These links are to articles not considered part of the Psychology course, but of interest to those who may want to read more broadly on related topics.

Adolescence

Cross-dressing, adolescent exploration and risk taking, and long-term consequences (and a Muppet video)
http://www.anthropologyinpractice.com/2011/06/what-happens-in-college-should-stay-in.html#more

Procrastinate much?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/201106/neuropsychological-perspective-procrastination

So, it's actually good to feel sad, guilty, angry or greedy?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/collections/201106/the-benefits-bad-feelings

Social Pressure to conform, Case study: Cookie Monster changes his identity
http://www.anthropologyinpractice.com/2010/11/c-is-for-cookie-cookie-monster-network.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+AnthropologyInPractice+(Anthropology+in+Practice)

Facebook and Psychology

Do you "like" too many things on Facebook, and what does this tell others abut your personality?
http://www.anthropologyinpractice.com/2010/07/psychology-of-liking.html

The Seven Sins of Facebook - are you inadvertently hurting yourself or others?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201104/protect-yourself-the-seven-sins-facebook

Does what you share on the internet expose you to ridicule and bullying? Choose carefully.
http://www.anthropologyinpractice.com/2010/05/bullying-and-emotional-intelligence-on.html


Studying Psychology

Why study child development?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dispatches-development/201106/why-study-child-development
Some people think Psychology isn't real science, it's just "common sense". Are they right?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ulterior-motives/201002/psychology-apparently-it-isnt-rocket-science

Decision-making. Before you act on something published as "scientific research", check what other research on the topic says. Overlooking complexity can lead to simplistic (inaccurate?) findings. (People believed for years that Spinach contained enormous amounts of iron...because the researchers had the decimal point in the wrong place.)
http://neuroanthropology.net/2008/03/03/decision-making-and-emotion/