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Beyond helmets: concussions require proactive, individualized monitoring and rehab

Beyond helmets: concussions require proactive, individualized monitoring and rehab | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

The Amer­i­can Acad­emy of Neu­rol­ogy said Mon­day that it had revised its guide­lines for han­dling con­cus­sions to empha­size treat­ing ath­letes case by case rather than accord­ing to a pre­de­ter­mined scale…In not­ing that more than a mil­lion Amer­i­can ath­letes expe­ri­enced con­cus­sions each year, the authors of the study noted that the risk of con­cus­sion was great­est in foot­ball and rugby, fol­lowed by hockey and soc­cer, and that the risk of con­cus­sion for young women and girls was great­est in soc­cer and basketball…Critically, the authors found “no clear evi­dence that one type of foot­ball hel­met can bet­ter pro­tect against con­cus­sion over another kind of helmet.

 

Read more at: http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2013/03/21/beyond-helmets-concussions-require-proactive-individualized-monitoring-and-rehab/

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All my social networks and groups on one page

All my social networks and groups on one page | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

My XeeMe helps you find all my social networks and groups on one page 

http://xeeme.com/Adam_Atodl

If you would like your own go to

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- It's free. Plus you get a powerful social address book and much more.

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Educational Psychology Online | Online and Distance Learning

Educational Psychology Online | Online and Distance Learning | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Find out more about studying educational psychology, what the job prospects are after graduating, and locate educational psychology online programs at suitable schools.

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Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities

Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

If you are looking for apps for the iPod, iPhone and iPad that address individuals whom have dyslexia and learning disorders this post will provide you with a list of apps that address "reading, spelling, writing, organizational/study skills, (and )increasing self-confidence in the classroom and workplace." The apps are divided into categories so you may quickly move to the area of interest. Many but not all of the apps are free.


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8 Common Mistakes in How Our Brains Think and How to Prevent Them

8 Common Mistakes in How Our Brains Think and How to Prevent Them | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Being aware of the mistakes we naturally have in our thinking can make a big difference in avoiding them. Unfortunately, most of these occur subconsciously, so it will also take time and effort to avoid them - if you even want to.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 30, 2013 4:16 PM

It had cartoons; nuff said.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:43 AM

Are you aware?

Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:22 AM

These mistakes are really surprising and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible decisions.

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The enduring legacy of Freud - Anna Freud

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The legacy of Sigmund Freud - the founder of psychoanalysis is well known. But perhaps less known is the impact his daughter Anna had, and continues to have, on child psychoanalysis.

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Kevin Friery's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:47 PM

By the time of her death in 1982, Anna Freud's work had revolutionised how we treat children in many walks of life, such as in hospital - with longer visiting hours when children are having treatment - and in the judicial system, where screens and video cameras are used when children have to give evidence.

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Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn't know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.

 

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Implantable Device Manipulates and Records Brain Activity

Implantable Device Manipulates and Records Brain Activity | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

For the first time, researchers have implanted an electrode that can record neural activity while it simultaneously delivers electric current to the brain.

Minneapolis-based medical device company Medtronic developed the device, which can also adjust its electrical output in response to the changing conditions of the brain. This automated control could one day improve deep brain stimulation treatment and even enable doctors to use the device to treat more conditions, experts say.

 Read more at: http://mashable.com/2013/08/10/brain-implant-device/


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Zurker - a new social network with a difference

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Zurker - a new social network:

http://www.zurker.net/i-271732-iaxgtugifc

My first reaction - "do we need yet another social network?"

After reading about the philosophy of Zurker, my answer was "yes" - because it is one that is owned by the network members and responsive to needs of the network members, rather than being a centralized, corporate, profit-oriented, juggernaut.

Zurker is literally a member-owned application.  You actually get shares in the company and so can profit from its growth.

And Zurker is driven by democracy. It's new - and still developing. Instead of changes being introduced top-down (whether you wanted the change or not) Zurker seeks out your ideas and feedback, so that their development team can develop the social application most in tune with what users actually want.

And it's free, of course.  Check it out here:

http://www.zurker.net/i-271732-iaxgtugifc


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Phyllis Smith's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:44 PM

If you didn't get involved with Facebook on the ground floor - you now have that opportunity with this new social network - Zurker

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Researchers Find Brain Differences Between Asperger's And Autism

Researchers Find Brain Differences Between Asperger's And Autism | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 08/05/2013 08:21 AM EDT on LiveScience Children with Asperger's syndrome show patterns of brain connectivity distinct from those of children with autism, according to a new study.

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Kevin Friery's curator insight, August 5, 2013 8:18 AM

Interesting, bearing in mind the controversy over the new DSM V definitions...

Barbara Bonneau 's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:54 AM

Well what do you know? Language apparently does have something to do with the differences. Isn't this what Lacanian psycho-analysts have been saying all along, even after Kanner and Asperger made their distinguishes based on similar findings ? Add this to the fact that there seems to be no real effort to distinguish Asperger's from Freud's Obsessional Neurosis, or many other historical forms of "diagnosis". Has Asperger's become just another DSM descriptive list of "troubles" that could add up in many different ways? 

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What is turning so many young men into internet trolls?

What is turning so many young men into internet trolls? | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's boredom. Sometimes a need for attention, or a grievance against a world that is passing them by. But, asks Claire Hardaker, an academic specialist in online behaviour, how should we treat these disparate kinds of abuser?

