Psychology Day at NVC

2nd Virtual Psychology Day

October 26, 2021

15th Annual Psychology Day

This year’s Psychology Day will take place on Tuesday, October 26th from 9:30am to 2pm. It will be online, meaning that students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to visit “virtual booths” with links to content housed on one web page. Some links will lead to live Zoom demonstrations and talks while others will lead to pre-recorded information from faculty and students in the psychology area.

Any current Northwest Vista College student who attends 80% or more of the Psychology Day booths and verifies their attendance by completing an attendance card by 5pm on November 1st, 2021, will be entered into a drawing. (Be sure to get the attendance codes for the booths you are visiting!) The drawing will take place by November 7th, 2021. The first randomly selected 10 names of students who completed their “80% attended attendance cards” will win a $50 credit into their Alamo Colleges’ account. This credit will go toward any balance or be automatically refunded to students who do not have a balance.

To enter the Booths, click on any of the Zoom links listed below.

Welcome to NVC's 15th Annual Psychology Day

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A World Mental Health Day Student-Generated Artwork and Literature Exhibit

Title:
A World Mental Health Day Student-Generated Artwork and Literature Exhibit

Organizers:
Amanda Squires & Jennifer Fox

When: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Link: https://flipgrid.com/+1qs1ptpc

Details:
Three sections of Northwest Vista College’s Abnormal Psychology course celebrated World Mental Health Day (October 10th) through a classroom Flipgrid exhibit of student-generated artwork and literature. The primary purpose of our exhibit was to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness by spreading awareness, being a voice for those who’ve yet to find their own, celebrating resilience, and ultimately transforming the stigma into strength. We hope you enjoy our exhibit.

Career Options with Psychology Degrees

Title:
Career Options with Psychology Degrees

Host:
Dr. Liz Wright, Ph.D.

Time: 9:30 am to 2 pm

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYzWHF_wtS8

Details:
Professor Wright discusses the academic avenues psychology students can take, and what degrees may lead to specific opportunities within psychology. Psychology students who are unsure about their career path can learn about options, while psychology students who know "what they want to be when they grow up" will get some tips on reaching their goals. 

 

Creating Purposeful Collage Posters

Title:
Creating Purposeful Collage Posters

Host:
Professor Frank Coulson

When: 10:00 am to 11:00am

Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96659438292

Meeting ID: 9665 9438 292

Details:
Attendees will learn how to create a Collage Poster that focuses on a Personal Life Theme or Goal. Discussion will show how these posters relate to Motivational Psychology in a therapy setting. There will be two explanation sessions: one from 10:00 am to 10:30 am and another from 10:30 am to 11:00 am. The information is primarily based on the life work of therapist, Lucia Capachione, Ph.D. and her book The Creative Journal.

Enriching Environment: What it is and How to Create One

Title:
Enriching Environment: What it is and How to Create One

Description:
Join us to learn what an enriching environment is and how to create activities and experiences that promote neural development for little to no money. Watch, learn, and listen, as students demonstrate course projects, they invented using real world recycled items to create enriching activities for people of all ages that promote brain development.

Host:
This booth is conducted by Dr. Erica Montanye and her Lifespan Development Psychology students.

Time: 12 pm to 2 pm

Zoom link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/3330002320 

Meeting ID: 333 000 2320

Details:
12:00-12:20pm (Join Dr. Montanye to Learn what an enriching environment is, how experiences are tied to neural development, and how creative ideas can counteract negative outcomes associated with poverty)

12:20-2:00pm (Watch students demonstrate projects they designed from recycled items to create enriching activities that promote brain development and learn how to replicate these ideas in your own environments!)

 

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask

Title:
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask

Host:
Dr. Don Lucas, Ph.D.

When: 9:30 am to 11:45 am

Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/5362495655

Meeting ID: 536 249 5655

Details:

Everything You Need to Know About Sleep

Title:
Everything You Need to Know About Sleep

Hosts:
Professor Brandi Barrera and her Psychology Students

When: 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm and 1 pm to 1:30 pm

Zoom Link:https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93265544125

Meeting ID: 932 6554 4125

Details:
Participants will learn about the biology of sleep, diagnostics for sleeping disorders, and facts about the psychology of sleep. This session includes a fun game of Kahoot to test the retention of information presented.

