psychology Tag

The digitisation of all media has forced the news to operate in cycles that are there for a moment, and the next moment not. To catch up with these trends, and thanks to the human instinct of milking every cow we are offered, many theories, concepts and methodologies from the instantaneous yet appealing nature of these media platforms have arisen. One of the most ridiculously...

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Medicine is one of the most coveted and noble professions- and this is no joke. The studying and knowledge part of it is one giant part of it- it enables one to stand in a position toassess and understand what the patient is undergoing- but another testing element of this profession is the responsibility of dealing with patients who could be in pain, not able...

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Fame

There are very few who are fortunate enough to witness a drastic change in their lifestyle. Like a journey from living in a tent to becoming celebrities overnight! One such person is Ted Williams, a formerly homeless with a golden voice who became rich but eventually entered a rehab program for alcohol abuse. Randall Colvin, an associate professor of Psychology at the Northeastern University observes...

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psychological

Disasters in any form have consequences at all levels. Apart from financial, one can also experience psychological problems.  This aftermath of natural and man-made disasters needs to be handled and Randy Colvin, an associate professor of Psychology at Northeastern University suggests a few ways in which some people can improve their emotional health in the face of such stress.   When asked about the psychological impact on...

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Emotions

The realness of emotions has been a topic of debate among many psychologists for centuries. The idea of the discussion started with an article named ‘Emotions are real’ written by Lisa Feldma, a professor of Psychology at Northeastern University.   There always has been an argument regarding the portrayal of physiological factors corresponding to the feelings experienced by a person. There can be various examples such as...

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fake

Northeastern University always has something or other interesting popping around the campus. For now, a group of labs in the Behrakis Health Sciences Center is wholly filled with fake people. What is it, you might wonder? Well, these ‘fake people’ have been created by the faculty from the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Called as human patient simulators, they recreate the human experience so that...

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Husky Helper

College students always have many questions, for which finding answers becomes tough. However, students these days have it easy – all they have to do is call on Alexa to remind them about their appointments, projects, and classes. The mental energy that goes into finding answers to the questions can be sucked right away from them, thus, leaving none at all for studying, working or...

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old

So getting old stinks? Does it really? Hair turning grey, job qualifications diminishing, and wrinkles all over with numerous diseases! And that is the reason researchers have been working on increasing the life span of the old aged. However, an associate professor of psychology named Derek Isaacowitz in College of Science of the Northeastern University might have an opinion contrary to the general way of...

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gratitude

David DeSteno, professor of Psychology at  Northeastern University, recently published a paper that sheds light on the concept of gratitude. The paper appeared in the journal ‘Emotion’ and shows how important it is to develop gratitude in our lives, as it helps attain patience and self-control. According to DeSteno, “We can all point to the five things in our lives that we’re most grateful for,...

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