Unite 10 Blog

December 9, 2009

1. What was most useful in this course is the skills i learned about searching in different databases. It was very useful to understand how to limit and concentrate my research question to get the best detailed results possible. how to find different databases by subject or discipline made researching a subject so much easier and more effective.
2. I liked the topic of how to use Refworks to export your citation and save them in a folder for reference. I would have liked to spend more time on how to cite unpopular types of documents like governmental pamphlets and reports.
3. The blogging through WordPress was easy and simple to navigate and effective in learning.
4. The only thing is that when publishing a post on WordPress, it would malfunction or freeze and spacing would be all off, but other than that i enjoyed it.
5. LALT is a very useful class and you can learn a lot of tricks that help in research not just for this course but for all of the educational journey in the future. However, there was a lot of work and assignments. Even though they were easy, but at the same time they could have been less and at the same time got the same outcome. The teacher was very helpful and available, and that made learning so much easier.


Final Project

December 7, 2009


Research Question:

What is the role of the media on eating-disorders?

Two Scholarly Articles:

Wilksch, Simon M., Mitchell R. Durbridge, and Tracey D. Wade “A Preliminary Controlled Comparison of Programs Designed to Reduce Risk of Eating Disorders Targeting Perfectionism and Media Literacy.” Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 47.8 (2008): 939-947. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 7 Dec. 2009.

Levine, Michael P., and Sarah k. Murnen “Everybody Knows that Mass Media Are/Are Not [Pick One] a Cause of Eating Disorders”: A Critical Review of Evidence For a Causal Link Between Media, Negative Body Image, and Disordered Eating in Females.” Journal of Social & clinical Psychology 28.1 (2009): 9-42. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

Web Site:

Kirby, Sharon. “Media & Eating Disorders.” Disordered Eating. Disordered Eating.co.uk. Web. 7 Dec. 2009.

Current News Article:

Devine, Brandi. “A Stand Against Eating Disorders.” The Stroud Courier. 12 Nov 2009. Web. Google News. 7 Dec. 2009.

A Popular Non-News Article:

Stoppard, Miriam. “New Hope for Anorexia; Dear Miriam.” The Mirror. December 2009, Sec..FEATURES: 38. LexisNexis Academic Universe. Web. 7 Dec. 2009.

Book in the AUC Library:

Ogden, Jane. The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behavior.Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2003. Print.

Film in the AUC Library:

I’m a Child Anorexic. BBCW Production; Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2007. Documentary video.

Unit 9 Blog

November 16, 2009

Topic: What is the role of the media on eating-disorders?

Works Cited

Google News: Tupper, Katrina. “Psychology behind an eating disorder” California State University Sacramento 3 November 2009 Web. 16 November 2009.

Lexis Nexis: “National Eating Disorders Association Supports Real Women Campaign; Leading Eating Disorders Experts in Five Countries Now Support Global Effort; Report Released Today Finds Airbrushed Ads are Damaging to Yet another Generation of Women.” Marketwire November 10 2009 Web. 16 November 2009.

Service, States N. “What’s Wrong with our Teenagers?” States News Service November 9 2009 Web. 16 November 2009.

Unit 8 Blog

November 15, 2009

Topic: what is the role of the media on eating disorders?

Works Cited

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy, and Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber. The Cult of Thinness. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford Unviersity Press, 2007. Web. 11/15/2009 .

Hinshaw, Stephen P., and Rachel Kranz. The Triple Bind : Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures. 1st ed. New York: Ballantine Books, 2009. Web. 11/15/2009 .

Unit 7 Blog

November 9, 2009

Topic: What is the role of the media on eating disorders?

What is the name of the database?

What disciplines or areas does it cover?
Psychology also media pschology

What dates are covered by the database?
Varies from 1960s until current time in PsycINFO AND 1990s until current time in PsycARTICLES

What kinds of materials does it contain?
In PsycARTICLES , it contains articles in academic Academic Journal including more than 25,000 full-text articles from 42 journals published by American Psychological Association and allied organizations. However, in PsychINFO, it contains articles in all journals, peer reviewed journals, books/monographs, dissertation abstracts, and electronic collections, more broad database.

What languages are the materials in?
More than 30 Languages in PsychINFO, and mainly english in PsycARTICLES

Is it available off-campus?
Both databases contain articles that are linked to the AUC Library Catalog, which can be also accessed off campus through the web

Is full-text available?
Some articles in both databases are in full-text (mainly in PsycARTICLES) and some are subject to ‘checking LinkForce for full-text’

PsychINFO and PsycARTICLES are both helpful and concentrated in research about my subject, but there are some differences that show PsychARTICLES is better to use in my subject. In PsycARTICLES most of the result were current and recent as well as it had more concentrated topics on curent issues in Psychology some of which deal with media. On the other hand, for more depth research with scientific backing, PsychINFO is more dominant because it dates back from the 1960s as well as it was more related to disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior, so it is more broad and advance. Also compiling of recent encyclopedias in communication & mass media were more relavant and accurate fro my subject of media role on our body image. PsychARTICLES is more concentrated and less results were found about the subject, where as PsychINFO was more general with more results on the subject.

