• For my second round of research, I found a research paper regarding perfectionism in sports and its correlation to motivation. This study was  called “Perfectionism and Motivation in Sport: The Mediating Role of

    • The idea that perfectionism is a personality trait is really interesting to me. It really shapes people’s individual perceptions and understanding of the world around them. The results of the study you looked at are really interesting as well.

  • Penelope-

    This is an interesting topic to cover. When doing a quick search, I did not find many research articles regarding the psychology of astrology. Here is a link to a number of New York Times Articles about astrology. https://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/astrology

    Great Start!


  • Isabell wrote a new post, Perfectionism 5 months ago

    For my explanatory essay, I am researching perfectionism and its effects on mental health. I am exploring this topic because perfection is encouraged by society despite the negative impacts a perfectionist

    • Isabell–

      I think it’s really interesting that perfectionism has been called a form of anxiety. I’d never thought about it that way before, but it makes sense: both can be good for human health in small amounts, but can actually be detrimental in large amounts. Your research is fascinating.

    • Dear Isabell:
      I am incredibly interested by your post, “Perfectionism,” because it talks a lot about how society has a great impact on the mental health of everyone in it, which is an interesting concept- especially when considering perfectionism.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Some of the effects of perfectionism include depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal thoughts or actions.” I think this is important for people to know because it shows how our expectations for ourselves, as well as society’s expectations can be detrimental when too perfection-oriented.
      I am also a student who cares a lot about mental health and mental illness (especially how society impacts these things). I have a wordpress blog called Psychologically Strong (url: psychologicallystrong.wordpress.com). If you’re interested, be sure to check it out!
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next!

  • Yulisa,

    I think you have a great start to your research. I believe education is the foundation of success and growth, and exploring the flaws of our education system is an important step in growing as a country. An interesting topic that may relate to your research could be the school-to-prison pipeline because it explains more flaws in our…[Read more]

  • Penelope-

    I believe you are bringing up an important issue regarding an environment. I recently learned about an organization called the Plastic Bank. They work in underdeveloped countries to collect plastic for recycling and provide jobs to communities.https://www.plasticbank.com/go-plastic-neutral/#.XHQMOfZFzZs I think this may be useful for…[Read more]

  • Nayeli-

    You provided compelling examples for supporting school involvement in student online activity. I found a Scientific American article regarding student mental health and social media, and I believe this may help your research. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/social-media-cyber-bullying-linked-to-teen-depression/
    I think it would…[Read more]

  • The Labeling Theory states that individuals “behave in ways that reflect how others label them” (Crossman). For example,  if students are labeled as “deviants,” they often feel stigmatized and are more likely t

  • Bladimir,

    You have a strong start to your thesis. You are covering an important social issue, and I look forward to seeing where you go with your project. With your project, will you be looking at human trafficking on a global aspect or in specific countries? I believe that with your research you will have the information to create a proposal for…[Read more]

  • Katie,
    I found the third article you mentioned very compelling. I think it is important for the U.S. to analyze our current gun policies and the problems that are occurring. The U.S. is a relatively young country and should consider some of the policies adopted by other countries. I agree with you that there is a tug-of-war between the states and…[Read more]

  • According to the ACLU, the school-to-prison pipeline is “a national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into juvenile and criminal justice systems,” (ACLU). Because of school concerns wit

  • Javier,

    This is a strong start to your project, and I agree that it is an important issue to address. I agree that there is a poverty cycle in disenfranchised communities, and it is unfair that government policies are not doing enough to support these communities. I think it would be important for you to propose solutions to this issue. An…[Read more]

  • Amy, you provided effective examples for your argument. I found the comments of Trump administration most compelling because they are currently in positions of power. It is important to highlight any biases or views that influence their policy decisions. This reminded me of the influence of the LDS church in Utah’s government. I found a H…[Read more]

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