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Music to My Ears

    Music has many kinds of effects on the mind. But what are the positive and negatives and how exactly can those effects be found in our daily lives? Well some of these questions are answered in the article by Elizabeth Landau, on CNN.com. Starting off with some of the more startling facts, next time you realize you have a song stuck in your head all day,...

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How much does it hurt?

              Everybody hurts. Maybe, there are the few people in the world that loss their sense of pain due to a once in a life time occurrence, something almost ridiculous, such as a getting hit by lightening. Otherwise, we all feel pain, all different types and all the time. Mindhacks.com gives us some insight to possible ways...

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Olympic Season

  In accordance with this Olympic season, it is only proper to address the psychological impacts the Olympics has on the world. Based on many examples, aside from a few instances, the power of the Olympics has been displayed in bringing the entire world together through wars and rough times. It is an important message to be shown that even in times of turmoil, the...

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The Significance of Flirtation

    It is summertime which means more summer themed gatherings, more skin showing, and summer flings and/or romances. But how do these types of romances, or any other type for that matter, initially happen? Joann Rodgers, in her article on PsychologyToday.com explains the defining catalyst to romantically and physically involved relationships; flirtation....

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Boredom Is Not All That Bad

                In the article by Michael Ungar on PsychologyToday.com we find out that boredom, the kind that takes place during lazy summer days, is good for you. At least in spurts or doses. Defining boredom as ” a lack of stimulation and the unpleasant feelings that come along with it,” the article ventures away...

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Laughter is…contagious? socially constructed?communicative?

  It’s hard to think of laughter as a complicated process. We open our mouth, and it just, for some reason, happens. Well according to Tom Stafford, author of “Mindhacks”, laughing actually happens for some very specific reasons. This article represents laughter in a few different lights that are not completely obvious. Using evidence like, data...

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A Psych Approach on Father’s Day

Since Father’s day is near, it would be appropriate to do a related post. This article gives good insight to the roll of fathers’  in the lives of children. It is unique in a way that it focuses not on the absence of a fathers but instead focuses on the effects of an active dad. This approach is somewhat new and provides a more positive outlook on the...

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Psychological Solutions on Facebook and Twitter

Because it is part of who we are to help, not only our local community, but anyone who seeks our services, we have decided to expand our network. We now have a Facebook page and Twitter account. These avenues of communication will allow us to further display information by and about us, as well as information relating to our realm of work. It gives the vast internet...

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