Gender Norms

Title:
Gender Norms

Hosts:
Paulo Reyes, Jose Roldan, Noelle George, Casper Haight, Alexis Lau, Amatuallah Bint-Bey, Cheryl Rowe, Jennifer Herrera, Avriel Pacheco, Kathrine Gomez, and Amber Bippert

Time: 1 pm to 2 pm

Zoom link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/3943066868

Meeting ID: 394 306 6868

Details:
We will be presenting a short video on gender norms. With subtopics including, but not limited to, cultural influence, historical gender norms, transgender, non-binary, gender bias in research, and much more. Followed by an open discussion after the video. With a longer video link available for those interested in viewing after the discussion.

 

Junior Psychologists of Northwest Vista College

Title:
Junior Psychologists of Northwest Vista College

Hosts:
Professor Steven Schriedel and his General Psychology Students

When: 10:00 am to 1:05 pm

Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/3988398103

Meeting ID: 398 839 8103

Details:
10:00 am to 10:25 am; 11:15 am to 11:35 am; 12:45 pm to 1:05 pm: These presentations will inform students about what Northwest Vista College has to offer concerning counseling services and beyond. The presenters will not only be sharing information about counseling services but also be answering questions from participants attending these presentations.

NVC Psychology Club & Psi Beta Chapter, 3rd Annual - Diaper, Personal Hygiene & Wipe Drive

Title:
NVC Psychology Club & Psi Beta Chapter, 3rd Annual - Diaper, Personal Hygiene & Wipe Drive

Hosts:
Anna Marie Evans, Amanda Squires, Jennifer Fox, Trina Cowan, Gary Bowling, Juan Hernandez, Jackie Sifuentes, Zack Walborn, Luz Araguz, Megan Davis, Julia Rivas & Chelsea Villarreal

When: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93531341282

Meeting ID: 935 3134 1282

Details:
Are you interested in learning about NVC’s Psychology Club and Psi Beta Chapter? If so, please join us to hear about our purpose, schedule of events, and volunteerism, including our ongoing Diaper, Personal Hygiene and Wipe Drive to benefit the NVC Food Pantry. Various courses in Psychology and the Psychology Club/Psi Beta Chapter at NVC will be collecting donations of non-food items to assist individuals in need to help promote academic achievement. Students will be sharing their experiences from donating and volunteering in different forms of service. Details about how participants can make donations will be made available during the students’ presentations.

Some of the items being sought for donations include diapers, shampoo, razors, pads, tampons, band-aids, body soap, deodorant, shaving cream, dental floss, toothbrushes, baby wipes, floor cleaner, counter cleaner, clothing detergent, Clorox wipes, bleach, restroom cleaner, dish washing liquid, and educational/ fun-reading books. 

Perspectives of Lifespan Development: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Title:
Perspectives of Lifespan Development: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Hosts:
Professor Patricia Zapata and her Lifespan Development Students

When: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Noon

Details:
Participants will be exposed to a variety of developmental psychology topics via videos and documentaries produced by students of PSYC 2314: Lifespan Development.

Zoom Link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99787455549

Meeting ID: 997 8745 5549

YouTube Link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIFoG3XKE16Uw2XKJTGQaaw

 

Study Smarter Not Harder

Title:
Study Smarter Not Harder

Host:
Dr. Catherine Phillips, Ph.D.

Time: 9:30 am to 2 pm

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqNhx5Etdug

Details:
Students will learn some research-based study strategies that improve the efficiency of studying and learning. 

The Psychology and Physiology of Anxiety

Title:
The Psychology and Physiology of Anxiety

Host:
Roque Caesar Heredia, M.S.

Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Zoom link: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92013204885 

Meeting ID: 920 1320 4885

Passcode: a1m6Uk

 

For Making Northwest Vista College Psychology Day 2021 Virtually Happen, Special Thanks To:

Northwest Vista College Psychology Department
Northwest Vista College Psychology Club
Northwest Vista College Psi Beta Charter
Abreetta Bonner
Trina Cowan
Shawn Harward

 

NVC Psychology Club

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