- When are you graduating? I plan to graduate May 2020.
- What are your career plans? I would love to go into something regarding Neuroscience.
- Why did you major in psychology? The brain is fascinating and there’s still so much more to learn about!
- What do you do for fun? I like to read and just being outside camping and hiking.
- What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? Being a part of Dr. Cowell’s neuroscience lab this semester and being able to partake in an independent study last spring
- What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? My favorite movie is Silence of the Lambs or Split. Favorite book is The One Who Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Favorite TV shows are Rizzoli and Isles or Dexter.
- What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? Be accepted into medical school, grad school, or both
- What else do you want people to know about you? I love the UWGB psych staff, they are definitely awesome!
Chu, T. L., Zhang, T., & Hung, T. (in press). Motivational profiles in table tennis players: Relations with performance anxiety and subjective vitality. Journal of Sports Sciences. doi:10.1080/02640414.2018.1488517
This studies focus was on what made up the motivational profiles of a sample of table tennis players, comprised of gender, country, training status, and their competitive level (from recreational leagues to international) as well as to compare, within the motivational profiles, the differences in performance anxiety and subjective vitality.
Chu TL, Martin SB, Petrie TA, Greenleaf C. Relations between sociocultural pressures and weight control behavior among early adolescent boys. Psychol Schs. 2018;1–13. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22212
This study examined the frequency of weight control behaviors in early adolescent boys based on ethnicity and grade level as well as the sociocultural pressures to try to lose weight, gain weight, exercise, and diet to see if that could predict WCB’s (or working cell bank).
The 3 Reasons Why Taking Notes During Advising Sessions is So Important and 3 Suggestions for How to Take Good Notes!
Why Taking Notes is so Important!
1. Taking notes during advising sessions makes it possible to remember what happened.
It’s hard to remember all of the things that go on during your advising session. Taking notes helps you to keep track of everything that you discussed with your advisor. If you forget what happens, you can always refer back to your notes!
2. Taking notes helps you to stay focused.
Taking notes helps you to focus on the key points that you cover in your advising session. They help you to pinpoint the important things and helps you to prioritize your tasks.
3. Taking notes can help you to keep track of the questions you asked your advisor and may help you develop new questions you have for your advisor that you can ask them at your next advising appointment.
If your advisor helps you to find a solution to a question you asked and that same question arises in the future, you can always refer back to your notes to try to resolve your question on your own. Also, as your advisor answers the questions you have, more questions may arise. You can then make notes of the specific questions you want to ask your advisor at your next advising appointment, to make sure you can continue to progress in the tasks you want to complete.
How to Take Good Notes During and Advising Appointment!
1. Use a pen and paper.
Taking your notes on pen and paper keeps your conversation with your advisor more open and personal. It can be hard to make good eye contact with a screen front of your face. Electronic devices also are more prone to causing distractions, such as notifications or the ability to open other browsers while your advisor is explaining something, and you might miss some important information that you advisor is tell you. It may be old fashioned, but pen and paper work best.
2. Just highlight the key points.
Making categories in your notes like “Classes” and “Internships” is a great way to only highlight the key points. It’s impossible to write down everything single thing you and your advisor talk about at your appointment, but keeping track of the key points will help you to have a solid list of your questions that were answered and the tasks you developed from your appointment.
3. Learn shorthand.
It can be tough to write everything out word for word at your advising appointment. Learning how to use shorthand, such as w/ means with, helps you to get more information on the paper at a quicker pace. Having a legend of all of your shorthand and what it means may be very helpful when you look back at your notes, so you can understand what you wrote.
Info: How do you feel about scary movies? In this special LIVE episode, Dr. Ryan Martin is joined by Dr. Jason Cowell and student Sammy Alger-Feser to discuss scary movies. They dive into their feelings on the genre, common physiological reactions, and why people may or may not choose to watch them!