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Twenge, Luhrmann and Thurman: Connective Thinking The first step to synthesis is connective thinking. In this exercise, you will try, with your group, to trace the differences between authors who are discussing a similar subject, with the ultimate goal of using those differences to try to develop your own position or idea. Putting together several such synthesis ideas in a way that coherently answers the question is key to a successful Expos paper. Each group will be assigned to one of the following areas for connective thinking. Please use page numbers, and specific quotes, wherever possible. You will need a separate sheet of paper. 1.) The self in Twenge and Thurman —How is Twenge’s idea of “self-esteem” related to Thurman’s idea of the “self” and “selflessness”? —What kinds of connections exist between successful communities in Twenge and successful communities in Thurman? 2.) The self in Twenge and Luhrmann —Do the kinds of GenMe selves Twenge describes appear anywhere in
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Unformatted text preview: Luhrmann? —What other ideas of the self do we find in Luhrmann, and how do they confirm or contradict Twenge’s idea of generational selves? 3.) Religion in Twenge and Luhrmann —What kind of role or value does Twenge ascribe to religion in general, and specific religions in particular? —How does Horizon church confirm, contradict, or otherwise relate to the role Twenge thinks religion plays in society? 4.) Education in Twenge and Luhrmann —How does the process of teaching/learning that goes on at Horizon church relate to the process of teaching/learning that Twenge faults in American education? —Who are the students in each process, and what are the end results? 5.) Violence in Twenge and Thurman —What does Twenge think causes violence, and what does Thurman think causes violence? —How does Twenge think the problem of violence might be reduced or solved, and how does Thurman think it might be reduced or solved?...
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