Read chapter 5 for discussion on Tuesday.
Factors that are changing as you do an experiment are known as variables. We will discuss the three main types of variables – independent, dependent and controlled.
For those who participated in lecture one in the World History series and are interested in learning more about pre-historical humans…
This fall PBS released a new Nova program called Dawn of Humanity. It explores a recent discovery in a deep cave in South Africa that might cause some rethinking about human development. This is a good example that the science of pre-historical humans is still very much unsettled.
- During the lecture I mentioned the obscure psychological theory, Bicameral Mind. Here is an article that explores it in the context of the HBO show Westward. If you just want a primer on Bicameralism, the Wikipedia page is a good enough place to start.
- Other things that were mentioned that you might want to explore more:
Here are some links to resources the archivists mentioned during our trip to MSU today. I’ll be glad to help you search these collections for your topics. I was playing around with them tonight and I found a number of good things for a few of you.
MSU Special Collections: libraries.missouristate.edu/Archives.htm includes guides to the collections they have onsite and links to the collections that have already been digitized. http://digitalcollections.missouristate.edu
State Historical Society of Missouri: http://shsmo.org/ Art collections, photo collections, manuscripts, maps. Many resources are already digitized and available through the Digital Collections link: http://digital.shsmo.org/cdm/
History Museum on the Square photo archive: http://www.historymuseumonthesquare.org/archives/
Springfield-Greene County Library Digitized Collections: http://thelibrary.org/lochist/digicollections.cfm
Read chapter 4.
Please submit agenda items for Communitas 10.
Please read through the chapter “Imagine my Shock” by Wednesday. We will meet and discuss Wednesday afternoon.