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 — 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 »

Psychology Website of the Week — CDC: ADHD

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) URL       https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/ DESCRIPTION This is the “official” CDC website for ADHD.  It provides a wealth of resources for providing material for class lecture, discussion, and student papers.

Psychology Website of the Week — American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE American Speech-Language-Hearing Association  (Website for Stuttering)   URL https://www.asha.org/stuttering/ DESCRIPTION This is an excellent resource for students who wish to understand more about communication and behavior.  The entire website is devoted to issues of speech, language, and hearing.  The website can provide information to be used with the chapters… Read more »

Psychology App of the Week — The Stroop Effect

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PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK The Stroop Effect   PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK The Stroop Effect (iOS and Android) FOR iOS (Apple iPhone and iPad) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/brain-test-stroop-effect/id791503877 FOR ANDROID DEVICES https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goxler7.strooptest   From Wikipedia “The Stroop effect is a demonstration of interference in the reaction time of a task. When the name of a color… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 SPECIAL ARTICLES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

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3 SPECIAL ARTICLES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ARTICLE #1 TITLE A Dog’s View of Optical Illusions Researchers are using visual tricks to try to better understand canine perception.   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating article for many reasons.   Aside from the researchers curiosity, the idea of studying dogs and optical illusions give us more information… Read more »

Psychology Update — 21 Animals That Are Way Smarter Than You Thought

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TITLE 21 Animals That Are Way Smarter Than You Thought   DESCRIPTION The past definitions of Psychology included the study of animal behavior.  The magazine Psychology Today lists reasons as “the study of animal behavior is a cornerstone of psychology for several reasons. Ethology, or the study of animals in their natural habitats, sheds light… Read more »

Psychology Update — Always Forgetting Important Things? Here’s How to Fix That

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TITLE Always Forgetting Important Things? Here’s How to Fix That   DESCRIPTION This is a very fascinating article that examines a cognitive science experiment in memory and forgetting.  “Most people, when tasked with remembering something important, jot down a note. But a 2018 study published in the journal Experimental Aging Research says there may be… Read more »