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Can biofeedback-based videogames help kids regulate anger and emotions? | SharpBrains

Can biofeedback-based videogames help kids regulate anger and emotions? | SharpBrains | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Chil­dren with seri­ous anger prob­lems can be helped by a sim­ple video game that hones their abil­ity to reg­u­late their emo­tions, finds a pilot study at Boston Children’s Hos­pi­tal. Results were pub­lished online Octo­ber 24 in the jour­nal Ado­les­cent Psy­chi­a­try…The fast-paced game involves shoot­ing at enemy space­ships while avoid­ing shoot­ing at friendly ones. As chil­dren play, a mon­i­tor on one fin­ger tracks their heart rate and dis­plays it on the com­puter screen. When heart rate goes above a cer­tain level, play­ers lose their abil­ity to shoot at the enemy space­ships. To improve their game, they must learn to keep calm.”

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“Viagra Addiction” and Sex Addicts’ Use of ED Drugs

“Viagra Addiction” and Sex Addicts’ Use of ED Drugs | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

The data on age and ED drug use/abuse are still somewhat anecdotal, but one sex therapist in the UK said he sees about 15 men a month who feel dependent on Viagra and that the average age is about 32. The same article quoted a clinical psychologist who reported an increase in the number of male patients dependent on Viagra with the youngest being 22.

“Recreational” use of Viagra apparently has the potential to become a drug dependency particularly for younger people.

But if you are sexually addicted then ED drugs feed directly into the addiction in several ways ...

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Cyberbullying only rarely the sole factor identified in teen suicides

Cyberbullying only rarely the sole factor identified in teen suicides | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Cyberbullying – the use of the Internet, phones or other technologies to repeatedly harass or mistreat peers – is often linked with teen suicide in media reports. However, new research shows that the reality is more complex.

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The Irreversible Ways Educational Psychology and Technology Changed the Brain

The Irreversible Ways Educational Psychology and Technology Changed the Brain | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Children today are saturated in technology—from digital learning games to more advanced interactions like social networking and text messaging. The Internet has changed much about how young people today connect and receive information.

 


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Oct 16 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

Oct 16 - 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.  Read and subscribe free at: http://paper.li/NattyStewart24/1327249950


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Forensic Psychology Degrees

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Find out more about university forensic psychology, forensic psychology online, criminology and justice studies and find suitable schools.
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Study Confirms: Autism Wandering Common & Scary

Study Confirms: Autism Wandering Common & Scary | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
A new study confirms what many parents know well: Wandering by children with autism is common, dangerous and puts tremendous stress on families.

Using parent surveys, the researchers found that nearly half of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) attempt to wander or bolt from a safe, supervised place. More than half of these wandering children go missing – often into dangerous situations. Importantly, the researchers found evidence that autism-related wandering does not stem from inattentive parenting. It also found that half of all parents had received no help or guidance on how to deal with the problem.

The study appears online today in the journal Pediatrics. Autism Speaks funded the research through its support of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), an online project bringing together families affected by autism.


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Masters In Educational Psychology

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How memory load leaves us 'blind' to new visual information

How memory load leaves us 'blind' to new visual information | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Trying to keep an image we've just seen in memory can leave us blind to things we are "looking" at, according to the results of a new study.

The new results reveal that our visual field does not need to be cluttered with other objects to cause this 'blindness' and that focusing on remembering something we have just seen is enough to make us unaware of things that happen around us.

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Increasing cognitive loads on miners’ brains: good example of where society is heading

Increasing cognitive loads on miners’ brains: good example of where society is heading | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

NIOSH is  under­taking a study to under­stand the cog­ni­tive demands placed on under­ground coal min­ers by new safety devices they must carry, with the indus­try increas­ingly deploy­ing wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems, per­sonal dust mon­i­tors, and prox­im­ity detectors…The phys­i­cal bur­den is evi­dent, but the cog­ni­tive effect may not be as clear.

“Cur­rently, it is unknown how the increased phys­i­cal and cog­ni­tive load that is being placed on today’s mine work­ers will affect their health and safety… The goal of this project is to deter­mine: (1) What infor­ma­tion is crit­i­cal for a miner to safely per­form his job, (2) what processes (e.g., exper­tise, deci­sion mak­ing, atten­tion, etc.) are nec­es­sary for a miner to effec­tively per­form his job, and (3) how do the miner and the machine interact.”

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Deepak Chopra: Spirituality in The Age of Social Media

Deepak Chopra: Spirituality in The Age of Social Media | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Deepak Chopra explains why social media is ultimately for social good. His rules on how to stay centered in the age of technology.

