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Somatic Symptom Disorder: New Disorder Could Classify Millions of People as Mentally Ill

Posted by NowOK News on Monday, April 1, 2013, In : Psychology 

BMJ Group - New condition that may lead to “inappropriate medical decision making” warns expert. The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill

Millions of people could be mislabeled as mentally ill when psychiatry's bible of diagnoses is updated in May, warns a senior doctor in this week’s BMJ.

The next edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) – used around the world to cla...

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Twitter Addiction: Advice from a Cognitive Therapist

Posted by NowOK News on Monday, April 1, 2013, In : Psychology 
Psych Central — One day, after hours of sliding my cursor from Twitter to Facebook to stats for my blogs and back to Twitter - when I should have been writing instead - I emailed Dr. M., a cognitive therapist. Read more...
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Online sales: how social networks offer fresh ways of sealing the deal

Posted by NowOK News on Monday, April 1, 2013, In : Psychology 
The Guardian - The party selling technique pioneered by brands like Tupperware is drawing in web-savvy consumers for whom the social side of buying goods is a bonus. Read more...
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Free lecture in Harrogate: Psychology of Dance

Posted by NowOK News on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : Psychology 
Free open lecture in Harrogate on Tuesday 9 April will focus on the different affects dancing has on our minds and bodies will be explored in our, BPS reports. Presenting 'Dance Psychology: Health, thinking and Hormones' is the energetic and entertaining Dr Peter Lovatt (aka Dr Dance) – the head of the Dance Psychology Lab at the University of Hertfordshire where the relationship between dance as art and psychology as science is investigated. The lecture is part of the 2013 Annual Conferenc...

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Dysphoria, disenchantment, demoralization? Rethinking the Diagnosis of Depression

Posted by NowOK News on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : Psychology 
Most people diagnosed with depression today aren’t depressed, according to Edward Shorter, a historian of psychiatry, in his latest book How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown
 
Specifically, about 1 in 5 Americans will receive a diagnosis of major depression in their lifetime. But Shorter believes that the term major depression doesn’t capture the symptoms most of these individuals have. “Nervous illness,” however, does.
 
“The nervous patients of y...

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A new report from the MHF has revealed the lack of emotional support for men in relationship difficulties.

Posted by NowOK News on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In : Psychology 
Try to see it my way: Improving relationship support for men, published with Relate, explores men’s attitudes to seeking relationship support. It is part of a national awareness campaign from Relate to encourage men to think about their relationships and increase their participation in support programmes such as psychological therapies and relationship coaching.
 
According to the report, men have less access to emotional support from relatives and friends than women, are less likely to seek ...

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Rituals bring comfort even for non-believers

Posted by NowOK News on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In : Psychology 
BPS Research Digest reports that people around the world often perform rituals as a way to cope with sad events. The rules can be contradictory - for instance, Tibetan Buddhists think it's disrespectful to cry near the deceased, while Catholic Latinos believe the opposite. Beneath this variety, a new paper by Michael Norton and Francesca Gino, suggests there is a shared psychological mechanism - a comforting sense of increased control. Moreover, the researchers report that even non-believers ...

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Overheard phone conversations: super irritating, but actually not that distracting

Posted by NowOK News on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In : Psychology 
Why is it so annoying to hear a person chatting away in public on their mobile phone? One possibility examined in a new study is that the sound is particularly distracting, more so than a nearby conversation between two people who are both physically present.

Veronica Galván and her colleagues had 164 undergrads take part in what they thought was an investigation into the links between anagram solving performance and reading comprehension. While the students attempted to solve 15 easy and 15 ...

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The scourge of meeting late-comers

Posted by NowOK News on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In : Psychology 
Tardiness at meetings is one of the biggest unexplored issues in work-place behaviour, according to a team of researchers in the USA. Steven Rogelberg and his colleagues attempted to estimate the base rate of meeting lateness via a survey of 195 employees across South-eastern USA, reporting on over 300 meetings. Participants admitted arriving late an average of 5 per cent of the time. Multiply by the number of attendees at a typical meeting (the average in this sample was 8) and this makes th...

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Understanding the jokes toddlers make

Posted by NowOK News on Friday, November 16, 2012, In : Psychology 
Few sounds can be as heart-warming as a chuckling toddler. Often they're laughing at a joke you or someone else has performed, but what about their own attempts at humour? 
A new study has revealed seven forms of humour performed by the toddlers. Read more on the Research Digest blog.

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Depression

Posted by NowOK News on Saturday, October 13, 2012, In : Psychology 
Depression is a common illness and people suffering from depression need support and treatment ....

WHO marks 20th Anniversary of World Mental Health Day

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The British Psychological Society - Events: 31/08/2012

Posted by NowOK News on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Psychology 
Formulation: An integrative approach. This workshop aims to provide delegates with an understanding of how to formulate a case in Clinical Psychology.  Read more.
Source: BPS

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The British Psychological Society - Events: 29/08/2012

Posted by NowOK News on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Psychology 
Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference 2012. The Section is pleased to announce their 2012 conference will be taking place at the Menzies Hotel, Glasgow. Read more.
Source: BPS

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The British Psychological Society - Events: 21/08/2012

Posted by NowOK News on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Psychology 
Social Psychology Section Annual Conference 2012 "Changing Social Psychology? Theory and Research in a Transforming World".  Read more.
Source: BPS

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Clinical Psychologists, the Leaders of the Future?

Posted by NowOK News on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Psychology 

The British Psychological Society – Events - Latest news: 25/07/2012

Clinical Psychologists, the Leaders of the Future? The South East Coast Branch of the Division of Clinical Psychology presents a Graduate Psychologist Conference.  This event is aimed at psychology graduates working in health related services with an interest in clinical psychology training. Speakers: Mary John, Richard Pemberton and Dr David Mushati

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Source: BPS


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Can you compete under pressure?

Posted by NowOK News on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, In : Psychology 
‘Can you compete under pressure?’ aims to be the biggest ever study of the psychology of pressure. By analysing the data from those who take part, the scientists who designed it aim to shine unprecedented light on what affects performance under pressure. In doing so, they’ll discover something new about pressure in sport and in everyday life.

In this article, Professor Andy Lane of the University of Wolverhampton and Professor Peter Totterdell of the University of Sheffield explain more ...

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Olympics 2012: The importance of sport psychology

Posted by NowOK News on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, In : Psychology 
BBC Sport pundit and journalist Matthew Syed explains how important psychology among athletes is in the battle between success and failure.

Each and every competitor has their own routine, superstition and ritual before their sport, which can make a massive difference in their attempt to win gold.




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