Fear is an emotion that someone receive when they believe someone or something is dangerous. Fear appeals as a persuasive message that can influence attitudes and behavior. Fear has been very effective in the past and in today’s literature. Using fear as a motivational tool can make a person grow in strength, but it can also make a person weaker. Using fear as a motivational tool is an effective way to modify human behavior.
Bullying is an undesirable, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves actual disparity of power. According to Megan Brooks bullying is a serious public health problems, with significant short-and long-term psychological consequences for the child who is bullied and the child who is the bully. This only tells us that bullying can lead to difficulty that a certain children may experience and will have either short or long term problem. “Bullying has long been tolerated as a rite of passage among children and adolescents, but it has lasting, negative consequences and cannot simply be ignored.” Committee chair Frederick Rivera, MD. Experiential studies and some high profile communicative cases have demonstrated a connection
“The Dangers of Cramming” is the article by Keith Ablow which discusses about the fact that cramming does more harm than good. The author further elaborates on both the effects of cramming and the side effects of stimulants abuse. First, cramming can cause short-term intellectual setbacks, albeit the states of setbacks vary greatly among many different people. The author also explains about how the excessive use of stimulants can worsen students’ conditions, as it can cause syndrome and overdose. The good news is that while the effects of substance abuse are dangerous, but unless a person mistreats his/her body with the use of stimulants, he/she should be able to recover in a relatively quick time.
Being abused as a child or witnessing the abuse of others at home can cause aggression and violence for the child later in life. When a child witnesses abuse, it becomes their horrific norm. The child may realize the harm the abuser is inflicting and feel anger toward the abuser for hurting someone they like. Serotonin is the “self-control” (Jackman) chemical which means it is in control of a significant amount of emotions. Serotonin has “long been known to play an important role in regulating anger and aggression” (“Brain Chemicals Involved”) so it is a major factor in aggressive people.
American Academy of Pediatrics, an agency dedicated to the health of all children, provides an informative article regarding corporal punishment. One article in particular that caught my attention is entitled "The Pediatrician and Corporal Punishment,” by Morris A. Wessel. Wessel states, "The ‘spare the rod and spoil the child’ philosophy is deeply ingrained in American child rearing. This allows–indeed encourages–many parents and other adults caring for children to spank or hit with the hand, belt, or paddle, or to force a child to stand for long periods of time or to institute other immoderate measures when disciplining seems to be necessary." “Spare the rod and spoil the child” has been taken to an all new level; child abuse has increased to an all new high as many children are dying at the hands of their caregiver or adult in charge of
It is convenient for them to put one “label” to a person or to a group of people. When we label people in one-dimensional ways, we are just strengthening the division and the fear and we are helping our bullies find their way to the surface. Labels are great for making sense out of the world we live in, but they are also potent fear
Let’s all be honest for a minute, some kids really do deserve a beating. Smacking your kids can be a great help for them in the long run, it will help teach them much better than a stern talking too. There are many benefits of hitting your kids, but people will obviously argue that hitting your kids can be a terrible thing. Of course, it only turns terrible if you take it too far. According to the Overall Benefits of Spanking Children, written by Stephanie Perata on storify.
The practice of spanking often correlates with children developing into violent adolescents. In addition to its ineffectiveness at correcting children’s behaviour, spanking can lead to life long side effects. Long term effects of corporal punishment that children develop include mental health issues, increase in delinquent behaviour during childhood, criminal behaviour and negative parent-child relationships. (Sage Journals, 2000) In addition to long term side effects that corporal punishment has on children, national professional organizations agree and strive to eliminate corporal punishment. The American Academy of Paediatrics
Atoning a Sin A sin can be committed in many ways, whether it is by doing a bad deed, telling a lie or bringing shame to one’s family. Sins will always harm someone including the sinner himself or herself. Harm can be in the form of physical and emotional pain, and both forms last forever. However, if one can feel guilt and regret in their actions it is possible to atone for any sin. Much like a criminal who has committed a crime and served their time in jail can come back out and redeem themselves by helping others and starting anew.
While most see crime as dysfunctional, they explain how crime can function as a benefit within our society. One of the best functions of deviance that functionalist see per our book is “Affirms cultural norms and values” (Pg.126). Crime and deviance helps people within a society know what is considered right and wrong. By seeing the negative sanctions for deviant behavior, people within a society have those norms reinforced as deviance. An example of this would be a child is scolded when he doesn’t raise his hand and wait to be called on.