For each essay, choose one topic from the list below. Please read the brief section in your text that introduces the topic. Acquire one of the cited sources provided within that introduction (the full citation can be found in the back of the book under references). Use that article to expand upon a summary of your topic and then answer the questions posed in the text within your essay. At least ONE citation included in the brief description MUST be included in your essay ““ and that article must be submitted as an additional file with your essay. Each essay should be 2-3 pages in length (double-spaced, 12 point font) and should include a summary of the topic (with in-text citations; no reference page needed as the article will be submitted) and the responses to the questions raised about that topic within the text. DO NOT re-post the questions in your essay; simply answer them as a way to expand upon your topic. To simplify the sources you can choose from and what questions you must answer within your essay, I have included them under the possible topics below. Essay #2 Topic Choices: 1. Size Acceptance (page 154) a. Possible articles: i. Bacon, Stern, Van Loan & Keim, 2005 ii. Mann, Tomiyama, Westling, Lew, Samuels & Chatman, 2007 b. Questions to answer: i. Positive media portrayals of heavy characters help advance size acceptance ideals in the mainstream culture. What characters currently on television contradict cultural stereotypes of obese people? 2. Retirement (pages 185-186) a. Possible articles: i. Adams & Beehr, 1998 ii. Quick & Moen, 1998 iii. Schulz & Wang, 2011 b. Questions to answer: i. Which model best describes your father or mother (or grandparent’s or other relative’s) retirement? Explain how these different models of retirement depend on one’s individual goals and values. 3. Mental Illness Stigma (pages 202-203) a. Possible articles: i. Hinshaw, 2007 ii. Weiner, Perry & Magnuson, 1988 iii. Martinez, Piff, Mendoza-Denton & Hinshaw, 2011 iv. Wirth & Bodenhausen, 2009 v. Corrigan, 2004 b. Questions to answer: i. How can the stigma associated with mental illness be reduced? Describe Corrigan’s suggestions in greater detail. 4. Covering (pages 225-226) a. Possible articles: i. Yoshino, 2006 ii. Goffman, 1963 b. Questions to answer: i. Discuss other ways stigmatized people cover. ii. How is covering a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy? 5. Stereotype Rebound (pages 243-244) a. Possible articles: i. Macrae, Bodnehausen, Milne & Jetten, 1994 ii. Follenfant & Ric, 2010 b. Questions to answer: i. One implication of stereotype rebound is that in trying to not say something prejudiced you might be successful at keeping the stereotype out of your speech but miss its leaks into your behavior, which you are not monitoring.

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