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A group of psychologists say scientists will never make contact with aliens because aliens are likely to use communications based on unknown physical principles. They also say scientists are prone to so-called inattentional blindness. A group of psychologists from the University of Cadiz in Spain has ...
copied! Catholic Church guidelines call for potential priests to be given psychological assessments before entering religious life. But what are churches really looking for?Apr.10.2018. Read More. Recommended For You. Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, 57 years ago today. 02:17. Are U.S. students ready for a ...

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - In an effort to provide more support to students, the Wake County Public School System plans to spend more money next year on school counselors, social workers, and psychologists. Many of the support staff employees split time between schools. Some counselors are full-time at ...
It's one of the best ways to avoid the dreaded "choke." According to psychologists, a big part of the reason why athletes or CEOs stumble under pressure is because they haven't prepared for stressful situations. When stress hormones kick in--triggering our flight or fight response--people get nervous, tight, ...
Cabarrus County Schools has 18 school psychologists for its 39 schools, averaging one per every 1,800 students. Just across the border in Fort Mill, South Carolina, the school district is exceeding recommendations. Although they are one of the smaller school districts in our area, they employ 15 school ...
For school psychologists Amy Clay, Abby Flynn and Angela Smith, there isn't really such a thing as a normal day. Psychologists in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district have a wide array of responsibilities, such as psychological evaluations for students and participating in threat assessments, ...

One obvious way to make that connection is through mental health professionals—such as therapists, psychologists and social workers. About a third of those who commit suicide had come into contact with mental health services in the year before they died—and about a fifth had done so during the past month. Yet there ...
There was something wrong with psychology. A cascade of warning signs arrived all at once in 2011. Famous psychological experiments failed, over and over, when researchers re-did them in their own labs. Even worse, the standard methods researchers used in their labs turned out under close scrutiny ...
Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers announced immediately after the Parkland tragedy that he would be proposing a substantial hiring surge in new school counselors and psychologists. At the board's work session, he asked division officials for a cost estimate on his ambitious proposal, which would raise ...
A group of Eastern Washington University students are pushing lawmakers in the Washington state Senate to pass a bill that would clearly define the roles of school counselors, social workers and psychologists so they can better be used to screen students for mental health issues and offer preventive care.
Florida lawmakers are debating several measures aimed at preventing mass shootings, and some law enforcement officials are calling for another one: Making it easier to detain certain people suffering from mental illness. But the leader of the state's largest psychologist lobbying group cautions that unfairly ...
Just two days after the Parkland massacre, a couple of high school girls were injured by a drive-by shooting outside Middleton High School in Tampa. Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, visited the school shortly after to see what he could do. He said he was shocked to learn the school's 1,600 students ...
Why did this happen? What did we miss? How can we prevent it from happening again? To get some answers, or at least some insights, we talked to psychologists who have expertise in violence and its effect on communities. Here are five things psychologists want you to know after a mass shooting.
You know a friendship is in trouble when you consult a social psychologist to help figure it out. Two days after President Trump reportedly made his remarks about immigrants from "shithole countries," and one day after we learned that one of his lawyers paid a porn star $130,000 in hush money to keep ...
Why Psychologists and Doctors Can't Diagnose Mass Murderers. The guidelines used to diagnose mental illness don't offer a way to predict whether someone will commit mass murder. By Anna Laffrey, Contributor. Feb. 16, 2018, at 2:56 p.m.. By Anna Laffrey, Contributor Feb. 16, 2018, at 2:56 p.m.. U.S. News & World ...
Date: April 9, 2018; Source: University of California - Riverside; Summary: Psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists show that bilinguals who are highly proficient in their second language, such as international students who have come to the United States to pursue higher education, can not only overcome the difficulty ...
At the center of this dual biography are Israeli-American psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. Kahneman received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his role in creating the field of behavioral economics. Tversky was winner of a MacArthur Award and might also have received ...

