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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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 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.


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 4-16-18 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 4-13-18 by the start of class.


Journal Entry 19 – Adolescent Problems

Choose ONE of the following journal topics. Due MON, Apr 9 by the start of class.

1) Read the article entitled “Why Teens are More Prone to Addiction, Mental Illness” (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For this journal entry read the following article about addiction and the teenage brain. Drawing from class, comment on why you think adolescents are especially vulnerable to poor decision-making.



2) This is a link to a video called “Dying to be Thin”. This is a documentary about eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. For this journal entry please watch the video and list 4 things you learned from it.