Psychology

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"All of us have areas in our life where we recognize that maybe what we're doing isn't exactly how we want to live," says Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri. Talking about change can be tricky and helping motivate or encouraging change in others can be difficult, but there are effective ways to motivate change in others. Dr. Bordieri speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about motivational interviewing, and how listening can be an effective intervention.

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Overcoming a psychological addiction like alcohol and drug use can be an incredibly difficult process and just as there is a stigma attached to those suffering from illness, there is also a self-stigma and shame from the individuals suffering, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Murray State Psychology faculty member. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the self-stigma and how basic mindfulness workshops can prevent relapse in those trying to overcome an addiction.

How to Get A Good Night's Sleep

May 5, 2015
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We sleep because we get tired. That's the prevailing wisdom for why we sleep, but then why do 30% of people report difficulty sleeping at some point in their lifetime? Problems sleeping can have a real cost on productivity and focus during the work day and can be host to many other psychological problems, says Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good and shares some solutions through the basic principals of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI).

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As the semester winds down at Murray State and across the region and finals week approaches, the topic of stress may be on the minds of many. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte and Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology discuss finding various ways of dealing with stress and how to get a good night's sleep.

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The data is growing suggesting that finding meaning and value in life can be central to psychological wellbeing, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the field's new focus from pathology to positives, the challenge clinicians have of going beyond happiness and how Viktor Frankl pioneered this method of psychological thought.

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What do we do with the not so helpful thoughts that show up as we live our lives? Not getting overwhelmed by these thoughts is the topic for Kate Lochte's conversation with Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology on Sounds Good.

The Psychology of How to Quit Smoking

Feb 10, 2015
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Quitting smoking is one of the top resolutions people make, coming in only behind weight loss and exercise. The CDC found that over two-thirds of smokers reported a desire to quit and over half tried to go at least one day without the habit in a given year. Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to discuss how to kick the nicotine addiction.

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The third in our series on depression includes how technology aids therapy strategies and how to choose therapists, asking questions to ensure evidence-based practice. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Michael Bordieri, assistant professor of psychology at Murray State.

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Tragic human losses stemming from depression inspire us to learn more about the illness with Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about what depression looks like and when to seek treatment.

Listen to the first part of our series: Understanding Depression, Myths, Causes, Treatments

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The loss of comedy genius Robin Williams inspired us to learn more about depression with Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State. We open with an introductory overview of depression, the myths about it, what causes it and various ways to address it on Sounds Good.

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