Psychology Update — Inside the Effort to Expand Virtual Reality Treatments for Mental Health

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TITLE Inside the Effort to Expand Virtual Reality Treatments for Mental Health   DESCRIPTION Most of us think of “virtual reality” as a headset with games.  However, over the past few decades VR has been used a an important tool in treating a variety of Psychological Disorders.  “The term “virtual reality” had been coined less… Read more »

Psychology Update — MULTIPLE USES OF VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) IN PSYCHOLOGY AND THERAPY

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THIS WEEK’S PSYCHOLOGY UPDATE FOCUSES ON THE USES OF VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) AS A TECHNOLOGY TOOL USED FOR TREATMENT OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CONDITIONS.  BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LISTING OF ARTICLE TITLES, WEBSITES, AND YOUTUBE LINKS FOR VARIOUS USES OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN THERAPY. THE REFERENCES CAN SERVE AS A STARTING POINT FOR STUDENTS… Read more »

Psychology Update –4 ARTICLES ON THE USE OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN PSYCHOLOGY

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Welcome to  Introductory Psychology Weekly Updates Every Monday through November, 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 matter,… Read more »

When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens

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Description: This Huffington Post article cites a study from the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences. It discusses how researchers using virtual reality experiments gave their subjects the opportunity to experience their bodies with different color skins, ages, and gender. The results suggested that unconscious racial biases could be reduced by having an individual become more… Read more »