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Further Reading on Genie

November 15, 2017


If you’re interested in a more recent (2008) look at Genie, ABC news has an excellent – if long – article looking at her progression and regression in language skills and acquisition. The Guardian also has a recent article (2016) where they attempted to track her down to learn of her current condition. They were […]

Breakfast Club Extra Credit

November 14, 2017


I’d love to show this during class, but  it’s rated R.  The amount added into your test category will be 10 points.  This’ll be accepted any time up until November 27th. Paragraph 1: Briefly describe the personality of the character you selected and diagnose with a disorder you think they might have. Explain the disorder and […]

Antisocial Personality Disorder in Children

October 30, 2017


Here is the article from the New York Times that I had mentioned in class. It’s long, but it’s the kind of thing that once you start reading you won’t be able to stop. It raises an interesting question: is there too young of an age for this kind of personality disorder to develop? Over […]

Personality Disorders and Treatments For Dummies

October 24, 2017


This project’ll be due on October 27th.  Check out the list of disorders in the DSM for some ideas – I have a copy of the DSM V in the classroom to help you. With a partner, make a creative “Dummies” book that explores the following disorders (one from each category): Anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety […]

The Fate Of Baby Albert Discovered!

October 13, 2017


I always wondered what happened to him, and apparently so did some people with some serious time on their hands. The identity of Baby Albert was determined to be Douglas Merritte, who sadly died at age six from “water on the brain.” After getting hold of his medical records, they learned that Douglas suffered from a […]

Fatal Familial Insomnia

October 3, 2017


I believe that I’ve mentioned this disorder during class. Fatal Familial Insomnia, or FFI, is a prion disorder of the brain much like mad cow disease. The prions eat away at brain tissue and form small holes in the areas controlling sleep — specifically REM sleep (for more on which area controls what, please reference the […]

What’s up with the dress?

September 13, 2017


The internet is amazing at spreading useless stuff, but this actually ties in with this unit in AP Psychology. What’s up with the dress that people see as white and gold or black and blue? It even has color perception scientists stumped: That said, neuroscientist Bevil Conway of Wellesley College, speaking to Wired, did seem able to […]