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Keepin- Do you have Prof. Marvin for this class?
Mod72- Are u by any chance on Hatzala? Is that your number?
Hey, nice idea! Thanx Curious for taking care of it;-]
mdlevine- smart idea. It is terribly frightening, not to mention potentially life-threatening, to be driving on the highway and seeing a sheet of frozen snow, (aka ice) fly off the top of vans and suvs. I have seen this more than once and it’s really scary!
What is this? A modified version of the “Where do you live?” thread?
Do you know what the definition of a good jew is?
One who is trying to be a better jew!
Why are we judging people? Every person is responsible to do the best that s/he can. We don’t know who’s the “better” jew.
Here’s what the research on the topic indicates:
John P Murray. The American Behavioral Scientist. Thousand Oaks: Apr 2008. Vol. 51, Iss. 8; pg. 1212
Fifty years of research on the effect of TV violence on children leads to the inescapable conclusion that viewing media violence is related to increases in aggressive attitudes, values, and behaviors. The changes in aggression are both short term and long term, and these changes may be mediated by neurological changes in the young viewer. The effects of media violence are both real and strong and are confirmed by the careful reviews of research evidence by various scientific and professional organizations that are concerned with children’s mental health and development. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
Short-term and Long-term Effects of Violent Media on Aggression in Children and Adults
Brad J Bushman, L Rowell Huesmann. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Chicago: Apr 2006. Vol. 160, Iss. 4; pg. 348, 5 pgs
To test whether the results of the accumulated studies on media violence and aggressive behavior are consistent with the theories that have evolved to explain the effects. We tested for the existence of both short-term and long-term effects for aggressive behavior. We also tested the theory-driven hypothesis that short-term effects should be greater for adults and long-term effects should be greater for children. Meta-analysis. Children younger than 18 years and adults. Main Exposures: Violent media, including TV, movies, video games, music, and comic books. Measures of aggressive behavior, aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, physiological arousal (eg, heart rate, blood pressure), and helping behavior. Effect size estimates were combined using meta-analytic procedures. As expected, the short-term effects of violent media were greater for adults than for children whereas the long-term effects were greater for children than for adults. The results also showed that there were overall modest but significant effect sizes for exposure to media violence on aggressive behaviors, aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, arousal levels, and helping behavior. The results are consistent with the theory that short-term effects are mostly due to the priming of existing well-encoded scripts, schemas, or beliefs, which adults have had more time to encode. In contrast, long-term effects require the learning (encoding) of scripts, schemas, or beliefs. Children can encode new scripts, schemas, and beliefs via observational learning with less interference and effort than adults.
A little kid sees that his mother is getting gray hairs and asks her why. She tells him that every time he does something bad she gets another gray hair. The boy thinks about this for a minute, his eyes get really wide, and he says, “What did you do to grandma?!”
How old are you? I know teenagers that have friends on Facebook who cannot even pronounce their names correctly. Are those the same friends that they hang out with?
Facebook is a great tool for a responsible adult to keep up with friends without taking too much of your time. Facebook is a DANGEROUS tool for teens looking for friends. Very often, they wouldn’t know their “friends” if they passed them on the street (unless of course they have their picture up on facebook.) You have no idea who your kids are “hanging out” with online. Looks innocent. Sounds innocent. It’s not! It’s way too easy to create a relationship this way and nothing good comes from it.
DO YOU KNOW WHO IS ON YOUR KIDS’ FRIEND LIST????
Slightly off-topic: A must-read for quitting smoking is “The Easy Way to Quit Smoking” by Alan Carr. Good Luck!