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?