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Autism spectrum disorders and a counselor’s role
Counseling families with children on the autism spectrum is rewarding and essential work. Our expert contributor provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders, their impact on the family and guidance on providing support.
The psychological benefits of adult education in correctional settings
The idea of earning a degree while incarcerated is controversial. What many people are unaware of is that a prison-based education program can reduce recidivism rates.
Will mental health apps replace therapists?
The treatment of mental illness has moved off the couch and to your smartphone – or so the proliferation of mental health apps seems to indicate. Do these apps actually work?
Useful tests to direct your choice of a college major and career
Being uncertain about what degree or career is going to be the best choice for you is stressful. The solution may be in taking a test to identify your skills, interests, and personality traits – and using this information to...
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15 Things to know if you are majoring in psychology
Psychology is one of the most popular degree programs. With so many exciting study and career options in this field, make sure you read the fine print before signing up for a graduate program. Here is a list of 15 points you need to consider.
Psychology and the relevance of IQ testing in today’s world
IQ testing has been a tool used by psychologists to classify and explain individual differences for over a century. Our psychology expert investigates whether this tool is causing more harm than good.
Opening a private practice as a psychologist
Ever wonder how you would open your own private practice? Psychology degrees don’t include subjects like marketing and business, so taking this exciting step can be jump into the unknown. Read about the factors to include in your plans to open your own business.
Schools tackle rising problems in student mental health
Growing numbers of students are being diagnosed with mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. Read how many schools have implemented measures for students to express their emotions and to develop the resistance they need to stay mentally healthy.
Fighting loneliness during COVID-19 with dementia study findings
For decades, people with dementia have been isolated from their loved ones, in their own minds or for their own safety. Loneliness in older people is now commonplace due to COVID-19. Here are some expert tips to remain connected with older family members.
How cognition affects teaching in different age groups
According to the American Psychological Association, the human brain begins to form, grow and create its own brain waves before birth, and does not finish developing until the age of 25. Scientists studying the brain in utero have discovered that during pregnancy, the human brain can create as many as 250,000 nerve cells, or neurons, per minute, and a 12-14 week embryo generates roughly 15 million neurons per hour.
University culture shock
Although for many students going to university is an exciting and fun time, this is not the case for all students. Some new students are overwhelmed by the experience and ill-equipped with the skills needed to make this transition. Here are some tips to help.
Get paid to get your Ph.D.
More than at any other degree level, paid work opportunities within the faculty that you are enrolled in, are funding the studies of doctoral students. This guide covers the university-based paid positions commonly filled by Ph.D. students.
Choosing a graduate program in psychology can be overwhelming
With an abundance of graduate programs in psychology, picking the right one can be scary. This insider guide identifies the important factors one graduate student used to find the best program to meet her goals. These tips may also help guide your program choice.
You don’t need an undergraduate degree in psychology to get an advanced degree
Graduate programs support the notion that the best psychologists are made better when they have real-life experience in areas outside of psychology. As such, most graduate programs are open to students from other disciplines.
What do psychologists study?
What undergraduate and graduate students study when they enter a psychology department can be answered at four distinct levels of analysis. Starting with the most general level, what defines the field of study, and ending with the most specific, let’s explore some of the specialized and less well-known sub-fields that one can enter.