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Psychology Around the Net: November 18, 2017

This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest on the Army’s <b>“mental health waiver”</b> plan, FDA-approved medication with a <b>digital ingestion</b> …

Psychology

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

As all the kids line up to go to school, your son, Timmy, turns to you and says, “I don’t want to take the bus. My stomach hurts. Please don’t make …

Death may not be so final, thanks to these creepy technologies

Could graveyards become a thing of the past?<p>Elsewhere, funeral companies are promoting tombstones embossed with QR codes. Scanning them on your phone will call up a related video or web page. That approach prompts awkward giggles from Megan Rosenbloom, a leader in the death-acceptance movement and …

MIT Media Lab

Nicki Minaj’s Paper Magazine Cover Gets Lampooned With ‘Bojack Horseman’ And ‘Rick And Morty’ Parodies

Nicki Minaj’s controversial <i>Paper</i> magazine cover shoot may not have actually broken the internet as it aimed to, but it certainly got people talking. Now, we’ve entered the next phase of internet ubiquity: parody. It was only a matter of time before folks started duplicating the risque shoot with …

BoJack Horseman

Elon Musk loves "Rick and Morty" (of course he does)

Tucked toward the end of this week's <i>Rolling Stone</i> profile of tech mogul Elon Musk, writer Neil Strauss placed a nugget for a rabid fan base. The …

Rick and Morty

The best gifts for 2-year-olds, according to child development experts

They may have a “terrible” reputation, but 2-year-olds are also a blast.<p>Now that they’ve mastered walking, they love pulling wagons and other things behind them, and playing with the kinds of things you may already have in the house: kitchen tools, or dustpans and brooms.<p>“I always encourage …

Kids

10 Books For Younger Bereaved Children

<b>Share this page</b><p>Death is never an easy subject to start a conversation about. Story books and fiction about death, grief and loss can be a helpful way …

Books

Children’s Hospital L.A. uses virtual reality for pain management

Getting blood drawn can be a harrowing experience for kids. To distract them during the procedure, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is using virtual …

Medicine

What Every Parent Needs To Understand About Teens' Mental Health

Data shows young people are struggling more than ever.<p>A new report is painting a bleak picture when it comes to teens’ mental health, as well as their access to professional support for those issues.<p>Data published by the nonprofit Mental Health America shows that rates of severe youth depression …

Mental Disorders

Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

Tents, sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based company Tarpon Solar’s solar canvas. They created flexible …

Clean Energy

World’s Most Dangerous Countries Revealed, And It May Change Your Travel Plans

Collecting data from the World Health Organization and other institutions, the interactive ‘Travel Risk Mask’ reveals just how risky countries are …

Travel

World's first human head transplant is successfully carried out

The world's first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels.<p>At a press conference in Vienna on Friday morning, Italian Professor Sergio Canavero, director of the …

Medicine

There Are 9 Types of Americans When It Comes to The Environment

When we think about environmentalism in the U.S., we assume most people fall into one of two polarized groups: the tree huggers or the coal huggers. …

Climate

10 gifts camping enthusiasts have probably never seen before

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Camping is by nature a reductive experience; you leave behind most of the trappings of daily life — from the flatscreen TV to the …

Camping

Data Collection in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) | Reflections from a Children's Therapist

Why is data collected in ABA?<p>Data is defined as “factual information (such as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, …

Analytics

10 Schwifty Gifts for the RICK AND MORTY Fan on Your List

Wubba lubba dub dub, it’s the holiday season! And considering we can’t pass the time until our insignificant deaths by going on adventures across …

Pop Culture

7 Important Tips for Anyone Starting Therapy for the First Time

When my doctor suggested I see a therapist a few months ago, I resisted. “I'll think about it,” I told him. But I didn't think much beyond, <i>I don't</i> …

Mental Health

Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

A recent study has been hailed as a "breakthrough" in dementia prevention, after finding that a brain-training exercise can lower the risk of the …

Dementia

Virtual reality therapy can treat stroke patients

A study from Denmark used virtual reality therapy for stroke patients and found it produced the same improvements in arm, hand and finger movement as …

Telehealth Services for Applied Behavior Analysis

In some areas of the united states, especially in rural states or counties, there is a shortage of behavior analysts who can provide applied behavior …

Autism

The way 'good' people explain away bad behaviour is called 'moral licensing' — here's what it means

<b>​</b>Most of us like to think our moral compass is more or less intact. If we do something wrong, we feel guilty, and say we won't do it again.<p>However, …

Psychology

Over 400 Scientific Papers Have Cited a 'Phantom' Reference That Never Existed

There's a ghost haunting your bibliography.<p>It can be pretty frustrating when you're searching for an academic reference and just can't find it …

Research

With methods borrowed from Montessori, a Colorado organization looks to help people with Alzheimer’s

Residents of Aspen Hills Assisted Living in Littleton know Meghan Morrissey as the “activity lady.” It’s a nickname she wishes her mother had been …

Denver

5 Unmistakable Signs of the Most Respected and Likable Bosses

If you're on the fence about your job, pay close attention to whether your boss shows these leadership signs.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed some atrocious examples of leadership both as a member of executive teams in former companies as well as coaching executives to be more effective since going …

Attention Economy

Me: I'm going to be so productive today Me 20 minutes later: https://t.co/AnVSS5Y6sz

The disturbing art of lying by telling the truth

The line between truth and lies is becoming ever murkier, finds Melissa Hogenboom.<p>It is no secret that politicians often lie, but consider this ­– they can do so simply by telling the truth. Confused?<p>That statement becomes clearer when you realise that we've probably all done it. A classic example …

Psychology

The Classification of 'High Blood Pressure' Just Changed. Here's What You Need to Know

Millions of people just got rediagnosed with high blood pressure.<p>Experts have just redefined what counts as high blood pressure, which means the …

Diabetes

New Technology Is Helping Transform The Lives Of People With Autism

While workers are worried about being replaced by robots, the truth is that there a talent shortage and it’s only going to get worse. By 2025, 2 million jobs in the US will go unfulfilled. Every CEO I have met in the last half decade is rightly focused on the future of the workforce. The answer is …

Autism

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

Parenting

4 Things Psychologists Know That You Should Know Too

It’s fun being a psychologist. Just as an engineer is fascinated by the true mechanics of electrical circuitry, we mental health professionals are …

Psychology