#1 Video – Face the fear
This video was about people changing their behaviour patterns in an elevator. One designated person in the elevator did a few different things to make people uncomfortable and conform what he was doing. The first one was someone turning around to face everyone so it would make people feel the need to turn around as well. Second one was this man squishing himself in between people instead of just standing away, normally. Lastly someone lighting a smoke in the elevator, making it uncomfortable for everyone.
#2 – Influence tactics for sharing ice-cream.
In this video a boy got handed an ice-cream cone with two girls who got nothing. The girls bribed him saying they would be his best friend if he shared the ice-cream with them, the boy said no. The girls then threatened him by saying they will tell the teacher if he doesn’t share, he gave in and got scared of authority. The bottom part of the cone was on the desk and he offered one of the girls to take it, she said no so as soon as he reached for it and picked it up she wanted it again. That cone was finished, and one of the girls got handed a brand new one. The boy asked if he could have some and the girls said no you already had one, totally forgetting that he shared the majority of the cone.
#3 – Paintings.
This video showed people looking at paintings and they were being told that it was certain things even though it didn’t look anything like what they were being told those people looked again and agreed with them to avoid looking stupid, confused, etc.
#4 – Picketing everything with nothing.
This video showed people picketing with empty signs and blank flyers. The first lady that was asked to help said no. Second man did give in. Everyone asked what the picketing was for but he managed to avoid the question and get the majority of people to help protest with no actual reason behind it.
- All of the these skits fit into these theories:
Conformity – Peer Pressure (Group Think) – Social Facilitation – The power of suggestion -and The power of the situation.
- What is the reading about?
This reading goes in depth about how women of different minority, culture, or status in society changes there chances of getting into an abusive relationship. There are so many women out there that think they have no other choice but to get and stay in these relationships because of many different reasons, children, and no education are just two.
- How do I feel about the reading?
Being a women I feel upset about this reading because I know no matter what I do there is a innocent women getting abused out there. I think it works both ways, there are abusive women out there as well, and it is just as wrong.
- What do I think about the reading?
I think this was a very informative reading and a really big eye opener. If it is not happening to you specifically you don’t really think about it in your day to day routine. I think its very unfortunate many women around the world have to go through this, mostly alone and scared everyday of their lives. It makes me very proud that I have obtained my black belt in Taekwon-Do,
- What do I believe about the reading?
I believe that this reading has really shown some good studies and statistics of how many women this is really happening to and how common it really is. I believe it is a very important topic to talk about because it is so common and dangerous.
- What do I know about this reading?
I know that this reading all sounds very true and it is very unfortunate. I know that innocent women that are fearing their lives everyday, scared of their partners actions but fear leaving even more. I know that this will never stop but we can make women more aware and have more confidence if we all come together and make everyone more aware.
- What is the reading about?
This reading is about how human trafficking is still a major social problem in the world today. It is where any person can be sold, or purchased into forced labour or bondage. There are 8 forms of bondage that fall under human trafficking. These include: industrial forced labor, mining forced labor, forced domestic labor, forced prostitution, forced child prostitution or forced child sex slavery, bonded or indentured labor, and military bondage. There are many different ways innocent people everyday get lured or tricked into this horrible industry.
- How do I FEEL about the reading I just finished?
I honestly feel disguisted and I feel so bad for all the people that have to endure that everyday of their lives. I try to imagine it but it is painful and it makes me appreciate my life that much more.
- What do I THINK about the reading I just finished?
After I read it I thought how does this sort of thing possibly happen in our world, that is why we have police officers, laws, etc. Everyone is aware that it goes on but nothing can really be done to stop it. I don’t think it’s fair at all and it does really make me think how our society works here in Canada compared to a less fortunate Country where they thrive off these horrible things all for money and power.
- What do I BELIEVE about the reading I just finished?
I believe that the more we make ourselves aware of these situations and the better educated we are on human trafficking the less it will happen. It can happen anywhere in the world and if you know the signs and if you listen to your instincts then I believe you can avoid it. I believe there is chance to stop this but it will take a lot more effort and hope.
- What do I KNOW about the reading I just finished?
I know a lot more about this topic now, more in depth on how it works and what exactly happens. I have watched a few movies on human trafficking but this reading explained it better. I know that people need to make money in any way possible and this will go on no matter if it is right or wrong but I know now that I have better educated myself so I can help better educate other people.
In this article Miner is talking about the way the ritual, Nacirema works exactly. This North American group focuses on the human body more in-depth. The main belief in the root of this ritual is that every human body is ugly and all bodies are weak and pick up diseases. Every household has one or more shrines dedicated to this purpose. Most of the houses are frail and cheap but the shrine rooms are more expensive, being made out of stone. The shrine is a box or chest built into the wall, with charms and magical potions kept in it. Medicine men are very powerful, they hold the highest power, making the charms. The Nacirema has fascination with the mouth, they fear if there was no ritual for the mouth than their teeth would fall out, gums would bleed, jaws shrink, friends desert you, and their lovers reject them. One daily ritual everyone participates in is the mouth-rite. You have to put a small bag of hog hairs in your mouth, along with magical powders and making sure your moving the ball in specific gestures. To sum this whole article up it is showing us what certain cultures do everyday when you believe in a certain way of living. It’s in detail describing the way they see the life they are living.
Hello, my name is Kuldip Bola. My middle name is Alyson, and that is the name I prefer people use. I am brand new to Kwantlen and Vancouver. I just moved from Victoria a month ago to further my studies in Criminology. I attended Camosun College in Victoria and did a few courses there before I decided Kwantlen would be a better fit for me. I have lived in Victoria my whole life so I embraced change and I am happy I moved. I am taking Sociology not only because Criminology asks for it but because it looks like such an interesting class that will really make me think deeper about the way society works and thinks. I’m not entirely sure what I want to do after University. I am thinking of maybe becoming a probation officer or even going to Law school after to become a criminal lawyer. I am soon going to be starting volunteering at the jails talking to the inmates and helping them through a rough time. The whole Criminology field is exciting to me and knowing everyday will be a new story is what I love. I can’t wait to get my life started in Vancouver, I do miss my family and friends in Victoria but I know there is more opportunity here. I am proud and happy to say that Kwantlen is my very first step in my new journey in life. I can’t wait to get further into Sociology and watch what the semester brings.