Tuesday, November 28, 2017


In a number of our classes recently we have focused on the impact of technology on emotional/psychological functioning. There is much on-going discussion research on this very divisive topic. A recent New York Times article discussed some of the recent findings of some of these studies....



If you are interested in Psychology and Movies, the Psychology Club is sponsoring a Movie Night!

If you are interested :

A Beautiful Mind Movie

Thursday, November 30th 2017

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Islip Arts Room 115


There is also 8 pizzas with soda.

For any of my classes whom are eligible for extra credit, you can attend the movie (there will be a sign in sheet) and do the essay on Schizophrenia....if you do so you can get 15 extra credit points instead of 10......

Monday, November 27, 2017

How to Be Happy

As we return to our usual routine from Thanksgiving Weekend, we enter the next phase of the holiday season. So much of this season revolves around the idea of happiness. The best gift we can give ourselves would be this elusive state. The following article gives a brief overview of some of the thoughts about how to live a happier life......


Wednesday, November 15, 2017


As the official beginning of the holiday season approaches, it is important to take a moment to reflect on many aspects of our lives. The following article talks about the importance of making sure we acknowledge and are thankful about the positive aspects of our lives. It should be required reading for anyone trying to get the best out of the holiday season!!!!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Brain of Aaron Hernandez

The following article discusses the findings about the study of Aaron Hernandez's brain upon autopsy and gives more insight into the nature of CTE. It also is a great review of some of the information we covered in the functional neuroanatomy lectures in brain and behavior.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Choosing a College Major

Many of you will be focused on solidifying your college major over the next year or two. The following article provides some great information that may be useful for you in terms of making this choice...


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (C.T.E).

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (C.T.E). is a condition where multiple concussions can lead to dementia. Its' discovery has changed the way many of us look at youth and professional sports. As with many conditions associated with the central nervous system, there is still much to learn about how to more effectively prevent and help those whom are afflicted by it. The following article talks about some of the work currently going on which will most likely shape our approach to dealing with C.T.E. for the foreseeable future.....


Monday, November 6, 2017

Evolution and the Brain

Generally speaking, humans have large brains in proportion to the size of their bodies. From an evolutionary standpoint, it has been suggested that as we evolved, natural selection prioritized thinking over brute strength and this is why we are built this way. The following is an article about a fascinating study trying to put this idea to the test........



In honor of Veterans Day, I would personally like to thank every Veteran student and employee for their service to our country. To mark this important day of remembrance, the entire college community is cordially invited and encouraged to participate in the various College activities that are being planned across our campuses in November. These include:


VETERANS LUNCHEON – Monday, November 6th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To honor our student Veterans for their service and their sacrifice a commemorative coin will also be distributed.

Ammerman Campus: Babylon Student Center, Eaton’s Neck Room        

Michael J. Grant Campus: Captree Commons, Room C114


WITNESSES TO LIBERATION – Tuesday, November 7th, 11 a.m.

The Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding presents the joining of a WWII Veteran and a Holocaust Survivor together to share their gripping experiences.

Ammerman Campus: Babylon Student Center, Montauk Point Room



Student veterans, faculty and staff will dedicate a portion of the College's Eastern Campus as a Veterans Plaza in memory of all who served and as a tribute to veterans past and present.
Suffolk County Community College student and Air National Guard Sgt. Louis Bonacasa, 31,  killed in a December 2015 Afghanistan terrorist attack will also be honored. 

Eastern Campus: Veterans Plaza (Peconic Patio).  Luncheon to follow.


Project 22 was a 22-day, 6,500 mile motorcycle awareness campaign from San Francisco to New York City to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide within the Veteran community.

Ammerman Campus: Monday, Nov. 6, from 5-7 p.m. in the Islip Arts Building, Room 115          
Eastern Campus: Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 5-7 p.m. in the Montaukett Learning Resource Center, Room 107                                              

Michael J. Grant Campus: Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5-7 p.m. in the Health, Sports and Education Center, MD 105

VETERANS DAY – Saturday, November 11th

Please take this time to honor and thank all who sacrificed for and served this country.

Students at the College who meet the definition for veteran status under Title 38 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and who notify their professors in advance, will be provided with an excused absence on November 11th and will not be penalized in any way for observing that day.


The College will also be acknowledging Veterans Day by displaying

POW/MIA tables, American flags lining the walkways of campus, as well as the display of a Veteran Appreciation Tree.



Please plan on attending as many events as you can as a way of showing support to the student Veterans at Suffolk County Community College.  I am sure you are as proud of the service our Veterans have provided as I am.  This calendar of events is one way we can come together to show our support for each and every Veteran at the College and in the community. I look forward to seeing you during this time.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Technology and Relationships

In Psy 101 class we recently have been talking about the impact of technology on relationships. While the impact of technology can be broad and multi-faceted, the following article talks about how the use of devices that is being identified as a major cause of difficulty in relationships.......