A little background on Gilbert

14 Jan

Image: ‘Are you ready???’

Use on-line sources to find information on the following. Use academic definitions, but make sure you understand them.

  1. What is a euphemism? Give at least two examples:
  2. Define intellectual disability and mental retardation. 
  3. Name at least two euphemisms for mental retardation.
  4. What has happened to these terms in relation to euphemism.
  5.  List a few of the signs and symptoms of “mental retardation”
  6. Define obesity:
  7. What is “binge eating disorder”? What are some of the symptoms and speculated causes?
  8. What does it mean to be “morbidly obese”?
  9. Name at least two euphemisms for obesity:
  10. Using Wikipedia, write an academic definition of “embarrassment.”
  11. Think about a time when you were extremely embarrassed. Without explaining the incident, thoroughly explain how it FELT:
  12. What is a dysfunctional family?
  13. What are some of the causes, features and characteristics of members of a dysfunctional family?
  14. EXTENSION: What are the equity issues associated with living in the countryside? Consider: wages, career, access to social services etc.

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