Psychology Update — Vocal Cords: Why Do I Hate the Sound of My Own Voice?

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TITLE Vocal Cords: Why Do I Hate the Sound of My Own Voice?   DESCRIPTION When you speak, do you hear your voice as others hear it?  When a person’s voice is played from a recording, most likely not, and as it turns out many are either upset, disappointed, and may not even recognize that… Read more »

Psychology App of the Week — Popplet Lite

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PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK NAME Popplet Lite ICON        iOS:  (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popplet-lite/id364738549?mt=8 CHROMEBOOK and Web:  https://www.popplet.com   DESCRIPTION From the iTunes Store Popplet is the simplest tool to capture and organize your ideas. With Popplet you can quick jot down your ideas and sort them visually.  Apple has featured us in “Tools… 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 Website of the Week — APS:  Association for Psychological Science

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK   APS:  Association for Psychological Science     URL       https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news   DESCRIPTION “APS is the premiere international organization solely dedicated to the advancement of psychological science. APS works diligently to increase support for psychological research and to promote the use of science-based psychology in the development of… Read more »

Psychology Update — When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

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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 Website of the Week — POCKET

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK Pocket: save articles, videos, and more to view later https://getpocket.com (Also available as an app for both iPhone/iPad/Android devices) DESCRIPTION Save articles, videos and other web content for later in a beautiful and optimized easy-to-view experience for your phone and tablet — even offline. Pocket is your perfect mobile companion… Read more »

Psychology Update — Alzheimer’s researchers are looking beyond plaques and tangles for new treatments

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TITLE Alzheimer’s researchers are looking beyond plaques and tangles for new treatments   DESCRIPTION Psychologists and Neuroscientists have long been studying dementia and particularly Alzheimer’s disease.  While there have been strides to understanding how the disease effects the brain, there is yet an incomplete understanding.  Now research has uncovered some interesting new data which may… 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 — Too Much Screen Time for Teens Leads to Mental Disorders, New Study Shows

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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 Update — Careers in Psychology

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WELCOME STATEMENT Welcome to  Introductory Psychology Weekly Updates Every Monday you will find wonderful resources to enhance your teaching and to engage your students in discussions.   With each “published” edition, you will discover two or three interesting provocative articles to use as “triggers” to discuss important issues that relate to your teaching content, subject… Read more »