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Sources for Daniel Gilbert's "Immune to Reality", Malcolm Gladwell's "The Power of Context", Stephen Berlin Johnson's "The Myth of the Ant Queen", and Jean Twenge's "Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?"

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Ideas for Keywords

This great you.tube video from Portland State shows how to pick effective key words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmtIBn5tyEw

Gilbert:  Immune to Reality

"affective forecasting"

consumerism AND advertising

"pursuit of happiness"

social/emotional intelligence AND success/failure

Gladwell:  Power of Context

"cultural change"

"broken windows theory"

   -behavior escalation

"social change" AND media

"social participation"

"contagious behavior"

   -suicide

   -cheating

"tipping point"

 "social media" AND "culture shift OR change"

Johnson:  Myth of the Ant Queen

"artificial intelligence"

civic design, try: "civic engagement" AND architecture

                         "urban planning OR architure" AND psychology

'social architecture"

"self determination"

happiness studies

"affective forecasting

consumerism AND advertising

"pursuit of happiness"

social/emotional intelligence AND success/failure

Twenge: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

"social media" AND mental health

internet AND society

technology AND conformity

technology AND physical activity

information seeking behavior

technology AND social skills

MPC OneSearch

Welcome to Research!

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3 Essential Steps for research:

  1. Know your Topic‚Äč
    • Get background information
    • Narrow the scope of your research
  2. Know your Keywords
    • These are your tools!
    • Add to them as you learn more
  3. Know your Evidence
    • What evidence do you need to make your arguments?
    • What types of sources have that evidence?

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