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NEW YEAR NEW SCHOOL NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Dr. Nathan J. Cooper Student Wellness Centre McMaster University. Overview Meaning/ Purpose Engagement Time/ Money Academics Social http:// www.sdc.uwo.ca/transitions/big_book/TransitionsWeb.pdf. Pay now vs. pay later

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New year new school new opportunities

NEW YEAR NEW SCHOOL NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Nathan J. Cooper

Student Wellness Centre

McMaster University


  • Overview

  • Meaning/ Purpose

  • Engagement

  • Time/ Money

  • Academics

  • Social

  • http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/transitions/big_book/TransitionsWeb.pdf


  • Pay now vs. pay later

  • Impulsive decisions vs. Reasoned actions

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L-n8Z7G0ic

  • Harvard Study: Robert Rosenthal

  • 4 year olds left alone with a marshmallow

  • Promise of a second marshmallow if they wait to eat the first until the researcher returns

  • The presence of self-control was predictive of success later in life (adjustment, academic achievement)


Meaning purpose
Meaning/ Purpose

  • Family/ Cultural influence

  • Profession/Power/ Prestige

  • Income

  • Improving Social Services

  • Advancing Science

  • http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx



Engagement
Engagement

  • Student Organization/ Club

  • Residence Events

  • Intramural team

  • On/ Off Campus volunteering


Time money
Time/ Money

  • Sleep

  • Eat

  • Classes

  • Routine Studying

  • Part time work/ volunteer


Academics
Academics

University is designed with critical thinking in mind

College is designed with career preparation and employment outcomes

Success in either case can be measured by more than grade point average (GPA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkY8RAeXkJ0


Social
Social...

Living at home

Living off campus

Living in residence

Social connections are influenced by

personality and proximity

Managing emotions and relationships


Summary
Summary

  • Meaning/ Purpose

  • Engagement

  • Time/ Money

  • Academics

  • Social


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