Continuing Education

Dr. Amundson's Series: Mental Diversity, Tech Addiction, Thinking Plants?

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Mental Disorder or Mental Diversity?
Everyone’s brain is wired differently. It is what makes each of us unique. Unfortunately, historically in society this uniqueness is often defined as a neurological problem such as ADHD, Autism, depression, or anxiety. A newer perspective has emerged that challenges this historical way of thinking about "disorders." This new perspective is called neurodiversity which asserts that neurological differences can be viewed as a society category that is similar to gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. In this course you will gain a deeper understanding between typical and non-typical brains, issues surrounding the neurodiversity perspective, and ways to appreciate neurological differences.
Wed // Nov. 1 // 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Technology Addiction
In today’s society it is nearly impossible to not see someone with a cell phone. In the K-12 environment technology use begins in kindergarten and is promoted in subsequent grades. There are daily news reports of teens and adults spending unhealthy amounts of time using video games. Some mental health experts consider this trend to be an epidemic. In this course you will gain a deeper understanding of how technology, like drugs, can be addictive and gain insight into how to address such issues.  
Wed // Nov. 8 // 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Do Plants Think?
Is perception of the world unique to animals or can plants do it too? Can a plant really, like a human, sense and respond to their environment and change accordingly? While this concept may seem bizarre this way of thinking was proposed as early as 1880 by Charles Darwin. In this course you will gain an understanding of basic neurobiology and how these basic biological concepts apply to plant perception.
Wed // Nov. 15 // 7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Session Start/End Dates Days Time Where Cost
Entire Series Nov 1st - Nov 15th Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Aldo Leopold Science 126 $35.00 Details
Mental Disorder or Mental Diversity? Nov 1st - Nov 1st Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Aldo Leopold Science 126 $15.00 Details
Technology Addiction Nov 8th - Nov 8th Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Aldo Leopold Science 126 $15.00 Details
Do Plants Think? Nov 15th - Nov 15th Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Aldo Leopold Science 126 $15.00 Details