Monthly Archives: April 2012

Last Play for Psychology Seniors Esther Garnier & Chris Collier (University Campus)

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Dirty Deeds at the Depot

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Today in the History of Psychology 4/30

Johann Karl Friedrich Gauss

1777 — Johann Karl Friedrich Gauss was born. Gauss formulated the theory of the normal curve and established its ubiquity in measurements of natural phenomena. He is also responsible for the least squares method of curve fitting.

Eugen Bleuler

1857 — (Paul) Eugen Bleuler was born. Bleuler introduced Freudian thought to psychiatry and coined the word schizophrenia in 1908. Carl Jung, Karl Abraham, A. A. Brill, and Ernest Jones all received their psychiatric training from Bleuler.

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1886 — Graduation ceremonies were held for students of the first American training course for mental institution attendants. The course was conducted at Buffalo State Hospital, New York.

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Pictures adapted from: 1, 2

Gay Vet Proposes to Boyfriend on Base

Welcome to iNKBLOT, the blogosphere intended for Saint Leo University‘s Psychology students, faculty, and friends from around the world! Psychological research and the many forms of media (e.g., Internet, local, regional and world news, and etc.) provides a wealth of opinions and experiences for psychologically minded students and professionals in the field, especially Social Psychology, to engage, discover, or inform them of the many amazing aspects of their chosen discipline. iNKBLOT‘s mission is to promote psychological oriented information to its readers in hopes of sharing resources and discussing important ideas in our ever-growing field….more information HERE.

A Look at the Graduating Class of 2012: Cheralyn Barrington (Univ. Campus)

Saint Leo seniors share their plans for life after graduation:

Saint Leo University Campus student Cheralyn Barrington been accepted into the School Psychology Masters of Science program at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.

Congrats!!

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If you are a graduating senior of 2012 from a center, online or university campus and would like to share where you’re going after graduation (e.g., job, promotion, grad school, and etc) send an email to Dr. Farris shannon.farris@saintleo.edu with your name, location (e.g., Savannah Center), and a picture.

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A Look at the Graduating Class of 2012: Mikela Engelsen (Univ. Campus)

Saint Leo seniors share their plans for life after graduation:

Saint Leo University Campus student Mikela Engelsen has been accepted into the Florida Institute of Technology‘s Clinical Psychology Psy.D. doctoral program in Melbourne, FL.

Congrats!!

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If you are a graduating senior of 2012 from a center, online or university campus and would like to share where you’re going after graduation (e.g., job, promotion, grad school, and etc) send an email to Dr. Farris shannon.farris@saintleo.edu with your name, location (e.g., Savannah Center), and a picture.

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Moral behavior in animals

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity — caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.

Psi Chi’s 2012-2013 Officers

Congratulations to Psi Chi’s 2012-2013 officers!

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President: Brianna Huard

Vice-President: Tierra Willis

Public Relations: Alanna Marrero

Treasurer: Nancy Conejo

Historian: Chantal Hayden

Final Psi Chi Meeting Tonight

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Psi Chi is having its last meeting of the semester tonight in Lewis Hall 119 at 7:00 p.m. To celebrate, there will be pizza and snacks (everybody is free to bring something if they would like).  We will also announce the election winners tonight!  Hope to see everyone there!

The Reproducibility Project and Why Some Psychologists May Be Nervous

Psychologists who published an article in 2008 in any of these three journals:Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,or the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, may be a little nervous right now.

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A group of researchers have already begun what they’ve dubbed the Reproducibility Project, which aims to replicate every study from those three journals for 2008.

Now, being unable to replicate a finding is not the same as discovering that the finding in the article is false. When replicating, it is not always possible to completely match the research methods used in the original study or account for the mistakes that the researchers performing replications may make.
However, if this group finds that a notable percentage of the results published in these journals can’t be replicated, it’s not going to reflect well on the field or on the researchers involved with the original study. There are some long term benefits with coming to grips with the scope of the problem for the field but in the short-term, there may be trouble.

To read more, visit the Chronicle’s original article.

Social Psychology and Groups

Michelle Cohn from University of California Berkeley shares her on campus observation regarding a sorority handing out fliers on MLK day. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola of TYT University break it down.

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