17 by the beginning of class.

LINK – https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121119151311.htm

Journal Entry 21 – Marriage

Read the article entitled “A Social Psychologist Reveals Why So Many Marriages are Falling Apart and How to Fix It” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry, pretend you are asked to the toast at a friend’s wedding. Drawing from class and from the article, what 4 pieces of advice would you give the newlyweds. Due 4-17-17 by the beginning of class.

LINK – http://www.businessinsider.com/marriage-is-harder-now-than-at-any-other-time-in-history-2015-1

Journal Entry 20 – Falling in Love

Read the article entitled “Why Do People Fall In Love? 8 Scientific Reasons” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). Select one of the 8 reasons listed and find a published article from a scientific journal that supports the claim. Be sure to summarize the article, explain why the article supports the claim, and include the citation for the article in your journal entry. Due 4-14-17 by the start of class.

LINK – http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/07/12/why-do-people-fall-in-love_n_1667527.html

Journal 19 – Adolescent Problems

Choose ONE of the following journal topics. Due WED, April 7 by the start of class.

1) Read the article entitled “Why Teens are More Prone to Addiction, Mental Illness” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry read the following article about addiction and the teenage brain. Drawing from class, comment on why you think adolescents are especially vulnerable to poor decision-making.

LINK – http://www.livescience.com/17938-teens-prone-addiction-mental-illness.html

OR

2) This is a link to a video called “Dying to be Thin”. This is a documentary about eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. For this journal entry please watch the video and list 4 things you learned from it.

LINKhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-J4-Wcncbg

Journal Entry 18 – Identity and Social Media

Read the article entitled “Growing Up Digital: How the Internet Affects Teen Identity” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry read the following article about online versus real identity. Drawing from class, comment on how you think social media may be affecting the development of identity in teenagers and young adults. Due 4-5-17 by the beginning of class.

LINK – http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-01/21/hyperconnectivity-identity

Journal Entry 17 – Moral Dilemma

Read the article entitled “Company Denies Drug to Dying Child” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry read the following article about a drug company that is denying a dying boy a life-saving drug. Try to give a reasonable explanation as to why this decision is either morally justifiable or not. Due 3-24-17 by the beginning of class.

LINKhttp://www.cnn.com/2014/03/10/health/cohen-josh/index.html?hpt=hp_c2