Choose 1 of the following 2 questions to answer.  Your 1,500 word paper should demonstrate active engagement with the readings and your arguments should be based on evidence and information from the assigned readings and class discussion.  All readings should be cited using APA style guidelines both in text and for the reference section. Your papers are due by email by 5pm EST on Thursday, Dec 3 by 5pm EST.

1) What do researchers conclude is the relationship between attention and emotional well-being? How is attention related to other positive outcomes such as learning, success at work, and in relationships? What does research suggest are the ways in which the Internet and mobile communication have changed the way we read and learn? How does technology use relate to attention and well-being? What are strategies for managing attention in a world of increasing distraction? For each topic, discuss the evidence in favor of the authors’ arguments but also possible counter-arguments including your own reactions.

2) What does research suggest about the amount of violence in the media over time and its relationship to aggression? What are the counter-arguments about the possible linkages between media violence and violent acts like homicide or assault?  Besides these direct effects, what are other important effects that media violence has on individuals and culture?  Does this research concern you: Why or why not?  If media violence is a problem, what specific policy actions or individual actions can be taken?