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 — 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 — 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 »

Psychology Update — Nature as a Salve for Children With Autism

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TITLE Nature as a Salve for Children With Autism   DESCRIPTION There are many schools and centers that treat autistic children with standard classroom and therapeutic protocols.  However, there is a growing body of literature that has empirically researched new ways of working with autistic children and young adults:  NATURE!   Erin Laraway, at the… Read more »