Month: January 2015

Old Solutions to Old Problems:  Why we haven’t created any new drugs

Old Solutions to Old Problems: Why we haven’t created any new drugs

Read the article linked below, written by Dr. Richard Friedman of Cornell University on the lack of innovation in psychiatric drugs then answer the following questions:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/health/a-dry-pipeline-for-psychiatric-drugs.html?src=rechp 1.  Given that so many americans are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder at some point in their lives […]

Those Who Walk Away from Omelas: A meditation on the tyranny of democracy

Those Who Walk Away from Omelas: A meditation on the tyranny of democracy

After our conversations yesterday, I immediately thought of the short story, “Ones who walk away from Omelas” by Ursula Le Guin.  Read the story linked here: ones who walk away from omelas And then answer the following questions in your journal as “journal entry #3”: […]

Research Methods Review

Research Methods Review

Ib Psych’ers!  Below you’ll find a link to a review activity on key research methods terms! Do it. Research Terms Reviewed and Defined

Belief, Truth and the difference between the two

Belief, Truth and the difference between the two

In this course, a goal of ours will be to nurture within you the ability to look at all truth claims with a critical eye. This does not mean that my goal is to turn you into a perpetual contrarian as some believe is occurring: […]

Are you as smart as Harvard Psychologist Steven Pinker?! + Some words on Cheesecake

Are you as smart as Harvard Psychologist Steven Pinker?! + Some words on Cheesecake

In partnerships, Take the FUN quiz below created from factoids contained in Pinker’s various best selling works on psychology and see how you do! http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/13/education/edlife/edlife-quiz-psych.html?WT.mc_id=AD-D-E-KEYWEE-SOC-FP-DEC-AUD-DEV-DSK-1201-1231&ad-keywords=AD1214KW&kwp_0=6251&_r=1