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Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …

Study finds that a subset of children often considered to have autism may be misdiagnosed

Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified …

What autism can teach us about psychoanalysis

A French documentary makes Lacanian psychoanalysis seem cruel – but does its subversion of social norms have a place?<p>It is probably impossible to watch Sophie Robert's extraordinary compelling documentary The Wall: Psychoanalysis Put to the Test for Autism, and not be outraged. Robert's brilliantly …

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What Can You Do With a Bachelor's in Psychology?

Students who also earn a teaching certificate along with their bachelor's degree in psychology can also become teachers. Some graduates may opt to …

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Psychology Research Paper Topics: 50+ Great Ideas

Are you searching for a great topic for your psychology paper? Sometimes it seems like coming up with a good idea for a paper is more challenging …

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Understanding the Psychology of Positive Thinking

<b>Question:</b> <i>"I always hear people talk about the benefits of positive thinking. What exactly is positive thinking and how can it be used to improve</i> …

How Cognitive Biases Influence How You Think and Act

A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that affects the decisions and judgments that people make. Some of these biases are related to …

Nature vs. Nurture: Do Genes or Environment Matter More?

The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest philosophical issues within psychology. So what exactly is it all about?<p><b>Nature</b> refers to all of …

How to Take Psychology Notes

Good note-taking skills are important if you want to do well in your psychology courses. While your professor may assign a variety of required and …

Career Options With a Graduate Degree in Psychology

Students who are interested in studying psychology are often advised that earning a graduate degree is a good idea, and in some cases even a basic …

Overview of Personal Construct Theory

Personal construct theory suggests that people develop personal constructs about how the world works. People then use these constructs to make sense …

10 Great Gift Ideas for Psychology Students and More

Are you trying to think of the perfect gift for the psychology student, mental health professional, or armchair psychologist in your life. Where …

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Examples and Observations of a Confirmation Bias

Where do your beliefs and opinions come from? If you are like most people, you probably like to think that your beliefs are the result of years of …

Why Do I Have to Take a Psychology Class?

Even though you're not a psychology major, you can definitely benefit from learning more about the human mind and behavior by taking a psychology …

Retiring? Tune up your ‘psychological portfolio’

Forget about your investment portfolio. It’s time for you to think about “psychological portfolio.”<p>Yes, the money is important. There’s no denying …

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Carl Jung, part 5: Psychological types

The Myers-Briggs test is but one offshoot of Jung's attempt to show how radically people's perceptions and instincts can differ<p>It is striking how differently individuals can react to precisely the same thing. Some love Marmite and others loathe it. And more seriously, many arguments self-perpetuate …

Teaching psychology isn't about Freud, profiling serial killers or reading body language

Psychology teacher Marc Smith argues that the popular image of the subject is ripe for review – it's a science that commands respect and is anything but a "soft" option<p>With another school year over I'm already thinking ahead towards September and devising new ways to educate and inspire the new …

Psychological Abuse: More Common, as Harmful as Other Child Maltreatment

It may be the most common kind of child abuse — and the most challenging to deal with. But psychological abuse, or emotional abuse, rarely gets the …

Teaching psychology in schools would encourage more girls into science

If we really want to get more girls into science, let's start by giving psychology the respect and acceptance it deserves, says Marc Smith<p>Fifteen-year-old girls might not be outperforming boys in traditional science subjects but there is one science subject where girls far outperform boys – …

Before You Choose a Psychology Major

Choosing a college major is never easy, so how can you determine if majoring in psychology is the right choice for you. College students face a wide …

Psychology Jobs – Where to Find Them

Searching for your first psychology job can be an exciting experience, but it can also be a bit daunting. Learning where to look for psychology jobs …

10 Quick Facts About Social Psychology

Social psychology is a fascinating topic that has yielded a great deal of research on how people behave in groups. In many cases, the results of …

Personality and Academic Psychology Quizzes

These psychology quizzes will test your knowledge of psychology topics and help you learn more about yourself through self-assessment surveys.

The Halo Effect and How It Affects You

The halo effect is a type of cognitive bias in which our overall impression of a person influences how we feel and think about his or her character. …

The Major Goals of Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. While you might understand what psychology is, many people are not quite so sure about …

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Super Quick Summaries Of 5 Psychology Books You Should Read

Google Reader is being shut down on July 1st. Sign up for my mailing list to make sure you don't miss anything. Join here.<p>Everyone asks me that. But then they don't read the books.<p>It's hard to blame them - no one has time these days.<p>In the past I've done recommendations with quick takeaways and fun …

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Color Psychology: Does It Affect How You Feel?

Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long believed that …

A List of Psychological Disorders in the DSM-5

The term psychological disorder is sometimes used to refer to what are more frequently known as mental disorders or psychiatric disorders. Mental …

9 Highest Paying Psychology Careers and Salaries

There is a tremendous diversity among psychology professions, and salaries and yearly earnings are just as varied. In a struggling economy, many …

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