Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Psychology/Sociology Club Meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Tuesday, October 26, at 8:00 p.m. in Room 1 of the Psychology/Sociology Building. Dr. Paul Shapiro will be discussing some of his research, which will probably involve his recent study of freshman attitudes toward college. We'll have snacks.

Also, the Club will be sponsoring a Bake Sale from 10:30-1:30 on Wednesday, October 27 in the hallway in front of the Post Office in the Student Center. Club members or friends who want to either make something for the sale or sit at the table during the sale should contact either Dr. Cotter, faculty advisor, or Trudy Hall, Secretary.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Library Display for Mental Illness Awareness Week

The Psychology/Sociology Club organized a display in the library for Mental Illness Awareness week (Oct. 3-9). The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that one out of every four adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year, and that approximately 6% of the United States population lives with serious and/or chronic disorders. Unfortunately, less than one-third of adults receive proper diagnosis and treatment, resulting in reduced life expectancy and other problems such as homelessness, incarceration, and higher health care costs. This display represents an opportunity to learn more about mental illness and reduce the stigma associated with it.

Sleep Clinic Tour

The Psychology/Sociology Club visited the Sleep Center of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The students watched patients being monitored for evidence of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. The technicians explained how the monitoring equipment works. The students also saw continuous positive airway pressure devices that are used to treat people with sleep apnea.