Final Project

May 9, 2010

Name of Student: Monya Karakotly

ID: 900070381

LALT section: 05

Spring 2010

Final Project

Research Question:

What is the relationship between dieting and anorexia?

A website:

Clinic, Cleveland. “Anorexia Nervsa”. Cleveland Clinic. 05 February 2010. Web. 2 May 2010.

A current news article on topic:

Brazelton, Berry. Sparrow, Joshua. “Families Today: Many factors involved in height, including gense and hormones.” Press Herald, ‎March 20 2010‎. March 22 2010.

A popular non-news article:

Kaye, Walter H., Julie L. Fudge, and Martin Paulus. “New insights into symptoms and neurocircuit function of anorexia                         nervosa.” Nature Reviews Neuroscience 10.8 (2009): 573-584. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 9 May 2010.

Two scholarly articles:

Reba-Harrelson, L, et al. “Patterns and prevalence of disordered eating and weight control behaviors in women ages 25-                                    45.”Eating And Weight Disorders: EWD 14.4 (2009): e190-e198. MEDLINE. EBSCO. Web. 19 Apr. 2010.
Bekker, Marrie H. J., and Sonja T. P. Spoor. “Emotional inhibition, health, gender, and eating disorders: The role of (over)                    sensitivity to others.” Emotion regulation: Conceptual and clinical issues. 170-183. New York, NY US: Springer Science + Business Media, 2008. PsycINFO. EBSCO. Web. 19 Apr. 2010.

A book (available at AUC Library):

Moorey, James. Living with anorexia.Manchester: Manchester University Press 1991.

A film (available at AUC Library):

Slim Hopes (videorecording): advertising and the obsession with thinness. Kilbourne, Jean. Northampton, Mass: Media Education Foundation 2002.


Assignment 10

May 3, 2010
  • Please describe or explain three skills or concepts you learned in LALT 101 this semester.

I have learnt the following?

  1. how to blog
  2. how to use the AUC library website effectively
  3. how to be able to determine whether an article or a journal popular and scholarly and that will be of great help to me when I come to do important papers for example.
  • Think about the topics we covered in LALT 101 this semester. What ideas are you still confused about? Or, what would you have liked to spend more time practicing or learning?

I am still not sure how to find videos for example on the AUC library website.

  • What did you like about blogging through WordPress?

I really enjoyed blogging and that was mainly because it was my first time to actually try as I thought before that it would be boring, but it was a positive surprise.

  • What didn’t you like about blogging through WordPress?

Although I did enjoy blogging, there were some parts of it that I did not enjoy such as the fact that it was compulsory and that we had to do it every single week and sometimes the assignment questions were not very useful or helpful.

  • Anything else you’d like to tell us about LALT?

I have to be honest, before starting LALT, I was dreading it, especially since it was ‘creditless’ and therefore I presumed that it would be pointless but it turned out to be pretty interesting and I must admit I have learnt a lot.

Assinment 9

May 2, 2010

1. Find a website or webpage that provides information that could help you answer your research question.

This is te website that  I am going to use: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/Anorexia_Nervosa/hic_Anorexia_Nervosa.aspx
2. Post the citation for this website to your blog. Give three reasons that you think this is a trustworthy source.

Cittion: Clinic, Cleveland. “Anorexia Nervsa”. Cleveland Clinic. 05/02/10 http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/Anorexia_Nervosa/hic_Anorexia_Nervosa.aspx.

 I know this is a trustworthy source because of the following:

  • The website is created by a medicl clinic
  • Becuause of the above reason, the people discussing the topic know what they are talking about,
  • The website is very detailed and mentions everything we need to know about anorexia,
  • The layout of the website is professional and quite boring.

Assignment 8

April 19, 2010

1. What is your topic?

 What is the relationship between dieting and anorexia?

2. What academic disciplines relate to your topic? Choose at least three or four. 

  • Health Psychology
  • Medical Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Dietics

 
3. What AUC majors and minors relate to your topic? Choose at least three or four.

  1. Majors
  • Psychology
  • Biology

    2.   Minors

  • Psychology Minor
  • Biology Minor

4. What are two subject-specific databases that might help you research this topic more in-depth (please include the name of each database)? Find one article from each database that is very relevant for your research. Include an MLA citation for each article on your blog post.

  • MEDLINE: 

Works Cited

Reba-Harrelson, L, et al. “Patterns and prevalence of disordered eating and weight control behaviors in women ages 25-45.” Eating And Weight Disorders: EWD 14.4 (2009): e190-e198. MEDLINE. EBSCO. Web. 19 Apr. 2010.
  •  PsycINFO

Works Cited

Bekker, Marrie H. J., and Sonja T. P. Spoor. “Emotional inhibition, health, gender, and eating disorders: The role of (over) sensitivity to others.” Emotion regulation: Conceptual and clinical issues. 170-183. New York, NY US: Springer Science + Business Media, 2008. PsycINFO. EBSCO. Web. 19 Apr. 2010.

Assignment 7

March 22, 2010

Research Question: What is the relationship between dieting and anorexia?

1. What is the latest relevant story on this topic in Google News? Cite it in MLA format.

Brazelton, Berry. Sparrow, Joshua. “Families Today: Many factors involved in height, including gense and hormones.” Press Herald, ‎March 20 2010‎. March 22 2010.

2. What is the oldest story on this topic in Google News? Cite it in MLA format.

Amen, Carol. ”

 

2. What is the latest story on this topic in Lexis Nexis? Cite it in MLA format.

Adams, Cameron. “Television” “Herald Sun (Australia).” March 22 2010. Page: 1. March 22 2010.

 

Teen-age Danger-Dieting Until Death!” Times Daily, September 5 1969. 22 March 2010.

Assignment 6

March 15, 2010

1. Find the following article in Academic Search Complete: “Arabic Hip Hop: Claims of Authenticity and Identity of a New Genre.” Is this from a scholarly journal or a popular magazine? Give three reasons that you can tell.

This article is from a scholarly journal and I can tell becuase of the following characteristics: 1) the title is specific, 2) the source of the artice is a journal, and finally, 3) the article is quite long; 27 pages.

2. Find the following article in ASC: “The Sound of Love” by Hisham Matar. Is this from a scholarly journal or a popular magazine? Give three reasons that you can tell.

This article is a popular article and I can tell because 1) it’s title is very broad, 2) it only consists of 3 pages and 3) the outline of the article is very general.

Assignment 5

March 8, 2010

1. What is the research question you’ve chosen for the semester?

What is the relationship between dieting and anorexia?

2. Search for articles on your topic in Academic Search Complete (ASC) published in 2008. How many articles were there? Create a citation on your own for one article using MLA style. Post to your blog.    

 I found 139 articles that were published in 2008; the citation for my article is: Spindler, Anja, and Gabriella Milos. “Links between eating disorder symptom severity and psychiatric comorbidity.” Eating Behaviors 8.3 (2007): 364-373. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 8 Mar. 2010.

3. Limit your search to only magazine articles. How many results did you get? Cite one article using MLA style. Also, post it to your blog.
There are 129 periodivals regarding my topic; the citation for my article is: Cooper, Myra J., et al. “The experience of ‘feeling fat’ in women with anorexia nervosa, dieting and non-dieting women: an exploratory study.” European Eating Disorders Review 15.5 (2007): 366-372. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 8 Mar. 2010.

4. A reporter named Lucy Jones, wrote an article that mentioned divorce in Egypt. Find this article in ASC. Post the MLA citation for this article into your blog.

Jones, Lucy. “Clinton’s Last Push for Peace.” Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 20.2 (2001): 33. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 8 Mar. 2010.

Assignment 4

March 1, 2010

1. My research question for this activity is:

What is the relationship between dieting and anorexia?

2. My search statement is:

Dieting AND Anorexia

3. There were 147 results . Here is the citation for one of the articles in APA style:

Cooper, M., Grocutt, E., Deepak, K., & Bailey, E. (2007). Metacognition in anorexia nervosa, dieting and non-dieting controls: A preliminary investigation. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 46(1), 113-117. doi:10.1348/014466506X115245.

Database: Academic Search Complete

4. I found only 124 scholarlyl peer-reviewd articles about my topic. Here are two MLA citations:

Rosendahl, J., et al. “Dieting and disordered eating in German high school athletes and non-athletes.” Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 19.5 (2009): 731-739. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 1 Mar. 2010.

Vögele, Claus, Anja Hilbert, and Brunna Tuschen-Caffier. “Dietary restriction, cardiac autonomic regulation and stress reactivity in bulimic women.” Physiology & Behavior 98.1/2 (2009): 229-234. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 1 Mar. 2010.

Assignment 3

February 22, 2010

1. What is your research question for this activity?

  • What is the relationship between dieting and anorexia?

2. What are the two most important keywords in this research question?

  • Dieting and anorexia.

3. Are there any synonyms or related terms that you need to consider? What are they?

  • Eating disorders
  • regime, restriction.

4. How would you narrow this topic? Broaden it?

  • Narrow it by: Focusing on a certain country, gender and certain age group.
  • Broaden it by: By discussing how the whole world for example (both males and females, people of different age groups, race etc) are affected by this specific topic.

5. Give two possible search statements for this topic.

  • “dieting AND anorexia” 
  • “dieting OR anorexia”

Assignment 2

February 21, 2010

I have searched the library catalogue for a book about refugees and found the following:

A book about refugees:

  • Title: Iraqi refugees : the new crisis in the Middle East
  • Author:  Sansoon, Joseph
  • Publisher: –
  • Publication year: 2009
  • Call number: JV8751 .S37 2009

A book about refugees published between 2002 and 2004:

  • Title: Palestinian refugees : mythology, identity, and the search for peace
  • Author: Robert Bowker
  • Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Publication year: 2003
  • Call number: HV640.5.P36 B69 2003

A video about refugees:

  • Title: Working with refugees
  • Call number: HV640.3 .W67 2002