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As Fall approaches, Helping Psychology offers readers a chance to explore a smattering of psychological topics from the dark side of social media to how overindulging in sugar is bad not only on the body, but also on the mind. Students studying psychology can also learn how to pay less for textbooks and find out the difference between an arts and science degree program.
Textbooks: To Rent or to Buy. That is the Question.
College textbooks are notoriously expensive, so Helping
Psychology has some valuable tips to inform students on the merits of renting
school books in the interest of saving money. Learn the pros and cons of renting
textbooks and find out where to buy that has the cheapest prices.
Reduce Job Stress, Increase Job Productivity
Stressed out on the job? Helping Psychology has the tips you
need to relax, refocus, and get your head back in the game. From advice on
confronting an overbearing boss, to learning how to re-organize your work
space, learn how to relieve the pressure of job stress to promote productivity
Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis of the Week
A common mental illness, bipolar disorder affects 5.7
million people in the U.S.; and 1 in 5 people who have the disorder end up
committing suicide. Learn the warning signs of bipolar disorder and how to get
effective treatment today.
How to Mend a Broken Friendship. Start Having Fun Again!
Friendships come and go, but they don't have to. Helping
Psychology offers a few tips to mend a friendship on the rocks. From writing
the perfect apology letter to letting go of the past, learn how to move forward
with a broken friendship and start making new memories.
Walk Your Way Fit! (Mentally and Physically)
Walking has many psychological benefits including increased
blood flow to the brain, and it promotes the release of endorphins, the “feel
good” chemicals. Learn to make the most out of walking and feel better now.
Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosis of the Week
Asperger's Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that
appears mainly in older children. Learn about the symptoms and treatments of
this manageable mental disorder. From cognitive behavioral therapy to learning
speech skills, kids with Asperger's can have a chance at a normal life.
Best Jobs for Introverts
According to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., author of "200
Best Jobs for Introverts," there are 6 types of introverts: realistic,
investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and conventional. Learn how you
can find the job of your dreams by determining the category you fit into on the
How Adolescent Psychology Helps with Teen Depression
Teens dealing with depression can benefit from psychotherapy
and medication, but can also be helped by professionals in the field of
adolescent psychology. Learn the signs of teen depression and find out about
the different treatment options available.
Karen Horney: Noteworthy Psychologist
Karen Horney was an influential psychologist who used her
own personal experiences and research to develop influential theories on
neuroses, feminine psychology, and self psychology. She even vehemently
disagreed with some of Freud’s most infamous psychological theories. Find out why.
Ethno Psychology 101
The Ethno Psychology Association of South Africa states that
the field of ethno-psychology has arisen to study new ways to meet the needs of
various groups using alternatives to Western psychological paradigms. Find out
more about this fascinating topic by reading the full article.
Psychology Degrees and Finding Entry-Level Careers
The study of psychological principles provides a
well-rounded background for employment opportunities in the private or public
sector. Find out how getting an undergraduate degree in psychology can open
doors in many interesting fields.
Dark Side of Social Media: Addiction, Lies and Danger
Many people do not consider the dangers of social media use,
but it can have serious consequences if some basic precautions are not taken.
Users can fall into addiction or even fall victim to predators. Learn how to
keep yourself safe while perusing this popular form of entertainment.
How Do Illegal Drugs Affect Mental Health?
Illegal drugs such as pot, crack and meth exacerbate
existing mental health conditions such as depression or schizophrenia, and
increase the risk of serious complications like psychosis or even death. Find
out how the combination of mental illness and drug use can make for a deadly
Grief Counseling for Pet Owners
With the precedence that pets take in people's lives, it's
no wonder why the loss of a pet is a traumatic experience. Even though pet
owners realize that their beloved pets will not be around forever, losing one
can trigger intense feelings such as sadness, lack of motivation, anxiety,
anger, and even severe depression.
Web Marketing for Practicing Psychologists 101
While there may have been a time when a business card and a
brochure was all that a practicing psychologist needed to establish a busy
practice, things have changed in the marketing world. Web marketing is now an
essential tool for any psychologist’s marketing basket. So find out how to use
this new marketing medium to help your practice grow exponentially!
