Knowing what to type in to the library's database search box can be challenging for an assignment like this. Below, you'll find a list of keywords and search terms that you, as a class, generated in your groups during the library instruction session.
Note: Not every topic that Prof. Walker outlines in the assignment description is represented.
The impact of technology on well-being
Technology: cell phones computers iPods internet medical devices computers bank cards GPS navigation systems iPads tablets smartphones social media skype video chat
Well-being: health happiness access to resources safety stress management healthy living
The meaning of friendship in a socially-networked world
Friendships: subscribers friends followers family girl/boy friends parents siblings extended family soul mate God-parents step-parents acquaintance student/teacher
Social Networks: Facebook Twitter Instagram SnapChat Tublr YouTube
The correlation between doing good and feeling good
Good Works/Deeds: charity work volunteering clean the community educating donating
Feeling Good: healthy energetic emotional stability access to food (ie. food security) being/falling in love cheerful lively happiness access to goods/services successful content confident
The American Dream
What IS "The American Dream"?
pursuit of happiness being successful equal opportunity ownership living simply having enough money "rags to riches" fulfilling life unlimited opportunities religious freedom freedom of speech freedom of choice/ability to make your own decisions married with children white picket fence having a big house what you make it individualism
The Good Life
What IS "The Good Life"?
pursuit of happiness worry free friendships master yourself avoid excess live in harmony live responsibly whatever makes one happy in life achieving success desire what you get open to change lifelong learning be proactive foster and nurture relationships self-improvement limitless self-sufficiency freedom of ______ (movement, choice, religion, speech, etc.)
Race, class, gender, educational level and/or ethnic (ie. one’s nationality) perspectives on The Good Life
female male middle class upper class lower class american mexican canadian european african-american racial identity racial background humanity cultural group white/caucasian hispanic-american native-american nationality ethnic group society government
high school diploma GED associate's degree bachelor's degree master's degree doctorate
Minimalism and Sustainability (as they relate to our lifestyle choices)
Minimalism: downsizing freedom "tiny house movement" basic, simply living essential living
Sustainability: biophilia ecotourism recycling saving
Activities/Practices: reuse re-purpose recycle downsize live simply eat organic less driving/use mass transit save money reduce