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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 …

Which Psychology Career Is Right for You?

1. Which movie would you rather watch?<p>Dangerous Minds<p>Good Will Hunting<p>The Silence of the Lambs<p>The Wolf of Wall Street<p>Girl, Interrupted<p>Office Space<p>The …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

Keeping a diary makes you happier

Dear diarists take heart. Writing about your feelings can help the brain overcome emotional upsets and leave you feeling happier, psychologists have found.<p>Brain scans on volunteers showed that putting feelings down on paper reduces activity in a part of the brain called the amygdala, which is …

Newtown survivors need routine and order, advises Dunblane psychologist

A psychologist who treated several families in the aftermath of the Dunblane massacre in Scotland, in which 16 children were killed by a single gunman in 1996, said the children who survived the school shooting in Newtown on Friday would need routine, order and certainty back in their lives if they …

Psychologists Determine Visual Working Memory Abilities of Three and Four Year Olds

Psychologists led by the University of Iowa used optical neuroimaging to quantify how much 3- and 4-year-old children are grasping when they observe …

20 Different Types of Psychologists and What They Do

What are the different types of psychologists and what exactly do they do in the variety of fields in psychology? When people hear the term …

3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology

Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology -- the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life -- is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its core themes and principles during its first …