Psychology Update — How Is Depression Treated? Let Me Show You

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TITLE How Is Depression Treated? Let Me Show You   DESCRIPTION This is a most unusual article.  It is an interactive piece that takes you on a journey as both a patient and a professional.  The premise is that a depressed individual shows up at a psychiatrists office.  The interactive piece asks the reader to… Read more »

Psychology Update — What to Know About Health Anxiety

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TITLE What to Know About Health Anxiety (How to Tell If Your Health Concerns Are Normal—Or a Sign of Something More)   DESCRIPTION In the past few years with the pandemic, rates of anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and depression have increased significantly.  This has amounted to a great deal of worry and distress regarding health… Read more »

Psychology Update App Of The Week — PAR TOOLKIT

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APP OF THE WEEK PAR  TOOLKIT   (Click on your platform):  (free)       iOS    &    Android   DESCRIPTION From Google Play Store and iTunes Store “The PAR Assessment Toolkit provides quick access to the tools you use on a daily basis! Features include a normal curve, a conversion chart, a compliancy calculator, an… Read more »

Psychology Update — The Psychological Effects of Being Displaced By a Hurricane

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TITLE The Psychological Effects of Being Displaced By a Hurricane   DESCRIPTION This is a very timely article about the impact of a naturally occurring event such as a hurricane.  It is a very up to date article that focuses on the recent impact of the hurricanes that hit the south east coast in September… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — About Tourette Syndrome

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITES OF THE WEEK TITLE About Tourette Syndrome   SOURCE #1:  CDC:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention URL:      https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/tourette/facts.html   SOURCE #2:   Tourette Association of America URL: https://tourette.org/about-tourette/overview/what-is-tourette/   DESCRIPTION These are excellent resources for understanding Tourette Syndrome and Tics.  The sites provide definitions, research, and explains the different types… Read more »

Psychology Update — INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS:  TikTok & Tics

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3 RELATED ARTICLES ON THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS:  TikTok & Tics =================================== ARTICLE #1 TITLE Tics and TikTok: Can social media trigger illness?    DESCRIPTION Throughout history and especially during the pandemic, groups have been shown to experience a kind of mass hysteria for lack of a better expression up… Read more »

PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK — PSYCH DRUGS & MEDICATIONS

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APP OF THE WEEK PSYCH DRUGS & MEDICATIONS   iOS (click on the platform)       Android     DESCRIPTION From  iTunes Store “Want to learn about psychotropic medications quickly and easily? Then check out this free app! With Psych Drugs, you can learn important and useful information about various psychotropic medications such as… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — Catherine Sanderson Blog: Why Norms Matter

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK Why Norms Matter | Psychology Today DESCRIPTION Why Norms Matter Both historical and present-day examples show us the power of social influence. From the website, written by Dr. Sanderson: “I’m delighted to be writing a blog about the power of social influence. As a professor, I teach and conduct research… Read more »

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 — 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 »