Psychological First Aid for Survivors of Disaster
Even as we breathe a sigh of relief watching the rescue of 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine for more than two months, there is recognition that their recovery from this traumatic experience involves
The Psychology of Financial Decision Making and Economic Crises
How could the current financial crisis have happened? While fingers have been pointing to greedy banks, subprime-loan officers, and sloppy credit card practices, these are not the only contributors to the economic downturn. A new
The Social Implications of Preschool Education and Learning Styles
What do preschool education and learning styles have in common? Both would seem to be cornerstones of any comprehensive educational agenda. Yet the presenters at the APS 22nd Annual Convention’s Psychological Science in the Public
Learning Styles Debunked: There is No Evidence Supporting Auditory and Visual Learning, Psychologists Say
Although numerous studies have identified different kinds of learning (such as “auditory” and “visual”), that research has serious flaws, according to a comprehensive report.
Where’s the Science? The Sorry State of Psychotherapy
The prevalence of mental health disorders in this country has nearly doubled in the past 20 years. Who is treating all of these patients? Clinical psychologists and therapists are charged with the task, but many
Major new report establishes effective methods of enhancing and preserving brain power as we age.
In 1900, only 4.1 percent of U.S. citizens were older than 65; in 2000 that number had jumped to 12.6 percent; and by the year 2030, 20 percent of our population could be in that