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February 7, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The Psychology of Centenarians

February 7, 2018 01:09 by Tracey Block

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More people than ever before are living to age 100 and older. Is there a secret to their long life? For decades, scientists and researchers have examined genetics, diet and other lifestyle choices. But recently, studies are investigating the mental health of the very old in the world's population to see if the key to longevity may actually be psychological. [More]

January 19, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Loneliness sufferers experience increased mental and physical health issues

January 19, 2018 01:56 by Tracey Block

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Advances in medicine and technology continue to offer hope for longer, healthier lives while developments in technology make those lives easier. But all the improvements and progress have not yet helped find a cure for human loneliness, or a way to eliminate it altogether. Research shows a growing number of people across all ages experience detrimental effects of loneliness to their mental and physical wellbeing. In the year 2018, is a solution around the corner? [More]

January 11, 2018
by Tracey Block

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When technology contributes to mental illness

January 11, 2018 02:10 by Tracey Block

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The goal of innovations in technology is to bring about positive change and improvements. But once time has passed and a new technology has become a part of daily life, the good and the bad become more apparent. In a recent letter to Apple Inc., major investors presented the company with their concerns over the addictive influence of iPhones and other electronic devices on the children and youth who use them. [More]

January 3, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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Positive Psychology Continues to Grow and Evolve

January 3, 2018 07:00 by Amy Rollo

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Recently, there’s been a second wave of positive psychology; which has changed and grown into different forms. After the growth of Dr. Seligman’s positive psychology, researchers began to understand the limitations of focusing only on positive experiences. They noted that not all negative experiences and emotions are destructive or depleting. [More]

January 1, 2018
by Alex Moore

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Mental Illness Will Still Challenge Relationships in 2018

January 1, 2018 11:03 by Alex Moore

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Having a spouse, relative, or significant other with a mental illness is a common reality that brings with it a number of unique challenges. Today, more people than ever face an uncertain future in their relationships due to both misunderstanding and overlooking the plight of a mental illness in their midst. [More]

October 25, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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Sexual Consent as a Cup of Tea

October 25, 2017 20:44 by Hilda Huj

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One of three women will experience some form of sexual assault in their lifetime. However, research has indicated that sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes . [More]

August 17, 2017
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Bigger, Heavier, Wider, Stronger

August 17, 2017 09:01 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Plus sized model, Ashley Graham, revealed in a recent interview that although she weighs more than her husband, Justin Ervin, he feels like he’s bigger. This begs the question, why is a size comparison brought into the equation? Yes, the caveman had to be stronger than “his” woman since he was going out to capture wild animals. But today? We never hear of men going out with their bow and arrow to shoot a wooly mammoth. [More]