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Friday Factoid: The Season of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   It’s that time of year again where the sun starts to set sooner and sooner, especially once we hit the end of Daylight Savings Time on November 3rd.  It is around this time … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: The Psychology of Pumpkin Spice

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   It’s fall, and you know what that means….PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING! And if you’re anything like me, you may pretend you could take it or leave it, but inside you are rejoicing.  Pumpkin spice … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and although our minds may be currently filled with all things Pumpkin Spice and Halloween, it is important to remember that over 10 million men, women … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Parental Decision Making in Youth Football

The beginning of August welcomes the return of school and, for many Americans, the arrival of fall sports. The humid summer gives way to crisp fall days and the return of youth football. The sounds of whistles and pads cracking … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Dog Days of Summer

Studying the history of psychoanalysis, I came across an interesting fact regarding Sigmund Freud. Freud was very fond of a Chow dog he eloquently named “Jofi.”  Jofi had a calming effect both on Freud and his patients. During therapy sessions, … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: The Return of the Lion King

The summer heat falls slowly upon those of us in the bluegrass during this time of year. It is important to note that many of us find a respite in the swimming holes, mountain streams, or numerous lakes in the … Continue reading

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Article Review: Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Gaudiano, B. A., & Paquin, K. (2013) Mindfulness interventions for schizophrenia: A meta-analysis.

Mindfulness is a diverse concept which originated in the eastern traditions and has taken on new life in operational definitions in psychology, including de-centering, awareness of sensations, and openness to inner experiences. These labels for mindfulness have a strong place … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Well That’s Depressing: Analysis of Depression Data Shows Increased Rate of the Disorder

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders. Nationally representative data was analyzed between 2005 and 2014 to determine disparities focusing on this condition (Todd & Teitler, 2018) . The data was split by gender and levels of education. … Continue reading

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Article Review: Browne, J., Mueser, K. T., Meyer-Kalos, P., Gottlieb, J.D., Estroff, S. E., & Penn, D. L. (2019). The therapeutic alliance in individual resiliency training for first episode psychosis: Relationship with treatment outcomes and therapy participation.

When thinking about attending therapy, people sometimes have different worries come to mind. Am I going to like my therapist?  What if I do not get along with my therapist?  Is this the best fit and can the best fit … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: How Bad Do I Hurt, Mommy: Gender Bias in Adult Perception of Pediatric Pain

Assessing a child’s pain is a crucial aspect of pediatrics. Adults are those who are typically the advocates and voices for children when speaking to doctors about pain and the potential management of such pain. Examination of over 500 online … Continue reading

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