Psychology Update — What to Know About Health Anxiety

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TITLE What to Know About Health Anxiety (How to Tell If Your Health Concerns Are Normal—Or a Sign of Something More)   DESCRIPTION In the past few years with the pandemic, rates of anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and depression have increased significantly.  This has amounted to a great deal of worry and distress regarding health… Read more »

Psychology Update — How Disgust Explains Everything

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TITLE How Disgust Explains Everything For psychologists who study it, disgust is one of the primal emotions that define — and explain — humanity.   DESCRIPTION This is one of the most fascinating articles that you will ever read:   THE TOPIC OF DISGUST!   The article primarily focuses on the work of Paul Rozin. … Read more »

Psychology Update — How to Set Goals You’ll Actually Achieve

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TITLE How to Set Goals You’ll Actually Achieve   DESCRIPTION As a student: YOU REALLY WANT TO READ THIS ARTICLE!   This is a clear important article about setting goals to be successful in your endeavors.  “Whether you want to run a marathon, eat more healthfully or just get off the couch a little more,… Read more »

Psychology Update — Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking, or Stifle It?

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TITLE Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking, or Stifle It? DESCRIPTION A number of fascinating studies examines the use of listening to music during creative and problem solving tasks.  The results appear to be contradictory in the sense that the type of task and type of music may either be enhancing handling a task… Read more »

Psychology Update — Dreams: Here’s What Your Recurring Nightmares Actually Mean

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TITLE Dreams: Here’s What Your Recurring Nightmares Actually Mean   DESCRIPTION Given these difficult times during the pandemic, it is no surprise that many people have reported having an increase in bad dreams and nightmares.   We all dream as part of our sleep cycle and label it as REM (rapid eye movement) stage of… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 Articles Related to Eating Disorders, Food Addictions, & Stress Eating

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3 Articles Related to Eating Disorders, Food Addictions, & Stress Eating (Though these articles are a recent few years old, they are more relevant now than ever through the pandemic.)   ARTICLE #1 TITLE Here’s Why You Stress Eat — And How to Stop Doing It   DESCRIPTION This interesting article details a number 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 — What you need to know about willpower: The psychological science of self-control

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TITLE What you need to know about willpower: The psychological science of self-control   DESCRIPTION What an excellent series of articles that flow together to provide a broad picture of our commonly used concept of “will power.”   When the term is discussed it is often used synonymously as “determination, drive, resolve, self-discipline, self-control.”  There… Read more »

Psychology Update — 21 Animals That Are Way Smarter Than You Thought

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TITLE 21 Animals That Are Way Smarter Than You Thought   DESCRIPTION The past definitions of Psychology included the study of animal behavior.  The magazine Psychology Today lists reasons as “the study of animal behavior is a cornerstone of psychology for several reasons. Ethology, or the study of animals in their natural habitats, sheds light… Read more »