Category Archives: Psych


Overlooking the harmful effects of drinking socially during the working hours

-+*Author:Elizabeth Espindola Halpern There is a tendency to assign responsibility for the act of drinking alcohol to the drinkers. The common sense leads many people and even professionals to blame them for their frequent relapses, misuses, and abuses. Modern society … Continue reading

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Preschool and Social Skills. Boy and girl are they different?

-+*Author:Rosa Maria Silva Gomes Why bullying is much associated with behavior problems in school boys. In the case of negative social interactions, children tend to be rejected among peers. The boys are seen as more aggressive and girls as more … Continue reading

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Myths and Reality for Divorce: Little Children, Big Challenges

-+*Author: Thomas Babalis People say that it is better for a child to have two happy separated parents rather than a united misery in the house. Partly this is true. But what really is the effect of divorce on preschool … Continue reading

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Is it Possible to Increase the Effectiveness of Traditional Methods of Treating Obesity?

-+*Author:Boris B. Pinkhasov Why such a traditional methods of treating obesity as restrictive diets and increased physical activity have shown success for short-term weight loss, but long-term results are disappointing because regaining weight is the rule. One of the most … Continue reading

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No Child Confederates Needed

-+*Author(s): Aiko Hanayama, Kazuo Mori  In many of the experimental research in social psychology, experimenters’ confederates were inevitable for creating the experimental setting required for the research goals. For example, one of the well-known classical research in social psychology is the … Continue reading

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Intellectual Profile of Sexually Abused Children in Japan: An analysis of WISC-III Subtests compared with Physically Abused, Neglected, and Non-Maltreated Children

-+*In previous studies, a subtest profile of the Wechsler series test was used to characterize maltreated children. Specifically, a higher score on the Picture Completion suggested hypervigilance symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder (Frankel et al., 2000). The aim of … Continue reading

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How to Support Positive Adaptation Among Children of Alcoholics?

-+*For years, children of alcoholics have been a focus of study for clinical psychologists.  This is due, on the one hand, to an unfortunately high incidence of alcoholism in modern society; and on the other hand, to the notably specific … Continue reading

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Psychological Trauma Facilitates a Visual Cognitive Function

-+*Child abuse and neglect are extremely traumatic experience; they have terribly deleterious effects on victim child’s development. The earliest report on “battered child syndrome” described mental retardation in abused children. However, hard and harsh conditions could be mental pabulum for … Continue reading

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Japanese Are Modest Even When They Are Winners

-+*What do you attribute your victory over your friend? Did you win because you were more competent than your contestant? Or, did your opponent lose because he/she was inferior? You may have won because of mere luck. Alike et al. … Continue reading

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The Effect of Family Structure on the Development of Bilinguality

-+*There are millions of immigrant families living in western countries who struggle to maintain their heritage language and cultural identity for themselves as well as their children. When immigrants move to the western countries their native language is often forgotten … Continue reading

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