Journal

JOURNAL (PDF)

The journal is a semester-long assignment. It is intended to give you opportunities to further think about some of our in-class discussions outside of class. The DUE DATE for the each journal entry will be posted in Blackboard Learn. The journal is worth 50 total points.

Each journal entry will be worth 2 points. These journal entries could highlight controversies, debates, ethical concerns, interesting research findings, personal experiences, etc. There will be no length requirements for individual entries unless specified. To earn full credit for a journal entry it must be completed and submitted to Blackboard on time. Late submissions will be worth a maximum of 1 point (i.e., 1/2 credit).

Journal Topic
1 – Jan 18 Are Genes to Blame? – Article LINK
2 – Jan 25 Punishment and Reinforcement – Examples
3 – Jan 27 Violent Video Games – Article LINK
4 – Feb 1 Mind over Milkshakes – Video/Article LINK
5 – Feb 6 Epigenetics – Video LINK
6 – Feb 8 Designer Babies – Article LINK
7 – Feb 13 Birth Order – Article LINK
8 – Feb 17 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Article LINK
9 – Feb 24 Earliest Memory – Article LINK
10 – Mar 1 Word Gap – Article LINK
11 – Mar 3 Intelligence or Hard Work? – Article LINK
12 – Mar 6 Why Do Siblings Differ? – Article LINK
13 – Mar 8 Adoption – Article LINK
14 – Mar 10 Play – Article LINK
15 – Mar 22 Barbie and Boys – Article LINK
16 – Mar 22 Mom Regrets having Kids – Article LINK
17 – Mar 24 Moral Dilemma – Article LINK
18 – Apr 5 Identity and Social Media – Article LINK
19 – Apr 7 Dying to be Thin – Video LINK OR
Addiction in Teens – Article LINK
20 – Apr 14 Falling in Love – Article LINK
21 – Apr 17 Marriage – Article LINK
22 – Apr 21 Divorce – Article LINK
23 – Apr 24 Midlife Crisis – Article LINK
24 – Apr 26 Family History – Examples
25 – Apr 28 Life After Death – Article LINK
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