Monday, November 26, 2012

Anorexia Blog

Today in class we watched a movie about Emily, a young woman suffering from anorexia. In the documentary we watched Emily's daily life and the struggles that she has been fighting for the past 8 years. Using the information that you learned today in class about drive reduction theory explain how Emily reduces the drive of feeling overweight and restores her body back to homeostasis in her mind. Use specific examples in your answer and make sure you explain drive reduction theory. Also explain how a drug addict and Emily's battle with anorexia are similar and different. Also, tell me what Emily's drug is. 
Please answer all the questions to receive full credit.DUE Friday 11:59pm

Monday, November 19, 2012

Compare and Contrast Addiction

You need to pick a behavioral addiction. The possibilities are limitless. You need to DO SOME RESEARCH!!!! FIND AN ARTICLE AND LINK IT IN THE POST AND INCLUDE INFORMATION FROM THE ARTICLE IN YOUR RESPONSE.You article needs to help you do not just give my notes to me again. Then you need to compare the behavioral addiction you picked to substance addiction and also point out some differences. This should take you some time if done correctly.Due Wed. BY 12:00AM!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Intervention Application

Over the past few classes we have been watching numerous addicts battle their addictions. As we have watched we have learned that the addict is almost always triggered by something to start their usage and usually it was out of their control. Tell me some of the most frequent triggers seen and how seeing them and the havoc they caused affected you. Do some research about the trigger you have chosen and does research support your assumption of triggering substance abuse or dependency. What are you going to do to make sure you don't make the same mistakes in your future family or even now in your own life. Give me at least 2 and your action steps.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Alcohol Intervention

You need to give specific examples from today's intervention episode discussing the following terms... 
  1. Triggers 
  2. Withdraw
  3. Tolerance
  4. Judgment 
  5. Co-dependence

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Students need to find an article about an unusual case of sleepwalking or parasomnia. Briefly summarize the article for me. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Temple Grandin

After watching the movie Temple Grandin I hope that you have a better understanding of Autism and also Savant Syndrome. What I would like you to do is draw specific examples from the movie to show how Temple's autism affected her.....
  1. Senses 
  2. Thinking 
  3. Relationships 
  4. Physical Interactions 
  5. Parents (Specifically her mom) 
Please make sure you give specific examples and write in complete well thought out sentences. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Autism and Savant Syndrome

You need to find a source that talks about the link between Autism and Savant syndrome. You need to site your source and use it to answer the following questions. Your article/source does not have to answer all of them, but use your source to answer a few of them. You must answer all questions to receive full credit.

  • What is autism. 
  • What is savant syndrome 
  • What is the link between the two and why do researchers/scientist think it exists. This is where your article will help you. 
  • Find an example of an autistic-savant and tell what his/her special quality is is and give some background info on when they where diagnosed with Autism and how their gift came about.   
  • You cannot use Stephen Wiltshire.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I need you to find an article on the trend of high school athletes and concussions. You need to link your article to your post. (Copy/Paste the url into the post so I can read it.) Summarize your article and give me your opinion on what you think should be done to prevent injury.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Theory of Knowledge

What theory of knowledge do you agree with? Do you think Socrates theory that all  knowledge is innate and that through reasoning we can access knowledge or John Locke's theory that the mind is a blank slate and we access knowledge through experience? Please tell me why you feel this way and use examples to support your reasoning. One of your reasons has to be supported with scripture.

If you are interested in a read, here is the Wikipedia site on the plan crash in the Andes Mountains we talked about in class on Friday!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Blog Introduction

This blog will be dedicated to the responses of the students in my psychology class. I hope that you use it and jump on board because it is a large part of your grade. You will have to respond weekly to a question that I post about a topic we have been discussing in class. Your response will be graded for content, correct grammar, and spelling.  I can tell when you write junk, copy and paste from the internet, or just repeat what I have already said in class. I want to hear your thoughts and opinions not mine or someone else.

How to get started..... 

  1. You need to have a google account to comment on posts. If you don't have one, sign up for one. Use the link below to sign up.
  2. Google account sign up 
  3. Now you can go back to the blog and comment using your new gmail account.