Reflection on Adversity
5) Why do we think poor people are poor because of their own bad choices?
Tanner Lebo Based on the reading of my book, I have determine that adversity are troubles that people face in their lives. These troubles and trials may inhibit some abilities, or be hard to deal with, but they can be overcome. Everyone will face adversity in their lives, but these can be overcome through persistence […]
3) American Attitudes about Poverty and the Poor.
5) The author in this article talks about and asks why we believe that the poor are in poverty because of their own bad choices. It goes deep in psychology and talks about the human mind, and how it might view something in a negative way, but doesn’t realize they are in the same situation, […]
1) Do Middle-Class Students Perceive Poor Women and Poor Men Differently?
3) This author in the article discusses if the poor are in poverty because of their lack of motivation/not doing enough or if they are in poverty because of circumstances beyond their control. The author supports the question by offering a survey taken by people, showing their feelings about the question, and lots of statistics […]
2) How do Americans view poverty? Many blue-collar whites, key to Trump, criticize poor people as lazy and content to stay on welfare.
1)This author wanted to determine if people’s feelings towards the poor differed when dealing with poor women or poor men. It was to figure out if Americans thought different about how men got into poverty and why they are in poverty as opposed to how and why women are in it. They do a study, […]
6) Feelings toward the Poor and Beliefs about the Causes of Poverty: The Role of Affective-Cognitive Consistency in Help-Giving.
2) This author didn’t really have a thesis, but its purpose was to determine how Americans view poverty and antipoverty efforts. It was a big survey that asked many different types of people questions dealing with poverty. There are graphs showing information and data taken from the questions, such as if poor people would rather […]
Reaction to Hotel Rwanda and Disposable Culture
6)The author’s thesis in this study was to determine where a person’s attitude toward the poor was dependent on the consistency of the belief about the cause of poverty. He wanted to test the person’s ACC, Affective-Cognitive Consistency, to measure the consistency between feeling and beliefs. They test this through an experiment with many participants, […]
Final Reading Reaction and Recommendation
I really liked Hotel Rwanda. It was really entertaining and a great story of heroism and bravery. It really showcases the disposability that goes on within one society. It exposes the hate that was shown onto the Tutsi’s, by the Hutus. The Hutus have overtaken Rwanda, and see the Tutsi’s as disposable. They see them […]
Reading Response to Moneyball, part 2
I got basically halfway through the book Moneyball. I think the story is now picking up, because now it is actually talking about how the A’s got to where they are, instead of just background. I thought it was cool because I got to see kind of what goes on in a MLB Draft, and […]
Reading Response to “Moneyball”
This is my second response to the book Moneyball. Right now in the story, it is talking about a man named Bill James, who essentially invented sabermetrics, a new style of selected and drafting players in the MLB, based upon on base percentage. He first started by creating a book called the 1977 Baseball Abstract. […]
I am reading the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. It is 3rd person limited, because the readers can see what some characters are thinking. It is about the story behind the Oakland A’s, and how they put together 90 and 100 wins seasons despite not having any MVP caliber players, top […]