Research Extra Credit – Space

Students interested in earning 1 point extra credit can click on the link below and complete the experiment. To be given credit for completing the experiment, please print a screen shot of the final “Thank You page” and submit it to the instructor in class OR take a screen shot of the final “Thank You” page and email it to the instructor.


Journal Entry 25 – Life After Death

Read the article entitled “First Hint of ‘Life After Death’ in Biggest Scientific Study Ever” (a link to the article can be found below). Write a summary of the article and use it as a jumping off point to discuss your own views of the afterlife. Be sure to include the best evidence you have to support your belief.


Journal Entry 24 – Family History

Below is a picture of the oldest living American, Adele Dunlap of New Jersey (LINK). She is 113 years old. She is among the 10 oldest people in the world (all women), the oldest being 116 (who happens to be the last person on earth born in the 1800s). For this journal entry write down: a) the oldest living relative (great grandparent, aunt, etc.) in your family, b) the general age range for how long people live in your family history, and c) any common late-life health problems that run in your family (cancer, heart disease, dementia)? Due 11-30-16 by the beginning of class.


Journal Entry 23 – Midlife Crisis

In class we discussed how a midlife crisis is not very common among human adults. Well, now scientists have shown that even chimpanzees experience a “midlife low” tossing water on the idea that a midlife crisis is even something humans uniquely experience. Read a summary of this research (LINK below) and write a 1-2 paragraph response about why you think life satisfaction (in humans or other species) follows a u-shaped curve where it is lowest in midlife. Due 11-28-16 by the beginning of class.


Journal 21 – Marriage

Read the article entitled “A Social Psychologist Reveals Why So Many Marriages are Falling Apart and How to Fix It” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry, pretend you are asked to the toast at a friend’s wedding. Drawing from class and from the article, what 4 pieces of advice would you give the newlyweds. Due 11-18-16 by the beginning of class.