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“Children are our future” is one of the most used quotes of all time. In my Psychology class, we've been learning about child development. At an early age, children are made aware of right and wrong. It's the duty of parents to guide and shape their children into productive citizens that will contribute to society. When children can't learn to focus or interact in their surroundings, it effects their development. The video below shows a child categorization inability. It shows that some children take time with development. One thing that I would suggest with this experiment is having two p...
Living in an urban community may affect your physical health. According to Urban Health and Physical Activity, there are not many physical and recreational activities common in urban areas. One of the reasons is the easy accessibility of transportation. That being said, a person's environment affects their physical fitness as in urban areas, street alignment often results in fewer or more steps. “Streets organized in a grid pattern” results in more frequent walking. Physical activity and physical environment are two aspects that wor...
This is my second post on my new series concerning environmental psychology. Music plays a part in how some of us get through the day. According to Social Statics, 51% of people listen to music every day. In my Psychology class, we conducted an experiment where we measured the heart rate of students listening to various songs. The experiment concluded that students who listened to high tempo songs, had a higher heart rate than students who listened to slow tempo songs. Since there is a high volume of people listening t...
In my Intro to Psychology class this week, we discussed the effect adolescents' environment has on their lives. We looked at the case of Genie, a feral child who spent 13 years locked in her bedroom. Genie couldn't speak when she was found, as she never developed a language. This became the Genie Case. I found this case really interesting and plan on doing a series concerning the effects of adolescents' surroundings. Genie's case is a rare case of isolation. I plan on focusing more on daily environmental aspects su...
Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) is an after school program where high school students learn about constructing buildings. The program allows students to learn from industry professionals on the various aspects of constructing buildings. The program is currently located in Chicago, and focuses mainly on inner city students. The ACE programs goal is to expose students to various fields in engineering.
BGCKL is the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lake in Ontario, Canada. The program supports students academically by helping them with homework as well as teaching new skills around the school curriculum. BGCKL helps students understand the importance of healthy eating and physical education. The program provides yoga and dance classes as well as other performing arts activities.
The Vialogue below is about supporting after-school programs, an organization that highlights different reasons for keeping after-school programs. The video also provide some suggestions on how to support after school programs by donating used books, which allows people to support family literacy projects. Feel free to watch and comment on the Vialogue.
E3Sports After School Program help students stay active once they leave the classroom. Physical fitness and daily exercise has been proven to promote longer concentration levels in the classroom. This is why programs such as E3Sports are so important as they help students develop healthy habits. The video also shows insights from the president of the organization as well as some of the students. Feel free to comment and keep the conversation going on Vialogues.
WINGS For Kids is an after-school program in Charleston, South Carolina. WINGS For Kids is a non profit organization that helps inner city kids have a place to go after school. The program aims to teach students' social, emotional and critical skills. The program also focuses on educational help. The video states that students who attended the program are more likely to finish high school than their peers who do not. Feel free to comment your thoughts about the program and keep the discussion going on Vialogues.
Health has always been an important part of everyone's life. As stated by the Diabetes Statistics, 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes across the US. Children need to be aware of this at an early age so that they can start to make smart decisions on their diet. 21st Century School Program is an after school program that teaches students to cook healthy foods. In this video students learn to cook and learn about healthy food choices.