Extra Credit #3 – Drugs

The survey link for the study recently discussed in class is included below. Please remember, the survey is intended to examine health-related behaviors and perceptions related to prescription drug use, religion, gambling, and nicotine. The purpose of this research is to identify aspects of college students that influence these behaviors. The results of this study may be published for a better understanding of the public health community. Participation is anonymous, and taking part in this study is your choice.  You are free not to take part or to withdraw at any time for any reason. You are also free to skip any question(s) you are not comfortable answering.

The survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. At the end of survey, you will be offered an opportunity to receive a $2 gift card from Amazon.com. To receive this gift card, you will be redirected to another site asking for a valid email address. In order to maintain anonymity, you will not sign an informed consent letter, but the study information sheet is available for your review on the first page of the survey. Please review the document so you understand the study. Also, please remember that this study is being conducted with Baylor University, so you may see reference to Baylor on the information sheet or on the survey website.

The LINK for the survey is: https://baylor.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9HR70689MdEbust

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, 10 AM.

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

Journal Entry 4 – 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 5, 10 AM.

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