Psychology Update — How Therapy Dogs Can Help Kids With Stress Relief

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TITLE How Therapy Dogs Can Help Kids With Stress Relief A new study suggests that spending time with therapy dogs may help lower children’s stress levels even more than relaxation exercises.   DESCRIPTION This is a very personal (to the children)  and helpful study that examines whether an animal companion can be helpful to children… Read more »

Psychology Update — Do Birds Have Language?

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TITLE Do Birds Have Language? In the cheeps, trills and tweets of birdsong, scientists find some parallels with human speech   DESCRIPTION What an absolutely fascinating article!!!  The article takes a deep dive into the cognitive ability we call language.  The authors define and discuss the complexity of our language ability and numerous studies that… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 SPECIAL ARTICLES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

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3 SPECIAL ARTICLES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ARTICLE #1 TITLE A Dog’s View of Optical Illusions Researchers are using visual tricks to try to better understand canine perception.   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating article for many reasons.   Aside from the researchers curiosity, the idea of studying dogs and optical illusions give us more information… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — ANIMAL BEHAVIOR SOCIETY

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR SOCIETY URL       http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/web/index.php   DESCRIPTION Some students really enjoy those aspects of Psychology that focus on topics related to Animal Behavior.  This is the official site of the Animal Behavior Society and Journal.  It is an excellent resource for both the Professor and student… Read more »

Psychology Audio Series of the Week — NPR:  STORIES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

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PSYCHOLOGY AUDIO STORIES OF THE WEEK   NPR:  STORIES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR     URL:  https://www.npr.org/tags/377743871/animal-behavior   DESCRIPTION Some students really enjoy those aspects of Psychology that focus on topics related to Animal Behavior.  These NPR programs are a 2-3 minute series of audio programs on a wide range of topics in animal behavior.   … Read more »

Psychology Update — Therapy Dogs Help Reduce Pain in Emergency Room Patients

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TITLE Therapy Dogs Help Reduce Pain in Emergency Room Patients   DESCRIPTION Wow, what an interesting article!  Most of us have heard about adjuncts to psychotherapy, but not the studies involved in using therapy dogs used to not only help individuals with anxiety and depression, but also for health issues.  “Therapy dogs are often employed… Read more »

Psychology Update — Why Are Dogs Afraid of Fireworks?

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TITLE Why Are Dogs Afraid of Fireworks? Why Fireworks Scare Some Dogs but Not Others   DESCRIPTION What a fascinating article about animal behavior!!! The article describes the reactions of dogs to loud sounds (thunderstorms as well as fireworks).   The article describes the different reasons that some dogs are more sensitive than others.  “Dogs… Read more »

PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK — Observe to Learn: Exploring Animal Behavior

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PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK Observe to Learn: Exploring Animal Behavior By The Lincoln Park Zoological Society iOS:  (free)  Click on the link  to view the web preview page https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/observe-to-learn-exploring/id597484368?mt=8   DESCRIPTION From the iTunes Store Observe to Learn: Exploring Animal Behavior “Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a researcher… Read more »