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Reasons Why People Resist or Support Organizational Change “Change can generate deep resistance in people and in organizations, thus making it difficult, if not impossible, to implement organizational improvements.” —Thomas Cummings & Christopher Worley Oreg, Vakola, and Armenakis (2011), in their 60-year review of quantitative studies involving change recipients’ reactions to organizational change, discovered that recipients’ reactions to organizational change involve cognitive (what … Continue reading Reasons Why People Resist or Support Organizational Change →
Grand(parenting): Clinical Considerations for Working with Multi-Generational Families... Grandparents raising their grandchildren is on the rise in the United States. According to PBS NEWSHOUR, grandparents raising their grandchildren has increased 7% since 2009 and that number is expected to grow. While there are a variety of reasons children may live with their grandparents … ...
Decision Making: How to Make the Right Choices Some of my clients will say to me: “why do I always end up drinking more than I wanted? I just don’t know….I wish I could change how I talk … ...
Trump Administration Orders Pose Harm to Refugees, Immigrants, Academic Research and International Exchange, According to Psychologists APA asks president to consider impact on families, students and researchers
Do Your Kids Hate the Sound of People Eating?... What do a bag of chips and loud crunching do to your kids? If you said throw them into a rage, we should talk. Did you know that some of … ...
Mental Health Humor’s Daily Doodle: Egg Drop What challenge once reserved for high school physics is now popular in elementary?  It’s “The Egg Drop Challenge.” It’s a fun STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities both educational … ...
Creative People – Mood Disorders and Misdiagnosis “I’ve been accused of being ‘too much’ all my life. Too loud, too fast, too smart, too multi-talented, too audacious. Writer, writing coach, teacher, and speaker Cynthia Morris continued, “I’ve … ...
Who adopts queer and pansexual identities? Study examines sexual and demographic characteristics Research published in The Journal of Sex Research has provided some answers to the question of who identifies as pansexual and queer. The study of 2,220 Australian adults compared those who identified as queer and those who identified as pansexual with those adopting traditional sexual identities of lesbian, gay, and bisexual. Pansexuality is a sexual [...]
Applied Behavior Analysis in Office Settings There is a large population of employees in the United States (and elsewhere) who spend large amounts of time sitting at their desk for their employment. This can certainly lead to various health issues, obesity, low energy, variable mood, and so on. Applied behavior analysis … ...
Glucose deprivation in the brain sets stage for Alzheimer’s disease One of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease is a decline in glucose levels in the brain. It appears in the early stages of mild cognitive impairment — before symptoms of memory problems begin to surface. Whether it is a cause or consequence of neurological dysfunction has been unclear, but new research at the Lewis [...]
Study: Physically active children are less depressed Previous studies have shown that adults and young people who are physically active have a lower risk of developing depression. But the same effect has not been studied in children – until now. Results from a new study are showing that children receive the same beneficial effect from being active. We’re talking about moderate to [...]
Researchers generate genetically modified rat model of autism Researchers at The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai have generated and characterized a genetically modified rat model of autism and intellectual disability, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published January 31 in the journal eLife. Researchers report that in this novel [...]
4 Goal Topics to Work on with Adolescents in... This post will provide you with various treatment goals you may want to consider when working with teens or adolescents. Even some preteens can benefit from these treatment goals. Additionally, you will find potential activities or treatment strategies that you can use to work on … ...
Link between sleep and cognitive impairment in the elderly Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent. Caused by sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a disruption of normal breathing during sleep, these cause recurrent awakenings and subsequent excessive daytime sleepiness. In an editorial in the current issue of Neurology, a Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researcher stresses [...]
Study finds children exposed to complications at birth at risk of autism Children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Perinatology. For this retrospective study, researchers examined the electronic health records of 594,638 children born in Kaiser Permanente [...]
Mind reader: A consumer EEG device serves up rich new troves of scientific data A consumer device designed to help users focus their thoughts is also generating valuable data for neuroscience research. A team of McMaster and industry researchers is using data collected by a wireless brain-sensing headband called Muse to shed new light on what happens to our thinking processes as we age, for example, or how women [...]
Our National Nuclear Nightmare One of the skeletons in the closet of nuclear deterrence is "credibility": how to make credible a threat that is necessarily incredible. Trump may provide a catastrophic answer.
Increasing Social Functioning in Bipolar Disorder The main goal in treating bipolar disorder is usually to lengthen time between episodes. While that is a good and necessary goal, it ignores a significant portion of the person’s … ...
Shrieking in Silence: Can Anyone Hear? You remember the chilling Kitty Genovese case? As Kitty hysterically shrieked for help — her voice echoing through the New York night, 38 neighbors ignored her hysterical pleas. The neighbors’ blurry thought process, “Well, maybe someone else will help” or “I am not able to … ...
Snuggle Parties: Would You Cuddle with Strangers? Guest Post... Anthropologist M. J. Coreil snuggles with strangers. Would you?   Bella’s intro: When anthropologist M. J. Coreil shared with me her essay on snuggling with strangers, I was intrigued. Dr. … ...