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Feb 062015

Pacific Lutheran University, Department of Psychology Colloquium Series

is pleased to announce

The Psychology of Police Interrogations and False Confessions

presented by Mark Costanzo, PhD, Claremont McKenna College

Friday, February 13th from 2:00 – 2:50pm

Xavier Hall, Room 201, Pacific Lutheran University.

“This presentation will summarize more than three decades of research on the social and cognitive psychology of criminal interrogations and confessions. This research provides answers to questions such as: ‘What psychological techniques do interrogators use to persuade criminals to confess?’ ‘Why is it that innocent people sometimes confess to horrible crimes they did not commit?’ and ‘Are jurors able to distinguish true from false confessions?’ Although media reports tend to emphasize false confessions by mentally impaired defendants, the majority of false confessions are given by mentally normal adults. Examples from actual criminal cases and brief video clips from proven false confessions will be used provide a glimpse into the secretive world of the interrogation room. We will examine types of false confessions, factors that influence the decision to confess, and possible solutions to the problem of false confessions.”

    Jan 132015

    Our Transfer Center is located in the Student Success Center, Building 6, 1st floor (Room 164)-next to the Women’s Programs Office.

    We are also co-located with the Advising Center and the TRiO Program.

    Here is the link to our services: http://transfercenter.highline.edu/transferservices.php
    For a listing of our open hours: http://transfercenter.highline.edu/contact.php

    For a listing of winter
    quarter transfer
    events, including workshops and a description, please visit this page:  http://transfercenter.highline.edu/transferworkshopcalendar.php

    Please check the website as well for any updates
    during the quarter.

    During winter quarter, we are hosting several events/workshops such as:

    • Writing a Personal Statement (In partnership with the Writing Center)
    • College Transfer Fair on February 3
    • Transfer Portfolio Review Day on February 3 (In partnership with TRiO, MESA and the Honors Program) – Please see attached registration packet that students will need to complete for participation in this event.
    • UW Seattle School of Public Health Information Session

    If you wish to view all the transfer events on a google calendar format, please check out our Calendar of Events here: http://transfercenter.highline.edu/calendar.php


      Oct 292014

      What: How to Write a Winning PERSONAL STATEMENT workshop (Presenter: Jacque Clinton)
      When: Tuesday, November 4 from 12:30-1:30 PM
      Where:  Building 13, Room 106
      Writing a personal statement is an important part of the transfer application process.
      Be a competitive applicant by submitting a reflective essay outlining your goals, achievements, leadership qualities and more!
      Gain valuable tips on how to brainstorm ideas and write effectively. Find out how you should organize your essay and what to include in the content.
      By attending this session, you will learn how to make your application stand out and get noticed!

        Oct 092014

        If you’re having a stressful quarter, visit Highline’s Counseling Center on the second floor of Bldg 6 (north side).  They can help.

        Make an appointment by calling (206) 592-3353.

        Or  just drop in during these hours:

        Mondays: 12pm – 2pm
        Tuesdays: 12pm – 2pmWednesdays: 10am-12pm
        Thursdays: 12pm – 2pm
        Fridays: 12pm – 2pm

          Oct 082014

           Are you interested

          in transferring

          to a 4 year school in


          Join us on

          Tuesday, October 21

          1:30 PM – 2:20pm

          Building 21, Room 205

          Carrie Perrin, undergraduate advisor for the

          University of Washington-Seattle Psychology Department

          will be talking and answering questions

          on transferring to the UW in Psychology.

          There will also be handouts from other

          4-year schools on their Psychology programs.

          And, there’ll be cookies.

            Oct 082014

            Thursday, October 9th – 1:00 – 2:00pm

            Student Union, Bldg 8, Mt Skokomish room

            Presented by Highline’s Counseling Center’s Dr. Gloria Rose Koepping

            This (free!) workshop will explore signs and symptoms and how to help a friend, loved one, colleague, or student who is experiencing depression.

              Oct 062014

              Greetings from the Transfer Center!

              Please share the following Transfer Fair information with our students:

              WHAT:  College Transfer Fair (FREE Admission –No pre-registration is needed)

              WHEN:   Thursday, October 16 from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

              WHERE:  Highline Student Union, Building 8, 1st floor

              There will be over 20 four-year colleges and universities on campus to answer students’ questions about transferring to their institutions. Students can drop by anytime between 10 am and 1 pm.

              The Admissions representatives will also have admissions/program publications for students to pick up.
              They can go from table to table to speak with the representatives and ask questions regarding application deadlines,
              admissions requirements, financial aid/scholarships
              available majors, housin
              g, etc.

              This is also a great place for our students to explore their options and to network with the Admissions representatives!

              Here is the
              web link to the Transfer Fair information:


              Thank you for spreading the word and for your support!

              Siew Lai

              Siew Lai Lilley

              Director of Transfer Center

              Highline College

              2400 South 240th Street

              Des Moines, WA 98198-9800

              (206) 592-3936



                Oct 062014

                Book display: De-stigmatizing Mental Illness

                on the fourth floor of the library

                October is the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

                At Highline Community College, our library presents the following recommended reading list focusing on De-stigmatizing Mental Illness. You can also find these materials on our display rack on the fourth floor of the Library. Please come to check them out and learn from them!


