Psychology Update – Website of the Week — MAGINATION PRESS FAMILY

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Magination Press Family URL       https://www.maginationpressfamily.org DESCRIPTION From the website: “Magination Press Family combines the expertise and resources of the American Psychological Association and its children’s book imprint, Magination Press. We’ve created these dedicated sites to provide accessible information for parents, educators, and other caregivers about managing… 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 — 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 »

Psychology Update — How to Help a Child With Math Anxiety

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TITLE How to Help a Child With Math Anxiety   DESCRIPTION Do you experience math anxiety?  A number of studies have begun to exam young children in school settings and their reactions to dealing with mathematics.  “Math anxiety is a common psychophysiological reaction characterized by feelings of dread and apprehension, increased heart rate and sweating…. 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 — Too Much Screen Time for Teens Leads to Mental Disorders, New Study Shows

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TITLE Too Much Screen Time for Teens Leads to Mental Disorders, New Study Shows   DESCRIPTION This is a great article that will help the reader understand the effects of too much screen time on behavior.   The article states;  “Youngsters who spend a lot of time in front of a screen are at greater… 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 — There’s a Mental-Health Crisis Among American Children. Why?

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TITLE There’s a Mental-Health Crisis Among American Children. Why? DESCRIPTION This is an important article to understand psychological disorders among children and adolescents both during and before the pandemic.  “Indeed, the C.D.C. last month reported a pronounced increase in similar tics (active link to article) based on evidence from a source never before used to… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 ARTICLES ABOUT ADULT A.D.H.D.

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3 ARTICLES ABOUT ADULT A.D.H.D.   ARTICLE #1 TITLE Is ADHD a Real Disorder or One End of a Normal Continuum?   DESCRIPTION This is a wonderful article!  It begins with describing the problems of ADD and ADHD, and then provides a very detailed history of the issues.  The article discusses all aspects historically as… Read more »