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Psychology Programs Online | Online and Distance Learning

Psychology Programs Online | Online and Distance Learning | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Want information about psychology programs online? This page will tell you about their content, where to locate suitable programs, the prospects, and more ...

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/psychology-programs-online


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Late nights 'sap kids' brain power'

Late nights 'sap kids' brain power' | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.

The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.

Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and maths.

Lack of sleep may disrupt natural body rhythms and impair how well the brain learns new information say the study authors.

 Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23223751


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Studying Health Psychology Online

Studying Health Psychology Online | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Health psychology programs are very popular amongst students, many of them wishing to specialize in such areas as clinical and health psychology, health and wellness psychology, and even beauty psychology.

Find out more about health psychology online programs and locate suitable university online degree programs.

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/health-psychology-online


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Educational Psychology Online | Online and Distance Learning

Educational Psychology Online | Online and Distance Learning | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Find out more about studying educational psychology, what the job prospects are after graduating, and locate educational psychology online programs at suitable schools.

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Studying Organizational Psychology Online

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Find out more about organizational psychology online or industrial organizational psychology and locate suitable universities to take online programs.

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Read this then switch off your computer

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Every year you take your car in for a service. No matter how well designed the car is, no matter how much you spent on it, it will need minor adjustments to keep it going. Your brain also needs regular “servicing”.

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Take an Organizational Psychology PhD for exciting work in business

Take an Organizational Psychology PhD for exciting work in business | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Taking an organizational psychology PhD is a good step towards a rewarding degree. This page will help you to find out more about organizational psychology and to locate suitable university online programs.

 

Read more at:  http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/organizational-psychology-phd


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Omega-3 may reduce ADHD symptoms - Examiner.com

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Omega-3 may reduce ADHD symptoms
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Norwegian scientists used omega-3 fatty acids to reduce ADHD symptoms in rats, according to information published August 23. The researchers also demonstrated a “biological component” to ADHD.

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Studying a Psychology and Human Development Degree

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Find out more about psychology and human development, what's involved in studying it online, locate suitable degree programs, and more ...

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/psychology-and-human-development


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Approaching Darkness: One Man Blogs His Descent Into Alzheimer's

Approaching Darkness: One Man Blogs His Descent Into Alzheimer's | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Retired physician David Hilfiker, 68, invited me to his Washington, D.C., home to discuss the blog he’s operated for the past 10 months.

David has Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that causes memory deficits and difficulty performing everyday tasks. This cognitive disorder manifests variably across patients, and its symptoms can appear in people as young as 30 or as old as 90.

He was first diagnosed in September 2012, although he'd experienced symptoms of "mild cognitive impairment" five years beforehand. David Googled “natural course of Alzheimer’s” to prepare himself for the next few years of his life.

David is certainly unusual among those who share his diagnosis. Shortly after discovering he had Alzheimer's and announcing his disease to close friends, family and acquaintances, he launched Watching the Lights Go Outon Blogger.

 

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2013/08/11/alzheimers-blog/


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Studying a Masters in Clinical Psychology Online

Studying a Masters in Clinical Psychology Online | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Find out more about masters in clinical psychology programs, locate suitable schools, learn about the work of a clinical psychologist, prospects, and more ...

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/masters-in-clinical-psychology


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Studying Educational Psychology Online

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Find out more about studying educational psychology, what the job prospects are after graduating, and locate educational psychology online programs at suitable schools.

 

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The Psychology Behind What (And Who) We Find Attractive

The Psychology Behind What (And Who) We Find Attractive | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Scientific studies that conclude that while me may not all be attracted to the same type of beauty, there are some biological forces at work.

 

View this infographic to learn more about how colors, shapes, and symmetry help us decide what’s attractive and what’s not.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-psychology-behind-what-and-who-we-find-attractive.html#ixzz2arlC6EWb


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Is Sex Addiction Real?

Is Sex Addiction Real? | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Even mental health practitioners can't agree as to whether sex addiction is a thing. A recent UCLA study that examined brain patterns casts further doubts.

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Brain Test to Diagnose A.D.H.D. Is Approved

Brain Test to Diagnose A.D.H.D. Is Approved | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first brain wave test to help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

The test uses an electroencephalogram, or EEG, with sensors attached to a child’s head and hooked by wires to a computer to measure brain waves. It traces different types of electrical impulses given off by nerve cells in the brain and records how many times those impulses are given off each second.

The test takes 15 to 20 minutes, and measures two kinds of brain waves — theta and beta. Certain combinations of those waves tend to be more prevalent in children with A.D.H.D., the Food and Drug Administration said in a news release.

 

Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/16/health/brain-test-to-diagnose-adhd-is-approved.html

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The Psychology of Gun Laws

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Legal analysts can debate how significant Stand Your Ground was in the George Zimmerman case.  What I’m concerned about is how it affects individual psychology, and people’s sense of entitlement to use their firearms in situations where direct conflict could have been avoided.

We’re in a society where we digest violence daily, often from a very young age.  Violence can seem “cooler” than non-violence.  Teenagers may learn to assert themselves through verbal and physical aggression.

As adults, we have the obligation to try to teach children and teenagers to defend themselves with an assertiveness that doesn’t violate others, and by physical means only when necessary.  The Stand Your Ground Law extends the idea of when it is necessary.  What does that mean for what we teach our children?

 
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