- Ecology of Violence
There are many socio-cultural and political factors that lead to violence. Some of the factors that lead to violence include poverty. Many people who are poor are likely to engage in violent. Due to the lack that they experience in their life, participation of poor people in violence is the only way that they can be sure of obtaining what they need. Unemployment is a socio-political factor that contributes to violence. Due to the constraints that are experienced by people who are unemployed, these people tend to be stressed. High depression can lead people to be highly irritable and may in some cases turn into violence as way of acquiring what they need in life. Cultural beliefs are also another factor that has been attributed to violence. For example, there are many societies around the world that tend to objectify women. Individuals who hail from such societies are more likely to violent towards women thereby contributing to some of the actions of violence that are experienced in different societies.
- Self-Assessment Survey
Based on the assessment, it is evident that I do not do enough to protect the environment. I believe that there is need for me to be more environmental friendly in the lifestyle that I lead. As part of my action plan towards protecting the environment, I hope to begin using as little water possible in cleaning, showering, and other activities that utilize water. In addition, I intend to begin to use recyclable packaging material. In this way, I can be able to contribute to a sustainable society that is mindful of the environment and the welfare of future generation. In addition, I will be more economical in the use of electricity. This will ensure that fewer environmental resources are used in the production of electricity. Finally, I will make sure that home heating is well installed. This will be instrumental in making sure that the carbon monoxide concentration in the environment is reduced as outlined in chapter 14 (Donatelle, 2006).
- Healthy Web Surfing
- What & where: What is the topic and web address for this site?
The website I selected is the American Herbal Products Association. This website is located in the state of Maine. The web address for this site is http://www.ahpa.org/.
- Consider the source: Who runs the website?
This website is run and sponsored by Grifcon Enterprises Inc. This is an insurance program that is located in Maine.
- Focus on quality: How is information reviewed before it gets posted?
The information is reviewed by different biological committees, political committees, and other stakeholders before it is posted on the website. The information that is posted on this website is based on peer-reviewed such as books and government periodicals
- Be a cyber-skeptic: Does the site make health claims that seem too good to be true?
The information that is posted on this website is well researched and well informed. The quality of this information is not too good to be true but is factual and accurate.
- Look for evidence: What is the original source of the information posted (e.g., research, etc.)?
The original sources for the information that is posted on this website are from botanical workshops. Other sources include the botanical handbook for safety. This information is therefore well researched and founded.
- Check for currency: How current is the information?
The information on this website was posted on July 22nd 2013. This shows that the information is less than a month old. Therefore, the information on this website is current.
- Beware of bias: what is the purpose, who is paying for the site?
The purpose of this website is to provide customers with vital information regarding herbal products. Grifcon Enterprises Inc., which is an insurance program, is paying for this website.
This website has a privacy statement that outlines how the website protects personal information. Personal information of customers is well protected and is only used in the correspondence of the site and its subscribers.
Donatelle, R. J. (2007). Health: the basics (7th Ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pearson Benjamin Cummings.