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

Journal Entry 16 – Having Children

Recently a mom made headlines across the globe when she wrote that having children (pictured below) was the “biggest regret of her life”. She said “I resented the  time my children consumed. Like parasites, they took from me and didn’t give back”. Read her story (LINK) and write a 1-2 paragraph response either agreeing or disagreeing with her view. Due 3-22-17 by the beginning of class.

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