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Well done[edit source]

Good job on setting up your account, Breona duncan. Let me know if I can do anything as you go along. 'Official' Wikiversity welcome below. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:03, 28 July 2008 (UTC)


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Caffeine culture[edit source]

Hi Breona, I've created this 'blank page' which can be used if you like to add links, discuss questions, draft ideas, etc. about your essay. You might copy or move your questions (on your user page) to this page, which hopefully might attract some responses. I will keep an eye out for relevant material and contribute to whatever you add there. Hope that helps. There is no problem at all with using the your e-portfolio in this way, but this is obviously going to be something which you want to grow and develop, so its probably good to "branch" and grow two trees :). -- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:26, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

My thoughts on coffee[edit source]

Hi Breona

I am a huge coffee drinker from way back and so thought I’d share my opinions on your topic. I’m ordinarily a big coffee fan (a day wouldn’t go by where I would have at least two!) but am pregnant at the moment so had to give it up. And not drinking it for the past few months has made me realise how addicted I was!! I started drinking coffee when I was in high school and honestly think this is the longest I have gone without it.

I think that the majority of people definitely feel the stimulant effect and use it for this purpose (I know I’d use it for late night study sessions), but I also think it is to do with the whole culture surrounding coffee drinking. I remember in high school feeling so grown up because my Mum would let me drink coffee whereas a number of my friends still weren’t allowed. I guess I saw drinking coffee as mature and rather sophisticated, which is perhaps why so many younger kids are drawn to these caffeinated drinks??

Even now when I catch up with friends it’s not quite the same having a hot chocolate, probably because afterwards I feel like taking a nap!!

Good luck with the essay, Bel. (ps. still figuring out wikiversity so I hope this is what this discussion page is for and I haven’t just violated your page!?)

>A had opinions about why there is such a reliance on caffeine
For me also because of the fast stimulant effect. I also remember that my mother + her friends use it for coming together, chit chating and reading horoscopes from the coffee (after drinking the coffee they would turn the cup, wait a few mins and then from the different flows of the coffee read something of the future - don't ask me how they did that now :-)). They used these kind of objects, more info: w:Turkish coffee
>B what the consequences of this reliance is
Perhaps that other stimulators are not used anymore ? E.g. just doing 5 mins sports (Jumping jack , ...) to awake yourself. Also when I drink coffee I get thirsty a lot and have to drink "normal water". And the coffee/water industry gets more money :-)
>C any interesting research/studies or media influences/thoughts on this matter
Sorry, don't know any atm. Would have to search also, but well - my coffee just finished, so must drink it :-) ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 09:18, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Loves My Coffee[edit source]

Hi, I have just come across your page and was interested in the questions you pose on the coffee craze. I began to think of it myself as I pretty much can not live without coffee (no exaggeration either). I don't know that its a reliance on the coffee itself, or at least not for everyone. I strated drinking coffee t 15, I'm not going to be cool. I had just started working in an office environment and it seemed the thing to do at the time. Then going through college it was a way to take time out and relax with friends. I came off it once just to see if I had an addiction but after not noticing any symptoms of withdrawal went on in my merry coffee drinking ways. I find even now, that a huge part of the uni culture is to have a coffee with friends. I find that knowing the effects of too much caffeine doesn't stop me drinking coffee it makes me a better self rationaliser about the whole thing, I also rationalise it by pointing out albeit to myself that coffee has milk which=calcium and water which=good for us. I think many of us don't necessarily rely on coffee for the caffeine but for the social aspects that come along with it.----MandaG

E-portfolio Feedback for Breona duncan[edit source]

Hi Breona duncan,

Thanks for participating in the social psychology unit. I have read your e-portfolio and have provided some feedback below. The marks will put be posted on WebCT 24 or 25 November. I will email the discussion list when they are available. Feel free to let me know if you have any comments, concerns, questions. I also welcome your feedback here.

Regularity/Continuity[edit source]

Very regular, disciplined engagement with the lectures; less so for the tutorials. (CR)

Depth/Insightfulness[edit source]

Useful, insightful reflections and self-reflections on the unit content, including personal examples, interests, and images. I like the way you used questions (e.g., about 'caffeine culture') to engage others. The video link was also excellent. (CR)

Overall/General/Other[edit source]

No comment

Contributions/Statistics[edit source]

Sincerely, James Neill - talk - email

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