Posts Categorized: Psychology

6 Entry Level Jobs for Psych Majors

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The pursuit of a psychology degree is a worthwhile endeavor. However, the fact of the matter is that only 25 percent of graduates with a degree in psychology go on to work in the field. So what do the remaining 75 percent do? Virtually anything they want, including some psychology careers. A degree in psychology… Read more »

Musician Psychology Accounts for Talent, Success

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The Mind of a Rock Star Fans recognize the unique musical prowess of their favorite artists. It’s easy to believe they operate on a higher artistic wavelength than the average person and possess expansive cognitive and creative abilities. These abilities have produced some of the greatest albums in music history. Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall… Read more »

Changes in Psychology Diagnostic Manual Effective May 2013

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DSM-5 updates diagnosis of autism, other disorders The American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in early December 2012. The new guidelines go into effect May 2013, leaving many people questioning how they or their loved ones will be affected.

Hollywood Takes on Mental Illness

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“Silver Linings Playbook” gains critical acclaim and sparks controversy for its portrayal of mental illness In Hollywood’s latest critical darling to hit the big screen, “Silver Linings Playbook” takes on mental illness and weaves a tale that keeps audiences engaged with the story and rooting for the characters to find their long-awaited happy ending. However,… Read more »

Seasonal Affective Disorder Leaves Many Ohioans Depressed

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Out of the Dark It’s winter in Cleveland, and that means shorter days and much colder temperatures. An 8:00 a.m. sun rise means most northern Ohioans are waking up in the dark, and a winter forecast of overcast skies can pervade a gray gloom over the Forest City. As the days get shorter and temperatures… Read more »

The Psychology Behind a Grocery Store’s Layout

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Psychology plays a role in consumer behavior Retail managers understand there is a science behind a store’s floor plan and how consumers shop. Focus groups, sales data and general psychology have helped managers understand shopper habits, which have led to the formulation of effective floor plans and shelf layouts. Groceries nationwide use the same basic… Read more »