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Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? I'm coming in from outside the TC community; I got my MS in library and information science from St. John's University in May 2014, concentrating in academic librarianship, and did my undergrad at Wesleyan University in East Asian studies. Where’s your hometown? San Diego, CA. What did you want to b...
Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, I’m not but I’m a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and I like to consider myself a student of life. Where’s your hometown? I’m a native New Yorker. Born in Queens and raised on Long Island. But I’ve also lived in Maine and Massachusetts. What did you want to be when you grew up? The first thing I ever wanted to be was a baker oddly enough. That never really went anywhere, though I do make a mean chocolate chip cookie to this day. What was your first job? I was a...
Hello! I’m Antonia, and I'm a new Services Associate at the Teachers College. Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, I got my MSIS at the University of Texas at Austin, with emphases in research, outreach services, an...
Hi! I'm Alex, a recent transplant to New York and one of the new Services Associates. I'm looking forward to helping you with your library and research questions this semester. If you need help finding images to use in your work, I'm especially interested in image resources, so come find me if you need help with ...
This is another video regarding my topic on child development. The video offers some answers to the debate on nature vs. nurture. Nature is the effect of the environment on a child's behavior. Nurture is the effect of the parents and other guardians on the child's behavior. I believe it's a bit of both. A child is a product of his or her environment, but at the same time they need guidance, which is the role of parents. I would like to hear other people's opinion regarding this topic. Feel free to comment on the video.
This is another video concerning my theme on psychology. This video shows how people's awareness is sometimes tested. In the video, a teacher gives a lecture to students about someone who cheated on an exam. The teacher walks around the classroom and naturally as a viewer, your eyes follow whatever is moving. As he moves to the other side of the room, various things change around the classroom right when the viewer is not paying attention to the surrounding. Feel free to comment your thoughts on Vialogues and keep the discussion going.
This week in my psychology class, we were asked to do a research topic of our choice. I wanted to focus more on behavior psychology so someone in class introduced me to an article called 10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself. The article highlighted various behavioral experiments and list conclusions to each experiment. For example, an experiment was conducted to show how power corrupts people even when it is not a large amount. In the experiment, two stud...
This is another video concerning my theme on Psychology. This video looks at people's natural reaction to bystanders. The video starts with a man who appears to be homeless pretending to be in pain and agonizingly screaming. Most people just watched and ignored his cries for help. When the same person changed his attire, now wearing a suit and lying down on the floor screaming, people surround him in a few seconds to check on his well being. What do you think is the cause of this? Do you think a person's appearance plays a big part in how society sees them?
Child abuse has become very prevalent over the years. According to this article, child abuse affects the brain development of the abused. As a result, children are more valuable to diseases such as depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results are from a study conducted by researchers at Harvard University. The study consisted of 200 people who had suffered some sort of abuse during their childhood. 53% of participants had suffered from depression and 40%...
The video below is based on my theme concerning many aspects of Psychology. This psychological experiment focuses on behavior. In this video, two people are standing on opposite sides of each other and are pretending to hold a rope. The experiment is showing that the average person's natural reaction is to go around whatever is in front of them. Later on in the video, the two men also test the experiment on a moving object. As their hypothesis concludes, the car stopped.