An example of an uploaded article- Studying the HIV-1 Transgenic Rat

Here is an example of an article (pdf format) that I uploaded.  It is an article on some of the experimental work that I have done with my colleagues to better understand the effect of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus  (HIV-1) on the brain.  The virus does its thing by inserting its own genes into the DNA of the host human.  Those viral genes then produce proteins that causes damage. We study the  HIV-1 transgenic rat model. The HIV transgenic...

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I like to read about the history of places that are important to me

Communication skills are important.  Communication is not typically taught explicitly in the psychology major but there are many opportunities during psychology courses to develop and practice these skills.  Writing papers and giving PowerPoint presentations are good examples, but there are other varieties of communication and different kinds of “papers”.  Blog posts for example (hint… hint).  Your “communication...

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Tom Cruise and Metaphors as Explanations in Psychology

When I cover the Abnormal Psychology chapter in my Introductory Psychology Course I start out by showing the class a clip of the Matt Lauer (from the Today Show) interview of Tom Cruise. You can find a clip here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc_wjp262RY This interview took place several years ago about the time that “The War of the Worlds” was in  theaters.  Tom Cruise speaks out against psychiatry and the use of psychoactive drugs for the...

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