WINTER TERM 2013 - WEEK #10
March 11-15, 2013
Winter Term Week #10 – “Dead Week”
If you would like to schedule an advising appointment, please drop by or call the School of Psychological Science main office at 541-737-2311 to schedule an appointment. All Freshmen are advised in the College of Liberal Arts this year. All Sophomores are advised by Birken Noesen and Juniors and Seniors are advised by Teri Duever. Ecampus Psychology Majors are advised by Nathan Walters.
Happenings in Psychology:
- Do you have work-study funds available in your Financial Aid for next year? If so, are you reliable, responsible, a hard worker, able to follow directions and looking for a job for next academic year? The School of Psychological Science has openings for student office assistants. You MUST have work study funds available for next year and be available to work this Spring term (Summer hours may be available). Duties & responsibilities include filing; scheduling appointments; preparing office correspondence; copying; answering a multi-line phone; cleaning; running errands; greeting and helping students, staff and faculty; and other duties as assigned. If this is interesting to you, please email a cover letter, resume and three references to Shirley.Mann@oregonstate.edu.
- The School of Psychological Science is pleased to invite you to attend a talk by Dan Gilbert, a professor of Psychology at Harvard University and a bestselling author on the subject of happiness. Dr. Gilbert will speak at Oregon State University on Thursday, March 14. The free public lecture, which is designed to reach a non-specialist audience, is titled, “Happiness: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You.” It begins at 4:30 p.m. in room 130 of Peavy Hall on campus, located at 3100 Jefferson Way in Corvallis
- Psychology Upper Division Psychology Course Added for SPRING TERM - PSY 408(4 cr.) Research Methods Workshop: PSY 408 (4 credits)- MTWR 9:00am - 9:50am (Moreland 130B) Description: This course is a participation format research course that will require students to engage in a number of activities that commonly take place in investigations of Social-Cognitive Psychology. Students will be asked to complete a number of personality inventories and social judgment assessments and to engage in a series of guided meditations. The results of these assessments will be discussed. Students will experience psychological research first-hand and in the process come to understand the relationship between psychological constructs and the operationalizations used to assess them. Deadline: You must report to the first class meeting on time (9:00am, Monday, April 01, 2013 in Moreland Hall room 130B). Those who report to class late may be forced to drop this course. Note: Summary reports of the data collected from this class may be used for research purposes and written up for publication.
- Attendance is mandatory. You must attend every class. And you must be on time!
- Homework will be assigned
- No graded tests. No graded exams.
- Grading is Pass/No Pass
- Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are ALL eligible.
- Course is limited to the first 21 students who register
- Students who have already taken PSY401 cannot enroll in this class.
- Students who have already taken Dr. McCullough/Edwards PSY499 "Psychology of Meditation" class cannot enroll in this class.
- You must attend the first class. There are no exceptions to this.
- You must get the permission of the instructor.
- HOW TO REGISTER!
- Pick up a "closed class/course registration waiver" form (yellow) from Dr. Edwards (Reed Lodge)
- Hand it in to the Department office, at which point you will be able to register for it online. (4 credits)
Here are some things you should remember for Winter Term:
- Dead Week: March 11-15 (THIS WEEK)
- Finals Week: March 18-22
- Phase 2 of priority registration usually starts this week. You can add to your original 16 credits, and you can add your name to a wait list for a class. To learn how to wait list, check out this site: http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/waitlisting-courses for more information.
- Look forward: Get yourself ready for finals week which is next week. If you haven’t done so already, write down the time and location of all your finals. This information should be on your syllabus, and you can also find it by going to this web site: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/ChapterDetail.aspx?key=371 . Regardless, you should confirm the information with your instructor to make sure nothing has changed. As you did with your midterms, develop a study schedule and plan ahead for how you might negotiate the stress of having more than one exam on one day.
- Final labs, papers, and projects are often due this week.
Upcoming Campus Events:
- Science Pub: Kathleen Dean Moore, OSU distinguished professor of philosophy, will discuss climate change as a moral crisis. Her presentation begins at 6 p.m., March 11 at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St. in Corvallis. It is free and open to the public.
- Self-regulation seminar: The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning is holding a seminar and discussion on “The Importance of Self-Regulation for Learning” led by Megan McClelland. This presentation will focus on the importance of self-regulation for learning and development throughout the lifespan. Tuesday March 12, 4 to 5 p.m. in Kidder 202, via Polycom to Cascades
- · The School of Psychological Science is pleased to invite you to attend a talk by Dan Gilbert, a professor of Psychology at Harvard University and a bestselling author on the subject of happiness. Dr. Gilbert will speak at Oregon State University on Thursday, March 14. The free public lecture, which is designed to reach a non-specialist audience, is titled, “Happiness: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You.” It begins at 4:30 p.m. in room 130 of Peavy Hall on campus, located at 3100 Jefferson Way in Corvallis.
- Ageism session: “Examining Ourselves: Uncovering Ageism & Adultism in Everyday Life,” an interactive, lunch and learn session exploring society’s construct to oppress and disempower our members who exist on both sides of the age continuum. Lunches are welcome! March 21, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 206. http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/73045/ Campus Cascade Hall 112, and streaming at live.oregonstate.edu
- Student Health Services, Bystander Education is teaching a class spring term that will provide students with information about sexual violence and the skills and resources they need to effectively intervene in high risk situations. There are often opportunities for bystanders to change the outcome and hope that this class will help students recognize the impact of their actions. One act could mean one less person sexually assaulted. H199 One Act Bystander Intervention is a three-credit class and will be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-9:50AM. After taking the class, students will be eligible to facilitate One Act bystander intervention workshops in the fall. – This is NOT a Psychology class and we are not promoting this class. We are simply passing this along as requested.
Registration Dates for future terms:
- Priority Registration: Phase 2 (Wait listing) – March 14 – April 07, 2013
Have a GREAT Week!!
Shirley Mann | Assistant to Director | School of Psychological Science | Oregon State University
2950 SW Jefferson Way| Corvallis, OR 97331 | Direct: 541.737-1360 | Fax: 541.737-3547
"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." - J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan