Final grades are now posted. You can see a breakdown of your grade on the Blackboard Grade Book.
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 4-28-17 by the beginning of class.
UPDATE: New oldest living person is…
Violet Brown (of Jamaica). Every person on earth was born in 1900 or later.
Below is a picture of the oldest living person in the world, Emma Morano of Italy. She is 117 years old and is 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 4-26-17 by the beginning of class.
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 4-24-17 by the beginning of class.
Read the article entitled “Is Divorce Bad for Children” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry, how does what you read change your view of whether children of divorce benefit or suffer from the split? Due 4-21-17 by the start of class.
Just a reminder that Exam 3 will be held on May 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM. Also, here is a link to the study guide for Exam 3 (LINK) which includes some sample exam questions.