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Do Students Have Too Much Homework? by
Publication Date: 2012-03-05
These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This new addition to the At Issue series examines a variety of issues related to student homework. The title explores the impact of excessive homework on families, the relationship between academic pressure and student workload, and the impact of life les; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.
Is Homework a Waste of Time? by
Publication Date: 2007-10-26
These titles encourage critical thinking and debate by providing case studies, historical contexts, and individual opinions on each issue. Readers are encouraged to think and express themselves independently, evaluatively, and critically. At the end, readers are left to make up their own minds, having acquired transferable skills such as the ability to distinguish fact from opinion, weigh up the strength of other people's arguments, and recognize other people's assumptions.
How Does Cell Phone Use Impact Teenagers? by
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
Experts are concerned about the way habitual cell phone use has altered teenagers¿ lives. Through objective discussion, numerous direct quotes, and full-color illustrations this title examines What Are the Origins of Concerns About Cell Phone Use? Can Cell Phone Use Harm Teens Physically? Can Cell Phone Use Harm Teens Psychologically? How Serious a Problem Is Texting While Driving? How Serious a Problem is Sexting?
Cell Phones and Driving by
Publication Date: 2011-01-14
The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.
Are Cell Phones Dangerous? by
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Are Cell Phones Dangerous? begins with a brief history of this now ubiquitous technology and then analyzes the risks of cell phone usage in three main areas. It draws on numerous studies to report suspected links to cancer, a decline in male fertility, and other health-related problems as well as accidents and deaths related to texting while driving. The authors also look a such negative impacts on youth culture as addiction, bullying, and sexting. Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults? begins with early examples of youths tried as adults and the roots of juvenile justice. Citing experts in law enforcement and psychology, the text examines teens' responsibility for crimes as their brains are still evolving and subjected to peer pressure. It also considers whether juvenile offenders can be rehabilitated and identifies alternative programs that achieve some success in reducing recidivism. Both timely titles feature color photographs, fact boxes, lists of related organizations and websites, a bibliography, and source notes and will serve as useful debate starters.
Glued to Games by
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
This book offers a practical yet powerful way to understand the psychological appeal and strong motivation to play video games. * Images from classic and modern video games illustrate key points and make the information accessible to all readers * A bibliography of numerous psychological studies support the author's underlying motivational model
Violence as Entertainment by
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Watch out! Does violence in the media make consumers aggressive? You know violence is part of many TV shows, movies, comics, video games, and even advertising. But does violent media influence you? Learn how violence is used in the media and how it affects people. And that means you!
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