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  • Posted Abstract Math to Fall 2011 Psy1001 Sec21
    I am working toward a doctorate in theoretical math, and I have been troubled by the idea that the work I do is not applicable to anything in particular. The material that I study is fascinating, but sometimes it...
  • Posted IQ Testing to Fall 2011 Psy1001 Sec21
    As illustrated in the cartoon above, the question of whether we are able to alter our own IQ scores interests many people. Our textbook suggests that we have very limited ability to change our own IQ scores. In fact,...
  • Posted Approaches to Motivation to Fall 2011 Psy1001 Sec21
    Seeking motivation? Good news! Motivational tips, articles, speeches, and videos abound. I will look at two motivational videos and discuss why each might be effective in terms of the discussion of motivation from our textbook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twrvl_C5Bfk This video uses arousal...
  • Posted Dog Whisperer to Fall 2011 Psy1001 Sec21
    Cesar Millan calls himself the Dog Whisperer because of his work "rehabilitating dogs and training humans" (http://www.cesarsway.com/askcesar/aboutcesar). The tools he uses are an amalgamation of behavioral learning strategies -- like the ones we studied in class -- and communication methods...
  • Posted College students are supposed to get 9 hours of sleep each night?! to Fall 2011 Psy1001 Sec21
    According to our text, college students are supposed to get nine hours of sleep each night! In my experience, this would be nearly impossible while keeping a normal course schedule. In addition, our culture tells us that being exhausted and...
  • Posted Cash Prize to Fall 2011 Psy1001 Sec21
    We have all read about Michele Bachmann's claim that a woman believed her daughter became mentally retarded as a result of getting the HPV vaccine. In reaction, researchers offered a huge cash prize for proof that this was true (http://www.pri.org/stories/health/cash-offered-for-proof-to-back-up-bachmann-hpv-story5959.html)....
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