The Effects of Added Physical Activity on Performance during a Listening Comprehension Task for Students with and without Attention Problems

By: Kelsie Christina Romaine A review of: Kercood, S., & Banda, D. R. (2012). The effects of added physical activity on performance during a listening comprehension task for students with and without attention problems. International Journal of Applied Educational Studies, 13(1), 19-32. Challenges with attention pose a...

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A critical review of “Anger Management Style and Hostility Among Patients With Chronic Pain: Effects on Symptom-Specific Physiological Reactivity During Anger- and Sadness- Recall Interviews”

Introduction Two factors that have been studied in relation to chronic pain are hostility and anger, which have been shown to make chronic pain worse and hinder successful treatment. Burns, Bruehl, and Quartana (2006) wanted to examine how suppression or expression of hostility and anger impact chronic pain patients. Chronic pain...

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Article Review: Symptoms of post-traumatic stress following elective lumbar spinal arthrodesis

By: Brendan Remus Psychological constructs have been used to assess medical outcomes for some time. The relationship between psychological distress, in the form of depression and anxiety, has been studied and found to reduce the patients’ perceived efficacy of treatments and to reduce adherence. Psychological distress which...

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A Case Study of Depression and Suicidality Following LVAD Implant: A Review

Millions of people in the United States are affected by heart failure each year. The use of the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has been on the rise for the treatment of heart failure (Tigges-Limmer et al., 2010). The device has been shown to be the most effective when patients adhere well to the mechanical regimen,...

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The role of anxiety sensitivity in eating pathology

By: Christian Nickole Klepper A review of: Anestis, M. D., Holm-Denoma, J. M., Gordon, K. H., Schmidt, N. B., & Joiner, T. E. (2008). The role of anxiety sensitivity in eating pathology. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32(3), 370-385. Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is an individual difference variable that represents one’s fear of...

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Staying Mindful of the Research: The Positive Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health

Staying Mindful of the Research: The Positive Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health A review of Keng, S., Smoski, M., & Robins, C. (2011). Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: A review of empirical studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 1041-1056. By D. Brian Haver      Mindfulness has been a major...

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