General Psychology

The cyberbully….

I guess it’s a sign of the times that a PsychInfo search on “bullies” returns 837 studies, most of which are rather recent. Bullies have always been among us, but their tactics now reflect the new technologies available to them. Traditional bullying includes physical, verbal, relational (social exclusion), and indirect Read more…

By Laura Freberg, ago
Avocations

Memorial Day….

I hope that everyone takes a minute away from the barbeque and the beach to remember our soldiers today. Mr. F was in Hawaii this week to visit our own favorite soldier. Kristin had her Change of Command ceremony after serving as company commander for over 25 months. Her soldiers Read more…

By Laura Freberg, ago
Internet

New technologies and language skills…

Over the 30 years plus that I’ve been teaching, I’ve seen a reflection of what’s happening in the elementary and secondary classrooms in California. There have been ups and downs. Among the “downs” were the cohorts of students who had no clue whatsoever about the differences between “there,” “their,” and Read more…

By Laura Freberg, ago