Why Psychology Tells Us What We Already Know

Why Psychology Tells Us What We Already Know

{♫Intro♫} In 1949, a group of sociologists published a book called The American Soldier. In it, they shared the results of years of research they’d done on soldiers in World War II. It was based on a bunch of surveys and questionnaires and they learned a lot about life at war. Like, one survey found …

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Psychologist Career Video

Psychologist Career Video

Listening to the feelings, experiences, fears, and hopes of other people is part of daily life-on- the-job for psychologists. As they work with their clients, psychologists study each person’s thought patterns, emotions, and interactions to help them improve their quality of life. Psychologists gather information through assessments, surveys, interviews and reviews of scientific studies. They …

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15 percent of Americans have migraine disease. Why aren’t there better treatment options?

15 percent of Americans have migraine disease. Why aren’t there better treatment options?

AMNA NAWAZ: It’s often dismissed as just a headache, but a migraine attack is much more than that. Fifteen percent of Americans are affected. But, as Stephanie Sy reports, the stigma associated with migraine disease has meant fewer resources for desperate patients. The story is part of our regular series on the Leading Edge of …

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Take the Pressure Off: Your Kidneys and Your Health

Take the Pressure Off: Your Kidneys and Your Health

Take the pressure off: your kidneys and your health. High blood pressure is the 2nd leading cause of kidney failure after diabetes. If you have high blood pressure, you’re at risk for chronic kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure. Kidney disease also increases your chances of stroke, heart attack, and death. Early-stage kidney …

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The effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents with depression

The effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents with depression

Hi my name is Fiona Duffy I’m a clinical psychologist and a lecturer in the University Hi my name is Helen sharp I’m also a lecturer here at Edinburgh University So are we going to talk you through a recent paper that we’ve just done which is a systematic review and meta-analysis on interpersonal psychotherapy …

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Child Oriented Mental Health Interventions

Thank you, I hope my little talk today will give you a flavour of the work we are doing at the mental health and addiction research group under the umbrella of child-orientated mental health interventions and I chose four research projects to give you an example of what we mean by child-orientated mental health interventions. …

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The Rise of Research: How is mental health explored in the Star Wars movies?

I’ve been asked today to talk about relationship between the Star Wars films and mental health. Over the series of films several psychological features are portrayed, George Lucas himself describes how he was influenced by both Kurosawa the Japanese film director and also the writer Joseph Campbell in particular Campbell’s work The Hero with a …

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Research Roundtable: Health Equity

Research Roundtable: Health Equity

Hello and welcome to Research Roundtable. My name is Annette Brown, Principal Economist here at FHI 360. Today, we are talking about the research report titled, “Learning From the World, Global Strategies for Improving Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health.” It’s authored by Dr. Gretchen Thompson and several other co-authors from here at FHI …

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Investigator Insights: Medication Safety to Improve Depression Care

Investigator Insights: Medication Safety to Improve Depression Care

My name is Cara Zivin, and I am Research Investigator at the Center for Clinical Management Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and I’m also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Since coming to the VA, I think we really try to understand things like adherence to medications, people’s use of medications …

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