Having a Bad Day? Call a Friend!

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Description: Imagine that you are having a bad day, though I hope you are not. Imagine that demands are rising, things are not going in your desired directions and your stress and anxiety levels are climbing up towards the roof. What would be one thing you could do that could lead to you feeling significantly… Read more »

Stop It! Stop Overthinking

Posted by & filed under Abnormal Psychology, Anxiety OC PTSD, Clinical Psychology, Emerging Adulthood, General Psychology, Health Psychology, Intervention: Adults-Couples, Intervention: Identifying Key Elements of Change, Psychological Intervention, Stress Coping - Health, Stress: Coping Reducing, Treatment of Psychological Disorders.

Description: Everyone worries sometimes about some things. Some people worry a LOT and have trouble dealing with the constantly high levels of anxiety  that comes along with those worries. What do you think this is and what can people do, or be helped to do, that will make things better and reduce their levels and… Read more »

Digital Fentanyl? Hmmmm….

Posted by & filed under Anxiety OC PTSD, Child Development, Depression, Development of the Self, Eating Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Families and Peers, Health Psychology, Intervention: Children and Adolescents, Intervention: Identifying Key Elements of Change, Legal Ethical Issues, Motivation-Emotion, Persuasion, Prevention, Research Methods, Social Influence, Social Psychology, Stress Coping - Health, Student Success.

Description: You cannot have missed the increasing level of discussion and concern regarding the possible impacts of social media use on the mental health of teens and youth in recent years. The available new coverage of this topic ranges widely from articles that seek out and dive into recent, population level research on social media… Read more »

Enter ChatGPT: HAL 9000 Is In The Building!

Posted by & filed under Child Development, Cognitive Development: Piagetian and Vygotskian Approaches, Cognitive Development: The Information-Processing Approach, Development of the Self, Emerging Adulthood, General Psychology, Human Development, Legal Ethical Issues, Student Success.

Description: I have encountered several articles in the past couple of weeks that report on, ponder, and worry about what seems like a recent advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI), that has likely been in the works for a very long time. The articles were looking at things like ChatGPT which are forms of artificial intelligence… Read more »

Resolve to Resolve SMARTer

Posted by & filed under Consciousness, Emerging Adulthood, Health Psychology, Learning, Motivation-Emotion, Social Psychology, Stress Coping - Health, Student Success, Successful Aging, The Self.

Description: I have really never been one to make New Years Resolutions. That said I have, over the years, noted the sense of renewal and new starts that accompany the annual calendar turnover. Some of that is a general part of the year as the fall seems to contain a focused slide down to the… Read more »

Fear of the Unknown? Challenge Your Uncertainties!

Posted by & filed under Consciousness, Development of the Self, Emerging Adulthood, Human Development, Industrial Organizational Psychlology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Motivation-Emotion, Social Perception, Social Psychology, Stress Coping - Health, Stress: Coping Reducing, Student Success, The Self.

Description: Some of the most challenging parts of the tasks involved in career planning involve uncertainties and unknowns. Many of these simply involve things we do noy know yet like which organizations will be hiring, what will they want to know about us and which of our skills and experiences we should highlight in our… Read more »

Teens as Developmental Mine Canaries

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Description: It has been theorized that the ancient historic wholesale movements of people out of Africa, into Europe and over land bridges to North America were initiated not by group elders but by adolescents who decided that their futures were better pursued in places other than where they were. The thought is that others followed,… Read more »

More Corner Cutting: Cheating These Days

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Description: Did you hear about the two men who were caught trying to cheat t win a fishing tournament by stuffing their catch with lead weights? How many other examples of people cheating at sports, at chess, financially, have you run across recently? Is there more of it going on these days or are we… Read more »

Self-Narratives and Mental Illness

Posted by & filed under Abnormal Psychology, Assessment: Clinical Decision Making, Assessment: Self-report Projective Measures, Clinical Psychology, Cultural Variation, Development of the Self, Emerging Adulthood, Intergroup Relations, mental illness, Psychological Disorders, Research Methods, Treatment of Psychological Disorders.

Description: Are you the same person today that you were 5 years ago? How about 10 years ago? A quick answer is, “of course, yes!” but as time, personal and developmental mount up the question becomes more challenging. Typically starting in the adolescent and emerging adult years it can become harder, and perhaps even impossible… Read more »

What is Digital Self-Harm?

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Description: Have you heard discussion of rising concerns over the rates of self-harm among early teens? Some teens who feel trapped in life situations that cause them significant stress and anxiety may engage in self-harm behaviors such as cutting as a means of managing their troubling emotions. There is some additional questions regarding how recent… Read more »