EC – Bama Day!

Need an easy way to earn some extra credit? Just wear your Bama gear! Any student wearing something Bama (anything related to school spirit, really) at Friday’s class will earn 1 point extra credit.

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Journal Entry 13 – Adoption

Read the article entitled “The Adoption Paradox” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the overall premise of the article (1 sentence) followed by your own view of why adoption into wealthier families increases the risk for behavior and attention problems (1 paragraph). Be sure to provide a rationale for your view informed by the class discussion of attachment. Due 10-23-17 by noon.

LINK To ARTICLE – http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/the-adoption-paradox/409495/

Journal Entry 12 – Why Do Siblings Differ?

Read the article entitled “How Can Siblings Have Such Different Temperaments” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the overall premise of the article (1 sentence) followed by your own view of why siblings can have such different temperaments (or personalities) despite growing up in the same household (1 paragraph). Be sure to provide a rationale for your view informed by the class discussion of attachment. Due 10-20-17 by noon.

LINK – http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/little-kids/66943189/How-can-siblings-have-such-different-temperaments

Journal Entry 11 – Intelligence or Hard Work?

Read the article entitled “Hard Work Beast Talent (But Only if Talent Doesn’t Work Hard)?” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, share your thoughts on the relationship between hard work and intelligence (1-2 paragraphs). As always, provide a rationale for your view informed by the class discussion on intelligence. Due 10-16-17, noon.

LINKhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201110/hard-work-beats-talent-only-if-talent-doesn-t-work-hard

Journal Entry 10 – Word Gap

Read the article entitled “The Early Catastrophe” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, summarize the findings from the article (1 paragraph). Be sure to include summaries of why the “word gap” exists, suggestions of how to reduce the gap, and implications for children with such large deficits in vocabulary. Due 10-9-17, noon.

LINKhttps://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/periodicals/TheEarlyCatastrophe.pdf

Journal Entry 9 – Memory

Read the article entitled “Children’s Earliest Memories Shift as They Get Older, Study Finds” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the main premise of the article (1 sentence). Use the premise of the article then as a jumping off point for discussing your own first memory. Be sure to list the age of the memories, basic details about the memory, and why it became your first memory. DUE OCT 6, noon.

LINK TO ARTICLE – http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/12/science/la-sci-child-memories-20110512

Research Opportunity

PARTICIPATE IN AN EEG STUDY

The embodiment of number processing: The relation between fingers and numbers

You are invited to participate in a research study that involves completing a computer based experiment, in which you will be asked to make judgments about pictures of hand gestures. If you agree to participate in the experiment, you will wear an EEG cap on your head while doing the task, with some gel injected in the discs attached to the cap. An electroencephalogram (EEG) measures the electrical activity in the brain (brain waves) using electrodes (small metal discs or sensors) placed on the head with gel. The test does not hurt. The experiment will take about 2 hours. The purpose of the study is to understand how people process hand gestures, using both behavioral and neuroscience methodologies. You can participate in this experiment only if you are right handed and a native English speaker adult (18 yrs and older). You are not eligible if you have any diagnosed neuropsychological or cognitive disorders (i.e., dyslexia, ADHD, epilepsy, acalculia, autism, aphasia, finger agnosia).

You will receive $25 for participating in this study. All of the information that we collect from you in this study will be kept in strict confidence. Your data will be kept in anonymous form and your name will not be associated with your data in research reports.  This study will take about two hours to complete. We will continue to run this study until the end of this semester. If you are not available to participate right now, you can contact us later to participate.

If you are interested, please indicate when you can come to our lab to participate in the experiment by emailing us at elden@ua.edu . Please write “EEG study” on the subject line of your email.

You will come to the ELDEN Lab (http://elden.ua.edu) for the study. Our lab is located in the Tom Barnes Education Center, Room 1057.   

Parking

We provide temporary parking permits for the parking lot right by the Tom Barnes Building for our research participants. When you come to participate in our study you can park your car in the Barnes parking lot and walk to the lab to pickup the permit. Our lab is the first door on the right once you enter from the front door of the building.

You can email elden@ua.edu if you have any questions.  You can also contact the principle investigator, Firat Soylu, at fsoylu@ua.edu.