With the elderly population growing in the U.S., loneliness among older adults is a real concern. Dr. Ruth Walker and Dr. Lisa Hall are psychology professors at Missouri State University, who specialize in aging. They share with Healthline some strategies older adults can use to keep loneliness at bay. … [Read more...] about How can the elderly overcome loneliness?
Victimization happens when a person is on the receiving end of cruel or unjust treatment. According to a Science Daily article, “researchers estimate that as many as 75% of children and youth report experiencing some sort of peer victimization, with 10 to 15% experiencing more severe and prolonged victimization.” Dr. Leslie Echols, assistant professor of psychology at … [Read more...] about A focus on peer victimization
“One hundred percent of living humans are aging every day,” said Dr. Lisa Hall. “But did you know that 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day? By 2030, 20% of the U.S. population will be older adults.” Hall, coordinator of the gerontology program within the psychology department at Missouri State University, explains how this demographic shift is changing … [Read more...] about Changing the perception of aging
There’s a difference between “family hiring” and “kin preference,” according to Dr. Robert Jones, faculty emeritus of psychology at Missouri State University. He does a Q&A with Tharawat Magazine about the stigma of nepotism, the potential to trivialise its societal benefits and whether or not family businesses can practice nepotism … [Read more...] about Family hiring vs. kin preference
Behavioral intervention, or “applied behavioral analysis,” teaches people with autism new and adaptive skills. This helps them to better work within the world around them. Dr. Jordan Belisle, assistant professor of psychology at Missouri State University, and Applied Behavior Analysis faculty and students, research how behavioral intervention can improve lives. Teaching to … [Read more...] about How behavioral intervention helps people ‘learn how to learn’