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Danny's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/25/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
Location: Black Market Bar & Grill, Birmingham Day: Saturday 23rd 2013 Time: approximately 6:30 p.m. Started assignment Environment overview: When I walked into the bar, mysight diminished somewhat. The lights were dim, not near pitch dark, but enough to blend color shades together. The whole place was relatively small andthe bar table layout formed a reverse “L” while the rest of the room contoured to the same shape. Multi-colored lights hung right above the bar setting, illumining the chairs under it. A couple of T.V sets played either sports related shows or The Big Bang Theory. Under the televisionswere the refrigerators that held all the alcohol. Booths were position along the wall with tables adjacent to them, all going further deeper into the room.I had sat down with my older sister, who accompanied me, at the booth closet to the door. Sitting down Iobserved all the B movie memorable posters and art that lined the... read more ❯
Rebekah's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/21/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
So, on Wednesday night around 9:30, I went to the Alcove on 22nd Avenue. The place looks like a hole in the wall from the outside. Inside it is dark with lots of mirrors and has cool vibes. It’s kind of a hipster place. It didn’t seem too much of the college place to go, although I saw some college age kids (actually saw a guy from one of my classes), but there were older people there as well. I think it’s a local place, and perhaps a well-kept secret from the frat boys. Anyways, my focal point was a man who looked to be in his late twenties. He was wearing a black hat with a black collared shirt; his name was engraved on the shirt so I’m thinking he is a car mechanic or something like that. He was wearing dark jeans. He was standing behind a woman... read more ❯
Candace's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/19/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
Location: Hooters Date: Feb. 18, 2013 Environment: Typical Hooters restaurant Focal Sampling Notes Young man wearing grey hoodie and camo hat. Drinking bud light platinum Watching basketball game on the television on the wall Talking to young Hooters girl Seemed uninterested and responded to the things he had to say with boredom Scan Sampling Older men watching athletic, blonde Hooters girl. She did not appear to be his waitress and ignored him whenever he spoke to her. Analysis With the focal sampling, I saw very little. I observed the boy speaking to the girl. He appeared to be interested in her and also disheartened by her lack of interest. She mostly sat there, just shaking her head in boredom whenever he spoke. She also twirled her hair around her fingers like she was anxious. All in all, the sample yielded few results. The scan sampling was much more productive. The group sat in the back of the restaurant. It included an older man... read more ❯
Kelsey's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/19/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
Observing from a table while eating. Environment:It’s a restaurant/bar with dim-moderate lighting, college student atmosphere, slightly busy and noisy; There were many people who seem associated with a fraternity. It is more difficult to distinguish which “type” girls were because most are dressed up (more so than your typical school day).The restaurant had a lively vibe. There are TVs playing sports. Focal Sample: Female, with four other girls at table near bar. She was drinking. Her table received a beer pitcher. She talks to her friends and she actually seems to be dominating the conversation. In the first five minutes of the sample she gets up from the table two times. The first time was to go to the bathroom. When she came out I observed her pulling down on her dress. The dress was short and black with regular sleeves and a rather low neckline. She also had on heels. She... read more ❯
Michael's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/19/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
For my observation I chose the bar known as the Grey Lady, the day just turned out to be Valentine’s Day. Me and my girlfriend sat at the end of the bar and watched the single people go about their business. The focal sampling I decided to observe turned out to be just a guy alone at a bar on Valentine’s Day.  I noticed him almost immediately once I had made myself comfortable,  for starters he was wearing a dark blue button up shirt, so I could  not tell if he was meeting someone or just wanted to look acceptable. After about ten minutes it was apparent that he was not meeting anyone, it was also apparent that he was not the happiest person that day, he consumed 5 mixed drinks within the 15 minutes that I watched him. Also he checked his phone for the first ten minutes, but... read more ❯
Kimberly's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/19/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
