Fuller, Dawn. "UC Study Reveals Possible Brain Damage in Young Adult Binge-Drinkers." Targeted News Service. 27 Jun 2011: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 18 Oct 2012. [ONE topic from research proposal] Dawn Fuller is reporting for the University of Cincinnati. The article she writes indicates that young adults who binge drink are likely to suffer brain damage. The author cites three other sources and uses statistics to support her argument. Although the source does not provide any tables or graphs, the hard evidence is very convincing because the numbers are so shockingly high. The source presents supporting information to explain and convince readers that drinking is harmful. Further, it talks about binge-drinking, which is what most college students do on weekends. Teens who drink don’t realize that weekend drinking is more dangerous than what it’s worth. Dawn Fuller writes an article about binge drinking; although the source does not provide any tables or graphs, the hard evidence is very convincing because the numbers are so shockingly high. She explains “… that binge-drinking--consuming four or more drinks in one incident…--was linked … to the section of the brain related to …paying attention, planning and making decisions, processing emotions and controlling impulses leading to irrational behavior” (Fuller par.2). Brain damage that is elective is just plain stupid. This is exactly what happens when people binge-drink. It is even worse for those whose brain is not fully developed. Sitting at a bar, ordering drinks and getting drunk, all with the aid of a fake id, is equivalent to turning off the light switch to total darkness at any given moment on purpose. Why anyone would want to function without a brain makes no sense.
Citation for TOPIC#2 from research proposal – source must be from Academic Search Complete or Academic OneFile from the HCC Databases. Summary paragraph for TOPIC #2
Discussion paragraph for TOPIC #2...
Bettendorf, S. K., &ump; Fischer, A. R. (2009). Cultural strengths as moderators of the
relationship between acculturation to the mainstream U.S. Society and eating and
body-related concerns among Mexican American women. Journal Of Counseling
Psychology, 56(3), 430-440. doi:10.1037/a0016382
Discusses how ethic identity, familism, and enculturation serve as protection from issues of acculturation to mainstream U.S. society, specifically eating and body related concerns faced by Mexican American women. Results reveal that adherence to family values may serve as protection to the adverse effects of living in a society that promotes thinness as beauty. Findings highlight the importance of culture awareness in the prevention and treatment of disordered eating and suggest that it may be beneficial to work with the family, promoting interdependence and cohesion. In addition the authors point out that it may be empowering for the client to understand her eating and body concerns in the context of the her socio-political environment. An important component of the therapeutic process is to help these women develop a critical view that will translate into a sense of empowerment. Results are limited by the fact that questionnaires used were developed mainly with European American samples and administered online.
Cummins LH,Simmons AM,Zane NW. Eating disorders in Asian populations: A
critique of current approaches to...
I am choosing the topic of gun control. I will be using the APA style format. I selected this topic because I am interested in learning more about gun control and where it stands today. I also want to see what information I can find about where it is headed in the future.
Trotter, Gayle S. (2013). Should Congress pass stronger gun laws? Congressional Digest, 25-31. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier Database.
The article is stating that Mental Health records are not being used in conducting a background check for gun purchases. This needs to be changed to protect law-abiding gun owners from deranged criminals that don’t even submit to background checks. It also states how semi-automatic rifles have no effect on lowering crime rate. This was proven when they were banned from 1994 to 2004, and the crime rate didn’t change. The NRA states it is made up of millions of Americans who support what works. People should have the right to defend themselves, criminals should suffer swift prosecution, and the mental health system needs repaired.
This would be a good source for use in a scholarly research paper. It is up to date, and it is intended for audiences that share an interest in making gun laws stronger without punishing those who abide by the law. The author is trustworthy and has a good background on the issue.
Cruz, Ted. (2013). Stronger Gun Laws? Congressional Digest, 21. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier Database.
The shooting at Sandy Hook...
...April 18th 2012
Pre AP English II
Stone, A.. "Both sides on gay adoption cite concern for children." Usa today. Gannett Co. Inc., 2006. Web. 18 Apr 2012
The article is about a couple who is gay having to move in order for both gay parents to get custody of the adopted child. It talks about the statistics of foster care and the number of kids being adopted right now. The numbers are very low and even for gays, its extremely low. It also states that gays are some good candidates for adoption but not being bias towards either side. The author Andrea Stone, is very credible, having worked at AOL before joining USA Today for 24 years. Her education being the University of Ontario and she earned her Bachelor’s there. She went on to get a Master’s from Columbia University. Stone is currently a senior correspondent with USA Today and has covered a variety of topics in her career.
Gandossy, T.. "Gay Adoption: A New Take on the American Family." cnn u.s.. CNN, 2007. Web. 18 Apr 2012.
The article is about the feelings of a gay couple and their adopted child from Guatemala. The child faces barriers like Mother’s Day and other holidays for women. His gay parents say he sometimes asks about them and they have to suffice him with an answer that he does not have a mother, but instead a plethora of aunts and grandmothers. Some statistics are given in the article about gay parents adopting compared to straight parents. No...
