Memory Evolution: Discovery of Why and How We Remember.

Sep 29, 08 Memory Evolution: Discovery of Why and How We Remember.

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Memory Evolution: Discovery of Why and How We Remember.by Rocz-de la Luz, N. C. A review of:Nairne, J.S., & Pandeirada, J.N.S. (2008). Adaptive memory: Remembering with a stone-age brain. Current Directions in Psychological Science, (17) 4, 239-243. We are all familiar with the adage: survival is the strongest instinct. Now,...

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Increasing benign interpretations

A review of:Beard, C., & Amir, N. (2008). A multi-session interpretation modification program: Changes in interpretation and social anxiety symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1135-1141.By Jonathon G. Perle Beard and Amir (2008) investigated the interpretation of ambiguous social stimuli as threatening in anxious...

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Heads or Tails: Innocent or Guilty

Sep 24, 08 Heads or Tails: Innocent or Guilty

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A review of: Kassin, S.M. (2008). False confessions: Causes, consequences, and implications for reform. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17(4), 249-253. by Heather Goddard Scientific Research is showing that a confession, either truthful or false, can not be differentiated by experts trained in detecting lies. In an...

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Relationships across time

A recent article published in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (by Jennifer Crocker and Amy Canevello) investigated roomate relationships across time during the first year of college. In part one of this study of more than 300 college freshmen, participants were surveyed once a week for...

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Building Self-Efficacy in Clients

A recent article came out describing how it can be beneficial to remind clients of their strengths.  This is sometimes called “resource activation”. Christoph Fluckiger and Martin Holtforth asked psychology trainees to discuss their clients’ strengths for five minutes before the first five therapy session.  They then compared these...

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