Tag: psychology

Bullying Behavior Makes Everyone a Victim

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.’  Adults of a certain age may have used this adage to deflect verbal taunts and teasing from a bully during their childhood. Bullies as antagonists have remained the same but some of their tactics have changed. The act of bullying is a…

Beating The Post Holiday Blues

‘Tis the season to be jolly. That’s what the old Christmas song says anyway. But once those pretty presents are unwrapped, the festive parties are a memory and the hustle and bustle of the season winds down, many people are left singing the blues. According to the American Psychological Association (APA) the post-holiday blues are indeed a…

Overloaded: Coping With Bad News in the Media

No doubt, we’re inundated with a stream of tragic news—from mass shootings and plane crashes to devastating natural disasters and the next pandemic disease. Although our unfettered access to news and images can be useful and convenient, it can also be detrimental—processing all the bad news can leave one feeling overwhelmed, and even depressed. Before…

The Disconnection Effect: Social Media and Young People

By design, social media connects young people to one another on a regular, even minute-by-minute basis. They see pictures and videos of others vacationing, having fancy meals, getting together for parties. What do these social media-driven images leave them feeling like? Oftentimes, disconnected and lonely. A recent study by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine…

Fresh look, fresh news: California Board of Psychology’s website

The California Board of Psychology’s website has a fresh new look! Now, consumers and licensees have more user-friendly access to the latest Board news, meeting schedules, as well as links to professional associations, mental health information, and State entities. A link to DCA’s BreEZe system allows site visitors to renew or verify licenses, or file…

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