The “Duck Syndrome” is a term coined by Stanford University. It is a metaphor which describes the situation of university students. Think of a duck gliding along the water. It looks calm, peaceful and tranquil. However, when we look under the water, we see that it is paddling frantically. Nowadays, many students seem to be calm and cool when they are quite stressed-out inside. Most of them have extreme goals and desires. Moreover, they have “Fake it till you make it.” as their motto.(Langlois, 2015)

After you watch the videos and read the articles, write a problem- solution essay in which you offer ways to deal with ‘Duck Syndrome’ You may either include the points in the articles or suggest new ways.

References

Langlois, D. (2015). Teens & the Duck Syndrome. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/teens-the-duck-syndrome/

Videos:

What you Need to Know about Duck Syndrome

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/what-you-need-know-about-duck-syndrome?video_id=4553245935001

The Mental-Health Problem on University Campuses

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/what-you-need-know-about-duck-syndrome

Duck Syndrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FMdPZ-Gt1A

Articles:

Duck Syndrome and a culture of misery

https://www.stanforddaily.com/2018/01/31/duck-syndrome-and-a-culture-of-misery/

Duck Syndrome

https://www.medicinenet.com/duck_syndrome/article.htm#duck_syndrome_facts

Duck Syndrome: How to Help your Stressed-Out Teen

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ryan-thomas-neace-/duck-syndrome-how-to-help_b_4164928.html

Do you have ‘floating duck syndrome’?

https://anaparkergoodwin.com/tip-13-do-you-have-floating-duck-syndrome-self-compassion-reduces-anxiety-depression-and-severe-stress/

What is ‘Duck Syndrome’? – And are You at Risk?

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/duck-syndrome-what-is-it-60481

Millennial Duck Syndrome

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-gen-y-guide/201705/millennial-duck-syndrome

YADYOK Assistant,

Ş.Müge UYSAL

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