Review of “Hurtful Words: Association of Exposure to Peer Verbal Abuse with Elevated Psychiatric Symptom Scores and Corpus Callosum Abnormalities”

Review of “Hurtful Words: Association of Exposure to Peer Verbal Abuse with Elevated Psychiatric Symptom Scores and Corpus Callosum Abnormalities” Jessica Lyles This study by Teicher and his colleagues (2010) was designed to examine the effects that verbal abuse from peers had on brain structures (particularly the corpus callosum)...

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A New View: Treatment Adherence from a Marketing Perspective

A New View: Treatment Adherence from a Marketing Perspective K. Thurlow The problem of non-adherence is wide-spread across ages and illnesses and can be easily considered a health concern (Howren, 2013). According to Lopez-Larrosa (2013; page 286), adherence to treatment is typically defined as “the context in which the...

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Cultural Differences in First Impressions

Cultural Differences in First Impressions A review of: Noguchi, K., Kamada, A., & Shrira, I. (2014). Cultural differences in the primacy effect for person perception. International journal of psychology: Journal international de psychologie, 49(3), 208-10. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24821510 –...

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The Effects of Anesthesia on Cognition and Brain Structure Following Early Childhood Surgery

A Review of: Backeljauw, B., Holland, S. K., Altaye, M., & Loepke, a. W. (2015). Cognition and Brain Structure Following Early Childhood Surgery With Anesthesia. Pediatrics, 136(1). doi:10.1542/peds.2014-3526 by Chase Grosse   Purpose of the research: Research in a variety of animal models have demonstrated that exposure to...

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What psychological factors need to be considered when examining willingness to donate to disaster victims?

By: Kelsey Caitlin Hewitt A review of: Zagefka, H., Noor, M., Brown, R., Hopthrow, T. and de Moura, G. R. (2012), Eliciting donations to disaster victims: Psychological considerations. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 15: 221–230. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-839X.2012.01378.x An intriguing question in literature is how do donors decide...

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Article Review: An Exploration of the Drive for Muscularity in Adolescent Boys and Girls

The following is a review of McCreary & Sasse’s (2000) article, “An Exploration of the Drive for Muscularity in Adolescent Boys and Girls” by Kelsey Winters. The authors discuss the differences in weight-related behaviors between adolescent males and females. While girls tend to focus on thinness, boys are more inclined to...

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