Fall, 2015; Instructor: Veronica Tonay, PhD; site last updated: 10/2/15
This is the home page of Psychology 165. Here, you'll find Announcements, updated regularly with articles of interest and course reminders. Just below this section, is the Syllabus section (course requirements, lecture & reading schedule, plagiarism information, instructor & TA contact info & office hours). After that are Course Handouts. Then come a couple of sections which may (or may not) be of interest to you, depending on your level of involvement in the topic, including tips for applying to grad school and for psychotherapy licensure, and useful/interesting links about psychotherapy.
Various articles of interest: (1) Wow! Off-Label Prescribing: Best Practice or Malpractice?, CNS Spectrums journal. (2) Biggest predictor of college GPA? #1 = time spent studying (positive correlation); #2 = alcohol consumption (negative correlation). This is an interesting study, which surveyed almost 14,000 students at over 150 schools. It makes the observation that college students spent, on average, 24 hours per week studying in the 60s and now, students average only 7.25 hours per week. (UCSC expects students will spend about 3 hours per week studying for each unit being attempted = 15 hours per week, per class–i.e., with that amount of studying, one could reasonably expect to pass the class, but not necessarily to earn an A.) (3) GPs [physicians] to prescribe self-help books for mental health problems in England. (4) More on DSM-V: Manual turns binge drinkers into 'mild' alcoholics; (5) There's More to Life Than Being Happy, from The Atlantic; (6) One in five adults in US mentally ill in 2010, according to this article; (7) Suicides down amongst returning vets; domestic violence and child abuse up
Instuctor & TA office hours, DRC info., sections, texts
What is plagiarism? with examples
Types of plagiarism, from plagiarism.org (a great resource!)
UCSC policy on academic integrity
Study Tips (based on cognitive science)
How College Papers Are Graded
Various Psychotherapy Licenses and What They Require
Tips for Preparing for and Applying to Graduate School
A Comprehensive Page on Careers, from Dr. Suler at Rider University in NJ
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health Net: Info. regarding diagnosis and treatment of most emotional problems psychotherapists treat; different systems of therapy; links; newsgroups; etc.
Article from the perspective of a medicating psychiatrist
Timely article: "Empathy: College Students Don't Have as Much as They Used To, Study Finds" Includes the test used and suggestions for improving empathy (I'm sure psych majors score higher on empathy!)
American Psychological Association Home Page
Association for Humanistic Psychology
www.drtonay.com: info on psychotherapy topics
Concerned about what you don't know? Read this (the comments are particularly funny). ~:)
VT's Blog: Creative Dreamers, an educative blog about dreams.