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How are you sleeping?

by Joy Beatie

It’s 2 a.m., you’ve finally dozed off, and have peacefully drifted into the land of a clean house and well behaved children (Let me clarify…this is in your dreams). 982 more words

Lucid dreamers, better problem solvers

Researchers at the University of Lincoln took an interest in what they call “lucid dreamers”, those who actually know they are dreaming while the dreams play out. 308 more words

Spirituality

Growing up poor erodes a sense of control over life well into adulthood, study finds

More than a half century after Stanford University’s landmark marshmallow test, in which children who managed to defer the pleasure of eating a candy for a few minutes were rewarded with two, self-control is still said to be the key to success. 403 more words

A Moving Presentation

For me the high point of the APA convention was the award a former colleague of many years ago received. That colleague is Gilbert O. (Sandy) Sanders who received the American Psychological Foundation Award for his Lifetime Achievement in the Practice of Psychology. 342 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

A Brief Summary of Sessions Attended at the 2014 APA Convention

The first session I attended was on training older adults to enhance their memories. Important here are the roles of self-efficacy and self-regulation. Metamemory refers to the knowledge we have and use regarding our own memories. 1,135 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Regular Marijuana Use Bad for Teens' Brains

Psychology and public health experts weigh in on potential effects of legalization on youth…

“It needs to be emphasized that regular cannabis use, which we consider once a week, is not safe and may result in addiction and neurocognitive damage, especially in youth…”   

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Addiction

Regular marijuana use bad for teens' brains

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9-Aug-2014

Psychology and public health experts weigh in on potential effects of legalization on youth

WASHINGTON –- Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists discussing public health implications of marijuana legalization at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention. 795 more words

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