                Short bus : a journey beyond normal / Jonathan Mooney.
                362.1968588 M818s 2008

                Mary Fran and Mo / Maureen Lynch. 1979
                362.3092 L987L

                A matter of dignity: changing the lives of the disabled / by Andrew Potok
                362.4048 P864m 2002

                All the way back: a story of courage / Anne V. McGravie

                New Readers Collection, Room 419
                362.43092 B898m 1982

                Learning disabilities, A to Z : a complete guide to learning disabilities from preschool to adulthood / Corinne Smith and Lisa Strick.
                371.926 S644L 2010

                Dealing with anxiety and related disorders : understanding, coping, and prevention / Rudy Nydegger.


                616.8522 N993d 2012 

                Antisocial personalities / David T. Lykken.

                Lykken, David Thoreson. 


                616.8582 L984a 1995 

                Attention deficit disorder: the unfocused mind in children and adults / Thomas E. Brown
                616.8589 B881a 2005

                Framing ADHD children: a critical examination of the history, discourse, and everyday experience of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder / Adam Rafalovich
                616.8589 R136f 2008

                Unbalanced mind / Julian Leff.

                Leff, Julian P. 2001 616.89 L493u 2001

                Truth about mental illness : choices for healing / Charles L. Whitfield.

                Whitfield, Charles L. 


                616.89 W595t 2004 

                Employment outcomes for supported employment clients in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation / Beverly Hempleman, Dario Longhi. 1996

                658.30087 H491

                 Abnormal personality through literature, edited by Alan A. Stone and Sue Smart Stone.

                Stone, Alan A. 


                808.839 S877a

                Despite this flesh: the disabled in stories and poems / edited by Vassar Miller
                810.8035 D468 1985


                DVR customer internship program : find out how to be a sponsoring employer / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 2010

                People with disabilities – Washington (State)

                Job search handbook for people with disabilities / Daniel J. Ryan. Ryan, Daniel J., 1960-

                2011 No call number

                No item information, Career Collection, 4th floor West

                mproving federal employment of people with disabilities : hearing before the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United State 2011

                Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.112-46 Available, Government Documents, 4th floor East

                On-the-job training : train an employee to meet your needs / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 2010 People with disabilities – Washington (State)  Available, Pamphlet File, 3rd floor East

                School to work transition : a guide to life after high school / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 2010 People with disabilities – Washington (State) Available, Pamphlet File, 3rd floor East

                Services for your business : recruit, hire and retain a reliable workforce / Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

                2010 People with disabilities – Washington (State)

                Available, Pamphlet File, 3rd floor East

                How difficult can this be?: understanding learning disabilities / produced and directed by Peter Rosen

                371.9 H847 1989

                A celebration of differences / Rush Neurobehavioral Center 371.9 C392 1999 

                Creating equity / University of Maine Television

                371.9 C912 1993

                Graduating Peter [videorecording] / State of the Art, Inc. ; Home Box Office ; producer & director Gerardine Wurzburg.


                371.9046 G733 2004

                Learning disabilities and social skills [videorecording] : last one picked– first one picked on / WETA, Washington, D.C. ; produced by Jeff Bieber directed by Joseph Camp.
                371.92 L438 1994

                Becoming human [videorecording] / produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation. 2010

                599.938 B398 2010

                Straight talk about autism: with parents & kids / IEP Resources

                616.85882 S896 2008 DVD

                Understanding mental illness and schizophrenia [videorecording] / written & produced by Trisha Sherven.


                616.898 U55 2006 

                Asperger syndrome and employment [electronic resource] : what people with Asperger syndrome really really want / Sarah Hendrickx ; foreword by John Biddulph.

                Electronic Book 2009

                Authentic dialogue with people who are developmentally disabled [electronic resource] : sad without tears / Jennifer Hill.

                Electronic Book 2009

                Developing college skills in students with autism and Asperger’s syndrome [electronic resource] / Sarita Freedman ; foreword by Tony Attwood.

                Electronic Book 2010

                Faces of intellectual disability [electronic resource] : philosophical reflections / Licia Carlson.

                Electronic Book 616.8588 2010

                Group homes for people with intellectual disabilities [electronic resource] : encouraging inclusion and participation / Tim Clement and Christine Bigby ; foreword by Jim Mansell.

                Electronic Book 362.3/85 2010

                Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar and more!: the one stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals / Martin L. Kutscher

                Electronic Book 618.928588 2005

                Living with learning disabilities, dying with cancer [electronic resource] : thirteen personal stories / Irene Tuffrey-Wijne; foreword by Sheila Rollins.

                Electronic Book 362.196/9940092 2010

                Writers on the spectrum [electronic resource] : how autism and Asperger syndrome have influenced literary writing / Julie Brown.

                Electronic Book 820.9/3527 2010

                  May 182014

                  When: Tuesday, Math 20th, 6pm to 7:15pm

                  Where: Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle

                  Cost: $5

                  If you’re interested in psychology, this is a must-see presentation.

                  Early attempts to understand the human brain stemmed from the misfortunes of others — accidents, seizures, and infectious diseases were the key to unlocking the mind’s secrets. These injuries had numerous effects including altered personalities, loss of memory, and complete psychological transformations — without which, modern-day neuroscience wouldn’t be possible. Sam Kean’s latest book, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery, explores the complex history of scientists prodding the brain, and the personal (sometimes gory) stories of the people affected. A contributing writer for The New York Times MagazineSlate, and New Scientist, Kean is also the author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb.”

                  More information.