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How Do Computers & Technology Affect Emotional & Physical Personalities Thesis

Question Description

I need support with this Psychology question so I can learn better.

Please take a moment to refer back to the Learning Component in Learning Module 2 of this week. Use pages 757, 762, and 767 in your textbook as additional support.

Next, review the following video (licensed under Creative Commons use) so that you understand how to assess sources for credibility. Please note that for this assignment, your sources should include the reading from the textbook for the research option that you chose and two peer-reviewed journal articles from the e-Library.





In 700-750 words, create a proposal for your intended research for the final paper. You should include

  • Identify which reading you selected (Information Technology) Turkle, S. “How computers change the way we think” pp. 721-727)
  • Identify your research question.
  • An abstract of 200 words regarding the intended direction of the major paper.
  • The thesis statement to be used in the major paper.
  • Three sources that you intend to use for the major paper listed in proper APA format.
  • A 170-word narrative for each source that explores the source’s value for your paper.

Please note that your three sources should be the reading that is associated with the option that you chose and two peer-reviewed journal articles from the e-Library.

Consider the following as prompts for creating the narrative: What are the major points in the source? Consider main arguments, counterarguments, and other points to be made. Are there graphs or statistics that underscore the main points? Is the source written using academic language and appropriate levels of source support? What makes the source credible? Is it a peer-reviewed journal article? What credentials does the author hold? Is the publication reliable? If so, why? Where will you actually use this source in your essay?


Use the format in this example to create your proposal: (see attachment)

