CAUSE/EFFECT: Tracing Reasons and Results 351
Defining Cause/Effect 352
Thinking Critically by Using Cause/Effect 354
Reading and Writing Cause/Effect Essays 355
Student Essay: Cause/Effect at Work 359
Some Final Thoughts on Cause/Effect 361
Cause/Effect in Review 361
STEPHEN KING Why We Crave Horror Movies 364
Seen any good movies lately? Best-selling author Stephen King explains why we are so fascinated with movies that appeal to our darker instincts.
TRINA McQUEEN Why We Crave Hot Stuff 370
Why are we attracted to stories about fascinating people, scandal, and difficult moral issues? Trina McQueen considers the appeal of “hot-stuff stories” and the role of ethics in journalism.
LAURA ROBINSON Starving for the Gold 379
A former competitive athlete, Laura Robinson exposes the serious problem of abuse and eating disorders in the sports world.
KIM PITTAWAY Dead Wrong 389
Are you drawn to celebrity funerals? Do you feel a need to participate in the grieving that follows large-scale public tragic events? In this essay, Kim Pittaway makes a case for public grieving.
EVELYN LAU More and More 394