Focus Discipline Projects
Psychology and Society Course
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Research "psychopharmacology." Find the names of 3 important neurotransmitters. You will be researching each of these in more detail for your projects.
Research the benefits of collaborative learning groups--you will be researching and writing about several of these benefits. How does working in and with a group facilitate individual learning? How does the online environment impact the dynamics of the collaborative group (the way in which people relate to each other)?
Research recent developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence, particularly concerning the COG project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). What is the purpose of the COG project? How does the COG project fit into the field of human-computer interaction?
Research the landmark experiment conducted by Stanley Milgram on "The Dilemma of Obedience." What did Milgram find? What was the significance of these findings?
Diet and Nutrition
Research common eating disorders. Find information on Anorexia Nervosa and on Bulimia. What seems to cause these eating disorders? Who is most likely to develop these eating disorders? Compare and contrast the symptoms, consequences, and prognosis for people suffering from each of these eating disorders. How do doctors treat people suffering from eating disorders? Are these treatments usually successful?