Thursday, October 26, 2017

PSY 215, Tue/Thurs, 12:30pm- Midterm, Thursday, November 2nd

What does your Halloween Costume say about you?

As Halloween approaches, many people will be "dressing up". As we had discussed in class, some people believe that "nothing is accidental". Is it possible what you choose to be has a deeper underlying meaning? The following article talks about possible interpretations of why we choose the costumes we do...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Midterm Evaluation

As midterms fast approach, it is an excellent time to reflect on whether or not the results you are getting in your classes/education are what you had hoped. The following article from the New York Times was written by a Professor whom was reflecting about what she wished she did differently in college and I thought it might be useful for anyone feeling they want to obtain more out of their college education.....

Monday, October 23, 2017


At the beginning of the semester in 2017 In Psy 101 we spent a great deal of time discussing the scientific method and research in Psychology. The following article is a great story about the complexity of the peer review research process, talks about how careers in Psychology and other social sciences are changing and also highlights the growing role non peer-reviewed platforms (i.e. social media) in revolutionizing traditional approaches.

For anyone interested in a career in the social sciences it is a must read....

Thursday, October 19, 2017


The following is a schedule of upcoming Midterms for all Classes:

Psy 201, Monday/Wednesday, 9:30am. Monday, October 30th

Psy 101H, Tues/Thurs, 9:30am, Thursday, October 26th

Psy 101H, Tues/Thurs, 11:00am, Thursday October 26th

Psy 201, Thurs, 3:00pm. Thursday, November 2nd

Psy 215, Tue/Thurs, 12:30pm- TBA

Attention Psy 101 students

As part of SCC's review of Psychology series, there will be a review of Learning Theory (Behaviorism) on Monday 10/30/2017, at 11:00am, in Room H30. Please join Professor Nick Ullrich and Professor Nellie Ste. Maria who will review Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, and Schedules of Reinforcement.

All students are encouraged to attend as this will be the final topic that will be part of our upcoming Midterm Exam.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


As we complete our second Quiz just a friendly reminder that the 1st and 2nd quizzes must be made up before the Midterm. If you need to makeup either quiz, please see me as soon as possible to schedule the makeup.

Monday, October 16, 2017


Anxiety remains a growing problem for many Americans. The following article discusses a growing trend, a dramatic increase in the level of intense anxiety in American teens.......


Starting this week, we have a number of due dates fast approaching.

Thursday, October 19th, is the early submission deadline for Psy 201, Thursday at 3:00pm.

Wednesday, October 25th is the early due date for Psy 201, Monday/Wednesday, 9:30am.

Tuesday, October 31st, is the early due date for Psy 215, Tue/Thurs, 12:30pm.

Tuesday, November 7th, is the FINAL DUE DATE for Psy 101H, Tue/Thurs, 9:30am and 11:00am.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Art of the Brain

Have you ever wondered why music, theater, or art has such an impact on our lives and the world? The following article is an excellent primer on why we are drawn to artistic endeavors.....

Sunday, October 8, 2017

There are many forms of Trauma....

While most people have heard of PTSD, there is a great deal of talk about expanding the conception of trauma with the concept of "Complex Trauma"...the following article discusses this work, including that of a local mental health expert on this issue......

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Unfortunately, as we settle back into our normal lives, we are once again forced to process an inexplicable event in our country. The mass shooting in Las Vegas was the worst one in history. While it is likely we will never understand why someone would perpetrate such a horrible act, it will be impossible not to do some self-reflection about it. The following article is a good primer on the basic psychology of such events.....

Monday, October 2, 2017


The Psychology Department is offering an extra help session today, October 2nd, from 11:00am-12:00pm in Southampton 22(H22). Students should bring questions related to topics from their classes.