Psychology Update — Why Dreaming (Rem Sleep) May Be Important for Your Health

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TITLE Why Dreaming (Rem Sleep) May Be Important for Your Health   DESCRIPTION What a great article that describes how and why we sleep and the functions of dreaming.  The article specifically has a focus on problems arising from not getting enough “regular sleep” and REM sleep (the dream stage).  “Doctors have warned for years… Read more »

Psychology Update — How Does Hypnosis Work? Here’s What the Science Says

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TITLE How Does Hypnosis Work? Here’s What the Science Says   DESCRIPTION Many think of hypnosis as a form of entertainment seen on stage or in the movies.  Also, hypnosis has gotten a bad reputation from early charlatans who tried to employ the process of nefarious purposes.  “But hypnosis has a surprisingly robust scientific framework…. Read more »

Psychology Update — MULTIPLE USES OF VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) IN PSYCHOLOGY AND THERAPY

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THIS WEEK’S PSYCHOLOGY UPDATE FOCUSES ON THE USES OF VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) AS A TECHNOLOGY TOOL USED FOR TREATMENT OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CONDITIONS.  BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LISTING OF ARTICLE TITLES, WEBSITES, AND YOUTUBE LINKS FOR VARIOUS USES OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN THERAPY. THE REFERENCES CAN SERVE AS A STARTING POINT FOR STUDENTS… Read more »

3 ARTICLES PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS RELATED TO SLEEP, DREAMING, STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS, & AGING ISSUES

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3 ARTICLES PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS RELATED TO SLEEP, DREAMING, STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS, & AGING ISSUES   ARTICLE #1 TITLE How long you sleep could increase Alzheimer’s, dementia risk   DESCRIPTION As humans get older, their sleep patterns change, and most complain that they either do not get enough sleep, or that the sleep is not as… Read more »