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    Thursday February 19, 2015 Volume 97 Issue 13The Student Voice of California State University, Fullerton

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    A study by a Cal State Fullerton professor showed that people addicted to facebook had similar fMRI readings to those who are addicted to other substances. PHOTO BY AUSTIN WALLACE, GRAPHIC BY MIKE TRUJILLO / DAILY TITAN

    The Department of Mod-ern Languages and Litera-tures will offer a new Teach-ing English to Speakers of Other Languages certifi-cate to undergraduate stu-dents interested in teach-ing English in the U.S. or overseas.

    The certificate program, which was originally offered to Cal State Fullerton grad-uate students, will be avail-able to all undergraduates and international students in Fall 2015.

    The development of un-dergraduate certificate start-ed when the programs fac-ulty discovered that the university criteria would not prevent undergraduate stu-dents from participating in the program, said Janet Ey-ring, Ph.D., a professor for the program.

    The undergraduate pro-gram has been in develop-ment for up to two years, said Cheryl Zimmerman, Ph.D., another profes-sor for the certificate pro-gram. Zimmerman devel-oped the vocabulary for the program.

    The undergraduate pro-gram will touch on teaching english to adults, but will emphasize teaching younger students, Eyring said.

    The classes will feature hands-on experiences to give students the skills theyll need to teach English.

    Program offers teaching options

    Bitter pill: Facebook addiction mirrors substance dependency

    The jazz man plays to his own tune

    English teaching program expands to undergrads


    Social media has become a force to contend with in todays society, embedding itself in the home and be-coming a part of the cul-ture of many workplaces.

    Undoubtedly, social me-dia is a versatile tool, but its also highly addicting, according to recently pub-lished research.

    Ofir Turel, Ph.D., a Cal

    State Fullerton professor of information systems and decision sciences, has studied the various effects of technology-related ad-dictions for the past six years.

    His research analyzed a series of individuals, from students -to employees, and conveyed how this addic-tion can affect job perfor-mance as well as a users personal life.

    Turel published his find-ings on Facebook addiction in 2014, detailing how he examined the brain systems of 20 Facebook users.

    The examination pro-cess began by having par-ticipants engage with a

    Facebook addiction ques-tionnaire. A week later, those same individuals un-derwent fMRI scans while completing Facebook-spe-cific tasks.

    In a series of no-go tasks, participants were asked to hit a button ev-ery time they saw a traffic sign, and refrain from hit-ting the button every time they saw a facebook-relat-ed symbol. Other partici-pants were asked to do the opposite in a series of go tasks.

    People who ranked high-er on a Facebook addiction scale tended to have faster response times for Face-book-related iconography

    than they did for traffic signs, and women demon-strated stronger Facebook addiction-like symptoms than men, according to the results.

    The findings also indi-cated that Facebook ad-diction has similar neu-ral features with gambling and substance addictions. Technology-related ad-dicts, however, are ca-pable of preventing such behavior.

    The behavior associated with a Facebook addiction is similar to that of a food craving, Turel said.

    As long as you are aware, OK I need to stop drinking; I shouldnt

    eat this second piece of cakeas long as you con-trol your behavior you are fine, but the moment you lose control and you are suddenly sucked into a particular behavior that has negative consequenc-es for your life, its a prob-lem that should be treated, Turel said.

    Along with researching the effects of social media, Turel studied the effects of information technology in employees. He was coauthor of The Dark Side of Infor-mation Technology, an arti-cle in MIT Sloan Manage-ment Review magazine.

    At 53, Gary Gould may not fit the description of a typi-cal college student. Yet, the Cal State Fullerton graduate is recognized as a profession-al musician and lecturer, who teaches music part-time at the Orange County School of the Arts.

    He has command of more than a dozen different wood-wind instruments and spe-cializes in live performance of smooth jazz, Irish penny whistle and klezmer, an East-ern-European folk music, to name a few.

    Students may have noticed Gould practicing the clar-inet or saxophone on cam-pus. But, few realize Goulds melodies echoed through the university more than two de-cades ago, when he attended CSUF.

    For Gould, music has al-ways been a part of life and his professional career start-ed at a young age. While at-tending high school in Scott-sdale, Arizona, Gould was recruited to play tenor and

    alto saxophone in an adult big band, The Bill Hunter Orchestra.

    Goulds father, had a dif-ferent set of plans for his son and expressed that he did not expect him to pursue mu-sic as a professional career. Moreover, his father wanted his son to help run the fami-ly business, which was an op-tometry practice.

    I had an interesting con-versation with my dad, one day he asked me if I would become an optometrist and join him in business, Gould said. I was disappointed, be-cause I did not want to be an optometrist I didnt even think about it.

    He declined the offer. However, his reaction to his fathers proposal served as a defining moment in his life as a young musician.

    I said, Dad, I never thought you were happy as an optometrist, I always thought you wanted to do something else, Gould recalls. And it was the first time I ever saw my dad cry, he said. He said, youre right. I wish I had done something else.

    Gould knew he wanted to pursue music as a career and he got his first real job as a saxophonist on a cruise ship. He was making an honest living as a musician, but still being pressured to pursue an

    academic degree. Finally, to honor his fa-

    thers wishes, he enrolled at CSUF as an advertising ma-jor and left music behind.

    I quit music to do this, he said. This was my deal with my dad, I was going to quit music and go into ad-vertising. Kinda like, okay, I did the music thing for a while, and now Im going to do what a responsible adult is supposed to do, that was my attitude.

    After a few months as an advertising major, Gould re-members visiting the music department; unaware every-thing was about to change.

    I could immediately hear in the distance that a band was playing, Gould said. I opened the door and stick my head in, and a voice says, Gary Gould, what are you doing here?

    Gould had just random-ly reunited with a former bandmate from the Bill Hunter Orchestra, who had moved to California and become a professor of engineering at CSUF. The professor then intro-duced Gould to the univer-sitys jazz band director, and Goulds relationship with the music depart-ment began.

    Study shows social media addiction in brain

    DARLENE CASASDaily Titan

    A passion for music, education and performance


    Gary Gould, who is a professional musician, can be found practicing jazz and other styles of music on campus. Gould is currently an undergraduate, working toward his masters in jazz performance.






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