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2A - Wednesday, January 23, 2008

FRIDAY:
Before You Were Here

POO 0 CIIONT S

It's just what you think

WhilemanyUniversityundergrads
struggle to decide which major they'll
choose, 2,024 share the same one.
That's the number of undergradu-
ate students majoring in psychology,
the University's most popular under-
graduate concentration, according to
University spokeswoman Maryanne
George.
That means psychology majors
comprise about 8 percent of the Uni-
versity's undergraduate students.
Chances are, you know a few psych
majors. And they know you too - or
at least they think they do.
In a survey of this year's class of
first-year students, taken at fresh-
man orientation, 950 students said
they were interested in psychology
- more than than in any other major.
Biology came in second with 925 stu-
dents and economics followed with
805 students.

Students attracted to the science-
oriented aspects of the concentration
can choose between two more specif-
ic majors: Brain, Behavior, and Cog-
nitive Science or Neuroscience.
Of the interdisciplinary studies,
434 students chose Brain, Behavior
and Cognitive Science, while 112 said
they were interested in Neurosci-
ence. The remaining 1,133 students,
though, simply chose Psychology.
Despite the large number of stu-
dents choosing to major in psychol-
ogy, Psychology Prof. John Hagen
said the department allows students
to personalize the experience.
"The department makes the effort
to have different opportunities for
students," he said. "We have lots of
lab courses, independent studies,
research courses, and we have the
outreach program."
The outreach program Hagen

described is the Michigan Associa-
tion of Psychology Scholars, which
was created in 2005. The program
pairs graduate student mentors with
undergraduate students to promotet
networking within the department.
The University has offered psy-
chology classes since 1852. The offi-
cial, psychology department was
created in 1910.
Psychology students can also join
the University's chapter of Psi Chi,
a national honor society that has the
largest membership of any psycho-
logical organization in the world.
The department's website claims
the University's undergraduate psy-
chology department is the largest in
the nation in terms of faculty. Alto-
gether, 160 faculty members are asso- .
ciated with the department. Students competing in an intramural inner tube water
polo game sit by the side of the pool in the Intramural
JESSICA BAER Sports Building last night.

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CRIME NOTES
MCard stolen GPS device
from NCRB stolen from

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Twentieth

Lecture on

century networking in
ballet lecture terrorism

WHERE: North Campus
Recreation Building
WHEN: Monday at about
11:00 a.m.
WHAT: A student's MCard
was taken while he was at
the NCRB, the Department
of Public Safety reported.
Police have no suspects.

parked car
WHERE: 1600 Murfin Rd.
WHEN: Monday at about 2
p.m.
WHAT: Someone broke into
a student's car and stole a
street pilot model GPS sys-
tem, DPS reported. Police
have no suspects.

-Car window
Computers
broken in C
sbmissing from
Sqr sd chblel
residence hall

WHAT: Part of a lecture
series on Igor Stravinsky's
early career and his con-
tributions to the New York
City Ballet
WHO: Department of
Dance chair Angela Kane
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Room 1636 of the
International Institute
Multicultural
career fair in
Union
WHAT: Representatives of
several dozen companies
will be available to discuss
job opportunities with
interested students.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from 2 - 6
p.m.
WHERE: The second floor
of the Michigan Union

WHAT: A lecture by Psy-
chology Prof. Scott Atran
on the cultural differences
that can cause the forma-
tion of terrorist groups like
Al Qaeda
WHO: Gerald R. Ford
School of Public Policy
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall
Annenberg Auditiorium
CORRECTIONS
* An article in yesterday's
edition of the Daily (Don't
look for answers here) referred
to J.J. Abrams as the direc-
tor of the new film "Clo-
verfield" and the TV series
"Lost." He is the producer
of "Cloverfield" and the cre-
ator of "Lost."
" Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-
tions@michigandaily.
com.

A new report by the UK
Insolvency Helpline said
one in four Europeans
last year blamed their finan-
cial problems on sex, The Sun
reported. The report listed sex
industry spending, including
pornography and prostitution,
as the third most common
cause of debt behind drugs and
compulsive shopping.
Freshman Manny Har-
ris had a career-high 26
points in Michigan's 64-
61 loss to Wisconsin in Madi-
son yesterday.
>>FOR MORE, SEE SPORTS, PAGE 8A
A man passed through
a security checkpoint
at Washington, D.C.'s
Reagan National Airport
with a handgun, Fox 5 News
reported. He realized he had
the firearm, turned it over to,
authorities, and was charged
with a misdemeanor.

WHERE: 15oo block of East
Medical Center Drive
WHEN: Monday at about 1
-p.m.
WHAT: A bus driver report-
ed that a man engaged in a
verbal dispute with the driv-
er of a car, DPS reported.
In anger, the man broke the
window of the car. The inci-
dent is under investigation.

WHERE: Mary Markley
Residence Hall
WHEN: Monday at about 5
p.m.
WHAT: Several older Uni-
versity computers were
reppted missing from from
Marky Markley after inven-
tory was taken, DPS report-
ed. Police have no suspects.

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