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Risk genes for Alzheimer’s and mental illness linked to brain changes at birth

Risk genes for Alzheimer’s and mental illness linked to brain changes at birth | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Some brain changes that are found in adults with common gene variants linked to disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease,schizophrenia, andautismcan also be seen in the brain scans of newborns.

 


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"These results suggest that prenatal brain development may be a very important influence on psychiatric risk later in life,” said Rebecca C. Knickmeyer, PhD, lead author of the study and assistant professor of psychiatry in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The study was published by the journal Cerebral Cortex on Jan. 3, 2013.

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Many ADHD Teens Carry Problems Into Adulthood - Psych Central News

Many ADHD Teens Carry Problems Into Adulthood - Psych Central News | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Teens with ADHD are likely to carry with them a variety of difficulties into adulthood, including problems with physical and mental health, work and finances,

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Organizational Psychology Online Degrees

Organizational Psychology Online Degrees | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Find out more about organizational psychology online or industrial organizational psychology and locate suitable universities to take online programs.
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The role of an organizational psychologist is to assist in maintaining harmony, good workng relationships and a positive working environment in an organization.  This web page is about suitable degree programs for a career in this area.

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15 Great iPad Apps for Special Education Students

15 Great iPad Apps for Special Education Students | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Students and kids with learning disabilities can benefit from the surge in the use of educational apps on mobile devices particularly iPad. There are actually several iPad apps that can help your students overcome their autism and speech issues, develop both their communication and social skills, and enhance their literacy capabilities.

Here is a list we have curated for you containing awesome apps specifically designed for students with learning disabilities.

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Sports Psychology Masters Degrees

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A Sports Psychology Masters Degree enables you to motivate and educate coaches, parents, athletes, fitness professionals and other interested stake holders about the psychological aspects of sport. Find out more ...
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Paul Bloom: The Psychology of Everything [video]

Paul Bloom, Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Give Paul Bloom one hour, and he'll teach you "the psychology of everything," illustrating some of the most fundamental elements of human nature through case studies about compassion, racism, and sex. He discusses some of the biggest questions in the nature versus nurture debate, including "Are we hard-wired to care about others?"

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Psychology Programs

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Want information about psychology programs online? This page will tell you about their content, where to locate suitable programs, the prospects, and more ...
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Open Yale Courses - PSYC 110: Introduction to Psychology

Open Yale Courses - PSYC 110: Introduction to Psychology | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Open Yale Courses - PSYC 110: Introduction to Psychology. This consists of 20 lectures given by Professor Paul Bloom. What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can't we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury. (from oyc.yale.edu)

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Masters In Substance Abuse

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Masters in substance abuse programs are increasingly popular amongst students. But where can find one suitable online programs? Find out more ...
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Faith Jegede: What I've learned from my autistic brothers

Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic -- and both extraordinary. In this talk from the TED Talent Search, she reminds us to pursue a life beyond what is normal.

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PhD in Developmental Psychology

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By studying the psychology of the way we are and how we became that way, we may be able to find ways to prevent the negative and accentuate the positive in our future.  A PhD in developmental psychology program will prepare you for a range of interesting careers in this field.  Find out more about studying suitable programs online...

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Study demonstrates impact of adversity on early life development

Study demonstrates impact of adversity on early life development | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

It is time to put the nature versus nurture debate to rest and embrace growing evidence that it is the interaction between biology and environment in early life that influences human development, according to a series of studies recently published in a special edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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Health Psychology Masters Programs

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With a health psychology masters, you focus on how psychological, social, and biological factors interact to promote or diminish wellness. This page looks at the courses, where they can be studied, and the job prospects.

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Masters in Educational Psychology

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Find out more about masters in educational psychology programs and locate suitable university online programs for a degree that can lead to some fascinating careers.
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Educational psychology masters programs cover a wide range of topics in education and psychology, including stages of development, psychological foundations of education, instructional strategies, and psychology research testing, methods and analysis. 

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Despite Uneven Results, Alzheimer's Research Suggests A Path For Treatment : NPR

Despite Uneven Results, Alzheimer's Research Suggests A Path For Treatment : NPR | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
The year saw some disappointments in the development of drugs to treat Alzheimer's. But the setbacks were offset by progress in other areas.
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During the year, several very different lines of research all began to suggest a new way of thinking about Alzheimer's — that it has to be stopped before it damages the brain.

