Wow, can you believe we're over half way through the semester?!
We're going to take a new tack for the article this week (and apologies for being a couple of days late for posting it--we were debating if this was a good choice). We're going to read one highly relevant (and relatively readable) original piece of research. That is, this is a traditional psychology journal article with all the usual trappings--an intro, methods and results and a discussion section.
Read it slowly and carefully and come prepared with all of your questions. Please read all of the sections of the paper, even though certain parts of them might read like gibberish (like all of the statistics), and write out the questions you have about the research (why they did X as described in the methods section? What does it mean when they say Y?). I know you're all very intelligent readers, but this is my way of saying, prepare for jargon, and let's talk about that jargon on Monday.
In the mean time, have a great week and weekend, and think carefully about how our close friends/family/partners might help us achieve (or make it harder for us to achieve) our goals (specifically our health goals!).