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Unit 11 Word Wall

April 25, 2019

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You guys know the drill – make sure you sign up for our final unit’s word wall! It’s social psych – have fun. Sign up here! Advertisements

Further Reading on Genie

April 19, 2019

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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 […]

Antisocial Personality Disorder in Children

April 11, 2019

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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 […]

Breakfast Club Extra Credit

April 8, 2019

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Since senior project portfolios were due earlier than they usually are, it appears that they overrode some of your focus on your other academic subjects, specifically the test we had the Friday before break. So, to make up for a brain fart that a few of you had (and to further pad your grade for […]

How to Implant False Memories

March 28, 2019

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This isn’t really a how-to guide, but this is Dr. Elizabeth Loftus explaining how people can be manipulated so easily. https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/elizabeth_loftus_the_fiction_of_memory Slate.com has a great longform read on Loftus and false memories that I suggest that you read if you’re interested in this topic.  

The Fate Of Baby Albert Discovered!

March 20, 2019

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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

March 13, 2019

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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 […]