Site:    Hogan’s Irish Pub, 507 Cahaba Heights Circle, Birmingham, AL Date/Time:  Saturday, February 16, 2010   9:25 p.m. Environment: Crowded, loud and dimly lit.  Large bar & dance floor, live band Crowd:  Older adults – average age around 60 Focal Sample: Subject:    Male, mid-30s, sitting at main bar. Casually dressed, sitting back in bar stool looking relaxed Drinking beer Checking phone/texting Watching women walk by, ignoring men Eyes moving constantly – scanning room Talks to friends but keeps seat between them empty Keeps his eyes on women walking by while talking to friends Orders another beer Checks phone Goes out for a cigarette Comes back in – eyes still scanning constantly Says hello to me as he walks back in (busted!) Sits back in seat and drinks beer Checks phone/texts Small smile at woman who walks by After about 12 minutes of watching this guy check out every woman in the place, a woman (about 60 years old) walks over and asks if she can sit in the seat next to him. He... read more ❯
Danyon's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/14/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
My observation took place at Jupiter on the strip. My first observation was a male who appeared to be 21 due to his wristband and consumption of alcohol. He talked very loudly and used vulgar language towards the group he was with. It seemed as if he wanted to prove how “cool” he was. He would frequently look up to the television and talk about the sports highlight, which he knew nothing about. In my first group observation I observed a group of 4 guys talking amongst themselves. They didn’t have much to talk about with each other and would constantly talk to the DJ. Shortly after, one of the guys headed towards the exits and they all followed. Next I observed two groups of people sitting down at the tables in the middle of the floor. At both tables it appeared to be a mix of underage and 21 years old,... read more ❯
Brook's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/14/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
Arrival: 2/9/13, approx. 10 p.m., the Alcove bar Environment: cramped, loud (but not boisterous), and dimly lit People: mostly college students/20-somethings, also some older Tuscaloosa “locals” 1.) Focal Sampling Notes Female, early 20’s, more than likely is a student Heavily drinking PBR—finished one, proceeded to order two more in the 15 minute period Initially, was talking to an older male (40-something) but he hugged her and walked off. After that, she sat alone, drinking Didn’t smile, looked very uncomfortable Posture was slouched over, legs stayed crossed Had big hair and lots of make-up, wore an oversized sweatshirt and Victoria’s Secret leggings Did not seem receptive to being picked up but did scan the room looking around, made awkward eye-contact with me twice 2.) Scan Sampling People are socializing, mainly in groups but some individuals have broken away into what appears to be more intimate conversations Most of the groups that remained ended up leaving/going outside Individuals engaged in the more private, one-on-one conversations remained... read more ❯
Jessica's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/13/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
Starbucks 1420 Gadsden Hwy Trussville, Alabama 35235 02/13/13 7:15 pm I was not sure whether to include the initial notes, but since I typed them on the computer initially anyway, I included them here just in case. The Summary and Analysis will be included after the notes. Notes: The lighting is dim and moody. Many people are on their laptops. A group on the couch across the store has gotten comfortable. Many young students, ages 17-22 I would guess. There are a few older men with headphones in, one is in a suit. He seems to have been here a while.  It is quiet except for the occasional chit chat or phone call. Since this isn’t a college town, not many sorority/fraternity types. Mostly people who need to relax. A girl just walked in, mid 20’s. Focal Study: The girl that just walked in went straight to get her drink. She is wearing dress pants and a... read more ❯
Christopher's Human Ethology Assignment
Published 2/13/2013 in Anthropology of Sex
Author Johnna Dominguez
I went to the bar Jupiter on the strip for this assignment. In my first study, I observed a young male in a red shirt. He was smoking with a group of people at a table and dancing pretty wildly. He was the guy lighting everyones cigarettes, including the girl next to him. He seemed to want a hook up, but I couldnʼt tell how far he was going to pursue it. The girl next to him might have been his girlfriend. On the second case study, I observed four groups. Two of them were just a group of guys talking. They didnʼt mingle with any others, and seemed to be dressed the same in jockey athletic clothing. Another group of guys at the bar also had one drunk guy dancing pretty wildly. There were a few girls sitting by themselves at the bar, looking like they were ready to get picked up. The only table I saw that... read more ❯

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