Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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SARA KASHANI, ESP Teacher




College: Northwestern University

Major: Medicine

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S128: The Science of Persuasive Messages in Splash 2012 (Mar. 31, 2012)
Every day you encounter persuasive messages that try to change your views about something. Unconvinced that you're facing these messages constantly? Then consider the following: How do advertisers convince you to buy their products? How do politicians convince you to vote for them? How does the government convince citizens to obey the law? How do physicians convince patients to comply with their advice to be healthy? How can your parents better convince you to clean your room? We'll consider these questions using empirical findings from social psychology, cognitive psychology, and behavioral economics. An overview of social influence and persuasion will be given, and we'll conclude with some basic techniques--both to be persuasive and to resist persuasion.


S121: Diagnostic Forensics: Cracking a Medical Mystery in Splash 2011 (Apr. 02, 2011)
Ever wonder how House MD and other doctors on TV actually go about solving medical (or medically-related) mysteries? Join us as we explore some of the tests or tools scientists and physicians use to solve mysterious ails and illnesses and to pinpoint their causes. We'll be looking at techniques from forensic science, molecular biology, medicine, and even organic chemistry in order to learn how to "crack a medical mystery"!


S26: Diagnostic Forensics: Cracking a Medical Mystery in Splash 2010 (Apr. 03, 2010)
Ever wonder how House MD and other doctors on TV actually go about solving medical (or medically-related) mysteries? Join us as we explore some of the tests or tools scientists and physicians use to solve mysterious ails and illnesses and to pinpoint their causes. We'll be looking at techniques from forensic science, molecular biology, medicine, and even organic chemistry in order to learn how to "crack a medical mystery"!