Psychology

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Over the past thirty years, there has been a significant shift in the identification, treatment, and socal stigma of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss this surprisingly common mental health condition.

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Starting with Freudian psychology of the early 20th century, the blame for behavioral issues has often fallen back on the individual exhibiting the problematic symptoms. More recent studies show the environment might be to blame. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the ABCs of behavioral psychology. 

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Approaching one's mental health can often involve a catalogue of undesirable or harmful symptoms and how to fix them. However, a new psychological outlook focused on resiliencies and strengths of the patients might prove to be more beneficial. Murray State University professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss this theory. 

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Stress is a common phenomena in today's world. From positive to negative circumstances, many people can feel overwhelmed and pressured to fix problems, accomplish greatness, or a mix of the two. Michael Bordieri, Murray State professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss how to healthily identify and manage stress.

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Pinching pennies, tightening the purse strings, saving money -- in today's world of instant gratification and financial instability, saving up for the future can prove to be easier said than done for many people. However, it's not impossible. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the psychology of saving money. 

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An experimental method of health care aimed towards improving social well-being and community connectivity is decreasing the need for more traditional forms of pharmaceutical-based care. Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., Murray State University professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss the new medicinal trend. 

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Problematic behavior can occur in children and adults alike. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss how to implement positive change in which the behavioral goals expected can be compared to a dead person's (or in this case, teddy bear's) capabilities.

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With thousands of athletic teams ranging from amateur locals to highly televised professionals across the United States, it's not surprising that supporting and watching these teams has become an integral part of day to day life. Murray State professor of Psychology, Dan Wann, will be presenting a colloquium over his research on the psychology of 'fandoms.' Wann visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming seminar. 

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'What do you want to be when you grow up?' A question heard frequently in childhood, most will respond with dream careers of firemen, astronauts, ballerinas, or world famous athletes. As children enter adolescence and adulthood, their answers often shift. Michael Bordieri, MSU professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss the importance of continuing to evaluate that question no matter how old you are. 

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the changing seasons. SAD is a common phenomenon that often clashes with the holiday-filled winter months, but its symptoms do not have to be unavoidable or unmanageable. Michael Bordieri, Murray State professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss this wintry shift in mood. 

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