Psychology Website of the Week — Psychology Today: Addiction

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Psychology Today:  Addiction URL https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/addiction       DESCRIPTION This Psychology Today website can be used a both an in class teaching resource and a valid informational repository for students.  Topics covered include: What Is Addiction? Symptoms Causes Treatment Relapse Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors Drug Trends Recent posts on… Read more »

Psychology Update — Why Does Alcohol Mess With My Sleep?

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TITLE Why Does Alcohol Mess With My Sleep?   DESCRIPTION Lots of folks have a “night cap” to help them fall asleep, however though they may drift off into sleep more easily, the alcohol has a deleterious effect on the sleep cycle.  “…there’s a good chance that too much alcohol will mean a fitful night… Read more »

Psychology Update — How to Build Resilience in Hard Times

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TITLE How to Build Resilience in Hard Times   DESCRIPTION What an important article by the fabulous science writer of the NY Times Jane E. Brody!  In this article she addresses the difficulties that people go through in their lives including the current continuing pandemic.   How individuals cope in hard times is the focus… Read more »

Psychology Update — Try These Brain Foods to Improve Your Mood

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TITLE Try These Brain Foods to Improve Your Mood   DESCRIPTION Can food affect our mood in the sense of improving it when we feel stressed?  Can food affect our feelings of depression?  Are there such things as comfort foods?  “For years research on healthy eating has focused primarily on physical health and the link… Read more »

Psychology Update — Pandemic Anxiety Is Fueling a Rise in OCD Symptoms

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TITLE Pandemic Anxiety Is Fueling a Rise in OCD Symptoms   DESCRIPTION This is a very long and extremely comprehensive article that not only discusses Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the causes and treatments, but also, more importantly, how the pandemic has increased the incidence of the disorder.  The article begins with an anecdotal case about Roasalyn.  … Read more »

Psychology Update — TEDMED – Talk Details – Why do our brains get addicted?

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TITLE TEDMED – Talk Details – Why do our brains get addicted?   DESCRIPTION From the TedMed Talk Site This includes a 16 minute Ted Talk by Dr. Volkow. “Neuroscientist Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH, will apply a lens of addiction to the obesity epidemic. “We already… Read more »

PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK — American Psychological Association

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK   TITLE American Psychological Association   URL       https://www.apa.org/topics   DESCRIPTION This is the official website of the American Psychological Association. It is listed here for teaching purposes to fulfill the APA guidelines for teaching Introductory Psychology.  Students should be directed to the site for an understanding of… Read more »

Welcome to  Wiley Introductory Psychology Weekly Updates

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WELCOME STATEMENT Welcome to  Wiley Introductory Psychology Weekly Updates Every Monday through June you will find wonderful resources to enhance your learning, teaching and to engage  in discussions.   With each “published” edition, you will discover two or three interesting provocative articles to use as “triggers” to discuss important issues that relate to your learning… Read more »

Psychology Update — Inside the Effort to Expand Virtual Reality Treatments for Mental Health

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TITLE Inside the Effort to Expand Virtual Reality Treatments for Mental Health   DESCRIPTION Most of us think of “virtual reality” as a headset with games.  However, over the past few decades VR has been used a an important tool in treating a variety of Psychological Disorders.  “The term “virtual reality” had been coined less… Read more »

Psychology Update — ANXIETY

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TITLE ANXIETY   DESCRIPTION WOW!  This is quite a comprehensive article about the topic of ANXIETY!!!  The article covers the entire spectrum of the disorder, symptoms, types, causes, and treatments.  “Anxiety is both a mental and physical state of negative expectation. Mentally it is characterized by increased arousal and apprehension tortured into distressing worry, and… Read more »