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    Cindy Reka
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    This week the assignment was to watch Lemonade (visual album) by Beyoncé and read “What Do the Teens Know About this Tweet That We Don’t?” by Ashley Feinberg and “How Instagram Threads Became the WikiHow for Gen Z” by Taylor Lorenz. Also, we were to post our Project #2 Research Essay prewriting.

    Prewriting:

    Intro: Background on psychedelics, why humans are attracted to self development.
    Body Paragraphs: Case studies on LSD/DMT. Defining “expansion of consciousness”.
    Outro/Conclusion: Final reflections on articles/ case studies. Understanding why drugs mentioned in essay could benefit users, rather than harm them, and why mainstream society has for so long denied the benefits of such chemicals.

    Articles:

    University of Cambridge. “The Medical History of Psychedelic Drugs” Psychedelic Drugs—Volume 1: (Psychedelic Drugs and the Law), vol. 1, no. 1, Apr. 2007, pp. 1–50., http://www.maps.org/images/pdf/history_of_psychedelics.pdf. 
     
    Stein, Diana L. “Psychedelics and the Ancient Near East.” Microsoft Word, July 2014, https:// s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/37301470/Psychedelics_and_the_Ancien                 t_Near_East.pdfAWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A&Expires=1526944635&Signature=CbO7r23JMip5El5rdb7ZXUWxqQk%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DPsychedelics_and_the_Ancient_Near_East.pdf 
     
    Brodwin, Erin. “People Feel More Connected to the World around Them after a Psychedelic Trip – and It Could Have Profound Implications.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 23 Jan. 2018, http://www.businessinsider.com/psychedelics-trip-therapy-2018-1. 
     
    Gerrans, Philip, and Chris Letheby. “Psychedelics Work by Violating Our Models of Self and the World – Philip Gerrans & Chris Letheby | Aeon Essays.” Aeon, Aeon, 22 May 2018, aeon.co/essays/psychedelics-work-by-violating-our-models-of-self-and-the-world. 
     
    Wighton, Kate. “The Brain on LSD Revealed: First Scans Show How the Drug Affects the Brain | Imperial News | Imperial College London.” Imperial News, 11 Apr. 2016, http://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/171699/the-brain-lsd-revealed-first-scans/. 
     
    Brusco, Robert. “Tripping through Time: The Fascinating History of the Magic Mushroom.” Ancient Origins, Ancient Origins, 1 Feb. 2017, http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/tripping-through-time-fascinating-history-magic-mushroom-007474. 
     
    Elsey, James W.B. “Psychedelic Drug Use in Healthy Individuals: A Review of Benefits, Costs, and Implications for Drug Policy.” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Sage Journals, 26 July 2017, journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2050324517723232. 
     
    Tupper, Kenneth W., et al. “Psychedelic Medicine: a Re-Emerging Therapeutic Paradigm.”CMAJ, CMAJ, 6 Oct. 2015, http://www.cmaj.ca/content/187/14/1054.short. 
     
    Kabil, Ahmed. “The History of Psychedelics and Psychotherapy – Timeline.” Timeline, Timeline, 14 Jan. 2016, timeline.com/the-history-of-psychedelics-and-psychotherapy-fe70f72557aa. 
     
    Johnston, Ian. “First Evidence Found That LSD Produces ‘Higher’ Level of Consciousness, Scientists Claim.” The Independent, Independent Digital News and Media, 19 Apr. 2017, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/lsd-first-evidence-higher-level-consciousness-hallucinogenic-drug-scientists-a7690366.html. 
    Krebs, Teri S., and Pål-Ørjan Johansen. “Psychedelics and Mental Health: A Population Study.” PLOS Medicine, Public Library of Science, 19 Aug. 2013, journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0063972.

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