Unit 6 Blog

November 2, 2009

1. My Research Question is: What is the role of the media on eating disorders?

2. The Academic disciplines related to my reserach question are: Psychology, Media Psychology, Social Psychology, Mass Communication.

3. AUC’s Majors and Minors realted to my topic: Psychology, Sociology, Mass communication both in forms of Majors and Minors.

4. The databases that would help me for a more in-depth research in my topic are: PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost) and Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost). These two databases are specific to the field study in which my reserach is being focused. They include full texts of articals in academic jounals and publications that are relevant to my topic based on a serach of database by my specific discipline.

Unit 5 Blog

October 26, 2009

My Chosen Research Question is: What are the effcts of eating chocolate on our emotions?
Search Statement: Emotional Eating

1. A book on the topic from the AUC Library:

Treating childhood behavioral and emotional problems : a step-by-step, evidence-based approach / edited by Andrew R. Eisen. Published by Guilford Press in New York 2008. RJ506.A33 T74 2008

2. A book published between 2002 and 2004:

Well-being : the foundations of hedonic psychology / Daniel Kahneman, Ed Diener, and Norbert Schwarz, editors. Published by Russell Sage Foundation in New York 2003. BF637.C5 W454 2003

3. A film held by AUC:

You, your body, and your self-image [videorecording] / Films for the Humanities and Sciences. BF697.5.B63 Y68 1998

Unit 4 Blog

October 19, 2009

1.My Research Question is: What are the effects of eating chocolate on our emotions?

2.I searched Academic Search Complete for Chocolate And Emotions, then limited the results to articles published in 2004. There were 3 article, including this one: (APA format)

Wallis, D., & Hetherington, M. (2004). Stress and eating: the effects of ego-threat and cognitive demand on food intake in restrained and emotional eaters. Appetite, 43(1), 39-46. http://search.ebscohost.com, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2004.02.001

3. I limited the search to articles from peer-reviewed sources. There were 15 results, including this one: (MLA format)

Kelley, A. E., et al. “Restricted daily consumption of a highly palatable food (chocolate Ensure®) alters striatal enkephalin gene expression.” European Journal of Neuroscience 18.9 (2003): 2592-2598. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 19 Oct. 2009.

4. Lucy Jones Article. There was 1 result. (MLA format)

Jones, Lucy “Clinton’s Last Push for Peace.” Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 20.2 (2001): 33. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 19 Oct. 2009.

Unit 3 Blog

October 12, 2009

My research question is: What effect does violence in the media have on children?

My AND search statement is : Media Violence AND Children

My 2 Cittaions are:

Strasburger, Victor C. “Children, adolescents and the media: what we know, what we don’t know and what we need to find out (quickly!).” Archives of Disease in Childhood — Fetal & Neonatal Edition 94.9 (2009): 2. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 12 Oct. 2009.

Erwin, Elizabeth, and Naomi Morton “Exposure to Media Violence and Young Children with and Without Disabilities: Powerful Opportunities for Family-Professional Partnerships.” Early Childhood Education Journal 36.2 (2008): 105-112. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 12 Oct. 2009.

Unit 2 Blog

October 5, 2009

My research question is : What are the effects of eating chocolate on our emotions?

My research statement is : Chocolate and Emotions


Article 1

Authors: Macht, Roth, Ellgring

Title Article: Chocolate eating in healthy men during experimentally  induced sadness and joy

Title Journal: Apptite

Date Published: Oct 2002

Volume & Issue #: Volume 39, issue 2

Page Numbers: 147 p, 12 p.

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Subject heading of Article: Chocolate Candy, Emotions


Article 2

Authors: Chan, kevin

Title of Article : A clinical trial gone awry: the Chocolate Happiness Undergoing More Pleasantness (CHUMP) study.

Title of Journal : CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal

Date Published: 12/4/07

Volume & Issue : Vol. 177 Issue 12

Page # : p.1539 – 1541, 3 p, 2 charts, 1 color

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Subject Heading f Article: *CLINICAL trials
*PERSONALITY & emotions
*FOOD preferences
*NUTRITION — Psychological aspects
*FOOD consumption
*CHOCOLATE industry
*HUMAN experimentation in medicine