About 60 school psychologists from about 30 schools across southwest Pennsylvania gathered at Duquesne University this week to learn crisis prevention and recovery techniques. The training included ways to identify students who might need extra mental health support, helping students recover from a ...
Representatives from the NC School Psychology Association and the NC School Counselor Association say that school counselors, nurses, social workers and psychologists are meant to provide a multi-tiered system of support to students. But right now, they say they're doing the best they can with a ...
Not everyone is born bursting with sunshine, but this intel can bring us all a little closer to our happy place. Listen to melancholy music. Asian guy listening music by headphones Rawpixel.com/ShutterstockYou heard that right! You officially have another excuse to listen to Adele on repeat (as if you even needed one ...
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A phenomenon known as the “copycat effect” is prompting arrests and heightened security at schools across the United States, following the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Psychologists have been studying the pattern of threats and ...
“But so often, counselors and school psychologists are overwhelmed with putting out fires all day long that they're not able to,” Daly said. Addressing those day-to-day emergencies — resolving a fight, comforting a crying student, sorting out a scheduling conflict — is important because it contributes to a ...
Historically, the kind of false memories induced in volunteers by psychologists have been relatively mundane. For example, a seminal study used leading questions and the encouragement to confabulate, to apparently implant in participants the memory of getting lost in a shopping mall as a child. This reliance on mundane ...
With another school shooting this week in Florida, it's likely your children are asking you questions. Local experts say they best thing you can do is focus on creating a safe loving home for your family. Dr. Michelle Estelle said it's important to ask you children questions. She said reserve voicing your opinion ...
Child psychologists say school shootings can be traumatic and it's important to reassure children there are safety procedures in place. Kimberly Feronti-Dickinson from Family and Children's Consultants said children may have lots of questions. "The adults do take care of them," Feronti-Dickinson said. "It's the adults job to ...
Psychologists from Purdue University and the University of Virginia analyzed World Gallup Poll data from 1.7 million people in 164 countries, and cross-referenced their earnings and life satisfaction. Although the cost and standard of living varies across these countries, researchers came up with a bold ...
With Valentine's Day upon us, today may be the day that you find a future Mr. or Mrs. to boost your career. According to a study published by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, people with supportive spouses are "more likely to give themselves the chance to succeed." After studying 163 married ...
Imagine that a woman wants to see a gynecologist. Preferably a woman gynecologist. She goes to a medical clinic and sees a male doctor. But he is not a gynecologist. None of the other doctors in the clinic is a gynecologist or a woman. But the male doctor tries to reassure the woman. He tells her that his ...
If you know someone who's even tangentially connected to Philadelphia (or who, well, just really hates Tom Brady and Bill Belichick), you probably heard a rendition or 12 of the “Fly Eagles Fly” chant last night as the Eagles beat the New England Patriots in a wildly entertaining Super Bowl stunner.
The openings mean current psychologists must spend more time processing case files, mainly special education paperwork, meaning they can't provide mental and emotional support to all children in need, according to the Nevada Association of School Psychologists. That's worrisome at a time when the ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Two school psychologists with Jefferson County Public Schools are in Benton, Kentucky, to help students and staff cope with the shooting at Marshall County High School that left two dead and 18 others wounded, acting JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio said Thursday.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Sex Research, there are seven primary reasons why people cheat - and they're a bit more complex than falling for the milkman. A team of US researchers surveyed 495 adults with an average age of 20, each of whom was asked if they'd ever cheated on ...
As many of you know, 50 years ago, a small group of professional Black psychologists and students (including myself) walked out of the American Psychology Association (APA). In its silence, we believed, the APA condoned and supported the rampant and deleterious ignorance and racism in psychology ...
But the suggestions didn't help. Then I tried contacting outside psychologists in the area for three months and struggled to hear back from them. Ultimately, I met with a second counselor at the CHC not only to seek more effective counseling, but also to receive referrals to responsive outside professionals.
While the method of cheating is completely dependent on the cheater, the latest "cheating" craze (cringe) people are obsessing — and freaking out — over is micro-cheating. After sparking quite an uproar on the internet, psychologists agree that this form of cheating is something we should all be aware of ...
In a classic (and increasingly challenged) self-control study, psychologist Roy Baumeister had participants resist the smell of just-baked cookies. Today, it's much more common for psychologists to use brain teasers that create internal, cognitive conflicts that participants have to use willpower to overcome.
Three trained psychologists have been appointed for students studying in kindergarten, Class V to VIII and Class IX to XII. ... unfriendly with classmates, not having his meals properly etc, then we take the assistance of psychologists,” said Principal of BCM Arya Model Senior Secodary School Paramjit Kaur.
According to Jamie McDole, the vice president of UPTE, the below-market salaries counseling psychologists currently receive, in addition to heavy workloads, are the main factor behind the retention and recruitment issues UC campuses struggle with. McDole said counselors are “stressed, overworked and ...
Many people report an aversion to clusters of holes; a new study suggests a very smart evolutionary basis for the discomfort. Does honeycomb make you shudder, do open pomegranates make your skin crawl, do the lotus pods above send your heart racing, and not in a good way? If so, don't worry; you are ...
For a recent study published in the Creativity Research Journal, psychologists gave 115 young women either a coloring book or a book of puzzles. Each day for seven days, the participants colored in pictures of animals, mandalas, and nature scenes, or completed non-artistic puzzles, like Sudoku and word ...
Most psychologists agree that human identity is intrinsically tied to our physical understanding of ourselves. So, what happens to a human mind that doesn't have an assigned physical body and that can, for all intents and purposes, change its age, race, and physicality at the drop of a hat? “Our identity is ...
Educational psychologists in Israel have broad responsibilities compared to other countries. They can diagnose children with emotional or behavioral disorders; give initial treatment to children who have undergone trauma or are experiencing a crisis; advise parents about post-diagnosis treatment; advise ...
On the first floor of the Children's Museum of Phoenix, an Arizona State University scientist from the Department of Psychology sits across a table from a 2-year-old child. The child's father stands nearby. There are four boxes on the table: red, blue, green and white. One at a time, the boxes open and the ...
Social anxiety disorder can be a truly debilitating condition, but one way to help those suffering from it is for those around them to understand what they're dealing with. Here, top psychologists explain the ins and outs of SAD. By Jenn Sinrich. Anxiety is common. Silhouette of woman's head with waving hair, back light.
Psychologists Kathryn J. Holland, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan at the time of the study and now a professor at the University of Nebraska, and Lilia M. Cortina of the University of Michigan are co-authors on the paper. Many university policies, while still evolving, require employees who've ...
MADISON, Wisc. - More than 100 public health advocates are calling on Facebook to pull the plug on its new messenger app for kids in an open letter to the company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Doctors, psychologists, and counselors call the app an "irresponsible" attempt to get kids on social media, ...
Psychologists learn in their training that it's unethical and illegal in Minnesota to develop sexual relationships with their clients, said Steven Girardeau, the immediate past president of the Minnesota Psychological Association. "There's a power differential within the relationship," Girardeau said, "and a level ...
In 1987, Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt, two postdocs in psychology, had adjacent displays at the poster session of a conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Caspi, generally not a forward man, looked over at Moffitt's poster and was dazzled by her science. "You have the most beautiful data set," he said.
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“Psychologists can help to overcome or at least reduce the most severe consequences of human rights violations. They have expertise of handling depression and trauma and they apply this professional knowledge when they work, for example, in refugee camps. They know about the conditions to be ...


 

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