Journal Entry 25 – Life after Death

Read the article entitled “First hint of ‘life after death’ in biggest ever scientific study” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry read the following article about finding scientific evidence for life after death. Use this as an opportunity to talk a little about your own beliefs about life after death (if such a thing exists). Due 12-8-17 by the beginning of class.



Journal Entry 24 – Family History

UPDATE: New oldest living person is…

Nabi Tajima (of Japan), 117 years old. Every person on earth was born in 1900 or later.

Below is a picture of the oldest living person in the world, Nabi Tajima of Japan. She is 117 years old. 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 12-4-17 by the beginning of class.

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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 12-1-17 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 11-27-17 by the beginning of class.


Journal Entry 20 – Falling in Love

Read the article entitled “Why Do People Fall In Love? 8 Scientific Reasons” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). Select one of the 8 reasons listed and find a published article from a scientific journal that supports the claim. Be sure to summarize the article, explain why the article supports the claim, and include the citation for the article in your journal entry. Due 11-20-17 by the start of class.