Nikki Schafer

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America’s Fastest Growing Jobs

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247wallst.com.</i><p><i>By Robert Serenbetz</i><p>After the recession …

How Much Do Psychologists Make?

If you're considering a career in psychology, you may be wondering how much money psychologists earn each year and what the work hours are like. …

Salaries & Wages

How NASA Determines Who Is Sane Enough To Go To Space

So, you want to be an astronaut. Assuming you have a college degree, some scientific experience and meet all the physical criteria, you'll still have to undergo a psychological evaluation to determine if you have what it takes to fly on a NASA mission.<p>On Friday (Aug. 8), a panel of NASA …

Space Exploration

I-Team: Mental Health Support Lacking In Many Local Schools

BOSTON (CBS) – Increases of school pressures, suicides and violence have put mental health in the spotlight. The I-Team found some Massachusetts …

Players using psychologists to find the extra one percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tennis players are always looking for that extra 1 percent, the unseen edge that could take them to the very top.<p>For some it's …

Canine companionship helps dog owners live longer

Dog owners live longer because having a dog improves cardio health.<p>It’s no secret that having a dog makes their owners more active, social and less …

Women's Mental Health Could Be Linked To Hormone Levels, Study Claims

Women's hormone levels can affect their reactions to stressful events -- and how much they think about those events in the following days, according to a new study.<p>The research, out of University College London, has linked the phase of a woman's reproductive cycle to the likelihood of her …

Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It's Good For Your Mental And Physical Health

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.<p>Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn't as robust as, say, nutrition or exercise, there <i>is</i> a reason why it's been around for literally thousands of years. And we're starting to get a better understanding …

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health (According To American Psychological Association)

A new paper in <i>American Psychologist</i>, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, looks at the positive effects of video game play.<p>I’ve already written about the 5 reasons I’m buying my kids a Wii U this holiday season. In a way, this post offers 4 more reasons, emphasizing some …

4 Ways to Improve Your Health at the Office

Health

Psychological Assessment in Forensic Psychology

In our next installment of the result of the blog survey, will be doing a blog post about the different jobs of the survey respondents. Majority are …

Forensic Psychologist: A Career Profile

Forensic psychology has become one of the most popular subfields of psychology in recent years. Increasing numbers of students express interest in …