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As a society, we are becoming increasingly aware of the impact trauma, particularly complex trauma, has on individual physical and mental health. This has led to increased research on treatments for disorders such as PTSD.  In the field of psychology, this research has focused heavily on the use of evidence-based treatments such as prolonged exposure...
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Appalachian Mountains, foggy
You can watch a couple of excellent documentaries that personalize and localize the opioid epidemic on Netflix, like “Heroin(e)” and “Recovery Boys.” Both documentaries were created by Elaine McMillion Sheldon, who describes herself as an Appalachian filmmaker. She spoke on EKU’s campus recently.
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Scientists have been able to confirm that most dreams occur during the REM stage of sleep. This is the stage of the sleep cycle that is characterized by rapid eye movements. During this stage, brain waves more closely resemble a waking state than other sleep stages. REM occurs about every 90 minutes throughout the night,...
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Psychology Major Sydney Garner Lewis
Online psychology major Sydney Garner Lewis is the undergraduate recipient of the EKU Omega Nu Lambda scholarship. The senior from Berea, Ky. has taken a unique journey as she pursued her bachelor’s degree – quite literally. She’s a proud Army wife who currently lives in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
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Kelli Jo Blair EKU Graduate
Nearly a decade after she dropped out of high school, Kelli Jo was washing the breakfast dishes and watching three small children play when Reba McEntire’s “Is There Life Out There?” played on the radio. In that moment, her life changed.
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Netflix weighed into the crowded true crime genre in 2017 with the release of its show, Mindhunter, which is based on the book by FBI agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The first season of the show highlighted the early work by the FBI in profiling incarcerated serial killers (even coining the term along the way).
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The answer might come from research about people’s perceptions of their own abilities (Dunning-Kruger effect and bias). Social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger conducted research that demonstrated that novices often overestimate their ability because they do not know just how much they do not yet know. The idea is captured nicely in the title...
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I have always told classes that to truly understand some concept, do not look at its definition but rather at how it is measured.  For example, knowing an intelligence test includes questions on math problems or word problems tells you more about how the test defines intelligence than the definition itself.  Something similar might be...
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The opioid epidemic that is gripping Eastern, Kentucky by the throat does not appear to be relenting.  This epidemic is being fueled by a number of social and economic factors as well as an abundant supply of opiates. Opiate addiction often begins by accident after an injury or surgery when an individual takes prescription painkillers...
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Psychology Graduate Jason Tate wearing a suit, smiling
Due to family and financial circumstances, Jason did not receive formal education after third grade. “Educational neglect is a larger problem for rural Appalachia and other parts of the country than people really understand,” said Jason who grew up in London, Kentucky. Motivated to create his own opportunities, he earned his GED and an associate...
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