How has your own culture shaped your world view?

OPTIONS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PAPER (PICK ONE)

Paper Format:

· Typed in black ink using a 12 point font (preferably Arial or Times New Roman)

· Three (3) full pages

· Double Spaced

· One inch margins (top, bottom, right & left)

· Include a “Works Cited” page for the two sources quoted in your paper

OPTION ONE: A True Story of Abuse ~ Violence in Society 

Watch the movie or read the book. The Burning Bed. (Please Note: I have a copy (only two total) of which you can view at the Student Resource Center (located in the Library building here on campus). If you choose to not watch the video in the Student Resource Center, you will have to either find a safe site to watch this movie online, rent the movie, purchase the movie, read the book, etc.

1)  What do our beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors contribute or take away from ourselves and others?

2)  How does this movie make you think differently about how you can impact physical/mental/emotional abuse, mental health, addiction problems, etc.?

3)  Name at least three issues you noticed in the movie that contributed to the continued abusive situation. How should these situations have been handled? Please be specific in your answer citing the outcomes.

4) What have you learned about yourself from this movie? How does it make you a better person?

5) How has your own culture shaped your world view? How can you adjust your actions to successfully interact with someone from another culture?

6) Locate two sources from the online databases about helping behaviors and how they can lead to significant improvements within society regarding abusive relationships, mental health issues, addiction problems, etc. Include at least one quote from each source in your paper. Be sure to include a “Works Cited” page in your paper.

OPTION TWO: Implement Five Acts of Kindness (Pro-Social Behavior)

Implement five acts of kindness (pro-social behavior). Use your discretion, common sense, and modesty at all times. Do not put yourself in an environment of potential danger or harm to yourself.

1) Describe what you did, how, where, to whom, and what reactions you perceived from others and yourself.

2) What did you learn about prosocial behavior from this exercise?

3) What impact do you see implementing acts of kindness could have on mental illness, physical/mental/emotional abuse, addictions, etc.?

4) What have you learned about yourself from this activity? How does it make you a better person?

5) How has your own culture shaped your world view? How can you adjust your actions to successfully interact with someone from another culture?

6) Locate two sources from the online databases about helping behaviors and how they can lead to significant improvements within society regarding abusive relationships, mental health issues, addiction problems, etc. Include at least one quote from each source in your paper. Be sure to include a “Works Cited” page in your paper.

OPTION THREE: Altruism and Helping Behavior Survey

Conduct an experiment.

1) Find 15 subjects to take the following survey regarding altruism: http://www.performwell.org/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=att_download&link_id=165&cf_id=24

Score items as follows:
Never = 1
Once = 2
More than Once = 3
Often = 4
Very Often = 5
Add scores for each item together. Higher scores indicate more altruistic behavior. Highest possible score is 70; lowest possible score is 14.

2) What were the results? How do these findings relate to social responsibility and what impact does it have on society as a whole?

3) Based on your findings, how do you feel mental illness, physical/mental/emotional abuse, addictions, etc. are affected?

4) What have you learned about yourself as a result of this activity? How does it make you a better person?

5) How has your own culture shaped your world view? How can you adjust your actions to successfully interact with someone from another culture?

6) Locate two sources from the online databases about helping behaviors and how they can lead to significant improvements within society regarding abusive relationships, mental health issues, addiction problems, etc. Include at least one quote from each source in your paper. Be sure to include a “Works Cited” page in your paper.

 

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