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 — Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else

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TITLE Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating and fun article that describes how we “remember” music as it relates to our nervous system, memory system, and personality. It is not particularly technical so it is easy and breezy to read. “People often wonder why we tend to… Read more »

Psychology Websites of the Week — Psi Chi & Psi Beta Honor Societies

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  PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK  PSYCHOLOGY HONOR SOCIETIES Psi Chi https://www.psichi.org/default.aspx   International Honor Society in Psychology Psi Beta https://www.psibeta.org Community College National Honor Society in Psychology Description These are the APA affiliated Honor Societies for Psychology majors.  These sites offer a wealth of resources for students interested in continuing their education in the… Read more »

Psychology Update — What It’s Like Living With Aphasia, Bruce Willis’s Condition

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TITLE What It’s Like Living With Aphasia, Bruce Willis’s Condition   DESCRIPTION As you may have already heard and/or read, Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with the condition known as aphasia.  What is aphasia? “Symptoms vary, but generally, aphasia affects people’s ability to speak or comprehend language. Speech, reading, writing, and the ability to listen… 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 — Ted Talk and Podcast Feeling good | David Burns | TEDxReno

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TITLE Ted Talk and Podcast Feeling good | David Burns | TEDxReno   DESCRIPTION David Burns, MD is the best selling author of perhaps the best and most effective self-help book “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.”  He has recently published “Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety”  He is a prolific… Read more »

Psychology Update — How a Soap Opera Virus Felled Hundreds of Students in Portugal

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TITLE How a Soap Opera Virus Felled Hundreds of Students in Portugal DESCRIPTION Psychology Update, in the past few weeks, has posted a few articles regarding “TikTok Tics”.  That is, due to social media, many adolescent girls have been showing Tourette-like symptoms after watching videos of others displaying tics on the social media platform.  This… Read more »

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK — Penn Medicine — Penn Program for Mindfulness

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Penn Medicine — Penn Program for Mindfulness URL  http://www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness/   DESCRIPTION Michael Baime has conducted major research on the benefits of Mindfulness Mediation.  His work group at the University of Pennsylvania has thoroughly investigated the benefits of of this process and developed empirically based intervention programs.   The website provides… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 ARTICLES ABOUT THE COMMUNICATION DISORDER APHASIA (including Bruce Willis)

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3 ARTICLES ABOUT THE COMMUNICATION DISORDER APHASIA (including Bruce Willis) ARTICLE #1 TITLE WHAT IS APHASIA?   DESCRIPTION In the passed few weeks, there has been news coverage about Bruce Willis retiring from his acting due to aphasia.  This week’s Psychology Update focuses on Aphasia through two important resources and a news story about Bruce… Read more »

APP OF THE WEEK — The Mindfulness App


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PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK The Mindfulness App
  (free with in-app purchases) (click on your platform)        iOS    OR    Android DESCRIPTION From Google Play Store and iTunes Store Do you want to find more balance in today’s increasingly stressful existence? Do you think that meditation seems difficult? Try the Mindfulness App.  The… Read more »