Psychology Podcast of the Week — Concussion Talk Podcast

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PSYCHOLOGY PODCAST OF THE WEEK NAME Concussion Talk Podcast     SOURCE https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/concussion-talk-podcast/id1042686652?mt=2   DESCRIPTION From the iTunes Store “Concussion Talk Podcasts will feature interviews with; doctors, physiotherapists, who work in the field of concussion and brain injury, others in the medical field, athletes, trainers, coaches, others in sport, athletics and exercise (such as Pilates… Read more »

Psychology Update — What neuroscience tells us about the teenage brain

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TITLE What neuroscience tells us about the teenage brain   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating article that focuses on a newer field of developmental neuroscience.  New research on  the developing adolescent brain provides a vastly innovative perspective on what is a fresh understanding of teen behavior.  “For years, the teenage brain was seen by researchers,… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — CDC: ADHD

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) URL       https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/ DESCRIPTION This is the “official” CDC website for ADHD.  It provides a wealth of resources for providing material for class lecture, discussion, and student papers.

Psychology Update — Ted Talk and Podcast Feeling good | David Burns | TEDxReno

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TITLE Ted Talk  Feeling good | David Burns | TEDxReno   DESCRIPTION David Burns, MD is the best selling author of perhaps the best and most effective self-help book “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.”  He has recently published “Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety”  He is a prolific researcher into… 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 Website of the Week — American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE American Speech-Language-Hearing Association  (Website for Stuttering)   URL https://www.asha.org/stuttering/ DESCRIPTION This is an excellent resource for students who wish to understand more about communication and behavior.  The entire website is devoted to issues of speech, language, and hearing.  The website can provide information to be used with the chapters… 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 Update — When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

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TITLE When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age   DESCRIPTION Most of us expect that as we get older (beyond our 60s, 70s, 80s) there will be issues with cognitive abilities such as memory as well as physical problems as well. We learn more everyday about medical diagnoses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s…. Read more »

Psychology Update — Alzheimer’s researchers are looking beyond plaques and tangles for new treatments

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TITLE Alzheimer’s researchers are looking beyond plaques and tangles for new treatments   DESCRIPTION Psychologists and Neuroscientists have long been studying dementia and particularly Alzheimer’s disease.  While there have been strides to understanding how the disease effects the brain, there is yet an incomplete understanding.  Now research has uncovered some interesting new data which may… Read more »

Psychology Update — Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking, or Stifle It?

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TITLE Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking, or Stifle It? DESCRIPTION A number of fascinating studies examines the use of listening to music during creative and problem solving tasks.  The results appear to be contradictory in the sense that the type of task and type of music may either be enhancing handling a task… Read more »