Successful Tips for Students: Goal Setting

Setting a Goal 

Have a Game Plan: In any sport or activity athletes and coaches develop game plans that help them reach their full potential in a game, season, and in life. After hard word and dedication that goal can become a reality. Think of yourself as an academic athlete with professors, academic advisors, and faculty members as your coaches. Develop a game plan for your college career so you can best achieve your desired goals!

Long vs Short Term Goals: You want to make both long and short term goals. The short term goals should be small and considered stepping stones to help you reach your ultimate long term goal/s.

Make them Realistic: Every person is different with different abilities, strengths, and passions. The things you are personally good at and have a passion for should be reflected in your goals and accomplishments too!

Goal Types: Why limit yourself to just academic goals? Go for that marathon, part in the play, or position at work. Goal setting can be done to help achieve anything, at anytime, with anyone, the possibilities are endless so why not got for it!

Author: Katie Sorebo

 

 

 

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Featured Student: Isabella Daniels

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1. When are you graduating? I am graduating in December of 2019.
2. What are your career plans? I plan on being grief counselor for children and teens in a clinical setting.
3. Why did you major in psychology? I majored in psychology because I believe mental health is very important and many people don’t take it seriously enough. Through counseling I want to reduce the stigma and help children through their mental health struggles.
4. What do you do for fun? For fun, I play on the UWGB Women’s Club Volleyball team. I’m very competitive and I love the sport!
5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of my contribution to UWGB’s Camp Lloyd children’s grief camp as a Buddy.
6. What is your favorite movie, book, TV show related to psychology? My favorite book related to psychology is Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris. It is about a girl who develops a Dissociative Identity Disorder after her sister dies and her relationship with her boyfriend fails.
7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? Before graduating I hope to finish with highest honors in the major and be a TA for Intro to Psych.
8. What else do you want people to know about you? I went with Dr. Cupit and Dr. Wilson-Doenges to South Africa during the 2018 winter break. I love to travel so this was an amazing experience!
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Successful Tips for Students: The Power of Positivity

The Power of Positivity 

1) Glass half full or glass half empty? 

It is all about the perspectives. Not everything is 100% perfectly perfect, and that is ok. It is important to learn how to look at life as a blessing and not a curse. You accomplish that and your perception of the half filled glass will change as well.

2) What makes you happy? 

Do things that bring joy and confidence to your life. Wether that be working out, drawing, studying, reading a book, petting your cat, or talking with friends. Fill your life with what you love and bring purpose.

3) Gratitude 

It is a simple yet easy way for you to look at your life gratefully. Take a couple minutes everyday to list what you are thankful for. It is pretty painless process to list 10 things on a small sheet of paper before your first class, list them to yourself in the car, or even on your phone right before you go to bed. If I can do it, you can do it.

4) Flip your thoughts 

If you ever find yourself thinking negatively, redirect. You can change a thought of, “I am not smart enough to pass this test” to “I am intelligent enough to take this test”. Even the knowledge of knowing you have the power to reframe your thoughts brings about a positive outlook on any topic.

5) Moxie 

The positive thoughts you produce directly affect your moxie, or confidence. With an increased level of confidence you can attack lives challenges head on, with little to no hesitation.

Other Resources:

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/unleashing-power-positivity-your-school-donna-wilson-marcus-conyers 

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/the-power-of-positive-outlook-in-college

Author: Katie Sorebo

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Featured Student: Mackenzi LaMarre

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1) When are you graduating? Spring of 2019 (May)

2)  What are your career plans? I will attend the University of Lakeland for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. After I receive my Master’s degree, I want to obtain a job working in a private practice setting, counseling clients who are in need of either family counseling or individual mental health counseling.

3)  Why did you major in psychology? I chose to major in psychology, because I was very interested in learning more about the nature of mental health disorders in correlation with how the brain works and develops within mental health patients. Psychology courses for me, were some of the only classes I took that I actually felt like this is a field I could work in for the rest of my life and be very good at.

4)  What do you do for fun? For fun I like to hang out with my friends and family, go swimming in the summer, go camping, and read books!

5)  What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I would say being on the track to graduate from UWGB with a 3.9 GPA.

6)  What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? I really enjoyed watching the TV show 13 Reasons Why. I loved the story it told and the awareness it brought to the topic of suicide.

7)  What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating?  I hope to finish my final semester with all A’s before I graduate.

8)  What else do you want people to know about you?  I am an easy going, fun person to be around! I am always there to listen if anybody needs it, and psychology rocks in my opinion

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Episode 71: Bandura Part 3

 

Description: In this last episode of our special series on the Bobo Doll Study, Dr. Ryan Martin and guest cohost, Taylor Gulbrand, talk with three different guests about the lasting implications of this study. Ryan talks emotional development, Dr. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges talks conservation behaviors, Dr. Regan A.R. Gurung talks health behaviors, and Dr. Sawa Senzaki discusses the cross-cultural implications of Bandura’s work. This episode is the final part of a three-part series on this famous line of research. The series is part of the 2019 UW-Green Bay Psychology Week, brought to you by Bellin Health Psychiatric Center. Learn more at uwgb.edu/psychweek

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Episode 70: Bandura part 2

Description: There are two segments in this episode where Dr. Ryan Martin and guest cohost, Taylor Gulbrand, talk about the fallout from Bandura’s most famous work. In the first segment, they talk with Dr. Kris Vespia about what the field of psychology was like in the 1950s and 60s, and why this study was such a big deal. In segment two, Dr. Regan A.R. Gurung joins the show to discuss the time he and Ryan had dinner with Dr. Albert Bandura and talked about what it was like to publish such an important work. This episode is part two of a three-part series on this famous line of research. The series is part of the 2019 UW-Green Bay Psychology Week, brought to you by Bellin Health Psychiatric Center. Learn more at uwgb.edu/psychweek

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Episode 69: The Bobo Doll Study, Part 1: The Original

 

Description: Dr. Ryan Martin and guest cohost, Taylor Gulbrand, talk with Dr. Kate Burns about the 1961 study, Transmission of Aggression Through Imitation of Aggressive Models (aka “the bobo doll study”) by Bandura, Ross, and Ross. This episode is part one of a three-part series on this famous line of research. The series is part of the 2019 UW-Green Bay Psychology Week, brought to you by Bellin Health Psychiatric Center. Learn more at uwgb.edu/psychweek

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