Thursday, April 24, 2014


The following is a schedule of the final exams for this semester based on the Academic Schedule that was adjusted for snow days:

Psy 201, Thursdays, 3:00pm-5:30pm- May 8th

Psy 215, Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-10:45am- May 13th

Psy 101, Tuesday & Thursday 11:00-12:15pm- May 13th

Psy 201H, Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:45pm- May 13th

Psy 215H, Monday & Wednesday 9:30am-10:45am- May 16th

A reminder: If for some reason you cannot complete the final and want to be assigned an INC, please remember this must be pre-arranged and approved by me so contact me as soon as possible,

Monday, April 21, 2014

How to Flourish.....

This was a recent post on Facebook on how to flourish in the field of Social Work. It definitely applies to much of the research on how to live the happiest, healthiest life possible. Many professionals in the field of Psychology struggle with managing the stress associated with their careers so this type of training is generally part of the education process. It actually has a number of great suggestions for students who have a lot of stress to manage as well!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Dear Colleagues

Students in your classes or seeking academic advisement who are interested in social work as a career might want to learn more about the Human Services Program at SCCC.

Attached is a brochure and here is a link to our website.

I will be more than happy to answer questions from you or your students.



Maureen G. Bybee, LCSW-R, ACSW
Asst. Academic Chair
Education, Health and Human Services Department
Professor/Program Coordinator
Human Services Program

Suffolk County Community College
533 College Rd.
Selden, NY 11784

Monday, April 14, 2014


As you may know, the movie Transcendence is due out this Friday. It incorporates many themes into it we have discussed more specifically in Brain and Behavior class, but also general to Psychology. These include the nature of consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, and the difference between humans and computers. The following article talks about some of this:

In addition, we have talked about the impact of technology on the field of Psychology. The following article talks about technology that has allowed scientists to graphically illustrate what actually goes on in a cell. The newest video is the inside of a neuron.

Enjoy (and let me know about what you think of Transcendence if you see it!)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Brain and Behavior Update

FYI for all Brain and Behavior students. I recently replaced the Learning and Memory slides with updated slides based on my on-going research. So, if you printed them out prior to today you will have an outdated set of slides that will be different than the ones we use in class.


The following articles can be used as a basis for extra-credit for your final exams:


Cognitive Psychologists acknowledge that bad things will happen. The following article discusses what we have learned by studying the effects of suffering:



Over the Past few years, there has been growing concern/recognition about mental health issues on college campuses. The following article highlights this issue in lieu of three deaths at a prestigious university:


This article lends insight as to why some college students may in fact be affected by mental /physical health issues:


For the extra credit, read the article, find one additional source, and write a 2-3 page report on the topic. Paper will be graded on content, writing, and use of APA format.

You can earn up to 7 points on your final exam extra credit.

Due Date: Monday/Wednesday classes: 4/30/2014

     Tuesday/Thursday classes: 5/1/2014



Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mental Health System

As you may know, the healthcare system in our country is under-going a dramatic transformation. This includes the Mental Health System. The following article outlines a number of areas where changes are likely to occur.....

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2nd, the Criminal Justice Department is sponsoring a presentation on Human Trafficking. Join Special Agent Michael Ortiz from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department to learn about the third largest international crime industry.