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Is Distance Learning Right for You?

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Distance learning has revolutionized academia, and the field of psychology is no exception. Psychologists are increasingly seeking their degrees online. This can be a more affordable option, and is particularly helpful if you’re a busy professional struggling to juggle a demanding schedule. Distance learning isn’t right for everyone, though, so you’ll need to carefully weigh…

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Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Posted on: July 24, 2014

For decades, the mood disorder that lead to unusually high highs and catastrophically low lows was popularly known as manic depression. This descriptive name denotes the tendency of sufferers to experience bouts of mania followed by periods of depression, but the American Psychiatric Association formally calls the disorder bipolar disorder. Bipolar is further broken down…

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Five Tricks for Studying for a Psychology Test

Posted on: July 23, 2014

When you first embark on the path of studying psychology, it’s easy to be seduced by the myriad fascinating theories and colorful characters who make up the discipline. There’s no escaping the truth, though: psychology is challenging, even for people who love learning about the inner workings of the human mind. No matter how smart…

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How Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Affects Children

Posted on: July 22, 2014

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is commonly presented as a disorder faced by adults, but the disorder is common in children. The International OCD Foundation reports that about 1 in 200 children – or 500,000 children – struggle with the condition. Early intervention can help your child get the help he needs, so learn the symptoms now…

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How to Tell if Your Therapist is Qualified to Help You

Posted on: June 16, 2014

Therapists are a dime a dozen, but not all therapists are the same. Some are experts who quickly and effectively help their clients move on to happier and more fulfilling lives. Others put little effort into their craft, practice unhealthy or unscientific approaches to therapy, or foster dependency and keep their clients in treatment for…

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10 Tips for Increased Happiness and Reduced Stress

Posted on: June 13, 2014

Is there anyone who doesn’t want a happier life? Happiness may be rewarding, but it’s not easy. It requires lots of effort and a willingness to keep trying something until it works. If you’re ready to stop wading through an endless, painful morass of pain and stress, you’re not the only one. Check out these…

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Can I Be Friends With My Therapist?

Posted on: June 12, 2014

You’ll likely discuss things you discuss with few other people when you’re behind the hallowed doors of the therapist’s office. Many people opt to seek therapy at times of immense loneliness, isolation, or depression. It’s no wonder, then, that you might consider your therapist an excellent choice for friendship. After all, he or she already…

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Mastering Test Anxiety

Posted on: May 27, 2014

The Test You have studied for your psychology course final for hours. You are confident that you have a solid grasp of the material and can easily answer any question posed to you. Your big moment has arrived. The test papers are passed around the class. Before you even begin to read the first question,…

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Studying Psychology On Your Own

Posted on: April 28, 2014

Will I be able to learn psychology by myself? You study it everyday without knowing; questioning other people’s behavior, noticing similarities and differences from your own,  asking, “why?” This is the basis for all psychological studies. But to study psychology in a way that will actually allow you to practice in any form, you will…

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Earning Your PhD in Psychology

Posted on: April 11, 2014

The pinnacle of higher education. The thing that makes it all worthwhile. That little piece of paper that proves you did it. Your PhD. While you worked hard to get there, make no mistake, it was methodical. Making your way through high school and even your undergrad can be done with out too much of…

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