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9 Signs That Neuroscience Has Entered The Classroom

9 Signs That Neuroscience Has Entered The Classroom | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

While neuroscience hasn’t yet radically changed the way we think about teaching and learning, it is helping to shape educational policies and influencing new ways of implementing technology, improving special education, and streamlining day-to-day interactions between teachers and students. While there is still a long way to go before we truly understand the science of learning and how to use those findings in the real world classroom, it’s important to highlight some of the key ways that neuroscience is changing the classroom of today for the better.


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Can young people who suffer bipolar disorder ever recover? - About Psychology Degrees

Can young people who suffer bipolar disorder ever recover? - About Psychology Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Professor Parker, founder of the Black Dog Institute, diagnosed Mr Newling with bipolar disorder four years into his illness. That diagnosis and its treatment plan set him on the road to recovery.

By contrast, Australians with bipolar disorders on average wait a staggering 10 years or more before getting a diagnosis, if they get one at all. This is particularly so for bipolar II, which Professor Parker said was less understood than bipolar I.

 


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Counseling Psychology Degree Programs - About Psychology Degrees

Counseling Psychology Degree Programs - About Psychology Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Counseling psychology is essentially the application of psychology to the solving of the problems of everyday stresses, e.g, career planning, marriage guidance and family difficulties. Counseling psychology degree programs can be studied at masters and doctoral levels.

This page provides more information about the field, and about the contents of the degrees. It also has information and links to where to study it, an outline of the career prospects, the salaries, and more.

 


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The Psychology of Online Dating

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Have you ever wondered about the psychology of online dating? Learn what goes through people's heads as they construct their online dating profiles.
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Microbes help produce serotonin in gut - About Psychology Degrees

Microbes help produce serotonin in gut - About Psychology Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Although serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter, it is estimated that 90 percent of the body’s serotonin is made in the digestive tract. In fact, altered levels of this peripheral serotonin have been linked to diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. New research at Caltech, published in the April 9 issue of the journal Cell, shows that certain bacteria in the gut are important for the production of peripheral serotonin.

 


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NTU scientists discover new treatment for dementia - About Psychology Degrees

NTU scientists discover new treatment for dementia - About Psychology Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

According to an article published in eLife, a peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal published by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have found a new way to treat dementia by sending electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain to enhance the growth of new brain cells.

 


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Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles - About Health Degrees

Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles - About Health Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Nanotechnologies – the manipulation of matter at a molecular and even atomic scale to penetrate living cells – are holding out the promise of opening a new front against deadly conditions from cancer to Ebola.

 


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Why Comfort Food Comforts

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The phrase “comfort food” has been around at least as early as 1966, when the Palm Beach Post used it in a story on obesity: “Adults, when under severe emotional stress, turn to what could be called ‘comfort food’—food associated with the security of childhood, like mother’s poached egg or famous chicken soup,” it reads, beneath the headline “Sad Child May Overeat.”

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Children with mental health problems can wait for over three years to be assessed

Children with mental health problems can wait for over three years to be assessed | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Children with mental health problems can wait for more than three years to be assessed and up to nearly two years to receive treatment, according to a report.

Freedom of Information requests submitted by The Times newspaper found that the longest wait from first referral to being formally assessed since 2012 was at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, where this took three years and 20 weeks in one case.

The longest wait from being assessed to getting treatment was found at the South London and Maudsley Trust in which a child waited a year and nearly 42 weeks.

Sarah Brennan, chief executive of the charity Young Minds, said: “Children’s and adolescent mental health services are creaking at the seams as they are being hit with increased referrals at the same time as cutbacks to their services.”

 
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How to Be Creative: Michael Gelb on Creativity and Innovation

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“Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability.”

 

From description in my article for the Mastering Creativity course by Michael Gelb. Also read about his other classes and books.

 


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Electroceuticals: The Shocking Future of Brain Zapping - Masters and PhDs

Electroceuticals: The Shocking Future of Brain Zapping - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Scientists are now researching the use of electrical currents for treating a range of mental issues, from depression and depression to learning and remembering.

 

“People find electricity being applied to treat depression very bizarre, but they find swallowing a pill to treat depression or anything else very natural,” said Marom Bikson, a professor of biomedical engineering and founder of a company that develops brain stimulation hardware.

 


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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend - About Psychology Degrees

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend - About Psychology Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

 


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Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory - About Psychology Degrees

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Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn’t happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It’s more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.

