Need help with my Psychology question – I’m studying for my class.
Ghosting, according to the 2020 article by LeFebrve, Rasner and Allen “I Guess I’ll Never Know…”: Non-initiators Account-Making After Being Ghosted”, is “… a popular contemporary dating disengagement strategy that abruptly ends communication using technological medium(s) and subsequently implies the relationship’s end.” (p.395). Use at least one (1) of the readings from the September 23rd class on Theoretical Groundings to further understand ghosting. In the discussion, critically analyze the definition of ghosting in relation to at least one of the readings. If possible, you can relate them to your own personal experience with ghosting – have you done it? Have you been ghosted?
To receive full marks, you must write between 700 and 800 wordsdetailing personal reflections about the course material (these are not journal entries, they are academic engagements) as well as two 300 to 500 word responses to other student’s post. Please also remember to include a word countfor both your original post and your response.
Please remember that, in spite of the relative anonymity of the internet and online platforms, these discussion boards are meant to be safe and enabling spaces for you to engage with the course materials and postulate responses in a professional and scholarly manner. We will not tolerate any form of hate speech so please be respectful and adhere to the University of Ottawa’s policies regarding such behaviour.
To participate, use the “Discussion Board” option on the course’s Brightspace page. There, select Discussion Board #1 – Theoretical Groundings and initiate a new discussion. To do this, select “Start a New Thread” and write your thoughts. Then, to answer to someone else’s thread, select that thread, read your classmates’ thoughts, and provide a constructive and pertinent response.
The discussion board will close at September 28th before 11pm
Full marks will be awarded to all students who:
- Start a new thread that includes a thoughtful discussion about the use of theories in social psychology and the type of knowledge they produce. These threads must include reflections relating to one of the readings from the September 23rd Theoretical Groundings class.
- Formulate a thoughtful comment on another student’s thread. This comment must seek to develop and nuance the discussion of the thread. The discussion should be centered around the readings and focus on the application of social psychology to explain everyday life.
Optional additional reading on “ghosting”:
LeFebvre, Leah E., Ryan D. Rasner and Mike Allen. 2020. ““I Guess I’ll Never Know…”: Non-Initiators Account-Making After being Ghosted.” Journal of Loss & Trauma 25(5):395-415
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