Monthly Archives: October 2009

A New Look for Textbooks

If you haven’t seen an eBook before, here’s an image from what mine looks like: One of the nice features of Cengage‘s eBooks is that you can highlight, as I’ve demonstrated in the image, and take notes. So two major […]

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Fun With Grad School Admissions in Psychology

I just finished writing letters of recommendation for one of the best undergraduate students I’ve worked with, and now we cross our fingers. My student is not applying to UCLA, but for old time’s sake, I thought I’d take a […]

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The Availability Heuristic and American Fear

Afraid of sharks? After watching Jaws, most people are. As we’ve pointed out in previous posts, however, there are very few fatal shark attacks world-wide. You are far more likely to be killed by a dog than by a shark, […]

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How to Rent a Textbook

In my morning mail was an interesting letter from my publisher, Cengage, in which they described a new innovation–CengageBrain.com. Using this site, students will be able to purchase or rent over 1300 of the titles published by Cengage, with even more to be […]

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The Dreaded Neuro ID Test

Just finished grading this quarter’s Neuro ID exam for my 90 + Biopsych students, and I’m delighted with how well they did! This is not everybody’s favorite activity–it’s rote memorization–but it makes no more sense for students to talk about […]

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