The Watering Place

During the summer of 2016 I started a Digital Humanities project thanks to a seed grant generously provided by the Seton Hall University Digital Humanities Committee.  The purpose of this  project is to reconstruct the history of a location on Staten Island once known as the Watering Place (in present day Tompkinsville/St. George area).  There were many historical events that took place here, but the most notable is the Quarantine and Marine...

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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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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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Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking

The skills in this domain involve the development of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods. Students completing foundation-level courses should learn basic skills and concepts in interpreting behavior, studying research, and applying research design principles to drawing conclusions about psychological phenomena; students completing a baccalaureate degree should focus on theory use as well as designing...

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