Psychology Update — The Psychological Effects of Being Displaced By a Hurricane

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TITLE The Psychological Effects of Being Displaced By a Hurricane   DESCRIPTION This is a very timely article about the impact of a naturally occurring event such as a hurricane.  It is a very up to date article that focuses on the recent impact of the hurricanes that hit the south east coast in September… Read more »

PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK — PSYCH DRUGS & MEDICATIONS

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APP OF THE WEEK PSYCH DRUGS & MEDICATIONS   iOS (click on the platform)       Android     DESCRIPTION From  iTunes Store “Want to learn about psychotropic medications quickly and easily? Then check out this free app! With Psych Drugs, you can learn important and useful information about various psychotropic medications such as… Read more »

Psychology Podcast of the Week — Concussion Talk Podcast

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PSYCHOLOGY PODCAST OF THE WEEK NAME Concussion Talk Podcast     SOURCE https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/concussion-talk-podcast/id1042686652?mt=2   DESCRIPTION From the iTunes Store “Concussion Talk Podcasts will feature interviews with; doctors, physiotherapists, who work in the field of concussion and brain injury, others in the medical field, athletes, trainers, coaches, others in sport, athletics and exercise (such as Pilates… 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 — Can Monitoring Brain Waves Boost Mental Health?

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TITLE Can Monitoring Brain Waves Boost Mental Health? Neurofeedback has promised a mental health revolution for decades. But is it effective?   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating article regarding the practice of a relatively new type of treatment:  Neurofeedback.  “The treatment is known as neurofeedback, a therapy some say can improve our attention, moods, sleeping… Read more »

Psychology Resource of the Week — Ted Talk: Mystery of Chronic Pain

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PSYCHOLOGY RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: TED TALK   Ted Talk by Elliot Krane   NAME Elliot Krane:  The Mystery of Chronic Pain   Source URL:  https://www.ted.com/talks/elliot_krane_the_mystery_of_chronic_pain?language=en   TinyURL:   https://tinyurl.com/ncmgh34   DESCRIPTION This is a very entertaining 8-minute video that can be shown in class.  It highlights the problems of chronic pain, treatment, diagrams, and… Read more »

Psychology Update — THE PAIN BRAIN

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This week’s Psychology Update along with the Psychology Website of the Week and Psychology Resource Ted Talk of the Week focuses on the mysterious distressing problem of pain and pain management.   These articles can be used in conjunction with the chapters on nervous system, Positive and Health Psychology, and psychotherapy.   TITLE THE PAIN… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — American Academy Of Pain Medicine

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE American Academy Of Pain Medicine URL       https://painmed.org/about-the-american-academy-of-pain-medicine DESCRIPTION This is the site of the American Academy Of Pain Medicine.  It is a very useful resource for both the professor and student interested in the topic.  The site offers resources for research, education, treatment, and advocacy.  There… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 articles related to the topic of Sensation and Perception

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This week’s Psychology Update presents 3 articles related to the topic of Sensation and Perception.  Though the articles focus on different sensory and perceptual systems, the studies are fascinating and demonstrate the importance of understanding Psychology and Behavior in the context of S&P.   ARTICLE #1 TITLE How Do You Smell? | Science   DESCRIPTION… Read more »

Psychology Update — Why Dreaming (Rem Sleep) May Be Important for Your Health

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TITLE Why Dreaming (Rem Sleep) May Be Important for Your Health   DESCRIPTION What a great article that describes how and why we sleep and the functions of dreaming.  The article specifically has a focus on problems arising from not getting enough “regular sleep” and REM sleep (the dream stage).  “Doctors have warned for years… Read more »