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Research Topics Related to Psychology
November 16, 2017

Research Topics Related to Psychology

Magicians have dazzled audiences for many centuries; however, few researchers have studied how, let alone why, most tricks work. The psychology of magic is a nascent field of research that examines the underlying mechanisms that conjurers use to achieve enchanting phenomena, including sensory illusions, misdirection of attention, and the appearance of mind-control…

Psychological deterioration
November 7, 2017

Psychological deterioration

It is difficult to imagine a more disempowering place than a solitary confinement cell in a maximum security prison. When opportunities for meaningful human engagement are removed, mental health difficulties arise with disturbing regularity. In the United States, where prisoners can be held in administrative segregation for years on end, stories of psychological…

Ethical Guidelines for research in Psychology
November 1, 2017

Ethical Guidelines for research in Psychology

Not that long ago, academicians were often cautious about airing the ethical dilemmas they faced in their research and academic work, but that environment is changing today. Psychologists in academe are more likely to seek out the advice of their colleagues on issues ranging from supervising graduate students to how to handle sensitive research data, says George…

Current debates in Psychology
October 20, 2017

Current debates in Psychology

One of the central questions in psychology (and philosophy) concerns the mind/body problem. is the mind part of the body, or the body part of the mind? If they are distinct, then how do they interact? And which of the two is in charge? This debate within psychology is concerned with the extent to which particular aspects of behavior are a product of either inherited…

Current Issues in Forensic Psychology
July 28, 2017

Current Issues in Forensic Psychology

Ethical issues in forensic practice have come into very sharp focus within the past year with the revelation that several psychologists were involved in the torture of detainees at Guantanamo. There was clearly great concern regarding the misuse of psychological tests and interventions in the service of torturing inmates. For instance, psychologists took techniques…

top Psychology Topics
June 29, 2016

top Psychology Topics

Interested in learning more about psychology? There are tons of resources out on the internet, from blogs like mine to full online courses. One free and easy way to learn more about psychology, though, is to take advantage of YouTube educational videos. Check out these great psychology YouTube channels featuring tons of videos about psychology and neuroscience…

Ethical Concerns Psychology
November 23, 2016

Ethical Concerns Psychology

AASP is dedicated to the development and professionalization of the field of sport psychology. As we establish ourselves as a profession, we must attend to both the privileges and responsibilities of a profession. Privileges derive from society s agreement to accept our designation as a group of trained individuals possessing specialized knowledge and, therefore…

psychological character
February 14, 2015

psychological character

I once conducted a job interview with someone I found to be passionate, energetic, intelligent, engaging, and prepared. As I asked her questions designed to produce an accurate picture of her potential future performance, I remained attuned to my emotional reactions to her demeanor, trying to hear what my inner voice was telling me about her. At the end of the…

Project Topics on Psychology
May 3, 2016

Project Topics on Psychology

Read about the three major project options (below). You must choose from these when you register for the major project (PSY 3901W, 3902W, or 3903W). Check your APAS to ensure you have completed the prerequisites for the major project*: PSY foundation courses (PSY 1001, 3801, and 3001W) All 5 of the PSY distribution areas (A-C) Senior status (90+ cumulative credits)…

sports Psychology Issues
May 15, 2015

sports Psychology Issues

(8) DEPRESSION: This problem, like many other clinical problems, illustrates why it is so helpful if your sports psychologist is also a trained and licensed psychologist. In a lifetime, a huge percentage of people (over 25%) will be depressed in their lifetime, whether they are the cleanup hitter for the New York Yankees, a world champion boxer, or your next…

Psychology Topics of Interest
December 26, 2012

Psychology Topics of Interest

Cognitive psychology studies the ways in which individuals perceive and interpret their environment. Topics of interest in this area include memory, learning, decision-making, and language acquisition. The following are related courses offered in the Psychology Department: PSY 317: Cognitive Psychology Theory and research on selected areas of cognitive psychology…

Topics Psychology
June 14, 2016

Topics Psychology

There is power in positive thinking. Positive emotions are linked with better health, longer life, and greater well-being. On the other hand, chronic anger, worry, and hostility increase the risk of developing heart disease. For some people, being happy comes naturally and easily. Others need to work at it. How does one go about becoming happier? That s where…

Ethical Guidelines in Psychology
May 3, 2012

Ethical Guidelines in Psychology

The NASP (PDF) describe the proper conduct for professional school psychologists. The purpose of the Principles is to protect the public and those who receive school psychological services by sensitizing school psychologists to the ethical aspects of their work, educating them about appropriate conduct, helping them monitor their own behavior, and providing standards…

What is Psychological Psychology?
November 11, 2015

What is Psychological Psychology?

A psychologist and a psychiatrist are often confused as having the same meaning. While both study the brain, emotions, feelings and thoughts, there is a distinct difference between the two fields of study. The primary differences between the two fields is mainly the education requirements, the specific training, practice and salary. If your career is to become…