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So for the past three months of so I have been serving as Chief of Staff and Chief Strategist for the Mike Gravel 2020 Presidential campaign, which I launched with my high school friend David Oks. The campaign aims not to get the 89-year-old leftist former senator Mike Gravel elected president, but instead to p...
Imagine a world where you can tell the Applebee's waitstaff that it is your friend's birthday and they can bring a free cupcake while singing the tune we all know instead of one that is unfortunate. Do you see that world? Librarians at Pitt might be making it possible. Or at least they're rekindling an interesting conversation about copyright.
Have you noticed some new faces around the office? Not quite sure who these people are or what they do here? Do you ever wonder if these new people could possibly share your radical opinions about breakfast for dinner, selfie sticks, and musical theater? Does the thought of learning about them from the comfort of your desk sound more appealing that engaging them face-to-face? If you said yes to any of these questions, I'd like to remind you that talking to blog posts is a little weird. Also, here's a video. Meet the EdLab summer interns by observing them while they're entrapped in a small...
This is another video regarding my topic on child development. The video offers some answers to the debate on nature vs. nurture. Nature is the effect of the environment on a child's behavior. Nurture is the effect of the parents and other guardians on the child's behavior. I believe it's a bit of both. A child is a product of his or her environment, but at the same time they need guidance, which is the role of parents. I would like to hear other people's opinion regarding this topic. Feel free to comment on the video.
This is another video concerning my theme on psychology. This video shows how people's awareness is sometimes tested. In the video, a teacher gives a lecture to students about someone who cheated on an exam. The teacher walks around the classroom and naturally as a viewer, your eyes follow whatever is moving. As he moves to the other side of the room, various things change around the classroom right when the viewer is not paying attention to the surrounding. Feel free to comment your thoughts on Vialogues and keep the discussion going.
This week in my psychology class, we were asked to do a research topic of our choice. I wanted to focus more on behavior psychology so someone in class introduced me to an article called 10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself. The article highlighted various behavioral experiments and list conclusions to each experiment. For example, an experiment was conducted to show how power corrupts people even when it is not a large amount. In the experiment, two stud...
This is another video concerning my theme on Psychology. This video looks at people's natural reaction to bystanders. The video starts with a man who appears to be homeless pretending to be in pain and agonizingly screaming. Most people just watched and ignored his cries for help. When the same person changed his attire, now wearing a suit and lying down on the floor screaming, people surround him in a few seconds to check on his well being. What do you think is the cause of this? Do you think a person's appearance plays a big part in how society sees them?
Child abuse has become very prevalent over the years. According to this article, child abuse affects the brain development of the abused. As a result, children are more valuable to diseases such as depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results are from a study conducted by researchers at Harvard University. The study consisted of 200 people who had suffered some sort of abuse during their childhood. 53% of participants had suffered from depression and 40%...
The video below is based on my theme concerning many aspects of Psychology. This psychological experiment focuses on behavior. In this video, two people are standing on opposite sides of each other and are pretending to hold a rope. The experiment is showing that the average person's natural reaction is to go around whatever is in front of them. Later on in the video, the two men also test the experiment on a moving object. As their hypothesis concludes, the car stopped.
Most children are influenced by their parents. This is not surprising as they live with their parents for the early years of life. So when parents divorce, it may cause some psychological effects on the child. According to the Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children, divorce often times causes stress for the child and that stress can lead to other psychological diseases such as depression, substance abuse and other anxieties. Divorces are not always a negative thing. A divorce can be be...