Storm psychology: Why some stay behind
It’s the question so many of us have while watching news coverage of a hurricane or tropical storm like Isaac: Who are these people who don’t leave home even as an angry storm is advancing – and what are they thinking?!
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Study Shows That PTSD And Depression Together Make It Harder For Children To Recover Following Natural Disasters
As Hurricane Isaac nears the Gulf Coast, one may wonder what the impact of natural disasters are on children. Who is most at risk for persistent stress reactions? How can such youth be identified and assisted in the aftermath of a destructive storm? Dr. Annette M. La Greca, a professor of psychology and pediatrics at the University of Miami, and her colleagues, have been studying children's disaster reactions following Hurricanes Andrew (1992), Charley (2004) and Ike (2008). Recent findings from Hurricane Ike shed light on these questions about children's functioning...
Psychologists Question 'Universal' Personality Traits
For decades, consensus among psychologists has held that a group of five personality traits - or slight variations of these five - are a universal feature of human psychology. However, a study by anthropologists at UC Santa Barbara raises doubt about the veracity of that five-factor model (FFM) of personality structure as it relates to indigenous populations. Their findings appear in the current issue of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology...
A Conversation With S. Matthew Liao: Studying Ethical Questions as We Unlock the Black Box of the Brain
As a neuroethicist S. Matthew Liao deploys the tools of philosophy, history, psychology, religion and ethics to understand the impact of neuroscientific breakthroughs.
NYC Nanny Stabbing: When Is a Child Too Young to Remember Trauma?
When is a child too young to remember a trauma and is that even the right question to ask? "It's more about the family than the child," said Dr. Alan E. Kazdin, professor of psychology and child psychiatry director of the Yale University Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic.
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