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 — Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them

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TITLE Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them   DESCRIPTION A fascinating article that explains how and why we forget some names very quickly after introductions and why we remember others.    “A common name may be forgettable because it doesn’t strike your mind as interesting, or because you know multiple people with… Read more »

Psychology Update — Treating Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2 Disorders

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TITLE Treating Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2 Disorders DESCRIPTION What an amazing comprehensive article on the topic of Bipolar Disorder.  The article begins with acknowledging that we all can experience ups and downs but usually come to a middle ground in our moods.  “But for some people, especially those with bipolar disorder, finding and staying… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 Recent Articles Related To the topic of ANXIETY

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3 Recent Articles Related To the topic of ANXIETY ARTICLE #1 TITLE 4 Types of Anxiety On situational, biological, psychological, and existential anxiety.   DESCRIPTION Students of Psychology should consider this a very important article from Psychology Today postings.  The author discusses anxiety and categorizes the various causal agents as well as corresponding therapies.  Many… Read more »

Psychology Websites of the Week — UNDERSTANDING THE INSANITY PLEA

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITES OF THE WEEK — FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY UNDERSTANDING THE INSANITY DEFENSE Two related websites are featured this week.  Each deals with the legal system and the insanity plea. #1   This website from findlaw.com provides an “article focusing on the M’Naghten Rule for testing legal insanity, often called the “right-wrong” test and used by the… 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 — All Children 8 and Older Should Be Screened for Anxiety, U.S. Task Force Says

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TITLE All Children 8 and Older Should Be Screened for Anxiety, U.S. Task Force Says   DESCRIPTION This is an extremely important article for all levels of students in Psychology as well as the Professor.  The article delineates the going crisis of mental health in children that is more evident now than ever as we… Read more »

Psychology Update — Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else

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TITLE Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating and fun article that describes how we “remember” music as it relates to our nervous system, memory system, and personality. It is not particularly technical so it is easy and breezy to read. “People often wonder why we tend to… Read more »

Psychology Update — How a Soap Opera Virus Felled Hundreds of Students in Portugal

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TITLE How a Soap Opera Virus Felled Hundreds of Students in Portugal DESCRIPTION Psychology Update, in the past few weeks, has posted a few articles regarding “TikTok Tics”.  That is, due to social media, many adolescent girls have been showing Tourette-like symptoms after watching videos of others displaying tics on the social media platform.  This… Read more »

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK — Penn Medicine — Penn Program for Mindfulness

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Penn Medicine — Penn Program for Mindfulness URL  http://www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness/   DESCRIPTION Michael Baime has conducted major research on the benefits of Mindfulness Mediation.  His work group at the University of Pennsylvania has thoroughly investigated the benefits of of this process and developed empirically based intervention programs.   The website provides… Read more »