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Nick Covino: Leveraging technology in education & mental health

Posted on March 30,2014 by dirkmspp

Check out this interesting conversation with Nick Covino on leveraging technology in health care and education...

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MSPP Veterans Conference, April 18!

Posted on March 30,2014 by dirkmspp

Folks,

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Conversation with Dr. Covino

Posted on March 07,2014 by dirkmspp

Folks,

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Veterans conference, April 18, 2014

Posted on March 05,2014 by dirkmspp

Folks,

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Marshall Ganz on narrative & social movements

Posted on February 19,2014 by dirkmspp

Hi,

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Dr. Gregory on Organizational/Leadership Psychology Program

Posted on January 29,2014 by dirkmspp

Here's a recent conversation with Dr. Erik Gregory, sharing his thoughts on MSPPs organizational & leadership psychology programs.

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Leadership Psychology vlog

Posted on January 26,2014 by dirkmspp

Leadership Psychology has been around for a long time, but never the less, thoughts and theories in this fascinating field are as exciting today as they have ever been. I will start a series of video blogs beginning today, with a conversation with one the most renown and respected individuals in the field; Dr. Barbara Kellerman. Dr. Kellerman is an expert on Leadership, Followership and the dynamics of change. She has authored many books on the topic, they including: The End of Leadership, Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders, Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters, Women Leaders in American Politic, All the Presidents Kin: Their Political Roles .

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SAD?!?

Posted on January 07,2014 by dirkmspp

If you are anything like me, then you are either cursing the winter Gods or Canada for causing us to risk life and limb leaving our front door in the unbearable New England cold. While I may not be struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), I can certainly sympathize with those that do. As it looks, it should heat up around July, and while cursing our neighbors to the north might be one option for alleviating our disgruntlement, there are other options as well…

Research has found that the majority of those suffering from the SAD experienced relief solely from the regular use of light boxes. Light boxes emit high intensities of light of 2,500 to 10,000 lux (as compared to a normal light fixture that emits 250 to 500 lux) and produce similar effects to the sun’s natural rays. The high intensities of light improve the mood of those suffering from the winter blues because they restrict the secretion of melatonin in the brain.

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Thoughts on leadership

Posted on January 05,2014 by dirkmspp

This has been a rough winter, and it’s barely started. But the climate is not the only storm we will be forced to endure in the coming weeks and months. Soon congress will kick the can down the curb on several important issues, such as raising the debt ceiling, immigration reform, and aspects of the affordable care act – specifically the planned rollout of state and federally funded insurance exchanges. There’s little doubt that these are critical issues that need to be addressed, but, I’m often left wondering whose best interest are served in the final decisions made by our leaders.

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Information Processing and Technology

Posted on January 05,2014 by dirkmspp

Edward Thorndike, a pioneer in learning theory once beliefs Psychology as being the science of the intellect, character and behaviors of animals including man. Considering the technological advancements of the twenty first century, Thorndike might be amazed by the way web architects have applied learning theories in their websites designed for educational purposes. A good example of how learning theory has been applied in technology is the popular kids site PBSKids.org.

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