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Mirror Image Hiring: An I/O Psychologist's Perspective

Mirror Image Hiring: An I/O Psychologist's Perspective | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Discusses the detriments of the "similar to me" bias that hiring managers often employ when interviewing and hiring job candidates.
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Psychology and Business Degree Programs

Psychology and Business Degree Programs | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Find out more about using psychology in business and locate suitable psychology and business programs online and on campus to help you find out more about this fascinating and rewarding area.

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Volume 15, Issue 6 | Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking | Table of Contents

Volume 15, Issue 6 | Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking | Table of Contents | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
RT @CyberPsych_Jn: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking #TOC Volume: 15, Number: 6 June 2012 http://t.co/TRExy3Cq...

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June 19 - "Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update"

June 19 - "Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update" | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

This weekly newspaper brings updates on what's happening in psychology, in particular sharing resources designed to increase our knowledge of the field.


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30 Great LinkedIn Groups for Psychology Students

30 Great LinkedIn Groups for Psychology Students | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Links for Shrinks – For Therapists, Psychologists, Coaches: Like the title straight-up says, this extremely useful LinkedIn Group offers up networking opportunities for mental health professionals. In particular, they trade online ...

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Understanding the Psychology of Twitter

Understanding the Psychology of Twitter | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

The psychological functions that Twitter fulfills.  By Moses Ma.

 

"Twitter has officially become the next big thing in terms of Internet social phenomena, so I can't resist writing about it... just like everyone else. Understanding the psychology of Twitter as a case study helps innovators learn how to better predict and even invent emerging white space market opportunities. And so, this is an exploration into the existential psychology of and underlying meaning - and meaninglessness - of Twitter, to understand its meteoric rise in the Internet world."

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PhD Developmental Psychology Programs

PhD Developmental Psychology Programs | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

A PhD developmental psychology program will prepare you for a range of interesting careers as a developmental psychologist. This page will help you to locate and find out more about studying suitable programs online.


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BPS OPerfectionists worry away the benefits of a break from work

BPS OPerfectionists worry away the benefits of a break from work | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Go on, have a few days off. Take a week - you've certainly earned it! Clear your mind, take a break - things will tick over til you return...

Easier said than done, of course. But respites from work are valuable, replenishing resources and preventing negative loads (mental fatigue, adrenaline build-up) spiralling out of control. Sadly, the positive gloss of the holiday itself tends to slip quickly when we return to work - a 'fade-out effect' described well in this Psychologist article. What makes you more likely to fall prey to the fade-out? The quest for perfection, new research suggests.


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The Psychology of Regret

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Should we live our lives with no regrets as the song tells us to? By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D.  

"Edith Piaf, the famous French singer sang "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien." (I Have No Regrets). Should we follow her advice and try to live in the moment, without looking back and without any self-judgment? Or, can we sometimes learn valuable lessons by analyzing our behavior and its consequences.  Read on to find out what the research tells us about this ubiquitous and complicated emotion ..."

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June 6 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

June 6 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

This weekly newspaper brings updates on what's happening in psychology, in particular sharing resources designed to increase our knowledge of the field.


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Mental Health Recovery, Stigma & Peer Support

Mental Health Recovery can be fun and exciting, but Mental Health stigma may cause people who are trying to get into a good recovery to struggle ...youtube.com...
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Why is walking in the woods so good for you?

Why is walking in the woods so good for you? | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

... "[A] study, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that volunteers suffering from depression who took a 50-minute walk in a woodland park improved their cognition, as measured by the ability to remember a random string of digits and repeat them in reverse order, compared to those who took a walk through city streets. An earlier study found similar results in subjects who weren’t depressed." ...


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Diploma in Psychology Online Course

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ALISON Free Online Courses: Diploma in Psychology...

This course is ideal for learners who want to gain comprehensive understanding of the main elements Psychology, and will be of great benefit to students in their career progression.


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June 26 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

June 26 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

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How to Become an Engineering Psychologist - Infographic

How to Become an Engineering Psychologist - Infographic | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

"Engineering psychologists mainly specialize in developing safer and user-friendly products. Engineering psychology emerged during the World War II in 1940’s, as many traditional engineers began considering user factors when designing new products and programs."
This infographic from PsychologySchoolGuide.net tells you more about this profession.

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The Internet Usage Patterns of Depressed College Students

The Internet Usage Patterns of Depressed College Students | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
A recent study correlates frequent Internet usage with depression. The study also showed specific web habits correlates with being depressed.

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Thanks Ken - and I seem to have so many of these internet indicators - switching, late night, early morning - but I think I'm okay :-) So I guess they are merely "indicators" - not perfect predictors.
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Forensic Psychology Online Programs

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Find out more about forensic psychology, criminology and justice studies and find suitable online schools.


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Reach for the APPS Brings iPads to Children With Autism

Reach for the APPS Brings iPads to Children With Autism | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Reach for the APPs wants to give every autistic child an iPad to improve learning and communication skills.

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Online counseling PhD | Doctorate in counseling

Accredited online counseling PhD - A doctorate degree in counseling leads to careers in counseling psychology, health and human services, social work etc. Skills include leadership & management.

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June 13 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

June 13 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

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Football and domestic violence

Football and domestic violence | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
As Euro 2012 kicks off, BBC News finds that domestic violence during the last World Cup increased when England won and lost.

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Substance Abuse Online Programs

Substance Abuse Online Programs | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Find out what it means to be a substance abuse (or behavioral disorder) counselor and locate suitable substance abuse online programs.
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Brain scans support Freud: Guilt plays key role in depression

Brain scans support Freud: Guilt plays key role in depression | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Scientists have shown that the brains of people with depression respond differently to feelings of guilt -- even after their symptoms have subsided.

University of Manchester researchers found that the brain scans of people with a history of depression differed in the regions associated with guilt and knowledge of socially acceptable behaviour from individuals who never get depressed.


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Metacognition - BrainFacts.org

Metacognition - BrainFacts.org | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Metacognition -- awareness of one's attention and thinking process -- is increasingly a 21st century necessity. -- Howard

 

"At New York University, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Steve Fleming is exploring the neural basis of metacognition: how we think about thinking, and how we assess the accuracy of our decisions, judgements and other aspects of our mental..."


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Counseling Psychology Degree Online

Counseling Psychology Degree Online | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Find out about studying a counseling psychology degree online, what psychology counselors do, the training required, locate suitable programs, and more ...


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