How Sugar Consumption Affects Mental Health
Doctors have long known that low blood sugar, or
hypoglycemia, could trigger mood swings. But what about an excess of sugar in
the blood? Researchers at a lab in the United Kingdom have found a link between
overconsumption of sugar and depression.
Research Methods for Psychology Studies
Regardless of the method of research being applied, all
psychological research stems from one common point: curiosity. This is where
the research process begins, with a topic in which the researcher is interested
to know more about. After validating the specific topic, the researcher may
form their own hypothesis, or prediction, based on what knowledge they
currently have on the subject.
American Psychological Association: Best Psychology Student Resource
The American Psychological Association (APA) is one of the
best psychology student resources online today. There are numerous websites and
blogs that are full of information for both students and professionals in the
field of psychology, but the APA has the most up-to-date and valuable
How to Find Work as a Health Psychologist
A health psychologist studies the interrelationship between
social factors, behavior, and biology. The job outlook for health psychologists
is very good, as hospitals and medical organizations are at an increase in
hiring psychologists, so learn how to get your foot in the door.
How to Stay Sober After Recovering from Alcohol Addiction
As many as 50 percent of Americans state that they have one
or more relatives with a serious drinking problem that interferes with their
family, life, and work. Find out how you can help them, or yourself, stay sober
after battling alcohol addiction.
Aviation Psychology: A Little Known Branch of Psychology
Aviation Psychology is a branch of psychology that
specifically focuses on pilots, flight crews, and air traffic controllers to
ensure the safety of potential employees, the promotion of the smooth
interaction between employees, the proper balance between automation and human
involvement, and the maintenance of emotionally, mentally, healthy pilots.
Study Reveals Increased Risk of Pregnancy-Related Depression
Many mothers-to-be assume that their feelings of sadness are
related to typical pregnancy moodiness, but that may not be the case. According
to a recent study conducted in the UK, pregnant women have a higher chance of
getting depression that previously known. Read more to find out why.
Online Support Groups vs. Face-to-Face Groups
Anyone with Internet access can join an online support
group. These websites offer a wide variety of subjects in which people may
desire support. Sometimes these forums are mediated by a licensed psychology
professional who can direct the conversation using their expertise.
5 Rhythms: Meditation and Transpersonal Psychology
Transpersonal psychology is one aspect of psychology that
focuses on the mystical and spiritual nature of the mind. Included in the scope
of transpersonal psychology is the acknowledgement of existence, spiritual
experiences and altered states. The 5 Rhythms falls into this category by
promoting mental wellbeing through movement and meditation.
James McKeen Cattell: Noteworthy Psychologist
Named “the dean of American science,” James McKeen Cattell devised
tests to evaluate incoming students. His testing method (often referred to as
anthropometrical testing) was controversial and considered inadequate, and was
later replaced with Alfred Binet’s “intelligence quotient” tests.
Developmental Psychology Study Topics
Study topics in this interesting branch of psychology include
the debates of nature versus nurture, whether or not development occurs slowly
or in the form of developmental stages, or if early experiences are more
important than later ones in the growth of a human and the mind.
Psychology: Bachelor of Arts vs. Bachelor of Science Degree
An undergraduate degree in psychology is a useful tool for
finding a great career. But what exactly are the differences between a bachelor
of arts and a bachelor of science? Let Helping Psychology help you find out!
Gender Identity Disorder: Diagnosis of the Week
Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a relatively rare
psychological disorder that causes people to have conflicting feelings in
regards to their physical gender, and also the gender with which they identify
themselves. Treatment for this disorder is found through therapy, and in
extreme cases, sexual reassignment surgery.
Genetic Memory and the Human Mind
In psychology, genetic memory is a form of memory that
exists in a person since birth, even though the individual has yet to obtain any
sensory experiences, kind of like intuition. It is what drives people to
perform certain behaviors from birth.
Parents Guide to Psychiatric Medications
Though a medication treatment plan for a child may not
completely remove all symptoms of a disorder, at the very least, the child will
experience a definite improvement in his or her day-to-day life. Find out the
symptoms of common mental disorders and the most commonly prescribed drugs used to
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