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How stress affects your health

WEBThis can put you at increased risk for a variety of physical and mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, digestive issues, headaches, muscle tension …

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Health Psychology

WEBMission: Health Psychology ® is the official scientific journal of the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38 of the American Psychological Association) and the premier …

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Obesity: Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of a modern …

WEBThe epidemic of obesity has grown largely unchecked over the past several decades, arguably making obesity America’s most pressing public health issue. Approximately …

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APA Dictionary of Psychology

WEBSome birds may use ‘mental time travel,’ study finds Opens a new window; Political debates are exacerbating the mental health crisis among LGBTQ youth Opens …

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APA Handbook of Health Psychology

WEBNeil Schneiderman, PhD, was the James L. Knight Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Public Health Sciences, and Biomedical …

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The preparatory set: A novel approach to understanding stress, …

WEBBasic to all motile life is a differential approach/avoid response to perceived features of environment. The stages of response are initial reflexive noticing and …

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on Evidence-Based Psychological Practice in Health Care

WEBGuideline 1: Psychologists are mindful of the principles and importance of evidence-based practice. Guideline 2: Psychologists strive to maintain and enhance their knowledge of …

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Health Psychologists Study the Intersection of Health and Behavior

WEBHealth psychologists study the factors that allow people to be healthy, recover from an illness or cope with a chronic condition. They are experts in the intersection of health …

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Measurement and assessment in education.

WEBWhen we meet someone for the first or first few times, we engage inescapably in some form of evaluation. This happens in classrooms as well. As university professors, just as other …

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Life-saving relationships

WEBPsychologists’ research has long established that relationships have the power to influence physical and mental health, for better or worse. Now, new research …

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Bringing nature into treatment

WEBAs psychotherapists, it’s important to recognize the value of nature when we’re establishing therapeutic goals with our clients.”. 'Ecotherapy' is gaining traction as …

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Clinical Health Psychology

WEBClinical health psychology is a professionally recognized specialty that investigates and implements clinical services across diverse populations and settings to promote health …

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More people in the U.S. die of alcohol-related causes than from …

WEBFirst, some good news. “We’re seeing that rates of alcohol use, which were higher during the pandemic, are coming down,” said Kate B. Nooner, PhD, a professor …

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Mindfulness meditation: A research-proven way to reduce stress

WEBMuch of the research on mindfulness has focused on two types of interventions: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a therapeutic intervention …

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Resources on trauma and healing, including a guide inspired by …

WEBMental health and emotional well-being matter. “The Color Purple” provides a blueprint for understanding the effects of harmful experiences in life as well as many possible paths …

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Young Americans continue to struggle

WEBStress in America TM 2020: A National Mental Health Crisis, released in October, revealed that “Gen Z teens (ages 13–17) and Gen Z adults (ages 18–23) were …

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Zuckerberg claims social media isn’t harmful to mental …

WEBBy Mitchell J. Prinstein, PhD. The following article appeared February 9, 2024, in The Hill.. Last week, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the Senate Judiciary …

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Uncovering the new science of clinical hypnosis

WEBDivision 30 defines hypnosis as “a state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for …

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Happy couples: How to keep your relationship healthy

WEBCommunication is a key piece of a healthy relationship. Healthy couples make time to check in with one another on a regular basis. It's important to talk about more …

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Music as medicine

WEBThe analysis also points to just how music influences health. The researchers found that listening to and playing music increase the body's production of the antibody …

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