Most people are familiar with ear problems—from chronic ear infections and tinnitus to autoimmune inner ear disease and Meniere’s disease. Ear infections are incredibly common, especially among young children, with five out of six experiencing at least one by the time they are three years old. However, relatively few people have considered how hearing issues may affect the way we process information. Increased awareness and interest in the link between cognition and communication has led to the development of a new field of research called cognitive hearing science.
Your brain is only capable of handling so many inputs and stressors throughout the day before you start to feel overwhelmed or unable to perform. This feeling is often referred to as burnout. If you want to avoid burnout, it is essential that you replenish your store of mental energy. Check below for 4 activities to help you do just that: Continue reading
Writing has several therapeutic benefits that many people are not aware of. For example, when you write you have the opportunity to unburden yourself, unblock your emotions, and get to know yourself better. Some people write to help disrupt negative thinking patterns. Writing can also help you to organize your thoughts, define objectives, and find solutions to problems you currently have. Continue reading
Earning an excellent grade on a psychology exam often requires massive amounts of reading, knowledge retention and interpretation of information. So it’s easy to understand why so many psychology students dread exams. Trying to read a dozen books the night before an exam is admirable, but hardly effective. A far better approach is to approach your psychology course (and your psychology exam) with a suitable game plan. Continue reading
Children with autism need therapy to be able to cope with the world around them. There’s enough stress around them without having to feel misunderstood. Instead, this specified therapy works to ease their symptoms and discomfort while giving them the tools to understand everyone else’s behavior better. Continue reading
The field of psychology is becoming increasingly integrated with public health and it is easy to understand why. Many of the most common public health issues—such as obesity, food safety, sexually transmitted infections, and motor vehicle accidents—are closely linked with behavior. Over the past few years, more psychologists are earning their masters in public health online, taking courses in public health while they earn their doctoral degree, or opting for an online MPH to make a swift entry into the field. This is important as psychologists offer new perspectives and expertise on how healthy behaviors can be encouraged. Continue reading