Friday, October 2, 2009

States of Consciousness-Drugs (Due October 9)

Pick 3 of the listed websites to explores on various drugs.

Most Dangerous-

Note: Copy andpaste the links do not try to use the hyperlinks. If for some reason these links don't work, try and scroll down to the drugs you want to explore.

1.) List 3 facts you learned from each you did not know before exploring the website.
2.) What are some other names for this substance?
3.) Has your opinion on the topic change? Explain.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Who is Crazy? (Due October 2, 2009)

We have all known individuals (friends) that have strange or bizarre behaviors either in real life or in the media (films and TV). Choose 3 tests from and take a test using the behaviors you have noted in these individuals. Are these individuals diagnosable using these tests? Or are they just eccentric?
Test Name
Results test # 1
Results test # 2
Results test # 3

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sensation and Perception (Due September 25)

Go to and explore three different kinds of illusions. Most of these exhibits are electronic versions from the museum floor, a few are unique.
1.)Which of the many types of illusions do you find the most interesting?
2.)Which specific illusion was the most interesting and why?
3.)After exploring this page do you think seeing is believing?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Longevity Game (Due September 18)

How long will you live? This question has been considered since individuals started thinking. You have information about your parents' and grandparents' longevity. Is their longevity a good indicator of your longevity or other factors as important? The Longevity Game allows you to assess your own probabilities of reaching a specific age based on your lifestyle. Go to longevity-main.html and proceed with the questions.

1.)How long are you projected to live? _______

2.) Are you shocked, happy or surprised by the calculated number? Explain.

3.)What factors are the most positive? What factors are the most negative?

4.)What lifestyle factors could you change to increase your estimated longevity?

5.) Return to the game and change some of the lifestyle factors for which you received the largest negative numbers on the summary table. How much did these lifestyle changes affect your estimated life span?

6.) Are these lifestyle changes worth the effort involved in making them in order to add years to your longevity?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Child Development (Due September 11)

You're Having a Baby
Go to . This page has many diverse topics on very early development in humans. Pick a topic that you know little about and explore the links.

1.) What new information did you discover?

2.)If you are not now a parent, how will this information affect how you approach parenthood?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Biological Bases (Week 3) Hello Dolly et al

Science and humankind has entered a new era with the discovery of the ability to clone large mammals. Quite recently human DNA has been inserted in a cloned sheep adding to the interest in this topic. Go to and explore the site. This may take sometime but, it will allow you to answer some interesting questions. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions, but take the time to think and then write about the following:

1.) Should we attempt to clone a human?
2.)What are the ethical considerations of cloning animals and humans?
3.)Should the U.S. government stop funding basic research into cloning as proposed by President Clinton?
4.)Would you consider cloning yourself?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Which Psychology Career Is Right for You?

Psychology Career Quiz

Picking a career is never easy, especially when there are so many options to choose from. Take this 10-question quiz to learn more about the psychology careers that are best matched to your interests and personality.

Post your results by telling us a little about that career and whether it would fit your personality or not.