Archive for November, 2009

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.