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The Association for Process Psychology seeks to bring together those interested in using the process metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead to undergird the theory and practice of psychology.
The Dual Diagnosis Website for co-occurring mental illness and substance disorders includes the following resources: complete articles and chapters to read or download; up-coming training events; materials and resources for program development and training; a credentialed listserv; a national/international program directory to add or search for services; links; an interactive bulletin board, and more.
Psychgrad.org is a clearing house of information on applying to graduate school in psychology, and makes this knowledge easily accessible on a single web site. Psychgrad.org contains targeted links to other web pages and books with valuable information on admissions, site-unique advice on graduate programs, a message board to exchange information and experiences, and other information relevant to the application process.
The prevalence of bullying among US youth is substantial. Given the concurrent behavioral and emotional difficulties associated with bullying, as well as the potential long-term negative outcomes for these youth, the issue of bullying merits serious attention, both for future research and preventive intervention.
The "Mind Over Matter" series includes six colorful, over-sized, glossy magazines, each of which is devoted to a specific drug or drug group; including stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, opiates, and steroids. Each of the magazines describes the effects of specific drugs or drug types on the anatomy and physiology of the brain and the body. These educational materials further elaborate on the way in which these drug-induced changes affect both behaviors and emotions.
In "Medicating Kids," FRONTLINE examines the dramatic increase in the prescription of behavior-modifying drugs for children. Are these medications really necessary--and safe--for young children, or merely a harried nation's quick fix for annoying, yet age-appropriate, behavior?
This site deals with nonverbal behavior and related topics. It is available in three versions (English, Italian, French); has a lot of links and a "library on line" in which more than 200 papers and abstracts on nonverbal behavior are collected.
A series of short articles on parenting. Includes a discussion of the difference between discipline and punishment.
The creators of this site are dedicated to providing accurate, current, and relevant information about clinical depression to the general public. Information on the theoretical causes of depression, diagnosis, and treatment.
Exploring the Animal Mind is a collection of Windows-based (Windows 98 or 95) software modules for teaching basic principles and advanced theories in animal cognition and behavior. They are designed to allow students to experience and interactively examine classic and modern methods for studying animal behavior.
The Internet Paradox study found evidence of a causal link between Internet use and depression, but it may have been specific to novice Internet users. The relationship between Internet use, social support and depression was reformulated drawing on social cognitive theory to account for the possible influence of self-efficacy, Internet-related stress, and perceived social support. A path analysis revealed a link between Internet use and depression, but one mediated by self-efficacy and the expectation of encountering stressful situations on the Internet. A path also was found linking Internet use to decreased depression through the use of e-mail exchanges with known associates to obtain social support.
With the rapid growth of the Internet, new communication forms have emerged. This study examines how friendships are developed in a special kind of virtual world: multi-user-dungeons (MUDs). According to the Social Information Processing perspective people learn to verbalize online that which is nonverbal offline, with increasing time. The use of verbal paralanguage should be an important factor in the development of impressions. Sociability, as a general trait, and skepticism towards computer-mediated communication (CMC), as a situation-specific attitude, could also influence this process.