I think that it’s the evolution in a way of human consciousness. What are social networks? They are the extensions of our mind. Right now, you and I are influencing each other’s neural networks because of our conversation, through the flow of info and energy. And when this info is put on a social network, it influences the minds, and therefore, the neural networks of everyone participating. So unbeknownst to us, society is moving in the direction of a planetary mind through the social networks.

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A Lesson in Empathy … from Dogs

A Lesson in Empathy … from Dogs | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

A recent study at Goldsmiths College in the UK has scientific evidence that dogs possess a distinctive altruistic sensitivity to human emotion. In short, the evidence revealed that, in an experiment conducted by the college, dogs approached those people who appeared to be distressed more often than the others and acted submissively with these individuals.

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Counseling Psychology Degree Online

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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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Oct 23 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

Oct 23 - 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.  Read and subscribe free at: http://paper.li/NattyStewart24/1327249950


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Graduate Psychology Programs

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Find out more about graduate psychology programs and the jobs they can lead to. Locate schools offering suitable university online graduate psychology degrees.

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Graduate Psychology programs are something that could help me get a job in Psychology. A graduate program offers a higher degree and more training which will help me get hired at a clinic.

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Individualized education model optimizes chances of success for children with autism

Individualized education model optimizes chances of success for children with autism | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Students with autism have the best chances of success in school through an individualized education model that involves teachers, service providers and parents, according to a new book co-authored by John McGrew, Ph.D., and a psychology professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

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Psychology and Human Development Degrees

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Manipulating Critical Periods for Brain Development

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Re-opening Windows: Manipulating Critical Periods for Brain Development:

The brain acquires certain skills—from visual perception to language—during critical windows, specific times in early life when the brain is actively shaped by environmental input. Scientists like Takao K. Hensch are now discovering pathways in animal models through which these windows might be re-opened in adults, thus re-awakening a brain’s youth-like plasticity. Such research has implications for brain injury repair, sensory recovery, and neurodevelopmental disorder treatment. In addition, what we know today about these critical windows of development already has enormous implications for social and educational policy.

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Bullied Teen Uploads Chilling Video Before Being Found Dead

Bullied Teen Uploads Chilling Video Before Being Found Dead | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Amanda Todd posted a video that detailed her brushes with online and offline bullying. This week, she was found dead as a result of a suspected suicide.
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Oct 9 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

Oct 9 - 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.

Read and subscribe free at: http://paper.li/NattyStewart24/1327249950


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Believing is Seeing: The Pygmalion Effect and Creativity

Believing is Seeing: The Pygmalion Effect and Creativity | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
The Pygmalion effect is a phenomenon which effectiveness in stimulating creativity is only surpassed by its simplicity.

In the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, professor of phonetics Henry Higgins takes on the challenge to transform the unruly Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to pass as a respectable member of the aristocratic society. The ‘Pygmalion effect’ works through the self-fulfilling prophecy – that one’s positive or negative expectations about someone’s behavior, capability or performance lead to a higher propensity for the behavior, capability or performance to manifest. The phenomenon of the self-fulfilling prophecy has been known for decades ever since it was coined by Robert K. Merton in 1948.

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Clinical Doctorate in Psychology

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Find out more about clinical doctorate in psychology programs. This page will help you to locate suitable online programs.
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Professor awarded $800,000 grant for autism therapy research, including ‘virtual mirror’

Professor awarded $800,000 grant for autism therapy research, including ‘virtual mirror’ | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
UK professor Sen-Ching Cheung recently received an $800,000 grant for his autism therapy research from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The concept of ‘self’ is an important area in autism research. Children with autism typically lack interest in social interactions, but appear to be highly interested in their own image in mirrors and others imitating their actions. Under this new grant, we will be developing new software and hardware systems that can provide unprecedented capability in creating novel behaviors of self in both traditional visual medium and novel immersive devices, including the ‘virtual mirror.’”Sen-Ching (Samson) Cheung received a four-year grant, totaling nearly $800,000, for his autism therapy research.

In the virtual mirror, a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will be able to look at himself in a large computer display. As he is looking at himself, the program will take his image and virtually create the child carrying out the very actions he needs to learn (speaking, sitting still, social interactions with others, etc.). Through seeing the instant visual feedback from the virtual mirror, Cheung hopes that this new technology can help autistic children better concentrate on behavioral learning and generalizing abstract concepts to daily life.

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Sports Psychology Masters Programs

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Psychology 101 Course - Free Online Courses

Psychology 101 Course - Free Online Courses | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Take the free Psychology 101 course and learn the basics of psychology. Video lessons cover topics like psychological treatments, biological bases...
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