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Social Media and Psychology – What Do They Have In Common?

Social Media and Psychology – What Do They Have In Common?

We all know that social media is immensely popular nowadays. But did you know psychology plays a huge role in why social media is off the charts popular with nearly all ages? Social media is also changing just like we are, and it’s changing the way we relate to one another, communicate, share and yes, even form our own personal identity.   Smartphones, Apps, and Technology Social media may be all about smartphones, apps, and technology,
Costa Rica Cup ‘O Joe

Costa Rica Cup ‘O Joe

I’ve been teaching college long enough to know that coffee is the first thing on the mind of most students in the morning.  As a scientist, I would hypothesize that out of 16 or so students on the first day of my upper division conservation biology course this fall, there will be at least 50% with a Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts cup.  And I can say with 95% certainty that at least one person will come
Face-To-Face Learning; Why Is It Important?

Face-To-Face Learning; Why Is It Important?

Over the years face-to-face has been the go-to method for learning because it provides students with hands-on experiences that apply to real life. It also gives students and teachers alike the opportunity to interact with and be accountable to each other. This is not to say that online learning has no value, but rather to point out the essentiality of face-to-face learning. Face-to-face learning easily satisfies our need to interact with one another This creates room