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 […]
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This seemed timely given our discussions about reading and attention spans this week. It’s an article and an infographic giving suggestions on what we can do to improve quality reading in young people. A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation – Edudemic.
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 […]
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 […]
Reduce stress, improve focus and find peace…right here, right now. Aaahhh….. One-Moment Meditation: “How to Meditate in a Moment” via One-Moment Meditation: “How to Meditate in a Moment” – YouTube.
How can we make the difficult task of changing the brain (aka learning) easier for our students? Make the road less traveled FUN! Thanks to Volkswagen for this great reminder. ▶ Piano stairs The fun theory – YouTube.
Speech teachers ALERT! Vocal fry is on the menu!!! Absolutely MUST watch the video! (the article isn’t half bad, either!) Click here to read about Vocal Fry!
If we can learn how to laugh at ourselves (and teach our students to do the same),we can diffuse much of the speaker anxiety that most of us will experience at some point or another. This video humorously suggests that our students really do need a course in public speaking!
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 […]
With special thanks to English professor Ashley Miller comes this infographic that illustrates multiple dialogue tags that students can use in place of “said” to indicate who is speaking. The list could serve as a quick and useful tip sheet to refer to when writing essays.