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
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’
When #fitspo became a trend, it was intended to be a motivator to stick to a workout routine or eat a healthy diet. The images associated with the hashtag were also deemed body positive since they showed women (and men) who were not just thin, but also muscular. “My own hypothesis is the media, including social media, is creating increased pressure for women to not only be thin … [Read more...] about #Fitspo: Are the images inspiration or pressure?
“Normal” is a loaded term. It suggests that one thing is better than another. In newborn babies, what is normal? And what does it mean for a child’s development if he is different from that standard at birth? Do parents and pediatricians need to fret about it? Dr. D. Wayne Mitchell studies these differences. Using data he and a team of scientists collected, … [Read more...] about Baby steps: What we know about learning in infancy