PSY 115 All Weeks Discussions Strayer
PSY 115 Week 1 Discussion Supporting Your Juggling Act
“Supporting Your Juggling Act” Please respond to the following:
Please listen to or read this NPR story, “Moms Head Back-To-School To Pursue College Dreams”, and then respond to the following questions:
In the NPR interviews, most of the women poiPSY 115 All Weeks Discussions Strayernted out the need for support from family and friends when going back to school. What kinds of support from family and friends have been most helpful to you in your own experience of going to school?
In what ways do you need more support from family and friends? What tips do you have for asking for help?
What social networks have you found to be helpful outside of your family and personal friends (classmates, mentors, work colleagues, etc.)?
PSY 115 Week 2 Discussion What is Success?
“What is Success?” Please respond to the following:
In this course you will be considering how psychological concepts can be applied to foster success in your life. Because success means different things to different people, it’s necessary to start by defining success. To think about your own definition, please read this Forbes article “The Answer to this Question Will Define What Success Means to You“, and then respond to the following:
Create your personal definition of success by answering the question posed in the the article: “When I’m 100 years old and I look back over my life, what would make me think my time was well spent?”
In order to achieve success based on your own definition, what specific life goals are most important to accomplish in the next few years?
PSY 115 Week 3 Discussion Time Out
“Time Out” Please respond to the following:
Please read this MindTools article, “Effective Scheduling”, grab a weekly planner, and then respond to the following questions:
How much available time do you need to schedule for work each week? What are your typical work hours?
How much available time do you need to schedule for school each week (completing course work, attending class, etc.)? When do you do your class work each week?
How much available time do you need to schedule for home or personal activities each week? (Be sure to include sleep and other must-do activities)
How do you prioritize your time each week and how do these time priorities align with your goals?
PSY 115 Week 4 Discussion Sleep On It
“Sleep On It” Please respond to the following:
Please read this NIH News in Health article, “Sleep On It”, then respond to the following questions:
According to the article, why is sleep so important for memory?
How much sleep did you get last night? And about how much sleep do you get each night on average?
What tends to interfere with your ability to get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night?
What recommendations do you have for getting a good night’s sleep? What has worked for you?
PSY 115 Week 5 Discussion Multitasking vs. Singletasking
PSY 115 Week 6 Discussion Interleaving for Learning
PSY 115 Week 7 Discussion Make It a Habit
PSY 115 Week 8 Discussion Fixed-Mindset Triggers
“Fixed-Mindset Triggers” Please respond to the following:
From mindsetonline.com, please read the “How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset?” page, and then respond to the following questions:
As Carol Dweck notes, we all hold both fixed and growth mindsets. Identifying situations that trigger a fixed-mindset voice can be a beneficial first step. These are situations that make you feel defensive, anxious, or worried about your ability (e.g., getting performance-improvement suggestions, low grades, new projects, etc.) What are some fixed-mindset triggers you experience at work and at school? Explain how you these make you feel.
Choose one of your identified fixed-mindset triggers. How might you respond with a growth mindset voice instead?
Think of a recent setback and explain how you were able to overcome it or how you plan to respond to the challenge.
PSY 115 Week 9 Discussion Try, Try Again
PSY 115 Week 10 Discussion How You Think About Stress Matters
“How You Think About Stress Matters” Please respond to the following:
Please watch this TED Talk, “Kelly McGonigal: How To Make Stress Your Friend” and then respond to the following questions:
What factors contribute the most to stress in your life right now?
Describe one stressful situation where you will be able to use the first intervention mentioned in the video (understanding that your body’s stress response is helpful).
Describe one stressful situation where you will be able to use the second intervention mentioned in the video (sharing your struggles with others who care about you).
Who are you currently supporting as they reach out to you under stress? If you can’t identify someone you fill this role for now, who could use your support in dealing with their stress?
PSY 115 Week 11 Discussion Reflection