Category Archives: Abnormal Psychology

Articles on Abnormal Psychology – the scientific study of aberrant patterns of thought, emotion and behavior.

Elle Fanning Brings Attention To The Effects Of Bulimia In New Short Film

The new film in which Elle Fanning stars is meant to raise awareness of the mental and physical toll eating disorders take on teens, but some are saying its gruesomeness is a bit much. Continue reading

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Understanding and Conquering Phobias

fearFor most of humankind’s journey through the ages, daily life was fraught with genuine perils and terror of the unknown. Thus, it’s only natural that we experience instinctively fearful reactions to certain stimuli in the modern world, even when such fear is irrational. Problems occur when an illogical fear becomes extreme and causes a change of general behavior. Such fears are known as phobias, and identifying their presence is the first step toward overcoming them. Continue reading

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Fantastic Learning Tips For Dyslexics

treating dyslexia

Imagine your frustration that your classmates have finished their tests and you are still struggling to understand the jumble of letters and words on the page. Dyslexic students cannot read efficiently or respond quickly to what they have read. People with dyslexia typically have average or above average intelligence but they labour to understand written text. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there are several contributing factors that might lead to developing the learning disorder, including genetic makeup, brain injury, and others. Continue reading

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VIDEO – Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

The video above provides a fascinating look at how action video games can positively impact our memory, strategic planning, fine motor skills and attention to detail. Rather than being a mere waste of time, researchers are actively investigating the possibility of using action video games as a form of therapy for persons suffering from disorders which impair proper cognitive function.

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