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Personality Disorders

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Feeling Words Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Literacy Feeling Words / Emotion WordsWords Describing Feelings and Emotions * = Newly created words Thanks to all the people who have contributed new words. I am sorry but it has proven impractical for me to name them all. A special thanks, though to Bob Myrick at the University of Florida. Ordering Details Click here to make a donation for the list. The requested donation amount is 5 US dollars for personal use. If you want to pay by check, please email at the above email address to see where in the world I am these days! Thanks. Steve

Collaboration Beats Smarts In Group Problem Solving Lateral thinking Lateral thinking is solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. The term was coined in 1967 by Edward de Bono. [1] According to de Bono, lateral thinking deliberately distances itself from standard perceptions of creativity as either "vertical" logic (the classic method for problem solving: working out the solution step-by-step from the given data) or "horizontal" imagination (having many ideas but being unconcerned with the detailed implementation of them). Methods[edit] Critical thinking is primarily concerned with judging the true value of statements and seeking errors. Random Entry Idea Generating Tool: The thinker chooses an object at random, or a noun from a dictionary, and associates it with the area they are thinking about. Challenge Idea Generating Tool: A tool which is designed to ask the question "Why?" See also[edit]

Creative problem solving Creative problem-solving, a type of problem solving, is the mental process of searching for a new and novel creative solution to a problem, a solution which is novel, original and not obvious. Creative solution types[edit] The creative solution[edit] To qualify as creative problem-solving, the solution must solve the stated problem in a novel way, and the solution must be reached independently.[1] Creative problem-solving usually begins with defining the problem. Typically a creative solution will have 'elegant' characteristics such as using existing components without introducing any new components into the solution (i.e. Many times a solution is considered creative if components that are readily available can be used, and when there is a short time limit within which to solve the problem. Innovations[edit] "All innovations [begin] as creative solutions, but not all creative solutions become innovations." Inventions[edit] Not all inventions are created through creative problem-solving. Lists

Therapy Dogs International “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” Children Reading to Dogs The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading. Many of the children chosen for this program have difficulties reading and as a result have developed self-esteem issues. They are often self-conscious when reading aloud in front of other classmates. By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. As we have stated, improving the child’s skill of reading is the major benefit of the program. A Handler in the DVD points out that it “builds excitement about reading.” Another benefit is the joy children get from being around a dog. Unfortunately, not all children are comfortable around dogs. This program is of course, geared to helping the children.

Potential Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS of ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Dawn Oakley OTR/L and Gail Bardin, OTR/L According to journalist Odean Cusack, “Anyone who has ever owned a pet will readily verify the benefits of associating with furred, feathered, or finned friends. Animals are fun to be with and comforting to hold. Their antics inspire humor and a sense of carefreeness, a return to childhood with its buoyant spirits. Caring for pets encourages nurturance, responsibility, and adherence to a daily schedule. Pets enable owners to reach outside themselves and to put aside fears of an uncertain future. For children with special needs, the ability to interact with a dog, cat, or other furry friend can have a very positive impact upon their quality of life. The potential benefits of animal assisted therapy for children with special needs has been embraced by the Occupational Therapy staff at St. For additional information about the Assisted Therapy Program at St.

Is Animal Assisted Therapy Really the Cat's Meow? IN 1857 British novelist George Eliot wrote, “Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions and they pass no criticism.” So it is no surprise that scholars have long been intrigued by the possibility that animals possess largely untapped therapeutic powers. But are animals good for our psychological and physical health, either as pets or as “therapists”? Most Americans are animal lovers; about 63 percent of U.S. households contain one or more pets, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. Though interesting and potentially important, studies such as these are difficult to interpret because pet owners may differ in unmeasured ways from people who do not own pets. Easing Stress? Few would contest the claim that pets can give us comfort, especially in times of strain or loneliness. Leisure vs.

Animal Assisted Therapy for Special Needs Children Want to help your child? Call 866-777-0799 and find a program for your son or daughter today. Kids and animals are a natural combination. Pets are great companions, and they teach the value of responsibility to children. For children with disabilities, this companionship is particularly invaluable, as they may have trouble making friends with kids their own ages because of low self-esteem. Animals give children an opportunity to connect with another living being, which is extremely important to any child's development. Animal Assisted Therapy provides an experience with an animal that is non-judgmental, gives affection unconditionally, and provides opportunities for physical and emotional therapy. Equine Therapy can be tailored to individual needs, such as developing specific exercises to target specific muscles, and stretch, tone, and strengthen those muscles. Nonverbal children are encouraged to use words to tell the horse what to do.

Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010 The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year. 1) How to Break Bad Habits If you are trying to stop smoking , swearing, or chewing your nails, you have probably tried the strategy of distracting yourself - taking your mind off whatever it is you are trying not to do - to break the habit. J. 2) How to Make Everything Seem Easier J. 3) How To Manage Your Time Better M. J.

APA Research Style Crib Sheet APA Research Style Crib Sheetby Russ DeweyGeorgia Southern University Psychology Department [Emeritus] [This page is a summary of rules for using APA style, updated for the 6th edition. I have made every effort to keep this document accurate, but readers have occasionally pointed out errors and inconsistencies which required correction. APA Crib Sheet ContentsContents | Back to top APA style is the style of writing used by journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Some of the more commonly used rules and reference formats from the manual are listed here. The most notable additions and changes to sixth edition of the APA Manual (2001) include: References to online sources now use a DOI (digital object identifier) that does not change even if the document changes location online. Contents | Back to top Following is a summary of rules and reference examples in the APA style manual. Contents | Back to top Abbreviations Avoiding Biased and Pejorative Language Commas