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What is Autism?
Published 12/9/2014 in Neuroanthropology: The Course
Author skcharles1
I used this article, as well as the chapter in our book on autism, to help me get a full picture of what autism is and how it affects people and the way they behave.  It helped to show me that there was a spectrum of autistic disorders that show how well those with autism function.   Article: "What is Autism? What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?" read more ❯
Religious Coping
Published 12/9/2014 in Neuroanthropology: The Course
Author skcharles1
This article focused on how families dealt with their children having autism in a religious setting.  I used this article to discover how whether or not families found their religion as a positive or negative way of helping them with their autistic children.   Article: "Religious Coping in Families of Children with Autism" by Nalini Tarakeschwar and Kenneth I. Pargament, publiched in 2001 in read more ❯
Spirituality on the Autistic Spectrum
Published 12/9/2014 in Neuroanthropology: The Course
Author skcharles1
I used this article mainly because it was written by a person who has autism and is about their experience communing with God.  It provided me with an inside view of what it was like to have autism and experience religion.  The article's main focus was to make sure it was known that autistic people should be included within the religious community, even though they may commune with God in different ways.   Article: "On Connectedness: Spirituality on the Autistic Spectrum" by Christopher Barber, published in 2011 in Practical Theology read more ❯
Integrating Faith and Treatment
Published 12/8/2014 in Neuroanthropology: The Course
Author skcharles1
This article focuses on different treatment options for children with autism, specifically a Christ-centered treatment program.  This article mainly interested me because it looked at an alternate way to help treat autism.   Article: "Integrating Faith and Treatment for Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders" by Cara Marker, Magdalena Weeks, and Irene Kraegel, published in 2007 in The Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Volume 26 read more ❯
Church Ministry and the Child with Autism
Published 12/8/2014 in Neuroanthropology: The Course
Author skcharles1
This article focused on how a family's faith and religion helped to support them and their autistic children.  I used this article to help me understand the possible benefits that children could have by being involved within their church. This is the article that sparked my idea of a difference in the structural environments of church services.  From my own personal experience, I notice that the autistic child I babysit often deals a little better with an environment that is structured, and I wondered if the same would be applicable to how stressed they would be in different church environments.   Article: "Church Ministry and the Child with Autism" by Joyce Emmons Nuner and Tamara Stringer Love, published in 2013 in Family and Community Ministries, Volume 26 read more ❯
Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Image of God
Published 12/8/2014 in Neuroanthropology: The Course
Author skcharles1
This article specifically focused on how those who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum interact with God and view the image of God.  I mainly used this article to help me understand how a child with autism might have a relationship with God, despite having obvious social impairments.   Article: "Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Image of God as a Core Aspect of Religiousness" by Hanneke Schaap-Jonker, Bram Sizoo, Jannine can Schothorst-van Roekel, and Jozef Corveleyn, published in 2013 in The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion read more ❯
Autism From a Religious Perspective
Published 12/8/2014 in Neuroanthropology: The Course
Author skcharles1
This study looked at three families immigrant South Asian Muslim families with children that had been diagnosed as on the Autism Spectrum.  I mainly utilized their usage of participant observation and how the researcher immersed themselves within the cultures of the families in order to fully understand what their life was like.   Article: "Autism From a Religious Persepctive: A Study of Parental Beliefs in South Asian Muslim Immigrant Families" by Brinda Jegatheesan, Peggy J. Miller, and Susan A. Fowler, published in 2010 by the Hammil Institute on Disabilities   read more ❯
Dating App
Published 12/2/2014 in Anthropology of Sex
Author msbarclay
I have dived into online dating websites before a few years ago and actually met someone. That didn't last long at all. It could have been due to the set up of the dating site Ok cupid or simply due to lack of interest I had in my date after meeting her. Needless to say I never used that site again. In doing this assignment I joined Plenty of Fish. I am a lesbian and as far as I know there are not many sites out there for us, as popular as Grinder for males. I asked several friends which one they recommend and this one was a winner all around. Creating my account I used my real name and real information. When I first joined I only posted two pictures of my self and several weeks later I posted six more photos. I wanted to see if there would... read more ❯
I'm queer
Published 12/2/2014 in Anthropology of Sex
Author msbarclay
I was very apprehensive in trying this since I used to identify myself as a lesbian and anyone I told would most likely respond with a smart comment like "really, you don't say". However in the last several months I have had several conversations with friends on sexuality as being fluid. It is a topic that I have only recently changed my perspective on so I was interested in having the conversation. The perfect scenario came about though just yesterday. I was having a discussion with an ex and she told me that she has feelings for a guy. She was very nervous telling me this information and disturbed with the idea of being with a male. She asked me if I thought she was crazy for having these feelings. My opinion really mattered to her and my response was "Well I am queer". She asked me what I meant by... read more ❯
My Hometown Enters the Primatology Big Leagues: International Orangutan Center in Indianapolis
Published 12/2/2014 in The Monkey Speaks His Mind
Author Christopher Lynn
The new orangutan facility at the Indianapolis Zoo is really impressive. We checked it out this past summer while visiting my family in Indy. The facility is a network of buildings, outdoor space, & climbing structures that the individuals can navigate with a fair amount of freedom &, if they want it, privacy. Unfortunately, because my iPhone kept filling up & not letting me take more photos, I deleted a few that just showed the buildings w/o any cutesy animal shots. I did not have the foresight to think how I'd use them in a blog post, but I did get a fair number of photos to show off as follow. The main building looks like a giant church to me.  The triangular central building has a glass wall facing the front with entrances a level up on each side. There are few bad spots for watching the orangs because of Rocky, the... read more ❯

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