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Welcome 2020-2021 Interns!

  Welcome to James Bender, Maria Stacy, and Monica Babaian!!  This will be a year in which we must take what COVID will allow–but we will, as our governor notes, get through this together. You are already brave, wise, and … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Altruism

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Why do we do good things for others? Altruism is the concept of unselfish concern for the welfare of others. It turns out that we might be willing to do good things for … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Prosopagnosia

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Some people are not able to recognize people by looking at their faces. It is a condition called prosopagnosia, and individuals with this condition often rely on other cues, such as voices, to … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Change Blindness

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Did you know that people have a tendency to overlook or “ignore” changes to their environment, even big ones, when there is something that disrupts a person’s vision for just an instant? People … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Groupthink

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Why do people seem to make poor decisions when they are with a group? Groupthink is something that can occur when members of a group go along with the group’s choice without thinking … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Infantile Amnesia

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Do you remember your 1st birthday… Me neither. There is a reason for this. Typically developing people will experience something called infantile or childhood amnesia, which is the inability of adults to recall … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Superstition and Behaviorism

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Why do we have to wear the same socks to every baseball game? What makes us have superstitions, or unjustified beliefs in supernatural causes, for the outcome of different events. According to behavioral … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: The Homunculus

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   You have a tiny human in your brain. In a typically developing brain, individuals have sections of the brain that map onto the different parts of the body. Your brain has neurological maps … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Conquering Quarantine Fatigue

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Back in May, I began noticing the term “quarantine fatigue” being thrown around on the internet.  As shelter-in-place orders were reaching 30 days in many places, people were beginning to feel drained, irritable, … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Racial Differences and Psychotropic Prescriptions

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Are there racial differences in the way psychotropic medication is prescribed to youth who are suffering from mental health problems? In today’s society it is important to explore the social and biological basis … Continue reading

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