 



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Clinical Psychology Degree Programs - About Psychology Degrees

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Clinical psychology is the analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This can be contrasted with counseling psychology, which deals with everyday stresses, including career planning, learning difficulties, marriage guidance and family difficulties.

This page provides information on clinical psychology online and on campus programs, where the programs can be studied, what the career prospects are for graduates, and more. 

 


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How Social Media is Affecting Our Mental Health [Infographic]

How Social Media is Affecting Our Mental Health [Infographic] | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
This infographic looks at the effect of social media on our mental well being. Take a look at the evidence!
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Device could prevent autistic meltdowns: UBC student

Device could prevent autistic meltdowns: UBC student | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

A UBC student has won a prestigious global competition after creating a wearable device to track anxiety in real-time for children with autism.

The device, called Reveal, will measure a person's heart rate, skin temperature and sweat levels. If the person's anxiety level is heightened, it will send a notification to the caregiver's smart phone so that they can intervene and prevent a meltdown.

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Fatal silence: Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves?

Fatal silence: Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves? | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Suicide claims a worrying number of lives, with men much more at risk than women in the UK. Simon Jack, whose father killed himself, has tried to find out why.

What I didn't realise until recently was that suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 50. A hundred men die a week. It is more prevalent than at any time in the last 14 years and men are four times more likely to end their own lives than women.

 


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"We think that most people who die by suicide have a mental illness but less than 5% of people with a mental illness take their own lives."

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Texting to Promote Empathy

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Social media often has a bad reputation when it comes to promoting friendship, compassion, and concern. But can texting build a sense of empathy with others?

 

It’s an important question, argues Sara Konrath, assistant professor at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and principal investigator for the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research (iPEAR), and John Templeton Foundation grantee.

 

Every second, thousands of tweets are posted and hundreds of thousands of text messages are sent. But what is the emotional and personal impact of this virtual communication and, if negative, can it be changed?

 


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Is texting good? Does it promote empathy? Read the Templeton report

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J&J, Philips partner to develop hand-held blood test for neuropsychiatric disorders - Masters and PhDs

J&J, Philips partner to develop hand-held blood test for neuropsychiatric disorders - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Philips and Janssen Pharmaceutical have partnered in a multiyear deal to create a hand-held, blood-based diagnostic for brain disorders. The test will be based on a product that Philips is already developing, the Minicare system – which is designed to test for acute coronary syndrome in an emergency setting.

 


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New Autism-Causing Genetic Variant Identified - Masters and PhDs

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Using a novel approach that homes in on rare families severely affected by autism, a Johns Hopkins-led team of researchers has identified a new genetic cause of the disease. The rare genetic variant offers important insights into the root causes of autism, the researchers say. And, they suggest, their unconventional method can be used to identify other genetic causes of autism and other complex genetic conditions.

 


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The Teenage Brain: The Effect of Peers on Decision-making - About Psychology Degrees

The Teenage Brain: The Effect of Peers on Decision-making - About Psychology Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Psychology professor Laurence Steinberg and his team at Temple University asked a group of adolescents to play a driving game whilst in a brain scanner.

“Your perspective is that of a person behind the wheel,” Steinberg says, describing the set-up. “And you come to a series of intersections, and the lights turn yellow. And you have to decide whether to put the brakes on or not.”

 


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Breastfeeding 'linked to higher IQ'

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A long-term study published in The Lancet Global Health has pointed to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence. The research in Brazil traced nearly 3,500 babies, and results appear to back current advice that babies should be exclusively breastfed for six months.

 


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Alzheimer's breakthrough: ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice - Masters and PhDs

Alzheimer's breakthrough: ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

According to new research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease – focused beams of ultrasound.

“Our research was very exploratory and we really didn’t expect to see such a massive effect,” Juergen Goetz of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, one of the study authors, said. “I’m really excited by this.”



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Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? - About Psychology Degrees

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It’s amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there’s good news too. (Filmed at TEDxMarin.)

 


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Too Much Praise Can Turn Your Kids Into Narcissistic Jerks - About Psychology Degrees

Too Much Praise Can Turn Your Kids Into Narcissistic Jerks - About Psychology Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

A study published in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences warns that over-praising children can turn them into narcissists, i.e., people who think they’re better than everyone else, live for personal success and expect exceptional treatment.

 


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Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime - About Psychology Degrees

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Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. 



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