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25808
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Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson researches how positive emotions lead to a wide range of life outcomes such as health and satisfaction. Her studies on meditation showed that positive emotions helped people avoid relapse into depression and meet the challenges of life.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Winter 2008, p26-29, por Periodical Website
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25809
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Clinical psychologists at UNC’s Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic use cognitive behavioral therapy to teach obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients how to control their anxiety and overcome their fears. Neuroscientists are studying OCD-like behavior in mice for biological explanations of the disorder.
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26067
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Psychologist J. Steven Reznick and his colleagues are trying to figure out when working memory develops, and whether it might be related to developmental disabilities. They measure a child’s development and cognitive abilities using a variety of technology and computer software tests.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 1, Fall 2001, p26-27, il, por Periodical Website
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26105
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Treatment for extreme anxiety disorders can be difficult when a patient’s relatives are emotionally overinvolved. Dianne Chambless, professor of psychology, is studying how the patients’ household relationships influence whether the patients complete treatment. She hopes to develop an intervention that keeps family better informed and directly involved.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 17 Issue 3, Spring 2001, p26-27, il, por Periodical Website
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26167
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Donald Lysle, an associate professor of psychology, and his colleagues have identified critical links between psychological processes and the immune system. They found that certain types of cancer are associated with certain personality types.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 13 Issue 1, September 1996, p9-11, il, por Periodical Website
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26191
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John M. Silva III, professor of sport psychology, conducted a study on psychological momentum in team sports. Results showed that winning and losing affected the subjects’ emotions and thoughts about their performance, but did not translate into actual performance changes.
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26201
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Undergraduate students in psychology examined factors that might be associated with depressive symptoms. These factors included parental characteristics, and standard Christian religious beliefs and behaviors.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 8 Issue 1, Fall 1990, p14-15, por Periodical Website
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28470
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In the debate over House Bill 2, opinions diverge on who is the intimidator. The author talks about why efforts to find a compromise broke down and how the value of freedom versus security played a role. For opponents of the “bathroom bill,” state lawmakers were bullies dictating to local officials what ordinances they could pass and which bathrooms transgender North Carolinians could use in government buildings. For supporters of HB2, out-of-state interests were the bullies who were using boycotts and other pressure to dictate what laws could be passed and what their bathroom policies could be.
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35765
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Cheshire’s review of A Dangerous Method, about the troubled professional relationship between psychology pioneers Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, veered slightly into a reflection on the eminence of Freud and Jung in the 1970s (during the critic’s college years). Post review, Cheshire offered synopses for the 10 best films of 2011.
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36582
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Also known as “dragon lines” or “fairy lines,” ley lines lie around many of the world’s wonders, such as the Pyramids of Giza. Asheville, falling within ley lines, is believed to have the power arising from high frequency vibrations in strong magnetic fields. Recent research draws the same conclusion as ancient civilizations: ley lines impact fertility, agriculture, mood, memory, and perception for humans and animals alike.
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36584
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N has joined essential vitamins like C in promoting holistic human health. The authors noted that health of body, mind, and spirit can happen by mindfulness, the act of focusing the senses on the present time and surroundings. Related to mindfulness is what they dubbed mindfulness of past experiences, or remembering sensory details affiliated with nature encounters.
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36583
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Long recognized for helping individuals combat conditions such as anxiety and phobias, hypnosis has other positive results more widely acknowledged by the medical community. Recent research asserts that hypnosis can help individuals decrease stress and weight, as well as heighten creativity and spiritual connection.
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36557
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Embodying the important of mind-body balance is a practice that encourages a holistic approach to health. Body-Mind Centering considers how the functioning of bodily organs, tissues, and glands can impact a person’s emotional well-being. Offering more information about a practice that integrates principles of Chinese medicine is the clinic director of Asheville’s Daoist Acupuncture College and owner of a local Pilates, yoga, and wellness studio.
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36224
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Terms such as False-Self syndrome, Zealous Advocacy, Always the Helper, and Ignoring Boundaries were applied to lawyers. Being especially vulnerable to depression and suicide, attorneys were cautioned to maintain boundaries between one’s professional and personal life, being true to oneself, and not overextending oneself physically and emotionally.
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36294
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Among UNC Asheville’s institutional strengths is fostering its undergraduates’ ability to produce quality primary research. For its students, research output experience and publication credentials enhances their graduate school prospects. Research endeavors having an impact off campus included building infrared lasers, studying cognitive games’ effects, and incorporating depictions of emotion in art.