Posts Categorized: Destinations

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 […]

Speech Anxiety

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Have you assigned students to make a presentation of any sort in class only to find that they are so frightened to speak in public that they “freeze” even if they know the content quite well?  Stage fright is common among college students, so this infographic is meant to help discuss with them some ways […]