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PROPOSAL SELECTED READING (example) Ackerman, D. (2014). Planets in the sky with diamonds. In G.H. Muller (Ed.), The McGraw-Hill reader: Issues across the disciplines pp. 114-117. New York. NY: McGraw-Hill. SELECTED PROMPT (my own) What role does interest in science play in the development of reading skills? ABSTRACT Reading regularly will help people in all walks of life to strengthen their writing and reading abilities. Research has shown that at least twenty minutes of reading each day, regardless of the type of material, offers innumerable benefits for those who lack strong reading and comprehension skills. Reading also provides learners for whom English is a foreign language the opportunity to engage with the English language and to strengthen their communication skills. This paper will seek to argue that more people should read in order to gain stronger writing abilities. Reading at least twenty minutes per day will help strengthen vocabulary, reading speed, and general understanding. This research is important because it highlights some valuable ways to enhance one’s tools of communication, both in writing and speaking, which can increase a job seeker’s viability in the workplace. Previous research on this topic did not consider EFL learners so this research will fill that gap and help future researchers to more firmly establish the viability of reading as a method for enhancing language skills across the board. Reading, in the context of this research, will include all forms of reading material such as academic journals, short stories, poetry, and graphic novels. THESIS STATEMENT Active reading should be a primary method of learning because it supports strong communication skills in the workplace, enhances EFL learner’s transition from the native language to the adopted one, and promotes a tangible experience not found in social media engagement. SOURCES Abraham, M. (2017). The rabbit in the hat: Literature as psychology. Journal of literary studies, 24(3). 427-449. This source argues that reading enhances major communication skills that can be useful in all avenues of one’s life. It stipulates that reading should not be condensed solely to academic publications but can include non-academic sources such as newspapers and blogs. It does consider that learners for whom English is not a primary language may have a more difficult time understanding language when using non-academic sources prior to fully understanding the nuances of English. One of the counterarguments that is offered is that the availability of social media does make it easier and more enjoyable to read. However, the material commonly found in social media entries is not academic or generally written with professional communication skills in mind. Within the article, there are statistics related to reading comprehension at all levels from kindergarten to post-graduate study as well as further statistics for readers who read solely for pleasure. The source uses academic language and proper source support. The source is a peer reviewed source and was written by a Ph.D. who has published numerous articles on the subject of reading. The publication is well-known in the field and regularly publishes articles authored by experts in the field. Myers. S. (2013). Bring on the parade! In M. Eberhardt (Ed.), The literary reader: An anthology of psychological satire. (pp. 126-129). New York: McGraw Hill. This reading is one of the readings contained in the textbook assigned for this course. The contents are intended to be read as pleasurable reading rather than for strictly academic purposes. The main content addresses the value of reading and the experiences had by the main character. This character finds that reading can be enjoyable, especially if conducted in the mode of experience. The main character is involved in the choosing of texts for the new library in his hometown. While many of the townspeople prefer technology for their reading habits, the main character is able to change their minds. The text does not use academic language, but it is not intended to. However, it does provide proper use of language and could be used as a viable source for teaching EFL learners. Although the reading itself is not one that would normally be considered scholarly, it is used in a scholarly context and, more specifically, as the generator of understanding how reading can be enjoyable and learning-filled. Perreault, J. (2018). Literature as communication pathway. Journal of communication, 23(3). 145-152. This source argues that literature is a primary teacher of communication for humans of all ages. Reading as an act can be social, educational, political, and psychologically immersive. The author states that all humans have a need for reading skills and impresses upon the audience that reading need not be taught solely through academic texts. Instead, reading any form of literature can help readers understand communication nuances and proper sentence construction. Readers also need not be advised to read texts that are solely for their age level. Instead, adults who read young adult novels can still gain valuable insight. The author is a well-known communications scholar in the UK and is widely known for her ability to guide even the most difficult of learners into a broader spectrum of communication skills. She has published in academic journals all over the globe and has received accolades for her writing. One of the main counterarguments in this piece is the caveat that reading must be enjoyable for learning to take place. Readers should not be forced to read texts that do not appeal to them. Running Head: HOW COMPUTERS CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK How Computers Change the Way We Think Student Institution 1 HOW COMPUTERS CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK 2 1. The author`s main point is how computers have changed people`s lives since their invention. The author explains how computers have taken over people`s lives. Machines are yet to continue doing so even in the future to come. Most of the things in the current world have been computerized. The fact that many things have been electronic means that nearly all the things that people interact with are digitized or are machines. Therefore, this has affected how people think as well as how people interact with others. Computers tend to be fast in responding and tend to be accurate and make work easier. Therefore, it has become a problem that many people would rather stay at home and be on their machines than step out and have to interact with other people. Many people would rather stay at home because they find it easier to associate themselves with computers than associate themselves with other people. The author wishes for people to see how computers have taken over people`s thinking. The author has indicated how, in the current generation, from a young age, children are being taught how to use computers from using Microsoft word to other platforms found on the computer. The idea is that if society is not careful, machines may end up taking over how people think and resulting in people not knowing how to interact with the rest. 2. I agree with the author`s point of view. I have witnessed how computers have taken over society and not just machines but other forms of digitization. People, and especially the young generation, have been affected by these mostly (Turkle 2014). The young age knows how to interact with their computers and laptops but do not know how to have a substantial conversation among themselves. Most of the people who form the young generation today have issues when it comes to communication or even socializing. They end up having problems in their future life HOW COMPUTERS CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK 3 when they have to address huge crowds since they do not know where to start from or even how to address the people eloquently. As I read the article, some questions came to my mind. Questions on issues such as how will the future be like? This consideration is in terms of how will the professional world be like? This consideration is in line with some careers such as medicine or education. These, among many others, require the individuals to interact with the people they are serving, and human interaction and thinking are slowly but surely being affected by the computers and digital forms. 3. The author has focused on “cause and effect” as his primary rhetorical strategy. The issue of how computers have affected society requires more of a description since it requires the author to clearly describe the problem and explain its effects whereby the issue explained is the cause, and its aftermath is the effect. The author states, “Today, in elementary school, students use email, word processing, computer simulations, virtual communities, and PowerPoint software.” In this instance, he is trying to explain the cause of the issue as being the fact that from an early age, children are introduced to computers. The author then states, “In the process, they are learning new ways to think about what it means to know and understand” (p. 723). Here, the author is trying to bring out the effect of the early introduction of computers to the children. From a young age, it gets to shape how the children think and understand issues and hence affecting their general interpretation of matters in life. Therefore, it is evident that computers have changed how people think and handle problems in life. In as much as the effects cannot be termed as being good or bad, people need to be on the look-out such that the results do not end up being negative on their lives. HOW COMPUTERS CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK 4 Reference Turkle, S. (2014). How computers change the way we think. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50(21), B26. Learning Outcome 1. Effectively apply the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading 17.50% 2. Develop and organize purposeful, unified, and coherent documents. 17.50% 3. Apply higherorder writing Accomplished 100 Effectively applies the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading. No errors are present. PROPOSAL Superior Intermediate 89 79 Effectively applies the Applies the principles of the principles of the writing process: writing process: discovering, planning, discovering, composing, getting planning, feedback, revising, composing, getting editing, and feedback, revising, proofreading although editing, and minor errors are proofreading evident. although additional study and application is necessary. Provides a strongly developed and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent. Provides a welldeveloped and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent. May contain minor errors. Provides a developed and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent although additional study and application is necessary. Applies higherorder writing skills Applies higher-order writing skills (such as Applies some higher-order Novice 69 Applies the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading although the work is at a level that would require additional writing assistance to meet basic academic writing skills Provides a somewhat developed and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent but at a level that would require additional writing assistance to meet basic academic writing skills. Applies limited higher-order writing Unacceptable 0 Does not apply the principles of the writing process: discovering, planning, composing, getting feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading at an academic level-orthere was no submission. Does not provides a developed and organized document that is purposeful, unified, and coherent-or-there was no submission. Does not apply any higher-order writing skills (such as organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation). (such as organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation) in a refined and scholarly manner. organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation) although minor errors may be present. Uses elements of argument and logical reasoning in writing that conveys command of scholarly writing. Uses elements of argument and logical reasoning in writing that conveys command of scholarly writing but may exhibit minor errors. 17.50% 5. Use elements of argument and logical reasoning in writing. 17.50% Word count 15% Assignment contains 700-750 words APA Format 15% Assignment contains proper use of APA writing skills (such as organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation) although additional study and application is necessary. Uses standard elements of argument and logical reasoning in writing but may rely too heavily on personal opinion or use emotional appeal. Assignment Specific Requirements Assignment contains Assignment 600-699 words contains 500-599 words Assignment mostly uses proper APA format but may contain minor errors Assignment meets some APA format requirements but requires extended skills (such as organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation) but at a level that would require additional writing assistance to meet basic academic writing skills. Uses a limited level of argument and logical reasoning in writing and requires additional writing assistance to meet basic academic writing skills. skills (such as organization, coherence, and support for arguments) and lower-order skills (such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and documentation)-orthere was no submission. Does not apply elements of argument and logical reasoning in writing-or-there was no submission. Assignment contains Does not meet the less than 500 words requirements or there was no submission Assignment exhibits Does not meet the basic APA format requirements or but requires there was no submission documentation style revision to be in compliance extensive revision to be in compliance ...
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