TITLE How a Soap Opera Virus Felled Hundreds of Students in Portugal DESCRIPTION Psychology Update, in the past few weeks, has posted a few articles regarding “TikTok Tics”. That is, due to social media, many adolescent girls have been showing Tourette-like symptoms after watching videos of others displaying tics on the social media platform. This… Read more »
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Wiley Author, Catherine A. Sanderson, writes a bi-weekly blog about social norms, the unwritten rules that shape our behavior. Visit her Norms Matter blog at www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/norms-matter.
Welcome to Introductory Psychology Weekly Updates
Every Monday through December, you will find wonderful resources to enhance your teaching and to engage your students in discussions. With each “published” edition, you will discover two or three interesting provocative articles to use as “triggers” to discuss important issues that relate to your teaching content, subject matter, and/or important issues. The choice of the articles is such that students can find these on popular periodicals and sites such as the New York Times, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and read them without the pressure of going to the library or poring through their textbook. The popular media choices are easy to find without the need for subscription services; these are often articles that you might have read and brought up in your class. Further, the update will include a few questions that can be used to get a discussion started.
In addition to a listing of the articles, you will also be presented with a few websites for use in your teaching. The websites can be useful informative resources for both your teaching preparation and for student use. Lastly, every week, you will find either an App Of The Week listing, occasionally YouTube video, or a Podcast that will both enhance your teaching and presentations. If you have any suggestions please contact me.
Weekly Updates to Your Inbox
- Psychology Update — All Children 8 and Older Should Be Screened for Anxiety, U.S. Task Force Says
- Psychology Update — Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else
- Psychology Websites of the Week — Psi Chi & Psi Beta Honor Societies
- Psychology Update — What It’s Like Living With Aphasia, Bruce Willis’s Condition
- Psychology Update — There’s a Mental-Health Crisis Among American Children. Why?