Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Addiction Vaccine

The following is a link to an article on research to find a vaccine for addiction for those interested in more information:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Upcoming Papers Due!

Psy 201/215 Papers are due in  about two weeks. It is important to keep in mind the following:

  • Review the requirements of the paper on the syllabus (if you do not have the one that was handed out the first day of class, you can obtain another copy off the website)
  • The assignment requires the use of a peer reviewed article. Peer reviewed articles are published in scientific journals and can be obtained from library databases. They are the best source of information whenever one is completing a research paper. For these assignments, it would be helpful to obtain a review article. A review article summarizes the current research on a particular topic and is an excellent source for papers with the scope of our class.For these appers, i will accept articles from The Scientific American or The Scientific American Mind in lieu of peer-reviewed artciles.
  • Make sure you use appropriate citations. Remember, if you do not cite where information comes from, the reader will assume it came from you. If information came from somewhere else and you do not cite it, that constitutes plagiarism. For these papers, we are using APA format.
  • You are allowed to use class materials (text, notes, etc). You do need to cite these. For class notes, use the citation format of a personal communication.
  • The library and writing center are excellent sources of help if you need.
  • Make sure you have someone read over the paper for grammar/organization/spelling before you submit it.
A grade will often reflect the amount of effort put into a paper. If you are successful in fulfilling these basic requirements, you dramatically increase your chances of a good grade. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Exam Week!

The following is a schedule of the exams scheduled this week:

Psy 101-123 (Introduction to Psychology, Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00am)- Tuesday, October 11th

Psy 101H-125 (Introduction to Psychology, Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00pm)- Tuesday, October 11th

Psy 215-103 (Abnormal Psychology, Monday/Wednesday, 8:00am)- Wednesday, October 12th

Psy 215H-108 (Abnormal Psychology, Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30pm)-Thursday, October 13th

Psy 201H (Brain & Behavior, Monday/Wednesday, 9:30am)- Wednesday, October 12th)

Reminder: Mental Health Awareness Day is Wednesday October 12th and an opportunity to earn extra credit. For details, see the post related to this.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Attention All Psychology Students-Extra Credit Opportunity

On Wednesday, October 12th, from 9:30am-1:30pm, Suffolk Community College will be hosting its' annual Mental Health Awareness Day in the Babylon Student Center. There will be various presentations including

  • Exerpts from "Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution", a documentary
  • Presentation: "Popping Pills:A Prescription for Disaster"
  • Infromation regarding suicide, sexual orientation, HIV, eating disorders, Child Abuse, drug education/brain chemistry
All students are encouraged to attend. If interested, you can attend a session that is of interest to you. If you write a one page summary/reaction paper you can earn up to 7 points extra credit on an exam. Please see me if you have any questions!