My Hypothesis – gooferious

  1. Social anxiety
  2. Social anxiety among young adults
  3. The effect on young adults who suffer from social anxiety
  4. Young adults who voluntarily seek help for their social anxiety have a higher chance of overcoming their disorder
  5. Forcing young adults diagnosed with social anxiety into therapy will reduce the number of people who will continue to suffer from this mental disorder
  6. Forcing young adults into therapy will reduce the number of people who suffer from social anxiety more than young adults who voluntarily go into therapy

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2 Responses to My Hypothesis – gooferious

  1. davidbdale says:

    I doubt it.
    Three-strike rules give offenders a chance to figure out what qualifies and what does not qualify as a violation of the rules.
    A one-strike rule provides no useful information about actual enforcement.
    —Does “holding an ounce for a friend” violate the policy?
    So your categories and rules are WAY TOO VAGUE.

    Also, your 1-6 sequence does not actually sequence. There’s no progress from 1 to 6. The steps appear to have no logical progression. What does steps 1-5 have to do with a 1-strike rule?

    What’s your goal? To kick out students who use drugs? To discourage drug users from applying to the college? To wean drug users off of drugs?

    I’m pretty sure you haven’t thought through these choices.


  2. davidbdale says:

    Feedback here in the Reply section might be redundant now that we’ve had our Conference, Gooferious. As you recall, my recommendation, and our consensus, was that your hypothesis will be mostly procedural or process-oriented. Who will determine who’s suffering anxiety? How will those determinations be communicated to a decision-maker, and who will make the decisions whether to compel an anxiety-sufferer to receive treatment? What will that treatment look like? Who will administer it? Who will pay for it? And how will compliance be enforced? are all questions that beg to be answered.


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