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Creativity Happens When You Least Expect It

Creativity Happens When You Least Expect It | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
The ability to think about information in new and unusual ways can be hampered when we wield too much brainpower. This means that what we think of as our optimal time of day, may not be optimal for everything.
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Fast cycling can help Parkinson’s Disease patients strengthen brain connectivity for motor ability | SharpBrains

Fast cycling can help Parkinson’s Disease patients strengthen brain connectivity for motor ability | SharpBrains | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Exercise Rate Related to Improvements in Parkinson’s Disease (RSNA release):

Peo­ple with Parkinson’s dis­ease ben­e­fit from exer­cise pro­grams on sta­tion­ary bicy­cles, with the great­est effect for those who pedal faster, accord­ing to a study pre­sented today at the annual meet­ing of the Radi­o­log­i­cal Soci­ety of North Amer­ica (RSNA). Func­tional con­nec­tiv­ity mag­netic res­o­nance imag­ing (fcMRI) data showed that faster ped­al­ing led to greater con­nec­tiv­ity in brain areas asso­ci­ated with motor abil­ity…The patients under­went bicy­cle exer­cise ses­sions three times a week for eight weeks. Some patients exer­cised at a vol­un­tary level and oth­ers under­went forced-rate exer­cise, ped­al­ing at a speed above their vol­un­tary rate. The researchers used a mod­i­fied exer­cise bike to induce forced-rate activ­ity. “We devel­oped an algo­rithm to con­trol a motor on the bike and used a con­troller to sense the patient’s rate of exer­tion and adjust the motor based on their input,” Dr. Alberts said…Dr. Alberts noted that that while faster ped­al­ing led to more sig­nif­i­cant results, not all Parkinson’s patients need to do forced-rate exer­cise to see improvement.”

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Learning Real Life Lessons in the Virtual World

Learning Real Life Lessons in the Virtual World | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
How does a virtual world carry over into kids' real life? Contributor Rebecca Levey has tips that can help.

“Here’s a news flash: your child is most likely going to online places he or she shouldn’t. Like my daughter. She ended up as a scantily clad avatar dancing with a virtual man in leather pants in a virtual club in a virtual world. Only when her virtual dance partner asked her to remove her virtual top (an action, by the way, the site does not allow) did she tell me where she had been. Why did she tell me? Because she was freaked out and afraid. But also because I’ve made it OK for her to tell me about her online activities.”

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REACH to Rewire your Brain

REACH to Rewire your Brain | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Until recent years, the story of your brain was pretty discouraging. When I was getting my degree in Cognitive Science in the 1980s, I was told what you may have heard: you are born with billions of brain cells. Your brain sets like concrete as you become an adult. Neurons die throughout your lifetime, and then you die. So suck it up!

Brain wiring

Neuroscience is rewriting the story of your brain to be much more encouraging. Neuroplasticity is your brain’s ability to rewire and restructure itself due to learning and experience. Few scientists believed in neuroplasticity until recent years. Now the consensus is clear: under the right circumstances your brain physically and significantly changes throughout your life.


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Using Just 10% of Your Brain? Think Again-Neuromyths

Using Just 10% of Your Brain? Think Again-Neuromyths | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Popular neuromyths about how we learn are creating confusion in the classroom... "No, you do not, in fact, use just 10% of your brain, and "learning styles" make no difference in the classroom. Psychology professor Christopher Chabris discusses these and other "neuromyths" with WSJ's Gary Rosen."

 

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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 

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Why Your Work Will Continue To Drive You Crazy!

Why Your Work Will Continue To Drive You Crazy! | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
The workplace culture creates serious conflict for many people today.

Too much top-down, "command and control," position-based authority; lack of communication and insufficient openness; inadequate support for learning, collaboration and teamwork. And, individuals whose management and leadership practices exacerbate the above through abuse, hostility, arrogance and malignant narcissism.

The consequences are visible in recurring reports of human damage among organizations of all sizes, both in the U.S. and abroad. Unfortunately, most of these surveys and studies describe the problem in terms of the external manifestations of a negative or unhealthy management culture.

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Love In the Time of Robots (Trailer)

Love In the Time of Robots (Trailer) | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Tune into Mashable at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Monday's for a new online web show that explores the evolving ways that technology is impacting our love lives.

You’ve read all about the perils of sexting and the etiquette of whether and when you should change your relationship status on Facebook. But really, what are the rules? With all the new terminology, online dating apps and digital protocols, what’s happening as the worlds of love and technology collide?

You can join the interactive dating advice show by submitting questions via email, Facebook or Twitter.

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"Dr T" Tina Thomas The Biological Basis of Personality Understanding People from the Inside Out

"Dr T" Tina Thomas believes she has cracked the code of personality, and explains her biological basis of personality in a simple and entertaining way. With this information, you will understand yourself better, finally understand what makes others different from you, and how to use this information to improve communication and relationships. Dr. T holds a PhD in Bio-Psychology, and is a Registered Nurse and a Board-Certified Social Worker.

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What happens to our brains when we exercise and how it makes us happier

What happens to our brains when we exercise and how it makes us happier | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

If you start exercising, your brain recognizes this as a moment of stress. As your heart pressure increases, the brain thinks you are either fighting the enemy or fleeing from it. To protect yourself and your brain from stress, you release a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). This BDNF has a protective and also reparative element to your memory neurons and acts as a reset switch. That’s why we often feel so at ease and things are clear after exercising and eventually happy.

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