Week 1: Mood, Personality, & Sleep

The Suicide of Dorothy Hale

          Frida Kahlo, 1939 (James C. Harris, 2003)

To learn the science of mind and behavior, we begin by reflecting upon the experience of persons with mental illness. Start the week by spending a couple minutes with a painting depicting an experience of mental illness. What is happening here? What comes to mind? Why? Follow the white rabbit.

Reading myself - Robert Lowell

Now let’s read a poem. Read it twice. What emotions do you feel? Want to know even more? Wander down the rabbit hole.

Now let's play a game

Remember Memory? Match a pair of cards. Once a match is made, you earn an opportunity to learn this week’s material. Don’t like games? You’ll have an opportunity to read assigned chapters at the end.

Epidemiology

Let’s zoom out to the population level. Spend the next five minutes exploring population-health datasets so you can start understanding the scope of  mental illness locally, nationally, and internationally.

let's Keep Playing!

Remember Memory? Match a pair of cards. Once a match is made, you earn an opportunity to learn this week’s material. Don’t like games? You’ll have an opportunity to read assigned chapters at the end.

Final Game

Remember Memory? Match a pair of cards. Once a match is made, you earn an opportunity to learn this week’s material. Don’t like games?

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