Chapter 8 Vocab
Social Situations- actual, imagined, or implied presence of others that influences peoples
thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Social Psychology- branch of psychology that seeks to describe, explain, and predict how people
perceive and affe
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Everybody is NOT doing it.
When I was a kid I sat through all types of 1980s "Just Say No to Drugs and Alcohol" talks given by teachers and
professionals at my school. My movie and TV watching was often interrupted by p
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Getting the gist of sex ed.
In the United States we have higher rates of teen pregnancy than in many other Western countries. We
also know that our teenagers are at high risk for STIs, sexually transmitted infectio
Sunday, October 11, 2015
When I'm 64
As a serious college student I remember feeling old before my time compared to some of my
classmates who would blow off studying to socialize. Now as a middle-aged professor I don't "feel" as
old as many
Sunday, August 16, 2015
B.F. Skinner and Cry-babies
Because of our parenting practices, long periods of crying are considered a normal part of infancy in
Western cultures. When babies cry they are communicating that something feels bad: they
Monday, July 6, 2015
Parenting: Free-range tigers in helicopters?
Throughout June we addressed the four styles that psychologists most often use to classify parents:
Authoritative (the best); Authoritarian; Permissive; and Indifferent-Uninvo
Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Walking Dead: New Parents
I went back to work when my daughter was 7 months old. Even though I had taught psychology for a long time, the
lack of sleep made it hard for me to remember ev
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Welcome to That's Psych!
No syllabus required here - just an interest in Psychology! Part of why I love
teaching Psychology is that it is a topic that we can all relate to: why people do the
weird things that they do
Sunday, August 30, 2015
A+ for Responsive Parenting
It is no secret that parents and teachers impact children's lives. Some believe that their influences are
distinct: parents are thought to take care of socializing children and teachers are
Monday, July 13, 2015
Apparently you can gossip about babies and the elderly.
We have all been in a noisy situation - the school cafeteria, a party, waiting for a meeting to start - when in the middle
of your conversation with one person, yo
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Puberty: Getting more than you hoped
When I was growing up, all the girls read Are you There God? It's Me Margaret., by Judy Blume. Its main
character, Margaret, looks forward to developing breasts and getting her fi