Readings in this course are available electronically (the "web" readings) and in your text book. Some of electronic readings will open to essays within our class site; others will open to external documents.  Some of the external documents are open access and others are toll access (don't know what this means?  See the essay "Open Access Journal", Wikipedia, here and here). For toll access articles, you will need to have a valid connection to UF either through a UF on-site computer, the remote-login at a UF library site or through the VPN (Virtual Private Network). If you don't have the VPN installed on your personal computer (desktop or laptop), then you should do so, especially if you work mostly from a laptop (the least secure digital environment).  The VPN is easier to use than the remote-login, more secure, and a lot less buggy.  Essentially, the VPN "tells" the web that you are a UF student with access to all of its resources and does this while adding a layer of security, more or less making the web treat your laptop as though you were on campus. Please go to UF's page, download (then install) the VPN --

Reading #1 -- Careers in Psychology

    pdfs of UWP -- Introduction and Chapter One reading #1

                                                     Chapter One reading #2

Reading #2 -- Synthesizing Sources

Reading #3 -- Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing

Reading #5 -- Understanding Electronic Publication, Scholarly Lit on the Web

Reading #6 -- The APA Style Guide Website

Reading # 7 -- A randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder in children and adolescents

The Synthesis Series Articles

  1. Attitudes Toward Medical and Mental Health Care Delivered Via Telehealth Applications Among Rural andUrban Primary Care Patients
  2. Clinical Case Discussion: Combat PTSD and Substance Use Disorders
  3. A Pilot Study of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Delivered via Telehealth Technology

The "Is it smart to text during class?" Series

Reading #1 -- (recommeded)  Distractions, Distractions: Does Instant Messaging Affect College Students’ Performance on a Concurrent Reading Comprehension Task?

Reading #2 --(recommended) Electronic Media Use, Reading, and Academic Distractibility in College Youth

Reading #3 -- (recommended) Psychophysiological Patterns During Cell Phone Text Messaging: A Preliminary Study


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