Symposium on Writing and Discipline: Social and Psychological Phenomena
In this panel we have three different papers that explore how individuals influence society, how society influences individuals, and how individuals influence each other. In her paper, "The Effect of Parental Attitudes and Alcohol Use on College Students' Drinking," Heather Benzmiller demonstrates how parents' attitudes towards alcohol use affect their children's behavior. In his paper, "Generally on Edge: An Overview of Generalized Anxiety Disorder," Dustin Lynn investigates Generalized Anxiety Disorder from its definition to its causes and impacts, and suggests some strategies to combat the disorder and minimize its negative effects. In her Paper, "All the Cool Kids are Doing It: The Effects of Group Involvement on Non-electoral Participation," Aarika Patel suggests that one's involvement in a group positively impacts one's participation in non-electoral political processes.