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Sue Frantz
Cape Town, South Africa is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. The gondola ride to the top of Table Mountain provides some of the best views on the planet. Standing on Table Mountain as the clouds poured down over the edge took my breath away. Robben Island—home to so much bad history—is where I saw my first (and only) penguins in the… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
Some people who have had COVID-19 and recovered are emerging from their homes to discover that that they’re being stigmatized by their friends and family who have not had COVID-19.   Ask students to read this New York Times article where people who have recovered from COVID-19 relate some of the experiences they have had with being shunned by… (Show more)
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Jenel Cavazos
The science of sleep: how sharing your dreams could help to improve your relationships http://ow.ly/KE7v30qG6TJ psychstudentrss
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Sue Frantz
One area of psychology that gets short shrift in Intro Psych is human factors. I recently came across a set of twelve factors that can lead to errors in aviation maintenance that were identified in the 1990s by Transport Canada’s then Special Programs Coordinator Gordon Dupont. Dupont created posters that not only illustrated the errors but also… (Show more)
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Alanna Smith
Did you miss author David Myers recent conversation on the podcast PsychSessions? If so, you can listen on the PsychSessions website.   In the episode, Garth welcomes back David Myers from Hope College in Holland, MI for his second podcast visit. Dave is excited about his critical thinking essays that will be published in a trade book. They… (Show more)
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David Myers
A classic moral psychology dilemma invites us to contemplate a runaway trolley headed for five people who are tied to the tracks and destined for death—unless you pull a lever that diverts the trolley to a side track where it would kill one person. So, do you: a) do nothing and allow five people to die, or b) take an action that causes one… (Show more)
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Jenel Cavazos
Have you noticed that you're seeing more faces around since we've been socializing less? If so, there's a good reason for that! Faces, Faces Everywhere - The New York Times http://ow.ly/W25c30qDte4 psychstudentrss
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David Myers
“If public health officials recommended that everyone stay at home for a month because of a serious outbreak of coronavirus in your community, how likely are you to stay home for a month?”   When Gallup recently put this question to Americans, 76 percent of Democrats and 47 percent of Republicans answered “Very likely.” This partisan gap coheres… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
On the Facebook page for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Pooja V. Anand posted this excellent list of 16 “strategies for maintaining well-being during COVID19 Crisis.” Self-reflection: reflect on yourself, your values, goals Self-regulation: manage your emotions, create a daily routine Love of learning: learn new skills,… (Show more)
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Robert Crosnoe
Instructor Guide for COVID-19 Discussion and Activities Families Now: Diversity, Demography, and Development   PART I: The Big Picture   Chapter 1. Myths and Realities: Defining, Understanding, and Studying Family Life p. 11, The Impact of Globalization section offers the opportunity for discussion about how the increasingly globalized nature of…
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