News tagged with psychologists
(Medical Xpress)—Backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices, according to a study by psychologists from the University ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 12, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (6) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress)—According to psychological lore, when it comes to items of information the mind can cope with before confusion sets in, the "magic" number is seven.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (9) | 9 |
(Medical Xpress)—Can simply describing your feelings at stressful times make you less afraid and less anxious? A new UCLA psychology study suggests that labeling your emotions at the precise moment you ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
At an age when "ba-ba" and "da-da" may be their only utterances, infants nevertheless comprehend words for many common objects, according to a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 13, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 3 |
When a friend tells you she had a rough day, do you feel sandpaper under your fingers? The brain may be replaying sensory experiences to help understand common metaphors, new research suggests.
Neuroscience Feb 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 5 |
Is it permissible to harm one to save many? Those who tend to say "yes" when faced with this classic dilemma are likely to be deficient in a specific kind of empathy, according to a report published in the scientific journal ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—We can often predict what people are going to do. But is it possible to guess what it was that made them do it? Guessing what provoked a reaction by simply observing a brief sample of behaviour ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research from social psychologists at Indiana University Bloomington suggests that feeling powerful might protect against the debilitating effects of negative stereotypes.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The shape of a man's face can help predict his sporting acumen, according to a study on Wednesday that found Japanese baseball players whose faces were relatively broad rather than long were most likely to ...
Other Apr 09, 2013 | 2.5 / 5 (8) | 1
Mimicking the behaviour of mum and dad has long been considered a vital way in which children learn about the world around them. Now psychologists at The University of Nottingham have shown that copying unnecessary ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A psychological experiment known as "the marshmallow test" has captured the public's imagination as a marker of self control and even as a predictor of future success. This test shows how well children ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Older adults who haven't been in school for a while are as capable of learning from tests as younger adults and college students, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 07, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that teens who are homeschooled benefit from healthier sleep habits than those who go to most private and public schools. The findings provide ...
Health Mar 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Even in the face of a disaster, we remain optimistic about our chances of injury compared to others, according to a new study. Residents of a town struck by a tornado thought their risk of injury from a future tornado was ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 01, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Because confronting fear won't always make it go away, researchers suggest that people with phobias must alter memory-driven negative attitudes about feared objects or events to achieve a more lasting recovery from what scares ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
"Psychologist" is an academic, occupational or professional title describing individuals who are either:
There are many different types of psychologists, as is reflected by the 56 different divisions of the American Psychological Association (the APA). Psychologists are generally described as being either "applied" or "research" oriented. This major division is also described as the difference between scientists and practitioners or scholars and professionals. The training models endorsed by the APA require that practitioners be trained as both scholars and professionals and to possess advanced degrees.
Most typically, people encounter psychologists and think of the discipline as involving the work of clinical or counseling psychologists, professionals who are concerned with helping people live healthy and productive lives - professionals who help people solve problems of living or resolve mental health problems. Although clinical psychology is a commonly identified professional role, it remains a subset of the field of psychology. Scholars and academicians (conducting research and teaching in universities) constitute a substantial and foundational position in the definition of a "psychologist."
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