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February 21, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Dopamine Fasting. More Hype?

February 21, 2020 07:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Dopamine fasting encourages people to avoid stimulation to become better versions of themselves. Dr. Cameron Sepah describes it as “an evidence-based technique to manage addictive behaviors, by restricting them to specific periods of time, and practicing fasting from impulsively engaging in them, in order to regain behavioral flexibility.” [More]

August 27, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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These People Are More Likely To Experience Negative Outcomes From Compulsively Using Dating Apps

August 27, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Dating apps are growing in popularity. In the U.S., online dating is a $3 billion industry and growing each year with predictions of 25 per cent continued growth into the year 2020. It seems everyone you talk to has tried or knows someone who has tried a dating app. But are they for everyone? A new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships aimed to answer that question by looking at how social anxiety and loneliness might impact someone’s dating app use. [More]

August 30, 2016
by Hilda Huj


Cyberbullying: The New Era of Bullying That Affects Us All

August 30, 2016 00:02 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

Bullying has been a social problem since the beginning of civilized men. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are many different definitions of bullying. However, generally speaking, we can define bullying as repeated intimidation, over time, of a physical, verbal, and psychological nature of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of people [More]

July 20, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.


The Right to Be Forgotten: It's Impact on Freedom of Speech, Identity and Freedom of Information

July 20, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is Freedom of Speech. But when does that freedom collide with a person’s right to privacy in our country? As a country, we protect freedom of expression. But our forward moving, electronic society means that each person has a digital footprint. Take for example the silly things one does in high school being posted and coming up in a Google search twenty years later affecting ones job or life in a significant way. Should we have the right to remove information that we do not like or think is no longer relevant? Who decides if it is relevant? These are some of the questions currently being asked because of a recent petition filed in the United States by an advocacy group. [More]