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 start of class.

regretful mom

Journal Entry 15 – Barbie and Boys

Read the article entitled “A Boy Appears in a Barbie Ad for the First Time’?” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, take a little time to explore the shift away from traditional gender roles and gender stereotypes in American culture (1-2 paragraphs). Be sure to include references to specific examples of how gendered activities, attitudes, or perceptions have changed. As always, provide a rationale for your view informed by the class discussion on gender. Due 3-22-17 by the start of class.

LINKhttp://nypost.com/2015/11/16/a-boy-appears-in-a-barbie-ad-for-the-first-time/

Journal Entry 14 – Play

Read the article entitled “Whatever Happened to ‘Go Outside and Play’?” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the overall premise of the article (1 sentence) followed by your own view of why play is important and why it seems to be on the decline (1 paragraph). Be sure to provide a rationale for your view informed by the class discussion of attachment. Due 3-10-17 10 AM.

LINKhttp://www.cnn.com/2013/03/22/living/let-children-play-outside/

Research EC #5 – Problem Solving

Participate in the study described below to earn 5 EC points.

The title of this study is “What Do Students Sense about Problem-solving and Learning?” You are being invited to participate in this study because you are an undergraduate college student.  The investigator thinks that undergraduate college students possess the ability to provide important information about the kinds of bodily sensations and thoughts that might occur while completing problem solving tasks. If you decide to participate in the study, it will involve the completion of several questionnaires and will take about 30 to 60 minutes of your time.  Your participation is completely voluntary.

There are two steps to follow if you would like to participate in the study. First, you will simply use the link below to say that you are interested (you will enter your name and e-mail address). Then, you will receive another link to a study schedule so you can choose a convenient time to complete the study. You will be given a chance to select a day and time that is most convenient for you.

LINK – http://bamaesprmc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9pBi07fUIuiFRU9

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Territa L. Upchurch-Poole, M.S.
Doctoral Candidate in Educational Psychology
tlpoole@crimson.ua.edu