Psychology Update — A ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’: No Treatment Helped Her Depression — Until This

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TITLE A ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’: No Treatment Helped Her Depression — Until This   DESCRIPTION This article about Sarah (case participant’s name) will evoke a number of emotions in the reader:  sadness, curiosity, hope, and a feeling of fascination with technology.   The article describes Sarah continual struggle with treatment resistant depression.  Literally individuals… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — American Sleep Association

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE American Sleep Association   URL       https://www.sleepassociation.org   DESCRIPTION This is a fabulous resource related to sleep.  It discusses all aspects of sleep and sleep disorders.  Importantly, it provides a link to sleep hygiene rules.   It is an excellent resource for teaching as well as for… Read more »

3 ARTICLES PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS RELATED TO SLEEP, DREAMING, STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS, & AGING ISSUES

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3 ARTICLES PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS RELATED TO SLEEP, DREAMING, STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS, & AGING ISSUES   ARTICLE #1 TITLE How long you sleep could increase Alzheimer’s, dementia risk   DESCRIPTION As humans get older, their sleep patterns change, and most complain that they either do not get enough sleep, or that the sleep is not 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 — New Device Allows Man With Paralysis to Type by Imagining Handwriting

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TITLE New Device Allows Man With Paralysis to Type by Imagining Handwriting   DESCRIPTION What an amazing development!   Imagine the terrible issues in trying to communicate when there has been a body ravaging disease (e.g., Stephen Hawking) or a spinal cord injury.  This article “announces” a new development:   “An experimental brain-computer interface has… Read more »

Psychology Update — How Food Affects Mental Health

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TITLE How Food Affects Mental Health   DESCRIPTION What are your favorite comfort foods?  Do they include pizza, ice cream, candy, nuts, lots of carbs, fried foods, fast foods, and so on?  Are these just for comfort, handling stress, or your regular diet?  Psychology and Psychiatry are finally catching up to the notion that food… Read more »

Psychology Update — What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?

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TITLE What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?   DESCRIPTION This is a most fascinating article that would be classified in the Sensation and Perception chapters in the textbook.  Interestingly, those chapters devote the smallest amount of space to the sense of smell (olfactory) and taste (gustatory).   The article begins with… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 ARTICLES ON PAIN (Physical and Emotional) MANAGEMENT 

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3 ARTICLES ON PAIN (Physical and Emotional) MANAGEMENT  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… Read more »