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Articles and items of interest to my Intro to Psychology class at Eastwick College
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Chapter 1 Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy - Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy - NCBI Bookshelf

Chapter 1 Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy - Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy - NCBI Bookshelf | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
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This is the first chapter of the book. Very informative for anyone wondering about what is involved in family therapy and substance abuse therapy. The two are put together because many times, especially when young people are involved, it IS a family problem.

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Psychoanalysis - Simply Psychology

Psychoanalysis - Simply Psychology | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Psychoanalysis was founded by Sigmund Freud. Freud believed that people could be cured by making conscious their unconscious ...
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Benefits of Mindfulness

Benefits of Mindfulness | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
As therapists, cultivating mindfulness is perhaps the greatest gift we can offer
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Mindfulness based therapy

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Different approaches to psychotherapy

Different approaches to psychotherapy | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Definitions of psychoanalysis, behavior, cognitive and integrative or holistic therapies.
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States of Consciousness Theory - States of Consciousness

States of Consciousness Theory - States of Consciousness | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
In this section the reader is offered an introduction to contemporary theory of consciousness and its altered states.  At first the reader is going to get acquainted with a possible perspective on the basic term consciousness ; then the reade...
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Swyer syndrome

Swyer syndrome | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Swyer syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the failure of the sex glands (i.e.,testicles or ovaries) to develop.
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The "Puzzle of Motivation"... and Behaviorism | Psychology Today

The "Puzzle of Motivation"... and Behaviorism | Psychology Today | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Dan Pink has a TED talk, The Puzzle Of Motivation, it is a good talk, and you should watch it. The moral is that often giving people things like cash incentives makes them worse at tasks. Being told about some "carrots and ...

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Goals, Motivation and the Brain | Psychology Today

Goals, Motivation and the Brain | Psychology Today | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
What can neuroscience tell us about how to succeed at our goals? By Dr. Elliot ... In our quest to figure out the most meaningful features of goals, psychologists have recently turned to neuroscience for additional insights.

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Facebook May Boost Self Esteem But Reduce Motivation - Medical News Today

Facebook May Boost Self Esteem But Reduce Motivation - Medical News Today | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
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Facebook May Boost Self Esteem But Reduce Motivation
Medical News Today
New research published in Media Psychology suggests that looking at your Facebook profile can be psychologically good and bad for you.

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15 Best Psychology TED Talks on Happiness, Motivation, & More

15 Best Psychology TED Talks on Happiness, Motivation, & More | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it

Today we present our picks for the 15 best TED talks covering the topics of psychology and neuroscience.


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Common Genetic Ground Found for Depression, Schizophrenia, Autism | TIME.com

Common Genetic Ground Found for Depression, Schizophrenia, Autism | TIME.com | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
New research bolsters the idea that the risk for psychiatric and developmental disorders isn’t specific to particular conditions — and that could mean new opportunities to treat mental illnesses that focus more on their common genetic roots.
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IQ link to baby's weight gain in first month

IQ link to baby's weight gain in first month | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
New research shows that weight gain and increased head size in the first month of a baby's life is linked to a higher IQ at early school age.
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Why Your Brain Craves Music | TIME.com

Why Your Brain Craves Music | TIME.com | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Our highest and lowest processing regions explain the irresistible appear of a song
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» In-Depth: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Psych Central

» In-Depth: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Psych Central | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Cognitive behavioral therapy (also known by its abbreviation, CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical
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What is the difference between individual and group therapy?

What is the difference between individual and group therapy? | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Is group therapy the way to go?
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» Understanding Different Approaches to Psychotherapy - Psych Central

» Understanding Different Approaches to Psychotherapy - Psych Central | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. Use of one method or another depends on the psychologist's or therapist's training, style and personality.
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NIMH · Psychotherapies

NIMH · Psychotherapies | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.
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Humans can sniff out 10 basic odors, scientists say

Humans can sniff out 10 basic odors, scientists say | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
It might seem that the range of scents humans can detect is infinite, but scientists have managed to sort them all into 10 basic categories, ranging from peppermint to pungent.
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What Is Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS)? What Causes Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome?

What Is Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS)? What Causes Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome? | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Androgen insensitivity syndrome is a genetic disorder. The XY fetus is insensitive to androgens. The development of the genitals and reproductive organs are affected.
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Motivation: The Why’s of Behavior | Psychology Today

Motivation: The Why’s of Behavior | Psychology Today | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
From instincts to self-actualization: What’s motivates us?

 

Judging from the panoply of motivational books, speeches, videos, and how-to guides, you'd think that psychology has the surefire answer that can explain the simple basis for our many complex behaviors.

 

As it turns out, the complexity of our behavior requires a complex set of explanatory ideas.

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Motivation: Self-Determination Theory in the Workplace | The Psychology of Wellbeing

Motivation: Self-Determination Theory in the Workplace | The Psychology of Wellbeing | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
Most managers think their job is to motivate their employees. Managers would be better off focusing on how not to kill their natural intrinsic motivation.

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Tomkins Institute

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Check out http://tomkins.org!

 

The Tomkins Institute: Applied Studies in Motivation Emotion and Cognition; the affect script psychology of Silvan Tomkins based on Darwin as extended by Nathanson.


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how Affect Script Psychology is being applied in a variety of fields.

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Sports: What Motivates Athletes?

Sports: What Motivates Athletes? | Intro to Psychology | Scoop.it
How can athletes maximize their motivation? (Sports: What Motivates Athletes? | Psychology Today http://t.co/d5KXCMusan via @DrJimTaylor)

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"Positive Effects of Rewards and Performance Standards on Intrinsic Motivation" by W. David Pierce, Judy Cameron et al.

The present study examined how rewards affect people's intrinsic motivation when the rewards are tied to meeting increasingly demanding performance standards.
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