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How to Reduce Anxious Thoughts: Stop Thinking Ahead

December 1, 2017

We are forever toppling forward. We are thinking about the future, the future, the future—looking forward to pleasure and dreading pain. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance shows us how to think in the now and help reduce anxious thoughts. […]

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Kids and Media Use: How Much is Too Much?

October 24, 2017

Excessive media use in early childhood is also associated with cognitive, language, and social delays. Some of these associations depend on exactly what’s being watched—switching from violent to pro-social content has been shown to improve preschool behavior, especially in boys. There’s also concern that excessive media use by parents can interfere with other family activities, and may model and reinforce media excess in their children. […]

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Consider Taking The Gym Outdoors

July 5, 2017

Hitting the gym today? Consider going outside instead. Professor Kimberlee Bethany Bonura discusses the health advantages of being outside. […]

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Stress Management: Arousal and Value Judgement

March 22, 2017

Stress management wisdom – Stress is, at its core, how we communicate with ourselves. Instead of being afraid of stress, learn to listen to it and use it as a tool that facilitates self-awareness and self- understanding. Don’t try to reduce or eliminate stress. Instead, as you’ll see in this lecture, learn to make stress work for you. […]

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Can These 8 Superfoods Really Make You Smarter?

March 8, 2017

We have all heard that the secret to a better brain lies in a diet rich with superfoods like fish oil, vitamins, power drinks, and antioxidants. But what are the truths behind these claims? […]

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The Iceberg—Visible and Hidden Identity

February 16, 2017

By Jason M. Satterfield, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco To understand identity, look at it through the view of the iceberg exercise. Icebergs typically have […]

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Classifications of Mental Illness—A History

December 19, 2016

It would be nice if we could follow the medical model in psychology and know exactly what the treatment is for a mental illness once we have made a diagnosis, but that does not always happen… […]

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