Monthly Archives: August 2006

If I went back to school….

I really do love psychology, but on occasion, I fantasize about being a student again today and what I might choose to study. Hands down, the most fun major I’ve heard of anywhere is the University of Southern California’s  Interactive […]

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Welcome, Class of 2010!

Every year, the kind people at Beloit College remind us boomer faculty that it’s time to update our classroom examples. When I first taught intro psychology, I could use John F. Kennedy’s assassination as my example of “flashbulb memories.” Then […]

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Four days until college football season….

There’s only one thing that is potentially worse than the impending debut of the new Legend of Zelda to interfere with my work….USC football! Yes, the intrepid Trojans travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks. I’ve never been […]

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Closing in on the genetic vulnerability to alcoholism…

As a university professor, I must admit that I am astonished by the amount of alcohol current students consume. Most come to us with an already established pattern of heavy drinking from their high school days. Where their parents were […]

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Americans and Evolution….

Human beings share 98% of their genes with chimpanzees, 92% of their genes with mice, 44% with fruit flies, 26% with yeast, and 18% with thale cress. I don’t even know what a thale cress is, other than it is […]

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