Psychology Update — Journals for Anxiety, Depression and General Mindfulness

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TITLE Journals for Anxiety, Depression and General Mindfulness   DESCRIPTION Psychologists have found that writing in the form of a diary (now journaling) is an excellent way to handle difficult emotions.  The article focuses on how specific ways to write can be beneficial: “Guided notebooks that borrow principles from cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness are aiming… Read more »

Psychology Update — How to Manage Work Stress, According to Psychologists

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TITLE How to Manage Work Stress, According to Psychologists   DESCRIPTION Even though the article takes the perspective of how to best handle work related stress, “school” can just as easily be substituted in the title.  This is a great self-help article that uses basic therapeutic (and Health Psychology) principles to better handle stress and… Read more »

Psychology Update — Got Psychology? Then you have human skills for the future

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TITLE Got Psychology? Then you have human skills for the future Cultivating your human skills can give you an edge on the job market.   DESCRIPTION This American Psychological Association article focuses on important “human skills” as  related to jobs and careers.   Specifically the article looks at three important skills: communications, leadership, and collaboration. … Read more »

Psychology App of the Week — Phobys

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PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK TITLE Phobys     URL       iOS:   https://apps.apple.com/us/app/phobys/id1527481614   Android:   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Unibas.Phobys   DESCRIPTION (from the website:  https://www.phobys.com) What is Phobys and what can it be used for? Phobys is an augmented reality (AR) app to reduce fear of spiders by a training program with a realistic… Read more »

Psychology Update — Scientists Are Learning to Read—and Change—Your Nightmares

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TITLE Scientists Are Learning to Read—and Change—Your Nightmares   DESCRIPTION Really an amazing and fascinating article about dreams, nightmares, their causes externally and internally.  The article further describes the neurobiology behind nightmares, the brain mechanisms, methods of study, and techniques to overcome very scary nightmares.  The beginning of the article describes a child’s nightmare of… Read more »

Psychology Update — Living With O.C.D. in a Pandemic

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TITLE Living With O.C.D. in a Pandemic   DESCRIPTION Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a very disabling problem for many, and the covid pandemic has made it worse.  In fact, many who don’t have OCD have developed similar symptoms due to the anxiety about contamination and exposure to the covid virus.   Obsessions are thoughts and… Read more »

Psychology Update — Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95

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TITLE Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95   DESCRIPTION Perhaps one of the most famous Psychologists of the 20th century, Albert Bandura paved a new road in our understanding of human behavior through his most famous experiment about which every Psychology learns in the introductory course.  “He was most known for his… Read more »

Psychology Update — See the Most Mind-Bending Optical Illusions of 2020

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TITLE See the Most Mind-Bending Optical Illusions of 2020 DESCRIPTION This is really an amazing article that discusses optical illusions and can be useful when reading the introductory chapters and also the chapters on Sensation & Perception. “Optical illusions are the result of the human brain’s tendency to take shortcuts when trying to understand what… Read more »