- HEALTH IN THE NEWS (1 credit)
Choose a health issue that interests you and identify a news article related to it. Briefly summarize the article by describing the main point(s) of the news article, whether the article covered the aspects of the health issue that concerned or interested you most, whether the article specifically covered any psychological factors related to the health issue, what research was reported in the news article to support the points made by the article, how you would evaluate the article’s level of coverage of the health issue, and why the topic is of interest to you. Provide a link to the news article.
- COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS (1 credit)
Identify one community-based program (off-campus) that focuses on addressing health issues, such as health-behavior change or health policies. The program can be through a local health department or a non-profit organization. Describe the purpose of the program, its target population, and the major activities or components of the program. Evaluate different aspects of the program (e.g., whether some aspects might be more/less effective than others and why). If there are changes you would recommend that would improve the program (e.g., based on things you learned from our course), state those recommended changes. Provide a link to the community health program.
- HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE TRAINING (1 credit)
Identify a Health Psychology graduate program (PhD or master’s programs are fine) that is not at Stony Brook University and review the program’s website. Briefly summarize the goals of the program, the requirements of the program, any special criteria for selection into the program, and the documents needed to apply to the program, as well as list some of the graduate-level courses for the program that you find interesting and why. Review the faculty pages of the professors in the program or department and briefly describe the research area of 1-2 faculty members whose work you find most interesting. Provide a link to the graduate program.
In your responses to your peers, you will address whether or not you agree with their responses, defend your position, and answer the question:
- If you were the CEO of an organization, would you provide this kind of data publicly? Why or why not?
PEER POST # 1
Hi class, I hope everyone is doing great this week. As I read the case studies, I concluded that they are mostly accurate in their studies. If the information is truthful and accurate and not trying to convince in one way vs another then I will take it as correct. I do believe they should have a group of people double check everything to ensure accuracy. The benefits of utilizing case studies in decision making can be very effective for the betterment of the company. Having accurate and the most information available about an important decision can be crucial for success moving forward. Another benefit is it can create examples and scenarios about a product being built and implemented so others can learn from what was done right and what was done wrong. The results of the system implementation were very positive and the right way to do business. It was not perfect, but it was a great step forward and success was bestowed upon them for what they did. By Fuze, being able to reduce wasted products and increase their profits just by switching to a supply and demand production system using the ERP informed automated production line is a homerun. Doing that will make their business more efficient and help them keep striving for success.
PEER POST # 2
Hello all, Forgive My late admission, I got caught in transit from NY to Alaska! Finally back with access today. I believe that the data in the case studies is accurate. The problem is that it reflects a specific set of circumstances and may not necessarily be plug and play for another company or business. The results come from combining ERP applications that work with each other within the system and culture of X Company. While the results COULD be similar or replicated, there will be variations based on the factors you are using in your company.
While the ERP implementation led to reduced inventory (affecting cost and increasing profit), faster, real-time awareness in the warehouse and reduced maintenance costs. This can be possible, but again, you have to have the other pieces of the ERP to fully support the intended outcome.
In your responses to your peers, you will:
- Provide a suggestion that could either improve the design or remedy the violated heuristic.
- Suggest an evaluation method, other than a heuristic review, that could be used to evaluate the usability of the website and explain how this method differs from the heuristic review.
PEER POST # 1
For this week’s discussion, I have selected to do a heuristic review on www.apple.com. I selected www.apple.com because I am an avid Apple user and frequent the website. One thing that I enjoy about the website is that there are no ads other than a few for their own products. On most sites, there is an annoying bar on both sides of the webpage with a ton of ads. The only recommendation I could find is less clutter on the mainpage. The main page consists of a lot of information (clutter) which could be a good thing or a bad thing. A lot of users may not know about the additional products Apple offers so it could be beneficial or could also be perceived as clutter.
PEER POST # 2
I choose to do a heuristic review of the Barnes and Noble website. I commonly go to the website to order some books and manga to read on my free time. I never really had a issue with using the website and I found it easy to navigate towards. However, I believe that it fails the Heuristic design of having a aesthetic and minimalist design. On their website they frequently have ads for other novels or specials going on but these ads tend to take a large portion of the screen, which I find to be personally annoying. These advertisements also repeat throughout the website and take up large portions of the screen when doing other tasks. This causes some frustrations when navigating as well. I personally believe that the use of these ads make it fail the minimalist design element for the Heuristic design.