Agha, S., Zammit, S., Thapar, A., & Langley, K. (2013). Are parental ADHD problems
associated with a more severe clinical presentation and greater family adversity in children with ADHD?. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 22(6), 369-377. doi:10.1007/s00787-013-0378-x
This article explores the correlation between parents with ADHD and the clinical presentation of ADHD in their children. The article also explores the impact of parents with ADHD on family environment, family functioning, and mother/father-child relationships. Results from this article show several negative factors associated with both maternal and paternal ADHD on their children.
This article is very enlightening and can be used immediately in my future practice. Most parents that I currently work with at my job have students with some form of disability. I have worked with parents with students who have ADHD and these students tend to exhibit difficult behaviors. However, these parents may have never been diagnosed for ADHD themselves which could cause many problems within the family dynamic as the article states. Voluntary assessments could be administered to parents for evaluation of disabilities.
Hamblet, E. C. (2014). Nine Strategies to Improve College Transition Planning for Students
With Disabilities. Teaching Exceptional Children, 46(3), 53-59.
This article explores college transition planning for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The articles explores factors such as...
Article 1 - The failure of strategy it’s all in the execution
The author has a hassle that lack of success with strategy is mainly due to style of execution and leadership adopted. The author also recommend that for the corporate development strategy is not vital as it was in the past.
The article also gives a good correlation of unsuccessful strategy in the Peloponnesian war disagreeing that Athens had every little thing needed for a effectual strategy also including charismatic leadership in it, but considering all the above factors Athens still failed because of the lack of proper execution.
The author concludes that three steps to overcome the inconsistency of implementation
The execution, communication and leadership all are important in terms of strategy.
The article blames the execution stage in the first instance and the leadership secondly for the strategic failure. The culture of the organization is bonded with the achievement of strategy “when strategy and culture are at odds, cultures always wins” (Beaudan 2001).
One of the authors also debates that organizations and CEO’s don’t decline because they have a scarcity of strategic vision, instead they decline because they don’t have a crystal clear carrier to help leaders to employees decipher strategy into a personally meaningful call to action. This article is ranked ABS 2* (Well Regarded and...
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Barbuto, J. & Wheeler, D. (2007). Becoming a servant leader: Do you have what it takes?
Retrieved May 20, 2010 from http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/public/live/g148/g1841.pdf.
This article poses a very vital question to the perspective leader. It simply asks, “Do you have what it takes to be a servant leader?” The authors of the article introduce servant leadership by asking a series of questions, which causes the reader to determine if they may be a perspective servant leader. Next, the article focuses on 11 characteristics that identify a servant leader. Some of the characteristics include having a calling, being a good listener, having empathy, and having a commitment to the growth of people.
Crippen, C. (2005). The democratic school: First to serve, then to lead. Retrieved May 19, 2010
There has been a change in the roles, relationships, and responsibilities of educational leaders. Researchers believe that with the changes a variety of leadership types is in order. The author of this article believes that servant leadership is one such vehicle for change. Crippen states it is a transformational, democratic form of leadership that...
Introduction to Research Area and topic
Trust has long been neglected by economic theorists. Individuals including managers, customers, entrepreneurs are not aware of the significance of trust. Trust is highly crucial and vital in a successful business relationship (employees and employers, managers and customers). But what is trust, how could it be strengthened and developed. Up to today, information on this is still vague. A successful company needs individuals and organizations in order to survive because they need people to be keen to work for, supply to, buy from and invest in these companies. For the purpose of analyzing this issue, research has been focused on a specific topic named “what’s important for trustful communication in the business field?”
This question can be separated into sub-questions then answered. These questions include: (1) what is the best relationship between employers and employees, customers and marketers (salesmen); (2) what should be the criteria for customers evaluating the marketer; (3) how can customer identify whether the entrepreneur is trustworthy; (4) how does a manager know if the relationship it has with stakeholders are extremely stable.
The range of resources for this annotatedbibliography includes: (1) management journal articles; (2) E-Book from Herriot-watt University E-Library; (3) Google Scholar. By using the above three resources, a...
Grand Canyon University: UNV 502
August 20, 2013
Aggression and Violence and the Achievement Gap Among Urban Minority Youth (Basch, 2011) is this article the author explains how the issue of violence and aggressive behaviors has become a growing problem in schools and is negatively effecting the success rate of minority students. Students who acted out violently and with aggression were once looked at as a problem to be handled by the criminal justice system. Today schools and public health systems are focusing on the problem and recognize that these behaviors are interfering with the academic success of students and peers. I chose this article because it relates with the current population of students that I am working with within my career. After reading this article it lead to some unique ideas that can possible be implemented within the school district that I currently work with. This article has current credible research to support its finding and was found in a peer reviewed journal. The research outlined the external effects that lead to violence in aggression in youth today that many people ignore. Furthermore defeating this problem is a must to close the achievement gap amongst students. Do to this, educators, community and public health programs must come together and implement evidence based school programs and policies...