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Troubling Times

I doubt if there is a real conspiracy behind these happenings — they may simply be a fortuitous confluence of events — that could easily lead to a peaceful takeover of our government by less than idealistic people. As Republicans … Continue reading

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The Summer of WEBH

At the end of Spring Quarter, 1959, I unenthusiastically headed back to Wichita to look for a summer job but was there for only a few days when Jim Aagaard, one of my profs (who was also sponsor of the … Continue reading

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Zig-Zagging Towards a PhD — Part 4: University of Colorado at Denver

It was the summer of 1971. Carol and I, along with our friend, Shannon, drove to Denver to join an existing urban community. It didn’t take long to discover that the Denver community was not going to work, so we … Continue reading

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Zig-Zagging Towards a PhD — Part 3: University of Michigan

The University of Michigan welcomed us with open arms. I got all the same admission papers as Carol did. The Admissions people basically said, “Anyone qualified for graduate study at the University of Chicago is OK for Michigan.” Apparently Michigan … Continue reading

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Zig-Zagging Towards a PhD — Part 2: University of Chicago

When I learned in the spring of 1965 that I would not be completing my undergraduate studies with a degree by the end of summer, I called the Psychology Department at the University of Chicago to let them know, and … Continue reading

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Zig-Zagging Towards a PhD — Part 1: Northwestern

In 1972, the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies conferred upon me a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology. While this was a notable achievement, it was not a unique one: quite a few people got PhD degrees … Continue reading

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Teaching to Learn

I loved teaching – warping young minds – and I employed a number of unorthodox methods in the process. Backwards. Following Piaget’s dictum that learning proceeds from familiar to novel, I once taught a course in physiological psychology backwards. That … Continue reading

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