Psychology Update — When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

Posted by & filed under Brain Structure and Function, Cognitive Psychology, Introduction To Psychology, Lifespan Development, Nervous System, Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Update, Stress and Health Psychology, Thinking, Language, and Intelligence.

TITLE When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age   DESCRIPTION Most of us expect that as we get older (beyond our 60s, 70s, 80s) there will be issues with cognitive abilities such as memory as well as physical problems as well. We learn more everyday about medical diagnoses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s…. Read more »

Psychology Update — Too Much Screen Time for Teens Leads to Mental Disorders, New Study Shows

Posted by & filed under Child Development, Introduction To Psychology, Personality, Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Update.

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 Website of the Week — National Institute of Mental Health:  News & Events

Posted by & filed under Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Website of the Week.

PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):  News & Events NIMH URL       https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/index.shtml DESCRIPTION This NIMH site provides up to date information regarding CURRENT news and events.  The site can be considered as a resource for students interested in a wide range of mental health topics and… Read more »

Psychology Update — More Teenage Girls With Eating Disorders Wound Up in the E.R. During the Pandemic

Posted by & filed under Introduction To Psychology, Personality, Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Update, Stress and Health Psychology.

TITLE More Teenage Girls With Eating Disorders Wound Up in the E.R. During the Pandemic A new C.D.C. study underscored the mental health issues facing teenagers in the past few years.   DESCRIPTION It is important to note that mental health centers have reported an increase in disorders in adolescents through the pandemic.  The types… Read more »

Psychology Update — How Exercise Boosts the Brain and Improves Mental Health

Posted by & filed under Introduction To Psychology, Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Update, Stress and Health Psychology.

TITLE How Exercise Boosts the Brain and Improves Mental Health   DESCRIPTION Wow!  What a thorough article that provides so much important detail regarding how beneficial exercise can be for improving mental health.  “It’s hardly news that exercise is good for your physical health, and has long been extolled for mental health as well. But researchers are now… Read more »

Psychology Update — Just How Bad Is “Gaming Addiction”?

Posted by & filed under Motivation and Emotion, Personality, Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Update, Stress and Health Psychology.

TITLE Just How Bad Is “Gaming Addiction”? With recent global recognition, what do we really know about gaming addiction?   DESCRIPTION Is gaming necessarily bad?  Of course not!  “For vulnerable individuals, (such as those with a genetic predisposition, co-occurring mental illness, history of trauma, or early exposure to gaming), the rewarding nature of gaming can… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — About Tourette Syndrome

Posted by & filed under Child Development, Introduction To Psychology, Personality, Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Update, Psychology Website of the Week, Stress and Health Psychology.

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 — INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS:  TikTok & Tics

Posted by & filed under Introduction To Psychology, Personality, Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Resource of the Week, Psychology Update, Stress and Health Psychology.

3 RELATED ARTICLES ON THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS:  TikTok & Tics =================================== ARTICLE #1 TITLE Tics and TikTok: Can social media trigger illness?    DESCRIPTION Throughout history and especially during the pandemic, groups have been shown to experience a kind of mass hysteria for lack of a better expression up… Read more »

Psychology Update — The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Psychiatric Disorders

Posted by & filed under Introduction To Psychology, Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Update, Stress and Health Psychology.

TITLE The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Psychiatric Disorders   DESCRIPTION Clearly this article provides expansive details regarding the links between physical health and mental health issues.  The article details the relationship between psychological and psychiatric disorders and Type 2 Diabetes as stated in the title.  “Living with mental-health disorders is challenging enough without… Read more »

Psychology Update — How to Help a Child With Math Anxiety

Posted by & filed under Child Development, Introduction To Psychology, Psychological Disorders and Therapy, Psychology Update.

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 »