Last Chance for Assignments

All outstanding assignments and extra credit must be submitted by the end of the day, Friday April 27.


Review for Exam 3

On Friday, Apr 27 there will be a review session for the final exam. The review session will be held in North Lawn #2005 (our normal classroom) from 4-5:00 PM.

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 4-25-18 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 4-23-18 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 4-20-18 by the beginning of class.