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Friday Factoid: The Heart and Psychology

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   With February being American Heart Month, it made me wonder what kind of link there may be between the heart and mental health.  The answer: a really big one! There is actually an … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Honoring Black Psychologists

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Racism within the field of psychology has long hindered its ability to reach those in need.  Further, it has kept many pioneers in the field from receiving the recognition they deserve due to … 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: 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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Friday Factoid: Stability When Unstable: Borderline Personality Disorder May Have Elements that Change Over Time

Borderline Personality Disorder is generally perceived as an unchanging condition which has very little ebb and flow to its course. However, longitudinal data presents a different perspective when looked over a 10-year time span. The Collaborative Longitudinal Personality Disorders Study … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Engagement in Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Like most psychological interventions, mindfulness-based interventions cannot help when individuals fail to engage in them. A randomized clinical trial (RCT) conducted by Barkan et al. (2016) examined 100 individuals (62% female, sample mean age = 72) in a community sample … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Utilization of Restraints: Examining Contributory Factors

The practice of psychiatry has changed substantially over course of its existence, however, the utilization of restraints in adult psychiatric inpatient units has continued to remain a constant (Jacob et al., 2016). Various studies have shown that there are several … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Mental Health and the Courts

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980, which provided grants directly to community mental health centers. Though, it was short- lived. Between 2009 and 2012, the US legislatures cut a total of nearly $4.5 … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Psychology Got Talent! (Or, the art of recognizing and valuing true productivity while promoting self-care in others.)

  If you would like to become more productive while at the same time having more free time for yourself, you need to etch the ratio 52:17 into your mind. According to an article in the BBC health Column, the … Continue reading

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