13.1 Expanded Research Article Summary

Over break, please expand your summary of your research article.  I’d like you to post the 3 paragraphs described below by our next class (Tue. 11/28):

1 paragraph summarizing at least 3 points/key terms from the article and including at least one quotation with accompanying explanation

1 paragraph narrating a specific experience you’ve had that connects to your research article

1 paragraph explaining how 1+ idea(s) from your research article connect to 1+ idea(s) from one of our assigned readings (from one of the packets)

Please read: “The Space Between Mourning and Grief,” by Claire Wilmot.

4 thoughts on “13.1 Expanded Research Article Summary”

  1. A quote that i chose from the article”the negative impact of social media on face-to face interactions” which was composed by many reference sources is “There is a trend with people having a lack of interest in talking to one another while in person. The most recent generation will be fifty percent of the workforce by 2050 and an overwhelming majority of those would prefer to deal with matters in the workplace via instant messaging or email services, rather than in person. This is going to lead to some serious issues. It has been proven that 93 percent of communication is nonverbal and without these cues that people use to decipher the messages that is received in person, people will not be able to properly understand what the other person is truly trying to say to the them.”
    In The narrative “Romance” by Sherry Turkle, [missing subject] shows how Adam is troubled by the gap between his online personality, and his in-person self. He tried to present himself as the person wanted to be seen as online, but his “in-person self “didn’t reflect his “online-self” to his ex Tessa, Which led to a failed relationship. Which supports the idea of technology making face to face interaction harder. Adam’s behavior sounds familiar because i’ve noticed it in some of the girls I know. Their personalities seem a lot more “appealing” over the phone, or through text, but in person, they are a lot more shy, self-centered and soft-spoken.

  2. In the article “Cyberbullying in High Schools: A Study of Students’ Behaviors and Beliefs about This New Phenomenon” Qing Li points out “Cyberbullying can occur at different age levels and in different geographical areas”(Li 374). Li observes that it doesn’t matter what age level kids are or where they are from, cyber bullying still can harm them. Indeed, cyber bullying is dangerous because it can be done through anywhere where there is Internet connection. Li writes that “damage from cyberbullying would be greater than bullying because there is no escape for the victims”(Li 374). In other words, Li believes that cyberbullying is far more effective than physical bullying because harmful material can be easily preserved as quickly and wildly spread. In addition, Li also points out that research studies have indicated that cyber bullying is becoming a major issue in schools and has various negative effects. Thus, making schools an unsafe setting where physical and cyber bullying takes place.

    After reading Li’s article, I am inclined to agree with her point that explains cyber bullying is becoming a very dangerous place in high school because it is not seen as harmful to students. I agree with this point because cyber bullying is very common amongst high school students. Usually in high schools people don’t think there a bully because there are not physically harming another being, yet it is still considered cyber bullying. When I was in high school I witnessed a student get exposed on Facebook for sexual content. The video went all over Facebook and most of the students commented “lol”, “lmfao”, etc. I saw the girl in school the next week with her family and the police. It was sad to see that how a precious little girl’s life was being ruined because of a video that was posted online.

    In fact, “Rape Culture And The Feminist Politics” by Carrie A. Rentschler explains that rape culture is also another huge problem. In her article she states “rather than focusing explicitly on the perpetrator of sexual violence, the term targets the cultural practices that reproduce and justify the perpetration of sexual violence”. In other words Rentschler believes that rape culture is not only applied to a single perpetrator. However, it applies to an entire population of people who partake in such sexual acts. This ties back Li’s idea about how cyberbullying is not being taken as serious. Both, cyber bullying and rape culture are terrible acts in which people should really watch out for. I believe that some acts must take place in order to raise awareness towards the two dilemmas.

  3. The article that I chose talks about the prespectives on online gaming and the addiction to it. One point is the social factor , it is said that it gives u a chance to meet new people and make new friends and socialize with other people around the world , make teams and talk a lot. Another point that is
    made is about escapism , people use games as a form of an escape to isolate themselves front the problems that they have . Like if they are sad or bored or whatever .A third point is that gamers are hooked into role playing and discovery games , where they can customize their character and find hidden things and what not

    One experience that connects me to the article is about escapism, it definitely happens more then once. I play games if I get really bored or if I need to get something off my mind I play games and play with my friends. Or if I feel sad or whatever I use it as an escape .

    One point that connects to an article
    We’ve read is about mmorpg which is Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games and how in a sample , 93% were male and the average was 26 years old . A lot of escapism and excessive gaming was found in the sample . This connects to the data mining article we’ve read because it shows how companies and governments want to get information on how addictive these games are , what it does to yourself and why it’s happening .

  4. The article goes into the studies being done on bad body image issues. How women are more likely to judge their self- worth on their looks. This can kill a person’s confidence if they feel that every second they are out and about they are being judged on their looks and what they wear. It is also a huge issue because other people make that true. Other think they know what a person will be like based on how they look and the types of cloths they wear. This article dives a little deeper into some studies.
    A survey found 12% of women would give up to ten years of their lives just to be their ideal weight, while 29% of men think about their appearance at least five times a day. For female bodies, It can be summed up into two words shapeliness and thinness. The body mass index of the average woman is about 27. In exercise science students it is 22, in catwalk models 20, in pornstars 18, in super modes 17.5 and in shop mannequins 17. The hyper ideal female body is not only thin, it is also shapely. This makes it tough, because thin woman tend not to be shapely, and shapely woman are not usually thin.
    Photoshop is an amazing program can do magic for real.Not only can it make celebs’ faces look glamorous but also it can be used for shaping their bodies, as it can remove weight or even add some when needed. Whatever the stars don’t like on their bodies Photoshop is here to fix it! But then again in real life there is no Photoshop. All those celebs are real people made out of flesh and bones and DON’T have the perfect bodies and looks.
    The media has played a huge role in showing American women what they are supposed to look like. Daily, women are exposed to images of women who are thin, toned, beautiful…and photo-shopped. Most of the images of ideal beauty we have to look at are artificial images, which set up entirely unrealistic and somewhat impossible body standards for a large majority of women. These body ideals are reinforced every day on TV shows, movies, magazine covers, and even video games. Girls are indoctrinated at a very young age that Barbie is how a woman is supposed to look and boys are given the impression that men naturally have muscles bulging all over their bodies.The pressure to look like the ideal is emotionally and physically harmful, and obscures the fact that the truly ideal body type is healthy.
    “Visual platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat deliver the tools that allow teens to earn approval for their appearance and compare themselves to others. The most vulnerable users, researchers say, are the ones who spend most of their time posting, commenting on and comparing themselves to photos. One study found that female college students who did this on Facebook were more likely to link their self-worth to their looks. Interestingly, while girls report more body image disturbance and disordered eating than boys—studies have shown both can be equally damaged by social media.”

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