Studio Class Activities
Throughout the semester, there will be participating in many class activities. Following each one, you will complete and submit via Canvas a "quiz" where you will a) explain what you learned from the activity and b) write two specific facts, findings, or theories you learned in the class that relate to the activity.
Below is the list of planned activities. The list may be updated as the semester progresses. Note that due dates for each are posted in Canvas.
Of the activities listed, you need to complete 15. If you complete additional activities, I will count your best 15. Most activities are due 3 days after the date they are listed on the course schedule. ALL due dates will be posted to Canvas.
Special Note to Fall - Spring Students only
The majority of the activities will be completed in class. If you are not present, you cannot receive credit for the activity. The activities that you do not have to be present for are hyperlinked to a detailed description of the activity.
Activities Menu - Choose 15 minimum
top three stressors
spiderweb of social networks
Into the wild rated R (long movie - rent for about $3)
hassles and uplifts - 5-day tracker
soothing forces of nature
Stress: Portrait of a Killer (movie)
Biofeedback Demo Fall/Spring students only
A day in the life of stress (movie)
Vagus nerve stimulation
Environmental Connect and Protect
7-minute workout challenge
mountain lake meditation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
finger prick pain Fall/Spring students only
ice bucket challenge Summer students only
binder clip demo
TENS demo Fall/Spring students only
Nine activities will require you to record your heart rate and blood pressure.
Fall - Spring Students: I will bring blood pressure cuffs to class when needed.
Summer students: You will need to provide your own. The one I recommend is shown above. It is FDA approved and it will be a valuable investment in your health. Purchase information. Note: you can purchase cheaper cuffs (arm cuffs are preferred over wrists) however the readings may not be as accurate. The "good" news is that the cuff I recommend is much cheaper than a standard textbook - and there is no textbook requirement for this class.