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The changing face of rape


Today, in my office, I over heard two men talking about how rape has changed. One of them made the comment that rape doesn’t happen the same way that it did fifty years ago, and now we have to be suspicious of rape allegations. I held my tongue, of course, and went back to what … Continue reading

Do fraternities cause rape culture?

Do fraternities cause rape culture?


Odds are, if you’re a female who has ever been on a university campus, you’ve heard the warnings about the frat boys. Testosterone fueled, alpha males is the stereotype. Now, I’m not saying that I necessarily believe this. Do I know frat guys who seem harmless enough? Sure. Have I heard of frat boys drugging … Continue reading

What Your Playlist Says About Your Personality

What Your Playlist Says About Your Personality


Introduction “What Do Music Preferences Reveal About Personality? A Cross-Cultural Replication Using Self-Ratings and Ratings of Music Samples” was written by Alexandra Langmeyer, Angelika Guglhör-Rudan, and Christian Tarnai and was published in the Journal of Individual Differences in 2012. The purpose of this study was to determine if our musical choices reflect important aspects of … Continue reading

Suicide rates in the elderly

Suicide rates in the elderly


Studies have found that elderly individuals have higher rates of psychiatric disorder than those in the general population, while at the same time encountering difficulties in accessing mental health services. These factors might increase the risk of suicide. These risks are greater for men than for women. However, females (especially adolescents) take part in self-harm … Continue reading

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month


  Child abuse is any mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in non-accidental harm or injury and which cannot be reasonably explained. Child abuse can include: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. April is Nation Child Abuse Prevention Month, and is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working … Continue reading

Psychology & the Salem witch trials


This post is another one of my exciting recycled psychology assignments. Feel free to stop reading if the Salem witch trials aren’t your thing. The discussion question follows: Identify one current or historical event that works as an example of the pitfalls of groupthink.  What aspects of the situation could be changed to avoid groupthink … Continue reading

Obama & Persuasion: How to Become President


This is yet another recycled psychology discussion question, as I seldom have time to do “real” blog posts anymore. Please keep in mind that I don’t necessarily support Obama just because I wrote about him for an assignment. This paper does not reflect my political beliefs. Identify a figure from politics, religion, business, or television who is … Continue reading

Food versus Intelligence


I’m copying another one of my psychology assignments because I never seem to have time to write a real post anymore. So here it goes. The prompt was: (1) Provide a unique example (i.e., one that has not already been posted) of a recent claim that is most likely based off of correlational research yet … Continue reading