Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cornell Update

Hello this is Ana Garibo, Wendy Espinoza and Yoline Banerjee reporting from Cornell to our West Contra Costa District! We have just completed our second day of Psychology class.


Ana Garibo: I'm am so happy and glad I got to come to Cornell. So far the classes have been so interesting. I learned that evolution has a lot to do with Psychology. Our minds evolve and because of it, we think different from any other person. The sections have been also very helpful and our TAs are very helpful. The seminars are the most interesting. We have talked about various mental health problems, such as ADD and ADHD. Mrs. Casey Car, our seminar teacher has also shared with us about the experiences she's had with people with this mental illnesses. I'll be updating everyone on what we experience and how it goes. Hope you are interested in knowing more!

Wendy Espinoza: Woosh, Cornell time came and man its great. Our Professor Tom Gilovich shows passion in what he teaches us. He's animated and teaches in an interesting way. He starts off every morning by either playing an upbeat song or a cartoon. By this we see the psychological phenomenon of the way humans are compelled to stop speaking after a song that has been playing stops. So far we are studying Evolutionary psychology and the laws of attraction. Casey carr is our seminar instructor. She has given us information on what a person can do with a psychology major.

Yoline Banerjee:SOOO, here I am, at my Dorm, Donlan Hall. Definitely different from Brown, but a nice change. Being here at Cornell is showing me a different side of the "college life". Its HUGE, and there are actual lectures. Woa. I myself just came back from a pretty intense homework session. Yet, there is still more. I'm still here, and totally loving it. The course is intense, but what I am getting out of it feels very rewarding.