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The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain

The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain

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10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus A recent happiness study from Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert found that the more our minds wander, the less happy we are. Summing the research, the New York Times wrote, “Whatever people were doing, whether it was having sex or reading or shopping, they tended to be happier if they focused on the activity instead of thinking about something else.” In short, being mentally “present” and focused on the task at hand really does matter – quite a lot, in fact. The Split Brain Experiments Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates The Split Brain Experiments Play the Split Brain Experiments About the game

Teaching Psychology - Association for Psychological Science Teaching Current Directions A series of Observer columns by C. Nathan DeWall and David G. Myers offering advice and how-to guidance about teaching an area of research that has been the focus of an article in the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. The PCR Method - a DNA Copying Machine Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates The PCR Method - a DNA Copying Machine Play the Eye of the Donkey Game About the game PCR is a method by which a few fragments of DNA can be duplicated into millions in a couple of hours. Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Posted by Christian Elliott - 11th April 2011 A recent initiative from the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force highlights an important issue affecting millions of Americans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI): the lack of long-term TBI rehabilitation care for most people, including those with health care insurance. A letter from the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius advocating an end to the TBI “treatment gap”, by defining rehabilitation care as part of the essential benefits package included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is being championed by U.S.

The Limits of Intelligence Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish Nobel-winning biologist who mapped the neural anatomy of insects in the decades before World War I, likened the minute circuitry of their vision-processing neurons to an exquisite pocket watch. He likened that of mammals, by comparison, to a hollow-chested grandfather clock. Indeed, it is humbling to think that a honeybee, with its milligram-size brain, can perform tasks such as navigating mazes and landscapes on a par with mammals. A honeybee may be limited by having comparatively few neurons, but it surely seems to squeeze everything it can out of them. At the other extreme, an elephant, with its five-million-fold larger brain, suffers the inefficiencies of a sprawling Mesopotamian empire.

Learn Psychology Online for Free with Our Huge Collection of Open Courses The subject of Psychology is becoming more and more important in today’s world, as both the prevalence and the recognition of mental illness has increased. However, with psychologists can utilize their knowledge in a variety of areas outside of helping people that need it, including selling products (marketing), helping relationships/marriages, or counseling those who have gone through traumatic experiences, such as our veterans. These are just a few of the many things that Psychologists can bring to the table..

The Cell and its Organelles Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates The Cell and its Organelles Play the Incredible Megacell Game About the game An ultracentrifuge is used for separating the organelles in the cell according to their size, shape and density. ImPACT Test: Sample Clinical Report NASCAR will mandate baseline concussion testing in 2014 "NASCAR made this decision because we think it is important to drivers' health for doctors to have the best information and tools available in evaluating injuries." USA Today October 25, 2013 Learn More

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.

Videos for Psychology Teachers These sessions were recorded at the 2014 APA Pre-convention Workshop for Introductory Psychology Teachers in Washington, D.C. These videos range from 30 minutes to approximately one hour in length. “Understanding the DSM-5: What Every Teacher Needs to Know,” Greg Neimeyer, PhD, APA Education Directorate This lecture reviews changes in the DSM-5, including elimination of the traditional multiaxial system and the reorganization of numerous disorders previous held under different categories.

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