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Course Exam—PSYC 435

PSYC 435 (Abnormal Psychology) is a three-credit, upper-level psychology course that examines human behaviors and mental phenomena that diverge widely from the normal. This course has no prerequisites, however, PSYC 289 (Psychology as a Natural Science), PSYC 290 (General Psychology), and PSYC 356 (Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues) are strongly recommended. If you are… Read more »

Editorial—Dis-Orientation

Athabasca University has recently released their brand new university orientation site. You can check it out yourself at http://orientation.athabascau.ca/ if you want to see what AU feels is important for new and prospective students.  You may not want to, however, if you want to avoid doubts about AU’s competency on the web. I popped in… Read more »

Athabasca University Should Consider Competitive Gaming.

It’s often said that collegiate sports can build a strong community for schools and raise their home school’s esteem.  That increased recognition from a renowned athletics program can attract more students and provide opportunities for the school to generate more revenue. Sports teams are a common and traditional component to many Canadian universities that Athabasca… Read more »

The Mindful Bard Arts Report, August 2019

Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence, and habit erect on all sides – the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive. – Saul Bellow The Mindful Bard never stops scouting… Read more »

Editorial—Compelling Non-Productive

Vampires as pathogens.  Who would have thought? Writer John Buhler returns to us this week looking at a book by Nick Groom, that takes a different look at the history of the Vampire: how this undead monster came to be, and what’s become of it since. The idea that the vampire came to be as… Read more »

Why No Artist Should Ever Become an Idol

“Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.” – William Wordsworth “Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.” – Albert Einstein   If you’re taking business courses to manage your musical career, studying literature to inform your writing skills, poring over… Read more »

Review of The Vampire: A New History

Early in the eighteenth century, on the fringes of the Hapsburg domain, folklore about vampires came into contact with the Enlightenment and its rational outlook.  In effect, according to Nick Groom’s book, The Vampire: A New History, the vampire was “discovered” through medical examination and philosophical thought when imperial physicians and officials on the eastern… Read more »

Editorial—Food for Thought

The two main political parties on the federal scene in Canada are obviously the Liberals and Conservatives.  With a federal election on the horizon, everything and everything can become a campaign issue.  Including the Canada Food Guide.  You know what that is, it’s that thing you saw posters of when you were in Grade School,… Read more »