Sunday, January 8, 2012

Facilitated Communication Still in the News!

Although the Frontline documentary "Prisoners of Silence" aired in the early 1990s, facilitated communication (FC) is still with us. See the episode of ABC's 20/20 that aired on January 6, 2012 for one of the most recent tragedies involving FC.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Behavior Mania 3

It's old news by now, but Behavior Mania 3: Morning of Mania (Nov. 3) had a record number of guests -- 250! The highlight of the morning was Dr. Chin's amazing memory demonstration. Below are photos of our guests and of the behavior maniacs themselves.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Upcoming Events

The Full Moon Party will be held on Friday, October 28. See departmental faculty members for details. And Behavior Mania 3 will be held at McPherson College on Thursday, November 3.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

If You're Ever in Akron ...

If you're ever in Akron, OH, I recommend visiting the Center for the History of Psychology. Just off the University of Akron campus, the Center has a collection of psychological artifacts on display for the general public, and it holds The Archives of the History of American Psychology, for those conducting original history-of-psychology research. Before the Center existed, two University of Akron psychologists, Drs. John Popplestone and Marion McPherson (I kid you not), founded and co-directed the Archives. Dr. David Baker currently directs the Center, including the Archives. Below are a few photos of the Center's collection (L to R): the giant puzzle head that greets you as you enter the Center, laboratory equipment, a teaching machine (Skinner), a shock generator (Milgram), a bobo doll (Bandura), and a phrenology head-measurement device.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Behavior Mania 2: Do You See What I See?

McPherson College hosted 200+ high school students and their sponsors at Behavior Mania 2! Our guests were on campus for a morning of activities and demonstrations related to sociology and psychology and a lunch. Want to know more? We will have photos on our departmental facebook page soon.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Behavior Mania 2: Sociologists Gone Wild!

Last year's Behavior Mania was such a success that we're doing it again! Don't know what Behavior Mania is? It's a morning of activities for high school students pertaining to sociology and psychology as majors, sciences, and careers. All guests will receive a free lunch and a gift. Contact the Behavioral Sciences Department at McPherson College for further information. Behavior Mania is November 11. Register now -- feel the mania!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Senior Symposium 2010

Way back in May, as promised, seniors in the Behavioral Sciences presented their year-long research projects. The symposium was a big success -- everyone did a great job! Shown here are the presenters AFTER the symposium. Don't they looked relieved? From left to right: Charles Moore II, Sara Grummert, Barbara Wiard, Mike Reece, Millie, Casey Hayes, Danna Gordon, and Austin "Bo" Bohanon. Not pictured are Ben Denton and Ashley Noll. Congratulations to all.