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Sarah Croog ID# 24939025 Journal #5 Discussion 8 TA: Barbra McCall This past week, Professor Gerber moved from the topic of issues that accompany alcoholism, binge drinking, as well as other depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens, to the topic of new and old mental models, as well as consumerist tendencies and other factors that create class inequities and internal oppression. The lecturer on Monday reiterated what we had discussed in the previous week. She commented on the social norms that influence people’s decisions to consume alcohol, remarking that generally, people are more likely to underestimate good social norms and overestimate bad social norms. She also gave students several healthy ways to monitor alcohol consumption and prevent illness from alcohol consumption, including drinking water with alcohol, and eating before consumption. In Wednesday’s lecture, we were shown a video that characterized America as materialistic; it claimed that our consumer society suffers from affluenza , or an ailment that comes from essentially believing that money buys happiness (which it doesn’t). He also noted that many individuals undergo the process of
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PUBHLTH 160 taught by Professor Gerber during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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