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Psychology: The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture. This piece was delivered by a professor at Carnegie Mellon. He was dying from pancreatic cancer. At many universities, professors who retire are invited to give a Last Lecture. Randy Pausch was adapting this tradition.

This story has been featured on Good Morning America and millions of readers have bought copies of the book. Professor Christopher Peterson of the University of Michigan thinks the lecture should be required reading for psychology courses. Read his opinion here.

(a) Read the lecture here (it's quite short): http://download.srv.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/

(b) Or, go to this page and scroll down to the download: http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture/

Do you think this lecture holds lessons for psychology students? If yes, explain what some of those lessons might be. If no, explain why you think so.

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1. Do you think this lecture holds lessons for psychology students? If yes, explain what some of those lessons might be. If no, explain why you think so.

Have you read the lecture or listened to the lecture? It seems to hold many lessons about life and character.

The first thing I got from listening to the lecture was the optimistic attitude of this man who was dying. Instead of focusing on his problems and solutions to his problems such as information or spiritual or religion goals related to dying, he wanted to explain how he came to be the person he is today, accepting "what is" and still moving on ahead to help others. How he come to be this person is where the lessons are learned, in my opinion,

He had dreams as a child that that he mostly met and seemed to guide his life path. Therefore goals and ...

Solution Summary

The Last Lecture. This piece was delivered by a professor at Carnegie Mellon. He was dying from pancreatic cancer. This soltuion explores if this lecture holds lessons for psychology students and, if so, what the lessons might be.

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