Monday, February 28, 2011

Brain Awareness Week at Roosevelt


During the week of March 14 through March 18, 2011 (the week after Spring Break), the Psychology Department will celebrate the very first Brain Awareness Week at Roosevelt with a variety of activities:

Monday, March 14th, 2011
Raffle sign up - 10am to 6pm at AUD's Michigan lobby. Sign up for the drawing for coveted prizes to take place on Wednesday, March 16th at 5:30pm in the AUD's library. Pick up a free "Squeeze my brain" stress ball!

Student work display - 9am to 6pm at AUD's Congress lounge. Come check out how students are benefitting from transformational-learning by volunteering to help the neurologically impaired, how learning disability and ADHD relate to the brain, and many other cool brain-related topics! Come get your morning refreshment from 9-11am.

Question and Answer session with Dr. Kan - 3:30pm to 4:20pm in AUD 320. Dr. Kan is a cognitive psychologist from Villanova University who will be delivering an invited lecture at 4:30pm. Come ask her anything you want about a career in psychology, preparation for graduate school, or anything you want (be polite!)

Memory Failures: Lessons from Neuropsychology - 4:30pm to 5:30pm in AUD 309/311 and teleconferenced to SCH 614. Dr. Irene Kan from Villanova University is our esteemed invited speaker.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Round table with the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse - 4:30pm to 5:30pm in AUD 244. Members from the Clubhouse will be here to share their experiences of sustaining and recovering from their brain injury. Come be inspired by their strength and resilience!

Tuesday, March 15th through Thursday, March 17, 2011
Student work display - 10am to 6pm at SCH's Rotunda and hallways. Come check out how students are benefitting from transformational-learning by volunteering to help the neurologically impaired, how learning disability and ADHD relate to the brain, and many other cool brain-related topics!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Raffle sign up - 10am to 4pm at AUD's Michigan lobby. Sign up for the drawing for coveted prizes to take place at 5:30pm in the AUD's library. Pick up a free "Squeeze my brain" stress ball!

Brain Carnival and Raffle Drawing - 4:30pm to 6pm at AUD's library. Come check out the fun interactive displays set up by our Psychology Club. The raffle drawing will take place at 5:30pm. There will be valuable prizes to facilitate your brain health (e.g., bicycle helmets, flash drives, games, etc.). You must sign up for the raffle at AUD's Michigan lobby though!

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Question and Answer session with Dr. Lim - 3:30pm to 4:20pm at AUD 320. Dr. Lim is a Psy.D. degree holder who will be delivering an invited lecture at 4:30pm. Come ask her anything you want about a career in psychology, preparation for graduate school, or anything you want (be polite!)

Variable Presentations of Head Trauma in the Combat Veteran Population - 4:30pm to 5:30pm in AUD 309/311 and teleconferenced to SCH 614. Dr. Patricia Lim from the Hines VA Hospital is our esteemed invited speaker.

Friday, March 18, 2011
Student work display - 10am to 6pm at AUD's Congress lounge. This is the last opportunity to check out how students are benefitting from transformational-learning by volunteering to help the neurologically impaired, how learning disability and ADHD relate to the brain, and many other cool brain-related topics!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New developmental psychology professor joins the Department's faculty




Hi! My name is Dr. Roberts. I research and teach Developmental Psychology at Roosevelt University.
I study cultural patterns in children’s use of attention, nonverbal communication, and collaboration during learning activities. For example, in some cultural communities, children learn by carefully observing adults do their work and pitching in where they can. In other communities, children are segregated from adult work and learn through child-focused lessons where an instructor directs their attention for them. These cultural patterns are of interest to me because of the implications they may have for children’s success in schools. I am also interested in learning as a social endeavor that is intertwined with the developing identities of learners. Please contact me at aroberts06@roosevelt.edu if you would like to learn more about this research.
I teach Childhood & Adolescence, Human Development, Adult Development, Introductory Statistics and Research Methods. In my classes, we work to understand the consistencies and variations in human development across the life span in cultural communities around the world. We ask questions like, “What does it mean to be 2-years-old? How is it different to be this age in rural Guatemala than in downtown Chicago?” In my classes we also read scholarly articles and examine not only what the studies found, but also how they came to those conclusions. Social science is a conversation where our understanding of the world is developed and self-corrected. I prepare and invite students to become a part of that conversation. I look forward to learning with you as we make meaningful connections that allow us to better understand human development.