The Research - LFAS

In my last post I looked into the advertisements specifically on cigarette packages themselves. For this post I'll be looking more into the claims companies made, as well as how their marketing strategies changed as knowledge of the health risks increased. (Above: an early example of Camels advertising.) One saying used in many of Camels ads was "Your "T-Zone" T for teeth, T for throat." Claims such as this lost popularity with the rise of government control over the tobacco industry, as...Read More...
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For this round in my research, I wanted to collect evidence and examples of psychology being applied to the early childhood education system and the impacts it had created. As for the interviews with psychology teachers and mental health professionals, I was unable to plan a meeting over the winter break, and due to the fact that the semester is ending I decided to postpone the interviews until the start of the new semester when the timing is less cramped and hectic from exams. According to...Read More...
Hello again. It’s been a really long time since my last post, but here we are, getting back into the swing of things! A while ago I started thinking about rearranging my question to what influences people’s opinions instead of what effects Canadians’ view of America? I realized that both were practically the same line of thought in my head, and so I decided to go down that route. This round I looked at articles which suggested and showed social influence on the formation of opinions. In one...Read More...
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Hey guys its been a while once again but we’re back with yet another round of research. This round I focused on social behaviours relating to plastic usage as well as some popular misconceptions. Littering is a behavioural issue and has increased in parallel with our use of disposable products and packaging(1). Over 340 metric tons of plastics are produced in the world annually and about 50% of this volume is for disposable applications(2). A leading cause for littering could be greenwashing...Read More...
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Hello everyone and happy holidays! I'm finally posting a bit of the work I've been working on over the past while to show I'm actually slightly productive. In my research of tobacco ads I chose to start with the past, and slowly end up in the present times. I'm also going to be putting all of my gathered information into categories to make it easier to compare and contrast; although at the moment I've chosen to focus on strictly gathering info. I started my research by looking at cigarette...Read More...
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I’m so sorry for being inactive on the site. I’m finally really getting into it and getting motivated so here we go. I would like to say that this week’s research was focused on a specific topic but honestly there was wide variety of things I looked into. That being said, I gathered a ton of information on plastic pollution in oceans and on land that I would like to bring light to. There are five major garbage patches floating in three of our five oceans. In order of smallest to largest,...Read More...
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Microchip Implants

Haley Mills (LFAS)
In Sweden, many have microchips implanted into their hands (cash is almost extinct). It allows them to pay for anything (food, transportation, parking lots, etc) and even allows people to enter keyless offices. There are even some stores that are cash free. Advantages Disadvantages Tasks will be made easier Less items to carry around No cash/more banking online Will never lose your key again Privacy risks Hackers Stolen microchips Tracking (people will always know where you are or where you...Read More...
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ROUND 2 For this round in my research, I wanted to gain more information on how accessible counselling and psychotherapy is to different kinds of people from different backgrounds, and why people choose not seek help even when the opportunity is very accessible to them. There are many different types of mental health care people can receive. In Canada, the average price and wait list of these are: Individual Therapy and Psychology: $100.00-200.00 per 60 minute session -...Read More...
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Hello everybody! First off, I'd like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Whatever you celebrate, hope it's great! Now anyways, back to the research. For those who have been following my work, in my last round I looked at different examples of cultural appropriation in visual arts and film. This is my last research round on this topic. I'd like to thank everyone for their comments on my previous rounds. Many people suggested I look at the "fine line" in terms of cultural appropriation.Read More...
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Hello everyone! In this round of research , I will be looking at examples of cultural appropriation in visual art and film. Cultural appropriation has impacted all the arts in some way at some point, and I want to look at different types. * I also want everyone to be aware that this post will contain brief mentions of racially motivated violence and other sensitive subject matter. * Much like in literature, visual arts and film grapple with cultural appropriation, and both sides of the...Read More...
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Evolution Technology

Haley Mills (LFAS)
I am just going to write a summary of what I looked at this week and will use this for a round of research. Something interesting I have been looking at is the evolution of humans, how we evolved over thousand of years to fit our environment and how technology is influencing our evolution now. “Natural selection can take us on different paths to reach the same outcome: survival” (Max). People who lived at higher altitudes evolved to be able breath normally in those circumstances, where as if...Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
State your essential question Why you are interested in it What you already know (established knowledge) New knowledge (from 3 articles) What are the advantages and disadvantages of cybernetics? I find it to be a very interesting subject. Technology is advancing so quickly and I believe that is where our future is heading. It seems strange mixing humans with machine, but I think that is what I find interesting. I want to be able to understand how it works and how it is possible to do this. I...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! My project so far has definitely been fun but now it's the end of the cycle so goodbye for now! How had it impacted my thinking? I've learned to search for a lot of sides on an argument. People's stances on milk go from one extreme to another. Scientific studies have results that go from one extreme to another. Still, one should always make sure the research is well rounded and judged fairly. How will this investigation impact the decisions I make? While I'm not someone who...Read More...
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Hello everyone! Last week I did a survey on what types of milk people drank. Of course pasteurized milk was in first, almond was in second, and soy was tied with raw as the third option (which is slightly concerning considering raw milk is illegal in North America). So for this round of research I looked into the most questionable of the bunch: raw milk. In 1862 a french scientist introduced the idea of pasteurizing milk, which uses heat to kill harmful germs like E.coli or Salmonella.Read More...
Hello everyone! For my first research round I chose to look into pasteurized cow's milk, and it's pros/cons. Let's start off with some history. Our ability to drink cow's milk is believed to derive from a northern European enzyme mutation. When settlers came to North America the mutation came too. However, drinking milk really got its popularity during and after WW1. Since it was relatively easy to produce, plus a calorie- and protein-rich food source , the government got more and more farms...Read More...
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