Posts Categorized: Psychology

Starting the Conversation: How the Internet Helps Improve Mental Health

Nearly a month before being found dead in her British Columbia home, 15-year-old Amanda Todd posted at video called My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self-harm on YouTube. Through a black-and-white filter, Todd talked about the struggles she was having with “anxiety, major depression and panic disorders,” which led to substance abuse. The video ended with… Read more »

Persistent fears: Exploring the science behind phobias

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What is a phobia? Merriam-Webster it as “a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.” Although fears are something everyone experiences, a phobia goes beyond everyday worries and can lead people to take extreme actions to avoid the cause of their terror. Phobias can… Read more »

Screening for the Right Fit: Employee Personality Tests

Personality tests have long been popular; from quizzes in magazines to the new prevalence of Internet quizzes, people have always enjoyed gaining a little insight into how they think. But there is a more serious application to personality tests. Employers use them to gauge how well an employee will fit into the existing company culture…. Read more »

9 of the Best Psychology Apps

One of the greatest benefits of mobile apps has been the ability to access important information in new and creative ways, wherever we are. The field of psychology is no stranger to this movement. Experts, students and fans can now access a wide variety of resources related to the science of human behavior. Each of these apps can be… Read more »

What Is Positive Psychology? Your Guide to this Emerging Trend

You may have heard the term being used on TV or read about it in health magazines, but without a complete explanation it’s hard to know exactly what positive psychology is. In general, according to Psychology Today, “Positive psychology is the study of happiness.” This relatively new field focuses on learning how people can become… Read more »

Ohio Psychology Resources

The path to becoming a psychologist in Ohio may not be short, but it is worth the time it takes to get there. We’ve compiled a few resources and tips for psychology students who are working toward state certification. From selecting a school to preparing for your exam and finding associations that can help you… Read more »

Top 4 Careers for Psychology Majors

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It can be a challenge breaking into psychology. Many positions within the field require terminal degrees, like a Ph.D. or Psy.D. If you’re looking for entry-level positions with a bachelor’s degree in psychology online or need work experience in the field while continuing your education, there are some psychology jobs out there for you. The… Read more »

Top 7 Jobs with a Psychology Degree

Finding a career in psychology can be difficult. To land the most lucrative careers in psychology, you may have to commit to several years of schooling. Many interested in working directly in psychology earn at least a bachelor’s degree. Below is a list based on three major factors (education, employment growth and pay) to help you find a… Read more »

How to Become a Clinical Psychologist

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Clinical psychology is the most popular field within psychology. Clinical psychologists study, diagnose and treat mental illnesses, personality disorders, emotional trauma, learning disabilities and disorders for clients who have abnormal psychological makeup. However, in most states, clinical psychologists are not considered doctors and cannot prescribe medication to patients. They often work in tandem with a… Read more »

5 High Paying Jobs with BA in Psychology

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A bachelor’s degree in psychology can prepare you for high-paying jobs in many areas, if not in psychology. Most professionals practicing as psychologists are required to obtain a master’s degree or doctoral degree in the subject. While a bachelor’s degree is a great start in becoming a psychologist, it’s only the first step. However, a useful benefit… Read more »