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Syra’s Map <3

Syra's Map

Spring Break Activities 🙂

1. Read or watch something related to your project etc.

I watched a video from Ted.com about a psychologist, Dan Ariely, called “Are we in control of our own decisions?” Dan Ariely talks about how the decisions we make everyday are affected by the circumstance that we are in. For an example, things that we see are usually not what we think. Our mind tricks us in to thinking something is better than it really is if we see something worse than what we thought was better in the first place.


2. Find an example that resembles something you want to do.
Marina Barnard wrote a report on how a son or daughter with a drug problem can have an effect on the rest of the family called Drugs in the Family: the impact on parents and siblings


3. Find someone in your field to talk to about your project. Call them, email them, or/and interview them.

My field of study is psychology. I was not able to talk to a psychologist but I was about to talk to someone close to that field. Maria Figueroa, one of my close friends mother works as a NADAP. Which is a job that determines whether someone who is dependable on drugs is eligible to go to rehab or doesn’t need to. Mrs. Figueroa decides that the person needs rehab or not based on the persons family relationship, if they have children, their background such as their life as adolescents and the drugs they abuse.
Talking to Mrs. Figueroa helped me get a better understand as to what people go through when they are influenced by drugs like with their family and their relationships with other people. She believed that substances such as marijuana, alcohol and even cigarettes are easy gateways to using other drugs.



6 thoughts on “Syra’s Map <3

  1. My final project will be based on psychology. I have three main points:
    I will write a paper and/or make a documentary on how adolescent life reflects on your life in the future and your environment. I will talk about how different teens go through obstacles with those three main topics in their life.

    Posted by syrac | April 11, 2011, 12:03 pm
    • I like your idea to focus on teens. Because youa re a teen you can relate to it and possibly learn more about yourself in the process. This is a good idea and I feel like you are really passionate about it.

      Posted by Bria Jojo Lewis | May 19, 2011, 9:42 am
  2. It’s incrediblw how just from this mini map of your interests and more i learned prettycoolthings about you that i never imagined.

    I like how you’re relating two things that most people don’t think of when they think about one or the other. I can’t wait to see your final project; it’ll be great!

    Posted by Piel Martinez | April 19, 2011, 6:48 pm
  3. I love your idea for your project. I think that from your project it can inform a lot of people about how the actions you make as an adolescent can possible effect you in your future.

    Posted by Alicia Maldonado | April 24, 2011, 12:39 am
  4. Hi Syra ~ Are you still thinking about doing a film? If so, you should be sure that you’re actually interested in making a film (planning, shooting, editing, etc) – which is a lot of work itself. If you’re more interested in spending time doing interviews and writing, a paper might make more sense for you. Also, how has your thinking changed re: your project over break? How did the resources you looked at inform/change the way you’re thinking about your project?

    Posted by Christina Jenkins | April 28, 2011, 12:13 am


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