Week 4 Topic 1: Facts and Opinions on Health and Wealth

In this discussion, you will share your perspective on health and wealth, and you will examine the perspectives of your classmates.

Initial Post (due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday)

Reflect on the assigned readings for this week and the connection between health and wealth.

Assigned Readings:

Purnell, J. Q. (2015). Financial health is public health. In L. Choi, D. Erickson, K. Griffin, A. Levere, & E. Seidman (Eds.), What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Futures of Families, Communities, and the Nation (pp. 163-171). Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. http://www.strongfinancialfuture.org/essays/financial-health-is-public-health/

Clay, R. A. (2001, October). Wealth secures health. Monitor on Psychology, 32(9), p. 78. http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct01/wealthhealth.aspx

Sapolsky, R.M. (2018). The health-wealth gap. Scientific American, 319(5), pp. 62-67. http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edb&AN=132271091&site=eds-live&scope=site

Then, write 2-3 paragraphs where you:

(1) give your perspective on the relationship between health and wealth

(2) support your perspective with facts and/or opinions

(3) explain how your core values affect your perspective on health and wealth

(4) demonstrate the grammar and writing skills covered in the previous weeks

Peer Response (due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday)

Respond to at least one of your classmates and discuss the effectiveness of her/his support. Here are a few things you might consider when writing your response:

  • Is the support relevant? Why or why not?
  • Are the facts verifiable? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • Are the opinions well-reasoned? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • What insight on facts and opinions have you gained from reading about your classmate’s post?
  • What insight might you offer your classmate regarding using facts and opinions to support ideas?

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