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Correlation or Causation One hour of extra screen time drags down teenagers' grades Lack of sleep may shrink your brain Low self-esteem "shrinks brain" Religious experiences shrink part of the brain To spoon or not to spoon? 02.22.2010 - An afternoon nap markedly boosts the brain’s learning capacity If you see a student dozing in the library or a co-worker catching 40 winks in her cubicle, don’t roll your eyes. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that an hour’s nap can dramatically boost and restore your brain power. Indeed, the findings suggest that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the mind, but can make you smarter. Tracy Ore's Life Happens Life Happens: A Work, Class & Access to Resources Exercise Created by:Tracy E. Ore, Professor of Sociology, Saint Cloud State University This exercise is intended to aid participants in understanding the impact of socioeconomic status on an individual's life chances. Developed in 1998, I have recently revised it, assigning income levels to the "families" based on data from the 2000 census as well as a recent occupational salary survey.

The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments Psychology is the study of the human mind and mental processes in relation to human behaviors - human nature. Due to its subject matter, psychology is not considered a 'hard' science, even though psychologists do experiment and publish their findings in respected journals. Some of the experiments psychologists have conducted over the years reveal things about the way we humans think and behave that we might not want to embrace, but which can at least help keep us humble. That's something. 1. 'Lord of the Flies': Social Identity Theory

Cycle of Fear Anxiety: We worry. A gallery of contributors count the ways. Like many people, I like to set aside a few hours every day, generally between 3 and 6 a.m., to lie quietly thinking about everything that could go horribly wrong with my life and all the ways in which I am negligent and reprehensible. I have spasms of panic over things I shouldn’t have written, or, worse, things I should have; I regret having spent all the money and wonder where more money might ever conceivably come from; I wish I’d kissed girls I didn’t, as long ago as 1985. Case Study Collection - Search Results Records 1 to 42 of 42 A Case of a Pheochromocytoma “Rollie Hendrix,” a 35-year-old husband and father of three children, has been experiencing headaches and palpitations of increasing frequency and severity over the past six months. In addition, he has had periods of intense anxiety and pan... A Case of Mistaken Memory?

To make memories, new neurons must erase older ones Short-term memory may depend in a surprising way on the ability of newly formed neurons to erase older connections. That's the conclusion of a report in the November 13th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, that provides some of the first evidence in mice and rats that new neurons sprouted in the hippocampus cause the decay of short-term fear memories in that brain region, without an overall memory loss. The researchers led by Kaoru Inokuchi of The University of Toyama in Japan say the discovery shows a more important role than many would have anticipated for the erasure of memories. They propose that the birth of new neurons promotes the gradual loss of memory traces from the hippocampus as those memories are transferred elsewhere in the brain for permanent storage. Although they examined this process only in the context of fear memory, Inokuchi says he "thinks all memories that are initially stored in the hippocampus are influenced by this process."

International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training - CNWL Leading the development of effective approaches for arts psychotherapies practice in mental health. Arts psychotherapists use a non-verbal medium to help link talking and feeling in powerful and focused ways. It is of no surprise that arts can promote mental health and wellbeing, however the models of practice need to be applied in the right way with the knowledge of technical aspects of implementation underpinned by evidence-based interventions. The International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training in Mental Health (ICAPT) has been established to build upon the excellence of arts psychotherapies clinical expertise within Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust to offer training for evidence-based models more widely. The aim of the centre is to provide a better experience for patients where interventions are guided but not prescriptive and are informed by the latest research without losing the intuition and innovation of which arts psychotherapists are capable.

Material Results DNA from the Beginning DNA from the Beginning is an animated tutorial on DNA, genes and heredity. The science behind each concept is explained using... see more Tactile-Kinestheti Tactile-Kinesthetic Learners Making up about 5% of the population, tactile and kinesthetic learners absorb information best by doing, experiencing, touching, moving or being active in some way. Enjoy feeling, discovery and action Remember by using tools, building models and manipulating things Learn through emotions, touch, movement and space Enjoy demonstrations of concept demonstrations Master skills through imitation and practice. Benefit from hands-on teaching techniques Find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time.

Brain Games Season 4 When it comes to making a decision, whether we're taking sides on a complex political issue or simply deciding when and where to cross the street, we habitually extol the virtues of using something called common sense. As sociologist Duncan C. Watts defines it, common sense is "the loosely organized set of facts, observations, experiences, insights, and pieces of received wisdom that each of us accumulates over a lifetime, in the course of encountering, dealing with, and learning from, everyday situations." In more basic terms, it's our brain's ability to perceive the world in a common way .

Biofeedback Biofeedback is the process of gaining greater awareness of many physiological functions primarily using instruments that provide information on the activity of those same systems, with a goal of being able to manipulate them at will.[1][2] Some of the processes that can be controlled include brainwaves, muscle tone, skin conductance, heart rate and pain perception.[3] Biofeedback may be used to improve health, performance, and the physiological changes that often occur in conjunction with changes to thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Eventually, these changes may be maintained without the use of extra equipment, even though no equipment is necessarily required to practice biofeedback.[2]

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