- Why did you choose this issue?: I chose this issue because many people have Tourette syndrome and I also found this condition very interesting.
- What are your connections?: Because I feel like this issue is something most people don’t know about and people misinterpret this as a condition contagiously passed. Its a lifelong condition that people need to understand.
- How does this expand your learnIng? This helped me understand more about Tourette syndrome and how it affects people especially when they are bullied. They are triggered by stress and anxiety, and this normally because people make fun of them.
- How is this issue relevant to you? Why is it important? It relates to me because I thought it was not a big problem but it is, its incurable and people deal with it everyday.
- How does it affect teenagers?: Teenagers are affected because teenagers who have this condition often get judged or bullied.
- What did you learn about this issue?: I learned that Tourette syndrome cannot be cured but can be controlled through medication and coping strategies to relax which help minimise their tics.
- What is your thinking/summary about this issue?: I think this issue is very important because most people don’t understand the condition and they tend to judge which is an unacceptable thing. We need to respect everyone.
- How has your thinking changed?: This changed my thinking about people with Tourette syndrome because there is more to the condition that I thought. At first I thought it was just a simple condition that can be cured but it is something that people should be aware about.
I chose to do this issue, Ebola because I thought that it was a very interesting and fascinating disease and also because it was all over the news a few years ago. This Ebola disease comes from Africa, it comes from wild animals. This disease can also be connected to many other diseased, such as Malaria, Dengue, etc. All of those diseases can kill a human person. This disease could happen anywhere in the world if someone where to have it and pass it on and that person would pass it on again and eventually lead to a country where I live in and I might get it. This is important because we wouldn’t want anyone getting the disease because if someone here get’s it, they might die because it is a very deadly disease and there might be an outbreak here because that person might pass it on. In March, 2014, there was an ebola outbreak in West Africa, many people, including children, died. This disease not only can affect teenagers, but anyone, any human being. Because if a person that has Ebola, spits on a teenager, the teenager will have Ebola, because the person with Ebola just coughed his saliva which has Ebola, which means the teenager will also have the disease, it is very contagious.
I learned that more than 23000 people died from Ebola, which is a very high number. I also learned that Ebola causes internal bleeding inside of your body. To summarize this all up, I would say that Ebola is a very bad disease because it makes people suffer, it kills young children and it kills people/human beings. Some problems this disease cause is, high fever, vomiting, stomach pain, weakness, etc. Some solutions to this disease is to take vaccines to help prevent this disease, take medications, and try to be less with wild animals.
I chose to talk about Uner Tan Syndrome because I thought it was a strange and interesting disease that I would want to further inquire. I’ve never heard anything like it, and it peeked my curiosity. This syndrome is important because it might be a new breakthrough with genes and how we can alter them. This issue affects teenagers if your parents were to possibly have this, it would be hard to talk to them and have a relationship with them since they can’t communicate. This could harm you because you’re going through the stage of finding yourself out, and you need parental support.
When studying Uner Tan Syndrome, I learned something called reverse evolution. This syndrome expanded my learning about how the effects of different things could cause different things to happen.I believe that this is a very serious issue, but it can only affect specific people. So far only people who are from Turkey have been diagnosed with this syndrome. At first, I only knew if people who had this acted like animals, I didn’t know that they couldn’t speak English, only in grunts or not at all. At first, I didn’t think it was a good thing that at all, but then I did some more research and now I know that it could be a great thing for humankind to study people with this syndrome to find out more about our genes. A lot of people believe that it’s not a big deal, and kinda cool to have this syndrome. Some problems may be the fact that people who have Uner Tan Syndrome cannot do much on their own. Another problem is the fact that they can’t communicate so we wouldn’t be able to understand what they were saying if they possibly needed help. This makes me think more about the scientific side of wellness and how this could contribute to how we act around other people.
This image is related to my issue because it is part of a clip in a documentary about a family that has Uner Tan Syndrome. The documentary is called, “The Family That Walks On All Fours.”
I chose this topic because I’ve tried Japanese psychological games that have done basic analysis, and I have seen versions of tests in movies and games, so I was fascinated to learn more. It affects me because it gives me a better understanding of how professionals deal with problems, and how answers can be analyzed and understood from different perspectives. Before I knew about how symbolism was used in situations which were given as prompts to find out information about a patient and their problem. I also heard about the ink blot test, which analyzed what a patient saw in an inkblot. It is relevant to me because I may realize that there is someone I know who could benefit from psychology testing. This is important because psychology tests can benefit people who are in need of help dealing with problems, by helping a professional determine how to help the person, as well as better understand the problem. It affects teenagers because in the teenage stage of life, lots of changes are going on and life is advancing and becoming more complicated. During this process, problems can arise in one’s life, which can become overwhelming and confusing (like dealing with stress, or struggling with relationships). Psychology testing can help a professional better understand what a teenager could be going through and determine what to do to help them.
I learned a lot more about psychological testing, like how there are different categories of tests (IQ, personality, aptitude/achievement, behavioral, etc;), the importance of psychological testing (how beneficial it can be to help someone solve their problems), more details about the process of psychological testing (how long it can take, the different forms, and how suited it is to the patient, like in the picture below, where the psychologist positively listens to the boy’s explanation), and some other examples of popular psychology tests (Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale,Thematic Apperception Test, etc;). It expanded my learning by learning more about the different aspects of psychology, and how answers can be prompted and analyzed in different ways, like how the boy in the picture below seemed to have been prompted to explain thoughts about the picture, which the psychologist will analyze. I believe that psychological testing is very beneficial to helping people determine and sort through their problems, but that there should be more projective tests, since the answers will be more truthful due to the fact that the patient doesn’t understand the analysis of their answers until it’s given to them. Projective tests are also more interesting and meaningful, even though they are said to have less accurate results. I found it surprising how many different versions of tests there can be for the many different aspects of psychology. It also surprised me how less common projective tests are, since those are always the types of psychological tests that I see on media. My thinking has changed by expanding my knowledge and understanding about psychology as well as the treatment and identification of emotional and mental problems. Some misunderstandings about this topic are exactly the things that surprised me: there are not a few different tests used by all psychologists, in fact, there are many and for many different aspects; also projective tests are not very common, there are more paper-pencil tests with questions. Some problems about psychological testing are believing that online IQ tests are the same as one with a psychologist, when in fact it leaves out many things, and is not accurate. As well as how some people look up test responses to tests they believe they may have to take to help them ‘succeed’, when really, there is no wrong or right in psychological testing, and not giving your own answers can give false analysis, which doesn’t help. It’s also important to not be afraid of testing and psychologists, since they can help you with your problems, and to get the help if you need it. This influences my thinking about wellness by shedding more light onto the emotional and mental parts of wellness through psychological testing. I know more information about mental and emotional problems, as well as how they can be positively analyzed and treated, like in the picture below.