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  • Phobic Disorders

    Disorders involving persistent, unrealistic, yet intense anxiety that, unlike the free-floating anxiety of panic disorder, is attached to external situations or stimuli. Persons who have a phobia avoid such situations or stimuli or endure them only with great distress. But they retain insight and recognize the excessiveness of their anxiety.

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  • Schizophrenia

    A common and serious mental disorder characterized by loss of contact with reality (psychosis), hallucinations (false perceptions), delusions (false beliefs), abnormal thinking, flattened affect (restricted range of emotions), diminished motivation, and disturbed work and social functioning. Worldwide, the prevalence of schizophrenia appears to be 1%, although pockets of higher or lower prevalence exist. In the USA, patients with schizophrenia occupy about 1/4 of all hospital beds and account for about 20% of all social security disability days.

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  • Stress Disorders

    Stress disorders can take the form of acute stress disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder. Acute stress disorder is a brief period of intrusive recollections occurring very soon after a witnessed or experienced overwhelming traumatic event. Posttraumatic stress disorder is recurring, intrusive recollections of an overwhelming traumatic event.

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  • Teaching Children to Read

    Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read. An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction.

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  • Understanding the Baby's Language

    While babies may not speak their first word for a year, they are born ready to communicate with a rich vocabulary of body movements, cries and visual responses: all part of the complex language of infant behavior. The Brazelton Scale, named after its key developer, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, provides a guide that helps parents, health care providers and researchers understand the newborn's language.

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  • British Association for Counselling

    The British Association for Counselling is a learned society whose members comprise individuals and organisations committed to counselling.

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  • Symptoms and Treatments of Mental Disorders

    A list of adult, child, and personality disorders and general treatment guidelines.

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  • American Pain Society

    The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary organization of basic and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others. The mission of the American Pain Society is to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice.

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  • Journal of Managerial Psychology

    Journal of Managerial Psychology deals with the human resource aspects of managing and provides an understanding of psychology to equip managers better to deal with difficult personnel situations. Applying psychological principles to areas such as stress and conflict allows managers to handle difficult situations confidently and as a result, enjoy improved motivation, better communication and lower stress levels both for themselves and their staff.

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  • The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a Division within APA that is also an organizational affiliate of APS. The Society's goal is to promote human welfare through the various applications of psychology to all types of organizations providing goods and services, such as manufacturing concerns, commercial enterprises, labor unions or trade associations, and public agencies.

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  • Motivation Theory and Practice

    Our articles on motivation theory and practice concentrate on various theories regarding human nature in general and motivation in particular. Included are articles on the practical aspects of motivation in the workplace and the research that has been undertaken in this field, notably by Douglas McGregor (theory y), Frederick Herzberg (two factor motivation hygiene theory,) Abraham Maslow (theory z, hierarchy of needs), Elton Mayo (Hawthorne Experiments) Chris Argyris (achievement motivation) Rensis Likert and David McClelland.

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  • Drugs, Brains and Behavior

    A complete online book by C. Robin Timmons and Leonard W. Hamilton. Chapters on Behavior and the Chemistry of the brain, General Methods of Brain/Behavior Analysis, Psychopharmacological Concepts, Schizophrenia as a Model of Dopamine Dysfunction, and much more.

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