Journal Entry 8 – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The American Academy of Pediatrics officially recommends that expectant mothers should never drink alcohol during pregnancy. Read the article entitled “No alcohol during pregnancy — ever — plead U.S. pediatricians” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the main rationale for this view (1 sentence). Then search the web and find (and then list) 5 common markers or symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). DUE Feb 16, 11 AM.

LINK TO ARTICLE – http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/21/health/aap-no-alcohol-during-pregnancy/index.html

 

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Research EC #2 – Peers

PARTICIPATE IN AN ONLINE RESEARCH SURVEY – Earn 5 points extra credit

NOTE – DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 19 (by 11:59 PM)

Dear students,

My name is Tiffany Green and I am a graduate student in the Human Development and Family Studies Program in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama. I am researching relationships online, particularly antipathetic relationships (disliking relationships where one person dislikes another person), and how these individuals interact on the various social media platforms. This study is conducted along with Dr. Deborah Casper. We would like to invite you to participate in a research study that involves completing an online survey. The online survey is composed of five questionnaires that examine attachment, social media, Fear of missing out and jealousy and will take approximately 30 minutes of your time to complete.

You will receive course credit for your participation in this study. All of the information collected from students will be kept in strict confidence and only available to the primary researchers. Participation in this study will require no more than 30-45 minutes of your time. Should you have any questions, please contact me at tgreen6@crimson.ua.edu. Thank you for your time and consideration.

If you are interested in participating in the study please use the following link to respond to the study questionnaire. If you are not able to click on the link below, please copy and paste the link into your web browser window.

Participation Information:

  1. Click on the link or copy and paste this link into your web browser window:  https://universityofalabama.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6tiU3QjgBD6HtQx
  2. At the end of the survey you will be asked to state why you are taking this survey. Please select “I was told by my professor that I would receive course credit for participating.”
  3. You will be taken to another survey where you will be able to enter additional information for course credit. Please complete each section carefully.

Journal Entry 7 – Birth Order

Read the article entitled “Birth Order is Basically Meaningless” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the main premise of the article (1 sentence). Then choose 1 statement made in the article that you agree with and 1 statement in the article that you disagree with. Be sure to provide a rationale for your agreement/disagreement. DUE Feb 14, 11 AM.

LINK TO ARTICLE – http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/birth-order-is-basically-meaningless/411577/

 

Journal Entry 6 – Designer Babies

Read the article entitled “Designing Life: Should babies Be Genetically Engineered” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the two sides of this debate (1 sentence) followed by your own view of whether parents should be allowed to manipulate the DNA of their child-to-be (1 paragraph). Be sure to provide a rationale for your view. DUE Feb 12, 11 AM.

LINK TO ARTICLE – http://www.livescience.com/27206-genetic-engineering-babies-debate.html

Journal Entry 4 – Mind Over Milkshakes

Below is a link to a video and article summarizing the design and results of a research experiment.  For the journal entry, state the main research question being asked (1 sentence) and list the main dependent and independent variable(s) from the study. DUE Feb 5, 11 AM.

LINK TO ARTICLE – http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/04/14/299179468/mind-over-milkshake-how-your-thoughts-fool-your-stomach

Journal Entry 3 – Violent Video Games

Read the article entitled “Do Video Games Make People Violent” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the two sides to this debate (1 sentence) followed by your own view of whether violent video games cause more violence in someone who plays them (1 paragraph). Be sure to provide a rationale for your view. DUE Feb 2, 11 AM.

LINK TO ARTICLE – http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33960075