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  2. You will need it later and you must take it seriously as most RA positions, if you want to gain good experience will expect you to have sound knowledge of research methods. RM is what forms the foundation of the discipline altogether!
  3. I've been listening to some podcasts recently, and wondering if 'super foods' actually hold their claim to increase IQ points. Is it possible, or a hype - and how does it actually work? This was also recently published: http://brainscholars.com/home/index.php/2017/12/30/weekly-fish-consumption-linked-better-sleep-higher-iq/ To add: http://brainscholars.com/home/index.php/2017/12/26/put-folk-cognitive-decline-eating-leafy-greens-may-slow-brain-aging-11-years/
  4. I know that the most preferred population to get more experience in clinically is to expose yourself to mental health patients, but is it equally acceptable to work with non-mental health patients to learn communication skills etc?
  5. Byron Katie was deeply depressed when a radical change left her joyful. She now uses her secret to help others – whether brutalised by war or merely stressed For a long time, Byron Katie’s children thought she was having them … View the full article
  6. Newswise — South Dakota State University associate professor Christine Stewart-Nuňez shares images of love, loss and hope in two new poetry books, “Untrussed” and “Bluewords Greening.” “I call them my twins because they used to be the same book,” Stewart-Nuňez … View the full article
  7. Newswise — If your resolution is to be healthier, happier and more fit in the new year, focus first on finding a real purpose in life. People with a higher sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier lifestyle choices … View the full article
  8. The APA Awards for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology recognize psychologists who have demonstrated excellence early in their careers and have held a doctoral degree for no more than 9 years. One of the 2017 award winners is … View the full article
  9. The APA Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest recognize persons who have advanced psychology as a science and/or profession by a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of outstanding contributions in the public interest. The 2017 … View the full article
  10. Though cultural competence and inclusion of diverse identities are increasingly emphasized in psychological training and practice, sexual health and well-being among people with disabilities (PWD) continue to be underrecognized areas in which disability cultural competence is needed. The experience of … View the full article
  11. The International Humanitarian Award recognizes extraordinary humanitarian services and activism by psychologists, including professional and volunteer work conducted primarily in the field with underserved populations. The 2017 award winner is Kathryn L. Norsworthy, for work as an educator, activist, and … View the full article
  12. Internationally and in the United States many victims of sexual assault and domestic violence are unserved, underserved, or ill-served, especially those from the most vulnerable populations. Programs developed in the United States are routinely exported to developing countries but often … View the full article
  13. Recent advances in DNA technology have shined a spotlight on thousands of innocent people wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit—many of whom had been induced to confess. The scientific study of false confessions, which helps to explain this … View the full article
  14. Throughout the history of the United States, there have been many social movements that have resulted in an array of historic societal outcomes—ranging from the end of racial segregation to women’s voting rights to the legalization of same-sex marriages. Despite … View the full article
  15. The APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology is awarded annually by the APA Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding practice and … View the full article
  16. The APA Awards for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology recognize psychologists who have demonstrated excellence early in their careers and have held a doctoral degree for no more than 9 years. One of the 2017 award winners is … View the full article
  17. In primary care settings, training and support of clinicians has a lasting effect on the proportion of adult patients given an alcohol intervention at nine months. A cluster randomized factorial trial spanning four countries (England, the Netherlands, Poland, and Sweden) … View the full article
  18. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The use of medication to treat attention deficient hyperactivity disorder is linked to significantly lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents and adults with ADHD, according to a study led by researchers at Indiana University. The … View the full article
  19. Study in rats showed thyroxine and metformin reversed memory and learning deficits caused by fetal alcohol exposure Potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder “You can interfere after the damage is done. That’s huge.” CHICAGO — Two commonly used drugs … View the full article
  20. Summary: A new study reveals the holidays tend to bring out the ‘loving mood’ in people. Source: IGC. Scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC, Portugal) and Indiana University (IU, USA) showed that there is a specific mood associated … View the full article
  21. The letter you always wanted to write Family stuff happened and those wounds in you festered and festered. No one knew at the beginning. You hid it well under your sleeves and at the back of your eyes. Before it all happened, I sometimes looked at … View the full article
  22. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Even as autonomous robots get better at doing things on their own, there will still be plenty of circumstances where humans might need to step in and take control. New software developed by Brown University … View the full article
  23. ITHACA, N.Y. – While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of Cornell University engineers has been experimenting with a new type of programming … View the full article
  24. Tokyo, Japan — Despite centuries of inquiry, we still don’t know how our intelligence came about. On Sunday, December 17, 2017, researchers at the new University of Tokyo International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN), held their first annual symposium to … View the full article
  25. New York, NY–December 19, 2017–Some 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) every year. The American Institute of Neurology estimates there are one million people affected with this neurodegenerative disorder, with 60 years as average age … View the full article
  26. The idea of driverless cars continues to make headlines across the world, including the recent revelation that researchers don car seat costumes to observe how the public interacts with cars that appear driverless. Despite the apparent absurdity of such research … View the full article
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