Posts Categorized: Circles

VA Finds PTSD Linked to Heart Disease

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Not only do I teach  about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, in Abnormal Psychology but I also have had many students who served in the war and have/ as well as those who had PTSD.  Research has found that there is a causal link between PTSD and heart disease among Vets. What is causing Vets with […]

The Power of Vulnerability

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In the Interpersonal Communication course I teach, an area of focus is emotion and its impact on one-on-one communication. In this TED video, Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal […]

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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In all areas of communication (including dyadic, group, meeting and public speaking,) body language can account for up to 70% of what is conveyed. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.  In this TED video social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in […]

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Math

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The nice thing about math is that in general we always know there is going to be one answer, but sometimes we don’t know what that answer is but we’ll know when the answer “just doesn’t look right.”.  Take a look at this clip of Abbot & Costello, and see if you can figure out […]

Math and Media

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This video post shows just a little bit on how the math that students learn (geometry, trig, graphing) are used in media today such as the building of Disney’s Pixar characters such as Woody from Toy Story and Sulley from Monster’s Inc. Take a look at how math and technology are intertwined.

History of Beer

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Summary:   Students have a hard time making ancient history relevant to their 21st-century lives.  When teaching about the Mesopotamians and Egyptians, two of the worlds oldest civilizations, I like to discuss the history of beer.  It is relevant to the 21st century, and it is informative.  Beer is actually nutritious!  Student learn that humans […]