The hypotheses is will responsibility and civil courage increase after watching the documentary. The Independent variables are the positive and negative affect. The dependent variables were at both times responsibility and civil courage. In the first study they had fifty-two undergraduate students participated in the introductory psychology lecture at a German university. The study collected data before and after watching the documentary.
The blue eyed – brown eyed experiment in my opinion is indeed ethical. The issue at hand with this experiment is will it cause permeant future psychological damage. Jane Elliott conducted this experiment with her third-grade students which some would say it is too harsh of an exercise for a group that young; She wanted to teach her student that discrimination is wrong which have been a topic they discussed from the first day of school but felt the student would become confused with the fact she just honored Dr. king in the month of February and now she had to explain to them that he was assassinated because of discrimination. Jane Elliott agreed that this exercise can do Psychological damage if not conducted correctly but the benefits are remarkable.
Although studies on ethnic identity are still relatively new in the research development community, there have been a number of important studies that reveal even children are aware of social bias despite being at a young age. In a recreation of the famous doll test done by Kenneth and Mamie Clark in 1939, Margaret Spencer (1988) revealed that most of the 4-to 6- year old African American children had a higher preference for playing with the white doll over the black doll as they did in the original experiment. The Kenneth and Mamie Clark test suggested that a phenomenon referred to as “the white bias” prevented African American children from valuing their own community as a whole. However, Spencer (1988) stated that 80 percent of the African
In the following article author Adam Gorlick talks about a study conducted by psychologists in Stanford that had helped raise the GPAs of minority students. The article starts off with the premise that most new minority students entering college will often feel like they or their racial dont belong in the institute and due to that belief they tend to do worse in school and feel like outsiders. According to Greg Walton and Geoffrey Cohen they saw a substantial increase in participant’s gpas throughout the following years and reporting some to graduate at the top of their class. This was done by having two groups of students who were either asked to read reflections written by upperclassmen on their experience or read something completely irrelevant
Senior Year: Social Justice Seminar My senior year at Loyola, I attended my first social justice training seminar as part of the Peer Advisor’s new initiative to include social justice into their curriculum. The seminar’s main focus was the discussion of race. The mention of this topic initially made me feel uncomfortable and embarrassed; race was seen as a taboo topic within my family and school life. However, the seminar was far from uncomfortable; we unpacked the benefits inherent in Whiteness, the social construction of race, and what it meant to have privilege. As I learned new concepts with my peers, I began to understand my identity as a White individual on a deeper level.
Are too Many People Going to College? Author Charles Murry talks about those who are more likely to go to college and depending on the percentage scale who is more prepared for college and who is not prepared for college and when is the best time to teach kids core knowledge. Charles Murry states that,” Kindergarten through 8th grade re the years to teach the core knowledge, and the effort should get off to a running start in elementary school”(Murry, P.238). Murry also goes along to explain that based on the percentile you rank in determines your ability, academic and “college readiness”. Researchers have studied that if students score low on the S.A.T and have a low G.P.A they fall under the low percentile rate and they aren’t ready for
Race is a topic that should always be talked about in schools, but it also depends on the ages of the students’. For example, if a teacher were to go up to a sixteen-year-old, a sophomore in high school and ask them, “What is the difference between African American students and White students? Are both races seen as equals?” The high school student will most likely be able to give a valid, educational answer. While a ten-year-old fifth grader, will possibly just make a comment on the skin color. For example, since I did my observation during black history month, the teacher touched
The only class I would say that felt like an actual honors class would have been my AP world history class. Coincidentally, the instructor of that class was also the adult mentor of the National Honor Society program at my high school. My involvement in that AP world history class actually changed my perceptions as to what education meant to me. Despite being only one class, it was enough to ignite a desire within me to really love learning and really compel me to figure out how I wanted to further my education. I asked myself this question, "Do I want to be passive and keep my head down or do I want to participate and see where it takes me?"
The author’s major thesis is racial identity so why are someone people are colored blind. Tatum uses her personal experiences and her being a professor. As her children was growing up they had to go through it with her own kids herself having to talked to them about race and how people may not agree on racism and she also use different things to use when she taught as a professor. Having to explain to your kids about racism is very hard because they want to be friends with someone of the different race. From pass experience I have talked to my son about not being prejudice and treat everyone the same.
On Friday, February 10th at approximately 3:30pm myself and Megan were having a conversation in the staff room regarding a lesson. The conversation lead to us talk about how many people, though from the same race or ethnic group, may view an issue very differently based on their past experiences with the issue. To substantiate my point, I retold an experience that I had in college where students from the African continent and the Caribbean region did not completely understand the issue or atmosphere of race relations in the United States. I went on telling her that the harsh reality that most Black Americans face was vastly different from the many African and Caribbean students realities in our home countries. However, this misunderstanding lead to a temporary divide between the African and Caribbean students’ organization and the Black Student Union as they were not happy with the fact that we –
Campus culture that polices speech produces patterns of thought similar to causes of depression and anxiety. Expressing allegiance to a team when making moral judgments can interfere with our ability to think critically. Social media makes this easy. According to a study conducted by the American College Health Association, 54% of college students “felt overwhelming anxiety” in past 12 months, up from 49% in the same survey conducted 5 years ago, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy teaches good critical thinking skills; these skills requires grounding one’s beliefs in evidence rather than in emotion. Trigger warnings are ideas and attitudes that are found politically offensive by students, in the name of preventing other students from harm.
Freedom 's Main Line will help a number of history students and would be insightful to a number of African American and American historians. Both books will make you question the things you were taught in your adolescent years by professors, it will teach you empathy but most importantly you will walk away with a new kind of knowledge. The kind that makes you angry but also happy for hardships and the good times our nation faced and how over time people with strong believes have influenced the people of our nation to change for the