Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sports Psychology- When a sporitng career ends...

Psychologists can play a variety of roles in their professional careers. One specialty of Psychology is Sports Psychology. The following article is written by a sports psychologist (who happens to be a former Olympian) about the psychological impact of the Olympics ending on the athletes. He also touches on the more general topic of an athlete whom faces the issue of retirement.....

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mental health and Shootings

As the debate rages on about the most effective ways to prevent the horrific tragedies that appear to be more common in our society now, it is important to understand there are no simple answers. One of these "simple" solutions that is often talked about is better "mental health" treatment. The following article which was written by an emergency room psychiatrist gives a realistic view of some of the challenges mental health professionals have in dealing with the issue......

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to keep the following things in mind as the semester progresses:

1) For those of you allowed to submit the paper early: Make sure you go to the writing center and have them edit it before you submit it- ask for something as proof that you did so and submit it with paper! This will ensure you are eligible for re-submission

2) For those of you offered extra credit- make sure you have it complete and submitted by the mid-term

3) Make sure to do the reading, watch the videos and read the blog articles

4) Stay in touch: Please come and ask if you have any questions/concerns!!!!

1st Quizzes:

Psy 215H, Monday/Wednesday, 8:00am- Wednesday, February 21st
Psy 101, Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am & 11:00am- Thursday, February 22nd
Psy 215, Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am- Thursday, February 22nd
Psy 201H, Monday/Wednesday, 8:00am- Monday, February 26th

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Psy 101- Extra Help for Quiz 1

Throughout the semester, SCCC offers extra help sessions specific to certain topics. The first one will be offered tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14th, during common hour (11:00am-12:00pm) in the Southampton Building Room 225. The topic will be Research Methods In Psychology.

This will be a major topic on our first quiz and the Midterm. Anyone whom attends from Psy 101 will be given 3 points extra credit on the Quiz. In order to receive the extra credit you must make sure you sign the sign-in sheet that will be sent around.

If you have any questions, please see me!


Recently, there has been growing discussion regarding the issue of addiction to technology and the possible negative impact it may have on our lives. The current article is an excellent introduction to some of the available research about this area and offers some suggestions on how to begin to deal with it.....

Monday, February 12, 2018


There is great debate about how much student loan debt is appropriate. The following article is a cautionary tale about making sure you understand what you are getting into when making a decision about student debt....

Thursday, February 8, 2018


A major concern in today's athletes is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (C.T.E). This is a degenerative disorder resulting from multiple concussions. Research on this disease has dramatically impacted the way athletes whom suffer a concussion are managed. The following article offers excellent insight into the personal plight of the individuals and families impacted by CTE........

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mental Health Education

Because of the stigma associated with mental illness, many people avoid acknowledging or discussion issues related to mental health. Recently, New York became the first state to begin the process of educating children about their own mental health. Such education could lead to early identification and intervention of mental illness, which dramatically improves prognosis. The following article talks about the recently passed regulation  which the mental health community advocated for....

Friday, February 2, 2018


Attention all Psy 215 students: 

I placed a copy of the textbook for the class on reserve at the Ammerman Library. Thus, if you want to try and keep up with the reading until the books come in, you can at least access the text there.