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

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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 — Speaking of Psychology: Healing pain by treating the mind

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TITLE Speaking of Psychology: Healing pain by treating the mind (Article, Podcast, Audio, and Video available)   DESCRIPTION “For many chronic pain sufferers, effective treatment remains elusive, with doctor’s visits, medications and even surgeries giving little in the way of relief. But in recent years, research by psychologists and other scientists has begun to suggest… Read more »

Psychology Update — Speaking of Psychology: Relationship advice from a couple psychologist

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TITLE (ARTICLE & PODCAST) Speaking of Psychology: Relationship advice from a couple psychologist   DESCRIPTION “Speaking of Psychology: Relationship advice from a couple psychologist, with Anthony Chambers, PhD Episode 211 “When relationship issues arise—around money, fidelity, kids, or even just coping with the stress of everyday life—couple therapists can help partners work through them together…. Read more »

Psychology Update — Anxiety Disorder Symptoms: 12 Signs You Might Have an Anxiety Disorder

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TITLE Anxiety Disorder Symptoms: 12 Signs You Might Have an Anxiety Disorder   DESCRIPTION For Psychology students who wish to understand Anxiety Disorder Symptoms, this is an excellent resource!  While it is normal to feel anxiety from time to time, there may be occasions when the symptoms reach a level to disrupt our daily activities… Read more »

Psychology Update — How Is Depression Treated? Let Me Show You

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TITLE How Is Depression Treated? Let Me Show You   DESCRIPTION This is a most unusual article.  It is an interactive piece that takes you on a journey as both a patient and a professional.  The premise is that a depressed individual shows up at a psychiatrists office.  The interactive piece asks the reader to… Read more »

Psychology Update – Website of the Week — MAGINATION PRESS FAMILY

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Magination Press Family URL       https://www.maginationpressfamily.org DESCRIPTION From the website: “Magination Press Family combines the expertise and resources of the American Psychological Association and its children’s book imprint, Magination Press. We’ve created these dedicated sites to provide accessible information for parents, educators, and other caregivers about managing… Read more »

Psychology Update — What to Know About Health Anxiety

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TITLE What to Know About Health Anxiety (How to Tell If Your Health Concerns Are Normal—Or a Sign of Something More)   DESCRIPTION In the past few years with the pandemic, rates of anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and depression have increased significantly.  This has amounted to a great deal of worry and distress regarding health… Read more »

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 Website of the Week — About Tourette Syndrome

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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

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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 »