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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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Is attempting to introduce a positive organisational culture a waste of ...

Is attempting to introduce a positive organisational culture a waste of ... | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

I was recently asked to discuss the statement “Attempting to introduce a positive organisational culture is a waste of time”. Effective answering of the question required definitions which framed positive culture as at least potentially amenable to change. The benefits of positive cultural change were explored. The merits of two possible positive psychology interventions as mediums for facilitating this change and possible areas for future research were discussed as were the implications of complex adaptive systems. The outcome of following the above process resulted in a position that whilst introducing a positive organisational culture is problematic, it is a worthwhile approach to enhancing employee perception of the organisation and also enhancing organisational performance.

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The Positive Impact of Sports Psychology

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Despite claims of there being no statistical evidence of the positive impact of sports psychology, research along with the testimonies of athletes themselves continue to indicate that performance is more in the mind than the body.
It’s believed that mental toughness breeds consistency, and aids athletes in dealing with and recovering from injuries (sportsmedicine.about.com). It grants them the ability to deal with high-pressure situations that so often spell the difference between victory and defeat, whether it’s that pivotal point in tennis, or the decisive penalty in football.

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Even in normal range, high blood sugar linked to brain shrinkage

Even in normal range, high blood sugar linked to brain shrinkage | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
People whose blood sugar is on the high end of the normal range may be at greater risk of brain shrinkage that occurs with aging and diseases such as dementia, according to new research.

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Psychology Students Track, Share, Analyze

Psychology Students Track, Share, Analyze | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

"Nicole Vitrano, AP Psychology teacher at Wauwatosa East High School, was looking for better ways to teach her class material ranging from the biological basis of human behavior to research methods used in social sciences. She found it in a cool app that brings it all together. Vitrano, whose students at first used the lite version, about the Track & Share app: “I loved having students use it to track their sleep and look for correlation between sleep and diet, exercise, mood, and stress.”"


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Psychology and Human Development Degrees

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Talkative children do better at preschool

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Hyperactive children who cannot stop talking in class are likely to do better at preschool because they get more attention from their teachers, a study has suggested.

Parents of young children hope for a successful kindergarten experience that will set their youngsters on the right path of their educational journey.
Some worry about their kids not adapting to the school environment, particularly when the children are talkative and overactive.
Yet, a new study by the University of Miami in the US shows that overly shy preschool children are at greater academic risk than their chatty and boisterous peers.
The study is one of the first to follow the social and academic progress of children throughout the preschool year.

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Aug 21 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

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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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Counseling Psychology Masters Degree

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Find out more about the work of a psychology counselor and about taking a counseling psychology masters degree online. Locate schools and programs suitable for you.
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Nineteenth-Century Insight Into the Psychology of Color and Emotion - The Atlantic

Nineteenth-Century Insight Into the Psychology of Color and Emotion - The Atlantic | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
The AtlanticNineteenth-Century Insight Into the Psychology of Color and EmotionThe AtlanticI have known men of education to whom its effect was intolerable if they chanced to see a person dressed in a scarlet cloak on a grey, cloudy day.

 

Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source -- the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published Theory of Colours (public library; public domain), his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Kurt Gödel, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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‘Economic suicides’ shake Europe as financial crisis takes toll on mental health

‘Economic suicides’ shake Europe as financial crisis takes toll on mental health | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Perris took the hand of his ailing 90-year-old mother. They climbed to the roof of their apartment building and leapt to their death.

The double suicide, in a working-class neighborhood in the Greek capital in late May, is just one incident among thousands of suicides this year that have shaken European societies as mounting job losses, cutbacks in public services and shrinking government pensions due to the continent’s financial upheaval take a toll on mental health.


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Sports psychology as important for Olympic athletes as conditioning the body

Sports psychology as important for Olympic athletes as conditioning the body | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Sports psychology as important for Olympic athletes as conditioning the bodyMontreal GazetteMantras, key words, self- talk and visualization are all part of the new lexicon of sport spawned by sports psychology, an emerging science that suggests...

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The Psychology of Color in Web Design

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Web design needs to do several things at once. It must look good. It must make sure the navigation of the website is clear. It must hold an internet user’s attention for as long as possible. And it must gently lead the user down the conversion funnel, quietly urging the user to do whatever action the site owners have as the goal of the site.

 

Because web design needs to have an influence over people’s behaviour, more and more designers have been looking to the psychology of color to help them create websites. They can play on cultural references to suggest trust, urgency or mystery to the target audience.

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Sept 11 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

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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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2013 International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP 2013)

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“2013 International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP 2013)
April 03-05, 2013 – Kitakyushu, Japan
http://www.e-case.org/isep2013
Submission Due: November 1, 2012The 2013 International Symposium on Education and Psychology will be held in Kitakyushu, Japan, April 3-5, 2013. This Symposium will serve as a platform for international exchange of ideas, collaborations and cooperation among academics, educators and educational psychologists and other practitioners. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome all submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts or full papers electronically through the symposium management system.

 

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PhD in Counseling Psychology

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A PhD in counseling psychology online gives you good career options. This page will help you if you want to take a counseling doctorate.

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Sept 4 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

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Arts Linked to Altruistic Behavior.

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Researchers at the University of Chicago Illinois have concluded that people with active interest in the arts contribute more to society than those with little to no such interest.
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Aug 28 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

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Top Ten Psychologist

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Put simply, the majority of people believe that psychology is the study of people’s minds as well as actions.
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Heat Map Shows Rudest Places

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A new project called "Twitter Heatmap" maps where "Good Mornings" and "F*** Yous" comes from in the U.S.

While the map doesn’t offer any conclusive information about regional Twitter etiquette, playing around with the different settings reveal that the Northeast and Los Angeles are among the country’s rudest regions.

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Learning Disabilities in Adulthood

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According to the American College Health Association, 4% to 11% of students on four-year college and university campuses are diagnosed with a learning disability, and rates may be as high as 23% at two-year institutions and community colleges. Learning disabilities are most common in Adult Education programs, affecting 10% to 50% of participants. Despite their increased participation in higher education and adult education programs, a majority of these students report that their learning disability has had a negative impact on their academic progress in the form of lower or incomplete grades or significant disruption of work.

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Psychology and Business

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Aug 14 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

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Aug 7 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update

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